Lady in the Dark

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Opened: September 2, 1941

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Noël Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT Begins Performances Tonight At Peninsula Players
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 5, 2023

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, has announced the cast of Noël Coward's comedy 'Blithe Spirit.'  This witty, haunting play has been a smash hit in London, on Broadway and around the world since 1941. “Blithe Spirit” runs for three weeks, starting July 5 through July 23 and is generously sponsored by Tim and Jackie Danis. 

Sondheim & Shevelove's THE FROGS & More to be Featured in MasterVoices' 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2023

MasterVoices has announced details of the celebrated chorus’ 82nd season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941.

Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Jason Danieley & More to Star in IOLANTHE Concert at Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023

MasterVoices will conclude its 2022-23 season on May 3 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium with a concert staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling.

MasterVoices Presents O HOW GOOD Featuring Jewish Sacred Music, A World Premiere By Daniel Rein And More
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2023

MasterVoices continues its eclectic 2022-23 season on March 23 at Central Synagogue with Ted Sperling leading O How Good, a performance of Jewish sacred music. The program includes two beloved works of traditional Jewish liturgy set by master composers – Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service and Kurt Weill's Kiddush – as well as the world premiere of And the Sun Goes Up, a new work by Israeli-American composer Daniel Rein, commissioned by MasterVoices.  

Bronx Opera Company Presents LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2023

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.    

Bronx Opera Company to Present LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 21, 2023

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.  Performances will be on Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29 Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5.

Bronx Opera To Present LADY IN THE DARK This January & February
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 27, 2022

The Bronx Opera Company presents a rare NYC production of the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, book by Moss Hart, music and lyrics by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin.

Alison Fraser to Lead STRANGER INTERLUDES Industry Reading at Boundless Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Boundless Theater announced has that Stranger Interludes, a new play by David James Parr, will receive an industry reading on Friday, November 18th at The Dramatists Guild Foundation, directed by Amanda Bearse (“Married… with Children”, Billy Eichner’s Bros).

MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

MasterVoices has announced details of the chorus’ 81st season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The 2022-23 season opens on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Mr. Sperling leading a concert staging of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version.

The Marsh Hosts MarshStream International Solo Fest
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

The Marsh announces the line-up for its second digital global festival, MarshStream International Solo Fest, presenting performers from across the nation and around the world in a three-day online marathon of 36 global works.

Lifeboat Productions to Present the World Premiere of THE BLACK KNIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

Lifeboat Productions will present the world premiere of The Black Knight by Angeli Primlani, on stage at City Lit Theater in Edgewater, from February 26 - April 2.

Vanessa Williams Will Lead ANYONE CAN WHISTLE as a Part of MasterVoices Season at Carnegie Hall
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2021

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices, announced details of the celebrated chorus’ 80th season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. One of the highlights includes a semi-staged concert production of the cult-favorite musical, Stephen Sondheim’s and Arthur Laurents’ Anyone Can Whistle, starring Vanessa Williams.

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider & More Announced for VOICES OF HOPE Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

From April 16-30, 2021, Carnegie Hall will present Voices of Hope, an online festival that examines the resilience of artists, exploring works that they felt compelled to create despite—and often because of—appalling circumstances and human tragedy.

129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,

See October Highlights from HBO Max
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 24, 2020

Start sweater weather season off right with exciting new original series and A-list blockbuster movies coming this October to HBO Max.

by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

130+ Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites.

Richmond Theatre Announces A Star-Studded New Season Of Shows For 2020
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019

Following a hugely successful Autumn season where Richmond Theatre celebrated 120 years of inspiring theatre, Richmond Theatre announces its' Winter season, jam-packed with beloved classics, gripping adaptions and toe-tapping music nights.

MasterVoices to Perform New York Premiere of Jeremy Schonfeld's Rock-Opera IRON & COAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

MasterVoices, led by Artistic Director Ted Sperling, continues its 2019-20 season on January 10 and 11 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with the New York premiere of Iron & Coal, Jeremy Schonfeld's multimedia rock-opera about his family's experience in the Holocaust and its aftermath. Along with MasterVoices, joining Schonfeld onstage will be distinguished theater artist Rinde Eckert, tenor Daniel Rowan, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and the New York-based contemporary music ensemble, Contemporaneous.

10 Years of Broadway Superlatives - Celebrating The Standouts of the Decade!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 27, 2019

As the decade comes to a close on Broadway, we're doling out some good, old-fashioned superlatives to acknowledge some of the best and brightest theatre people, show elements, and productions that have made this decade one of the best in Broadway history.

by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2019

Producer Suzi Dietz announced today that on the heels of its successful run in Los Angeles, Miss America's Ugly Daughter written and performed by Bess Myerson's only child, Barra Grant, will open in New York this winter. Miss America's Ugly Daughter is a darkly comedic, poignant two character solo show about the seismic mother-daughter relationship of Bess Myerson and Barra Grant and will be directed by Eve Brandstein.

Further Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Bath's 2019 Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2019

Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2019 today announces further casting for its upcoming programme of eight plays.

BWW Review: LADY IN THE DARK a Walk on the Weill Side with MasterVoices and Victoria Clark at City Center
by Richard Sasanow - May 3, 2019

The line between Broadway-type musical theatre and opera becomes finer by the year--though I dare say that TOOTSIE is unlikely to be showing up at the Met any time soon. But the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin-Moss Hart LADY IN THE DARK might have morphed in a slightly different, better piece of music theatre if it arrived in the 21st century rather than World War II.

Actress Fay McKenzie Has Passed Away at 101
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 23, 2019

Actress Fay McKenzie Waldman passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of April 16th at the age of 101. She was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "Pops" McKenzie were already veteran performers and apparently wanted their daughter to get an early start in films. She nearly stole the show from Oliver Hardy as "the baby" in the Alice Howell short "Distilled Love" (filmed in 1918 but released two years later). By the time she was six, Fay was considered an old hand, having played diverse parts in her father's stock company. Among her early films was the 1924 Photoplay Medal Winner, "The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln." 

Mastervoices Presents World Premiere Of New Adaptation Of LADY IN THE DARK
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2019

MasterVoices will conclude its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of the legendary Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart musical Lady in the Dark. Presented as part of New York City Center's 75th anniversary season, it is directed and conducted by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, and choreographed by Doug Varone. The musical will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark in the lead role of Liza Elliott. In addition to the previously announced performances on April 25 and 26, because of high-ticket demand, a matinee has been added for April 27. Opening on Broadway in 1941, Lady in the Dark was groundbreaking in its unusual subject matter psychoanalysis and unconventional structure. It has not been seen in New York in 25 years, since it was presented as part of the inaugural Encores! season at New York City Center in 1994.


Oh, Fabulous One in Your Ivory Tower
One Life to Live
Girl of the Moment
It Looks Like Liza
Mapleton High Chorale
This Is New
The Princess of Pure Delight
This Woman at the Altar
The Greatest Show on Earth
Ladies and Gentlemen
Dance of the Tumblers
Order in the Court
I'm the Attorney
Our Object All Sublime
The Best Years of His Life
Tchaikowsky (and Other Russians)
The Saga of Jenny
My Ship
It's Never Too Late to Mendelssohn
The Zodiac Song
You Are Unforgettable
Bats About You
The Boss Is Bringing Home the Bride
Our Little San Fernando Valley Home
Hollywood Party
Suddenly It's Spring
Artists Waltz
Dream Lover
Hobo Dance
Wedding Dream Ballet
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