Marie Christine

Opened: December 2, 1999
Closing: January 09, 2000

Marie Christine - 1999 - Broadway History , Info & More

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway New York, NY 10023

Based on the Medea myth

This powerful re-telling of the tragic Medea myth was hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as 'A major work by one of the most highly regarded new serious songwriters for the stage.' Set in the twilight years of the 19th century, MARIE CHRISTINE chronicles its doomed heroine's journey from her genteel life of privilege in New Orleans Creole society through betrayal and incomprehensible vengeance in boisterous Chicago. This gripping tale of one headstrong and passionate young woman's all-consuming love for an ambitious sea captain provides a tour-de-force for its leading lady. When it premiered at the esteemed Lincoln Center Theatre, the New York Daily News found it to be 'A brilliant re-working of Medea [that] manages at once to make it fresh and to retain its gut-wrenching compulsion.' MARIE CHRISTINE was the final Broadway musical of the 20th century, an extraordinary creation that investigates unsettling mysteries of the psyche that are as old as the human condition itself.

Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa

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THE PICHER PROJECT Begins Tonight At Dixon Place by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

The world premiere of THE PICHER PROJECT begins performances tonight at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) in New York City and runs through October 21, 2023. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!

Review: PICTURE A DAY LIKE THIS, Royal Opera House by Alexander Cohen - Sep 28, 2023

George Benjamin's slick new opera plays at the Royal Opera House after a critically acclaimed run at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

André Bishop Will Step Down as Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater by Nicole Rosky - Sep 22, 2023

Bishop has served as Producing Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since July 2013, and first joined the organization as Artistic Director in January 1992.  His departure in June 2025 will coincide with the close of Lincoln Center Theater’s 40th anniversary season.

Photos: Inside Rehearsals for THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA by Nicole Rosky - Sep 18, 2023

The Lincoln Center Theater production of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA began rehearsals on Wednesday, September 13. THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA is a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa, directed and co-choregraphed by Graciela Daniele. Check out photos from rehearsals!

THE PICHER PROJECT Premieres Next Month by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2023

 Exequtive Entertainment and Dixon Place present the world premiere of THE PICHER PROJECT, conceived and directed by Quentin Madia, with music, book and lyrics by Quentin Madia and Lauren Pelaia. Additional Materials by Alex Knezevic.

World Premiere of THE PICHER PROJECT to be Presented at Dixon Place in New York City by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2023

Discover the world premiere of THE PICHER PROJECT, a new musical that delves into the rise and destruction of Picher, Oklahoma. Experience the town's 100-year history and its struggles with political divide, natural disasters, and environmentally caused illnesses.

Video: Watch the Trailer for PICTURE A DAY LIKE THIS at The Royal Opera House by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Experience the captivating world of 'Picture a day like this' at the Royal Opera House. Discover the enigmatic new operatic fable by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp, staged in the Linbury Theatre. Don't miss this captivating production - book your tickets now.

Kokandy Productions Reveals Cast for AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2023

Get the latest news on the cast announcement for Kokandy Productions' AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical. Find out who will be bringing this thrilling production to life at Kokand Productions.

Priscilla Lopez, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa & More Will Star in Michael John LaChiusa's THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater by Nicole Rosky - Jul 18, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) just announced the New York premiere of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA, directed and co-choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. 

Museum Of Broadway Adds New Costumes From THE CHER SHOW, THE WILD PARTY, and MARIE CHRISTINE by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2023

The Museum of Broadway has added new costumes including the feathered finale dress worn by Stephanie J. Block in The Cher Show (2018) designed by Tony Award-winning costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as a dress worn by Eartha Kitt in The Wild Party (2000) and a dress worn by Audra McDonald in Marie Christine (1999).

Photos: First Look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Lexington Theatre Company by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

The Lexington Theatre Company (The Lex) brings Broadway and Rising Stars to the stage. The Sound of Music will be led by seasoned pros from Broadway/National Tours. Check out photos here!

Jennifer Leigh Warren to Perform at Rubicon Theatre Company's DINE & DELIGHT Fundraising Dinner by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2023

Rubicon Theatre will present 'DINE & DELIGHT' a private Winemaker’s Dinner hosted by WATER’S EDGE RESTAURANT. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: Audra Mcdonald Opens Caramoor's Season with A Gala Concert by Peter Danish - Jun 22, 2023

1994, I was crazy in love with Sally Murphy.  She was starring in the Lincoln Center theater import of Nicholas Hytner’s National Theater production of Carousel.  I got a friend who works at Lincoln Center to give me a tour backstage, in hope of “running into” Sally.   Long story short, I got lost and had to ask for directions.  The young lady whom I asked was charming and sweet and she said: “Are you sure you’re allowed back here?” That was my first encounter with Audra McDonald.  Later that day, I saw her on stage as Carrie in the show.  She was wonderful – won her first Tony in the role.  So it was really a treat on Saturday night at Caramoor’s opening gala concert, when she sang “When I Marry Mr. Snow.”  It brought back all sorts of wonderful memories of the myriad of characters and performances I’ve seen/heard Audra do in the last (hard to believe) 30 years.

Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, Darius de Haas & More to be Honored With 2023 Actors' Equity Foundation Awards by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2023

The Actors’ Equity Foundation has announced its award recipients for 2023, including Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan and more.

The Royal Opera House Reveals 2023/24 Season by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2023

The Royal Opera House has announced its 2023/24 Season, unveiling a bold programme of thrilling new work, UK premieres and much-loved revivals, alongside the biggest national learning programme in our history, exciting new regional partnerships, and a host of daytime events, behind the scenes tours, exhibitions and artistic Insights at our home in the heart of Covent Garden. 

Charles Busch, Darius de Haas, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 22, 2023

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below This Month by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 1, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Monique Midgette Joins ZACH Theatre as New Associate Artistic Director by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2023

ZACH Theatre has named Monique Midgette as the new Associate Artistic Director.

Transport Group Gala Will Honor Donna Lynne Champlin, Mary Testa, and More by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2023

Transport Group has announced that the 2023 A Toast to the Artist gala will honor company stalwarts Barbara Andres, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michele Pawk, and Mary Testa with its Transporting American Theatre Award on Monday, April 24, at The Edison Rooftop, 240 West 47 Street.

Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD, Now in Previews on Broadway! by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2023

Previews begin tonight, February 26, for the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Sweeney Todd will officially open on March 26, 2023, at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Meet the cast of Sweeney Todd here!

Tony Shalhoub & Johanna Day Will Lead Reading of Rob Sedgwick's PLEASE LEAVE by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2023

Rob Sedgwick and Tony Award-Winning Actor Anthony Crivello have announced that they will present a private industry reading of Mr. Sedgwick's new play Please Leave. Directed by Bob Balaban, the reading will feature Emmy and Tony Award-Winning actor Tony Shalhoub, David Rasche, Clark Johnson, and Tony Award-Nominee Johanna Day. 

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, John Tartaglia, Lili-Anne Brown & More Join The Muny's 2023 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

The Muny announced has announced the directors, choreographers and music director/conductors for The Muny’s 2023 Premier Season. See details about The Muny's season, and see how to purchase tickets.

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O'Hara to Star in RAGTIME Reunion Concert by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime, originally scheduled for 2020, will take place on Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre. Learn who is starring in the concert, and how to purchase tickets!

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS by Michael Major - Feb 20, 2023

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Darius de Haas to Present THE HOLIDAY CONCERT at 54 Below in December by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Award-winning singer and actor, Darius de Haas (Rent, Kiss of the Spider Woman, this past summer’s highly acclaimed Public Works As You Like It, the singing voice of Shy Baldwin on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) will return to 54 Below in an encore performance of his Holiday Concert.

Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh Join Cast of One-Night-Only IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2022

Transport Group has announced casting for its one-night-only performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, which takes place Monday, December 12, at 8pm, at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street.

LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTREAL Announces Winners of 2021-2022 Season by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTREAL (PDM) today announced the winners of the 2021-2022 season during an awards ceremony held at Espace Marie Chouinard. The event was hosted by Anik Bissonnette, artistic director of the Ecole supérieure de ballet du Québec, under the honorary presidency of contemporary dance artist Frédérick Gravel—a choreographer, dancer, musician, lighting designer, teacher, and artistic director of Compagnie DLD.

Photos: Get a First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Argyle Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Get a first look at The Argyle Theatre's Beauty and The Beast, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. It will perform through January 1, 2023.

Photos: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Argyle Theatre by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

All new photos have been released from The Argyle Theatre's production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Argyle Theatre by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 13, 2022

The Argyle Theatre's Disney's Beauty and The Beast opened on Saturday, November 12th, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the festivities. The production, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner, runs through January 1, 2023. Check out photos from the opening below!

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Comes to Northern Stage This Month by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Northern Stage’s joyous holiday tradition returns with the world premiere production of The Railway Children, a new American adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s beloved British classic children’s novel with new music and lyrics by Jane Shaw and Mark Hartman (A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie; The Wanderers at Roundabout.

FRIGID New York Will Present 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival in January 2023 by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003), January 16-29, 2023. 

Meet the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre when it begins previews tonight, Friday, November 11, 2022 ahead of an opening on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Meet the cast of Ohio State Murders here!

The Argyle Theatre to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in November by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

The Argyle Theatre will present Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. It will perform from November 10, 2022, through January 1, 2023; the opening night will be celebrated on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

Meet the Cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin preview performances tonight, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Meet the cast here!

Meet the Cast of SOME LIKE IT HOT, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022

Some Like It Hot begins previews on Broadway tonight, November 1 at the Shubert Theatre. Meet the cast here!

Bryce Pinkham, Lizan Mitchell & More Join Audra McDonald in OHIO STATE MURDERS; Full Cast Announced by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

The complete cast for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy is now announced. Joining Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, and Drama Desk nominee Lizan Mitchell.

Who Has Worn the Most Hats on Broadway? Part 1 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 16, 2022

Today's question is: Who has worn the most hats on Broadway- director, producer, writer, actor, etc.? Here are a few folks that could hold a record for the 'number of hats' they've worn on Broadway shows. Part one includes those who have worn four or five hats on Broadway shows and part two will include those who have held even more positions than that!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for STARDUST ROAD at York Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the full cast and creative team for will the New York premiere of Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road, conceived by Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lichtefeld, and Lawrence Yurman, developed with Hoagy Bix Carmichael, and featuring music by the legendary Hoagy Carmichael. 

Audra McDonald Concert at The London Palladium Will Be Filmed For Release by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

The solo concert from Emmy, Grammy and six-time Tony Award winner, Broadway sensation AUDRA MCDONALD will be captured live at the London Palladium with the forty-six-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Andy Einhorn on Sunday 25 September for future film distribution.

OHIO STATE MURDERS On Broadway Adds Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell will join Audra McDonald for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy.

Out Today On Deutsche Grammophon: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Continues Her Exploration Of The Music Of Mieczysław Weinberg by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2022

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla launched her Deutsche Grammophon recording career in 2019 with an album devoted to Mieczysław Weinberg's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 21, released to tie in with the centenary of this neglected composer.

Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & More to Lead A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL on Broadway by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

The cast has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical which will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.

Video: Audra McDonald and Michael Cerveris Perform 'Move On' From SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022

Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald returned to the Provincetown Town Hall series produced by Mark Cortale on August 28 with Seth Rudetsky as music director & host. As part of the evening, Audra welcomed Tony Award-winning star Michael Cerveris onstage for a Sondheim duet. See the video!

Audra McDonald Will Lead OHIO STATE MURDERS at the James Earl Jones Theatre Beginning in November by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

 Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this season starring in Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon  (Fences, A Soldier’s Play).

Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.

See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Group This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

The York Theatre Company Presents The New York Premiere of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Starting In November by Grace Cutler - Jul 11, 2022

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, in association with Hoagy Bix Carmichael, will present the New York premiere of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD.

RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.


Marie Christine has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1999 and Broadway which opened in 1999.
Marie Christine has been nominated for several Tony Awards. These nominations include Best Book of a Musical for Michael John LaChiusa, Best Lighting Design for Jules Fisher, Best Lighting Design for Peggy Eisenhauer, Best Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Michael John LaChiusa.



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