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Closing: July 27, 1991

Sondheim Theatre (formally Queen's Theatre)

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
RED BULL THEATER has announced the kick-off of an all-new season of its popular RemarkaBULL Podversations, intimate conversations with great artists, beginning with “Shylock with F. Murray Abraham” on Monday, October 3rd, Online only – Free!
by Drew Eberhard - Sep 19, 2022
Anyone who has any grasp on popular culture knows of, or has heard of Comedic Actor Steve Martin. With such notable roles in films such as Father of the Bride, The Jerk, Cheaper by the Dozen, and It’s Complicated, Steve Martin has graced both small and large format screens with some of the finest actors/actresses of our time. Outside of Film, Steve Martin plays bluegrass music, and as a writer has written several plays, and co- wrote Bright Star with Edie Bricknell.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022
Two dazzling mezzo-sopranos take centre stage in the Canadian Opera Company's Carmen by Georges Bizet.
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022
Mexico City band El Shirota releases new single “Influyente” via DIW Records.  The song exemplifies the post-punk and post-hardcore sound that they are known for. They share, “in the era of social media where content is king and everything we say becomes indelible and part of the public domain, 'Influyente.'
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022
Med Nicolaj Cornelius, Marie Louise Hansen, Sandra Elsfort, Thor Vestergaard, Susanne Breuning, Sune Svanekier og Bjarne Antonisen.
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022
Spotify and Electric Lady Studios will release a new EP from their slate of Live at Electric Lady recordings. Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) is the latest featured act in the series, releasing a four-track EP with re-imagined versions of hits including, “Whole Life,” “Photograph,” “On the Floor,” and a cover of Radiohead’s “4 Minute Warning.” 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022
After a sold-out premiere season at the Sydney Opera House in 2019 and huge acclaim on an Australian tour, the award winning smash hit show MATADOR proudly returns to Sydney, bigger, bolder and sexier than ever. MATADOR, presented as part of World Pride Amplified, will play at Riverside Theatres Parramatta from 16 February 2023 for a strictly limited season.
by Michael Major - May 4, 2022
The video has been recorded live at the Rainbow Wood Studio in Bath, where Liz wrote the song with producer Ed Graves, who also plays synths in the video. They are joined by Dan Lewis-Neale on drums, who also features heavily on her forthcoming debut album The Words out later this year via Ultra Records. 
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
MainStage Irving-Las Colinas is pleased to announce the cast and performance dates for the upcoming production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, this zany musical features a book Jeffrey Lane and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022
MainStage Irving-Las Colinas is pleased to announce the cast and performance dates for the upcoming production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
RED BULL THEATER today announced that its online offerings will continue on Monday May 9th at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation, Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes. This event is “Pay What You Can.” All of Red Bull’s online-only programs are FREE. 
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022
The Bush Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary season with Ambreen Razia's Favour a world premiere co-produced with Clean Break. Co-directed by Clean Break's Joint Artistic director Róisín McBrinn and Sophie Dillon Moniram, the cast is today announced as Avita Jay, Renu Brindle, Rina Fatania, and Ashna Rabheru.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022
Liz Cass has released her brand new single ‘Human’. It is the latest song to be taken from her debut album The Words out later this year via Ultra Records. ‘Human’ is a raw and honest pop song about dealing with personal struggles and battling anxiety. Produced by Ed Graves, the track’s warm bass swells and shimmering synths thrive around the delicate captivating vocals from Liz which provide comforting positivity in dark times.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and Artistic Director Rob Melrose has announced the 2022-23 season which includes six world premieres including three world premiere plays, two world premiere adaptations, and one world premiere musical. The 76th season also marks the return of the Summer Chills series, after a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
by Michael Major - Mar 24, 2022
Perfume Genius has announced the release of his new album, Ugly Season. To coincide with the release of the album, Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) has teamed with renowned visual artist Jacolby Satterwhite for a short film featuring Hadreas and the music of Ugly Season. Pre-order the new album now!
by Michael Major - Mar 23, 2022
Last month, Spoon unleashed Lucifer on the Sofa (Matador), “their best record ever” (Rolling Stone). Earning rave reviews and global acclaim, the new album marks an important sea-change for the group that TIME called “one of the greatest American rock bands of all time.” Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023
Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Nicole Fosse, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse's daughter, as she shares the details of creating The Verdon Fosse Legacy.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022
Today, Jermyn Street Theatre announces the casting for Edward Einhorn's breath-taking wedding farce, The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Folks like George Strait and Martina McBride cut her songs early on, and since then, she's penned hits for the likes of Trisha Yearwood, Pam Tillis, Bonnie Raitt, and Neil Diamond, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. The upcoming live album is now available for pre-save!
by Michael Major - Jun 16, 2022
WE tv announced a new series, Super Sized Salon, which follows the staff of the first beauty salon that caters to the plus size community, Babydoll Beauty Couture, as they are put to the test when challenges threaten the mission of the salon. The series will also stream on ALLBLK every Tuesday following its WE tv airing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
Red Bull Theater honored the illustrious ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event held on Monday June 13th. Check out photos!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, Red Bull Theater's benefit event tonight, Monday June 13th, at 6pm.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
Dreaming in Cuban, a poignant new comedy by award-winning writer Cristina García, opens with a press night on Saturday, Jun 25, and runs through July 24 (previews Jun 23 & 24). This is a new adaptation by Cristina García of her celebrated first novel developed in the Central Works Writer’s Workshop.
by Michael Major - Jul 7, 2022
Earlier this year, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker announced The Wild Hearts Tour, an epic run of co-headlining dates that sees these three legendary songwriters, all known for their incredible, cathartic live performances, playing across North America this July and August.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022
After a sold-out tour in three Australian capital cities in three amazing venues: The Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, The Princess Theatre, Brisbane and The Octagon at Adelaide Fringe Festival, ORACLE returns to Melbourne for a new season at the Athenaeum theatre from 14-30 July 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022
From the creative team behind the award-winning Matador comes their latest fusion of circus, burlesque, dance and contemporary storytelling, ORACLE. And it is a show for the Gods! Following a sold out tour to Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, ORACLE comes to the Sydney Opera House in August for a limited season.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022
Due to popular demand, an additional performance has been announced for the thrilling new show ORACLE at The Studio, Sydney Opera House, on Sunday 14 August.
by Michael Major - Jul 21, 2022
Intimate and emotional, the 3 never-before-heard songs were taken from the recording sessions for her critically heralded third full-length Little Oblivions. Tonight Baker kicks off The Wild Hearts Tour, an epic run of co-headlining dates alongside Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen. Check out the complete list of tour dates now!
by Michael Major - Jan 6, 2022
TBS is introducing the inaugural Big Fan Favorite award, allowing fans deeper access into the world of Go-Big, where they can join judges T-Pain, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Cody Rhodes and host Bert Kreischer in choosing their very own #1 top favorite act. Watch a new preview of tonight's episode now!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022
From the creative team behind the award-winning MATADOR and the critically acclaimed MANSION, comes a fusion of circus, burlesque, dance & contemporary storytelling: ORACLE - and it is one for the gods! After a premiere season in Melbourne it comes to the Princess Theatre for a strictly limited season 24 to 27 March 2022.   
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 finalist Gottmik announced nominees in select GLAAD Media Awards categories live via GLAAD’s TikTok channel.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2023
On her 2018 debut album Lush, seventeen-year-old Lindsey Jordan sang “I'm in full control / I'm not lost / Even when it's love / Even when it's not”. Her natural ability to be many things at once resonated with a lot of people. The contradiction of confidence and vulnerability, power and delicacy, had the impact of a wrecking ball when put to tape. It was an impressive and unequivocal career-making moment for Jordan.
by Michael Major - Jan 13, 2022
The tour dates kick off April 6 in Boston, MA and conclude June 4 in Phoenix, AZ. Along the way the band will make stops in, among other cities, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. In addition the band has a one-off show on February 8 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. Special guests Geese and Margaret Glaspy will support on select dates.
by Michael Major - Feb 8, 2022
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spoon have shared “My Babe,” the third and final advance listen of their forthcoming album Lucifer on the Sofa. The single is currently #1 at AAA radio and you can watch the band play the arena-rock ready song on the February 15th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022
CENTRAL WORKS 2022 Season begins March 19 and runs through November 13, 2022 featuring the world premieres of 3 new plays at the historic  Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley. Central Works is committed to premiering new works inspired by social issues, contemporary texts, and history.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2022
Oracle debuts at Adelaide Fringe in 2022, from Friday 18th February - Sunday 20th March.
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 26, 2023
​​​​​​​Peninsula Ballet Theatre's 55th anniversary season continues with two one-act dance works to be presented April 1 and 2 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center: Carmen Suite and The Paintings of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Movement.
by Alexander Cohen - Feb 2, 2023
The production's grim emphasis on male violence towards women gives it an eerie resonance.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2023
The Legacy Playwrights Initiative has named Carlyle Brown and Milcha Sanchez-Scott the recipients of the 2022 Legacy Playwright Awards. 
by Abbie Grundy - Feb 16, 2022
A family renowned for their celebration of the macabre, a night with the Addams, in theory, doesn’t scream bright and sunny - but that’s exactly what this production is.
by Michael Major - Feb 14, 2022
The eight half-hour, travel-comedy series takes audiences on adventures of exploration with hilarious improvers and real-life best buds Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) and Jon Gabrus (“Game Over, Man!”) as they consume and devour local life in Maui, Moab, Miami, Puerto Rico, Portland, Richmond, Atlanta and Denver.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2022
After a sold out, award winning debut at Adelaide Fringe in 2022, MATADOR sabor de amor returns to this years' Adelaide Fringe from Friday 18th February - Sunday 20th March.
by Michael Major - Feb 11, 2022
Spoon have released their tenth album, Lucifer on the Sofa. The album’s artwork was created by Edel Rodriguez, beautifully laid out in a vinyl format that will be featured in multiple color variants, including an exclusive opaque orange and black pattern. Pre-order now! Plus, check out the band's upcoming tour dates.
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 4, 2022
The show has lyrics and music by Zeca Baleiro and Newton Moreno, with musical direction by Marco França and features Cassio Scapin as the corrupt and demagogue Odorico Paraguacu, candidate for mayor of Sucupira. As there is no cemetery in the city, which forces residents to bury their dead in neighboring municipalities, the politician is elected with the slogan “Vote for a serious man and win a cemetery”!
by Michael Major - Aug 15, 2022
Experimental Seattle jazz act High Pulp are announcing new fall West Coast tour dates, following the April release of their ANTI- Records debut album ’Pursuit of Ends.’ High Pulp are also sharing a new video for the album track “You’ve Got To Pull It Up From The Ground,” that features GRAMMY® nominated jazz trumpeter Theo Croker.
by Roger Catlin - Apr 3, 2022
Couples planning intricate surprise dance moves at their upcoming wedding receptions might as well give up now. Nothing will ever top the astounding artistry and athleticism that is highlighted in the back and forth between the wedded pair in American Ballet Theatre's performance of 'Don Quixote' that caps their annual Kennedy Center residency.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2022
A true star-studded evening recently played Carnegie Hall as the New York Pops celebrates 39 years with a gala featuring the works of Kristen & Bobby Lopez,
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022
Dreaming in Cuban, a poignant new comedy by award-winning writer Cristina García, opens with a press night on Saturday, Jun 25, and runs through July 24 (previews Jun 23 & 24). This is a new adaptation by Cristina García of her celebrated first novel developed in the Central Works Writer’s Workshop.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022
The Alley Theatre announces the line-up for the 2022 Alley All New Festival, June 16 - June 26, 2022. The Festival will feature five new plays including readings, workshop performances, and an early draft preview. Festival playwrights include Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Austin-based Kirk Lynn completing a Thornton Wilder work, Kemp Powers, Don X. Nguyen, and Alley commissioned artist and Houstonian ShaWanna Renee Rivon. 

Matador Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Matador have there been?
Matador has had 2 productions including Regional (US) which opened in 1989 and West End which opened in 1991.

What is the songs are in Matador and what's the order?
There's No Way Out
To Be a Matador
Only Other People
One Sunday in the Year
I'll Dress You in Mourning
Wake Up, Madrid
You Live in the Sticks
A Boy from Nowhere
Entry of the Matadors
Triumph in Ecija
This Incredible Journey
I'll Take You Out to Dinner
What Is There More Than Love?
Pas de Deux
A Panama Hat
In the Cafes
Dance with Death
Matador, You Must Not Fight
La Corrida
I Was Born to Be Me
Don't Be Deceived
Moon in the Sky
Paseo & Corrida
Children of the Sun
Child of the Sun
I Can Get By
I'm You, You Are Me