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Medea - 2002 - Broadway

Immortalized by Euripides, the story of Medea has inspired numerous literary and musical works. Medea, the mythological sorceress and priestess of Hecate, murders her children when her husband, Jason, whom she had assisted in his successful quest for the Golden Fleece, repudiates her because he wishes to marry another woman. Traditional renditions of the story have portrayed Medea as a demonic figure, but Cherubini and his librettist, François-Benoit Hoffmann, while conveying the sheer horror of Medea's actions, bring out the humanity of a woman who is driven to unspeakable crimes by unbearable pain. In the France of 1797, the story of Medea could have easily been interpreted as an allegory of the Revolution who devours her own children. Cherubini's work is a brilliant synthesis of several types of opera: opéra comique, tragédie lyrique, Gluck's operatic style, and the allegorical opera of the French Revolution. In this opera, Cherubini's mastery of harmony, counterpoint, and orchestration -- which often anticipates the orchestral sound of Beethoven -- truly comes to the fore. Cherubini's peerless handling of musical form and drama rewards the listener with an extraordinary operatic experience. Beethoven admired Cherubini above all his contemporaries, and Medea was not only a source of inspiration but a model as well for Fidelio.

Schedule

Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.
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by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation KITCHEN FARCE. Conceived and performed by John Fisher, streaming Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 8:30pm for one, free live performance only.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
After having closed its doors to the public in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the Alley Theatre has announced its plans to reopen the theatre in Fall 2021. Reopening the Alley Theatre coincides with its 75th Anniversary Season with performances beginning on October 1, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
Reading Greek Tragedy Online was created during the first weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown when Paul O’Mahony, Artistic Director of award-winning Brighton based theatre company Out of Chaos found all three of his upcoming UK tours cancelled.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2021
The show's star, Soprano Amy Manford, sings 'For Evermore' from the musical. The song will be available worldwide across all platforms from midnight on Friday 11th June. It will be available to pre-save and pre-order from Friday 4 June.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021
Following the success of Sue Jin Song's one-woman show Children of Medea, Constellation Theatre Company presents the intimate two-person musical The Last Five Years as the second production in Season 14: Electric Impulses.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley stars as a controversial celebrity psychic with blood on her hands in the latest Grand Guignolesque monologue play written & directed by Aaron Mark (The Horror of Dolores Roach), available exclusively on Audible beginning today, May 20th, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) has invited popular Puerto Rican actor and comedian Marian Pabón to bring some much-needed comic relief to Chicago with Sola en la Pandemia está Cañón (Being Alone in a Pandemic is Hard), her new one-woman show about how she survived the pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, WAR'S END, conceived and performed by John Fisher on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, JENNY, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021
tiata fahodzi, the UK’s leading British-African contemporary theatre company, has announced Chinonyerem Odimba as the new Artistic Director and Chief Executive as the company prepares for its 25th anniversary in 2022. tiata fahodzi produces theatre that is fearless; that looks around and looks forward.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2021
HartBeat Ensemble and Romanian Cultural Institute present 'Bee Trapped Inside the Window' by Saviana Stanescu, a provocative new drama about human traffic set in Connecticut.
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Mar 31, 2021
Earlier this month, Dress Circle Publishing released THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? While you're waiting for your copy, let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about the Golden Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021
Hosted by Joel Christensen of Brandeis University, each episode is a modern, accessible, and informative exploration of a classic text, read in English. The project has intended to create community during a time of enforced separation, to foster dialogues between actors and academics, and to create a unique educational resource for a wide range of students. As part of the project's educational commitment, each episode (both live stream and YouTube hosted recording) can be accessed for free.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021
Constellation Theatre Company will kick off Season 14: Electric Impulses with Sue Jin Song's powerful one-woman show, Children of Medea. The production will be fully staged and filmed at CulturalDC's Source Theatre using a dynamic multi-camera setup and streamed online to audiences across the DC area and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros will present a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation of CATS!, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8pm. 'They find me on the street and now they expect me to sit around and be pretty all day. I'll have my revenge!'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, The Farm, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
Orange Tree Theatre today announces the play titles and full cast for Inside – the first instalment of Inside/Outside, a collection of world premiere short plays by emerging and established writers.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 1, 2021
Little Fish Theatre's annual short play festival PICK OF THE VINE, premiering March 5, has smoothly morphed into a hybrid stage-to-film online. The filming of this year's final seven plays, chosen out of 800+ submissions, have been overseen by producer Tara Donovan, as well as producing artistic director Lisa Coffi. Tara graciously made some time to answer a few of my queries, inviting Lisa to fill in with more specific answers as needed.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
All For One Theater and The Tank will present the archival film of the 2019 world premiere production of Open, a queer love story, streaming on demand June 21 through June 27, 2021 as part of The Tank’s annual PrideFest.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
Under Haydon's stewardship, the Rose's own work will be the priority, as demonstrated by the five Rose Originals in this upcoming season, but there will always be room on the theatre's stage for the country's leading touring shows as well.  This season's Rose Originals are a blend of new plays tackling significant contemporary issues and well-known titles reinvented for today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will honor Tony Award and two-time Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Annette Bening and trailblazing leader in the film industry Sherry Lansing as the 2021 Women in the Arts honorees.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
Polka Theatre, the UK's first theatre designed specifically for 0-12 year olds, is reopening its doors with an exciting season of new productions and free activities for the whole family this August. From a perilous adventure across swamplands, to a modern take on a fairy tale and a young girl's heart-warming adventure, there is something for everyone as Polka once again brings world class family theatre and creative learning activities to London following its two- and half-year closure.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros will present a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, CONTEMPORARY ART, conceived and Performed by John Fisher.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2021
An all-star cast has assembled for an online reading of William Wycherley's 1671 comedy Love in a Wood, presented by Jermyn Street Theatre, conceived and directed by Hermione Gulliford, and performed in aid of Equity Charitable Trust.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation: BROKE AND OUTTA WORK, conceived and performed by John Fisher on Thursday, JANUARY 28, 2021 at 8pm for FREE!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2021
Stage Russia HD and Pushkin House have announced that they will be presenting the Vakhtangov Theatre's award winning production of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina' online this weekend with a follow up Q & A with director Anželika Cholina and actress Olga Lerman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2021
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Juliet Gilkes Romero’s urgent and provocative play, The Whip - which places Britain’s slave-owning past in the spotlight - is now available for audiences to listen to on YouTube in a new audio recording. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation: THE SALAMANDER, conceived and performed by John Fisher on Thursday, JANUARY 21, 2021 at 8pm for FREE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021
Angels in America, filmed during its 2017 run at the National Theatre, is now streaming as a part of National Theatre at Home! Angels in America is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, and stars Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Andrew Garfield and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2021
Metropolitan Opera’s General Manager Peter Gelb has spoken with several artists via a Zoom series, and revealed many future productions the company will take on.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021
In what will now be a formidable double bill, ballet superstar Natalia Osipova and her partner, the spell-binding contemporary dancer Jason Kittelberger, will present SIX YEARS LATER, a 25-minute duet choreographed by noted Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
Urban Stages has announced Urban Stages' Women's Month selection, Eleanor and Alice by Ellen Abrams, performed as a radio play. The radio play will premiere on March 18 at 7:30 pm with a premiere night benefit exclusive to ticket holders.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros will present a free presentation of THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8pm. Synopsis: 'As my husband underwent major surgery, I sat horrified in the waiting room, reading about a battle fought long ago, trying to distract myself from losing my beloved boy.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 19, 2021
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud has announced the selection of four Northeast Ohio-based artists as 2020/2021 Premiere Fellows, made possible by dedicated funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021
Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn brings her eclectic musical science show to The Marsh with Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments. Conceived and performed by Chinn with pianist Erika Switzer, Science Fair pairs luscious operatic vocals with light-hearted humor and science lectures. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 17, 2021
The Martha Graham Dance Company continues its online programming on Patreon, bringing subscribers new levels of access to its dancers, studios, archives, educational programs, and performances.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, B. S., conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2021
Ophelia's Jump Presents A WILDERNESS OF MONKEYS, a world premiere engagement of a new comedy. Written by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei. Directed by Beatrice Casagran. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2021
Following acclaimed, sold-out live-streamed and on-demand runs, Hymn will be broadcast on Sky Arts on Sunday 18 April 9pm.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation THE BATTLE OF THE RUHR POCKET, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Melbourne Theatre Company today announced Anne-Louise Sarks will be the Company's next Artistic Director.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2021
Less than a week later, Reading Greek Tragedy Online's first live episode streamed, scene readings of Euripides' Helen. From there, performances continued, weekly, throughout 2020 and by the end of the year, the project had engaged 115 actors and academics (who provide analysis and discussion as part of each 90-minute episode) from the UK, US, Canada, France, Mexico, Greece, Australia, Cyprus and India.
by Matt Wolf - Apr 19, 2021
No death of course is easy to absorb, especially one as premature and shocking as that of Helen McCrory, whose surrender to cancer late last week, age 52, came like the most brutal and sudden of thunderclaps. The announcement was made via Twitter on Friday by her husband, Damian Lewis, and I doubt I’m the only one who reacted with moist-eyed disbelief.
by Hannah Wing - Apr 19, 2021
Constellation Theatre’s Children of Medea, written and performed by Sue Jin Song, and directed by Allison Arkell Stockman, transcends the usual humdrum of these stories into pure surreal art. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, JARED, conceived and performed by John Fisher on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:30pm.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen veteran Helen McCrory passed away today after a battle with cancer. She was 52 years old.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2021
Jack is in rotten health and out of a job. He's losing this grip and horrified about where he's headed - too much booze, too much food, no income. What's this forty-eight year old going to do? He's desperate.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021
Tulsa's Spotlight Theatre will officially reopen with The Drunkard, on May 1, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, adapted and directed by Michael Barakiva. Presented in two parts, this event will feature Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Bel Davies, Sheldon Best, Gisela Chípe, Robert Cuccioli and more.