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Medea - 2002 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)


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by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
Joining the previously announced David Harbour and Bill Pullman are Hanako Footman, Akiya Henry, Sinead Matthews, Charlie Oscar and Stephen Wight. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the production opens on 26 June at the Ambassadors Theatre, with previews from 15 June, and runs until 4 September.
by Emily Noxon - May 6, 2022
Madea and her family have immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Following the turmoil and tragedy of their trip, acclimating to life in a new country proves to difficult and devastating.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
On May 13, the Metropolitan Opera will present the company premiere of Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet, a bold adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless drama, with six additional performances through June 9.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
Now open at McNay Art Museum, The Great Stage of Texas celebrates 13 contemporary designers from the Lone Star State through a dynamic presentation of set, costume, lighting, and projection designs created for theatre productions around the world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
Contemporary American culture is on trial, and the worst woman in the world is on hand to help figure out what’s wrong with us. Performance Space New York will present DIVINE JUSTICE, Ariana Reines’ 24-hour durational drama situating the feminine as the presumed authority of justice.
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2022
Opera Theatre Saint Louis opens its 47th season with a splendid 'Carmen'. Read our BWW critic's review.
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2022
The season opens with the world premiere of El ultimó sueño de Frida y Diego, the Company debut of Puccini's Suor Angelica, the return of Gianni Schicchi after a fifty-two-year absence, and performances of the beloved warhorse Tosca. The dētour Series consists of the world premiere of three one-act operas by composer Nicolas Reveles for an evening entitled Ghosts, and The Falling and the Rising, an opera co-commissioned with the United States Army. 
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022
OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos; All Hands) returns to JACK with a peek inside the meeting of a white anti-racist group. As the members reckon with sacrifices they must make to live up to their principles, other forces begin to disrupt and unsettle their efforts. An uncanny ode to honesty, forgiveness, and accountability, this ensemble tour de force pulls the audience on a descent from the too-real to the sub-real.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
A reading of the new play GUMMIES by LaCroix and Andi Villa Stover will take place on Friday, May 20 at 6pm at Open Jar Studios (1601 Broadway). By invitation only.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022
Production photographs of Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels in C O C K at the Ambassadors Theatre - Mike Bartlett’s Olivier award winning play about love and identity are released today. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022
Mitchell Ryan, star of stage and screen, has died at the age of 88 in Los Angeles. According to an NPR article, the actor's stepdaughter, Denise Freed, released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter that Ryan had died in his apartment from congestive heart failure. He is survived by his stepdaughter, wife, Barbara, five grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, and a sister-in-law. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022
From 5 – 28 August 2022, Edinburgh International Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary, and 75 years of bringing world cultures together, with a programme defined by international partnerships and bold collaborations that span continents, generations and genres.
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.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022
Aurora Theatre Company continues its 30th season with the World Premiere of Cleavon Smith's THE INCREMENTALIST, an Aurora Originate + Generate commission.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022
Macbeth begins performances tonight, March 29, 2022, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and opens on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to the stage!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022
New Earth Theatre today announce the cast for Tsunagu/Connect Live, created by Kumiko Mendl and Kazuko Hohki. This theatre production was developed in response to an oral history project launched in 2020, that conducted over 30 interviews with Japanese women living in the UK.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022
Resident Director Max Truax returns to Trap Door to direct another Heiner Müller piece, after his triumphant production of Hamletmachine, which “calculated chaos and mastered madness with purpose, conviction, theatrical artistry, and artistic integrity.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022
Southwest Shakespeare Company has announced that their award-winning production MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES will be coming to the famed Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Pavilion Theater in Scottsdale. It will run in Scottsdale from April 28th to May 8th.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022
Teatro Nuovo, the innovative young company that brought New York its first opera performances since the pandemic shutdown, today announced its return to full indoor activity in July 2022 with Rossini's towering Maometto Secondo and Bellini's beloved La Sonnambula. The pair of operas will be performed July 9 and 10 at Montclair State University (New Jersey) and July 13 and 14 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022
As part of an ever-expanding outreach strategy, the Greek National Opera would like to announce its first major co-production with three leading North American opera houses: the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced full casting for their forthcoming production of 101 Dalmatians (12 Jul – 28 Aug), a newly commissioned musical written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of 101 Dalmatians at at Regent's Open Air Park Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022
Prospect Theater Company announced today the complete casting for their upcoming work-in-process concert presentation of The Oscar Micheaux Suite. The concert performances of The Oscar Micheaux Suite will take place on Saturday, March 26th at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday, March 27th at 2pm at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022
The multi-Obie Award-winning Target Margin Theater has announced that tickets are now on sale for One Night, a nine-hour theatrical event that concludes the company’s five-year exploration of The One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of classic Silk Road stories. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022
Following their productions of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, (2012) and the remounted and updated 45 Plays for 45 Presidents (2016), Pro Rata of course said yes when the playwrights asked TPR directly to be a part of a rolling premiere of their new play: a ‘hot off the press’ and unpublished 46 Plays for America’s First Ladies.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022
Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Lab will present private industry readings of “Settle Down,” a new musical with book & lyrics by Gabe Caruso and music by Sangwoo ‘Simon’ Lee. Directed by Christopher Scott, with music direction by Andrew Shield, the readings will be on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 4pm and Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 2pm & 6pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022
For 2022, Wandsworth Council has distributed £32,382 among eighteen creative companies, including local community organisations and internationally acclaimed artists, for projects taking place over this year’s festival (Friday 10 – Sunday 26 June 2022).
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2022
Following record-breaking, sold-out runs, the original West End production of Joshua Harmon’s comedy Bad Jews returns to the Arts Theatre in London for 11 weeks from Thursday 14 July to Sunday 25 September.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has announced full casting and production details for INDECENT by Paula Vogel directed by MCT's Artistic Director Brent Hazelton.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for Midsummer Mechanicals opening in Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 28 July – 21 August.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Casting is announced for The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which will be the first production in Deborah Warner's inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio in Bath.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Resident Director Max Truax returns to Trap Door to direct another Heiner Müller piece, after his triumphant production of Hamletmachine, which “calculated chaos and mastered madness with purpose, conviction, theatrical artistry, and artistic integrity.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Milwaukee Rep will bring back Rep Lab in the Stiemke Studio June 24-26, 2022.  Featuring Milwaukee Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents (EPRs), actors, directors, stage managers and designers, Rep Lab is an opportunity to showcase the skills that the EPR’s have learned throughout their time this past season at Milwaukee Rep.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
New York City’s Gay Pride Week will kick off with a performance of “Doing Time with Lavinia: The Musical,” a cautionary tale of one woman’s journey from Broadway to behind bars, written and performed by downtown diva Susan Campanaro, with an original score written and performed by Lynn Portas, directed by, and developed with Christopher Scott.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 17, 2022
Clever (even a bit too clever at times) sequel that picks up Ibsen's action 15 years later in a world that has the intractable problems many of us have today.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022
The Tank and The Essential Services Project (ESP) present a live, in-person, presentation of FREDI, Conceived and Performed by John Fisher, on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 7:00pm EST.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide English language stock and amateur licensing rights to The Lehman Trilogy for its Samuel French imprint. On Sunday, the title earned five Tony Awards, including Best Play, making it the most awarded play of the 2021-2022 season.
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 6, 2022
Arts On Site NYC is set to present the live, in-person New York Premiere of SHARK! The show is conceived and performed by John Fisher and directed by Jerry Metzker and John Fisher. It features lighting design by Jonathan Belcher and stage management by Stephanie Niemann. The production runs for two performances only on Sunday, February 27th, 2022 at 2pm and 4pm EST. 
by - Feb 24, 2022
Today's top stories include this week's grosses, The Metropolitan Opera's 2022–23 season, and episode two of The Aging Ingenue!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022
The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2022–23 season, which features seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. Opening Night is September 27 with the company premiere of Cherubini’s Medea, starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role alongside tenor Matthew Polenzani in David McVicar’s new staging, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2022
Erika Smith is an actress, music artist and writer, who is releasing her first studio album 'Calendar Girls,' in collaboration with Calvin Gaines and Mark Wilson, who are the producers.
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022
Watch below as Brierley Resident Acting Company member Liz Mikel invites audiences to experience 'Our Town' at Dallas Theater Center before she heads to Broadway in 1776!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the bel canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23–May 21, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
Mabou Mines will present preview performances of The Vicksburg Project, May 11 - 15, May 18 - 22, May 25 - 29, 2022 (at Mabou Mines, 150 1st Avenue, Second Floor, New York), in anticipation of its premiere at Harlem Stage in 2023.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse has announced casting and creative team for the Los Angeles premiere of the Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov coming to the Playhouse June 1 through June 26; the press opening is Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022
1st Stage is delighted to announce our next season of brilliant and innovative performances. The Logan Festival of Solo Performances will run between July 28, 2022 and August 7, 2022. Specific shows and dates are to be announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Yale Repertory Theatre has announced its 2022–23 season of four plays. The season will begin with Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, running October 6–29. James Bundy, who directed Albee’s A Delicate Balance at Yale Rep in 2010, will stage this new production of the explosively comedic and harrowingly profound masterpiece. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022
WAM Theatre begins its 13th season with a Fresh Takes Play Reading of The New Galileos by Amy Berryman (Walden Theaterworks Hartford & London's West End), directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (WAM's Holy Laughter; Skeleton Crew at Huntington Theatre Co.) on Sunday, May 1, at 2pm at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield and live streamed online.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
With Chinonyerem Odimba and Ben and Max Ringham's Black Love currently running at the theatre, Kiln Theatre, in a brand-new partnership with the Abbey Theatre, today announces the full cast for Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar. Annabelle Comyn directs Nina Bowers (Cassandra), Daon Broni (Aegisthus), Jim Findley (Tyndareus), Kate Stanley Brennan (Cilissa), David Walmsley (Agamemnon) and Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
HartBeat Ensemble announced today the world premiere production of Saviana Stanescu's Bee Trapped Inside The Window. Set in a wealthy suburb in Connecticut, this intimate drama focuses on the interwoven stories of a Russian émigré, her biracial daughter, and an Asian-American cleaning woman who has been trafficked into domestic service.