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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.


The Public Theater Announces Lineup for UNDER THE RADAR 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

The Public Theater announced the exciting national and international line-up today for the 14th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 4-15, 2018. (more...)

Comedy Master Tyler Perry To Release New Book At The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Over the years Tyler Perry has become a household name what with his films, plays, television shows, and his iconic character Medea. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2018 Season to Feature PETER PAN, AS YOU LIKE IT, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced details of their 2018 season, which includes Peter Pan, As You Like It, Dinosaur World Live, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Turn of the Screw, a co-production with English National Opera. (more...)

Andre De Shields Will Star in Robert O'Hara's MANKIND at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for Mankind, the world premiere of a new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights; Barbecue, In the Continuum, The Brother/Sister Plays). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyrie Courter and More in MARIE CHRISTINE at BoHo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

BoHo Theatre closes out its successful 2017 season with the passionate musical MARIE CHRISTINE by Michael John LaChiusa at the Theater Wit, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Taking inspiration from the life of Marie Laveau, the famed Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, MARIE CHRISTINE is a visceral reimagining of the Greek myth of Medea. LaChiusa is the acclaimed writer and composer of THE WILD PARTY and HELLO AGAIN. MARIE CHRISTINE is playing at Theater Wit through December 10, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from MARIE CHRISTINE at BoHo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

BoHo Theatre closes out its successful 2017 season with the passionate musical MARIE CHRISTINE by Michael John LaChiusa at the Theater Wit, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Taking inspiration from the life of Marie Laveau, the famed Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, MARIE CHRISTINE is a visceral reimagining of the Greek myth of Medea. LaChiusa is the acclaimed writer and composer of THE WILD PARTY and HELLO AGAIN. MARIE CHRISTINE is playing at Theater Wit through December 10, 2017. Click below to watch excerpts from the show! (more...)

BoHo Theatre to Close 2017 Season with MARIE CHRISTINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

BoHo Theatre closes out its successful 2017 season with the passionate musical MARIE CHRISTINE by Michael John LaChiusa at the Theater Wit, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Celebrates Aaron Mark with EMPANADA LOCA Reading Today at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering. (more...)

RTE lyric fm to Broadcast Wexford Festival Opera's MEDEA, MARGHERITA and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Wexford Festival Opera will once again join forces with RTE lyric fm, its National Media Partner, to bring Wexford to an estimated 20 million listeners via the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as the three mainstage evening operas from WFO 2017 are broadcast in Ireland and across the world. (more...)

THE HOUSE ON POE STREET Starts Tonight at the 14th Street Y Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

When twin sisters inherit the house where Poe composed The Raven, their lives take twisted turns that affect the future of mankind. (more...)

RTE lyric fm to Broadcast Wexford Festival Opera's MEDEA, MARGHERITA and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Wexford Festival Opera will once again join forces with RTE lyric fm, its National Media Partner, to bring Wexford to an estimated 20 million listeners via the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as the three mainstage evening operas from WFO 2017 are broadcast in Ireland and across the world. (more...)

International Physical Theatre Solo Shows Set for United Solo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

'Physical Theatre' is now rapidly gaining popularity and finding its way into mainstream theatre in the United States. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Announces A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Generations Season 2017-2018 celebrates this holiday season with the warm and deeply-moving musical play, A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, with music by Daryl Waters. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt to Celebrate Aaron Mark with TWO TALES OF TERROR at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering. (more...)

A HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II Comes to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

John Fisher brings you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin. (more...)

Elizabethtown College Theatre to Present Liz Lochhead's Adaptation of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Elizabethtown College Theatre presents an adaption of 'Medea' Thursday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 12, in Tempest Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors of Dionysus Put an Edgy Twist on ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017

Actors of Dionysus take Sophocles' ancient Greek classic Antigone and place it into a dystopian world where fate is written in code and drones flock across the skies. Directed by aod's Artistic Director Tamsin Shasha and written by British-American playwright Christopher Adams (Lynchburg and Haunts), Antigone will tour the UK from 14th September 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre to Celebrate 10 Years with OEDIPUS PART ONE: ASSEMBLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre's Co-Artistic Directors Alison Darcy and Joseph Shragge are honoured to be invited to Centaur Theatre for a fourth Brave New Looks slot with Oedipus Part One: Assembly following their award-winning productions of Medea and The Bacchae. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents Watch on the Rhine, Lillian Hellman's 1940s political thriller about loyalty, family, and sacrifice. The play, directed by Berkeley Rep's associate director Lisa Peterson, begins previews on Thursday, November 30, 2017 and runs through Sunday, January 14, 2018. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Monday, December 4. (more...)

Philippe Cousteau Jr.'s EarthEcho International and the Northrop Grumman Foundation Bring Real World Science and Exploration to the Classroom with EarthEcho Expedition:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

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Butoh-Meets-Shakespeare Show HIDE YOUR FIRES Adds Performance at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Japanese Butoh dance breathes new life into a tale of Lady Macbeth, as a part of United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row (The Studio Theatre), 410 W. 42nd St., New York City, in an added performance on Sunday, Nov. 5th at 6 p.m. (original show slot, Oct. 3rd at 7:30pm, was sold out). (more...)

BWW Review: Alison Fraser Has A Bloody Tale To Tell in Aaron Mark's SQUEAMISH
by Michael Dale - Oct 17, 2017

Playwright/director Aaron Mark has a habit of leaving audiences in the dark. Not that his plays are especially hard to grasp, but the author who specializes sending chills up and down spines with his solo theatrical thrillers seems to enjoy having audience members sitting in pitch blackness for at least a part of every production. It works wonders for the creepiness factors. (more...)

Daphne du Maurier's JAMAICA INN to Premiere at The Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

NOBODY GOES TO JAMAICA INN lonely and dark on the bleak Cornish moors. A place full of secrets, violence, and rum that fuels nightmares of ghosts that howl with the wind. Young and innocent, Mary comes to stay, only to get entangled in its mysteries. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SQUEAMISH Celebrates Opening Night at the Beckett Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 17, 2017

All For One Theater (AFO), the company that last produced My Name is Gideon, continues its legacy of producing acclaimed solo works with Aaron Mark's SQUEAMISH starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, First Daughter Suite). (more...)

Photo Flash: MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES Brings New Light to Immigrant Experience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Luis Alfaro's Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles comes to The Armory after a triumphant six-month run in Ashland. (more...)

Chino Odimba and Helen Wilde Join Bristol Old Vic Board of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Bristol Old Vic today announced two new appointments to its Board of Trustees: playwright and poet Chino Odimba and former High Sheriff and philanthropist Helen Wilde. (more...)

SITI Company Presents Yukio Mishima's HANJO As Part Of Japan Society's 'Noh Now' Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

SITI Company, the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater, co-founded by famed American director Anne Bogart, showcases Yukio Mishima's mysterious and poetic play Hanjo directed by SITI Co-Artistic Director Leon Ingulsrud. (more...)

MARIE CHRISTINE Creator Michael John LaChiusa Set for Talkback at BoHo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

BoHo Theatre Artistic Director Peter Marston Sullivan announced today that Marie Christine composer, lyricist and librettist Michael John LaChiusa will participate in a post-show talkback following BoHo's Friday, November 17, performance of the musical at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

Victor L. Cahn's ROMANTIC TRAPEZOID Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Victor L. Cahn's Romantic Trapezoid makes its world premiere directed by Alberto Bonilla at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre, opening tonight, November 8, for a run through November 25, 2017 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42 Street). (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Wraps 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up its 2017 season on October 28 with the final performances of Shakespeare in Love, Henry IV, Part Two, and Julius Caesar. (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Awards Artistic Bursaries As The Curtain Falls On WFO 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Last night the curtain fell on the 2017 Wexford Festival Opera. The final performance of this 18-day Festival was of the critically acclaimed Risurrezione by Franco Alfano which played to a capacity crowd in the National Opera House and was attended by the closing night Guest of Honour An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. (more...)

Emma Dante's THE SISTERS MACALUSO Opens Next Week At Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Peak Performances is pleased to introduce American audiences to The Sisters Macaluso (La sorelle Macaluso), from Sicilian theatrical innovator Emma Dante. The institution has dedicated this season to works by women creators, and The Sisters Macaluso is not only a wild work of physical theatre by a vital and prolific female visionary, but also one that focuses almost entirely on the emotional, physical, and metaphysical lives of female characters seven sisters confronting the threshold between life and death following a family tragedy. (more...)

FOLLIES IN TITUS to Re-Imagine Shakespearean Classic at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

In 'Follies in Titus,' Italy's Dario D'Ambrosi, originator of the theatrical movement called Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater), re-imagines Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus,' retelling the bard's bloodiest and most violent work through the voices of the patients of a psychiatric hospital. (more...)

RTE lyric fm to Broadcast Wexford Festival Opera's MEDEA, MARGHERITA and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Wexford Festival Opera will once again join forces with RTE lyric fm, its National Media Partner, to bring Wexford to an estimated 20 million listeners via the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as the three mainstage evening operas from WFO 2017 are broadcast in Ireland and across the world. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros to Present Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer, directed by John Fisher, at The Gateway Theatre, running November 3 - 25, 2017. (more...)

Victor L. Cahn's ROMANTIC TRAPEZOID Starts This Weekend at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Beginning this weekend, Victor L. Cahn's Romantic Trapezoid will get its world premiere directed by Alberto Bonilla at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre. (more...)

Now & Then Creative Company to Launch with Modern Interpretation of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Now & Then Creative Company, a new, non-profit theatre and film organization is kicking off its inaugural season with a contemporary interpretation of the Greek tragedy, 'Medea.' The play will run from November 10-19 at Metropolitan Arts Institute. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' MANKIND
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 20, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will present Mankind, the world premiere of a new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights; Barbecue, In the Continuum, The Brother/Sister Plays). (more...)

Elizabethtown College Theatre to Present Liz Lochhead's Adaptation of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Elizabethtown College Theatre presents an adaption of 'Medea' Today, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 12, in Tempest Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Deafinitely Theatre & New Diorama Theatre present CONTRACTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre, Paula Garfield, today announces a new, site-specific production of Mike Bartlett's play Contractions as the company marks its 15th anniversary. A co-production with New Diorama Theatre and staged on a disused trading floor at New Diorama's ND2, it will be Deafinitely Theatre's first site-specific show. Garfield directs Fifi Garfield and Abigail Poulton in the production which opens at New Diorama's ND2 on 8 November, with previews from 1 November, and runs until 29 November. (more...)

Phyllida Lloyd Joins Rosalie Craig and Danielle Tarento on the Panel of the Fifth TONIC CELEBRATES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Tonic Theatre has just announced that Tony award-nominated director Phyllida Lloyd will complete the line-up for the latest Tonic Celebrates, which will take place at The Other Palace on Friday 24 November. (more...)

Casting Announced For Bristol Old Vic and Shakespeare's Globe's THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

With rehearsals starting next week, Bristol Old Vic has just announced full casting for its Christmas show, Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales, adapted and directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 18, 2017
by - Nov 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Israel Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Review: MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES Brings Greek Tragedy to the Modern Immigrant Experience, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Nov 15, 2017

MOJADA: A Medea IN LOS ANGELES is a painful, very timely play that provides a human context for a lot of things going on in the news right now. Also, Christopher Acebo's set is fabulous. (more...)

MCCC's Theatre Program to present MEDEA, 12/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Greek mythology comes to life in 'Medea,' to be performed by the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Theatre/Dance Program on Friday and Saturday, Dec 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Pathological Theater's Dario D'Ambrosi Honored with Robert F. Kennedy Award in Florence
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

On November 6, 2017 Dario D'Ambrosi, founder and president of the Pathological Theater Association, received the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italia Award at a gala ceremony attended by dignitaries at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, presented the award. (more...)

Japan Society presents The SITI Company Production of Yukio Mishima's HANJO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Japan Society proudly presents the New York City premiere of SITI Company's striking interpretation of Yukio Mishima's play Hanjo, created and performed by the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater SITI Company, in a new English Translation by SITI Co-Artistic Director Leon Ingulsrud, who also directs. Arriving as part of the NOH-NOW Series within Japan Society's Fall 2017-Winter 2017 Performing Arts Season, coinciding with the Society's 110th Anniversary, this production will have three performances, December 7 9, at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

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