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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, FranÁois-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: opťra comique, tragťdie 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.


Strawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRE Makes World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER at Shetler Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Emmy Award-Winner, Dorothy Lyman, who is well known for playing Opal Gardner on All My Children and Naomi Oates Harper on Mama's Family, will premiere her new play, In the Bleak Midwinter, at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54, in Manhattan. The production stars Blue Bloods series regular, Abigail Hawk. The limited engagement runs September 8 - 23 with Opening Night on Saturday, September 8. (more...)

Theater Basel: Oktober 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Almeida Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Artistic Director Rupert Goold today announces the Almeida Theatre's new season. (more...)

Creative Team Announced For THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Papatango today announce the creative team for The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi - winner of the 10th annual New Writing Prize. The creative team includes Artistic Director and co-founder of Damsel Productions, Hannah Hauer King (Director), 2017 winner of Best Design at the Wales Theatre Awards, Amy Jane Cook (Designer), WhatsOnStage Award and two time Off West End Award nominee for Best Lighting Design, Jack Weir (Lighting Designer) and Max Pappenheim (Sound Designer) who has extensive credits across London and Broadway and is currently working on Hogarth's Progress at Rose Theatre Kingston. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of COMPANY Sings With the Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company opens at the Gielgud Theatre 26 September 2018. Get a first look at the cast singing with the orchestra in the video below! (more...)

WORLD WAR II - LIVE! ONSTAGE! Starts At Pangea, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

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

Kate Mulvany Stars in Reworked AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

A brand new Belvoir production of An Enemy of the People reunites the powerhouse team behind critically-acclaimed hits Medea and Jasper Jones, director Anne-Louise Sarks and the superb Kate Mulvany in this timely new version of a prophetic masterpiece. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Check out time lapse video of their set going up and the cast of the show singing the title song for the first time below! (more...)

HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II Comes to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

John Fisher brings you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin. He also provides useful information about the best books on the subject, the cutest generals, and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. The show demonstrates how WW II can bring you out of yourself and your own anxieties. One performance only - Tuesday, September 18 at 900pm at United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

The National Theater Live Screenings Return to Rialto Theater With JULIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Based on August Strindberg's 1880 classic play, this version is a contemporary presentation by Polly Stenham set in a modern flat in London. (more...)

De'Adre Aziza, Karl Green, and More to Lead The Public's EVE'S SONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of EVE'S SONG, written by The Public's Emerging Writers Group alum and 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, Patricia Ione Lloyd. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DON CARLOS, The Centrepiece Of Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full cast for a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) and Rose Theatre Kingston. Gadi Roll directs Tom Burke (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Alexandra Dowling (Eboli), Darrell D'Silva (Philip), Kelly Gough (Elizabeth), Jason Morell (Domingo), Vinta Morgan (Alba), Samuel Valentine (Don Carlos), Stephen Ventura (Lerma) Flip Webster (Duchess), with Alexander Allin, Dan Ball, Guy Dennys and Euan Shanahan completing the company's ensemble. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre Presents YA MAMA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) presents Ya Mama! The production is onstage from October 11 - 27, 2018, in CPT's Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

New Series MIT Performing Signals a Vibrant Performing Arts Series with MIT Performing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces the new performing arts series MIT Performing, signaling a new destination in the performing arts scene in BostonCambridge. Curated by Professor Jay Scheib, the series launches with performance artist Adrienne Truscott's celebrated solo work THIS, Andrew Schneider's new production NERVOUSSYSTEM and Ayesha Jordan's one-woman sci-fi telenovela Shasta Geaux Pop, developed in collaboration with Charlotte Brathwaite, MIT Assistant Professor of Theater Arts. MIT Performing envisions an array of productions, lectures and new performance idioms throughout the year. Following on these three productions, internationally renowned solo performer Lisa Dwan will present her lecturedemonstration 'A Body of Beckett,' followed by a new theater work to be developed by director Jay Scheib with an international cast of collaborators. (more...)

PICASSO'S WOMEN Transfers to London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sell out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the reimaged production of Picasso's Women transfers to London this Autumn. Continuing the site specific theme, the play is set in a contemporary art space, Gallery Different in London, from Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 September at 19:30 (Duration 1h 30m). (more...)

Ovalhouse Presents Brixton City Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

London's newest staycation weekender, Brixton City Festival is in its third year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The arts festival will take place in Brixton from Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September, featuring radical entertainment, pop-ups and sheds-galore. Theatre makers, musicians, spoken word artists open up a world of digital dialogue, love letters and performance. And all for free! (more...)

BWW Interview: Crutchfield Builds a Fire with New Opera Enterprise
by Erica Miner - Jul 30, 2018

Former New York Times music critic wears multiple chapeaus as conductor, musicologist, and educator (more...)


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Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Writer-Director Communications Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Writer-Director Communications Lab on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10am-6pm at Studios 353, 353 W. 48th Street, Studio B (basement). Registration is $75 for TRU members ($85 for non-members), $30 for an additional collaborator (writer), and registration for TRU Member observers is $30 ($40 for non-members). Writers must be accepted before purchasing a spot. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

The Donmar announces full casting for Artistic Director Josie Rourke's production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. Joining the previously announced Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden are Ben Allen, Matt Bardock, Nicholas Burns, Jackie Clune, Rachel Denning, Molly Harris, Adam McNamara, Raad Rawi, Sule Rimi, Anwar Russell and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Free, Public Performances Of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Set To Launch Rude Grooms' Commons Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Queens-based Rude Grooms announced today initial details for the company's inaugural public production: William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, led by actor-manager Laura Piccoli (Unhealthy at Battalion Theatre Co) and produced in partnership with Long Island City Artists at the Plaxall Gallery and the Astoria Park Alliance. The production will play shows in Queens at the Plaxall Gallery, Astoria Park, Queensbridge Park, and Rainey Park as well as in Manhattan at the West End Theatre. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at rudegrooms.com. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim at Work on 'Many' Lyric Changes for Marianne Elliott COMPANY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 26, 2018

According to Baz Bamigboye's latest column, work is well underway for the upcoming gender-bent production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company, and the composer is making considerable alterations to his beloved musical. (more...)

STL to Premiere Of Drama Desk Winner THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

REBEL AND MISFITS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of "The Realistic Joneses" by award-winning Will Eno, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This production, directed by Edward M. Coffield, is the St. Louis premiere of arguably the best work yet from one of America's most clever and perceptive playwrights of the past decade. The event will run for three weeks, Today through Sunday, from July 26th through August 12th at the Kranzberg Arts Center Theater (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Brief 7/20: PRETTY WOMAN Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pretty Woman begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, July 20- Happy Birthday, Diana Rigg!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of My Fair Lady star, veteran actor Diana Rigg! (more...)

BAMcinématek Presents 'Say It Loud: Cinema In The Age Of Black Power, 1966—1981'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

From Friday, August 17 through Thursday, August 30 BAMcinematek presents Say It Loud: Cinema in the Age of Black Power, 1966-1981. A cinematic companion to the Brooklyn Museum's exhibit Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, the series explores revolutionary and relevant records of a struggle that continues to this day. As black consciousness spread across the globe in the mid-1960s, it gave rise to a radical cinema that both reflected and worked to further the cause of African-American liberation. "These films are confrontational, experimental, and ripe for (re)discovery, powerfully evoking their own time, and unarguably speaking to today's fractious social and political climate," explains series programmer Ashley Clark. (more...)

Diana Rigg Will Depart MY FAIR LADY on September 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony nominee Diana Rigg will depart MY FAIR LADY on Broadway on September 9. A replacement will be announced in the near future. (more...)

NYU Skirball Announces 24-Hour MOUNT OLYMPUS, Return Of GATZ, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

NYU Skirball's 2018-19 season will open at midnight on September 8, 2018 with an all-night theater storytelling marathon from the U.K.'s acclaimed Forced Entertainment theater company, followed by their Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare, adaptations of all 36 Shakespeare plays, starring everyday household objects. (more...)

MIT Launches New Series 'MIT Performing'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces the new performing arts series MIT Performing, signaling a new destination in the performing arts scene in Boston/Cambridge. Curated by Professor Jay Scheib, the series launches with performance artist Adrienne Truscott's celebrated solo work THIS, Andrew Schneider's new production NERVOUS/SYSTEM and Ayesha Jordan's one-woman sci-fi telenovela Shasta Geaux Pop, developed in collaboration with Charlotte Brathwaite, MIT Assistant Professor of Theater Arts. MIT Performing envisions an array of productions, lectures and new performance idioms throughout the year. Following on these three productions, internationally renowned solo performer Lisa Dwan will present her lecture/demonstration "A Body of Beckett," followed by a new theater work to be developed by director Jay Scheib with an international cast of collaborators. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stephen Sharkey's Adaptation Of Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

With Holy Sh!t - the inaugural production in the newly refurbished theatre - in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth - Ayesha Antoine (Irie Jones), Michele Austin (Mad Mary), Philip Bird (Des/Marc Perret/Marcus Chalfen), Ayesha Dharker (Alsana Iqbal), Naomi Frederick (Ruth/Poppy/Joyce Chalfen), Tony Jayawardena (Samad Iqbal), Richard Lumsden (Archie Jones), Karl Queensborough (Anthony /Denise/Josh Chalfen), Sid Sagar (Magid Iqbal), Amanda Wilkin (Rosie Jones), Assad Zaman (Millat Iqbal), and actor-musicians Matthew Churcher, Nenda Neurer (also Clara Jones) and Zoe West. The production opens on 5 November, with previews from 26 October, and runs until 22 December. (more...)

Loft Ensemble Presents Arthur M. Jolly's THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces the west coast premiere of Arthur M. Jolly's THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION. (more...)

Eric Moe Announces New Album 'Uncanny Affable Machines'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Ask composer Eric Moe, whose work has been described by others as ¬ďmusic of winning exuberance¬Ē and ¬ďmaximal minimalism,¬Ē to describe his music, and he writes, ¬ďAlthough the surfaces and genres are varied, my works share a concern for rhythmic propulsion and a disregard for stylistic orthodoxies.¬Ē Winner of numerous honors and awards, Moe is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh and founder of that city's Music on the Edge new music concert series. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Presents YOKKO: SHINKA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2018

Multi-Awards winning choreographer YOKKO comes to the 10th anniversary season of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity with SHINKA (more...)

Montague Basement Will Present THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OPERA at the Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Jennifer Jewell Presents RAISON D'ÊTRE: AN EVENING OF PIRANDELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Jennifer Jewell presents 'Raison d'etre: an Evening of Pirandello,' adapted from selected works by Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature and Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and writer Luigi Pirandello. 'Raison d'etre: an Evening of Pirandello,' explores the complexity and depth of Pirandello's work by taking his seminal play, 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' and infusing it with characters and themes from two of his notable one-act plays, 'Chee Chee' and 'The Man with the Flower In His Mouth.'  (more...)

Full Casting Announced For RAIN MAN Starring Mathew Horne And Ed Speleers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Rain Man, the inaugural production of Bill Kenwright's Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company. Joining the previously announced Gavin and Stacey's Mathew Horne (Raymond) and Downtown Abbey's Ed Speleers (Charlie) is: Mairi Barclay (Pippin), Hannah Barker, Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats), Adam Lilley (The 39 Steps), Neil Roberts (Mamma Mia!) and Joe Sellman Leava (Monster). (more...)

Dorothy Lyman To Premiere New Play, In THE BLEAK MIDWINTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Television icon, Dorothy Lyman, who is well known for playing Opal Gardner on All My Children and Naomi Oates Harper on Mama's Family, will premiere her new play, In the Bleak Midwinter, at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54, in Manhattan. The production stars Blue Bloods series regular, Abigail Hawk. The limited engagement runs September 8 - 23. (more...)

WomensWork Theatre Collaborative Comes To Cranston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Juliet was traditionally played by a boy. A man played Medea. For centuries, women have been consigned to play lesser parts in the creation and production of theater. And even as progress is being made, gender and age parity, onstage and off, continues to be a major issue in the theater.  (more...)

2019 Black Swan State Theatre Company Announces 'Where The Heart Is' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Following a successful debut season in 2018, artistic director Clare Watson continues her daring, imaginative programming. In 2019 the company explores 'Where the Heart Is' about family, and in particular, the myriad of Australian families. Clare sees the programme as 'a collection of characters and stories that explore belonging. 'It asks us what it means to be a citizen and belong to a community." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's WAR OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced further details today for the Shakespearean centerpiece to the 2018 Epic Season, The War of the Roses. The War of the Roses is a monumental evening of theater spanning four history plays-the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Presented as an action-packed evening, The War of the Roses will deliver a fast-paced, far-ranging, vividly theatrical depiction of two powerful families-the Lancasters and the Yorks-and their decades-long fight for the English throne. Political unrest and power grabs collide with weak leadership and civil strife as the country fights against the threat of tyranny. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad To Receive William Shakespeare Award For Classical Theatre; Laura Benanti to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will present Tony-Award winning actress, singer and stage director Phylicia Rashad with the prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award). (more...)

BULLET HOLE Comes To Park Theatre For Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Freedom Tongues and Naiad Productions in association with Park Theatre are proud to present Bullet Hole by Gloria Williams, which is set to be performed at Park Theatre from 2nd to 27th October during Black History Month. Bullet Hole explores the relationship between three Black, British born women who are survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The piece explores the physical, mental and emotional effects this practice causes and shines a light on the institutions in Britain that can offer support. At its heart, Bullet Hole is a story of hope, love and human rights, played by an all-female cast. (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Open in Melbourne This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Sydney based indie ensemble make their Melbourne debut with a bold new devised adaptation of Brecht's The Threepenny Opera.   (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Names Joshua Midgett New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Perseverance Theatre has hired Joshua Midgett as its next managing director. Midgett will join the company's leadership team this fall as Perseverance launches its 40th season, reporting to the Board of Directors alongside Art Rotch, who's transitioning from his longtime role as executive artistic director to that of artistic director.   (more...)

Playwrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne. (more...)

CLOWN SHOW By Gary Beck to Play New York
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

'Clown Show' is a play about the struggle of two clowns to bring joy. Koko and Pipi test the patience of the theatre manager as they prepare to do their show for adults and kiddies. They worry that in the age of smartphones and texting the children won't be as responsive to live performance as they used to be. But they are determined to use their talents and skills to bring delight to the audience. (more...)

BWW Review: What's Old is Nuovo for Crutchfield with Bel Canto TANCREDI at Purchase
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 1, 2018

It was 'out with the old (i.e., Caramoor) and in with the new (i.e., Purchase College)' for Will Crutchfield's love affair with all things bel canto this weekend, and what better way to get things rolling at his new company, Teatro Nuovo, than Rossini's TANCREDI. After all, it was the master's first big hit, written in just a month when Rossini was not yet 21. (more...)

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