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Medea - 1994 - 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

Longacre Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
220 West 48th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation of ARREST!, conceived and Performed by John Fisher. The performance will take place on October 8, 2020 at 8pm for Free!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Nationally recognized poets Joshua Bennett, Rachel Hadas, Linda Gregerson, David Yezzi and Charles Martin bring their poetry to Central New York via the new online series from Syracuse Stage, a?oePoetry & Play.a??
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Almeida Theatre has announced a socially distanced season of three world premieres for Christmas 2020 and into 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
LGBTQ singer, songwriter, and Broadway alum Jesus Garcia has released a new song and video to encourage the public to participate in next week's presidential election.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center has announced a new film adaptation, In the Bleak Midwinter: A Christmas Carol for Our Time, that sets the classic Christmas novel in a modern setting.
by Louise Penn - Oct 22, 2020
Next month Jermyn Street Theatre, the smallest producing house in the West End, celebrates 15 Heroines in a series of monologues written and performed by female and non-binary creatives. We asked the theatre's Artistic Director (and co-director of the plays) Tom Littler to tell us more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a Zoom/Facebook Live presentation of MARIE'S CRISIS, conceived and performed by John Fisher on October 22, 2020 at 8pm for free! Travel back in time to Marie's Crisis, the greatest sing-along, show tunes bar in history, and the mystery surrounding its name and Thomas Paine. Sing along and solve a mystery.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2020
A coalition of the nation's top arts presenters have joined forces to create a 6 hour “People's Benefit Concert” to spur Get Out The Vote action in all fifty states.  On Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, The 50-50 ALL SOULS TO THE POLLS concert will be presented on multiple virtual online platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Trap Door Theatre has announced its 27th season, which includes Decomposed Theatre Or The Human Trashcan, The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey, Medea Material, and The Water Hen.
by Louise Penn - Nov 9, 2020
15 Heroines is a major new digital project by Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Digital Theatre Plus. Taking Ovid’s Heroides as inspiration they reach back across thousands of years and into the cultures of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Africa, the heroines are rehabilitated and placed in a modern setting.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, GORDON OF KHARTOUM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2020
In October Watford Palace Theatre announced they had successfully received support from the Culture Recovery Fund. This will enable the venue to re-open their doors to the local community safely and start to bring their cultural offering back to the centre of Watford. After careful consideration and consultation, the venue has devised the Three Counties Freelancers Season as an ideal opportunity to serve local audiences and support local artists at the same time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, How I Murdered My Best Friend. The production is conceived and performed by John Fisher. It takes place on December 3, 2020 at 8pm. There will be one live performance only.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros will present a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation of GAY PILGRIM, conceived and Performed by John Fisher on November 25, 2020 at 8pm for free. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2020
Antipodes Theatre Company has announced the final entry in their 2020 Ricochet Reading Series, Theresa Borg’s Dame & Commander. The virtual reading will be streamed live to the ATC Facebook Page on Monday 7th December at 7:00pm and remain available for one week. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2020
The multicamera, virtually produced reading of Luis Alfaro's “Mojada” premieres Friday, November 20 and “Electricidad” premieres Sunday, November 22, both at 5 p.m. Pacific. Along with “Oedipus El Rey,” these modern adaptations of Greek tragedies complete “The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro” which is presented on Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage in partnership with The Getty.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, Gay Pilgrim.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Broadway producers Fran and Barry Weissler Are Selling Their $13.2 Million Estate in Waccabuc, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
A boisterous, topical and entertaining year of theatre is on offer for South Australians in the 2021 season from State Theatre Company South Australia. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
PlayCo has announced the first installment of plays in its 2020-2021 season, kicking off the company's 20th year with works that continue and complement its legacy of showcasing bold international and American playwrights whose works electrify with their immediacy and challenge with their complexity.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
This winter, Trap Door Theatre will collaborate with eight directors to create a series of episodes adapted from Matei Visniec's Decomposed Theatre Or The Human Trashcan. From Dec. 3, 2020, to Feb.4, 2021, a unique adaptation from Visniec's 'dialogic spectacle of monologues' will be performed live on Zoom between the resident Chicago ensemble and an international group of guest performers and directors.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, THE BATTLE OF KURSK. This production is conceived and performed by John Fisher.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, LONE MOUNTAIN, conceived and performed by John Fisher.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2021
Aurora Theatre Company will continue its 29th season with Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE, adapted by Lydia R. Diamond. Associate Artistic Director Dawn Monique Williams (Bull In A China Shop) directs this poignant drama about Black girlhood, the poisonous effects of racism, and the heartbreak of shame.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros will present a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, CONTEMPORARY ART, conceived and Performed by John Fisher.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2021
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, SEDUCTION, conceived and performed by John Fisher. The performance takes place on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
 In order to continue its strong feminist story-telling tradition, Artemisia Theatre has announced an entirely virtual 2021 season. The new season includes two World Premiere theater productions and eight audio performances airing on its podcast We Women.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
Rose Theatre reopened its doors to audiences last week following the end of the second national lockdown and has announced several upcoming shows for spring 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020
The Alley Theatre has announced the cancellation of all in-person performances of the 2020-21 season. The following shows are affected by the cancellation: Born with Teeth by Liz Duffy Adams (January 22 – February 14, 2021), Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (March 5 – 28, 2021), and more.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, Gay Physics, conceived and performed by John Fisher. The performance takes place on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8pm.
by Student Blogger: Laura Frost - Dec 21, 2020
The theaters are dark. The actors and staff have been sent home -- out of work.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, CALLISTHENES FOR CHRISTMAS, conceived and performed by John Fisher.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
The 2021 Adelaide Festival program, prepared over this past turbulent year under ever-changing circumstances, may just turn out to be one of the most necessary – and memorable.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2020
This holiday season, The Professional Performance Prep (The Prep) is making spirits a little brighter by hosting “Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Cabaret” on Saturday, December 19th and Sunday, December 20 at 7pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020
The first great investment scam had a queer angle. A tale of coming out, dressing up, having fun with Vivien Leigh and Noel Coward, and speculating in war and finance. Many bubbles will be burst.