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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.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
Teatro Paraguas will present 26 Miles, a play by Quiara Alegria Hides about an estranged Latina mother and her White Jewish teenage daughter who find themselves on a spontaneous road trip to discover one another — and see the buffalo in Yellowstone.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021
Shannon Hayes will join the previously announced Niamh Cusack in the world premiere of Colin Teevan's The Seven Pomegranate Seeds directed by Melly Still.  This will be the second Rose Original production in Christopher Haydon's inaugural season as Rose Theatre's Artistic Director.
by Lorens Portalatin - Sep 27, 2021
Dallas Theater Center (DTC) celebrates 30 years with one of the city's most talented actors, Liz Mikel. She made her debut on the DTC mainstage in 1991, appearing in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Since then, Mikel has been featured in multiple DTC productions and currently features in Cake Ladies at the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre as Tweedy-Bird, a character written specifically for her.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Dallas Theater Center (DTC) celebrates 30 years with one of the city's most talented actors, Liz Mikel. She made her debut on the DTC mainstage in 1991, appearing in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Since then, Mikel has been featured in multiple DTC productions and currently features in Cake Ladies at the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre as Tweedy-Bird, a character written specifically for her.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
Academy Award-nominee Taryn Edgerton will join Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey in Mike Bartlett's play Cock this spring on the West End. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
Almost 60 years after its debut, Edward Albee’s masterwork Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will be reinterrogated through a dynamic new Australian lens this month.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021
With the slogan “Theatre In These Trying Times”, the 25th edition of the festival has set out to breathe fresh air into both the world of theatre and to theatre lovers with a programme of mostly new productions that look at the world, which is in search of a new normal, through the lens of theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021
Amas Musical Theatre is accepting applications for the fall semester of The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, its award-winning pre-professional performance program for musical theatre lovers ages 12-18.
by Gary Naylor - Oct 7, 2021
Ambitious and never less than interesting, the 90 minutes all-through running time turns already gruesome material into a tougher watch that it need be.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021
Just in time for Halloween, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt (The Rocky Horror Show, Dracula) and writer-director Aaron Mark (The Horror of Dolores Roach) have released a free studio recording of the horror monologue play, ANOTHER MEDEA.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021
Caroline, or Change officially opens tonight, October 27 on Broadway at the Roundabout's Studio 54. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway here!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2021
ETT (English Touring Theatre) today announces the second year of its flagship playwriting programme Nationwide Voices in collaboration with five new partner theatres and companies.
by Andrea Domanico - Oct 20, 2021
La Compagnia Caterpillar presenta un altro tassello della propria ricerca sul sé nei giovani d’oggi: Argonauti e Xanax si presenta come vero e proprio thriller teatrale.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021
Award-winning ensemble and Stephen Joseph Theatre Associate Company The Faction return to the SJT next month with a trio of thrilling solo shows.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021
Oksana Lyniv has been nominated Music Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and her three-year engagement beginning in January 2022 includes at least two operas and two concerts for season. 
by Balim Kar - Nov 26, 2021
Simon Stone's Medea found a new home at Zorlu Performing Arts Center for the Istanbul Theatre Festival. The space hosted the cast and crew of this spectacular play and its smitten audience for two days.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021
SBCC Theatre Arts Department presents a student showcase of Christopher Durang plays, affectionately called LAUGHING WITH DURANG, November 10-20, 2021 in the Jurkowitz Theatre, directed by Matt Talbott.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021
Forget what you knew. With a bold ambition to reimagine how we experience and interact with the city itself, Sydney Festival's 2022 line-up – the first helmed by artistic director Olivia Ansell – is set to explode onto (and into) the city's parks, pools, streets, stages and screens this summer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021
HighTide and New Wolsey Theatre will present this triumphant play from Olivier Award winning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm – a work which moves forwards and backwards in time across the 21 miles between Dover and Calais as a young swimmer harnesses her mind and body to make the crossing. 
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 12, 2021
There’s a huge amount going on in a short time in Colin Teevan’s The Seven Pomegranate Seeds, now showing at the Rose Theatre. Seven stories about maternal pain and loss from the women in the plays of Euripides are transported from classic mythology to modern-day scenarios. Despite this intriguing concept, the resulting production feel rushed and fails to live up to its potential.
by Sonja Niles - Nov 12, 2021
The classic Greek tragedy Medea, presented by Augustana University Theatre had some nice theatrical moments and visual pictures. I was pleased by the presentation of the set with its stonework dais centered on the stage and large columns ascending, giving the audience the feel of being in a cavernous space.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021
The Seven Pomegranate Seeds takes seven contemporary stories grounded in prominent, mythical origins. Persephone, Hypsipyle, Medea, Alcestis, Phaedra, Creusa and Demeter, the women of Euripides' plays, are reimagined as people of today in a fusion of celebrity, inappropriate desires, historical police investigations and missing children.
by Herbert Paine - Jul 28, 2021
Live theatre is back! Here's a critics choice list of the top 20 venues in the area with information on upcoming productions for the 2021-2022 Season, how to buy tickets, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
In Leopards, by rising playwright Alys Metcalf, Niala will be played by Saffron Coomber. Niamh Cusack will be reuniting with director Melly Still in the world premiere of Colin Teevan’s The Seven Pomegranate Seeds.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
The Belgrade Theatre has announced that Paines’s Plough’s ROUNDABOUT season 2021 will open in Wood End in Coventry this week, with four world premieres taking place in Paines Plough’s award-winning, portable, in-the-round auditorium, situated in the grounds of the Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre in Wood End.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 13, 2021
The National Theatre has today announced the latest productions to be made available on its National Theatre at Home streaming platform.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
Sassymouth will present a free On-Line Presentation of M2, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8:00pm EST.
by BWW Awards - Jan 13, 2022
Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022
Following the success of its run at King's Head Theatre as part of their Queer Season in 2021, the full cast is announced for the return of Paul Bradshaw's Offie nominated play tell me straight in a new run at Chiswick Playhouse, reuniting original cast members Paul Bradshaw, George Greenland and Stephanie Levi-John.
by Timothy Treanor - Dec 6, 2021
Write what you know, the adage goes. Thus, John Grisham writes courtroom dramas. Bill and Hillary Clinton write political thrillers. Robin Cook writes stories about medicine.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 30, 2021
The Exponential Festival presents and promotes experimental performances created by New York-based artists working across all mediums. The works will be presented this January on Exponential's YouTube channel and Twitch. Most will be filmed in or streamed from our participating venues including The Brick Theater, Target Margin Theater's The Doxsee and Life World.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
Pickering's Trilogy: Truth, Lies and Deception will have its premier at Le Pavé d’Orsay Theatre in the heart of Paris on December 16th. The trilogy contains three short plays Cat and Mouse, Sylvie and Sly and Beach Break.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Awards - Dec 13, 2021
Voting is now open for the 2021 first ever, by popular demand, BroadwayWorld Off/Off-Off Broadway Awards - celebrating theatre all across NYC!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2021
The eagerly awaited brand new show from Pecho Mama, the team that brought you Medea Electronica, comes to VAULT Festival for its 10th anniversary edition.  This radical and electrifying reinvention of the Oedipus myth will take audiences on a relentless white-knuckle ride through ecstasy and devastation with this ultimate love triangle – mother, father, son.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021
John Fisher will present a free online presentation of BULGE! on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:00pm EST.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021
The Flying Carpet Theatre Company in association with The Tank present the UK premiere of the archival filmed version of OPEN, a queer love story, streaming on demand August 16th through August 22nd, 2021 for free as part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2021
Sassymouth will present a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, MURDER AT HETCH HETCHY, conceived and performed by John Fisher. David Wilson serves as Director of Photography/Co-Director.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 4, 2021
The Muse Collective will stream the world premiere of Peter Gray’s THE KARENS beginning August 13, 2021. Muse Collective’s founder and artistic director Michael Alvarez directs the cast of Morgan Danielle Day, Felicia Santiago and LaurenSage Browning. Got the chance to chat with Peter on his KARENS and his creatively productive relationship with Michael and his Muse Collective.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021
Leicester’s Curve theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and English Touring Theatre revealed the full company for the upcoming co-production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Anthony Almeida, which will open at Curve on 3 September, and then tour venues across England and Wales.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
Learn more about the full season, and how to purchase tickets, here!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2021
Only invited audience can attend in person but ALL can watch for free on-line. The Essential Services Project reboots with brand-new shows! Shows continue now through August 26!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021
What do you do when you can't afford your house? Turn it into a museum, with you as one of the attractions on display!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2021
Sassymouth presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, NATIONAL TRUST, conceived and performed by John Fisher, with Director of Photography/Co-Director, David Wilson.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
Sassymouth presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, MURDER AT HETCH HETCHY, conceived and performed by John Fisher, with Director of Photography/Co-Director, David Wilson.