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Medea - 1982 - 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.

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Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation: GOOD KNIGHT, BAD KNIGHT, Bobby Knight in Three Scenes, Conceived and Performed by John Fisher, October 1, 2020 at 8pm FREE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Three Boston Symphony Orchestra violists-Mary Ferrillo, Daniel Getz, and Steven Laraia-along with BSO percussionist Kyle Brightwell and guest pianist Brett Hodgdon perform 20th-century masterworks for this week's Encore BSO Recitals program available starting starting at noon on Thursday, September 24, through October 24.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
Alexander Zale, an actor who had a long and illustrious career on New York, European, and regional stages, as well as roles in several iconic movies and TV shows, died peacefully at home in Los Angeles of complications from Parkinson's disease.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Soprano Lise Davidsen sings Strauss’s “Morgen!” and an aria from Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in her August 29 performance, transmitted via satellite from Oslo as part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
Today, the Statewide Board of Directors of Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Peggy Kriha Dye as the organizationa??s new General Director and CEO.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
What if conversion therapy worked? Well, then, it could work in reverse as well! Jason is going to find out. Theatre Rhino presents Straight, conceived and performed by John Fisher.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation: STRAIGHT. Conceived and Performed by John Fisher, September 17, 2020 at 8pm FREE! One Live Performance Only.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that star of stage and screen Dame Diana Rigg has passed away, according to the BBC. She was 82 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Micaya will present the 22nd Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest (SFIHHDF) on Saturday, November 21, at 12pm PST. This year's virtual festival will include the world premiere of a commissioned work by five artists from around the globe, performances by local artists, all-time favorites performances from the SFIHHDF archives & more.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
WP Theater announced today that Rebecca Martinez and Cori Thomas will be joining the staff as BOLD Associate Artistic Director and Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Long recognized for its dedication to creating new work for the theater, Los Angeles-based Echo Theater Company is uniquely positioned to nurture the next generation of playwrights during the current public health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Two-time Tony Award nominee Alison Fraser and writer-director Aaron Mark have released a free studio recording of the horror monologue play SQUEAMISH. Written by Mark specifically for Fraser, SQUEAMISH premiered Off-Broadway in 2017 at Theatre Row, presented by All For One Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG) announced that THE SAVAGE SECONDS, a new, experimental opera, will be premiering online June 4-10, 2020. The production will be presented by Undermain Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Facebook Live presentation: SHARK! Written and Performed by the John Fisher on May 7, 2020 at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2020
Today's top stories: The New York Times will celebrate the 19/20 Broadway season, Ryan Murphy aims to run The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me on Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Syracuse Stage celebrates a new translation of a classic Greek tragedy as the a?oeCold Read Festival of New Playsa?? moves online to present a reading of Euripides' a?oeMedea.a??
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Facebook Live presentation, KATO/CATO, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on May 28, 2020 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
The Civilians, the award-winning New York-based theater company, presents the ninth annual R&D Group FINDINGS Series. 
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2020
Symphony Space has launched a virtual edition of its Selected Shorts series! Watch Bobby Cannavale, Emily Skeggs, Maulik Pancholy, and Allison Williams perform stories that speak to the heart.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
This Sunday, May 17th at 7pm EST Professional Performance Prep's (The Prep) pro-track private voice and acting students will perform in a 2-part Instagram Live cabaret to benefit The Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Live Zoom presentation: ZOOM CATASTROPHE! Conceived by John Fisher, Co-Creator Joe Tally, Performed by John Fisher, Joe Tally, and Simon Zeus.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2020
For over 30 years, Selected Shorts has united great actors with extraordinary short stories and presented them as captivating literature in performance to enraptured New York audiences, live from the stage at Symphony Space as well as from our hit weekly public radio show.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
With an online reading of Charles Martin's new translation of 'Medea' scheduled for this weekend, Syracuse Stage has announced a live online panel discussion, 'Medea and the Moment,' for Monday, June 8 to discuss issues related to current events that are addressed in Euripides' tragedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Sir Ian McKellen will step into the iconic shoes of William Shakespeare's Hamlet in an upcoming age-blind production of the play at Theatre Royal Windsor, returning the actor to a role he first performed fifty years ago. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation of PRIDE: Frank Kameny - Eyes on the Stars, conceived and performed by John Fisher.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020
Tune in right here at 7:30pm to watch The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and check back for a full list of winners, updating live!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
The National Theatre today announces a further five productions that will be streamed as a part of the National Theatre at Home series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Today (July 9) in live streaming: The Public Theater premieres The Line, Bernadette Peters visits Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
National Theatre at Home is back this week with Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea. Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite following the acclaimed Medea in 2014. The Deep Blue Sea is streaming from 7pm UK time (2pm EDT) today through Thursday, July 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
The Echo Theater Company, named LA Weekly's a?oeBest Bet for Ballsy Original Plays,a?? presents an online reading of a three-course play with recipes by Kira Obolensky. Ingredients: a middle-class Midwestern family, a modest urban kitchen, a larger-than-life mother who visits, a striving woman, a somewhat supportive man, and a daughter named Hurricane. Mix with the world outside, the never-ending attempt to nourish and be nourished, and a 21-year time span filled with changes, both epic and ever so small.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2020
Today's top stories: the 2013 cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella will reunite this week, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros Presents a Free Zoom/Facebook Live Presentation, JOHNSON, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on July 2, 2020 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a free Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, GROWING UP: THE WORLD IN 1976, conceived and performed by John Fisher, for free on July 23, 2020 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
At 7:30 pm. EDT on Saturday, July 11, the Hangar Theatre Company will perform a virtual production of Queens Girl in the World, directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
by Andrew Child - Jul 1, 2020
In Women Behind the Curtain, Michael Lin weaves a narrative about a French spy, Renee, on a mission in Cold War Moscow. When a suspiciously-invested secretary, Aleksandra, joins her in her covert travels, the two are set on an action-packed journey through mistrusted informants, double agents, and scenarios that raise questions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
Theatre Rhino Presents FREE Online Presentation Of A DEATH IN THE FAMILY By John Fisher, August 13, 2020 at 8pm FREE! One Live Performance Only.
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
Bobby Cannavale has joined the cast of Nine Perfect Strangers at Hulu!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Jermyn Street Theatre has joined forces with leading internet theatre platform Digital Theatre for a major new online project to be produced this autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
Venture into the night once again as John explores the jazz capitol of the West, The Fillmore.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation ST. JOHN FISHER. Conceived and Performed by John Fisher, August 27, 2020 at 8pm FREE! One Live Performance Only.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation of ST. JOHN FISHER, conceived and performed by John Fisher. The stream takes place on August 27, 2020 at 8pm for free.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Professional Performance Prep (The Prep) announces its cast for PSYKIDZ, a new musical made into a film premiering in September with a Virtual Red Carpet and special guests.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation A DICKENS. Conceived and performed by John Fisher, August 20, 2020 at 8pm Free! One live performance only.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. Conceived and performed by John Fisher, August 13, 2020 at 8pm FREE! One Live Performance Only.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Jun Maeda, the Obie Award-winning designer and resident set designer at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (ETC) since 1970, died on Monday, April 6 - three days after his 79th birthday - at Mt. Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Drama League has announced the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much- coveted Distinguished Performance Award.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
WRTI 90.1 is broadcasting four concerts by the talented young musicians of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) during the month of May in 2020. Performing with exceptional soloists and conducted by Maestro Louis Scaglione, the four-week schedule includes full concerts from 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Facebook Live presentation: MURDER IN HAWAII: Clarence Darrow's Last Case, My Father and Me. The show is conceived and performed by John Fisher.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Trademark Theater announces the launch of a brand-new commissioning platform today. The platform awards artists with development opportunities for their new works as well as a two-week workshop and staged reading in an upcoming season.