Medea

Simon Stone (Yerma) stages his contemporary rewrite of Euripides' tragedy, Medea, at the BAM Harvey Theater beginning in January, 2020. The production will star Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids, Get Him to the Greek) and two-time Emmy winner and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale (Mauritius, The Motherfucker With the Hat), with full cast to be announced.

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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold directs The Hunt by David Farr, based on the critically acclaimed Danish film thriller Jagten, by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival presents its annual programming for the West Hollywood area to the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
by Stephanie Wild - May 29, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
It's about Medea, the woman who killed her children. That says it all, doesn't it? Perhaps not.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Full casting has been announced for the staged reading of David Stallings' new drama Leonora, which will be performed at The Williams CME Institutional Church in Harlem on Monday June 3 at 7pm.
by Cindy Marcolina - May 24, 2019
Medea (Ruth D'Silva) becomes a Kurdish militant seeking asylum in the UK. Blueprint Medea tracks her journey from 2006 to 2016 as she leaves her home country, meets Jason (Max Rinehart), and then departs again. Written and directed by Julia Pascal, the piece is introduces too many themes at once only to neglect most of them.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton proudly announce a remarkable 2019-20 season featuring a world premiere by Kyle Abraham, a world premiere by Robyn Mineko Williams, audience favorite Decadance/Chicago by Ohad Naharin, and innovative works from Hubbard Street's repertoire by Crystal Pite, Rena Butler, and Peter Chu.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. 
by Chantal Kunst - May 13, 2019
CALLAS | ONASSIS | KENNEDY, een muzikale vete is een nieuwe Nederlandse muziektheaterproductie over de intrigerende driehoeksverhouding tussen drie wereldberoemde iconen: operadiva Maria Callas, ex-first lady Jacqueline Kennedy en de man met wie beide vrouwen een relatie onderhielden, de Griekse scheepsmagnaat en miljardair Aristoteles Onassis. CALLAS | ONASSIS | KENNEDY, een muzikale vete gaat op zondag 13 oktober 2019 in de Leidse Schouwburg in premiere en is vervolgens tot eind 2019 in de theaters te zien.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces the cast and directors for the staged readings of Italian plays in translation which are being presented as part of In Scena! 2019.
by Walter McBride - Jun 4, 2019
We're flashing back through the photo archives of BroadwayWorld's very own Walter McBride to bring you some shots of 2019 Tony nominee Annette Bening in 2014 and 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Dario D'Ambrosi, founder and president of Italy's Pathological Theater Association, will address the United Nations in New York on June 13 at the Conference for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The event is called: 'A Billion Voices: Making the Invisible Visible' and D'Ambrosi will read an address titled 'All Mad Free,' in which he will share an overview of Italy's leadership in care for the mentally disabled and the radical contribution his Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater) has made in realizing new theoretical and practical approaches.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 28, 2019
There are many different accounts of Medea's tale, all told by men or in relation to their presence in her life. Therese Ramstedt and Zandile Darko reclaim her narrative and aim the spotlight on the actual pivot of the myth, Glauce and Medea themselves. They deliver a compelling piece that fuses comedy with the dark and primal story.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
 The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the New York premiere of MOJADA on Tuesday, July 2 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview in The Public's LuEsther Hall. Written by MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro and directed by Obie Award-winning directorChay Yew, MOJADA is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself. MOJADA will run through Sunday, August 11, with an official press opening on Wednesday, July 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Perseverance Theatre announces that Art Rotch, who has served as the organization's Artistic Director since 2008, and first came to Juneau to work at Perseverance in 1988, will transition out of his role as Artistic Director this summer.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 24, 2019
Feminist theatre company Wet Paint takes over The Space to deconstruct the myth of Medea in Fall Prettier. The show, written by Therese Ramstedt and co-directed with Zandile Darko, promises catchy tunes and glitter while simultaneously question Medea's historically male-centred narrative.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Word for Word and Z Space will stage an immersive production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's legendary Rime of the Ancient Mariner  with a press night of Saturday September 21 at 8pm running through October 12 (Previews Sept 11-15, 18-20) .   Rime of the Ancient Mariner is to be directed by Jim Cave and Delia MacDougall with a cast that features Nathaniel Andalis, Lucas Brandt, Robert Ernst*, Darryl V. Jones, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong*, Earl Paus, Charles Shaw Robinson and Patricia Silver*. (*member AEA)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Defunkt Theatre has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, which includes a trio of Portland Premieres you won't see anywhere other than Defunkt.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Check out all new rehearsal photos from the New York premiere of MOJADA, written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Chay Yew. Performances begin on Tuesday, July 2 and run through Sunday, August 11 at The Public with an official press opening on Wednesday, July 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The National Theatre today launches the National Theatre Collection, with two new partnerships with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Today, the award-winning Drama Online announces a significant expansion of its video offering with new world-class content from the National Theatre. Drawing on 10 years of NT Live broadcasts, alongside high-quality archive recordings never previously seen outside of the NT's Archive, the National Theatre Collection will make its rich body of work available to students in schools, universities and libraries around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
THE WHITE DRESS, written by Roger Q. Mason and directed and choreographed by Adin Walker will have a limited engagement Summer run, July 5-20 at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway. Based on the playwright's true-life experience, this is a genderqueer coming-of-age tale for the they/them generation.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2019
Woodie King's New Federal Theatre has set four plays for the June, 2019 edition of its Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series. The series will run four Tuesdays--June 4, 11, 18 and 25--with all readings at Castillo Theatre, 543 W 42nd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY remains committed to its meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They have announced their upcoming 28th season, the tenth annual Summer Playwrights Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Black Swan Presents MEDEA, co-written by WA's own Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks. This is a re-invention of the classic Greek myth that has taken the world by storm. It's coming back to Australia in a brand new Perth production, featuring some very fresh WA talent including: Alexandria Steffensen in the role of Medea, with dynamic young performers Jalen Hewitt, Lachlan Ives, Jack Molloy and Jesse Vakatini all making their professional debuts for the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns to The Public with MOJADA, the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. See production photographs!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Today the Award-Winning Titan Theatre Company announced two new additions to their leadership team. Effective immediately, Analiese Puzon and Marcus D. Johnson will join the company's staff. Puzon as General Manager & Johnson as an Artistic Associate.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Mean Girls just announced the ladies who will lead the First National Tour as 'The Plastics'. The Mean Girls National Tour launches on September 21 in Buffalo, NY. Click here for the full tour route. We're getting to know the three leading ladies with a closer look at some of their past performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
This year will see the inaugural Popcorn Group Writing Award in association with the Pleasance Theatre celebrate writing excellence at the Fringe. Platforming writers and artists that ignite and challenge the status quo, the award will be presented on 14th August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the most fearless and topical piece of new writing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
This year will see the inaugural Popcorn Group Writing Award in association with the Pleasance Theatre celebrate writing excellence at the Fringe.  Platforming writers and artists that ignite and challenge the status quo, the award will be presented on 14th August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the most fearless and topical piece of new writing. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
According to Vulture, stage and screen couple Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne have their eye on their next project together. The duo will star in Euripedes's Medea at BAM this January. The play will be directed by Simon Stone.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
A Contemporary Theatre People of the Book, a world premiere play by award-winning playwright and ACT 2018 Core Member, Yussef El Guindi,takes its audience on an emotional thrill ride of secrets, hidden truths, jealousy, and the lies we tella?"to ourselves, to the ones closest to us, and about our country.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert's inaugural season as Artistic Director.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 22, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lion King film is on track to have the biggest opening for a Disney live action remake of an animated film!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Kiln Theatre, today announces the centrepiece of A Friendly Society - their National Lottery-supported project aimed to open up the theatre, its heritage and the local history of Brent to both its existing audiences and the wider community - the community play The Seven Ages of Patience by Chinonyerem Odimba.
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2019
In Alfaro's take on Euripides' MEDEA, titled Mojada, the varying attitudes towards assimilation within a family of Mexican refugees who lack documentation lead to a devastating conflict.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
WallByrd Theatre Co. is announcing that they will be returning to classics for their 2019-2020 Season. Since 2014, WallByrd has been creating immersive productions that mix the traditional theatre experience with a new pop-culture vitality.
by Sarah Murphy - Jul 15, 2019
Resurrecting and redefining the misunderstood women of myth and history is not breaking ground for a Fringe Festival in the #MeToo era, but Rewiring Eden manages to make its mark with a thoughtful enough conceit - what if all of those women had the opportunity to meet one another?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Lorna Brown, Raghad Chaar and Yoli Fuller join the previously announced Zoe Wanamaker and Zrinka Cviteši? to complete the casting for Two Ladies, a new play by Nancy Harris to be directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that singer-songwriter Will Gregory will compose the music for a new production of William Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil, King John, directed by Eleanor Rhode.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Queens-based Rude Grooms announced today initial details for the company's second annual free summer production touring parks and art spaces in Astoria and Long Island City: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, led by actor-manager Montgomery Sutton (Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe) and produced in partnership with Long Island City Artists at the Plaxall Gallery and the Astoria Park Alliance and is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Avalanche: A Love Story will open at the Roslyn Packer Theatre this month, following rave reviews in London. Maxine Peake plays the lead role in Julia Leigh's adaptation of her powerful memoir.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Word for Word and Z Space stage an atmospheric production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's legendary Rime of the Ancient Mariner  with press nights of Friday and Saturday September 20 & 21 at 8pm running through October 12 (Previews Sept 11-19).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Loosely based on Euripides' tragedy Medea, this is the prophetic tale of Hester Swane, an Irish Traveller, who attempts to come to terms with a lifetime of abandonment in a world where all whom she has loved have discarded her.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Empanada Loca will be performed evenings only at Panorama Philly, 5213 Grays Avenue, the warehouse where the collective intention is to support artistic and creative activity in the Gray's Ferry neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Today the Award-Winning Titan Theatre Company announced that Alyssa Van Gorder will take over as the company's new Managing Director. Van Gorder will step in for Titan Co-Founder, Kevin Beebee, who will remain with the company as the President of the Advisory Board.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 24, 2019
he Huntington Theatre Company premieres a timely and essential adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's 1934 play Yerma, a tragic tale of one woman's desperate yearning to start a family. Adapted and translated by the winner of the 2019 Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, Melinda Lopez transforms this classic work to resonate with modern audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Theatre of NOTE continues its 2019 season with ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts,by Lisa Sanaye Dring, Phinneas Kiyomura, Erik Patterson, and Bill Robens, directed by Lee Hannah Conrads.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Theatre of NOTE continues its 2019 season with ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts,by Lisa Sanaye Dring, Phinneas Kiyomura, Erik Patterson, and Bill Robens, directed by Lee Hannah Conrads. ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts is an evening of four wonderfully strange world premiere short plays, written by four accomplished Theatre of NOTE-grown playwrights, which together usher audiences through the complexity of the human condition.