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Merlin - 1983 - Broadway

Merlin was a musical based on a concept by popular illusionist Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis, written by Richard Levinson and William Link, with music (and incidental music) written by Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Don Black.

Merlin opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on February 13, 1983 and closed on August 7, 1983 after 199 performances and 69 previews. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson. The cast included Henning as Merlin, Chita Rivera as an evil sorceress and, in supporting roles, newcomer Nathan Lane and a young Christian Slater.


Mark Hellinger Theatre

(New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2021
The opera and choreographic creations of the 2021-2022 season will be the subject of a very comprehensive conference on the work, its libretto, context and music, a few days before the first performance, always at the same time, 6.30 pm, by the Association genevoise des amis de l’opéra et du ballet.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The Menier Chocolate Factory has returned to live performances with the European première of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-winning Indecent – the production was in previews at the time of national lockdown in March 2020.
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2021
Distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL, the drama series is executive produced by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films. 
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
I'm Still Here, a new virtual benefit for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Division, will stream on Broadway On Demand on June 23. The evening is a celebration of the division's 90th Anniversary, and the 50th  Anniversary of its beloved Theatre on Film and Tape Archive and will honor Harold Prince and George C. Wolfe. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 19, 2021
Presented by SoundExchange, A2IM Indie Week 2021 is also sponsored by Amazon Music, Bandcamp, DISCO, Dolby Atmos, Ingrooves, Merlin, Musiio, OpenPlay Qobuz, Reeperbahn Festival, Songtrust, Soundcloud, Spotify, Sync Floor, The Control Room, Vydia and YouTube Music. Indie Week 2021 is produced by Marauder. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2021
The new programming venture will showcase nine conceptual adaptations of multi-character works, in which all roles will be played by a single actor, and in two cases by two actors, using in-person, virtual or hybrid platforms. Works will premiere gradually over the next two seasons, alongside TIFT’s regular scope of programming.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Sadiq Khan will this morning formally sign in for a second term as Mayor of London on stage at the iconic Shakespeare's Globe, as he announces plans for the biggest domestic tourism campaign the capital has ever seen to help London's economy get back on its feet as COVID restrictions are eased. He will be joined at the Globe by award-winning British actor and director Adrian Lester.  
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 31, 2021
“Gods and Monsters” is inspired in part by the pioneering Victorian Assyriologist George Smith, who died in Aleppo in 1876, stranded in a cholera epidemic, heartbroken and writing feverishly to his wife and six children back in England.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021
On Sunday, March 21, 2:00 PM (EST), the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (with lead sponsorship from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene) will spearhead a global presentation of the second annual virtual Third Seder to celebrate the inspiring Passover story as well as the worldwide revival of Yiddish culture.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 22, 2021
Celebrating its 10th year, the Libera Awards offers an opportunity for musicians to honor their peers’ hard work and the kind of vision that has pushed independent music forward every year — and especially in this most unprecedented of years.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
Each of the five selected recipient receives £1000, as well as technical, marketing and creative support from Iris Theatre to develop and present their work as part of the Summer Festival. Each artist receives 50% of their production's box office revenue.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 4, 2021
Armed Forces Entertainment hosted world-renowned illusionist, Rob Lake,  for a grand scale illusion and magic show for active-duty U.S. military and their families deployed all over the world. As a performer who's been entertaining with AFE for nearly 15 years on bases around the world, Lake's 45-minute special is available for audiences worldwide here at
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021
This innovative production mixes dance, music, theatre and puppetry and will premiere simultaneously at the Manchester International Festival and online this July.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021
Learn more about all of the additional archival footage added to the event, including Ariana Grande (at age 15 making her Broadway debut) and Brynn Williams in 13; Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Death of a Salesman, Brian Stokes Mitchell in Ragtime, Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 22, 2021
Breaking all viewership records to date, the Armed Forces Entertainment-hosted grand scale illusion and magic show, THE MAGIC OF ROB LAKE, continues to be a juggernaut for organization that, since 1951, has provide the best in American entertainment to US troops and family members stationed overseas. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 2, 2021
Distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL, the drama series is executive produced by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films. War of the Worlds was produced with support of Welsh Government funding through Creative Wales. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 18, 2021
In addition to Thundercat’s big win, Ninja Tune were proud to be nominated in 2021 for Label of the Year (Big).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021
Opening in the company's new smaller studio space, The Mixing Room, is the world première of Brian & Roger – A Highly Offensive Play inspired by their hit podcast Brian & Roger, written and performed by Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner. Artistic Director of the Menier David Babani directs the production opening in October.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 1, 2021
This new venture will see FFC working alongside Ninja Tune to continue to expand the vision of Foreign Family Collective as a global entity supporting musicians and artists alike. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021
Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). This year's immersion in “Nadia Boulanger and Her World” presents the long overdue first fully staged American production of King Arthur (“Le roi Arthus”), the only opera by Boulanger's compatriot and close contemporary Ernest Chausson.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2021
The Belmont Theater District, Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview and Lakeview East neighborhoods shares upcoming events from its members from July - August.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021
This July, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring together more than 140 actors, singers and musicians from across globe for a sensational, one-time event - A Yiddish Renaissance: A Virtual Concert Celebration - filled with music and appearances by some of the most renowned Yiddish performers.
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2021
Set-in present-day France and the UK, War of the Worlds season three picks up as the war between the survivors and aliens reaches a new turning point and a terrifying phenomenon grips countless people across the globe.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021
Living in New York shortly after September 11, Julia Dolan (Mason) is an up-and-coming corporate attorney whose carefully constructed life begins to crumble when she learns she has a half-sister (Mohammadi) — a Muslim who has fled Iraq. Neyla plays the violin and wants to audition for Julliard, but Julia is wary. Is there more to Neyla's story?
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 16 April 2022 with the opening night on 28 April 2022, Jerusalem will run until 6 August 2022.  There will be over 800 seats at £15 or under each week across the house throughout the run with additional education rates of £25 per student ticket. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021
Opening Sunday, July 25, Ernest Chausson’s only opera, King Arthur (“Le roi Arthus”), will receive its long overdue first fully staged American production at Bard SummerScape.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2021
Writer Reuben Johnson's new re-imagining of this classic tale will take place outdoors in the beautiful gardens of the Actor's Church and features spoken word, original songs and is led by a cast of actor-musicians. Arthur/Merlin will run from 4 August – 22 August.  
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2021
There are 89 Oscar nominees, including 25 winners, among the invitees.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021
Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Jan 26, 2021
Broadway legend Chita Rivera celebrated her 88th birthday on January 23rd. With a stage career spanning over half a century, this triple threat deserves to have her name shouted from every theatre geek’s rooftop. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2021
Marking 15 years of partnership between the Swire Group (Swire) and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil), we are delighted to announce today that Swire will be continuing its sponsorship of the HK Phil as Principal Patron for another three years from April 2021, with a grant of HK$46.4 million, the biggest corporate donation in the orchestra's history.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 14, 2021
Five of the independent music industry’s most influential executives have come together in a new venture aimed at enhancing the future of independent labels and artists.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 13, 2021
Tony winner Nathan Lane has joined the cast of two upcoming series: 'Gilded Age' on HBO, and 'Only Murders in the Building' on Hulu.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 3, 2021
On this day we're celebrating the birthday of acclaimed star of stage and screen, the great Nathan Lane!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2021
Today's top stories: Come From Away to be filmed for release, Jon M. Chu will direct the Wicked movie, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021
LMDA has announced the recipient of their inaugural Innovation Grant, which awards $1500 to support an artist who is pushing the boundaries of dramaturgical work. This year's recipient of The Innovation Grant is David Clauson.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 26, 2021
Lane starred in director Mike Nichols' 'The Birdcage' opposite Robin Williams. Though both Nichols and Williams have since passed, Lane believes there's merit to a sequel idea that originated on the podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 2/18/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 2/11/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021
Over a hundred cultural organisations across the UK are being awarded over £30m from a new one-off fund to support the cultural sector set-up by the Weston family in response to the devastating impact of Covid-19. The Weston Culture Fund is supporting a diverse range of organisations from museums to regional theatres to national touring ballet companies.
by Brendan Daly - Feb 1, 2021
Druid is delighted to announce the live stream of Once Upon a Bridge, a new play by Sonya Kelly. The production will be directed by Sara Joyce and will premiere at The Mick Lally Theatre in February for four performances. Audiences across Ireland and beyond can watch this new play from their own home.
by James Ayles - Aug 6, 2021
Iris Theatre's take on the Arthurian legend benefits from a beautiful setting and an engaging cast to close out their Summer Festival.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021
It's 1935 and celebrated Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile – when tragedy strikes again. All passengers and staff are suspects, and the body count is growing - will Arinae's little grey cells identify the murderer in time?!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 23, 2021
International City Theatre returns to the stage after 18 long months with a compelling family drama by multiple award-winning Los Angeles-based playwright Wendy Graf.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Casting has been announced for the return to the stage of Theatre-Rites, the highly acclaimed children’s theatre company who celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Amplifying diverse voices from a team of international collaborators, The Global Playground will premiere at the Manchester International Festival and online this July. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 27, 2021
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has announced the stellar student winners of the Inaugural Artist Launch Award Competition.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021
Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre, today announces full programme for their Summer Festival 2021, running in the courtyard of the Actors' Church, their home in the heart of Covent Garden from 21 June – 22 August 2021. All performances will adhere to social distancing in line with government guidelines.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021
Follies at 50: A Conversation with the Cast and Crew of the Original Broadway Production is a one-time event, featuring a panel of people involved in the creation of one of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, Follies.