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Mother Courage and Her Children - 1963 - Broadway


Martin Beck Theatre

(New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Lantern Theater Company launches its 2019/20 season with the Philadelphia premiere of Ralph Manheim's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, which begins previews tonight. Focusing on a shady businessman's rise to power, Brecht wrote this brilliant drama on the eve of World War II as a parable about the rise of Hitler and fascism. Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon directs a cast that includes Anthony Lawton as Arturo Ui, with Mary Lee Bednarek, Charlie DelMarcelle, Julia Hopkins, Gregory Isaac, Jered McLenigan, David Pica, Brian Anthony Wilson, and Frank X. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request press comps for opening night on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at [email protected] The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs Thursday, September 5 through Sunday, October 13, 2019; a complete schedule of performances and audience enrichment events is included in the fact sheet below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Nadine Garner (The Blake Mysteries) stars alongside Gig Clarke (The Code), Nicholas Denton (Wild), Paul Goddard (Pulse), Yalin Ozucelik (Othello) and Dan Spielman (Macbeth) in the Australian premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, a delicate exploration of sacrifice in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, and Stars in the House will present its next offering of Plays in the House. Plays in the House airs special performances of live readings of classic, award-winning plays, until Broadway reopens.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020
Redefining a new season with the arrival of 2020's digital theatre opus, Aadyam - the theatre initiative by the Aditya Birla Group - embraces change by creating a world class showcase with Aadyam - The Digital Edition.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Jeremy Herrin announced today that after 7 years as Artistic Director of Headlong he will be stepping down in 2020 to pursue a career as a freelance director. During the seven years Herrin has led the company it has experienced remarkable success with his own productions such as the ground-breaking The Nether which played at the Royal Court and in the West End; the multi-award-winning People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan which played at the National Theatre, on tour in the UK, in the West End and at St Ann's Warehouse; Jack Thorne and Stephen Warbeck's Junkyard on tour in the UK; James Graham's This House on tour in the UK and in the West End; and Graham's Olivier Award-Winning play Labour of Love in the West End.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
As the first professional Aboriginal production in Los Angeles, The 7 Stages of Grieving holds a mirror up to America by sharing Australia's Aboriginal people's fight for equality and recognition.
by Walter McBride - Oct 27, 2019
In September, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that opera singer Jessye Norman had died. Today we remember her by taking a look back in our photo archives.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
New casting has been announced for the multi award-winning West End production of HAMILTON as the show enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Also announced is the release of further tickets with the show now booking in London to 28 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2020
The Paper has reported that Purdue’s Department of Theatre has announced plans for their  2020-21 season, featuring online productions and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Nationally acclaimed new play development theatre, Southern Rep, finds itself in a heartbreaking situation. Ticket sales and mainstage subscriptions are at an all-time high. Arts education programming is thriving. Audiences are raving about the work and the company's new venue, the former St. Rose de Lima Church on Bayou Road. And still, Southern Rep finds itself in an urgent financial crisis as it navigates the expenses of moving into their new home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Romeo & Juliet, directed by Ola Ince, designed by Jacob Hughes, which will open the 2020 Summer Season on Tuesday 14 April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
New York's Cherry Lane Theatre has partnered with Vermont's JAG Productions to present the World Premiere of Nathan Yungerberg's Esai's Table, directed by Obie Award Winner Stevie Walker-Webb (Jordan Cooper's Ain't No Mo' at the Public) which will begin performances on March 19 before its opening night on March 31 running through April 25, 2020 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
A fictional account based on true events, Kemp Powers' One Night in Miami..., presented by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, produced by special
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The city burns in the heat of civil war and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a forsaken child. Antaeus Theatre Company presents Bertolt Brecht's1944 masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, in a contemporary translation by award-winning playwright Alistair Beaton.Stephanie Shroyer directs for a July 11opening at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, where performances continue through Aug. 26. Low-priced previews begin July 5.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The Old Globe presents The Underpants, by the Globe's second-most-popular playwright-in-residence, Steve Martin.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of a sparkling comedy in our summer season, The Underpants, by the Globe's second-most-popular playwright-in-residence, Steve Martin. Directed by multiple-award winner Walter Bobbie (Globe and Broadway's Bright Star, Broadway's Venus in Fur, Chicago) and adapted from Die Hose by Carl Sternheim, the play was originally commissioned by Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein when he ran New York's Classic Stage Company. This is the fourth Martin work in recent seasons at the Globe, from 2014's world premiere musical Bright Star, which went on to Broadway and five Tony Award nominations, to 2016's twice-extended, world-premiere comedy Meteor Shower, to 2017's smash-hit revival of Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
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 Stephi 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
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2019/20 Season in advance of single tickets going on sale July 30, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony Kushner!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the 201920 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season. Centred around She Wolves and Shrews, the season is a celebration and interrogation of women, power, and the role of the feminine in shaping our past, present and future. The candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will play host to a world-premiere of Ella Hickson's new play Swive [Elizabeth], Shakespeare's Henry VI, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew, and Middleton's Women Beware Women. Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig have written a new family show dubbed, Christmas at the (Snow) Globe, and a series of candlelit ghost tales will include a new story from Jeanette Winterson. Other events running throughout the season include half-term storytelling festival, Half Term Tales at the Globe, with the new Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, and a double bill of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, marking the centenary year since the removal of the sex disqualification act. The Globe's flagship project for secondary and post-16 students, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, reaches its 14th year with Macbeth.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
New York's Cherry Lane Theatre has partnered with Vermont's JAG Productions to present the World Premiere of Nathan Yungerberg's Esai's Table, directed by Obie Award Winner Stevie Walker-Webb (Jordan Cooper's Ain't No Mo' at the Public) which will begin performances on March 19 before its opening night on April 1 running through April 25, 2020 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Theatre Royal Bath has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning theatre and opera director Deborah Warner as the new Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio. Her inaugural season will be Autumn 2020 with full details and programming to be announced in due course.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Enjoy a reading of selected scenes from Daemond Arrindell's new play, and offer vital feedback towards the final development of the piece. Auntie Val is being developed as part of  Engaged Theatre, the flagship program of Freehold's Lab. We take the practice out into the world around us as we  seek to build authentic relationships through active involvement - bringing productions developed in the Lab to extraordinary audiences: prisons, trauma centers, a youth detention facility, shelters and an active  Military base. These audiences demand greater honesty from the actors and the stories resonate with them in unexpected ways.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
After a lifetime overthinking every second of every day, cabarettist Molly Pope sets up camp at the Duplex to search for the one thing that has always escaped her: a good time.  Armed with the two things absolutely necessary for a good timea?"a gay man and a piano a?" she draws on a trove of old songs, new songs, and why-the-hell-not songs in changing mostly sets.
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020
2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Imy Wyatt Corner today announces Jade Williams will perform Everywoman. The one-woman show, directed by Amelia Sears and written anonymously, opens on 18 February, with previews from 17 February and runs until 22 February.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Pulitzer Prize winning author Tony Kushner and best-selling author Sarah Vowell in conversation about Lincoln's Legacy on Thursday, March 5 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) has been postponed until the fall (before the Presidential selection), due to a scheduling conflict.   Full ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
by Jim Munson - Feb 26, 2020
Bay Area acting luminary Wilma Bonet is currently starring in the Magic Theatre's world premiere of a?oeDon't Eat the Mangos,a?? Ricardo Pérez González' wickedly funny drama about a Puerto Rican family confronting its own legacy. Bonet has had a remarkably long and varied theater career, including six years with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and stints with most of the top-tier Bay Area theater companies. BroadwayWorld spoke with her just a week before performances of a?oeMangosa?? were set to begin. In conversation, Bonet is plainspoken and quick to laugh, with an enduring passion for political theater underlying her responses.
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2020
Song Of Capitulation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner). Set in 1992 in war-torn Afghanistan, this gripping story centers around a friendship that develops between two Afghan women following a tragedy. While facing insurmountable odds of a brutal and oppressive way of life, the two form an unlikely bond in a heart-rending fight for survival. Directed by Carey Perloff, A Thousand Splendid Suns runs January 17 - March 1, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Irondale Ensemble, an immersive home for theater and imaginative artist audience connections, will present The Good Soul of Szechuan, January 29-February 22 as part two of their three-part Bertolt Brecht series Brecht in Exile. Following last winter's production of The Life of Galileo, the ensemble will present the third and final installment Mother Courage and Her Children later next season in an exploration honoring and exploring Brecht's commitment to bring together both art and politics to invoke a new way of thinking.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The Everyman has announced full casting for the 2020 production of Jonathan Harvey's hilariously twisted comic drama Our Lady of Blundellsands.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
Eric Bentley, revered drama critic, translator, playwright, poet, educator and stage director, passed away yesterday at age 103. Bentley's criticism is noteworthy for covering practical, aesthetic, and philosophical aspects of theatre, stemming from a belief that art must rescue humanity from meaninglessness.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Eric Bentley, revered drama critic, translator, playwright, poet, educator and stage director, has passed away at age 103.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
a?oePapa Dozes, Mama Blows Her Noses.a?? That's just one of the delightfully quirky musical numbers from In Circles, the Obie award-winning musical romp adapted by composer Al Carmines from A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Classic Stage Company announces the full cast of the company's upcoming staging of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by John Doyle.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Victory Gardens Theater announces the 2019/20 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors including Alexander (Lex) Turner (Tiny Beautiful Things), Lanise Antoine Shelley (The First Deep Breath), Christina Casano (How To Defend Yourself),  Jeremy Ohringer (Dhaba On Devon Ave) and Aliza Feder (The Right To Be Forgotten).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
General public tickets are now on sale for a one-day-only Master Class exploring the craft of acting taught by Kathleen Turner, a living legend of the stage and screen.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
Projects with Jason launches its new live stream series, a?oeArtists in Conversationa??, with a special live event featuring Academy and Tony Award winning actor Kevin Kline on Saturday
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Southern Rep Theatre (Producing Artistic Director Aimee Hayes) has announced plans for the 2019-20 Mainstage Season and the future of Southern Rep, now located in its permanent home at 2541 Bayou Road, New Orleans. The 2019-20 Mainstage Season, its 33rd, will feature Regional Premieres of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts, NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarias, and Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, translated by Ntozake Shange. In addition, back by popular demand and updated for the holiday season will be MANDATORY MERRIMENT (PART DEUX): A NEW ORLEANS HOLIDAY MUSICAL created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch. The season will also feature the NNPN (National New Play Network) Rolling World Premiere of REYKJAVIKby Steve Yockey (in partnership with the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival), and the home-grown World Premiere of CHEMIN DU BAYOU by local New Orleans playwright Pamela Davis-Noland.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce that Kathleen Turner, a living legend of the stage and screen, will be the guest of honor at this year's Performance Gala, the festival's annual fundraising dinner.