My City

£8-£32

How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life?



On a dusky evening, old friends Richard and Julie find their primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. As they become reacquainted with her and the other teachers that helped shape them, memories of their vivid and imaginative lessons come to life and their tales of London inspire Richard and Julie once more.



Stephen Poliakoff's first new theatre play for over a decade celebrates the power of storytelling to raise the human spirit.

Schedule

Almeida Theatre

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Almeida Street London N1 1TA
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
To increase access to the arts and strengthen local communities, ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres today announced grants to 17 non-profit arts organizations throughout northern Illinois. The grantees, which range from local theaters to art galleries, will receive up to $10,000 each for projects that expand access to arts and cultural offerings for underserved audiences in the communities ComEd serves.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
To increase access to the arts and strengthen local communities, ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres today announced grants to 17 non-profit arts organizations throughout northern Illinois. The grantees, which range from local theaters to art galleries, will receive up to $10,000 each for projects that expand access to arts and cultural offerings for underserved audiences in the communities ComEd serves.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
From drumming to all girl bands to honky tonking, singer/songwriter/musician Jean Caffeine has lived nine fascinating lives.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
To celebrate the release of 'Sadie Saturday Nite', her first record since 2011's 'Geckos in the Elevator', Jean will be performing her one woman show about a drummer in an all-girl band, tomorrow, 10/26 at The Slipper Room
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018
Tracey Ullman was a guest on today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.' During the interview, Ullman talks about the possibility of returning to Broadway and shares one of her funniest experiences with a Broadway audience.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017
Iconic GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum-selling R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Anthony Hamilton will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame today.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017
Austin City Limits (ACL) Season 43 rocks on with a hit-filled hour starring the great Pretenders in their first-ever appearance on the ACL stage.
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016
Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience.
by Melanie Votaw - Oct 1, 2018
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center opened its latest exhibit celebrating choreographer Jerome Robbins on Tuesday, September 25 with luminaries like Mikhail Baryshnikov in attendance. The exhibit, titled VOICE OF MY CITY: JEROME ROBBINS AND NEW YORK examines the relationship between the dance icon and the city he called home.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
On Saturday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., three vibrant New York City-based artists will perform in My City, My Song, an interactive Family Concert celebrating music from around the world. The performance features traditional and original Georgian folk songs from Ilusha Tsinadze, Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement fromImani Uzuri, and original Haitian songs from Emeline Michel. Free pre-concert activities take place in Zankel Hall one hour prior to each performance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
Jerome Robbins, world renowned for his work as a choreographer and director of ballet and theater, film and television, would have been 100 years old on October 11, 2018. In honor of his life and legacy, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, partnering with other institutions across the country and around the world, will celebrate his centennial year through Spring 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016
 American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and WWFM The Classical Network announce The ACO Experience, a new radio program hosted by Diane Guvenis that features live recordings of music by today's most talented and exciting composers. All works are performed by the American Composers Orchestra or by guest artists and ensembles participating in ACO concerts and ACO's 2011 and 2015 SONiC: Sounds of a New Century, nine-day citywide festivals in New York, each featuring music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under. The broadcast will air once a month on Mondays at 9pm. More information about recent and upcoming broadcasts is available online at: www.americancomposers.org/acoexperience.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
Jermyn Street Theatre announces today that Hannah Arterton will star in the stage premiere of Rose Heiney's Original Death Rabbit, the opening production in The PORTRAIT season. Hannah, who can currently be seen playing a leading role in Safe (Netflix/Canal+/Red Productions) and whose recent television credits include The Five (Sky/Red Productions) and Versailles (Canal+/BBC), will take the role of a young woman who becomes an internet sensation, just as the rest of her life falls apart.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
KCET, a producer of award-winning and diverse original content for public media, and Tastemade, a global media company creating premium video programming in the food, travel and home verticals, will premiere the series BROKEN BREAD, hosted by restaurant entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi. In the show, Choi explores complex social justice issues and meets inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism as well as a catalyst for change. The series broadcast premiere is Wed., May 15 at 8:30 p.m. on PBS channel KCET in Southern California and on Tastemade TV now available on major streaming platforms. The series will subsequently air May 20 on PBS SoCal at 7:30 p.m.  and May 21 on Link TV via DirecTV (channel 375) / Dish Network (channel 9410) at 9:30 pm ET/PT. Episodes will also be available on brokenbread.tv as well as the free PBS App. 
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
To conclude Red Clay Dance Company's 10th anniversary season, Red Clay Dance Academy presents the 7th Annual Dance4Peace Youth Concert and Community Hug Award Saturday, June 1 at Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Mara Isaacs, Director of Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals, today announced the recipients of the second annual residency awards: Bhangin' It, led by Rehana Mirza (co-book writer), Mike Lew (co-book writer), Sam Wilmott (composer/lyricist), Rujuta Vaidya (choreographer), and Amy Anders Corcoran (director); and The Night Falls, led by Troy Schumacher (director/choreographer, New York City Ballet soloist), Ellis Ludwig-Leone (composer/co-lyricist), and Karen Russell (book writer/co-lyricist, MacArthur Award winner and Pulitzer finalist). Both projects will be in residence June 4-22, 2018 in New York City.
by Nicole Ackman - May 16, 2017
Supergirl teams up with her former enemy to fight the Daxamite invasion and try to save Lena and Mon-El. When the President of the United States tells Alex to blow up the Daxamite main ship, Kara is horrified because her best friend and boyfriend are trapped onboard. But with the help of her friends, including the newly returned Cat Grant, Kara is ready for the fight.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 15,2018 /PRNewswire/ Following the news that Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information will be opening up the Kingdom to movie theatres in 2018 for the first time in 35 years, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and VOX Cinemas, the Middle East's largest and most rapidly growing cinema exhibitor, today announced a sales agreement for a minimum of four new IMAX theatres in Saudi Arabia. Four theatres will be added to new multiplexes in Riyadh and other prime locations at some of the Kingdom's most prominent shopping malls including those owned by VOX Cinemas' parent company, Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2018
 KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, and Tastemade, a modern media company inspiring the taste of a generation through entertainment, commerce and experiences, announced today that restaurant entrepreneur and acclaimed chef Roy Choi will host a new series called BROKEN BREAD slated for broadcast in early 2019 on public television KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationally via DirecTV (channel 375) and Dish Network (channel 9410). Co-produced by KCETLink and Tastemade, the series begins production this week and showcases inspiring people who are making a difference in their communities through food. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
Da Camera of Houston presents 'Da Camera Mix at the MATCH' Tuesday, April 25, 2017 through Saturday, April 29, 2017. Sets begin at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). New this season, over the course of five nights, Da Camera presents an innovative mix of jazz, classical and contemporary, featuring international artists and outstanding local talent. Audiences are invited to meet the artists over drinks between sets.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
New York Live Arts (Live Arts) to present the New York premiere of Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities, March 14-17, 2019, having commissioned the work as part of the Live Feed Residency Program. The complete six-part encyclopedic series is a multidisciplinary work that weaves theory and performance into a four-hour-long hybrid event. Yerushalmy and a cast of 20 dancers and scholars, ranging in age from 20 to 68, perform deconstructed installments of Nijinsky's “Sacre” (1913), Graham's “Night Journey” (1947), Ailey's “Revelations” (1960), a mix of Cunningham works “Rainforest,” “Sounddance”, “Points in Space”, “Beach Birds”,  and “Ocean” (1968-1990), dance numbers from the 1969 Fosse's film “Sweet Charity”, and a response to Balanchine's “Agon” (1957) that includes none of the original choreography.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 31, 2016
Here's your opportunity to get to know two Katies and an Isaac in The Friday 5: Katie Bays (who shares the role Morticia with Lissa de Guzman), Katie Davis (who's playing Wednesday, along with Caitlyn Poryako) and Isaac Brotzman (cast with Zachary Martin Waters as Uncle Fester). Read on - and then sang your tickets as quickly as possible!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017
Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come…
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016
Chicago Children's Theatre, the city's largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to children and young families, announced today it has hired Frank Maugeri in the new position of Community Programs Artistic Director (CPAD).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
This April, The Marsh San Francisco brings Paul Sussman's The Wrong Kind of Pessimism to The Marsh Discovery Series, a showcase for works under development. Humans have traded up their caves, tripled their life spans, written Ulysses, and gone to the moon. And along the way, melted the ice caps, oppressed the crap out of each other, and elected you-know-who. Are humans getting anywhere? From the first gentrification (sorry, Neanderthals) to the secrets of the genome, Sussman takes on (and smacks down) the big questions of progress, faith, and where it all ends in The Wrong Kind of Pessimism. Directed by Kenny Yun, The Wrong Kind of Pessimism will be presented April 27 -May 18, 2019 with performances at 5:00pm Saturdays at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($25-$35 sliding scale Thursdays and Fridays; $30-$35 sliding scale Saturdays; $55 and $100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016
Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman just announced that the National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will re-open San Francisco's iconic Curran Theatre, playing January 25 - February 19, 2017. The news was announced on Monday night by Carole Shorenstein Hays, live from the stage of the Curran, where the Tony-winning creative team appeared on-stage with Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, where they discussed details of the new national production of the musical.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017
Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, "one of the most significant and harrowing releases of [2015]" (Thought Catalog), explores the fragility and nuance of memories and emotions in an hour-long, 13-part song cycle inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Corkscrew Theater Festival presents Desarrollo, written by Juliany Taveras and directed by Manny Rivera. Running July 27-August 5, Desarrollo follows three queer and trans Bronx natives as they grow from exuberant 13-year olds to yearning, unmoored young adults. The creative team and cast consists entirely of queer and trans people of color, bringing the sights and sounds of the Bronx to the stage while wrestling with the disorienting changes that gentrification has brought to the neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA (http://www.wosa.us/), the industry association which promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce participation in the 3rd annual Oakland Wine Festival (http://www.oaklandwinefestival.com) on Saturday July 15th, 2017. Following a successful Kick-off Tasting and Soiree on April 23rd, WOSA looks forward to returning to the stately and gorgeous Claremont Hotel & Spa for a busy day of events that includes a silent auction, the ever-popular Judgement of Oakland double blind tasting featuring consumers, an elegant Grand Tasting (offered seated or poolside), and a winemaker dinner. In addition to having wines featured at all of the day's larger tastings, WOSA will have two dedicated slots at the festival; an educational presentation a 12:30pm, and a reception from 6:00-7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
Even in the world's biggest cities, you don't need to venture far to find wildlife. Cast your reel and join Nat Geo WILD on an urban fishing adventure in new series FISH MY CITY WITH MIKE IACONELLI. The six-part series follows award-winning professional bass fisherman and TV personality Mike 'Ike' Iaconelli (@mike_Iaconelli) on his global search for the world's most iconic fish living alongside some of the world's busiest concrete jungles. From Austin, Miami, New York and New Orleans to Taipei and London, Iaconelli traverses the globe's most exotic cities, encountering fish of all shapes and sizes in the most unexpected metropolitan locations.
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2019
Miley Cyrus has released the music video for her single 'Mother's Daughter,' which was directed by Alexandre Moors. Performers in the video include Aaron Philip, Amazon Ashley, Angelina Duplisea, Casil McArthur, Lacey Baker, Mari Copeny, Melanie Sierra, Paige Fralix, Tydryn Scott, Vendela and, of course, Miley's mother Tish Cyrus.
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016
Nat Geo WILD announced today that world-famous dog behaviorist Cesar Millan (@cesarmillan) and his son Andre Millan are road-tripping across America in search of dogs and their humans who need help and want to share their story in Nat Geo WILD's new series Cesar and Son
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2019–2020 season featuring more than 170 concerts by many of the world's most celebrated artists and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz, and world music. The season also includes a wide range of groundbreaking education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, engaging audiences in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017
Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, "one of the most significant and harrowing releases of [2015]" (Thought Catalog), explores the fragility and nuance of memories and emotions in an hour-long, 13-part song cycle inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
Better Oblivion Community Center, the new band from Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, recently surprise-released their self-titled debut album. The record is currently available digitally and is set for a physical release on February 22nd via Dead Oceans. To learn more about the origins of the LP, read an interview with Phoebe and Conor below.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
Uptown Underground celebrates Valentine's Day 2018 with a one-night only showing of the French hit I'm a Good Little Devil at the venue's Kiss Kiss Cabaret.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The rumors percolating since summer on fansites, Reddit boards and Twitter were finally confirmed last night when, at midnight EST, an album entitled Better Oblivion Community Center by Better Oblivion Community Center appeared on DSPs, shortly followed by a live performance of 'Dylan Thomas' on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
DJ Pierre features on the latest episode of Mixmag and WAV's mini-doc series 'MY CITY', which takes viewers on intimate tours of cities with artists who live, breathe and make up the fabric of the history and future of each destination.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2017
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2018
Jerome Robbins, world renowned for his work as a choreographer and director of ballet and theater, film and television, would have been 100 years old on October 11, 2018. In honor of his life and legacy, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, partnering with other institutions across the country and around the world, celebrates his centennial year through Spring 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017
Exposing the rather raw subject of survivor's guilt, actor James Augustus Lee has taken home the prestigious award for 'Best Actor' for his latest role as a New York City first responder in Jorge Vald s-Iga's I Was There, at the 2017 Chelsea Film Festival. The 9/11 inspired feature film, written by Vald s-Iga and co-written by Lee and Sinead Daly, has earned much acclaim from critics and fans during its lengthy run on the film festival circuit over the last year.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017
On Today, December 16 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., three vibrant New York City-based artists will perform in My City, My Song, an interactive Family Concert celebrating music from around the world. The performance features traditional and original Georgian folk songs from Ilusha Tsinadze, Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement fromImani Uzuri, and original Haitian songs from Emeline Michel. Free pre-concert activities take place in Zankel Hall one hour prior to each performance.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., three vibrant New York City-based artists will perform in Zankel Hall as part of My City, My Song, an interactive Family Concert celebrating music from around the world. The performance features Greek folk from Magda Giannikou, Malian traditional music from Yacouba Sissoko, and Indian classical music from Falu Shah. Free pre-concert activities are offered one hour prior to each performance, preparing parents and children to sing and dance along with the artists.
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 4, 2018
Following our journey with the company of Pericles at the National Theatre, we met up with Jim Fortune. The composer and songwriter talked about music, London, and how he found a musical voice for the different worlds of Pericles.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
After a months-long national search, the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel has named its interim leader to the permanent, full-time position of President and CEO of the Center and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation.
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016
A new art installation for the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets consists of three X-shaped outdoor loungers custom designed for Times Square,
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017
Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is fast approaching, with many opportunities for families to take part in fun, interactive concerts and other activities that celebrate the joy of music and develop creativity, imagination, and musical curiosity in people of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., three vibrant New York City-based artists will perform in Zankel Hall as part of My City, My Song, an interactive Family Concert celebrating music from around the world. The concert features jazz standards performed by vocalist Brianna Thomas, the percussive rhythms of Puerto Rican bomba and plena music from father-daughter duo Juan Gutierrez and Julia Gutierrez-Rivera (with fellow musicians from Los Pleneros de la 21), and samba from Brazil's Carnival with singer-songwriter Fabiana Masili. Free pre-concert activities are offered one hour prior to each performance, preparing parents and children to sing and dance along with the artists.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017
Da Camera of Houston presents "Da Camera Mix at the MATCH" Tuesday, April 25, 2017 through Saturday, April 29, 2017. Sets begin at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH).
by Katricia Lang - Apr 11, 2016
Ensemble Theatre's Act One Young Professionals presents DRAMA-TRY: A DRAMATIC NIGHT OF POETRY. Here to talk about the poetry showcase are Andrea Browne and Henry Mosley, Co-Chairs of the Act One Young Professionals Steering Committee, and event host/emcee, the poet Se7en.