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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 2001 - Broadway

A hit novel that became a hit play that became a hit film! Jack Nicholson played the leading role of McMurphy in the movie as a charming rogue who pleads insanity to get out of his latest prison sentence. Unfortunately, his plan backfires and he is sent to a mental institution where he clashes head on with a fierce disciplinarian by the name of Nurse Ratched. McMurphy and Ratched compete for the hearts and minds of the other patients in a power struggle of wits and charisma versus smarts and tyranny. He leads his fellow patients out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and loose women. The play stands as one of the finest dramatic and heart-wrenching scripts in modern theatre and culminates in both a shocking yet somehow sweet ending. (Contains some adult language)


Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020
From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, RATCHED is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched.
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020
Stephen's good friend Sarah Paulson makes her fifth appearance on the show, commiserating with our host about the challenges of performing without an audience and their shared love for Cate Blanchett.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
'Ratched' is coming to Netflix! The Ryan Murphy series, starring Sarah Paulson, premieres this Friday, September 18th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents an ENCORE Virtual Play Reading of GREENWOOD by Coolidge Harris, Jr. and Directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, September 6th at 8PM EST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Today, The Breath Project—a new theatrical initiative formed by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gamal Abdel Chasten and Co-Founder Marieke Gaboury in response to the current global spotlight on racial injustice against Black people—announced the line-up for the inaugural The Breath Project Virtual Festival being held on at 5 p.m. both Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Flint Repertory Theatre has won 26 Wilde Awards this year, including “Best Play, Drama” and “Best Musical.” That's more than any other theatre in the state.
by DC Felton - May 7, 2020
If you have been joining us on Broadwayworld the last few weeks, we have been highlighting artists in different productions that have been postponed or cancelled. This week we are starting a new series that talks with members of the boards of local Des Moines Theatres to see the effects of COVID19. We are excited to have spoken with Ankeny Community Theatre President-Elect Cheryl Clark, the difficult decisions they had to make with their productions, as well as an exciting new opportunity they have recently announced.
by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
Today, GLSEN launched RESPECT EVERYWHERE, a series of innovative fundraising initiatives presented in short videos running from May 18-22. RESPECT EVERYWHERE promises to deliver the moving testaments from students and educators that have been the hallmark of the New York event, but to an even wider audience.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
24th Street Theatre finds color in the lives of two orphan girls living in a silent film world of black, white and varying shades of gray. Debbie Devine directs the West Coast premiere of Kerry Muir's magical, surreal, dream-like movie-within-a play, The Night Buster Keaton Dreamed Me, for an April 11 opening. Performances will continue through May 31, with low-priced previews taking place March 28 through April 5.
by Katie Laban - Mar 26, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Final seats are on sale at 9:00am, Monday 29 March for the Melbourne performances of CHESS THE MUSICAL, starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis, Mark Furze and more at the Regent Theatre from 22 to 24 April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Based on the recent mandate by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) lessons, classes and ensemble rehearsals will be closed for three weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Flint Repertory Theatre presents “ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST” by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the book by Ken Kesey. Performances begin Friday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, March 22. Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flint Institute of Music has issued an update regarding the current coronavirus outbreak:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Flint Institute of Music has issued a statement regarding the current Covid-19 outbreak:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
BARD AT THE GATE, under the aegis of playwright, producer and educator Paula Vogel announced a new launch date and a re-ordering of the performance schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will open the virtual play reading series she has created and curated a?" Bard at the Gate - with Kermit Frazier's play KERNEL OF SANITY, to be webstreamed on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. on YouTube.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
In response to the guidelines from the city and county government and the Center for Disease Control, Theatre Memphis has adjusted the upcoming 2020-21 season to be in compliance regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. Two shows scheduled for 2020, The Secret Garden and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, will be moved from the first half of the 2020-21 season to the 2021-22 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two veteran Manoa Valley Theatre actors, Shannon Winpenny and Therese Olival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Definitely Not Clue is an ambitious, interactive murder mystery musical adventure developed for Twitch that combines live and pre-recorded elements with in-chat audience engagement for a truly unique and polished take on digital theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2021
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by BWW Staff - Jan 11, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2020
Spread the word, Upper Eastsiders -- all six seasons of “Gossip Girl” are coming to HBO Max on January 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020
Deadline has reported that playwright and performer Hannah Benitez has signed with Verve. Benitez's most recent play, GringoLandia, was included on the 2020 Kilroy List.
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Netflix has shared the first trailer for Ryan Murphy's new series, Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company mourns the loss of Philadelphia cultural icon Suzanne Roberts. Roberts had a transformative effect on the landscape of Philadelphia, especially its vast arts and cultural community.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
In line with the latest government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the producers have made the decision to postpone the 2020 production, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest .