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Martin Beck Theatre

(New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Classic Spring presents A Woman of No Importance which embarks on a UK tour this Autumn, following its success in London's West End.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), written between the Brexit vote and Trump's Presidential victory, We Anchor in Hope captures a moment of deep uncertainty in recent history and the characters' lives when local pub, The Anchor, closes for good. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For the duration of the play's run The Bunker will become The Anchor - transformed into a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard are thrilled to announce that acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), will star as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway'sChicago, Steel Pier), will star as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in its upcoming production of THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Sheldon Epps.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
HERE will host the World Premiere of AMERICAN FABLES, an evening of short one-act plays by Eric Fallen. Developed at Naked Angel's Tuesdays@9 and directed by Clark Morgan, previews begin October 10 at HERE with opening set for October 13.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer Prize-winner that is on virtually every critic's short list of greatest American plays, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2019-2020 season on Friday, October 11 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 3, with specially priced previews on October 9 and 10 (7:30pm). J. Barry Lewis directs.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), We Anchor in Hope brings a comedic tale of pub culture and economic uncertainty to The Bunker theatre. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For three weeks, the space will transform into The Anchor - a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
HERE will host the World Premiere of AMERICAN FABLES, an evening of short one-act plays by Eric Fallen. Developed at Naked Angel's Tuesdays@9 and directed by Clark Morgan, previews begin October 10 at HERE with opening set for October 13.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Laguna Playhouse announces the final cast and creative team to join acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway's Chicago, Steel Pier), as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in THE LION IN WINTER
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019
Dame Helen Mirren joins TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to talk about her new thriller a?oeThe Good Liar,a?? which she says a?oetakes amazing twists and turns.a?? She also talks about playing a?oeCatherine the Greata?? in a new HBO miniseries a?' and about her tattoo!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
Casting has been announced for Rosenbaum's Rescue, the World Premiere play exploring the true story of how over 7,000 Danish Jews managed to escape the Nazi occupation in 1943. Starring Olivier Award-winner David Bamber, Neil McCaul, Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Julia Swift, the production unearths new accounts behind one of history's most compelling mysteries. Directed by Kate Fahy and written by A. Bodin Saphir, the official press night at Park Theatre will be Tuesday 15 Jan, 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
Helen Mirren has revealed that she does not believe Shakespeare should be taught in schools.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2019
It was reported this evening that legendary actress, Helen Mirren, will star opposite Mark Strong in a new English-language adaptation of the Greek tragedy, Oedipus.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The cast has been announced for Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending at Stockwell Playhouse, presented by The Lost Theatre Company. Natasha Colenso takes on the lead role of Lady Torrence alongside Greg Miller Burns (Wicked, Assasins) as Valentine Xavier and Sophie Tergeist as Carol Cutrere. The production will have a limited run at The Stockwell Playhouse from 15th May - 18th May.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
With their production of Orpheus Descending about to transfer to the Menier, Wave Me Goodbye running at the company's home base, and the Olivier Award-winning Home I'm Darling completing its tour back home in Wales where it began, Theatr Clwyd today announces their new season for Autumn 2019.
by Cindy Marcolina - May 16, 2019
Theatr Clwyd's latest co-production with the Menier Chocolate Factory takes on Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2000 starring Helen Mirren and directed by Nicholas Hytner, it's now presented by Tamara Harvey in slightly bizarre form.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
With Orpheus Descending opening at the theatre, and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Jenna Russell will lead the company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Theatr Clwyd announces six Writers in Residence who will be attached to its in-house productions this year. The bursary gives emerging writers the opportunity to spend time observing rehearsals, develop ideas in a creative environment, get to know other artists working at the theatre and, if appropriate, get feedback on their work.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Tickets go on sale at 9am today for members of the Menier Chocolate Factory for the London dates for their co-production with Theatr Clwyd of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Public booking for the Menier Chocolate Factory dates opens on Monday 11 March at 9am.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
With Home, I'm Darling currently running in the West End, and rehearsals underway for Orpheus Descending, Theatr Clwyd today announce the full cast for the world premiere ofJacqueline Wilson's Wave Me Goodbye, adapted by Emma Reeves. Christian Patterson directs Courtney George (Shirley), Victoria John (Chubby/Doris/Mrs Henshaw), Sean Jones(Kevin/Will Waverley/Male Doll), Kerry Peers (Mrs Mad/WVS Volunteer/'Charlie Chaplin'/Marilyn Henderson/Landlady) and Sam C Wilson (Shirley's Dad (Pete Smith)/Mr Bentley/ Kevin's Dad (Joe Moffatt), Gerald Pendleton/Uncle Mick). The production opens on 25 April, with previews from 23 April, and runs until 4 May.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
New Conservatory Theatre Center has announced the line-up for NCTC's 2020-21 subscription season, looking beyond the current closure of local theatres and forward to a healthy future after the COVID-19 crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
The full cast is announced for the Theatr Clwyd and Menier Chocolate Factory co-production of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Catrin Aaron (Beulah Binnings), Michael Geary (Pee Wee Binnings), Valentine Hanson (Uncle Pleasant), Jenny Livsey (Eva Temple / Woman), Laura Jane Matthewson (Dolly Hamma), Mark Meadows (Jabe Torrance), Ifan Meredith (David Cutrere / Dog Hamma), Hattie Morahan (Lady Torrance), Seth Numrich (Val Xavier), Ian Porter (Sheriff Talbott), Jemima Rooper (Carol Cutrere), Carol Royle (Vee Talbott) and Carrie Quinlan (Sister / Nurse Porter). Public booking for the Menier Chocolate Factory dates opens at 9am today.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Visible Ink and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Stephen Sachs's critically-acclaimed comedydrama Bakersfield Mist, set for a limited nine-performance run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Amir Korangy, the cast will feature Diane Cary and John Mawson. Opening is set for Friday, July 12, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm through July 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Broadway Theatre Project welcomes Brett Scott as the Head of the Acting Department for the summer 2020 program! A veteran teacher and theatre practitioner, Scott will be a part of BTP's virtual musical theatre intensive and inaugural Creative Works Lab.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Original Theatre Company's recent critically acclaimed, innovative online production of Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel Birdsong has spurred the company on to produce another online production while theatres remain closed to live performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Williams Project today announced the cast and creative team of its 2019 production line-up, 'The Bar Plays,' a two-play series including productions of Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings and The Time Of Your Life by William Saroyan, performed in repertory at Seattle's historic Washington Hall in the Central District.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2019
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Moulin Rouge!, Harry Connick, Jr. is headed back to Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Haruma Miura, a Japanese singer and actor who has appeared on stage and screen, has died at 30.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Jul 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld UK speaks with Lia about Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana, which opens tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
LA Drama Critics Circle Award Winning Director Elina de Santos helms the contemporary comedy SMART LOVE opening January 12th at Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles. The west coast premiere marks the second professionally produced full length play by writer/actor Brian Letscher. This and Letscher's previous work, WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON, premiered at Jeff Daniels' The Purple Rose Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Initial casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs a cast including Michael Fox (Jim / Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev / Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert / Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2020
On an episode of The Graham Norton Show earlier this month, Daniel Radcliffe and Miriam Margolyes chatted about their fond memories of filming Harry Potter.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
Since taking over the helm of the storied Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Managing Partner Craig Smith has wanted to produce a Tennessee Williams play, and on February 24, 2021 he will get his wish as the Alhambra opens his most famous one, The Glass Menagerie. 
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actress Lynn Cohen who gained fame in 'Sex and the City' and 'The Hunger Games' died on February 14th. Cohen has appeared in over 120 movies as well as a string of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and television appearances. She was 86. Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Cohen with a look back at some photos from our archives...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Screen and stage actor Lynn Cohen has passed away.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
 Understand you? I don't even understand myself. Elina de Santos directs a playful play of ideas that challenges our fundamental understanding of reality. The world premiere of A Misunderstanding by Matt Chait (Disinherit the Wind) opens on Friday, Jan. 4 at The Complex in Hollywood, where performances continue through Feb. 3. Leave all your preconceived notions at the door… this play is sure to turn them inside out.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
Small Truth Theatre's DIGITAL CARAVAN THEATRE has announced their new micro festive show for 2020! Bringing the best new writing to our digital micro theatre with a big heart. They are back for a Winter special - a cheeky retelling of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Olivia Mace.
by Jay Irwin - Aug 9, 2019
The Williams Project, that small theater company that burst onto the Seattle theater scene in 2014 with their incredible a?oeOrpheus Descendinga?? is back with the first of two shows within their a?oeBar Playsa?? series. This time it's Tennessee Williams' a?oeSmall Craft Warningsa?? and with this, they once again show what a dedicated company, committed to actually paying their actors, can do with an interesting space, a little money, and a lot of talent.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announce the full company for the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), written between the Brexit vote and Trump's Presidential victory, We Anchor in Hope captures a moment of deep uncertainty in recent history and the characters' lives when local pub, The Anchor, closes for good. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For the duration of the play's run The Bunker will become The Anchor - transformed into a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Following the success in London's West End, Classic Spring's A Woman of No Importance will embark on a major UK tour this Autumn. The show heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 23 a?" Saturday 28 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde's marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) ends its 2018-19 season with William Shakespeare's, "Henry IV." Madeline Sayet will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 25th through May 5th, 2019. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Theatr Clwyd and Menier Chocolate Factory present a co-production of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Catrin Aaron (Beulah Binnings), Michael Geary (Pee Wee Binnings), Valentine Hanson (Uncle Pleasant), Jenny Livsey (Eva Temple / Woman), Laura Jane Matthewson (Dolly Hamma), Mark Meadows (Jabe Torrance), Ifan Meredith (David Cutrere / Dog Hamma), Hattie Morahan (Lady Torrance), Seth Numrich (Val Xavier), Ian Porter (Sheriff Talbott), Jemima Rooper (Carol Cutrere), Carol Royle (Vee Talbott) and Carrie Quinlan (Sister / Nurse Porter). Public booking for the Menier Chocolate Factory dates opens at 9am today.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) today announces that its 2019 Spring Gala will honor the beloved and prolific actress Lois Smith, a two-time Tony Award nominee whose six-decade career in theater, film, and television has included memorable performances in numerous Playwrights Horizons productions. The event will convene Playwrights Horizons' diverse community of writers, artists, and supporters on Monday, May 6 at 583 Park Avenue.
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2019
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From timely plays to the beginning of open-air theatre season, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) ends its 2018-19 season with William Shakespeare's, "Henry IV." Madeline Sayet will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 25th through May 5th, 2019. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The team behind 2016's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen Kingdom of Earth, is back - this time, with Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Jack Heller directs Susan Priver (down-on-her-luck showgirl Myrtle in Kingdom of Earth, LA Weekly award-winning The Lover by Harold Pinter) as Blanche DuBois and Max E. Williams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., numerous productions with Elephant Theatre Company) as Stanley Kowalski in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger. Passions flare and cultures collide in the sultry streets of New Orleans beginning May 25, with performances continuing though July 7.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the programme for 'Women & Power', a new festival of events opening on Sunday 12 May 2018. With performances, panel discussions, and a scholarly symposium, the festival will celebrate the work and voices of women of all backgrounds and will explore how the work of Shakespeare speaks to the current gender revolution, and how women can use Shakespearean performance to tell their own stories of oppression.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
With Home, I'm Darling currently running in the West End, and rehearsals underway for Orpheus Descending, Theatr Clwyd today announce the full cast for the world première of Jacqueline Wilson's Wave Me Goodbye, adapted by Emma Reeves. Christian Patterson directs Courtney George (Shirley), Victoria John (Chubby/Doris/Mrs Henshaw), Sean Jones (Kevin/Will Waverley/Male Doll), Kerry Peers (Mrs Mad/WVS Volunteer/'Charlie Chaplin'/Marilyn Henderson/Landlady) and Sam C Wilson (Shirley's Dad (Pete Smith)/Mr Bentley/ Kevin's Dad (Joe Moffatt), Gerald Pendleton/Uncle Mick). The production opens on 25 April, with previews from 23 April, and runs until 4 May.