Romance in Hard Times

Set in a depression soup kitchen in New York City, Romance in Hard Times tells the story of Hennie, who has recently learned she is pregnant; Harvey, her husband who refuses to speak because he cannot provide for his wife; and Boris, a determined loser who loves Hennie. Through a series of disappointments and tragedies (though told with lots of humor included), Hennie decides that the world is not an acceptable place to bring her baby into, and therefore, holds her baby back, for many months past the normal term. With other characters such as Zoe, Polly, the Handcuffed Sisters, Gus, The Kid, and even Eleanor Roosevelt helping out, Hennie tries to find something that will make everything right again, so she can bring her baby into the world.

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Public Theater [Newman Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
New York City actor and comedian Theresa Kloos launches a new comedy podcast called SURVIVAL OF THE WITTIEST.
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019
After James Corden asked Billy Porter about acting in his first sex scene, Kirsten Dunst recalled her first kiss, which many think was with Brad Pitt in 'Interview with a Vampire.' Turns out, Kirsten's experience was on a school field trip in a dark elevator. Watch the video below!
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 14, 2016
In her tour de force, one-woman show REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at the Metropolitan Room on September 2, comedian Theresa Kloos used her endearingly quirky sense of humor to bring the audience closer than we ever could have hoped for, in a night of comic showtunes, sassy pop songs, and spunky rock beats. UNSUCCESSFUL debuted in June as a follow-up to her first show, REASONS TO BE UNPRETTY, which was her first 'exploration of the trials and tribulations of a funny, albeit awkward girl growing up in Cleveland.' This time around, Kloos is back with lessons learned and a powerful message to share--- infused with her humor, of course.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A House of Glass" in concert on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Broadway's Joshua Morgan (Les Mis), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple), Leah Horowitz (Follies), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Austin Colby (The Sound of Music), Theresa McCarthy (Floyd Collins) and Megan Kane take part in a one night only concert version of this exciting new musical!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2017
Below, watch as Porter performs a remix of Kinky hits during a recent concert in his hometown of Pittsburgh!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group continues its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presents its 128th concert presentation, Votes for Women, a rare staging of the 1907 play by Elizabeth Robins, for one night only, on Monday, November 20th at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016
Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues on Thursday, November 17 with William Finn, Composer and Lyricist of Falsettos, and Ira Weitzman, Lincoln Center Theater's Musical Theater Associate Producer. LCT's critically acclaimed production of FALSETTOS, produced in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, is currently playing on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater (219 West 48th Street). 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Year Without a Panto Claus by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 21, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group continued its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presented its 128th concert presentation, Votes for Women, a rare staging of the 1907 play by Elizabeth Robins, for one night only, on Monday, November 20th, at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld attended the big night and you can check out photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016
Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues tonight, November 17, with William Finn, Composer and Lyricist of Falsettos, and Ira Weitzman, Lincoln Center Theater's Musical Theater Associate Producer.
by Marissa Sblendorio - Nov 16, 2017
Looks like the West End will be getting to know Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Lincoln Center Theater's production of THE KING AND I 'has its eye on the London Palladium for a limited season next year.'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
Revenge never tasted so sweet... According to an exciting casting notice, Salt Lake City's Pioneer Theatre Company is holding auditions this November for the first-ever U.S. professional production of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields, music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a conversation entitled 'Producing Theatre for an Ageless Audience', moderated by Linda Hartzell, SDC Foundation Trustee and Artistic Director Emerita of Seattle Children's Theatre, with luminary directors Mark Brokaw and Marcia Milgrom Dodge and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald on Monday May, 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at SDC, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 804.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016
Back with her brand new one woman show, comedian Theresa Kloos returns to the Metropolitan Room with her comedy cabaret 'Reasons To Be Unsuccessful' at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on June 5th at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016
            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields, music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce the cast of the high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Broadway and TV actress Ali Stroker (Glee, Deaf West's Production of Spring Awakening) joins Broadway veterans Kirsten Wyatt (Annie, Elf, Shrek), John Scherer (Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Funny Girl), Lee Slobotkin, Chad Burris (both of Book of Mormon), Kay Trinidad Karns (Little Mermaid), and more in this laugh-out-loud musical directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge on the Allen Stage through May 6th. This production is sponsored by Huntington National Bank and Zinner & Co.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2018
Looks like the West End will be getting to know Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Lincoln Center Theater's production of THE KING AND I 'has its eye on the London Palladium for a limited season next year.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Producer Rick Murray will present the 2019 Cabaret at the Crown Series in Provincetown, MA this summer at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Auditorium.  Tickets are now on sale for the Series, in which an impressive list of award-winning stars will be performing live in full concerts.  Following up on last summer's smash hit season, the 2019 Cabaret Series will include the talents of comedians Lisa Lampanelli, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Bernhard, as well as Broadway stars Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song, Pippin), Lillias White (The Life), Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound, Gypsy), Lorna Luft (Promises, Promises), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Linda Eder (Jekyll and Hyde), and television favorites Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids, Will and Grace) and Fran Drescher (The Nanny).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner LILLIAS WHITE on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. Currently back on stage in the new musical Half Time, White will offer a reprise of her February evening sharing music of love, lust, and loss in an intimate performance. Featuring music from Tim McGraw, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Nat King Cole, Lillias runs the gamut of the American Songbook
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2019
Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of FX Network's 'Pose,' closed the World Pride opening ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets to The Purists are now on sale to the general public. The world premiere play, directed by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, 'Pose' on FX), will begin performances at the South EndCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Friday, August 30, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Previews for A Doll's House, Part 2 begin July 12, with an official opening night on July 15, and performances through July 28 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., has announced the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, running from August 12 through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Tony award winning Musical Director Ted Sperling visited the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) recently where he conducted a Master Class for the school's music and theatre students.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Rainy Day Productions will present industry readings of the new play Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel. Directed by Illana Stein, the six-member cast will feature Tony Carlin, Aaron Costa Ganis, Annie Golden, Deborah Rayne, Chet Siegel, and Wendy Rich Stetson. The readings will be held on Monday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please email victoria@PSTheatricals.com.
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017
Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018
The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents Million Dollar Quartet, running February 1st through 25th, 2018, directed by Tobin Hissong, and music directed by R. MacKenzie Lewis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2018 Associate Artists - director Joe Calarco, costume designer Jennifer Caprio, music director Vadim Feichtner, and actress Elizabeth Stanley.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018
A North American Tour is announced today for the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway Production of FALSETTOS, William Finn and James Lapine's groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. This production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival when it returned to Broadway in Fall 2016, and this production will tour North America in the coming season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Complementing performances of Tony Award-winning actress and director Victoria Clark's production of Conor McPherson's new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death, Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) presents the second installment of its new Classic Conversations series. The series began with acclaimed actor Raul Esparza on the occasion of his "blisteringly good" (New York magazine) turn in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; another conversation will be announced this spring. The March 5 at 7pm event will serve as a rare, intimate, and engaging distillation of Clark's life in theater through conversation-with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and celebrated music director Ted Sperling-and song. Sperling, who memorably worked with Clark on The Light in the Piazza, for which they both received Tony Awards, will also accompany Clark on piano for the musical portion of the evening. This one-night-only engagement takes place Tues, March 5 at 7pm at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th Street, New York); tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at classicstage.org or 212-352-3101 (or toll free 866-811-411). The Dance of Death runs in repertory with director Shariffa Ali's staging of Yael Farber's Mies Julie through March 10.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner Lillias White one year after she performed for the grand opening of The Green Room 42 with her new show "Baby-Makin' Music" on Wednesday, February 14 at7:00 PM. Her brand new evening of music will feature songs from Broadway, blues, R&B and pop. Selections include classics from Harold Arlen, Ashford & Simpson and Irving Berlin, in addition to original songs by Timothy Graphenreed, the show's musical director, who leads an all-star quartet.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017
Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
Billy Porter is not Lola. That is is message that the politically opinionated Tony winner is trying to spread in his hometown. Porter, who just performed a concert at Pittsburgh's Hartwood Acres, has just written a piece explaining some of his 'offensive' comments onstage. Porter writes:
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017
 Bristol Riverside Theatre spells F-U-N when it opens its Mainstage season with the multiple Tony Award-winner The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman, running September 19-October 15.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast features Will Carlyon, Andrew Coleman, Leigha Kato, Kathryn McCreary, Joshua Morgan, Robert Smythe, Phebe Taylor, T.J. Wagner, and Brooke Wetterhahn.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016
The folks over at Barrington Stage Company are having so much fun with Broadway Bounty Hunter that they've created some digital trading cards for the all of the characters in the show!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016
After a smashing debut in June, comedian Theresa Kloos returns with her new one woman comedy show "Reasons To Be Unsuccessful" at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Sept. 2nd at 9:30pm. Her first show, "Reasons To Be Unpretty" was a hilarious exploration of the trials and tribulations of a funny, albeit awkward girl growing up in Cleveland.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2016
The world premiere of Broadway Bounty Hunter, took place at Barrington Stage Company last night and Broadwayworld was there for the opening night festivities at the Sydelle & Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin (author of Denton Little's Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Off Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress), and choreography by Jeffrey Page (Broadway's Violet). Joel Waggoner (BSC's Presto Change-O, Southern Comfort) serves as music director.
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2016
Just ahead of previews, Broadway Bounty Hunter writer, Joe Iconis gives viewers a sneak peek into his 'future Tony Award-winning' musical.  Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin (author of Denton Little's Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Off Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress), and choreography by Jeffrey Page (Broadway's Violet). Joel Waggoner (BSC's Presto Change-O, Southern Comfort) serves as music director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., presents the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway BounTy Hunter, running from tonight, August 12, through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) announced today that due to creative differences, Leah C. Gardiner has parted ways with Broadway Bounty Hunter.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
In the third concert of her More About The Melody series, cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf invites Tony Award-winning music director, Ted Sperling to host an evening celebrating the music of the three generations of the iconic Rodgers family: Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers, and Adam Guettel.
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016
How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Selladoor Worldwide present the long awaited European premiere of the multi award-winning musical, Falsettos, which arrives in the UK from 30 August 2019.