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Ruined - 2009 - Off-Broadway

In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds “ruined” by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, this searing play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story told with humor and song, revealing the immeasurable loss and hopelessness of war, yet finding affirmation in life and hope.


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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
by Charlie Wilks - Sep 8, 2021
I would hesitant a guess to say that most of us know about Disney’s colossus beast, Frozen. Made famous when it debuted during Christmas 2013, it quickly became one of the company’s audience’s animated classics. Since its release we’ve had sequels, spinoffs, merchandise and now, a hit musical – which originally premiered in Denver, before opening in Broadway, and now recently landing in London’s West End. Loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s 19th Century tale, The Snow Queen, Disney’s production turns much of the original story on its head.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 7, 2021
Rising artist Bradley Kim releases a new single featuring Liam Hull titled 'High School.' You can stream the new single by clicking here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage’s new play, CLYDE’S will feature three-time Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba, two-time Emmy Award-winner Ron Cephas Jones, Reza Salazar (Sweat), Edmund Donovan and Kara Young.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
After more than three decades leading creative operations for one of America’s largest theaters, Tony Award-winner Robert Falls is ending his tenure as Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre. Today, Falls announced his intention to step down next summer at the completion of the current 2021/2022 Season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 15, 2021
First Folio Theatre presents the World Premiere of Joseph Zettelmaier's THE JIGSAW BRIDE, previewing October 13th-15th, opening October 16th and running through November 14th, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 10, 2021
Invictus Theatre Company today announced casting for its production of Shakespeare's HAMLET, the opening production in its fifth season of plays. The popular tragedy will be performed October 21 through November 21, 2021 in the company's new venue at 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue in Edgewater (the space formerly known as The Frontier). Press opening is Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Second Stage Theater has confirmed three Broadway productions at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) and two Off-Broadway productions at the Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) for the return season, beginning performances in fall of 2021.
by Timothy Shawver - May 5, 2021
Don Bluth Front Row Theatre debuts their new venue with ORSON WELLES, a one-man theatrical biography of the acclaimed actor/filmmaker. It’s a pleasant 80 minutes featuring Keath Hall’s expert performance of an unambitious script. 
by Nicole Rosky - May 29, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, May 29-30, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2021
Known by her Mum as “the child who ruined my life”, Lori Hamilton was forced to find her own way to happiness . Yet she turned out JUST FINE!!!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Purchase College, SUNY aired its 49th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21, 2021 at noon on the college’s website. Degrees were conferred upon 900 graduating scholars representing dozens of majors and several countries.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - May 20, 2021
As entertaining and cathartic it can be to poke fun at 'Glee,' we should also take the time to recognize its successes-especially those we missed the first time around. And what better occasion to do so than around the anniversary of the airing of the pilot?
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 19, 2021
The series features exclusive interviews with the artists, producers, songwriters and superstars integral to pivotal untold stories, including Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, ABBA’s Benny Andersson, T-Pain, Brandi Carlile, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and other luminaries.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
Russell G. Jones (Ruined, 'The Americans') & Laila Robins (The Apple Family Plays, 'Homeland') have recently joined the cast of Grey Matters, Eden Marryshow's powerful family drama that explores race, class and identity in 1970s and 1980s Brooklyn. 
by Student Blogger: Abigail Dobry - May 17, 2021
Playbills are such an iconic piece of memorabilia that audience members receive when seeing a play or musical. These free souvenirs are a great way to look back and document all the shows you have seen, including where and when. Though Playbill does sell their own binders to collect the booklets, they are a little pricey. So, a few years ago I thought, “Why not make my own?” And I did!
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021
THE LAST CRANKIE, a new play written and directed by P.H. Lin, and developed by Cate Cammarata's Create Theater, will make its online debut as part of CreateTheater's Monday Night Reading Series on May 17, 2021 at 7pm EDT.
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021
Today (May 17) in live streaming: more Miscast, Live at the Lortel with Ann James, Night of Covenant House Stars, and more!
by Barry Lenny - May 13, 2021
A striking production from the Adelaide University Theatre Guild.
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series just announced the full company for Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig starring Jason Alexander, John Behlmann, Lisa Edelstein, Kathryn Hahn, Kathryn Newton, Tracee Chimo Pallero, Chris Perfetti and James Urbaniak.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2021
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces the appointment of Amrita Ramanan as Senior Cultural Strategist and Dramaturg.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Guthrie Theater today announced its 2021–2022 Season, including the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me by famed writer Heidi Schreck; a world-premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring all-new creative design; Lorraine Hansberry’s heralded A Raisin in the Sun, and more.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 5, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, June 5-6, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
Boroughs Publishing Group has announced the release of Cyprus Hart's Darkness Within. It is the first book in their Light Divided series. Aideen Duffy's job is hunting down the dark creatures who are trying to overthrow human society and bring the world back to how it used to be when vampires, werewolves, and their ilk were in charge.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2021
Alberta Bair Theater announces its lineup for the highly anticipated 2021-22 season featuring performers of the highest caliber to showcase the historic $13.6 million renovation and expansion.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
Tickets are on sale now. Learn more about the productions and how to attend here!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 22, 2021
The producers and directors of THIS IS POP aim to shine a light on racism, sexism, classism, queer politics and social injustice while also celebrating the levity and joy for which pop music has long been known.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021
Former UK professional soccer star (footballer), Tony Kelly has announced the release of his new memoir, Red Card: A Bet You Can Win! He had lost it all, but he stands today as someone who is unbreakable!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021
Join in for The 39th Annual Mermaid Parade on Sunday, September 12, 2021! The parade kicks off at 1pm (rain or shine) on West 21st and Surf Avenue and proceeds on Surf Avenue to West 10th, then heads south to the Boardwalk and then west back to its ending point at Steeplechase Plaza on the Boardwalk.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series will conclude on Thursday, June 17 with Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth starring Academy Award winners Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep with stage directions voiced by Polly Noonan.  Dear Elizabeth will premiere on Thursday, June 17 at 8PM EST/5PM PST and will be available for a limited time only.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater will present Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself) by Donald Margulies, directed by Daisy Walker and starring Rodney Witherspoon II, Jackie Davis, and Jackson Goldberg. Performances are June 30 – July 25 at 7:00 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
Two terrible twins, Sean and Holly, with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny. That is, until the arrival of a new headteacher with scaly skin, gnarly fangs and a spiky tail… Can the twins save the school from the child-eating troll? Can naughtiness prevail?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Nancy Piccione, who has been Director of Casting at Manhattan Theatre Club since 1993, has stepped down from her position.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 27, 2021
Columbia University School of the Arts will present Keenan Tyler Oliphant's '21 production of The View.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 13, 2021
THIS IS POP is produced by Banger Films in association with Netflix. For Banger Films, Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen are Executive Producers and Amanda Burt is Series Producer.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021
Single tickets for CLYDE’S are on sale today, July 12th. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
by Annette Stolt - Aug 31, 2021
Finally a musical is opening at Stadsteatern in Stockholm since the restriction was in place
by Student Blogger: Breanna Ebisch - Aug 25, 2021
This year, I'm a senior which means it's my last year in college. That fact is both equally thrilling and terrifying. In less than twelve months, I'll be a college graduate with a degree that will be with me as I'm out in the world working and taking on life without any fear. All of my hard work over the past four years will finally amount to something great. But this is my last first day of school, opening the door for all the big moments that will also be my last. My last move in day, last homecoming, last finals week (which I won't miss), last time spending everyday with the people who mean everything to me.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2021
Rochester's internationally renowned PUSH Physical Theatre will perform live and in-person for the first time in more than a year and a half at the tenth annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (September 14-25) at the CenterStage Theatre at JCC's Hart Theatre (1200 Edgewood Ave.) for three performances.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021
Invictus Theatre Company today announced its fifth season of plays, which will open with Shakespeare’s HAMLET, to run October 21 through November 21, 2021. The season will include the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner RUINED, by Lynn Nottage, from February 17 to March 20; and Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF from May 12 to June 12.
by Herbert Paine - Aug 13, 2021
Like vintage wines, veteran actors Lee Cooley and Jim Coates just get better with age in Don Bluth Front Row Theatre’s reprise of Ron Clark’s bittersweet play, A BENCH IN THE SUN, now playing through September 18th.
by James Lindhorst - Apr 9, 2021
For more than four decades, The St. Louis Black Rep’s founder and Producing Director, Ron Himes has dedicated his life to staging productions from the African American perspective to heighten the social and cultural awareness of audiences in the St Louis area and beyond. He has produced and directed more than 200 plays at The Black Rep, but his life’s work goes well beyond producing, directing and staging theatrical events. The Black Rep’s award winning education programs that he created provides training and experience for children, teens and interns seeking education and a career in the arts. These programs provide an opportunity for youth to explore their talents and chart a course for the future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series has announced Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack and Brandon Burton will join previously announced star Mary-Louise Parker in Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  The Baltimore Waltz will premiere on Thursday, April 29 at 8PM EST/5PM PST and will be available for a limited time only.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will return to live performances with Mlima's Tale beginning next month.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series announces the full company for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine starring Academy award winner Ellen Burstyn, Alan Cox, Sasha Diamond, Alfred Enoch, Carla Gugino, Luca Padovan, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil, Gabriella Pizzolo, Neel Sethi & Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos, directed by Sarna Lapine. 
by Matt Wolf - Apr 22, 2021
Can it really be more than a quarter-century since the BBC's Pride and Prejudice transfixed viewers, accelerating the shooting stars of Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, not to mention Adrian Lukis, in the choice supporting role of the caddish George Wickham? Since then, Lukis has appeared frequently onstage and screen and is returning to the stage in a solo play self-penned with author Catherine Curzon that argues the case for Jane Austen's celebrated rogue three decades on.
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Apr 12, 2021
Mamma Mia just announced that a third movie is moving towards production. But do we need that?
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2021
Multiple donors stepped up to purchase the music for Swan Lake for Orchestra Iowa, the final of the 153 musical scores needed after they were destroyed in the 2020 derecho.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, adapted and directed by Michael Barakiva. Presented in two parts, this event will feature Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Bel Davies, Sheldon Best, Gisela Chípe, Robert Cuccioli and more.