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Soliloquy - 1938 - Broadway


Empire Theatre

(New York, NY)
1430 Broadway (40th & 41st)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
After 60 years of producing live, professional theatre, Dobama Theatre is taking an intermission. Yet, though the action onstage is paused, Dobamaa??s commitment to its vital mission and the community it serves is as active as ever before!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Today (September 30) in live streaming: the premiere of The Boys in the Band, John Lloyd Young visits Backstage Live, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
There's no doubt Paulo Szot can put on an excellent performance! Check out some of his past gigs (and his Tony acceptance speech) before tonight's Birdland concert!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Aruba Productions today announced upcoming streaming performances of Tony® Award-winning actor Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice) in Broadway & The Bard: An Evening of Shakespeare & Song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Cameron Mackintosh with First Night Records and Warner Music have announced the new live cast recordings of the hit West End productions of Mary Poppins and Les Misérables a?" The Staged Concert.  Both are now available to pre-order at the links below with Mary Poppins releasing on 6 November 2020 and Les Misérables a?" The Staged Concert on 20 November 2020. 
by Michael Rabice - Oct 25, 2020
Even the untamable powers of the sea could not keep Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre from beginning it's 30th season under a veil of a pandemic. Artistic Director Kate LoConti Alcocer has joined forces with Buffalo's own Pan-American Film Division to bring theatre into it's audience’s homes with their newest venture. And the result is captivating as we watch a powerful production of Gardner McKay's SEA MARKS filmed on the ANDREWS THEATRE stage. The intimacy that audiences have come to know and expect at Irish Classical is heightened without being overly cinematic in it's approach.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 10 in the college category.
by Roy Berko - Nov 3, 2020
It is with great shock and sadness that Cleveland Play House shared the news of the passing of Managing Director Kevin Moore. On Saturday, October 24th, Kevin tragically died possibly due to a pulmonary embolism or heart attack. He was 59 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
The Finale of Mr. AD is about an Artistic Director in a mid-sized theatre company...Dapper Casanova Rocky Cheung, pressured by his boss, decides to adapt a popular Japanese detective manga for the stage. This commercially-minded move unsettles the entire company, even complicating his romantic liaisons, and the whole world turns topsy-turvy!
by Jenny Ell - Nov 20, 2020
Today marks the release of Les Miserables – The Staged Concert: The Sensational 2020 Live Recording. In its 35th year, the musical remains as electric as ever.
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Nov 20, 2020
Dear Broadway, Almost a year has slipped by since we last spoke.
by Gary Naylor - May 30, 2020
BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
BARD AT THE GATE - a startup play series presented by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) and Tony-nominated (INDECENT) playwright - will debut on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm with a reading of Meg Miroshnik's THE DROLL {Or, a Stage-Play about the END of Theatre}.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
With no set date for schools to fully reopen in the UK, thousands of young people and families are continuing to home school. The #RSCHomeworkHelp initiative has received hundreds of questions from young people studying Shakespeare in the UK and around the world.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Shakespeare Royal Oak proudly announces a new online way to experience Shakespeare with its professional theatre company. The theatre company, now in its 20th year, will offer four Virtual Bard classes beginning June 1st for kids and adults.
by Cindy Marcolina - May 12, 2020
Shan Ako was starring as Eponine in the West End's Les Misérables before theatres were closed down. Now, everyone can enjoy her performance in the filmed version of last year's staged concert, so we caught up with her to hear all about her favourite music, how she found her own Eponine, and her super-positive pre-show ritual.
by Amy Tarver - Mar 5, 2020
Now playing at Hyde Park Theatre, HOUSE written by modern playwright Daniel Macivor, stars Austin's own artistic titan Ken Webster as the volatile and witty main man, Victor. HOUSE is a one-man show, running 65 minutes and is a pressure cooker for any performer. However, this production of HOUSE is a 1998 revival of Hyde Park Theatre's original production, also starring Ken Webster in what must have been a humbling experience, due to the roller coaster of emotions the protagonist of this story endures each night. From the top, he is grappling with apparent signs of paranoid schizophrenia as he delivers a long soliloquy about his past, present and future. Consistently returning to a therapy group with fellow struggling individuals, his stories of life jump from timeline to timeline, sketching more of the overall picture that has Victor so angrily and mentally destroyed. Between tales of his kinky wife and manic episodes - including one lively event at a grocery store, Victor represents the average person's fits of rage, passion and sporadic cheer. Dragging the audience through his fantasies of envy, antagonism and sometimes hope, Victor is a character in life people would most likely avoid but can't help but find fascinating. A car crash you won't look away from as you feel lucky that you were not collateral damage in the head-on collision.
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
On Friday, April 3, New Amsterdam Records will release composer Ted Hearne's Place, a 72-minute work created in collaboration with renowned poet Saul Williams as 'a fiery meditation on gentrification and displacement,' in Williams' words.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 19, 2021
De EL REY LEON a LOS MISERABLES pasando por MAMMA MÍA! o LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA, en Teatro y Cine Musical hay grandes temas de padres e hijos. ¡No te los pierdas!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Tank will present  La Pucelle (Joan of Arc). La Pucelle is a multimedia Shakespearean mashup and extended soliloquy of Joan of Arc on the eve of battle, written by John Reed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Today (June 22) in live streaming: BWW Book Club is back, Andréa Burns guest hosts Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2020
Today is all about dads, and we're celebrating Father's Day 2020 in a very Broadway way. Below, check out some of the greatest paternal showtunes of all time, including happy songs to fathers, sad songs from fathers, and even some fatherly advice.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Red Bull Theater today announced the next event of its special benefit programming to provide an opportunity for its community of artists and theater lovers to gather in the virtual space during this unprecedented time: a RemarkaBull Podversation with Kate Burton.
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2020
Goodspeed has released a new video in its Staff Picks series, featuring James Snyder singing 'Soliloquy' in Carousel in 2012!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
BARD AT THE GATE - a startup play series presented by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) and Tony-nominated (INDECENT) playwright - will add a fifth play to its four-play schedule with a pre-Election Day world-premiere presentation on YouTube of Christina Anderson's play GOOD GOODS in October (date TBA).
by Erica Miner - Jul 15, 2020
Seattle Opera's innovative 'Songs of Summer' recital series has been bringing some of the company's most valued singers to an electronic stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021
The Winter Park Playhouse will feature acclaimed vocal pair, Courtney and Dustin Cunningham, in their new cabaret titled Bella Notte as part of the theatre's Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on piano.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021
Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for African Caribbean MixFest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwright Guadalís Del Carmen and playwright, director and Artistic Director of the Young Vic Kwame Kwei-Armah, that will run virtually Tuesday, January 19th through Friday, January 29th.
by Audrey Morabito - Feb 25, 2020
What do Apollo 13, Space Jam, The Mummy, and A Quiet Place all have in common? Why, they're none other than four of the many (many) acclaimed movie musical adaptations of Halpert Evans' (Al Fallick) extensive Broadway career. You haven't heard of him? Well then, let me introduce to you one of Broadway's biggest starsa?'in his mind, the biggest stara?'of our time. Perhaps you'd recognize him from his role as Miranda in a?oeThe Devil Wears Prada: the Musicala??, or the critically acclaimed a?oeThe Terminator: the Musicala??? If Mr. Evans isn't ringing a bell, I suggest you get yourself down to Ovations Night Club in Houston for a cabaret style show, a?oeMovies, Musicals & Me: An Evening with Halpert Evansa?? starring none other than Halpert Evans himself.
by Jim Munson - Feb 25, 2020
Heather Orth stars as mysterious opium den proprietress Princess Puffer in Foothill Music Theatre's new production of Rupert Holmes' rollicking musical comedy a?oeThe Mystery of Edwin Drood.a?? A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, the show is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. As the novel was left incomplete, so is the show - up to a point. When the cast reaches the part in the story where Dickens left off, they put a vote to the audience at each performance as to how the show will end. Ms. Orth has been gracing Bay Area stages with astonishing frequency as of late. She possesses a big, flexible voice and the ability to charm the pants off you or break your heart with her emotional transparency. BroadwayWorld caught up with her recently while she was still in the thick of rehearsals for a?oeDrood.a?? She has often played characters older than she is, and as she matures one gets the sense she may just be coming into her own as a musical theater performer, and even bigger opportunities may be on the horizon.
by Roy Berko - Feb 24, 2021
Beck Center has a sterling reputation of cultivating talented performers who go on to success in hit Broadway shows and associated tours. Some of the theatre's alums will perform in a virtual engagement which runs March 5 to March 28, 2021, as part of Beck Center for the Arts' 87th Professional Theater Season.
by Cary Ginell - Feb 22, 2020
A typical mismatched wedding between a Jewish bride and a Catholic groom gets turned on its ear when a shocking revelation stuns the wedding party. This unfairly neglected 2015 musical gets new life with a winning performance (in a staged reading) by Musical Theatre Guild at the Alex Theater in Glendale.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
The Winter Park Playhouse will feature acclaimed vocal pair, Courtney and Dustin Cunningham, in their latest cabaret titled Bella Notte, March 18 and 19, 2020 as part of the theatre's Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on piano.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2020
Onassis USA announces the Eureka Commissions, an initiative catalyzing forward-looking, exploratory, interrogative work within a new cultural landscape irrevocably changed by COVID-19 and a society grappling with social and racial injustice.
by Drew Maidment - Dec 21, 2020
Hollywood has always had a love affair with musicals. Whether it be Golden Age classics, ambitious Broadway adaptations, or animated adventures, American audiences flock to theaters to see a film that features some toe-tappin’ tunes. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020
KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival announces a special New Year's Eve encore performance of the improvised Shakespearean comedy, Shotspeare Presents: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…sort of on December 31 at 8 pm Eastern.
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
The feel good Broadway musical, adapted for the screen, will arrive on December 11th. Find out what the critics had to say about the Ryan Murphy-helmed film, starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Rannells, and Jo Ellen Pellman, below!
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
London's Almeida Theatre has put together a fantastic playlist of monologues from its past productions to keep us entertained at home, including Andrew Scott performing the famous 'To be, or not to be' soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Robert Icke directed Scott in the title role at the Almeida, to great acclaim, in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
Two River Theater celebrates the Bard's birth month with the Shakespeare Sundays series, featuring directors, dramaturgs, and actors sharing their love of William Shakespeare.
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 25, 2020
Back in 2019, the former Queen's Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue was temporarily closed down to transform the building into the Sondheim Theatre and give its favourite tenant, Les Misérables, a major revamp.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2020
Need something new to read or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 21, 2020
The birth of Hudson Mosher Royaltey, son of Hope Royaltey and Susie Mosher, has caused an uproarious uproar in the music community of New York's nightclub and cabaret artists with a little ditty titled THE CHANGING TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Michael Urie took to Twitter to share a video of himself performing Hamlet's famed 'To Be Or Not To Be' Soliloquy as Arnold Bekhoff from Torch Song!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's videos, from stars including Kelli O'Hara, Kyle Selig, Tim Minchin, Paula Vogel, and more!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020
Tim Minchin has taken part in Sydney Theatre Company's STC Virtual series with a soliloquy from 'Hamlet'. Here he brings his remarkable insight and humour to 'O, What A Rogue And Peasant Slave Am I' a?" an iconic monologue of inner conflict and self awareness.
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
Playing a rare 200-year-old cello smuggled out of Austria by his grandfather, Robert Popper, Crawford performs Brahms’ Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99 and Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
On Friday, June 4, 2021, Orchid Classics will release DIALOGO, the debut album of cellist John-Henry Crawford, First Prize Winner of the IX International Carlos Prieto Cello Competition and the Classical Recording Foundation's 2019 Young Artist of the Year.
by - Apr 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2020.