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Spoon River Anthology - 1963 - Broadway

In Jimmy Maize's sweeping re-imagining of Edgar Lee Masters' seminal 1915 book of poetry, a cast of one-hundred brings to life the collection of epitaphs that vividly depict life in the fictional Midwestern town of Spoon River, as told from the perspective of its deceased residents. Maize's epic adaptation incorporates live music, and dance, giving new life to the innovative spirit of Masters' work and updating it for contemporary audiences.

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Belasco Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St.
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
Set in the far distant future, One Empire, Under God is an epic political drama which tells the story of how an emotionally disturbed young man - with the help of virtual media technology - is able to rise to political power by inciting an uprising against America's openly atheist president, and subverting democratic and military rule throughout Western civilization, paving the way for him and his descendants to rule for generations to come.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2020
Pork Filled Productions has set directors and dates for its third Unleashed festival, a celebration of new plays by POC playwrights. These scripts push past the bounds of conventional theatre to tell exciting new BIPOC-led stories in genres like horror, science fiction, fantasy and beyond.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019
Actors Co-op (Ovation Winner 2018 Best Direction of a Musical - Intimate Theatre) is proud to present Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, directed by Carla Cackowski, produced by Carly Lopez. This hilarious two-actor, multi-character comedic thriller is a nod to the classic Gothic melodramas and early fright flicks of the 30s and 40s. The play will run October 4 through November 10 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre in Hollywood
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
The script for the show is adapted from the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. In his anthology, Masters imagines what the dead of Spoon River might say, if only they could speak. MCP's adaptation of Master's anthology pieces together some of these tales from beyond in an intriguing stroll through the cemetery of Spoon River. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2020
The Monmouth Community Players (MCP) and show sponsor, Monmouth Federal Credit Union, are very pleased to announce a socially distanced Fall production from MCP, titled Tales From Spoon River.
by Student Blogger: Gillian Lintz - Sep 14, 2020
What does it take to build a show from the ground up? Wea'?myself, my castmates, and our directorsa'?are discovering everyday what it means to bring to fruition a devised piece of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017
Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be presented from a new perspective when Citadel Theatre presents the world premiere of SCROOGE AND THE GHOSTLY SPIRITS - an entirely new musical adaptation by Chicago-based playwright and composer Douglas Post of the Dickens classic.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016
In honor of this historic Presidential race, McCasland recently debuted a piece inspired by the life of suffragette Alice Paul. Just in time for Election Day, actress Kristen Gehling has brought the monologue to life.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be presented from a new perspective when Citadel Theatre presents the world premiere of SCROOGE AND THE GHOSTLY SPIRITS - an entirely new musical adaptation by Chicago-based playwright and composer Douglas Post of the Dickens classic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2020
Circle Theatre will feature their 69th Main Stage season with live and virtual events kicking off in December of 2020. Circle Theatre's 2021 season celebrates Circle's 69th year of producing plays and musicals for West Michigan audiences.
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2021
North Star Theater Company presents its second season's opening show, “An Evening In Spoon River,” a night of music, art, dance and theater.  The show will be held at Cornerstone Playhouse, located at 74 Main Street in Sussex, N.J.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017
WELCOME TO HERETOFORE, a world premiere comedy written by Steve Nevil, was developed at Theatre West and presented in their annual "best of workshop" festival, WestFest 2016 last fall.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017
ShawChicago presents Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology as its spring fundraiser. Starring Paddy Lynn, Jon Lynn and Patti Ecker, this is a one night production on June 12 at the Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn, from 7 to 9:30 PM. A dessert and wine reception will follow the performance.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019
ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS opens at the Union Theatre tonight and runs until Saturday 8th June. The production is being produced in support of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust) to help raise funds in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
by Julie Musbach - May 15, 2018
Washington and Eisenstadt Present are bringing literature to life with 'Spoon River', playing June 8-9 at The Studio at The Carrollwood Cultural Center. This original stage adaptation of the poetry collection by Edgar Lee Masters, published in 1916, is about the secrets which form or lives, as revealed in death.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2021
Circle Theatre, West Michigan's go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, will feature their 69th Main Stage season with live outdoor and in-theatre productions kicking off May 6. 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2018
Continuing with our 25th year celebration, SNAP! Producitons' has brought back one of its most wildly acclaimed shows. First presented in 2000, SNAP! Productions will proudly restage Bill Russell and Janet Hood's song cycle ELEGIES for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2017
SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of "From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Review (of sorts)" with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  This free reading, featuring a cast of seven and directed by Melissa Martin, will be held on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Stage (off the WALL productions), 25 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106.
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 27, 2018
There will be laughter. There will be tears. And there will be many recollections of this production in the weeks to come. For it will not leave your mind easily. ELEGIES is an epitaph for the departed and a love song that lives on.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017
Provision Theater Company presents the world premiere production of REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE OF CHUCK COLSON by Timothy Gregory.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2018
Children of a Lesser God begins previews tonight at Studio 54. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2018
Provision Theater Company is pleased to present REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE OF CHUCK COLSON by Timothy Gregory. The play will run April 27 - May 20 with performances on todays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Christian College - Art & Communications Center located at 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2017
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017
Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018
Washington and Eisenstadt Present are bringing literature to life with 'Spoon River', playing June 8-9 at The Studio at The Carrollwood Cultural Center. This original stage adaptation of the poetry collection by Edgar Lee Masters, published in 1916, is about the secrets which form or lives, as revealed in death.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
Washington and Eisenstadt Present are bringing literature to life with 'Spoon River', playing June 8-9 at The Studio at The Carrollwood Cultural Center. This original stage adaptation of the poetry collection by Edgar Lee Masters, published in 1916, is about the secrets which form or lives, as revealed in death.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 6, 2016
Does the idea of listening to Yvonne Rainer read excerpts from news articles while six nominally enthusiastic dancers of a certain age perform movement patterns mixed in with jazz phrases appeal to you? Then you would have loved being at The Kitchen on June 3rd, 2016 for American Dance Institute's presentation of Ms. Rainer's 'The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually'.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2018
Citadel Theatre will continue its practice of producing classic theatre in bucolic Lake County outdoor settings with this summer's production of SCAPIN, the 17th Century farce by Moliere. SCAPIN will be directed by Frank Farrell, who helmed the company's previous summer productions of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, AS YOU LIKE IT, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; and SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, Farrell's musical dramatic adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters' poetry. Farrell, well-known to Citadel audiences for his portrayals of Dickens' Scrooge in both 2011 and in 2017, has written a new adaptation of the comedy for this production.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017
Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which began performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for tonight, June 24 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017
Tickets are on sale for the US debut for SOULPEPPER, Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, in a four-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City. A true repertory program of plays, musicals and concert performances, featuring a company of over 65 artists, the festival, entitled SOULPEPPER ON 42nd STREET, will be presented July 1-July 29, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the productions below!
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 10, 2018
There is always something new and interesting happening at SNAP! Their plays do not end in the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017
WELCOME TO HERETOFORE, a world premiere comedy written by Steve Nevil, was developed at Theatre West and presented in their annual "best of workshop" festival, WestFest 2016 last fall.
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 6, 2016
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.
by Nora Dominick - Jul 15, 2016
Director Jimmy Maize (Spoon River Anthology at The Invisible Dog) and BOSS (En Garde Arts) will lead actresses Libby Winters (American Idiot) and Ito Aghayere (Lortel Nomination for Familiar at Playwrights Horizons) in Uniforms by Jeffrey James Keyes (The End of Days &Imaginary Friends) next month in the Samuel French 41st Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 3, 2021
Poet and producer Thomas March is breaking new ground in small venue performing, and he has caught the attention of many who are interested in broadening their entertainment experiences.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2021
Leaping in 2021, City Theatre Austin celebrates the spirit of community with a virtual theatre performance adapted from the critically acclaimed American poetry of Edgar Lee Masters.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 8, 2017
Today's subject Lise Bruneau is currently living her theatre life onstage at Arena Stage as Sara Müller in Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine. The production runs through March 5th.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2017
Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017
Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2016
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2020
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced their 2021 theater season. All in-person performances will be restricted to Theatre and Drama student audiences only due to COVID related conditions and UW guidelines.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2017
24/6: A Jewish Theater Company, New York's first ensemble dedicated to Sabbath-observant artists, will present Ken Kaissar's brand new play Looking Through Glass, an original commission by 24/6, developed in collaboration with the playwright. This production celebrates 24/6's 7th Anniversary.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019
'I don't know what the hell that was, but I f*$&ing loved it!' --recent Poetry/Cabaret audience member In this “variety salon,” a multi-genre evening of emotional whiplash, the coffeehouse meets the cabaret as “Poetry/Cabaret” (Time Out NY-recommended) once again brings together poets and performers in a face-paced night of stimulating variations on a theme. The second episode of the season, “SEASONED”, billed as a “non-holiday holiday” show, explores a wide range of experiences associated with this time of year—Feeling spicy? Seen it all? Been through a few things? (Too) full of holiday cheer? Curator and host Thomas March (Aftermath) and the cast explore these and more, in song, poetry, comedy, and story. In addition to the host's comic monologue, the show will feature poetry from Tyler Mills and Thoughtress; comedy from Ashley Gavin; and music from Jen Kwok and Kat Liz Kramer. Drew Wutke will be on keys as musical director.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2016
Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues. Inspired by the classic Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, McCasland has combined his love of history and monologues for this new anthology.
by Nora Dominick - Aug 1, 2016
SOULPEPPER - Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, marking its 20th anniversary season as the most populous city in Canada's leading producer of revivals and new works - will make its U.S. debut next summer during a 4-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, in New York City, it has been announced by Albert Schultz, SOULPEPPER'S Founding Artistic Director, and Leslie Lester, Executive Director.  This festival of plays and musical performances - entitled SOULPEPPER ON 42ND ST.: CANADA CROSSES THE BORDER- will be presented June 29 through July 29, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
Provision Theater Company is pleased to present REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE OF CHUCK COLSON by Timothy Gregory. The play will run April 27 - May 20 with performances on todays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Christian College - Art & Communications Center located at 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 17, 2019
Linda Pace and Pergola Productions are pleased to present a new play written and performed by Abbott Alexander. THE LONG GRAVEL ROAD is a dance recitative with an original sound score by Garrett Parks. This show will launch Theatre West's "Then and Now" Series. The production is set to open at Theatre West May 4, with performances Saturday evenings 8:00PM through June 1, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017
SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017
Tickets go on sale today, April 11, for the US debut for SOULPEPPER, Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, in a four-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City, it was announced by Albert Schultz, SOULPEPPER's Founding Artistic Director.