Spoon River Anthology 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

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St.
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by BWW News Desk - 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 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 7, 2015
An adaptation of the book STANDING TALL - the emails, journals and creative writings of 9/11 is being presented tonight, November 7th at 7:00 PM at ArtNY Bruce Mitchell Theatre, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor produced by FACT Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015
This holiday season Provision Theater Company's Theater for Young Audiences will present Barbara Robinson's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!.
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 BWW - May 8, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Chicago
by BWW - May 29, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Chicago
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 BWW - May 22, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/22/2016 for Chicago
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW - May 15, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for Chicago
by BWW - May 1, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Chicago
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016
Provision Theater Company will continue its 12th season with TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
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 BWW News Desk - 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 David Clarke - Feb 23, 2016
On Monday, February 29, 2016, the Broadway at Birdland concert series will be presenting Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens as a benefit concert. With music by Janet Hood, lyrics and additional text by bill Russell, the piece is comprised of songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. To get the inside scoop on the upcoming star studded concert, I chatted with Russell and director Jill Sapenoff.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016
Provision Theater Company will continue its 12th season with TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. The play will run tonight, February 10, through March 20.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW - Apr 24, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Chicago
by BWW News Desk - 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.