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Martin Beck Theatre

(New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Noël Coward's classic comedy Blithe Spirit, directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders, will return next year for a UK tour followed by a strictly limited 6-week engagement at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre following a celebrated reception in Bath earlier this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer Prize-winner that is on virtually every critic's short list of greatest American plays, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2019-2020 season on Friday, October 11 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 3, with specially priced previews on October 9 and 10 (7:30pm). J. Barry Lewis directs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
For the first time in six years, Goodman Theatre's Costume Shop hosts a costume sale on Saturday, October 20 from 9am - 2pm. More than 100 handmade items by the Goodman's costume shop artisans will be available for sale, priced starting at just $1. From couture gowns to fashionable headwear, attendees can pick selections from acclaimed Goodman productions including-hats and headwear from Artistic Associate Regina Taylor's gospel musical sensation Crowns (2004, 2012); uniforms from Artistic Director Robert Falls' celebrated production of King Lear (2006); the majorette costume from Sweet Bird of Youth (2012) with Academy Award-winning actress Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock; and more. The costume sale takes place on Saturday, October 20 from 9am - 2pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Admission is free and costume pieces range from $1 - $300+; both cash and credit is accepted. All sales are final and proceeds support the Goodman. Costume previews will not be available prior to the sale. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW , Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel ( Songbird , The Last Goodbye ) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz ( Dust Can't Kill Me ) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018
For the first time in six years, Goodman Theatre's Costume Shop hosts a costume sale today, October 20 from 9am - 2pm. More than 100 handmade items by the Goodman's costume shop artisans will be available for sale, priced starting at just $1. From couture gowns to fashionable headwear, attendees can pick selections from acclaimed Goodman productions including-hats and headwear from Artistic Associate Regina Taylor's gospel musical sensation Crowns (2004, 2012); uniforms from Artistic Director Robert Falls' celebrated production of King Lear (2006); the majorette costume from Sweet Bird of Youth (2012) with Academy Award-winning actress Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock; and more. The costume sale takes place today, October 20 from 9am - 2pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Admission is free and costume pieces range from $1 - $300+; both cash and credit is accepted. All sales are final and proceeds support the Goodman. Costume previews will not be available prior to the sale. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz (Dust Can't Kill Me) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Glass Menagerie, which is currently on stage through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Check out photos of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Glass Menagerie, which is currently on stage through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Check out photos of the cast in action below!
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 6, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) has continued its 2019 Season with William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' Directed by Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of the prestigious Acting Company in NYC, the show will be on the Madison stage through Sunday, November 17. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Bonnie J. Monte, the Artistic Director of STNJ about 'Romeo and Juliet' and her highly acclaimed Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz (Dust Can't Kill Me) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm. In the 1950's, Wildwood NJ was known as "The Las Vegas of the East." For three months a year, this small south Jersey town turned into the biggest party of the summer. Everything converged in Wildwood- The Rat Pack, doo wop, soul, and the beginnings of rock and roll.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
The National Theatre announces today that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, and directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse, Angels in America, Company) will return to the West End in November 2018 for a limited season. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on 29 November, with an opening night on 11 December.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley and Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller will star in a reading of Wharton/Williams, a work based on the short stories of novelist Edith Wharton and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. Adapted by award-winning playwright/librettist Charles Leipart, Wharton/Williams will be directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson.
by Lindsay Kruger - May 28, 2020
Fiona: Tennessee Williams wrote some of the greatest roles for women and most were based on people he had met and known during his life. I had the great fortune of playing the Princess in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH the year before with the same company; in fact, we toured to the US with it and it was an exhilarating and memorable experience. It is always a joy to work a second time with like-minded actors and creative team, so it was great to work with Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer again! Amanda is said to be based on Williams' mother and so I read biographies and accounts of his life to filter into the characterization. All characters in his work are facetted and Amanda is deeply complex and full of contradictions - a delusional, flighty, down to earth, disillusioned person who above all is a devoted and doting mother. There are many more Williams' women I would like to play!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
Actress Kim Cattrall recently chatted with BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz about her fears for the stage, and why she thinks theatre is so important.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
The hilarious, heart-warming rom com HAPPY NEW YEAR (A Play With Songs) has been extended and must now end on 23 March at The Fugard Studio Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Tickets go on sale at 9am today for members of the Menier Chocolate Factory for the London dates for their co-production with Theatr Clwyd of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Public booking for the Menier Chocolate Factory dates opens on Monday 11 March at 9am.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
New Conservatory Theatre Center has announced the line-up for NCTC's 2020-21 subscription season, looking beyond the current closure of local theatres and forward to a healthy future after the COVID-19 crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
The full cast is announced for the Theatr Clwyd and Menier Chocolate Factory co-production of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Catrin Aaron (Beulah Binnings), Michael Geary (Pee Wee Binnings), Valentine Hanson (Uncle Pleasant), Jenny Livsey (Eva Temple / Woman), Laura Jane Matthewson (Dolly Hamma), Mark Meadows (Jabe Torrance), Ifan Meredith (David Cutrere / Dog Hamma), Hattie Morahan (Lady Torrance), Seth Numrich (Val Xavier), Ian Porter (Sheriff Talbott), Jemima Rooper (Carol Cutrere), Carol Royle (Vee Talbott) and Carrie Quinlan (Sister / Nurse Porter). Public booking for the Menier Chocolate Factory dates opens at 9am today.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The 14th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce the details of its full 2019 program in September, titled Tennessee Williams and Yukio Mishima.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
ACTORS COLLECTIVE in partnership with ABET presents a collection of theatrical pieces, including Talk To Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams. A singular opportunity to see this rare gem performed, along with new original pieces by regional playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Rip Torn, one of the leading stage actors of his generation and an Emmy Award-winner for his portrayal of the deliciously devious producer Artie on HBO's “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
English Touring Theatre today announce the appointment of Lizzie Vogler as Executive Producer. Vogler will be taking on the role from July 2019, whilst Sophie Scull is on maternity leave. Also announced today, Floriana Dezou, Olivia Highland, Renuka Venkatraman, and Igor join the company as trustees. They join current trustee's Dame Jenny Abramsky DBE, Dan Bates, Paul Corrigan CBE, Robert Delamere (Chair), Paapa Essiedu, Michael Hatchwell and Tara Wilkinson.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Friday 6 September 2019 before visiting Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, King's Theatre Edinburgh, Oxford Playhouse, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Malvern Theatres, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Buxton Opera House, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Milton Keynes Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Brighton Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Cardiff New Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Sheffield Lyceum, Sunderland Empire, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Orchard Theatre Dartford and Curve Leicester.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
My name is Lucy Barton is officially in previews on Broadway! Four-time Emmy winner, two-time Golden Globe winner, three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney returns to Broadway in a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Deadline has reported that memorials for actor Rip Torn are set to be held in both Los Angeles and New York. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions confirms the previously announced end-date of 19 January 2019 for the West End production of Summer and Smoke. Audiences have less than three weeks to catch Rebecca Frecknall's critically acclaimed revival and reinvention of Tennessee Williams' intoxicating and gripping classic. This breathtaking production starring the sensational Patsy Ferran and Matthew Needham completes its highly successful West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Variety reports that Ethan Hawke will direct a film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 'Camino Real,' which was considered the playwright's most experiental play.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has made its initial announcement of the upcoming 34th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at SONY Hall on 46th Street in New York City.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor John Karlen passed away earlier today at age 86 of congestive heart failure in hospice care in Burbank, California.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of David Hare's The Bay at Nice. Richard Eyre directs Martin Hutson, Ophelia Lovibond, David Rintoul and Penelope Wilton. The production opens on 19 March, with previews from 14 March, and runs until 4 May. Tickets go on sale to supporters of the Menier on 21 January, with public booking opening at 9am on 28 January.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Proud Haddock and Arsalan Sattari Productions today announce the transfer of Billy Bishop Goes to War to the Southwark Playhouse, following its successful run at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Charles Aitken (Younger Billy) and Oliver Beamish (Older Billy) reprise their roles. The production runs from 15 March, with previews from 13 March, until 6 April.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which runs at Theatre Royal Tuesday 24 - Saturday 29 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Company with Marianne Elliott on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 25 a?" Saturday 29 February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
This year, Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte will celebrate her 30th anniversary at the helm of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) now approaching its 58th season with an electrifying lineup of plays. Under Ms. Monte's leadership, the Theatre has evolved into one of the most respected classical theatres in the nation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards announced its nominees for 2018 today. These annual awards are regarded amongst the most valued and prestigious in the South African performing arts industry. This year's ceremony will take place on Sunday, 10 March at 17:30 at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town and promises to be an evening celebrating Vintage theatre and wines.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards announced its nominees for 2018 today. These annual awards are regarded amongst the most valued and prestigious in the South African performing arts industry. This year's ceremony will take place on Sunday, 10 March at 17:30 at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town and promises to be an evening celebrating Vintage theatre and wines.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present the South African premiere of HAPPY NEW YEAR, a hilarious, heart-warming rom com, adapted by South African icon David Kramer from the hit, award-winning play MIDSUMMER (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present the South African premiere of HAPPY NEW YEAR, a hilarious, heart-warming rom com, adapted by South African icon David Kramer from the hit, award-winning play MIDSUMMER (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
The world-renowned South African theater artists Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer have been bringing vibrant works to the Provincetown Theater stage (238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA.), in conjunction with the annual Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, since 2013. This year, Abrahamse and Meyer return for a special month-long artists' residency at the Provincetown Theater to create their new interpretation of Williams' The Night of the Iguana for the 2019 TWTF (Sept 26-29). While in-residence at Provincetown Theater, starting September 12th a?" and for 8 performances only -- the company will revive their acclaimed production of Yukio Mishima's hauntingly sensual love story The Lady Aoi.
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019
Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Beloved actress Shirley Knight passed away from natural causes on April 22nd at the home of her daughter, Kaitlin Hopkins, in San Marcos, TX.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath today announces four additional productions - Vienna 1934-Munich 1938, The Life I Lead, Trying It On and The Man in the White Suit, to complete its Summer Season 2019 programme and further casting with Katherine Parkinson, Janie Dee as well as Vanessa Redgrave, Miles Jupp and David Edgar among the stars set to take to the stage in both treasured classics and acclaimed new works.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
The Coven & Precariat Productions, in association with Wolfpack Theatrics, present a history-making new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring a genderqueer/trans actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 17, 2020
We continue our series with leaders in the theatre arts to learn about their upcoming plans and find out how they are dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. We had the opportunity to interview Bonnie J. Monte, the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. She gave us her insights about the Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The team behind 2016's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen Kingdom of Earth, is back - this time, with Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Jack Heller directs Susan Priver (down-on-her-luck showgirl Myrtle in Kingdom of Earth, LA Weekly award-winning The Lover by Harold Pinter) as Blanche DuBois and Max E. Williams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., numerous productions with Elephant Theatre Company) as Stanley Kowalski in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger. Passions flare and cultures collide in the sultry streets of New Orleans beginning May 25, with performances continuing though July 7.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
The Coven & Precariat Productions, in association with Wolfpack Theatrics, present a history-making new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring a genderqueer/trans actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois.