Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Centerstage Theatre is abuzz with a new, sharp take on the modern romantic comedy: Let There Be Love, by up and coming New York playwright Mrinalini Kamath. Let There Be Love takes place in the here and now, and explores timeless concepts such as romance, deception, fame, and family through a uniquely 2020 lens. A mixed media story told through live performance and quick, TED-Talk-esque videos, our story asks us to choose our weapons in the battlefield of love. Do we want technology on our side? Do we eschew screens for a completely personal approach? Does one necessarily negate the other? Do we crave intimacy and connection, or fear ita??or maybe both? And how far are we willing to go to meet The One?
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting and inspirational night recognizing African-American achievements and contributions, world premieres Sunday, January 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bounce.
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Mr Elevator, project of Oh Sees' Tomas Dolas, released the third single, 'Waiting' off of their upcoming LP, Goodbye, Blue Sky. The single premiered with The FADER and included an exclusive quote from Tomas Dolas.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2020
Today's top stories: Erika Jayne and Paul Szot join the Broadway company of Chicago, and more!
by Carol Kassie - Jan 6, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??A sold-out run in January 2019, and consistent a?oewhen will you do this again?a?? questions have led to the creation of To Life 2: More Stories & Music Celebrating the Contributions of Jewish Composers to the Golden Age of Broadway.  This second iteration of last year's audience favorite will pick up where the previous show left off, with more songs, anecdotes, and stories, and will highlight the works of Marvin Hamlisch, Kander & Ebb, Dorothy Fields, George & Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, and many more. To Life 2 will run in the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park from January 10th through February 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Raven Theatre will continue its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL'S HOUSE will play February 6 - March 22, 2020 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that the Outstanding Broadway Production category will return to the GLAAD Media Awards beginning this year with the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced later this month.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
New Village Arts has announced the upcoming production of MURDER FOR TWO, the musical comedy whodunnit for two performers and one piano. With Book and Music by Joe Kinosian and Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair, this two-person murder mystery is a tour-de-force showcase of musical comedy talent. Directed by AJ Knox, with music direction by Tom Abruzzo and choreography by Jenna Ingrassia-Knox, this hilarious two-hander will feature the onstage talents of Tony Houck and JD Dumas.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Poetic Theater Productions announces their tenth annual Love Redefined showcase, Love Redefined: RENEW to take place Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 8:00pm at Judson Memorial Church, presented with Judson Arts. Love Redefined is a celebration of radical love of self and others with a night of poetic, theatrical, and musical remixes, re-imaginings and riffs.
by Adrienne Proctor - Jan 23, 2020
TRIBES tells the story of a deaf boy's journey toward discovering deaf culture and the implications that has for his hearing family.
by Krista Garver - Jan 23, 2020
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Rising Louisville, KY rapper JACK HARLOW kicks off 2020 with the fiery, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz-produced “WHATS POPPIN.” The bouncy, urgent new song arrives today alongside an equally energetic companion video, directed by Cole Bennett, out now via Lyrical Lemonade.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Actors Gymnasium is proud to announce THE GHOST IN GADSDEN'S GARDEN, an original circus theatre production. It is written and directed by Chris Matthews and Sully Ratke, with circus choreography by Artistic Director Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi. The show features Lucy Carapetyan, Adrian Danzig, and Hayley Larson, as well as members of the Gym's Teen Ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Swashbuckling sword fights and romance lie at the center of this thrilling take on Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers by Catherine Bush, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from February 5 - March 22, 2020. This bold production will run in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The Adelphi Orchestra will celebrate New Jersey's centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by building on its expanding tradition and implicit mission of recognizing the merit and excellence of women composers and musicians with PROJECT 19. 
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020
2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jan 18, 2020
BroadwayWorld UK reporter got invited into the rehearsal room of Message In A Bottle to talk to cast members Tommy Franzen and Natasha Gooden. Message In A Bottle is the new dance theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting.
by Maria Nockin - Jan 18, 2020
On January 17, 2020, Los Angeles Opera presented Stefano Landi's 1619 opera, The Death of Orpheus, (La Morte d'Orfeo) at El Cid, a performance space usually known for dinner theater. Landi may have written his own libretto. In any case, the story of the five-act opera was inspired by Angelo Poliziano's 1484 pastoral tragicomedy La Favola d'Orfeo.  
by Cary Ginell - Jan 18, 2020
American Theatre Guild's national tour of 'Finding Neverland' is a marvel of imaginative production values, excellent acting, and quirky-jerky choreography, making this 'making of Peter Pan' fantasy a joy from start to finish.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Joanna Syrokomla and Cynthia Amsden, Co-Chairs of the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) Awards are delighted to announce the official list of nominees for the 15 categories. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The WOW Foundation has today announced the full line up for the 2020 10th anniversary Festival in London. British Vogue will present 'Forces for Change' with Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful OBE. Forces for Change was launched in The September Issue of British Vogue guest edited by HRH The Duchess of Sussex. For this special WOW event, the editor-in-chief has invited artists, activists and fashion pioneers to join him for an evening of conversation exploring the publication's ongoing movement, sharing stories of female trailblazers setting the agenda across the globe.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Musical legends Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox / Dave Stewart p/k/a Eurythmics, Ernie Isley / Marvin Isley / O'Kelly Isley / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley / Chris Jasper p/k/a The Isley Brothers, Steve Miller, Chad Hugo / Pharrell Williams p/k/a The Neptunes, Rick Nowels and William “Mickey” Stevenson will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization's 51st Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, 'Vision of Love,”  “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Shout,” “The Joker,” “Hollaback Girl,” “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and “Dancing In The Street.” The star-studded induction event is slated for Thursday, June 11th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that it will honor award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director Ryan Murphy with the Vito Russo Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Thursday, March 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Raue Center For The Arts has announced 'Where Am I Going?' featuring Chicago cabaret artist and Williams Street Repertory favorite, Sierra White. Experience an intimate night of music and storytelling at 8 p.m. on February 7, 2020.
by Debbie Gilpin - Jan 16, 2020
Emma Rice's Wise Children are back, bringing her acclaimed production Romantics Anonymous to the Bristol Old Vic for a limited run. Carly Bawden, who plays Angélique in the show, talks chocolatiers, suffragettes, and her passion for new writinga??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company currently in its 33rd Season, will start the new year off with Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney. Sylvia is a smart, playful, and occasionally gritty comedy about two 'empty-nesters' who meet a dog that quickly becomes a bone of contention between them and tests their marriage to a hilarious and touching degree. Sylvia will run February 7th-23rd with performances on Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis, current GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles, and iconic vocalist Jane Monheit. Internationally recognized trumpeter Rachel Therrien, the Seth Weaver Big Band, and The Voice contestant Melinda Rose Rodriguez will also be performing upstairs. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Brooklyn Ballet, a unique and interdisciplinary dance company rooted in the classical idiom, presents Revisionist History 2, an unprecedented evening of dance that bridges diversity to classicism in a profound way, while exploring movement and its history. With 5 performances, February 13-16, Brooklyn Ballet's Season takes place in The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center in downtown Brooklyn.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
From Emmy®, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning director Susanne Bier and the Emmy®-winning creator of “Big Little Lies,” David E. Kelley and starring Emmy® and Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Nicole Kidman (HBO's “Big Little Lies”) and Emmy® nominee Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”), comes the six-part limited series THE UNDOING, debuting this May, exclusively on HBO. Directed by Susanne Bier and created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner; executive produced by Susanne Bier, David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has shared the co-chair and host committee list of the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival, David Henry Hwang, and TCG's arts advocacy at the federal level.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 15, 2020
El próximo domingo 19, LA TIENDA DE LOS HORRORES bajará el telón por última vez en el Teatro Coliseum de Barcelonatras cuatro meses en cartel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
An international cast is set to star in a new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries next month. The original production premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston in 2009, then off-Broadway in 2011. The play will be put up during the both romantic and equally commercialized Valentine's day season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings five-time Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 7-23.  Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, the 13-time Tony-nominated musical tells the story of three families trying to find their way during the turn of the 20th century in New York City; each struggling with the changing cultural climate in America and each facing the promise of hope and new beginnings in the midst of prejudice and bigotry.  Showcasing music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime features a score with such memorable songs as a?oeYour Daddy's Son,a?? a?oeWheels of a Dream,a?? a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? and a?oeMake Them Hear You.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Last Thursday, we noticed that an engagement was quietly added to the schedule of London's famed The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel. The announcement was for a debut of Amy Shaughnessy, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. We knew nothing about it, so, since both are friends of BroadwayWorld, we reached out.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
a?oeThe line between where you are now and sleeping in your car is much thinner than you think.a?? The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and the assault on American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the return of Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman's instant holiday classic The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. This holiday show, perfect for the whole family, runs through January 26, 2020 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with the Washington premiere of Bloomsday by Steven Dietz. This delicate, time-bending romance is set in James Joyce's Dublin on June 16th, the date on which Joyce's Ulysses is set. Robert returns to that city 35 years after meeting Caithleen on a walking tour of Joyce's Dublin. He and Cait meet again and revisit their youthful relationship, amid the echoes of Joyce's masterwork, and the missed connections of that earlier time in their lives. Helen Hayes Award winning Kasi Campbell will direct. A post-show discussion will follow the Sunday matinee on February 2nd, James Joyce's birthday.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
In celebration of the 19th amendment, The Adelphi Chamber Ensemble will perform Elfrida Andrée's Quintet for Piano and Strings in E minor and Franz Schubert's beloved Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 'Trout'.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, is producing an Oral History Project event with renowned Broadway publicist Irene Gandy on Monday, February 10 beginning at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
by Michael Dale - Jan 1, 2020
To this very frequent theatre-goer, the most exciting and gratifying development on New York stages since 2010 has been the growing number of productions that, before hitting it big on Broadway, graced the stages of the city's non-profit Off-Broadway companies.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present Audrey Cefaly's Maytag Virgin, a sweet, Southern romance about starting over again, from January 8 to February 2 at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, according to Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner. Eleanor Holdridge directs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
A Christmas Carol, which opened on Broadway November 20, 2019, has just broken another box office record at the Lyceum Theatre. Adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, A Christmas Carol grossed $954,054.40 over nine performances for the week ending December 29. It tops the house record previously held by Oh, Hello, the Nick Kroll and John Mulaney comedy that grossed $911,602 for the week ending January 1, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
 Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 season with the Tony-nominated play, 33 Variations. Written by Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project) and directed by Steve Bell, 33 Variations will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 11th through February 1st, 2020. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Charley Pride: I'm Just Me, a documentary about the life and career of legendary Country music superstar Charley Pride, will debut on CBC's documentary Channel on Wednesday, January 1 at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT as part of their All Day Music Marathon. It will repeat on Sunday, February 2 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Music Hall welcomes back The RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE, Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 8:00pm with a performance of the timeless ballet- a?oeSwan Lake.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2019
Great Performances' annual Latke Festival broke records on Monday, Dec. 16, racking up the most attendees and participants in its 11-year history. The event presented annually by the acclaimed catering and events company raises funds to support The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit dedicated to nutrition and healthy cooking education for children in underserved neighborhoods throughout New York City and in Columbia Co., NY.
by Carol Kassie - Dec 24, 2019
A sold-out run in January 2019, and consistent a?oewhen will you do this again?a?? questions have led to the creation of To Life 2: More Stories & Music Celebrating the Contributions of Jewish Composers to the Golden Age of Broadway. This second iteration of last year's audience favorite will pick up where the previous show left off, with more songs, anecdotes, and stories, and will highlight the works of Marvin Hamlisch, Kander & Ebb, Dorothy Fields, George & Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, and many more. To Life 2 will run in the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park from January 10th through February 2nd.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!