Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
The Housewives of Secaucus are back and DRAGGIER than ever! Catch a glimpse of the new HOS rehearse for their upcoming debut at the Triad Theater in New York City
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
 CW Seed, The CW's free, ad-supported digital network, has acquired the second window, non-exclusive streaming rights to 14 series from BBC Studios. The pact will bring more than 200 episodes and 150 hours of scripted library content to the platform. The announcement was made today by Rick Haskins, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital Platforms, The CW.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The JCCSF welcomes the new year and the next decade with a collection of Arts & Ideas events for 2020, including the Bay area premier of a?oeLove Heals All Woundsa?? with Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, a special Mother's Day program with Alice Waters and Fanny Singer, and the return of Giants of Jazz on Film series with Mark Cantor.
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Jacqueline Novak was a guest on Monday night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about her off-Broadway show Get On Your Knees. Novak also talks about adding a few spins to her stand-up routine, her childhood performing dreams, and shares her dad's review of her play.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
LAB RESULTS: The Antaeus Playwrights Lab Festival a?" Six new plays by award-winning, mid-career writers get developmental readings over the course of two weekends as part of Antaeus Theatre Company's second annual LAB RESULTS series. Each of the plays was developed in the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, an ongoing program that incubates new works that provide compelling roles for actors and creates a nurturing and supportive artistic community.  Last fall, two plays from the 2018 LAB RESULTS festival, The Abuelas by Stephanie Alison Walker and Eight Nights by Jennifer Maisel, were given critically acclaimed full productions as part of Antaeus' 2019-20 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Now in its seventh year, Northern Stage's New Works Now festival will feature three new plays, January 10 and 11 at the Barrette Center for the Arts. The Northern Stage Artistic team, including Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne and BOLD Associate Artistic Director & New Works Now Producer Jess Chayes, reached out to writers and artists in the Northern Stage community and read dozens of unproduced plays, selecting three to be workshopped with professional actors and directors for one week, culminating in a public festival of free staged readings.
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 4, 2020
'The Happy Poor Guys gathers people from the old neighborhoods to share their stories; it's also our warm gathering this time in Hong Kong.' - Wong Chun Tat Ata, The Happy Poor Guys creative director
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 4, 2020
One of the cabaret community's newer artists, Deborah Stone, comes of age in her new show HERE I AM! After a run downtown at Pangea, she debuts at The Beach Cafe. In this interview with Stephen Mosher, Stone talks about the journey that got her where she is.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
Black Box Theatre comes to Pittsburg! In a new venture, Pittsburg Community Theatre will present full length shows in an intimate setting: local hot-spot Steeltown Coffee and Tea. What is Black box theatre? Simply, an intimate performance space, in this case in Steeltown Coffee & Tea, with plain black walls (curtains) on a level floor. This is an ideal format for PCT to provide additional performance opportunities for both the actors and patrons to enjoy. Adrian Badger, Steeltown proprietor, is 'excited to be part of PCTs new Black Box Theatre project and as an avid PCT supporter, Steeltown looks forward to hosting creative and unique productions at the coffeehouse.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
Filled with both sass and Southern charm, Steel Magnolias opens the 2020 Season at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, with performances now through Feb. 2.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 4, 2020
For many, 'Dry January' is a chance to take a break from drinking alcohol after all of the holiday festivities and parties. Here are some of NYC's best non-alcoholic cocktails with recipes to try.
by Lindsay Kruger - Jan 24, 2020
Greg Karvellas is back in the director's seat for The Fugard Theatre's production of the poignant 'MASTER HAROLD'... AND THE BOYS. Having recently directed the critically-acclaimed STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT, Karvellas reveals to BroadwayWorld what he learnt about Fugard, where he is taking MASTER HAROLD, and why this historical play still resonates today.
by Nicole Ackman - Jan 24, 2020
Joshua Tavares plays Angel in the 20th Anniversary RENT National Tour, coming to DPAC January 28 to February 2. RENT is a story of love, tolerance, and hope that follows seven artists in New York City at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. The musical, with book and music by Jonathan Larson, has been beloved since it first opened on Broadway in 1996. Tavares is originally from Hawaii and attended school at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and AMDA NY. This is his first national tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
413 Repertory's 2019-2020 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team of their dinner theater production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Melissa Harkness will direct 413's production of Wilde's brilliantly witty and romantic classic. An Ideal Husband will run February 7 through February 29, 2020 at the Madeline Garden & Bistro in Pasadena, CA. Tickets start at $79.00 and are on sale now to the general public. All tickets include a full English high tea dinner.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The Chinese New Year begins in just a few days and 2020 marks the Year of the Rat. To celebrate, Leon & Lulu in Clawson, MI will host a dinner event from 5:15-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The fun flavor of the 1970s is a?oeStayin' Alivea?? at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre with its premiere production of Saturday Night Fever, starting Feb. 6.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Where do viral challenges, improv comedy, and a dash of musical theatre come together? In Breaking the Internet LIVE! coming to The Tank for a one-night event this February. Hosted by Summer Moran, this unpredictable and interactive game show is here to celebrate the Internet and all that's right with it. Tea will be spilled, shade will be thrown, and cake will be dumped! There's sure to be a little something to take everyone off their screens, and keep you LOL-ing all night long.
by Student Blogger: Paris Johnson - Jan 22, 2020
I don't know about you, but this time of year is super busy for me, as it is for most students! Some days, it can feel like you're drowning in schoolwork. As if that wasn't enough, if you're a theatre student, you likely have some sort of audition coming up! I know it can seem daunting to prepare for auditions, especially when you have a million other things going on. However, with a little initiative and proactivity, you can get through audition season with as little stress as possible!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
When award-winning comedian Richard Gadd offers a stranger a free cup of tea, he has no sense of the nightmare to come. One act of kindness. Six years of torment.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
As a new decade gets underway and New Year's resolutions are made and broken, Alter Bridge are back with a new single and video for the song “Godspeed.” The song has become a fast favorite amongst fans and critics alike and is currently impacting at Active Rock radio. Written in memory of a friend of the band who passed away, “Godspeed” is an uplifting musical memorial for anyone who has lost someone.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present the workshop How to Write a Musical That Works Part Two: Conflicts & Obstacles on Sunday February 23, 2020 from 10am to 6pm at Studios 150, 150 W. 46th Street, 7th floor, NYC. Submission deadline is Wednesday 2/12. E-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com or register online at https://truonline.org/events/feedback-workshop2-2020/.
by Jonathan Marshall - Jan 21, 2020
The iconic Riverside Studios return to a brand new building after a five year redevelopment project. West London will benefit from multiple performance, rehearsal and broadcast spaces in the shadow of Hammersmith Bridge. The new building also boasts two cinemas with films selected by renowned curator Jason Wood, who promises a mix of first run films alongside the best in independent film.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
For the second offering of its 2020 season, West End Productions presents Nobel laureate Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, a riveting mix of suspense, mystery and slapstick (!), directed by Joe Feldman.
by Andrew Child - Jan 2, 2020
Arguably, for a certain age group, there are no greater cultural influences than Harry Potter and Spongebob Squarepants. (Cue laments from the homeschooled crowd that they were never permitted to engage with such low-brow, mind-numbing media. Those of us with less protective mothers are doing just fine, thank you very much!) In a turn of events that would not have been possible even just a decade ago, both franchises have grown and become largely iconic through means which are impossible to capitalize upon. While corporations have tried to sell merchandise based on popular Spongebob memes, by the time the figures or t-shirts are manufactured, the internet has already collectively moved on to the next Spongebob mania, be it a picture of the titular character in drag holding a purse or a moment of rage from Mr. Krabs. While the Harry Potter franchise is still turning out blockbusters, updating its theme park, and packing in crowds for its two-part Broadway sequel, there is an equally sprawling network of fans who engage exclusively with its less-than-mainstream spawns.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 18, 2020
Neil Simon's indecision about genre in Brighton Beach Memoirs was related to his problem being direct about his parents. A true account would necessarily have revealed their fighting, his father's desertions and infidelities, and the eventual failure of their marriage, and could only have been presented as a tragedy or melodrama. A comedy (and Brighton Beach is formally a comedy) would need to present a sanitized version of what Simon remembered; it would satisfy his audience (which expected comedies) and his parents, but it would also come further from the flavor Simon wanted to present. What we get in consequence is a play in three somewhat inconsistent genres.
by Andrea Domanico - Jan 17, 2020
Si sono concluse recentemente le repliche milanesi al Teatro Nazionale di SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, trasposizione teatrale dell'omonimo e celeberrimo film interpretato da uno straordinario Gene Kelly nel lontano 1952. Una nuova scommessa per Stage Entertainment, che torna a produrre nel Bel Paese conscia di avere tra le mani un prodotto con tutte le carte in regola per conquistare il pubblico.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Turbine Theatre's Artistic Director, Paul Taylor-Mills, announces the exciting and diverse new musicals selected for this year's MTFestUK 2020. The lineup includes: Southern Comfort; Jet Set Go!; Soapdish; The Assassination of Katie Hopkins; Coldfront; Eurobeat: Pride of Eurovision; Tyrell; and Works of Art.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland, will be presented at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 8 at Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, on the main campus of Kean University. This is a sensory-inclusive performance that is suitable for all audiences.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 15, 2020
The popular variety/game/talk show with Robbie Rozelle begins the end of its' run at 54 Below with the first of three final performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Created and written by THREE-TIME Emmy Award winner Anthony Wilkinson, the infamous Housewives of Secaucus are making their Triad Theater debut January 23rd spoofing your favorite shows you LOVE to hate.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
The Spooky Men's Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam-powered and black clad behemoth, based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
The nation's only sustainable seafood festival, Aquarius, will return to The Foundry in Long Island City on Saturday, January 25th from 8pm - 1am.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
New Ohio Theatre's annual New York Indie Theatre Film Festival (NYITFF) a?" a unique presentation of film works by New York theatre makers a?" returns in 2020 with a stellar lineup, including a special screening of a feature directed by downtown legend Charles Busch, with a talkback with the artist, and a reading of a new screenplay written and directed by playwright, filmmaker, and author Brooke Berman (Hunting and Gathering). The festival events, including screenings, panel discussions, and social gatherings, will be held at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street) in NYC's West Village from February 6 to 9, 2020. Tickets (reading, $5; any single screening, $10; Friday pass, $15; Saturday pass, $20; all-event pass, $30) can be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1004347 or by calling 866-811-4111.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Touching The Void, currently running at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End, is set to host a pre-show event with Samaritans on 20th January, discussing mental wellbeing, resilience and weathering the storm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Bring a child to hear, see, interact and dance with an orchestra in a fun friendly relaxed environment in Cork City Hall, on Sunday afternoon January 26th 3pm-5.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Sixty artists, arts organizations and administrators, businesses and philanthropists from 20 communities across Arizona have been nominated for 2020 Governor's Arts Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for the next two productions opening in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February: The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Maria Gaitanidi, and Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, directed by Amy Hodge.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2019
Stephen Mosher looks back at the cabaret scene, as captured by his camera in 2019
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 31, 2019
Orlando was a deeply engaging, intriguing and thought-provoking exploration whose pondering, messages, striking soundscapes and visuals reverberated and lingered long after the curtain had closed. It is a highly ambitious undertaking but Neuwirth and her colleagues were up for the challenge. What is most exciting is what has now been established for a venue such as The Wiener Straatsoper as we move into a new decade of uncertain times when it is vital that radical expressions of art and activism combined are given such a grand stage with which to proclaim their truths.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2019
Sushi-Rama, the conveyor-belt sushi concept from Denver restaurateur Chef Jeff Osaka, will open a fifth location in Aurora this April. The new location at Fitzsimons (near the VA hospital) will offer retro vibes in a 2,200-square-foot space with a conveyor belt stretching over 200 feet, bringing a fun and unique dining experience that allows guests to enjoy quick service while sampling different types of sushi from the extensive selection of fish flown in daily. Guests can expect sushi plates on the belt ranging from $1.50 - $4.00 with classics like California and spicy tuna to one-of-a-kind creations like the The Kraken (fried squid legs, lemon, cucumber, pickled red onion, bibb lettuce, kaiware sprouts, spicy mayo, topped with gremolata) and the Pineapple Express (tempura, unagi, cucumber, garlic mayo, kaiware sprouts, topped with tuna, spicy pineapple glaze, sweet soy, bubu arare and scallions). The Fitzsimons sushi joint will also offer ramen (similar to DTC and Lone Tree locations) in addition to other Japanese cuisine available from the kitchen. Selections include Spicy Miso Ramen (spicy grilled chicken thigh, spinach, bean sprouts, chili miso paste, shoyu egg, naruto, negi, $13), Tempura Udon (tempura vegetables and shrimp, naruto, negi, shoyu broth, $12), Kara'Age Chicken (Osaka's seasoned salt, spicy mayo, lemon wedge, $7) and a Rama Bowl (edamame, avocado, cucumbers, broccoli, seaweed salad, kaiware sprouts, furikake sushi rice, house dressing, $13, with optional protein). Sparkling sake, wine, beer and Japanese twists on classics like a Green Tea Mule will also be offered. The location will also host a 'Physical Therapy' hour, M-F from 3-6 p.m., with 25% off all sushi and drink specials. Sushi-Rama Fitzsimons is at 13650 East Colfax Avenue. Learn more at sushi-rama.com or on social @sushi_rama_restaurants.
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 24, 2019
Holding it all together throughout was Mr. Simmons himself, with expert conducting, a perfunctory piano playing style, and his superior rock/pop/gospel vocals, he truly brought the concert to his cabaret.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Wesley Doucette - Dec 23, 2019
Nostalgic rose-colored glasses so tint few works as The Nutcracker. Its music, its images, its audience of children, either mesmerized or fidgeting in their Sunday best, have become annual staples of the Christmas season. Balanchine's 1954 staging of the ballet is its quintessential manifestation. As with all things Balanchine, it is a feat of harmonious contradictions; instead of his more academic ventures that seek to marry the aristocratic form with the fashionable modern, The Nutcracker is a practice in elegant nostalgia. Perhaps Balanchine felt this nostalgia for a Russia that was long gone; Stalin died the previous year, leaving behind a Russia that held no resemblance to the first act fete. That the choreographer was capable of conjuring these charming visions of a dreamlike childhood, while not sacrificing his pioneering vocabulary, is a testament to his genius
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) presents Athol Fugard's powerfully haunting masterpiece, 'Master Harold' ... and the Boys from Jan. 18- Feb. 8 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and from Feb. 13 to March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 23, 2019
Have you made your New Year's plans yet? There are great venues all around New York City that are ready host guests to ring in 2020 with fabulous food, drink, entertainment, and more.
by Carissa Chesanek - Dec 22, 2019
Over the weekend (and just in time for Christmas), the two-man production featuring actor Jeffries Thaiss and musician Eric Scott Anthony conducted an engaging and unique Dickens experience to get the crowd in the holiday spirit. The show was called CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL A PLAY WITH MUSIC, and it was an absolute delight.
by Carolan Trbovich - Dec 22, 2019
Special Holiday Posting - Olivia Newton-John Trifecta! Meet & Grease Details, Autobiography Review & Intimate Interview
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 21, 2019
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) celebrated the season on Friday evening December 20th and Saturday afternoon, December 21st with 'Hip-Hop Nutcracker.' Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber and adapted by Mike Fetelson, the exciting production was part of the M & T Bank dance series at the Center.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
A silver-haired woman walks into a bar. The bartender asks, 'What can I get for you, young lady?'