The Balcony


Abbey Theatre

(New York, NY)
136 East 13th Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
The Playwrights Realm today announces recipients of two career-propelling development programs the organizationa?"led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereiraa?"offers to gifted, incisive, and diverse playwrights. Now entering its thirteenth season, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 30, 2019
The cast of characters in Sarah Ruhl's THE CLEAN HOUSE, which opens the 2019-2020 Portland Stage season, leads anything but tidy lives. The 2004 play, which received its world premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is a metaphorically absurdist exploration of neuroses, obsessions, and the quest for laughter and love. The drama which employs a kind of a?oemagical realisma?? brings together five quirky characters who only find their humanity as their neat little lives unravel and they allow chaos, passion, empathy, laughter, and tears to fill their souls.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2019
IN CIRCLES is a feast for the eyes, even if Gertrude Stein's texts as lyrics seem nonsensical at times. Just go with the flow and let the atmosphere of the avant-garde 1968 theatre scene set your mind free! If only Stein's lover Alice B. Toklas was there to hand out her special recipe brownies to enhance the 80-minute experience!
by Review Roundups - Sep 25, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents West Side Story, the iconic American musical from Broadway visionaries Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, in the Quadracci Powerhouse, September 17 - October 27, 2019. Let's see what the critics are saying!
by Vicki Trask - Sep 16, 2019
Alberta Theatre Projects has opened their 2019/2020 season with a hilarious comedy that reminds us: we don't always have to like our family even if we love them. Written by Kristen Thomson (I, Claudia) and directed by Darcy Evans, The Wedding Party is one not to be missed.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The New York Pops announces the appointment of Michael Rosen, Chief Revenue Officer of Intersection, to its Board of Directors.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 5, 2019
Two River Theater (TRT) has launched its 2019/20 Season with a production that is sure to please. 'Cyrano' by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers is adapted from the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac written by Edmond Rostand. The TRT show is directed by Meredith McDonough and presented as a co-production with the critically acclaimed Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival based in Garrison, New York.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
The Barber of Seville recently opened at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and critics were in attendance! Find out what they had to say.
by Emily McClanathan - Oct 2, 2019
Lyric Opera of Chicago opens its 65th season with Gioachino's Rossini's romantic comedy, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. Tara Faircloth directs this exuberant revival of Lyric's 2013/14 production, originally directed by Rob Ashford, while Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Michael Black serves as chorus master. Beautifully designed and masterfully sung, this production leans into the farcical comedy that ensues when Figaro, the eponymous barber, plays matchmaker for a wealthy count and a witty young woman.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 14, 2019
We asked, and you answered! In her exclusive BroadwayWorld column, Industry Editor Cara Joy David delved into the the evolution of cell phone use in the theatre, from the backlash against Jeremy O. Harris's view of phone use to Freestyle Love Supreme's use of Yondr. We asked our readers to speak up about if inappropriate cell phone use has ruined their theatre experiences. Check out some of the standout answers below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Denver Arts & Venues announces the opening reception for Dick Carter and Sandy Kinnee's Buell Theatre exhibition, and the fourth performance in its Buell Theatre Balcony Music Series, featuring Sarah Biber and Hannah Robbins Monday, Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Disney's 'Aladdin' is currently flying around America, entertaining audiences nationwide with the Agrabah glitz and glamour. What are critics in the various cities saying about the tour? Check out their reviews from tour stops like Tempe, Salt Lake City, San Diego and more below!
by Review Roundups - May 9, 2019
Amour runs at Charing Cross Theatre from Thursday 2 May - Saturday 20 July. Gary Tushaw plays Dusoleil and Anna O'Byrne plays Isabelle. Alasdair Harvey plays the Prosecutor, Isabelle's controlling husband.
by Charles Shubow - May 8, 2019
When I left the Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College in Columbia where the Rep Stage is housed, I went up to Director Joseph W. Ritsch with a big smile on my face. He told me he wanted to end their season with a comedy that audiences would enjoy. Well, mission accomplished!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
San Francisco Opera Presents George Frideric Handel's ORLANDO in a bold production by director Harry Fehr that updates the setting to World War II London during the Blitz. English conductor Christopher Moulds makes his Company debut leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and a cast of five leading Handelian artists, each of whom is singing their roles for the first time. Handel's rarely performed work of love and madness will be presented June 9 27 at the War Memorial Opera House.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Full casting has been announced for the staged reading of David Stallings' new drama Leonora, which will be performed at The Williams CME Institutional Church in Harlem on Monday June 3 at 7pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today, Morrissey kicks off his Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater! The engagement will run through May 11! BroadwayWorld would like to wish Morrissey a happy first performance!
by Cybele Pomeroy - May 2, 2019
Is Hamlet mad or not?What is his moral duty? Is he always an ass, or just going through a rough patch? To be or not to be? Baltimore Shakespeare Factory delivers HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK in Original Pronunciation with verve and depth, while answering some important questions. BSF, dedicated to accuracy and education, presents one show a season in Original Pronunciation, a must-do experience for Shakespeare nerds. The pre-show festivities, finely done and recommended, are in Original Pronunciation to attune one's ear.
by Student Blogger: Chloe Lang - May 17, 2019
Beautiful was the first show I saw on my own on Broadway.  Carole King's music has become part of my soundtrack of my life as I've grown older.  I remember my seventh grade art teacher would always play You've Got a Friend at the end of every class-which kind of drove me crazy, but as time has gone on I recognize how beautiful, simple, and poignant that song can be.  Carole King forged a path for female songwriters in America. If I hadn't seen this show, I wouldn't have known! I knew I had to bring my family to see the touring production at Durham Performing Arts Center for Mother's Day.
by Charles Shubow - May 16, 2019
Luis Salgado is quickly becoming known as an acclaimed director and choreographer. He has just returned from Germany where he served as Associate DirectorChoreographer for Cirque du Solieil's PARAMOUR. Two years ago he directed and choreographed the Helen Hayes winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. He is now returning to GALA with his own version of FAME, The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
San Francisco Opera presents Anton n Dvo k's Rusalka at the War Memorial Opera House, June 16 28, in David McVicar's thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed (Chicago Tribune) production. The Czech fairy tale opera features a cast headed by Rachel Willis-S rensen in her role debut as Rusalka, Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jamie Barton as Je ibaba, bass Kristinn Sigmundsson as Vodn k and Sarah Cambidge as the Foreign Princess. South Korean maestra and Houston Grand Opera Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim leads the cast and San Francisco Opera Orchestra in her first Company engagement. Chorus Director Ian Robertson prepares the chorus.
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2019
To celebrate 14 Tony Award nominations, HADESTOWN held a special celebration outside the theatre last night following the evening's performance! The cast took to the balcony outside the Walter Kerr Theatre, and performed some music for the fans!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
San Francisco Opera's 2019 Summer Season opens with Georges Bizet's Carmen June 5 29 at the War Memorial Opera House. Presented in American director Francesca Zambello's acclaimed staging, which has been mounted by Opera Australia, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and Norwegian National Opera, the opera features American mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges in her first professional performances of the title role and American tenor Matthew Polenzani assuming the role of Don Jos for the first time. Romanian soprano Anita Hartig makes her San Francisco Opera debut as Mica la and American bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen is the bullfighter, Escamillo. In his first opera engagement with the Company, conductor James Gaffigan leads the cast and San Francisco Opera Orchestra.
by Andria Tieman - Jun 28, 2019
My favorite writing professor loved to say that there are two stories the world: one, a person sets off on a journey; in the other, a stranger comes to town. The second story is precisely the idea behind the 10 Tony Award winning THE BAND'S VISIT. The Egyptian Police Band is on tour, and through a simple language mixup, they wind up in a small town in the Isreali desert . With no way to leave town until the morning, and no hotels available, the police are taken into locals' homes where they start to see into the lives of the people of the village. This is an atypical Broadway musical in that it's very quiet and seemingly simple, but does a fantastic job of showing the struggles of ordinary people, and how two seemingly different groups of people have a lot in common after all.
by Tara Olivero - Jun 22, 2019
'Could it be? Yes it could. Something's coming, something good, If I can wait,' sings Tony in the famous Leonard Bernstein number. Well, something good's already here in Fort Wayne this month. What is it, you ask? This year's Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre cast, playing their own version of WEST SIDE STORY this weekend and next at South Side High School.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Denver Arts & Venues announces the opening reception for Collin Parson's Buell Theatre exhibition, "Interference," and the third performance in its Buell Theatre Balcony Music Series, featuring Alex Anderson (Nasty Nachos) Monday, July 1, 5-7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Guildford Fringe Festival is planning a show-stopping, foot-tapping and fun-filled Free Fringe line-up as part of this year's jam-packed Festival programme. The excitement begins at the Free Fringe Weekend on 29 and 30 June, when you can't fail to be entertained if you head into the town centre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
San Francisco Opera presents Antonin Dvo?ak's Rusalka at the War Memorial Opera House, June 16-28, in David McVicar's "thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed" (Chicago Tribune) production. The Czech fairy tale opera features a cast headed by Rachel Willis-Sorensen in her role debut as Rusalka,Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jamie Barton as Ježibaba, bass Kristinn Sigmundsson as Vodnik and Sarah Cambidge as the Foreign Princess. South Korean maestra and Houston Grand Opera Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim leads the cast and San Francisco Opera Orchestra in her first Company engagement. Chorus Director Ian Robertson prepares the chorus.
by Joe Lombardi - Jun 13, 2019
Ever wanted to sit on the floor during a Presidential nominating National Convention?  The opportunity is available in Brooklyn at the Irondale Center.  Danny Rocco's play immerses its audience onto the floor of the 1944 Democratic convention.  Roosevelt had already served four terms and was not expected to live through his next one.  A battle for the Vice Presidency - and for the likely next President - occurred.  That juicy political story is retold here with a huge cast of forty actors.
by Craig Richardson - Jun 13, 2019
Opening Night. There's nothing like it in the world. Jitters can occur. Mistakes could happen. One hopes everything comes together and the rehearsal time and hard work has paid off. Luckily, for Music Theatre Wichita's producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, opening night was nothing short of absolute shear success for his season opener “The Sound of Music.” Music Theatre Wichita is in its 48th year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
INDECENT at Ahmanson Theatre is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews! 'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, opened on June 9 at Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichmanin a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.
by Joanna Barouch - Jun 10, 2019
Who was Clara Schumann, and why is the Chelsea Music Festival celebrating her this year?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
42nd Street is now open at the Ordway! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by Craig Richardson - Jul 30, 2019
'Welcome. Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery-all those things we all hold near and dear to our hearts. Thank you.'
by Angie Stanton - Jul 29, 2019
ANASTASIA rolls into town this week with Tari Kelly, an East High School alum, who began her career here in Madison on the well-worn stages of community theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Rock of Ages is now open at Pittsburgh CLO! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Gospel of the Marys, an original play written and directed by Molly Houlahan (Hypokrit Theatre Company) will debut as a workshop production at the second annual Furnace Festival at the Center at West Park on August 3rd and 4th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
East West Players (EWP) announces that its signature EWP Night Market fall event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 will honor actor and playwright Jeanne Sakata and actor Aaron Takahashi. EWP Night Market will feature tasting stations hosted by local restaurants, followed by an evening of performances. Proceeds of EWP Night Market support EWP's artistic and educational programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Carnegie Hall continues its summertime tradition, shining a spotlight on extraordinary teen musicians from across the country with concerts by the Hall's three acclaimed national youth ensembles-the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, NYO2, and NYO Jazz. Each ensemble, collaborating with some of the world's leading artists, takes to the famed stage over the course of one week, performing in Stern AuditoriumPerelman Stage from July 27-August 3.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald reunites with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky direct from their critically acclaimed performances at Town Hall in New York City this past November and the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco this past January. Produced by Mark Cortale, the unique format of this show that differentiates it from any other is a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky's insightful, funny and revealing questions - and the music from McDonald's legendary career.
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 21, 2019
ROMEO AND JULIET may be a classic, but thanks to the talented cast and creative staging the new production at The Old Globe this story has yet to grow old. Playing through September 15th this production will remind audiences of all the passion, pitfalls, and emotional mood swings of youth and first love
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2019
Opened in 1904 as The London Coliseum of Varieties, the London Coliseum is one of London's most impressive venues. Designed by Frank Matcham to house 2,359 seats, it remains London's largest theatre. Now home of the English National Opera, it also hosts a variety of dance and theatrical productions. The London Coliseum is committed to making opera accessible, with no formal dress code.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Stroll Down Penny Lane is a live performance with beautiful accompanying films of the music of the most iconic songwriter of our age: Paul McCartney. The show includes songs spanning McCartney's career - from early influences, to the Beatles, through the Wings period, and beyond. You'll also hear songs that have never been performed in concert - anywhere, by anyone!
by Jessica Bowen - Aug 16, 2019
Performance art. Living in New York City, we're surrounded by it daily: musicians jamming in Central Park, subway buskers moving between train cars to perform backflips and handsprings, the occasional flash mob coming out of nowhere and creating the perfect Instastory. But even though we're blessed to be in contact with these gifted performers on a regular basis, there's nothing that quite compares to the magic of the Blue Man Group. They're performance. They're art. They're the ultimate performance art that will rival anything you've ever seen before.
by Debbie Hall - Aug 15, 2019
Legendary British rock icons Def Leppard returns to Las Vegas rocking out with a?oeDef Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency.a?? The over-the-top concert will be performed in Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino through Sept. 7.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
'West Side Story,' one of the most iconic American musicals of all time, continues Moonlight Stage Productions 39th summer season with performances from August 14 - 31, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets, priced $17 - $57, are on sale now online at or by phone by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and military.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today release architect Haworth Tompkins initial designs for their building's capital redevelopment with the start of an extensive public consultation. The project will see the 43-year-old theatre refurbished and repaired, creating a greener, more efficient and sustainable building for the 21st century. The redeveloped building will incorporate reimagined public spaces, as well as dedicated facilities for health & well-being and community work.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 1, 2019
This past January, Broadway audiences found a new hero to root for, when they curled up on their couches and tuned in to FOX's Rent: Live. Brennin Hunt made his theatrical debut in the television special as the struggling musician Roger, and this summer he's moving on from the small screen to the big stage as the new star of Pretty Woman.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) explores cultural identity in literature and music through two separate, yet linked events making up its Mango Suite Project: the Saturday, May 18, 3pm author event with 2015 National Medal of Arts winner and author of The House of Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros and the Sunday, May 19, 4pm World Premiere performance of Derek Bermel's Mango Suite by the PSO. Both events take place at Richardson Auditorium.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
State Theatre New Jersey is proud to announce the return of the Free Summer Movies Series.