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At its London premiere in 1728, John Gay's rollicking Beggar's Opera caused a sensation. Lampooning the politics and public morality of the day, it became an instant hit.



Kneehigh Returning to Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

This autumn Kneehigh return to Birmingham Repertory Theatre following their sell-out run of Rebecca earlier this year, with their critically acclaimed radical new reworking of The Beggar's Opera, Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs). (more...)

Random Access Theatre Extends Drunk Restoration Comedy Series with THE BEGGAR'S OPERA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

After a successful six month run of sold out audiences and hearty hangovers, Random Access Theatre returns to the West Village for a three month extension of their debaucherous Drunk Restoration Comedy series! (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents Tchaikovsky's ONEGIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Celebrating its 60th Year, the grand passions and lush melodies of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN open The Dallas Opera's exciting 2016-2017 Season. The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance features an international all-star cast in this bittersweet story about love, pride and, ultimately, regrets. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre ends 2016 with a BANG: John Gay's Bawdy Musical, THE BEGGAR'S OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

?John Gay's bawdy and raucous musical, The Beggar's Opera hits the stage with a brand new score and scenes of very naughty, sexual behaviour… (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 12, 2017
by - Sep 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 12, 2015
by - Sep 12, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for September 2015
by - Sep 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for September, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 9, 2015
by - Oct 9, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Random Access Theatre Extends Drunk Restoration Comedy Series with THE BEGGAR'S OPERA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

After a successful six month run of sold out audiences and hearty hangovers, Random Access Theatre returns to the West Village for a three month extension of their debaucherous Drunk Restoration Comedy series! (more...)

Lazarus Theatre Company Announces the Final Company of John Gay's THE BEGGAR'S OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Lazarus Theatre Company are proud to announce the final company of Lazarus Season 2016, the company of John Gay's musical comedy, The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/02/2014
by BWW - Nov 2, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Salt Lake City (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 9 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 11, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a young cast attack a classic play to update for today's world, a venture that succeeds partially, and is never less than interesting. (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Kansas City (more...)

Claire Gignac et compagnie to Join Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre for CHINATOWN BLUES
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Two-time recipients of Quebec Music Council's prestigious Opus Awards, Claire Gignac et compagnie , will provide live jazz accompaniment for Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's Chinatown Blues. The band will play selections from The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE To Run At Rose Theatre For Christmas 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Today the Rose Theatre Kingston announces its Christmas production for 2014 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Rose's Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville, directs Theresa Heskins' adaptation of CS Lewis' masterpiece. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2016
by - Mar 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Trap Door Theatre presents THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Written in 1941, Bertolt Brecht's compelling parable The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a savage satire of social and political corruption. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 5, 2016
by - Jun 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Sinister and Sizzling THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Chris Gibson - Jun 13, 2015

Originally adapted from John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" with a writing collective Bertolt Brecht had formed, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, with Brecht's lyrics brought to life by Kurt Weill's inspired musical compositions, is a dark look at the underworld, oozing with depravity, and filled with a sense of desperation, neatly leavened by a sharpened satirical edge. New Line Theatre gives us this stage noir classic with all its wickedness intact. It's a pitch-black masterpiece that sucks you in with its nightmarish charms. This is the Marc Bliztstein translation, and I only mention that because there have been numerous attempts at re-imagining the work over the years. New Line Theatre gives us the Brecht/Weill collaboration I've imagined in my mind after only hearing select musical pieces, and watching a fuzzy copy of G.W. Pabst's 1931 film. This is true art, and a show that you absolutely need to see! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/27/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets New Artistic Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Shoreditch Town Hall is proud to announce its most ambitious artistic programme yet, with a major commission from dreamthinkspeak, an exciting London Premiere from Kneehigh and the unveiling of its new 750-capacity Assembly Hall that is central to future programming at the Town Hall. (more...)

DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE to Play HOME
by Nora Dominick - Jul 15, 2015

This autumn, Cornwall-based international touring company Kneehigh, with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, begin a new tour of Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), their critically acclaimed radical reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, written by Carl Grose, with a brand new score of live musicby Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Artistic Director Mike Shepherd. (more...)

THREEPENNY OPERA Opens Next Week at Spotlighters Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

In 1928, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill adapted John Gay's 18th-century The Beggar's Opera to fashion a savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality, set to unforgettable music with tunes that have been famous for 90 years.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2016
by - Jan 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/22/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Curve's SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, Opens March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Curve today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical. The cast includes Rosemary Ashe (Grandma), Cameron Blakely (Mr Lucas), Amy Booth-Steel (Miss Elf/Doreen Slater/Mrs Lucas), Neil Ditt (George Mole),Kirsty Hoiles (Pauline Mole) and Neil Salvage (Bert Baxter). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/15/2017
by BWW - Jan 15, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/15/2017 for Baltimore (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

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USITT Reveals 2016 Young Designers & Technicians Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The awards, known as the YD&T Awards, bring acclaim and support to early career designers and technicians, through generous funding from industry sponsors. The awards will be presented on Thurs., March 17, at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City in a special session featuring remarks by Steve Younkins, creator of Q2Q Comics, a web comic devoted to theatre tech. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Greenman's wildly creative biographical play, LENI. Jon Tracy (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Breakfast With Mugabe) directs this multi-media play, called "a thought-provoking tour through the world of Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl" by Seattle Weekly. Featuring Stacy Ross (Gidion's Knot, Wilder Times) and Martha Brigham (The How and The Why).  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2015
by - Dec 3, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 20, 2015
by - Dec 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Jewish Museum and FSLC Announce NYJFF Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, unique in New York City, and one of the longest running partnerships of two major New York cultural institutions, the NYJFF each year presents the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/03/2014
by BWW - Aug 3, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/03/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/24/2014
by BWW - Aug 24, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/17/2014
by BWW - Aug 17, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/10/2014
by BWW - Aug 10, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Kansas City (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Critically Acclaimed Hit CATHY Returns for Edinburgh Festival Fringe Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following its hugely successful UK tour, acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time with its critically acclaimed production Cathy, featuring the original cast. (more...)

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