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The Birds - 2017 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s chilling short story and the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film, this suspense-filled adaptation by acclaimed Irish playwright Conor McPherson is an emotionally stirring, atmospheric thriller. Mysterious masses of birds have begun to attack at high tide, driving strangers Nat and Diane to take refuge in an isolated, abandoned cabin and to form a bond to survive their haunting new circumstance. Yet if two is company, three is a crowd, as the sudden arrival of a young woman with a mysterious background ruffles feathers and quickly threatens to destroy their so-called sanctuary.


Running Time: 80 minutes, with no intermission

Barrington Stage

(Pittsfield, MA, )
30 Union St.
Pittsfield, MA,


by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021
The work of Lauren Taslitz will be featured in Women of The Wings Volume III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on October 17th at 9:45pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021
San Diego Junior Theatre will present A Year with Frog and Toad, the first show of its 74th Season. A Year with Frog and Toad is the touching story of two unlikely friends, the cheerful Frog, and curmudgeonly Toad.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) and DUMBO Improvement District (Dumbo) present Eyes Up Here Production's A Skate Play at Golconda Skatepark in Downtown Brooklyn, October 4-10.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
Philadelphia Eagles’ Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald was the famously tough wide receiver who helped take the Birds to the 1960 NFL Championship game. Beloved Philly sports commentator Ray Didinger’s autobiographical show, Tommy and Me, recounts a seminal time in Ray’s life when he helped his lifelong hero get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tommy was drafted by the Eagles in 1957 and played on the team until 1964. At Franklin Field, he helped the Eagles win against Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 1, 2021
Lyric Opera of Chicago announced that registration is now open for audiences to secure a free link to screen its new, original film production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, made at the Lyric Opera House. Audiences can now secure a free, on-demand viewing of this verismo production. More information about the production and reservations are available at
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021
Palm Beach Symphony will present Eudora's Fable: The Shoe Bird, an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty's only children's book, The Shoe Bird, at the Eissey Campus Theater at Palm Beach State College on Sunday, October 24 at 3 p.m. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2021
Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents “Dancing in the Dark” this October, an immersive dance theater performance celebrating the “world beyond.”  AXCBT invites theater enthusiasts and Halloween-lovers alike to a bewitching evening of dance, inspired by popular horror classics. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2021
The 35th year just keeps on giving.  The Human Race has announced two additional shows that will complete our current season of Dayton premieres. 
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021
Blanks has released the music video for “I’m Sorry”, a stripped-back, soft and fragile ballad that puts Blanks’ heartfelt vocal delivery at the forefront. The release arrives ahead of his debut record, “Nothings Lasts Forever And That’s OK” out October 29th. Watch the new music video now!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2021
Ardú Street Art project returned to Cork city this month with some of the country's most exciting street artists to brighten up the city's streets.
by Ricky Pope - Nov 26, 2021
There are some people who manage to make everything look so easy, even the difficult things. Lisa Howard is just such a person. She has worked with some of the best and brightest on Broadway. She has won a Drama Desk Award and been nominated for another. Her powerhouse voice feels as effortless as a cool breeze on a summer day. She’s been directed by James Lapine, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Mantello, Bartlett Sher, and Christopher Ashley, and yet it always looks like she glided on from the wings and just made up something brilliant.
by Andrew White - Nov 1, 2021
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by Roger Catlin - Jun 4, 2021
The biggest surprise about the surprise program at the Kennedy Center by the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction fo Gianandrea Noseda may have been that it was happening at all.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
Terell Johnson, the incoming Executive Director of Chicago Philharmonic, has announced Chicago Philharmonic’s 32nd Season titled “Rejoice!” as it marks the orchestra’s long-awaited return to live performances.
by Adrienne Proctor - Jun 29, 2021
Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical is presented by The Freeland Center in the most delightful way! This nostalgic walk in the park features iconic musical numbers in the most classic of Disney productions. Patrons go fly a kite and make up silly words with Mary the Magical Nanny in this lovely production in Bristow, Oklahoma.
by Student Blogger: Lauren Brown - Jun 25, 2021
When I first heard the news that Larson’s musical was going to be adapted into a film for Netflix, my heart skipped a beat and my love for Tick Tick Boom resurfaced in an overwhelming way. His other and much more popular musical Rent has been a long time favorite of mine, but there’s something about the intimacy and relatability of his first show. Written as a semi-autobiographical musical and even using his own name for the main character, the show is really Larson’s personal story about living as a starving artist in New York City.
by Student Blogger: Adam Beam - Jun 24, 2021
The disappointment of our favorite songs being cut in the adaptations of our favorite shows is sometimes palpable. However, as 'In the Heights' shows, there's a way to make these cuts work. So here are some prime examples of the dos and don'ts when wondering what winds up on the cutting room floor.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021
Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced the theater accomplishments of students and schools participating in the Trust's Spotlight Education program for the 2020-2021 academic year. As the Trust's premier education program, Spotlight Education supports and honors Minnesota high school students and programs focused on theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021
Each play will be streamed twice. Full festival passes including both weekends, and separate passes for each weekend are available. Limited individual play tickets will be available at a later date.  Learn more about how to purchase tickets here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021
The Broad Stage has announced three live and in person attractions for fall 2021 – starting with the West Coast Premiere of the new opera Birds in the Moon, co-commissioned by The Broad Stage, for four outdoor performances in Santa Monica September 1 through 4.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 29, 2021
As part of a summer series of concerts to welcome the arts, artists and audiences back to Brunswick, MSMT mounted the first of two gala concerts featuring four of the company’s most storied performers, Charis Leos, Lauren Blackman, Kingsley Leggs and Robert Creighton with a cameo appearance by Curt Dale Clark in a rousing, heart healing, and heartwarming evening that is playing for just two performances (July 28-29). Conceived and directed by MSMT’s Artist Director, Curt Dale Clark, STARS 1 allows these incomparable artists with resumes filled with Broadway, national tour, and leading regional theatre credits, to reprise some of their biggest hits and favorite moments and to reminisce about their careers and their experiences here in Maine. The cast creates the perfect ensemble, spinning a musical and narrative thread that is by turns comic, poignant, stirring, and inspiring.
by TV Scoop - Jul 27, 2021
Written in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, the song is an homage to Yemaya, Mother of all Orishas in Yoruban tradition and guardian of the ocean representing home, creation and love.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Learn more about the full lineup and how to attend here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
The four winning plays are: Spring in the Underworld by Shelby Powers (7th grade, Burgettstown Middle School), Bird Without a Nest by Sophia Khan (7th grade, Sewickley Academy), A Boring Street in the Middle of Nowhere by Lucy Potts (9th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12), and Never Too Late to Change by Ayanna Bennett (10th grade, Alumni Theatre Company/Westinghouse Arts Academy).  
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2021
The Olivier award-winning production of Disney's Mary Poppins will resume performances at the Prince Edward Theatre from 7 August 2021. The show's leads, Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp had their first photo shoot in costume this week!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021
Joining the previously announced Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as Bert are Charlie Anson as George Banks, Amy Griffiths as Winifred Banks, Petula Clark as Bird Woman, Liz Robertson as Miss Andrew, Claire Machin as Mrs Brill, Jack North as Robertson Ay and Paul F. Monaghan as Admiral Boom and Bank Chairman.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021
Subscription renewals and new subscriptions go on sale Monday, July 19. Single tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 7. Learn more about the lineup and how to purchase tickets here!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022
Told through the memory of 20-year-old Linda O'Shea, the play begins when the parish priest overhears Linda's bawdy-but-accurate explanation of “the birds and the bees” to her younger sister, Becky. What follows is a fast-paced chain of events that's both unexpected and hilarious. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022
An extension to booking has been announced for the Olivier award-winning production of Mary Poppins with tickets now on sale until 10 July 2022 at the Prince Edward Theatre. 
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2022
Christian St. Croix's MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA will make its world premiere at ArtsWest in West Seattle on January 27, running through February 20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022
In tandem with the company's 2022 digital and in-person programming, the Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce a collaborative new approach to land acknowledgment. In commissioning Indigenous artists to co-create a visual land acknowledgement and artist statement together with a COC staff member, the program invites each participant to bring their own personal perspectives and relationships to the work, as well as reflections on the cultural moment and the COC's artistic season.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2021
The Sydney Opera House has renewed its contract for AU$376,380 ($265,515 USD), going toward a team of dogs to chase seagulls away.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021
Cameron Mackintosh and Disney's new award-winning London production of MARY POPPINS is now on sale for performances beginning 15 May 2022 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2021
The return to live entertainment brought a lot of honesty and authenticity, and some singing actors who had a lot to say. This is the list of shows that rose, in some way, to a new level for audience member and cabaret journalist Stephen Mosher.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2021
Theatre 40 presents Death, with Benefits. This world premiere engagement of a dark comedy, by John Strysik is directed by Jeff G. Rack. 
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2021
Through a series of murals that unfolds across the Esplanade Community Wall, The Menagerie Race reflects on man's fallibility and vanity, driven by an unceasing of the meaning of life. Set against a backdrop of various landforms and foliage, the work comprises traversing anthropomorphic forms informed by Izdi’s long-standing interest in mythology and folklore.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2021
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by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2021
Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, is announcing their 50th Anniversary summer season slated for 2022.
by John McDaid - Aug 9, 2021
The CTC delivers a perfect union of story and space in this finely polished 90-minutes of intersecting vignettes about an ill-fated park and the people who meet there.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 9, 2021
A field trip for the BWW Cabaret team yielded great enjoyment and four different takes on The Drinkwater Brothers.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 6, 2021
Hollywood Museum founder Donelle Dadigan headed a re-opening ceremony of her Hollywood Museum August 4, 2021; commemorating the donated additional props from Bill and Patrick Shea to the Back to the Future Part I, II, III exhibit. On behalf of the Museum and the Shea father and son, Donelle presented a $5,000 check to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which Michael accepted via video.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021
Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico announce the grand opening of Sonnys Cocktail Joint at 1508 South Street this Friday, August 6th at 5:00pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021
This September, the Getty Villa welcomes audiences back to its outdoor theater with LA-based Troubadour Theater Company's LIZASTRATA.
by Tracey Paleo - Aug 4, 2021
With every shift of the Covid-19 crisis, live stream, rather than continuing to be a bramble of thorns for theater, has become a way forward. NOW NOW NOW writer/director Tom Cavanaugh says, 'Embrace the Zoom!'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
Artpark & Company unveils two new public artworks: an interactive installations Murmuration by SO - IL studio, and a mural Unity in Diversity by Muhammad Z Zaman. Both pieces will be on display, free and open to the public beginning Friday, September 10, 2021 at 6:30pm.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 3, 2021
Matthew and John Drinkwater did just fine during quarantine, reaching their fans through a prolific series of online shows. Well, it's time to get back on the stage and it's about to happen at Don't Tell Mama.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the original Walt Disney film, Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s Olivier award-winning production of Mary Poppins resumed performances at the Prince Edward Theatre on 7 August 2021 and is currently booking to 13 February 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2021
This highly innovative multi-media production will open at Stone Nest, Shaftesbury Avenue to previews on Monday 20 September with press night on Wednesday 22 September and will run until Saturday 9 October 2021.