The Blue Room Broadway

As sexual encounters and expectations of love fill the senses with hope of fulfillment, the next episode emerges. David Hare's adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's once banned Reigen transfers the action from Vienna circa 1900 to present day. The audience voyeuristically experiences a provocative daisy chain of relationships. The episodes, teasing to satisfy, scrutinize sexual morals and class ideology of human mating rituals. These rituals clearly today as they did a century ago.


Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
Burning Coal Theatre is proud to present David Hare's Stuff Happens, a witty and fast-paced look at the decisions made in the months following the events of September 11th, culminating in the US-led invasion of Iraq.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
In September last year, Josh Tillman stopped by Third Man Records' Nashville headquarters on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday afternoon and surprised them all with a lunchtime solo, acoustic set before his sold-out Ryman Auditorium performance. They, of course, had their 1955 Scully Lathe at the ready to capture the occasion. The recording of this Blue Room performance will be available for purchase on September 28, 2018, and pre-orders are available now. For a preview of what's to come, listen to 'So I'm Growing Old On Magic Mountain (Live At Third Man)' HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
The Martin Hayes Quartet, a new ensemble from one of Ireland's foremost musicians, will release its debut CD The Blue Room in conjunction with their first American tour in October 2018. Kicking off October 11 at New York City's Highline Ballroom, the tour will visit Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, San Francisco'sFreight And Salvage and other notable U.S. venues along the way. (See below for full tour dates)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
Today, Third Man Records is excited to release the two newest LPs from its Live At Third Man Records series, in which an artist records a performance live-to-tape in Third Man's famed Blue Room in Nashville. These new entries come courtesy of WHY? and Bill Callahan, and both of them are now available digitally and on 12' LP. WHY? Live At Third Man Records is now available HERE, and Bill Callahan Live At Third Man Records can be found HERE. Listen to WHY?'s 'Gnashville' from the LP HERE, and find Bill Callahan's 'Jim Cain' HERE.
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
Thousands of dazzling lights, festive cranberry topiaries and the magnificent 18-foot-tall official Fraser Fir Christmas tree take center stage in White House Christmas 2018. During the HGTV special, premiering on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. ET/PT, cameras follow designer and home renovation star Alison Victoria, White House staff and volunteers on an exclusive room-by-room tour of the iconic home's holiday transformation. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Gabriel Gbadamosi's Stop and Search. Artistic Director of the Arcola Mehmet Ergen directs Munashe Chirisa (Akim), Tyler Luke Cunningham (Lee), David Kirkbride (Tone), Shaun Mason (Tel) and Jessye Romeo (Bev). The production opens on 14 January, with previews from 9 January, and runs until 9 February.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
On December 6 Adia Victoria will present 'A Delta Blue Christmas.' The event will take place at Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville, TN.  It kicks off in the afternoon with a panel discussion on the extended history of black art & the blues as protest and its place in activism. The evening will consist of a performance-based poetry reading with Adia, Caroline Randall Williams and Ciona Rouse, followed by two performances by Adia Victoria - a set of solo acoustic blues numbers, followed by a full-band set of new material.  Tickets for both the afternoon and evening events can b purchased HERE. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Jessi Zazu, Inc. 
by Cicely Binford - May 5, 2019
Only 90s kids will remember...That's the line, the bait, the hook that reels the audience into Death Throes by Gillies, Croft and Lui at The Blue Room Theatre. Harriet Gillies, Julia Croft and Joe Lui fell in 'artistic love' with one another at The Blue Room some time ago and decided to collaborate on a project together. Their polyamorous collab has borne something strange and unusual, something challenging, unflinching, raw, sweaty and fun.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Assembly Festival (1st - 27th August 2018) announced its FULL programme goes on sale at 10am today (Thu 17 May 2018). This year there are 208 shows - 60 theatre acts, 60 comedy shows and the biggest programme of cabaret Assembly Festival has ever staged.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
The Shubert Organization and movie/television/theatre producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, fresh off their juggernaut NBC television event "Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE," announced today that they have acquired the coveted rights to adapt Some Like It Hot as an all-new musical for the stage from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios.
by Cicely Binford - May 1, 2019
The 2018 Performing Arts WA Awards gala event - the local theatre and dance industry's peak awards - were held on Monday 29 April at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
Producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions are pleased to confirm that tickets for the Broadway engagement of Jez Butterworth's acclaimed new play The Ferryman go on sale today (March 5th) at 10AM through Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman will begin previews Tuesday, October 2nd at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street, New York) ahead of the opening night on Sunday, October 21st.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates its 56th season and the second season of its esteemed Music Director and Conductor, Cristian M?celaru, July 29 - August 12, 2018. This year's festival takes audiences around the globe with a series of new works by composers from the US, UK, Canada, Macedonia, Romania, China, Korea, and Sweden.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
Playwright Travis Cotton has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Lysicrates Prize for his play Starfish. Co-presented by Griffin Theatre Company and The Lysicrates Foundation, the prize-now in its fourth year-celebrates the best new Australian writing.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
The Bridge Production Group (Max Hunter, Founding Artistic Director) will present the United States Premiere of See You, written by Guillaume Corbeil and directed by Max Hunter at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets, New York, NY 10014), September 4-21. Performances will be on Wednesday, September 4 at 8pm, Thursday, September 5 at 8pm, Friday, September 6 at 8pm, Saturday, September 7 at 2pm, Saturday, September 7 at 8pm, Sunday, September 8 at 3pm, Wednesday, September 11 at 8pm, Thursday, September 12 at 8pm, Friday, September 13 at 8pm, Saturday, September 14 at 2pm, Saturday, September 14 at 8pm, Sunday, September 15 at 3pm, Thursday, September 19 at 8pm, Friday, September 20 at 8pm, Saturday, September 21 at 2pm, and Saturday, September 21 at 8pm. Tickets ($25) will go on sale August 1. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Assembly Festival 2019 is delighted to announce another exciting year of theatre, from local artists to international superstars, to one-woman shows to energetic ensemble pieces.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Being a 20-something queer is hard. Being a 20-something queer living in Sydney is… something else, I guess.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Joining the previously announced Juliet Stevenson and Ria Zmitrowicz are Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Nathalie Armin, Paul Higgins, Mariah Louca, Pamela Nomvete, Daniel Rabin, Joy Richardson, Kirsty Rider and Naomi Wirthner.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Hit Broadway comedy Beyond Therapy will tour the UK this Autumn starring Tracy Shaw and Matt Lapinskas, opening at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage on Wednesday 4 September 2019. Full tour schedule can be found below.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Boundary defying Australian artist Michelle Aitken makes her NSW debut at Bondi Feast, 17 - 21 July with the award winning feminist future solo Future' Eve.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
Bridge Production Group will present David Hare's THE BLUE ROOM directed by Max Hunter at The WhiteBox Art Gallery (329 Broome Street between Bowery and Chrystie Streets), July 12-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Political provocateur and playwright Vanessa 'Van' Badham be a featured guest of The Blue Room Theatre's second Winter Nights festival of experimentation and ideas beginning later this month.
by Kristen Morale - Jul 17, 2018
Currently in performances at the WhiteBox Art Space and under the direction of Max Hunter, the Bridge Production group presents The Blue Room in all its beauty. Last seen on Broadway a decade ago and starring Nicole Kidman, Hare's play is an adaptation of La Ronde: a series of vignettes that penetrate the audience's collective soul by digging into the secrets of what makes humans crave that carnal sexuality of others - sometimes complete strangers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018
The Bridge Production Group presents David Hare's The Blue Room - running now through July 29th at WhiteBox Art Space on the Lower East Side. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
After captivating Perth audiences with The Bookbinder and The Road That Wasn't There, award-winning NZ theatre makers Trick of the Light are back with their new show Tr ll. First staged at the foot of a staircase to an audience of only ten people, Tr ll combines storytelling, projection, and puppetry in a lo-fi wi-fi fable about things that go bump in the night. It will play at The Blue Room Theatre between Jan 29 and Feb 9 as part of Summer Nights FRINGE WORLD 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
It was a chance discovery of a bizarre news story that set performer Christopher Samuel Carroll on an artistic quest. 'I was training in Paris at the time, and I remember coming across this news article about a frozen body of an unidentified man found one morning in the middle of a suburban London housing estate. It seemed like a bizarre murder-mystery premise, but as the story developed and subsequent reports emerged, I found the background even more compelling than the original mystery.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Gabriel Gbadamosi's Stop and Search. Artistic Director of the Arcola Mehmet Ergen directs Munashe Chirisa (Akim), Tyler Luke Cunningham (Lee), David Kirkbride (Tone), Shaun Mason (Tel) and Jessye Romeo (Bev). The production opens on 14 January, with previews from 9 January, and runs until 9 February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of David Hare's The Bay at Nice. Richard Eyre directs Martin Hutson, Ophelia Lovibond, David Rintoul and Penelope Wilton. The production opens on 19 March, with previews from 14 March, and runs until 4 May. Tickets go on sale to supporters of the Menier on 21 January, with public booking opening at 9am on 28 January.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Crude, Rude, Punk Hijinx, Michael Abercromby's critically acclaimed FRONT is set to storm the stage at Fringe World and Summer Nights Michael Abercromby is once again calling Perth home. Launching SLATE a new theatre collective supporting emerging and established performing artists in the Perth theatre scene, the company's first production will be Abercromby's critically acclaimed work FRONT, a WA Premiere, and playing at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia from the 18th - 26th January, as part of Fringe World Festival and Summer Nights.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Following the success of its critically acclaimed Sydney and Perth productions of The Wind in the Underground, and YEN at KXT bAKEHOUSE, New Ghosts Theatre Company presents a one night only fundraising performance of Paper Doll at Sydney's the Old Fitz Theatre on Monday 4th February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
This January, The Blue Room Theatre's Summer Nights Program and Mask a Pony Theatre present the Western Australian premiere of Blueberry Play by the exciting Ang Collins as part of WA Fringe Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Alasdair Harvey will direct Amanda Whittington's LADIES' DAY from Friday 13 - Saturday 28 July 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
Watford Palace Theatre presents Arthur Miller's play Broken Glass, which opens 80 years after the events of Kristallnacht, leading up to the Second World War. Richard Beecham directs Charlotte Emerson (Sylvia Gellburg), Clara Francis (Harriet), Andrew Hall (Stanton Case) Michael Higgs (Dr Harry Hyman), Rebecca Lacey (Margaret Hyman) and Michael Matus (Philip Gellburg). Broken Glass opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 6 March, with previews from 1 March and runs until 24 March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today's far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door, bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guard and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
Following the success of its critically acclaimed Sydney and Perth productions of The Wind in the Underground, and YEN at KXT, New Ghosts Theatre Company presents the WA premiere of Katy Warner's Paper Doll at The Blue Room Theatre, from the 12th - 16th February, as part of Fringe World Festival and Summer Nights. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
Stephen Daldry ('The Crown,' Billy Elliot, The Inheritance) directs his National Theatre of Great Britain's landmark production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation and winner of an unprecedented number of awards, including three Olivier's, four Tony's and seven Drama Desk Awards, with an exclusive West Coast engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, February 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Michael Abercromby is once again calling Perth home. Launching SLATE a new theatre collective supporting emerging and established performing artists in the Perth theatre scene, the company's first production will be Abercromby's critically acclaimed work FRONT, a WA Premiere, and playing at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia from the 18th - 26th January, as part of Fringe World Festival and Summer Nights.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
Two star-crossed lovers come together despite constant opposition from their warring families in Limelight Theatre's latest production, described as 'the greatest love story ever told'.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018
Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is about a profoundly unsettling subject: the irrational, confounding, and convention-thwarting nature of love. Martin-a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty-leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with Sylvia, he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Albee's boundary-pushing play is puzzling, powerful, bawdy, and disturbing.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Portland favorites Gretchen Corbett and Sharonlee McLean take the stage beginning May 4 to star in David Hare's The Breath of Life, a two-woman play The Daily Telegraph called "bitingly funny." When Francis Beale (McLean) decides she wants one last word with her ex-husband's ex-lover (Corbett), both women are forced to confront their past, their failed relationships, dashed ideals and the lens through which they choose to view their futures. Ken Rus Schmoll (readings in six of the last ten JAW Festivals at The Armory, productions at Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop) will direct.
by Cicely Binford - Apr 30, 2019
Bow & Dagger's tale of a sci-fi identity crisis The Double proves that The Blue Room is where the zeitgeist lives. Writer/director Clare Testoni and her team of intrepid collaborators take us into their fears for our future as they tell the story of a woman who sells her likeness to a tech company for monetary gain and the promise of a career in film.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Jefferson Middle School Monthly, written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg and directed by Carla Harting, as part of the 2019 Wagner New Play Festival.
by BWW Special - Apr 27, 2018
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by Mary McCormick - Apr 23, 2018
Art about energy companies is not a new concept-especially in Alaska. However RKP Theatre Productions in partnership with Cyrano's Theatre Company's rendition of Spikes is a refreshing look on the Enron scandal in the early 2000s. Written by Schatzie Schaefers and directed by Dick Reichman, Spikes enthralls from start to finish.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2018
The Edge is a dynamic new musical, originally staged in Malaysia and coming to Perth for the first time. A production that peers over the edge of the human condition and leaps into the complicated nature of relationships, it asks questions about affect, responsibility - and ultimately, forgiveness.
by Cicely Binford - Apr 20, 2019
Technology has revolutionised our lives and culture, fundamentally changed who we are as humans, overhauled how we consume and produce art and entertainment. Even an art form as ancient as live theatre can't escape the tide, as we witness increased integration of tech and live performance through means such as headsets allowing audience to choose what part of the action they want to listen to, digital projection and puppetry, and live cameras on stage. Clare Testoni, one of the founding creatives behind Bow & Dagger Theatre, is putting these last three tech elements to use in her newest Blue Room Theatre production, The Double.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
The team from Bow & Dagger (The Beast & The Bride) return to The Blue Room Theatre this May with a brand new show about war, immigration, romance, and Italian fairy tales.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Escape to be seen at this year's Adelaide Cabaret Festival with a stellar lineup that celebrates diversity, challenges cabaret stereotypes and entertains in intimate new spaces.