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John Golden Theatre (Broadway)


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by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
CreArtBox is coming back to the NYC live music scene with two new performances: ”Queens Preludes” and “Lighting the Dark”.
by Rosanna Liuski - Sep 17, 2021
The show is much, but bearable and moreover brings you into the world of a sick person.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021
Shakespeare & Company's production of The Chairs - written by Eugène Ionesco and directed by James Warwick - will close out its 2021 season with final performances October 28 through 31.
by Marc Savitt - Oct 17, 2021
THE CHAIRS is an absurdist 'tragic farce' by Eugène Ionesco. It was written in 1952 and debuted the same year. THE CHAIRS concerns two characters, known as Old Man and Old Woman, frantically preparing chairs for a series of invisible guests who are coming to hear an orator reveal the Old Man's discovery.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Nov 9, 2021
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Black Black return to the Linbury Theatre with a double bill of new work, and in signature style you’ll be hard pressed to leave without your heart feeling a little fuller than before. Cassa Pancho’s company has always been small, at present featuring eight dancers (not including one currently on maternity leave) and over the years this has allowed audiences to become familiar with their individual faces, styles and techniques. Needless to say, there is a warm familiarity in going to see a Ballet Black show and this latest programme is no different. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021
Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present John Lloyd Young's Broadway on December 15-16-17 at the Samueli Theatre. In his signature passionate and thrilling style, the Tony and Grammy Award winner interprets the spine-tingling, soul-bearing showstoppers that shaped his earliest Broadway aspirations.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021
The Almeida Theatre announces a new season for spring 2022! New dates for both “Daddy” by Jeremy O. Harris and The House of Shades by Beth Steel have been announced, following the postponement of their initial runs at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2021
Dallas Black Dance Theatre kicks off the summer with a dance party that brings the Big Easy to the Big D in its annual fundraiser, The BIG Dance.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021
With only a few weeks away from Autism Awareness month, Dad’s Publishing is setting out to help children who have an autistic brother or sister better understand their sibling as well as their own feelings with the release of their third children’s book, His Own Way, on March 22, 2021.
by Alexander Cohen - Mar 31, 2022
A visceral deep dive into the nature of addiction and violence, 'Nothing in a Butterfly' is one man's odyssey from the depths of the penal system to the dizzying heights of excess in Dubai.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 19, 2022
Heading into a weekend performance of her acclaimed RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN show, Meg Flather shares some thoughts about artistic process and the importance of community in a Broadway World interview.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
Playwrights Horizons is presenting The MS Phoenix Rising, a serial dark comedy fiction podcast created by writer Trish Harnetiaux (Tin Cat Shoes, How to Get into Buildings) and director Katie Brook (Dr. Ride’s American Beach House, How to Get Into Buildings), launching today (March 16).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
The Pleasance’s final on-sale cements their venues as the place to be this August – with incredible theatre, returning renowned comedians alongside debut comics, family work, music, family shows and more podcasts, this programme will ensure you’re busy from morning to night! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
On September 30, 2021 New York City Ballet will present its annual Fall Fashion Gala, celebrating choreography and costume design with two world premiere works showcasing some of today’s most exciting artists from the worlds of dance and fashion. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances will continue with the Carnegie Hall Citywide Series beginning July 9. Tapping into the pulse of the city, these performances bring New Yorkers together to share in the joy of music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021
Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances will continue on Friday, July 2 at 7pm with a fully-staged, one-hour abridged performance of Georges Bizet's beloved opera, Carmen, from the New York City Opera. This will be New York City Opera's first fully staged, hour-long adaptation performed this year.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2021
Learn more about the performance, and how you can attend!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances will continue on Friday, June 25 at 7pm with an evening of exciting multi-genre artistic programming courtesy of the New York Chinese Cultural Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
Shakespeare & Company has announced that on June 1, a limited number of additional tickets will be made available for all of its productions this season. This includes King Lear featuring Christopher Lloyd, BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey, Art, and a workshop version of Measure For Measure.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021
Entry to this event is now open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis for all audience members. Advance ticket registration is no longer required.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022
A summer refurbishment programme is underway at the New Theatre Cardiff that will see significant improvements to the Front of House areas and Bars, additional Toilets, and an enhanced customer service experience. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2022
BWW catches up with Sofie Hagen to chat about bringing Fat Jokes to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Shakespeare & Company has announced a benefit concert this summer featuring Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam — the rock, jazz, and Latin fusion band with a NYC groove! The show takes place on August 17 at 8:30 p.m. at the Tina Packer Playhouse.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 12, 2022
BWW catches up with Alasdair Beckett-King to chat about bringing Nevermore to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW Awards - Jan 6, 2022
Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Marianka Swain - Jan 29, 2022
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Florian Zeller’s latest to a starry Shakespeare and thrilling art duel, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022
La MaMa in association with Skysaver Productions presents GRAND PANORAMA – a music-theater work by Theodora Skipitares about Frederick Douglass's obsession with photography and its power to 'tell the truth' about the humanity of African-Americans during slavery – will be given its world-premiere at La MaMa, with previews beginning February 17 prior to a press opening on February 20, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's artistic director.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 23, 2022
Toby joins Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni in Omar Elerian's free, and funny, adaptation of the classic example of the Theatre of the Absurd
by Student Blogger: Rachael Schuster - Feb 14, 2022
I had no intention of becoming an assistant stage manager for my department’s production of Into the Woods this semester. It just happened. I’d like to make it clear before I get too far into this; I am not a stage management major. I have never been a stage manager for anything, much less a production of this magnitude.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 11, 2022
Kathryn Hunter shines in this updated version of a classic exemplar of the Theatre of the Absurd
by BWW Staff - Dec 6, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022
Witness the songs of one of the greatest pop icons of our generation on Saturday 24 September in the beautiful Concert Hall, Concourse Theatre in this world premiere starring 'The Voice' finalist Masha Mnjoyanaccompanied by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra as they pay homage to the music and voice of the late, great  Whitney Houston, with musical direction by George Ellis.
by Annette Stolt - Aug 31, 2021
Finally a musical is opening at Stadsteatern in Stockholm since the restriction was in place
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2021
The Plymouth Arts Center and Plymouth Public Library are presenting a silent auction of artist painted Library Chairs on Saturday, August 28.
by Ken Kemp - Apr 9, 2022
See what our critic had to think. This ain't your mama's Oklahoma! It ain't Rodgers and Hammerstein's, either. It's what you'd get if Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe dropped acid and decided to re-write a classic of musical theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2021
The Flynn's the Window on Main series takes place across two weekends (Friday and Saturday)—April 16-17 and April 23-24. Each day features hour-long performances from four artists or groups. Find out more about the series and each of the performers at flynnvt.org/Window-on-Main.
by DC Felton - Apr 4, 2022
Stories can be told in many ways. Sometimes they are told verbally from person to person. Other times, such as in a show, they can be told in the pieces of set being used or through other technical elements. Ankeny Community Theatre is stretching its storytelling muscles with its current production of 'Aura,' which opened on April 1.
by Brian Michaels - Apr 29, 2022
Set in 1962, the show tells the fictional story of two West Virginia brothers and their friends, who are jolted by news that the mine where their fathers were killed a decade earlier will be reopened.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for King Lear opening 10 June - 24 July.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022
Seymour Centre and White Box Theatre will present the Australian premiere of Adam Bock’s remarkable new play, Before the Meeting, from 19th May to 11th June at Seymour Centre.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021
Just in time for Mother's Day, Dad's Publishing (dadspublishing.com) announces the release of My Mommy and Daddy's My Mom by children's book Author Sergio Liden on May 1, 2021. The book will be available everywhere books are sold, including Amazon, Apple and more.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 24, 2022
Aldo Lamberti and family unveil a complete overhaul and redesign of Positano Coast, located at 212 Walnut Street, in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia.
by Team BWW - Apr 16, 2022
Veteran Broadway Stage Manager Richard Hester (Jersey Boys) has just release 'Hold, Please: Stage Managing A Pandemic,' a memoir of the year Broadway went dark.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 15, 2022
The thirty-sixth annual MAC Awards were presented on Tuesday night in a ceremony that was widely remarked upon for the length of its duration.
by Ken Kemp - Apr 14, 2022
Read our critic's review - The National Tour of Come From Away is playing this week at The National Theatre, bringing all of the joy and magic of the Broadway production with it.

The Chairs Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Chairs have their been?
The Chairs has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1998 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.

What Tony Awards has The Chairs been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Play for Simon McBurney, Best Lighting Design for Paul Anderson, Best Revival of a Play for Bill Kenwright, Best Revival of a Play for Carole Shorenstein Hays, Best Revival of a Play for Scott Rudin, Best Revival of a Play for Stuart Thompson, Best Revival of a Play for Theatre de CompliciteBest Revival of a Play for Royal Court Theatre Productions and Best Scenic Design for Quay Brothers .

What other awards has The Chairs been nominated for?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson, Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco, Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco, Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay Brothers, Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay BrothersOutstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti and Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti.

What other awards has The Chairs won?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson and Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay Brothers Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay Brothers Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti.

What productions of The Chairs have their been?
The Chairs has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1998 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.

What awards has The Chairs been nominated for?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson, Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco, Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco, Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay Brothers, Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay BrothersOutstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti and Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti.

What awards has The Chairs won?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Simon McBurney, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Anderson and Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Eugene Ionesco Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay Brothers Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Quay Brothers Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Arditti.

What productions of The Chairs have there been?
The Chairs has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1998 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.