Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

The Climax - 1909 - Broadway


Weber and Fields' Music Hall

(New York, NY)
216 W. 44th St.
by Rosanna Liuski - Sep 15, 2020
All in all Cabaret is a fresh interpretation of the old classic with distincitve Höglund-aesthetic. The music leaves to play in your head and lights to blink in your eyes - though you'd close them.
by Helge Arnoldt - Oct 6, 2019
A film adaptation on stage is always be trapped between different expectations: It can be too close to the movie or new settings or/and new songs may leave the audience unsatisfied. This show manages this fine line. Although I haven't seen the film for years, I am surprised how many details and phrases I recognised and which are used to bring the movie alive onstage.
by Review Roundups - Oct 4, 2019
The National Theatre presents 'Master Harold'... and the boy, featuring Lucian Msamati (Amadeus, Kiri) as Sam, Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles, A Midsummer Night's Dream) as Willie and Anson Boon (Blackbird, The Alienist) as Hally, and directed by Roy Alexander Weise (Nine Night, The Mountaintop).
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Cold Chisel premiered their new single, Getting The Band Back Together, on all Triple M stations this morning, as the climax of the rock network's month-long “Oztober” celebrations. The single is now live across Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and other digital service providers. The video for the single has also gone live everywhere.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
UnsungMusicalsCo. heads to Washington, D.C. where Show Time! creator Ben West will give a two-part lecture series for The Library of Congress entitled Diversity and the Birth of Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The House Theatre of Chicago will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the annual hit production The Nutcracker, an all-original, ballet-free and family-friendly production playing at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, November 8 a?" December 29. Company Members Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O'Donnell and Tommy Rapley created the adaptation based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's story with original direction and choreography by Rapley.
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 11, 2019
50TH anniversary JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR dazzles at Bass Concert Hall
by Robert Barossi - Nov 9, 2019
Observing visual art can at times create an experience where the viewer has no idea what they are looking at or what the artist is trying to say but they cannot help to appreciate and enjoy the undeniable beauty of the colors and the composition. A similar reaction occurs with Head Trick Theatre's current production of Mrs. Dallow, a play overflowing with gorgeous performances and staging in service of a script that is at times confounding, infuriating or just dull.
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Nov 7, 2019
Hummingbird Theater Company's slogan reads, 'hover in the moment.' That thoughtful pause describes perfectly the theatrical experience director/producer Donald Brian Bartalo creates with his latest venture, THE AMISH PROJECT, at MUCCC. This extraordinary one-person show written by Jessica Dickey fictionally explores the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting that fragmented the lives of families in and around an Amish community near Lancaster Pennsylvania in 2006. At lights up, the audience enters an unfamiliar world. There are no introductions or explanations. We meet a young Amish girl sitting at a school desk who is fascinated with hats. The actor then morphs into her older sister thrilled by the beauty of the world, then a non-Amish woman feverishly smoking. These transformations continue for seven disparate characters. Each is a fragment laid out and unexplained like the patches of a quilt waiting to be sewn together, to be made whole. And that is the dramatic structure Dickey deftly stitches over the next 90 riveting minutes. She lovingly and sympathetically presents each character's terror, goodness and beauty. Slowly, these characters, torn to pieces, are inextricably knotted together by chance or fate or God. Jessica Dickey quilts an absolute masterwork that warms with compassion and unflinching fellowship.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome seminal Scottish band Simple Minds back to Australia and New Zealand in November and December 2020 as part of their 40 Years Of Hits Tour. They'll be joined by special guests Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD), who will be touring the region for the first time in more than 30 years.
by Jonathan Marshall - Nov 3, 2019
Germ Free Adolescent centres on Ashley, a teenage girl with OCD. Developing an obsession with STIs, Ashley collects sexual health leaflets and offers an advice clinic at school. As she reels off numerous statistics, her peers assume she's highly experienced with sex, but in fact it's the polar opposite. When boyfriend Ollie invites her over, Ashley is of course nervous, however behind the laddish exterior, Ollie is also a virgin.
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 21, 2019
Sam (Pedro Leandro) arrives at Nick's (Edward Stone) for their date after they met online. Their rendez-vous is unlike many others: if all goes well, Nick is going to eat Sam. Stone and Leandro write a dark, twisted, and delicious play inspired by the Rotenburg Cannibal. Fiji accompanies their two characters while they spend their first and last weekend together, as they re-discuss their boundaries and what they expect from the meeting.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Richard Alston Dance Company has announced the programme for its final ever performances at Sadler's Wells on 7 & 8 March, the climax of the Final Edition Tour. For Shine On, his last work for his company of 25 years, Alston, who was knighted for his services to dance earlier this year, has chosen the music of Benjamin Britten, the composer he has choreographed to more than any other.
by Andrew White - Nov 15, 2019
The setting for Richard Clifford's production of Amadeus, Peter Shaffer's classic, modern revenge tragedy could not be more skillfully assembled, and Clifford has created a taut, compelling evening for Folger audiences that remind us how shockingly contemporary the play's themes are.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Final year Rose Bruford College BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship student Christian Powlesland, has enlisted the help of fellow students, alumni and staff to perform and record a charity single he has written in support of the Acting for Others charity and the NHS.
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2020
HBO Max has revealed the second slate of premium Max Originals available to viewers after the streamer's May 27th launch.
by Review Roundups - Mar 9, 2020
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) brings its audiences Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. a colorful, musical comedy that's all-American as apple pie and a beloved classic for every generation. THE MUSIC MAN opened to a week of previews on February 28 and celebrated its official opening on Friday, March 6, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
Zachery Allan Starkey has released 'Force' with Bernard Sumner of New Order. Combining Starkey's passionate songwriting/production with Sumner's trademark synthesizer, guitar, sequencer, and programming work, “Force” is an uplifting anthem reminding us to remain strong and brave in these dark and frightening times. “Fear will not tear us apart!” sings Starkey at the climax of the track. 'Force' also marks the first brand new music from Sumner since the release of New Order's 2015 LP Music Complete.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jun 17, 2020
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. In response to the civil uprising, a reaction to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others before them, Jobsite Theater and Stageworks Theatre have teamed up with Rory Lawrence Productions. They will join a national presentation of the Juneteenth Justice Theatre Project, a nationwide movement by American theater companies striving to 'change the world, one play at a time.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Grange Park Opera, Surrey's founder & Chief Executive Officer Wasfi Kani has devised an entirely new season of work available solely online.
by Lindsay Kruger - Jul 8, 2020
Making its debut at the National Arts Festival digitally, SO YOU WANT TO BE A TROPHY WIFE? presented by F Creations and The Edge is a one-woman production that strikes an interesting balance between being heartfelt and harsh while exploring a relatable lead character's reality.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jul 30, 2020
The first of #MusikalDiRumahAja series is here. Malin Kundang, the West Sumatran folktale, is available to watch until Thursday (7/30) evening on Indonesia Kaya's YouTube channel and stars Nino Prabowo, Dea Panendra, Desmonda Cathabel, and Naura.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-1933, through two wide-ranging and dramatic programs led by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, explores the musical culture of Germany's politically charged Weimar era. These concerts are given context by Weimar Variations, a collection of ancillary events curated by Stephanie Barron and Nana Bahlmann.
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 30, 2020
THE GREAT LEAP is an entertaining and thought-provoking way of combining history, politics, culture, and basketball.  It is playing at the Cygnet Theatre through February 16th.
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 27, 2020
THE HUMANS now playing at San Diego Repertory Theatre through February 2nd is a family comedy-drama that proves even fictional holiday celebrations can be emotional minefields to navigate.
by Rachael Goldberg - Jan 24, 2020
Sir Matthew Bourne's 'Swan Lake' has a reputation as a beloved, fascinating, and powerful ballet. The latest production certainly justifies this reputation.
by Dara Homer - Jan 24, 2020
It's rare to discover a new play that's so topical yet unexpected that any complete description of its merits might spoil the experience for future audiences. The Nostalgia Will Eat Itself, by native Tulsan John Fisher, doesn't just provide suspense, but also a healthy dose of self-awareness, humor, understated insight, and humility.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 22, 2020
A nameless woman starts writing a novel in Mexico City. She is regularly interrupted by her family as she tells about a younger version of herself living wildly in New York and little known poets in need of translation. Her reality interweaves with memories from different, distant lives as she transcends narratives through exceptionally vivid storytelling. Valeria Luiselli's 2011 novel Faces in the Crowd (originally translated by Christina McSweeney) is directed and adapted by the Gate Theatre's artistic director Ellen McDougall in a quiet but intense production.
by Keith Waits - Jan 20, 2020
Would you believe that Jesus Christ Superstar has been a part of our musical theatre repertoire for 50 years now? That almost stops me in my tracks as I can recall singing choral arrangements of this production when I was but a budding and promising middle school student. Songs such as 'What's the Buzz', 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and the title song have been part of the shaping of many a young singer.
by Tanya Seale - Jan 20, 2020
If there was ever room on a plate for a heaping helping of delectable holiday conflict, it's inside a classroom where heartfelt high school drama teacher and teaching artist Logan (Shayna Blass) sets out with three well-intentioned white allies to write and produce a a?oefully-devised educational playa?? for elementary students that celebrates both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. Having been granted funds from multiple organizations, Logan, an intellectual who is serious about political correctness and whose professional credits include a production of The Iceman Cometh for 15-year-olds(!), aims to create a respectful and historically accurate drama without...
by Mary Lincer - Jan 17, 2020
Jim Thompson, an Army Ranger and POW of the Viet Namese for 9 years, deserves to have his story widely known. In 2001, Tom Philpott published an oral biography of Thompson; later that year, the next undeclared war was triggered. Glory Denied, a 90 minute opera based on Philpott's book, definitely contributes to raising Thompson's profile. Urban Arias has mounted a strong production of the 2007 one-act work in English through January 19 in the Keegan Theatre's space on Church Street.
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 14, 2020
When one sees a living legend such as Bernadette Peters perform in person, a weight of expectations regarding song choice, personality, talent, and skill are brought into the room by the audience. For her January 11th concert at Utah Valley University's beautiful new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Peters came in anticipating those expectations and fully prepared to fulfill them and then some.
by Jonathan Marshall - Jan 12, 2020
Rosalind Blessed takes residency at London's Old Red Lion Theatre throughout January, performing two self-penned plays in rep. Both new works explore the theme of mental health as well as drawing on the fact that a dog's unwavering love for us can often be a redemptive force.
by Andrew Child - Feb 7, 2020
In David Mamet's book On Directing Film, he breaks down the way a linear narrative can be conveyed by placing images in direct contrast to each other. a?oeThe dream and the film are the juxtaposition of images in order to answer a question.a?? Certainly, with a majority of the action taking place upstage of a scrim and the fusion of filmed and live material, ArtsEmerson's Detroit Red, an original play by Will Power about Malcolm X's early adult life in Roxbury, leaves one feeling more as though one has watched a movie or woken from a dream than sat through a performance. Recently, I also saw Gloria: A Life, which is playing at the American Repertory Theatre. While I admittedly found the show to be trite and pandering, it obtusely fused projection effects with live performance in a way that felt cheap, gimmicky, and more like a new SnapChat filter than anything else. Contrast that with Ari Herzig's film work for Detroit Red, which snaps the audience effectively between viewpoints in black and white and splays broad images across the haziness of Adam Rigg's nondescript set. The success of the production lies in the success of the filmed elements, which establish a framing device, pinpointing the action to an exact moment in time. Additionally, the projections act as effective abstractions, allowing the actors to waver between realism and poetry as photos of their faces appear as oversized watermarks in space. Lighting designer Alan Edwards equally contributes to the cinematic feel of the piece. Sharp shafts of light slice through open space and act, ingeniously, as the camera lens might in film, focusing our attention on specifics and the relevant details. Aside from a few extraneous hat changes for the three actors who take on all the roles in the piece, between the work of Herzig, Rigg, and Edwards, the performance seems to be a study in the logistics of jump-cuts or cross-fades in real time. Adding to the film-instead-of-theatre feeling in the space, the performance actively roused and engaged the audience, which had a huge swathe of Boston school groups present. The crowd felt comfortable verbalizing responses, in part, because of our physical separation from the action presented to us, and to be able to laugh, cheer, gasp, and grimace in solidarity with those around you is a rare treat.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 22, 2020
You'd be crazy to miss this one!
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Noy Marom is a New York City based actress and producer, Once More Time with Feeling is an independent and experimental short film produced in NYC.
by Greer Firestone - Feb 17, 2020
Aisle Say loves the ludicrous, is passionate for the preposterous, seeks the non-sequiturs, fancies the fool headed. Bring on LEND ME A TENOR, SPAMALOT, THE IMAGINARY INVALID and others of that genre.
by Tanya Seale - Feb 17, 2020
There are defining moments in every life that change a person's entire trajectory. Sometimes we recognize them as such. Other times, we never recognize them at all, or maybe worse, we recognize them too late. Annapurna, a tender but unsettling 2013 two-hander play by Sharr White asks, among other questions, what might have been had...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Nora is the perfect wife and mother. She is dutiful, beautiful and everything is always in its right place. But when a secret from her past comes back to haunt her, her life rapidly unravels. Over the course of three days, Nora must fight to protect herself and her family or risk losing everything. Nora: A Doll's House is now playing at the Young Vic (66 The Cut).
by Rachael Goldberg - Dec 8, 2019
'Dear Jack, Dear Louise' is a moving, funny, and heartbreaking show with a sweetly earnest cast and a formidable production team. Based on the true story of playwright Ken Ludwig's parents' letters and courtship during World War II, 'Dear Jack, Dear Louise' is a lovingly told and timeless romance, and a pleasurable reminder of the past and of our humanity.
by Kerrie Nicholson - Aug 25, 2020
My experience of returning to a theatre as a disabled fan amidst the 'new normal' did get me thinking about what the future of access might look like - the good and that which could be improved
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
bloody white is poised as a breakout new artist. His buzzy lo-fi electronic pop single 'tongue tied, has garnered over two million plays across all streaming platforms since its February release, receiving editorial support from Spotify's Fresh Finds and Lorem playlists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
American Composers Orchestra has announced a slate of virtual and in-person programming for the 2020-2021 season in response to these challenging times for the performing arts.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history! Today's number, I Got Rhythm from An American in Paris!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
The Southbank Centre and its partners announce additional digital initiatives to serve its audiences and the wider artistic community, including Shankar 100, Beethoven 250, a digital tour of Among The Trees exhibition at Hayward Gallery, and daily curated content celebrating past artistic highlights crossing decades and genres.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued today (2pm) with Elaine Brier, Christian Hebel, Brenock O'Connor, Fred Lassen, and Miss Richfield 1981.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 29, 2020
We all need a bit of escapism now, more than ever. A musical, comedic magic show may sound like something for the children, but Nick Mohammed's show Mr. Swallow: Houdini, is resolutely amusing and surprising in equal measure.
by BWW Prompts - Apr 27, 2020
We want to hear from you! We're starting #BwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Making a statement like only he can at exactly 2:02 PM ET, which signifies his 202 D.C. area code, Wale reveals the provocative and powerful seven-minute short film for his latest single “Sue Me” (feat. Kelly Price). Watch it below!