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Classic Stage Company (New York City, NY)
136 East 13th Street
New York City, NY 10003

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In Steeltown, USA, laborer Larry Foreman struggles to unionize fellow steel workers against mounting attacks from a greedy industrialist, who uses his power to influence nearly everyone else in town. Marc Blitzstein's folk opera, created through the Federal Theater Project, was famously shut down on the eve of opening night by federal authorities fearing its pro-labor stance.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Actors' Gang announced today that the stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, will kick off The Actors' Gang 2018/19 Season from Saturday, October 6th to Saturday, November 10th, 2018. The press opening is Saturday, October 13. (more...)

Host Of Monday's Innovative Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Celebrate Off-Off Broadway with the Innovative Theatre Foundation, by joining them when they present the 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Awards on Monday, September 24, 2018. The ceremony will take place at the Centennial Memorial Theatre at 120 West 14th Street, NYC. Tickets to the ceremony are $29 each and can be purchased at www.nyitawards.com/shop. (more...)

New Line Theatre Artistic Director Scott Miller Publishes Fifth Collection Of Musical Theatre Exploration, 'Literally Anything Goes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2018

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University of Washington School of Drama Announces Fall Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

This fall, the University of Washington School of Drama will present two plays that shifted the American theatre, Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy, and Maria Irene Fornes' Fefu and Her Friends. The plays kick off a season dedicated to exploring how gender shapes our world. (more...)

Theater 2020 Presents BROADWAY IN BROOKLYN, SINGERS' CHOICE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

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Photo Flash: Meet the Company of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
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Munashe Chirisa, Tyler Luke Cunningham, and More Will Lead STOP AND SEARCH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

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The Classics Theatre Project's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

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Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

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Bridge Records Releases a New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bridge Records will be issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister. The production is conducted by John Mauceri with direction by Lawrence Edelson. The two-disc set also includes a rare recording of Marc Blitzstein discussing the opera's opening night in 1937. (more...)

New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock From Opera Saratoga Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bridge Records is pleased to be issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister. The production is conducted by John Mauceri with direction by Lawrence Edelson. The two-disc set also includes a rare recording of Marc Blitzstein discussing the opera's opening night in 1937. (more...)

Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Releases Complete Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bridge Records is issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock.  The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/14/2018
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First Complete Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

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Venue Problems Aside, Stillpointe's URINETOWN Flush With Possibility
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Upcoming CD Releases for July 2018
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by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Patti LuPone will return to the film world in the historical epic, 'Cliffs of Freedom' with Christopher Plummer. The film depicts the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and is directed by Van Ling, who co-wrote the screenplay with Marianne Metropoulos and Kevin Bernhardt.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For STOP AND SEARCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

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Judy Kuhn & Jenna Russell to Join Seth Rudetsky In London's West End February 3
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Producer Mark Cortale has announced a marquee trio for his acclaimed West End concert series - with two unique shows in one day, on Sunday February 3. (more...)

Zachary Morris Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents West End star Zachary Morris (Secret Garden, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror) and international conductor Ben van Tienen (Funny Girl, West Side Story) making their Feinstein's/54 Below debut with Instructions for Dancing, a night of singing and storytelling. In a time filled with so much doubt and unrest, let yourself be transported into their world of acceptance and empowerment, reminding you through their heartfelt stories that we are all good enough as we are. Take a haunting journey through words, music, and consciousness as they cover the songs from Alan Menken and Jerry Herman to Fleetwood Mac and the Magnetic Fields. Mesmerizing and magical, Instructions for Dancing invites you to come and rediscover yourself at Feinstein's/54 Below. Instructions for dancing the album was created by Zach and Ben in 2016 during their time on the Rocky Horror Show and is available for download on all major music retailers. http://www.instructionsfordancing.com (more...)

NY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Latest Acquisitions
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Photo Flash: First Look at The York Theatre Company's CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ('The Simpsons'), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) andmusic direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). The eight-member cast features Scott Ahearn (Under the Knife: A Farce, Theater for the New City) as Richard, Donna English (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Broadway)as Mrs. Huvey, Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Galiana, Elijah Rayman (Oliver, Goodspeed Opera House) as Davin, Zak Risinger(The Cradle Will Rock, Howl! Arts) as Carl, Brandon Williams (Gettin' the Band Back Together, Broadway) as Lucifer, Dathan B. Williams (Show Boat, Broadway) as Detective Zanderhoff, and Ron Wisniski (Beauty and the Beast, Broadway) as Principal Bolton. (more...)

West End and Broadway Stars Jenna Russell and Judy Kuhn Will Join Seth Rudetsky For Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre
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Olivier Award winner & Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday In The Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along and Fun Home at the Young Vic) and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (star of Trevor Nunn's new Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Broadway's Fun Home, Chess and Les Miserables) will join Seth Rudetsky as music director/host for two intimate concerts on Sunday, February 3 as part of the long-running Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series. (more...)

York Theatre Co's CHRISTMAS IN HELL Begins Performances Tomorrow
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The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

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CHRISTMAS IN HELL At The York Theatre Company Opens Tonight
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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ann Hould-Ward
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 6, 2018

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