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Corporations and churches use their influence to shape laws to their favor, unemployment hits new heights, and millions of Americans are losing their homes. Sound like the New Millennium? In 1937, Mark Blitzsteinís musical called these issues into question with his scathing satire of greed, corruption and politics in the U.S. of A. So scandalous, in fact, was ďThe CradleĒ that the U.S. Government tried to shut it down. But Blitzsteinís humor, music and agitprop parody ruled the day and the public got to hear this terrific, fun, jazzy score. Snappy tunes, wonderful characters and deep questions about our nation will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the American patriotic psyche.



Iron Crow Theatre Presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

'How many frame ups? How many shake downs? Lockouts? Sellouts? How many times machine guns tell the same old story, brother does it take to make you wise?' (more...)

Classic Musical THE CRADLE WILL ROCK to Kick Off Season 85 at the Annie Russell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College kicks off its 85th season with The Cradle Will Rock. Written in 1937, Cradle is a musical allegory set in Steeltown, USA. (more...)

Iron Crow Theatre Presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

'How many frame ups? How many shake downs? Lockouts? Sellouts? How many times machine guns tell the same old story, brother does it take to make you wise?' (more...)

Ladies Will Be Lunching in London! Patti LuPone & Rosalie Craig to Lead COMPANY in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Ladies will be lunching in London soon... The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone will star as 'Joanne' in COMPANY when it hits the West End next autumn. (more...)

Ben Edelman and Max Wolkowitz to Star in THE CHOSEN at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. (more...)

Patricia Birch to Helm Industry Readings of New Musical THE ROAD TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Industry readings of The Road to Ruin, a new musical by William Zeffiro, will be presented November 9th and 10th at Manhattan's Swing 46. (more...)

Head Trick Theatre presents GABRIEL, 12/8¬Ė17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The title character of George Sand's Gabriel is passionate, athletic, nobly-minded, and the heir to both a principality and a secret: Gabriel is female, raised as a boy since birth. The young prince's discovery of this secret plot to defraud the family's lawful heir forces a choice that strikes at the heart of Gabriel's sense of self: to ignore the voice of conscience and hold on to the rights and privileges of a man, or to live as a woman and sacrifice everything. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; LITTLE WOMEN at Ocean State Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Long Wharf Theatre presents THE CHOSEN, Running Through 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. The production takes place on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Mainstage, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. Tickets start at $29. (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Launches 2017-18 Season with SARATOGA SINGS FOR SENIORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Lawrence Edelson announced the return of Saratoga Sings for Seniors, to launch his fourth season as Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2018
by - May 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Classics Theatre Project's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. The ensemble cast features Emily Scott Banks as Lyubov, Stan Graner as Gaev, Matthew Eitzen as Yepikodov, Francis Fuselier at Firs, Sterling Gafford as Trofimov, Taylor Harris as Lopakin, Gretchen Hahn as Barbara, Courtney Mentzel as Anna, James Hansen Prince as Pishtchik, Mary-Margaret Pyeatt as Charlotte, Rachel Reininger as Dunyasha, and Dean Wray as Yasha. (more...)

Broadway Legend Patti LuPone To Guest Star On CBS Comedy MOM
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly, Patti LuPone will guest star in upcoming episode of MOM on CBS. LuPone will play Rita, the (demanding) new owner of the building that is managed by Bonnie (Allison Janney). Rita is a bit of a live wire: Freshly divorced, she's either barking orders or sharing way too much about her personal life. LuPone's episode will air in April. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org. (more...)

Theatre Columbus State To Present Its First Musical In More Than Two Decades
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

'The Cradle Will Rock' comes to Theatre Columbus State, Columbus State Community College, Nestor Auditorium, 270 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GOD OF VENGEANCE at Head Trick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

In a house built over a brothel, Yekel and Sarah struggle for a place in legitimate Jewish society as a pimp and a former prostitute. Everything hinges on marrying off their daughter Rifkele, but Rifkele's secret relationship with Manke, one of the women of the brothel, threatens their carefully laid plans. In Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, the boundary between the seedy underworld and the respectable world dissolves: when both are built on the sale of female bodies, which is the family home and which the brothel? (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Judy Kuhn, Mary Testa, and Amy Bodnar in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The historic Cape Playhouse's 92nd season kicks off with Robert Harling's poignant Steel Magnolias. Starring Judy Kuhn, Mary Testa, and Amy Bodnar, and directed by Pamela Hunt, Steel Magnolias plays through 23. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Liam Steel to Choreograph Patti LuPone COMPANY on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Ladies will be lunching in London soon... The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone will star as 'Joanne' in COMPANY when it hits the West End next autumn. (more...)

Stephen Spinella Will Lead Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Stephen Spinella and the Cast of Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety - directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of the ambitious production, check it out below! (more...)

Opera Saratoga's 2017 Fiscal Year Closes With National Acclaim For Artistic Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

At Opera Saratoga's Annual Meeting, Rosemarie Rosen, President of the Board of Directors, announced results from the company's 2017 fiscal year, which closed on September 30, 2017. The company reported another year of artistic and financial success thanks to the generosity, engagement and partnership of communities throughout the lower Adirondack and the New York State Capital Region. (more...)

NYFOS presents PROTEST at Merkin Concert Hall 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Mikaela Bennett with NYFOS; photo by Karli Cadel On February 27 at 8:00 p.m., New York Festival of Song and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present a new program devised by Steven Blier, entitled, simply, PROTEST. A cast of young, diverse and brilliant singers that includes Mikaela Bennett who just wowed the world in Michael Gordon's opera Acquanetta at the Protoype Festival performs songs by a panorama of composers, from Marc Blitzstein and Joni Mitchell to Randy Newman and Mohammed Fairouz. (View the complete program below.) (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Patti LuPone!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 2, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Broadway Superstar Patti LuPone Joins Seth Rudetsky In Broadway @ The Wallis, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Two-time Tony and GRAMMY Award winner Patti LuPone returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis), as part of the acclaimed Broadway @ The Wallis series, for a one-night-only Valentine's Day event featuring two intimate concerts at 7:30pm and 9:30pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The Broadway legend will be joined on stage by Broadway @ The Wallis series host and music director Seth Rudetsky who wrote and starred in the Broadway musical Disaster! in a not-to-be-missed night of singing and conversation produced by Mark Cortale. The Broadway @ The Wallis concert is made possible by generous support from Ken and Wendy Ruby. (more...)

Joey Folsom Joins the Cast of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Brick Road Theatre is pleased to welcome Joey Folsom to the cast of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock. Mr. Folsom's credits include Lenny in Lenny Bruce is Back, Odysseus Rex in Year of the Rooster (Upstart Productions), Hank Williams in Hank Williams: Lost Highway, George in All My Sons (WaterTower Theatre), Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Broken Gears Project Theatre). His television/film credits include Camera Store, Cronus, Soul Frackers, Arc, and The Intangible Truth of Chance Malloy. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Following a sell-out season at the Abbey Theatre as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as a successful Irish and US tour, The Plough and the Stars comes to the Lyric Hammersmith as a co-production with the Abbey Theatre. (more...)

Head Trick Theatre Presents GOD OF VENGEANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

???????In a house built over a brothel, Yekel and Sarah struggle for a place in legitimate Jewish society as a pimp and a former prostitute. Everything hinges on marrying off their daughter Rifkele, but Rifkele's secret relationship with Manke, one of the women of the brothel, threatens their carefully laid plans. In Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, the boundary between the seedy underworld and the respectable world dissolves: when both are built on the sale of female bodies, which is the family home and which the brothel? (more...)

Mel Giedroyc Joins Patti LuPone in Re-Imagined West End Production of COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

It was announced today (Friday 2 February 2018) that Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Elliott & Harper's highly anticipated new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Tony award-winning musical, Company, directed by Marianne Elliott. It will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018 for a limited run. (more...)

QUEEN ESTHER's DILEMMA, The Musical, To Open Off-Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Queen Esther's Dilemma, a musical by Samuel J. Bernstein, is inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, while exploring Jewish identity in all its complexities. This unique musical will open on March 1st at the Center for Jewish History, New York, for a total of 4 performances (March 1st, 4th, 13th and 18th). (more...)

Mel Giedroyc Joins Re-Imagined COMPANY in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Marianne Elliott will be directing a new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Tony award-winning musical, Company. For the first time ever, the lead role of Bobby will be re-imagined as a woman. Company will run at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 26 September 2018 for a strictly limited season, with public booking opening today. (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)


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BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2017
by - Dec 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Brick Road Theatre Announces 2018 Season 'Mirror, Mirror'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Brick Road Theatre is pleased to announce the 2018 season MIRROR, MIRROR. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

New York Premiere! Sarah Rothenberg's 'A Proust Sonata' at FIAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, and Da Camera of Houston Productions present the New York Premiere of A Proust Sonata, Wednesday through Friday, January 10 12 at 7:30pm in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Robert LuPone & Patti LuPone Pose in 1981!
by Walter McBride - Apr 9, 2018

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of brother/sister duo Robert and Patti LuPone from 1981! (more...)

Find Out What Happens On An All New MOM, Guest Starring Broadway Legend Patti LuPone
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

As previously announced, Patti LuPone will guest star in upcoming episode of MOM on CBS. LuPone will play Rita, the new owner of the building that is managed by Bonnie (Allison Janney). Rita is a bit of a live wire: Freshly divorced, she's either barking orders or sharing way too much about her personal life. The episode is set to air Thursday, April 26 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out A Sneak Peek of Patti LuPone On CBS' MOM, Airing Tonight!
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

On tonight's episode of MOM, 'A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress', Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti LuPone). (more...)

MISS JULIE, Play Reading Festival, and More Announced at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle, today announced its upcoming 2018-19 season, the acclaimed theater's 51st. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents 'Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey With Broadway'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

???????State Theatre New Jersey presents Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey with Broadway on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4pm. Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone explores her life-long affair with Broadway with interpretations of classic show tunes by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents INSIGHTALT: Opera In Eden Featuring Three New One-Act Operas In Concert, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

 American Lyric Theater concludes the 10th Anniversary of its nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program this season with InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a one-night-only concert featuring three new one-act operas written by ALT Resident Artists, hosted by composer/librettist Mark Adamo and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson. (more...)

Patti LuPone Speaks Her Mind: 'Cheap' Standing Ovations, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Uma Thurman, and More
by Nicole Ciravolo - Apr 10, 2018

Double Tony and Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone has proven time and time again that she is willing to speak her mind about anything -- and this week is no different. At the launch of the West End revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company, LuPone addressed a variety of topics with honesty. (more...)

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