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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 Blitzstein’s 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 “The Cradle” that the U.S. Government tried to shut it down. But Blitzstein’s 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.

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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021
Classic Stage Company has announced that John Doyle’s staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins will run November 2, 2021, through January 8, 2022, and will officially open on November 14. A year and a half after its planned debut, CSC is proud to present its much-anticipated production of Assassins. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021
New Mexico Actors Lab is presenting THE CRADLE WILL ROCK by Marc Blitzstein, directed by Robert Benedetti Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM: SEPTEMBER 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, and SUNDAY AT 2 PM: SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2021
Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020
After lots of books for hardcore musical theatre lovers, Miller has finally written one for everybody else, The ABC's of Broadway Musicals: A Civilian's Guide, a fun, short, easy-to-read introduction to the art form, famous shows, famous artists, books and videos to check out, and a short but informative stroll through the history of musicals.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2021
Classic Stage Company presents John Doyle's highly anticipated staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins November 2, 2021, through January 8, 2022. The production officially opens on November 14.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2021
Classic Stage Company today announced that it has added three weeks of performances to its highly anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, directed by CSC’s Tony Award-winning artistic director, John Doyle.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021
Classic Stage Company will present a new live installment of its popular series Classic Conversations in connection with its recently extended, wildly sold-out production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, directed by CSC’s Tony Award-winning artistic director, John Doyle.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021
Classic Stage Company presents John Doyle's highly anticipated staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins through January 8, 2022. Get a first look at the all-star cast in action here!
by Review Roundups - Nov 15, 2021
Classic Stage Company's production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, directed by CSC's Tony Award-winning artistic director, John Doyle, officially opened on November 14. Read the reviews!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021
Company has officially returned to Broadway as of November 15. Meet the current cast and learn more about who is bringing this production to the stage!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021
Flying Over Sunset has returned to previews on Broadway! Learn more about the cast bringing the musical to life!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1 for the Broadway musical Sister Act at Paper Mill Playhouse. Sister Act features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 29, 2022
Read an interview with John Leguizamo in which he takes about Kiss My Aztec! an irreverent new musical loosely based on Latin American history. Travel back to the 1500's as a group of Aztecs lead the resistance against Spanish invaders. With a fierce female warrior at the helm and a not-so-fierce clown in tow, they mount a scrappy attack - and get entangled with royalty, colonizers, pop stars, and puppets
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to the great Judy Kuhn!
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
 Indian Ranch announced four new shows as part of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade Summer Concert Series in Webster, MA. Completely Unchained, The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute, will play on Saturday, June 19th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today that the 2022 Summer Festival will be the final season in his leadership role with the company. Edelson, who joined the company in 2014, will remain in his position through the end of July.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2022
Milwaukee Rep presents My Way, a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra in the Stackner Cabaret March 4 - May 1, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announced Eisa Davis as the first recipient of the Roth-Vogel New Play Commission launched in partnership with 12-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, whose extraordinary collaborations with The Vineyard have spanned over two decades.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022
Lindsay Duncan stars alongside Hilton McRae and Emily Bruni in the UK tour of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death, adapted by Academy Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Arcola Theatre's Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen.
by Joseph Harrison - Mar 27, 2022
There have been a lot of interesting concepts for musicals over the history of the artform. For the most part, the shows that push the boundaries of the musical theatre format stick to the Off-Off-Broadway theatres or Fringe festivals. But sometimes one of these genre-busting musicals makes it to the mainstream. Such is the case with URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, which moved from the New York Fringe Festival to an Off-Broadway production to Broadway, securing ten Tony nominations (and three wins) back in 2002. And by producing URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL as just its fourth production since relocating to Orlando from New York, Non-Profit Community Theatre company Little Radical Theatrics delivered an audience pleasing production at the Mandell Studio Theatre at Orlando Shakes that featured a fun and creative concept, a dedicated and energetic ensemble (with some strong performances), making for a unique, but fun night at the theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2022
Get a first look at photos and video of Sister Act, now playing through Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). The cast features Nicole Vanessa Ortiz as Deloris Van Cartier, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Playwrights Horizons has extended Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, one week, to July 17, due to popular demand. The world premiere production opened Wednesday, June 22.
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the East Coast Premiere of the hilarious Kiss My Aztec! An upbeat musical comedy, Kiss My Aztec! features a book by comedy legend John Leguizamo and acclaimed director Tony Taccone; music by Benjamin Velez; lyrics by David Kamp, Leguizamo and Velez; and choreography by Mayte Natalio.
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
Patti LuPone has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for COMPANY.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2021-22 season. The influential Off-Broadway institution returns to in-person performance after 18 months in which, under new artistic leadership, it has marked its 50th anniversary and reflected deeply on the role the theater should play in the life of its city, its country, and the world.
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2021
In the first part of a collaboration between the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Paper Mill Playhouse, Broadway veteran Rema Webb and an NJSO string quintet give an at-home performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021
In the first part of a collaboration between the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Paper Mill Playhouse, Broadway veteran Rema Webb and an NJSO string quintet give an at-home performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel tonight, January 5, at 7 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their February line-up for in-person performances. Additionally, The Green Room 42 is excited to launch 5/5/5 Tickets – in celebration of their 5th Anniversary, five $5 tickets will be available for every show from February 15, 2022, through February 14, 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2021
San Diego Opera is excited to announce Opera Hack 2.0, an online interdisciplinary event for music/theater and technology experts to explore how technology can be applied to the production, presentation, and consumption of opera.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022
Classic Stage Company has announced that all remaining performances of Assassins have been cancelled due to positive Covid cases in the company.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2021
Great Canadian Theatre Company  will present Tarragon Acoustic - It’s All True. Performances take place January 14 - 28, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022
Milwaukee Rep will present My Way, a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra in the Stackner Cabaret March 4 – May 1, 2022.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022
Classic Stage Company has released a clip of Ethan Slater and Will Swenson singing 'Ballad of Guiteau'  from their recent production of Assassins! 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2022
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Tony Yazbeck on March 24, 25 and 26, 2022 at the Samueli Theatre. Broadway triple threat Tony Yazbeck brings his signature style to the Segerstrom Center offering up a little song, a little dance, and whole lot of joy. 
by Pauline Vella - Feb 11, 2021
A joyous celebration of Musical Theatre that packs a powerful message!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021
Comedy Works has announced that Ian Bagg will perform at Comedy Works South at the Landmark.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021
Classic Stage Company will join the New York theater community by dimming its marquee and lobby lights in honor of Stephen Sondheim this Wednesday at 6:30pm, just prior to the evening performance of CSC’s current production of Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!
by Tracey Paleo - Aug 5, 2021
Producer and multi-award-winning director and choreographer Marcus S. Daniel’s rendition has magically transformed this stage musical into a hilarious, provocative, and sometimes frighteningly heightened parody that is filled with deliciously unsavory archetypes and caricatures. 
by Herbert Paine - Apr 9, 2021
On April 22nd, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre brings Michael Druxman’s play, ORSON WELLES, to the stage. In advance of its upcoming premiere: a conversation with director Lee Cooley about The Great One and the production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022
Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creatives for its upcoming production of the East Coast Premiere of the hilarious Kiss My Aztec!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
The cast will feature Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Paper Mill Debut, Smokey Joe's Cafe Off-Broadway) as Deloris Van Cartier, Akron Watson (Paper Mill Debut, The Color Purple on Broadway) as Curtis, Jennifer Allen (Carnival at Paper Mill, The Bridges of Madison County on Broadway) as Mother Superior, and more!
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022
The Broadway Podcast Network (Dori Berinstein, Co-Founder & CEO; Alan Seales, Co-Founder & CTO) is pleased to announced that The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales is celebrating it's 200th episode in true Broadway style, with special guest, Broadway legend Patti LuPone! The 200th episode is available now, exclusively on the BPN iOS app, and it will be available everywhere you get your podcasts on Tuesday, April 5th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
Playwrights Horizons will present Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Sam Gold, June 2–July 10 (opening June 22) in the Mainstage Theater. In Corsicana, a small city in Texas, a woman with Down syndrome named Ginny and her half-brother Christopher are unmoored in the wake of their mother’s death.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022
LuPone recalls her first introduction to the musical Gypsy (playing Louise) in highschool, speaking candidly about not understanding the play at the time, and shares how she was initially banned from participating in any of Arthur Laurents work before going on to win a Tony Award for playing Rose. She reflects on going to the 'dark side' a lot when COVID shut the industry down, noting it wasn't that she couldn't perform but rather that she had nothing to fill that void with, and shares how close-knit and supportive the cast and crew of Company is as a result of the collective trauma and uncertainty they faced together once they resumed rehearsals. LuPone also speaks about the importance of doing her work completely in the rehearsal room, allowing her and the audience to both play and relax once she is onstage, and shares why she looks at the audience every single night.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 1, 2021
From AMC Studios and created by Conrad, the Ultra City Smiths (formerly Mega City Smiths) story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters.