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The Graduate - 2002 - Broadway

Based on the 1963 coming-of-age classic and scripted by Terry Johnson, The Graduate follows Benjamin Braddock, a twenty-one year old recent college graduate who is facing high expectations from his parents and anxiety about his future. Upon his return home, Ben is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson – the wife of his father’s business partner – which begins a secret affair. Although the affair ends, it comes back to haunt him when he falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine.


Plymouth Theatre

(New York, NY)
236 W. 45th St.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
On May 24, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm ET, the 92nd Street Y will host a virtual gala to honor exceptional individuals and celebrate the many ways in which donor support has transformed 92Y during the pandemic, enabling them to serve their local and global communities like never before.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn will direct BTG's production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
San Francisco Ballet has announced Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s farewell season in 2022, celebrating Tomasson’s remarkable 37-year tenure leading the Company.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 3, 2021
Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces a week-long summer professional development program for dance teachers, Best Practices: We Support Learning!, July 5-9, 2021, 9am-6pm ET, with virtual and in-person options.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse’s “Story Hour with Jenny,” a live, in-person series to engage children, grades K-3, will present an in-person, interactive reading of the picture book, “Lubaya’s Quiet Roar,” on Sunday, June 6, at 11 a.m., on the Playhouse campus.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will host nine weeklong in-person residencies for 23 musical theatre writers of nine new musicals between June 27 and August 29.  Writers include Tony-nominee Beth Malone, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls; Jonathan Larson winners Avi Amon, Sara Cooper, Ty Defoe, and Anna Jacobs and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
Join New York University’s School of Global Public Health, Tisch School of the Arts, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for an exclusive virtual conversation with a panel of arts, public health, and audience development experts discussing Broadway's unprecedented shutdown and the wider implications of reopening.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
The Theatre School has reviewed and modified the curriculum of the current MFA Acting program to make the change from a three-year program to a two-year program. The faculty adapted the curriculum to include courses that will propel graduates into the ever-changing entertainment industry.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
Following the recent news unveiling the newly defined “Mansion Theatre For The Performing Arts” in Branson, Missouri, theatre representatives announced this morning the latest addition to the unprecedented line-up of world-class entertainment.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 9, 2021
Rapp is thrilled to return to Oxford where she lived for a couple of years in the mid 90s to study short story writing before moving back to Los Angeles to write movies for Robert Altman. Two years later her movie, Cookie’s Fortune, a Mississippi comedy, was directed and produced by Altman and filmed in Holly Springs, Mississippi.    
by Jim Munson - Mar 9, 2021
There is a lot to love in San Francisco Ballet’s recently unveiled Program 03 of mixed repertoire, even if it takes a bit of a dip in the middle. The program gets off to a smashing start with Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphony #9, which is part of his justly celebrated Shostakovich Trilogy. Next up is Danielle Rowe's world premiere dance film 'Wooden Dimes' set in the world of 1920's vaudeville. The program comes to a rousing close with Yuri Possokhov's 'Swimmer' an imaginative take on the John Cheever short story. Program 03 is available to stream through March 24th.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 5, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will launch “Story Hour with Jenny,” a live, virtual series to engage children, grades K-3, in an interactive reading of social justice picture books, beginning Sunday, March 14.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 31, 2021
Tin Pan Alley 2, a free concert series featuring new musical theatre works, will present feature a panel of emerging writers on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at 7:30pm ET.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021
Black 'n da Blues: Stories and Songs from the Arkansas Delta is an invitation to gather, to reflect and to reveal. It is a communal ritual. It happens in a cafeteria, a church, a club, a school, a stage, or under some shade; a space where the line between the audience and the performers is blurred because we are all here to be seen and remembered.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 26, 2021
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the University of Connecticut Puppets Arts Program, with the support of a UConn School of Fine Arts Anti-Racism Research Grant, are hosting a free international online symposium on systemic racism and the representation of foreigners and minorities in puppetry and allied art forms on April 9-10.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2021
Unseen Images Theatre of Orlando, FL has announced its upcoming production of FUCKING MEN by Joe DiPietro to play the Orlando International Theatre Festival in May 2021. FUCKING MEN focuses on the lives of 10 men, with wildly different ages, professions and priorities.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 25, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow's hits in New Works Festival Online.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 25, 2021
The Graduate Acting Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts today announced that Carl Cofield will be leading the department as Chair and faculty member starting in September 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 24, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse's “Story Hour with Jenny,” a live, virtual series to engage children, grades K-3, will present an interactive reading in English and Spanish of the picture book, “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood,” on Sunday, April 11, at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
Houston Grand Opera has announced the three new singers and nine returning artists who will train with the HGO Studio for 2021–22. The HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers and pianist/coaches who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the artform. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
American Repertory Theater has announced today the Steering Committee members of Creating Equal. Committee members include Janice Amaya (they/them); Erin Genia (she/her); Elizabeth James-Perry (she/her); Timothy Patrick McCarthy (he/him); Brisa Areli Muñoz (she/her); Brenna Nicely (she/they); Alessandra Panares (she/her); Moe Pope (he/him) & more.
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2021
A group of Broadway stars came together, virtually, to commemorate one year since Broadway shut down. The video from Thomas Ellenson features the performers singing Stephen Sondheim's 'I'm Still Here.'
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2021
Tune in on Tuesday, June 2 (2:15pm ET) as Richard Ridge chats with Tony winner Victoria Clark, who will soon appear in Broadway Stories & Songs with Ted Sperling on June 5 (2pm).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 30, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse's “Story Hour with Jenny,” a live, in-person series to engage children, grades K-3, will present an interactive reading of the picture book, “Wings,” about a boy whose appearance makes him the target for school bullies, on Sunday, July 11 , at 11 a.m., on the Playhouse campus.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2021
After last summer’s hiatus due to COVID-19, Metropolitan Performing Arts is pleased to announce its third annual free theater in park series, Love’s Labour’s Lost. Shows are performed in four locations around Vancouver, WA.
by Dan Marois - Jun 19, 2021
After being shuttered from its 2020 theater season, the Ogunquit Playhouse enters 2021 in royal fashion with Monty Python's spoof of the King Arthur legend in Spamalot
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde will be presented by Berkshire Theatre Group from Sunday, June 20 to Saturday, July 10. Directed by David Auburn, the show will be presented at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Outside Under the Main Stage Tent. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 18, 2021
The Department of Art at Western Connecticut State University has announced the 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Blue Mountain Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 200, New York City.
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2021
Set-in present-day France and the UK, War of the Worlds season three picks up as the war between the survivors and aliens reaches a new turning point and a terrifying phenomenon grips countless people across the globe.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021
TWI Undergrad Days are organized around a specific theme, bundling three coordinated events each day including performances, workshops, lectures and discussions. Programming is scheduled to allow participants to take the ferry to Provincetown in the morning and return to Boston that same evening.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Fourteen prominent American writer/directors are part of a worldwide roster of over 100 global theater artists lending their voices July 20, 2021 to 'HowlRound for India,' a 24-hour online marathon of live readings and talks honoring the Indian theater community for its efforts in facing Covid-19. 
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 13, 2021
Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein hosts THINKING SHAKESPEARE LOVE! and talks about working with the graduating class of The Old Globe and USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, the pandemic, and the enduring love of Shakespeare.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2021
Live performances return to the school’s studio theatre in Edgbaston, Birmingham this summer, kicking off with the graduate year students of Elmhurst Ballet Company in Proxemics on 3 & 6 July, and concluding with the whole school performing in Elevate on 7 & 8 July.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2021
Hundred Acre Productions will present 'Locked-Down Online 2.0' the second in the series of online concerts featuring the music of Daniel Curtis & Laura Coyne.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced details for its March programming including new episodes of MTA Radio Plays. The activities highlight new and necessary theatrical voices while also deepening connections between audiences and artists in new and meaningful ways.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021
Lauren Class Schneider has announced that Arts & Science will offer new COVID-19 safety training courses and certificates for professionals in theatre, events, and beyond. Working with Dr. William L. Daley, Arts & Science is offering classes taught by a faculty of medical, theatre, and event professionals.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 25, 2021
In conjunction with Digital Learning Day on February 25, the Michigan State University Department of Theatre MFA Acting cohort will launch a six-season podcast, entitled “The Moment Before: An Actor’s Warm-Up Podcast.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
James Calleri, Erica Jensen, and Paul Davis announced today that Calleri Casting is being renamed Calleri Jensen Davis, to better reflect the equal partnership that has been central to their 14-time Artios Award-winning company’s success over these past 15 years.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021
Academy Award winner Dame Maggie Smith and two time Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner will be in conversation with broadcaster and actor Gyles Brandreth on 8th April 2021 for an online in conversation event.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2021
Theatre Now New York, a non-profit artists service organization and theatre company dedicated to supporting musical theatre writers, has established a new National Musical Writers Group which will bring together lyricists and composers from across the nation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021
Bard College has announced the appointment of Kobena Mercer as the Charles P. Stevenson Chair in Art History and the Humanities, a joint appointment between the Art History and Visual Culture Program in the undergraduate College, and the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS). Mercer, who comes to Bard from Yale University, will assume his faculty position in fall 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2021
Today, Broadway San Jose announced the updated season lineup that will make up the company’s upcoming season. The season opens with HAMILTON (October 12–31, 2021), followed by the all-new touring production of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical, HAIRSPRAY (November 23–28, 2021) (replacing the previously-announced Anastasia).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 5, 2021
As the final installment of its virtual winter season, Northern Sky Theater will present a virtual concert by songwriter and singer Doc Heide on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m. CDT. The show will premiere live on the 17th and then be available on demand through May 31.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 29, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will launch CampWCP, a new, in-person, social justice theater camp for 10 middle school students (6th through 8th grade) with playwright José Casas and the Playhouse's Roz and Bud Siegel director of education Jenny Nelson.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2021
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions' critically acclaimed production of David Mamet's highly provocative drama Oleanna, directed by Lucy Bailey, will tour the UK this Summer from 8 June, visiting Cambridge, Bath, Southampton and Malvern, before transferring to the West End's Arts Theatre, London from 21 July to 23 October 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021
New York University's PURPLE LIST, an annual selection of the best, production-ready, feature screenplays from NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Film students and recent alumni, has announced its official picks for 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 20, 2021
New York University's prestigious PURPLE LIST, an annual selection of the best, production-ready, feature screenplays from NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Film students and recent alumni, is announcing its official picks for 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2021
The Charleston Gaillard Center has announced Lissa Frenkel as its new chief executive officer. She will begin her new role in July 2021. 'I look forward to building on the Gaillard Center's successes and leading the Charleston Gaillard Center team to expand the institution's identity as a world-class innovator in the performing arts in the region.'
by BWW Special - Apr 1, 2021
BroadwayWorld rounds up the Top Performing Arts Schools in South Bend.