The Kitchen


1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans.

Fifteen hundred customers an' half of them eating fish. I had to start work on a Friday.

Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.

We all said we wouldn’t last the day, but tell me - what is there a man can’t get used to?

Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries. The Kitchen puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.


National Theatre (Olivier)

(London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
The Grand Theatre has announced its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking, made-in-London production. It will be a season of what Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum describes as a?oea highly-eclectic journey to unexpected and unexplored territory. The Grand will be in ten different venues across the country. You will see us in places you would never expecta?"from a circus tent, to a coffee shop, from intimate studio theatres, to the largest national stagesa?"it is a season of bold and exciting theatre that we are proud to present.a??
by Kelsey Lawler - Mar 9, 2020
Take the little ones to see this show for the laughs, the silliness, and the kind of theater for which we only have the kids to thank. Without their willingness for turning the ordinary into something wildly imaginative, plays like 'The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors' would likely remain just picture books.
by Shari Barrett - Mar 7, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 3/5/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Wild Swan Theater is offering a lineup of drama camps once again this summer. Camps begin June 22nd and run through August 7th with sessions available for children ages 4 and up. Wild Swan Theater drama camps are fun experiences where kids can feel safe and comfortable exploring the imaginative world of theater. Our main goal is that every camper has a great time cultivating their creativity and leaves camp feeling successful. Activities include warm-ups, theater games, and improvisations that bring people together in a nurturing, memorable way. Some weeks also include craft activities such as making props and costume pieces.
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by Marina Kennedy - Mar 25, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced that it will present The 19th Amendment Project, a collection of short plays written by some of the most accomplished women and/or non-binary playwrights working today. Performance dates are August 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
Experimental Bitch Presents (EBP) announces its 2020 season today to offer hope and galvanize our communities amidst loss and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Season will feature a world premiere production and the company's first commission. This season's theme is InterGenz, exploring aspects of intergenerational legacy, culture and collaboration.
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
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by Rachael F. Goldberg - Mar 2, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Chefs who made their marks outside of the kitchen. Local artists, authors and dancers who engage and inspire. Cool science programs - who knew pizza could be a food AND a math game? They are all part of the Staten Island Children's Museum Women's History Month programs in March.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
The Kitchen Theatre Company has partnered with Mama's Comfort Camp support network for Motherhood Is a Joke: maternal comedy writing workshops and performance. The program consists of four comedy writing workshops, followed by stage coaching and rehearsal process culminating in a showcase performance on Tuesday March 31, 2020 in the Kitchen Theatre Company's Percy Browning Performance Space. 
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Fresh off the announcement of his next album, Great American Saturday Night, Bobby Bare is releasing track eight, “The Day All The Yes Men Said No” exclusively premiered by Taste of Country. Written by the late Shel Silverstein, Bare tells the stories of folks from all walks of life standing up and saying no to societal rules and standards and the ripple effect that follows. Bare offers a little bit of humor in the midst of a serious message with “The Day All The Yes Men Said No.” Listen to the song below and preorder the forthcoming album here.
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by Michael Dale - Mar 11, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The Kitchen, founded in 1971, is one of the most enduring non-profit arts organizations in the rapidly changing landscape of New York, serving as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In recent seasons, artists have been recasting and redefining The Kitchen's gallery and theater spaces according to the changing contours of their individual projects.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
From January through May 2020, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presents three concerts celebrating the group's 15th anniversary, in a series called ACME: 15 Years, at the Tenri Cultural Institute (43A W. 13th St.) a?" the location of the ensemble's inaugural concert season in 2004-2005. Described as a?oevital,a?? a?oebrilliant,a?? and a?oeelectrifying,a?? by The New York Times, ACME is a force for new music led by Artistic Director Clarice Jensen and is dedicated to the outstanding performance of music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
by Adrienne Proctor - Feb 24, 2020
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The founder and CEO of Fields Good Chicken (FGC) is Field Failing. had the pleasure of interviewing Field about his background, career, and Fields Good Chicken.
by Greer Firestone - Feb 20, 2020
For those of us who have visited Ireland and basked in the bountiful love and generosity of its people, the plays of its most famous authors are striking in contrast. There are no strangers when one visits the Emerald Isle. However, the plays of Brian Friel, Sean O'Casey and John Millington Synge are rife with meditation, mourning and melancholy. (The latter author's 'Playboy of the Western Worlda?? caused riots in Dublin when initially staged in 1907. When the actors came to America in 1911, they were jailed).
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 20, 2020
Husband and wife musical team Paul and Rochelle Chamlin specialize is the sweet crooning sounds of The Great American Songbook and their show THE MARVELOUS MR. MERCER is right in their wheelhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Performing Artservices, Inc. will present a new production of eL/Aficionado by the late American composer Robert Ashley, to take place at New York Live Arts, May 21-24, 2020. Written in 1987 and last performed in 1995, eL/Aficionado (72 minutes) is an opera scored for four voices and an orchestra of electronic instruments. Mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Butcher will sing the lead role of the Agent, a part originally written for baritone (Thomas Buckner). The other vocalists are Bonnie Lander, Paul Pinto, and Brian McCorkle. Music direction and sound design are by Tom Hamilton, and lighting and stage design are by David Moodey.
by Jade Kops - Feb 19, 2020
Marieke Hardy's new adaptation of Dario Fo's Marxist political farce NO PAY? NO WAY! is a cracker of a comedy with grounding in truth and remains relevant over 40 years later.
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 16, 2020
Mixing theatre and food has become a bit of a craze in the past couple of years, so it was only a matter of time before shows involving food were introduced in festivals. Paul Flannery - who's spent ten years going in and out of the profession - and his assistant serve a delectable evening whether you enjoy spending time in the kitchen or not.
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 14, 2020
Gaz Oakley (aka @avantgardevegan) is passionate about vegan cooking. We had the pleasure of interviewing him about wagamama and his career for our 'Chef Spotlight.'
by Adrienne Proctor - Feb 12, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
This September, Founder Diane Jacobowitz will step off as Executive Director of Dancewave, a leading, socially conscious nonprofit organization known for empowering youth through dance opportunities across New York City and beyond. Jacobowitz will be honored for her Lifetime Achievement during Dancewave's upcoming gala taking place on Wednesday, April 22nd at 501 Union in Brooklyn, NY. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Dancewave reflects on its humble start in a small office at the YWCA on Atlantic Avenue, its persistence shaping the dance education field in Brooklyn, and the 35,000 students, teachers, artists, parents and audience members it has touched since its founding in 1995.
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Feb 11, 2020
Lights up. Enter the whirlwind. Blackfriars Theatre's production of NEXT TO NORMAL drops its audience smack in the middle of an emotional storm. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical details a family's sixteen-year struggle with trauma, centering on bipolar disorder. Groundbreaking in style and scope, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's smash hit garnered eleven Tony nominations and won three. It has been celebrated for exploring hard-hitting subject matter without the dewy-eyed sentimentality that so often infects this theatrical genre. Fortunately, Blackfriars' production delivers with the power and grit of the original Broadway production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
NoMads Art Collective has announced the cast and design team for their upcoming, world premiere production of LITTLESPACE, OR THE DADDY PLAY written by Marjorie Muller and directed by D. Szabreath, both NoMads company members.
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 11, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Bravo's 'Top Chef' jets to the City of Angels for Season 17 with All Stars LA, premiering with a supersized episode on Thursday, March 19 from 10 - 11:15 pm ET/PT. The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series returns with 10 Finalists and 5 Front Runners, chasing the one thing that eluded them all -- the coveted title of 'Top Chef.' It has been nine seasons since the first All Stars competition, and these chefs aren't holding any punches as they battle it out for the largest cash prize in 'Top Chef' history. The chefs will compete across iconic locations in Los Angeles including the Griffith Observatory, The Getty Center, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Coliseum, and for the first time in show history, an epic finale in Italy. The series returns with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons, along with some of the biggest names in the culinary world, as well as some of your favorite celebrity foodies.
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