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Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Choral Ensemble Musica Sacra to Kick Off 2023-2024 Concert Season With SURROUND
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Choral Ensemble Musica Sacra kick off the 2023-2024 concert season with SURROUND on Tuesday, October 17.

LA MAMA PUPPET FESTIVAL to Present Four World Premieres & More in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

Explore the La MaMa Puppet Festival's thrilling lineup of four world-premiere shows. Experience the innovative and captivating puppetry performances as talented artists take the stage. Don't miss your chance to witness the latest creations in this exciting event.

Review: PICTURE A DAY LIKE THIS, Royal Opera House
by Alexander Cohen - Sep 28, 2023

George Benjamin's slick new opera plays at the Royal Opera House after a critically acclaimed run at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Review: Met Audience Entranced by DiDonato and McKinny in Heggie-McNally DEAD MAN in House Debut
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 27, 2023

It’s rather surprising, really, for the audience to embrace a contemporary piece like DEAD MAN WALKING, no matter how easily it falls upon the ears, considering the subject matter. In this Ivo van Hove production, it starts with a rape and double murder in a rather graphic piece of film, the use of video being one of van Hove’s trademarks. It ends with a death by lethal injection, also graphically shown in live video.

Libero Canto Performs October Concert in Manhattan
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2023

Salve mater fons amoris, a concert of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Scarlatti’s Salve Regina, and a rare Isabella Leonarda Trio will be performed in Manhattan - A Libero Canto Project. Learn more about the concerts here!

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Hale Centre, Gilbert, Arizona
by Suzanne Whitaker - Sep 26, 2023

Gilbert Arizona’s lovely Hale Theatre opened Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS Tuesday, September 19, with shows running through November 21, 2023.

Interview: Odile Gakire Katese on THE BOOK OF LIFE at McCullough Theatre
by Joni Lorraine - Sep 26, 2023

Odile Gakire Katese, a Rwandan playwright, actor, director, and humanitarian, is known for her work in using theater and the arts to promote healing and reconciliation in her home country after the 1994 genocide. She is a remarkable Rwandan artist, playwright, and cultural entrepreneur known for her outstanding contributions to the fields of theater, literature, and cultural development. Her life and work have made a significant impact, both in Rwanda and internationally.

Oratorio Society Of New York to Open 150th Anniversary And 2023-24 Season With Bach's Magnificat And Mozart's Requiem
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

The Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, will kick off its its 150th Anniversary and 2023-2024 season on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:00pm with Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's Requiem.

Video: Watch an All-New Trailer For DEAR ENGLAND at the National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2023

A new trailer has been released for the National Theatre’s highly acclaimed West End transfer of Dear England. Check out the video here!

Larry Fleet Stuns Sold-Out Ryman Auditorium
by Michael Major - Sep 25, 2023

Fleet was backed by his five-piece band of close friends for the robust set that included songs from his recently-released third studio album Earned It, like “Things I Take For Granted,” “Lucky Dog,” “Layaway,” “25-8,” and more. Sing-along covers “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Mountain Music” complemented original fan favorites.

Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Masquerade Theatre is An Unforgettable Theatrical Experience
by Amber Kusching - Sep 25, 2023

Masquerade’s production of “Next to Normal” is profound, emotional, and a unique theatrical experience. It is a show that unlike Diana’s memory, will not be easily forgotten. “Next to Normal” is playing now through September 30. Seating is limited.

Review: BEAUTIFUL THING, Stratford East
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 25, 2023

The show is generally delightful, but one can’t shake the feeling that there’s so much more to explore. Simpson-Pike crafts a beautiful revival that ends with an adorable moment that ties the community together, but the script seems to forget the main reason the two boys connected in the first place.

Cara Mía Theatre Announces Its 2023-2024 Season, BODIES MADE OF STORIES
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2023

Cara Mía Theatre announces its 2023-2024 season, “Bodies Made of Stories”, with five unique productions dedicated to celebrate and uplift diverse voices through transformative Latinx theatre. 

Full Cast Set For THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN at Salisbury Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2023

Following the success of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense opening their autumn season, Wiltshire Creative has announced the full cast for The Girl on the Train, adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel from the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and DreamWorks’ film. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Cast Set For 26 MILES at Gulfshore Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Gulfshore Playhouse has revealed the cast and creative team of the upcoming production of 26 Miles by Tony Award®-winner Quiara Alegria Hudes. Find out who is starring in the production here!

New Generation Theatrical to Present NEXT TO NORMAL This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

Discover the groundbreaking production of 'Next to Normal' by New Generation Theatrical, shedding light on mental health in the BIPOC/Black community. With intimate staging and compelling storytelling, don't miss the performances at The Abbey from September 21 to October 1. Buy your tickets now!

Review: MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
by Jake Bridges - Sep 18, 2023

What did our critic think of MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION at Woolly Mammoth Theatre? How do you tell the story of a person who has lived 1,000 lives? How do you capture a life that includes being born into Nazi occupation, raising a child, surviving a massive nuclear accident, and a full-scale invasion of a homeland…all in a tight, 90-minute package?

'Raw Poetry: Ernesto Bazan and Cuba' Exhibit comes to The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas has announced Raw Poetry: Ernesto Bazan and Cuba. Learn more about the exhibition here!

CINDY & THE DISCO BALL Starring Saylor Bell Curda Will Open at The Garry Marshall Theatre Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 16, 2023

This retro retelling of the Cinderella story whisks us back to the sun-kissed days and lava lamp lit nights of 1976 with an original musical score that blends the sounds of disco rhythms and Broadway musical magic.

Mildred's Umbrella Participates In The National Project: #ENOUGH: PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company is participating for the third time in the national reading of #ENOUGH: PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE, a project where theaters all over the country perform readings on the same evening of competitively selected plays about gun violence written by teenagers. Learn more about the event here!

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of James Graham's DEAR ENGLAND
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 13, 2023

The National Theatre has announced full casting for its highly acclaimed production of Dear England, transferring to the West End this Autumn. This new smash-hit play by James Graham, directed by Rupert Goold, tells the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate. It will play at the Prince Edward Theatre from 9 October 2023 for a strictly limited 14-week run.

PlayCo to Present Idea Lab Programming and Benefit Performance During Run of 9 KINDS OF SILENCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2023

PlayCo today will present a series of Idea Lab conversations (September 15-19) and a special benefit performance (October 4) to be held during the company’s world premiere production of 9 Kinds of Silence, written and directed by Abhishek Majumdar. 

Tickets Go On Sale This Week For PLAZA SUITE, Starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

On sale dates have been confirmed for the West End transfer of Neil Simon’s hit comedy PLAZA SUITE. Find out when you can get tickets here!

HANSEL UND GRETEL Comes to Wilmington Concert Opera
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Wilmington Concert Opera, the minority and women run opera company of Delaware, will present their proposed 2020 season, including Hansel und Gretel. Find out more about the show here!

Review: WEDDING BAND At The Stratford Festival is A Beautifully Heartbreaking Story about Love and Dignity
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 14, 2023

This season, the Stratford Festival is certainly not shying away from material that addresses pandemics – fictional or historical. Director Sam White’s production of Alice Childress’ WEDDING BAND takes place during WWI when many were falling ill and dying from the influenza virus. It is the story of interracial couple Julia Augustine (Antonette Rudder) and Herman (Cyrus Lane) who are forced to contend with influenza when Herman falls ill, and who have already been contending with another pandemic – that of racism and white supremacy that is arguable even more rampant. This beautiful and heartbreaking play allows us to witness how Julia as a Black Woman, and Julia and Herman as a couple reckon with both external and internal forces that challenge their faith in their relationship and lead them to come to terms with what “dignity” means to them.

Review: A ROCK SAILS BY at Theatre Harrisburg
by Andrea Stephenson - Sep 9, 2023

This production of A Rock Sails By one hundred percent deserves the standing ovation it received on opening night. The script is smart, witty, and relatable. The stellar cast and talented production team at Theatre Harrisburg create a beautiful, engaging, and thought-provoking experience for the audience.

Review: The Stage Is Set for Something Brilliant, with Duncan Macmillan's Every Brilliant Thing at The Offcentral Players
by Drew Eberhard - Sep 7, 2023

Duncan MacMillan’s Every Brilliant Thing is different than anything we have seen as of late. I think this is what truly makes it an endearing yet very sobering piece. Grounded in Audience Participation and two constants, a list and the Mother’s mental illness. In this fast-paced but never rushed 65 minute tour-de force the Narrator who is remaining nameless maneuvers his way through the space telling the tale of his younger years, his time in college, falling in and out of love, marriage and eventually the failings/ups and downs in which life brings along its path.

American Modern Opera Company Announces The US Tour Of EL NIÑO: NATIVITY RECONSIDERED By John Adams
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2023

American Modern Opera Company (AMOC*) celebrates Latin American poets and the voices of women with its production of John Adams' El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered, a chamber-music arrangement that will tour around the United States before returning for its second annual presentation by The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kick Off Town Theatre's 104th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Experience the timeless story of The Sound of Music at Town Theatre. Don't miss the opening night on September 8, 2019. Get ready for an unforgettable evening of music, love, and family. Secure your tickets today!

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Announces Sunday Evening Organ Recitals For 2023-2024
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2023

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), presents Sunday afternoon organ recitals under the direction of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist.

Review: JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Theatre Under The Stars
by Brett Cullum - Aug 31, 2023

JAGGED LITTLE PILL is half brilliant and half hackneyed, but there are moments when it is dizzyingly great.  A clever but overstuffed book married with challenging pop rock songs keeps the cast and audience on their toes, but when it hits the high it is worth it.  “You Oughta Know” and “Uninvited” are two of the most amazing pieces of musical theater acting I have seen in years.

Sydney Fringe Festival Launches This Week With Over 400 Events Across The City
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2023

Sydney Fringe Festival, the city's largest independent arts festival, launches this week with a dynamic program of over 400 events and 12 festival hubs taking over the city until 30 September. The Festival kicks off with Fringe Ignite on Saturday 2 September, headlined by the iconic Rogue Traders alongside live performances by The Great West, False London, MUNGMUNG, PEPTALK and DJ Victoria Anthony.

New Yiddish Rep to Present THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CHAIM at Theater for the New City This Winter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2023

Get all the information you need about New Yiddish Rep's upcoming production of 'The Gospel According to Chaim' at Theater for the New City this winter. Discover the show's dates, location, and how you can catch this new Yiddish drama before it closes.

Interview: Playwright Garry Michael Kluger on the World Premiere of WALKING IN SPACE at Theatre West
by Shari Barrett - Aug 27, 2023

Prolific writer Garry Michael Kruger is bringing the world premiere of his latest play, Walking In Space, to Theatre West for a five-week run beginning September 8, directed by Arden Teresa Lewis. It centers on a family in crisis with a drug-addicted single mother needing the assistance of her children to overcome her demons.

Ars Nova & National Black Theatre to Present World Premiere of (PRAY), A SACRED OFFERING by nicHi douglas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2023

Discover the world premiere of (pray), a captivating production presented by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre in New York City. Don't miss this limited engagement performance that explores the profound power of sacred offerings.

A Night of Indigenous Comedy Comes to the Fine Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

From Netflix and Amazon comedy specials to NBC Peacock’s Rutherford Falls, Adrianne Chalepah will bring her unique Native take on the world back to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Chalepah will headline with Jordan Jayi on Friday, September 15, 2023, with Joshua Emerson taking the stage as the opening act. This is a return to the FAC for Chalepah, who last performed here in 2019.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song Present PERENNIALS This September
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2023

​​​​​​​New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, kicks off its 2023-24 Mainstage season with Perennials - Songs For Every Season on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Yung Mae's Debut Single 'Whoop Whoop' Now Available Worldwide
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2023

Discover Yung Mae's debut single 'Whoop Whoop' now available on all digital platforms worldwide. Stream it on Spotify and YouTube. Follow Yung Mae and GreatDaeg on IG for more updates.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song to Present PERENNIALS - SONGS FOR EVERY SEASON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2023

Join Kaufman Music Center and New York Festival of Song for the season opening concert, 'Perennials - Songs For Every Season,' on September 28 at Merkin Hall. Don't miss this celebration of music's power to guide us through the year.

EAT THE MAMA Makes Premiere in San Francisco in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2023

“Eat the Mama,” the solo show of renowned theater artist and comedian Jessica Mele, will have its world premiere in San Francisco on Z Space’s Z Below stage September 14-17, 2023. 

Interview: Carol Stanley, Tod Harrick, Anna Vizzare of SEUSSICAL at Kitsap Forest Theater
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Aug 17, 2023

Kitsap Forest Theater is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season. As the summer winds down, I took this opportunity to talk with a few of the actors in their summer show, Seussical. Whether in excitement for the current show (closing next weekend) or reflecting on their many years at KFT, the underlying emphasis was that they love this place.

Directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod Join Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2023/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes renowned directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod to their highly anticipated 2023/24 season. Get the latest updates and insights into the exciting additions to this acclaimed theater company's lineup.

Glen Hansard Shares 'Sure As The Rain;' 'The Swell Season' On Tour Now
by Michael Major - Aug 15, 2023

Glen Hansard is sharing the compelling new song “Sure As The Rain,” a musical love letter to his wife and the mother of his nearly one year old son. The song features Via Mardot on theremin, whom Hansard contacted after seeing a series of her performances online. Check out upcoming tour dates!

EDINBURGH 2023: Review: VANYA IS ALIVE, @theSpace, Symposium Hall
by Kit Bromovsky - Aug 15, 2023

Vanya is Alive is inspired by letters from the frontline of the Second World War written by Natalia Lizorkina and performed by Nikolai Mulakov; both from Russia and who are currently in exile due to their anti-war positions. This brave and momentous play gives us a glimpse into the life of people who breach the ‘code of silence’ in Russia. 

Daniela Candillari to Conduct Two World Premieres at Opera Philadelphia and Washington National Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023

Don't miss the world premieres of '10 Days in a Madhouse' and 'Grounded' conducted by Daniela Candillari at Opera Philadelphia and Washington National Opera. Get all the details on these exciting performances and the talented composers behind them.

La MaMa Announces 62nd Season And Expansion Of RADICAL ACCESS INITIATIVE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2023

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club announces its 62nd Season and its RADICAL ACCESS INITITATIVE (RAI), an expansion of La MaMa's local and global network that increases outreach to new artists and audiences beyond the four walls of La MaMa's three theatres and new Community Arts Space.

MAMA'S DAUGHTERS Gospel Stage Play is Coming to The Black Academy Of Arts And Letters
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2023

Experience the emotionally resonant and family-oriented stage play, 'Mama's Daughters,' in Dallas on Aug. 26. Don't miss this thought-provoking and riveting performance at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters. Get your tickets now!

Georgetown Resident Wins Possum Point Players Puppet Raffle
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2023

Melody Westphal of Georgetown was the winner of the Possum Puppet (Aslan) raffle conducted during the recent PJ’s production of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Melody is the mother of Lorraine Westphal, who had several roles in the production.  The Westphal family also helped with set construction for the show.

EDINBURGH 2023: Review: WHISKY & WITCHES PRESENTS MYTHICAL BEASTS, The Mother Superior - The Mother Superior Cave
by Stefanie Lyons - Aug 10, 2023

If you have a couple of hours to spare and you want to try smoky, deep, fruity, warming, delicious whiskies, while also listening to folk tales, tasting notes that will blow your mind, and live singing that will haunt your heart and soul - look no further and make sure you get a ticket to Whisky & Witches. 


The Mother has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1939.



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