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Belmont Theatre

(New York, NY)
125 W. 48th St.
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by Christina Mancuso - Sep 9, 2015
Award-winning Iowa poet Meg Johnson will read at the Minneapolis bookstore Magers & Quinn Bookseller on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7 p.m. The popular annual poetry reading event, sponsored by the Midwestern Gothic journal, invites to Minneapolis some of the most avant-garde, cutting-edge poets from across the Midwest.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 7, 2017
From September 15 to October 1 the NEW York Theatre Company will present the premiere production of Michael Kimball's colonial crime drama, "Patience Boston," at The Players Ring Theater, 105 Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH. Show times are 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays. Tickets cost $18, with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. To reserve, visit www.playersring.org or call 603-436-8123.
by Tara Bennett - Sep 27, 2019
Theatre Baton Rouge's masterful production of THE CRUCIBLE is must-see theater. For those of you who may shy away from seeing a production after studying the script one too many times in high school, here is your chance to see it the way it was meant to be seen.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents their semi-annual Michigan Playwrights Festival, now in its fifth year. Four new full-length plays and five 10-minute plays, all by Michigan playwrights, will be given readings October 23-27, 2019.
by BWW Special - Sep 15, 2017
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more!
by Jay Irwin - Sep 14, 2017
Let's set the Way Back Machine to the 2014/2015 season where the 5th Avenue Theatre touted the pre-Broadway tryout of a new musical comedy called Something Rotten! . Many musical theater geeks, myself included, were quite excited at the premise of this new tuner but then the theater Gods frowned upon us and smiled on them as they announced they would go right to Broadway. The show had a respectable run on Broadway despite getting a few tepid reviews from the New York critics but now it's back and the question remains, did we miss out and was the show worth the wait? Well I can say that the show is incredibly stupid and silly, filled with crass and bawdy humor and more musical theater references than you can shake a jazz hand at. But above all, it's FUN! If you're looking for some deep meaning then, by all means look elsewhere but if you want to laugh and don't mind repeated phallic jokes then this could be right up your alley.
by Andrew Burrill - Oct 5, 2016
BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory, a brilliant and commanding journey that engages from beginning to end.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016
Sam Bass Theatre presents THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller, a re-imagining of a classic directed by Olin Meadows, October 27-October 31, playing Thursdays - Monday at 8:00pm at Sam Bass Theatre.
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 24, 2016
A New Haven-area author and Yale alumnus has released a historical account of the life of Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, which documents Lord Mansfield's critical role in one of U.S. history's most crucial events - the American Revolutionary War.
by Keith Waits - Oct 23, 2017
Arthur Miller's The Crucible, written as a parable for a specific time, seems to strike such a deep and resonant chord that its themes are universal and always relevant. The historical setting is Salem, Massachusetts and the infamous 18th-century witch trials, but Miller had the 1947 House Un-American Activities Committee on his mind.
by Roy Berko - Oct 19, 2015
Arthur Miller, the author of THE CRUCIBLE, which is now in production at the Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre, was one of the most important modern American playwrights. Credited with being the developer of the contemporary definition of the American tragedy, he would have been 100 this year. Ironically, this is CPH's one-hundreth birthday, as well.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2018
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced key casting for the 2019 season, including Michael Blake as Othello and Amelia Sargisson as Desdemona in the season opener, Othello, one of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known tragedies.
by Scott Rawson - Oct 10, 2018
There's nothing rotten about Something Rotten! When the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel (Matthew Michael Janisse and Richard Spitaletta) find out that their newest play about Richard II is in direct competition with another play about the same exact thing written and directed by rock star-status-achieving Shakespeare (Matthew Baker), they scrap the entire script and seek out a new idea.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019
Two of Shakespeare's best-loved plays will light up Sport for Jove's Summer Season. Sport for Jove's Artistic Director Damien Ryan will direct a tumultuous and youthful Romeo & Juliet and Christopher Stollery will direct a side-splitting take on the riotous Twelfth Night filled with music and mayhem.
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 23, 2016
Actor Performs Solo in Grassroots Tour to Benefit Artists and Audiences with Disabilities The celebrated one-woman show, The Joy is back on tour with winter and spring performances planned in Los Angeles, Reno, Houston, and across the eastern seabord.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2019
Sport for Jove has announced they will be adding a third venue to our ever-popular Summer Season this year. For the month of February their heart-stopping new productions of Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night will play in repertory on the rolling green behind Old Government House, the oldest public building in Australia. Conveniently located in Parramatta Park this lovely venue will be a delight for audiences this summer.
by Herbert Paine - Nov 1, 2017
SOMETHING ROTTEN! is spectacular! Pure platinum! The tour is now rocking the house at ASU Gammage through November 5th. From the moment that Nick Rashad Burroughs ignites the house with an electrifying Welcome to the Renaissance, the show is a splendid nonstop concatenation of music (Brian P. Kennedy), choreography (Casey Nicholaw), sets (Scott Pask), and wardrobe (Gregg Barnes). Nicholaw's flawless direction leaves no theatrical stone unturned. At the center of this whirlwind are the sterling performances of Rob McClure, Josh Grisetti, and Adam Pascal, supported by a terrific ensemble.
by Greg Kerestan - May 9, 2019
It's the Bard more or less as you know and love him... but with a dash of Jerry Lewis.
by Natalie McGovern - May 20, 2017
A jocular song and dance fanfare of melodious merriment and merriment, it's full of quippy one liners and farcical entertainment.
by Andria Tieman - May 17, 2018
If you take a step back and really think about it, musical theatre is pretty absurd.  Actors stop talking and burst into elaborate song and dance numbers, which are often great to watch, but you feel like if aliens landed on Broadway and went to a show, they would have a very strange idea of what human beings are like.  That's just one of myriad themes in SOMETHING ROTTEN. Not the part about aliens, but this show is more of a snarky love letter to musical theatre that also happens to contain insanely great song and dance numbers, as well as a few excellent dick jokes.  It's something for everyone, and it's a show so layered with inside jokes that it begs to be watched over and over again.
by Tyler Peterson - May 12, 2016
Graham 2's 2016 New York season opens on June 2 with a special benefit performance honoring renowned choreographer and Graham Company alumna Patricia Birch. The opening night program will feature a film by Nancy Stevens, Graham's Maple Leaf Rag, the Puritan Duet from American Document, the premiere of Cyclical Journey by Virginie Mécène, and a special restaged sequence from Grease by Birch. The season also includes Lament from Acts of Light, excerpts from Night Journey and Plain of Prayer, and a duet by guest choreographer Amanda Kreglow.
by Herbert Paine - May 10, 2019
The June 2020 release of the filmed production of Jeamarie Simpson's HERETIC, timed for the 350th Anniversary of Mary Dyer's execution, has just been announced. Although the premiere is a year away, it seems fitting that, coinciding with Mother's Day and the abiding relevance of issues related to free speech, we offer an exclusive interview with the author about the work and the person ('the mother of the First Amendment), conducted by her associate, Shannon Cain.
by Michael Rabice - Mar 7, 2018
Oh, remember those great mega-musicals from the 90's? There was LES MISERABLES AND PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and OMELETTE: MUSICAL...Well OMELETTE was the little known musical from the 1590's, not 1990's, that is the subject of the riotous National Tour now playing at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, aptly named SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Krista Garver - Mar 14, 2018
There were zero dry eyes and two standing ovations (one during the show) at opening night of SCARLET, Michelle Horgen's excellent new musical adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel The Scarlet Letter.
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jun 8, 2017
BWW Review: Set in 1590s England, SOMETHING ROTTEN is chock full of anachronistic humor and wit, with a cast that's something special.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
PCPA plans a 54th season of world-rocking plays and musicals from November 2017 through September 2018.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2018
Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free staged readings written by members of its Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency for Chicago-based writers to develop their plays-in-progress with the Goodman's artistic team, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2018
Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free staged readings written by members of its Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency for Chicago-based writers to develop their plays-in-progress with the Goodman's artistic team, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists. Members of the 2017/2018 Playwrights Unit include Sam Collier, Ricardo Gamboa, Isaac Gomez, Kristin Idaszak and Nigel O'Hearn. Free, one-time-only readings take place July 14-18 at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); to make a reservation call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaywrightsUnit. Availability is extremely limited.
by Alan Henry - Jun 10, 2019
Arthur Miller's classic play, The Crucible will run at Elverket Sept. 14 through Nov. 28, 2019
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 7, 2016
Wanting to explain how the American Revolution occurred when it did, author Ernest B. Lowrie releases his second book, 'Lord Chief Justice Mansfield: Dark Horse of the American Revolution' (published by Archway Publishing), a topic he stumbled on while researching a different book.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015
Dubbed the Queen of Bel Canto singing by European critics, celebrated Australian operatic export Jessica Pratt returns home for one performance only in Victorian Opera's I Puritani at Hamer Hall tonight 2 July. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021
Tickets for individual performances are offered for a donation of $25 per person. Audience members can also select an All Access Pass, which provides access to every performance with a donation of $100 or more.  Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
by Rachael Goldberg - Jan 29, 2019
Robert Richmond is the director of Folger Theatre's upcoming production of Nell Gwynn. Richmond has directed a number of productions for Folger Theatre in DC and served as the Associate Artistic Director of the Aquilla Company in New York City. He currently is the Department Chair and Artistic Director of the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance.
by Krista Garver - Jan 23, 2019
WITCH HUNT (featuring Sascha Blocker, Jeff Desautels, Amica Hunter, Emily Newton, and Maureen Porter), draws on Arthur Miller's The Crucible, along with the McCarthy hearings, the Federalist papers, the Puritan work ethic, and current events, to explore our cultural obsession with finger-pointing via modern clown performance.
by Krista Garver - Jan 15, 2019
The 10th Anniversary Fertile Ground Festival starts in just over a week! This year's festival features more than 70 works, including plays, musicals, storytelling, dance, comedy, and more.
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 13, 2019
Asolo Offers Sobering Drama in The Crucible
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 22, 2017
Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage Cupid's Revenge, a play by successor-playwrights to William Shakespeare shortly after his retirement. Written by famous collaborators Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, and first printed in 1615, Cupid's Revenge is a tale of love, revenge, and mortal folly that was highly influential to post-Shakespearean playwrights. 
by Anna Jensen - Feb 21, 2018
It's 1692, 1953, or 2018, or any year, as you see it...
by Chris Gibson - Feb 11, 2017
I know that some critics will probably refer to Monty Python's Flying Circus or the work of Mel Brooks when they try to explain the appeal of SOMETHING ROTTEN!. There are some similarities to both, but the fact is, this show (book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell with Music and Lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick) is actually something uniquely original. Sure a lot of contemporary musicals have taken the opportunity to crack wise while parodying musical theatre tropes before, but never as thoroughly and hilariously. The current touring show at The Fox Theatre is just great fun, and I highly recommend that you attend!
by Dylan Shaffer - Feb 1, 2017
The Renaissance was an era of rebirth, new ideas, and particularly in Elizabethan England, grand works of literature. Out of this era produced the cat's meow of writing, the overshadowing Bard, William Shakespeare, but what history doesn't quite tell us is that there were two other great writers of the day. Arguably, Nick and Nigel Bottom's words could compare only to those of Shakespeare's quill. Add in some spectacle, a soothsayer, and tap dancing and the musical Something Rotten! is born.
by Karen Bovard - Dec 7, 2015
Fast-paced and funny is what the production of TWELFTH NIGHT at UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theater is going for, it seems. The text has been significantly cut so that running time is just barely two hours, and the antic clowning in the show works well. What's missing is the heart, and since this is a play about love-misplaced love, often-that's too bad.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 4, 2019
Long Beach Opera presents a new production of Purcell's King Arthur --- a collaboration with Chicano provocateurs CULTURE CLASH and the authentic sounds of LA 's premiere Baroque orchestra MUSICA ANGELICA -- in January 2020 for only three performances at Long Beach's Beverly O'Neill Theatre.  Performances are Sunday January 12, Saturday January 18 and Sunday, January 19.   
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2019
Voyage Theater Company/PARTS UNKNOWN Play Reading Series will present a staged reading of SEASHELL SWEETIE, written by Aurora Stewart de Peña and directed by Rose Burnett Bonczek, at the 53rd Street New York Public Library (18 W 53rd Street, across the street from MoMA) on Thursday December 12 at 7pm. Admission is FREE and open to the public, but reservations are highly encouraged. Please RSVP here. The performance will run approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. There will be a brief talkback with the playwright and director immediately following the reading.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 17, 2018
WITCH HUNT*, a new comedic work in progress from the CoHo Clown CoHort, is influenced by the Puritan work ethic, the Federalist Papers, current events, and also a famous play (kind of, but not really). WITCH HUNT asks,
by Debbie Gilpin - Aug 30, 2019
'Drink to the cause, and pure vapours.' We've reached the end of August, which for us means the summer bank holiday and Notting Hill Carnival - but go back a few centuries and the only thing on Londoners' minds would be Bartholomew Fair. An annual event that sprung up in Smithfield around St Bartholomew's Day, it saw all manner of people from every part of society come together in one place for roast hog, a variety of stalls, and all the fun of the fair. It's this melting pot upon which Ben Jonson focused when writing his city play of the same name, and that Blanche McIntyre has brought to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for a limited run this summer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 17, 2017
From August 31 through Sept 10, you don't want to miss the pre-season opener, Arthur Miller's famous work, The Crucible. Produced in partnership with Two Chairs Theatre Co., this is the first installment in a trilogy to present three works of Miller's. In the past, Two Chairs, has presented three masterpieces by Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire). Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.
by Barry Lenny - Aug 12, 2016
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-3 are the basis for Arthur Miller's iconic play, The Crucible.
by Andrew White - Aug 10, 2019
Theatre Prometheus has taken over the Capital Hill Arts Workshop space for a couple weeks, and has done Adams proud. Director Chelsea Radigan has assembled a fine cast who gives Or, its best shot. Led by the assured, charismatic Dina Soltan as Behn, you get a taste of adventure, intrigue, sex (well, yeah, it's the 60's) and plots - of the 'bang bang, you're dead' variety, not just the drama kind.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2017
Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Arthur Miller's landmark play, The Crucible, on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on April 30. The production will be staged at THE BLACK BOX, the company's home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019
Peak Performances continues a season of iconoclastic works with the U.S. premiere of Romeo Castellucci's Democracy in America, freely inspired by the writing of Alexis de Tocqueville (May 9-12). In a moment where the words "democracy in America" themselves read as a question, the firebrand director looks back on Tocqueville's canonized impressions of America's sociopolitical structure, and the potential, vulnerabilities, flaws, and dangers embedded in its roots.