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The Pursuit of Happiness - 1933 - Broadway


Avon Theatre

(New York, NY)
251 W. 45th St.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 9, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre launches its 2019-20 Season with the Chicago premiere of BE HERE NOW, Deborah Zoe Laufer's bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner*.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 3, 2019
Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off the 2019-2020 season with a bang. For the company's 45th season, Producing Artistic Director Paige Price and Managing Director Emily Zeck are excited to welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth to star in their season opener, the Philadelphia premiere of Adam Bock's raucous, funny and unexpectedly touching A Small Fire.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 23, 2019
The Belmont Theater District (BTD), Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods, hosts a celebration of theater for the month of October 2019. The Belmont Theater District acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods to its residents and visitors.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2019
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls' indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019
For 2020, the 44th year of London's annual festival of contemporary visual theatre, 10 overseas companies join 8 British groups, including 4 LIMF co-commissioned productions: This Time, a tender take on relationships and ageing from aerial theatre company Ockham's Razor; Romancing the Apocalypse from multi award winning dance duo Thick & Tight; Dead Good, a funny and poignant story of dying from full mask theatre company Vamos Theatre; and the story of one of showbiz's long overlooked partnerships, The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel performed by Told by an Idiot at new festival venue, the iconic Wilton's Music Hall.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 30, 2020
Now more than ever is the time to consider what the foundation of democracy means to you, especially with the Presidential election less than a week away with our country so divided it seems there is no middle ground on which to stand. Perhaps it's been more years than you can count, if ever, when you last read the Constitution upon which our democracy is based and our rights as American citizens are outlined. I encourage you to tune in to WE THE PEOPLE streaming through Monday, November 2.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2019
Game on! Sarah DeLappe's Pulitzer Prize nominated play The Wolves will launch BCT's 19|20 season.  Hailed as a?oeone of the year's best playsa?? by The New York Times, The Wolves follows nine fierce girls on an indoor soccer team as they face the challenges of adult life and forge their futures through the rituals of a sport they love a?" with all the bark and bite of a pack of adolescent warriors.  The Wolves runs October 16 a?" November 9, 2019.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2020
Charles Dickens' classic holiday story, A CHRISTMAS CAROL comes to the Herberger Theater Center Pavillion, a new outdoor stage, November 28 - December 23 at 7 pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 5, 2019
Author Dean Galvin is pleased to announce the release of his new political science, philosophy book, The Breathe Free Principles: A Philosophy for a Better America. . Independently released in August 2019, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 23, 2019
Variety reports that Louie Anderson has taken on the role of feline in a new comedy at Fox: 'Tigsley.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 18, 2019
Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) announced today that they have extended performances through December 29 for the Tony Award-winning a?oeBest Playa??a?" THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Simon Stephens. Based on award-winning writer Mark Haddon's novel of the same name, the play is directed by Kate Jopson (Circle X Theatre's Hole in the Sky and La Jolla Playhouse's A Willow Grows Aslant). Performances are at Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles), and tickets are available at
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2021
To celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Perseverance Theatre is hosting a Community Conversation led by Artistic Director, Leslie Ishii, on May 26 at 6 p.m. AKDT. Additional panelists include Adriana Li, Dennis Arashiro, and Edric Carrillo.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 18, 2021
As FOX goes broad, its free, AVOD streaming service, Tubi, is going deep with 140+ hours of original programming next season that speaks to viewers’ passions.
by Julie Musbach - May 15, 2019
Troy Foundry Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of 100 Years by Richard Dresser directed by Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin (Curio Theatre Company). Set in the not-too-distant future, this new dark comedy confronts today's direst global crises with incisive humor and sly wisdom.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 10, 2021
Touching on themes of mythology and sexuality, self-exploration and solitude, “Tantalus” is an indicative forecast of what to expect from Mantaraybryn’s incoming new EP.
by Amber Adams - Mar 23, 2021
Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN by For New Adventure Productions filmed Live at Sadler Wells in London in 2016 and was presented on NY City Center Digital this March 2021. With Music by Terry Davies 'Rudion Shchedrin's Carmen Suite,' the film was edited by Steve Eveleigh and produced by Illumination Films. WATCH TRAILER.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2020
The Light in the Piazza, a romantic, incandescent musical by Craig Lucas (book) and Adam Guettel (music and lyrics) about family secrets and the pursuit of happiness, opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Friday, April 3 at 8PM at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Winner of six 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, the show runs through April 26, with specially priced previews on April 1 and 2 (7:30PM). Bruce Linser directs. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 11, 2021
Join the full virtual chorus and featured soloists as they celebrate the music that sparks the perseverance needed during these unprecedented times. Whether it's life, love, or the pursuit of happiness we know that when you're brave, you empower others around you to be brave too!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 10, 2021
The video was conceptualized by Person and his manager, Christopher Durst, a former rock photographer known for his iconic imagery of legendary artists like Willie Nelson, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and more. The video was directed by Christopher Durst, edited by Zach Person, with production by This is MESMERIZE.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company has announced its line up for the 2021–2022 season. The FAC will produce a season of diverse and exciting plays and musicals, including “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and the Tony Award-winning musical “La Cage aux Folles.”
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2020
GatherNYC, the revolutionary weekly concert series normally held at SubCulture in downtown Manhattan, has launched Mindful Minutes by GatherNYC: brief live-streamed performances several times a week at 11am, featuring artists from the GatherNYC community and beyond. The series continues this week and next with the following presentations:
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2019
The world premiere of America V. 2.1: The Sad Demise and Eventual Extinction of the American Negro is running now through June 30 at the Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage.
by Marc Savitt - Jun 23, 2019
This bold, brave, important, timely, and highly relevant story is a cautionary tale. In the spirit of Brave New World, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451 it is set in a dystopian society but as Playwright Stacey Rose, who was awarded the grand prize in BSC's Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award of 2019 for this piece, points out - in the 'not too distant future'. It has a lot to say.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2020
The Sol Project, the national theater initiative dedicated to amplifying Latinx voices and building a body of work for the new American theater, has announced three newly commissioned short plays.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2020
Fuse Theatre Ensemble presents The OUTwright Theatre Festival, centering our trans and gender nonconforming communities, June 24-28 7pm each night on Facebook & Instagram.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 10, 2021
Grand Park, powered by The Music Center, will magnify the culturally rich and diverse communities that comprise L.A. County with a month-long public art installation that applies an artistic lens to celebrate home and freedom, themes often associated with July 4th observances.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jul 7, 2020
Check out entries from our last theme-- All Things Hamilton! Don't forget to tag us in your entries for this week's theme, Your Favorite Character!
by Craig Richardson - Jul 5, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is historically known as being the city of brotherly love. With a current population of over one and half million residents, a lot has happened throughout the centuries during the city's rich past. It's a city that has won world series, held conventions on women's rights and a place that inspired 'rocket man' Elton John's hit 'Philadelphia Freedom' based on the Philadelphia Freedoms world tennis team, ultimately becoming an anthem for the city. And long before 'covfefe' tweets, proposed border walls, and transgender military bans, Congress met for the first time to formulate and write the Declaration of Independence, a document holding dear to the truths that all men are created equal and are forever granted the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre recreates the 'room where it all happens' in their current and limited engagement production of 1776 now running until July 3rd at Wichita Center for the Performing Arts.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premieres: BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner* a?" a bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness; and SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue, directed by Wardell Julius Clark a?" a love story colliding with today's headlines; followed by WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, directed by Elizabeth Margolius a?" a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 24, 2019
California Repertory Company announces productions for the 2019a?"2020 season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 2, 2020
GatherNYC, the revolutionary weekly concert series normally held at SubCulture in downtown Manhattan, has launched 'Mindful Minutes' by GatherNYC: brief live-streamed performances several times a week at 11am, featuring artists from the GatherNYC community and beyond. The series continues on Friday, July 3 with the celebrated pianist and frequent a?oeMindful Minutesa?? artist, pianist Lara Downes. GatherNYC Co-Artistic directors, cellist Laura Metcalf and guitarist Rupert Boyd also make a special guest appearance.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2019
Imagine having a piano call to you - a soft whisper urging that you must play, asking if you remember. Despite the passage of time, playwright Janet Scaglione sat down and the melodies for a musical were birthed as her fingers danced across the piano keys. She had always wanted to write a musical, a biography of sorts about discovering herself after 50. Initially, a lack of confidence got in the way of fulfilling a lifelong ambition.
by Neil Shurley - Jan 28, 2020
'This season captures the beautiful complexity and comedic potential of the human condition.'
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2020
a?oeBack the Nighta?? by award-winning playwright Melinda Lopeza?"the 2019-20 Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor in Theatre Arts at Boston Collegea?"will launch the spring season at the University's Robsham Theater Arts Center in a production directed by Boston-based director and educator Pascale Florestal in the Bonn Studio on January 23-26.
by Lynn Beaver - Jan 21, 2020
Do you remember your American history class? I know I do, I loved history. We were told that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were men of outstanding quality who believed that 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.a?? What we weren't told was that while writing these words, Thomas Jefferson owned over 600 African-American slaves. In addition, Jefferson had an enslaved mistress, Sally Hemings, with whom he fathered 6 children, who were in turn enslaved. Eleanor Burgess's play THE NICETIES takes on this type of historical discrepancy head on.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021
The DreamWeek 2021 summit’s theme is “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” In a world of increasingly global connectivity, there is a need for education, learning and revelation of the voices that have (and are) directing our paths to enlightenment, peace and the “beloved community.'
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2020
The Elmira College Theatre Program continues its 2019-2020 season with The Wolves, a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist written by Sarah DeLappe. Performances are scheduled March 6 and 7 at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee March 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Gibson Theatre at Elmira College.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020
Hailed as “a remarkably strong and diverse exploration of everything opera can be in the city (The New York Times),” the New York Opera Fest celebrates its fifth season with performances by 20+ local opera companies in all five boroughs of New York City.
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2020
Today (December 8) in live streaming: Norm Lewis chats with the Chaos Twins, a Red Bucket Follies celebration, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2019
Let's face it: You probably have enough stuff. While deals on vacuums and toothbrushes can feel satisfying in the moment, wouldn't you rather get tickets to an unforgettable theatrical experience? That's where we come in. This Cyber Monday (i.e. today!) deals on theater tix are so good they feel like a steal. Whether it's a show you've been planning to see forever, or a deal that's just too good to pass up, today's the day to buy those tickets.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019
The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 6, 2020. The evening will celebrate Tony Award-winning actor Matthew Broderick and Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and designer Sarah Jessica Parker; Tony Award-winning actor and Chairman of The Actors Fund Brian Stokes Mitchell; Academy Award-winning producer, co-owner of the New York Football Giants, and philanthropist Steve Tisch; and American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President Richard L. Trumka as they receive The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 28, 2020
Today (August 28) in live streaming: Sierra Boggess visits Backstage Live, Virtual Halston welcomes Linda Lavin, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2020
Billy Joel Band's Liberty DeVitto and Richie Cannata, and THE GIG ECONOMY's Keif Roberts are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2019
Rec Room Arts has announced an exhilarating 2019/20 season under the leadership of Artistic Director Matt Hune. Rec Room's fourth year further establishes the company as an influential artistic hub presenting first-class works of theatre from a wide array of voices. The season includes an eclectic lineup of four Houston premiere productions as well as readings of two new plays as part of the Rec Room Residency program.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 13, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre launches its 2019-20 Season with the Chicago premiere of BE HERE NOW, Deborah Zoe Laufer's bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner*.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 9, 2020
Tally Spear has released the lyric video for her brand new single 'Can't Find What I'm Looking For'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021
Two opinionated women (one from a 'Red State,' one from a 'Blue') are stuck together in an airport. Check out this insightful comedy by Joe Calarco to find out who is left standing.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2021
The internationally heralded New York-based Da Capo Chamber Players will present Musical Offerings for Human Rights, three-concert virtual series through YouTube Premiere.
by Courtney Savoia - Apr 22, 2020
The groundbreaking musical from Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home; Violet; Caroline, or Change), Soft Power, ran last fall at the Public Theater and is an exploration of America's place in the world, told through an East-West musical from China's point of view, in which a theater producer from Shanghai forms a unique bond with Hillary Clinton. Soft Power challenges us to dig deep and ask the bigger questions around how America fits with the rest of the world and what democracy means for every one of us. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021
The New York Opera Fest will celebrate its sixth season with both virtual and in-person performances by 20+ local, New York City-based opera companies. Presented by the New York Opera Alliance, with support from OPERA America, this annual festival runs for two months May-June 2021 starting with a special kick-off event April 29th.