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The Second Woman - 2020 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

In their first collaboration since 2014, the Young Vic co-produce with LIFT, as part of Kris Nelson's first festival as Artistic Director, to bring an exciting new production of this internationally-acclaimed 24-hour feat of endurance performance and live cinema to London.

In a brilliant concept inspired the 1977 John Cassavetes film Opening Night, created by an all-female-identifying and non-binary team who capture and mix the action live from multiple cameras, 100 different men are invited to star opposite 'Virginia' who performs the exact same scene again and again, for a full 24 hours. At the conclusion of each scene, the man must make a stark decision. The wait for what comes next becomes a brilliant binge-worthy spectacle.

None of the 100 different Martys have met or rehearsed with Virginia. Many of them are non-actors, and while the presence of each new man shifts the meaning of this intimate exchange, it's the recurring, unnerving yet familiar moments that shock. Whether you choose to stay for an hour or the whole 24 hours, the precarious nature of gender and power relationships will continue to circle in your mind long after you leave your seat.

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66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8LZ, United Kingdom
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 25, 2020
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced that AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi will present four Tributes at this yeara??s festival.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2019
A pink, neon-lit motel room. A bob-wigged woman, Virginia, waits patiently. The door opens. A man, Marty, enters. They talk, they laugh, they dance, it's awkward, it's funny. He leaves. Then she does it all over again, and again, 100 times for a full 24 hours.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 11, 2019
This Friday, Grammy-nominated artist, JANIVA MAGNESS, releases her new album, Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty, and finds herself at the nexus of re-invention and tradition. The album reframes 12 songs curated from the Creedence Clearwater Revival leader's catalog in Magness' soaring, soul-centered style. She follows a lineage of classic singers who have made albums devoted to exploring the work of a single writer within the Great American Songbook—such historic recordings as Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwin and Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2018
The 2019 Adelaide Festival program to be launched on 30 October 2018 at the Adelaide Town Hall and on 31 October at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, demonstrates conclusively that the Adelaide Festival, Australia's pre-eminent arts festival, remains the dominant creative powerhouse of Southern-hemisphere celebrations.
by Barry Lenny - Oct 3, 2018
There are only two more performances, and tickets are selling well, so don't delay.
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 25, 2018
Seven-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton will be taking her “As Long As I Live” tour on the road in support of her current “Sex & Cigarettes” album.  The tour begins on January 19 in Columbia, SC and will make a stop at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8 p.m. Special guests for this concert will be SWV, known for their string of top R&B hits selling more than 15 million albums and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds' award–winning, multi-faceted performer, writer and producer credited for of such megastars as TLC, OutKast, Usher, and Toni Braxton. Toni's “Sex & Cigarettes” album entered the charts in the Top 5 and the “As Long As I Live” single was #1 on the charts for nine weeks. See Toni Braxton, SWV and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds' only at the Prudential Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021
The 2021 Asian World Film Festival will kick off November 1 at 5:30 pm PT with a red carpet and a 7:00 pm PT screening with the Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao’s highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ Eternals, starring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2019
The Alternative Theater Company presents ALTERED MINDS, Off-Broadway AEA Showcase, a collection of short plays, from quirky to inspiring, on relevant mental health issues and the stories of those whose lives they touch.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2018
Sunday, October 21. At 6 pm, in Snug Harbor Cultural Center of New York, the "United pugliesi Federation", is going to present the brilliant commedy "Un barese a New York", by Gianni Colajemma, an important Italian actor who in his carrer has given voice to Bari's traditional culture.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019
It takes a village to create a masterpiece. OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work at the East Village's arts haven, The theater at the 14th Street Y.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2020
Arizona Theatre Company will present Justice, a new musical about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day Oa??Connor, in 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2018
Sunday, October 21. At 6 pm, in Snug Harbor Cultural Center of New York, the "United pugliesi Federation", is going to present the brilliant commedy "Un barese a New York", by Gianni Colajemma, an important Italian actor who in his carrer has given voice to Bari's traditional culture.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 9, 2018
Experiential Orchestra announces plans to create the world-premiere commercial recording of British composer Dame Ethel Smyth's final composition The Prison. The orchestra hopes that creating a top-quality recording of this recently rediscovered composition dating from the very end of her career will increase Smyth's standing as a composer world-wide.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021
Nathalie Stutzmann has just been announced as Atlanta Symphony’s Music Director from the start of the 2022/23 season, becoming only the second woman in history to lead a major American orchestra after Marin Alsop. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021
Forget what you knew. With a bold ambition to reimagine how we experience and interact with the city itself, Sydney Festival's 2022 line-up – the first helmed by artistic director Olivia Ansell – is set to explode onto (and into) the city's parks, pools, streets, stages and screens this summer.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021
Tune in tonight at 8 PM ET for New York City Ballet's 2021 Spring Gala-the Company's first-ever virtual gala event.
by Alan Henry - May 6, 2021
Tune in tonight at 8 PM ET for New York City Ballet's 2021 Spring Gala-the Company's first-ever virtual gala event.
by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - May 4, 2021
2020 wasn’t the best year for film, and understandably so. I still managed to find some nominees to root for at this year’s Oscars ceremony, including some Broadway favorites.
by Marianka Swain - May 29, 2019
Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the Programme for 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Initiative begins its 2021 season with a virtual workshop of ““The Immaculate Perfection of F---ing and Bleeding in the Gender Neutral Bathroom of an Upper-Middle Class High School,” written by Daniel Halpern and directed by Margot Bordelon, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 and 27.
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019
BAM Artistic Director David Binder today announced programming for his first artistic season, the Next Wave 2019. With 16 adventurous engagements by artists making BAM debuts, the season includes theater, dance, music, film, site-specific, and multi-genre work across BAM's venues and off-site, as well as Holiday programming.
by Macon Prickett - May 2, 2018
dick clark productions and NBC announced today that multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande will open the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” with a show-stopping performance from her upcoming LP. Grande revealed the big news, exclusively, last night on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2020
Long Beach Opera is bringing back its popular and relevant series of Community Conversations June 14, 21, and 28 that were inspired by the LBO world premiere production of  The Central Park Five, which recently won the Pulitzer prize.  These Conversations are available on facebooklive and archived following at www.longbeachopera.org.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2020
The Young Vic and LIFT Festival today announces that two-time Olivier award-winner, Golden Globe winner, and Tony and BAFTA nominated actress Ruth Wilson will star in the UK Premiere of The Second Woman. Nat Randall and Anna Breckon's internationally acclaimed show sits at the intersection of performance, video and film, as 100 different men are invited to appear opposite Ruth Wilson as 'Virginia' who performs the exact same scene again and again, for a full 24 hours. In their first collaboration since 2014, this Young Vic and LIFT co-production brings an exciting new version of this internationally acclaimed epic feat of endurance theatre and live cinema to London as part of LIFT 2020.
by Macon Prickett - Mar 9, 2018
Multi-platinum, seven-time Grammy Award®-winning superstar and icon Toni Braxton will release SEX & CIGARETTES on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings.  SEX & CIGARETTES -  the ninth album in Toni's legendary career - is her first studio album since 2014's Grammy-winning collaboration with Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce and her first solo album in almost a decade. The album was co-produced by Toni herself and includes the single “Deadwood,” (released September 2017), which recently topped the charts at Urban AC radio. Her brand new single “Long As I Live” is out now, and is one of several tracks Toni co-wrote and produced for the album. The album also includes a duet with Colbie Caillat (on “My Heart”).  SEX & CIGARETTES is available for pre-order now https://ToniBraxton.lnk.to/SexandCigarettes
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2019
Inspired by the pioneering British female boxers who fought for their right to fight, Fighter is a raucously visceral show, combining theatre and live boxing, that packs a real punch. Featuring a cast of genuine young boxers, this show blurs boundaries in an unexplored style that will leave you on the edge of your ringside seat!
by Macon Prickett - Mar 23, 2018
Toni Braxton, the multi-platinum 7-time Grammy Award®-winning icon of music, film, Broadway, and television, announces the release of her 9th studio album, SEX & CIGARETTES, today via Def Jam Recordings. The album includes hit singles “Deadwood”, “Long As I Live” and the provocative title track single “Sex & Cigarettes”. “Sex & Cigarettes” is basically a song about the movement of infidelity, the slow walk of it and how your heart feels when you have to admit this is happening,” Toni says. The music video for “Long As I Live” debuted last night on WE tv after the season 6 premiere of Braxton Family Values. This album sets the stage for the Sex & Cigarettes Tour this spring, with dates and ticket info to be announced in the weeks ahead.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2021
Join co-presenters Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Washington University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, & Equity for “Belonging in Opera: Learning from Our Past, Engaging with Our Future.”
by Marianka Swain - Mar 11, 2020
'Continuity and rupture': this phrase has been rolling around my head ever since I became LIFT's Artistic Director and CEO just under two years ago. In our business, when you're a leader new in post, people are always keen to know what you're going to do next and where the change is coming from. Rupture and transformation feels sexy a?" at first glance.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2020
LIFT, the leading London biennial festival of international theatre, has today announced the programme for June 2020 a?' its first under new Artistic Director/CEO Kris Nelson and Executive Director Stella Kanu.
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2020
Taylor Swift has released the music video for her latest single, The Man. In the video, Swift takes on the role of a man, dressing herself in drag to illustrate the injustices women face.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 25, 2018
Weekend Writers Productions will present Death Comes to the Food Court at the Players' Ring Theatre, located at 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm and Sundays at 9 pm. Tickets are $15 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. To make your reservation visit playersring.org or call 603-436-8123.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 14, 2019
With her new Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty, the Grammy-nominated artist is at the nexus of re-invention and tradition. The album, to be released on September 13, 2019 by Blue Elan Records, reframes 12 songs curated from the Creedence Clearwater Revivalleader's catalog in Magness' soaring, soul-centered style. She follows a lineage of classic singers who have made albums devoted to exploring the work of a single writer within the Great American Songbook—such historic recordings as Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwinand Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2019
Harbourfront Centre's multidisciplinary arts festival is calling on 100 BRAVE males to take part in the North American Premiere of The Second Woman
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the four conductors who will participate in the 2019/20 Dudamel Fellowship Program: Hilo Carriel, Marta Gardolinska, Enluis Montes Olivar, and Anna Rakitina. Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, learning, and community programs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2021
On Thursday, January 28, at noon, the BSO NOW concert streaming platform will feature BSO Assistant Conductor Anna Rakitina and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program that examines the role of place and home in an artist’s experience—the final in a series of three new January BSO NOW streams with the theme 'New Beginnings.'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 23, 2018
What does it mean to be American? What holds us together in turbulent times? In the documentary film AMERICAN CREED, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different backgrounds and points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2019
Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season theme, Justice, as a catalyst to present its brand new five-event series called Community Conversations February 9 through June 6.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021
Purchase College announced today that Christy Havard, currently serving as Director of Production for The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, will assume the role of Interim Managing Director, effective immediately.
by Vickie Evans - Feb 8, 2019
'NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN' showcases the life and music of songstress Nina Simone and the testimonies of three different women, after the 1963 bombing of the 16th Baptist Church, in Birmingham, Alabama. It depicts the women diverse struggles that unite them together, at a time of civil unrest and racial disparity.
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
What does it mean to be American? What holds us together in turbulent times? In the documentary film AMERICAN CREED, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different backgrounds and points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2019
The Handel and Haydn Society, led by artistic director Harry Christophers, will bring one of the most beautiful and deeply moving masterpieces of the Baroque period to life with a performance of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at NEC's Jordan Hall in Boston.
by Macon Prickett - Feb 12, 2018
Multi-platinum, seven-time Grammy Award®-winning superstar and icon Toni Braxton announces the release of SEX AND CIGARETTES on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings. SEX AND CIGARETTES - the ninth album in Toni's legendary career - is her first studio album since 2014's Grammy-winning collaboration with Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce and her first solo album in almost a decade. The album was co-produced by Toni herself and includes the single “Deadwood,” (released September 2017), which recently topped the charts at Urban AC radio. Her brand new single “Long As I Live” is out now, and is one of several tracks Toni co-wrote and produced for the album. The album also includes a duet with Colbie Caillat (on “My Heart”).
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2020
The 2021 Adelaide Festival program, prepared over this past turbulent year under ever-changing circumstances, may just turn out to be one of the most necessary – and memorable.
by Mark C. Lloyd - Dec 13, 2018
Betsy Carmichael and Joey Bucheker have teamed up for 'The Betsy Carmichael Christmas Special'.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 24, 2018
Three-time Emmy Award-nominated obstacle course competition series “American Ninja Warrior” heads to Las Vegas for the start of the National Finals on Monday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. PT/ET.  
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2020
Taylor Swift's acclaimed alternative album Folklore came in at number one on the Billboard 200 for the second week in a row, making her only the second woman in history to achieve six or more number one albums for multiple weeks on the chart.
by Cicely Binford - Apr 20, 2019
Technology has revolutionised our lives and culture, fundamentally changed who we are as humans, overhauled how we consume and produce art and entertainment. Even an art form as ancient as live theatre can't escape the tide, as we witness increased integration of tech and live performance through means such as headsets allowing audience to choose what part of the action they want to listen to, digital projection and puppetry, and live cameras on stage. Clare Testoni, one of the founding creatives behind Bow & Dagger Theatre, is putting these last three tech elements to use in her newest Blue Room Theatre production, The Double.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
New York City Ballet announced today that award-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola will direct a film for the Company’s current digital season, which will premiere at NYCB’s 2021 Spring Gala—the Company’s first-ever virtual gala event—on Wednesday, May 5.