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The Vortex - 1925 - Broadway


Henry Miller's Theatre

(New York, NY)
124 West 43rd St.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 5, 2019
Pacific Opera Project (POP) was founded in July of 2011 with the purpose of bringing accessible, affordable, and entertaining opera to audiences across Los Angeles, with productions that are incredibly modern in format, performed with traditional music although on occasion POP has been known to change a few lyrics to reflect our current society. Such was the case in their reprise of its popular 2013 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's THE MIKADO at The Highland Park Ebell Club. I was in the audience on closing night along with a very appreciative packed house, enjoying POP's colorful production, called a?oeabout the most fun one can have in a Los Angeles theater right now,a?? with cleverly modernized Harajuku costumes for the 28 singers designed by Maggie Green, inspired by the district of Tokyo famous for its wild mix of eye-popping colors and styles.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Pacific Opera Project (POP) announces its 2020 season productions, marking the company's 10th anniversary season of accessible, affordable, and entertaining opera curated by Artistic Director Josh Shaw. Having produced its first show in July 2011, POP's most recent production, The Mikado, was the company's 35th production to date, totaling 29 different operas at 12 venues. In just the past two years, POP's live streams have garnered over 155,000 views.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Get your season passes now for the Different Stages 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by Madelyn Geyer - Sep 18, 2020
Madelyn Geyer: We're in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic. How are you doing?
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The 11th annual DTLA Film Festival, which is set to run from October 23rd -27th at Regal L.A. LIVE, announced today its full feature film lineup and select award recipients. A total of 38 feature-length movies – evenly divided between narrative and documentary - are slated to screen, with the majority making their World Premiere, West Coast Premiere, US Premiere, Los Angeles Premieres, and all eligible for awards.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
The 11th annual DTLA Film Festival, which is set to run from October 23rd -27th at Regal L.A. LIVE, announced today its full feature film lineup and select award recipients. A total of 38 feature-length movies – evenly divided between narrative and documentary - are slated to screen, with the majority making their World Premiere, West Coast Premiere, US Premiere, Los Angeles Premieres, and all eligible for awards.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
National New Play Network has announced awardees for two of its anchor programs: Producers in Residence and the Collaboration Fund.
by Madelyn Geyer - Oct 2, 2020
With traditional theatre performances cancelled indefinitely as covid-19 continues to ravage the world, companies must think differently about bringing performances to their audiences. Through THE VORTEX ODYSSEY, they've created a flawed but utterly unique reimagining of the journey of Odysseus.
by Madelyn Geyer - Oct 16, 2019
The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex theatre buzzes with anticipation. A TSA agent quietly moves through the space. Suddenly women in white gowns appear, focusing their attention on a figure now standing on the bar. This figure is Dionysus. He regales the crowd with the circumstances of his birth, unrecognized divinity, liberation, and his mother's deportation. The bartender serves patrons as if Dionysus's verbose diatribe is nothing but a hushed conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic will mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted equal voting rights to women, by commissioning and premiering works by 19 women composers. The multi-season initiative a?" the single largest women-only commissioning initiative in history a?" will launch in February 2020 with the first six World Premieres. Two more World Premieres will follow in Maya?"June 2020. The eleven remaining commissions will be premiered in future seasons. The commissioned composers are Unsuk Chin, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Joan La Barbara, Tania León, Nicole Lizée, Caroline Mallonee, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Ellen Reid, Maria Schneider, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Joan Tower, Melinda Wagner, Nina C. Young, and Du Yun.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Riverside Studios today announces further programming for its inaugural Christmas season in association with New Frame Productions, including an evening of unplugged performance with West End Acoustic featuring SIX's Maiya Quansah-Breed and Renée Lamb, Wicked's Nicholas McLean, Jesus Christ Superstar's Tyrone Huntley and Dear Evan Hansen's Oliver Award-winning Sam Tutty.
by Jackie Camborde - Nov 19, 2019
It's the 1920s. As a woman, you need to please your husband, your children, your community. You need to keep a beautiful house and need to keep yourself beautiful as well - it's especially important, as your husband wants his 'little bird' to just be lovely and free of worry. After all, why should there be anything to worry about, especially since your husband has just been named manager of the bank?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
As the years are passing by, and after many years of collaboration and friendship, the three experienced and well-known jazz artists, Ioannis Vafeas (drums), Michael Messios (double bass) and Charis Ioannou (saxophone), join forces again in a trio setting. Enjoy the band at Technopolis 20, in an acoustic jazz sound and in a repertoire that comes from the golden period of jazz - late 40's through the 60's, on Friday, 22nd of November, at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) will continue the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Fire This Time Festival, the destination for early career and emerging playwrights from the African diaspora, announces its 2020 dates. The 14-day festival, presented in collaboration with FRIGID New York, which annually honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place from January 20 to February 2, 2020. This year, seven commissioned dramatists will be presented in repertoire as part of the annual celebration held at the Kraine Theater in the East Village.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional plays and playwrights announces the lineup for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Parallel 45 Theatre and The MITTEN Lab are expand their partnership this summer by hosting P45's inaugural commissioned playwright and MITTEN Lab alumna, Jacqueline Goldfinger, in residency at the Lab from July 10 - 19, 2020 to develop a new play with director Katherine M. Carter.
by Beth Leitman - May 21, 2019
BWW Previews: LETTICE & LOVAGE at West End Productions
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Kicking off the 2019 summer season, City Theatre Austin will present Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney's hilarious and insightful cult comedy Parallel Lives. Two women, twenty-five characters, and an evening of laughter that you will never forget. It's a must see!
by Zofeen Maqsood - May 15, 2019
The short film is directed, produced & performed by filmmaker Oorvazi Irani and raises important questions on race and gender based stereotyping
by Madelyn Geyer - Mar 31, 2020
In the last few weeks we've gotten to see what happens when the world stops and waits with bated breath. Though the future feels bleak and uncertain, there's an opportunity to connect as we never have before, exercise problem solving muscles, and create a new normal for the foreseeable future.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is officially in previews on Broadway! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett star on Broadway in Edward Albee's seminal drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, this production also stars Russell Tovey and 2019 Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran.
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Austin-based band Star Parks' sophomore album The New Sounds of Late Capitalism is out now via Modern Outsider (order). Today the band has shared the official video for 'Palm Sunday,' the latest single from the album, with Flood Magazine. Star Parks' Andrew Bianculli tells Flood, “Director Vanessa Pla lives in Austin, Texas and is self-taught in her craft. She has been shooting on film for three years. When Star Parks came to her for a video, she was very excited to travel into a parallel dimension to capture real live working class gnomes. She tried very hard not to interfere with their lives and was only intending to observe their culture.“
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "Stargazers" by Reina Hardy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
La MaMa E.T.C., in partnership with CultureHub, announced today the public launch of LiveLab, a free, open-source performance and video collaboration software built by artists for artists.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
DIFFERENT STAGES has announced its 2019 - 2020 season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Visible Ink and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Stephen Sachs's critically-acclaimed comedydrama Bakersfield Mist, set for a limited nine-performance run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Amir Korangy, the cast will feature Diane Cary and John Mawson. Opening is set for Friday, July 12, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm through July 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Main Street Theater (MST) offers the perfect sparkling summer refreshment in the form of the wit and wisdom of Noel Coward's Private Lives. "It is by far my favorite of his plays," shares Coward specialist and the production's director Claire Hart-Palumbo. "In many ways Private Lives is an extraordinary play. The Twentieth Century equivalent of the Well-Made Play, it is elegance personified. The language is intelligent and delightfully witty. It's about the generation that was ravaged by World War I. He chose to write in a more familiar and recognizable style, with humor, wit, vivacity, and charm, but his characters express the same doubts and questioning with an elegance that is inevitably entertaining and astonishingly memorable." Along with Hart-Palumbo's insights, MST Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden, who has a delicious cameo role in the show, offers, "It's just so brilliantly funny. I think we could all use a good laugh right now."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
The Broad Theatre Presents the World Premiere of MS by Molly Fonseca. Opening on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 8:30 pm.
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 23, 2020
Today I’d like to feature award winning costume designer and lauded director, Jennifer Rose Davis, whose generosity, creativity and community spirit has shone brightly during these dark times.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert's inaugural season as Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
HELIVS released their self-titled album on July 11, 2019. The band has announced tour dates this July with band Reason Define in support of their new album.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Joust Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the four playwrights selected for the 2019-2020 WRITER'S ROUND TABLE. The Writer's Round Table is a developmental writers' group comprised of four carefully selected playwrights whose work challenges andor reimagines systemic norms
by Amanda England - Jan 27, 2020
What can two women do to fight back when one becomes the victim of an attack that is witnessed by the world? That is the question asked by playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger in CLICK. And in this #MeToo story, the women retaliate by harnessing the power of digital media.
by Krista Garver - Jan 23, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin's leading African-American theatre company, is proud to present 'Living the Legacy: A Tribute to Dr. Billy Harden,' at the Vortex Repertory Theatre, 2307 Manor Road. Performance dates and times are Saturday, February 8 and Saturday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. Parking is free but limited! Advance reservations are not required. A $10 suggested donation may be made at the door.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2021
ELYOT & AMANDA: ALL ALONE from Noël Coward's PRIVATE LIVES is the next production in Playhouse on Park's 12th Main Stage Season. Veanne Cox and Ezra Barnes will co-star in this timely, lighthearted adaptation. It will be available to stream online from February 10th - 28th, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Hangmen is officially in previews on Broadway! Martin McDonagh's Hangmen marks McDonagh's seventh play to be produced on Broadway and his return to the stage following his BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Hangmen will officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
In the midst of the #metoo movement, The VORTEX and New Manifest Theatre Company present Kristiana Rae Colón's timely drama good friday. The Texas premiere, featuring an all-female cast and design team, runs February 28 - March 14, 2020 at The VORTEX. The production is directed by New Manifest Producing Artistic Director, Simone Alexander.
by Andrew Beck - Feb 15, 2020
Manahatta,' the impressive world premiere from Mary Kathryn Nagle at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, history repeats itself with devastating consequences in lower Manhattan as the violent removal of the indigenous Delaware Lenape people in colonial times is echoed by the heartless destruction of the nation's economy by Wall Street four centuries later.
by Madelyn Geyer - Dec 4, 2019
This winter, Austin's Different Stages theatre company takes on one of the most famous novels of the 19th century: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley. Different Stages performs Patrick Sanford's 2-act adaptation of the novel, showing at the Vortex Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2020
The Adobe Theater Next Presents Samuel Beckett's KRAPP'S LAST TAPE featuring James Cady and Philip J. Shortell.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2019
HowlRound has announced that they will livestream the Regional Premiere of Click by Jacqueline Goldfinger, presented by The VORTEX in Austin, TX.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
Author Edwin Cruz has announced the release of his new memoir, In Society's Web. It is an awesome inspiring account of one man's battle with an undefeatable antagonist: life. This is a narrative of an inspiring, thought provoking, and true account of one man's life altering journey into the abyss of captivity in the Illinois penal system.
by Shari Barrett - Dec 13, 2019
In the fifth incarnation of POP's trademark production, a new batch of hand-crafted, vegan, organically-sourced hipsters take the stage for what is quickly becoming an annual Los Angeles holiday tradition. In it, Puccini's 19th Century Parisian garret becomes a present-day Highland Park loft apartment in the hills between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena during a particularly cold SoCal winter. LA's housing crisis comes to life on stage as the artist, poet, philosopher, musician, and seamstress become a graphic designer, screenplay writer, English major, indie-rocker, and fashion designer dealing with the timeless issues of life, love, jealousy, illness, and overdue bills.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
The Ivors Academy today [1 December] revealed the winners of 14 Ivor Novello Awards as part of The Ivors Composer Awards 2020, celebrating exceptional new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art. The winners of these prestigious Ivor Novello Awards were revealed earlier tonight as part of a two-hour ceremony broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 3, hosted by Kate Molleson and Tom Service. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Different Stages' 2019-2020 Season Passes Now Available. See the full season below:
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces the addition of The VORTEX as its 33rd Core Member Theater. 
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!