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Blood Wedding

Written in the summer of 1932 with the Spanish civil war looming, Lorca’s anarchic meditation on the fate of the individual versus society was a prophetic foreshadowing of the violence that would soon both tear his beloved country apart, and lead to his own tragic end. The mysteries of love and hate are explored against… Read more »

Chita: Nowadays

Broadway star Chita Rivera headlines her first show at Carnegie Hall. The two-time Tony Award-winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career and new collaborations with her special guests.

The Oresteia

Through ten years of war, grief and rage, Queen Clytemnestra lies in wait for her husband Agamemnon’s return, determined to avenge one child, only to doom the others. The sole surviving trilogy in Greek tragedy, The Oresteia chronicles a deluge of violence that can only be stopped when society peers into its own soul and sees the… Read more »

Boesman and Lena, Signature

Legacy playwright Athol Fugard has made a home at Signature since being the inaugural Residency One playwright at the Center, and his South African-set stories, with themes of complex identities, racial tension, and social protest, remain as relevant as ever. In this new production of the “prophetic and brilliant” (The New York Times) Boesman and Lena,… Read more »

La Traviata

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey… Read more »

Hamlet, Dublin

A murdered King. A remarried Queen. A state on the precipice. When society starts to collapse, do we fight or flee? Hamlet will be part of the 2018 Dublin Theatre Festival.

Uncle Vanya, Hunter College

Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone.

Turn Me Loose, DC

Emmy Award winner Joe Morton stars in this comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Gregory confronted bigotry with shockingly disarming humor, marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and deeply influenced comics from Richard Pryor to… Read more »

Fire in Dreamland

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap, a charismatic European making a film about the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s Dreamland amusement park to ashes. Desperate for something to live for, Kate buys a ticket on the thrill ride of Jaap’s passion. The only trick is to keep… Read more »

Uncle Vanya, Old Globe

Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone.