Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata

Aleksandra Kurzak

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season proceeds with Verdi’s wonderful catastrophe La Traviata. Aleksandra Kurzak sings the notorious title role as Violetta, the concubine who quits any pretense of all that she has for a suffering affection. Dmytro Popov is the imprudent Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey is his moralistic dad Giorgio Germont. Karel Mark Chichon conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus. La Traviata will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 early afternoon CT on Saturday.

Laura Linney to Return to Broadway in ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’

Laura Linney is coming back to Broadway the following winter in “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” a one-lady show that is moving from London.

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The play, adjusted by Rona Munro from the novel of a similar name by Elizabeth Strout, is about an essayist whose sudden reunion with her mom in a medical clinic room prompts a reckoning with the hardships of her adolescence in rustic Illinois.

The play had two runs in London, last June and afterward again in January and February, at the Bridge Theater. “I discovered Laura Linney emanating shadow-streaked daylight,” the pundit Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times.

The Broadway production will be exhibited by the Manhattan Theater Club and the London Theater Company, in association with Penguin Random House Audio, and coordinated by Richard Eyre, who additionally coordinated the London production. It is planned to start sneak peaks Jan. 6 and to open on Jan. 15.

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Ms. Linney, a productive entertainer on film and television, is likewise a four-time Tony chosen one who for the most part as of late showed up on Broadway in a 2017 recovery of “The Little Foxes.”

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway

Tickets are currently marked down for the Broadway debut of Stefano Massini’s Olivier-selected new play The Lehman Trilogy, landing at Broadway’s Nederlander Theater in spring of 2020. Sam Mendes will rehash his work as chief from an ongoing arranging at Park Avenue Armory, with fundamental stem reviews scheduled to start on March 7 and a premiere night set for March 26. Get The Lehman Trilogy Tickets Discount Coupon with the Cheap The Lehman Trilogy Tickets at Tickets4musical.


Adjusted by Ben Power, The Lehman Trilogy weaves through almost two centuries of Lehman genealogy, following the siblings Mayer, Emanuel and Henry Lehman from their 1844 appearance in New York City to the 2008 breakdown of the money related firm bearing their name.

Repeating their exhibitions from the play’s off-Broadway and West End runs will be Tony-selected Broadway veterans Adam Godley (Anything Goes) as Mayer Lehman, Ben Miles (Wolf Hall Parts One and Two) as Emanuel Lehman and Simon Russell Beale (Jumpers) as Henry Lehman.

The Lehman Trilogy will highlight picturesque structure by Es Devlin, ensemble plan by Katrina Lindsay, lighting structure by Jon Clark, video structure by Luke Halls, music/sound structure by Nick Powell, music heading by Candida Caldicot and development by Polly Bennett.

Tom Hiddleston to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘Betrayal’

Jamie Lloyd’s generation of Harold Pinter’s sentimental triangle is moving this fall after a sold-out London run.

Tom Hiddleston is going from the Avengers to infidelity.


The British on-screen character, best known as the despicable Loki in a huge number of Marvel superhuman movies, is coming to Broadway to star in a recovery of Harold Pinter’s great “Betrayal.”

The show, coordinated by Jamie Lloyd, had a fruitful run not long ago in the West End. Writing in The New York Times, the pundit Matt Wolf said the creation “speaks to a benchmark accomplishment for everybody included, and demonstrates Pinter’s 1978 play in a noteworthy, even radical, new light.”

Mr. Lloyd, who has developed as a dedicated contemporary translator of the dramatist’s work, called it Pinter’s “incredible magnum opus,” and said that it seemed well and good to return to it now, 10 years after his passing.

“It completely praises his words, however it disposes of any conditional detail — it’s an exceptionally unmistakable, stripped-down creation,” he said.

The play will likewise star Zawe Ashton (“Velvet Buzzsaw”) and Charlie Cox (“Daredevil”). Every one of the three are making their Broadway debuts, however Mr. Cox had a generally welcomed Off Broadway keep running “In secret.”

This will be the fourth Broadway creation of “Betrayal,” which initially featured Roy Scheider, Raul Julia and Blythe Danner. The latest restoration opened in 2013 and featured a couple who are hitched, in actuality: Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz.

Mr. Lloyd’s creation varies from others in the age of its entertainers — marginally more youthful, with regards to the characters — and in his choice to keep the three fundamental on-screen characters in front of an audience all through the show.

“The play is about the overly complex nature of betrayal — this endless cycle of misleading and the quest for power and control — and there’s something energizing about observing the other individual in front of an audience and monitoring that nearness,” he said.

The 17-week run is to start exhibitions Aug. 14 and to open Sept. 5 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. The lead maker is Mr. Lloyd’s eponymous organization, which is supported by the Ambassador Theater Group.

Dear Evan Hansen releases new West End tickets and search for fans for artwork

A moment ticket release has been reported for the West End keep running of Dear Evan Hansen.

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The show, which starts in sneak peaks at the Noel Coward Theater on 29 October, has likewise reported a quest for fan craftsmanship.

Maker Stacey Mindich has uncovered that there will be an open door for fans to show up in the publication fine art for the show, as a component of the mosaic foundation, which highlights genuine individuals. The blurb is motivated by the melodic’s closure tune “You Will Be Found”.

While in New York and on visit, the show highlighted more than 6,000 fans in the work of art. For an opportunity to be incorporated, fans must present a photograph or video by means of the Dear Evan Hansen site before 4 August 2019.

Throwing for the London keep running of Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Tony-winning melodic is yet to be declared.

The piece is coordinated by Michael Greif, plan is from David Korins, projection configuration is from Peter Nigrini, ensemble configuration is from Emily Rebholz, lighting configuration is from Japhy Weideman, sound structure is by Nevin Steinberg, and hair configuration is by David Brian Brown.

Dear Evan Hansen recounts a kid in secondary school with social nervousness who fakes a progression of letters and messages from a perished individual from his group to pick up prominence. It won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt who featured in the show from its commencement.

The New Godspeeds Musical “Darling Grenadine” is Having its World Premiere in Summer 2019

Witness the world of a struggling songwriter’s world staggering through thick and thin in the contemporary romance musical “Darling Grenadine” by Daniel Zaitchik.

The Goodspeed Musical offers a bittersweet summery of a fighting artist in their new musical continuing their trend of always providing something stimulating and inventive. Now cheap Darling Grenadine tickets are on sale. You can buy them before they get sold out. Darling Grenadine is having its world premiere at The Marriott Theatre in summer 2019.

The musical is brought to you by Third Coast Creative and is partially reinforced by the National Fund for New Musicals, a National Alliance for Musical Theatre program, receiving its funds from The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Organization.

The Musical introduces us to modern Manhattan’s fun-loving jingle composer Harry, his fairy-tale life with his girlfriend Louise, Brother Paul and much-loved Labrador retriever who is also Paul! As reported by, The musical’s romantic comedy sparks the whimsicality of that an MGM Musical, while on the other hand, intrigues us to find out how the reality breaks the so-called perfect orchestrated fantasy. With the most absorbing musical scores the musical bids the abrasion amid romance and reality, bitter and sweet, high and low. A round of applause for a musical that supplies something rather enchanted, touching and brashly fresh.

Aloff Theatre

Aloff Theatre

Aloff Theatre is a London based theatre company dedicated to identifying, translating and organising the production of Eastern European and Central Asian texts for the benefit of the UK and International audiences. The company’s aim is to create diverse, innovative and vibrant productions that have rarely been presented to English audiences, and act as a focus for intercultural exchange.



My Favourite Madman is a wonderfully playful show, and certainly something different!   ★★★★

Everything Theatre

My Favourite Madman, set in Baku city in 1995, is a roller coaster ride of anarchic fun. The farcical element of the different characters, all in their own reality of the abnormal and suicidal challenges the functioning of the whole. Which voice amongst the characters is that of the madman? Everyone could be “the madman” but natural that it is the one “sane” voice in the chaos of fantasy that is given the title.

ELCHIN AFANDIYEV is one of the most eminent exponents of contemporary Azerbaijani writing and critics today describe him as one of its living classics. His first novel was published at the age of 16 and his subsequent writing encompasses a broad field, ranging from Azerbaijani folklore and classical Eastern literature to the works of Shakespeare and Moliere. He has since had over 100 books translated into more than 20 languages, which have sold millions copies worldwide.

My Favourite Madman is a complex essay on cultural heritage, fractured identities, and nation formation

Everything Theatre

If this is an example of the humour and theatre that can come from Azerbaijani/UK collaboration then we should welcome more examples like it with open arms.

Karl O’Doherty, The Public Reviews

A very different piece of theatre which is enjoyable and engaging, and stays with you long after leaving the venue.

Views From The Gods

...the play is both entertaining and deep. Topped with an outstanding cast performance and great lightning effects..., it makes for a great production which raises philosophical and social questions while keeping its absurdist charm.

Varvara Bashkirova, Russian Art and Culture
Matthew Gould

Sanan Aliyev
Creative Producer

Memed Ansari
Composer/Sound Designer

Natalia Bobrovska

Natalia Albicka

John Nicoll
Stage Manager

Sophie Goody
Stage Manager

Richard Stirling
Chief Editor

Victoria Sye

Andrew Sykes
Head of Department

Oliver Mawdsley
Literary Critic

Kara Lily Hayworth

Daniel Robinson
Executive Secretary

Ralph Bogard

Gareth Bennett-Ryan
Ponteleimon Polikarpovich

Ben Goffe
Ponteleimon Polikarpovich

David Francis
Executive Secretary

Danny Wainwright
Political Columnist

Victoria Farley

Felix Brunger
Literary Critic

Anthony Cable


You Are Always With Me

Director Filiz Ozcan’s production is most impressive in its simple yet effective storytelling. ★★★★

– The Upcoming

A bittersweet romance, a pair, both lonely in their own ways, found themselves drawn to each other. As they form a bond that defies conventions, their relationship makes us ask whether love holds the answer to loneliness? Can we ever make love shape our lives for the better?

Afandiyev’s You Are Always With Me caused a stir with its thinly disguised observations on class in Soviet society when first staged in Soviet-era Azerbaijan in 1964. Its resonances are still as powerful and relevant today, in its gentle examination of how love naturally takes different forms in the different stages of our lives, and the way how the world seeks to impose and mould those loves. Afandiyev leaves us with the confidence that the individual will always prevail in the face of society’s hypocrisy and control.

Ilyas Afandiyev was an Azerbaijani and Soviet writer, member of Azerbaijan Union of Writers, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan, laureate of the State Prize of Azerbaijan and People’s Writer of Azerbaijan.

2014 is the centenary year of the birth of celebrated writer Illyas Afandiyev. Born May 26, 1914 in the Fuzili town of the Azerbaijan SSR, he is revered as a source of inspiration for society and has left an indelible mark on generations of writers nationally and internationally. His fruitful career bore more than 80 works, including plays, novels, short stories and essays. He is seen as a master of psychological dramas, leading a call for human rights, freedom and independence. Indeed, much of his inspiration comes from the persecution of his family by the Soviet state during the 1930s, where of the Afandiyev’s property was seized and some condemned as ‘public enemies’ and either shot or sent into exile.

On his works subject matter, Afandiyev famously said, “The writer should be the owner of a large heart, the high human qualities. Only in this case, the writer can affect the feelings of the people, awake love, compassion and mercy in them.” It is this message of freedom and tolerance that defined his work.

On the occasion of the celebration of his 100th birthday, he was described by Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO as “an outstanding playwright and writer-most of all, he was a great intellectual and humanist.”

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Filiz Ozcan is a director of theatre and festivals. She is also a member of the World Arts Platform Artist Advisory Group. Currently she is working for Pegasus Theatre and Filiz is also one of the founding members of Komola Collective. Her recent productions include: Birangona: Women of War which toured UK, Bonbibi at Rich Mix London (as part of A Season of Bangla Drama), A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Newcastle-under-Lyme, The Legends of King Arthur (for the Without Frontiers Festival) in Poland, Rusalka at BAC London, and the Cost of Living, which toured secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent. Besides directing, she has also assisted Jatinder Verma (Tara Arts), Sue Moffat (New Vic Borderlines), Philip Parr (Parrabbola) and Oliver Jones (Trestle Theatre). Currently she is working on Salty Water and Us (as part of A Season of Bangla Drama) and Birangona: Women of War which will be touring five cities in Bangladesh.

Director Filiz Ozcan’s production is most impressive in its simple yet effective storytelling. ★★★★

Aisha Josiah, The Upcoming

You’re Always With Me is a brave and unapologetic piece of traditional writing that gives us the opportunity to spot happiness in unlikely places.

A Younger Theatre

Forget everything you think you know about Soviet era writers, go see the real thing and be as amazed as I was.

Terry Eastham,

Forget everything you think you know about Soviet era writers, go see the real thing and be as amazed as I was.

Terry Eastham,
Sanan Aliyev
Creative Producer

Filiz Ozcan

Oliver Weeks
Oliver Weeks
Composer/Sound Designer

Beth Duncan
Stage Manager

Tom Boucher
Lighting Designer

Paulina Rzeszowska
Set & Costume Designer

Mark Modzelewski
Mark Modzelewski
Assistant Director

Zara Plessard

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Doug Devaney

Stephanie Harte

Karl Niklas
Badal Farajov/Faraj

Helen Coles

THE TALES OF MALIK- Past Production


Welcome to the magical fairytale world of ancient Azerbaijan! The Tales of Malik-Mammed is an adventure-packed comedy inspired by Azerbaijan’s centuries-old storytelling tradition. The magician El leads you into a magic world of yesteryore when shahs ruled and dragons roamed and where the quick-witted prince Malik-Mammed sets out to prove that he’s a match for his overbearing big brothers.

Buta Festival 2015 brings the magic of the folk tales of Azerbaijan to London in this fun-filled adaptation written by Chris Bartlett at Chelsea Theatre.

Welcome to the magical fairytale world of ancient Azerbaijan! The Tales of Malik-Mammed is an adventure-packed comedy inspired by Azerbaijan’s centuries-old storytelling tradition. The magician El leads you into a magic world of yesteryore when shahs ruled and dragons roamed and where the quick-witted prince Malik-Mammed sets out to prove that he’s a match for his overbearing big brothers. Along the way he encounters all manner of adventures, fighting fearsome ‘Dev’ ogres and man-eating dragons and saving damsels in distress. He discovers strange worlds and lots of treasure and makes an unexpected friend in the Fabulous Phoenix – all the while learning what it means to stand up for himself!

Directed by Andy McQuade, the cast features Mark Shaer as El the Magnificent, and Sam Watson as Prince Malik-Mammed, with George Collie and Eloise Black playing a gallery of roles between them including ugly ogres, powerful shahs, terrifying dragons and beautiful maidens.

There’s a free resource workpack about Azerbaijan’s fairytales, traditions and culture for everyone, and a free post-show talk on Friday, Monday and Tuesday (March 6, 9-10).

The show is available for performances and educational workshops at schools.

The Tales of Malik-Mammed is being staged as part of Buta Festival’s varied schedule celebrating Azerbaijani arts and culture.

Venue: Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, London SW10 0DR

Dates: Fri 6th March – Wed 11th March

Times: Fri/Mon/Tue/Wed 10.30am

Sat/Sun 2pm and 5pm

Tickets: Adults: £8 / Children/concs: £5

Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £20

School groups of 10+ (1 adult free per 10 children): £5 per child

Ages: For everyone aged 5+

Disabled audience members may bring one carer for free

CHRIS BARTLETT is an arts journalist and playwright who has written for theatre for the last ten years. ‘Pete and Dud: Come Again’, a stage play co-written with Nick Awde, had a sell-out run at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, in 2005 before transferring to the West End and Auckland, New Zealand, and touring the UK. A follow-up, ‘Unnatural Acts’, ran at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, in 2007. He has also written solo for the BBC Radio 4 comedy series ‘The Bearded Ladies’ and is a member of BBC Writersroom Northern Writers’ Group. His short one-off radio play ‘Fifty-Fifty’ was broadcast in the drama strand of the BBC Radio 3 series The Verb in 2014. As a journalist he has worked for publications including The Stage, New Woman, Heat magazine and the Radio Times.

ANDY McQUADE (‘Best Theatre Director ‘ 2012, Fringe Report) is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Second Skin Theatre (patron Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa) and the founder of The White Rabbit Theatre. He has both performed and directed across the globe for the past 20 years. Directing credits include the acclaimed productions of ‘La Chunga’ (UK Premiere) ‘Quills’ (London premiere), ‘Huis Clos’ and the site specific ‘Macabre Resurrections’ which placed reworkings of Pope’s classics into the apt setting of a 16th-century church. He is currently relocating Second Skin Theatre to LA and New York.
Mark Shaer
Mark Shaer
El the Magnificent

Sam Watson
Sam Watson
Prince Malik-Mammed

Eloise Black
Eloise Black
Brother/Damsel/Old Woman

George Collie
George Collie

Chris Bartlett
Chris Bartlett

Andy McQuade
Andy McQuade

Sanan Aliyev
Creative Producer

Faye Bradley
Set Designer