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Hadestown

Hadestown

HADESTOWN is the acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and Hadestown on Broadwayvisionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) that reimagines a sweeping ancient tale as a timeless allegory for our world. The show has received 25 awards including a Tony Award for Best Musical!

HADESTOWN Received 8 Tony Awards (2019)

  1. Best Musical
  2. Best Original Score: Music and Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
  3. Best Direction of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin
  4. Best Featured Actor in a Musical: André De Shields
  5. Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Rachel Hauck
  6. Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Bradley King
  7. Best Sound Design of a Musical: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz
  8. Best Orchestrations: Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose

HADESTOWN Received 4 Drama Desk Awards (2019)

  1. Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: André De Shields
  2. Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical: Bradley King
  3. Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz
  4. Outstanding Director of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

HADESTOWN Received 1 Drama League Award (2019)

  1. Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

HADESTOWN Received 1 Chita Rivera Award (2019)

HADESTOWN Received 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (2019)

  1. Outstanding New Broadway Musical
  2. Outstanding New Score: Anais Mitchell
  3. Outstanding Director of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin
  4. Outstanding Lighting Design: Bradley King
  5. Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Andre’ De Shields
  6. Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Amber Gray

HADESTOWN Received 5 Theatre Fans’ Choice Awards (2019)

  1. Best Musical
  2. Best Direction of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin
  3. Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Eva Noblezada
  4. Best Orchestrations: Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose
  5. Best Score: Anais Mitchell

HADESTOWN opened on Broadway to incredible reviews:

"THE BEST NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON.” The Wall Street Journal

“SUMPTUOUS. HYPNOTIC. GORGEOUS.” The New York Times

“STUNNINGLY VISCERAL AND EXQUISITELY ORIGINAL.” NY1

“VISIONARY AND RAVISHING.” New York Magazine

“THE MOST THRILLING NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON” Deadline

“MUSICALITY YOU RARELY HEAR ON BROADWAY.” Rolling Stone

"Hadestown" receiving the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards Ceremony
Hadestown, Wendy Federman, Broadway Producer, Foolish Mortals Productions, Anais Mitchell
Wendy Federman with Anais Mitchell, the creative force behind the upcoming B’way musical, “Hadestown” at a benefit for the National Theatre.
Wendy Federman with Tony Award winner Andre De Shileds and her co-producing partners of "Hadestown"
Wendy Federman & Patrick Page celebrating their Best Musical Tony Award!
Wendy Federman congratulating "Hadestown" choreographer David Neumann for this Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway show

HADESTOWN follows two intertwining love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of king Hades and his wife Persephone – as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s alluring melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and musicians, HADESTOWN delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.

Tickets now on sale. Performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W 48th St, NYC.  
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Hello, Dolly! National Tour

Winner of: Hello, Dolly! National Tour, Wendy Federman, Broadwy Producer, Foolish Mortals Productions
  • FOUR TONY AWARDS (2017)
  • THREE DRAMA DESK AWARDS (2017)
  • FIVE OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS (2016-2017)
  • ONE DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD (2017)
  • TWO AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS (2017)
This incredible show is a revival of Jerry Herman’s classic 1964 musical and is now on National Tour. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird depicts Harper Lee’s open-hearted dissection of justice"To Kill a Mockingbird", Jeff Daniels, Wendy Federman, Broadway Producer, Foolish Mortals Productions and tolerance in the American South and is brought vividly to life on the Broadway stage. To Kill a Mockingbird received 8 awards! 
 
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD WON A TONY AWARD FOR: 
Best Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger
 
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD WON A DRAMA DESK AWARD FOR:
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger
 
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD WON AN OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR:
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger
 
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD WON 5 THEATRE FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR:
1. Best Play
2. Best Direction of a Play: Bartlett Sher
3. Best Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger
4. Best Leading Actor in a Play: Jeff Daniels
5. Best Sound Design of a Play: Scott Lehrer 
Wendy Federman & Tony Award Winner Celia Keenan Bolger

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning American classic To Kill A Mockingbird  opened on Broadway  to rave reviews: 

  • “A ‘MOCKINGBIRD’ FOR OUR MOMENT. Beautiful, elegiac, satisfying, even exhilarating.” The New York Times Critic’s Pick. 
  • “JEFF DANIELS IS PERFECT – AND THAT’S THAT. Harper Lee would be thrilled with the magnificent manner in which ‘Mockingbird’ has been brought to the stage.” New York Stage Review 
  • “RECONSIDER. EVERYTHING. Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels deliver an Atticus for our times. This is the ‘Mockingbird’ of our collective daydreams.” Deadline
  • “JEFF DANIELS SOARS AS A TOWERING ATTICUS FINCH. When Aaron Sorkin’s words are uttered by Daniels, you’re inclined to a conviction that kindness in the world is still possible.” The Washington Post. 
  • “A GAME-CHANGING ‘MOCKINGBIRD.’  A genuinely radical new play that fits this riven American moment. This living, breathing ‘Mockingbird’ pulses with relevance.” Chicago Tribune 
  • “A NEW BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER. Aaron Sorkin, Bartlett Sher and an impeccable cast 
    Wendy Federman at the opening night celebration of “To Kill A Mockingbird” with our esteemed writer Aaron Sorkin.

    have created something provocatively fresh and rustically elegant. Jeff Daniels offers a stirring, thoroughly original Atticus Finch.” Los Angeles Times

  • AARON SORKIN SPELLBINDS BROADWAY. A superbly entertaining, handsomely acted, abounding and energetic play of force and drive.” The Guardian
  • “MAGESTIC AND INCANDESCENT, this ‘Mockingbird’ is filled with breath and nuance and soul. THERE’S BRAVERY AND DIGNITY IN EVERY ONE OF THESE ACTORS AND THERE’S ALSO GENEROSITY.” New York Magazine
  • “A TRANSFIXING ACT OF THEATRICAL STORYTELLING that makes us hang on to every word as if experiencing the story for the first time.” The Hollywood Reporter
  • “‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ‘ACHIEVES THE UNIMAGINABLE – it enhances this great work. They pull it off magnificently.” NY1

In a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher and inspired by Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on herself, has come to define youthful innocence – and its inevitable loss – for generation after generation of readers around the world.

Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate and astonishing success. It won the Pulitzer Prize and quickly became a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date. Considered one of the great classics of modern American literature, the novel has never been out of print since its original publication.
 
Performances at the Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street, NYC. For for more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Network

Network centers on news anchorman Howard Beale who isn’t pulling in Bryan Cranston stars in Network on Broadway, Wendy Federman, Foolish Mortals Productions, Broadway Producerviewers. In what is to be his final broadcast, he unravels live on screen, and as the ratings soar, Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Network received 3 awards!
 
NETWORK IS A TONY AWARD WINNER FOR:
Best Leading Actor in a Play: Bryan Cranston
 
NETWORK IS DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD WINNER FOR:
Distinguished Performance Award: Bryan Cranston
 
NETWORK IS AN OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER FOR:
Outstanding Actor in a Play: Bryan Cranston
 

Tony, Olivier, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking BadAll The Way) makes his triumphant return to Broadway in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Network, which opened to rave reviews:

  • “AN ELECTRIFYING BRYAN CRANSTON IS ALL THE RAGE. You owe yourself the thrill of watching Bryan Cranston in Network. Ivo van Hove aims at his audience’s gut.” The New York Times Critic’s Pick. 
  • “DIZZYING. DIABOLOCAL. BREATHTAKING. Cranston gives an astonishing tour de force unlikely to be topped by any performer on a Broadway stage this season.” The Hollywood Reporter
  • “SIZZLING. It’s impossible to look away. Urgent and frightening. The sense of immediacy is palpable. Urgent and frightening. Cranston’s performance is masterful.” Variety
  • “ELECTRIC. Network comes at you in a thrilling blaze.” Newsday
  • Wendy Federman & the incredible Bryan Cranston

    “CRANSTON’S STAR TURN IS MESMERIZING.” Deadline 

  • “A TENSE, THRILLING, HIGH-TECH BROADWAY PLAY starring Bryan Cranston at his peak.” ChicagoTribune

In Lee Hall’s adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Academy Award-winning film, anchorman Howard Beale (Cranston) unravels live on-screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. 

Wendy Federman & Tony Goldwyn

Tony and Olivier Award-winner Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge) directs this brilliantly innovative and electrifying production. Ben Brantley of The New York Times raves, “Network thrills. It’s convulsive, immersive and still mad as hell. Network feels as pertinent to our time as its own.” 

For 18 weeks only, catch the must-see theatrical event of the season.

Performances have concluded. 

The Waverly Gallery

Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed memory play, and 2001 Pulitzer Prize The Waverly Gallery, Wendy Federman, Foolish Mortals Productions, Elaine May Finalist, The Waverly Gallery made its Broadway premiere to incredible reviews:

  • “ELAINE MAY GIVES A PERFORMANCE FOR THE AGES. She will break your heart in Kenneth Lonergan’s wonderful ‘The Waverly Gallery.'” The New York Times
  • “ELAINE MAY’S PERFORMANCE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS YOU’LL EVER SEE IN A BROADWAY THEATRE. Elaine May absorbs the energy of the other actors like she’s getting a blood transfusion, live on stage.” Chicago Tribune
  • “KENNETH LONERGAN IS AMERICA’S GREATEST LIVING DRAMATIST.” The Wall Street Journal
  • “KENNETH LONERGAN’S PLAY SEEMS TO HAVE GROWN RICHER WITH THE YEARS, LIKE A SUPERIOR VINTAGE WINE.” Broadway News
  • “WHAT A PERFORMANCE! Elaine May delivers a portrait so meticulously calibrated, it should be measured in pixels.” The Washington Post
  • “I STILL HAVE NOT RESUMED NORMAL BREATHING after watching Elaine May’s devastating opeining night performance in ‘The Waverly Gallery’ last night. It is powerful. It is funny. It is painful. Go see it. Go. See. It.” Reuters

Directed by Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer (in her Broadway debut), the cast includes Grammy Award winner, and Academy and Golden Globe Award nominee, Elaine May; Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges; Tony Award winner Joan Allen; and, in his third Lonergan play, Michael Cera. 

The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson.

The Waverly Gallery, Elaine May, Wendy Federman, Foolish Mortals Productions, Michael Cera, Lucas HedgesMore than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.
 
Performances have concluded.

Jagged Little Pill

In the summer of 2018, JAGGED LITTLE PILL made its World Jagged Little Pill Musical, Alanis MorissettePremiere – an unprecedented sold-out, record-breaking run-at the American Repertory Theater. The reviews were incredible:

  • “Ms. Morissette’s trailblazing 1995 album is taking on new life: as theater. It’s a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold.” –The New York Times
  • “Right now, in 2018, Jagged Little Pill, feels urgent. It’s also, somehow, wildly entertaining. It is wickedly funny in just the right places. We’re reminded that Morissette’s songs are a treasure. On top of it all we’re reminded that a heap of social ills can be the basis of good theater. And no, there’s nothing ironic about that.” –The Boston Globe
  • “Triumphant! Not since Rent has a musical invested so many bravura roles with so much individual life.” –Variety
  • “Stirring, Breathtaking & Exceptionally Relevant. Works this ambitious broaden our perspective of what theater can do.” –BuzzFeed

Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill MusicalInspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family-but looks can be deceiving. When the Healys’ lives are disrupted by a series of disturbing events, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Including iconic songs “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill incorporates selections from Morissette’s catalogue and new material written for this world-premiere musical directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, PippinThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and featuring a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammy performance). 

Jagged Little Pill will be coming to Broadway in the Fall of 2019. For updates on the show’s future performance schedule and location, please click here. .