THEATER

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Covid’s toll on the arts continued into the new year, with many theater performances being postponed or cancelled due to a rise in infections among casts and crews. According to theater officials, the next two months will prove very difficult for the profession. Indicative of the crisis is that institutions like the National Theater of […]


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Influential off-off Broadway theater ensemble The Tank is making its first Greek appearance at the Roes Theater in downtown Athens, with two shows of its critically acclaimed “When We Went Electronic.”


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Director and playwright Yiannis Moschos has been appointed as the new artistic director of the National Theatre, following a process for the expression of interest and the advice of the Special Committee for Evaluation and Selection.

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Acclaimed Italian film actress Monica Bellucci seen making her theatrical debut as the iconic Greek opera star Maria Callas in a production inspired by the late diva’s letters, memoirs, photographs and other memorabilia, at Athens’ Herod Atticus Theater on Tuesday.

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Italian film actress Monica Bellucci walks in central Athens on Monday before talking about her theatrical performance as the iconic Greek opera star Maria Callas.


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For his sophomore appearance at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, director Aris Biniaris continues his research on ancient tragedy with a new production of Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound.”

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Aris Servetalis plays Orestes at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus in a revival of Euripides’ namesake play from 408 BC that was watched by more than 15,000 spectators (with physical distancing regulations in place) over three days.

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Paris-based choreographer Lenio Kaklea explores the narratives that shape national memory in a 90-minute performance on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival.



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A group of lawyers reenact the trial of 1821 Greek War of Independence leader Theodoros Kolokotronis, for an original performance that will take place in September at Athens’ Herod Atticus Theater.

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In the latest easing of lockdown restrictions, Greece’s open-air theaters were scheduled to open their doors for the first time in more than seven months on Friday, presenting music, theater and other spectacles before a live audience.


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“Hadestown,” the last show to win a Tony Award for best musical before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the theater industry, announced Monday that it is planning to resume performances on Sept. 2, nearly two weeks before any other Broadway shows have set their reopening date. The show’s producers said they had consulted with the […]