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Agatha Christie News

Date Of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date Of Death:
January 12, 1976 (85)
Birth Place:
Torquay, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
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Jamie Dornan to Star in Acorn TV's New Miniseries NEW WORLDS, 2/16Jamie Dornan to Star in Acorn TV's New Miniseries NEW WORLDS, 2/16
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Featuring rapidly rising star Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), the new four-part British period drama New Worlds makes its U.S. debut on Acorn TV beginning February 16, 2015. (more...)

Peninsula Players' Winter Play Reading Series Begins 2/2 with GO BACK FOR MURDERPeninsula Players' Winter Play Reading Series Begins 2/2 with GO BACK FOR MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of 'Go Back for Murder' by Agatha Christie, a thrilling whodunit from the Queen of Crime, at Bjorklunden, 7p.m., Monday, Feb. 2. This play reading is produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of 'Ordinary Grace' by William Kent Krueger. Join the Players reading and travel back in time with Carla Le Marchant as she tries to prove her mother's innocence in her father's death. Admission is free. (more...)

David Suchet Talks Finding His Feminine Side in West End's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Further Casting Announced!David Suchet Talks Finding His Feminine Side in West End's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Further Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

As previously announced, David Suchet will star as 'Lady Bracknell' in Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on July 1, 2015, with previews from June 24. Suchet recently told the Daily Mail that Goeffrey Rush and Brian Bedford's portrayals of the iconic character led him to take the role, but that he wants to play the lady 'straight.' (more...)

Sian Phillips & Robert Powell to Star in A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH at Birmingham RepSian Phillips & Robert Powell to Star in A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH is a tribute to Colette, one of France's greatest writers. This celebration of her work is brilliantly brought to life for one evening only at Birmingham Repertory Theatre by acclaimed actors Sian Phillips and Robert Powell. (more...)

Jack Gilpin, Ann McDonough & Betty Gilpin to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PAINTING CHURCHES ReadingJack Gilpin, Ann McDonough & Betty Gilpin to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PAINTING CHURCHES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and poignant "Painting Churches" by Tina Howe, on Monday, February 9, at 7 p.m. A Connecticut theatrical family - Jack Gilpin, his wife Ann McDonough, and their daughter Betty Gilpin, who currently is a leading character in television's "Nurse Jackie" - are cast members. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg Presents Agatha Christie's VERDICTLittle Theatre of Mechanicsburg Presents Agatha Christie's VERDICT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg is proud to present Verdict, Agatha Christie's last play, opens January 23, including an Opening Night Celebration and runs evenings at 8:00 PM through February 7th; matinee performances at 2:30 Pm February 1 and 8. Verdict is performed with special arrangement with Samuel French Plays, Ltd. All performances will be held at the Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, 915 S. York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Order your tickets at ltmonline.net or by calling the box office at 717-766-0535. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Begins TonightWay Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre kicks off its 2015 Season with Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP Comes to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 1/16-2/1THE MOUSETRAP Comes to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 1/16-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Mysterious twists and thrilling turns abound when a group of strangers stranded in a guest house during a snowstorm discover that a murderer is in their midst. A true whodunnit, The Mousetrap continues a 62-year-old tradition as the longest running play in modern theatre, with the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre production. Agatha Christie's murder mystery masterpiece will run January 16 - February 1, 2015. (more...)

UK's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH Reveals Full Cast, Including Christine BottomleyUK's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH Reveals Full Cast, Including Christine Bottomley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

"Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad.'? Full casting is announced today for How to Hold Your Breath, a new play by Zinnie Harris. Directed by the Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, the cast join the previously announced Maxine Peake on the first day of rehearsals today.? ? (more...)

BWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Is Two Hours Too LongBWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Is Two Hours Too Long
by Herbert Paine - Jan 5, 2015

Enduring Arizona Theatre Company's current production of Murder for Two is like watching two cute hamsters incessantly rolling on a wheel, keeping pace with its speed but going nowhere fast. It's curious, but, in the end, unsatisfying. While Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe make a great team and are, each in his own way, versatile and immensely talented performers, this murder mystery musical whodunnit s laborious. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Presents Free 30-Minute Taste of ATC's MURDER FOR TWO, 1/07Theatre in the Park Presents Free 30-Minute Taste of ATC's MURDER FOR TWO, 1/07
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

?Arizona Theatre Company's Theatre in the Park at Zazu Pannee, 1502 E. Osborn Road, presents a free 30-minute performance of selections from the zany musical comedy whodunit, Murder for Two, from Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (more...)

Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season to Open with AND THEN THERE WERE NONEWay Off Broadway's 2015 Season to Open with AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Following its 20th Anniversary Season during 2014, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will be kicking off its next season, the 2015 Season, with a classic murder mystery by the Grande Dame of mystery writers, Agatha Christie. The new season will begin on January 9th with And Then There Were None. (more...)

ATC Sets New Year's Eve Dinner Packages for MURDER FOR TWOATC Sets New Year's Eve Dinner Packages for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) has put together a terrific New Year's Eve package that includes a choice of delicious dinner entrees at Arizona Center's Canyon Cafe and 1130 The Restaurant, tickets to Off-Broadway's zany musical comedy whodunit, Murder for Two, and a pre-show champagne-and chocolate reception at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from 6:30 to 7:30. The curtain goes up at 7:30. (more...)

MWA Reveals 2015 Grand Masters, Raven and Ellery Queen Award WinnersMWA Reveals 2015 Grand Masters, Raven and Ellery Queen Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Lois Duncan and James Ellroy have been chosen as the 2015 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Ms. Duncan and Mr. Ellroy will be presented with their awards at the Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Clear Creek Community Theatre's MURDER ON THE NILEPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Clear Creek Community Theatre's MURDER ON THE NILE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

'Murder on the Nile' will run at Clear Creek Community Theatre (CCCT) from January 16 to February 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Controversial New Play PIG GIRL to Receive European Debut This Winter at FinboroughControversial New Play PIG GIRL to Receive European Debut This Winter at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and part of its Winter Season of 20 Premieres, the European premiere of Pig Girl by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing twelve Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 11 January 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 12 Janaury 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Agatha Christie's classic whodunit, 'The Mousetrap,' will be presented as a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, December 15, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15 each. (more...)

Book Tour For New Author S.M. Freedman's Best Seller 'The Faithful' Is Cherry On Top Of Record YearBook Tour For New Author S.M. Freedman's Best Seller 'The Faithful' Is Cherry On Top Of Record Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 2014 has been a whirlwind for author S.M. Freedman. Her debut novel made it to the Quarter Finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, then rocketed up the US and UK Amazon Best Seller lists in several categories, beating out books by Stephen King and Dean Koontz for the number one slot, and placing Freedman next to writing idols Sue Grafton and Agatha Christie. The book tour is the perfect way to cap off an exceptional year. (more...)

BBC American to Premiere Season 2 of THE MUSKETEERS, 1/17BBC American to Premiere Season 2 of THE MUSKETEERS, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

BBC AMERICA's drama series, The Musketeers, returns for season two in January. The series, which has thrilled audiences across the globe, having sold to 140 territories, is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where Law And Order is more of an idea than a reality. (more...)

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