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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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Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Beautiful Soup's Festival Celebrating Playwright Steven Carl McCaslandPhoto Flash: Meet the Company of Beautiful Soup's Festival Celebrating Playwright Steven Carl McCasland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, Steven Carl McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rosemary Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Another Exciting Murder Mystery at GLTBWW Reviews: DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Another Exciting Murder Mystery at GLT
by Roy Berko - Mar 2, 2015

Mystery books are the second highest money-making genre in literature, only exceeded by Romance/Erotica. They are the highest rated television demand topic. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Sets 2015-16 Season: DREAMGIRLS, World Premieres & More!Milwaukee Rep Sets 2015-16 Season: DREAMGIRLS, World Premieres & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Artistic Director Mark Clements announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2015/16 Season last night to an enthusiastic group of Rep Subscribers and Donors. (more...)

Three World Premieres, Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2015-16 SeasonThree World Premieres, Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Artistic Director Mark Clements announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2015/16 Season this evening to an enthusiastic group of Rep Subscribers and Donors. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Present AND THEN THERE WERE NONEWalnut Street Theatre to Present AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is not only Dame Agatha Christie's best-selling novel, but the world's best-selling mystery. Over 100 million copies of the book have been sold to date in 50 different languages. The success of her novel, published in 1939, led to AND THEN THERE WERE NONE becoming her most adapted work. The stage adaptation came in 1943 with a world premiere at the Wimbledon Theatre in London. In November of that same year the production transferred to the West End. Its Broadway premiere came in June, 1944 under the title Ten Little Indians. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to entertain with its 2015/16 Another Op'nin', Another Show season! (more...)

Tickets to Beautiful Soup's May Festival Now on SaleTickets to Beautiful Soup's May Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Beautiful Soup's festival of plays by Steven Carl McCasland. Priced $18 each, audiences also have the option to see all 5 plays at a reduced price. (more...)

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Ike Schambelan Dies at 75Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Ike Schambelan Dies at 75
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

According to The New York Times, Ike Schambelan, artistic director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers for more than three decades, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015, due to cancer. He was 75. (more...)

Theatre@First Opens Its Eleventh Season With Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAPTheatre@First Opens Its Eleventh Season With Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Theatre@First opens its eleventh season with Agatha Christie's masterpiece The Mousetrap, at Unity Somerville, February 27 – March 7, 2015. Mike Haddad directs his first Theatre@First production with this classic “whodunit,” the longest running show ever to hit the London stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chemistry Counts in MURDER FOR TWOBWW Reviews: Chemistry Counts in MURDER FOR TWO
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 4, 2015

This two-man tour de force musical comedy mystery is killing it on stage at The Old Globe in San Diego - or, rather, it's killing someone - and that someone is none other than Great American Novelist, Arthur Whitney. Unfortunately, this is one birthday party the much-hated author will never get to enjoy since he takes a bullet to the head in the first few minutes of the musical with all of his guests in attendance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Will Kill You at The FultonBWW Reviews: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Will Kill You at The Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 2, 2015

Agatha Christie fans, rejoice. Everyone else rejoice, too. Marc Robin's new production of the Christie classic is absolutely worth it. (more...)

THE REAGANS: THE LEGACY ENDURES Coming to DVD TodayTHE REAGANS: THE LEGACY ENDURES Coming to DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

This year, Boys Noize (Alex Ridha) celebrates the success of his non-conformist DIY collective, Boysnoize Records (BNR). Alex founded BNR in 2005 to retain full artistic freedom under Boys Noize and his different monikers (more...)

Helen Mirren Calls the Late Geraldine McEwan's Stage Acting 'Miraculous'Helen Mirren Calls the Late Geraldine McEwan's Stage Acting 'Miraculous'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that stage and screen actress Geraldine McEwan passed away earlier this week, and her contemporaries have been voicing their condolences and memories of the award-winner. (more...)

MISS MARPLE Star Geraldine McEwan Has Died at 82MISS MARPLE Star Geraldine McEwan Has Died at 82
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Multitalented British actress and director, best known for portraying the Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple, Geraldine McEwan, has died at age 82. The BAFTA Award-winner's family says she died on January 30, due to complications from a stroke suffered in October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maxine Peake, Michael Shaeffer & More in Rehearsal for Royal Court's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATHPhoto Flash: First Look at Maxine Peake, Michael Shaeffer & More in Rehearsal for Royal Court's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 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.'? The first pictures are released 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 includes Christine Bottomley, Neil D'Souza, Peter Forbes, Maxine Peake, Siobhan McSweeney, Maxine Peake, Danusia Samal and Michael Shaeffer. Take a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Madcap Musical Comedy MURDER FOR TWO to Play the Lyric's Plaza Theatre, 3/25-4/12Madcap Musical Comedy MURDER FOR TWO to Play the Lyric's Plaza Theatre, 3/25-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents MURDER FOR TWO, a zany murder mystery musical comedy inspired by Agatha Christie and the Marx Brothers in which everyone is a suspect. Running March 25 through April 12 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre and coming directly from its smash Off-Broadway run in New York, MURDER FOR TWO is a perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder in which two actors play 13 different roles -- and the piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Maxine Peake & More for HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH at Royal CourtPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Maxine Peake & More for HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH at Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The first pictures are released 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 includes Christine Bottomley, Neil D'Souza, Peter Forbes, Maxine Peake, Siobhan McSweeney, Maxine Peake, Danusia Samaland Michael Shaeffer. (more...)

World Stage Premiere of THE SECRET ADVERSARY Opens 12 Feb at Watermill TheatreWorld Stage Premiere of THE SECRET ADVERSARY Opens 12 Feb at Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Agatha Christie's 1922 thriller The Secret Adversary will receive its world stage premiere at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on 12 February 2015 in a new adaptation by Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari. Introducing crime-fighting duo Tommy and Tuppence to the stage for the very first time, The Secret Adversary will play at The Watermill for 44 performances, prior to a six-week national tour through until 9 May. (more...)

Beautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of PlaysBeautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Additional casting has been announced for Beautiful Soup Theater's festival of plays by Steven Carl McCasland. Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (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...)

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