George Bernard Shaw News

Also Credited As:
  • G. B. Shaw
  • Bernard Shaw

  • Date Of Birth:
    July 26, 1856
    Date Of Death:
    November 02, 1950 (94)
    Birth Place:
    Dublin, IRELAND
    Gender:
    Male
    BWW Reviews: APT's A DOCTOR'S DILEMMA Dissects Truths to Life and Death
    by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 22, 2014

    I can't afford to save my life, Dr. Blenkinsop tells a cadre of more successful physicians in George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma. Spring Green's American Players Theatre presents Shaw's riveting drama at the Up the Hill Theatre this fall, a diverting play that discusses contemporary medical issues even though written over 100 years ago. In Shaw's play, Blenkinsop represents a physician who serves the less fortunate in London society, and when he himself becomes sick, has few means or time to cure his patients, much less himself. (more...)

    MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Theatre By The Sea's 2015 Musical Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    Bill Hanney has announced the lineup for the 2015 Summer Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four show subscription season will feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, MY FAIR LADY starring Charles Shaughnessy, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and the Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Season subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (401) 782-8587, order forms can be downloaded online at theatrebythesea.com, or ordered in person at the Box Office located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/18- MY FAIR LADY
    by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

    Today in 1981, the second Broadway revival of My Fair Lady opened at the Uris Theatre (now the George Gershwin Theatre), where it ran for 120 performances. My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

    Artistic Director Steven Glaudini presents the third show inMoonlight Stage Production's 34th summer season, the beloved classic Broadway smash hit MY FAIR LADY. Performances are today, August 13 to 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

    BEYOND DESIRE to Run 21 Nov - 14 Dec at Hayes Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

    Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November - Sunday 14 December 2014. (more...)

    THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

    This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

    BWW Blog: A Clevelander's Views and Reviews of Canada's The Shaw Festival
    by Roy Berko - Aug 06, 2014

    'By the time the show is over, you will have been taken on a journey more compelling and magical than you could have imagined. For this, I think, is our principal function-as we delight, provoke and entertain, we must always surprise.' These are Jackie Maxwell, the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director, hopes for those who attend one or more of the theatre offerings. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: FROGS Fails to Create Much Excitement at Cain Park
    by Roy Berko - Aug 03, 2014

    'The Frogs,' Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's musical adaptation of Aristophanes' ancient Greek comedy, had a novel introduction to the stage. In 1974 it was produced in Yale University's Swimming Pool by the Yale Repertory Theatre. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' PYGMALION
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

    California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from now through August 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

    MMNT's 2014-15 Season to Include HAMLET, 'BRIDEGROOM,' MISALLIANCE & More
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward's University theater training program, announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring four (4) outstanding plays ranging from classic to contemporary. Join us for our 42nd anniversary season and share in the fun and excitement at the theatre on the hill! (more...)

    Moonlight Stage to Present MY FAIR LADY, 8/13-30
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    Artistic Director Steven Glaudini presents the third show in Moonlight Stage Production's 34th summer season, the beloved classic Broadway smash hit MY FAIR LADY. Performances are August 13 to 30. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

    Classic Theatre of San Antonio to Present ARMS AND THE MAN, Begin. 8/22
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

    Classic Theatre of San Antonio opens up its seventh season with a production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. Worlds collide with delicious results when two opposing soldiers vie for the heart of an idealistic young girl. Director Stacey Connelly captures Shaw's signature wit and charm in this classic, romantic comedy which illuminates the resulting humor of heroic ideals turned on their head. (more...)

    Flat Earth Theatre to Stage PYGMALION, 8/22-30
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

    Exactly one century since its 1914 London premiere, Flat Earth Theatre presents PYGMALION, George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy of manners, newly adapted and directed by local fiction writer and Flat Earth Company Member Devon Jones. This irreverent reimagining of Shaw's time-tested story will run August 22nd - 30th, 2014, and will be the third and final production in Flat Earth's 2014 Season, "Literature in Dystopia." (more...)

    THINKING PLACES Reveals Secrets to Success
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (more...)

    Long Beach Playhouse's 85th Mainstage Season to Include 'SALESMAN,' 'SUPERSTAR,' 'STARK' & More
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

    The Long Beach Playhouse iwill present its 2014 - 2015 Mainstage season opening September 27. This year's offerings are an exhilarating mix of suspense, comedy and, of course, drama. As always, the works are selected with the audience in mind and with a goal to create a mosaic of plays that entertain and engage the hearts and minds of those who attend. Well-known playwrights including Agatha Christie and Arthur Miller intermingle with contemporary writers like Tom Stoppard and Lynn Nottage to bring an outstanding mix of classic favorites and new works to the Mainstage. This is a season you won't want to miss. (more...)

    Cal Shakes to Continue Season with PGYMALION, 7/30-8/24
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

    California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 30 through August 24. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Flat Rock's Cast of MY FAIR LADY Raps LOVERLY
    by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2014

    Before closing Flat Rock Playhouse's 2014 production of 'My Fair Lady', members of the cast got together to record a Loverly Rap! (more...)

    BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's Gorgeous New Production of MY FAIR LADY is a Musical with Style and Substance
    by Jill Schafer - Jul 10, 2014

    There's a reason My Fair Lady is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Not only does it feature a bunch of wonderful songs by Lerner and Loewe that have become classics, but it's based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion that deals with issues of class, gender, societal expectations, and the intersection of wealth and power. It's a musical that has style and substance. The Guthrie's gorgeous new production does well by this classic. The show is perfectly cast, the familiar music sounds great, the choreography is fantastic, and the sets and costumes are luscious. This hugely entertaining show is definitely a must-see summer blockbuster musical. (more...)

    Jim Dale at Roundabout
    by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 10, 2014

    Veteran actor Jim Dale has a long history with Roundabout Theatre Company. Starting with one of Roundabout's earliest successes, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jim Dale has performed in five Roundabout productions over the last 30 years. In his brand new solo show, Just Jim Daleunder the direction of Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Ain't Misbehavin'), Dale shares his passion for the stage as he recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales. We look back at some of his great roles at Roundabout below. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE Reveals George Bernard Shaw's Sense of Excitement
    by Patrick Kennedy - Jul 10, 2014

    'The Devil's Disciple' is now on stage at The Shakespare Theatre of New Jersey through Sunday, July 27th. (more...)

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