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
    Fritz Weaver, Veanne Cox, Jeff McCarthy & More Set for Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, 5/12
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

    Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents George Bernard Shaw's masterwork, Heartbreak House, on Monday, May 12 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

    Shakespeare Theatre to Host Open House for Volunteers, 55/15
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

    The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and its gift shop for the Theatre's 2014 Season which begins May 28th. The Shakespeare Theatre will hold a Volunteer Open House on Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison. Community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend this open house to learn about the 2014 Season from Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, mingle with veteran volunteers, meet the professional management staff, and find out more about the Theatre's volunteer opportunities. (more...)

    CANDIDA Plays Pittsburgh Public Theater, Now thru 5/18
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

    Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, Candida, directed by Ted Pappas. Candida runs today, April 17 - May 18, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

    John Goodlin to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Sawyer Center Theater, 6/5-14
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

    For its tenth season, the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNE Rep) will present George Bernard Shaw's romantic comedy Arms and the Man*. The Shaw classic will run for seven performances, June 5 through June 14, in the Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. (more...)

    Masterworks Broadway to Release Jones & Cassidy's MARRIAGE TYPE LOVE, ANDROCLES AND THE LION & Album by Ed Arnes in Coming Months
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

    Masterworks Broadway springs forward with the release of three unexpected album from the vault previously unavailable on CD Marriage Type Love by Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy (April 15), Androcles and the Lion (May 13), Ed Ames: Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You (June 17). (more...)

    Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN Coming to Sawyer Center Theater, 6/5-14
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

    For its tenth anniversary season, the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNE Rep) will present George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy Arms and the Man* on the Sawyer Center stage at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. In this delicious romantic confection, Shaw's barbed wit targets themes of love, honor, and illusions, and serves up laughs aplenty at the foibles of human nature. NNE Rep's production of Arms and the Man will run for seven performances from June 5th through June 14th. (more...)

    CANDIDA to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater, 4/17-5/18
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

    Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, Candida, directed by Ted Pappas. Candida runs April 17 - May 18, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

    SYLVIA and BECKY'S NEW CAR Are New 2nd Story Theatre Season Finales
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

    George Bernard Shaw once said, 'Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.' At 2nd Story change is constant and audiences have learned to expect and embrace Artistic Director Ed Shea's programming adjustments. This season, for a variety of practical reasons, Shea has decided to upend the season finales in both the UpStage and DownStage theaters. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/25- MY FAIR LADY
    by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2014

    Today in 1976, the first Broadway revival of My Fair Lady opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 377 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...)

    STOP KISS, WHERE WE BELONG World Premiere and More Set for Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

    The Pasadena Playhouse announced their 2014-2015 Season today, which includes the critically acclaimed STOP KISS by Diana Son; William Gibson's rarely produced TWO FOR THE SEESAW; a new production of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION; and an Artistic Director's Choice to be announced at a later date. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's 2014 Golden Shamrock Gala
    by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2014

    Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, honored philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its Annual Golden Shamrock Gala, earlier this week at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Ave at 14th Street). The GTG Golden Shamrock Award is given annually for artistic contribution to society. Past honorees include Terrence McNally, Judith Ivey, Brian Murray, and Robert Osborne. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night abd you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

    Theater 2020 to Offer Reading of OVERRULED, 4/12
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

    Theater 2020 'Visions for a New Millennium' (www.theater2020.com) Brooklyn Heights resident professional theater company continue their popular 'Hearthside Reading Series' with a FREE reading of George Bernard Shaw's hilarious one act comedy 'Overruled' on Saturday, April 12th at 2pm. The reading will take place in the first floor theater room of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, and will include a brief history of Mr. Shaw as well as some light refreshments. (more...)

    Ross Valley Players Presents ARMS AND THE MAN, Now thru 4/13
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

    Ross Valley Players presents the critically acclaimed romantic comedy, Arms and the Man, by George Bernard Shaw. Arms and the Man tells the story of a young Bulgarian woman who awaits the return of her fiance from the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885. One night when a mercenary soldier in the Serbian army sneaks into her bedroom and at first threatens her, but then begs her to hide him, it sets off a series of hilarious events that has her wondering if her war hero fiancee is the right man for her. One of Shaw's first commercial successes, Arms and the Man is filled with wit, irony, and charm and shows the futility of war and the double standards of human nature in a comedic fashion. Arms and the Man begins with a preview on Thursday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, April 13. Opening night is tonight, March 14 at 8PM. (more...)

    Ralph Fiennes to Star in MAN AND SUPERMAN in the West End, Spring 2015
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

    According to the Daily Mail, Ralph Fiennes will return to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN next spring. The play will be directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court. (more...)

    Playhouse on Park Presents HIGGINS IN HARLEM, Now thru 3/23
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

    Higgins in Harlem, a modern reimagining of George Bernard Shaw's social commentary masterpiece, Pygmalion, which was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady, makes its world-premiere at Playhouse on Park. This comedic and endearing classic is reset in Harlem in 1938, during the Harlem Renaissance, a time when the affluent Black society of Sugar Hill found itself at odds with the uneducated Blacks of Harlem struggling through the Great Depression. With the energy of the Jazz Age and an entirely African American cast, Higgins in Harlem promises to be a fresh and entertaining twist on a classic. (more...)

    Vancouver Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 3/9
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

    Audiences be warned: a dangerously attractive aristocrat will be in Vancouver when VO's Don Giovanni hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in just a few weeks. The serial seducer will captivate audiences for five passionate performances only, tonight, March 1 to 9, 2014. Based on the captivating figure of Don Juan, Mozart's treatment is comedic and tragic, complex, and a towering achievement of music and drama. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's THE PHILANDERER Reading
    by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2014

    Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, just presented George Bernard Shaw's 1893 comedy, The Philanderer, last night, February 24 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). BroadwayWorld was there for the reading and you can check out photos below! (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Washington Stage Guild Tackles Shaw's Epic BACK TO METHUSELAH
    by Andrew White - Feb 25, 2014

    Given its long history of producing the plays of George Bernard Shaw, it was inevitable that the Washington Stage Guild would someday attempt to mount Shaw's monumental, impossible play cycle, Back to Methuselah. Methuselah tilts at the usual ideological windmills, with a fanciful dash of futurism thrown in for good measure. Perhaps because of its reach, the script shows occasional signs of strain; but the Stage Guild does an admirable job bringing our dear Irish curmudgeon's epic to life. (more...)

    Ross Valley Players to Present ARMS AND THE MAN, 3/14-4/13
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

    Ross Valley Players presents the critically acclaimed romantic comedy, Arms and the Man, by George Bernard Shaw. Arms and the Man tells the story of a young Bulgarian woman who awaits the return of her fiance from the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885. One night when a mercenary soldier in the Serbian army sneaks into her bedroom and at first threatens her, but then begs her to hide him, it sets off a series of hilarious events that has her wondering if her war hero fiancee is the right man for her. One of Shaw's first commercial successes, Arms and the Man is filled with wit, irony, and charm and shows the futility of war and the double standards of human nature in a comedic fashion. Arms and the Man begins with a preview on Thursday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, April 13. Opening night is Friday, March 14 at 8PM. (more...)

    Bedlam's HAMLET & SAINT JOAN to Celebrate 100th Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

    The critically acclaimed Bedlam productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan will celebrate their 100th performance at off-Broadway's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street, NYC) on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30PM. (more...)

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