NoŽl Coward News

Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1899
Date Of Death:
March 26, 1973 (73)
Birth Place:
Teddington, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Time Travel Through COMMUNICATING DOORS at Hedgerow Theatre, 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In Alan Ayckbourn's comic thriller Communicating Doors, which runs at Hedgerow Theatre from September 4 to October 5, the prolific British playwright mixes laughter, suspense and a touch of fantasy as he creates a scenario where it's possible to rewrite history. (more...)

2014 Emmys: Allison Janney Wins 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stage veteran Allison Janney, well known for her performance as C.J. Cregg on Aaron Sorkin's long-running political drama THE WEST WING, was the recipient of the 2014 Emmy 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series' award for her role Anna Faris' former alcoholic - and estranged - mother, 'Bonnie,' on the CBS sitcom MOM. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Richard Attenborough Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary actor, producer and director Richard Attenborough in honor of his death this week at the age of 90. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is adding depth and diversity to what is already the Bay Area's most comprehensive concert season. In 2014-15, SFCM presents twelve orchestra concerts, three full operas, premieres by nationally-known and home-grown composers, and an expanded faculty artist series of chamber works, early music and solo recitals. (more...)

Nightlife Award Winner Liam Forde Plays Stage 72 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Tonight, August 22nd at 7pm, Nightlife, Bistro, and Julie Wilson Award-winner Liam Forde will bring his fleet phantasmagoria to Stage 72. Forde is joined by Tyrone Davis Jr. (Witness Uganda), Marissa Miller, and Jillian Kates Bumpas (Wicked). Christopher Murrah directs. Additional performances have been added September 5th at 9pm and October 24th at 7pm. Here's how the extravaganza is billed: (more...)

Hartford Stage's 2014-15 'StagePass' for Young Professionals Goes on Sale 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

StagePass, a subscription package designed for young professionals ages 21-35, will go on sale September 2. StagePass subscriptions cost $99 and allow purchasers unlimited admission to all six Mainstage productions, as well as A Christmas Carol, at Hartford Stage for the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 21, 2014

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hand those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' and 'Lettice and Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014


BWW Profiles: The Tony Nominated, Four-Time Emmy-Winning Allison Janney
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 18, 2014

In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter. (more...)

Sharon Maughan to star in AUTOBAHN at King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Neil Labute's Autobahn, which opens at the King's Head this month, will star Sharon Maughan, probably most famous for her work in the iconic Nescafe Coffee ads with Anthony Head, as well as for her three year stint on Holby City. (more...)

The Broadway Experience Wraps Seventh Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Broadway Experience returned for a seventh summer program at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 28th - August 10th. With over 20 professional educators from the Broadway community, TBE offered over 75 classes, workshops, lectures, a performance based second week and invited Jonathan Groff as guest speaker. Jonathan spoke about his life on and off the stage, and took the time to answer questions and offer advice and inspiration. He was even kind enough to give an impromptu performance from Disney's recent hit film, Frozen. (more...)

Rover Dramawerks' 15th Season to Include 24-Hour Play Festivals and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Rover Dramawerks has announced their Fifteen Season of plays "off the beaten path." The fact that this will be their first full season in their new theatre venue makes this milestone anniversary even more special. Rover will present seven plays and two One Day Only 24-hour play festivals, starting with The Fourth Wall, by A. R. Gurney, directed by Andi Allen, running October 23 - November 15, 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...)

Television and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

FELICITY Kendal stars in Noel Coward's Hay Fever, at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September). This new production of the hilarious tale of bad manners also stars Simon Shepherd. (more...)

First Stage Adaptation of Thriller Novelist Peter James Premieres in Canterbury at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

The first stage adaptation of the work of international best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James comes to Canterbury next month. With its darkly comic and thrilling storyline, The Perfect Murder was a success on the first leg of its tour earlier this year. Now set for an extended run, which opens at The Marlowe Theatre on Tuesday 2 September, it has been recast and stars Robert Daws and Dawn Steele. (more...)

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures' MOON OVER BUFFALO to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

There will be swashbuckling when Wasatch Theatrical Ventures presents the Tony-nominated comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO, written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), directed by Kiff Scholl, produced by Racquel Lehrman/Theatre Planners, opening August 2 at the Grove Center Theatre in Burbank, CA. (more...)

BWW Review: A Clevelander's View of the Stratford Theater Festival - A Season of Being Pushed to the Edge
by Roy Berko - Jul 30, 2014

The Stratford Festival of Canada, whose present artistic director is Atoni Cimolino, started on July 13, 1953, when Sir Alec Guiness walked onto a stage located in a large tent and spoke the first lines of what has become the internationally-recognized celebration of theatre. Now housed in five theatres, offering plays and other entertainment from late April to November, Stratford is the largest repertoire theatre in North America. The offerings are not only the writings of Shakespeare, but a variety of classical and contemporary works, including musicals. (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Host A SERIES OF ONE ACTS, 8/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Community Theatre of Little Rock will open its 59th Season with our Late Summer production 'A Series of One Acts'. The night's offering will include '30 Minutes to Charlie' by Nick Zagone, 'Pvt. Wars' by James McLure, 'Ways and Means' by Noel Coward and 'The Actor's Nightmare' by Christopher Durang. Show dates are August 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and August 24th at 2 pm, to be held at our new home, The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street. (more...)

Peninsula Players' THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Opens 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The frighteningly funny farce "The Mystery of Irma Vep- A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlam opens July 30 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. The Drama Desk-and Obie Award-winning comedy is a true mix of Victorian gothic romance and Universal monster movies. (more...)

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