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P. G. Wodehouse News

Date Of Birth:
October 15, 1881
Date Of Death:
February 14, 1975 (93)
Birth Place:
Guildford, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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Jason Robert Brown, Israel Horovitz & Jeff Baron to Judge First International Jewish Play ContestJason Robert Brown, Israel Horovitz & Jeff Baron to Judge First International Jewish Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Five plays - one about a young woman's coming of age at the intersection of the Jewish and American communities; one about the friendship between the actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson and Soviet Jews during WWII; one about a feisty, successful Yiddish actress who fiercely guards her agonizing secrets from a zealous director; one about love and scandal in the 1921 Yiddish Art Theater's production of Ansky's 'The Dybbuk'; and one which takes place during 1945 at the closing of WWII in the Jewish neighborhood of Saratoga Springs known as 'Gut' -- have been chosen as the finalists in first-ever National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's [NYTF] International David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour at North Carolina TheatreBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jan 21, 2015

Based on material previously written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, featuring a catalog of many recognizable songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Nice Work If You Can Get It tells the story of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix on the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who had been married three times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking that Jimmy and Eileen wouldl be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour to Play Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 5/5-17ANYTHING GOES National Tour to Play Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 5/5-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Fort Lauderdale premiere Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited two week run. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 2/13-21UCSB Theater/Dance to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 2/13-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Department of Theater/Dance at UC Santa Barbara and director Simon Williams presents a fresh take on Oscar Wilde's famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Among the funniest plays ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest is a heady cocktail of mistaken identity, young lovers, hilariously dated elders, high style and pithy social commentary - all reimagined for this production in the 1930s. The Importance of Being Earnest runs February 13 - 21, 2015 in the Performing Arts Theater on the UC Santa Barbara campus. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour Coming to Ohio Theatre, 2/3-8ANYTHING GOES National Tour Coming to Ohio Theatre, 2/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Columbus premiere February 3-8 as part of the PNC Broadway in Columbus Series. (more...)

Tickets to ANYTHING GOES National Tour  at the Aronoff Center Now On SaleTickets to ANYTHING GOES National Tour at the Aronoff Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Cincinnati premiere February 17-22 as part of the 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. Group orders of ten or more may be placed by calling 513.369.4363. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center in March 2015NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Individual tickets for the Orange County premiere of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are on sale now. Single tickets start at $29 and may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 21 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Hershey TheatreNICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Broadway's new musical comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It will visit Hershey Theatre Friday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Play the Mayo Center, Jan 15NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Play the Mayo Center, Jan 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Tony-winning musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, inspired by the music of the Gershwins, comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8 pm for one performance only. Tickets are $39-79. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

NOOK Launches Online Christmas ShopNOOK Launches Online Christmas Shop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the launch of the NOOK Christmas Shop, a dedicated section on NOOK.co.uk featuring curated book lists and great offers to help customers discover the best books for the Christmas season. The site features a special Christmas sale, with prices starting as low as 59p on a wide range of select popular books, as well a list of the NOOK Editor's Choice of the Best 100 Books of 2014, and many more great lists and offers, the NOOK Christmas Shop (www.nook.co.uk) is a great resource for people in the UK who love to read. (more...)

Robert Webb, Jason Thorpe & Christopher Ryan to Join JEEVES AND WOOSTER UK Tour in 2015Robert Webb, Jason Thorpe & Christopher Ryan to Join JEEVES AND WOOSTER UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Robert Webb re-joins the Olivier award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense on tour from February - April 2015 following his West End run earlier this year. Jason Thorpe will play Jeeves and the role of Seppings will be played by Christopher Ryan from February - June 2015. The trio will be taking over from John Gordon Sinclair (Jeeves), James Lance (Bertie Wooster) and Robert Goodale (Seppings). (more...)

John Gordon Sinclair to Make His Glasgow Stage Debut in JEEVES & WOOSTER this MonthJohn Gordon Sinclair to Make His Glasgow Stage Debut in JEEVES & WOOSTER this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

John Gordon Sinclair returns to the stage in Scotland and will for the first time perform in a Glasgow theatre as one half of the iconic duo Jeeves and Wooster. John had West End audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter as the unflappable valet Jeeves in the Olivier Award-winning hit Perfect Nonsense. Starring alongside James Lance as the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and co-writer Robert Goodale as Seppings, the trio will be serving up the laughs at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 24 November for one week only. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Sets Full 2015 SeasonSheffield Theatres Sets Full 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The season begins with a real treat for dance fans as Moscow City Ballet bring their breathtaking production of Swan Lake to the stage from Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 January and Northern Ballet return to the Lyceum with their adaptation of Emily Bronte's romantic masterpiece Wuthering Heights (Wed 18 - Sat 21 March) with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg (Les Miserables). (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour to Play Texas Performing Arts, 12/9-14ANYTHING GOES National Tour to Play Texas Performing Arts, 12/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Austin premiere December 9 - 14 as part of the Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New ANYTHING GOES National Tour, Opening Tonight in Houston!Photo Flash: First Look at New ANYTHING GOES National Tour, Opening Tonight in Houston!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, opens tonight, October 14th in Houston at the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. For more information and a complete tour route, please visit www.anythinggoesontour.com. (more...)

Emma Stratton and Brian Krinsky Lead ANYTHING GOES National Tour, Launching Tonight in HoustonEmma Stratton and Brian Krinsky Lead ANYTHING GOES National Tour, Launching Tonight in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, launches in Houston tonight, October 14, 2014 at the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Plays the The Hobby Center, Beginning TonightANYTHING GOES Plays the The Hobby Center, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Houston premiere today, October 14-19 as part of the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway at the Hobby Center. (more...)

First National Tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Comes to the Ordway TonightFirst National Tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Comes to the Ordway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will welcome the first national tour of Nice Work If You Can Get It to the St. Paul stage today, Oct. 14-19, 2014. (more...)

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