Peter Shaffer News

BWW Reviews: Matthew C. Logan's Production of EQUUS is Intense and Beautifully Poignant
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 27, 2014

Director Matthew C. Logan and his stellar cast delve into English playwright Peter Shaffer's pyschodramatic play about a disturbed youth's fanatical obsession with horses. Written in 1973 and inspired by true events, EQUUS is certainly challenging material concerning the heavy themes of religion, sexuality, passion and normalism in society. The ensemble faces the material with unflinching conviction. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The August broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin -- begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring the 2014-14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Over the course of the three-week festival Mr. Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle as well as the Triple Concerto with Principal Cello Carter Brey and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the final Philharmonic appearance of his 34-year tenure. The festival also features the World Premieres of Lyra by Anthony Cheung and Songs by Sean Shepherd, both commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music, pairing the master composer's concertos with new commissions now entering the repertoire. (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Shares His Biggest Fear for Final 'INISHMAAN' Performances
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Radcliffe sat down with MTV News and revealed his biggest fear regarding what may happen during the final performances of the show! (more...)

Festival Theatre Reopens After Major Redevelopment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Chichester Festival Theatre celebrated the successful completion of a highly ambitious 21-month, 22 million redevelopment project this week, with the official reopening of its much-loved Grade 2* listed building. (more...)

Houston's Frenetic Theater Presents Re-Imagined Production of EQUUS, 7/24 - 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Houstonian director Matthew C. Logan is bringing Peter Shaffer's classic play Equus to Houston's Frenetic Theater in a bold new production for two weeks only. Directed by award-winning Houstonian director Matthew C. Logan (recently Assistant Director on the TUTS production of Hands on a Hardbody) the show will run between 24th July and 2nd August 2014 at Frenetic Theater, Houston. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Enters Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, the Broadway premiere of a comedy by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, is now in its final week at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on Sunday, April 20, must end on July 20. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, the Broadway premiere of a comedy by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, begins its final two weeks at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The limited engagement, which opened to rave reviews on Sunday, April 20, must end on July 20. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/7/14 - 'Meet Your Heroes' at NYMF, THE LONG SHRIFT Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 07, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NYMF kicks off tonight with a concert celebrating some of the musical theatre world's top composers, James Franco directs THE LONG SHRIFT off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart Join Chichester's 2014 Celebration of Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 04, 2014

Distinguished actors Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart will be among those taking part in Chichester Festival Theatre's celebrations to mark its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE to Conclude 50th Anniversary UK Tour at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, July 3-5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Joe Orton's comic masterpiece, Entertaining Mr Sloane will conclude its 50th Anniversary U.K Tour at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from Thurs 3 - Sat 5 July. (more...)

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE Concludes 50th Anniversary Tour At Belgrade, Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Joe Orton's comic masterpiece, Entertaining Mr Sloane will conclude its 50th Anniversary U.K Tour at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from Thurs 3 - Sat 5 July. (more...)

Nicholas Parsons & Simon Callow Celebrate THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL, July 4 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed sold-out concert, Ivor Novello - The Great British Musical, award-winning Musical Director Ross Leadbeater returns to the St. James Theatre with The Great British Musicals - in Concert. (more...)

BWW Interview: MUCH ADO's John Pankow, From Shakespeare to Sitcoms & Back Again
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 13, 2014

Back at the Delacorte for his fifth Shakespeare in the Park, the TV star talks about playing the fool, getting typecast and living in L.A. and Italy. (more...)

Chichester's Festival Theatre Reopens With AMADEUS, Starring Rupert Everett, Jul 12-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Chichester's Festival Theatre reopens in July with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN's Daniel Radcliffe to Appear Tomorrow on THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, will be interviewed tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11 on 'The View.' Locally, the program airs at 11:00AM on ABC7. Check your local listings. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans to Lead MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY at Chichester Festival, July 4-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Craig And Evans Lead Casts For MISS JULIE/BLACK COMEDY At CFT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

DVR Alert: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN's Daniel Radcliffe Appears Tonight on CHARLIE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, will be interviewed tonight on "Charlie Rose". Locally, the program airs at 11:00PM on PBS/WNET. Check your local listings. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently revealed its 2015 season, eight exciting and diverse comedies, musicals, tragedies, and histories running from June to October. Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn announced the season, which includes four Shakespeare classics, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, a classic American farce, one of the world's greatest suspense thrillers, and the story of the famous composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre Presents AMADEUS, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer. Directed by Barry Feinstein, the play will run tonight, May 2nd through Sunday, June 1st, 2014. (more...)

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