Peter Shaffer News

Date of Birth: May 15, 1926 (90)
Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This SpringNational Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate FactoryFelicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

BWW Review: AMADEUS Hits Downtown Cabaret Main Stage TheatreBWW Review: AMADEUS Hits Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre
by Carissa Chesanek - Feb 15, 2017

Peter Shaffer's award winning play, Amadeus brings its talent to Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport, Connecticut - and does not disappoint. Mixed with silly humor and dark drama, Amadeus is a show that reels you in and doesn't let go until the very end. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD Comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse with HEDDA GABLERNational Theatre of London in HD Comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse with HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Joan of Arc: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Gemma Arterton stars in Josie Rourke's electrifying new production of Bernard Shaw's classic play.  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series brings a LIVE in HD transmission of National Theatre of London's Saint Joan on Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Every night the maids stage a fantasized revolution against their mistress Madame. Every night they fail miserably. But last night they have taken a step into reality. They have plotted against Monsieur and have gotten him arrested by the police. Family and class wars unfold.  (more...)

National Theatre Live's SAINT JOAN, AMADEUS, HEDDA GABLER to Screen at Ridgefield PlayhouseNational Theatre Live's SAINT JOAN, AMADEUS, HEDDA GABLER to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The best of British theatre comes to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse -National Theatre of London in HD Performances Saint Joan on February 16, Amadeus on February 19 and Hedda Gabler on March 9. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2017 - 2018 SeasonPalm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes announced today that the 2017-2018 season will include two world premieres and three classic plays. The season gets underway at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on Friday evening, October 20, with Lillian Hellman's masterpiece, The Little Foxes (1939), in which a greedy, merciless Southern family will stop at nothing to get what they want. Up next on December 8 is the premiere of Billy and Me by Terry Teachout (author of Satchmo at the Waldorf), a play that speculates on the tempestuous friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: The Fugard Launches 2017 Bioscope Season with NT Live's Thrilling THE THREEPENNY OPERABWW Special Feature: The Fugard Launches 2017 Bioscope Season with NT Live's Thrilling THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by David Fick - Jan 30, 2017

Cape Town was at its finest this past Sunday when the Fugard Theatre hosted a reception in their breathtaking rooftop bar to announce the programme of The 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season before a screening of The National Theatre's thrilling production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Returns To The Menier Chocolate Factory To Direct LOVE IN IDLENESS and LETTICE AND LOVAGETrevor Nunn Returns To The Menier Chocolate Factory To Direct LOVE IN IDLENESS and LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom to open shortly in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn returns to direct major works from the two of the greatest British playwrights of the twentieth century. (more...)

BWW Review: AMADEUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATREBWW Review: AMADEUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Jan 21, 2017

Joint Venture Makes For Cohesive AMADEUS Collaboration among Western New York arts groups can only help serve the better good of the community and a happy pairing of Irish Classical Theatre with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is playing on at Kleinhans Music Hall, as both groups present Peter Shaffer's TONY and Academy Award winning AMADEUS. While integrating live music with theatrical plays may have been commonplace at one time-- think Beethoven's Overture and incidental music to the play EGMONT or Mendelssohn's interludes to ROMEO AND JULIET, it is a custom that has all but died of extinction in the 20th century. So the novelty of having the full BPO join forces with one of Buffalo's premier theatre companies is truly a rare theatrical opportunity. (more...)

February Brings Two National Theatre of London in HD Performances; SAINT JOAN on 2/16 and AMADEUS on 2/19February Brings Two National Theatre of London in HD Performances; SAINT JOAN on 2/16 and AMADEUS on 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series brings a LIVE in HD transmission of National Theatre of London's Saint Joan on Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. starring Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc.  Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.   (more...)

FLOYD COLLINS, EQUUS and More on Tap for Blank Canvas Theatre's 2017 SeasonFLOYD COLLINS, EQUUS and More on Tap for Blank Canvas Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre is dedicated to inspiring a new love for those new to theatre in the Cleveland community, while providing another quality venue for those who already love the arts. (more...)

Time Zone Theatre Ltd Presents MOZART and SALIERITime Zone Theatre Ltd Presents MOZART and SALIERI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

"Villainy and genius can never be compatible?" (more...)

Award-Winning Producer Jerry Arrow Passes Away Age 78Award-Winning Producer Jerry Arrow Passes Away Age 78
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Jerry Arrow, 78, the prominent Broadway producer of Albert Innaurato's 'Gemini' and Lanford Wilson's Tony-award winning 'Fifth Of July,' passed away Saturday January 7, 2017. (more...)

NTC Stages Peter Shaffer Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE 2/3-19NTC Stages Peter Shaffer Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Novato Theater Company opens 2017 with Sir Peter Shaffer's award-winning comedy, Lettice and Lovage.  The author of Equus and Amadeus plunges into droll comedy about two women who could not be more opposite.  The play is directed by Renee Mandel-Sher and produced by Mark Clark.  It runs February 3-19 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces its 18th SeasonAmphibian Stage Productions Announces its 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions is proud to announce its 2017 Season, featuring regional and world premieres of work by award-winning playwrights, a New Play Festival highlighting women playwrights, and the return of the Phib Comedy Series with an all-star cast of comedians curated by Baron Vaughn, as well as the National Theatre Live screenings in partnership with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

BWW Review: Mozart's Music Lifts Moonbox Productions' AMADEUSBWW Review: Mozart's Music Lifts Moonbox Productions' AMADEUS
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 28, 2016

Moonbox Productions, Director Allison Olivia Choat, and Music Director Dan Rodriguez pay precise attention to the musical framework of Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS, with music performed by the Baroque ensemble Grand Harmonie Orchestra. Matthew Zahnzinger owns the spotlight as Antonio Salieri and newcomer Cody Sloan embodies the boyishness of the prodigy. The cast impresses, but the playwright had a hard time finding an ending he liked, so be prepared for a long night. (more...)

LOOKING BACK, IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN RIDGEFIELD HIGH'S BEST PRODUCTION OF OUR TOWN to Premiere at The PITLOOKING BACK, IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN RIDGEFIELD HIGH'S BEST PRODUCTION OF OUR TOWN to Premiere at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This winter at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), get ready for the world premiere of Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town, by Augie Praley, running December 4th to January 15th. (more...)

BWW Review: EQUUS at Bakehouse TheatreBWW Review: EQUUS at Bakehouse Theatre
by - Nov 14, 2016

The play is so perfectly written that it is almost impossible to get wrong. (more...)

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