Peter Shaffer News

Date of Birth: May 15, 1926 (90)
Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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...)

BWW Review: EQUUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATREBWW Review: EQUUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Nov 11, 2016

STELLAR CAST DELVES IN DRAMA OF EQUUS Near perfection. That is what Irish Classical Theatre has achieved in their exciting new production of Peter Shaffer's EQUUS. Shaffer's poignant and often unsettling drama about a troubled teenager who commits an unspeakable act against horses can be difficult to process and to watch. The story relates how the teen is committed to a mental hospital in order to ascertain what demons lie in his psyche. The psychiatrist Martin Dysart is given the near impossible job of treating him. Director David Oliver has assembled such a fine cast that inarguably I would not consider changing it in any way. (more...)

EQUUS to Gallop Into The Bakehouse Theatre This NovemberEQUUS to Gallop Into The Bakehouse Theatre This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

International sensation Equus by the late Peter Shaffer will be performed by the team from Adapt Enterprises at The Bakehouse Theatre this November. (more...)

Novato Theater Company Presents an Original Musical Adaptation of Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROLNovato Theater Company Presents an Original Musical Adaptation of Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Along with The Nutcracker, the stage version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the most popular Christmas holiday entertainment in North America.  The Novato Theater Company production is an original musical adaptation created by the late Blanca Florido with music by Andrew Kline and Lyrics by Florido. It is produced and directed by Paula Gianetti and Janelle Ponte. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS Coming Soon to AdelaidePeter Shaffer's EQUUS Coming Soon to Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

International sensation, Equus, from renowned playwright Peter Shaffer will be given a new lease of life by the team from Adapt Enterprises in Adelaide this November. (more...)

Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

BWW Review: AMADEUS, National Theatre, 26 October 2016BWW Review: AMADEUS, National Theatre, 26 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2016

Jealousy stalks this seminal work by the late Peter Schaffer, making a triumphant return to the theatre where it debuted in 1979. Court composer Salieri is cursed with just enough musical appreciation to realise how mediocre his efforts are in comparison with Mozart - whose instinctive genius is yoked to an obscene child persona - a realisation that shakes his fundamental faith. If music is God's art, why isn't his virtue rewarded with a divine voice? Why does the Almighty choose instead, as his conduit, someone who Salieri deems so unworthy? (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP ExhibitionNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This FallPeter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

IVRT to Produce Peter Shaffer's AMADEUSIVRT to Produce Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The play Amadeus by Peter Shaffer will be presented by the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont October 26 - November 9. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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EQUUS to Gallop Into The Bakehouse Theatre This NovemberEQUUS to Gallop Into The Bakehouse Theatre This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

International sensation Equus by the late Peter Shaffer will be performed by the team from Adapt Enterprises at The Bakehouse Theatre this November. (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

Moonbox Productions to Present Tony Award Winning Production AMADEUSMoonbox Productions to Present Tony Award Winning Production AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Moonbox Productions, nominated for numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, will soon present acclaimed playwright Peter Shaffer's brilliant Tony Award winning production Amadeus, November 25th - December 17th at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Gillen On Playing Mozart In AMADEUSBWW Interview: Adam Gillen On Playing Mozart In AMADEUS
by Marianka Swain - Oct 6, 2016

Actor Adam Gillen's credits include A Taste of Honey at the Royal Exchange Theatre, The School for Scandal at the Barbican and the RSC's Wendy and Peter, as well as TV hits Fresh Meat and Benidorm. He's currently starring as Mozart, opposite Lucian Msamati as rival composer Salieri, in the National Theatre revival of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, which begins previews later this month. (more...)

Young Chekhov Trilogy, 'PLOUGH' Wrap Up This Autumn; THE RED BARN, AMADEUS Begin This MonthYoung Chekhov Trilogy, 'PLOUGH' Wrap Up This Autumn; THE RED BARN, AMADEUS Begin This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Final performances of the Young Chekhov trilogy begin this autumn in the Olivier Theatre, and The Plough and the Stars is wrapping up at the Lyttelton. In addition, previews begin in the Lyttelton for The Red Barn on 6 October (press night on 17 October), and Amadeus starts previewing in the Olivier from 19 October, (press night on 26 October). (more...)

AMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London ShowsAMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 1, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Amadeus and a starry Stoppard revival to exciting new musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

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