Peter Shaffer News

Date of Birth: May 15, 1926 (90)
Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Melissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at CaramoorMelissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The American Songbook opens up on Caramoor's Music Room stage for its annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Salute to Peter ShafferAlec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Salute to Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will gather Monday, April 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer , much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as Equus , Amadeus , and Lettice and Lovage . Shaffer, a Manhattan resident for his last 40 years, died last May at 90, leaving behind loving family and friends, and a body of work that has shaped and influenced the theater scene for decades. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Week for Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 SeasonSingle Tickets on Sale Next Week for Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

With only a little over two months before the curtain goes up on Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 Season, single tickets will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, March 21, and will be offered at a 25% discount for that day only. (more...)

National Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This SummerNational Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Love, temptation and fear will captivate moviegoers as Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live partner to bring the best of the stage to U.S. cinemas with 'NT LIVE: Obsession' on May 11 and 'NT LIVE: Angels in America' on July 20 and 27, all captured live each day. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Together for Peter Shaffer MemorialAlec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Together for Peter Shaffer Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will gather Monday, April 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer, much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as Equus, Amadeus, and Lettice and Lovage. Shaffer, a Manhattan resident for his last 40 years, died last May at 90, leaving behind loving family and friends, and a body of work that has shaped and influenced the theater scene for decades. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning MoviesBWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater's leader, Ted Pappas, to Depart After the 2017/2018 SeasonPittsburgh Public Theater's leader, Ted Pappas, to Depart After the 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

For the past 17 years Pittsburgh Public Theater has been led by impresario and consummate showman Ted Pappas. His aesthetic has defined the company, his business acumen has kept the organization remarkably debt-free, his exacting standards have established The Public as one of the finest regional theaters in America, and his tireless presence at numerous performances have made him the face of Pittsburgh Public Theater. Mr. Pappas this week announced that in 18 months he will leave the company, at the conclusion of the 2017/2018 season. During his final season he will direct productions of Peter Shaffer's Equus, Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and William Shakespeare's Hamlet. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 SeasonOcean State Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to announce that its sixth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the five-time Tony Award-winning musical, Titanic: The Musical. (more...)

Oliver Driver to Direct Michael Hurst and Morgana O'Reilly in the Award-Winning AMADEUSOliver Driver to Direct Michael Hurst and Morgana O'Reilly in the Award-Winning AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Auckland Theatre Company's third show in the brand-new ASB Waterfront Theatre is Sir Peter Shaffer's awarding winning, psychological-thriller, Amadeus, presented by ASB.  (more...)

THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays comprising the 2017/2018 subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater and one very special event. Included are works by William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, and Peter Shaffer, as well as two hot new Broadway plays in a season exemplifying the company's range as a producing organization. (more...)

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...)

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