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Date Of Birth:
May 15, 1926 (91)
Birth Place:
Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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Peter Shaffer News

Date of Birth: May 15, 1926 (91)
Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
The Provincetown Theater to Stage AMADEUS This SpringThe Provincetown Theater to Stage AMADEUS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Genius and jealousy take center stage in Peter Shaffer's award-winning play, 'Amadeus'. The highly-stylized theater piece follows the re-imagined rivalry between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater! (more...)

Epic Theatre Brings Fifth Season To a Close With EQUUSEpic Theatre Brings Fifth Season To a Close With EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is closing out its acclaimed fifth season with a true modern classic-Peter Shaffer's Equus. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' GalaMatthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 fundraising gala on Saturday evening, September 9. New this year will be the Gala's move to Saturday evening instead of Monday night as in past seasons. The Gala's theme, 'Moonlight Over Venice,' is a nod to the Playhouse's autumn production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. (more...)

Punk Rock Cabaret Performer Billy Hough to Star in AMADEUS at Provincetown TheaterPunk Rock Cabaret Performer Billy Hough to Star in AMADEUS at Provincetown Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Notorious punk rock/cabaret performer Billy Hough will now get back to exercising his thespian talents when he performs the lead role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Provincetown Theater's new production of "Amadeus" in Provincetown, MA, running May 24th through June 11th. (more...)

LETTICE AND LOVAGE to Open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th SeasonLETTICE AND LOVAGE to Open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, "Lettice and Lovage," will open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of "Amadeus," and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  The play runs from May 30 through June 17.  (more...)

WOYZECK Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsWOYZECK Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From new takes on Brecht and Buchner to Jez Butterworth's latest and a classic musical, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Fugard Bioscope Announces Line-Up for Next MonthFugard Bioscope Announces Line-Up for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Fugard Bioscope presents screenings of the best of world theatre, opera and ballet productions from companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and  Royal Opera House, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2017 Season Kick-off Block Party on 5/6Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2017 Season Kick-off Block Party on 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will host a 2017 Season Kick-off Block Party, on Saturday, May 6, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, activities, prizes, music, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's "backstage experience." Admission is free and open to the public.  (more...)

EQUUS Gallops Into Warsaw Federal Incline Theater This MonthEQUUS Gallops Into Warsaw Federal Incline Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Equus by Sir Peter Shaffer will run tonight, April 6, through April 23, 2017 at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. (more...)

OSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest SeasonOSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

National Theatre has just announced its newest season line-up. Check out what's coming below! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate FactoryFurther Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 3rd, 2017 - AMELIE, MISCAST and More!BWW Morning Brief April 3rd, 2017 - AMELIE, MISCAST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: AMELIE brings her whimsical world to Broadway, and an all-star lineup takes the stage for MCC's 2017 MISCAST gala! (more...)

Provincetown Theater Announces 'Mad Genius / Dangerous Love' 2017 SeasonProvincetown Theater Announces 'Mad Genius / Dangerous Love' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Provincetown Theater's Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2017 season entitled 'MAD GENIUS/ DANGEROUS LOVE.'  (more...)

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...)

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