Peter Shaffer News

Date Of Birth:
May 15, 1926 (88)
Birth Place:
Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Strawshop's BLACK COMEDY Brings Comedy Into the Light
by Jay Irwin - Aug 23, 2014

When physical comedy is done well it can be a beautiful thing. I still marvel at a seven-minute bit David Hyde Pierce did with an ironing board on the show Frasier (seriously, go look it up). But good physical comedy is not easy. Fortunately for us the cast of Strawberry Theatre Workshop's production of "Black Comedy" are more than up to the task as they presented one of the funniest displays of physical comedy I've seen in town since "Boeing Boeing" a few years back. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company's 17th Season to Include HEDDA GABLER, LETTICE AND LOVAGE & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Quotidian Theatre Company announces its 17th season, which includes a fresh take on an international classic, a modern comedy from a Tony award-winning playwright, and an early work from the company's favorite dramatist. (more...)

Center Stage Announces Cast of the Season's First Production AMADEUS, 9/10 - 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Rehearsals begin Tuesday for Amadeus, the first show in Center Stage's 2014/15 Season. Helmed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production begins previews Sept. 10 and runs until Oct. 12. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Weekly Worldwide Broadcast Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The September 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 - begins with Music Director Alan Gilbert launching the Philharmonic's 2014 Bravo! Vail residency with Nielsen's Maskarade Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, with the 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist; selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt; and Liszt's Les Preludes. The second week, Alan Gilbert conducts the Orchestra in a performance of R. Strauss's Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto, with Principal Oboe Liang Wang as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. The following week, Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist; and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite. In the final week of September, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's final three symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter -recorded in November 2013. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

BLACK COMEDY to Open 9/12 at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

City Theatre's 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, kicks off with Black Comedy, at 4025 31st Street South, St. Petersburg. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Lenny Henry and More Attend Chichester Festival Theatre's Gala Performance of AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Stars of stage and screen gathered in Chichester yesterday at the newly reopened Festival Theatre for a Gala performance of the critically acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus starring Rupert Everett. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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...)

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