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Priestley wrote An Inspector Calls within a week after the finish of World War II, expressing the urgent need for social change. Like many others, Priestley was a changed man upon his return from fighting in World War I. After witnessing the impoverished and the aristocratic fighting and dying side-by-side, he was horrified to observe the rise of social inequalities after the war. With the onset of another war, Priestley felt the need to speak out on the issue..



Not only will Americans of today relate to the play's call for personal and social accountability, they will delight in the twists and turns of Priestley's plot. The social messages intertwine with the intrigue, much in the way that Dickens and Shaw weave stories of social consciousness into engaging narratives. This makes An Inspector Calls an ideal fit for the holiday season, giving audiences the depth of language and complex issues they have come to expect of Remy Bumppo along with the sheer entertainment of a thrilling mystery.


BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS at The Hampton Theatre Company
by Melissa Giordano - Oct 28, 2015

The old English play An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley has had an interesting, long journey. It was first performed in 1945 and then in the UK in 1946 with an opening on Broadway in 1947 that was, strangely, dubbed as "stale". Over time, interestingly, it has become very successful even winning a couple of Tony awards for its 1994 Broadway revival. You will see why as The Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) has mounted a brilliant production of this riveting story. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 25
by Audition Roundup - Oct 25, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 25, 2015 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2015

'[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across,' said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway.  An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.   It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon. This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports. (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company's AN INSPECTOR CALLS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The classic British thriller 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 31st season. Opening tonight, October 22 at the Quogue Community Hall, the suspense filled mystery will run through November 8. (more...)

PIG FARM, Starring Dan Fredenburgh, Erik Odom, Charlotte Parry and More, Begins Tonight at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Dan Fredenburgh (Tom), Erik Odom (Tim), Charlotte Parry (Tina) and Stephen Tompkinson (Teddy) comprise the full cast for Pig Farm, running at the St. James Theatre from tonight 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hampton Theatre Company's AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

The classic British thriller 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestleywill be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 31st season. Opening October 22 at the Quogue Community Hall, the suspense filled mystery will run through November 8. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 18
by Audition Roundup - Oct 18, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 18, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

World Premiere of DESPERATE MEASURES Set for Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Desperate Measures, a freewheeling new musical based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, is set in London in the 'swinging sixties' against a backdrop of starchy middle class morality and hypocrisy in a country on the verge of Beatlemania and the sexual and social permissiveness that we know today. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 11
by Audition Roundup - Oct 11, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 11, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Stage SEXY LAUNDRY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin is set to direct the Michele Riml comedy SEXY LAUNDRY, which will be presented on the Main Stage November 20 - December 13, 2015. Veteran actors Wendy Welch and Bob Hess will co-star as Alice and Henry. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA to Roar Back into the West End This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The tea-guzzling Tiger pounces back into the West End in this truly magical Olivier Award nominated production of THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, opening at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on Wednesday 25 November 2015 and running throughout Christmas to Sunday 10 January 2016. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR to Close STNJ's 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey closes its 53rd season with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, November 3 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Nov 4, 2015

Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin to Depart
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?Derek Blount, Chairman, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors today announced the departure of Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin who has accepted a position as Head of Fine Arts with Greenhill School in Addison.  Terry will begin his new position at Greenhill on July 1, 2016.   (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Returns To The West End From November!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls makes its much-anticipated return to the West End this winter. This will mark the 70th anniversary of the first UK staging of the play and the 25th anniversary of its first appearance at the National Theatre (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

THE ACCLAIMED West End production of Guys And Dolls is coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE In Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang that NY Times critic Ben Brantley called "a loving rejection of pretty much everything," will be the fourth and final play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on May 26, at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 12. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

NOISES OFF & More Set for Everyman Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season. Hot off its 25th anniversary season that garnered record breaking box office success and the largest annual attendance in company history, Everyman brings its aesthetic for quality storytelling which its audiences have grown to love to three exciting new plays this season- the hilarious and poignant Dot by Colman Domingo, Jen Silverman's hysterical play The Roommate, and for the first time in Everyman's history, the theatre is commissioning a re-imagining of Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh, new musical entitled Los Otros. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Union Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Union Theatre's final show in its current home. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE stars Charlotte Gorton (Memphis, Viva Forever!) as Mari Hoff, Carly Thoms (Thoroughly Modern Mille, Sound Of Music) as LV and Ken Christiansen (Lord Of The Flies, An Inspector Calls) as Ray Say, with Glenn Adamson as Billy, Mandy Dassa as Sadie and James Peake as Mr Boo/Phone man. Alastair Knights directs. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

STRICTLY COME DANCING Star Joanne Clifton to Lead NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL at LOST Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

KSW Productions and the LOST Theatre have announced the cast of their upcoming production Norma Jeane: The Musical, including Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton as Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

Arrows & Traps Theatre Presents ANNA KARENINA, March 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Arrows & Traps Theatre Company presents Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Helen Edmundson, Tuesday 15 March to Saturday 2 April.  Press Night | Thursday 17 March | 7.45pm (more...)

Final Season of RIZZOLI & ISLES Among TNT's 2016 Summer Premieres
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

TNT's chart-topping hit Rizzoli & Isles is back this summer with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston's toughest crime-solving duo. The show will return this summer for its seventh and final season. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Ellen Barkin Stars in New Season of TNT's ANIMAL KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

TNT has set Tuesday, June 7, for the premiere of ANIMAL KINGDOM, the network's bold new drama starring Emmy(R) and Tony(R) winner Ellen Barkin (more...)

Full Cast Set for AFTER INDEPENDENCE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Papatango today announces the full cast for the world premiere of After Independence by May Sumbwanyambe. George Turvey directs Stefan Adegbola (Charles), Sandra Duncan (Kathleen), Peter Guinness (Guy) and Beatriz Romilly (Chipo) in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 6 May, with previews from 4 May, and runs until 28 May 2016. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Present 'SALESMAN' & 'STREETCAR' in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The culmination of Everyman Theatre's 25th Anniversary begins this spring with the highly anticipated 'Great American Rep.' The Rep unites two iconic masterpieces and marks the first time Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire have ever been produced as a rotating rep, where one virtuosic cast featuring 8 resident company members performs multiple roles and transform night after night. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

THE NATIONAL Theatre's multi-award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, this month (January). (more...)

BWW Previews: DETAILS FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 6, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, February 25 - March 6, 2016, at the Addison Theatre Centre. Six world premieres highlight this year's diverse Festival as well as 2 one-woman cabarets, 4 dance works, 1 circus act, 3 solo shows, 1 musical reading, 2 play readings, 9 theatre productions, 1 interdisciplinary piece, 1 spoken word performance, a 24-hour play festival, and many returning favorites. The Festival is made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Town of Addison and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as media sponsors, TheaterJones.com and the Dallas Observer. The Festival is produced by Terry Martin and Kelsey Leigh Ervi. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company will present An Inspector Calls, February 19 through March 5, 2016. Considered to be J. B. Priestley's best work, An Inspector Calls is one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE FATHER to Play Duke of York's Theatre Ahead of National Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Following successful runs at the Theatre Royal Bath, the Tricycle Theatre in London and a West End season at Wyndham's Theatre, Florian Zeller's Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, will play at the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited five week run, 24thFebruary - 26th March 2016, prior to a national tour. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for THE FATHER at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Tonight the Adelaide Festival Centre will sign an historic agreement with the China Cultural Centre which will bring more Chinese visual arts and performances to Adelaide. (more...)

Anna Fitzgerald's REVERSE CASCADE to Bring Intricate Puppetry to The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

REVERSE CASCADE - a play by Anna Fitzgerald featuring intricate puppetry - will be given its New York premiere by The Tank theater company. (more...)

PTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, February 19 - March 5, 2016. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/26; The Ordway's A CHORUS LINE, Immersive ROMEO + JULIET in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 26, 2016

'Brilliant', 'riveting' and 'astonishing' are only a few words our contributing writers have used to describe the local theatre scene.  This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature the top 10 stories in Central PA, Minneapolis, Seattle, and more. Check out our featured list, which includes a 'brilliant' OTHER DESERT CITIES in Central PA, The Ordway's A CHORUS LINE, and a 'riveting' immersive ROMEO + JULIET in Seattle, just to name a few.  (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's AN INSPECTOR CALLS is Astonishing
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 23, 2016

Director Mary B. Robinson, who helmed Pioneer Theatre Company's extraordinary OF MICE AND MEN in 2012, has done it again with her astonishing production of An Inspector Calls. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company's Loge Gallery to Open FOUR SIGHT Exhibition This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company's Loge Gallery presents an exhibit of paintings by local artists Sheryl Thornton, Laurel Hart, Candy Rideout and Debra Russell. The show, FOUR SIGHT, features four painters, four perspectives. The collection will be on display during PTC's production of An Inspector Calls, February 19 through March 5, 2016. (more...)

Young Artists of America at Strathmore to Present Stephen Schwartz's CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

On Sunday, March 13th at 4pm, Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) presents the youth premiere of the new symphonic version of Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and The Prince of Egypt). Schwartz himself will be working as a guest mentor with the YAA high school-aged students. The cast, full symphonic orchestra, and chorus will include over 350 youth from all over the DC Metro area including 250 younger artists from North Bethesda Middle School. The performance will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD). (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS to Play The Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Winner of 19 major international awards, the National Theatre's legendary production of J.B Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls returns to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 January as part of a nationwide tour. (more...)

Michelle Dockery to Star in New TNT Original Drama Series GOOD BEHAVIOR
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

TNT has added two new original dramas to its 2016 slate. Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Argentine-Spanish actor Juan Diego Botto in an adaptation of the Letty Dobesh novels by Wayward Pines author Blake Crouch (more...)

UK Gangster Saga PEAKY BLINDERS to Return to Super Channel 6/7
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Super Channel, is thrilled to welcome back the long-awaited third season of the critically acclaimed UK gangster saga, PEAKY BLINDERS, for its exclusive Canadian broadcast premiere on Tuesday, June 7 (more...)

Mark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2016

Details have been announced today for Park Theatre's Autumn-Winter 2016 Season. Mark Gatiss, who recently won an Olivier Award for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre, will join forces with husband Ian Hallard for a revival of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Golden Globe winner Anne Archer stars in the London premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, and there's new work from Jonathan Maitland and Peter Quilter, as well as a major JB Priestley revival. (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

One of the most highly acclaimed new play of the last decade, THE FATHER, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, with Olivier Award Best Actor winner, Kenneth Cranham recreating his West End role direct from a celebrated second London run. (more...)

BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Olney Theatre Center - It's Like 'CSI' In Person
by Charles Shubow - Apr 18, 2016

Olney Theatre Center Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones directs an enticing psychological thriller. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ellen Barkin Stars in New TNT Drama ANIMAL KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The new series ANIMAL KINGDOM premieres Tuesday, June 7th on TNT. Today the network unveiled an all-new trailer for the adrenaline-charged drama starring Ellen Barkin. (more...)

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