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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.



Playhouse Announces Full Casting For AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Clive Francis (The Crown, Netflix), Barbara Marten (Casualty) and Liam Brennan (Diary of a Madman - winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award) will lead a dynamic cast in the much-anticipated return of Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls. (more...)

Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Gets Revival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. (more...)

Casting and More for Jermyn Street's THE AUTUMN GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This October, Jermyn Street Theatre presents the UK premiere of The Autumn Garden by acclaimed US playwright, screenwriter and political activist Lillian Hellman.  Nominated for the New York Critic's Circle Award and considered by many as her best work (above the better known Little Foxes and Children's Hour), the play opened on Broadway in 1951 to critical acclaim.  (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Everyman Theatre - Another Whodunit by Playwright Frederick Knott
by Charles Shubow - Sep 21, 2016

Megan Anderson once again excels starring in this mystery. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

Cast Announced for SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Veteran actors return to Centenary Stage Company (CSC) next month for the October production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, October 7 through 23 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown.  The production will be directed by Carl Wallnau, award-winning CSC Artistic Director.  (more...)

Cast Announced for SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Veteran actors return to Centenary Stage Company (CSC) next month for the October production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, October 7 through 23 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown.  The production will be directed by Carl Wallnau, award-winning CSC Artistic Director.  (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for WILD HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Hampstead's Associate Artist Howard Davies. Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov. (more...)

Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Begins Revival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (more...)

EV Crowe's THE SEWING GROUP Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A woman arrives in a rural village in pre-industrial England. Her desire is to sew and learn from their simple way of life. But the group soon begins to suspect she is not who they thought she was. 'There's no point in just making quilts. They have to serve the village. They have to DO something.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Clive Francis On AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by Marianka Swain - Oct 31, 2016

Clive Francis's varied stage and screen career includes A Clockwork Orange, Entertaining Mr Sloane, the original Poldark and upcoming Netflix drama The Crown. He's currently starring in Stephen Daldry's lauded revival of An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre, which begins previews on 4 November. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 29, 2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Bound for Australia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Opens at the Mendocino Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The final leg of the Mendocino Theatre Company's 2016 'theatrical road trip' takes the audience to northern England , circa 1912.  (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Thriller SLEUTH at MTC MainStage This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the thriller Sleuth. (more...)

Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez Join LaChiusa's LOS OTROS Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced that Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez will be featured in the workshop of Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's intimate musical Los Otros. The workshop examines the revised book and score of the musical, which was originally commissioned by the Center Theatre Group and premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 24, 2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 22, 2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Starry Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, tonight, October 21, through November 5, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Buckland Theatre's LUV
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Today, Buckland Theatre Company has announced casting for LUV, the company's second production at PARK90 at Park Theatre. Directed by Gary Condes, Nick Barber will play Milt, Elsie Bennett will play Ellen and Charles Dorfman will play Harry. Written by Murray Schisgal (best known for co-writing the screenplay for Tootsie), LUV premiered on Broadway in 1964 directed by Mike Nichols and was Tony nominated for Best Play and Best Author. LUV will play at PARK90 from 8 Decemberuntil 7 January with an official press night on 13 December. (more...)

New 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...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Stephen Daldry's AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Clive Francis (The Crown, Netflix), Barbara Marten (Casualty) and Liam Brennan (Diary of a Madman - winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award) will lead a dynamic cast in the much-anticipated return of Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls.  (more...)

Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters is hosting Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. THE CLEARING began performances on Thursday, October 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 23. Press opening is tonight, October 11 at 7:30 PM. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at Clive Francis, Barbara Marten and Liam Brennan in AN INSPECTOR CALLS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Clive Francis (The Crown, Netflix), Barbara Marten (Casualty) and Liam Brennan (Diary of a Madman - winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award) lead a dynamic cast in the much-anticipated return of Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls, running at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE now through Saturday 4th February 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!??????? (more...)

Ron West to Lead The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens returns to Goodman Theatre for its third year with new yuletide yuks and favorite faces. 'A satisfying twist on the traditional tale' (Time Out Chicago), Twist Your Dickens is written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by and starring Second City Alum Ron West. (more...)

J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After an opening weekend of record breaking ticket sales, Benighted has been extended at the Old Red Lion due to phenomenal public demand - now closing on Saturday 7th January 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 6, 2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 5, 2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's SLEUTH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the thriller Sleuth. (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

David Bowie's LAZARUS Leads November's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 3, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Bowie's Lazarus and Glenda Jackson's King Lear to Mark Rylance's return, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Extended Until 25 March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Due to popular demand after returning to the West End, Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls has been extended until 25th March 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DIALOGUES ON GRACE Currently at 14 Pews Through 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Join 14 Pews for its world premiere run of documentary play DIALOGUES ON GRACE by Houston playwright Cressandra Thibodeaux. (more...)

BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS, Playhouse Theatre, 10 November 2016
by Laura Jones - Nov 12, 2016

Director Stephen Daldry's production of J B Priestly's An Inspector Calls, was first seen 24 years ago at the National Theatre in 1992 and has finally returned to London's West End after a long UK tour. (more...)

First Ever Stage Production of J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Originally published as a novel in 1927, Benighted was the first real introduction to the world of a then unknown J.B. Priestley. Now the world premiere of its stage production, adapted by Duncan Gates, will be staged at the Old Red Lion this Christmas. Following the success of the 2015 world premiere of Arthur Miller's No Villain, the Old Red Lion are now renowned for their exciting programming decisions. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Judas Kiss' Episode of ANIMAL KINGDOM on TNT
by - Jul 27, 2016

On the next episode of TNT's new the adrenaline-charged drama starring ANIMAL KINGDOM titled "Judas Kiss", while the Codys go after the biggest score of their lives, the cops put J in an impossible position. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Thom Southerland On Reviving Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

Director Thom Southerland has built a career on revelatory musical revivals in smaller fringe venues, from Me and Juliet and The Grand Tour at Finborough Theatre to Titanic, Grand Hotel and Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse. He's programmed an enticing range of musicals for his first season as artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre, but first up is the European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's little-seen Allegro, playing at Southwark from August 5. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes On DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Meet some of the cast of Death Takes A Holiday and see what they've been getting up to in rehearsal. (more...)

Judy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Everyman Theatre has cast Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez for its upcoming spring production of Los Otros. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with Academy Award-winner Garson Kanin's irresistible girl-meets-world comedy BORN YESTERDAY. (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

Best of Utah Theater in 2016: Salt Lake City BWW Reviewer's Favorite Shows
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 30, 2016

Tyler Hinton's Picks: 1. NEWSIES at the Capitol Theatre, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com 2. An Inspector Calls at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 3. A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Utah Repertory Theater Company, www.utahrep.org 4. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 5. THE PIRATE QUEEN at Hale Centre Theatre, www.halecentretheatre.org Honorable Mentions: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles Theater, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com JANE EYRE at Hale Center Theater Orem, www.haletheater.org (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast & Creative Team for the European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

AND THEY'RE OFF... Meet the cast and creative team for the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, pictured this morming on the very first day of rehearsals. (more...)

Steven Blakeley to Star in THE ROUNDABOUT Revival at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The first major revival in eighty years of THE ROUNDABOUT, a recently rediscovered comedy by one of Britain's most prolific playwrights JB Priestley - beloved for such classics as An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways. THE ROUNDABOUT, directed by Hugh Ross, will play at Park Theatre from 24 August to 24 September, with a press night on 25 August. (more...)

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