Arsenic and Old Lace

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Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.

DTC Announces Recipients of Project Discovery Distinguished Educators of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today the two recipients of the 2013-2014 Project Discovery Distinguished Educator of the Year Award. Shawn Brentham from Irving High School and Catherine Hopkins from W. H. Adamson High School are the first ever co-recipients of the award. The educators have been involved with Project Discovery for five years and together have brought 2,500 students to 28 productions at DTC. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley is Sure to Please
by Tyler Hinton - May 6, 2014

Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is currently presenting a solidly mounted production of the classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace that is sure to please fans and newcomers alike. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE, THE ODD COUPLE, CABARET and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 62nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

As the oldest performing arts organization in Palm Beach County, The Lake Worth Playhouse is pleased and proud to announce its 62nd season. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman today, May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Surf City Theatre's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Is A Real Killer Comedy
by Shari Barrett - May 5, 2014

First produced in 1939, Arsenic and Old Lace by American playwright Joseph Kesselring is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the 'Mayflower,' but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. This classic play has been produced around the world and will continue to be done as long as audiences love to laugh at the outrageous situations and over-the-top characters, especially the eccentric, and frequently murderous and disturbed, family. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Boise (more...)

Photo Flash: Lakewood Playhouse Reveals 75th Anniversary Poster Project
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to reveal the surprise they have been creating all season long, through each of this season's six show posters -- each of the six individual posters connect to form one large multi-part image! Scroll down to take a look! (more...)

Peninsula Players Sets 2014 Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, announces cast members for its 79th season, running June 17 through October 19, 2014. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a frighteningly funny farce, the Midwest premiere of a Civil War drama and a musical featuring a music icon. (more...)

MARY POPPINS to Land at Hale Centre Theatre, 6/13-8/9
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The world's most perfect nanny is dropping in to Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) in a show with lavish sets, elegant costumes and awe-inspiring music and choreography. Mary Poppins and her no-nonsense approach to child care will play at Hale, Utah's Premiere Family Theatre, Friday, June 13, through Saturday, August 9. (more...)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Deborah M. Dryden and More Receive 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Scenic designer, writer and professor, MARJORIE BRADLEY KELLOGG, and costume designer DEBORAH M. DRYDEN are among the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony tonight, May 2, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). (more...)

PYGMALION to Open 6/27 at The Vortex
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Different Stages closes its 2013-2014 season with Pygmalion, Shaw's most popular modern masterpiece, perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady. The poor flower-seller Eliza Doolittle is in the right place at the right time, just as speech professor Henry Higgins makes a friendly wager that he can change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society. But will she survive Higgins' bullying? PYGMALION is the funny, touching, unforgettable battle of wits between two of the theatre's most iconic characters. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Senior Youth Repertory Company Stages ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company will present Joseph Kesselring's macabre and hilarious comedy, Arsenic & Old Lace, today, May 16-25. (more...)

KALLIE to Run 6/5-22 at Cap21
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

A young woman rebels against her own memories of the past as she journeys from madness to love in the New York premiere of Stuart D'Ver's award-winning, pitch-black comedy Kallie. Directed by Elowyn Castle and presented by The American Renaissance Theater Company, Kallie will be performed at CAP 21 Theatre, located at 18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, June 5-22, 2014. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. The Sunday, June 8th performance will be at 3pm. Running time of the show is approximately 85 minutes. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/693693 or by calling 800-838-3006. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FOREIGNER at Vagabond Players Imports Comedy and Mayhem
by Cybele Pomeroy - May 15, 2014

THE FOREIGNER, an old-fashioned farce with all the classic elements- physical comedy, assumed identities, silly speech and general turmoil- continues through the 18th at Vagabond Players' Little Theatre in Fells Point, Maryland. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Opens THE DRUNKEN CITY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Dark & Stormy Productions presents the regional premiere of the Outer Critics Award-nominated play The Drunken City by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Boise (more...)

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Black Box Brings THE BUTLER DID IT! Home to Colorado Springs
by Christi Esterle - Jun 9, 2014

The history of 'the butler did it' as a mystery plot device is filled with old-fashioned classism. To proponents of the trope, it was a great twist; who would suspect the servant, a person who ideally is supposed to be invisible? Others, such as S.S. Van Dine, considered it too easy a solution-because of course the lower tiers of the social order would be the logical place for such a culprit. In any case, the notion was already a hoary old cliche by the 1930s, when Todd Wallinger's The Butler Did It! is set-so much so that it's practically the first thing brought up between butler Jenkins and maid Sarah when discussing the popular mystery writer about to descend upon their household. (more...)

Different Stages' PYGMALION to Open 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Different Stages closes its 2013-2014 season with Pygmalion, Shaw's most popular modern masterpiece, perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady. The poor flower-seller Eliza Doolittle is in the right place at the right time, just as speech professor Henry Higgins makes a friendly wager that he can change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society. But will she survive Higgins' bullying? PYGMALION is the funny, touching, unforgettable battle of wits between two of the theatre's most iconic characters. (more...)

Summer Stages: Top Picks for Santa Barbara Theatre
by Maggie Yates - Jun 4, 2014

5 Picks for Summer Shows in the Santa Barbara Area. (more...)

Matthew Crowle, Kathryn Markey & More to Star in The Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced casting for the production of the new Mel Brooks Broadway Young Frankenstein (June 17 - 28, 2014). Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. (more...)

Summer Stages: Vermont's Summer Season Offers Something for Everyone
by Erin McIntyre - Jun 3, 2014

The performing arts come alive in Vermont during the summer months, and this year's season promises to be an exciting one. Vermont's summer theater venues are as varied as its productions. Both Unadilla Theater (Marshfield, VT) and QuarryWorks (Adamant, VT) offer an intimate theater-going experience in a picturesque setting where pre-show picnicking is encouraged. For live theater in one of Vermont's beautiful historic spaces, try Stowe Theatre Guild (Town Hall Theatre; Stowe, VT) or Lamoille County Players (Hyde Park Opera House; Hyde Park, VT). Lost Nation Theater (Montpelier, VT), Saint Michael's Playhouse (Colchester, VT), and Weston Playhouse (Weston, VT) routinely bring in top-notch professional performers from across the country. Each of these theaters has a full summer/fall season: (more...)

Super Summer Theatre to Receive $600,000 Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged to support SUPER SUMMER THEATRE through a $600,000 grant. The grant will be paid in two installments. $100,000 will be given to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE immediately, and $500,000 will be paid to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE after the Theatre raises $500,000 in matching funds. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/26- ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

Today in 1986, Arsenic and Old Lace opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre) where it ran for 221 performances. Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the area premiere of Ken Ludwig's contemporary comedy The Fox on the Fairway (July 2 - 12, 2014). Performances begin on the Playhouse stage on Wednesday, July 2. Performances are evenings 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, and 7/8 - 7/12 (8pm curtain), and Saturday matinees 7/5, 7/12, (2pm curtain). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Audiences Delighted with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Hackmatack Playhouse, Playing Through 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

During intermission last Friday at the Hackmatack Playhouse season opening, and opening night for "Arsenic and Old Lace," an audience member was overheard, "No, it's not my first time here, I was here a few years ago for the Julia Child tribute, and that was funny, too!" That was 'Bon Appetit,' and four years ago. Others in the audience were (more) regulars who see every show at this quaint, real (old) barn playhouse in Berwick. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group Presents ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the classic comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Katie Laris, July 9-26 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Summer Stages: Maine's Theatre Samplings
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 2, 2014

With the snow finally off the ground, birds returning home, and the beaches beckoning, it is once again summertime in Maine. With the major professional companies ending their seasons in late May, Maine's numerous summer theatres soon go into full swing with an exciting lineup of summer theatre. Here are some of the highlights of the 2014 season: (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Opens Season at Hackmatack Playhouse on 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

"Arsenic and Old Lace" was one of the longest running Broadway plays. The movie adaptation starred Cary Grant. It was written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring. But it's more recent history of revivals locally, in the quaint Berwick, Maine barn playhouse known as The Hackmatack, may spark interest among seacoast area play goers. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 15
by - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 15, 2014. (more...)

THE TIN WOMAN to Premiere at Peninsula Players, Begin. 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 79th season June 17 with the world premiere comedy "The Tin Woman" by Sean Grennan. The Players premiered another of Grennan' s comedies "Making God Laugh" in 2011. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Sets 2014-15 McKnight Theater Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Playwrights' Center has announced the 2014-15 recipients of its McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships: costume designer Mathew LeFebvre; actor, director and choreographer Austene Van and actor Sally Wingert. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the Playhouse's 2014 summer theater season with the new Mel Brooks Broadway Young Frankenstein (June 17 - 28, 2014). Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. Young Frankenstein, directed by Keith Andrews with music direction by Thomas Cleary, will feature Matthew Crowle as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Kathryn Markey as Frau Blucher, Christian Kohn as the Monster, Abby Lee as Elizabeth, Brett Figel as Igor, Ashley McKay as Inga, Bill Carmichael as Inspector Kemp/Hermit, and Zachary Pesner as Ziggy. The ensemble includes Eugenio Contenti, Shelby Davis, Danielle Diniz, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Ian Frazier, Christopher Holloway, Kate Kramitz, Kevin Metzger, Vincent Ortega, and Chelsey Whitelock. (more...)

MARY POPPINS to Land at Hale Centre Theatre Tomorrow, 6/13-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The world's most perfect nanny is dropping in to Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) in a show with lavish sets, elegant costumes and awe-inspiring music and choreography. Mary Poppins and her no-nonsense approach to child care will play at Hale, Utah's Premiere Family Theatre tomorrow, June 13, through Saturday, August 9. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the classic comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Katie Laris, July 9-26 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Peninsula Players' AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 79th season July 9 with Agatha Christie's classic whodunit 'And Then There Were None.' While the Players have produced other Christie works 'And Then There Were None' makes its Players debut with this production. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Simon Callow to Bring THE MAN JESUS on UK Tour from 10 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Ros Povey, Zoe Simpson and Seabright Productions present Simon Callow in the Lyric Theatre Belfast production of The Man Jesus by Matthew Hurt. Directed by Joseph Alford, the upcoming UK tour runs 10th September - 4th November 2014 with a stop at the Wset End's Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue on 6th October 2014. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO to Play the CLO Cabaret This Fall; Scott Schwartz to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the Pittsburgh Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation Murder For Two, October 22-January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Everyone is a suspect in this exciting production where classic musical comedy meets Agatha Christie. In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, TWO performers play THIRTEEN ROLES -- not to mention the piano. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Brings Fun, Frivolity to SBCC
by Maggie Yates - Jul 14, 2014

The SBCC Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College kicks off its season this summer with a bit of light entertainment in the form of Joseph Kesselring's humorous classic, Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, 7/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of Joseph Kesselring's classic Broadway comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (July 16 - 26, 2014). (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse Announces 2014 Season with New Seating
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The 2014 subscription season includes first-time Playhouse productions of the new Mel Brooks Broadway musical Young Frankenstein, Ken Ludwig's new farce The Fox on the Fairway, and Ring of Fire, the musical tribute to Johnny Cash by Richard Maltby, Jr. as well as a revival of the beloved Broadway comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace. www.saintmichaelsplayhouse.org (more...)

THE HEIRESS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE & More Set for Theatre Group at SBCC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will begin the 2014-2015 season with the black comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Katie Laris, July 11-26, 2014 in the Garvin Theatre. Abby and Martha are two charming old ladies with a deadly habit of sharing their arsenic and "just a pinch" of cyanide-laced elderberry wine with all their lonely gentlemen callers. When their nephew Mortimer, a drama critic on the eve of his engagement, finds the body of one of their victims, he soon discovers that his whole family is insane. Between one brother's belief that he is Teddy Roosevelt, another on the lam from an international crime spree and his two homicidal aunts, Mortimer is forced to put his marriage plans on hold indefinitely, until he can restore some degree of sanity into the household. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Boise (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 27
by - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 27, 2014. (more...)

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