Blithe Spirit
Theatre
Shubert Theatre (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.
New York, NY
Running Time
2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Schedule
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm
Sunday at 3pm

Time Change:
Sunday, July 12 at 2pm
Price
$31.50 - $116.50
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At last, Broadway has a comedy to die for!

Angela Lansbury, Rupert Everett, Christine Ebersole, and Jayne Atkinson star in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. It’s the wickedly funny comedy about a successful novelist haunted by his biggest fan -- his deceased first wife. What happens when his once-beloved won’t take "til death do us part" for an answer? What happens when his new wife finds out they’re not alone anymore? Can anyone conjure up a solution?

You don’t need a crystal ball for the answers – just tickets -- to Blithe Spirit.

Review - Bring It On: Blithe Spirit
by Ben Peltz - August 27, 2012

Reviewing mindless fun can be dangerous terrain.  In the first half of the last century magnificent wits like P.G. Wodehouse and George S. Kaufman wrote the books for mindlessly fun musical comedies showcasing scores by the likes of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and the Gershwins that invented a new sophistication in American music and lyrics.  The plots may have been silly, but the mindless fun of 1920s and 30s (Of Thee I Sing, Anything Goes, The Boys From Syracuse for starters) was often literate and inventive. (more...)

'BLITHE SPIRIT' Ends Limited Run On Broadway 7/19
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit completes its limited Broadway run at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street) today July 19th, 2009. (more...)

'BLITHE SPIRIT' Recoups Investment on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2009

Variety reports that the current Broadway revival of 'Blithe Spirit' has recouped its investment cost of $2.68 million. Producers of the revival of the 1941 Noel Coward comedy, which opened in March, announced that it made its money back just before it finishes off its limited run this Sunday. (more...)

Lansbury on Arthur Loss, Friendship and MAME to NY POST
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury spoke to The New York Post's Michael Riedel about sad the passing of her friend and former 'Mame' co-star Bea Arthur. (more...)

Angela Lansbury on Bea Arthur's Passing to ET
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury gave a statement to Entertainment Tonight on the passing of her friend and former MAME co-star Bea Arthur. (more...)

'BLITHE' Star Angela Lansbury Featured in WSJ
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2009

Stage legend Lansbury is profiled in an a wonderful article in the Wall Street Journal, she gives a witty and candid interview on her return to Broadway. (more...)

'BLITHE' Star Lansbury Visits ABC's 'THE VIEW' 3/26
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury will be a guest on The View on Thursday March 26th. 'The View' is hosted by Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. 'The View' airs weekdays at 11:00 AM, ET on ABC. (more...)

Review - Blithe Spirit and Early To Bed
by Kristin Salaky - March 22, 2009

One of the many delights of director Michael Blakemore's revival of Noel Coward's giddily funny 1941 froth, Blithe Spirit, is that this 2009 production looks like it could have been seen in the play's premiere year. No doubt contemporary Broadway theatre can provide more spectacular ways for an actress playing a ghost to enter a room than to just have her walk through the French windows. And certainly if an invisible spirit chooses to destroy her husband's drawing room, modern technology can whip up a few tricks more gasp-inducing than simply having a picture frame fall and a bookshelf topple over. But when you have one of the English language's great comedies played by a company that excels in the verbal dexterity of the playwright's wit, there's no need for such distractions. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat - Sneak Peek at the Opening Night of Blithe Spirit on Broadway
by Broadway Beat - March 17, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were there to capture all the excitement of Opening Night with clips from the show and interviews with the starry cast! Led by two time Tony Award winner directore Michael Blakemore (Kiss Me, Kate; Copenhagen, City of Angels, Noises Off!) leads the cast of this newest addition to the Great White Way which stars 4 time Tony-award winner Angela Lansbury (Sweeney Todd,Gypsy, Dear World, Mame), Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding, An Ideal Husband), two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street), and two time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson ('24', 'Recount' Enchanted April). Simon Jones (Waiting in the Wings, The Real Thing), Deborah Rush (Noises Off!) and Susan Louise O'Connor (Walk Two Moons) round out the cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - March 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). We were of course there to bring you all the excitement of the opening night party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - March 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). We were there to capture all the starry arrivals at opening night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night on Broadway Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - March 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld.com was of course there to bring you all the excitement of opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT at the Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009. It will open Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT's 'Psychic Consultant' Roberts Reveals All to NY Daily News
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2009

The producers of Blithe Spirit employ an official 'psychic consultant', Paula Roberts for the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's comic play, in which Angela Lansbury plays medium Madame Arcati. Roberts 'conjured' up all the info on the new production for The New York Daily News. (more...)

BC/EFA Auction Offers BLITHE SPIRIT Opening Night Package
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2009

In-keeping with their series of 'Extraordinary EBay' packages, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is proud to announce an online auction item that will get you in the spirit of Broadway with Blithe Spirit. (more...)

'BLITHE' Star Angela Lansbury Featured in NY Mag
by BWW News Desk - March 2, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury is featured in a short, but wonderful Q&A in the current New York magazine. (more...)

Susan Louise O'Connor Completes Broadway Cast of BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2009

The producers of the upcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit are pleased to welcome SUSAN LOUISE O'CONNOR in the role of 'Edith'. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'BLITHE SPIRIT' Meets the Media
by Walter McBride - January 31, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit begins performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009. It will open Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). The starry Blithe Spirit cast revealed themselves to the media on Friday, January 30th at the 2nd Stage Theater Rehearsal Studio in midtown Manhattan, BroadwayWorld conjured up our cameras to bring you all the coverage on the special media event. (more...)

Blithe Spirit Holds Auditions for Official 'Medium Consultant' of the Show
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2009

The producers of Blithe Spirit are looking for a real-life psychic or medium to work closely with the cast of the upcoming Broadway show to guarantee that each performance is every bit as genuine as possible. (more...)