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Blithe Spirit opened in 1941 when it played for over 2,000 performances and hugely raised wartime spirits. It has been one of the world's favourite comedies ever since. Its razor-sharp wit and wonderful characters have continued to raise spirits both in the audience and on stage. Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium manages to conjure up the ghost of Charles's neurotic first wife, Elvira, at a seance.



They have assumed the preposterous Madame Arcati is a fraud who will simply entertain their dinner guests with a little chicanery and supply Charles with material for his forthcoming novel. But when Elvira appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life - and the afterlife - begin to get complicated.

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 7Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 7
by - Sep 7, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 7, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Noel Coward's PEACE IN OUR TIME 9/13-10/19Photo Flash: Noel Coward's PEACE IN OUR TIME 9/13-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Main Street Theater begins its 2014-2015 Season with Noel Coward's rarely produced drama, Peace in Our Time. MST's production is in collaboration with the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance and features a company of 24 actors.With previews September 13, 14, and 17, Peace in Our Time opens September 18 and runs through October 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. Performances are on Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm plus one Monday evening performance on September 22. Check out production photos below! (more...)

Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Central Works concludes the 2014 season with 'Recipe,' a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, opening with a press Night on Saturday October 18 at 8 pm and running through November 23 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Sullivan serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government. But baking pies and cakes isn't enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the sixties, and their burning desire to 'Up the Revolution!' Directed by Gary Graves, 'Recipe'is Central Works 45th world premiere and features Velina Brown* (Diane), Tamar Cohn (Ruth), Phoebe Moyer* (Lillian), Lynne Soffer* (Helen) and Jan Zvaifler (Janice), (*member AEA). It's one thing to say 'The government is probably listening to my calls,' but what do you do when you find out it's true? If it seems that the government that you call 'a fascist, surveillance state' has specifically targeted you, is specifically watching YOU (it's not paranoia if they really are after you!), then what? How do you live your life knowing that all your fears may, actually, be true? (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 9/24-10/31Cape May Stage to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 9/24-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Cape May Stage tackles intense family dynamics with Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this depiction of a family with deeply oppositional political views is a stirring reminder of the depth of family ties. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished StarBWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Sep 29, 2014

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper because he knew I wanted to see it so badly. I would never recover from the splashy front of The Winter Garden Theatre. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: From The Park to Central ParkBWW Special Feature: From The Park to Central Park
by BWW Features - Sep 29, 2014

Sat in Scealta Mora's spacious rehearsal room overlooking Vauxhall Park, Warde Street's director Jenny Eastop is partaking in an animated discussion with the show's cast on the role of terrorism in politics, one of the play's themes. Set in the aftermath of the 2005 London Bombings, Warde Street looks at what happens when you are unable to forgive and instead seek revenge, and at how politics and terrorism have become intrinsically linked in particular when it comes to election time. (more...)

Four 'Mos Prod. Presents PROVIDENCE, Oct 9-26Four 'Mos Prod. Presents PROVIDENCE, Oct 9-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Four 'Mos Productions will present PROVIDENCE, by David A. Gill, for a limited run, October 9 - 26, at Roy Arias Stage IV. Gill's first full-length play, PROVIDENCE was produced at Transient Theater in Chicago & has since gone through a series of workshops before this New York premiere. Directed by Tom Wallace, the show has Set, Light & Sound Design by Charles Kirby & Costume Design by Jonathan Michaud. Kristen Alberda serves as Stage Manager. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/26/14 - SWEENEY TODD, DISGRACED, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/26/14 - SWEENEY TODD, DISGRACED, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS as part of Live From Lincoln Center, ANNIE kicks off its national tour today, DISGRACED begins previews tomorrow, and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Sunday! (more...)

Simon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourSimon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The producers of the North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, Blithe Spirit announced today that Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide, The Real Thing) will return to the role of Dr Bradman, which he performed during the sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End. (more...)

Everyman Theatre's GROUNDED to Run 10/15-11/16Everyman Theatre's GROUNDED to Run 10/15-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The sold-out, award-winning London hit Grounded lands in Baltimore for the first time in a new production at Everyman Theatre starring City Paper's 2014 Best Actress and Everyman Resident Company Member, Megan Anderson. She's a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. Her unexpected pregnancy ends her high-flying career over the Middle Eastern skies. She finds herself instead flying remote-controlled drones half a world away while in a comfortable trailer just outside of Vegas. (more...)

Miriam Margolyes Takes on the Star Behind the Stars in I'LL EAT YOU LASTMiriam Margolyes Takes on the Star Behind the Stars in I'LL EAT YOU LAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

BAFTA Award-winner Miriam Margolyes transforms into legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the wickedly hilarious one-woman show, I'll Eat You Last, directed by Dean Bryant. Promising a night full of tinseltown tattle, this theatrical delight by renowned playwright John Logan opens on Thursday 6 November 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's TheaterOLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Franaleo Productions today announced that the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles would extend its limited engagement through October 29th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Open 2014-15 Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP, Begin. 10/2Gulfshore Playhouse to Open 2014-15 Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will begin their 2014-2015 season with Olivier Award winning play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, playing October 4th through 19th, with $30 preview performances on October 2nd and 3rd. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/14 - 'BOUNTIFUL' in LA, TO THE BONE, Bridget Everett and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/14 - 'BOUNTIFUL' in LA, TO THE BONE, Bridget Everett and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 17, 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: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL makes its West Coast debut starring Cicely Tyson, TO THE BONE opens off-Broadway, Bridget Everett opens her show at the Public and AMERICA'S GOT TALENT welcomes stage stars for its finale this evening! (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking AmountAmerican Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Salutes Angela Lansbury- Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala!BWW TV: Broadway Salutes Angela Lansbury- Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing held its annual gala earlier this week, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre WingBoard of Trustees since 2010. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from inside the gala, as well as interviews with the guests below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Will Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside; North American Tour to Launch this Year in Los Angeles!Angela Lansbury Will Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside; North American Tour to Launch this Year in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, Blithe Spirit. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & MoreMirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Mirvish Season Launch EventPhoto Flash: Inside the Mirvish Season Launch Event
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. The season lineup was announced during an event held on September 16 at The Royal Alexandra Theatre. The shows slated to play Toronto over the next year are: Wicked (now playing), The Book of Mormon (now playing), Our Country's Good (now playing), Arcadia, The Heart of Robin Hood, Blithe Spirit, Titanic the Musical, Kinky Boots, Disney's Newsies, Buyer and Cellar, Boom, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Julie Madly Deeply, The Boy With Tape on His Face, Donny and Marie: A Broadway Christmas, Jersey Boys, Blades on Stage, Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye, and Once. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour with Angela Lansbury to Play National Theatre in 2015BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour with Angela Lansbury to Play National Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award®-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, Blithe Spirit. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing held its annual gala last night, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the glamorous red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Honored Tonight at American Theatre Wing's Annual GalaAngela Lansbury Honored Tonight at American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The American Theatre Wing holds its annual gala tonight, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, Marva Smalls, and Sir Howard Stringer will serve as Gala co-chairs. (more...)

Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Will Play Toronto in Spring 2015; Opera Star Ben Heppner LeadsShip of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Will Play Toronto in Spring 2015; Opera Star Ben Heppner Leads
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

David Mirvish has announced that Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC. TITANIC is part of the Mirvish 2014-15 Subscription Season. It will play May 20 to June 21, 2015 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The production was originally slated to open in Toronto last summer, prior to a Broadway run, but was cancelled. (more...)

BWW:UK Awards Latest! MISS SAIGON, THE CRUCIBLE, LES MIS Out In Front!BWW:UK Awards Latest! MISS SAIGON, THE CRUCIBLE, LES MIS Out In Front!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 30, 2014

There's 36 hours to go until voting closes in this year's BWW:UK Awards - but can Miss Saigon hang on to the lead in all its categories? (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Plays Studio G14 at Stadium On MainBLITHE SPIRIT Plays Studio G14 at Stadium On Main
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Play Club, Cape Town's Book Club for Theatre Lovers, will host the second annual Halloween edition with a reading of Noel Coward's 'unworldly comedy', Blithe Spirit. (more...)

BWW:UK AWARDS 2014: MISS SAIGON, LES MIS, URINETOWN All Lead!BWW:UK AWARDS 2014: MISS SAIGON, LES MIS, URINETOWN All Lead!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 28, 2014

Miss Saigon, Les Miserables and Urinetown are all leading the musical theatre categories in this year's BWW:UK Awards - with Saigon stars Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho Hong, Rachelle Ann Go and Jon Jon Briones all out in front in the performance categories. (more...)

Drama in the Berkshires - Meet the Full Cast of THE COUNTRY HOUSE!Drama in the Berkshires - Meet the Full Cast of THE COUNTRY HOUSE!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 25, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened on October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present MISTAKES WERE MADE, 11/5-22Cape May Stage to Present MISTAKES WERE MADE, 11/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Cape May Stage presents the New Jersey premiere of the riotously entertaining and uproariously funny Mistakes Were Made by Craig Wright, the Emmy-nominated writer of Six Feet Under and the award-winning playwright of Lady Grace and The Pavilion. (more...)

Casting Announced for Saxon Court at Southwark Playhouse this November, Featuring THE HOBBIT's Adam BrownCasting Announced for Saxon Court at Southwark Playhouse this November, Featuring THE HOBBIT's Adam Brown
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 22, 2014

Made by Brick presents: SAXON COURT by Daniel Andersen. Directed by Melanie Spencer. Featuring Adam Brown (The Hobbit trilogy), John Pickard (2.4 Children, Hollyoaks), Sophie Ellerby (This Is England), Scott Hazell (Mudlarks), Alice Franklin (Sadie J) and Debra Baker (Phoneshop) as Donna Saxon. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and runs through December 21. (more...)

Megan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway SeriesMegan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Broadway @ series originated at its now-famous home in Provincetown, MA in the summer of 2011. Since that time the series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, has attracted Broadway's biggest stars, such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Chita Rivera, and many other marquee names. The series has also now leapt to ongoing seasons in New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, the Poconos, Woodstock, NY, Hartford, Detroit, as well as Sydney, Australia and London's West End. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 19Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 19
by - Oct 19, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 19, 2014. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: All Hail Dame Angela Lansbury! A Happy Birthday BonanzaFLASH FRIDAY: All Hail Dame Angela Lansbury! A Happy Birthday Bonanza
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 17, 2014

Today we are saluting one of the most adored and respected stars of the stage and screen in acknowledging her 89th birthday this week, Dame Angela Lansbury! (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will continue their 2014-2015 season with Body Awareness by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Annie Baker, playing November 1st through 16th, with $30 preview performances on October 29th and 30th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/14 - ON THE TOWN Opens, Hall Joins HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/14 - ON THE TOWN Opens, Hall Joins HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 16, 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: ON THE TOWN opens on Broadway, Michael C. Hall joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/16- Angela LansburySTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/16- Angela Lansbury
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury! Lansbury - who returned to Broadway in this year's revival of THE BEST MAN - has enjoyed an unprecedented career, first as a star of motion pictures, and then as an award-winning stage actor in New York and London. She appeared as Madame Armfeldt in the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music, and before that as Madame Arcati in the 2009 revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, for which she won her fifth Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She performed in 2006 in Terrence McNally's Deuce, for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award. She made her Broadway debut in 1957 as Bert Lahr's wife in Hotel Paradiso. In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in the season's most acclaimed drama, A Taste of Honey, by Shelagh Delaney. A year later, she starred in her first musical, Anyone Can Whistle. Lansbury returned to Broadway in triumph in 1966 in Mame, for which she won her first Tony Award. (more...)

Redgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBANDRedgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Robert Bathurst, Jamie Glover, Jemma Redgrave and Laura Rogers join Edward Fox and Patricia Routledge in Chichester's production of An Ideal Husband, the final drama of the season to be staged in the Festival Theatre. (more...)

Tarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTETTarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Sextet, written and directed by the prolific, award-winning Morris Panych, one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights and directors. Chock-full of Panych's trademark wit, this hilarious comic drama about six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour opens November 12 and runs to December 14 (previews from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

The Attic Ensemble Presents BLITHE SPIRIT, 10/24-11/02The Attic Ensemble Presents BLITHE SPIRIT, 10/24-11/02
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Attic Ensemble is presenting Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. (more...)

BWW:UK Awards Update - Sunday's Live Standings!BWW:UK Awards Update - Sunday's Live Standings!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 12, 2014

Here are the current standings for UK / West End as of Sunday 12, October. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Begins Performances 8/27 at St. Luke's TheaterOLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Begins Performances 8/27 at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles Begins a Limited Engagement August 27th atSt. Luke's Theater Debra Whitfield Directs this Story of Jewish-American Runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller at the 1936 'Nazi Olympics' (more...)

OLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run TomorrowOLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, beginning a limited engagement tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, Stewart A. Schneck, and Jenn Susi. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present JANICE UNDERWATER, 9/4-21Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present JANICE UNDERWATER, 9/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the winner of its 2014 Play Festival, Janice Underwater by Hillside native Tom Matthew Wolfe, September 4 - 21 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. Directed by Jade King Carroll, this delightfully quirky new play tells the story of Janice, who has a sneaking suspicion that she's losing her mind. While waiting for the results of genetic testing that could confirm her fears, Janice struggles to hold it together and pursue her art in the city. With the help of an attractive but troubled super, a devoted brother, and visions of her mentally ill mother, will Janice find her way home? Selected from over 400 submissions as the winner of Premiere's annual competition for unproduced scripts by area playwrights, Janice Underwater received a developmental reading earlier this spring, delighting audiences with its recognizable characters and locales. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/15/14 - Neil Patrick Harris Says Farewell, POOR BEHAVIOR Opens, ROCKY Leaves the Ring and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/15/14 - Neil Patrick Harris Says Farewell, POOR BEHAVIOR Opens, ROCKY Leaves the Ring and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 15, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: LES MIZ gets a new 'Javert' tonight, Broadway honors Lauren Bacall, and Sunday sees Neil Patrick Harris's final HEDWIG performance and ROCKY's last match on Broadway but welcomes POOR BEHAVIOR to the off-Broadway lineup! (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside Following Sold-Out London Run?Angela Lansbury to Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside Following Sold-Out London Run?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Blithe Spirit may be making a journey stateside. (more...)

Television and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe TheatreTelevision and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

FELICITY Kendal stars in Noel Coward's Hay Fever, at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September). This new production of the hilarious tale of bad manners also stars Simon Shepherd. (more...)

VIDEO: Susan Louise O'Connor Stars in New Webseries LUCY KNOWS LOVE (NYC STYLE)VIDEO: Susan Louise O'Connor Stars in New Webseries LUCY KNOWS LOVE (NYC STYLE)
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Lucy Knows Love (NYC style) is the latest comedy web series to be launched from STAGE17.tv. The series is written by and starring Broadway's Susan Louise O'Connor (Blithe Spirit) as Lucy Saunders. Single gal turned married lady takes her Dayton, OH talk show to streets of NYC helping random strangers with what she knows best-LOVE. It's Lucy Knows Love (NYC Style) and boy is she fantastic. With her canny ability to assess the problems of even strangers on the street, there is nothing stopping Lucy from working her magic on the love-troubled souls in the greatest city in the world. Click below to watch the first episode - 'Big Shit' - with Sarah Bisman (Bronwyn Freed on Law & Order: SVU) and Diana Oh (Lincoln Center, Goodspeed Opera House). Lucy may know love, but what if it's only one-sided? (more...)

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