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Apollo Theatre (London, )
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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2 hours and 30 minutes

Monday through Saturday at 7:30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm

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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.

Black Swan State Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of A PERFECT SPECIMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Black Swan State Theatre Company is proud to present the World Premiere of A Perfect Specimen in the Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA from Thursday 30 June to Sunday 17 July. (more...)

BWW Review: Back to School with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING and STONE SOUP at Playhouse Jr.
by Greg Kerestan - May 25, 2016

The acclaimed university's children's theatre double feature explores the wide variety of possibilities for family entertainment. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patricia Hodge, Steven Pacey and More in Chichester Festival Theatre's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT
by Roy Tan - May 2, 2016

Retired bank manager Henry Pulling is happy alone with his dahlias. Until, at his mother's funeral, he meets his only living relative, the decidedly bohemian Aunt Augusta. After she's rattled the family skeletons, she suggests the pair flee to Europe. Henry is reluctant, but Aunt Augusta is nothing if not persuasive. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

We invite you to enjoy the family friendly performance of three new one act plays on the theme of love and transformation inspired by the Tarot, Commedia dell'Arte, and fairy tales. There will be a rotation of special musical guests to accompany the performance. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Seth Rudetsky & Christine Ebersole Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

On this week's edition of the Emmy-nominated series American Songbook at NJPAC - premiering on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. on THIRTEEN (and later in the day at 3:30 p.m. on WLIW21) - we feature Sirius XM Broadway host/pianist Seth Rudetsky & two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Patrick Torres, Raleigh Little Theatre's Artistic Director, didn't like The Glass Menagerie the first time he read it. Since then, he's come a long way with the play, assistant directing it at the Kennedy Center in a production starring Sally Field in 2004, and now directing it for the first time at RLT. The production opens on June 10 in the Sutton Theatre. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 27, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

MCT's FALLEN ANGELS to Run 4/14-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noel Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT to Play The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

On April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with its premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Arion Productions to Debut New Masterclass Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Arion Productions Ltd has launched a new series of masterclasses to provide expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields with some of the country's finest theatre, film, television and radio professionals at the Diorama Arts Studios. Masterclasses include, two time Oliver Award winner, Jenny Galloway (Acting Through Song Masterclass), long standing War Horse, Citizen Squid and Goodnight Mr Tom puppeteer, Abigail Matthews (West End Puppetry Masterclass) and Olivier and Actor's Screen Guild Award nominated actress Annette Badland (Acting for Stage and Screen Masterclass) who is currently appearing in EastEnders. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Raleigh Little Theatre's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Raleigh Little Theatre's production of Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE opens tomorrow, June 10 in the Sutton Theatre. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble to Present THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Casting has been announced and rehearsals are underway for Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's first production of their 2016 season: The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane. Opening June 20th - July 7th at the Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Evita July 14-23; Venue Moved to Guilford CT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Madison Lyric Stage, now in its fifth year of bringing professional theatrical experiences to the Shoreline, will present the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on July 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 at the First Church of Christ Scientist, Guilford located at 49 Park Street on the historic Guilford Green.  All shows are at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by visiting www.madisonlyricstage.com or calling 203-779-5258. Tickets are also available for purchase at R.J. Julia in Madison and The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center in Guilford. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP to Open 60th Anniversary Tour at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

?Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery The Mousetrap will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Monday 12 September.  (more...)

Angela Lansbury Returning to Broadway in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Angela Lansbury may soon make a return to Broadway. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER to Play The Marlowe Theate in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

TWO of the UK's favourite actors lead the cast of Noel Coward's sparking comedy Present Laughter, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Josh Davis to Star in THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce Josh Davis (Beautiful) will play Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz, music supervision by Steven Jamail and direction by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

FTC Opens Enrollment for Camp Freddyburg
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is pleased to announce open enrollment for their summer youth program, Camp Freddyburg 2016. The camp runs July 5-31, with a two-day orientation session on June 28 and 29. The camp schedule and application can be found on FTC's Facebook page and website, www.fredericksburgtheater.org. Enrollment is limited and scholarships are available if needed. Along with Ms. Goff several other theater, music and dance instructors will teach classes. The deadline for early registration is June 27th. (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP Begins Final Leg of Record-breaking UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery THE MOUSETRAP will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 12th September. The tour will then visit Swindon, Cardiff, Wakefield, Perth, Ayr, Edinburgh, Guildford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Isle of Wight, Derry, Oxford, Carlisle and Aberystwyth. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

Spiro Veloudos to Direct THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz and direction by Spiro Veloudos (more...)

Oyster Mill Playhouse to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Oyster Mill Playhouse will present the fifth show of its 40th anniversary season, Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward, July 8 through 24 at the theater located at 1001 Oyster Mill Rd in East Pennsboro Twp.  Curtain is at 8 p.m. for all Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows, and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.  Tickets are $16.  On Saturday nights, special $10 pricing is available at the door with valid student ID. Visit our website at www.oystermill.com or call the box office at 717.737.6768 for tickets. (more...)

Kyle Bass Named Associate Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Syracuse Stage artistic director Robert M. Hupp announced today the appointment of Kyle Bass as the company's associate artistic director. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

New Monodrama MAMMA'S LITTLE DARLINGS Set for Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Playwright Phil Paradis has another new play going up on the boards at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York. Paradis' latest new short play 'Mamma's Little Darlings' will be staged as part of Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest with eight new short plays tonight, April 7, at 9 p.m. at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W. 42nd St. 6th FL, New York, NY. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Welcome Noel Coward Expert Geoffrey Johnson, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) welcomes Geoffrey Johnson, longtime friend and representative of Noel Coward and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation, as he shares personal reflections on the playwright. From Ten Chimneys to Jamaica, New York to London, we'll be treated to an intimate look at the last decade of Coward's life. Randy Bryant, Executive Director of Ten Chimneys - where Coward was a frequent guest - will moderate the presentation. "Remembering Noel" will be at the Broadway Theatre Center on Wednesday, April 20 as part of MCT's ViewPoints series in conjunction with our production of Coward's FALLEN ANGELS.  The ViewPoints presentation is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately before the 7:30 p.m. evening performance of FALLEN ANGELS. (more...)

Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLITHE SPIRIT at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2016 Season with the premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Christine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) announced today that the TACT 2016 Spring Gala will honor former TACT Co-Artistic Director and current company member Simon Jones. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Begins Performances Next Month at Heath Ledger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Black Swan State Theatre Company are proud to present the WA Premiere of one of the most successful plays of the modern era,  Angels in America, Part I Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner in the Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 19 June 2016. (more...)

Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

NO√čL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at¬†Film Forum¬†from¬†Friday, May 13¬†through¬†Thursday, May 19. (more...)

John Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Goodman Theatre has announced Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally.   (more...)

Sherman Playhouse's BLITHE SPIRIT to Open 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

?On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2016 Season with the premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Open 25th Season at the Bruns with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater marks the beginning of its 25th season at the glorious Bruns Amphitheater with Shakespeare's sassiest battle royale, Much Ado About Nothing, in a newly-minted adaptation by Kenneth Lin and Jackson Gay, with additional text by Lin, and directed by Gay in her Cal Shakes debut. Much Ado About Nothing plays from May 25 through June 19; for tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Zoe Tapper, Todd Boyce & More to Star in LAST OF THE BOYS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar, the production will run  11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 with a press night on  Friday, 13 May 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

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