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Circle in the Square Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 50th St.

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In this classic mťnage a trois by a master of the sophisticated, Gilda and Otto are living a bohemian lifestyle, she as a dilettante, he as a painter. A visit by Leo, Otto?s old friend and a successful playwright leads to an affair between he and Gilda leaving Otto so devastated, he goes off on a tramp steamer. Now living in London with Leo, Gilda is visited by Otto, who has become a successful and sought-after artist. Just as abruptly, Gilda then goes off with Ernest, a stuffy English art dealer leaving both Otto and Leo to find solace both physically and emotionally in each other. The following year, now married to Ernest, Gilda has become a successful decorator in New York. Her seemingly complacent life is disrupted by the return of both Otto and Leo, who have come to take her back with them.



?Design for Living is about...living by your own moral code, which is threatening to other people?s standards but hurtful to no one but oneself.Ē

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BAD JEWS to Launch 2016-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Black Box Studios presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016­-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director, Matt Okin. (more...)

MORA Theater to Present SEX AROUND THE CITY: THE WALKING TOUR OF SHAME This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Look out Manhattan! Here come the girls...no, not Carrie and her gang, but real women of NYC and they want to tell you their stories...their SEX stories. (more...)

Ruffian Productions and Double Decker Productions Present DOROTHY OF NOWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

September sees the return of Origin Theatre's extraordinary 1st Irish Festival, a movable theatrical feast ranked by many as one of the city's premiere theatre festivals. This year once again features 1st Irish's staple Next Generation series which includes the much anticipated Dorothy of Nowhere, written by newcomer Thomas Burns Scully. (more...)

Breaking News: Kevin Kline Will Return to Broadway Next Year in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Back in February, BroadwayWorld reported that stage and screen star Kevin Kline would star in The Acting Company's reading presentation of Noel Coward's charming comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER. Now he's taking the show to Broadway, according to the New York Times.   (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Ruffian Productions and Double Decker Productions Present DOROTHY OF NOWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

September sees the return of Origin Theatre's extraordinary 1st Irish Festival, a movable theatrical feast ranked by many as one of the city's premiere theatre festivals. This year once again features 1st Irish's staple Next Generation series which includes the much anticipated Dorothy of Nowhere, written by newcomer Thomas Burns Scully. (more...)

MORA Theater to Present SEX AROUND THE CITY: THE WALKING TOUR OF SHAME This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Look out Manhattan! Here come the girls...no, not Carrie and her gang, but real women of NYC and they want to tell you their stories...their SEX stories. (more...)

AstonRep's THE BLACK SLOT to Make World Premiere This Fall at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to open its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*. (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More Lead HOME CHAT, Beginning Tonight at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season tonight, 1 September, with another press night tomorrow, 2 September 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...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

The Acting Company's 44th National Tour Pairs Shakespeare & Malcolm X
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Acting Company announces its 2016-17 season and 44th national tour featuring two new gripping dramas in repertory -- the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's X and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Both will be staged in an exciting artistic and educational collaboration with nearly 30 universities, colleges and community partners. The Company also has announced a five month, monthly Monday night Salon Reading Series in New York City. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Rayvon Owen Signs on for Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The entertainment line-up for PFP's Simply Sensational Benefit gets more and more sensational each day, with American Idol's Rayvon Owen joining in. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Comrades' PRELUDE TO A KISS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Comrades have announced their Winter 2017 production, PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas. This classic romantic comedy will be directed by Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen and will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from January 12 through February 4, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, January 14 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Cecilia Hart, Broadway Actress and Wife of James Earl Jones, Has Died
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

According to People, Cecilia Hart, who last appeared on Broadway in the 1984 revival of Design For Living, has passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer. The actress had been married to star of stage and screen, James Earl Jones, since 1982. That same year, the couple played opposite one another on Broadway in a revival of Othello. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Papatango's ORCA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Papatango has just released rehearsal photos of Orca - Matt Grinter's winning entry from a record 1053 submissions to the 8th annual Papatango New Writing Prize. Alice Hamilton directs Aden Gillett, Simon Gregor, Carla Langley, Rona Morison and Ellie Turner in the production opening at Southwark Playhouse on 4 November, with previews from 2 November, running until 26 November. Design is by Frankie Bradshaw, with lighting by Johanna Town and sound by Richard Hammarton. (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher and James Vincent Meredith to Star in ROZ AND RAY at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42st season with the world premiere of Roz and Ray, written by Karen Hartman and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Roz and Ray features Mary Beth Fisher (Roz) and James Vincent Meredith (Ray). This World Premiere runs November 11 - December 11, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Papatango Announces Cast of ORCA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Papatango today announces the cast of Orca - Matt Grinter's winning entry from a record 1053 submissions to the 8thannual Papatango New Writing Prize. Alice Hamilton directs Aden Gillett, Simon Gregor, Carla Langley, Rona Morisonand Ellie Turner in the production opening at Southwark Playhouse on 4 November, with previews from 2 November, running until 26 November. Design is by Frankie Bradshaw, with lighting by Johanna Town and sound by Richard Hammarton. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lisa Dillon On LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

Actress Lisa Dillon's numerous stage credits include King John at Rose Theatre, Kingston, Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre, Design For Living at the Old Vic, The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida, and The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC. She's back with the RSC playing Rosaline and Beatrice in Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing respectively. The acclaimed double bill, set either side of the First World War, begins previews at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 December. (more...)

Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)


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CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Maybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Casting is announced today for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and actor/activist Alexandra Billings have become the inaugural members of Pride Films and Plays' Honorary Board. (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...)

Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon Lead RSC's MUCH ADO and LOVE'S LABOURS LOST London Transfer
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

The RSC's hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe's elegant, effervescent productions. (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE SECRET GARDEN at Lake Forest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

THE FATHER's Frank Langella Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Frank Langella has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role as Andre in THE FATHER. (more...)

Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Broadcasts Live Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world today 21 July. (more...)

Andre De Shields Guest Stars in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET, Beginning Tonight at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

BITE: A PUCKING QUEER CABARET Opens Tonight at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary's prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up the stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary's Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard's beloved love stories through a queer lens. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Noel Coward's HOME CHAT To Have Its First UK Production In 90 Years
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

'I am shirking off the chains that have shackled me for so long - I have suddenly come to realise that I am a woman - a living, passionate, pulsating woman - it never occurred to me before.' (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More to Lead HOME CHAT at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 1 September and Friday, 2 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Launch 2016-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Black Box Studios presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016­-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director, Matt Okin. (more...)

Cast Announced for RESOLUTION Premiere at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is excited to start its fall season with the world premiere of Resolution, opening October 24 at Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced the full cast today. (more...)

AstonRep's THE BLACK SLOT to Make World Premiere This Fall at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to open its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*. (more...)

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