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Geva Theatre Opens Season with AMADEUS, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2010

Geva Theatre Center's 2010/11 Season begins with AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer, which has its first performance on September 7 and runs in the Mainstage through October 3. (more...)

Tony Winner BRIAN BEDFORD In THE LUNATIC, THE LOVER AND THE POET
by Beau Higgins - Sep 29, 2011

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (OST) presents Tony-Award Winning actor Brian Bedford in his one-man show, The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, playing at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. (more...)

Tony Winner BRIAN BEDFORD In THE LUNATIC, THE LOVER AND THE POET
by Beau Higgins - Sep 20, 2011

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (OST) presents Tony-Award Winning actor Brian Bedford in his one-man show, The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, playing at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. (more...)

Geva Theatre Presents AMADEUS, Closes 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

Geva Theatre Center's 2010/11 Season begins with AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer, which has its first performance on September 7 and runs in the Mainstage through October 3. (more...)

Ivey, Whitehead & More Complete Roudabout's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

Bedford, Ivey et al. Lead Roundabout's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). The cast will also feature Dana Ivey as 'Miss Prism,' Paxton Whitehead as 'Reverend Chausible,' Santino Fontana as 'Algernon Moncrieff,' David Furr as 'Jack Worthing,' Tim MacDonald as 'Merriman,' Paul O'Brien as 'Lane,' Charlotte Parry as 'Cecily Cardew,' and Sara Topham as 'Gwendolyn.' (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

Fundamental Theater Project Presents ALONE WITH FRIENDS, Now thru 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Fundamental Theater Project is delighted to present Alone With Friends, a newly commissioned, romantic-comedy in one act by Ben Holbrook. The play is presented as part of Holiday House NYC, an annual interior design showcase in aide of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and in collaboration with Ally Coulter Design. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

Fundamental Theater Project to Present ALONE WITH FRIENDS, 11/26-12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Fundamental Theater Project is delighted to present Alone With Friends, a newly commissioned, romantic-comedy in one act by Ben Holbrook. The play is presented as part of Holiday House NYC, an annual interior design showcase in aide of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and in collaboration with Ally Coulter Design. (more...)

No Rules Theatre Begins Signature Theatre Residency with BLACK COMEDY, 2/7-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

No Rules Theatre Company, now in their 4th Season, will begin residency at Signature Theatre with Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy' February 7 - March 2, 2013. (more...)

LETTICE AND LOVAGE to Open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, "Lettice and Lovage," will open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of "Amadeus," and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  The play runs from May 30 through June 17.  (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Old Globe Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's 2011 Shakespeare Festival, performed in repertory in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Adrian Noble returns as the Artistic Director of the 2011 Festival and will direct Shakespeare's The Tempest and Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. Ron Daniels also returns and will direct Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Leading Actor in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

THE PRIVATE EAR and THE PUBLIC EYE Receive 50-Year Revival, August 29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

THE PRIVATE EAR and THE PUBLIC EYE, by the acclaimed and multi-award winning British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, will have their first major revival in 50 years, when they begin a nationwide tour from 29 August 2013, with a national press night at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 6 September. (more...)

AMADEUS Returns to Los Angeles At Chandler Studio Theatre, Opens 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

'I murdered Mozart!' rings out across Europe from Composer Antonio Salieri on his death-bed. Salieri had been the toast of Europe. He had been a devout Catholic all his life. He made a pact with God that he would be the vessel through which God's music would spring. All was good until Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna. In horror Salieri determines that it is Mozart instead who is his God's chosen voice. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Project Presents KASSI FEST, 5/16, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

Rubicon Theatre Project presents the 3rd Annual KASSI FEST, a short play festival, at Studio BE, 3110 N Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657 on May 16 and 17, 2010. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Project Presents KASSI FEST, 5/16, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2010

Rubicon Theatre Project presents the 3rd Annual KASSI FEST, a short play festival, at Studio BE, 3110 N Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657 on May 16 and 17, 2010. (more...)

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and More Announced for Royal Court's NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Gerrome Miller, Beatrice Scirocchi and Andrew Sheridan have been cast in Simon Stephens' Nuclear War directed by Imogen Knight. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 19 April 2017 - 6 May 2017 with Press Night on Friday 21 April. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Project Presents KASSI FEST, 5/16, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

Rubicon Theatre Project presents the 3rd Annual KASSI FEST, a short play festival, at Studio BE, 3110 N Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657 on May 16 and 17, 2010. (more...)

No Rules Theatre Begins Signature Theatre Residency with BLACK COMEDY, 2/7-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

No Rules Theatre Company, now in their 4th Season, will begin residency at Signature Theatre with Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy' February 7 - March 2, 2013. (more...)

The Production Company Presents AMADEUS, Opens 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2010

'I murdered Mozart!' rings out across Europe from Composer Antonio Salieri on his death-bed. Salieri had been the toast of Europe. He had been a devout Catholic all his life. He made a pact with God that he would be the vessel through which God's music would spring. All was good until Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna. In horror Salieri determines that it is Mozart instead who is his God's chosen voice. Mozart's music proves it; God had broken their pact. Salieri now makes a terrible new vow: to block God on earth and teach Him a lesson, using Mozart as the means to that end. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Playwright Peter Shaffer
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, British playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer, best known for such works as AMADEUS and EQUUS, has passed away at the age of 90. The news was shared by his U.K. agent Rupert Lord who reported that the writer passed away this morning in Ireland following a short illness. (more...)

EQUUS, AMADEUS Playwright Peter Shaffer Dies at Age 90
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

British playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer, best known for such works as AMADEUS and EQUUS, has passed away at the age of 90. (more...)

AMADEUS Returns to Los Angeles At Chandler Studio Theatre, Opens 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2010

'I murdered Mozart!' rings out across Europe from Composer Antonio Salieri on his death-bed. Salieri had been the toast of Europe. He had been a devout Catholic all his life. He made a pact with God that he would be the vessel through which God's music would spring. All was good until Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna. In horror Salieri determines that it is Mozart instead who is his God's chosen voice. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim This Week in Memory of Playwright Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Broadway community mourns the loss of two-time Tony Award® - winning playwright Peter Shaffer, who passed away on June 6th in County Cork, Ireland at age 90. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at exactly 6:45pmfor one minute. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Mark Rylance Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart Join Chichester's 2014 Celebration of Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

Distinguished actors Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart will be among those taking part in Chichester Festival Theatre's celebrations to mark its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart Join Chichester's 2014 Celebration of Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Distinguished actors Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart will be among those taking part in Chichester Festival Theatre's celebrations to mark its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Seattle Public Theater to Stage AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Seattle Public Theater (SPT) is proud to present Amadeus, Peter Shaffer's magnificent story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Shana Bestock at the historic Green Lake Bathhouse Theater from January 29 through February 21, 2016. Tickets are $34 for adults, $32 for seniors, $17 for youth under 25, and $5 for youth under 12. Tickets are available by calling the SPT Box Office at 206-524-1300 or visiting www.seattlepublictheater.org. (more...)

NTC Stages Peter Shaffer Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Novato Theater Company opens 2017 with Sir Peter Shaffer's award-winning comedy, Lettice and Lovage.  The author of Equus and Amadeus plunges into droll comedy about two women who could not be more opposite.  The play is directed by Renee Mandel-Sher and produced by Mark Clark.  It runs February 3-19 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Production Of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

With Nuffield Southampton Theatres' production of Fantastic Mr Fox about to start its tour at Lyric Hammersmith, Director Sam Hodges today announces casting for the forthcoming production of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

Trevor Nunn Returns To The Menier Chocolate Factory To Direct LOVE IN IDLENESS and LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom to open shortly in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn returns to direct major works from the two of the greatest British playwrights of the twentieth century. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Brian Bedford as Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2016

The beloved English actor was a very frequent visitor to the New York stage. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Artist Ken Fallin Remembers Brian Bedford with Portrait
by Ken Fallin - Jan 14, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, seven-time Tony Award nominee and winner for Broadway's THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Brian Bedford passed away today, January 13. He was 80 years old. In memory, BWW brings you an exclusive look back at artist Ken Fallin's illustration of Bedford in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. (more...)

Royal Alexandra & Princess of Wales Theatres to Dim Lights in Honor of Brian Bedford Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Following the news of the passing of Brian Bedford, who died on January 13, 2015 at the age of 80, the marquee lights of the Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales theatres will be dimmed at 7:55 PM today (Thursday January 14, 2016), BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild's IN THE ROOM Series Features Peter Shaffer and John Guare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

The Dramatists Guild of America invites you In the Room with some of the most celebrated playwrights, composers and lyricists in the American theatre discussing craft while sharing their influences and experiences when creating their most celebrated work. In a conversation originally recorded in 2008 with Council member John Guare, Peter Shaffer discusses writing Five Finger Exercise, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Black Comedy and his Tony Award-winning Equus. (more...)

Tony Winner, Voice of Disney's ROBIN HOOD Brian Bedford Passes Away at 80
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that seven-time Tony Award nominee and winner for Broadway's THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Brian Bedford passed away today, January 13, 2016. He was 80. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Brian Bedford
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, seven-time Tony Award nominee and winner for Broadway's THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Brian Bedford passed away today, January 13. He was 80 years old. (more...)

No Rules Theatre Begins Signature Theatre Residency with BLACK COMEDY, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

No Rules Theatre Company, now in their 4th Season, will begin residency at Signature Theatre with Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy' tonight, February 7 - March 2, 2013. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces New Play BODIES, Tickets Sales for B and VICTORY CONDITION, and Extra Shows for NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court Theatre with BODIES, directed by Jude Christian premiering in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Wednesday 05 July 2017 - Saturday 12 August 2017. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Preview Begin Today for Roundabout's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director)begins previews for the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.) on Friday, December 17th, 2010 and open officially on Thursday, January 13th, 2011. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6th, 2011. (more...)

Geva Theatre Opens Season with AMADEUS, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

Geva Theatre Center's 2010/11 Season begins with AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer, which has its first performance on September 7 and runs in the Mainstage through October 3. (more...)

THE PRIVATE EAR & THE PUBLIC EYE Receives 50-Year Revival, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

THE PRIVATE EAR and THE PUBLIC EYE, by the acclaimed and multi-award winning British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, will have their first major revival in 50 years, when they begin a nationwide tour from tonight, 29 August 2013, with a national press night at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 6 September. (more...)

BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11
by Blair Howell - Aug 28, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company announces its production of AMADEUS, one of the most acclaimed and popular productions of the 20th century. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Juliet Mills, Maxwell Caulfield and More Set for 'OH DAD, POOR DAD' Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

On April 26th, 2013, Juliet Mills, Maxwell Caulfield, Jennifer Cody and Doug Plaut will perform in a benefit reading of Arthur Kopit's 1962 play 'OH DAD, POOR DAD, MAMA'S HUNG YOU IN THE CLOSET AND I'M FEELIN' SO SAD' at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT (right next to the Greenwich train station for all the Urban dwellers). Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Casting Announced for TWITSTORM at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The team behind Park Theatre hits Dead Sheep, An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Deny Deny Deny and The Roundabout, will return to the theatre with the world premiere of a brand new comedy, TWITSTORM, playing from 31 May - 1 July, with a press night on 1 June. (more...)

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