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Shaftesbury Theatre (London, )
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry


Based on the movie High Society owned by Turner Entertainment Co.

Performance Now Theatre Company presents High Society. For tickets and more information, visit the website.



BWW Review: Just a Fair MY FAIR LADY
by Misha Davenport - May 9, 2017

Just a fair MY FAIR LADY (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Welcomes New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Today, the London production of THE LION KING welcomes 11 new cast members, including Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter who take over the principal roles of 'Nala', 'Zazu' and 'Shenzi' respectively. Now in its 18th triumphant year, over 14 million people have seen Disney's award-winning musical at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Highlight Musical Theatre Guild's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows, all based on acclaimed films, to celebrate its twenty-second season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2017-2018 season includes: SUGAR, WOMEN OF THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, High Society and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SOUVENIR at Granite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Granite Theatre of Westerly, announces the opening of Stephen Temperley's comedy with music 'Souvenir' the hilarious, true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the infamous grand dame of the 1930's High Society and arguably one of the worst singing voices of all time. It was a very recent highly acclaimed movie that starred Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The show opens Friday May 26, 2017 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through June 18, 2017. Producer/ Artistic Director for the theatre is David Jepson. BroadwayWorld has a first look a the cast in action below! (more...)

NORTHBOUND Goes from Stage to Free Screen Showing May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

Following a successful run at Theater for the New City, Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, is back this time on the screen. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents OLIVER!
by Herbert Paine - May 5, 2017

When a gaggle of 25 eminently talented youngsters snakes around the tables of a workhouse dining room to the tune of Food, Glorious Food, it is a sign of things to come in Andy Meyers's production of OLIVER! (on stage through May 21st at Arizona Broadway Theatre): exuberant choreography (Kurtis Overby) and a dynamic song-and-dance ensemble to match. (more...)

Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

First presented at Chichester's Festival Theatre, last summer's hit 'HALF A SIXPENCE' will play its final performance in London on Saturday 2 September, having extended its limited season twice. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Announces Full Cast and Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, will commence its new national tour at the Canberra Theatre Centre on November 24th 2017 followed by a season from December 26th 2017 QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane. (more...)

BWW CD Review: WAR PAINT's Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
by Remy Holzer - May 30, 2017

It's not often that listening to a cast album makes one think of Richard Strauss, but such is the genius of Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. The composer-lyricist team best known for the brilliant GREY GARDENS is back with WAR PAINT, the story of rival beauty moguls Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Here both story and emotion are thinner, but the music is gorgeous--Straussian in its elegiac beauty and bell-like notes--and worthy of its two stars, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, two of the most unique and exciting voices in musical theater. Like a golden-age Hollywood director 'managing' the two stars of a women's picture, the score has to find ways to manage its two leads, giving each an equal role. Ebersole gets an old-fashioned entrance--her Red Door spa staff sings breathlessly, 'She's coming, she's coming...,' bursting into a triumphant 'She's here!' LuPone's entrance is less heralded but equally dramatic (and separate), as she steps off a ship in New York. From then on, many of the songs are duets, in which one star sings half of a song about her own experience, and the second sings the other half, with lyrics expressing her different but parallel experience. Occasionally they sing in unison. What sounds tedious as a show (a narrative in which two separate characters have similar, not highly dramatic arcs and don't meet until the very end) enchants on the album. Without the strain of the storytelling, we can simply enjoy the gorgeous songs and their peerless purveyors. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

Media Theatre Presents ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'Always, Patsy Cline' is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern. Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Flash Sale: 26% Off Tickets For Hit Musical HALF A SIXPENCE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

HALF A SIXPENCE, the hit musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel, is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End. It stars Charlie Stemp as 'Arthur Kipps' and Devon-Elise Johnson as 'Ann Pornick' - alongside three times Olivier-nominated actor Ian Bartholomew as 'Chitterlow' and three times Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as 'Helen Walsingham'. Book tickets here from just £25 (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced that Charlotte Wakefield will play 'Polly' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Charlotte joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and Caroline Flack as 'Irene'. 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT is Marvelously Materialized by The Southside Players
by David Edward Perry - May 19, 2017

The Southside Players has summoned the doorway to the classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Final Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As rehearsals begin, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce final casting for the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON. Ryan O'Gorman will play 'John', and Marsha Songcome will play 'Gigi' until 1 August when Na-Young Jeon will take over the role. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

MOONLIGHT's Tarell Alvin McCraney and More Will Be Honored at National Black Theatre's TEER Spirit Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) will put the spotlight on Black excellence in the spirit of joy at the ninth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Begin for New West End Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.  (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Greenlights Scripted True Crime Series THE VON BULOW AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

THE VON BULOW AFFAIR was the most scandalous and sensational murder trial of the 1980s, borne from the bowels of High Society that existed between white-linen parties of Newport and white-powder mischief at New York's poshest nightclub. (more...)

SUU Lecturer Publishes Youth Fantasy Novel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Rosalyn Eves, a lecturer of English at Southern Utah University, has published her debut novel, Blood Rose Rebellion, the first book in a young adult fantasy trilogy. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater to Stage SUMMER OF LOVE at New Britain Museum of American Art
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Flower power, doves and hawks, draft card burning, High Society and counter-culture, and the Summer of Love will be the background for an upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT). (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, High Society, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill presented the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton.  The celebrated Broadway, TV and film star,  Melissa Errico, ("Billions", My Fair Lady, High Society, Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?), presented the award to her mentor and close friend, Tony Waltonat the annual benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park.  (more...)

Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced the Bay Street Under the Stars series which will include FREE concerts in Mashashimuet Park this summer as Bay Street presents the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, High Society, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: National Black Theatre Celebrates Black Excellence With Teer Spirit Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) put the spotlight on Black excellence in the spirit of joy at the ninth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala on Wednesday, June 14. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: Fantastic.Z's Short Play Series FAMILY Modern and Sweet
by Amelia Reynolds - Jun 16, 2017

Keeping it brief, since the show only runs through this Saturday, LGBTQ theater group Fantastic.Z has a series of short plays currently performing at The Eclectic Theater called 'Family'. The six-play series has a family motif, each story showcasing modern examples of what it means to be a unit in the modern era. In a more deductive sense, this new works micro-festival highlights specifically pain within the family unit. Half of the shows work through that pain less successfully with staged therapy (moping, finger-pointing, and yelling), and the other half of the show work through that pain more successfully with comedy. (more...)

Review Roundup: Clash of the Cosmetics- WAR PAINT Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

Broadway Palm Announces 25th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions (TBA), and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS is a Fun Romp Into a Panty Drawer of Laughs
by David Edward Perry - Apr 29, 2017

You will leave Theatre Downtown laughing with 'bras on the brain.' (more...)

Immersive DOWNTOWN ABBEY Exhibition to Launch Worldwide This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions will launch 'Downton Abbey: The Exhibition' beginning at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of plays.  We open the season July 14-29, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre with the sparkling musical, High Society , music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. (more...)

Melissa Errico to 'Sing Sondheim' at 54 Below, Perform at Lincoln Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, June 3 at 7pm for the NYC debut of her acclaimed concert 'Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim,' where she will lend her gorgeous voice to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, including songs from shows of his that she has starred in. (more...)

Urban Stages to Honor Designer Tony Walton with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill will celebrate 'The Magic of Set and Costume Design' by presenting the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton presented by Broadway, television and film star Melissa Errico ('Billions', My Fair Lady, High Society, Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?) at their gala benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park at 6:30PM on May 15, 2017. (more...)

The Mill at Sonning Announces Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Mill at Sonning is delighted to announce its next season of productions from July 2017 to January 2018. Brian Blessed returns to direct Agatha Christie's most enthralling and entertaining thriller "SPIDERS WEB" from Thursday 6 July to Saturday 26 August 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Returns to the Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester where it will play from Saturday 1 July - Saturday 22 July 2017. (more...)

MISS SAIGON To Land In Manchester As Part Of A New UK And Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

???????Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, the show will land at Manchester Palace Theatre from 21 March - 12 May 2018, with tickets going on sale on 18 May. www.miss-saigon.com (more...)

Sooha Kim, Red Concepcion, and More Announced for MISS SAIGON UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester where it will play from Saturday 1 July - Saturday 22 July 2017. (more...)

Principal casting confirmed for MISS SAIGON at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester on 1 July 2017, with dates at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in January 2018. (more...)

'A Fine How Do You Do' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

As an homage to her infatuation with British High Society, author Patty Dickson has published her new novel, 'A Fine How Do You Do.' The novel centers on its lighthearted tone, along with its wide and eccentric range of characters. (more...)

THE GAMBLER Takes Audiences on a Whirlwind Roulette Wheel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents a workshop production of The Gambler, written by Villanova University's Charles A. Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies and renowned playwright Owen McCafferty and directed by Philadelphia favorite David Bradley. In this provocative new piece, McCafferty brilliantly transforms Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novella for the stage. Audiences will be transported by a whirlwind of love, gambling, and politics as our narrator spins the roulette wheel, inviting audiences to 'take a chance' on the unexpected. The Gambler is on stage April 26-30, 2017.  (more...)

Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris and More to Croon at the Art House in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

For the seventh season since taking the reigns at Provincetown's Art House, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale has announced his largest music and comedy lineup yet. Topping the bill again will be the internationally successful 'Broadway @' series, which dynamic duo Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky began in Ptown in 2011 and now makes its home in more than 15 major venues worldwide. (more...)

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