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Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

Nancy Dussault in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in "MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE" on September 27, 2016 @ 7:00PM. Nancy will take the audience on a musical journey, returning to those heady days of her Broadway life. Expect this Golden Age leading lady to sing the brilliant songs of Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim. You'll also get to re-live the time when she introduced the classic, "Make Someone Happy". Nancy will regale with tales of being the first co-host of Good Morning America, co-starring in the New Dick Van Dyke show, and starring with Ted Knight in "Too Close For Comfort", before returning to Broadway in Side By Side By Sondheim and Into The Woods. In "My Life-Upon The Wicked Stage" Dussault brings her musicality, comedic storytelling, and unique personal accessibility to songs including "Getting Married Today", "Look To The Rainbow", "Where Is The Tribe For Me", "Old Friend" and of course, " Make Someone Happy". (more...)

BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 16, 2016

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hand those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' and 'Lettice and Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)

Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (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...)

HANDLE WITH CARE to Play B Street Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

B Street is pleased to present the regional premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE as the Mainstage offering for the 2015 holiday season. (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...)

Peter Shaffer's LETTICE AND LOVAGE Opens Gloucester Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 2016 season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Tony Award-winning playwright Peter Shaffer's delectable comedy, Lettice and Lovage from May 19 through June 11 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. As tour guide, Lettice Douffet, leads tours through an obscure English mansion utterly devoid of interest, she decides to "Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!" her tours by fabricating fanciful stories, which ignites the wrath of her employer. The battle that ensues rapidly turns to friendship as the ladies embark on a series of escapades in this delightful comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: Lindsay Crouse Enlivens LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - May 30, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company opens its 37th season with Lettice and Lovage as a star vehicle for Academy Award-nominated Gloucester resident Lindsay Crouse. Written by Peter Shaffer (EQUUS, AMADEUS) for beloved British actress Dame Maggie Smith, Crouse takes on the title role of tour guide Lettice Douffet and makes it her own with panache and good humor. Marya Lowry is her incredulous employer Lotte Schoen and together they raise the bar for the art of verbal sparring. The esteemed scene partners feast on Shaffer's rich language and throw themselves into the theatrical shenanigans of the play, with supporting silliness well-represented by Janelle Mills and Mark Cohen. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

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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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

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God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

SCERA Announces Star Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 11th Annual Star Awards held Friday, March 11, 2016 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. (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...)

The Acting Company to Dedicate Staged Reading of LETTICE AND LOVAGE to Peter Shaffer, Angela Lansbury and Dana Ivey to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

With today's news on the passing of playwright Peter Shaffer, The Acting Company will be dedicating their one night only staged reading of Lettice and Lovage on Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. to his memory.  Angela Lansbury and Dana Ivey will head an all-star cast featuring Patricia Connolly and original Broadway cast member, Paxton Whitehead at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 6/05/2016
by BWW - Jun 5, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/05/2016 for Boston (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/2; THE 39 STEPS in Pittsburgh, STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 3, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE 39 STEPS at Pittsburgh CLO, a 'must-see' STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland, and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Portland Center Stage, just to name a few. (more...)

Chester Theatre to Stage New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, 7/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Chester Theatre Company will present the New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, by acclaimed Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan. Performances of the witty, touching comedy about reawakening to life's possibilities will run from July 9-19. (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...)

Chester Theatre Stages New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, Now thru 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Chester Theatre Company will present the New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, by acclaimed Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan. Performances of the witty, touching comedy about reawakening to life's possibilities will run from tonight, July 9, through July 19. (more...)

Harrie Dobby's THE GAP Set for FringeNYC, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) and playwright Harrie Dobby are pleased to present the world premiere of THE GAP, directed by Jamie Biddle. Performances run Friday, August 14 @ 5 pm, Saturday, August 15 @ 7:15 pm, Sunday, August 16 @ noon, Monday, August 17 @ 7 pm and Tuesday, August 18 @ 2:15 pm at the Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, located at 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey). Tickets are available online at www.fringenyc.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...)

Suzanne Bertish and Paxton Whitehead Receive AEA's 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Suzanne Bertish and Paxton Whitehead have been selected to receive the 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Equity's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm today, January 9, 2015 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York. (more...)

Broadway Manager, Producer and BC/EFA Activist Peter Neufeld Passes Away at 78
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

A successful Broadway company manager, general manager and producer for more than 20 years, Peter Neufeld passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease this morning, January 27, 2015, at The Actors Fund's Lillian Booth Residence in Englewood, NJ, where he had been living since 2007. He was 78. (more...)

HANGMEN Recoups in Under Six Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Producers Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions have revealed that Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen has recouped in under six weeks. The news comes as the production is announced the winner of the Critic's Circle 'Best New Play' and 'Best Design' Awards today. Following a sell out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh'sHangmen transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season in December and must end on 5 March. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company's NPSS to Continue with HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) continues its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of William Missouri Downs' newest play HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Teresa Sanderson, the reading will feature local actors Daniel Beecher, Terence Goodman, Elise Groves, Jesse Peery, and Susan Dolan Stevens. The NPSS provides an essential testing ground where playwrights see and hear their works in progress and receive insightful feedback from the audience members during a post-play discussion. (more...)

Prudence Wright Holmes to Present WILLA CATHER: HER LIFE AND LOVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Willa Cather: Her Life and Loves, a biographical and literary play written and performed by Prudence Wright Holmes, is set for Sunday, February 21, 3:00 PM at The New York Society Library, 53 East 79th Street (just east of Madison Avenue; 6 train to 77th Street).  (more...)

World, New England Premieres on Tap for Gloucester Stage's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, recently announced the six-play lineup for Gloucester Stage's 37th Season of professional theater in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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...)

Suzanne Bertish & Paxton Whitehead to Receive AEA's 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Suzanne Bertish and Paxton Whitehead have been selected to receive the 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Equity's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation and Joan Glazer, Managing Director. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/28/2015 - GOTTA DANCE Opens in Chicago!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 28, 2015

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: GOTTA DANCE opens in the Windy City and Linda Lavin returns to Broadway! (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

APPROPRIATE, GROUNDED and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2017 season, featuring five plays that cover a wide variety of theater worth talking about, from writers whose works are considered stage classics, as well as from contemporary voices. 2017 season tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Harrie Dobby's THE GAP Set for FringeNYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) and playwright Harrie Dobby are pleased to present the world premiere of THE GAP, directed by Jamie Biddle. Performances run tonight, August 14 @ 5 pm, Saturday, August 15 @ 7:15 pm, Sunday, August 16 @ noon, Monday, August 17 @ 7 pm and Tuesday, August 18 @ 2:15 pm at the Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, located at 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey). Tickets are available online at www.fringenyc.org. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 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...)

LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

They were married actors. Who worked together, almost exclusively, for decades. Stage actors who chose to turn down big-money offers from Hollywood. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ruled Broadway, toured the nation and even played London's West End in the middle of World War II. With the Theatre Guild, they took low salaries to play in acclaimed productions of Shaw, O'Neill and Shakespeare; as well as three plays by their good friend Noel Coward. Laurence Olivier once said, 'Everything I know about acting I learned from Alfred Lunt.' A Broadway theater was named for them in 1958, and the Cole Porter musical 'KISS ME KATE' was inspired by their on and off-stage battles. Hugely famous in their time, they are now almost completely forgotten by the general public. (more...)

'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the new play "LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY," playwright and actor Mark E. Lang unites with his wife of twelve years, Alison Murphy to celebrate The Lunts and examine their lives, their work and their legacy... to dig beneath their public personae and discover the all-too-real and sometimes fragile personalities beneath. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/05/2015
by BWW - Apr 5, 2015

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'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' Plays Stage Left Studio, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

In the new play 'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY,' playwright and actor Mark E. Lang unites with his wife of twelve years, Alison Murphy to celebrate The Lunts and examine their lives, their work and their legacy... to dig beneath their public personae and discover the all-too-real and sometimes fragile personalities beneath. (more...)

LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

They were married actors. Who worked together, almost exclusively, for decades. Stage actors who chose to turn down big-money offers from Hollywood. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ruled Broadway, toured the nation and even played London's West End in the middle of World War II. With the Theatre Guild, they took low salaries to play in acclaimed productions of Shaw, O'Neill and Shakespeare; as well as three plays by their good friend Noel Coward. Laurence Olivier once said, 'Everything I know about acting I learned from Alfred Lunt.' A Broadway theater was named for them in 1958, and the Cole Porter musical 'KISS ME KATE' was inspired by their on and off-stage battles. Hugely famous in their time, they are now almost completely forgotten by the general public. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/26/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/26/2015 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Angela Lansbury & Dana Ivey to Lead Benefit Reading of British Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Angela Lansbury and Dana Ivey will head an all-star cast in the staged reading of the beloved British comedy, Lettice and Lovage, a benefit for The Acting Company, to be held one night only, Monday, June 13, at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, it was announced this afternoon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Quotidian Theatre Co.
by Pamela Roberts - Apr 23, 2015

Why let the boring old truth stand in the way of a compelling story? Lettice Douffet lives her life by a code her flamboyant actress mother taught her: 'Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!' She eschews "the mere" - the regular, tedious, mundane, or mediocre in life. Lettice and Lovage contrasts dreamer and free spirit Lettice Douffet with bureaucrat Lotte Schoen, a rigid realist. Despite their differences the two find commonality and camaraderie. Quotidian Theatre - theatre dedicated to the poetry of everyday life, no-frills storytelling, and realistic situations and dialogue - brings us Peter Shaffer's witty clash of opposites ultimately finding solidarity. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company to Present LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Quotidian Theatre Company regulars, Jane Squier Bruns (Lettice Douffet) and Leah Mazade (Lotte Schoen), will delight audiences in Peter Shaffer's comedy about the most eccentric tour guide ever to lead lackadaisical visitors through one of England's dullest stately homes. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/19/2015
by BWW - Apr 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/19/2015 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

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