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Helen Hayes Theatre (New York, NY)
240 West 44th St.

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In a bungalow in a forest in Essex lives Mrs. Bramson, a fussy hypochondriac. She pays her niece Olivia a small salary to act as her companion and the household also includes her cook, Mrs. Terence, and her maid Dora. When Dora gets pregnant, Mrs. Bramson is determined to get the boyfriend to marry her. At the same time, a woman disappears from a nearby hotel. The police begin investigations and, when Dora brings home her boyfriend Dan, Olivia immediately notices that his behavior is not quite normal. He is perpetually putting on an act and soon he worms his way into the affections of Mrs. Bramson, leaves his job as pageboy at the hotel and moves in. Then the woman's body is found - headless...


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BOUNCERS, BBC Big Band and More Set for CFT's Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the successful reopening of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, Chichester announces its first Winter season since 2011 offering a diverse mix of drama, comedy and dance as well as music and arts events. (more...)

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Columbus (more...)

Different Stages to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, 11/22-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Different Stages opens its 2013-2014 season with the classic comedy by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to relieving the loneliness of old men by inviting them in for a nice glass of homemade elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and just a pinch of cyanide. Add to the mix his two brothers - one who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, and one who is a serial killer. Toss in a police officer who thinks he's a playwright, sprinkle in a few corpses, and you have one of the most hilarious and enduring comedies in American theater. The New York Times called Arsenic and Old Lace so funny that none of us will ever forget it! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 10/20/2013
by BWW - Oct 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2013 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for Columbus (more...)

The Wilton Playshop Presents Dancing at Lughnasa - Opening October 18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Tickets are on sale now, for October 18, 19, 20 and October 24, 25, 26. Dancing at Lughnasa is written by Brian Friel and directed by Mat Young. (more...)

Different Stages Presents ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Different Stages' Arsenic and Old Lace will run tonight, Nov 22 - Dec 14, 2013, playing Thu - Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd (map). (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Matthew Broderick Stars in New Drama THE AMERICAN SIDE
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The new film THE AMERICAN SIDE is set to hit theaters in liminted release in the spring of 2016. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Alicja Bachleda, Camilla Belle, Robert Forster, Greg Stuhr, , Janeane Garofalo and Robert Vaughn. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Different Stages to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, 11/22-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Different Stages' Arsenic and Old Lace will run Nov 22 - Dec 14, 2013, playing Thu - Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd (map). (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Star in Neil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND Film
by Movies News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Screendaily.com reports that Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve are set to star in Neil LaBute's comedy drama DIRTY WEEKEND. The film, written by LaBute, is currently in production on location in New Mexico. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Shirley MacLaine to Co-Star in Dramedy TV Series BETTYVILLE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will headline a new dramedy TV series for Paramount Television titled BETTYVILLE. (more...)

Different Stages' WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Opens 6/26 at The Vortex
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Different Stages opens its 2014-2015 season with When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell. The story takes place between two worlds, between a prediction in 1959 and its outcome eighty years later, through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Gwen Taylor to Star in NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour, Aug. 19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, Night Must Fall, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson.  The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse. (more...)

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane to Reunite in IT'S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway This Fall; Jack O'Brien to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The New York Times reports that THE PRODUCERS stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will reunite in a new version of Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, directed by Jack O'Brien and opening on Broadway in September 2014. No word yet on where the show will run. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Musical Comedy COWGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? (more...)

DEAR LUPIN with James & Jack Fox Begins Next Month at Theatre Royal Windsor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. (more...)

Different Stages' THE LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA Opens 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Different Stages continues its 2013 - 2014 season with Preston Jones comedy The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia. A fraternity of Bradleyville's 'good ole boys,' which meets in the now decrepit Cattleman's Hotel, the Knights of the White Magnolia has long since lost sight of its espoused concern with patriotism and racial purity and has become an excuse for a handful of cronies to share a game of dominoes and a spot of liquid refreshment. Having dwindled steadily in membership, the lodge has unaccountably found a new recruit from a neighboring town, and his appearance gives the remaining members a chance to resurrect their ancient 'mystic' initiation rite, an event which, for all its intentional seriousness, becomes one of the wildest, funniest scenes imaginable. However, in the end the inevitable disillusionment sets in sending the would-be applicant scurrying for home and leaving the others to contemplate the wreckage and loss of still another glory that once was. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces New Season
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce its exciting autumn 2016 season. This season the theatre has cut its £2 transaction booking fee. Instead, customers who want their tickets posted will be asked to pay a small charge to cover postage costs.  (more...)

James & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. The production transfers to the Apollo Theatre following a successful UK tour, opening on 3 August, with previews from 30 July, and runs for a strictly limited season until 19 September. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Mullally to Join Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

During the appearance, Mullally shared that she will be starring in a new comedy by Terrance McNally. (more...)

Different Stages' WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Opens Tonight at The Vortex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Different Stages opens its 2014-2015 season with When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell. The story takes place between two worlds, between a prediction in 1959 and its outcome eighty years later, through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations. (more...)

Micah Stock, Emma Myles & More Set for White Heron Theatre's Reading of THE HARVEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company today announced the cast for the reading of Samuel Hunter's new play, The Harvest, July 1 and 2 at 8 pm, at the Dreamland Theatre in Nantucket. The cast includes actors from Orange is the New Black, Ironwood, Mildred Pierce, Boardwalk Empire and the Sopranos not to mention numerous Broadway plays and projects including a Tony nomination for Its Only a Play. (more...)

Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone Board NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as Olivia and Dan respectively in the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, Night Must Fall, directed by Luke Sheppard, joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom and Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, along with Alasdair Buchan as Hubert, Anne Odeke as Nurse Libby, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Terence and Melissa Vaughan as Dora.  (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Sets Full Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has today announced full details of the shows to feature in its Autumn 2016 Season which include a brand new production of original British rock 'n' roll musical, Roll Over Beethoven from the director of Three Minute Heroes, the UK premiere of Ostrich Boys in B2, based on the award-winning novel by Keith Gray and the return of Birmingham comedy-legend Jasper Carrott and award-winning impressionist Alistair McGowan to the Midlands from Tues 14 - Thurs 16 Mar 2017. (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Star in New Dark Comedy LOOK AWAY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Matthew Broderick (IT'S ONLY A PLAY) will join Chloë Sevigny and UK actress Shannon Tarbet in the dark comedy LOOK AWAY. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at UK Tour of NIGHT MUST FALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, Night Must Fall, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson, Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, Niamh McGrady as Olivia and Will Featherstone as Dan.  The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the teaser video below! (more...)

Pulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents W. E. B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (Artistic Director Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Founder/AD Harlem Summer Shakespeare) as part of FringeNYC. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, 8/19-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Alan Ayckbourn's romantic comedy, "Things We Do for Love," Tuesday, August 19 through Sunday, September 7, directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, a veteran director of many Ayckbourn plays on Broadway and at the Playhouse. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

A FEW GOOD MEN Set for Pioneer Theatre Company January 24 - February 8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the military drama A Few Good Men January 24 through February 8, 2014. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

Hedgerow Theatre to Present A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED, 2/19-3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The stage at Hedgerow Theatre will become the stage of the St. James's Theatre in London, the eerie setting for Emlyn Williams' spine-chilling mystery "A Murder Has Been Arranged," which runs from Feb. 19 to March 29. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane Reunite on Jimmy Kimmel Tonight to Mock Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2016

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway favorites Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will reunite on Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special tonight, performing a big musical number mocking GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. A sneak peek of the song was recently released. Be sure to check it out here, and don't forget to watch the performance in its entirety tonight on ABC after the Oscars! (more...)

Hedgerow Theatre Presents A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The stage at Hedgerow Theatre will become the stage of the St. James's Theatre in London, the eerie setting for Emlyn Williams' spine-chilling mystery 'A Murder Has Been Arranged,' which runs from tonight, Feb. 19 to March 29. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BOUNCERS, BBC Big Band and More Set for CFT's Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Following the successful reopening of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, Chichester announces its first Winter season since 2011 offering a diverse mix of drama, comedy and dance as well as music and arts events. (more...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

BEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing tonight, August 25, through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Stages THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Alan Ayckbourn's romantic comedy, 'Things We Do for Love,' today, August 19 through Sunday, September 7, directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, a veteran director of many Ayckbourn plays on Broadway and at the Playhouse. (more...)

Different Stages' THE LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Different Stages continues its 2013 - 2014 season with Preston Jones comedy The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia. A fraternity of Bradleyville's 'good ole boys,' which meets in the now decrepit Cattleman's Hotel, the Knights of the White Magnolia has long since lost sight of its espoused concern with patriotism and racial purity and has become an excuse for a handful of cronies to share a game of dominoes and a spot of liquid refreshment. Having dwindled steadily in membership, the lodge has unaccountably found a new recruit from a neighboring town, and his appearance gives the remaining members a chance to resurrect their ancient 'mystic' initiation rite, an event which, for all its intentional seriousness, becomes one of the wildest, funniest scenes imaginable. However, in the end the inevitable disillusionment sets in sending the would-be applicant scurrying for home and leaving the others to contemplate the wreckage and loss of still another glory that once was. (more...)

Different Stages Presents THE LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA, Now Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Different Stages continues its 2013 - 2014 season with Preston Jones' comedy Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia. A fraternity of Bradleyville's 'good ole boys,' which meets in the now decrepit Cattleman's Hotel, the Knights of the White Magnolia has long since lost sight of its espoused concern with patriotism and racial purity and has become an excuse for a handful of cronies to share a game of dominoes and a spot of liquid refreshment. Having dwindled steadily in membership, the lodge has unaccountably found a new recruit from a neighboring town, and his appearance gives the remaining members a chance to resurrect their ancient 'mystic' initiation rite, an event which, for all its intentional seriousness, becomes one of the wildest, funniest scenes imaginable. However, in the end the inevitable disillusionment sets in sending the would-be applicant scurrying for home and leaving the others to contemplate the wreckage and loss of still another glory that once was. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community. (more...)

Different Stages Presents THE LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA, Now Through 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Different Stages continues its 2013 - 2014 season with Preston Jones' comedy Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia. A fraternity of Bradleyville's 'good ole boys,' which meets in the now decrepit Cattleman's Hotel, the Knights of the White Magnolia has long since lost sight of its espoused concern with patriotism and racial purity and has become an excuse for a handful of cronies to share a game of dominoes and a spot of liquid refreshment. Having dwindled steadily in membership, the lodge has unaccountably found a new recruit from a neighboring town, and his appearance gives the remaining members a chance to resurrect their ancient 'mystic' initiation rite, an event which, for all its intentional seriousness, becomes one of the wildest, funniest scenes imaginable. However, in the end the inevitable disillusionment sets in sending the would-be applicant scurrying for home and leaving the others to contemplate the wreckage and loss of still another glory that once was. (more...)

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