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Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 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...)

BWW Previews: West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields Presented by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 10/17BWW Previews: West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields Presented by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 10/17
by Shari Barrett - Sep 16, 2014

According to D.H. Lawrence, "We have made a great mess of love since we made an ideal of it." HOW I FELL IN LOVE centers on two lost souls, Nessa and Todd, each haplessly seeking their ideal romantic partner as they stumble into adulthood alone in the City of the Angels. When they accidentally find their way into each other's lives while seeking professional help, they soon discover their individual stories may be more intertwined than they could ever have imagined, leading each to start questioning the meaning of fate, friendship, and true love. Can two people not attracted to each other actually be perfect life partners? With the audience acting as their sounding board, Nessa and Todd's story unfolds amid the many twists and turns in their search for true love and happiness - despite their neuroses! (more...)

Tony Nominee & West End Star Donald Sinden Dies at Age 90Tony Nominee & West End Star Donald Sinden Dies at Age 90
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

British stage, film and TV actor Donald Sinden has passed away at the age of 90 after suffering from prostate cancer (more...)

Television and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe TheatreTelevision and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

FELICITY Kendal stars in Noel Coward's Hay Fever, at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September). This new production of the hilarious tale of bad manners also stars Simon Shepherd. (more...)

Oliver Thornton, Britney Coleman, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Star in CAMELOT at Two River TheaterOliver Thornton, Britney Coleman, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Star in CAMELOT at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Camelot, directed by David Lee with music direction and orchestrations by Steve Orich (Jersey Boys) and choreography by Mark Esposito (South Pacific with Reba McEntire). The production will run November 15-December 14, 2014, with the opening night on Friday, November 21 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor for Camelot is Investors Bank. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/10/14 - 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Begins, BOOTYCANDY Opens, COSBY SHOW Alum Takes the Stage and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/10/14 - 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Begins, BOOTYCANDY Opens, COSBY SHOW Alum Takes the Stage and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 10, 2014

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: 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' begins performances, BOOTYCANDY celebrates its off-Broadway opening, Ira Glass, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Lois Smith take the stage around the country and more! (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper ForumLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

MARJORIE PRIME Begins Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper ForumMARJORIE PRIME Begins Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Obie Award-winner Les Waters will direct the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's profound and engaging 'Marjorie Prime' at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, tonight, September 10 through October 19, 2014. The opening is set for September 21. (more...)

Caroline Langrishe to Star in FIRST EPISODE at Jermyn Street TheatreCaroline Langrishe to Star in FIRST EPISODE at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This Autumn, Caroline Langrishe will play movie star Margot Gresham at Jermyn Street Theatre in the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's debut play First Episode. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFECast, Creatives Set for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm. (more...)

Revival of Terence Rattigan's FIRST EPISODE Begins in the West End TonightRevival of Terence Rattigan's FIRST EPISODE Begins in the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

This Autumn, Caroline Langrishe will play movie star Margot Gresham at Jermyn Street Theatre in the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's debut play First Episode, beginning tonight, October 28, 2014. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and runs through December 21. (more...)

Redgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBANDRedgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Robert Bathurst, Jamie Glover, Jemma Redgrave and Laura Rogers join Edward Fox and Patricia Routledge in Chichester's production of An Ideal Husband, the final drama of the season to be staged in the Festival Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Israeli Stage's MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER on 11/2Cast Announced for Israeli Stage's MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER on 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

An all-star, award-winning cast comes together to celebrate Israeli Stage's Fourth Birthday on November 2nd in Hanoch Levin's Make My Heart Flutter, directed by Israeli Stage's Founder Guy Ben-Aharon. The public performance will be followed by a 5PM private performance that will be held as a part of Israeli Stage's Inaugural Sabra Award Benefit honoring Arts Philanthropist Ted Cutler and President Lee Pelton of Emerson College. (more...)

THE VORTEX to Play Matrix Theatre, 11/13-12/14THE VORTEX to Play Matrix Theatre, 11/13-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Noel Coward's rarely produced first hit show, updated to the Swinging Sixties, returns with the original director and cast at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Swift And Harker To Star In THE RAILWAY CHILDREN From Dec 2014Swift And Harker To Star In THE RAILWAY CHILDREN From Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Jeremy Swift will play Mr Perks and Caroline Harker will be recreating the role of Mother in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children when it returns to London on 16 December 2014 in its new home, the King's Cross Theatre. There will be a press night on 14 January 2015 and the production is currently booking until 1 March 2015. (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Allison Janney Gets Birthday Surprise at Broadway's ON THE TOWNAllison Janney Gets Birthday Surprise at Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Allison Janney thought she would quietly celebrate her 55th birthday by enjoying a performance of Broadway's ON THE TOWN, but the former 'West Wing' star wound up getting a much bigger celebration than she planned on. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning TonightBLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews tonight, November 25 and runs through December 21. (more...)

Oliver Thornton, Nicholas Rodriguez, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More Star in CAMELOT, Opening Tonight at Two River TheaterOliver Thornton, Nicholas Rodriguez, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More Star in CAMELOT, Opening Tonight at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Two River Theater presents Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Camelot, directed by David Lee with music direction and orchestrations by Steve Orich (Jersey Boys) and choreography by Mark Esposito (South Pacific with Reba McEntire). The production will run now through December 14, 2014, with the opening night tonight, November 21 at 8pm. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Opens THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE TonightThe Lyric Stage Company of Boston Opens THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run tonight, November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!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...)

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOODTommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt will star in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Lady, BeGood will be directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher will return as Guest Music Director, and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday 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...)

Tony Award Winners Derek McLane, Rob Ashford and Stephen Oremus Join OSCARS' Production TeamTony Award Winners Derek McLane, Rob Ashford and Stephen Oremus Join OSCARS' Production Team
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Award winning producer Craig Zadan turned to Twitter today to announce the production team for the 87th Annual ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

THE VORTEX Plays the Matrix Theatre, Now thru 12/14THE VORTEX Plays the Matrix Theatre, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Noel Coward's rarely produced first hit show, updated to the Swinging Sixties, returns with the original director and cast at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Solve the Mystery! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMESolve the Mystery! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Meet the Cast - Nov 1, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, officially opened on Broadway on October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2015 - DYING FOR IT, HAM, Courtney Love and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2015 - DYING FOR IT, HAM, Courtney Love and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 8, 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: DYING FOR IT, 'HAM' and KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY begin tonight in New York City! (more...)

Tony-Winning Production Designer Derek McLane Nominated for Two Art Directors Guild AwardsTony-Winning Production Designer Derek McLane Nominated for Two Art Directors Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Tony-and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane has received two nominations for this year's 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. McLane will compete against himself in the Awards or Event Special category with his designs for the "86th Annual Academy Awards" and "Peter Pan Live!" The awards will be presented on January 31 from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, with comedian Owen Benjamin as host. (more...)

Cast Announced for Walnut Street Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Running 1/13-3/1Cast Announced for Walnut Street Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Running 1/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 206th season with Noel Coward's honeymoon of a comedy, PRIVATE LIVES. Directed by Bob Carlton, the play begins previews on January 13th, opens on January 21st and runs through March 1st on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Allison Janney Set for 'CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO' at LA LGBT Center, 3/7Allison Janney Set for 'CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO' at LA LGBT Center, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

For the ninth installment of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's ongoing series Conversations With Coco - Miss Coco Peru's series of live, unscripted interviews with celebrated performing artists - the LA drag legend welcomes the multiple award-winning actress Allison Janney to the Center's Renberg Theatre on Saturday, March 7, at 8pm. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas and More Star in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Opening Tonight at Two River TheaterBrooks Ashmanskas and More Star in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Opening Tonight at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production will run through February 1, 2015, with the opening night set for tonight, January 16 at 8pm. (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong and More in ABSURD PERSON SINGULARPhoto Flash: First Look at Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong and More in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULARSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out the videos below! (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. The production stars First Folio Artistic Associate Rene Ruelas (Rough Crossing, The Rainmaker, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Design for Living at First Folio Theatre) as "Max Prince," First Folio Artistic Associate Kevin McKillip (Jeeves Takes A Bow, The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw and Unnecessary Farce at First Folio Theatre, Making God Laugh at Theatre at the Center) as "Ira," Callie Johnson (National Tour of Evil Dead The Musical and Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Helen," First Folio Artistic Associate Hayley L. Rice (The Rainmaker, The Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, The Castle of Otranto at First Folio Theatre) as "Carol," and First Folio Artistic Associate Joe Foust (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Unnecessary Farce and the Woman in Black at First Folio Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre) as "Val." LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR is directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre Co-Founder, Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten). The production is dedicated to the memory of Molly Glynn. (more...)

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR in 2015North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre has announced their production of Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Inspired by Simon's early experiences as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, Laughter tells the story of seven comedy writers, struggling with everything from an overbearing television network, determined to censor their show into mind-numbing mediocrity, the McCarthy hearings, and most daunting of all, the inescapable need to one-up the last gag. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela 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...)

We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 7, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, and Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production officially opens at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight, December 7, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOWPlayhouse on the Square to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century, the show centers around two naive lovers, Brad and Janet, who seek shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle. (more...)

Two River Theater to Open ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Next MonthTwo River Theater to Open ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production will run January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. (more...)

The Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENTThe Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Aviary announces the creative team for its staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, the inaugural entry in the organization's Hatchlings play reading series. (more...)

Broadway Theater Workshops-Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus to Host NO ONE IS ALONE BenefitBroadway Theater Workshops-Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus to Host NO ONE IS ALONE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Broadway Theater Workshops-Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus will present NO ONE IS ALONE, it's 2nd Annual Holiday Benefit to help families in need, featuring songs from Broadway as well as holiday favorites, on Sunday, December 21st in Montvale, New Jersey. (more...)

Plays (and Players) Within PlaysPlays (and Players) Within Plays
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Dec 10, 2014

The Real Thing can be seen within a tradition of plays about theatre artists, and it uses the device of the 'play-within-a-play' to raise questions about the nature of 'reality.' What better way to explore the relationships between a playwright and the two actresses with whom he shares his life? (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

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 the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

2014 Emmys: Allison Janney Wins 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series'2014 Emmys: Allison Janney Wins 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stage veteran Allison Janney, well known for her performance as C.J. Cregg on Aaron Sorkin's long-running political drama THE WEST WING, was the recipient of the 2014 Emmy 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series' award for her role Anna Faris' former alcoholic - and estranged - mother, 'Bonnie,' on the CBS sitcom MOM. (more...)

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