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Private Lives opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 92 performances. Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It focuses on a divorced couple who discover that they are honeymooning with their new spouses in neighbouring rooms at the same hotel. Despite a perpetually stormy relationship, they realise that they still have feelings for each other. Its second act love scene was nearly censored in Britain as too risqué. Coward wrote one of his most popular songs, "Some Day I'll Find You", for the play.



Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for San Diego (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeff Davis of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at Agape Theatre
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld recently had an opportunity to sit down with Jeff Davis, Artistic Director for Agape Theatre and author of an adaptation for the stage of Charlotte Perkins Gilman 's 1982 short story THE YELLOW WALLPAPER for a rare look into the process of adapting a classic piece of literature as a theatrical experience. THE YELLOW WALLPAPER will play the Hewlett Room of the Georgetown Public Library for one night only, Saturday, November 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Returns to Holiday Classic with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Cygnet Theatre will continue its ten-year tradition of presenting a holiday show suitable for all ages. This season welcomes the return of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Sean Murray with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects. The fully staged production runsNovember 22 - December 24 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. Opening Night for Media is Saturday, November 26th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Production Designer Derek McLane, Costume Designer Mary Vogt Talk HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2016

The creatives answered questions from participating media and shared the latest developments in their work on the show. (more...)

BLACK SAILS: The Complete Third Season Out on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Legendary pirates face off in the thrilling STARZ Original series “BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” arriving on Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on November 8, 2016. (more...)

J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After an opening weekend of record breaking ticket sales, Benighted has been extended at the Old Red Lion due to phenomenal public demand - now closing on Saturday 7th January 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Countless laughs! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception starting at 7pm.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for San Diego (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Cast Announced for Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Today, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.   (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from PRIVATE LIVES, Opening Friday at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

This Friday, December 2, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere legendary playwright Noel Coward's classic stage piece Private Lives. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. on a five-week run. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Cast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The cast for Winter Solstice, which receives its English Language premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in early 2017, has been announced. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER a Clever Comedic Confection
by Frank Benge - Nov 21, 2016

PRESENT LAUGHTER is a 1939 comedy by Noel Coward. The play's title comes from a song in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 'present mirth hath present laughter', that urges the sense of carpe diem. Coward repeats one of his signature theatrical devices at the end of the play, where the main characters tiptoe out as the curtain falls - a device that he also used in Private Lives, Hay Fever and Blithe Spirit. The plot follows the life of self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine (Marc Pouhe) as he prepares for a theatrical tour in Africa. Amid a series of events that border on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to be with him, placate both his secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a more than slightly crazed young playwright, and overcome an impending mid-life crisis. The story has been described by Coward as 'a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PRIVATE LIVES at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

On Friday, December 2, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere legendary playwright Noel Coward's classic stage piece Private Lives. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. on a five-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Defibrillator Announces UK Premiere Of Stephen Karam's SPEECH AND DEBATE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Defibrillator today announces the UK premiere of Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam, whose play The Humans won four Tony Awards this year, including Best Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Huntington Theatre Company Presents BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

4 couples. 3 bedrooms. One hilarious night. Trevor and Susannah, with their marriage on the rocks, invade 3 bedrooms of their family and friends over the course of an evening, spreading chaos in their wake. Director Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps, Private Lives) returns for this rollicking comedy of marital misunderstandings. (more...)

BWW Review: Attending A MARVELOUS PARTY at Winter Park Playhouse
by Kimberly Moy - Nov 14, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse brings to life the musings and music of English playwright, composer, master-of-all-things theater Noel Coward. As a playwright, many of Coward's works still make their way into modern theater repertoire including BLITHE SPIRIT, Private Lives and many more. A MARVELOUS PARTY is a light show that strings together songs and anecdotes written by Coward. Though slightly high-brow, I like to think of his work as observational satire and a peek into the life of a successful theater genius. (more...)

HBO's HIGH MAINTENANCE: SEASON 1 Available for Digital Download 11/21
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

All six episodes of High Maintenance: Season 1 will be available for Digital Download Monday, November 21. All 19 of the original Vimeo webisodes are also available now for Digital Download. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Tammy Grimes
by Walter McBride - Nov 1, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported,  two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes passed away on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82-years-old. (more...)

Tony Winning Broadway Actress Tammy Grimes Dies at 82
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The New York Times reports that two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes passed away on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. at the age of 82. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents AN EMPTY PLATE IN THE CAFE DU GRAND BOEUF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the contemporary comedy An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf, which performs on the Waxlax Stage from January 17 - February 5, 2017. An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf is sponsored by Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Private Lives, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 31 - February 19, 2017. Private Lives is sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For SPEECH AND DEBATE At Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Defibrillator today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam whose play The Humans won four Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Play. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol to Pull Back the Curtain on PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Next month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will continue its inaugural season with Private Lives, the award-winning romantic comedy about two couples that are intertwined in more ways than one. (more...)

IRTE Unleashes Another Season of Uproarious On-the-Spot Humor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

One of the leading Improv Troupes in NYC, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, is unleashing another season of uproarious on-the-spot humor. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater Presents WAIT UNTIL DARK at Hanna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott's classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 - March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

Milagro Announces World Premiere of SWIMMING WHILE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

When teenager Angelo Mendez decides to leave his home out of fear of further disappointing his homophobic father, he encounters a world he was not prepared for at an LGBT homeless shelter in Los Angeles. Spoken word poetry and teen romance collide in this coming of age story as two homeless teens find inspiration to live life on their own terms. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its sixth season - Classic Broadway. Moon Over Buffalo will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville March 10-26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: The Coup Stumbles at WNO's THE DICTATOR'S WIFE
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 16, 2017

The Dictator's Wife stumbles like a badly engineered coup with the fault lying solely with the opera's librettist Mohammed Hanif. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Lauren Culver from PRIVATE LIVES at The Studio Theatre 
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Jan 13, 2017

To start off the new year, The Studio Theatre at the Villages presents Noel Coward's classic, Private Lives. Lauren Culver plays Amanda, who discovers on her honeymoon that her ex, Elyot, is staying with his new wife in the adjacent room. I talked with Lauren about the stylized comedy of the play, her character, and presenting this classic to a modern audience.  (more...)

Defibrillator Announces Casting of Douglas Booth and Tony Revolori in Stephen Karam's SPEECH AND DEBATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Defibrillator today announces a casting update for the UK premiere of Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam whose play The Humans won four Tony Awards this year, including Best Play. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Steven Barkhimer and Paula Plum to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Scott Edmiston, running January 13 - February 12, 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Extends Stay as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Sue Ann Collins, president of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, announced today that Darko Tresnjak, artistic director since 2012, has extended his contract through June 2019. (more...)

CHICAGO Adds Two Winter Shows at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Riverside Theatre's production of Chicago, adds two additional performances! Chicago runs January 3-22, 2017 on the Stark Stage and is sponsored by Laura and Bill Frick and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast - a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats - for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays January 12 to February 12. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Present AN EMPTY PLATE IN THE CAFE DU GRAND BOEUF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the contemporary comedy An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf, which performs on the Waxlax Stage from January 17 - February 5, 2017. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents the East Bay Premiere of WELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The hilariously complicated relationship of a daughter and her mother takes center stage when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Tony award-winner Lisa Kron's thought-provoking comedy, Well, directed by Susan E. Evans, from February 17-March 12. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

BWW Review: LIFE IS FOR THE LIVING at 59E59 is Engaging
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 20, 2016

'Life is for Living: Conversations with Coward' is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters through January 1st. This very engaging show is co-created and performed by Simon Green and David Shrubsole with research by Jason Morrell. The performance is an inspired tribute to the life and times of Sir Noel Coward. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Hit the Cell Block with CHICAGO This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Broadway's longest-running American musical, Chicago, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 3 - 22, 2017. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt's New Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT to Open in Tokyo This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Toho Co., Ltd. has announced the world premiere of a new production of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy AS YOU LIKE IT from the Tony Award-winning creative team of Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt, who will reunite after previous collaborations on American Idiot: The Musical on Broadway and Second Stage Theatre's Everyday Rapture, which will open in Tokyo in January 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE at Huntington; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

A Doll's House performances begin on January 6, 2017 and run through February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

BWW Review: MacTheatre Shines in MOON OVER BUFFALO
by Michelle Hache - Dec 10, 2016

Performers love nothing more than to poke fun of themselves. In the McCallum Fine Arts Academy's production of MOON OVER BUFFALO, director Joshua Denning has assembled this small cast of exceptionally talented teenagers to do just that. But make no mistake; the young artists at McCallum are not typical teenagers, but well-trained raw talent that audiences will most certainly hear from in the future. (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

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