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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.



Stories of Three Women with Ties to the Middle East Make Up ANGEL & ECHOES, Part of Brits Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host Henry Naylor's ANGEL & ECHOES at the 2017 Brits Off Broadway festival. Directed by Michael Cabot (ANGEL) and Emma Butler(ECHOES), and produced by Redbeard Theatre Ltd with Gilded Balloon Production, ANGEL & ECHOESbegins performances on Tuesday, April 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 7.  Press Opening is Sunday, April 16 at 3:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM;Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston's leading professional theatre, announces its 2017-2018 season. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis. The Huntington's upcoming season will include productions in the Huntington Avenue Theatre (known as the BU Theatre through June 30), and plans are underway to convert the theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End. (more...)

Reboot Theatre Company Casts Diverse PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Reboot Theatre Company aims to charm and beguile Seattle audiences this spring with a new imagining of Noel Coward's highly acclaimed comedic masterpiece Private Lives. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. "We are delighted to be bringing our subscribers and audiences this world premiere musical based on the life of one of country's most iconic characters, Roger Miller," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  (more...)

Caitlyn Caughell, Nathaniel Hackmann and Liana Hunt to Headline JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for JEKYLL & HYDE. Performances begin on Thursday, March 16 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, April 30, 2017. (more...)

PROOF to Play The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Next month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will conclude its inaugural season with Proof, the award-winning drama by David Auburn. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

MSF Announces Major 2017 Season Details at Saturday Night's Triumphant PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, designated by the Governor and State Legislature, continued their 2017 "Lend Me Your Ears" reading series with Noel Coward's sophisticated comedy Private Lives.  The reading, held at Jackson's Symphony Orchestra Hall (which also houses the offices of the MSF), featured touring company actors Derek Ridge and Sara Long, long-time artistic associate David Blixt, and Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. (more...)

FLYING, ALMOST HEAVEN, and More Lead Chenango River Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The greater Binghamton area's longest running Equity theatre will kickoff its 11th season with a world premiere production, followed by the regional premiere of a musical featuring the music of John Denver, plus a classic comedy and finally a compelling drama about a quintessential American family caught in an unexpected situation.  (more...)

EDC Presents a World Where Things Aren't What They Seem BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

This May Expressions Dance Company's award-winning choreographer, Natalie Weir, brings her stunning new workBehind Closed Doors to the Playhouse at QPAC. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center Presents PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Private Lives, Noel Coward's hilarious comedy of manners.Private Lives is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from March 21 to April 16. (more...)

Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Casting Announced for Irish Rep's World Premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy). (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 23 - Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2017

Today we remember Dame Elizabeth Taylor who passed away on this day in 2011 at the age of 79. (more...)

Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre Present BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This May, Expressions Dance Company's award-winning choreographer, Natalie Weir, brings her stunning new work Behind Closed Doors to the Playhouse at QPAC. (more...)

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 22, 2017

To start, this article will probably not do this incredible production justice. The Engeman's latest, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical is absolutely electrifying and the Broadway caliber cast is positively glorious. This is, without a doubt, a must see for the season. And by the reaction of the sold out audience on opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly as this runs through April 30th. (more...)

Reboot Theatre Company presents PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Reboot Theatre Company aims to charm and beguile Seattle audiences this spring with a new imagining of Noel Coward's highly acclaimed comedic masterpiece Private Lives. Producing Artistic Director Jasmine Joshua directs this theatrical jewel, running May 5-20, 2017 at Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S). Tickets ($15-$20) are now on sale. For more information, visit www.reboottheatre.org (more...)

Irish Rep to Stage World Premiere of Larry Kirwan's REBEL IN THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy). Directed by Charlotte Moore (Finian's Rainbow), REBEL IN THE SOUL begins performances on April 12, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre and officially opens on April 18, running through May 24, 2017. (more...)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced seven of the nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Todd Kreidler's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Danai Gurira's Familiar, Kia Corthron's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, 'This is the Moment,' 'Someone Like You' and 'A New Life.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was at the after party to celebrate the occasion.  (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nathaniel Hackmann and More in JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents JEKYLL & HYDE, running now through Sunday, April 30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

'Star Trek' Actor and Seasoned Stage Actress to Lead the Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra featuring Michael Dorn as Antony and Caralyn Kozlowski as Cleopatra. (more...)

Macha Monkey to Present World Premiere Comedy ...AND STARRING CLAIRE FROM HOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Macha Monkey Productions presents the world premiere comedy ...And Starring Claire from Hollywood by Jim Moran. Directed by Amy Poisson, the show features Lisa Every as Claire, Laurence Hughes as Leo, Sean Schroeder as Brad, Emily Haver as Jana, and Stacey Bush as Kandi. The production runs May 5th through June 3rd at 18th & Union in the Central District. (more...)

Telemundo to Present Cutting-Edge Biopics Based on Lives of Music Idols Nick Jam & Jose Jose
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

TELEMUNDO continues to innovate and bring the best stories to U.S. Hispanic television with two cutting-edge biopic series based on internationally bigger-than-life Hispanic figures, including Puerto Rican urban music star Nicky Jam and Mexican singer-songwriter Jose Jose. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Whitney Morse from THE LAST 5 YEARS at The Studio Theatre 
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Mar 14, 2017

The Studio Theatre continues its inaugural season with Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST 5 YEARS. The musical follows the five-year relationship between Cathy and Jamie, from their first date to their divorce. I talked with Whitney Morse (Cathy) about the rehearsal process, her inspiration, and the challenges of telling a story backwards.  (more...)

Casting Update Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech and Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces a casting update for their production of Sam Shepherd's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Love Story Set To Be Sell Out Success In Swindon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Tickets are selling fast for a musical comedy based on one of the most fascinating relationships in theatre history. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Private Lives, Noel Coward's hilarious comedy of manners.Private Lives is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from March 21 to April 16. (more...)

The Lakeway Players present MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Moon Over Buffalo is the story of an acting couple (David Cummings and Lauren Linn as George and Charlotte Hay) who are on tour in Buffalo, New York, in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward's Private Lives.  Directed by Linda Dobbs (Ghost of a Chance), this backstage farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor (Ken Ludwig) brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway and also starred Philip Bosco as her megalomaniac, often drunk husband and leading man. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. (more...)

Gambatese and Kready Set to Lead Industry Reading of ONE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

A by-invitation-only industry reading of the new musical comedy One Night will be held on March 2, 3 and 6 at Nola Studios. One Night has book and lyrics by Kleban Award winners Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman and a pop jazz score by David Shenton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GIFT at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. Written by Will Stutts and directed by Greg Wood, the production opens tonight, February 23, and continues through March 19 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Rosenthal Will Star in THE PHILANTHROPIST at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Simon Callow directs a new production of Oscar winner Christopher Hampton's most celebrated play, The Philanthropist, at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Rosenthal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Timberlake Wertenbaker's WINTER HILL at the Octagon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Octagon Theatre Bolton has announced full casting for their forthcoming world premiere production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play Winter Hill. (more...)

Reston Community Players present Noël Coward's Comedy PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Reston Community Players close their 50th season with a sparkling comedy classic, Private Lives by Noel Coward, onstage May 5 - 20, 2017. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. (more...)

The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below! (more...)

Beth Malone, Lee Roy Reams, & More to Remember THE UNSINKABLE TAMMY GRIMES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A cast of award winning performers, friends and colleagues will gather to pay tribute to the life and career of Tony Award winning Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in The Ziegfeld Society's The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue, featuring reminiscences and musical numbers from Miss Grimes iconic Broadway musicals. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER—A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

The Beach Boys Band to Bring Good Vibrations to The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Beach Boys Band has announced its popular show The Beach Boys Story will be rolling into The Epstein Theatre on Friday 19th May. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

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