Street Theatre Company Opens THE CHILDREN'S HOUR TodayStreet Theatre Company Opens THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman addresses the insidious power of a lie in a riveting drama opening at Street Theatre Company today, September 6th. When a student at an all-girl's boarding school perceives she is being treated unfairly by the women who run the school, she fabricates a malicious lie about them that pushes relationships to the brink, tests assumptions, and challenges preconceived notions of the truth. (more...)

Intiman Theatre to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/9-27Intiman Theatre to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Veteran local director Sheila Daniels (A Streetcar Named Desire, Crime and Punishment) returns to direct another American classic for Intiman Theatre: Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, featuring rising local star Hannah Mootz (Tail of Wasps, Bo-Nita) as Martha Dobie, newcomers Tiffany Yvonne Cox (Crumbs from the Table of Joy) as Karen Wright and Jasmine Jean Sim (Dirty, Grand Hotel) as Mary Tilford; and renowned local actor Suzanne Bouchard (Dear Elizabeth, Richard III) as Amelia Tilford. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to Play EgoPo Classic Theater This FallLillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to Play EgoPo Classic Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Who holds the power in a teacher-student relationship? What are the consequences when power shifts from teacher to student? EgoPo Classic Theater explores these themes with their season opener Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, staged by special guest director, Adrienne Mackey. The Children's Hour previews October 7 and 8 and opens Friday, October 9. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday October 25. (more...)

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Stages THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Now htru 11/2Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Stages THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Now htru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre in San Diego will present The Children's Hour, directed by Jeremy Sewell from today, October 24th - November 2th, 2013 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre's THE CHILDREN'S HOURSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2013

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre in San Diego will present The Children's Hour, directed by Jeremy Sewell from October 24th - November 2th, 2013 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. Click below for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Now Available On Blu-rayTHE CHILDREN'S HOUR Now Available On Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 15, 2014

Classic Broadway to Hollywood adaptation The Children's Hour is now available for the first time on Blu-ray. (more...)

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 10/24-11/2Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 10/24-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre in San Diego will present The Children's Hour, directed by Jeremy Sewell from October 24th - November 2th, 2013 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Fall 2013 Theatre SeasonMartin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Fall 2013 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center has announced its Fall 2013 season of public programs. Following the 10th anniversary of the Center's wildly successful PRELUDE Festival (attended by over 2,500 audience members), the season continues with 14 free public programs throughout the Fall, featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 1/9-2/9Pride Films and Plays to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 1/9-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Pride Films and Plays continues its 2013-14 season with Lillian Hellman's classic story of love and lies, The Children's Hour. Directed by PFP Ensemble Member Derek Bertelsen, the production will run January 9 to February 9 at Collaboraction's Pentagon Theater, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets, 1 800 838 3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com. The press opening is Saturday, January 11 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/03/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 3, 2013

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Britni Tozzi & Whitney Morse to Lead PFP's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast AnnouncedBritni Tozzi & Whitney Morse to Lead PFP's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Director Derek Bertelsen today announced that casting has been completed for the PFP Production of Lillian Hellman's classic story of love and lies, The Children's Hour. Britni Tozzi plays Karen Wright, and Whitney Morse is Martha Dobie. PFP Ensemble Members in the cast are Nelson Rodriguez as Dr. Joseph Cardin, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt as Mrs. Lily Mortar, and Joan McGrath as Mrs. Amelia Tilford. (more...)

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi to Lead Pride Films and Plays' THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast Announced!Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi to Lead Pride Films and Plays' THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi lead the cast of PFP's The Children's Hour, directed by Derek Bertelsen* and running January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Collaboraction. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/24/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/24/2013
by BWW - Nov 24, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/17/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/17/2013
by BWW - Nov 17, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/10/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/04/2014Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

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Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 Season AnnouncedSteppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2013/14 season: William Golding's Lord of the Flies, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, directed by The Hypocrites Artistic Director Halena Kays; and the Chicago premiere of Leveling Up by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon. Tickets to William Golding's Lord of the Flies are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Still Packs a Punch at ArouetBWW Reviews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Still Packs a Punch at Arouet
by Jay Irwin - May 18, 2015

You might not think that a play from the 1930's would be so resonant today. But in our world where it's so easy to slander someone and spread malicious rumors at the click of a mouse, a play like "The Children's Hour", currently playing from Arouet, feels like an ominous precursor of things to come. And while the attitudes about the situations may have changed, the hurtful nature of gossip remains the same and Arouet's production deftly examines what that kind of hurt can do. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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IF ONLY Premieres at Minerva Theatre, Chichester in JuneIF ONLY Premieres at Minerva Theatre, Chichester in June
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Angus Jackson - director of the 2013 Olivier Award-winning production Goodnight Mister Tom - returns to Chichester with the world premiere of If Only by David Edgar. This political drama is described as a witty and astute exploration of the moral dilemmas at the heart of coalition government. (more...)

Langley High School Theatre Department to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 4/3-5Langley High School Theatre Department to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 4/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

The award-winning Langley High School theatre department will present its spring production, Lillian Hellman's 1934 play, The Children's Hour. Based on a true story and set in a private girls' boarding school in New England, The Children's Hour chronicles the lives of the school's two young, ambitious owners, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. When their disciplinary actions against troublesome student, Mary Tilford, upset her, the bratty child runs away to her influential grandmother. Constructing a lie that Karen and Martha were seen having an affair, Mary's action soon becomes more than just a simple fib, causing parents to withdraw their children from the school and the owners to question what went wrong as the women's lives are shattered. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 6/08/2014Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 6/08/2014
by BWW - Jun 8, 2014

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The Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education AwardThe Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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TampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth SeasonTampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre is presenting THE ICEMAN COMETH, The Children's Hour, and more in the 2015-2016 season. Find out more below! (more...)

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi Lead Pride Films and Plays' THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Beg. TonightWhitney Morse and Britni Tozzi Lead Pride Films and Plays' THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi lead the cast of PFP's The Children's Hour, directed by Derek Bertelsen* and running tonight,, January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Collaboraction. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/27/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/27/2013
by BWW - Jan 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/27/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Bennett And Cvitesic Confirmed In ONCE, Opening At Phoenix Theatre, Spring 2013Bennett And Cvitesic Confirmed In ONCE, Opening At Phoenix Theatre, Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

As reported last night, the producers of the eight-time Tony award-winning musical Once today announce that Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cviteši? will lead the cast as Guy and Girl respectively in John Tiffany's West End production of the Broadway hit musical opening at the Phoenix Theatre in Spring 2013. (more...)

Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešic to Lead West End's ONCEDeclan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešic to Lead West End's ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The Producers of the eight time Tony award-winning musical Once today announce that Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cviteši? will lead the cast as Guy and Girl respectively in John Tiffany's West End production of the Broadway hit musical opening at the Phoenix Theatre in Spring 2013. (more...)

Beck Center Teen Theater to Stage THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 2/21-3/2Beck Center Teen Theater to Stage THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 2/21-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Beck Center Teen Theater presents The Children's Hour in the Studio Theater February 21 - March 2, 2014. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. A special student matinee performance is 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 27. Seating in the intimate Studio Theater is limited and tickets are on sale now. Due to the sensitive subject matter of The Children's Hour, Beck Center has established a PG-13 rating for this piece. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Attend THE BIRDS Q&A and 50th Anniversary Screening in LAPhoto Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Attend THE BIRDS Q&A and 50th Anniversary Screening in LA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

On January 17th, TCL (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theatre presented a public screening of 'THE BIRDS' featuring a Q&A with cast co-stars Tippi Hedren and Veronica Cartwright. Hosted by Red Line Tour's owner, Tony Hoover, the screening celebrated the 50th anniversary of Hitchcock's Masterpiece released in January, 1963. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

THE CHESS LESSON Adds 1/27 PerformanceTHE CHESS LESSON Adds 1/27 Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

Due to popular demand, Slightly Altered States Theater Company announces the additional performance of World Premiere of THE CHESS LESSON, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine, a chess champion and teacher. The added performance will take place on Sunday, January 27 at 9pm at IRT Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/20/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/20/2013
by BWW - Jan 20, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/13/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/13/2013
by BWW - Jan 13, 2013

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Casting Announced for BEFORE THE PARTY at the Almeida TheatreCasting Announced for BEFORE THE PARTY at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Matthew Dunster will direct Rodney Ackland's Before The Party at the Almeida Theatre from 21 March - 11 May 2013, with press night on 28 March. Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, Before The Party has designs by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Ian Dickinson. Dunster's production of Before The Party will be the first in over 25 years. (more...)

BWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- PICNIC's Ellen Burstyn on What Acting Means to Her, Critically Acclaimed Roles & More!BWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- PICNIC's Ellen Burstyn on What Acting Means to Her, Critically Acclaimed Roles & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 9, 2013

Stage and screen star Ellen Burstyn is currently starring in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of William Inge's PICNIC. In this special interview, Richard chats with her about sharing the stage with her all-star castmates, leading one of the scrariest movies of all time, getting through personal problems in the 70's, and so much more. Click below to check it out! (more...)

THE MACHINE, MACBETH and More Set for Manchester International Festival, July 2013THE MACHINE, MACBETH and More Set for Manchester International Festival, July 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

The theatre programme for the Manchester International Festival 2013 has been announced. MIF13 commissions include: The Machine, The Old Woman, Macbeth, The Masque of Anarchy and The Rite of Spring. (more...)

Segal Center Talk to Address Censorship of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 12/12Segal Center Talk to Address Censorship of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents: The Censorship of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour: The ACLU's First Gay Rights Case, featuring excerpts from the play and the 1936 Court Case. The presentation is set for Thursday, December 12 at 6:30pm in Elebash Recital Hall. (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: Lillian HellmanPhoto Blast from the Past: Lillian Hellman
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2013

Today, we're featuring Lillian Hellman, circa 1984. Hellman was an American author of plays, screenplays, and memoirs and throughout her life, was linked with many left-wing political causes. Hellman's drama, The Children's Hour, premiered on Broadway on November 24, 1934, and ran for 691 performances. It depicts a false accusation of lesbianism by a schoolgirl against two of her teachers. In December 1936, her play Days to Come closed its Broadway run after just seven performances. In it, she portrayed a labor dispute in a small Ohio town during which the characters try to balance the competing claims of owners and workers, both represented as valid. Her play The Little Foxes opened on Broadway on February 13, 1939, and ran for 410 performances. Her play Watch on the Rhine opened on Broadway on April 1, 1941, and ran for 378 performances. It won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. In April 1944, Hellman's The Searching Wind opened on Broadway. Her third World War II project, it tells the story of an ambassador whose indecisive relations with his wife and mistress mirror the vacillation and appeasement of his professional life. (more...)

Kayla Lian, Lindsay Evans and More to Lead Arouet's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, May 2015Kayla Lian, Lindsay Evans and More to Lead Arouet's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Arouet (Roy Arauz, Artistic Director) is proud to announce casting for Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour," directed by Arouet alum Daniel Wood, previously seen in "The Temperamentals." (more...)

Segal Center Talk Addresses Censorship of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR TodaySegal Center Talk Addresses Censorship of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents: The Censorship of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour: The ACLU's First Gay Rights Case, featuring excerpts from the play and the 1936 Court Case. The presentation is set for tonight, December 12 at 6:30pm in Elebash Recital Hall. (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Begin. 9/6Street Theatre Company to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Begin. 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman addresses the insidious power of a lie in a riveting drama opening at Street Theatre Company on September 6th. When a student at an all-girl's boarding school perceives she is being treated unfairly by the women who run the school, she fabricates a malicious lie about them that pushes relationships to the brink, tests assumptions, and challenges preconceived notions of the truth. (more...)

HEDWIG, CLUE: THE MUSICAL & More Set for Ghost Light Projects' 2013-14 SeasonHEDWIG, CLUE: THE MUSICAL & More Set for Ghost Light Projects' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Opening the season is Lillian Hellman's brilliant 1934 play, The Children's Hour. Bullying, sexual confusion and suicide provide the basis to this dark piece. A show written 79 years ago, yet so poignant to our current state. (more...)

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, TRIFLES and More Set for EgoPo's 'American Giants II: The Women' SeasonTHE CHILDREN'S HOUR, TRIFLES and More Set for EgoPo's 'American Giants II: The Women' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

EgoPo announces their 2015-16 Festival Season, American Giants II: The Women celebrating four of the most influential female writers in the American Theater. (more...)

TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

EgoPo Marks 10 Years Since Being 'Stranded' in Philly; THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to Open This FallEgoPo Marks 10 Years Since Being 'Stranded' in Philly; THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to Open This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans displacing thousands of people and flooding the streets. On August 27, 2005, EgoPo arrived in Philadelphia to begin technical rehearsals for a production of The Maids x 2, a ground-breaking version of Jean Genet's classic, The Maids. Three days later, EgoPo was stranded in Philadelphia as a result of Katrina. Their home in New Orleans, The Jewel Theater, was destroyed along with the homes of most of the company members. (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOURTampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. (more...)

Stephen Campbell Moore, Claudie Blakley and More Lead CHIMERICA - Full Cast Announced!Stephen Campbell Moore, Claudie Blakley and More Lead CHIMERICA - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

In an Almeida Theatre and Headlong co-production, Lyndsey Turner will direct the World Premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica. The new dates for this production are 20 May - 6 July 2013, with press night on 28 May. Set designs are by Es Devlin with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Carolyn Downing and video design by Finn Ross. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Houston (more...)

Jacqueline Petroccia to Lead Stages St. Louis' ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, Beg. 5/31Jacqueline Petroccia to Lead Stages St. Louis' ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, Beg. 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

STAGES ST. LOUIS is proud to announce casting for Always... Patsy Cline, Legally Blonde, The Musical and My Fair Lady. This season exceptional talent will bring life tothree passionate women who broke down society's barriers and stereotypes by refusing to be limited by the vision of others. STAGES also announces the cast for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of, the 'princess story' that started it all, Disney's Cinderella. All season and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Welcomes Shirley MacLaine, 5/18La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Welcomes Shirley MacLaine, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine combines a montage of memorable film moments with private relations about her extraordinary life, career, and spiritual journey. (more...)

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