Present Laughter

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Circle in the Square Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 50th St.
New York, NY 10019
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FIRST LOOK at BLOOD RELATIONS, a Lizzie Borden Psychological Murder Mystery, Opening 5/16
by Shari Barrett - May 13, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted 14 days and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Although Lizzie Borden was acquitted, the question still remains: "Did she or didn't she?" We challenge you to make your own decision after seeing BLOOD RELATIONS. (more...)


Photo Flashback: Remembering Nicholas Martin
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yeaterday, Tony Award-nominated director Nicholas Martin passed away on April 30th at the age of seventy-five. Most recently, Martin directed the critically acclaimedChristopher Durang play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which opened on Broadway last March. For this production, Martin was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Director and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director. Martin also directed the Off-Broadway production of the play in 2012. BroadwayWorld remembers the legendary director below. (more...)


First Look: BLOOD RELATIONS Asks Did She or Didn't She? A Psychological Murder Mystery About Lizzie Borden
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on her innocence or guilt. Did she or didn't she do it? See BLOOD RELATIONS and decide for yourself. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Main Street Theater's TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Main Street Theater takes on the work of by Donald Margulies for the first time with its production of Time Stands Still, the latest by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. With previews March 22, 23, and 26, Time Stands Still opens March 27 and runs through April 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Katie Thompson, Bill Connington and More in PRIVATE LIVES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Katie Thompson, star of last season's GIANT, and Bill Connington, star of the upcoming indy feature film ZOMBIE, joined forces for the first time in a glittering evening in the white and gold-gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, that served as the backdrop to the reading of PRIVATE LIVES by theatrical legend Noel Coward. They were joined by rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney on Wednesday, February 12th. The evening was produced by Razors Edge Productions. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)


In the Spotlight Series: MACHINAL's Michael Cumpsty
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2014

Below you can check out photos of Michael Cumpsty in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)


Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20, 2013 ahead of an official opening on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Frank Langella & More in KING LEAR at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. The production runs now through February 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at James Waterston, Maureen Anderman and More in Huntington's THE COCKTAIL HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

A host of favorite Huntington Theatre Company artists return for a new stagging of A.R. Gurney's American comedy of manners The Cocktail Hour. Maria Aitken (Betrayal, Private Lives, and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps at the Huntington) directs the company that features James Waterston (Private Lives and Ah, Wilderness!) as John, the young playwright that reveals to his familuy members that they are the subject of his newest play. Richard Poe (The Taming of the Shrew) plays his father Bradley, Tony Award nominee and renowned Gurney interpreter Maureen Anderman (Becky Shaw and Third) plays John's mother, Ann; and Pamela J. Gray (Present Laughter and Butley) plays Nina, John's sister. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Bryan Cranston in A.R.T.'s ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University released today its first photos of the sold-out production of All the Way, written by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, and directed by Bill Rauch. All the Way began preview performances in Cambridge this past weekend. Check them out below! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Main Street Theater's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Main Street Theater opens its 39th MainStage season with Tom Stoppard's brilliant exploration of love and language, The Real Thing. With previews August 31, September 1 and 4, The Real Thing opens September 5 and runs through September 29 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Jayne Houdyshell, Will Rogers and More in Westport Country Playhouse's THE SHOW-OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse stages the classic comedy, 'The Show-Off,' described as a funny, surprising, and moving story of a family in upheaval when their youngest daughter becomes engaged to a brash loudmouth, playing now through June 29. Cast in principal roles are 2013 Drama Desk Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as the imperious Mrs. Fisher, and Drama Desk nominee Will Rogers as Aubrey Piper, the show-off of the title. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


In The Spotlight Series: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2013

Scroll below for photos of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike's Nicholas Martin, Genevieve Angelson, Billy Magnussen, Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Stephanie D'Abruzzo and More in Razors Edge's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo, rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and multi-award-winning star of ZOMBIE, Bill Connington, appeared in a sold-out staged reading of The Importance of Being Earnest ('A Trivial Comedy for Serious People') by Oscar Wilde. Joining them were Gayton Scott (Gypsy), Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), Annmarie Benedict (Robeson) and Michael Keyloun (Tartuffe). The staged reading was site-specific, and was performed in the white and gold gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club. The evening was produced by Razors Edge Productions. Scroll below for photos from the performance! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard and Charlotte Perry in The Old Globe's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The Old Globe's 100th anniversary production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion stars Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, Born Yesterday) as Professor Henry Higgins and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Real Thing) as Eliza Doolittle. The production coincides with the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion's 1913 premiere in Vienna, Austria. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Butley, Present Laughter), Pygmalion will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, through Feb. 17, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Robert Sean Leonard, Charlotte Parry and More in The Old Globe's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The Old Globe celebrates the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion with a lavish new production of George Bernard Shaw's masterwork. When speech professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with a fellow scholar that he can pass off a common Cockney flower girl as the pinnacle of English society, he proves to be an expert in phonetics but a novice with people. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Broadway's Butley with Nathan Lane and Present Laughter with Victor Garber), Pygmalion is a charming classic full of wit and humor. (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Robert Sean Leonard, Charlotte Parry and More in Old Globe's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of its 100th anniversary production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion. Starring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, Born Yesterday) as Professor Henry Higgins and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Real Thing) as Eliza Doolittle, the production coincides with the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion's 1913 premiere in Vienna, Austria. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Butley, Present Laughter), Pygmalion will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Jan. 12 - Feb. 17, 2013. Preview performances run Jan. 12 - Jan. 16. Opening night is Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast members below. (more...)


Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' HIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

On Tuesday, October 9, Primary Stages (Executive Producer Casey Childs, Artistic Director Andrew Leynse, Managing Director Elliot Fox) continued their celebration of the Foote Family legacy at the opening night of HIM by Daisy Foote. This world-premiere production, the second of Primary Stages' 28th season, features Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Harrison, TX, Dividing the Estate) Tim Hopper (Present Laughter, The Dying Gaul, Steppenwolf), Adam LeFevre (The Doctor's Dilemma), and Adina Verson (The Winter's Tale at Yale Rep). Helmed by Obie Award-winning director Evan Yionoulis (Three Days of Rain, Violet Hour), HIM runs September 25 - October 28 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Primary Stages' HIM!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

Earlier this week, the company of the new Primary Stages production, HIM by Daisy Foote, took a break from rehearsal to meet with the press. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Opening 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

The Royal Wedding. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Olympic Games and Ceremonies. Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates our "love affair" with all things British with Private Lives, an elegant and sophisticated comedy by Sir Noel Coward which previews September 5 and opens Saturday, September 8 at the theatre's intimate home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. A co-production of Rubicon and Laguna Playhouse, Private Lives runs Wednesdays through Sundays through September 30. Get a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)


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