Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!

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Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noël Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and officially opened last night, December 14.

Following the closing of the LA engagement on Sunday, January 18th, the tour will continue on to SHN's Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from Tuesday, January 20th through Sunday, February 1st; Mirvish Productions' Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto from Wednesday, February 11th throughSunday, March 15th and will conclude in Washington D.C. from Tuesday, March 17th through Sunday, March 29th at the National Theatre.

Returning to the role of Madame Arcati, for which she won her fifth Tony Award in 2009 for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Angela Lansbury ("Murder, She Wrote;" Sweeney Todd; Mame; Gaslight) will be joined by an all-star cast including Charles Edwards as Charles Condomine ("Downton Abbey," The 39 Steps, Blithe Spirit - 2014 West End revival), Jemima Rooper as Elvira ("The Black Dahlia;" One Man, Two Guvnors; Blithe Spirit - 2014 West End revival),Charlotte Parry as Ruth Condomine (Coram Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest), Simon Jones as Dr. Bradman ("Hitchhiker's Guide," The Real Thing, Blithe Spirit - 2009 Broadway revival/2014 West End revival), Susan Louise O'Connor as Edith ("Orange Is the New Black," Blithe Spirit - 2009 Broadway revival) and Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Bradman (Anything Goes, Blithe Spirit - 2009 Broadway revival). The play is directed by two-time Tony Award-winnerMichael Blakemore (Kiss Me, Kate; Copenhagen).

The creative team includes scenic and costume designs by Helen Hayes Award-winner Simon Higlett, lighting design by Drama Desk nominee Mark Jonathan, Angela Lansbury's costume designs by two-time Tony Award-winner Martin Pakledinaz and sound design by Olivier Award-winners Ben and Max Ringham.

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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
From left, Katie Simon and actress Jane Seymour arrive for the opening night performance of "Blithe Spirit" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on December 14, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives for the opening night performance of "Blithe Spirit" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on December 14, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
From left, actor Eric McCormack and wife Janet McCormack arrive for the opening night performance of "Blithe Spirit" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on December 14, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
From left, actress Rebecca Pidgeon and David Mamet arrive for the opening night performance of "Blithe Spirit" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on December 14, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
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