Date of Death: March 31, 1981
Theatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITITheatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the first-ever revival of a historical melodrama about the Haitian revolution that graced the stage at New York's Lafayette Theatre in Harlem in 1938 as part of the Federal Theatre Project. Haiti by William DuBois will join Theatricum's summer repertory season beginning July 28. Performances will continue at Theatricum's beautiful outdoor venue in Topanga through Sept. 29. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHALK GARDEN, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: THE CHALK GARDEN, Chichester Festival Theatre
by Fiona Scott - Jun 1, 2018

The Chalk Garden takes place in the summer of 1955 in the garden room of Mrs St Maugham's house in a seaside village in Sussex. It was written by Enid Bagnold (author of National Velvet) while she was living in Rottingdean. (more...)

Susan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDENSusan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

 A mystery of hidden pasts, lost loves and false identities in a world where living things cannot grow. Members of the Geer family star in a revival ofThe Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, a unique comedy that blends witty humor with insightful truths. Susan Angelo directs Bagnold's captivating psychological chamber piece for a June 30 opening at Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater in Topanga. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE Hits Close to Home at Theatricum BotanicumArthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE Hits Close to Home at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

A parable of mass hysteria that draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch hunts of 1692 and McCarthyism, which gripped America in the 1950s, The Crucible by Arthur Miller remains eerily timely in today's climate of fake news. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, its own history firmly rooted in the McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist - when actor Will Geer and his wife, Herta Ware, created the theater as a haven for blacklisted actors - opens a new production of Miller's modern classic onJune 30. Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer, Will's daughter, is at the helm, with family members Thad Geer,Willow Geer and Melora Marshall featured in the cast. (more...)

Theatricum Opens 2018 Summer Season with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUSTheatricum Opens 2018 Summer Season with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

William Shakespeare'sCoriolanus, a tragedy based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus, opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 2. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2018 Summer Season at Outdoor Venue in TopangaTheatricum Botanicum Announces 2018 Summer Season at Outdoor Venue in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is back with an exciting summer line-up of socially conscious theater, music and performance. The Summer 2018 Season, including five plays set to open in rapid succession and perform in repertory throughout the summer together with a host of satellite events, will open June 2 and continue through mid-October in the company's breathtakingly beautiful outdoor Topanga setting. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre Announces Its 2018 SeasonChichester Festival Theatre Announces Its 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley said: 'We're enormously grateful for the warm welcome extended to us by our local community and those visiting from further afield during our first season, which welcomed Chichester's largest-ever Festival audience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & Cast Take Bows in Acting Company's THE CHALK GARDEN
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 20, 2017

Just last night, the Acting Company held a one-night-only benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. Completing the cast were Tedra Millan (Present Laughter, The Wolves) as Laurel, Patricia Conolly (The Front Page), Michele Tauber (Mint Theatre's The Charity That Began at Home), Holly Villaire (Scapino), Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as Miss Madrigal, Simon Jones (Blithe Spirit, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as the Judge, David Lansbury (War Horse) as Maitland and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest) as Olivia. (more...)

Casting Complete for Angela Lansbury-Led THE CHALK GARDEN Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Final casting has been confirmed for The Acting Company's benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, June 19 at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, presented by The Acting Company in association with Andrew Bryan and Opus Blue Productions. (more...)

Angela Lansbury's Nephew, David Lansbury, Will Join Her in THE CHALK GARDEN Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Additional principal casting has been confirmed for the Angela Lansbury-helmed reading of Enid Bagnold's British drama The Chalk Garden, a benefit for The Acting Company to be held for one night only, Monday, June 19, at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. (more...)

LADY TATTOO to Close Out The Acting Company's 2016-17 Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Acting Company will conclude its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with Meg Miroshnik's Lady Tattoo, a compelling new play about the subversive trend of wealthy American women embracing tattoo artistry at the turn of the 20th century. Lady Tattoo explores the human need for the power and control that secrets offer.  (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Lead Benefit Reading of THE CHALK GARDEN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Angela Lansbury will appear in The Chalk Garden, after all! (more...)

Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new interview this morning when asked about her planned Broadway return in THE CHALK GARDEN, Angela Lansbury told BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge exclusively that 'I have decided against coming back to Broadway.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CHALK GARDEN at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

On Today, September 16, The Sherman Playhouse will debut Enid Bagnold's mysterious comedy-drama, The Chalk Garden.The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CHALK GARDEN at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

On Friday, September 16, The Sherman Playhouse will debut Enid Bagnold's mysterious comedy-drama, The Chalk Garden.The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE CHALK GARDEN at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

On  September 16, The Sherman Playhouse will debut Enid Bagnold's comedy-drama, The Chalk Garden.  (more...)

Angela Lansbury Returning to Broadway in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Angela Lansbury may soon make a return to Broadway. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Reported To Make West End Return in THE CHALK GARDEN
by Michael Dale - Sep 17, 2015

Approaching her 90th birthday, the beloved star is reported to return to the West End in Enid Bagnold's 1955 drama. (more...)

BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards
by Chris McCormack - Jun 8, 2015

When it comes to Irish theatre and the Tony Awards, the distance is never great. (more...)

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