DEATHTRAP To Open Oceanside Theatre Company's 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) announces their 2018/2019 Season. The Season runs from October 5, 2018 - May 27, 2019.
BWW Previews: With Ira Levin's Musical Direction, Theatro Sao Pedro Presents KATIA KABANOVA for the First Time in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 7, 2018
A 20th century work on a tragic love story written by the Czech composer Leos Janacek will be directed by the American conductor Ira Levin, and scenic direction and costume design by Andre Heller-Lopes
Photo Coverage: First look at Performing Arts Creative Ensemble's DEATHTRAP
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 18, 2018
Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college-a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with an abundance of thrills and laughter!
Deathtrap written by Ira Levin is directed by Douglas C. Shaffer. The cast includes: Sidney Bruhl: Jim Speegle, Myra Bruhl: Beth Nuzum Cronenweth, Clifford Anderson: Steve Stumphauzer, Helga Ten Dorp: Anita McFarren, and Porter Milgrim: Kevin Doll.
Performances are July 19th thru July 29th at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: https://pacecolumbus.com/
Hollywood Fringe Hit DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Set for Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment have announced an extended run of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival breakout hit Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Nominated for six HFF Awards including Best Comedy, winner of the 2CentsTheatre Award for Distinctive Voices, and winner of the SoHo Playhouse (NYC) Fringe Encore Series Award, this genre-bending thriller had its world premiere at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Davidson/Valentini Theatre and returns for 10 performances only, July 12 through July 29.
BWW Review: Ira Levin's Popular DEATHTRAP Revives Once More
by Don Grigware - Apr 16, 2018
Broadway had one of its greatest commercial hits and the longest running comedy-thriller with Ira Levin's Deathtrap in 1978, and it was later on film in 1982 with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Like Sleuth before it, Deathtrap makes a game out of murder with plot twists too numerable to mention, and adds just a small amount of comedy to make it all palatable. It's a play within a play, making it doubly intriguing to watch. Now on stage at Group rep, this new production of the classic is sturdy with fine direction from Jules Aaron and a top notch cast.
BWW Interview: Jules Aaron Talks DEATHTRAP
by Don Grigware - Apr 4, 2018
ules Aaron has directed shows at GRT including The Paris Letter (a major critical success) and That Lovin' Feelin' (the Righteous Brothers musical that was extended and broke all house records). Aaron is the winner of over 40 awards for direction around the country (including LA Drama Critics Award, Garland Award, Bay Area Critics Award, Philadelphia Critics Award, Utah Theatre Critics Award, etc. He is bi-coastal, working frequently in fifteen California theatres including South Coast Repertory, ICT, McCoy/Rigby, Pasadena Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre (most recently directed the acclaimed Two Fisted Love), TheatreWorks, Colony Theatre, Falcon Theatre and Theatre 40; In New York at The Public Theatre (personally developed plays with Joe Papp), Soho Rep, the Unit Theatre; regionally at the Humana Festival (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Philadelphia Theatre Co., Utah Shakespearean Theatre among many others. Aaron is currently in rehearsal for Deathtrap expected to open at Group rep Friday April 6.
The Group Rep Presents Ira Levin's Comic Thriller DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018
The Group Rep presents Ira Levin's comic thriller Deathtrap directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Larry Eisenberg. One of the great popular successes of Broadway history and Tony nominated for Best Play in 1978, Deathtrap deals with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. Deathtrap runs April 6 through May 20 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.
Will Roland to Perform Never Before Heard Song from DEAR EVAN HANSEN at 54 Below as Part of MUSIC BOX CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland will premiere a never before heard Dear Evan Hansen song at 54 Celebrates The Music Box Theater at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, February 19th, 2018. Mr. Roland will be appearing in the 9:30pm concert only.
BWW Review: DEATHTRAP, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 15, 2017
The British appetite for thrillers is seemingly unquenchable. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has now been running for 65 years in London and detective and murder mystery stories are standard Sunday night television fare. Adam Penfold's revival of Ira Levin's 1978 Broadway hit Deathtrap is obviously intended to take advantage to that public craving for a thriller. Unfortunately, after a promising start, this production fails to either shock or thrill.
Theatre Southwest Presents DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017
Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell when he receives a thrilling script with hit potential from a student at a nearby college. Sidney, along with his wife's help, devises a plan to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. The plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of suspense, thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.
Rick McKay Pens Open Letter to Marian Seldes Documentary Filmmaker
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017
As BroadwayWorld reported on Friday, Tony-winner and premiere actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, passed away in 2014, but only now is a documentary short being released, which follows Seldes through her final chapters of life... and it's coming under fire.
Marian Seldes Documentary Comes Under Fire for 'Abuse' of the Late Actress
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Tony-winner and premiere actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, passed away in 2014, but only now is a documentary short being released, which follows Seldes through her final chapters of life... and it's coming under fire.
Photo Flash: First Look at DEATHTRAP Starring Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017
Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips(Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV starsPaul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders andFings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl.
Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for DEATHTRAP, Starring Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace, Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017
Deathtrap will embark on a 10-week national tour opening at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre on Wednesday 6 September, with press night at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 14 September.
World Famous Thriller DEATHTRAP Comes Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017
One of the world's great thrillers comes to the Sydney stage for just four performances this September as part of Sydney Fringe festival.
Full Casting Announced for the Number One UK Tour of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips (Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV stars Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl.
THE KITE RUNNER Stage Adaptation, SHREK and More Coming to Sheffield in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017
A host of new shows have been added to the Lyceum Theatre's line-up, including master illusionist Derren Brown, a stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Kite Runner, and looking ahead to 2018, the return of everyone's favourite ogre in Shrek The Musical. Tickets for the productions go on sale to Sheffield Theatres' Centre Stage Members on Saturday 13 May and to the general public on Saturday 20 May.
Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017
Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
BWW Review: NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS at Hale Centre Theatre
by Lee Cooley - Apr 16, 2017
NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS flashes back to simpler, slower-paced times. Great for 1950s sitcom fans 65+.
DEATHTRAP Reading Set for Connolly's Public House in Oak Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017
Oak Park Festival Theatre will present a reading of Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP in in the back room of Connolly's Public House, 1109 South Blvd, Oak Park on May 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.
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