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Old Globe's First Wives Club is Broadway Bound
by Don Grigware - Aug 5, 2009

From film to musical stage: though hardly original, it seems to be the steadiest solution to filling the large theaters of The Great White Way. 10 years ago the Old Globe hosted the musicalization of The Full Monty, which translated quite appealingly to the stage...and now so does the new effort from Rupert Holmes and Holland, Dozier, Holland: The First Wives Club, so popular with movie audiences in 1996.

Photo Flash: Sam Harris in THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2009

The First Wives Club - A New Musical has extend its run by an additional week due to popular demand. The Broadway-bound musical features a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and a score by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. Directed by Francesca Zambello with choreography by Lisa Stevens and music direction by Ron Melrose, The First Wives Club will now run through Aug. 30.

THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Extends at the Old Globe Thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2009

The First Wives Club - A New Musical will extend its run by an additional week due to popular demand. The Broadway-bound musical features a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and a score by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. Directed by Francesca Zambello with choreography by Lisa Stevens and music direction by Ron Melrose, The First Wives Club will now run through Aug. 30.

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury After Her Final 'BLITHE SPIRIT' Performance
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit completed its limited Broadway run at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street) on Sunday, July 19th, 2009.

'BLITHE SPIRIT' Ends Limited Run On Broadway 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit completes its limited Broadway run at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street) today July 19th, 2009.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Takes Over For Adriane Lenox In 'FIRST WIVES CLUB' Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2009

THE FIRST WIVES CLUB is getting a new wife. For personal reasons, Adriane Lenox will not be a part of the musical production. Tony Award nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph has stepped in to the role of 'Elyse'.

'FIRST WIVES CLUB' Reschedules First Previews, Old Globe Run Now Starts 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2009

Previews for the world premiere of The First Wives Club - A New Musical are now set to begin July 17, 2009. The schedule was changed to accommodate a revised rehearsal/technical schedule.

Casting Announced For Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2009

Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto is pleased to announce the complete cast and design team for its world premiere of The First Wives Club - A New Musical, as part of the Globe's 2009 Summer Season.

Broadway Blogs - Blithe Spirit and Early To Bed and More...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Sunday, March 22, 2009.

Review - Blithe Spirit and Early To Bed
by Kristin Salaky - Mar 22, 2009

One of the many delights of director Michael Blakemore's revival of Noel Coward's giddily funny 1941 froth, Blithe Spirit, is that this 2009 production looks like it could have been seen in the play's premiere year. No doubt contemporary Broadway theatre can provide more spectacular ways for an actress playing a ghost to enter a room than to just have her walk through the French windows. And certainly if an invisible spirit chooses to destroy her husband's drawing room, modern technology can whip up a few tricks more gasp-inducing than simply having a picture frame fall and a bookshelf topple over. But when you have one of the English language's great comedies played by a company that excels in the verbal dexterity of the playwright's wit, there's no need for such distractions.

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). We were of course there to bring you all the excitement of the opening night party!

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). We were there to capture all the starry arrivals at opening night!

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night on Broadway Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld.com was of course there to bring you all the excitement of opening night!

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT at the Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009. It will open Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street).

BLITHE SPIRIT's 'Psychic Consultant' Roberts Reveals All to NY Daily News
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

The producers of Blithe Spirit employ an official 'psychic consultant', Paula Roberts for the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's comic play, in which Angela Lansbury plays medium Madame Arcati. Roberts 'conjured' up all the info on the new production for The New York Daily News.

Photo Coverage: 'BLITHE SPIRIT' Meets the Media
by Walter McBride - Jan 31, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit begins performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009. It will open Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). The starry Blithe Spirit cast revealed themselves to the media on Friday, January 30th at the 2nd Stage Theater Rehearsal Studio in midtown Manhattan, BroadwayWorld conjured up our cameras to bring you all the coverage on the special media event.

'Is He Dead?' in Final Week of Performances at Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2008

Is He Dead?, the new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, will close at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this Sunday, March 9, 2008, following 105 performances and 13 previews.

Is He Dead? to Close on Broadway Sunday, March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2008

IS HE DEAD?, the new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, will close at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 9, 2008, following 105 performances and 13 previews.

Norbert Leo Butz on NY-1 'On Stage' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2008

Is He Dead? star Norbert Leo Butz will be interviewed on NY-1's 'On Stage' by Donna Karger in a segment that will air Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th at 9:30 AM and 7:30 PM, and Monday, February 18th (early Tuesday) at 12:30 AM.

Photo Coverage: John Lithgow Visits Norbert Leo Butz at 'Is He Dead?'
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2008

Tony Award-winner John Lithgow visited his former Dirty Rotten Scoundrels co-star, Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz backstage after catching a performance of Is He Dead?, a new comedy by Mark Twain at the Lyceum Theatre on Tuesday, January 15.

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