Peter Shaffer News

Date of Birth: May 15, 1926 (91)
Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
BWW Review: EQUUS at Blank CanvasBWW Review: EQUUS at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Aug 13, 2017

This is required attendance for anyone interested in experiences of marrying a well-written script with a superb staging. If for no other reason, go to the theater to experience the marvel of Antonio DeJesus. (more...)

National Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh FringeNational Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Twenty-three performers who have performed with organisations and venues including the National Theatre and Royal Court in London, the English National Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role during the month-long Festival Fringe run of Scribble, winner of the Assembly Roxy Theatre award, opposite Alan MacKenzie in the lead role of Ross. (more...)

Charles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBERCharles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bob Ost of Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, have announced the complete casting for the N.Y. premiere of Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji. (more...)

BWW Review: One Hell of a Good Time at freeFall Theatre's Production of David Adjmi's MARIE ANTOINETTEBWW Review: One Hell of a Good Time at freeFall Theatre's Production of David Adjmi's MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Peter Nason - Jul 28, 2017

I've never had so much fun on the road to a beheading.  (more...)

London Theater Festival Returns to Majestic TheaterLondon Theater Festival Returns to Majestic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA will present the 2nd annual National Theatre Live Festival from London on Thursday, September 7 - Sunday, September 10, 2017. (more...)

City of Prague Philharmonic to Accompany AMADEUS at Estates TheaterCity of Prague Philharmonic to Accompany AMADEUS at Estates Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Prague Shakespeare Company presents AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer, directed by Guy Roberts, with live orchestral accompaniment by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Shearman, for one performance only, 30 June 2017 at 19:00 at Estates Theater. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Preview Performances of DICKLESSTickets on Sale Now for Preview Performances of DICKLESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dickless is a one-woman show, narrated by Saff (who's on the run), and Oli (who should be). (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 SeasonNational Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

59E59 Theaters Announces 2017 East to Edinburgh Festival Lineup59E59 Theaters Announces 2017 East to Edinburgh Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

59E59 Theaters announces the 2017 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival. EAST TO EDINBURGH begins on Tuesday, July 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, 'Lettice and Lovage,' opens Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of 'Amadeus,' and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. The play runs now through June 17. The cast includes Kandis Chappell, Mia Dillon, Sarah Manton, and Paxton Whitehead. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE in WestportBWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 4, 2017

History need never be dull. (more...)

Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Brings Fifth Season To a Close With EQUUSPhoto Flash: Epic Theatre Brings Fifth Season To a Close With EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is closing out its acclaimed fifth season with a true modern classic-Peter Shaffer'sEquus. (more...)

Top  Picks for Connecticut Theater June 2017Top Picks for Connecticut Theater June 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 2, 2017

June is busting out all over and so are the selections on Connecticut stages this month. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Casting Change in LETTICE AND LOVAGEWestport Country Playhouse Announces Casting Change in LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces that Kandis Chappell has joined the cast of "Lettice and Lovage" in the role of Miss Lettice Douffet, beginning Thursday, June 1.  Due to a health issue, the original actress playing Lettice had to leave the role during final rehearsals.  She is doing well and wished a speedy recovery. (more...)

Peter Shaffer Expert to Speak at LETTICE AND LOVAGE Sunday Symposium at WCPPeter Shaffer Expert to Speak at LETTICE AND LOVAGE Sunday Symposium at WCP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Alan Pally, an authority on Tony and Academy Award-winning British playwright Peter Shaffer ("Amadeus," "Equus"), will be guest speaker at the Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Shaffer's comedy "Lettice and Lovage."  (more...)

CANDIDE, AMADEUS and More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 16th SeasonCANDIDE, AMADEUS and More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced today the 2017-2018 season. It will feature a forgotten musical theatre masterpiece, a world premiere of a new Canadian play, a re-imagining of a 20th century theatre classic and a site-specific production of a play written, directed and starring Indigenous Canadians. (more...)

The Provincetown Theater to Stage AMADEUS This SpringThe Provincetown Theater to Stage AMADEUS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Genius and jealousy take center stage in Peter Shaffer's award-winning play, 'Amadeus'. The highly-stylized theater piece follows the re-imagined rivalry between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater! (more...)

Epic Theatre Brings Fifth Season To a Close With EQUUSEpic Theatre Brings Fifth Season To a Close With EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is closing out its acclaimed fifth season with a true modern classic-Peter Shaffer's Equus. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' GalaMatthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 fundraising gala on Saturday evening, September 9. New this year will be the Gala's move to Saturday evening instead of Monday night as in past seasons. The Gala's theme, 'Moonlight Over Venice,' is a nod to the Playhouse's autumn production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. (more...)

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