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Brian and Sheila always make the best of a bad situation-he cracks jokes, she plays the caretaker. But after ten years of raising their severely disabled daughter, Josephine, Brian and Sheila's best isn't quite good enough. A British classic not seen in Chicago for over 20 years, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is a highly theatrical, heartbreaking, and hilarious look at the love that brings people together and the strains that rip them apart.



A Day in the Death of Joe Egg was first in staged in 1967 at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, before transferring to London's West End in 1968. The following year, that production transferred to Broadway, where it received four Tony Award nominations -- Best Play, Best Actor (Albert Finney), Best Featured Actress (Zena Walker, who won) and Best Director (Michael Blakemore). The play has been revived twice on Broadway. A 1985 revival directed by Arvin Brown at the Longacre Theatre ran for 93 performances. It won both the Tony Award for Best Reproduction of a Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival, as well as earning four more Tony nominations -- Best Revival (won), Best Actor (Jim Dale), Best Actress (Stockard Channing, who won) and Best Featured Actress (Joanna Gleason). A 2001 revival on London's West End starred Clive Owen and Victoria Hamilton and was directed by Laurence Boswell. The same production opened on Broadway in 2003, starring Hamilton and Eddie Izzard, at the American Airlines Theatre and played for 69 performances. It was nominated for four Tony Awards - Actor, Actress, Director and Revival. Nichols has twice adapted the play for the screen, first in 1970, and again in 2002.

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by Robert Diamond - Sep 9, 2021
Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to learn that playwright Peter Nichols has died at age 92.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Moss Empires will present The Nigel Havers Theatre Company in Noel Coward's gloriously entertaining PRIVATE LIVES.  This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019
Watford Palace Theatre today announce full cast for Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight. Richard Beecham directs Hannah Hutch (Nancy), Sandra James-Young (Elizabeth), Jasmine Jones (Jack Manningham), Tricia Kelly (Inspector Rough) and Sally Tatum (Bella Manningham). The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
A new image has been released for Hampstead Theatre’s production of the astonishing Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman.  Featuring Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night, with direction by the theatre’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert.
by Marianka Swain - Sep 24, 2019
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Annie Baker's latest to Ealing comedy and a royal reunion, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2019
When Peter Nichols wrote the ground-breaking play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 1967, it was inspired by his own personal experience of bringing up his disabled daughter. A story about family, the funny and moving play shines a light on her parents' caring for their daughter, who is affectionately nicknamed Joe Egg.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston today announces that Jerry Gunn will step down as Executive Producer.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019
Trafalgar Theatre Productions, the producing arm of Trafalgar Entertainment, has today announced the appointment of Serena Hill who has joined the company in the new role of Casting Director.
by Jonathan Marshall - Oct 3, 2019
Claire Skinner and Toby Stephens reunite for the first time in 18 years in Peter Nichols seminal 1960's play about parents coping with a disabled child. Does A Day in the Death of Joe Egg stand the test of time?
by Review Roundups - Oct 3, 2019
When Peter Nichols wrote the ground-breaking play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 1967, it was inspired by his own personal experience of bringing up his disabled daughter. A story about family, the funny and moving play shines a light on her parents' caring for their daughter, who is affectionately nicknamed Joe Egg.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021
'night Mother explores a mother and a daughter's lives, relationships and up-to-the-minute life defining choices with unblinking honesty, raw humour and suspense.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces three new premieres to open at the Ustinov Studio including Hansol Jung's Wild Goose Dreams which premieres next month (21 November to 21 December) with opening night for press on 27 November, Will Eno's Drama Desk Award winning play The Realistic Joneses (6 February to 7 March), followed by the latest drama from emerging playwright Kate Attwell, Testmatch (2 April to 9 May 2020), in a co-production with English Touring Theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2018
Happy 100th birthday, American Airlines Theatre! Roundabout's flagship home on Broadway, the American Airlines Theatre first opened its doors as the Selwyn Theatre in 1918. In 2000, Roundabout restored the theatre to its original neo-renaissance style as part of the 42nd Street Development Project, thanks to generous support from the City of New York. Through an unprecedented partnership between Roundabout and American Airlines, this historic theatre remains one of Broadway's most exquisite and patron-friendly houses.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021
Following breaking box office records in Bath, Richmond, Chichester and Cambridge, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Moss Empires are delighted to announce further tour dates for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company production of Noel Coward’s gloriously entertaining PRIVATE LIVES. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2019
Award-winning theatre director and producer Jonathan Church CBE, has announced the launch of a new production company Jonathan Church Theatre Productions supported by Trafalgar Entertainment's Joint CEOs Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire.
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 12, 2021
Rehearsal images have been released for Hampstead Theatre’s production of the astonishing Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman. Featuring Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night, with direction by the theatre’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, ‘night, Mother will run from 22 October until 4 December 2021. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2020
Murder can be such a Drag! This brand new killer comedy, Death Drop, opening at the Garrick Theatre on 3 December 2020 is an historic West End first. Starring RuPaula's Drag Race superstars Courtney Act and Monét X Change, along with a full drag cast in this new hilarious murder mystery - this show is like nothing you've seen on the West End stage ever before! 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 10, 2019
Variety reports that actor Clive Owen has joined 'Lisey's Story' at Apple, which is based on the Stephen King book. Julianne Moore also stars.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021
Aria Entertainment today announces initial casting for the musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's Broken Wings by Nadim Naaman – who will also play Kahlil Gibran - and Dana Al Fardan. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019
In collaboration with the British Library and the critically-acclaimed production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Trafalgar Studios is very excited to be presenting a celebration of Peter Nichols' works in this special event on Wednesday 27th November.
by Julie Musbach - May 13, 2019
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble has announced "Circa'69!" an 18-month retrospective beginning in June, 2019 that will celebrate its founding, 50 years ago, by artistic director Ron Sossi, who has remained steadily at the helm since the company's first production in 1969.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 26, 2020
In these crazy, safe-distancing times; I reached out earlier this week to various heads of Los Angeles theatres to see how they and their theatre families are holding up. The replies were amazing in their quickness, numbers and uniform positivity.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2020
All performances of Thalia's Umbrella's production of EUROPE, by David Greig, have been canceled.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
The Finborough Theatre's new digital initiative #FinboroughFrontier continues with the second in an ongoing season of online readings and performances of Ukrainian Plays as a part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Reading Series, a collaboration with the Theatre of Playwrights in Kyiv to read new Ukrainian plays around the world.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
Comedy duo Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards are set to reunite and embark on a UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2019
TOSOS Theater Company has announced that Ben Philipp has officially signed on to be the Company's Costume Director. Ben is currently an Assistant Costume Designer for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 30, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the company and design team for the new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Tony Award-winning play The Rose Tattoo.
by Ashley Steves - Jul 2, 2019
Ahead of her returning three-show run at Feinstein's54 Below this week, Tony winner Joanna Gleason sat down for a phone interview with BroadwayWorld to discuss her love-and-understanding letter to her parents and the lessons loss (and performing after loss) has taught her.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2019
Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, The Father) will make their long awaited returns to the West End stage this autumn in Peter Nichols' (Privates on Parade, Passion Play) funny and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui), this revival of Nichols' acclaimed bittersweet comedy reunites two of the greatest actors of their generation. The stars, who last worked together 18 years ago on the award winning BBC TV drama 'Perfect Strangers', will now be performing on stage together for the very first time. Opening at Trafalgar Studios on Saturday 21 September, tickets go on-sale on Friday 19 July.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2019
Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner will lead a revival of Peter Nichols play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, directed by Simon Evans.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022
Updated casting has been announced for Festival 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre. Learn more about the upcoming lineup here!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022
To celebrate 25 years of The Stage 100, The Stage has today announced a new list celebrating 25 individuals or partnerships tipped to become the future stars of the UK theatre industry.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022
London Classic Theatre today announce a new UK tour of Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year. Michael Cabot directs Kieran Buckeridge (George) and Sarah Kempton (Doris) in one of the world's most widely staged plays, originally produced on Broadway in 1975.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features the Longacre Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including A Bronx Tale, The Prom, and The Lightning Thief, the next show that is set to open at the theater, Diana, and much more!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2021
ArtsRock presents Eddie Izzard in a global online conversation, streaming live, Friday, February 12th. Much-loved actor and comedian, Eddie Izzard talks about her life, work and dreams with Peabody Award-winning Host, Elliott Forrest, WQXR, NY. This Global Online Conversation will feature a Q & A to give fans world-wide the opportunity to ask Eddie questions. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 22, 2022
Following breaking box office records in Bath, Richmond, Chichester and Cambridge, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Moss Empires have announced 2022 tour dates for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company production of Noel Coward’s PRIVATE LIVES. This is the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a line-up of theatrical gems. The UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES will visit Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 April 2022.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2019
Rainy Day Productions will present industry readings of the new play Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel. Directed by Illana Stein, the six-member cast will feature Tony Carlin, Aaron Costa Ganis, Annie Golden, Deborah Rayne, Chet Siegel, and Wendy Rich Stetson. The readings will be held on Monday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please email victoria@PSTheatricals.com.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 8, 2019
British actor Albert Finney has passed away at age 82 after a short illness, according to the BBC. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2020
Casting details are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) 2020 Summer production of The Comedy of Errors, which plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 25 April 2020. Joining the previously announced Miles Jupp, who will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse, is Jonathan Broadbent (Dromio of Syracuse), Justin Edwards (Antipholus of Ephesus), Greg Haiste (Dromio of Ephesus), Georgia Landers (Luciana) and Annette McLaughlin (Adrianna). Directed by Phillip Breen, the production will be cross-cast with The Winter's Tale (from 28 March 2020) and Pericles (from 15 August 2020). All three plays are sponsored by Darwin Escapes.
by Walter McBride - Feb 17, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, British actor Albert Finney has passed away at age 82 after a short illness, according to the BBC.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2021
ArtsRock will present Eddie Izzard in a global online conversation, streaming live, Friday, February 12th.  Much-loved actor and comedian, Eddie Izzard, who recently changed her pronouns, talks  about her life, work and dreams with Peabody Award-winning Host, Elliott Forrest, WQXR, NY.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2021
Aria Entertainment today announces the final casting for the musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's Broken Wings by Nadim Naaman – who will also play Kahlil Gibran - and Dana Al Fardan.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020
Murder can be such a Drag…! This brand new killer comedy, Death Drop, opening at the Garrick Theatre on 4 December 2020 is an historic West End first. Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Courtney Act and Monét X Change, along with a full drag cast in this new hilarious murder mystery - this show is like nothing you’ve seen before!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features the American Airlines Theatre! Learn about the Tony-winning plays to grace the stage, including 12 Angry Men, The Constant Wife and more; the theatre's upcoming shows 1776 and Birthday Candles, and much more!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions has today announced casting for the UK premiere of Will Eno's Drama Desk Award winning play The Realistic Joneses which will be staged in the Ustinov Studio from Thursday 6 February to Saturday 7 March 2020 with opening night for press on Wednesday 12 February 2020. The full cast includes Corey Johnson as Bob, Sharon Small as Jennifer, Jack Laskey as John and Clare Foster as Pony. The production is directed by Simon Evans.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night will perform in the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman.  This astonishing play, which had its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre in 1985, will be directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert.  'night, Mother will run from 22 October until 4 December 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2019
It's been announced today that Olivier Award winner and Miranda star Patricia Hodge will join the cast of Peter Nichols' funny and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Hodge will star opposite Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, The Father). The production opens at London's Trafalgar Studios on 21 September (Press Night 2 October).
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2020
Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers will lead a UK Tour of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES. This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. The plan is that the UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES will begin at Theatre Royal Bath on 1 October 2020.
by Robert Diamond - Apr 13, 2019
Just in! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway next season...

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What Tony Awards has A Day in the Death of Joe Egg been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Michael Blakemore.

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