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Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022
The Resident Acting Company, formed four years ago by the actors of the Obie Award winning Pearl Theater Company, has announced casting for a script in hand performance of José Rivera’s Sonnets For An Old Century on October 17th at The Players. 
by Alric Davis - Sep 27, 2022
Singing, sanity and Shipley's! Check out this interview from Alley Theatre actor Brandon Hearnsberger as he discusses his role as Jerry in Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Soprano!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
Troupe, in association with Park Theatre, today announce the full cast for the world première of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, in a new adaptation from Simon Reade with direction by Philip Wilson.
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 11, 2022
What did our critic think of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Court Theatre? Joseph Kesselring's 1941 play ARSENIC AND OLD LACE combines farce, explicitly dark comedy, and a little murder. Director Ron OJ Parson's decision to envision the central Brewster family as a wealthy Black American family gives the play a modern twist.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022
Troupe today announces the world première of a new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man by Simon Reade. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production opens in Park200 at Park Theatre on 21 October, with previews from 19 October, and runs until 26 November.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
Jefferson Performing Arts Society proudly announces its 45th season mainstage directors, featuring directors based in New Orleans, New York, and San Antonio. Several directors are returning to JPAS after directing or performing with JPAS in recent seasons; two make their JPAS directorial debut this season. The following overview includes shows that are part of JPAS mainstage season subscription packages, currently on sale. Single ticket sales open June 6th for all 45th season shows. For a full schedule of the entire 2022-2023 season which includes season specials such as ballets, concerts, and other special performances in addition to those listed below, please visit www.jpas.org.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
The countdown to the Players' 2022 Summer Season is on, and excitement is in the air! A lineup of attention, transformation, beauty, and joy, the season of shows sizzles with newness, as well as the long-awaited return of Players’ favorite creatives and traditions.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2022
Theatre Memphis has announced its 2022-23 season as it enters its second 100 years of continuously entertaining the community. After the centennial season saw limited capacity due to COVID 19 protocols, the theatre will continue to moderate seating capacity mask requirements for the patrons until restrictions are lifted to ensure patron safety.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022
For the 68th season, Court Theatre will share a beloved, sharp-witted classic comedy; a drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa that speaks directly to our moment; an award-winning Caryl Churchill play about the lives of women farm laborers in 1970s England; and a celebratory, exuberant musical that re-imagines the story of Oedipus.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022
The Whitefire Theatre will present King Solomon's Treasure April 7- May 12, 2022. It's New York in 1990. In midtown Manhattan, King Solomon's Treasure is a shop where curios, collectables, and vintage items are for sale, things as disparate as a 30-year-old bottle of Orange Crush and a baseball signed by Jackie Robinson.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2022
Today Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to for a chat about the release of her latest album, Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022
Today, Jermyn Street Theatre announces the casting for Edward Einhorn's breath-taking wedding farce, The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022/2023 season, Mary Poppins.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022
'I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy,' was just one of Dorothy Parker's famous quotes. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Beloved psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer celebrates her 94th birthday this June, and in celebration, six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a special virtual broadcast of the one-woman Off-Broadway show, Becoming Dr. Ruth.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022
The Players’ 2022 summer season continues with Circle Mirror Transformation. This beautiful, funny, moment-to-moment dramedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker explores the catalyst for intimate self-discovery in the most humorous of settings. Artistic Director Tom Frey directs the piece.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022
Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's 16th Annual Summer Student Workshop. For the last fifteen years, students have performed a variety of shows in front of enthusiastic audiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
When Churchyards Yawn, a fast-paced, witty, and deeply felt 'divine comedy,' is the story of all the dead Hamlet characters' travails in Purgatory. The reading is free and takes place on July 16, 2022, at the Desert View High School black box theatre.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 31, 2022
Buy tickets now for WHO AM I THIS TIME (AND OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE) and learn about the playwright August 10th.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022
Court Theatre begins its 2022/23 season with Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Arsenic and Old Lace runs September 2 – October 2, 2022 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022
The Resident Ensemble Players, the professional theatre company in residence at the University of Delaware, has announced its 2022-2023 Season. The upcoming season brings a sensational selection of comedy and tragedy!
by Jared Fessler - Jul 19, 2022
Watch out for any nearby chandeliers! Pelotons new Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway Series is guaranteed to bring the house down. Get ready to ride, run, and flow along to showstoppers from Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022
The Peterborough Players will produce the U.S. premiere of Marcia Johnson's Serving Elizabeth, the recent enthralling play by Canadian playwright Marcia Johnson. Described by Johnson as a “drama, comedy, romance”, the play asks big questions about representation and unconscious bias while giving voice to long underrepresented truths.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2022
Join David Garnes as he discusses LTM's upcoming production ARSENIC & OLD LACE with members of the cast and creative team, Wednesday, January 26th at noon. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2022
Little Theatre of Manchester, one of Connecticut's oldest community theatres still in operation, announced today their upcoming production of the beloved dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. The hilarious play, believed to be based on an infamous series of boarding house murders in Windsor, CT, will run February 4-20, 2022 at the National Historic Landmark Cheney Hall located at 177 Hartford Road in Manchester, CT.
by Gil Kaan - Jan 22, 2022
Theatre 40 world premieres John Strysik’s DEATH, WITH BENEFITS January 27, 2022. Jeff G. Rack directs this dark comedy cast of Susan Damante, Cheryl David, Kevin Dulude, Larry Eisenberg and Philip Sokoloff. I had the opportunity to interrogate John on the reasons behind his DEATH.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2022
Little Theatre of Manchester, one of Connecticut's oldest community theatres still in operation, announced today their upcoming production of the beloved dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. The hilarious play, believed to be based on an infamous series of boarding house murders in Windsor, CT, runs now through February 20, 2022 at the National Historic Landmark Cheney Hall located at 177 Hartford Road in Manchester, CT.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2022
Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley honors the legacy of the greatest theatrical composer of our time with Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2022
Mortimer is the drama critic who hates theater, and Elaine is the girl he wants to marry. But just as Mortimer ventures to share their good news with his seemingly harmless little-old-lady aunts, Abby and Martha, he discovers the sisters’ proclivity for murdering lonely old men as an act of charity.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022
The Wallace Theater has announced the cast of Ken Ludwig's 'Shakespeare in Hollywood', coming April 6 -10 at the LHUCA Firehouse Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2022
For those who missed the world premiere of East Lynne Theater Company's 'Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman' and for those who want to see it again, they can watch it from February 23 – March 5, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, at home.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2021
Start off the new year with laughter as The Belmont Theatre brings you Arsenic and Old Lace, a comedy in the Grumbacher Studio January 7-9 & 13-16.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
On Monday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company presents 'Little Women' adapted from Louisa May Alcott's enduring novel by producing artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, for fourteen actors, ages 11-17 to perform as part of ELTC's 16th Annual Summer Student Workshop.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022
The legendary and Tony Award-winning stage actress/singer Betty Buckley will return to the famed Café Carlyle for five live performances September 27 - October 1, 2022. Buckley will offer an eclectic mix of standards and songs by contemporary songwriters.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
Hot Tix is bringing back its special, limited-time only promotion offering $20 tickets to fall productions in advance. These special, limited-time $20 prices will only be available Monday, August 15 – Sunday, September 4, or while supplies last.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022
'The question is the sequence of events leading from the jewel-case at one end, to the stomach of a goose at the other.' Sherlock Holmes is speaking to Dr. Watson as they begin an investigation that might save an innocent man from prison.

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