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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.



QUARTET to Sing at Bristol Riverside Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Learning to age gracefully is the theme of Bristol Riverside Theatre's next Mainstage production, Quartet by Ron Harwood running October 31-November 19. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Keith Baker, Joy Franz, Laural Merlington, and Nick Ullett. (more...)

Opening This Weekend ARSENIC AND OLD LACE t The Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

For 76 years, Kesselring's play, Arsenic and Old Lace, has enchanted audiences with its two sweet old sisters who occasionally feel the need to release a worthy roomer of his lonely suffering with a sip of their homemade Elderberry wine. Added to their misguided mayhem are a lovesick nephew and his disfigured and dangerously insane brother and the sisters' delusional charge who believes he's Teddy Roosevelt. Jeff Brown is the show's director. He's a 40 year veteran with experience in all aspects of theater. Brown has his own take on why this show continues to be an audience favorite. (more...)

Halloween Horror Show: 10 of the Theatre's Most Spine-Tingling Plays
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 31, 2017

Halloween is here! This afternoon, we gave you a fabulously freaky playlist to jam along to for the haunted holiday, but why should musicals have all the fun? (more...)

Betty Buckley to Sing STORY SONGS at Norwalk's Wall Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will debut at the Wall Street Theater (71 Wall Street; Norwalk, CT 06850) with her acclaimed concert Story Songs on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Repertory Philippines Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Repertory Philippines (REP), a pioneering professional theater company, announced earlier today its 2018-2019 season , which includes Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors (January 26 to February 18), Lauren Gunderson's 'Silent Sky (March 2 to 25), Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace (April 6 to 29), Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman's Rapunzel! Rapunzel (September 15, 2018 to January 27, 2019), and Joy Virata and Ian Monsod's Miong (March 22 to April 14, 2019). (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage Compelling Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. These words will come alive again as Cleveland Play House produces The Diary of Anne Frank, providing an immersive experience for the audience in this adaptation never-before seen on the CPH stage. (more...)

Broadway-Bound CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Aaron Tveit, Lora Lee Gayer & More Among 2017 Berkshire Theatre Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominees for the Second Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COMPANY & HELLO DOLLY Tie For Best Musical at Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 7, 2017

Critics J. Peter Bergman and Macey Levin once again hosted the ceremony, which saw top honors for Best Play go to the Berkshire Theatre Group's production of David Auburn's Lost Lake, and a tie between Barrington Stage Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Company and the Mac-Haydn Theatre's production of Hello, Dolly! for Best Musical. (more...)

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS' Brad Leland to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the annual hit production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Betty Buckley Sings STORY SONGS Tonight in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley debuts at the Wall Street Theater (71 Wall Street; Norwalk, CT 06850) with her acclaimed concert Story Songs tonight, November 4, at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Terri Mateer's A KIND SHOT to Return to NYC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Back by popular demand, A KIND SHOT, the critically acclaimed one-woman show by former basketball star and model Terri Mateer hits the boards at TBG Studio Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Helps The Food Closet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

As usual, the Equity professional, award-winning East Lynne Theater Company is accepting items for the Food Closet during the run of its holiday show. What is needed most are cereal, soup, bar soap, tuna, peanut butter, and dry spaghetti. For monetary donations, makes checks payable to The Community Food Closet of Cape May. (more...)

Critic's Choice Best of Maine Theatre 2017
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Nov 26, 2017

Maine boasts a vibrant, varied theatrical landscape, is home to a significant local community of fine artists, and plays host each year to artists from New York, Chicago, and all the leading regional theatres in the country. Moreover, Maine can be proud of its sophisticated, loyal, and warm-hearted audiences, who appreciate thoroughly the dedication and creativity that goes into producing professional and community theatre and who are generous with their support and acclaim. I am honored to continue to serve as Broadway World's Maine editor, and I remain excited and energized by the richness of the state's theatre scene. As we come to the end of another year, here are my personal choices of the 2017 best in Maine, grouped by theatre and show. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; FrederickTowne Players Leads Best Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; LITTLE WOMEN at Ocean State Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Radio Play Up Next at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the holiday classic, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins with previews on October 31st, opens November 2nd and continues through December 17th. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; DORIAN'S CLOSET Leads as Best New Work!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE Opens at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Broadway's classic musical, perfect for the entire family, ANNIE. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, ANNIE begins previews on November 7th, opens on November 15th and runs through January 7th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Review: I HATE HAMLET is Great Escapist Fun
by Frank Benge - Nov 12, 2017

I HATE HAMLET is a 1991 comedy by Paul Rudnick, who is best known as the author of Jeffrey and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. It is a supernatural fantasy inspired by the time when the playwright was living in an apartment in New York that was John Barrymore's old apartment. The play is a throwback to those classic fantasy comedies like Arsenic and Old Lace, Goodbye Charlie and Bell, Book and Candle. There's no real deep message here, just witty and fun escapist entertainment. (more...)

Walnut Theatre presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the holiday classic, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins with previews on October 31st, opens November 2nd and continues through December 17th. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Co.'s Sunday Social at Fins to Take Place on January 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Like the last two years, Fins Bar & Grille is helping local nonprofit organizations with its Social Sunday Events during the winter, and once again, the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is pleased to be one of the recipients. ELTC, listed as one of the top 75 summer theaters in North America in 'The New York Times,' is having its Special Event on January 21 from 10:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. (more...)

Previews Begin Saturday for TBG Studio's A KIND SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, A KIND SHOT, the critically acclaimed one-woman show by former basketball star and model Terri Mateer hits the boards at the TBG Studio Theatre (312 West 36th Street) with previews beginning Saturday, January 6th at 7PM. A KIND SHOT will run through February 25, 2018. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.akindshot.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are $25 at the door. Shows runs 75 minutes. There is adult language and a talkback following each performance. (more...)

The Media Theatre Announces All-Star Cast for NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Media Theatre has Next To Normal this season, January 31 through February 25, and it's the region's only production which features an entire Actors Equity Association cast. The all-star list is well known to theatergoers from Philadelphia to West Chester, as well as from Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. (more...)

Local Actors to Take the Leap in Players' RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

???????The final show of the Peterborough Players 2nd Annual Winter Season is the New Hampshire Premiere of Ripcord, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Produces THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the ever-popular musical The Producers with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks on March 6-April 1. The multiple Tony-award winning musical is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and starring Danny Rutigliano and Michael Doherty and featuring Nicole Benoit, Fred Inkley, Morgan W. Reynolds, Jo Twiss, and Danny Vaccaro. The ensemble features Luke Bradt, Kathryn Brunner, Nicole Calabrese, Zachary J. Chiero, John D. DiFerdinando, Becca Goebel, Louis Jannuzzi III, Lauren Krigel, Patrick Ludt, Niklaus Patrick Miller, James E. Ofalt, Dominick Sannelli, Erika Wasko, and Keith Watford. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Announces Auditions in NYC, Philly, and Cape May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) will have three Equity open-call audition days for its 2018 Season. Non-union actors will be seen, as long as no members of Actors' Equity are kept waiting. The theater is located in Cape May, NJ where all shows will be rehearsed. The company operates under an Equity SPT 3 Contract. (more...)

New Play 50th & 4th To Premiere At Frigid New York Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

FRIGID New York announced 50th & 4th, a new play written by Mike Lemme and directed by Tara Cioletti, will debut at the 2018 Frigid Festival as a limited engagement for five performances in the UNDER St. Marks Theater. Tickets are $20 and available now at MikeLemme.com (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the new year with Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Time Stands Still January 23-February 11. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast includes Laura Giknis, Eleanor Handley, Michael Satow, and Danny Vaccaro. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HUMANS Opens at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard, the play, which was the recipient of over 20 Best Play Awards in 2016, begins previews on January 16th, opens on January 24th, and runs through March 4th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

COWARD'S HAY FEVER Continues The Saint Sebastian Players 37th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) continue the company's 37th season with the farce Hay Fever by Noel Coward. Performances run February 16 March 11, 2018 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago. (more...)

STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL Continues WST For Kids Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Audiences of all ages will love Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL. The popular children's book comes to life on stage in a fun-filled story about friendship and learning from our mistakes. Featuring Britt and all of her friends from the series, STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL runs from February 3rd to 11th with family-friendly matinee times at Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

LENNY BRUCE IS NOT AFRAID Debuts at Frigid Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

From the award winning theatre company, HUB Theatricals, comes their newest and boldest production, "Lenny Bruce is Not Afraid" by Mark Levy this runs from February 16th-March 2nd at Under St Marks. Featuring Kayla Mason and Mark Levy. Directed by Kristen Keim. Designed by Adam Sherwin. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Comedy Thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present will be the comedy thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Katie Laris, February 28-March 17, 2018  in the Garvin Theatre. This intricate, time traveling, comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. (more...)

Betty Buckley Joins Season 3 of AMC's PREACHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that AMC's Preacher has just begun production in New Orleans, with several characters from the comic book joining the series for season 3. Amongst the new cast members is Tony-winner Betty Buckley, who will soon lead the national tour of Hello, Dolly, as 'Gran'ma. (more...)

Breaking: Broadway Legend Betty Buckley Will Lead National Tour of HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

In the grand tradition of stage superstars who have played the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi around the world, the Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, beginning October 2, 2018 in the Connor Palace at Cleveland's Playhouse Square. (more...)

Playhouse Square To Launch First National Tour Of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The KeyBank Broadway Series 2018-2019 season will begin with the premiere of the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical revival of HELLO, DOLLY! starring Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley in the title role. (more...)

'TRENCHES', SILENT SKY and More Set for East Lynne Theater Company's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company announces its 2018 Season. As usual, it includes classic gems, a world premiere, and a radio-style show. This year's theme is 'The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.' (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Hippodrome Leads Best Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE HIS WIFE AND THE DOG Come to The Broad Stage, 1/18-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Bated Breath present the U.S. Premiere of Shakespeare his wife and the dog by Philip Whitchurch, featuring its originating cast: Whitchurch as Shakespeare and Sally Edwards as Anne Hathaway, and directed as it was in the U.K. by Julia St John, for twelve performances only, January 18 through 28 with a press opening on January 19. (more...)


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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Continues its 209th Anniversary Season With THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard, the play, which was the recipient of over 20 Best Play Awards in 2016, begins previews on January 16th, opens on January 24th, and runs through March 4th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Betty Buckley is Moving Back to New York
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Page Six has just shared that stage legend Betty Buckley is leaving her Texas home in favor of a return to New York City. The actress currently lives on a 35-acre ranch with a slew of dogs, cats, horses, and one parrot. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Hippodrome Leads Best Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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