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Arsenic and Old Lace - 1986 - Broadway

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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46th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2020
Tabard Theatre Company is hoping to be able to continue creating livestreaming productions while also complying with Santa Clara Countya??s COVID-19 restrictions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
The 2020 Kesselring Prize for playwriting-a $25,000 award given annually to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition-will be given this year to Mona Mansour, it has been announced by The National Arts Club, which has bestowed the award since 1980.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Following the huge success of the run in August at the Minack Open Air Theatre, the acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA is coming back from Wednesday 28 October.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 28, 2020
One of Broadway's most iconic anthems has been turned into a Trump campaign rallying cry, and Betty Buckley isn't having it. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, despite being served a cease-and-desist order this summer from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Trump campaign has continued to use Buckley's rendition of 'Memory,' at rallies across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Anchorage Community Theatre will present Karloff by Randy Bowser, directed by Devin Merilatt. Performances take place October 16 - November 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents one of its most popular events, 'Poe by Candlelight,' outside, just in time for Halloween. The date is the same as previously scheduled, Saturday, October 24, but the time is now 5:30PM, and the location is West Cape May's Back Yard, 732 Broadway, behind the Fire Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Anchorage Community Theatre will present Karloff by Randy Bowser, directed by Devin Merilatt. Performances take place October 16 - November 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
West Valley Arts will return to the stage with Arsenic and Old Lace in time to celebrate Fall and Halloween. Arsenic and Old Lace, a dark comedy, runs October 1-26, 2020 at Harman Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn will direct BTG's production.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2021
Broadway producer Barry Weissler is planning a limited revival of the hit musical Waitress!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of live and in-person performances to its Mainstage with a production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, opening Friday, June 4, as part of the 30th anniversary summer season, Come Together.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Hudson Theatre! Learn about shows to have graced the stage of the theatre including Sunday in the Park With George, Head Over Heels, Burn This, American Utopia and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Step back in time on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, March 13 and 14, when the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company launches its 40th Season with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.'
by Tara Bennett - Mar 4, 2020
For fans of golf-based humor such as Caddyshack or Happy Gilmore, you're guaranteed to love THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, currently running at Theatre Baton Rouge.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with the Philadelphia premiere of the quirky comedy, POPCORN FALLS. Written by James Hindman, directed by Ellie Mooney, and starring Luke Bradt and Dan Olmstead, the production begins previews on February 25, opens March 5, and continues through March 29.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with Gore Vidal's thrilling political drama, THE BEST MAN. Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Wilson, the production begins previews on March 10, opens March 18, and continues through April 26 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
The Group Rep will present REVENGE, a brand-new thriller directed by Bruce Kimmel. We could tell you more, but why spoil the fun, and besides, if we told you more, we'd have to kill you. A reading of a diabolical thriller you won't want to miss streams one time only on Saturday, April 3 at 5:00 pm (PDT).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
On August 6, Suzanne Dawson will read two monologues by the famous writer and actor Ruth Draper (1884-1956).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced that it will host a free series of workshops for young and emerging theatre professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA will play the Minack Theatre, Cornwall this August. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2021
Tony Award Winner, Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be teaching her Song/Monologue Master Class online, with T. Schreiber Studio enabling actors and singers the opportunity to work with her from anywhere in the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021
Jefferson Performing Arts Society is proud to announce its 43rd season lineup, featuring two New Orleans area premieres. The spring season kicks off with a one-man show about the life of the great African-American bass-baritone, scholar, actor, and athlete Paul Robeson, followed by the psychological drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
by Lily Lim - Jan 28, 2020
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the third show of their 2019-2020 season, the hilariously dark comedy, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Casey Stangl. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE will preview on Friday, January 24, 2020 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 25 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, February 16, 2020 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 25, 2021
It is a rare treat to see a major Broadway performer in concert during a pandemic, and in Layton, Utah, no less. Original RENT and AIDA star Adam Pascal appeared at Layton High School on Sat. Jan. 23, 2021 to provide increasingly important aid for live theatre and education in a fundraising concert for On Pitch Performing Arts (OPPA!) and the high school’s drama department.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
West Valley Arts will present Footloose, running March 12-28, 2020 at Harman Theatre. With a stellar, local cast, Footloose will have audiences dancing in their seats. 'We were blown away by the talent at auditions and couldn't be happier with the cast we have. They are working extremely hard and it will show on opening night,' stated director Jeanne McGuire.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
After months of living with the constant strain and stress of the pandemic and everything that has come with it, we all have a powerful need for the escape and joyous distraction of a rollicking comedy - the kind of comedy that replaces anxiety with belly laughs and tension with tickled funny bones.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of 'Every Brilliant Thing' by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe. Playing in the ArtStage Studio Theatre Feb. 28 to Mar. 29, the run includes four nearly sold-out previews Feb. 25 - 27.
by Andrea Stephenson - Feb 24, 2020
Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace has long been a staple of high school and community theaters ever since playing on Broadway for four straight years from 1941-1944. But for director Michelle Denise Norton of Upstart Arts in York, Arsenic and Old Lace is what passes for a 'new' play. That's because for 20 years, the theater group of which she is the self-described 'creative engine' has been bringing Shakespeare to the York public in parks and on bridges and streets and wherever it's a good idea to bring live theater; namely, everywhere.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced additional cast members to complete the cast for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr. Silverstein. The one night only event in celebration of Keen's 20th anniversary will take place Monday, February 24th at 7 PM at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with the Philadelphia premiere of the quirky comedy, POPCORN FALLS. Written by James Hindman, directed by Ellie Mooney, and starring Luke Bradt and Dan Olmstead, the production begins previews on February 25, opens March 5, and continues through March 29.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 17, 2021
Love is in the air in this Mabel Mercer Foundation concert starring four of the industry's best. But catch it before it leaves the net on February 21st!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
The 2020 Kesselring Prize for playwriting—a $25,000 award given annually to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition—is to be presented to Mona Mansour by The National Arts Club during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced additional cast members for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr. Silverstein featuring an all-star cast. The one night only event in celebration of Keen's 20th anniversary will take place Monday, February 24th at 7 PM at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
Jefferson Performing Arts Society brings its third production of the new year to the Jefferson Performing Arts Center with the timeless 1940s dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace from February 26-March 7, 2021. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2020
The 2019 WATCH Award winners were announced on April 4th, 2020. The ceremony was canceled due to the current health crisis, but the announcement was published online. 
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2020
During the shutdown, we're taking the opportunity to look back at some memorable productions. Here, Dick Bird discusses his career with BroadwayWorld, and gives us some fantastic insights into designing the Royal Danish Theatre, Teatro Real Madrid and Scottish Opera's co-production of a modern classic: John Adams' Nixon in China.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced that two of its canceled productions are now available for online streaming and on-demand in-home viewing for ticket-buying patrons.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Do you want to work with one of the greatest storytellers in the theatre from anywhere in the world? Tony Award Winner, Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be offering her Song/Monologue Master Class ONLINE, at the T. Schreiber Studio. Betty will share her own unique spiritual philosophy and meditation techniques to help actors and singers not only connect passionately and truthfully to their material, but understand how to bring that connection to each and every audience member.
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2020
Check out a clip of 'Opening Up' from the original A.R.T. production of Waitress featuring some earlier lyrics and arrangements from songwriter Sara Bareilles!