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Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!
by Jade Kops - Sep 3, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company's (STC) Artistic Director, Andrew Upton, has announced the 2016 season, the last of which he will program before the position is handed over to Jonathan Church at the end of 2015. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE '70 to Close Season with BECKY SHAW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

SHAKESPEARE '70, in collaboration with the Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, New Jersey, closes its 46th year with Gina Gionfriddo's biting comedy of Bad Manners, Becky Shaw. (more...)

Television and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

FELICITY Kendal stars in Noel Coward's Hay Fever, at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September). This new production of the hilarious tale of Bad Manners also stars Simon Shepherd. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild announces its 29th season of our distinctive repertory, an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit-smart theatre for a smart town. The 2014-2015 season includes the second part of our multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's BACK TO METHUSELAH, and as the visionary cycle leaps into the future and examines the effect of human advances on relationships, the other three plays also focus on unexpected looks at basic ties to create A SEASON OF LOVE AND/OR MARRIAGE. Two Washington premieres are joined by two plays not seen here in decades, as we offer our first productions by two of Shaw's followers, Frederick Lonsdale and Terence Rattigan, and one by a contemporary American playwright, David Marshall Grant. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Sophie Auster to Play the Billboard Lounge at Barclays Center, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Singer-songwriter Sophie Auster has announced a performance at the Billboard Lounge at Barclays Center, December 12. (more...)

Sophie Auster Announces U.S. Tour Dates with Trashcan Sinatras
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Sophie Auster recently completed a sold-out run of West coast dates supporting Coeur de Pirate and she's currently working on her next album due out in early 2017. Additionally, Sophie has a part in the series Mozart in the Jungle with Gael Garcia Bernal, which premiered in January on Amazon Prime. (more...)

Review Roundup: Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces Casting for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announces initial casting for its robust 2017-2018 season.  (more...)

Imago Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE REUNION
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she's dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle's motifs are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of Bad Manners at a high school reunion. (more...)

WRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE THEATRE COMPANY, founded by its Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey, specialises in finding, developing and staging new plays by first-time writers.   In June 2017 Writers Avenue will be moving into the award-winning Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London and will be programming work for the main theatre which features 130-150 seats within a highly flexible space.  (more...)

HAY FEVER Closes Hampton Theatre Company's 30th Season, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

'Hay Fever'-Noel Coward's quintessentially theatrical comedy of British Bad Manners-will be the fourth and final production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season, opening tonight, May 21 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Company's HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Hay Fever, Noel Coward's quintessentially theatrical comedy of British Bad Manners-will be the fourth and final production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season, opening on May 21 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 7. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BECKY SHAW, Comedy of Bad Manners, Splendid at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Mar 9, 2015

Gina Gionfriddo, the author of BECKY SHAW, now on stage at Dobama Theatre, is one of the new breed of playwrights who reflect topics relevant to today, cleverly construct their writings, and uses language that shimmers with naturalism. They don't use stage language or formats like Arthur Miller or Eugene O'Neill, or the oft-present symbolism of Tennessee Williams, nor the existential philosophy of Edward Albee. Gionfriddo, along with such modernists as Neil LaBute and Rajiv Joseph, push the envelope, using real people interacting to highlight their foibles and weaknesses. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bootlegs - Why They Exist and Why We Discourage Them
by K-Ci Williams - Mar 7, 2017

Watching a filmed recording of a Broadway show is actually piracy - and just really Bad Manners. This is why bootlegs exist and why we discourage them. (more...)

HAY FEVER to Play Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Heather Mitchell, Helen Thomson, Genevieve Lemon, Josh McConville, Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Harriet Dyer are amongst the cast wielding the wit and illuminating the heart of Noel Coward in his classic comedy of Bad Manners, Hay Fever, directed by Imara Savage. Performances are at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 11 April 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY Brings Back Hysterical Memories of 1950s TV Families
by Shari Barrett - Mar 21, 2016

The West Coast premiere of DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY by Rich Orloff is currently playing to uproariously laughing audiences at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, directed with a clear vision by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth in which much homage is paid to classic gangster movies. Directing in the most over-the-top slapstick style makes sense for this imaginary tale in which even convicts are cardboard cut-outs compared to those who might break into your home these days. (more...)

SKELETON CREW, OTHELLO, RAGTIME and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announced its 2017-2018 season via Facebook Live today.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imago Theatre's THE REUNION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she's dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle's motifs are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of Bad Manners at a high school reunion. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT to Run 7/3-9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

Writers Avenue Opens New Season at The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE, founded by its visionary Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey (left), specialises in finding, developing and producing compelling new plays, supporting new writers and staging their work.  The company recently moved into its new HQ at The Courtyard Theatre in Shoreditch, east London. (more...)

Sophie Auster Sets NYC Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

“If Tom Waits and Billie Holiday were to have a style child, singer-songwriter Sophie Auster would be it,” writes Vogue, describing the unique blend of power and glamour that Auster commands. The Deli likens her music to “a cross between Fiona Apple's righteous rage andGillian Welch's homespun folk yarns…” While Auster cites these artists as influences for her songwriting, her music is wholly her own. Her latest album, Dogs and Men (Out Loud Music), has been called “soaring” (W Magazine). The New York Times praises the album's “songs that meld sultry, folksy vocals with soul- (and teeth-) baring lyrics” and recently premiered the video for the album's first single, “Bad Manners.” Her NYC tour itinerary can be found below. (more...)

Fortieth Anniversary Celebration of ABIGAIL'S PARTY Set as a Masque Theatre Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The upcoming July run of Mike Leigh's ABIGAIL'S PARTY at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg will serve as a special fundraiser for the popular Capetonian community theatre. The evening promises to be an evening of interactive fun, where the audience is encouraged to don their favourite 1970s outfit. (more...)

BWW Review: Christian Murder Mystery, 'Bad Manners At The Dinner Table'
by Vickie Evans - Jul 31, 2017

'Bad Manners At The Dinner Table' is a Christian Murder Mystery, written by Aalani Necole that is based on the principle of the Seven Deadly Sins. Performed in Charlotte, NC at the Little Rock Cultural Center. (more...)

Christine Pedi to Star in Seat of Our Pants Theatre Company's GOD OF CARNAGE This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

SOOP Theatre Company brings the Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, to southern Westchester this fall. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FALSE SERVANT Puts the Focus on Money in a Very Modern Love Triangle
by Shari Barrett - Jul 30, 2015

Like modern soap operas, THE FALSE SERVANT centers on a love triangle between two women and one man. Each plans to marry him, but he is only interested in which woman can bring him the best financial arrangement. And we are told from the beginning that if your mind has room for reason, there is no room for love. Thus is set up the battle of the sexes with the only reason for love being the acquisition of money. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT Runs Now thru 9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for tonight's July 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

Redfox3 Theatre Company Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

A 90 minute thrill ride to the most dangerous place on earth: Parenthood. From Yarra Valley's own redfox3, who brought you the acclaimed The Woman In Black, comes the hilarious Tony and Olivier award winning play GOD OF CARNAGE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant GOD OF CARNAGE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 20, 2014

What do you get when you mix a great script, a perfect ensemble and Karla Hartley's exemplary direction? A show that is nothing short of a masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aalani Renee Necole: Bad Manners At The Dinner Table
by Vickie Evans - Jul 13, 2017

'Bad Manners At the Dinner Table', written by Aalani Renee Nicole, will be performed at the Little Rock Cultural Center, in Charlotte, NC, July 29th and August 26th. It is a Christian murder mystery characterizing the 'seven deadly sins'. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre's THE FALSE SERVANT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 11 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 1/31/2016
by BWW - Jan 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/31/2016 for Cincinnati (more...)

CSC to Stage New Jersey Premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's BECKY SHAW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

With a professional theater season full of premieres and award winning women playwrights, Centenary Stage Company keeps the ball rolling with Gina Gionfriddo's hilarious Becky Shaw running February 19 through March 6 in the Lackland Center.  A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Off-Broadway smash hit and now NJ Premiere, Becky Shaw is a comedy from Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 1/24/2016
by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/24/2016 for Cincinnati (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/17/2016 for Cincinnati (more...)

BWW Review: WE'RE NO ANGELS Is Devilishly Delightful Comedy of Good and Bad Manners
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

We're just a fortnight beyond the Twelve Days of Christmas, but it's never too late for an Epiphany, is it? In that spirit, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre has extended the holiday season with the worthy gift of WE'RE NO ANGELS, a light-hearted homage to the blessing of random ~ and fortuitous ~ acts of kindness. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 1/10/2016
by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/10/2016 for Cincinnati (more...)

Three Plays by the Bard and More Slated for Shakespeare & Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Shakespeare & Company announces its lineup for the 2017 summer season, which includes three Shakespeare plays: Cymbeline, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; plus two Edith Wharton comedies, Roman Fever and the newly adapted The Fullness of Life. Additional titles include the Obie Award winning 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog; New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Recipient, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage; and Tony Award Winner, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 2/07/2016
by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/07/2016 for Cincinnati (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Announces Second Show of 2016 Season: DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of the second show of its 2016 season: Domestic Tranquility, by Rich Orloff. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Sets 2015-16 Season: THE SECRET GARDEN, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2015-16 season today with an engaging combination of world-premiere comedies, beloved dramas, inspirational and provocative new plays, a sultry musical revue and the return of one of the most popular shows in Playhouse history. The Playhouse's 56th season is Robison's fourth as artistic director. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 2/14/2016
by BWW - Feb 14, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/14/2016 for Cincinnati (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ensemble's THURGOOD is a Perfect Black History Month Treat
by Roy Berko - Feb 1, 2015

Thurgood Marshall has been called the 'greatest lawyer of the 20th Century,' 'Mr. Civil Rights,' and is credited with doing 'more than any other American to lift the burden of racism from our society.' It is only appropriate that his life and judicial story be told during Black History month. Ensemble is doing exactly that by presenting multi-award winner George Stevens, Jr.'s THURGOOD. (more...)

BWW Review: Static but Still Fun EMMA at Book-It Repertory
by Jay Irwin - Dec 7, 2015

It's been 200 years since Jane Austen's incorrigible matchmaker "Emma" first came on the scene in print and since has spawned film versions, adaptations and has never been out of print since its release. And while the current adaptation from Book-It Repertory Theatre keeps the mischievousness and attitudes alive, at times if feels a little too static making this romp drone on a bit. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Sophie Auster Plays the Billboard Lounge at Barclays Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

Singer-songwriter Sophie Auster has announced a performance at the Billboard Lounge at Barclays Center, tonight December 12. (more...)

Plays (and Players) Within Plays
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Dec 10, 2014

The Real Thing can be seen within a tradition of plays about theatre artists, and it uses the device of the 'play-within-a-play' to raise questions about the nature of 'reality.' What better way to explore the relationships between a playwright and the two actresses with whom he shares his life? (more...)

Comedy of Bad Manners ABIGAIL'S PARTY Returns to the Masque Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Mike Leigh's classic comedy of Bad Manners, ABIGAIL'S PARTY, is back at the Masque Theatre by popular demand for a limited season. For the duration of the run, the theatre will offer a two-for-one winter ticket special on all bookings. (more...)

Edith King Vosefski Teaches Children Manners in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

As the director of The Etiquette School of Northern Illinois, author Edith King Vosefski knows just how important good manners can be. Her new book, 'Marianna's Little Book of Manners for Children' (published by AuthorHouse), introduces basic etiquette and manners to children through a relatable story packed with fun and valuable information. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Stage luminaries Marina Prior (Hello Dolly!) and Simon Gleeson (Les Miserables) lead an irresistible cast including Gareth Davies (The Cherry Orchard), Marg Downey (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Kim Gyngell (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Alexandra Keddie (Offspring), Imogen Sage (Rebecca), Monica Sayers (Chimerica) and Drew Weston (The Rocky Horror Show) in Noel Coward's top-drawer comedy of Bad Manners, Hay Fever. (more...)

Television and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

FELICITY Kendal stars in Noel Coward's Hay Fever, at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September). This new production of the hilarious tale of Bad Manners also stars Simon Shepherd. (more...)

HAY FEVER to Close Hampton Theatre Company's 30th Season, 5/21-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

"Hay Fever"-Noel Coward's quintessentially theatrical comedy of British Bad Manners-will be the fourth and final production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season, opening on May 21 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 7. (more...)

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