Beyond the Fringe 1961

Opened: May 10, 1961

Beyond the Fringe - 1961 - West End History , Info & More

Fortune Theatre
(Covent Garden) Russell Street London

The team of Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore was originally conceived as a potentially successful show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1960, and later hit Broadway in 1961 and 1964.

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PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

PURLIE VICTORIOUS Starring Leslie Odom, Jr. Sets September Opening Night Date on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2023

The first Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by legendary Ossie Davis will officially open in September. Learn how to purchase tickets!

ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD & More Lead Los Angeles' May 2023 Theater Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Apr 25, 2023

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Our top picks for May 2023 include Melissa Errico, LA Opera, and more!

Rory Bremner Will Lead James Graham's QUIZ on UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2023

Rory Bremner, Britain's top satirical impressionist and renowned comedian, stars as Chris Tarrant in James Graham's thrilling and provocative drama, Quiz. The production explores the real-life story of Charles Ingram, aka the Coughing Major, who conned the world's most popular TV quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire out of £1,000,000. Or did he?

Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 

Paul Taylor Dance Company Runs for Special Engagement at the Joyce Theater
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

 Paul Taylor Dance Company (PTDC) will come to the Joyce Theater June 14-19, 2022, offering audiences a unique series of programs that showcase early works choreographed by Paul Taylor including Tracer, Fibers and Aureole, along with a World Premiere by Michelle Manzanales and the New York Premiere of A Call for Softer Landings by Peter Chu, both of which were commissioned by PTDC. Tickets start at $10 and are available at joyce.org.

BWW Interview: J. Elijah Cho Satirically Color Corrects MR. YUNIOSHI's Yellow Face
by Gil Kaan - Nov 2, 2021

Playwright/performer J. Elijah Cho’s award-winning MR. YUNIOSHI comes to the Santa Monica Playhouse November 11th and 14th as part of CRAZY WOKE ASIANS’ KUNG POW FESTIVAL and as a guest production December 5th, 12th and 19th. The titular character was the supporting character in the otherwise classic 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Mr. Yunioshi was beyond stereotypically portrayed by Mickey Rooney.   

Melissa Errico and Edmund Bagnell Join Provincetown's Crown & Anchor 2021 Summer Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show Happy Days Are Here Again, directed by and co-written with Michael Schiralli, to the Crown & Anchor’s P-Town lineup for a summer-long run this season from July 6 - August 31.

Cincinnati Fringe Festival Announces 2021 Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021

The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is one of the city’s first beloved summer traditions to return to form. This year, you can choose from a wide variety of outdoor in-person events and online streaming entertainment for your Fringe experience!

Whitney White, Kelli Sae and More Are Heading to Joe's Pub
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2020

Joe's Pub bids farewell to February and welcomes March with the third in a five-part concert series exploring Shakespeare's women, black female ambition, and music, Whitney White: Think, And Die; Joe's Pub Working Group 2020 member Salty Brine continues their dazzling exploration of pop music with Living Record Collection - THESE ARE THE CONTENTS OF MY HEAD: The Annie Lennox Show

The New Colony Presents the UNCHARTED Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2019

The New Colony presents UNCHARTED, a two-week showcase of plays at different points in their journeys to production, playing July 11 - 20, 2019 at TNC's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B) 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Full Line-Up Announced For The New Colony's UNCHARTED Festival
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

The New Colony presents UNCHARTED, a two-week showcase of plays at different points in their journeys to production, playing July 11 - 20, 2019 at TNC's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B) 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway.

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 10, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Wednesday, May 10, 2017…which prompts us to ask the musical question: Who remembers the Saturday Night Massacre back in the 1970s, during which Richard Nixon fired the special Watergate prosecutor and all hell seemed to break loose (even more than it had already) in Washington, D.C.?

Choreographer Bianca Falco Aims to Raise Awareness of Italian Environmental Disaster
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2017

'Terra dei Fuochi / Land of Fires' is an environmental performance project blending modern dance, music and documentary theater to tell the story of Campania Felix, an area in Italy north of Naples that suffered devastating loss of life due to a scandal-ridden toxic waste disaster.  The piece is a three-person dance with multimedia drawn largely from life stories of mothers in the region whose children 'have become angels too quickly.' Accompanying the performance will be a booth providing information about Campania Felix and how it can be compared to others around the world. The aim is to provide further education in the increasing land and water contamination issues facing our global community. This world premiere is choreographed and directed and by Bianca Falco (Napoli, Campania - NYC) and composed by Alberto Falco (Napoli, Campania).  La MaMa will present the work's world premiere March 23 to April 2 in its First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street.

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff.

New Musical from ROCKY HORROR Team, THE STRIPPER, and More Among St. James Lineup, This Fall; Tickets on Sale Today!
by Christina Mancuso - May 9, 2016

Tickets for all shows will go on sale to St. James Theatre members and friends on Monday 09 May at 10am and on general sale on Tuesday 10 May at 10am.

Musicals About Clinton, Oprah, Wikipedia, Zombies and More at the Center of NYMF 2014, Running 7/7-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the full lineup of productions, concerts, readings and special events for its 11th annual festival. This year's Festival will begin July 7th and continue through July 27th.

The Library Theatre Company to Kick Off 2014 re:play Festival, Jan 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The eight productions have been announced for the Library Theatre Company's re:play Festival 2014 in January 2014 - the unique festival which rounds up the most exciting and talked-about new theatre in the previous 12 months on Manchester and Salford's fringe theatre scene - at The Lowry in Salford.

LaMaMa Presents the World Premiere of FALSE SOLUTION, Beginning 6/13
by Kelsey Denette - May 16, 2013

FALSE SOLUTION, a world-premiere play about an architect's struggle to design a Holocaust museum in Poland, written and directed by Oren Safdie, will be presented Off-Broadway with previews starting Thursday, June 13, 2013 (prior to an official press opening night on June 16th) at La MaMa (74A East 4th Street) in Manhattan. The production runs through Sunday, June 30.

Taylor Mac Stars in The Foundry's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN at La MaMa, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? This question, posed by Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless and cross-dressing prostitute of Bertolt Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, is central to the work of The Foundry Theatre. The play's concerns, and the earmarks of the Foundry's new production, make it an ideal offering from the company, which is celebrated for creating memorable theatrical events while pursuing civic inquiry and social justice. The show, starring the singular Taylor Mac as Shen Tei, is directed by Lear deBessonet and features original live music by 'indie rock vaudevillians' (SPIN) Cesar Alvarez and The Lisps.

Taylor Mac to Star in The Foundry's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN at La MaMa, 2/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? This question, posed by Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless and cross-dressing prostitute of Bertolt Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, is central to the work of The Foundry Theatre. The play's concerns, and the earmarks of the Foundry's new production, make it an ideal offering from the company, which is celebrated for creating memorable theatrical events while pursuing civic inquiry and social justice. The show, starring the singular Taylor Mac as Shen Tei, is directed by Lear deBessonet and features original live music by 'indie rock vaudevillians' (SPIN) César Alvarez and The Lisps.

La MaMa Presents NOW THE CATS WITH JEWELLED CLAWS 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club has announced that the New York premiere of Now the Cats With Jewelled Claws by Tennessee Williams and directed by Jonathan Warman, will begin performances Thursday, October 27, at 10pm, at The Club at La MaMa, (74A E 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).

La MaMa Presents NOW THE CATS WITH JEWELLED CLAWS 10/17
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 14, 2011

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club has announced that the New York premiere of Now the Cats With Jewelled Claws by Tennessee Williams and directed by Jonathan Warman, will begin performances Thursday, October 27, at 10pm, at The Club at La MaMa, (74A E 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).

La MaMa Presents NOW THE CATS WITH JEWELLED CLAWS 10/17
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 11, 2011

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club has announced that the New York premiere of Now the Cats With Jewelled Claws by Tennessee Williams and directed by Jonathan Warman, will begin performances Thursday, October 27, at 10pm, at The Club at La MaMa, (74A E 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).

Beyond the Fringe FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Steppes in the Right Direction
Royal Box
Man Bites God
Fruits of Experience
Bollard
A Piece of My Mind
Deutscher Chansons
Chanson
Die Flabbergast
The Sadder and Wiser Beaver
Groves of Academe
The Prime Minister Speaks
And the Same to You
Aftermyth of War
Civil War
Real Class
Little Miss Britten
The Suspense Is Killing Me
Porn Shopping
Studio 5
The Lord Chamberlain
The Duke
Sitting on the Bench
Men Only
Take a Pew
So That's the Way You Like It
The End of the World
Portrait from Memory
T.V.P.M.
Black Equals White
Home Thoughts from Abroad
The English Way to Death
Weill Song
The Philosophers
Old Maid, She Was a Gypsy
The Great Train Robbery
The Restaurant
The Death of Nelson
The Scientist
The Following Paid Political Broadcast
Sunlight from the Sea
Let's Face It
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Enter, Pursued by a Bear
Words...And Things
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Old J. J.
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WRY Twist
Isn't He Rude
Move Along There
Whose Finger on What Button
This Is the End
One Leg Too Few
Beyond the Fringe has had 5 productions including West End which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1962, Broadway which opened in 1962, US Tour which opened in 1963 and Regional (US) which opened in 1971.
Beyond the Fringe has been nominated for the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.
Beyond the Fringe has won the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.

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