Blithe Spirit - Broadway


Neil Simon Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (2pm) for Plays in the House: BLITHE SPIRIT (Angel Desai, Montego Glover, Renee Elise Goldsberry, William Jackson Harper, Kendyl Ito, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Thom Sesma and Leslie Uggams. Directed by Schele Williams) and tonight (8pm) for An Evening with Chita Rivera and Friends.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020
This weekend in live streaming: Broadway gathers for Mother's Day, Stars in the House performs Blithe Spirit and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Friday night (8pm) with Jason Danieley for World Ovarian Cancer Day.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that as part of 'Stars In The House's' 'Plays In The House' series, Leslie Uggams will star as Madame Arcati in a reading of BLITHE SPIRIT, presented in support of The Actors Fund with special permission from the Noël Coward Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
The Barn Theatre have announced the extension and additional cast and creatives for their Shakespeare in lockdown series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
'Stars In The House' will expand its popular 'Plays In The House' series with 'Plays In The House Jr.'  The series kicks off with Andrew Barth Feldman and Samantha Williams in 'I And You.'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with the new musical 'The Year of Living Dangerously!'
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
 CBS All Access today announced a new series order for GUILTY PARTY, a half-hour dark comedy starring Isla Fisher as Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband, crimes she claims she didn't commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun-smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is officially in previews on Broadway! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett star on Broadway in Edward Albee's seminal drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, this production also stars Russell Tovey and 2019 Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
The Producers Perspective LIVE! begins tonight! Every night at 8 PM EDT, Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport will have a theater maker join The Producers Perspective for a chat about how they are doing, what they are doing, and what tips they are for you on getting through, and eventually, getting back to making theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
Ken Davenport, Founder announced today on his blog,, that the Rave Theater Festival - the new theater festival that launched last year, playing to packed houses and rave reviews - will present a virtual 'Social Distancing Festival.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2020
Just last month, Broadway celebrated the return of West Side Story- a daring new interpretation from director Ivo van Hove. In 2009, Broadway was celebrating the opening of a different West Side Story. This version, which opened March 19 at the Palace Theatre, starred Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, and Tony winner Karen Olivo, and new Spanish lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The revival would go on to play 748 performances, running just under two years.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
The screen adaptation of Blithe Spirit, starring Judi Dench, has shifted its release back from May 1 to September 4, according to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail.
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 12, 2020
Texas Woman's University's College Audition Prep Program is back better than ever this year with two great options for high school musical theater and acting students: a new two week Intensive stay camp hosted by Texas Woman's University on their beautiful Denton, Texas campus OR a four day Weekend event packed with master classes, dance classes, mock auditions and college program overview presentations.
by Marianka Swain - Mar 11, 2020
This is perhaps an odd time for Nöel Coward's comedy about death and supernatural apparitions to land in the West End – Richard Eyre's revival transferring from Theatre Royal Bath. On the other hand, there's something comforting about Coward's portrait of the afterlife as essentially a continuation, with our personalities, desires and enmities very much intact. Plus the opportunity to socialise with Joan of Arc.
by Review Roundups - Mar 11, 2020
Noël Coward's classic comedy Blithe Spirit, directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders, has returned to the UK for a limited 6-week engagement at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2020
Today (June 6-7) in live streaming: Stars in the House presents Blithe Spirit, Paulo Szot salutes Broadway, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (2pm) with Plays In The House: BLITHE SPIRIT: By Noël Coward (c) N.C. Aventales AG 1941.  With thanks to the Noël Coward Foundation for permission to present the play.  Starring Merle Dandridge, Angel Desai, Montego Glover, William Jackson Harper, Kendyl Ito, Thom Sesma and Leslie Uggams.  Directed by Schele Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that Charles Busch will reprise his iconic performance as Angela Arden in a reading of his classic comedy 'Die, Mommie, Die!' on Wednesday, July 1st at 2 PM ET as part of 'Stars In The House's' 'Plays In The House' series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Christine Ebersole and Lawrence Yurman are this week's guests on Cabaret Corner! For over 30 years two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, in television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The Barn Theatre and Aaron Sidwell have released the official trailer for the second series of their Shakespeare in lockdown digital theatre series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Brooklyn Heights-based artist, singer, poet, dancer, actress and jump roper Maia Nero, who originally hails from Rochester, New York, is this week's special guest on New York City-based actor and cabaret star Stephen S. Miller's 'The Mama Rose Show.'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Isla Fisher and Jillian Bell have joined the cast of 'Godmothered,' an upcoming comedy at Disney Plus.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Last season, Heritage Theatre Festival kicked off its season and transported audiences back to a magical night in Memphis in 1956 with Million Dollar Quartet, which became the hottest selling show in Heritage history. For this year's opener, the scene shifts to the gritty underbelly of New York City, where some of the most beloved characters in the history of musical theatre roll the dice on life and love in the Tony-award winning Frank Loesser classic Guys and Dolls.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced casting for Artistic Director SIMON GODWIN's directorial debut at the Theatre-a restaging of his recent acclaimed production of Timon of Athens, a co-production with Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), produced in association with The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Timon of Athens will be onstage at the Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh starting February 20 and running until March 22, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Moliere's classic comedy 'Tartuffe' on January 25 at 7:30 pm and January 26 at 2:00 pm at THE BLACK BOX.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Theatre Royal Bath Productions has released new production imagery for its hit comedy production of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage which returns in a new UK tour following an acclaimed run as part of its Summer Season 2018. Directed by Lindsay Posner (A View from the Bridge, Carousel), the production stars Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, Ragtime) who reprises her dazzling performance as Veronica alongside Nigel Lindsay (Victoria, Four Lions) as bluff husband Michael with new cast members Samantha Spiro (Grandma's House, Lady Windermere's Fan) as Annette and Simon Paisley Day (Ralegh: The Treason Trial, The Crown) as her husband, Alan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
In 2020, Sierra Stages presents its 12th season of quality local theater in Grass Valley and Nevada City with three diverse offerings: a?oeBlithe Spirita?? by Noël Coward, a?oeSweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Streeta?? by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, and a?oeEscaped Alonea?? by Caryl Churchill.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theatre and a National Historic Landmark, is pleased to announce its knockout 212th season of live entertainment and its 38th season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company. The line-up includes three stunning musicals, a hilarious supernatural comedy by Noël Coward, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic. As a self-producing regional theatre, the Walnut has become not only the most popular theatre company in Philadelphia, but also the most subscribed theatre company in the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, has announced its 2020 mainstage season: a double bill of Puccini's Suor Angelica and Schoenberg's Erwartung in April; the landmark Mart Crowley play The Boys in the Band in July; and, for Halloween, the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd. All three productions will be directed by Marc Deaton.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for the next two productions opening in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February: The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Maria Gaitanidi, and Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, directed by Amy Hodge.
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2020
Studiocanal UK has released the trailer for Blithe Spirit, a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward's classic comedy, about love that just won't die. The film stars Dan Stevens who is about to begin performances in Martin McDonagh's Hangmen on Broadway!
by Marianka Swain - Feb 26, 2020
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a musical with old Hollywood glamour to starry Chekhov and Coward, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Heritage Theatre Festival announced today that the final show of the upcoming 2020 season will be Hold These Truths, a powerful one-person play about one brave Japanese-American's decades-long battle against curfews and internment to a relocation camp during World War II. The show will be performed by noted actor Joel de la Fuente of the hit Amazon TV series The Man in the High Castle.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The Sierra Stages 2020 season opens with the classic Noël Coward comedy a?oeBlithe Spirita??, playing four weekends only from February 28 a?" March 21 at the historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Three Women in a Box brings an incredible new play to Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles with 'The Last Chapter,' by acclaimed writer/producer Jan Miller Corran ('Snapshots,' 'The Last Word', 'Turn Left', 'Buried Truths').
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
While researching an upcoming novel, Charles Condomine invites an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to his home to conduct a séance with his wife, Ruth, and some friends. He doesn't know what to expect, but he certainly didn't think it would be the ghost of his late wife, Elvira, whom only he can see. Elvira is nothing like Ruth, and Charles finds himself frantically caught in the middle. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
Producer Ken Davenport, announced on his blog a special livestream event for The Producer's Perspective Live, the daily livestream on his Facebook page inspired by the community of TheaterMakers and his podcast, The Producer's Perspective Podcast.
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
My name is Rachel Louis. I'm a senior in the Acting B.F.A. program at Shenandoah Conservatory (SU) in Winchester, Virginia. I live at home in Loudoun County, that dark blue one shaped like an L on the demographic below. SU is two counties west of me.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
The UK's Ambassador Theatre Group has announced the suspension of all performances until May 31.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has added shows to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
In the centenary year of Noël Coward's first produced full-length play, I'll Leave It To You, the Noël Coward Foundation is donating £50,000 to Acting for Others, an organisation founded in 1963 as The Combined Theatrical Charities. Coward was an early champion of the charity, alongside Richard Attenborough and Laurence Olivier.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Due to current government guidelines resulting in a delay to the production, the producers of SISTER ACT announced today that performances in London and on tour have now been rescheduled.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2020
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Madison Lyric Stage finds itself unable to bring the double-bill production of Suor Angelica and Erwartung, scheduled for June 4-14, to our public.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020
The San Diego Tribune has reported that actor J. Todd Adams has passed away at age 51. Read the full story HERE. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Heritage Theatre Festival officials announced today the postponement of the 2020 season. The announcement follows Monday's stay at home order from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the subsequent cancellation of summer programming at UVA this year.