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Candida - 1924 - Broadway


48th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
157 W. 48th St.
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 27, 2020
Theater audiences, performers, and creative teams have certainly been longing for a live onstage production since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, audiences in Ithaca, New York had their chance to see a creative approach to a live performance with The Cherry Arts fully masked production of the entertaining farce, The Fan by Carlo Goldini under the creative adaptation of director Samuel Buggeln. The performances are now available to watch online and were performed live in front of an audience that was distanced, outdoor, and masked following all of New York state’s safety precautions and guidelines.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL Presents a Virtual Play Reading of VEILS OF JUSTICE written by Tita Anntares and directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, September 27th at 8PM EST.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, and Stars in the House will present its next offering of Plays in the House. Plays in the House airs special performances of live readings of classic, award-winning plays, until Broadway reopens.
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Deadline reports that David Hyde Pierce has replaced actor Tom Hollander in the upcoming HBO Max Julia Child drama series.
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
CMT today announced that its new gameshow series, a?oeCMT's Nashville Squares,a?? will kick off with a two-episode premiere on Friday, November 1st at 8p/7c. Hosted by comedian Bob Saget, the all-new series puts a country music twist on the classic game show a?oeHollywood Squares,a?? following in the footsteps of hit series a?oeVH1's Hip Hop Squares,a?? by staying true to the beloved tic-tac-toe format and infusing it with some of the most influential and charismatic personalities in country music, pop culture, entertainment, sports, fashion, comedy and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
The world premiere of The Poltergeist by Philip Ridley comes to Southwark Playhouse this November for three performances only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents the award-winning playwright Robert Bowie Jr.'s Black Lives Matter play, THE GRACE OF GOD & THE MAN MACHINE, formerly known as 'ONAJE', will appear on Sunday, October 25th at 8:00 p.m. EST on Zoom. Donations are $15.00.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Washington Stage Guild will present a 'heavenly' online performance of George Bernard Shaw's DON JUAN IN HELL, the famous dream sequence from his play MAN AND SUPERMAN. Until it's safe to gather in theatres again, we invite our audience to savor Shaw's witty, wise play from their own homes.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Olivier Award nominee Patrick Ryecart (The Crown, Poldark, The King's Speech) will lead the cast of The Barn Theatre's reimagined actor-musician production of Charles Dickens' festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by Sophie Williams - Oct 2, 2019
Washington Stage Guild's production of Candida gave life to an extremely charming George Bernard Shaw comedic classic. Bernard Shaw's story follows a tangled romance between a preacher, Reverend Morell, his wife, Candida, and a young poet who wishes to win her heart, Eugene Marchbanks. Nathan Whitmer as Reverend Morell, presents a clergyman as a Christian Socialist dedicated to his work and intending to do right by everyone in his life. Whitmer's interpretation of the character is ruled by the balance between his patience and his passion. Whitmer as Morell also shows a touching fondness for his on and off stage wife, Emilie Faith Thompson as Candida, which added an especially sweet quality to the production. Thompson presents a preacher's wife, mother, and house-maker who navigates such with grace and charm. Thompson approaches the text with tact and careful consideration, successfully portraying the most sensible character in the show. Ben Ribler as Eugene Marchbanks, creates a very anxious, and occasionally manic young poet, drunk in love with the Reverend's wife. Much like his on-stage competitor, Ribler also builds this amazing juxtaposition between his passion and his sensibility, up until his passion overruns all logical thought and he descends into his overwhelming obsession for Candida. The cast is also joined by supporting characters, Ms. Prosperine Garnett, the Reverend's secretary, Reverend Lexy Mill, Morell's curate, and Candida's father, Mr. Burgess. Danielle Scott as Ms. Garnett created a classic busybody secretary, both disciplined and dedicated, and consistently amusing. Danny Beason as Reverend Lexy managed with the little stage time he had to make an impression as a lackadaisical yet dutiful curate to the Reverend Morell, further fortifying the respect people have for the Reverend. The cast is rounded out by seasoned David Bryan Jackson, who portrayed Candida's money-on-the-mind father, Mr. Burgess. Jackson had a particularly acute talent of delivering his performance with comedic ease. The direction of Lauren Ghiradelli, a company member of the Washington Stage Guild, has navigated a dexterous script, chock full of lyricism and the beautiful, clever language of Shaw. And in doing so, raised questions about marriage, the expectations placed on it, and the dynamic between husband and wife in the Victorian era. Overall, the production is lively, wildly amusing, and nothing less than charming.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
On Friday, September 20th, fan-favorite jazz vocalist John Minnock presented an encore performance at Feinstein's/54 Below. Once again, Minnock was joined by NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman and his stellar band consisting of pianist Enrique Haneine, bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans. Feinstein's/54 Below was filled to the brim with an attentive and energetic audience who raucously applauded after every song.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of Literature Live! with an online theatrical production of Herman Melville’s American classic Moby Dick. This virtual production is adapted by Bay Street Theater Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly.
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Arvo Pärt is the most performed living composer in the world, but he is considered to be something of a recluse, and his person and work have rarely been documented on film.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
Washington Stage Guild will present a 'heavenly' online performance of George Bernard Shaw's DON JUAN IN HELL, the famous dream sequence from his play MAN AND SUPERMAN. Until it's safe to gather in theatres again, they are inviting their audience to savor Shaw's witty, wise play from their own homes. 
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 27, 2019
Among the new writing and nurturing of talent during a season at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre, there is always a revival of a more classic piece. Artistic Director Paul Miller has an historical weakness for Bernard Shaw, with a new version of Candida being the fourth Shaw play he has directed at the theatre since 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Stars in the House has announced the next play in its series, Plays in the House. Plays in the House airs special performances of live readings of classic, award-winning plays, until Broadway reopens. These performances are all FREE and will remain online for four days after the initial live broadcast.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
BRIC, a leading arts and media institution anchored in Brooklyn has announced Latinx Abstract, a groundbreaking exhibition that asserts the enduring legacy of abstraction among Latinx artists. It will be on view January 21 to May 2, 2021 both virtually and in-person at BRIC House (647 Fulton St). In-person viewing at BRIC will be available within reduced hours, Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, and at reduced capacity.
by Barry Lenny - Nov 18, 2019
This production just gets better and better all the time
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
Monday November 16th (at 8pm) will offer a performance of Shaw's rarely performed Man & Superman, adapted and directed by David Staller, featuring Robert Cuccioli, Claybourne Elder, Santino Fontana, Nikki M. James, Christine Toy Johnson, Rob McClure, Lauren Molina, and more. Ms. Molina replaces the previously announced Margaret Odette.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2021
Ophelia's Jump Productions is re-opening its intimate venue in Upland, with a live entertainment performed outdoors in front of the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
The Washington Stage Guild continues its series of online presentations with, How He Lied to Her Husband, set in a London drawing room, a witty look at the love triangle, as only Shaw could envision it and is said to have been written by GBS in a matter of a few days.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Today (May 20) in live streaming: Bombshell is back, Urie, Delany and Donovan visit Backstage LIVE, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (2pm) with Plays in the House: Candida: By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andréa Burns, Santino Fontana, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jay O. Sanders and Michael Benjamin Washington. Narrated and directed by David Staller.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
Today (May 19) in live streaming: Jagged cast performs live, Sierra Boggess takes over at Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
Today (May 18) in live streaming: Laura Benanti hosts Stars in the House, Broadway comes together for Covenant House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
The Actors Fund recently announced that SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, will also produce and host Plays in the House as part of its weekly lineup of Stars in the House.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Today, a digital lottery for The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power was announced ahead of the production's first preview on Saturday, March 7. This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of runs at London's National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as an engagement in London's West End. Directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Deadline reports that Emmy winner Ann Down has been cast as the titular commander-in-chief on Showtime's 'The President is Missing.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
 Tony Orlando is kicking off his sixth decade in music and entertainment with a series of new projects, including the release of “Timeless: The Big Hits” (via Time Life) on March 19 and his own radio show on the station that was the very first to play his debut single, New York’s 77 WABC Radio.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
On Site Opera, New York's pioneer opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, will host a series of online performance live streams and events to remote patrons and audiences as social distancing becomes a necessary norm all over the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley are presenting and hosting Plays in the House as part of its weekly lineup of Stars in the House, a daily online show at 2pm and 8pm ET.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Metta Theatre a?" one of the UK's leading mid-scale touring theatre companies a?" has six new British musicals in progress, all being developed and showcased around the UK throughout the first half of 2020. Established in 2005 by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Motley trained Designer William Reynolds, Metta Theatre is at the forefront of new work - with a strong focus on the development of new British musical theatre, and a commitment to highlighting climate justice and sustainability; disability and deaf integration and inclusion (both from a political perspective and in order to artistically enrich the work); queering mainstream and family theatre - writing characters that represent and normalise (rather than problematise) the diverse range of queer experiences and identities; re-gendering protagonists in order to give girls strong female role models.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
Opening on January 21, 2021, the exhibition asserts the enduring legacy of abstraction among ten cross-generational Latinx artists. The exhibition will remain on view through May 2, 2021 both virtually and in-person at BRIC House (647 Fulton St), Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, at reduced capacity.
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 12, 2020
Lebo M., an additional music composer and co-lyricist; Omar Rodriguez, resident director, and Andre Jewson, a cast member who plays Mufasa's right-hand man [bird], Zazu, recently sat down with BroadwayWorld.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with the Washington premiere of Bloomsday by Steven Dietz. This delicate, time-bending romance is set in James Joyce's Dublin on June 16th, the date on which Joyce's Ulysses is set. Robert returns to that city 35 years after meeting Caithleen on a walking tour of Joyce's Dublin. He and Cait meet again and revisit their youthful relationship, amid the echoes of Joyce's masterwork, and the missed connections of that earlier time in their lives. Helen Hayes Award winning Kasi Campbell will direct. A post-show discussion will follow the Sunday matinee on February 2nd, James Joyce's birthday.
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 1, 2020
The Tony Award-winning musical Disney's The Lion King international tour plays in Hong Kong for the first time! The show runs now through 12 January 2020 at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena, an indoor arena that can accommodate a maximum capacity of 14,000.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Maria Friedman, winner of three Olivier Awards, will lead the cast in a major new revival of Noël Coward's Hay Fever at Salisbury Playhouse, directed by Gareth Machin (22 April a?' 16 May; Press Night Friday 24 April).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Center Theatre Group has announced its 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre, which features Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
On the heels of sold-out runs at the National Theatre, in London's West End, and at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City-and following a limited Broadway engagement-the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions' critically-acclaimed, smash-hit production, The Lehman Trilogy, will open American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) 2020-21 season. The Lehman Trilogy will perform a strictly limited four-week engagement at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) beginning Friday, September 11 through Sunday, October 11, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre's 2020 PlayLab Festival of New Works continues with a reading of 'A Sherlock Carol' by Mark Shanahan on Dec. 10 at 7 PM, and brings together an all-star cast of Broadway veterans, a Tony-nominee, and Florida Rep's ensemble members. The final event of the festival is the Playwrights' Panel discussion held live on Zoom Dec. 11 at 3:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
Monday December 14th (at 8pm) will offer a performance of Bernard Shaw’s scenes, speeches, and poems: mixed and matched and mashed, adapted and directed by David Staller, featuring Brenda Braxton, Michael Cerveris, Joel Grey, Marsha Mason, Patrick Page, Tonya Pinkins, Renee Taylor, and Karen Ziemba.
by Rachel Wong - Dec 23, 2019
Celebrating it's 22nd year, the musical adaptation of Disney's The Lion King has premiered in Hong Kong!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre's 2020 PlayLab Festival of New Works continues Dec. 3 and 10 with live 7 PM Zoom readings of 'White Party' by Brent Askari and 'A Sherlock Carol' by Mark Shanahan. The Festival closes with a Playwrights' Panel discussion on Dec. 11 at 3:30 PM, where the festival playwrights talk about their craft and take questions from audiences.
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 19, 2019
Disney's The Lion King international tour performs before Hong Kong audiences for the very first time and it's extra special because the Tony Award-winning musical is staged at the AsiaWorld Expo Arena (yes in an arena!).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, has completed casting for The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, that comes to the Playhouse February 5 to March 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents AN INSTITUTION by Daniel A. Takacs and directed by Van Dirk Fisher, on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8PM EST and 5PM PST on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2021
Orange Tree Theatre today announce the full casts for Shaw Shorts: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled – a double bill of Bernard Shaw's short plays directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller.
by Marianka Swain - Apr 16, 2020
Anthony Alderson has been Artistic Director of the Pleasance - which has a permanent venue in Islington, London, and multiple spaces at the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe - since 2005. He talks to BroadwayWorld about his time at the helm, dealing with the cancellation of this year's Festival, and what he shutdown means for theatre.