Canterbury Tales Revival

Opened: February 12, 1980
Closing: February 24, 1980

Canterbury Tales - 1980 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Rialto Theatre
1481 Broadway New York, NY

Based on a translation from Geoffrey Chaucer by Nevill Coghill

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Beck Center For The Arts Announces 2022-23 Youth Theater Season by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Beck Center for the Arts, one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theater programs in the nation has announced the 74th Youth Theater Season for 2022-2023.

Full Cast Announced for THE LAVENDER HILL MOB UK Tour by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Full casting is announced for the UK tour of The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter. New cast members include Victoria Blunt (Audrey), Guy Burgess (Farrow), Aamira Challenger (Fernanda), Tessa Churchard (Lady Agnes), John Dougall (Sir Horace) and Tim Sutton (Sammy).

Full Cast Announced For The UK Tour of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

Full casting is announced for the UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.

National Theatre Live Presents KING LEAR Starring Ian McKellen 10/23 In South Korea by Alan Henry - Sep 2, 2021

National Theatre Live is the true intersection of film and theatre (and affordable too)-they take shows from London's West End and broadcasts them in movie theaters all across the county. NTL is the closest thing audiences have to experiencing the feeling of actually sitting in the theater. 

Full Cast Announced For ORLANDO at the Garrick Theatre by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

The full company has been announced for Orlando – joining Emma Corrin, in the title role, are Deborah Findlay (Mrs Grimsditch), Jessica Alade (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Debra Baker (Virginia, Favilla, The Captain), Akuc Bol (Virginia, Euphrosyne, Prue), Lucy Briers (Virginia, Queen Elizabeth, Officer), Richard Cant (Virginia, Harriet, Kitty), Melissa Lowe (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Jodie McNee (Virginia, Marmaduke), Oliver Wickham (Virginia, Clorinda), and Millicent Wong (Virginia, Sasha, Nell).

Seven Writers Join Theatre Now's Musical Writers Lab by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022

Theatre Now New York, a non-profit artist service organization and theatre company dedicated to supporting musical theatre writers, has added seven writers to their Musical Writers Lab. The new members will join 27 continuing artists in the Local NYC and National chapters of the group.

Beck Center Announces Youth Production of THE CANTERBURY TALES OR….GEOFFREY CHAUCER'S FLYING CIRCUS by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2022

Beck Center for the Arts, one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theater programs in the nation has announced the first production of the 74th Youth Theater 2022-2023 Season.

Guthrie Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starring Matthew Saldivar This Holiday Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

The Guthrie Theater has announced the casting for its 48th production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Lavina Jadhwani and directed by Joseph Haj. Matthew Saldivar (Guthrie: A Christmas Carol, The Royal Family, The Canterbury Tales) stars as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Guthrie Theater to Present World-Premiere Adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starring Matthew Saldivar by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for its 47th production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, featuring a world-premiere adaptation by Chicago-based theatermaker Lavina Jadhwani, directed by Joseph Haj.

Sandy Duncan To Receive 'Sarah Siddons Society Award' at 70th Anniversary Benefit by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

The Sarah Siddons Society, celebrating its 70th anniversary year, will present its 2022 Award to three-time Tony Award nominee Sandy Duncan. The annual Award is presented to an individual who has achieved outstanding artistic achievement in theatre.

Guthrie Theater Presents Kevin Kling's TALES FROM THE CHARRED UNDERBELLY OF THE YULE LOG by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021

The Guthrie Theater announced it will present Kevin Kling's Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

Chanticleer Tours Its Beloved Christmas Program Across the U.S. This Winter by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2021

Multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer – a group that “fascinates and enthralls … through luxurious perfection” (Los Angeles Times) – celebrates its 44th season with a return to in-person holiday touring across the U.S. (Nov 28–Dec 23).

New Stage Adaptation Of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB Opens In Brighton Next Week by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

The Lavender Hill Mob based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter opens in Brighton next week. 

BWW Review: THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN, Kiln Theatre by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 17, 2021

“All were worthy men in their degree.” The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1392, all linked by the central narrative of a pilgrimage from the Tabard Inn in Southwark to Thomas A Beckett's shrine in Canterbury Cathedral; it features characters such as the Knight, Pardoner, Miller, and Merchant – though Zadie Smith has chosen to base her new play on one of the few female characters. The Wife of Bath becomes the Wife of Willesden.

Cast Revealed For ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST in the West End by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2023

The new West End cast has been announced for Daniel Raggett's production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, following a sell-out run at Lyric Hammersmith.

Casting Announced For ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL At The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has today announced casting for its forthcoming production of All's Well That Ends Well, which runs between 16 August – 8 October 2022 in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Wiltshire Creative Announces Autumn/Winter Season 2022 by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

With the return of Salisbury International Arts Festival imminent, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative Gareth Machin today announces the line up the company's Autumn/Winter season.

Polka Theatre to Present THE PAPER DOLLS Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

With The Emperor’s New Clothes currently running in the Main Theatre space, Peter Glanville - Artistic Director of Polka Theatre has announced the run of The Paper Dolls, which plays in Polka’s Adventure Theatre, opening on 28 May, with previews from 21 May, and runs until 7 August.

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Bristol Riverside Theatre will close its season with a chance to see Hollywood notable Aaron Sorkin’s groundbreaking debut that tells the story of a group of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay.

RSC Announce Full Casting for Gregory Doran's CYMBELINE by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 6, 2023

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced full casting for the upcoming production of Cymbeline, directed by RSC Artistic Director Emeritus Gregory Doran, which will run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Saturday 22 April to Saturday 27 May 2023.

Horizon Theatre Company to Present Regional Premiere of THE LIGHT by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

Recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, Loy Webb’s debut work, The Light, hits the Horizon stage from March 19th-April 17th (Press Opening March 25th). Horizon’s regional premiere of The Light is an intimate, funny, and powerful look at love today in all its complexity, featuring two of Atlanta’s most dynamic actors, Enoch King and Cynthia D. Barker.

Horizon Theatre Company Presents The Regional Premiere Of THE LIGHT By Loy Webb by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, Loy Webb's debut work, The Light, hits the Horizon stage from March 19th-April 17th (Press Opening March 25th). Horizon's regional premiere of The Light is an intimate, funny, and powerful look at love today in all its complexity, featuring two of Atlanta's most dynamic actors, Enoch King and Cynthia D. Barker.

LAB Theater Project's THE ROOSTER'S TALE Closes This Weekend by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2023

Closing this weekend is The Rooster’s Tale, a new play by Paula Fell.  Based on “true” events in Medieval England, this riotous play uses timeless humor (with a bit of buffoonery), classic wordplay, and a very unlikely event to illustrate one humble family’s path to triumph through some very contemporary problems.

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Play Titles and Full Casting For INSIDE by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021

Orange Tree Theatre today announces the play titles and full cast for Inside – the first instalment of Inside/Outside, a collection of world premiere short plays by emerging and established writers.

Full Company Confirmed for Zadie Smith's THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at BAM by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2023

BAM has announced the full company for The Wife of Willesden, directed by Indhu Rubasingham at the BAM Harvey Theater. See the full cast, and how to purchase tickets!

Rogue Theater Festival is Back and Bigger Than Ever by Team BWW - Jun 9, 2022

Rogue Theater Festival is excited to be making a wave in their fourth year of presenting brand new works of all lengths in person and digitally. Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Check out our in person shows playing at The Players Theater HERE and our digital shows streaming on ShowTix4U HERE! 

Tony Nominated Choreographer, Actor and Director Sammy Dallas Bayes Dies at 82 by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominated choreographer, director, and actor Sammy Bayes has died at 82.

Mercury Theatre Announces Full Cast For Summer Production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Mercury Theatre today announces the full cast for their summer production of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, reimagined by Olivier award-winning playwright Mike Kenny with music by Ivan Stott.

SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN Will Be Revived As Part Of Wiltshire Creative's Autumn Season by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021

1950. Blackpool. Newly-wed Yorkshire couple, Jack and Liz have crossed the Pennines for their first trip to the seaside mecca. Beneath an uncertain September sky, they holiday in a world of stripy deckchairs, sandy sandwiches and stroppy donkeys. As the Wurlitzer organ plays they sway together on the dance floor of the Tower Ballroom.

THE VICTIMS OR: WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT? to Get Virtual Reading This Month by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2021

Independent producer Adam Kern will present a reading of Ken Kaissar's Play The Victims Or: What do you want me to do about it?, which will have a virtual reading on Thursday June 24th 2021 at 8:00 PM EST on Zoom.  

The Friday 5(+1) on Thursday: THAT WOMAN - THE MONOLOGUE SHOW Opens at Darkhorse Theater Tonight by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 16, 2022

Opening tonight at Darkhorse Theater in Nashville is That Woman – The Monologue Show, which explores the stories of women who involved or rumored-to-be involved with President John F. Kennedy. Co-written by Nashville-area women playwrights and actors, it is performed by a diverse ensemble of actors who bring the women to life “in a fascinating look at a lesser-known aspect of history and a thought-provoking and entertaining evening of theatre.”

American Repertory Theater Announces Additional 2022-2023 Programming; North American Premiere Of The Wife of WILLESDEN, LIFE OF PI & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

A new, five-person version of an award-winning docudrama by longtime A.R.T. collaborator Anna Deavere Smith and the North American premiere of a new adaptation of Chaucer’s tale The Wife of Bath that celebrates community and the human knack for telling tales were announced today as additions to the 2022/23 programming lineup at A.R.T.

Philharmonia & AMOC Announce Star-Filled World Premiere THE NO ONE'S ROSE by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2021

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale presents the world premiere of THE NO ONE'S ROSE at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall on August 26–29, 2021.

A.R.T. Launches 'Take Five' Program Offering $5 Tickets to THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN and EVITA by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

American Repertory Theater has launched the Take Five program, which designates blocks of tickets priced at just $5 for A.R.T.’s upcoming productions of The Wife of Willesden, adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, and its revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Evita.

Pere Ubu Comes to Gulbenkian Arts Centre Next Month by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

On Friday 11 February 2022 in a special, one-off gig for Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Pere Ubu and special guests perform their own unique blend of the avant garage in an extended programme. The influential and highly respected Pere Ubu will present an exclusive evening of wall-to-wall music and poems with their own version of 'Canterbury Tales'.  

Clare Perkins, Marcus Adolphy & More to Star in THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN North American Premiere at A.R.T. by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced the cast and creative team of The Wife of Willesden. See how to purchase tickets!

Full Cast Announced for WOMEN, BEWARE THE DEVIL at the Almeida Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2023

Almeida Theatre will present Women, Beware the Devil, starring Leo Bill, Carly-Sophia Davies and more. See the full cast, how to purchase tickets and more!

The 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Names 10 Finalists Including Zadie Smith, Francisca Da Silveira & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2023

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest international prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

LAB Theater Project Opens New Original Comedy A ROOSTER'S TALE, March 2 by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2023

LAB Theater Project presents The Rooster's Tale, a new play by Paula Fell.  Based on “true” events in Medieval England, this riotous play uses timeless humor (with a bit of buffoonery), classic wordplay, and a very unlikely event to illustrate one humble family's path to triumph through some very contemporary problems.

Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

Heathers the Musical, will be ushering in a new cast from 21st February at The Other Palace, with the show now booking until 3 September 2023.

Broadway Buying Guide: February 6, 2023 by Team BWW - Feb 6, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 6, 2023.

Photos: First Look at Clare Perkins in THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 25, 2023

A.R.T. has released a first look at Clare Perkins in the title role in The Wife of Willesden, which begins performances at American Repertory Theater tonight, Saturday, February 25; opens officially on Thursday, March 2; and closes on Friday, March 17, 2023.

INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Boston's March Theater Top Picks by BWW Staff - Feb 21, 2023

Boston 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. This month's top picks include INTO THE WOODS, ALADDIN, and more!

Broadway Buying Guide: February 13, 2023 by Team BWW - Feb 13, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 13, 2023.

BAM Announces 2023 Winter"Spring Season Featuring Zadie Smith's Playwriting Debut, US Premiere of AGUA & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

BAM will gather audiences and communities together for a thrilling range of performances in its winter-spring 2023 season.

Alan Moore's THE SHOW Hits Cinemas Next Week for One Night by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2021

Fletcher Dennis (Burke), a man of many talents, passports and identities, arrives in Northampton – a strange and haunted town in the heart of England as dangerous as he is.

Full Cast Announced For Kiln Theatre's Revival of Moira Buffini's HANDBAGGED by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

With Zodwa Nyoni's The Darkest Part of the Night currently running at Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham has announced the full company for her major revival of Moira Buffini's critically acclaimed Handbagged.

THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows for April 2023 by Team BWW - Apr 3, 2023

What's happening off-Broadway? BroadwayWorld is helping you pick what to see next by rounding up our top recommended theatre each month. Coming up off-Broadway this April is the return of a long-running musical, a debut play by a bestselling author, and more. 

Kiln Theatre Announces Full Cast For Marina Carr's GIRL ON AN ALTAR by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

With Chinonyerem Odimba and Ben and Max Ringham's Black Love currently running at the theatre, Kiln Theatre, in a brand-new partnership with the Abbey Theatre, today announces the full cast for Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar. Annabelle Comyn directs Nina Bowers (Cassandra), Daon Broni (Aegisthus), Jim Findley (Tyndareus), Kate Stanley Brennan (Cilissa), David Walmsley (Agamemnon) and Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra).

Chanticleer Premieres Nico Muhly's BEAUTY OF THE DAY This Month by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer gives the world premiere of composer Nico Muhly's Beauty of the Day this spring at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center Cultural Campus (April 13).

Canterbury Tales FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Song of Welcome
Good Night Hymn
Canterbury Day
Pilgrim Riding Music
I Have a Noble Cock
Darling, Let Me Teach You How to Kiss
Nicholas and Alison's Love Duet
Some Call It Love
Love Will Conquer All
Chanticleer and Pertelote Duet
Chanticleer, Pertelote, Fox Trio
Fill Your Glass
Come on and Marry Me, Honey
Mug Dance
When I Was a Boy
Where Are the Girls of Yesterday?
Hymen, Hymen
If She Has Never Loved Before
I'll Give My Love a Ring
Pear Tree Quintet
I Am Forever Dated
Love Pas De Deux
What Do Women Most Desire?
April Song
Sit Down Upon My Knee
It Depends on What You're At
Overture
Song Of Welcome
Canterbury Day
I Have A Noble Cock
Darling, Let Me Teach You How To Kiss
There's The Moon
It Depends On What You're At
Love Will Conquer All
Beer Is Best
Come On And Marry Me, Honey
Where Are The Girls Of Yesterday?
If She Has Never Loved Before
I'll Give My Love A Ring
Pear Tree
I Am All Ablaze
What Do Women Want?
April Song
Love Will Conquer All (reprise)
Canterbury Tales has had 6 productions including West End which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1969, Broadway which opened in 1969, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1980 and Broadway which opened in 1980.

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