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by Gary Naylor - Sep 7, 2022
Opera at Home's double bill offers the traditional and the avant-garde
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2019
Casting announced for the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway play The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four-week season on Tuesday, 1 October 2019.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 29, 2020
ChaiFlicks, the new streaming service devoted to Jewish and Israeli themed entertainment and culture from around the world is pleased to announce its slate of films, TV series and theatre performances scheduled to play on the channel throughout October 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2018
The Bushwick Starr will collaborate with Abingdon Theatre Company in presenting The Things That Were There, a new play by award-winning playwright and performer David Greenspan (Strange Interlude by Transport Group, Go Back To Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons, The Myopia at The Foundry Theatre), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, [PORTO] at WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, Caught by Play Company).
by Gary Naylor - Sep 23, 2021
When Charlie joins Jimmy and Cazza's acting agency, things go badly and well all at the same time in an absurdist comedy
by Neil Shurley - Sep 14, 2021
If you're ready for spectacle and laughs, have I got a show for you.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 13, 2018
Abingdon Theatre Company has announced the spring main stage production of their 26th season. Abingdon Theater Company teams up with WP Theater and Colt Coeur to present the world premiere of the 2017 Kilroys List play Hatefuck by Rehana Lew Mirza and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 12, 2018
In choosing Jo Clifford's comic satire Losing Venice, Artistic Director Paul Miller has served up another unique offering at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre. Delightfully bonkers, idiosyncratic and totally eccentric; it is an entertaining, if not slightly confusing evening.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2018
The Bushwick Starr will collaborate with Abingdon Theatre Company in presenting The Things That Were There, a new play by award-winning playwright and performer David Greenspan (Strange Interlude by Transport Group, Go Back To Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons, The Myopia at The Foundry Theatre), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, [PORTO] at WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, Caught by Play Company).
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2018
The Bushwick Starr will collaborate with Abingdon Theatre Company in presenting The Things That Were There, a new play by award-winning playwright and performer David Greenspan (Strange Interlude by Transport Group, Go Back To Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons, The Myopia at The Foundry Theatre), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, [PORTO] at WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, Caught by Play Company).
by Gary Naylor - Oct 30, 2021
Not for the purists but beautiful to behold, this Pinafore updates the humour while respecting the music.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021
Final casting is announced for the London premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Walter Bobbie.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2020
Original Theatre Company will present its fourth original online production since theatres were closed by the Government in March this year.  The Haunting of Alice Bowles is a new supernatural thriller by Philip Franks adapted for the first time from the M.R. James chilling short ghost story, The Experiment.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), continues its 2022-2023 season with Alan Ayckbourn's “Season's Greetings,” directed by Connie Canaday Howard*+.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2019
The full cast has been announced for The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, a new musical with book by Allan Knee (the writer of Hope Aria's 2017 hit musical, Little Women), and music and lyrics by newcomer Andre Catrini. Ryan Kopel stars in the title role of Timothy. He is joined by Paul Greenwood, Michael Matus, Sammy Graham and Helen Pearson who star as Scrooge, Grimaldi, Lucy and Mrs Linden/Miss Poole respectively.
by Charlotte Downes - Nov 28, 2018
Immersion Theatre's Seussical is a joyous celebration of all things Dr Seuss. It hinges on the story of Horton Hears a Who!, but also features favourites such as The Cat in the Hat in an Emcee-esque role and cameos from The Grinch and the classic Green Eggs and Ham.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2019
THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, a new musical with book by Allan Knee, and music and lyrics by newcomer Andre Catrini, comes to Hope Mill Theatre. Ryan Kopel stars in the title role of Timothy. He is joined by Paul Greenwood, Michael Matus, Sammy Graham and Helen Pearson who star as Scrooge, Grimaldi, Lucy and Mrs Linden/Miss Poole respectively.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2019
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Joseph Houston & William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre and Timothy Cratchit Development LLC have announced the full cast for THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, a new musical with book by Allan Knee (the writer of Hope Aria's 2017 hit musical, Little Women), and music and lyrics by newcomer Andre Catrini. Ryan Kopel stars in the title role of Timothy. He is joined by Paul Greenwood, Michael Matus, Sammy Graham and Helen Pearson who star as Scrooge, Grimaldi, Lucy and Mrs Linden/Miss Poole respectively. 
by Gary Naylor - May 21, 2022
Three actors take us on a whirlwind tour of aviation history with laughs and mystery on the way
by Gary Naylor - May 19, 2018
Great to see a comedy set amongst the dodgy types who frequent a 70s Brighton brilliantly conjured by set and costumes, but an overly episodic structure and predictable conclusion lets down what could be a super show.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals today announces the cast of Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
From Tues 14 – Thurs 16 June, award-winning theatre company Oddsocks Return To The Belgrade Theatre With HAMLET THE COMEDY - their unique, riotously funny take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021
The Group Rep will present REVENGE, a brand-new thriller directed by Bruce Kimmel. We could tell you more, but why spoil the fun, and besides, if we told you more, we'd have to kill you. A reading of a diabolical thriller you won't want to miss streams one time only on Saturday, April 3 at 5:00 pm (PDT).
by Gary Naylor - Mar 23, 2022
A new satirical comedy that just might remind you of a company just a click away from here
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2019
A new musical based on Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tale will be presented in three showcase performances at The Place from 3 - 4 May 2019. The Happy Prince stars Janie Dee as Mrs Bentley, Phil Daniels as The Mayor, Sophia Hurdley as The Swallow and Sam Archer as The Prince. This heart-rending story about a Swallow's faithful love for the golden statue of a Prince is told through a seamless fusion of dance and song.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 12, 2019
Longtime Main Street Theater (MST) staff member Andrew Ruthven has been named Associate Artistic Director of Main Street Theater.
by Jim Munson - Mar 1, 2022
BroadwayWorld reviews Brian Stokes Mitchell's glorious concert at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on February 25th. When Mitchell announces at the top of his show that his hope is for you to leave the theater feeling better than you did when you came in, you had better believe he means it. By the end, he leaves the audience floating on air.
by Amanda Prahl - Jun 8, 2018
If you've ever been involved in high school or community theatre, you probably have a My Fair Lady memory. Mine is of my junior year of high school, waltzing around in a vintage amber-colored gown (complete with mildly uncomfortable vintage proportions) and trying desperately to hang onto the alto harmonies despite my utter lack of singing talent (I managed, but Marni Nixon I was not). But it was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life, and listening to the lush, glorious cast recording for Lincoln Center's revival brought back all those warm memories in the best way. For newcomers just discovering this classic gem, it's a delightful introduction. For longtime aficionados, it'll have you dancing all night.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021
The devastatingly funny portrait of a couple whose five minutes of candid conversation launches an outpouring of emotions, home truths, wine, nibbles and anarchy is by Gerald Sibleyras with Jean Dell and is adapted and directed by Belinda Lang.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018
Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly.
by Natalia Jarczynska - Jan 26, 2022
The show is based on the concept that house is a man. If you leave a house you can watch yourself from outside and who knows what you would see?
by Gary Naylor - Jan 25, 2019
Danielle Walker: Bush Rat takes on the tricky task of examining a largely happy family for comic material and, aside from a few references to the strange ways of Outback Australia, inevitably comes up short.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre continues its milestone 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning hit comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn, playing January 18 - February 4, 2018.
by John Lariviere - Jan 18, 2018
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre continues its milestone 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning hit comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn, playing January 17 February 4, 2018.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2021
A brand new digital production of Terence Rattigan's one-woman play, All On Her Own will be presented, starring award-winning actress Janie Dee and directed by Alastair Knights, with Jack McCann as assistant director and original music by Lindsey Miller.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022
Peter Wilson, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Sam Julyan have announced that Olivier Award winners Griff Rhys Jones and Janie Dee will star in An Hour and a Half Late at Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 March 2022.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 27, 2019
Cheating Death fails to solve the considerable problems of writing and staging farce in an ambitious show that falls well short of expectations.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020
Final casting is announced for the London premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Walter Bobbie (Tony award winner for 'Chicago').
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2018
In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning.
by Monica Moore - Aug 5, 2018
The cast of Harlequin Musical Theatre current production of Nunsense The Mega Musical is sure to impress!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 27, 2018
Abingdon Theatre Company will launch their 26th season with a special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. The evening honors two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!; Passion; Wonderful Town).
by Julie Musbach - Aug 27, 2018
The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to collaborate with Abingdon Theatre Company in presenting The Things That Were There, a new play by award-winning playwright and performer David Greenspan (Strange Interlude by Transport Group, Go Back To Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons, The Myopia at The Foundry Theatre), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, [PORTO] at WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, Caught by Play Company).
by Michael T. Mooney - Apr 5, 2019
Ayckbourn's plays have proven to have worldwide appeal, and naturally New Jersey is no exception. Although sandwiched between busy theatrical hubs New York City and Philadelphia, the New Jersey has substantially contributed to Ayckbourn's popularity with numerous productions throughout the Garden State.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 13, 2018
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals today announces the cast of Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word.

Comic Potential Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Comic Potential been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Janie Dee, Outstanding Off-Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Janie Dee, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Alan AyckbournOutstanding Set Design of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John Lee Beatty and Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Ellman.

What awards has Comic Potential won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Janie Dee, Outstanding Off-Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Janie Dee Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Alan Ayckbourn and Outstanding Set Design of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John Lee Beatty Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Ellman.

What productions of Comic Potential have there been?
Comic Potential has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2000.