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150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Dinner at Eight opened October 22, 1932 at the Music Box Theatre, and closed after 232 performances in May 1933. The play was produced by Sam H. Harris, staged by George S. Kaufman; Assistant Director: Robert B. Sinclair.



It was then revived twice, in 1932 and 1966.


Starry THE HONEYMOONERS Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, presents the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Rick McKay Pens Open Letter to Marian Seldes Documentary Filmmaker
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported on Friday, Tony-winner and premiere actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, passed away in 2014, but only now is a documentary short being released, which follows Seldes through her final chapters of life... and it's coming under fire. (more...)

Marian Seldes Documentary Comes Under Fire for 'Abuse' of the Late Actress
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tony-winner and premiere actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, passed away in 2014, but only now is a documentary short being released, which follows Seldes through her final chapters of life... and it's coming under fire. (more...)

Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Christine Ebersole Joins Kelsey Grammer and More in CANDIDE at LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Broadway legend Christine Ebersole will make her LA Opera debut in the company's 2018 production of Candide, composer Leonard Bernstein's 1956 Broadway classic. (more...)

Encompass Honors Christine Ebersole with Musical Salute at The National Arts Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

On Sunday, November 19th, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Alan Alda, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Broadway's sparkling luminary, CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, with a star-studded musical salute. (more...)

BWW Interview: Julian Grant's NEFARIOUS New Opera with Mark Campbell's Libretto Opens at Boston Lyric Opera, 11/8
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 6, 2017

It's Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1828 and the city's world-renowned anatomy schools are suffering from a cadaver shortage. Enter two immoral and highly industrious men--William Burke and William Hare--who pick up the slack by murdering disenfranchised citizens and selling their corpses to one of these schools, Dr. Knox's Academy. Perfect story for a chamber opera, eh? Well, yes, actually, says composer Julian Grant (even if it's opening a bit late for Halloween). (more...)

Kristine Nielsen to Star in Theresa Rebeck's New Comedy THE WAY OF THE WORLD at D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with The Way of the World, a new comedy freely adapted from the classic play by William Congreve. Written and directed by renowned author Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus and Seminar and Broadway; creator and head writer of TV's Smash), the production will star Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheldon Harnick, James Snyder, Klea Blackhurst and More Celebrate Christine Ebersole at Encompass New Opera Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

On Sunday, November 19th, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Alan Alda, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston paid tribute to Broadway's sparkling luminary, Christine Ebersole, with a star-studded musical salute. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Christine Ebersole and Rachel Bay Jones Set for Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES at Parker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Mark Cortale announce the return of the Broadway Concert Series hosted by Seth Rudetsky to Parker Playhouse. The afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's On Broadway channel will deliver three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversation with Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award nominated star of Newsies and NBC's Smash and CW's Supergirl (Saturday, January 6), Rachel Bay Jones, 2017 Tony winner for Dear Evan Hansen (Friday, February 16) and Christine Ebersole, two-time Tony Award-winning star of War Paint, Grey Gardens and 42nd Street (March 24). (more...)

Stanley Houghton's HINDLE WAKES Gets First New York Revival in 95 Years at Mint
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Mint Theater will present a rare revival - the first in 95 years - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin December 23rd and continue through February 17th at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Announces Christine Ebersole with Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series and Mark Cortale are pleased to present Christine Ebersole with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The one-night-only event takes place Monday, July 30, 2018 at 6:30pm in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted). (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Announces Details Of 2018 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Ahead of the opening of priority booking for Friends of the Festival on Saturday, 24 March, details of the full programme for the 67th Wexford Festival Opera are announced. Continuing its tradition of presenting the 'best operas rarely seen', this year's Festival includes a verismo double-bill, a European premiere and a classic Wexford offering involving kidnapping, murder, arson and a posh New York dinner party that doesn't quite go to plan! All this plus three daytime ShortWorks operas, concerts, recitals, theatre and talks. 62 public events over the autumn 17-day period. (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Broadway Legend Christine Ebersole Takes The Stage In Scottsdale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will take the stage as a last-minute replacement for Laura Benanti at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m., when she and pianist/commentator Seth Rudetsky perform songs from the great musicals. (more...)

Christine Ebersole Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with AFTER THE BALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Following two previous sold-out engagements, two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her critically-acclaimed show, After the Ball, on Friday, June 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 16 (8 p.m.). In this celebration of the classics, Ebersole will perform such standards as "The Way You Look Tonight," "S'Wonderful," "Lazy Afternoon," and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cape Playhouse Presents SYLVIA By A.R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Sylvia, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney. Starring Playhouse favorite Jennifer Cody, Michele Pawk, John Dossett, and Stephen Derosa, and directed by Matt Lenz, Sylvia runs June 26-July 7, 2018. (more...)

Christine Ebersole & Megan Hilty Launch Famed Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky At Nantucket's Dreamland Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that his internationally acclaimed concert series will bring two of Broadway's leading ladies to Nantucket, Massachusetts' Dreamland Theater this summer with Broadway @ Dreamland. Christine Ebersole, a two-time Tony Award winner for "Grey Gardens" and "42nd Street" and star of Oscar-winning films such as "Amadeus" and "Tootsie," will perform on Monday, July 23 at 7:30 PM. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", will join the series on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30 PM. Seth Rudetsky, the Sirius XM radio star who the New York Times called "The Mayor of Broadway," joins both performances as pianist and host. The format of the concert will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky's insightful, funny and revealing questions - and the music from the stars' stellar Broadway careers (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Catherine Zuber Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Catherine Zuber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Costume Design of a Musical, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Catherine Zuber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Blair Brown, Tedra Millan and More to Lead Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD at the Atlantic; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

Terri White, Santino Fontana, Kristy Cates and More Featured on New MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa is releasing a second cast album of his show 'Mad About the Boy' today. The new album - which follows on the heels of the cast album of his recently released 13th Street Theater production - mixes performances by stars of Deffaa's original festival production, plus some very special surprise guests. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Will Swenson, and More to Appear in Concert with Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Four of Broadway's most celebrated stars will join Mark Cortale's "Broadway @ The Art House" concert series this month in Provincetown. Judy Kuhn, Tony-nominated star of "Fun Home" and Broadway's original "Les Miz" and the voice of Disney's "Pocahontas" returns to P-Town on July 15 & 16 at 7:00 PM; Adam Pascal, star of the original Broadway cast of "Rent," as well as the film version lights up the Art House stage on July 17 at 6:00 PM; Christine Ebersole, the two-time Tony Award winning star of "Grey Gardens" and "War Paint" appears on July 19 & 20 at 6:00 PM; Will Swenson, Tony nominee for the revival of 'Hair' and most recently a star of the hit musical comedy "Disaster!," performs on July 28 & 29 at 7:00 PM. Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins each performance as pianist and host. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen to Star in Theresa Rebeck's New Comedy THE WAY OF THE WORLD at D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Folger Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with The Way of the World, a new comedy freely adapted from the classic play by William Congreve. Written and directed by renowned author Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus and Seminar and Broadway; creator and head writer of TV's Smash), the production will star Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway). (more...)

Photo Flash: Mint Theater Company presents New York Revival of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Christine Ebersole and Rachel Bay Jones Set for Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES at Parker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Mark Cortale announce the return of the Broadway Concert Series hosted by Seth Rudetsky to Parker Playhouse. The afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's On Broadway channel will deliver three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversation with Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award nominated star of Newsies and NBC's Smash and CW's Supergirl (Today, January 6), Rachel Bay Jones, 2017 Tony winner for Dear Evan Hansen (Friday, February 16) and Christine Ebersole, two-time Tony Award-winning star of War Paint, Grey Gardens and 42nd Street (March 24). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for ROSEMARY AND TIME at the Paradise Factory Theatre Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Rosemary and Time, the mesmerizing new play written by award-winning playwright Jennifer Fell Hayes, opens next week at the Paradise Factory Main Stage in the East Village. The World Premiere is directed by Jennifer's long time collaborator, Kathy Gail MacGowan. Get a first look inside the rehearsal room with the photos below! (more...)

Stanley Houghton's HINDLE WAKES Opens Tonight at Mint
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Mint Theater presents a rare revival - the first in 95 years - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances continue through February 17th at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is tonight, January 18th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ROSEMARY AND TIME at Paradise Factory Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Award-winning playwright and published author Jennifer Fell Hayes, mesmerizing new play, Rosemary and Time is set to run at the Paradise Factory Main Stage February 2 through February 17, 2018. The limited run is directed by long time collaborator, Kathy Gail MacGowan who has worked extensively in Off and Off-Off Broadway theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Lincoln Center Theater's ADMISSIONS, By Joshua Harmon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Rehearsals are currently underway for Lincoln Center Theater's production of ADMISSIONS, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. ADMISSIONS will begin previews Thursday, February 15 and open on Monday, March 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones Joins Seth Rudetsky In Ft. Lauderdale, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Two of Broadway's brightest stars will join The Broward Center's popular Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius/XM radio star Seth Rudetsky this season. (more...)

Complete Casting Has Been Announced for MCC's TRANSFERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced the complete cast for the fourth show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere production of Transfers, written by MCC Theater's Youth Company Playwriting Lab Director and Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber, and directed by Jackson Gay. (more...)

Brief 2/21: AT HOME AT THE ZOO Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: At Home at the Zoo opens off-Broadway tonight at Signature Theatre, and more! (more...)

Christine Ebersole Will Return to 54 Below in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

One of Broadway's favorite leading ladies, two-time-Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in her concert acclaimed concert, 'After the Ball,' for four performances only: April 2, 5, 6, and 7 at 7PM. (more...)

Stanley Houghton's HINDLE WAKES Gets First New York Revival in 95 Years at Mint
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2017

Mint Theater will present a rare revival - the first in 95 years - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin December 23rd and continue through February 17th at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Christine Ebersole to Guest Star on MADAME SECRETARY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Christine Ebersole to Guest Star on MADAME SECRETARY (more...)

Performances Begin This Week For Mint Theater Revival Of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin this Saturday, December 23rd and continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

67th Wexford Festival Opera 2018 Repertoire Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Artistic Director David Agler has confirmed the repertoire for the main evening operas for the 67th Wexford Festival Opera in 2018. This is a change to the line-up which was previously printed on bookmarks made available in the National Opera House during the 2017 Festival. (more...)

ROSEMARY AND TIME to Receive New York City Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Award-winning playwright and published author Jennifer Fell Hayes, mesmerizing new play, Rosemary and Time is set to run at the Paradise Factory Main Stage February 2 through February 17, 2018. The limited run is directed by long time collaborator, Kathy Gail MacGowan who has worked extensively in Off and Off-Off Broadway theatre. (more...)

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE Gets Reading at Westport Country Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, a thriller by Steven Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, on Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Meet the Full Company of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Bowing Tonight on the Great White Way
by Meet the Cast - Aug 24, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tonight, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus go inside rehearsals with the company! (more...)

Canine Casting Revealed for Cleveland Play House's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Cleveland Play House has announced the casting of canine Broadway star Nigel as the dog "Spot" in CPH's upcoming production of Shakespeare in Love.  (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Carmina Burana to Open LA Master Chorale's New Season 9/23 & 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Performances of Carl Orff's perennially popular choral showpiece Carmina Burana and Leonard Bernstein's hope-filled plea for brotherhood, Chichester Psalms, will open the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th concert season on Saturday, September 23 at 2 PM and Sunday, September 24 at 7 PM in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29 and are available online from lamasterchorale.org, by calling the Box Office at 213.972.7283, or in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. (more...)

Cast Announced As Booking Opens For Wexford Festival Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

This Saturday, 14th April, booking opens for the 67th Wexford Festival Opera, taking place in October. Today details of the cast for the main stage operas were announced. Wexford Festival Opera is renowned for discovering and presenting hidden gems, not only in the operas on stage but in the outstanding cast of singers it presents. Many of this year's principal singers, who hail from 11 countries, are making their Wexford debut this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Old Globe Presents A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). Directed by Carey Perloff and presented in association with American Conservatory Theater, A Thousand Splendid Suns will run May 12 - June 17, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run May 12-16. Opening night is Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). (more...)

MCANA's Second Annual Best New Opera Award Goes To David Hertzberg's 'The Wake World'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

???????The Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) is pleased to announce that its second annual award for Best New Opera has been given to composer David Hertzberg for The Wake World, which received its premiere on September 18, 2017, commissioned by Opera Philadelphia in a co-presentation with The Barnes Foundation. The award was created to honor musical and theatrical excellence in a fully staged opera that received its world premiere in North America during the preceding calendar year. The inaugural award went to  Breaking the Waves, composed by Missy Mazzoli with libretto by Royce Vavrek. (more...)

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