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High Spirits - 1964 - Broadway

Based upon Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward


Alvin Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Edinburgh's City Art Centre marks its official public re-opening on the 12th September 2020 with a new exhibition exploring the work of Scottish artists during the 1920s a?" an evocative period of social, political and economic change.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The Penny Seats Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the line-up for its 10th Anniversary Season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
After last year's wildly successful a?oeTo Jesus, Thanks for Everythinga?? these two Ru Paul Drag Race favourite queens - BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon - return to the stage this holiday season in high spirits. Join them for one night only at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on Sunday 1 December 2019 for an unforgettable evening of sugar, spice and all things DIVA - the first stop on their UK tour.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Captured before an intimate gathering of invited friends, family and fans at Manhattan's renowned Power Station studio, the album features an unprecedented trio of vocals, vibraphone and bass featuring master musicians Joe Locke and James Genus and produced by longtime Prince collaborator Renato Neto.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
With her last album, Mixtura, vocalist Luba Mason established her own musical genre, a “blend of different musical currents.'
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2019
The reviews are in! What did the critics have to say? Don your ruby slipper! Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is now on stage featuring a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2019
Howard McGillin and Sandy Duncan, who voiced Prince Derek and Queen Uberta, share why the beloved film still connects with viewers after all these years.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The Penny Seats Theatre Company is proud to announce that it will take up residency at Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor. Beginning in 2020, the Inn's Event Center will house all Penny Seats work, including rehearsals and performances throughout the year, with the exception of the group's annual summer outdoor shows in Ann Arbor's West Park.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its 60th season with a highly imaginative production of Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning exuberant masterpiece THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies), this tap dancing-infused production stars legendary Broadway song and dance man Noah Racey as Harold Hill.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome back pianist Jeffrey Siegel to Scottsdale for the 40th anniversary of Keyboard Conversations in Scottsdale, a series of concerts-with-commentary. Siegel's brilliantly engaging series combines captivating remarks with world-class performances of masterpieces of the piano repertoire and conclude with a fast-paced question and answer session.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Returning for the Holiday season, Otherworld Theatre will produce The Winter Wolf, their hit holiday-themed fairy tale written by Joseph Zettelmaier  and directed by company member Sara Robinson. The play runs December 7, 2019 - December 29, 2019 at Otherworld Theatre. The Winter Wolf was produced in 2018, and will be returning for its second consecutive holiday season. Tickets to all shows are available at  
by Aaron Wallace - Nov 14, 2019
I would never drink on the job, but at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, a?oepour me something tall and stronga?? is part of the mandate a?" and the show writers are clearly counting on tequila to carry them through. Margaritaville is an island getaway where the drinks are strong, Jimmy Buffett is god, and every single inhabitant has exactly one personality trait. It's definitely the cheeseburger version of paradise...
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 22, 2019
Featuring Billy Finn, Rose Hahn, James Keegan, Josh Odsess-Rubin, and Janis Stevens, opening May 29 and running through June 30, Long Day's Journey into Night is a story of addiction - from morphine to alcohol - and a family's struggle to love itself.
by Sarah Hookey - May 21, 2019
In celebration of both Gay Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of Noel Coward's knighthood, Robert Rodi looks back on the British icon's legendary career, trailblazing style, enduring influence-and above all his songs. Coward's songs have been covered by artists from Judy Garland to Rufus Wainwright, and rival Cole Porter's for emotional range and irresistible melody.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Wise Children's adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers, co-produced by York Theatre Royal in association with Bristol Old Vic, will star Rebecca Collingwood as Gwendoline Lacey, Mirabelle Gremaud as Irene Bartlett, Vinnie Heaven as Bill Robinson, Izuka Hoyle as Darrell Rivers, Renee Lamb as Alicia Johns, Francesca Mills as Sally Hope and Rose Shalloo as Mary Lou Atkinson. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the musical opens on 25 July 2019 at The Passenger Shed in the company's home city of Bristol, before embarking on a national tour to Cambridge, York, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford.
by Barnett Serchuk - Mar 8, 2019
It's become second-nature for many in the dance world to refer to Jerome Robbins as a second rate choreographer these days. Or should I say even 40 years ago?
by Aaron Wallace - Mar 6, 2020
It's symptomatic of SPAMILTON's inconsistency: quite funny and thoughtful in one moment, down a rabbit hole the next. For every inspired sequence in which Lin-Manuel engages 'Stephen Sondheim as Ben Franklin' in a lengthy debate about the density of rhymes, there's a lazily written riff like 'not throwing away my pot' (an extended refrain that comes out of nowhere and exists only for the cheap laugh of a weed joke). Too many of the rhymes are moon-and-June; too many of the jokes are merely references in disguise; too many of the allusions are a crutch.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
The world premiere of The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged is running through June 16 at Tiny Dynamite.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Judi Dench, Dan Stevens and Isla Fisher will star in the upcoming film re-imagining of Blithe Spirit, based on Noel Coward's 1941 play.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Emma Rice's Wise Children company return with Enid Blyton's Malory Towers in York Theatre Royal's autumn-winter season, which also features new productions of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge and Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Check out photos for the national tour of Emma Rice's adaptation of Enid Blyton's MALORY TOWERS. The show officially opens this Thursday 25 July at The Passenger Shed in Bristol, running there until 18 August 2019. The tour then continues until 5 October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Tycho celebrated the release of their fantastic new album, WEATHER, with a very special pop-up concert performance earlier this week in their hometown of San Francisco. 'An Evening with Tycho Celebrating The Release of WEATHER' was announced just 24 hours prior to the Tuesday, July 16 event, with all tickets to the intimate performance at San Francisco's The Independent selling out within minutes. Tycho lit up the packed house with two unique sets: the first spanning their acclaimed five-album canon, the second dedicated to a complete live performance of WEATHER, featuring the official concert debut of vocalist Saint Sinner (a.k.a. Hannah Cottrell).
by Shari Barrett - Jul 1, 2019
As performed by the 'pretty and witty' Melanie Johnson, who manages to deliver writerdirector Ryan J-W Smith's iambic pentameter monologue as if it was the most natural way for her to speak, I learned how this girl from the wrong side of the tracks, born as common as they come, made her way into court and flourished. Dressed a laced-up wench of the time, first selling oranges to those in the audience, Johnson went on to present wonderful character portrayals with a wide variety of accents as she shared Nell's amazing life journey.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Underscore Theatre Company will present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. The 2020 Festival features full productions of eight new musicals, plus two pay-what-you-can staged readings and a showcase of 10-minute musicals. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages from February 3 - 23, 2020 at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Tickets are currently available at The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2020 Festival, is Monday, February 3 at 8 pm.
by Chris Struck - Jan 29, 2020
The New York Pops' performance at Carnegie Hall was just an overwhelmingly beautiful way to experience the music of theater (and I imagine if they did a John Williams score too it would feel similar.) Having seen most of these tunes played with just a piano and sometimes with a few more instruments, this full orchestra with guest choir of at least 60 was like peering into the original imagination of Rodgers and Hammerstein...
by Aaron Wallace - Jan 24, 2019
A fledgling Elvis impersonator reluctantly takes a secret gig as a drag queen in the Florida panhandle... and hopes to God his wife won't find out. That's the high-concept premise of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE...
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Barbican Cinema is delighted to announce Poetry In Motion: Contemporary Iranian Cinema, which takes place between 3-24 April and showcases some of the country's most inventive filmmakers. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
The second concert of Orchestra of St. Luke's 2018-2019 Carnegie Hall Series will take place on Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 PM at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Principal Conductor Bernard Labadieleads the ensemble in a program bookended by works of Haydn: the Overture to the music-drama L'isola disabitata and Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell."Guest Artist Paul Lewis makes his Carnegie Hall concerto debut performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 and soprano Ying Fang will sing the aria "Non temer, amato bene," K. 490 from the 1786 Vienna version of Mozart's Idomeneo.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
In response to the federal government shutdown, Skylight Music Theatre will offer a pair of free tickets to furloughed federal employees to select upcoming performances of Five Guys Named Moe, a joyful, jazzy tribute to Louis Jordan, the 1940s rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and bandleader.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Irish-American violin phenomenon Eileen Ivers celebrates St. Patrick's Day in high spirits at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on March 17 at 7:30pm. This Bronx-born nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion shreds it with her high energy performance alongside her consummate band, Universal Roots. She is called a?oethe future of the Celtic Fiddlea?? by The Washington Post and a?oethe Jimi Hendrix of the violina?? by The New York Times and is acclaimed throughout the world.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
David Pugh will present Emma Rice's critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers, originally created with Wise Children. This new production will be co-produced with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, where the production will open on 27 March 2020, before going on a national tour, concluding at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, where it will play from 27 July to 31 August, with national press performances on 31 July, 1 and 2 August.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
A new musical adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers is heading to Storyhouse during Summer 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
The Community College of Rhode Island Players will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Crimes of the Heart' by Beth Henley from Feb. 28 to March 3 in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
The Community College of Rhode Island Players will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Crimes of the Heart' by Beth Henley from Feb. 28 to March 3 in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Today Pennsylvania Ballet announces the 2019-2020 season programming with 12 ballets, featuring three company premieres and five world premieres, including the classic ballet La Bayadere. The company will also pay homage to its roots with an all Balanchine season finale. This new season brings a high-energy, bright and uplifting spirit to the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
New Stage Theatre presents the new musical Sweet Potato Queens March 13 - 24, 2019. Curtain times and dates for performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $35.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens, and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3531 or ordered online at Sponsored by Sid Davis, Chairman of the Board Peoples Bank Mendenhall.
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Dec 9, 2019
ELF, the musical has become a traditional holiday favorite in the Bayou City and we are excited to see this whimsical story made popular by the movie starring Will Ferrell. ELF the musical has music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin and is based on the New Line Cinema Film written by David Berenbaum. This production is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges
by Debbie Hall - Dec 5, 2019
Knights of the Round Table bring the fantasy of medieval merriment during this special time of year. The holiday spirit, along with the battle between kings and good versus evil returns for a limited engagement. Guests will eat, drink, and be merry this holiday season with Tournament of Kings: 'Twas the Knight performing at Excalibur Hotel & Casino through December 31.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Otherworld Theatre will produce the world premiere of The Winter Wolf  a holiday-themed fairy tale written by Joseph Zettelmaier  and directed by artistic associate Lauren N. Fields. The play runs December 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019. Press opening is December 8, 2018 at 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 in the Alchemists' Lab space within Otherworld Theatre. The Winter Wolf was workshopped in 2017 as part of the Otherworld Theatre Reading Series, a monthly staged reading and talkback series. Fields is a recently named artistic associate at Otherworld and directed last season's world premiere production, Down the Rocky Road and All the Way to Bedlam. Tickets to all shows are available at  
by Vicki Trask - Dec 3, 2019
Theatre Calgary has been delighting audiences with A Christmas Carol for 30 years, changing up the adaption, cast, and production every few years to keep audiences coming back for more. This year, director Stafford Arima has taken Geoffrey Simon Brown's adaptation and presented Calgary with a brand new Christmas Carol. With music direction by Allison Lynch, and choreography by Jesse Robb, this was truly a Calgarian collaboration of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The Belmont Theater District (BTD), Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods, celebrates the holidays this November and December. The Belmont Theater District acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods to its residents and visitors.
by Aaron Wallace - Dec 19, 2018
Certainly, if you're looking for a festive night on the town with your family this holiday week, WHITE CHRISTMAS at Dr. Phillips Center is your ticket. There's something quaint about heading downtown for some simple entertainment to ring in the holiday. And to this production's credit, the set design is (for the most part) vivid, detailed, and impressive. Ditto the costuming, a distinctly 2000s interpretation of the 1940s and '50s. The grand finale is stunning in both respects...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The Scottish painter and printmaker Charles Hodge Mackie (1862-1920) was one of the most versatile artists of his generation. Drawing inspiration from French Symbolism, the Celtic Revival movement and the landscapes of his European travels, he produced oil paintings, watercolours, murals, woodblock prints, book illustrations and sculpture. This major retrospective, timed to coincide with the centenary of Mackie's death, showcases the breadth of his talents, with over 50 artworks from public and private collections. Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light is presented as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is the original 'Girl Power' story. Join Wise Children for high jinks, high drama and high spirits, all set to sensational live music and breathtaking animation, at HOME Manchester, Tue 24 - Sat 28 September. Co-produced by York Theatre Royal in association with Bristol Old Vic, Malory Towers, based on the novels of Enid Blyton, is adapted and directed by Emma Rice. 
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Not to be confused with Jessica Swale's World War II drama, Superchill and First Look Films just released a trailer for teenage road trip comedy SUMMERLAND. The coming-of-age story follows a group of friends hoping for a positive outcome after catfishing a stranger one of the boys has a crush on. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Underscore Theatre Company announces its full 2019-20 Season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, plus the 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Critically-acclaimed musical theater singer and comedic cabaret artist  Maureen McVerry presents her New Solo Cabaret Show,
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
As one of Denmark's biggest artists with over 1 billion streams and a #45 placing in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's Poll, Martin Jensen is constantly pushing the envelope in connecting with his fans through his music and in these unprecedented times, aims to bring people together for an epic five-hour solo livestream named 'Me Myself, Online'
by Rose Marija - Apr 24, 2019
Ballet Stars of today, and many of tomorrow's talented hopefuls, performed at YAGP's anniversary gala, Founded in 1999 by Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev, it is now celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Many of today's most prominent ballet performers first began their careers here.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
With their inaugural production currently touring the UK, Wise Children today announce their adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers, co-produced by York Theatre Royal in association with Bristol Old Vic. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the production opens on 25 July at The Passenger Shed in the company's home city of Bristol, before embarking on a tour to venues across the UK including Cambridge, York, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford.