High Spirits Broadway

Based upon Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

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Alvin Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.
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by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 17, 2018
In a short 2016 profile in American Theatre, Russian emigre director Yury Ornov expounded on the freedoms of theater: 'You can hate people; you can do a hate show about Putin, for example, or about your ex-wife.' It seems that Lola B. Pierson's Putin On Ice (That Isn't the Real Title of This Show) is the hate show about Putin that Urnov, a close associate of Pierson through Baltimore's Acme Corporation, had in mind. (That said, Genevieve de Mahy, the Artistic Director of Single Carrot Theatre, on whose premises that show, a joint production with the Acme Corporation, is now playing, claims in a program note that the idea came from Single Carrot.) In the same profile just mentioned, Ornov emphasized how important and liberating it was to laugh at the things that distress us. Putin On Ice is nothing if not funny, though, as my companion on press night pointed out, there was a risk, throughout most of the show, that the laughs would ultimately obscure the seriousness and the threat of its subject.
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
Platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis today released “White Boi” (feat. Lao Ra), the lead single off his forthcoming new album WUT WUT, due for release on September 28 via his own IDGAFOS record label. Recorded alongside rising Colombian “pineapple pop” vocalist, Lao Ra, the song is available to stream and download starting today.
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, 2018
An atmosphere of euphoria and cries of jubilation were felt and heard by all as Khayelitsha's terrific township duo Anele Dyasi and Dion Wabanie were crowned the 2018 Western Cape Junior Close- Up and Stage Magician champions, respectively, at Bergvliet High School on Saturday 8 September 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Otherworld Theatre will produce the world premiere of The Winter Wolf a holiday fantasy written by Joseph Zettelmaier and directed by artistic associate Lauren N. Fields.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Get ready for pizza, pints, and plays! Philadelphia's Tiny Dynamite returns in 2018-19 with two world premiere productions, both 'served up' with their signature 'brilliantly casual' style. Audiences will experience one-act plays, beverages, and pizza in a cabaret setting reminiscent of the great pub theatre offered extensively throughout London.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Otherworld Theatre announced casting for the world premiere of The Winter Wolf a holiday fantasy 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 Alchemist's 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 www.OtherworldTheatre.org
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 26, 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.
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up On Tonight's Season Finale of EMPIRE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, May 23, 2018!
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 BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
Smash hit musical Hairspray has returned to Manchester's Opera House for an extended two week run and, yesterday, some of the cast enjoyed a '60s themed afternoon at All Star Lanes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018
San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, launches its 61st season offering audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow.
by Mark Janicello - Mar 2, 2018
An "officially licensed" touring production with the blessing of both Dan Ackroyd and Judith Belushi (John's widow) The Blues Brothers is a highly-choreographed, very entertaining, commercial product that has no pretense of being artistic … and that is it's greatest asset. This is pure, escapist entertainment. This is a show where you check your brain at the door and just enjoy the music, the atmosphere and admire the discipline and professionalism of the artists onstage.
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 29, 2018
Verb Ballets showcases performances throughout Northeast Ohio this summer with captivating choreography and a passionate dance. The contemporary ballet company's Summer Series include performances at Cain Park on June 29th, Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival on July 27-28th, Lakeside Chautauqua on August 4th with the Lakeside Symphony and at Tremont's Arts in August on August 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
Verb Ballets returns to Cain Park Evans Amphitheater on Friday, June 29, 2018 for a free performance as a gift to the community! Sponsored by Cleveland Heights residents and Verb Ballets' board members, James D. Graham and David M. Dusek, the program will delight audiences with both classical selections and bold adventures works. Entitled Director's Choice, Verb's Directors Dr. Margaret Carlson and Richard Dickinson, MFA have chosen their favorite works from the 17-18 as the final performance celebrating Verb's 30th anniversary.
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 BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2018
Otherworld Theatre, which recently opened the world's first venue dedicated to the performance of Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, has announced its first season at its new home. Artistic Director Tiffany Keane Schaefer made the announcement this evening at a gathering of company donors, board members, and patrons in its newly acquired theater location, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613. The property, a two-stage facility with a main stage which boasts a flexible performance and seating area that will seat approximately a 120 seats, a 40 seat black box, bar, and lobby located a few blocks north of Wrigley Field is located at 3914 N Clark Street was home to the former Public House Theatre and Live Bait Theatre. The new season includes local and world premieres. Tickets to all shows will be available at www.OtherworldTheatre.org
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 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 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 Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bernadette Peters as Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY! on Broadway! Check out the photos below! As previously announced, Peters will begin performances as Dolly this Saturday, January 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2018-19 Season line-up of "firsts" -- five shows that have never been produced at Skylight.  "We are thrilled to announce this exciting season of well-known and well-loved shows that have not been produced by Skylight before," said Jivoff. "These are blockbuster titles that perfectly capture Skylight's mission of presenting the full spectrum of music theatre, from musicals to revues to classical repertoire. Each show is joyful and exuberant in its own way and highlights our dedication to producing inventive and theatrical musical storytelling."
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 www.newstagetheatre.com. Sponsored by Sid Davis, Chairman of the Board Peoples Bank Mendenhall.
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 Sondra Forsyth - Feb 12, 2018
As reported on Broadwayworld.com and elsewhere in December 2017, the New York City Ballet Board of Directors appointed an interim artistic team in the wake of the leave of absence and subsequent resignation of longtime NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins following accusations against him of sexual harassment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents Verb Ballets on February 17, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts in Wellington.
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 www.OtherworldTheatre.org  
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 - 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 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 Behind the Curtain - Aug 12, 2018
He might have written 'Fifty Percent' but today we get one hundred percent of the Emmy Award winning composer, Billy Goldenberg, who has worked with everyone from Bea Arthur to Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley to Mike Nichols, Diana Ross to Steven Spielberg.
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 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.