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Brian and Sheila always make the best of a bad situation-he cracks jokes, she plays the caretaker. But after ten years of raising their severely disabled daughter, Josephine, Brian and Sheila's best isn't quite good enough. A British classic not seen in Chicago for over 20 years, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is a highly theatrical, heartbreaking, and hilarious look at the love that brings people together and the strains that rip them apart.



A Day in the Death of Joe Egg was first in staged in 1967 at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, before transferring to London's West End in 1968. The following year, that production transferred to Broadway, where it received four Tony Award nominations -- Best Play, Best Actor (Albert Finney), Best Featured Actress (Zena Walker, who won) and Best Director (Michael Blakemore). The play has been revived twice on Broadway. A 1985 revival directed by Arvin Brown at the Longacre Theatre ran for 93 performances. It won both the Tony Award for Best Reproduction of a Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival, as well as earning four more Tony nominations -- Best Revival (won), Best Actor (Jim Dale), Best Actress (Stockard Channing, who won) and Best Featured Actress (Joanna Gleason). A 2001 revival on London's West End starred Clive Owen and Victoria Hamilton and was directed by Laurence Boswell. The same production opened on Broadway in 2003, starring Hamilton and Eddie Izzard, at the American Airlines Theatre and played for 69 performances. It was nominated for four Tony Awards - Actor, Actress, Director and Revival. Nichols has twice adapted the play for the screen, first in 1970, and again in 2002.



Cast Announced for World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's ALBION at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

It's England really, isn't it? A climate without cloud and rain isn't honest. (more...)

Breaking: Betsy Wolfe, Alexander Gemignani and Margaret Colin Join CAROUSEL on Broadway; Cast & Theatre Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Roy Furman announced today that Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Justin Peck, will play the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) when it makes its return to Broadway next spring in one of the most deeply anticipated productions of the new season. (more...)


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Sharon Kleyne Researches Water Vapor and Geothermal Energy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Anita Gillette & Harold Sanditen Take to New York and London as HAROLD AND BROAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

What do Anita Gillette (multiple award-winning Broadway actress and beloved star of theatre, film and television), and Harold Sanditen (international cabaret favourite and charismatic emcee in London's West End) have in common? (more...)

New Jersey Rep Presents MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 - New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the new comedy MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith, the Author of 'Saving Kitty'. Sloane Hudson, a wealthy, beautiful recent Ivy League graduate and product of the campus hook-up culture and frat basement pong tournaments, doesn't believe in love or marriage. She does, however, believe in babies and wants one soon so her tummy can bounce back and she can still wear a bikini. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who has all the right stats, but the wrong attitude. Brandon, meantime, has enough on his plate living with his brother Doug, who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times. (more...)

UK Playwright Peter Nichols to Celebrate His 90th Birthday at the British Library
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

To mark the 90th birthday, of one of the UK's greatest living playwrights, Peter Nichols, The British Library will be hosting an evening, celebrating the man and his work, on Friday 22 September. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

'Line Of Duty' Star Vicky McClure Leads Cast of TOUCHED at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

Citizens Theatre Announces Spring 2017 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Citizens Theatre today announces a new production of Graham Greene's Travels With My Aunt, a Brexit-inspired production from the National Theatre and shows by top theatre companies Cheek by Jowl and Kneehigh in their season which runs from January - June 2017. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre's 'Off the Shelf' Presents A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, directed by Marilyn Bennett, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30pm.  (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

The Night Shift Returns with a Gritty 90s-Inspired Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following its sold-out run of Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Night Shift presents an updated staging of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by artistic director Jonathan Minton and running March 23 to April 1 at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. This production is sponsored by Shakespearances.com and is an Equity Approved Showcase. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Chris Jenkins Leads Park Theatre's TICK TICK BOOM, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting has been announced for tick, tick… BOOM! at Park Theatre: the autobiographical rock musical detailing the journey that led to Jonathan Larson's big break and Broadway blockbuster, Rent. As Jon frets over his inert career as a composer in the prelude to his thirtieth birthday, the future Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner, accompanied by his friend and girlfriend, begin to question if it's time to move away from his theatre aspirations. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Unwin's ALL OUR CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting is announced for Stephen Unwin's, All Our Children, his gripping new play which probes one of the darkest episodes in recent history. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Fortieth Anniversary Celebration of ABIGAIL'S PARTY Set as a Masque Theatre Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The upcoming July run of Mike Leigh's ABIGAIL'S PARTY at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg will serve as a special fundraiser for the popular Capetonian community theatre. The evening promises to be an evening of interactive fun, where the audience is encouraged to don their favourite 1970s outfit. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

Soprano Julia Migenes Returns to Odyssey with Musical Portrait of Claude Debussy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes returns to L.A. with the world premiere of her newest musical portrait of a great composer. Accompanied on piano by Manuel Arellano and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak (The Ruling Class with Peter O' Toole), Migenes' Debussy: His Letters and His Music opens at the Odyssey Theatre on Feb. 10 for a three-week run. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright.  When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Roll Into the New Year with DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the new year with Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic DRIVING MISS DAISY January 24-February 12.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast includes Marvin Bell, Michael Samuel Kaplan, and Lucy Martin. (more...)

Anita Gillette & Harold Sanditen are HAROLD AND BROAD in New York and London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

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Anita Gillette & Harold Sanditen Take to New York and London as HAROLD AND BROAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

What do Anita Gillette (multiple award-winning Broadway actress and beloved star of theatre, film and television), and Harold Sanditen (international cabaret favourite and charismatic emcee in London's West End) have in common? (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Today, January 26. (more...)

Legendary Actress Mary Tyler Moore Reportedly in 'Grave Condition'
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore is reportedly in 'grave condition' at a Connecticut hospital. Close family sources tell the site that her condition is very grim and that family members are arriving at the hospital to say goodbye. (more...)

Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Has Passed Away at Age 80
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Mary Tyler Moore - best known as a television icon for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Roll Into the New Year with DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the new year with Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic DRIVING MISS DAISY January 24-February 12.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast includes Marvin Bell, Michael Samuel Kaplan, and Lucy Martin. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY Brings Unexpected Friendship to Riverside Theatre This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic DRIVING MISS DAISY on Tuesday, January 24, with the production running through February 12. Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast includes Marvin Bell, Michael Samuel Kaplan, and Lucy Martin. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Stars as Famed Civil Rights Pioneer KUNSTLER at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome The Creative Place International in Association with AND Theatre Company with KUNSTLER by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Meagen Fay. KUNSTLER begins performances Friday, February 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 12.    (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Will Star as Famed Civil Rights Pioneer in KUNSTLER at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

59E59 Theaters welcomes The Creative Place International in Association with AND Theatre Company with KUNSTLER by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Meagen Fay. KUNSTLER begins performances Friday, February 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 12. Press opening is Thursday, February 23 at 7:15 PM.  (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright.  When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood. (more...)

Vicky McClure to Star in Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's TOUCHED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Stars as Famed Civil Rights Pioneer in KUNSTLER, Opening Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

59E59 Theaters welcomes The Creative Place International in Association with AND Theatre Company with KUNSTLER by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Meagen Fay. KUNSTLER opens tonight, February 23, for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 12. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Stars as Famed Civil Rights Pioneer in KUNSTLER, Starting Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

59E59 Theaters welcomes The Creative Place International in Association with AND Theatre Company with KUNSTLER by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Meagen Fay. KUNSTLER begins performances tonight, February 17, for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 12. (more...)

Vicky McClure to Star in Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's TOUCHED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: fans gather to sing on the 'GREAT COMET' Broadway cast recording! (more...)

Soprano Julia Migenes Returns to Odyssey with Musical Portrait of Claude Debussy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes returns to L.A. with the world premiere of her newest musical portrait of a great composer. Accompanied on piano by Manuel Arellano and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak (The Ruling Class with Peter O' Toole), Migenes' Debussy: His Letters and His Music opens at the Odyssey Theatre on Feb. 10 for a three-week run. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre's 'Off the Shelf' Presents A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, directed by Marilyn Bennett, on Today, December 1, 2016 at 7:30pm.  (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...)

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT Returns to Citizens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Giles Havergal's internationally celebrated adaptation of Graham Greene's novel, Travels With My Aunt, returns to the Citizens Theatre where it was first performed in 1989, from 3 - 20 May directed by Phillip Breen. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 3, 2017
by - Apr 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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