Major Barbara Revival

Opened: July 12, 2001
Closing: September 16, 2001

Major Barbara - 2001 - Broadway History , Info & More

Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army, but she's also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a multi-millionaire arms manufacturer. He doesn't care who or what his weapons have destroyed, but he does care who will inherit his business. A family power struggle ensues, with Barbara and her father battling over the answer to the question: does salvation come through faith or finance?

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Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Hadi Tabbal & More to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE at Folger Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for The Winter’s Tale at Folger Theatre! The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare romance that takes audiences on an exhilarating journey, weaving together a series of complex relationships.

New Productions Of Shaw and Sartre Kickoff A Salvation And Damnation Repertory For Quintessence Theatre Group by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Quintessence Theatre Group launches Season XIV of epic theatre with George Bernard Shaw’s stinging comedy Major Barbara and Jean-Paul Sartre’s fierce take on the afterlife, No Exit. Learn more about the shows, and find out how to get tickets here!

Shanel Bailey, Karen Ziemba & More to Star in Bernard Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN at Gingold Theatrical Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Gingold Theatrical Group will present a new production of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds and Greta Scacchi Will Lead Oliver Goldsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Orange Tree Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2023

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Artistic Director Tom Littler directs Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds as Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle, with David Horovitch and Greta Scacchi as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, joined by Sabrina Bartlett, Richard Derrington, Guy Hughes, and Robert Mountford in this celebration of chaos and courtship.

Love And War Erupt In Quintessence Theatre Group's 14th Season At The Sedgwick Theater by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2023

Quintessence Theatre Group, Northwest Philadelphia's first professional theatre company, has produced classic works of theatre for 13 years on stage at the historic Sedgwick Theater in the neighborhood of Mt. Airy. Season XIV includes six epic productions, four in repertory, on the lasting themes of love and war.

The Shaw Society Welcomes Theatre Icons Dame Sian Phillips and Patricia Hodge OBE as Newly Elected Trustees by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2023

The Shaw Society, the UK-based charitable organisation dedicated to celebrating the theatre and writings of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, proudly announces the election of two esteemed theatre icons, Dame Sian Phillips and Patricia Hodge OBE, as Trustees.

Cast Revealed For AS YOU LIKE IT at Shakespeare's Globe by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2023

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast of As You Like It, directed by Ellen McDougall. Learn more about the cast here!

Ryann Redmond, Mary Beth Piel & More to Star in PYGMALION at Gingold Theatrical Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2023

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw will continue Gingold Theatrical Group's 18th season of Project Shaw.See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Cast Revealed For ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST in the West End by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2023

The new West End cast has been announced for Daniel Raggett's production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, following a sell-out run at Lyric Hammersmith.

Kate Hamill, John-Andrew Morrison and More Join MAN AND SUPERMAN Benefit Reading at Gingold Theatrical Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2023

Gingold Theatrical Group has announced that Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw will continue their 18th season of Project Shaw. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Shakespeare In The Squares Reveals Full Cast For TWELFTH NIGHT by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2023

Shakespeare in the Squares has announced the full cast for their return to London's garden spaces this summer with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Sioned Jones directs Lucy Ireland (Viola), Carys McQueen (Olivia), Marissa Landy (Feste), Priscille Grace (Maria) Lee Drage (Antonio/Sea Captain), Richard Emerson (Malvolio/Officer) Toby Gordon (Orsino/Sir Toby Belch) and Fred Thomas (Sebastian/Sir Andrew Aguecheek).

MOTHER LODE to Return To Carnegie Stage in June by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 27, 2023

Mother Lode, a play by Virginia Wall Gruenert, will return to Carnegie Stage June 3 at 8:00pm and June 4 at 3:00pm. The production stars Linda Haston, and is directed by Ingrid Sonnichsen.

Cast Confirmed For the London Return of Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

Bad Victims, written and performed, by award-wining Joanna Pickering, and directed by Erica Gould (world premiers of Neil LaBute and Theresa Rebeck) confirms its cast and returns to stage at The Courtyard Theatre, London with three more special dates on April 26th, 27th and 28th.

Scott Barrow, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of Tectonic Theater Project's Here There Are Blueberries. 

Charles Busch, Nick Cearley & More to Star in MISALLIANCE at Gingold Theatrical Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 20, 2023

Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw will kick off Gingold Theatrical Group'S 18th season of Project Shaw. See who is starring, and how to purchase tickets!

THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM Opens at Cal State Fullerton This Month by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2023

Written in 1780, Hannah Cowley's rom-com romp is a witty parody that upends the conventional gender norms and marital expectations of eighteenth-century English society. The “belles” at the center of the play concoct two distinct stratagems, or ruses, to change the minds of the men in their lives and subvert the status quo.

Blair Brown, Mary Beth Peil, John-Andrew Morrison & More to Take Part in Gingold's IRISH POETRY SLAM 2023 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2023

Gingold Theatrical Group will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Poetry Slam, held on Friday March 17, 2023, from 6:00-7:30pm ET.

Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS to Return to the London Stage in March by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2023

Bad Victims, written and performed, by award-wining Joanna Pickering, and directed by Erica Gould returns to stage, with its original cast, at The Courtyard Theatre, London by popular demand, adding two special dates on March 14th and 15th.

Cast Announced For ANGELS IN AMERICA at Arena Stage by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2023

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced the cast and creative team of its upcoming production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, which will run March 24 – April 23, 2023, in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

Heathers the Musical, will be ushering in a new cast from 21st February at The Other Palace, with the show now booking until 3 September 2023.

Tony Shalhoub & Johanna Day Will Lead Reading of Rob Sedgwick's PLEASE LEAVE by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2023

Rob Sedgwick and Tony Award-Winning Actor Anthony Crivello have announced that they will present a private industry reading of Mr. Sedgwick's new play Please Leave. Directed by Bob Balaban, the reading will feature Emmy and Tony Award-Winning actor Tony Shalhoub, David Rasche, Clark Johnson, and Tony Award-Nominee Johanna Day. 

Emma Hatton, Sally Ann Triplett & More to Star in BERLUSCONI World Premiere Musical at Southwark Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

The cast has been announced for the world premiere of BERLUSCONI at Southwark Playhouse. Rehearsals begin on 13 February with first preview on 25 March and press night on 29 March.

Applications Now Open for Gingold Theatrical Group's SPEAKERS' CORNER by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for Gingold Theatrical Group's 2023 cycle of its SPEAKERS’ CORNER New Play Development Program.

Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME to Open at Washington Stage Guild This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023

The Washington Stage Guild will continue its 2022-2023 season, a “Season of Transitions,” with Endgame by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Wade. Performances begin January 26 - 28 with four Pay-What-You-Can previews and run until February 19, 2023.

Patrick Page to Star in KING LEAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of King Lear. STC favorite Patrick Page will star as the titular king. See who else is in the cast, how to purchase tickets, and more!

Review: Washington Stage Guild's MAJOR BARBARA Shines as Only Shaw Can by Andrew White - Nov 21, 2022

The Washington Stage Guild's current production of Shaw's Major Barbara runs rings around a whole world of ideas, metaphysical, physical, you name it, with Emelie Faith Thompson positively shining in her turn as the title character

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Stages World Premiere Of I DWELL IN POSSIBILITY: EMILY DICKINSON EMERGES by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2022

Tennessee Shakespeare Company hosts the “Belle of Amherst” on its Owen and Margaret Wellford Tabor Stage as she shares her poetic relationship to isolation, nature, literature, and love, in the world premiere of I Dwell in Possibility: Emily Dickinson Emerges. 

Washington Stage Guild Presents MAJOR BARBARA Beginning This Month by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

-The Washington Stage Guild continues its 2022-2023 season, a “Season of Transitions,” with Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Associate Artistic Director Steven Carpenter.

Gingold Theatrical Group to Present A SCINTILLATING SHAW PARTY Featuring a Discussion of CANDIDA by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group will continue GTG’s 17th Season with their annual special evenings of community events that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG’s programs, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.

Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Casting has been announced for Bad Victims, a new play from award-nominated playwright Joanna Pickering at The Courtyard Theatre, directed by Erica Gould. 

Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Presents THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2022

The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields and directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr.°  is filled with merriment and laugh-out-loud antics that will be a highlight of your holiday season.

Cast and Creatives Announced For World Premiere of HERE at Southwark Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

Papatango has announced the full cast and creative team for the world première of Clive Judd's Here, the winner of the 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Simon Russell Beale and Eben Figueiredo Will Return to the Bridge Theatre in A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Simon Russell Beale and Eben Figueiredo will return to the Bridge Theatre in Nicholas Hytner's production of A Christmas Carol for four weeks only this December.

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

The Washington Stage Guild Opens 37th Season With THE GOOD DOCTOR by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022

The Washington Stage Guild will kick off its 2022-2023 season, a “Season of Transitions,” with The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, adapted from the stories of Anton Chekhov, directed by founding member Laura Giannarelli.

Complete Cast Announced for CANDIDA at Gingold Theatrical Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

This fall, Gingold Theatrical Group will present Candida, one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays. Directed by David Staller, Bernard Shaw’s Candida begins previews on October 5, 2022, with opening night set for October 25, and will run through November 19, 2022, at Theatre Two in Theatre Row.

Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

​​​​​​​Joining Simon Russell Beale in the title role, Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim, are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal who complete the cast for Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

THE GOOD DOCTOR, MAJOR BARBARA And More Announced for The Washington Stage Guild 2022-2023 Season by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022

The Washington Stage Guild, having successfully and safely returned to in-person performances in the 2021-2022 season, announces its upcoming year's repertory, a season of plays that look, fittingly, at the challenges of transition.

Casting Update Announced For JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at The Bridge Theatre Starring Simon Russell Beale by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim. 

The Orange Tree Theatre Announces Paul Miller's Outgoing Season as Artistic Director by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

As the Orange Tree Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary year, Artistic Director Paul Miller and Executive Director Hanna Streeter today announce a new season of plays until March 2023, marking Miller's outgoing season as Artistic Director. 

Mint Theater's American Premiere of CHAINS Opens Tomorrow by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Now, more than two years after it was first announced, the cast of Chains will celebrate Opening Night on Thursday June 23rd, at Theatre Row. Performances will now continue through July 23rd.

MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION Starring Karen Ziemba & Robert Cuccioli to Stream On Demand by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Broadway On Demand will stream Gingold Theatrical Group's Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba as Mrs. Warren and Robert Cuccioli, beginning tomorrow Tuesday June 21st, for a limited time only - through June 27th only.

MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION Starring Karen Ziemba & Robert Cuccioli to Stream on Broadway on Demand by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

David Staller, Artistic Director of Gingold Theatrical Group, today announced that GTG has forged a new partnership with the preeminent online streaming service, Broadway On Demand, to allow patrons to purchase and stream their recent acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren’s Profession.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY's Simon Russell Beale Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Simon Russell Beale has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for THE LEHMAN TRILOGY.

SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Plays-In-Progress 29-Hour Equity Workshops to Continue by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group, now in its 17th Season, is continuing its new play development with the Plays-In-Progress AEA-approved Showcases of this year’s SPEAKER'S CORNER Writers Group.

Gingold Theatrical Group to Present SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Workshops by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group is presenting SPEAKER'S CORNER Writers Group. This season, writers Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Divya Mangwani, Marcus Scott and Mallory Jane Weiss are developing works in response to prompts from the revolutionary activist humanitarian writings and precepts of George Bernard Shaw.

Cast Announced for Mint Theater's American Premiere Of CHAINS By Elizabeth Baker At Theatre Row by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

On March 11th 2020 Mint Theater Company completed casting for their next production, the long delayed American premiere of Chains by Elizabeth Baker, scheduled to open that May.  

American Premiere of CHAINS by Elizabeth Baker to be Presented at Theatre Row by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Mint Theater Company announced that Elizabeth Baker’s Chains would make its long delayed American premiere at Theatre Row.

Washington Stage Guild to Present MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

The Washington Stage Guild will conclude its 2021-2022 season with Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by D.W. Gregory. The play, which had its world premiere at The Contemporary American Theatre Festival in 2018, takes place in the Stalinist Soviet Union, where a man’s inability to forget those whom the government has “erased” becomes increasingly problematic for him and his family.


Major Barbara has had 6 productions including Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 2001 and Broadway which opened in 2001.
Major Barbara has been nominated for the Theatre World Awards for Performance, specifically for David Warner.
Major Barbara has won the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for David Warner.



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