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Neil Simon Theatre (Broadway)


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by Robert Diamond - Sep 9, 2021
ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2019
Classic Spring presents A Woman of No Importance which embarks on a UK tour this Autumn, following its success in London's West End.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021
The pilgrimage tradition is turned on its head when two outwardly unremarkable, middle-aged women throw themselves into a rousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposites will do for the suffering she hides within.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), written between the Brexit vote and Trump's Presidential victory, We Anchor in Hope captures a moment of deep uncertainty in recent history and the characters' lives when local pub, The Anchor, closes for good. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For the duration of the play's run The Bunker will become The Anchor - transformed into a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2019
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard are thrilled to announce that acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), will star as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway'sChicago, Steel Pier), will star as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in its upcoming production of THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Sheldon Epps.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
As the world première production of Kaite O'Reilly's Missing Julie opens at Theatr Clwyd, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford today announce the cast for the world première production of Tim Price's Isla.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019
HERE will host the World Premiere of AMERICAN FABLES, an evening of short one-act plays by Eric Fallen. Developed at Naked Angel's Tuesdays@9 and directed by Clark Morgan, previews begin October 10 at HERE with opening set for October 13.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2019
Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer Prize-winner that is on virtually every critic's short list of greatest American plays, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2019-2020 season on Friday, October 11 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 3, with specially priced previews on October 9 and 10 (7:30pm). J. Barry Lewis directs.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), We Anchor in Hope brings a comedic tale of pub culture and economic uncertainty to The Bunker theatre. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For three weeks, the space will transform into The Anchor - a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 8, 2019
HERE will host the World Premiere of AMERICAN FABLES, an evening of short one-act plays by Eric Fallen. Developed at Naked Angel's Tuesdays@9 and directed by Clark Morgan, previews begin October 10 at HERE with opening set for October 13.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2019
Laguna Playhouse announces the final cast and creative team to join acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway's Chicago, Steel Pier), as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in THE LION IN WINTER
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019
Dame Helen Mirren joins TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to talk about her new thriller a?oeThe Good Liar,a?? which she says a?oetakes amazing twists and turns.a?? She also talks about playing a?oeCatherine the Greata?? in a new HBO miniseries a?' and about her tattoo!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021
Television and stage veteran Alley Mills (“The Wonder Years”; Williamstown Theatre Festival, four seasons) will assume the role of Arry in the new production of Paul Osborn’s Morning’s At Seven, currently playing through January 9 at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 W. 46th Street, NYC). 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2020
Helen Mirren has revealed that she does not believe Shakespeare should be taught in schools.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2019
It was reported this evening that legendary actress, Helen Mirren, will star opposite Mark Strong in a new English-language adaptation of the Greek tragedy, Oedipus.
by Julie Musbach - May 6, 2019
The cast has been announced for Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending at Stockwell Playhouse, presented by The Lost Theatre Company. Natasha Colenso takes on the lead role of Lady Torrence alongside Greg Miller Burns (Wicked, Assasins) as Valentine Xavier and Sophie Tergeist as Carol Cutrere. The production will have a limited run at The Stockwell Playhouse from 15th May - 18th May.
by - May 26, 2022
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/26/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Cindy Marcolina - May 16, 2019
Theatr Clwyd's latest co-production with the Menier Chocolate Factory takes on Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2000 starring Helen Mirren and directed by Nicholas Hytner, it's now presented by Tamara Harvey in slightly bizarre form.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2019
With Orpheus Descending opening at the theatre, and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Jenna Russell will lead the company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
Winner of both the Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for author Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race and real estate. The play returns to London following sell out runs at The Royal Court and in the West End.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2020
New Conservatory Theatre Center has announced the line-up for NCTC's 2020-21 subscription season, looking beyond the current closure of local theatres and forward to a healthy future after the COVID-19 crisis.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022
Paradise Square begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 15, 2022, ahead of an opening night on April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this musical to life on stage here!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2019
Visible Ink and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Stephen Sachs's critically-acclaimed comedydrama Bakersfield Mist, set for a limited nine-performance run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Amir Korangy, the cast will feature Diane Cary and John Mawson. Opening is set for Friday, July 12, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm through July 28.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022
Don't miss this exciting festival of live performances created by the best independent artists at one of the top Off-Broadway venues in New York City.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2020
Broadway Theatre Project welcomes Brett Scott as the Head of the Acting Department for the summer 2020 program! A veteran teacher and theatre practitioner, Scott will be a part of BTP's virtual musical theatre intensive and inaugural Creative Works Lab.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in a new production by Ruth Stage, will play The Theater at St. Clements (423 W. 46th Street) beginning previews July 15, and opening night is set for July 24. The original scheduled run of this production, which had been announced for January, 2022, was postponed due to the ongoing health crisis.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
Theatre of NOTE has finally returned and will kick off its first in-person season in over two years with the World Premiere of CLOWNFISH by Amy Dellagiarino and directed by Laura Stribling.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021
The world stage premiere of The Magician's Elephant will run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Thursday 14 October 2021 to Saturday 1 January 2022 with press night on Tuesday 26 October 2021. Learn more about the production here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
Original Theatre Company's recent critically acclaimed, innovative online production of Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel Birdsong has spurred the company on to produce another online production while theatres remain closed to live performances.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 8, 2019
The Williams Project today announced the cast and creative team of its 2019 production line-up, 'The Bar Plays,' a two-play series including productions of Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings and The Time Of Your Life by William Saroyan, performed in repertory at Seattle's historic Washington Hall in the Central District.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
Today's top stories: check out our list of 25 NYC attractions that are now open, The Simpsons season 33 will premiere with a musical episode, West End The Lion King sings 'Circle of Life' in rehearsal, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2019
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Moulin Rouge!, Harry Connick, Jr. is headed back to Broadway, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Haruma Miura, a Japanese singer and actor who has appeared on stage and screen, has died at 30.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Jul 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld UK speaks with Lia about Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana, which opens tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020
Initial casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs a cast including Michael Fox (Jim / Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev / Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert / Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2020
On an episode of The Graham Norton Show earlier this month, Daniel Radcliffe and Miriam Margolyes chatted about their fond memories of filming Harry Potter.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2022
Having had to shut down the production of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park at final dress rehearsal in March 2020, Trish Wadley Productions and David Adkin, in association with Park Theatre, have announced that the production, originally planned for the play's 10th anniversary year, will open at the venue in March.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022
Joining the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin) are Katie Matsell (Betsy/Lindsey) and Aliyah Odoffin (Francine/Lena).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night, Sunday, Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and aired on TNT and TBS. Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett presented Helen Mirren with the 57th Life Achievement Award, which was preceded by a montage of some of her most iconic screen performances.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021
Since taking over the helm of the storied Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Managing Partner Craig Smith has wanted to produce a Tennessee Williams play, and on February 24, 2021 he will get his wish as the Alhambra opens his most famous one, The Glass Menagerie. 
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actress Lynn Cohen who gained fame in 'Sex and the City' and 'The Hunger Games' died on February 14th. Cohen has appeared in over 120 movies as well as a string of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and television appearances. She was 86. Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Cohen with a look back at some photos from our archives...
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2020
Screen and stage actor Lynn Cohen has passed away.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020
Small Truth Theatre's DIGITAL CARAVAN THEATRE has announced their new micro festive show for 2020! Bringing the best new writing to our digital micro theatre with a big heart. They are back for a Winter special - a cheeky retelling of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Olivia Mace.
by Jay Irwin - Aug 9, 2019
The Williams Project, that small theater company that burst onto the Seattle theater scene in 2014 with their incredible a?oeOrpheus Descendinga?? is back with the first of two shows within their a?oeBar Playsa?? series. This time it's Tennessee Williams' a?oeSmall Craft Warningsa?? and with this, they once again show what a dedicated company, committed to actually paying their actors, can do with an interesting space, a little money, and a lot of talent.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announce the full company for the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), written between the Brexit vote and Trump's Presidential victory, We Anchor in Hope captures a moment of deep uncertainty in recent history and the characters' lives when local pub, The Anchor, closes for good. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For the duration of the play's run The Bunker will become The Anchor - transformed into a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by Robert Diamond - Aug 20, 2021
Thom Schilling, the general manager, production supervisor and stage manager for dozens of Broadway, Off-Broadway and global tours for over 40 years, died in his sleep on August 19 in New York City. The cause of death is not presently known. Born in 1956, Thom was 64 years old.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2019
Following the success in London's West End, Classic Spring's A Woman of No Importance will embark on a major UK tour this Autumn. The show heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 23 a?" Saturday 28 September.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2019
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde's marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice.

Orpheus Descending Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Orpheus Descending have their been?
Orpheus Descending has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1957 and Broadway which opened in 1989.

What Tony Awards has Orpheus Descending been nominated for?
Best Lighting Design for Paul Pyant and Best Lighting Design for Neil Peter Jampolis.

What productions of Orpheus Descending have their been?
Orpheus Descending has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1957 and Broadway which opened in 1989.