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Our American Cousin - 1908 - Broadway

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Lyric Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
214 W. 42nd St.
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by Tyler Peterson - Sep 8, 2015
"We used to have a nice plantation in Mississippi.  And then, just when cotton got high, women stopped wearing cotton underwear," says Isabelle Parry in a Manhattan speakeasy in 1929. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
SplitMoon Theatre has just announced the premiere of a new production of Demons at St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch. Dramatised from Dostoevsky's novel by Peter Sturm, who also directs, the site-responsive show will run from 25 October to 11 November 2017 and coincide with the Centenary of the Russian Revolution. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017
Multi-award-winner Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actors and comedians, stars in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Tony Kushner (Angels in America at the National Theatre), running 2 November - 9 December at Southwark Playhouse. Press night is Monday 6 November. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017
Final casting is announced to join multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actors and comedians, in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children.
by Courtney Henley - Oct 11, 2016
Last week's premiere of TIMELESS started off the season with a bang. (Ha, see what I did there? Because the Hindenburg blew up?!) This week's journey takes us to Ford's Theater, April 14, 1865. If that date sounds familiar to you, it should: it's the date President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while enjoying a performance of Our American Cousin. Although Flynn's motives for wanting to go back and alter these specific events in history is still unclear, last week's premiere showed us that every change Flynn makes, big or small, can dramatically impact the course of history. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017
Multi-award-winner Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actors and comedians, stars in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Tony Kushner (Angels in America at the National Theatre), running now through 9 December at Southwark Playhouse. Press night is tonight 6 November, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Roy Tan - Nov 4, 2017
Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Tony Kushner (Angels in America at the National Theatre) will run 2 November 9 December at Southwark Playhouse. Press night is Monday 6 November at 7.30pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019
Camp Rock star Meaghan Martin is set to make her professional stage debut in Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's dark comedy The Actor's Nightmare. The piece, especially curated from a selection of Durang's shorts by 3 hearts canvas into a cohesive, stand-alone piece, explores different areas of the entertainment industry through biting satire and surreal comedy. The production runs from 16th July - 10th August 2019, with the official press night being held on Friday 19th July at 7pm.
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 9, 2015
In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Our American Cousin is the play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865 - exactly 150 years ago. The first London production in more than a century opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 29 March 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 30 March 2015 at 7.30pm).
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 9, 2015
'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at midday tomorrow. Do come!' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, closes its 15th Season with Our American Cousin, opening tonight, March 28th. Famously known as the play President Lincoln went to see at Ford's Theater, this 75-minute adaptation from Artistic Director, Lance Davis, is a celebration of Taylor's humor and language.
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 25, 2015
The Lex-Ham Community Theater, in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, will present a dramatic staged reading of Tom Taylor's Our American Cousin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the auditorium of the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul The performance is directed by John Townsend. The event is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, closes its 15th Season with Our American Cousin, opening Saturday, March 28th. Famously known as the play President Lincoln went to see at Ford's Theater, this 75-minute adaptation from Artistic Director, Lance Davis, is a celebration of Taylor's humor and language.
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2015
One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot.
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 1, 2015
On Good Friday, April 14,1865, when the President and Mrs. Lincoln were watching 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box. A few days earlier, General Lee had surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox. Although there was much to be done to repair the nation, the fighting was finished, and the President had the opportunity to attend one of the funniest comedies of the time, starring Laura Keene.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Camp Rock star Meaghan Martin is set to make her professional stage debut in Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's dark comedy The Actor's Nightmare. The piece, especially curated from a selection of Durang's shorts by 3 hearts canvas into a cohesive, stand-alone piece, explores different areas of the entertainment industry through biting satire and surreal comedy. The production runs from 16th July - 10th August 2019, with the official press night being held on Friday 19th July at 7pm.
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 6, 2015
On Friday, July 17 at 8:30p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of 'Mr. Lincoln' produced by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 17, 2019
Camp Rock star Meaghan Martin is set to make her professional stage debut in Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's dark comedy The Actor's Nightmare. The piece, especially curated from a selection of Durang's shorts by 3 hearts canvas into a cohesive, stand-alone piece, explores different areas of the entertainment industry through biting satire and surreal comedy. The production runs from 16th July – 10th August 2019, with the official press night being held on Friday 19th July at 7pm.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021
In the tradition of The School for Scandal and The Rivals, Masks and Faces is both a 18th century period caper and a tribute to the backstage world of the theatre, complete with the hapless failed playwright, Triplet, and his hungry family, to real-life writer Colley Cibber, and the ghastly critics Soaper and Snarl……
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015
In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm).
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2018
Hannah Britland, Sarah Hadland and Mark Quartley and will star in Mikhail Durnenkov's provocative work, The War Has Not Yet Started at Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Gordon Anderson, the play is a surreal and at times unsettling comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2018
The thrilling and heartbreaking play Vincent River, by award-winning playwright and author Philip Ridley, has been relocated to Manchester - the city where it is to receive its regional premiere next month. Yet Another Carnival and Hope Mill Theatre present Vincent River by Philip Ridley and directed by John Young from Tuesday 27 February to Saturday 24 March 2018 at Hope Mill Theatre.
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jan 29, 2015
Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of President Abraham Lincoln, is the subject of a new play which premieres this month, marking 150 years since the President's assassination. Ford's Theatre, the site of the crime that took the civil rights legend from us, has commissioned playwright James Still to capture a moment in time which very little is known about.
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 23, 2015
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Theatre for Young America celebrates his life with Starring Abe Lincoln. Starring Abe Lincoln opens February 3, 2015 and runs through February 14, 2015. Performances take place on the on the H&R Block City Stage located on level B in Union Station. Union Station's address is 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2016
Our 16th president was a great fan of the performing arts and educated himself by reading Shakespeare.
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 15, 2016
Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey today announces the return of Tim Baker's Scattered - the story of two boys from very different backgrounds whose lives collide during an unexpected meeting, forming a bond across boundaries and cultures. Directed by former resident director John Young, the production has been created with the advice of Manchester-based Rethink Rebuild, a Syrian refugee community group. The production plays at Theatr Clwyd and Chapter Cardiff and tours to local secondary schools before final performances at the Good Chance Theatre in Calais - the first play to be invited to perform at the venue.
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 14, 2015
Under multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson, the Spring Season at the Finborough Theatre continues its acclaimed artistic policy with new writing including four world premieres, controversial political theatre, classic rediscoveries which this season celebrate our local Victorian heritage, music theatre, productions linked to one current event (the general election) and two anniversaries (the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the Armenian Genocide), and the return of three of our occasional series - Celebrating British Music Theatre, TheGreatWar100 and FINBOROUGHFORUM which this season will be podcast for the first time.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2018
MGC has announced the full casting for Michael Grandage's production of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore which opens at the No l Coward Theatre on 4 July, with previews from 23 June and runs until 8 September. Joining Aidan Turner (Padraic) completing the all Irish cast are Denis Conway (Donny), Will Irvine (Christy), Brian Martin (James), Daryl McCormack (Brendan) Julian Moore-Cook (Joey), Charlie Murphy (Mairead), and Chris Walley (Davey).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Theatre for Young America celebrates his life with Starring Abe Lincoln. Starring Abe Lincoln opens tonight, February 3, 2015 and runs through February 14, 2015. Performances take place on the on the H&R Block City Stage located on level B in Union Station. Union Station's address is 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 3, 2015
Just because East Lynne Theater Company isn't currently producing shows weekly, doesn't mean the company is idle. During the winter, there are touring shows on the road, and in Cape May, the company offers Murder Mystery Weekends, lectures and workshops, and events in March sponsored by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's (NJTA) 'Stages Festival.'
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 24, 2015
Last year, the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company had a Dream Vacation Raffle that went so well that Board President Frank Smith and fellow trustees are pleased to be offering this raffle again, with four different locations from which the winner may choose.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017
Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 16, 2021
As the pandemic wears on I have been thinking about what I am going to miss as spring approaches. Certain things such as being able to view the cherry blossoms in person, giving directions to the National Zoo as a lost tourist stands in front of a sign saying “Zoo this way” are just two examples.
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2018
The thrilling and heartbreaking play Vincent River, by award-winning playwright and author Philip Ridley, has been relocated to Manchester - the city where it is to receive its regional premiere next month.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014
?The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company announces its 2015 Cape May Mainstage Season. This is ELTC's 35th year of delighting audiences with classic gems, a world premiere, and radio-style productions. The theme for 2015 is 'Unexpected Encounters."
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2017
Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces casting for the theatres inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. Hodges directs David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch). Further casting to be announced. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2017
Hannah Britland, Sarah Hadland and Mark Quartley will star in Mikhail Durnenkov's provocative work, The War Has Not Yet Started at Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Gordon Anderson, the play is a surreal and at times unsettling comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars.
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 2, 2015
The world premiere of a new North Korean story from award-winning playwright In-Sook Chappell, P'yongyang opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 7 January and Friday, 8 January 2016 at 7.30pm).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots."
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 7, 2015
HISTORY® announces the kick-off of Civil War Week across digital platforms – a multi week campaign commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the end of the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015
Ford's Theatre commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and death on April 14 and 15 with around-the-clock programming at the Ford's Theatre campus. President Barack Obama will proclaim a Day of Remembrance for President Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death -- April 15, 2015.
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 26, 2016
? On Good Friday, April 14,1865, when the President and Mrs. Lincoln were watching "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box.  A few days earlier, General Lee had surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox. 
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 25, 2017
Desert Theatreworks' (now resident in the Indio Performing Arts Center) production of the musical tearjerker NEXT TO NORMAL is a must-see. The uniformly superb cast performs their roles with spirit and empathy, and they all display lovely singing voices.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015
The Lex-Ham Community Theater, in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, will present a dramatic staged reading of Tom Taylor's Our American Cousin at 6:30 p.m., tonight, April 14, 2015 in the auditorium of the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul The performance is directed by John Townsend. The event is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015
Ford's Theatre commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and death today and tomorrow, April 14 and 15 with around-the-clock programming at the Ford's Theatre campus. President Barack Obama will proclaim a Day of Remembrance for President Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death -- April 15, 2015.
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 14, 2015
The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public.