Present Laughter Revival 1958

Opened: January 31, 1958

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BACK TO THE FUTURE, ENCANTO And More Headline Lied Center 35th Anniversary 2024-2025 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2024

The Lied Center's 2024-2025 season will feature more than 35 events including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance, classical music, jazz, musical theater, comedy, family, illusion, and more.  

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY & More Lead Los Angeles's Spring 2024 Top Theatre Shows
by Team BWW - Mar 1, 2024

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for Spring 2024 include Girl From the North Country​​​​​​​ and more!

Cast and Creative Team Set for ESCAPED ALONE World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2024

Yale Repertory Theatre will continue its 2023–24 Season with Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill, directed by Liz Diamond.

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces Two Opera Commissions For Audiences Of All Ages
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2023

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler Kemper has announced the commission of two operas created to be presented in community spaces where audiences of all ages gather. The Haberdasher Prince by the twin-sister creative team of composer Rosabella Gregory and librettist Dina Gregory will premiere in April 2024. Maya and the Magic Ring by composer Lori Laitman and librettist Dana Gioia will premiere in spring 2025.

Broadway Buying Guide: April 10, 2023
by Team BWW - Apr 10, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, April 10, 2023.

Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery, Hannah Corneau, The Skivvies & More to be Featured in Joe's Pub Fall Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Joe’s Pub has announced fall programming. This season presents incredible performances from Latine artists: Afro-Cuban jazz grooves from Dayramir González, an evening of Latin alternative music with Jessica Medina & Mai-Elka Prado, and more.

Regional Premiere of TROUBLE IN MIND & More Announced for Main Street Theater 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Main Street Theater (MST)’s 47th Season will include six productions on its MainStage and seven at its Theater for Youth for 2022-2023.

Kimmel Cultural Campus Announces 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021

Kimmel Cultural Campus has announced the much-anticipated return of in-person performing arts across their venues: the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater. On September 18, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Kimmel Cultural Campus will host a grand reopening event in Commonwealth Plaza to celebrate the start of the 2021-22 season.

Red Barn Summer Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season; Tickets On Sale Now!
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2021

Tickets are now on sale for the Red Barn Summer Theatre's upcoming summer 2021 show lineup. The season kicks off on June 9 with Who's In Bed With the Butler? Following the opening production, the theatre will present The Odd Couple and The Marvelous Wonderettes.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 5, 2021

Love is in the air this month as BroadwayHD adds a line-up of new show-stopping theater performances, concert films and documentaries. Starting on February 1st, BroadwayHD viewers can stream this delightful 1958 musical film Gigi, winner of 9 Academy Awards.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, October 30- with Christina Bianco, Next On Stage, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 30, 2020

Today (October 30) in live streaming: Find out who made the Top 5 on Next On Stage, Christina Bianco sings at Birdland, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 29- with Beth Malone, Next On Stage and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 29, 2020

Today (October 29) in live streaming: Beth Malone visits Backstage Live, Meet the Top 5 on Next On Stage, and so much more!

by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

John Allee Dives Full Fathoms Into Shakespeare And Jazz On BARDFLY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2019

'Now entertain conjecture of a time - maybe it's 1958, maybe it's 1598, maybe it's today...' With those words, spoken slyly over a cool, hipster jazz groove, JOHN ALLEE draws us into BARDFLY, an otherworldly, super-literate and supremely swinging realm that finds the veteran stage and TV actor, singer-songwriter and all-around creative hyphenate fusing his dual lifelong passions for all things Shakespeare and jazz.

Netflix Expands Japanese Live Action Programming Growing Local Content Library
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 26, 2019

Netflix showcased a slate of upcoming live action series and films at Netflix Originals Festival held in Tokyo, Japan on 25 June. Since launch in September 2015, Netflix has been growing its library of locally produced stories. Today, an ensemble of cast and creators from Japanese original series and film joined over 280 media attendees in the event which featured 30 upcoming original titles from both Japan and beyond.

BWW Review: World Premiere of Fast, Funny, Smart STEWARDESS! at History Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Feb 18, 2019

Briskly written and dynamically staged, this world premiere tells a complicated, true, little known story with wit and economy. From the early days of commercial airlines, stewardesses were hired based on looks, required to pass weekly weight checks, forbidden to wear glasses or marry, and fired automatically when they reached age 32. They were also not allowed to apply for the higher paying bursar jobs. Though it took decades, literally, a stewardess named Mary Pat Laffey got all that to change, persisting with a lawsuit under Equal Employment statutes that derive directly from the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Single Tickets For Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre's 2018-19 Season On Sale Now
by Julie Musbach - Jun 1, 2018

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre has opened sales for the 2018 - 2019 Mainstage Season on Friday, June 1, 2018. Patrons will now have the first opportunity to buy tickets to the company's exhilarating new season, online at, by telephone (305) 444-9293, and in person at the Miracle Theatre Box Office.

Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre Announces 2018 �" 2019 Mainstage Season
by Julie Musbach - Feb 23, 2018

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to announce the five stellar Mainstage productions secured for its 2018 - 2019 Mainstage Season. Selections include the World Premiere production of Havana Music Hall (October 10 - November 18, 2018), the hilarious comedy One Man, Two Guvnors (January 23 - February 10, 2019), the four-time Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (March 13 - April 7, 2019), the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Doubt (May 15 - June 9, 2019) and the zany musical comedy Murder For Two (July 17 - August 11, 2019).

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage.

BWW Review: Entertaining Comedy BREATH OF SPRING Opens New Season at Theatre 40
by Shari Barrett - Jul 25, 2016

Production teams at Theatre 40 expertly present mid-20th Century British comedy better than almost any other theater in town. So it was no surprise to find out the group decided to present the riotous BREATH OF SPRING by Peter Coke to open their 51st season, directed by Bruce Gray and produced by David Hunt Stafford, the dynamic duo production team who have brought so many great shows to their stage. Written in 1958, BREATH OF SPRING has nothing to do with the season. In fact, it is a type of silver mink highly prized among fur aficionados. And while we may have differing opinions about wearing fur, there is no doubt in the mid-20th Century that lovely fur coats, stoles and jackets were often worn not only to keep warm but to show the wearer had "made it" into high society.

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families. 

PRESENT LAUGHTER to Play The Marlowe Theate in July
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 24, 2016

TWO of the UK's favourite actors lead the cast of Noel Coward's sparking comedy Present Laughter, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (July).

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you!

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.

Other Productions of Present Laughter

1946   Broadway
1958   Broadway
1982   Broadway
1996   Broadway
2010   Broadway Roundabout Revival
2017   Broadway Broadway Revival Production
2019   West End Old Vic Revival Production
West End