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226 W. 46th St.

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Private Lives opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 92 performances. Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It focuses on a divorced couple who discover that they are honeymooning with their new spouses in neighbouring rooms at the same hotel. Despite a perpetually stormy relationship, they realise that they still have feelings for each other. Its second act love scene was nearly censored in Britain as too risqué. Coward wrote one of his most popular songs, "Some Day I'll Find You", for the play.



Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SEX WITH STRANGERS at Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

How far would you go to get what you want most? And can you really reinvent yourself when your past is only a mouse click away? These questions are at the heart of Laura Eason's smart and sexy comedy Sex with Strangers, beginning a 5-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, June 22. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble Concludes Season with BRP II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble concludes a powerhouse season with a sequel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Veanne Cox
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 7, 2017

Today's subject Veanne Cox is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) playing the role of Arsinoé in The School for Lies. The show runs through July 9th at the Lansburgh Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Two of America's leading stage and screen actors come to Chichester this summer for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent. Celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden makes her UK theatre debut as Alexandra, and Brian J. Smith plays Chance. The production runs at Chichester Festival Theatre now through 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

LOVER LOVER to Debut at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lover Lover is a story on an old theme with a new spin. It is a story about unrequited love, but it is also a story about identity, sexuality, polyamory, and about the limitations and possibilities of love. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD To Tour China
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

China.org.cn reports that THE BODYGUARD will tour China this summer, kicking off in Shanghai and visiting an additional 12 cities. (more...)

Pure Carbon to Stage Sexy Update of PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Indie theatre company Pure Carbon announces their upcoming production of Noel Coward's Private Lives. (more...)

James Graham's Political Drama THIS HOUSE to Tour the UK in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

James Graham's critically acclaimed and prescient political drama THIS HOUSE which played to sold-out houses at the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End will begin its first ever national tour at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (more...)

Alex Ferns and David Schaal to Star in the World Premiere of RABBITS at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

A new black comedy tale of marital strife and bunny murder comes to Park Theatre from Joe Hampson, the writer of Skins, The News Quiz & Newsjack who makes his stage writing debut with Rabbits. (more...)

Actress, Singer Raffaela Capp to Star in High School Bully Dramedy REACH
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following the release of her single and music video “Hurricane”, it was recently announced that Actress and Singer/Songwriter RAFFAELA will star in new film “REACH” with Garrett Clayton (Disney's Beach Movie, Hairspray Live!) and Joey Bragg (more...)

BWW Review: MCC'S Moon Over Buffalo Brings Out the Laughs and Comedy to McHenry
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 22, 2017

In the McHenry County area, there's always such great theatre going on, and that's what I got when I went to see McHenry County College's hilarious production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo directed by the wonderful Regina Belt-Daniels. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announced Cast and Creative Team of PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

People's Light Ends the Season with Madcap Comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Laugh until your ribs ache with Ken Ludwig's madcap comedy Moon Over Buffalo at People's Light. (more...)

OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb - New Plays from America's Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego. This year, the festival will run for two weekends; July 14-16 & July 21-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Presents OR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents Liz Duffy Adams' playful comedy Or, based on the real life of Britain's first female playwright Aphra Behn. Directed by Laura Standley and featuring Artistic Director, Kathryn McGill, the production runs July 13 through July 23 at 2920 Paseo in the Paseo Arts District.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre to Kick Off with RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training kicks off the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, with Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's bright and brassy comedy RELATIVELY SPEAKING. (more...)

New Season Full Of Theatrical Treats at Swindon Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The new Swindon Theatres season brochure is being released this weekend and promises a whole array of theatrical and live entertainment treats to please the whole family over the summer and in the run up to Christmas. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Present NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following a hugely popular Brisbane season, Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre's co-production of Noises Off will ignite even the chilliest of winter days and have audiences in stitches when it opens on Wednesday 12 July at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Algonquin Theater Productions Presents THE BET as Part of Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. The two person musical is directed by Tom Herman, and features the talents of Dana Aber and Spencer Plachy. Performances are Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm, Friday, July 28th at 7:15pm and Saturday, July 29th at 4pm. The show is slated to run Off Broadway in the fall of 2017. (more...)

Free Speech Groups Support Lincoln Center's Decision to Host TO THE END OF THE LAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

As organizations committed to free speech and an open public sphere, we fully support the decision of New York City's Lincoln Center to proceed with its plans to host "To the End of the Land," a production of Israel's Ha'Bima National Theatre and the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv, in spite of calls for the play's cancellation. (more...)

Claire DeLiso Named Inaugural Burry Fredrik Design Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced a new commitment to launching the careers of graduates from the Yale School of Drama Design Departments with the establishment of the Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship. Set designer Claire DeLiso, who received her MFA this past spring, is the first recipient. (more...)

New Musical THE BET to Play Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 3, 2017
by - Jul 3, 2017

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

Photo Flash: Park Theatre presents a New Black Comedy RABBITS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

A new black comedy tale of marital strife and bunny murder comes to Park Theatre from Skins, The News Quiz & Newsjack writer Joe Hampson, who makes his stage writing debut with Rabbits. An exploration of contemporary sexual politics, Rabbits follows the fallout as Frank prepares to save his and Susan's marriage by taking their pet rabbit to be murdered - by a psychopath. With caustic jokes and abominable intentions, the production will run 26 July - 19 August 2017. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Cast Announced for Comedian Sara Pascoe's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal announce casting for their brand new comic adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Sara Pascoe. (more...)

Rebel Kat Productions presents CORIOLANUS: Fight Like A Bitch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for RABBITS at Park Theatre Starring Karen Ascoe, Alex Ferns, and David Schaal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A new black comedy tale of marital strife and bunny murder comes to Park Theatre from Skins, The News Quiz & Newsjack writer Joe Hampson, who makes his stage writing debut with Rabbits. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Will Play 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)


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Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Women in Theater News for Summer 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 12, 2017

Connecticut and the O'Neill Theater Center in the Spotlight of This Summer's News for Women in Theater (more...)

Showtime's Award-Winning ALL ACCESS to Chronicle Mayweather vs. McGregor Event
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

SHOWTIME Sports will chronicle the buildup to the fight the sporting world awaits with weekly installments of the Emmy Award-winning series ALL ACCESS, peeling back the curtain on the August 26 blockbuster bout between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor. (more...)

COCKTAILS AND COWARD is Back at Main Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

MST's popular "Cocktails & Coward" is back for 2 nights only, August 18 & 19 at 7:30pm in Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd., 77005. The evening features scenes from the comedies of Noel Coward such as Present Laughter, Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, and Fallen Angels and a taste of his hilarious songs such as "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "Chase Me Charlie," "Has Anybody Seen Our Ship," "I Went to a Marvelous Party," and "Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington." (more...)

Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle Lead Cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tresnjak. The comedy, which runs September 7 through October 8, opens Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Actors Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle lead the distinguished cast. (more...)

Reboot Theatre Company Announces Launch of 'Reboot U'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Reboot Theatre Company celebrates a watershed year after mounting two successful productions, the Seattle premiere of the musical Fly By Night and the nation's first genderqueer production of Private Lives by Noel Coward. Reboot also qualified for non-profit status and secured a $500 grant through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. (more...)

Tickets now on sale for Theatre Wesleyan's 2017/18 season
by Jacob Sanchez - Aug 16, 2017

One classic play, a rock musical, a new comedy fresh from off-Broadway, and a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical will round out the 64th season at Texas Wesleyan University's Department of Theatre. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Stage luminaries Marina Prior (Hello Dolly!) and Simon Gleeson (Les Miserables) lead an irresistible cast including Gareth Davies (The Cherry Orchard), Marg Downey (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Kim Gyngell (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Alexandra Keddie (Offspring), Imogen Sage (Rebecca), Monica Sayers (Chimerica) and Drew Weston (The Rocky Horror Show) in Noel Coward's top-drawer comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Teen Choice Awards Nominee FIYM's Song 'Compass' to be Featured in New Film REACH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Hollywood Records artists (FIYM) Forever In Your Mind's single, 'Compass,' from their hit 2016 self-titled debut EP 'FIYM,' will be featured in the high school dramedy REACH (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer.  (more...)

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents Noel Coward's classic comedy Private Lives, directed by Emily Heugatter the production runs August 17 through August 27 at 2920 Paseo in the Paseo Arts District.  (more...)

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