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Summer and Smoke - 2018 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, the local minister’s daughter walks the line between piety and sensuality with the neighborhood doctor who grew up next door. Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of the award-winning Transport Group, helms this sultry Southern Gothic masterpiece marking Tennessee Williams’ long-overdue CSC debut.

History:

Revival
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Off-Broadway
Previews: April 11, 2018
Closing:May 20, 2017

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by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021
Full casting is announced today, Monday 6 September, for the musical CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB in London’s West End. Joining the previously announced Eddie Redmayne as ‘The Emcee’ and Jessie Buckley as ‘Sally Bowles’ will be Omari Douglas as ‘Cliff Bradshaw’, Liza Sadovy as ‘Fraulein Schneider’, Elliot Levey as ‘Herr Schultz’, Stewart Clarke as ‘Ernst Ludwig’ and Anna-Jane Casey as ‘Fraulein Kost’.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one-week extension for Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok (Cost of Living, queens) and directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke). 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
The cast and creative team have been announced for Invictus Theatre Company’s modern dress production of Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR, to be directed by Company Artistic Director Charles Askenaizer. The production will preview from October 20 to 23 and play through November 20, 2022.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 23, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop just celebrated opening night of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok (Cost of Living, queens), directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
Set in a world where all the fish have inexplicably vanished, Yellowfin is a deep dive into a dystopian future. The play offers a timely insight into our sense of citizenship and responsibility to the planet, as we too navigate our own ‘new normal’. The worldwide premiere will be directed by Ed Madden (A Table Tennis Play; Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons).
by Bella Bevan - Sep 19, 2021
The Old Vic stages the world premiere of American playwright Bess Wohl's Camp Siegfried. This two-hander drama is directed by Katy Rudd and depicts a budding romance at a real-life fascist summer camp for young German-Americans operating on New York's Long Island in the 1930s.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
People’s Light is presenting the world premiere of Mushroom, an original play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Mare of Easttown cast member Eisa Davis. Mushroom runs September 14 through October 16 on the Steinbright Stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022
HartBeat Ensemble announced today their upcoming production of My Children! My Africa!, a gripping drama about the collision of education, idealism and politics by preeminent South African dramatist Athol Fugard. The play will run September 29 through October 9 at HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater (360 Farmington Avenue) in Hartford, CT. 
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 31, 2022
Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 29, 2022
Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Sound of Music, directed by Mark S. Hoebee. The production will feature Ashley Blanchet (Paper Mill’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Broadway’s Waitress) as Maria Rainer, and Graham Rowat (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, Sunset Boulevard) as Captain Georg von Trapp.
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 16, 2021
Two of NYC’s award-winning singers join forces to interpret songs of love and belonging that reach into the rich history of Broadway and pop gems from yesterday and today.  2019 MAC Hanson Award recipient Teresa Fischer and recent NY Independent Theater Award winner Mary Sheridan come back to the cabaret stage with an evening of musical delights.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop announced today that Sanctuary City, written by Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok (Cost of Living, queens) and directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke), will be available for streaming from Monday October 25 through Sunday November 21, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Amy Jo Jackson in The Brass Menagerie on November 1st, 2022 at 9:30pm. It’s not a comeback – IT’S A RETURN! Fresh off a run at the 2022 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, Amy Jo Jackson brings their signature blend of belting and the-yah-tuh to the 54 Below stage. 
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 9, 2022
Amy Jo Jackson has been garnering praise for THE BRASS MENAGERIE for two years and this writer has finally arrived at the party.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022
Following productions in both Boston and London, Ken Urban’s play A Guide For The Homesick will have an industry presentation directed by Shira Milikowsky and executive produced by David Norwood on November 17, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021
Ahead of performances starting for CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB on Monday 15 November, shots of the show in rehearsals have been released.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022
TUTA Theatre has announced that Aziza Macklin, Aileen Wen McGroddy and Jacqueline Stone will be the company’s new Co-Artistic Directors effective November 1, 2022. Together they will plan, program and lead the company’s 20th season in Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2022
Transport Group has announced casting for its one-night-only performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, which takes place Monday, December 12, at 8pm, at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021
ATG Productions and Underbelly, the producers of CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB in London's West End have announced the Prologue Company, ahead of the production's first preview performance on Monday 15 November 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021
As the Kit Kat Club opens its doors in the West End for the first time, ATG Productions and Underbelly, the producers of CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB have revealed a first look of the production starring Eddie Redmayne as ‘The Emcee’, Jessie Buckley as ‘Sally Bowles’ and Omari Douglas as ‘Cliff Bradshaw’.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB in London’s West End announced today the official daily mobile lottery in partnership with TodayTix for six exceptional £25 seats per performance, including tickets at a cabaret table.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022
The Almeida Theatre has announced the full cast for Rebecca Frecknall's production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022
The world premiere of Darkie Armo Girl, written and performed by Karine Bedrossian, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 (Press Nights: Thursday, 16 June 2022 and Friday, 17 June 2022 at 7.30pm).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022
Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere of the new musical KNOXVILLE. KNOXVILLE begins previews on April 15, opens on April 23, and runs through May 11, in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022
2019 MAC Hanson Award recipient Teresa Fischer and recent NY Independent Theater Award winner Mary Sheridan come back to the cabaret stage with an evening of musical delights. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club has found its new leads! Fra Fee will play 'The Emcee' and Amy Lennox will play 'Sally Bowles' from 21 March – 25 June 2022. This unique production opened in December last year to critical and audience acclaim, widely praised as the ultimate theatrical experience.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop has announced the complete 2021/22 Season as well as initial work for the 2022/23 Season. The 2021/22 season begins this summer with Semblance by Obie Award winner, NYTW Usual Suspect & former 2050 Fellow Whitney White.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2021
Get a first look at The Phantom of the Opera's newest West End stars Lucy St Louis and Rhys Whitfield as they perform one of the show's signature numbers, 'All I Ask of You.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2022/23 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship. The 2022/23 Artistic Fellows are Miranda Cornell, Thaddeus McCants, Aileen Wen McGroddy, Attilio Rigotti, Andrew Rodriguez and Minghao Tu.
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 Tara Bennett - Jul 25, 2022
One of Tennessee Williams’ most “devastating and glorious” dramas will pick up the second half of The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company’s sixth season with its production of SUMMER + SMOKE.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022
Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021
Tickets go on priority sale at 8.00am on 19 July 2021 for both ATG TheatreCard Members and Underbelly Full Fat Members and at 12.00noon for those who have signed up for priority booking. Learn more about how to purchase tickets here!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the Summer Season 2022 full of pomp, pageantry, politics, and power.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022
Quivering Dendrites will present Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life written by Keith Alessi and directed by Erika Conway. The production will be presented as part of the 2022 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2022
The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans has endured several setbacks due to the pandemic, but this is a year of rebirth for the seven-year-old production company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022
The Almeida theatre has cancelled the first week of performances December 12-16.The production will now have its first preview on 17 December.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 8, 2021
The producers of CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB have just released new images of the production starring Eddie Redmayne as ‘The Emcee’, Jessie Buckley as ‘Sally Bowles’ and Omari Douglas as ‘Cliff Bradshaw’. 
by Review Roundups - Dec 13, 2021
The revival of Kander and Ebb's CABARET, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, opened last night at the Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. It stars Eddie Redmayne as the Emcee, Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles and Omari Douglas as Clifford Bradshaw. Read the reviews below!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022
Summer and Smoke is Tennessee Williams’ devastating and glorious drama about things that could have been and the things that might never come again. Alma Winemiller is a minister’s daughter who grew up too fast in the shadow of the church and with the responsibility of caring for her demented mother.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021
Award-winning actress Harriet Robinson returns to theatre with the debut of her one-person play, 'Here Comes Harriet!' written and performed by Ms. Robinson with direction by Emmy-Award winner Beth Bornstein Dunnington. Here Comes Harriet! premiered on United Solo's Theatre Festival's new streaming platform, United Solo Screen.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022
The Almeida Theatre has announced a new season of shows from autumn 2022 to spring 2023, including a world premiere of a new musical from Elton john, Jake Shears and James Graham.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
Center Theatre Group will present the Los Angeles premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “OKLAHOMA!” directed by Daniel Fish at the Ahmanson Theatre from September 13 through October 16, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Amy Jo Jackson in THE BRASS MENAGERIE on September 16.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop announced today casting, dates and ticket information for Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok (Cost of Living, queens), directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Asolo Repertory Theatre is presenting the world premiere of the new musical KNOXVILLE. The project reunites Frank Galati, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Broadway's Ragtime.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022
Jamaica Moon Productions presents three short plays by two great 20th Century American playwrights. All three plays are love stories, and one is a comedy.

Summer and Smoke Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Summer and Smoke been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Summer and Smoke.

What productions of Summer and Smoke have there been?
Summer and Smoke has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2018, West End which opened in 2018 and which opened in 2018.

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