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The Belle of Amherst

In The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson welcomes audiences into her lifelong Amherst homestead in mid-century Massachusetts. While Dickinson found solace in solitude through much of her life, acclaimed 19th playwright William Luce weaves her poems, diaries, and letters into a one-woman portrait of one of America's greatest and most prolific poets, mixing Dickinson's encounters with close friends and family with the poet's own, often amusing observations.

"Full of passion and poetry and heart" (New York Daily News), The Belle of Amherst illuminates a brilliant wordsmith through the words she left behind.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes

Westside Arts Theatre

(New York, NY)
407 West 43rd Street
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by Walter McBride - November 10, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's critically acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will end its limited engagement on Sunday, November 23 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's critically acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will end its limited engagement on Sunday, November 23 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2014
Emily Dickinson is played with a more contemporary feel in the new Off-Broadway production.
by TV - Opening Night Special - October 20, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, opened last night, October 19 in a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company after the curtain went down and you can check out interviews with the whole gang below!
by Walter McBride - October 20, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, opened last night, October 19 in a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below!
by Walter McBride - October 20, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, opened last night, October 19 in a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below!
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, opens tonight, October 19th, in a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play).
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 17, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, opens this Sunday, October 19 in a new production starring Golden Globe Award nomineeJoely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Check out a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, opens this Sunday, October 19 in a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Check out a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, opens this Sunday, October 19 in a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play).
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, begins performances tonight, October 7th, for a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play).
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2014
The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, begins performances tomorrow, October 7th, for a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play).
by Walter McBride - September 12, 2014
THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will launch a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Beginning Tuesday, October 7th, The Belle of Amherst will play a limited engagement at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The production officially opens on Sunday, October 19th. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's was there to capture the moment - scroll down for photos!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 12, 2014
THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will launch a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Beginning Tuesday, October 7th, The Belle of Amherst will play a limited engagement at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The production officially opens on Sunday, October 19th. Tickets are now on sale through Telecharge atwww.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. THe company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang about the play. Check out what they had to say below!
by BWW News Desk - September 8, 2014
THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, begins rehearsals today, September 8, for a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play).
by BWW News Desk - August 6, 2014
Don Gregory, the original and current producer of THE BELLE OF AMHERST, just announced that six time Tony Award® winner William Ivey Long (The Producers, Hairspray, Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella) has joined the creative team to design the signature period costumes for the new production of WilliamLuce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson starring Golden Globe Award® nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects).