The Gentle People 1939

Opened: January 5, 1939

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Review: The McCallum Theatre Hosts an Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
by Gilmore Rizzo - Jan 29, 2024

From the moment her iconic voice could be heard singing a gentle ballad version of 'Que Sera Sera' from off-stage the audience could feel that familiar warmth of authenticity fill the entire theatre.  A friend, an ally, a spiritual powerhouse of talent was about to enter. When the gorgeous 4'11' frame dressed in a navy blue sequin knee-length dress, and silver three-inch bejeweled platform heels walked into the spotlight she was greeted by thunderous applause. With every word she sang of the 1956 Doris Day hit it felt like a large invisible hand reached out and captured all 1,127 people in attendance; we gladly remained there for the duration of the evening.

BST Presents Fat Knight Theatre's MY WITCH Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

After stops at Snowlion Rep in Freeport, ME and Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY, John Ahlin's “My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories” makes the third and final stop on its rolling world premiere tour at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill December 3-12, 2021.

Jewish Museum & Film at Lincoln Center Announce the 2021 New York Jewish Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 15, 2020

The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center will present the 2021 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) virtually from January 13 through 26.

BWW Exclusive: In Honor of Gay Pride - THE 101 GREATEST LGBTQ SONGS/ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME - from Judy Garland to Lady Gaga, from Gloria Gaynor to Frank Ocean
by Peter Nason - Jun 24, 2020

Happy Gay Pride! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest LGBTQ songs and anthems from 1920-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the grade!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

BWW Review: BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES At 3Below Theater Is A Compelling Portrait Of The Great Stage And Film Legend And Early Feminist
by Steve Murray - Aug 28, 2019

BWW Review: BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES at 3Below Theater is a compelling portrait of the great stage and film legend and early feminist.

BWW Review: The Magic of OZ; The Miracle of MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 9, 2019

To stage the beloved cultural icon that is THE WIZARD OF OZ offers any theatre company a herculean challenge: one which requires stretching the imagination to the limits to create a universe where reality is redefined and fantasy is fulfilled. In short, it demands stunning stagecraft and brilliant artistic vision. And it is just that kind of theatrical magic which Maine State Music Theatre's new production co- directed by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark boldly and beautifully realizes.

BWW Review: Cute and Cuddly BABY Charms at Whippoorwill Theater
by Bruce Apar - May 14, 2019

Baby's touchy-feely storyline follows three unrelated couples as they anticipate the joy and the pain of parenting.

Casting Announced For Classic American Anti-War Drama BURY THE DEAD at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Bury The Dead by American playwright Irwin Shaw opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season today, 30 October 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 1 November 2018 and Friday, 2 November 2018 at 7.30pm).

Casting Announced For Classic American Anti-War Drama BURY THE DEAD at Finborough Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Bury The Dead by American playwright Irwin Shaw opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 1 November 2018 and Friday, 2 November 2018 at 7.30pm).

BWW Review: Southern Charm Radiates from Theater J's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 7, 2017

From the cast to the production design, Theater J's production is as good as it gets. We just wish Uhry's play was the same way.

Purple Rose Theatre Company to Close 25th Anniversary Season with MORNING'S AT SEVEN
by Tyler Peterson - May 11, 2016

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will conclude its 25th anniversary season with "Morning's At Seven", an American classic by Paul Osborn.

Lineup Announced for 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is set to be held from Today, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. Scroll down to see the full list of events, as well as additional April performances!

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company to Present 'WEIRD TALES', Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will conclude its Inaugural Season with Tennessee Williams: Weird Tales, a collection of three unique Tennessee Williams one-act plays. The night will feature the rarely produced Steps Must Be Gentle as well as two World Premiere Williams plays: Ivan's Widow and The Strange Play. Opening weekend will coincide with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

Lineup Announced for 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
by Louisa Brady - Mar 28, 2016

The 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is set to be held from Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. Scroll down to see the full list of events, as well as additional April performances!

Riverside Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Mark St. Germain's insightful play, FREUD'S LAST SESSION playing the Waxlax Stage from March 22 - April 3, 2016.

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company to Present 'WEIRD TALES', 4/1
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 28, 2016

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will conclude its Inaugural Season with Tennessee Williams: Weird Tales, a collection of three unique Tennessee Williams one-act plays. The night will feature the rarely produced Steps Must Be Gentle as well as two World Premiere Williams plays: Ivan's Widow and The Strange Play. Opening weekend will coincide with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

Riverside Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Mark St. Germain's insightful play, FREUD'S LAST SESSION playing the Waxlax Stage from March 22 - April 3, 2016.

This Week at Bookworks Features Margaret Randall, Sarah J Maas, Poetry Workshop and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

This week at Bookworks includes Margaret Randall, Sarah J Maas, Poetry Workshop and more. For more information, visit bkwrks.com/event.

September at Bookworks Features YA Fantasy with Sarah J. Maas, New Poetry from Tony Hoagland, JA Jance Debuting a New Mystery and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

September's events at Bookworks are below. For more information, visit bkwrks.com/event.

Moving Image Presents 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, Now thru 8/2
by Movies News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Starting fittingly on July Fourth weekend, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker. Ford made his reputation on westerns, but worked in many genres, creating films of depth, beauty, and ambiguity. From today, July 3 through August 2, the Museum will present 20 movies directed by Ford-all on film, with some restored archival prints-including his masterpieces Young Mr. Lincoln, My Darling Clementine, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Moving Image to Present 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, 7/3-8/2
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Starting fittingly on July Fourth weekend, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker. Ford made his reputation on westerns, but worked in many genres, creating films of depth, beauty, and ambiguity. From July 3 through August 2, the Museum will present 20 movies directed by Ford-all on film, with some restored archival prints-including his masterpieces Young Mr. Lincoln, My Darling Clementine, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage 'And a Nightingale Sang,' a love story surrounding a working-class British family during World War II. Written by C. P. Taylor, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the play runs now through June 27. The title is based on the 1940s popular song, 'And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,' which, among other music of the war years, is included in the play. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Westport Country Playhouse's AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG Opens Next Month
by Tyler Peterson - May 13, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage 'And a Nightingale Sang,' a love story surrounding a working-class British family during World War II. Written by C. P. Taylor, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the play will run June 9 - 27. The title is based on the 1940s popular song, 'And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,' which, among other music of the war years, is included in the play.

BWW Reviews: Tea Meets Sympathy Flavored with Wit in MANDATE MEMORIES
by Erica Miner - Apr 17, 2014

Unexpected twists, jarring conflict, and candid emotional revelation kept the audience on edge in the world premiere of British playwright Lionel Goldstein's disturbing drama 'Mandate Memories.'

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