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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 3, 2019
Variety reports that actress Martha Plimpton will star in 'Generation,' a half-hour dramedy pilot from HBO Max. 
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, launches its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with J. M. Synge's masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts takes a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, launches its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with J. M. Synge's masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. The play will be presented in repertory with THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH, three short plays by J. M. Synge presented in one evening. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450. 
by Student Blogger: Audrey Lang - Oct 31, 2019
Within our theatre department at Ithaca College, we have five majors: BFA Musical Theatre, BFA Acting, BFA Theatre Production & Design, BS Theatre Arts Management, and BA Theatre Studies, or the 'BATS.' To some people, Theatre Studies is the catch-all major, where those who do 'everything else' go. While it's not entirely untrue that playwrights, stage managers, directors, and dramaturgs end up as BATS, I like to think of it as the major for multi-hyphenates.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, recently began its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre. Due to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, the company has announced that its productions of The Playboy of the Western World and The Synge Triptych have been extended one week. The productions will now close on Sunday, November 3. All performances of this repertory at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021
Television and stage veteran Alley Mills (“The Wonder Years”; Williamstown Theatre Festival, four seasons) will assume the role of Arry in the new production of Paul Osborn’s Morning’s At Seven, currently playing through January 9 at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 W. 46th Street, NYC). 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021
Following the celebratory reopening of Birmingham Rep this autumn with critically acclaimed productions of East is East, the brand new musical What’s New Pussycat? and the presentation of Grenfell: Value Engineering, Artistic Director Sean Foley announces a new collection of work to follow his own production of the classic comedy The Play What I Wrote.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2020
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is continuing its Dr. Greta McCormick Coger Literary Salon Series on Sunday, November 8 with an exploration of the Literary Renaissance of the Emerald Isle and its mystical Aran Islands.
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor David Birney has died at age 83.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
 Chicago will continue to produce some of the most exciting work in the country this summer. Offerings from the city’s more than 250 producing theatres include a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as comedy, dance, and outdoor events.    
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022
All new photos and video have been released for Playboy of the West Indies, a new musical at Birmingham Rep in June. The show opens next month, running from 10 June - 2 July with an opening night on 15 June.
by Angela Kabasan - May 15, 2022
Ronin Theatre company to present The Playboy of the Western World May 12-29 at the Irish Cultural Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast and company for Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Lucy Bailey. This will be performed by the Globe Ensemble who will be returning for The Tempest on 22 July.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020
During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2019 season. Kevin Patterson, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, shared with an audience of patrons, donors and company members that both sales and fundraising revenues achieved all-time highs, resulting in a $519,000 season surplus.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020
At today's Shaw Festival Annual General Meeting, Board Chair Peter E.S. Jewett welcomed new members - Thomas R. Hyde, senior counsel at Hodgson Russ LLP and Nicole R. Tzetzo, partner at Hodgson Russ LLP - to the Shaw Festival Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is invested with fiduciary oversight to support and further the mission and longevity of the Shaw Festival.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 5, 2022
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues Season XII: Breaking the Cycle with repertory productions of William Shakespeare’s genre-defying romance The Winter’s Tale and Ben Jonson’s satirical farce The Alchemist. The repertory starts previews March 16, with an Opening Weekend Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2020
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, closes out its 10th Anniversary season with its first-ever three show repertory. From March 25-May 17, 2020 the company is presenting the Dreams and Madness Repertory. Each of these three plays explores the danger of love, the difference between dreams and madness, and the destructive power of authority and government. 
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 27, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 27-28, 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 26, 2021
Today (March 26) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with John Lloyd Young on Clubhouse, a Ragtime reunion on Stars in the House, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 25, 2021
Today (March 25) in live streaming: the premiere of Electric Island, AAPI Broadway unites on Stars in the House, Ashley Spencer visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2021
Today (March 24) in live streaming: The Chaos Twins celebrate Black Lady Magic, a Fiddler party on Stars in the House, Micah Stock visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 23, 2021
Today (March 23) in live streaming: A #BeAnArtsHero Town Hall, ladies unite on Stars in the House, BKLYN is back, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 20, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 20-21, 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 19, 2021
Today (March 19) in live streaming: a Little House on the Prarie reunion on Stars in the House, Jackie Hoffman visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 18, 2021
Today (March 18) in live streaming: a Little House on the Prarie reunion on Stars in the House, Jackie Hoffman visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2021
Today (March 17) in live streaming: a Head Over Heals reunion on Stars in the House, Irish Rep goes to The Aran Islands, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 16, 2021
Today (March 16) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates one year, The Last Five Years continues, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
City Lit Theater has re-announced programming for its 41st year of production, according to Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe. The 2021-22 subscription season will open with a world premiere adaptation – THE VIRGINIAN: A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for a new production of The Tempest running this summer from 22 July - 22 October, directed by Sean Holmes. Shakespeare's tumultuous tale of reckoning and redemption will be brought to life by the Globe Ensemble, who have been thrilling audiences in the critically acclaimed season opening production of Much Ado About Nothing which runs until 23 October.
by Laura Lott - Jun 16, 2022
It's been over a century since John Millington Synge's Irish play The Playboy of the Western World was first performed, and almost 40 years since Mustapha Matura transported the story to Trinidad in the original version of Playboy of the West Indies. Sadly, Matura passed away in 2019 before he finished the musical adaptation of his work, but collaborators and co-directors Clement Ishmael, Nicolas Kent and Dominique Le Gendre continued the project and have now brought the spirit and humour of the Caribbean to a Birmingham stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
Resident Director Brian Pastor has announced the cast for THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD – a classic comedy that has spurred a film, musical, and even an operatic adaptation.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
Birmingham Rep, the city's only major producing theatre, has released production shots of the world premiere musical, Playboy of the West Indies, presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2020
Based on the Province of Ontario's framework for reopening businesses and the further extension of the State of Emergency, the Shaw Festival is not able to proceed with the season as scheduled. As a result, The Shaw must cancel all performances and public events through September 15.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2020
Three new releases now available on digital platforms today via Broadway Records, Broadbend, Arkansas (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording), The Perfect Fit a?" The Musical (The Remote Album), and the re-release of Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge (Original Cast Recording). You can buy or stream all three where digital musical is sold.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021
Walls and Windows is a tender, complex and beautiful love story that examines how external circumstances pull people apart, when all they really want is to be together. All Julia and John want is to live their lives with their two sons, on their own terms. But despite their hopes, the outside world and its racism puts paid to their plans.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2020
Michelle Collins will play Meg Boles, Tristan Gemmill will play Goldberg and Paul Hickey will play McCann in a national UK tour of Harold Pinter's comedy of menace which will receive a dramatic new re-imagining from the team behind Waiting for Godot. Following a two-year celebration of the works of Harold Pinter in the West End, this is Pinter's most popular and widely performed play. Further casting will be announced in due course.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2022
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues Season XII: Breaking the Cycle with Seamus Heaney's poetic rendition of the final episode of the Trojan War: The Cure at Troy starts previews January 26, with an Opening Night on Saturday, January 29.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2022
The hugely anticipated Broadway revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man has just released the first production image of Tony Award winner Marie Mullen in character as Mrs. Paroo, featuring costume design by four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto and Hair, Wig, and Makeup Design by Luc Verschueren for Campbell Young and Associates.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today that their next Performance on Screen digital production is The Aran Islands by J.M. Synge and adapted and directed by Joe O’Byrne. Starring Brendan Conroy, the virtual production of The Aran Islands will premiere on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 7pm ET and run through Sunday March 28, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast of Hamlet which will be performed for the very first time in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe Ensemble, directed by Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2019
Janice Bogen, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors of Quintessence Theatre Group (QTG) announced today that the company has hired David Lloyd Olson to be its new Managing Director.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2019
Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announce their 2020 season.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2019
This year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme reflects with many contemporary topics - but also reaches beyond, to a poetic enquiry about the times we live in. Over three weeks performances include 10 World Premieres, reimagined classic texts, inspiring international projects from Australia, Belgium Estonia, Portugal, Sweden, the UK and the USA, and an expanded season of Theatre for Children.
by BWW Staff - Aug 3, 2022
Chicago 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. Top picks for August include The Devil Wears Prada, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Urinetown, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022
Rehearsal photos have been released for the world premiere of The Snail House.  Written and directed by Richard Eyre, this new production will run from 7 September until 15 October.  
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 15, 2022
Hampstead Theatre ihas just announced the full cast and creative teams for The Snail House and Ravenscourt which open this September.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
With Chinonyerem Odimba and Ben and Max Ringham's Black Love currently running at the theatre, Kiln Theatre, in a brand-new partnership with the Abbey Theatre, today announces the full cast for Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar. Annabelle Comyn directs Nina Bowers (Cassandra), Daon Broni (Aegisthus), Jim Findley (Tyndareus), Kate Stanley Brennan (Cilissa), David Walmsley (Agamemnon) and Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra).

The Playboy of the Western World Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Playboy of the Western World have their been?
The Playboy of the Western World has had 12 productions including Broadway which opened in 1911, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1921, Broadway which opened in 1930, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2011.

What other awards has The Playboy of the Western World been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Martha Henry.

What other awards has The Playboy of the Western World won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Martha Henry.

What productions of The Playboy of the Western World have their been?
The Playboy of the Western World has had 12 productions including Broadway which opened in 1911, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1921, Broadway which opened in 1930, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2011.

What awards has The Playboy of the Western World been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Martha Henry.

What awards has The Playboy of the Western World won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Martha Henry.

What productions of The Playboy of the Western World have there been?
The Playboy of the Western World has had 12 productions including Broadway which opened in 1911, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1921, Broadway which opened in 1930, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2011.