The Way of the World

Ages: 13+
Opened: February 27, 2017
Closing: February 27, 2017

The Way of the World - 2017 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St (between Hudson & Bleeker Sts) New York, NY 10014

Freely adapted from William Congreve's masterpiece, this contemporary retelling shifts the story to the demi-monde of the hyper-rich Hamptons. Can love emerge in a world where love has no value?


A good-hearted heiress has become prey to the attentions of an amoral party boy. After he callowly seduces her aunt, making the older woman a figure of public ridicule, their romance is dead in the water. But his insistence on winning back the moneyed heroine fuels the summer's gossip in the land of the one-percent.

The Way of the World - 2017 - Off-Broadway Cast

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Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Hadi Tabbal & More to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE at Folger Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for The Winter’s Tale at Folger Theatre! The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare romance that takes audiences on an exhilarating journey, weaving together a series of complex relationships.

A World Premiere Play, a New Bilingual Musical & More Join Atlantic Theater Company 2023-2024 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get a sneak peek into the upcoming season at Atlantic Theater Company. From world premieres to bilingual musicals, stay updated on the diverse range of productions hitting the stage in the 2023-2024 season.

Atlantic Theater Company's INFINITE LIFE Begins Performances Tonight by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Get all the details about the highly-anticipated production of INFINITE LIFE at Atlantic Theater Company. Find out when and where the performances take place, and get a sneak peek into what to expect from this exciting new show. Don't miss out on this unforgettable theater experience!

Full Cast and Team Set For SISTER ACT at the Muny by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2023

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the divine musical comedy, Sister Act, August 14 - 20.

Full Cast Revealed For The UK Première of Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

Kiln Theatre has announced full casting for the UK première of Lynn Nottage's Mlima's Tale. Miranda Cromwell directs Gabrielle Brooks (Githinji), Pui Fan Lee (Gouxi), Brandon Grace (Andrew), Natey Jones (Geedi) and Ira Mandela Siobhan (Mlima). The production opens on 21 September, with previews from 14 September, and runs until 21 October.

Nenda Neururer Completes the Cast of IT'S HEADED STRAIGHT TOWARDS US at Park Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 3, 2023

Nenda Neururer will star as Leela, completing the cast of It’s Headed Straight Towards Us, a comedy written by stars of The Young Ones, Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer.

Review: Online Viral Sensations Robyn Schall & Will Burkart Knock It Out With Jokes & Stories At City Winery by Bobby Patrick - Jun 21, 2023

In all, dear Bobby readers, we would say we had a whale of a time Thursday and Friday night at City Winery, and if you’re not watching the horizon for Robyn Schall & Will Burkart, you will miss their meteoric rise that is just getting started

Don Braden Releases Tribute to Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder on New Album by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2023

Renowned saxophonist, composer and arranger Don Braden has returned with the follow-up album to his well-loved 2018 tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder!

Full Cast & Creative Team Set for THE TEMPEST at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre & the Unicorn Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2023

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for The Tempest re-imagined for everyone aged six and over, revised and directed by Jennifer Tang. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Playhouse Theatre Group Announces Featured Performers And Guests Artists For ENCORE! RAZZLE DAZZLE: A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF JOHN KANDER by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2023

Join Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. for their annual fundraiser, ENCORE! It will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2023. The theme this year is RAZZLE DAZZLE: A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF JOHN KANDER.

Dorset Theatre Festival Appoints New Executive Artistic Director and Managing Creative Director by Blair Ingenthron - May 2, 2023

Dorset Theatre Festival's Board of Trustees has announced Will Rucker as the company's Executive Artistic Director and Ryan Koss as Managing Creative Director in advance of the upcoming 46th summer season.

Bryonha Marie, Mamie Parris, and More Will Lead SISTER ACT at the Muny by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2023

The Muny announced that Bryonha Marie, Mamie Parris, James T. Lane, Alan H. Green, Thom Sesma, Meredith Aleigha Wells, Madeleine Doherty, Katy Geraghty, Brandon Espinoza, F. Michael Haynie and Darron Hayes will star in the divine musical comedy Sister Act, August 14 - 20, 2023.

IT'S HEADED STRAIGHT TOWARDS US Comes to Park Theatre in September, Starring Rufus Hound and Samuel West by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2023

Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and RJG Productions have announced It's Headed Straight Towards Us, a comedy written by stars of The Young Ones, Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer.

Full Cast Revealed For The World Premiere of Jack Thorne's WHEN WINSTON WENT TO WAR WITH THE WIRELESS at Donmar Warehouse by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2023

With Noël Coward's Private Lives currently running until 27 May, Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced full casting for the world première of Jack Thorne's play When Winston Went to War with the Wireless. 

New Muhammad Ali Musical ALI Will Have its World Premiere In Louisville in Fall 2024 by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2023

The World Premiere of ALI will be presented in Ali's hometown of Louisville, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, in Fall 2024. Learn more about the show here!

Cast Announced For Shakespeare's Globe's SHAKESPEARE IN THE ABBEY by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2023

As celebrations continue for the 400th Anniversary of the First Folio across 2023, Shakespeare’s Globe will return to Westminster Abbey for the hugely popular Shakespeare in the Abbey for six special performances beginning this evening and running until Friday 31 March.

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents The Bay Area Premiere Of TO MASTER THE ART, April 21- May 21 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2023

After a COVID-induced delay of nearly three years, Contra Costa Civic Theatre will bring the very first production of To Master the Art to Bay Area audiences.

Patrick Page to Star in KING LEAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of King Lear. STC favorite Patrick Page will star as the titular king. See who else is in the cast, how to purchase tickets, and more!

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2022

To celebrate Daniel Radcliffe's return to theatre in the Off-Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along, we are taking a look back at the stage careers of he and his fellow Harry Potter film cast members. Keep reading to find out times you may have seen Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton, and more onstage!

2:22 A GHOST STORY Enters Final 6 Weeks of Performances at Criterion Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

There are just 6 weeks left to see the current cast Tamsin Carroll, Felix Scott, Laura Whitmore and Matt Willis in 2:22 - A Ghost Story with the final performance at the Criterion on 8 January.

New Stage Adaptation Of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB Opens In Brighton Next Week by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

The Lavender Hill Mob based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter opens in Brighton next week. 

HOME, I'M DARLING Will Embark on UK Tour Next Year by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

This new production of Home, I'm Darling opens at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 25 January 2023, prior to the play's first extensive national tour. Leading the cast are BAFTA award winner Jessica Ransom (Doc Martin, Armstrong and Miller, Horrible Histories) as Judy, Diane Keen (Doctors, The Cuckoo Waltz) as Sylvia and Neil McDermott (Eastenders, The Royal) as Johnny, with further casting to be announced.

Full Cast Announced for AS YOU LIKE IT @sohoplace Starring Martha Plimpton & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022

Full casting is announced for William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Josie Rourke, with a musical score by Michael Bruce, @sohoplace, the first new build West End theatre to open in 50 years.

Eddie Izzard to Bring CHARLES DICKENS' GREAT EXPECTATIONS to Greenwich House Theater in December by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

Eddie Izzard will return to the New York stage this December for six weeks only playing 21 characters in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, a classic tale of convicts, mystery, friendship, rivalry, unrequited love, revenge, and redemption for six weeks only at The Greenwich House Theater.

Words From the Wings: Jenna Augen of LEOPOLDSTADT Shares Backstage Must-Haves, Favorite Moments, and More! by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld is bringing you Words From the Wings, a new series of interviews that take fans behind the scenes of some of their favorite Broadway stars' backstage routines! Today we're chatting with Jenna Augen of Leopoldstadt, who told us all about her favorite backstage moments, must-haves, and more!

Full Cast Announced for THE LAVENDER HILL MOB UK Tour by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Full casting is announced for the UK tour of The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter. New cast members include Victoria Blunt (Audrey), Guy Burgess (Farrow), Aamira Challenger (Fernanda), Tessa Churchard (Lady Agnes), John Dougall (Sir Horace) and Tim Sutton (Sammy).

Full Cast Announced For The UK Tour of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

Full casting is announced for the UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.

Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza to Star in ON YOUR FEET! at Paper Mill Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, the first production of Paper Mill’s 2022-2023 season. The production will feature Linedy Genao (On Your Feet! on Broadway) as Gloria, and Brandon Espinoza (Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants) as Emilio.

Full Cast Announced For THE CLINIC At Almeida Theatre by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022

Monique Touko directs Toyin Ayedun-Alase, Donna Berlin, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Manyonda, Gloria Obianyo and Mercy Ojelade in the production which opens on Monday 12 September, with previews from Saturday 3 September, running until Saturday 1 October.

Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards Will Star in UK Tour of New Stage Adaptation of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Comedy duo Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards are set to reunite and embark on a UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.

New Adventures Etta Murfitt Receives MBE, Robert Noble Receives OBE by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022

New Adventures congratulates Associate Artistic Director Etta Murfitt on her Member of the British Empire and Group Managing Director Robert Noble on his Order of the British Empire in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022. Etta Murfitt receives her honour for ‘Services to Dance’ and Robert Noble receives his honour for ‘Services to the Performing Arts’.

Full Cast Announced For The World Première of MAD HOUSE, Starring David Harbour and Bill Pullman by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Joining the previously announced David Harbour and Bill Pullman are Hanako Footman, Akiya Henry, Sinead Matthews, Charlie Oscar and Stephen Wight. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the production opens on 26 June at the Ambassadors Theatre, with previews from 15 June, and runs until 4 September.

Samuel Barnett Present the World Premiere of FEELING AFRAID AS IF SOMETHING TERRIBLE IS GOING  TO HAPPEN  by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022

A permanently single, professionally neurotic stand-up finally meets Mr Right and then does everything wrong.  But is Mr Right quite what he seems? And how far will the comedian go to get a laugh? Feeling Afraid… is a  bitingly honest comedy drama from the Olivier Award-winning producers of Fleabag and Baby Reindeer and  Fringe First winning producers of Baby Reindeer, Square Go and Angry Alan.  

THE CROWN's Peter Morgan to Present World Premiere of Stage Play PATRIOTS Starring Tom Hollander by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown, will be presenting the world premiere of his stage play Patriots, starring Tom Hollander, at London’s Almeida Theatre in July. The play focuses on Russian oligarchs,

Wishbone Ash Announce 'Living Proof' (Live Recordings 1976-1980) 10-LP Box Set by Michael Major - Apr 28, 2022

Wishbone Ash achieved considerable success in the 1970s, during which they were among England's most popular hard rock acts, achieving an incredible eight top 40 albums. Often regarded as one of the premiere UK live acts of the ’70s, they toured considerably throughout this period and into the following decades.

Full Cast Announced For the UK Premiere of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Donmar Warehouse by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce the full cast for the UK première of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Joining Noma Dumezweni as Nora are Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O'Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie). James Macdonald's production, in a reconfigured Donmar in the round, opens on 16 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 6 August.

Arcola Theatre Announces Full Cast For WE STARTED TO SING by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

Arcola Theatre today announces the full cast for the world première of Barney Norris' new play We Started To Sing, which marks the reopening of the theatre since March 2020. Barney Norris directs Barbara Flynn, David Ricardo-Pearce, Naomi Petersen, George Taylor and Robin Soans.

Casting Update Announced For STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY at The Bridge by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

Joining Ralph Fiennes (Robert Moses) in the world premiere of David Hare's Straight Line Crazy are Alisha Bailey (Mariah Heller), Samuel Barnett (Ariel Porter), David Bromley (Stamford Fergus), Al Coppola (Walter McQuade), Siobhán Cullen (Finnuala Connell), Ian Kirkby (Lewis Mumford), Alana Maria (Shirley Hayes), Dani Moseley (Carol Ames), Guy Paul (Henry Vanderbilt), Helen Schlesinger (Jane Jacobs), Mary Stillwaggon Stewart (Nicole Sawyer) and Danny Webb (Governor Al Smith).

Rachel York and Haydn Gwynne to Join ANYTHING GOES West End; Performances Added by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021

All aboard! The West End production of Anything Goes has found its new Reno Sweeney!

Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90 by Robert Diamond - Sep 9, 2021

ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 

Dame Penelope Keith Will Star In 2022 Uk Tour Of New Play TWO CIGARETTES IN THE DARK by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

Stage and screen actress Dame Penelope Keith will collaborate once again with director Alan Strachan and designer Simon Higlett for Two Cigarettes in the Dark, a brand new play by Stephen Wyatt, produced by Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Cambridge Arts Theatre. View tour dates and more.

BWW Review: Will on the Hill and Far Away at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Timothy Treanor - Jun 8, 2021

“What’s past is prologue” Prospero says in The Tempest, but when the present passes into the past what’s left is Will on the Hill and Far Away, the earnest and frequently successful effort by Congressmen to do Shakespeare funny. In this annual exercise, designed to raise funds for arts education, members of both Houses, as well as various other political luminaries (Washington is crawling with them), put themselves in preposterous situations which magically turn out well, just as characters in the Bard’s plays often do.

FOR ONE KNIGHT ONLY Will Be Rescreened in Aid of The Royal Theatrical Fund by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021

Following the success of the live Q&A in November 2020 which raised over £300,000 for Acting for Others, Lockdown Theatre today announces they will be rescreening For One Knight Only in aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund and partner organisation, the Fleabag Support Fund.

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Play Titles and Full Casting For INSIDE by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021

Orange Tree Theatre today announces the play titles and full cast for Inside – the first instalment of Inside/Outside, a collection of world premiere short plays by emerging and established writers.

BWW Feature: And The Nominees Are... BEST LIVE STREAMED CONCERT by Stephen Mosher - Dec 16, 2020

These performers cut their suits to fit their cloth and found out they had a new way to reach their fans.

VIDEO: Vanessa Carlton Releases Political Music Video For 'Die, Dinosaur' by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2020

Vanessa Carlton unveils the politically charged music video for her song “Die, Dinosaur” and how it is time to VOTE OUT the old guard.

CINDERELLA Comes to Nottingham Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2020

Nottingham Playhouse has announced that it's full steam ahead for Christmas!  Cinderella will indeed go to the ball, bringing some much needed joy for old and young alike for this festive season.  This year's specially adapted pantomime replaces the previously programmed Beauty and the Beast which audiences can enjoy for Christmas 2021.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of August 3 - WEST SIDE STORY Novel, Music From Sophia Anne Caruso, and More! by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2020

This week's list features the novelization of West Side Story, as well as a graphic novel version of The Phantom of the Opera, and the audiobook of Vietgone. Plus, new music from Sophia Anne Caruso!

New and Upcoming Book, Music, and Film Releases For the Week of July 13 - HADESTOWN Lyric Book, Music From Telly Leung, Melissa Errico, and More! by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2020

Check out this week's list of new and upcoming book, music, and film releases, including a Hadestown lyric book, new music from Telly Leung, Melissa Errico, and more!

Smith & Kraus to Publish THERESA REBECK: COMPLETE PLAYS VOLUME 5 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020

Today, July 15, Smith & Kraus have published a new book of collected plays from OCC Award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck! Featuring an introduction from Tony Award-nominated director and Rebeck's frequent collaborator Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays Volume 5 covers the prolific writer's 2011-2019 works, including:


The Way of the World has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2017 and Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2018.



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