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The Way of the World - 2018 - Washington, DC (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

Mae is a sweet-natured woman with just a little baggage-a $600 million inheritance. When her womanizing boyfriend Henry seduces her aunt, both women become the object of scandal. But Henry has a plan to win the heiress back. In the lush and opulent land of the Hamptons, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? This comedy of manners-with no manners at all-is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper class.


Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Washington, DC (Regional)
Previews: January 09, 2018
Closing:February 11, 2018

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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. 
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.
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).
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
All aboard! The West End production of Anything Goes has found its new Reno Sweeney!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. 
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.
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 11, 2019
Today, on Mose Allison's birthday, Fat Possum Records releases two newly-recorded Allison tracks from IF YOU'RE GOING TO  THE CITY:  A Tribute To Mose Allison, out November 29. Pixies vocalist Frank Black has recorded 'Numbers on Paper,' while punk icon Iggy Pop puts his spin on the title track. IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE CITY also benefits Sweet Relief, which assists musicians in need. 
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.
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.  
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,
by Julie Musbach - May 3, 2019
With their production of Orpheus Descending about to transfer to the Menier, Wave Me Goodbye running at the company's home base, and the Olivier Award-winning Home I'm Darling completing its tour back home in Wales where it began, Theatr Clwyd today announces their new season for Autumn 2019.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 28, 2019
Andy Clockwise records, performs, produces, and mixes all his records, which include the critically acclaimed Classic FM and EP's Dancing World & The Good Book. Today Andy Clockwise shared his new single 'This Town.' The song is available to share at Soundcloud and will be on all streaming services this Friday. The single follows up the official video for Andy Clockwise's single 'War Stories' which premiered at Grimy Goods and is available now on all streaming services. About the song Andy Clockwise told Grimy Goods, “This is the song that started the whole record really, a splurge of upset, denial and trying to find some sort of way to get out of the way of the world throwing every annoyance that one can endure my way. Some part therapy, some part defeat, some death of my youth and most parts rock and roll defiance and rebellion from whatever we call this current status quo. Apathy? Creeping oblivion? I suppose I see it as a fresh start. Hope I don't fuck it up!” 
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2019
Following its critically acclaimed UK premiere, leading stand-up comedian, presenter and actor Miles Jupp is to bring his heart-warming show about the life of Walt Disney's consummate English gentleman, David Tomlinson, to London's West End. Written by James Kettle and co-directed by Selina Cadell and Didi Hopkins, The Life I Lead will play at the Wyndham's Theatre from 16 - 21 September 2019.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019
Casting has been announced for Actually, the European premiere of Anna Ziegler's first play in London since Photograph 51.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2019
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, will mount two world premiere productions during the 42nd Season. DIG, written and directed by Theresa Rebeck (July 11-27, 2019), and MRS. CHRISTIE by Heidi Armbruster (August 1-17, 2019) fall between the Festival's previously announced runs of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES (June 20-July 6, 2019) and SLOW FOOD by Wendy MacLeod (August 22-31, 2019) at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT 05251).
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.
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.
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.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2019
Take Note Theatre today announces the full cast for the brand-new production of Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing to be staged at Rudolf Steiner Theatre - a stone's throw from Holmes' 221b Baker Street. David Phipps-Davis directs Stephen Chance (Sherlock Holmes), Doug Cooper (Inspector Peacock), Philip Mansfield (Dr Watson), Imogen Smith (Betty Rochester) and Vanessa-Faye Stanley (Lucy Grendle). Written by Greg Freeman, the production opens on 25 July, with previews from 17 July and runs until 18 August.
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’.
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.
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:
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2019
Headlong today announce the full cast for Hedda Tesman which will receive its world premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre before playing at The Lowry, Salford.
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.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 18, 2019
In our age of fake news, victim shaming and #metoo; and hot on the heels of recent documentaries It Happened One Night (Louis Theroux/ BBC) and Sex on Trial (Channel 4), Actually is an urgent exploration into our need for an absolute truth when faced with opposing versions; can we ever truly know what happened between two people behind closed doors?
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2019
Orange Tree Theatre have announced their 2019 Directors Festival - showcasing productions by four outstanding directors on The Orange Tree and St. Mary's University's MA Theatre Directing Course.
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!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019
Casting has today been announced for Touching The Void. Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void will see original cast members Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee and Josh Williams return to the show, joined by Angus Yellowlees. The show will open in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre previewing from November 9th for a strictly limited season with an opening night of November 14th.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2019
Arcola Theatre, Atticist and Ellie Keel Productions today announce full cast for the UK premiere of Anna Bella Eema by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour. Jessica Lazar directs Natasha Cottriall, Gabrielle Brooks and Beverley Rudd. The new production opens at Arcola Theatre on 16 September, with previews from 11 September, and runs until 12 October.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 1, 2019
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis and Producing Director Will Rucker, will open DIG, the first World Premiere production of the 42nd Season, on July 11. The play is written and directed by the Festival's Resident Playwright, Theresa Rebeck.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2020
Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) is excited to announce its upcoming 2020 performance series, a?oeRoyalsa?? a?" a look at the sovereignty and subversion of the ruling class and social elite.
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).
by Eleni Cashell - Feb 27, 2020
Simon Manyonda spoke to BroadwayWorld UK about Far Away, how it feels to be working with Caryl Churchill and the power of language.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2020
Due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming 2020 performance season from Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) has been cancelled.
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.
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.
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.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2019
Haydn Gwynne will make her Chichester debut in the title role of HEDDA TESMAN by Cordelia Lynn, after Henrik Ibsen. Holly Race Roughan directs this co-production with Headlong and The Lowry, running at the Minerva Theatre from 30 August - 28 September.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019
With Home, I'm Darling currently running in the West End, and rehearsals underway for Orpheus Descending, Theatr Clwyd today announce the full cast for the world première of Jacqueline Wilson's Wave Me Goodbye, adapted by Emma Reeves. Christian Patterson directs Courtney George (Shirley), Victoria John (Chubby/Doris/Mrs Henshaw), Sean Jones (Kevin/Will Waverley/Male Doll), Kerry Peers (Mrs Mad/WVS Volunteer/'Charlie Chaplin'/Marilyn Henderson/Landlady) and Sam C Wilson (Shirley's Dad (Pete Smith)/Mr Bentley/ Kevin's Dad (Joe Moffatt), Gerald Pendleton/Uncle Mick). The production opens on 25 April, with previews from 23 April, and runs until 4 May.

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