The Women Broadway

The Women is a comedy of manners by Clare Boothe Luce.



The play is an acerbic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels and damages their relationships. While men frequently are the subject of their lively discussions and play an important role in the action on-stage, they are strictly characters mentioned but never seen.



The original Broadway production, directed by Robert B. Sinclair, opened on December 26, 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 657 performances with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Ilka Chase, and Marjorie Main.

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by Roy Berko - Sep 22, 2019
As the lights come up on the Tony Winning Cleveland Play House's opening production of its 104thseason, it's 1942 and the Oberon Play House (a stand-in name for CPH), is about to open its season. There is a major problem, however. The plays scheduled are all Shakespeare, the company's males are all off fighting in World War II, and the director is in the service of his country.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Sep 20, 2019
M-O-M stars some of the most prolific Indian actors like Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh, Palomi Ghosh in lead roles, along with veteran actor Ashish Vidyarthi and Mohan Joshi in prominent roles.
by Annette Stolt - Sep 20, 2019
Opening night of Witches of Eastwick at Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden 19th of September 2019
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 20, 2019
I'm often asked if Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN is dated. Perhaps I should say yes, but I tend to say no. A production that can remind you that the underlying plot of the story isn't all sweetness and light and that it actually has what was once controversial material that we usually gloss over can make this classic of 20th century American musical theatre something anyone can appreciate. Unlike RENT, THE MUSIC MAN is pretty much wholesome, but done right, it's not too sweetly wholesome.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 20, 2019
When I reached for my phone to call Tovah Feldshuh to interview her on her upcoming role as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the west coast premiere of SISTERS IN LAW at The Wallis, I never expected to be so enthralled for the fifty minutes that followed; not only by the irascible, most delightful Tovah Feldshuh herself, but by the razor-witted Justice Ginsburg a?' a two-for-one interview!
by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2019
Director-choreographer Denny Berry gamely takes a stab (pun intended) to breath new life (sorry about that one) into a musical version of Bram Stoker's 1897 epistolary novel, Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA, THE MUSICAL.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
A powerful gathering of black women of Broadway and New York Theatre was celebrated for their artistry and achievements at the Café Mocha 9th Annual Salute Her Awards, held Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre in New York City.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
New York's leading LGBTQ film festival, NewFest, has announced the full lineup of their 31st annual celebration of the year's best LGBTQ films from around the world. As announced earlier this week, the festival will kick off the festival's 31st edition with the New York premiere of Mike Doyle's Manhattan-set ensemble rom-com SELL BY, featuring an eclectic cast including Scott Evans (Netflix's “Grace and Frankie”), Kate Walsh (ABC's “Grey's Anatomy”), Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Buteau (Netflix's “Tales of the City”) and Augustus Prew (HIGH-RISE), and will close the festival with the New York premiere of Rodrigo Bellott's award-winning film TU ME MANQUES, which was recently announced as Bolivia's submission for Best International Feature Film selection for the 2019 Academy Awards. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 19, 2019
Jason Danieley's first time onstage in over a year is an honest conversation in words and music about Marin Mazzie, everyone's fight against cancer, and a Love for the ages.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
DACAMERA of Houston continues its 2019a?"2020 jazz series with Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration, an evening honoring the legendary jazz record label with performances by three outstanding artists on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater. The first date in a nationwide anniversary tour, the concert lineup features Kandace Springs, James Francies and the James Carter Organ Trio, each performing a set of their own music, followed by a finale with all of the artists coming together to perform a classic Blue Note tune.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Curran and Book Passage announced today that they will present two new special events as part of Curran's SHOW & TELL series. On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will celebrate the women who have inspired them as they discuss a?oeThe Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resiliencea?? at Temple Emanu-El (2 Lake Street, San Francisco). On Monday, October 21, 2019, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow will discuss his new book, a?oeCatch and Kill,a?? sharing his experience of exposing serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at the Calvary Presbyterian Church (2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco). Tickets for each event are available online at SFCURRAN.com. In partnership with Book Passage, tickets for both events come with the book.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Presented by Eric Abraham and Ken Forrester Vineyards, the 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season features a record 48 titles to be screened as part of its ninth successful year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The Women's Association of NJPAC is marking its 25th anniversary with a star-studded edition of the Arts Center's Spotlight Gala on Saturday, September 28th at NJPAC in Newark.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
In theatre, the roles for women over 40 are shockingly small. And I mean both in their abundance and in the juiciness of role. Many plays seem to only include 'older women' as adjuncts to the main characters - mums, neighbours, wives... And with so little to say these characters often seem two-dimensional, or they become mere information vehicles. They're often only there to give an insight into the main (younger and often male) protagonist's character.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly treads new waters with its sixth season; fusing classic characters and themes with current plays and playwrights. The company's 6-show season expands on their founding mission of creating classical work for a contemporary minded audience by presenting some Michigan Premieres, a World Premiere by Maxim Vinogradov, and a couple other surprises, all focusing on classic stories or characters. 
by Tara Bennett - Sep 18, 2019
Arthur Miller's classic 1953 play, THE CRUCIBLE will explore a community filled with fear, distrust and hysteria at Theatre Baton Rouge as part of the theatre's 2019-20 Capital Series.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 18, 2019
A lifelong passion for Liza Minnelli has brought Haley Swindal to the hearts of audiences who will, now, have a lifelong passion for Haley Swindal.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
CMT today revealed it will honor superstar acts Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett as the top country artists of 2019 to be celebrated at this year's 10th Annual a?oeCMT Artists of the Yeara?? special, broadcasting LIVE from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm ET/PT. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Los Angeles' famed Groundlings Theatre is celebrating their 45th Anniversary next month with a series of exclusive events and performances that honor the legacy of the always hilarious Groundlings. The month-long celebration kicks off on October 2 with a weekly series of panels and will also feature two incredible nights of comedy featuring iconic sketches from unforgettable characters that originated at The Groundlings.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Kristin Chenoweth will return to the Broadway stage in a live concert celebrating the release of her new album FOR THE GIRLS (Concord Records, produced by Steve Tyrell), with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and Presented by James L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 8, 2019 at the Nederlander Theatre and will run through November 17, 2019 (8 performances only). Kristin has made her voice heard on the Broadway stage, earning herself a Tony Award for her performance in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. However, it was her show-stopping performance in WICKED as Glinda that kickstarted her killer career on Broadway. Kristin has continued to engage her audiences with her astonishing vocals and irresistible charm, having been described, a?oeshe's like a singing ray of sunshine,a?? by New York Times critic Charles Isherwood, following her most recent performance in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY.
by Michael Dale - Sep 17, 2019
The king is dead, and the women who were rivals for his affection suddenly realize he wasn't anything worth fighting over. Okay, then... dance break!
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 17, 2019
Venerated songwriter and singer Meg Flather brings immaculate marriages of her music and her singing sisters of cabaret to Don't Tell Mama in this show celebrating her work, her friends and sisterhood.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
“Toss It” takes a deeper look at the roles women play in society, as a true anti-romantic comedy, we join the characters where a romantic comedy would typically end with the classic prototypes: charming noncommittal guy and shrewd wary woman who's witty banter (instantly brings to mind a modern day Rosalind Russell & Cary Grant), lead all signs pointing toward the expected outcome. Then everything gets tossed. And gets real. As the men and women of “Toss It” battle for the stakes they set out to get, the story stealthily reveals that the real relationship skirmishes are among the women.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Highwomen—the self-titled release from acclaimed collaborative movement formed by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires—debuts this week at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, #10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart with over 34,000 equivalent units sold.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Cast members and creative teams from iconic television series and films reunite on ABC prime time in “Cast from the Past Week,” beginning MONDAY, OCT. 7. Featured will be actors and behind-the-scenes talent from “Blues Brothers 2000,” “Castle,” “Charmed,” “Cheers,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Girlfriends,” “House,” “Think Like a Man” and “Wet Hot American Summer” as they reunite with former castmates on ABC dramas and comedies in an unforgettable week-long event. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Found Stages is disrupting the patriarchal interpretation of Frankenstein. Since as early as the 1840s, this classic story by a woman ahead of her time has been stripped of its complexity to showcase the scientist as the hero of progress, battling an ignorant monster. This October, Found Stages' Frankenstein's Funeral will correct this long-standing misrepresentation of Mary Shelley's 200-year-old novel.
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 15, 2019
It's common for the Kennedy Center to be a stop for national tours of current or recently closed Broadway shows, but it's a bit of a rarity for it to be a stop for a show that's truly a?oedirect from Broadway.a?? There's no misleading advertising here. While Heidi Schreck's highly personal Tony Award-nominated play 'What the Constitution Means to Me' will embark on a national tour in the near future, the Kennedy Center's offering is unique because it stars the original Broadway cast, including Tony Award nominee Ms. Schreck herself. To that end, the timely show, directed by Oliver Butler, is absolutely worth a look.
by Greg Kerestan - Sep 15, 2019
I can't quite explain why this is the most successful musical of all time, but I can't deny that it works.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
SHE Media (formerly SheKnows Media), a mission-driven digital media company created by and for women with nearly 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 350 million-plus social media followers, today announced that Emmy Award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Sarah Jessica Parker will join as a keynote speaker at the #BlogHer19 Creators Summit, the largest community of influencers driving economic empowerment and social good through quality content.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Gutted, an Irish black comedy by Sharon Byrne, opens in Canterbury on 3 October and will visit the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith (Fri 11 Oct), The Maud, Walthamstow (Wed 16 Oct), The Dugdale Centre, Enfield (Fri 25 Oct) and Omnibus Theatre, Clapham (Tue 29 & Wed 30 Oct) as part of its 15-venue Autumn tour. Set in a 1980's Dublin fish-factory, Gutted explores the lives of three strong women, played by Eleanor Byrne, Niamh Finlay and Sarah Hosford, with dark humour and tenderness. Gutted is directed by Chris White.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Building on the momentum of a powerful series of fall kick-off events, the Chicago Humanities Festival is excited to announce the full lineup for its 30th Fall Festival. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, author Jonathan Safran Foer, historian Ibram X. Kendi, comedian and The New York Times Magazine's a?oejudgea?? John Hodgman, poet Nikki Giovanni, Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) will all be part of CHF's endeavor to explore Power this fall. Returning Festival favorites including poet and musician Patti Smith, novelist Salman Rushdie, and historian Sarah Vowell will return to Chicago this fall. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is this year's Chicago Tribune Literary Prize recipient.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 13, 2019
It is always exciting to witness a ballet company unseen in the UK. Astana Ballet is Kazakhstan's leading ballet company and since its 2013 debut, the company has performed all over the world. So far, this has not included the UK, but last night, Astana Ballet made its sold-out UK debut with an intriguing programme of four one-act ballets that combine classical choreography with an influence of contemporary and Kazakh folk dance.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Miranda Lambert and the women of the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour are kicking off the cross-country trek in style, releasing today a special version of “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” featuring Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, and Caylee Hammack – all of whom will open for Lambert on select dates.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
On the heels of a summer that saw the Trump administration ramp up its attacks against families seeking safety at the southern U.S. border, the Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) today announced “The Lantern Tour II: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families,” with the first two concerts taking place on Tuesday, November 5 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., and on Wednesday, November 6 at The Town Hall in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Rivertown Theaters kicks off what promises to be a delightfully diverse season of shows, starting with the musical adaptation of one of the '80s all-time favorite and still timely comedy movies, 9 to 5, running from September 13 - 29.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre launches their season dedicated to celebrating women with a Maine premiere by Boston-based playwright, Joyce Van Dyke.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Tacoma Little Theatre begins its 101st season, A SEASON OF FIRSTS, with the funny, sincere, and just a wee bit naughty, Calendar Girls. This production is directed by Vicki Webb and will be a TLT premiere.
by Annette Stolt - Sep 12, 2019
Already when you enter the entrance you start to wonder what will happen here. You are greeted by half naked door men who smokes, the fog is tight in the foyer where people begin to gather. Inside the theater lounge there is a bar on the stage where the audience can order something to drink. The ensemble is joining the audience as they take their seats. The audience are supposed to feel like they are part of the show. The Three Penny Opera is a classic story about poor and dirty London with beggars, thieves and a corrupt police chief, and everything is circulating around Mac the Knife (Fredrik Lycke).
by Gary Naylor - Sep 12, 2019
Lit is an astonishing debut play from Sophie Ellerby telling the tale of Bex, a teen adrift in a world full of threats with wit, wisdom and overwhelming humanity. Eve Austin is in award-winning form as the girl on the edge.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Rachael Goldberg - Sep 12, 2019
In Theater J's fall opening, we are asked to consider: what really happens when love makes you sick? And yet, despite a strong cast and well-executed technical elements, 'Love Sick' suffers from a slight disconnect.
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Here comes the bride…all dressed in… toilet paper?? 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Public Theater announced today the Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative fall line-up that will explore the intersection of art, ideas, and action and illuminate the study and performance of Shakespeare's works.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
MBnb is pleased to present Tee Corinne: Bodies of Work, an evolving presentation of materials relating to the extensive practice of Tee Corinne organized by artist and curator Jenni Crain. The exhibition will be on view from August 11th through September 15th, 2019.
by Debbie Hall - Sep 11, 2019
For one night only, one woman will bring the top country female stars to the stage including Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton. Kelly Vohnn, country artist, songwriter, and tribute artist, will headline The Women in Me at the Green Valley Ranch Grand Events Center on Sept. 14.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 28th season with the Bay Area Premiere of Bryna Turner's BULL IN A CHINA SHOP.
by Joe Lombardi - Sep 11, 2019
When I sat down to see The Chaos Theory of Now, I found the pre-show music selections to be quirky.  Barbara Mandrell's 'I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool.'  Thomas Dolby's 'She Blinded Me With Science.'  k.d. lang's 'Constant Craving.'  Turns out the song choices were spot on.  The author and performer, Jennifer Joy Pawlitschek, grew up on a farm before becoming a science nerd and a lesbian.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Who are we if not you and me? On which side of history are we going to be? Is place an illusion? Are we borrowing the here and now and if we are from whom? Is destruction an inseparable component of love? These are some of the questions posed by Lebanese poet and artist Etel Adnan in her introspective poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other.