Waiting in the Wings Broadway

"Waiting in the Wings" premiered in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre on 7 September 1960. It starred Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Marie Lohr and Graham Payn.



"I wrote Waiting in the Wings with loving care, absolute belief in its characters and two of the best scenes I have ever written, while maintaining the basic truth that old age can be greeted with humour and lived with courage" - Noël Coward

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by Ellen Dostal - Sep 7, 2018
Somewhere between its opening of SWEET CHARITY in late June and the end of July, Reprise 2.0 postponed its second scheduled production of its inaugural season, VICTOR/VICTORIA. In its place, the company has mounted a revival of Kander & Ebb's musical revue, THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, and, while it isn't a rarely revived book musical, which has always been Reprise's focus in the past, it does contain a score derived from some of the best songs in the classic Kander & Ebb catalogue (think CHICAGO and CABARET).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
Created and written by Charlie Mount and Jeff G. Rack. Directed by Jeff G. Rack. Based on the short stories The Strawberry Window, The Blue Bottle, The Messiah and Night Call, Collect by Ray Bradbury. Performed and adapted by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. Presented by Arcane Theatreworks and Whitefire Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
Red Bull Theater today announced the new season of its OBIE Award-winning Revelation Reading Series, the unique opportunity to hear rarely-produced classic plays, and brand new plays in conversation with the classics, performed by the finest actors in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2018
The heart of NYC's theatre district will be filled with Broadway stars, fans and unmissable theatrical treasures this Sunday, September 30, 2018, for the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris returns to the Broadway stage assuming the role of Mrs. Higgins in its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher. Get a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its fourth TYA Family Season. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Alex Bueno, based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from October 5 through October 7; regular performances will begin October 7th and continue through October 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
Enjoy an entire weekend of films created for, by and about the LGBTQ+ community when qFLIX Worcester: New England's LGBTQ+ Film Festival Returns To The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will return to the Broadway stage when she assumes the role of Mrs. Higgins in its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning today at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
Red Bull Theater today announced the complete cast for the sold-out, one-night-only, all-star benefit performance of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30. The 2018-'19 Season kick-off event will take place Monday October 15th (7:30 PM) at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 21, 2018
Here she is, boys. Here she is, world. Here's E. Faye Butler as Mama Rose in GYPSY. Butler commands the Porchlight stage with a presence that's both larger-than-life and also at the same time a deeply revealing character study. To say that Butler's portrayal of Mama Rose is a star turn is almost not enough. Butler seems to live and breathe this role; she does not appear to be acting but rather fully inhabiting this iconic character.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Red Bull Theater hosted an all-star benefit performance of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30. Check out photos from the event below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
Fresh from his sold out 5 Alive U.K. and Ireland tour, South London DJ and international hit maker, Jax Jones announces an exclusive show at Roundhouse, London on 06 April 2019. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 30 November 2018 at 10am at LiveNation.co.uk.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2018
Created and written by Charlie Mount and Jeff G. Rack. Directed by Jeff G. Rack. Based on the short stories The Strawberry Window, The Blue Bottle, The Messiah and Night Call, Collect by Ray Bradbury. Performed and adapted by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. Presented by Arcane Theatreworks and Whitefire Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
It has just been announced that Jillian Mueller will take over the coveted role of 'Vivian' in the hit Broadway musical, stepping into the iconic boots of both Julia Roberts and Samantha Barks.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical that will close the company's 2018/19 Season. Susi Damilano will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
by Don Grigware - Mar 6, 2019
Actress/singer/vocal coach Susan Edwards Martin, Lady Blues in Torch Song Trilogy on Broadway and star of many other musical shows, recently premiered her solo cabaret show at Upstairs at Vitello's. I reviewed the show and she was sensational.* She is taking the show to Feinstein's 54/Below in New York on March 23. Edwards Martin also has created an original show about the optimistic way she lives her life called, 'Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life!", that had a spectacular one night presentation and is currently waiting in the wings for a full production. Busy, busy, busy, Edwards also recently performed with Musical Theatre Guild as the lead in Minnie's Boys to rave reviews. Ms. Edwards Martin sat down and discussed her career thus far, and about the story behind Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life! and her latest cabaret show. Before we start to look back I always ask a few less relevant questions about musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Singer-songwriter Merritt David Janes, currently starring as Dewey in the National Tour of School of Rock-The Musical, releases The Winter Guardians' first single, 'Think Out Loud,' today. Along with Janes, the group features three young instrumentalists who performed with him in the on-stage band of Broadway's School of Rock: guitarist Brandon Niederauer, drummer Raghav Mehrotra and bassist Jersey Sullivan.
by Don Grigware - Mar 4, 2019
Actress/singer/vocal coach Susan Edwards Martin, Lady Blues in Torch Song Trilogy on Broadway and star of many other musical shows, recently premiered her solo cabaret show at Upstairs at Vitello's. I reviewed the show and she was sensational.* She is taking the show to Feinstein's 54/Below in New York on March 23. Edwards Martin also has created an original show about the optimistic way she lives her life called, 'Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life!", that had a spectacular one night presentation and is currently waiting in the wings for a full production. Busy, busy, busy, Edwards also recently performed with Musical Theatre Guild as the lead in Minnie's Boys to rave reviews. Ms. Edwards Martin sat down and discussed her career thus far, and about the story behind Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life! and her latest cabaret show. Before we start to look back I always ask a few less relevant questions about musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world.
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 12, 2018
Don't Miss Sarasota Opera's Production of Carmen
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
Rosemary Harris won her first Tony Award nearly 55 years ago in THE LION IN WINTER, now starring in the Lincoln Center Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY, at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, she received a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch her accept the award here.
by Amanda Prahl - Jun 27, 2018
Six days a week, a hour or so before the stars of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical sign in on the callboard, dresser LJ Wright arrives at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to help lay the groundwork for the day's show(s). By the time Tony-nominated star Ariana DeBose arrives, Wright has set up her costumes and is ready to assist with any other prep the actress needs. For most audience members, Wright is one of the invisible hands they don't even think about. For industry professionals, Wright is among the group that holds a show together.
by Jim Munson - Jun 25, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon is currently presenting the final production of its 2018-2019 season, Michael Patrick Gaffney's original one-man show 'The Oldest Living Cater Waiter.' Written and performed by Gaffney, it offers up delicious insights into his complicated and hilarious careers as both a professional actor and a high-end waiter to the stars. A longtime 'Moonie,' Gaffney recently spoke by phone with BroadwayWorld about the show's creative journey and the joys and challenges of his dual career path.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
A brand-new dance narrative Alexa is coming alive at Inwood Art Works' Culture Hub on Friday, June 29th at 9pm, at 440 W. 202nd Street in Northern Manhattan. Alexa , a site-specific show based on the Amazon device, closes out the month-long programming at Culture Hub, a pop-up community arts center that is part of a vacant space activation program by Inwood Art Works. The Culture Hub is 'Inwood's Creative Space' for the entire month of June, with the hope to eventually create a permanent space for arts and culture in the Inwood community.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
The Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT announces its 2018 season under the new management team of Artistic Director Alan M-L Wagerand Managing Director Robert Levinstein.
by Roger Catlin - Jan 24, 2018
Of the two dozen stages participating in the Women's Voices Theater Festival this year, the one for the 4615 Theatre Company in Silver Spring must be the smallest.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018
Smithsonian Channel roars into the New Year with season two of the fast-paced, high-octane series, SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD. Eight all-new hour-long episodes delve deep into the creation and design of some of the world's greatest automobile makers: Alfa Romeo, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Porsche, Audi and more.
by - Jan 13, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/13/2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018
TACT, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle (Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards), Kristine Nielsen (Present Laughter; You Can't Take It With You; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -Tony Outer Critics Circle Award), Peter Bartlett (She Loves Me; Something's Rotten!; Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Reed Birney (1984; The Humans - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination; Gemini; Picnic; Casa Valentina - Drama Desk, Tony nomination), Cynthia Harris ('Mad About You;' The Tribute Artist; Bad Habits; Company; Any Wednesday), Lorenzo Pisoni (Equus, Humor Abuse, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Last Dance), and Simon Jones (The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy; Party Monster; The Thomas Crown Affair; 12 Monkeys, Waiting in the Wings; Private Lives; The Real Inspector Hound/Hamlet; Benefactors; The Real Thing) will star along with Hanna Cheek, Nora Chester, Todd Gearhart, James Prendergast, Tony Roach, Rocco Sisto, and Lynn Wright, in a concert-style reading of Noel Coward's Salute to the Brave, the World Premiere of the play lost since 1941.
by Harry Haun - Feb 28, 2018
 'You know this is the first time I ever heard of NOT sleeping with the author to get the part,' cracked a profoundly p.o.-ed Phyllis Newman at the fourth of five auditions she had to endure in order to land a big, star-making role on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Unite Live and Celadon Productions bring a Broadway tradition to a local level with 'Emerald City Backwards,' the official Northwest version of 'Broadway Backwards,' at the Triple Door on Monday, March 25.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
The Playthings Theatre, an LGBTQ+ Company in New York City, will be performing its gala concert PlayFresh on Monday, March 11th at 7:00pm. PlayFresh is an evening of new LGBTQ+ music performed by Broadway's finest. Playthings will be honoring Ricky Ian Gordon with The P.R.I.D.E. Performing Arts Award for his contribution to theatre and the LGBTQ+ community.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2018/19 season lineup for the company's 69th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially relevant.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 23, 2018
This past week, Kendare Blake, author of the best-selling Three Dark Crowns series, revealed the cover to the third book in her quartet, TWO DARK REIGNS. The series was originally a duology, but performed so well that two more books were added to the line. The series that began with THREE DARK CROWNS and continued with ONE DARK THRONE will soon be joined by another sister, and fans of the series are even more eager to get their hands on it after seeing the gorgeous new cover.
by Rona Kelly - Dec 17, 2018
Discussing how relevant the play is to not only our time but this very week, Saskia Reeves also shares the joys of working on Shakespeare with Declan Donnellan and Joe Hill-Gibbins, 'directors who have real imagination and love the text and storytelling'.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
Leg Up On Life is holding it's largest event yet NIGHT OF LIFE to benefit The Trevor Project at The Hudson Terrace, August 27th. Doors opening at 7PM. Hosted by Daniel Gold.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2018/19 season lineup for the company's 69th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially relevant.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
Created and written by Charlie Mount and Jeff G. Rack. Directed by Jeff G. Rack. Based on the short stories The Strawberry Window, The Blue Bottle, The Messiah and Night Call, Collect by Ray Bradbury. Performed and adapted by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. Presented by Arcane Theatreworks and Whitefire Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018
Red Bull Theater today announced that the 2018-'19 season will kick off with the one-night-only all-star benefit performance of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 on Monday October 15th (7:30 PM) at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has just announced that Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will return to the Broadway stage when she assumes the role of Mrs. Higgins in its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning Tuesday, September 11 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Diana Rigg will play her final performance as Mrs. Higgins on Sunday, September 9.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 11, 2018
Cirque du Soleil has been on a bumpy road in recent years with such dubious spectacles as Delirium and Paramour, but they've regained their zany, surreal, and mesmerizing swagger - and how! - with CORTEO, a smashing epic triumph.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
According to the New York Times, actress Rosemary Harris, musician Harold Wheeler and playwright Terrence McNally will all be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2019 Tonys.
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Jordan Rakei just announced his third album Origin, due for release on June 14 via Ninja Tune. Since signing to Ninja Tune and releasing Wallflower, Jordan Rakei has stamped his authority as a preternaturally talented songwriter, producer and live performer and cemented his worldwide rep as a modern soul icon in the making. The London-based, New Zealand-born and Australia-raised musician has also clocked over 100 million Spotify streams, performed at iconic venues and festivals including Glastonbury & Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party, and has sold out US and Australian headline tours including upcoming sold out shows in NYC and LA this June. Today, Rakei shared new single 'Say Something' and announced a massive international tour with North American dates to be announced soon.Hear 'Say Something' and pre-order / pre-save the album HERE, and see tour dates below.
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater recently opened the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2019
MTC's INK begins previews tonight, April 2 prior to a Wednesday, April 24 opening night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
JUNK is playing at Arena Stage in Washington DC through May 5, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater recently opened the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Thousands of people attended the Garden State Film Festival's much-anticipated homecoming in Asbury Park March 22-25, 2018. The spectacular four-day weekend event welcomed over 26,000 celebrities, honorees, film industry execs and movie fans to multiple iconic venues throughout Asbury Park. The Festival included networking opportunities, industry workshops, informative panel discussions, open talent casting call, live screenplay reading, star-studded red carpet gala and entertaining parties - all in addition to the screenings of 246 films from 22 countries around the world. The weekend culminated with the 2018 Garden State Film Festival Awards Gala Dinner event on Sunday evening, where this year's honorees were recognized and Festival winners were announced.