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Why Marry? - 1917 - Broadway

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Astor Theatre

(New York, NY)
1537 Broadway
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by Tyler Peterson - Sep 9, 2013
Patrons will have the opportunity to ask these and other questions on Friday, September 27, after seeing 'The Late Christopher Bean' written by Sidney Howard, who received the Oscar for Best Screen Play for 'Gone with the Wind.'
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 8, 2015
"We used to have a nice plantation in Mississippi.  And then, just when cotton got high, women stopped wearing cotton underwear," says Isabelle Parry in a Manhattan speakeasy in 1929. 
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 8, 2014
For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast of the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's "Within the Law" at the opening night after-show party at Aleathea's Restaurant on September 17th, another chance is to be had on Friday, September 26 at an after-show Q&A. It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how does one find these scripts?"
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 4, 2012
'Ninety-seven percent of the public believe what they're told, and what they're told is what the other chap's been told - and the fellow who told him read it somewhere,' announces marketing maven Ambrose Peale to would-be businessman Rodney Martin in 'It Pays to Advertise.' The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents this screwball comedy from September 19 through October 13, with an 8:00 p.m. curtain. It is the usual Wednesday through Saturday schedule, except there is no show on Wednesday, October 3, and an added show on Sunday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, September 19 is an after-show opening night party at Aleathea's Restaurant at The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, where patrons have the opportunity to mingle with actors and fellow theater lovers while indulging in complimentary hors d'oeuvres. There is an after-show Q&A with the cast and director on Friday, September 28, and on Friday, October 12, is an American Sign Language interpreted performance.
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 3, 2013
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company, after a successful summer, continues its exciting 33rd season into the fall with 'The Late Christopher Bean,' a comedy, with a cast of nine, under the direction of ELTC's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth.
by Kara McCoy - Sep 29, 2015
Jessamy Maddox talks in her sleep. This is shocking to probably no one, but as she tosses and turns murmuring her husband's name, who exactly is she seeing in her dreams? Gawain, or Wilk? If I were Wilk, I'd feel super awkward. Thank goodness there's a crying baby to distract him from her nighttime rumblings. And watching him rock the Maddox baby tugs at our heartstrings, however gently, because this should have been Wilk all along. A father. He was this close before Reeve Tell snatched that life away by murdering his wife. Sad. He still sees visions of Petra, which is sweet and everything, until the illusion falls and it's actually Jessamy he's making out with. Oops.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012
'Ninety-seven percent of the public believe what they're told, and what they're told is what the other chap's been told - and the fellow who told him read it somewhere,' announces marketing maven Ambrose Peale to would-be businessman Rodney Martin in 'It Pays to Advertise.' The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents this screwball comedy from tonight, September 19 through October 13, with an 8:00 p.m. curtain. It is the usual Wednesday through Saturday schedule, except there is no show on Wednesday, October 3, and an added show on Sunday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, September 19 is an after-show opening night party at Aleathea's Restaurant at The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, where patrons have the opportunity to mingle with actors and fellow theater lovers while indulging in complimentary hors d'oeuvres. There is an after-show Q&A with the cast and director on Friday, September 28, and on Friday, October 12, is an American Sign Language interpreted performance.
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 27, 2014
'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wit's end. Don't fail me,' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches.
by Robert Diamond - Oct 22, 2013
'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wit's end. Don't fail me,' was how the telegram read. It was sent to the famous British detective, Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches.
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 4, 2013
The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is receiving $14,580.00 from the Cooperative Marketing Grant sponsored by the New Jersey Department of State: Division of Travel and Tourism. The award was given based on the scores of an independent evaluation and funding review committee that studied ELTC's application and marketing plan. This is the seventh year in a row that ELTC has received this prestigious grant, and it will be used solely for advertising.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011
'One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty-seven cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time. Three times Della counted it. And the next day would be Christmas.'
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.
by Kelsey Denette - May 13, 2013
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company has exciting shows lined up for its thirty-third season. It includes the usual world premiere ('The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'), a New Jersey premiere ('Lost on the Natchez Trace'), a comedy by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright ('The Late Christopher Bean'), an American detective joins Holmes in our popular radio-style productions ('Holmes and Carter Mysteries') and our enchanting storytelling holiday show ('Christmas with Harte and O. Henry.') Special events include our standing-room-only Student Workshop Production and A Sunday Film Series that includes incredible silent features with live organ accompaniment. Our performance venue is the historic First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, located at the corner of Decatur and Hughes, between the beach and the Washington Street Mall.
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 9, 2015
'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at midday tomorrow. Do come!' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches.
by James T Harding - Mar 5, 2012
On Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17 at 8:00p.m., East Lynne Theater Company will present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's SHERLOCK HOLMES' ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials. Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth, wrote the script.
by Kelsey Denette - Mar 4, 2013
'We're not getting all the evidence. Unless some lucky chance comes our way, I fear that the Norwood Disappearance Case will not figure in that chronicle of our successes.' Sherlock Holmes is speaking to his loyal friend Dr. Watson. They are trying desperately to prove that a young lawyer did not commit murder, while Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard is convinced of it. Step back in time, on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 8:00p.m., when ELTC presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Norwood Builder' in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials. Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth, wrote the script.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two 'who-dun-its' on one night, radio-style, with live sound effects and commercials, with two great detectives. Under the title 'Holmes and Carter Mysteries,' the cases are 'Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches' and 'Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo.'
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2015
One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2012
On Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17 at 8:00p.m., East Lynne Theater Company will present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's SHERLOCK HOLMES' ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials. Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth, wrote the script.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012
On Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17 at 8:00p.m., East Lynne Theater Company will present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's SHERLOCK HOLMES' ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials. Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth, wrote the script.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two 'who-dun-its' on one night, radio-style, with live sound effects and commercials, with two great detectives. Under the title 'Holmes and Carter Mysteries,' the cases are 'Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches' and 'Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012
Act II Playhouse presents the Philadelphia-area premiere of the Broadway drama Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, directed by Act II Producing Artistic Director Bud Martin.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012
From the brutal double murder in a locked house, to the disappearance of a beautiful young woman, and the dangerous secrets in a stolen letter, these are Detective Dupin's greatest cases.
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 16, 2013
Meet the cast, playwright, and director of the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's production of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' on Friday, August 2 at an after-show Q&A. It's a wonderful opportunity for theater lovers to learn about those involved in this profession, and ask the cast and crew how and why they do what they do.
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 14, 2015
  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," is considered to be one of  America's greatest books by today's scholars, and James Rana's world premiere adaptation beautifully captures the humor and heartache in this tale of a boy running away from an abusive father and a slave running away for fear of being sold to a plantation further south.   
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 10, 2012
From the brutal double murder in a locked house, to the disappearance of a beautiful young woman, and the dangerous secrets in a stolen letter, these are Detective Dupin's greatest cases.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 12, 2012
Act II Playhouse will present the Philadelphia-area premiere of the Broadway drama Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, directed by Act II Producing Artistic Director Bud Martin.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012
Act II Playhouse will present the Philadelphia-area premiere of the Broadway drama Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, directed by Act II Producing Artistic Director Bud Martin.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012
Act II Playhouse will present the Philadelphia-area premiere of the Broadway drama Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, directed by Act II Producing Artistic Director Bud Martin.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2019
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company turns 40 in 2020, and is proud to announce its 2020 Mainstage Season. As usual, it includes classic gems, a New Jersey premiere, and a radio-style show. This year's theme is 'Challenging Change.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography.
by Kelsey Denette - Aug 27, 2012
A bachelor faces financial ruin after losing a fortune in a bad business deal, but fortunately, he stands to inherit seven million dollars if he's married by 7:00p.m. on his 27th birthday. Unfortunately, he's received this great news on his 27th birthday, leaving him little time to act. When the love of his life turns him down, his business partner places an ad in the paper, and an army of would-be brides show up at the church.
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 18, 2015
What's it like to work in professional theater? How do actors prepare for their roles? Ever wonder how and why a theater company selects its plays? You mean, a world premiere is actually a play that has never, ever been performed anywhere else? How does that happen?
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 6, 2015
They were married actors. Who worked together, almost exclusively, for decades. Stage actors who chose to turn down big-money offers from Hollywood. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ruled Broadway, toured the nation and even played London's West End in the middle of World War II. With the Theatre Guild, they took low salaries to play in acclaimed productions of Shaw, O'Neill and Shakespeare; as well as three plays by their good friend Noel Coward. Laurence Olivier once said, 'Everything I know about acting I learned from Alfred Lunt.' A Broadway theater was named for them in 1958, and the Cole Porter musical 'KISS ME KATE' was inspired by their on and off-stage battles. Hugely famous in their time, they are now almost completely forgotten by the general public.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015
In the new play "LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY," playwright and actor Mark E. Lang unites with his wife of twelve years, Alison Murphy to celebrate The Lunts and examine their lives, their work and their legacy... to dig beneath their public personae and discover the all-too-real and sometimes fragile personalities beneath.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015
In the new play 'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY,' playwright and actor Mark E. Lang unites with his wife of twelve years, Alison Murphy to celebrate The Lunts and examine their lives, their work and their legacy... to dig beneath their public personae and discover the all-too-real and sometimes fragile personalities beneath.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016
Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016
Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016
Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 17, 2013
'I can't marry Ernest Hamilton. I love him! We wish to be free to keep together! In the old days when they had interests in common, marriage used to make man and woman one, but now, it puts them apart. Can't you see it all about you? No wonder one in eleven ends in divorce. The only way to avoid spiritual separation is to shun legal union like a disease. Modern marriage is divorce.' Helen is talking to her much befuddled family in Jesse Lynch Williams' comedy 'Why Marry?,' the first play to receive a Pulitzer Prize. A Broadway hit in 1917, it toured the country for a year, but had not been produced again until East Lynne Theater Company included it in its 2006 Cape May production season. The show was so successful, that ELTC revived it the following summer. On Friday, May 10 at 7:30p.m., 'Why Marry?' returns to a NYC stage for the first time since 1917 when ELTC presents a staged reading with most of the actors who were in the acclaimed 2007 production, at The Players Club, located at 16 Gramercy Park South (20th Street, East of Park Avenue).
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2018
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING has officially won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019
Today, April 15 (3pm EST), Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy will announce the winners of the the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including the finalists and winners for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This announcement marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 12, 2015
When one of the world's major opera houses announced its plans to present the best-known works of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein over a five-season span, no one had reason to believe that the Lyric Opera of Chicago would present a 'Carousel' starring a slew of Broadway, television, opera and ballet stars alongside the cream of Chicago's theatrical and vocal talent (60 actors, singers and dancers in all), supported by an orchestra of 37 players, and all overseen by the same director and musical director who would bring 'The Sound of Music' and 'Peter Pan' to live television, Carrie Underwood, Christopher Walken and all.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2017
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2017
Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org.