Listings of forthcoming productions and events
Inaugural Season of Wallis Annenberg Center Will Feature Christine Ebersole, Edward Hibbert.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced additions to its inaugural season.
Song at Twilight at Westport Country Playhouse
Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2014 season of five productions, from acclaimed playwrights Noël Coward, Ingmar Bergman, Alan Ayckbourn, and Lynn Nottage, playing next year from April through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2014 will mark the Connecticut professional theater’s 84th season.
The 2014 season will begin with playwright Noël Coward’s “A Song at Twilight,” directed by Mark Lamos, April 29 – May 17, 2014, a co-production with Hartford Stage. In this exquisite battle of wits, Noël Coward explores the nature of passion, the cruelty of love, and the price of hidden secrets. The story tells of Sir Hugo Latymer, who, in his long career, has achieved more than most writers even dream of—money, fame, and a reputation beyond reproach. But his carefully constructed ivory tower is imperiled when a long-ago love threatens to shed a very public light into the most scandalous corner of his private past, a revelation that could bring it all tumbling down.Read more...
Gallery Players to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
The Gallery Players is proud to present Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit which will open September 7th and run through September 22nd as the first production of their 47th Season. Read more about Gallery Players to Present BLITHE SPIRIT, 9/7-22 by www.broadwayworld.com
Blithe Spirit • Directed by Brian Bedford
At The Stratford Playhouse
May 16 – Oct 20
Brian Bedford: Conjuring up a Comedy – Brian Bedford remembers Noël Coward Brian Bedford fondly remembers Noël Coward as he prepares to direct the witty and whimsical Blithe Spirit
Video: Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino on Blithe Spirit
Forum Events: Activities related to Blithe Spirit
Hay Fever in October 2013 to Laguna Playhouse.
Hay Fever at PCPA Theaterfest February 2014
A Song at Twilight at Pasadena Playhouse in April - May, 2014.
Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe are Fallen Angels
Respected stage and television actresses Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe will be in Bill Kenwright’s hotly anticipated revival of Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels. The show will tour to the Wolverhampton Grand theatre from Monday 30thSeptember – Saturday 5th October.
The production – which enjoyed sell-out success during its last revival at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue over a decade ago - will make its Midlands premiere part of a strictly limited UK Tour.
Noël Coward’s Private Lives
Directed by Jonathan Kent
Starring:Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor
Gielgud Theatre • Previews from 22 June 2013 • Press Night 3 July 2013
“We are very excited to be working with Jonathan Church and all at Chichester Festival Theatre in bringing this cracking production of Private Lives, Noël Coward’s greatest comedy, to The Gielgud theatre this summer. Audiences of all ages will be enthralled by Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor performing at the top of their game in Jonathan Kent’s witty, elegant, sexy production.”
Joseph Smith, Executive Producer for Old Vic Productions
Recordings and Publications
THE TREASURES OF NOËL COWARD
Is now available on both sides of the Atlantic. This ultimate coffee table book will bring hours of reflective pleasure as you explore the facsimiles of original documents, posters and photographs. Edited by Barry Day with contributions from the Coward Estate archives including a DVD of Noël's home movies. US UK
Sings Noël Coward
"If you've heard Christine Ebersole sing, you know her lovely, crystal-clear voice alone is enough of a reason to get this CD. But, what I really love about this one is that her brilliant acting comes through and makes it just a delight. She interprets the songs and it translates--you can hear her smile; feel the heartbreak... It's really special." Web
His Voice in Verse
Barry Day has produced a recording of Coward’s verse read by Coward, his contemporaries and current actors and performers. The CD is being sold in aid of The Combined Theatrical Charities and sells in the UK at £7.99 or in the US $15 p&p included. If you would like a copy please contact Stephen Greenman in the UK and Ken Starrett in the US.
All proceeds go to The Combined Theatrical Charities.