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Blithe Spirit

The cast of this starry revival includes Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and Rupert Everett.

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This Is Your (Broadway) Life, Angela Lansbury!

If Angela Lansbury takes home a Tony Award on June 7 for her performance as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit—and she’s a huuuge favorite to do just that—she will equal Julie Harris’ record five wins. At this point, Lansbury is synonymous with the Tonys, having hosted, presented or performed on the show a dozen times in the ...

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Susan Louise O'Connor

Age: “Younger than you think.”

Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Currently: Winning big laughs in her Broadway debut as a clumsy maid named Edith in the current revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

Indie Theater Queen: Singled out by New York Times critic Ben Brantley as a “delightfully polished screwball” in Blithe Spirit, O’Connor is a Broadway newcomer ...

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The Haunting History of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit

In the spring of 1941, as Londoners endured the Blitz, superstar playwright Noel Coward slipped away to Wales to work on a new script. “Title [is] Blithe Spirit,” he wrote in his diary. “Very gay, superficial comedy about a ghost. Feel it may be good.” Six days later, the play was finished—and now, almost seven decades later, this enduringly ...

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Attention Psychics! Broadway's Blithe Spirit Wants YOU

Attention Psychics! Broadway's Blithe Spirit Wants YOU

Psychics wanted: That’s the message from the producers of the forthcoming Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, who have announced auditions for a real-life psychic or medium to work closely with the cast on making the play’s onstage seance as realistic as possible. In a two-minute audition to be held on January 22 at Sardi’s, would-be Broadway consultants ...

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Deborah Rush Joins Broadway Cast of Blithe Spirit

Deborah Rush Joins Broadway Cast of Blithe Spirit

Tony nominee Deborah Rush will play Mrs. Bradman in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, joining previously announced stars Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett, Jayne Atkinson and Simon Jones. The production will begin performances on February 26, 2009, at the Shubert Theatre, directed by Michael Blakemore. No opening night has been set.

First produced in ...

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Jayne Atkinson Joins Broadway Revival of Blithe Spirit

Jayne Atkinson will join previously announced stars Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett and Simon Jones in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, which has been booked into the Shubert Theatre. The play will begin previews on February 26, 2009, directed by Michael Blakemore. No opening date has been set.

In Coward's 1941 farce, Lansbury ...

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Simon Jones Joins Blithe Spirit Revival; Shubert Theatre Set

Simon Jones Joins Blithe Spirit Revival; Shubert Theatre Set

Simon Jones will join previously announced stars Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and Rupert Everett in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, which has been booked into the Shubert Theatre. The play will begin previews on February 26, 2009, directed by Michael Blakemore. No opening date has been set.

In Coward's 1941 farce, Lansbury plays Madame ...

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Angela Lansbury Joins Broadway Revival of Blithe Spirit

Angela Lansbury Joins Broadway Revival of Blithe Spirit

Stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury will play Madame Arkati opposite previously announced stars Christine Ebersole and Rupert Everett in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Direced by Michael Blakemore, who guided Lansbury to a Tony-nominated performance in the 2007 comedy Deuce, the production will begin performances on February 26, 2009, and open in March at ...

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Rupert Everett to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Ebersole in Blithe Spirit

Rupert Everett to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Ebersole in Blithe Spirit
Rupert Everett has been cast alongside Christine Ebersole in the spring Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, according to The New York Times. The revival, directed by Michael Blakemore, will mark his Broadway debut.

In the popular comedy, Everett will play Charles Condomine, an author who hires an eccentric medium to perform a seance at his home during ... Read More...

Christine Ebersole Headed Back to Broadway in Coward's Blithe Spirit

Christine Ebersole Headed Back to Broadway in Coward's Blithe Spirit
Two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole has signed on to star in a Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, according to Variety. Michael Blakemore will direct the production, which is scheduled to begin performances on February 26, 2009, and open in March at a Shubert theater to be determined.

Ebersole will play Elvira, the ghost who haunts her husband ...

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