MARQUEE VALUE: Blithe Spirit at the Shubert Theatre

Marquee Value   MARQUEE VALUE: Blithe Spirit at the Shubert Theatre
Production: Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward, directed by Michael Blakemore, starring Jayne Atkinson, Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett, Angela Lansbury, Simon Jones, Susan Louise O'Connor and Deborah Rush.

Previews: February 26, 2009 Opened: March 15, 2009

Venue: Sam S. Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Novelist Charles Condomine, living with his second wife, Ruth, invites a local medium, Madame Arcati, to his house. His intention is to do some research into the spirit world for his new book. But he gets more than he bargained for when Arcati conjures up the ghost of Charles' first wife, Elvira. Caught between one live wife and one dead wife — both jealous of the other — Charles thinks matters couldn't be worse. This 1941 comedy features Coward's sparkling dialogue and a wickedly clever plot.

Photos by Matthew Blank

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