A Minister's Wife, a new musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Candida, is set in London in the swirl of a love triangle among energetic, admired Socialist clergyman, Reverend James Morell, his strong-willed and beautiful wife, Candida, and an idealistic young poet, Eugene Marchbanks, who, infatuated with Candida, aims to win her love. 

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  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as ...
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Joshua Schmidt

Josh Schmidt is the award-winning composer of Adding Machine (Lucille Lortel Award - Best Musical; Outer Critic’s Circle Award - Best Score & Best Off-Broadway Musical; Joseph Jefferson Award - Best Musical; as well as 4 Obie Awards, 9 Drama Desk nominations, and Drama League ...
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Jan Levy-Tranen

Jan Tranen wrote the lyrics forA Minister's Wife(Writers Theatre Chicago,Joseph Jefferson Award,Lincoln Center Theatre),Crazy Mary Lincoln, based on the life of Mary Todd Lincoln (University of Hartford Hartt School, Theatre Building Chicago, Pallas Theatre Collective, Washin ...

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Austin Pendleton

B.A. Yale University, 1961; studied acting in NY with Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen and Robert Lewis. Apprenticed at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Acting: IVANOV (CSC), ROSMERSHOLM (Pearl Theatre), THE LAST WILL, LOVE DRUNK and ANOTHER VERMEER (Abingdon), MOTHER COURAGE and ROM ...

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Michael Halberstam

Michael Halberstam(Artistic Director)is the co-founder of Writers Theatre a theatre company dedicated to the world and the artist located on the North Shore of Chicago. He has directed over thirty-five productions for the company, includingNot AboutHeroes(starring Nicholas Pe ...

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