Music + Arts

Preview: Noël Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’

The Theatre Fellowship of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church announces a revival of Noël Coward’s 1941 comedy Blithe Spirit. Tonight’s preview is the first of 10 evening and Sunday matinee performances. The play will run through Sunday, March 15. The full performance schedule appears below.


Blithe Spirit centers on a séance hosted by a novelist and attended by his second wife. When wife #1, now deceased, also shows up, the fun begins.

The play debuted in London’s West End and played for 1,997 performances. Its initial Broadway run continued for 657 performances. Coward adapted the play for a 1945 film starring Rex Harrison, and directed a Broadway musical adaptation, High Spirits, in 1964. The play has been adapted for radio and television and last played on Broadway in 2009. Another film version, starring Judi Dench and Dan Stevens, is in the works.

Tickets are available here or by calling Brown Paper Tickets (800.838.3006).

Presented by the Theatre Fellowship

7 pm Thursday, March 5 (preview)
7 pm Friday, March 6
7 pm Saturday, March 7
2 pm Sunday, March 8
7 pm Tuesday, March 10
7 pm Wednesday, March 11
7 pm Thursday, March 12
7 pm Friday, March 13
7 pm Saturday, March 14
2 pm Sunday, March 15