Adam Cooper News

TOP HAT Will Return to London Prior to Launching UK tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Top Hat, winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations, and winner of the Evening Standard Award for 'Best Night Out', returns to London to open its new tour at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 12 August where it will run for two weeks until Saturday 23 August. The production then embarks on a major 47-week tour visiting theatres throughout the UK and in Ireland, until 25 July 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: First Trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, Starring Christian Bale
by Movies News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Click below to watch the first trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the upcoming biblical epic film directed by Ridley Scott! (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON To Transfer To Harold Pinter Theatre, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will begin previews on 4 October 2014. Musical Director is Elliott Ware, lighting is by Rick Fisher and sound by Matt McKenzie. (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

High school students from across Washington State packed Benaroya Hall tonight for The 12th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, a high school version of the Tony Awards, proudly sponsored for the tenth year by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. The house was packed with 2,000 teenagers, dressed in costume representing their schools' musical theater productions, who cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater. The acclaimed event, directed this year by Mathew Wright, handed out awards in 21 categories ranging from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display. (more...)

Weitz & Luxenberg Convinces Jury to Award $11 Mil Mesothelioma Verdict Against Ford Motor Co.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

A Manhattan jury on Tuesday returned a verdict against Ford Motor Co. and awarded $11 million to a New York mesothelioma victim represented by the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg. (more...)

Burkitt And Gooch Lead Cast In UK Tour of TOP HAT!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Top Hat, winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography' and 'Best Costume Design' from a total of seven nominations and winner of the Evening Standard Award for 'Best Night Out', is setting off on an epic 47-week UK tour, visiting 24 theatres nationwide. Opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 12 August 2014 the production will tour until Saturday 25 July 2015. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Linzi Hateley Talks New 54 Below Show, Plus CARRIE Memories, LES MISERABLES, LONDON ROAD Movie & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2014

Today we are talking to an accomplished and charismatic West End and Broadway star who originally made a name for herself as the title character in the infamous page-to-stage adaptation of Stephen King's CARRIE who has gone on to achieve acclaim for numerous starring roles in the UK ranging from JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to CHICAGO as well as the original West End casts of THE SECRET GARDEN, MARY POPPINS, and, most recently, LONDON ROAD - Linzi Hateley. Shedding some light on her unforgettable West End and Broadway debut as well as bringing us all the way up to the present day commenting on her hotly anticipated return to New York later this month with her new cabaret show at 54 Below, titled SINCE CARRIE, Hateley grants a rare all access pass to her career onstage and onscreen. Besides all about SINCE CARRIE and CARRIE itself, Hateley also recounts her experiences participating in the original cast of a number of notable West End and UK productions, including THE SECRET GARDEN, MARY POPPINS and more. Also, Hateley shares first news of the forthcoming feature film adaptation of UK hit LONDON ROAD and how her stage role will be adapted to the big screen iteration. On the topic of screen roles, Hateley also offers the 411 on her participation in the smash hit cinematic version of international stage hit LES MISERABLES and voices her thoughts on the movie musical revolution in general. Besides all of that, Hateley reflects on her work in the Stephen Sondheim revue MOVING ON and offers opinions on some of her most cherished studio recordings. All of that, a look ahead to starring in Cameron Mackintosh's upcoming UK tour of BARNUM and much more in this wide-ranging chat with an astonishingly versatile and always engaging West End and Broadway leading lady. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre's Kinks Musical SUNNY AFTERNOON Eyeing the West End, Big Screen?
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Hampstead Theatre's SUNNY AFTERNOON might soon be transferring to the West End -- or even the big screen. Actor/director Dexter Fletcher allegedly appeared at the show with film producers Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich to scout the production. As far as a potential West End run goes, no news yet on the timeline or the theatre. BWW will keep you updated as we know more! (more...)

John Dagleish, George Maguire & More to Star in Hampstead Theatre's SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Hampstead Theatre brings the talents of an exciting young cast to Sunny Afternoon, the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Featuring some of The Kinks' best loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, and with choreographer Adam Cooper joining the creative team, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band's debut release. (more...)

Anabel Kutay, Simon Hardwick and More Star in DRUNK at Leicester's Curve Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The McOnie Company presents its inaugural production DRUNK, a theatre-dance revue which will premiere at Leicester's Curve Theatre tonight 28 January 2014 before transferring to London'sBridewell Theatre from Wednesday 5 February 2014. On sale now. (more...)

CANDIDE Announces Eight Extra Performances, Until Mar 1
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 15, 2014

From Westphalia to the far reaches of the New World, Candide's journey of discovery is anything but dull. Through anguish, happiness, loss and love this is a whirlwind adventure that seeks to prove 'life is happiness indeed'. Leonard Bernstein's joyous musical comedy features a now-classic Overture, 'Make Our Garden Grow' and 'Glitter and Be Gay'. (more...)

Anabel Kutay, Simon Hardwick and More Star in DRUNK at Leicester's Curve Theatre, Jan 28 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The McOnie Company is delighted to announce the cast for its inaugural production DRUNK, a theatre-dance revue which will premiere at Leicester's Curve Theatre on Tuesday 28 January 2014 before transferring to London'sBridewell Theatre from Wednesday 5 February 2014. On sale now. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Presents CANDIDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Following on from Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity, Pippinand Merrily We Roll Along, the Menier Chocolate Factory is delighted to announce that its Christmas musical will be Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Park and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Tom Bateman, Daniel Crossley and More Join Emma West in LIZZIE SIDDAL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Full casting is announced today for Lizzie Siddal, a new play about the woman who was 'Ophelia' in Millais' famous painting, which will open at the Arcola Theatre on Wednesday 20 November 2013 (press night Friday 22 November). (more...)

Clune and Dreyfuss Join Cast of Chocolate Factory's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Jackie Clune is to play the Old Lady and James Dreyfus is to play Dr Pangloss in the Menier Chocolate Factory's upcoming production of Candide. (more...)

Strallen, Thaxton and Janson To Star In Chocolate Factory's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Fra Fee, Cassidy Janson, Ben Lewis, Scarlett Strallen and David Thaxton have been cast in the Menier Chocolate Factory's Christmas musical Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Presents CANDIDE, Nov. 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2013

Following on from Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity, Pippinand Merrily We Roll Along, the Menier Chocolate Factory is delighted to announce that its Christmas musical will be Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Park and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver & Ridley Scott to Reunite on EXODUS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Weaver joins previously announced Joel Edgerton, who will play Ramses, and Christian Bale, set to take on the role of Moses. The film was originally written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, with Steve Zaillian providing a rewrite. (more...)

Nigel Lythgoe & Cat Deeley React to SYTYCD Emmy Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE received seven Emmy nominations today - below are co-creator Nigel Lythgoe and host Cat Deeley's reactions! (more...)

The BWW Q&A: Rebecca Caine Talks THREE PHANTOMS
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 25, 2013

The soprano tells us about life on the road with the trio of masked men, and reflects on her favourite roles... (more...)

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