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Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKAComplete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

Imelda Staunton Reveals Plans For 2018 GYPSY Run On BroadwayImelda Staunton Reveals Plans For 2018 GYPSY Run On Broadway
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Imelda Staunton has revealed plans for the London production of GYPSY to hit Broadway in 2018, according to The Stage. The show, already tipped for a New York transfer, began at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2014, and subsequently had an acclaimed West End run at the Savoy Theatre. It picked up four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for Staunton. (more...)

'Power of Change' Drew Star Victoria Clark to Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA'Power of Change' Drew Star Victoria Clark to Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The world premiere of the Garth Drabinsky production of Sousatzka, the new musical by three-time Tony Award-nominated book writer Craig Lucas and the legendary composing team of Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Lyrics) and Academy Award winner David Shire (Music), is headed to Broadway in 2017. The show will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark in the title role of Madame Sousatzka, a celebrated, eccentric, Polish-born piano teacher who was forced into exile. Today, Clark shared what drew her to the role in a post on the musical's Facebook page. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership (Richard Stursberg, CEO) today announced the world premiere of the Garth Drabinsky production of Sousatzka, the new musical by three-time Tony Award®-nominated book writer Craig Lucas and the legendary composing team of Tony Award® winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Lyrics) and Academy Award® winner David Shire (Music). Choreographed by ten-time Tony Award® nominee Graciela Daniele and directed by Adrian Noble, Sousatzka will begin performances on February 25, 2017 at Toronto's historic Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge Street), and officially open on Thursday, March 23. Tickets will go on sale, via Ticketmaster, on October 17. Sousatzka's pre-Broadway strictly limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 9, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching up with Christian Struppeck, Book Writer of New Stephen Schwartz Musical SCHIKANEDERBWW Interview: Catching up with Christian Struppeck, Book Writer of New Stephen Schwartz Musical SCHIKANEDER
by Iris Moebius - Aug 30, 2016

Behind the scenes of the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria everybody is working in high gear at the newest in-house production of the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien: SCHIKANEDER - the turbulent love story behind The Magic Flute. The new musical by Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics), Christian Struppeck (book) and Sir Trevor Nunn (director) will have its world premiere on September 30th in Vienna. Just a little over a year after our last interview with Christian Struppeck, shortly after the musical SCHIKANEDER was announced, we got to catch up with him again to find out how the show has developed since then and how things are going in the rehearsal room. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Aug 25, 2016

Hinter den Kulissen des Raimund Theater wird mit voller Kraft und Energie an der Umsetzung der neuesten Eigenproduktion der Vereinigten Buhnen Wien gearbeitet:  „SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote" wird am 30. September 2016 in Wien zur Urauffuhrung gebracht! Ein Jahr nach unseren letzten Interview mit Christian Struppeck, damals kurz nach Bekanntgabe des Projektes SCHIKANEDER, konnten wir noch einmal mit ihm sprechen und in Erfahrung bringen, wie das Musical seit dem gereift ist, und wie es im Probenraum zugeht. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Eyeing 2018 Bow on BroadwayImelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Eyeing 2018 Bow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Broadway is in sight for the West End revival of GYPSY, starring Imelda Staunton. Following earlier reports of a transfer, The Daily Mail hints that the musical will come to New York in 2018. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - May 11, 2016

SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote ist eine romantische Musical-Komodie uber eines der wohl schillerndsten Theater-Ehepaare des 18. Jahrhunderts, die am 30. September 2016 ihre Weltpremiere feiert. Die VBW schließen somit an die Tradition der Eigenproduktionen an und bringen mit SCHIKANEDER die insgesamt zwolfte Musical-Urauffuhrung des Unternehmens im Herbst auf die Buhne des Raimund Theater. Intendant Christian Struppeck stellte gestern im Beisein von Komponist und Liedtexter Stephen Schwartz Produktion und Hauptdarsteller vor. (more...)

Update: Imelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Still Circling a Broadway RunUpdate: Imelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Still Circling a Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The West End revival of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton, which just took home four Olivier Awards on Sunday night, is still eying a Broadway run. According to the Wall Street Journal, a spokesperson for producers Michael Harrison and David Ian revealed that talks for a Broadway transfer are underway. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Now Available to Stream on BroadwayHDImelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Now Available to Stream on BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

BroadwayHD  just announced that theater lovers can stream eight-time Olivier nominated Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton on BroadwayHD.com. This Best Musical Revival nominee opened at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End on April 15, 2015. (more...)

David Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film SeriesDavid Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

London's Barbican Centre recently announced the full lineup for its 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' film series this January. (more...)

David Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film SeriesDavid Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that London's Barbican Centre has just announced the full lineup for its 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' film series this January. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards NominationsKINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

At a ceremony held today at London's Café de Paris, Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage (closes 31 January), with winners announced at the annual Awards Concert held on 21 February 2016 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. (more...)

West End's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Closes Today; Broadway Next?West End's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Closes Today; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

Jonathan Kent's five-star production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton as Rose has its final performance today 28 November 2015, as previously announced. (more...)

Scoop: Talks Underway to Bring GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Broadway!Scoop: Talks Underway to Bring GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

More good news, Baz Bamingboye reports in the UK Daily Mail that Broadway could indeed be next, writing 'We are actively pursuing and trying to work out the right way to go to New York with Imelda in Gypsy,' said Michael Harrison, who produced the show with David Ian. The Jonathan Kent production recouped its costs and made a profit for investors which (as we know) doesn't happen with every musical production.' He also notes ' (more...)

Official: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton Is Being Filmed for Broadcast by BBCOfficial: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton Is Being Filmed for Broadcast by BBC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, plans have been underway for the BBC to film the London production of Gypsy this month, and now the news is official. According to the theatre's official Facebook page, equipment is in place to record the show for a later broadcast .  (more...)

West End's GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Close, Nov. 28West End's GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Close, Nov. 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Jonathan Kent's five-star production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton as Rose will have its final performance on 28 November 2015 as previously announced.   Having smashed the all time box office record at the Savoy Theatre and subsequently recouped, Kent's production originally opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in October last year.  Following a second set of five-star reviews, producers Michael Harrison and David Ian announced an extension to the West End run in April. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Be Filmed for Broadcast, Release?Rialto Chatter: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Be Filmed for Broadcast, Release?
by Rialto Chatter - Sep 15, 2015

According to an email sent to a ticket buyer and alerted to BroadwayWorld.com, plans are underway for the BBC to film the London production during the first week of October for potential broadcast and release. At this time no official announcement of either has been made, and the Savoy Theatre's Twitter account has long denied filming being planned, but stay tuned to BroadwayWorld.com for the latest. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's GYPSY - NY Times Calls Imelda Staunton 'Scorching', 'Brilliant' as Mama RoseReview Roundup: West End's GYPSY - NY Times Calls Imelda Staunton 'Scorching', 'Brilliant' as Mama Rose
by Review Roundups - Sep 4, 2015

The first production to be seen in London for forty years in a strictly limited season, Gypsy opened at the Savoy Theatre 15 April 2015. (more...)

Opera North's CAROUSEL Returns to the UK, Beginning TodayOpera North's CAROUSEL Returns to the UK, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

A hit production of the classic American musical, Carousel, is returning to the UK stage this spring. (more...)

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