Carol Reed News

Musical Version of THE THIRD MAN Planned for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Negotiations with the owner of the rights, Studiocanal and the Graham Greene Estate, are complete. Now the creative team for THE THIRD MAN THE MUSICAL is being put together. The premiere is planned for 2016. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh to Bring OLIVER! Back to Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 18, 2013

Today, Michael Riedel reports that in addition to upcoming productions of MISS SAIGON, BARNUM and a Broadway return of LES MIS that 'As if three shows weren't enough, Mackintosh is also planning a Broadway revival of 'Oliver!' Lionel Bart's chirpy old musical hasn't been seen in New York since a short-lived 1983 production starring Patti LuPone. It's said to be Mackintosh's favorite musical, and it's how he got his start in the theater. 'Oliver!' played the New Theatre in London in 1960, and a teenage Mackintosh got a job polishing the brass railing in the theater lobby.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steven Webb and Zoe George in QUASIMODO at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. In a major coup for the King's Head Theatre in London, Quasimodo will play for a 4-week season from last night, 20 March through 13 April 2013. Scroll below for a first look at the show's stars Steven Webb and Zoe George! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Steven Webb, Richard Chevara and More in King's Head QUASIMODO World Premiere!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2013

Ahead of the first public preview tonight, producers have released rehearsal footage and creative interviews for Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, which is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. In a major coup for the King's Head Theatre in London, Quasimodo will play for a 4-week season from Wednesday 20 March - Saturday 13 April. Click below to watch the behind-the-scenes video! (more...)

Lionel Bart's Final Great Musical QUASIMODO Makes London Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Fifty years after he started writing it, Quasimodo, a major musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, will finally get its World Premiere at the King's Head Theatre in London this month, March 2013. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh to Adapt OLIVER! for the Big Screen, Eyeing Broadway Revival with Samantha Barks?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Cameron Mackintosh wants to adapt Lionel Bart's OLIVER! for the big screen, following the success of Tom Hooper's LES MISERABLES film adaptation, which has officially surpassed the $400 million mark in worldwide sales, making it the second highest-grossing movie musical of all time. Rumors are that Mackintosh is eyeing Stephen Daldry as director for OLIVER! No solid timeline for production or casting has been revealed. (more...)

Steven Webb to Lead QUASIMODO's World Premiere at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

Casting is now complete for Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, which is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. (more...)

London Producers Search for New Talent to Play 'Quasimodo' in Lionel Bart's World Premiere; Open Auditions Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Producers are hunting for an undiscovered singing talent for the role of a lifetime to star as the infamous and tragic Parisian hunchback Quasimodo in the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart. (more...)

London Producers Search for New Talent to Play 'Quasimodo' in Lionel Bart's World Premiere; Open Auditions Begin Jan 15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

Producers are hunting for an undiscovered singing talent for the role of a lifetime to star as the infamous and tragic Parisian hunchback Quasimodo in the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart. (more...)

Lionel Bart's Final Musical QUASIMODO Premieres in London, March 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

Fifty years after he started writing it, Quasimodo, a major musical by Oliver! composer Lionel?Bart,will finally get its World Premiere at the King's Head Theatre in London in March 2013. (more...)

George Lucas Among Speakers at WWII Fall Film Series at N-Y Historical Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Join us for the New-York Historical Society's inaugural Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series, World War II and Its Legacy in Film, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New-York Historical's exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the war and reflect many of the exhibition's themes, including life on the home front, the dispatch of troops and the struggle to readapt to postwar life. (more...)

4th Annual MIDDLEBURY'S GOT TALENT to be Held at Town Hall Theater, 8/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

The Fourth Annual MIDDLEBURY'S GOT TALENT is set to return to Town Hall Theater on August 25 and 26. (more...)

4th Annual MIDDLEBURY'S GOT TALENT Held at Town Hall Theater, 8/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

The Fourth Annual MIDDLEBURY'S GOT TALENT is set to return to Town Hall Theater tonight, August 25 and and tomorrow night, August 26. (more...)

4th Annual MIDDLEBURY'S GOT TALENT to be Held at Town Hall Theater, 8/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

The Fourth Annual MIDDLEBURY'S GOT TALENT is set to return to Town Hall Theater on August 25 and 26. (more...)

The Landor Hosts Nick Hayes In Cabaret, March 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

The Landor has announced the first three months worth of artists for their second year of 'A Spotlight On... The Landor Theatre West End Cabaret Series', including Lucy Williamson, Nick Hayes and Roni Page. (more...)

The Landor Announces Lucy Williamson, Nick Hayes and Roni Page for Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2012

The Landor has announced the first three months worth of artists for their second year of 'A Spotlight On... The Landor Theatre West End Cabaret Series', including Lucy Williamson, Nick Hayes and Roni Page. (more...)

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore Among DGA's 2012 TV & Commercial Nominees
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011. (more...)

BORN YESTERDAY Begins Previews Tonight, 3/31!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Previews for Born Yesterday, starring Jim Belushi, Robert Sean Leonard and Nina Arianda, start tonight, March 31, at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) at 8 pm. Directed by Doug Hughes, this revival of Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics will open on Easter Sunday, April 24. (more...)

Wood, Beaver, Hodges, McGrath & More Join BORN YESTERDAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Producers Philip Morgaman, Anne Caruso/Vincent Caruso, Frankie J. Grande, and James P. MacGilvray have announced that casting is complete for the upcoming Broadway production of Born Yesterday, a comedy by Garson Kanin, directed by Doug Hughes. The production stars Jim Belushi, Robert Sean Leonard, and Nina Arianda and will play Broadway's Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, beginning previews Thursday, March 31, and opening Sunday, April 24. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents ACCOLADE From Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2011

The first ever revival of the controversial play by Emlyn Williams plays for a limited four week season from Tuesday, 1 February 2011 (Press Nights: Thursday 3 and Friday, 4 February 2011 at 7.30pm) at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre as part of RediscoveriesUK, a three month season of rediscovered plays by writers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (more...)

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