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Colm Wilkinson News

Date Of Birth:
June 05, 1944 (70)
Birth Place:
Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
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Broadway & Disney Star Sandra Turley to Perform at SCERA in JanuaryBroadway & Disney Star Sandra Turley to Perform at SCERA in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

As a young teenager, Sandra Turley saw the musical 'Les Miserables' and knew that someday she wanted to perform in that production. Her substantial acting and vocal chops eventually landed her the role of Cosette on Broadway and she was also able to play Cosette with the venerable Colm Wilkinson in Shanghai, China. Wilkinson originated the leading role of Jean Valjean in the London and Broadway productions of the famous Victor Hugo story. (more...)

BWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final RehearsalsBWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final Rehearsals
by Guest Blogger: Ed Dixon - Nov 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 11 My lifelong friend, Jane Parham arrived in town for the invited dress rehearsaltomorrow and I had lunch with her at Sonoma Grill. Have I mentioned that Sonoma Grill is awesome? So is Jane. We had a marvelous time and then I took her to the theater to see the set. While we were standing there, Zach Moore ran a sound cue, Bizet's Symphony in C… loudly. Both Jane and I burst into tears. Got to introduce her to Ted Pappas who greeted her like an old friend. Good times. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJBWW Interviews: Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present 'From Galway to Broadway' on Monday, October 20th at 7:30 pm. This one-night-only musical performance will star Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton. BWW had an opportunity to interview Sheehan about his career and this exciting performance. (more...)

Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton to Star in Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's GALWAY TO BROADWAY, 10/20Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton to Star in Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's GALWAY TO BROADWAY, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Broadway stars of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton will perform a one-night-only musical event From Galway to Broadway on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. The concert will benefit The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's young artist education and training programs. Sheehan and Eagleton will perform a medley of Broadway standards, traditional Irish songs, and beloved pop tunes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DeSoto Family Theatre Storms the Barricades With LES MISBWW Reviews: DeSoto Family Theatre Storms the Barricades With LES MIS
by Joseph Baker - Jul 7, 2014

There were several reasons that I almost denied myself the pleasure of attending DeSoto Family Theatre's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, the epic (and enduring) musical version of Victor Hugo's massive nineteenth century novel. I hereby state my preconceived notions - and hope to explain why I was so ill-opined. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Epic DuetTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Epic Duet
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 19, 2014

This week, in honor of BroadwayWorld's simply spectacular charity concert celebration of the men behind the music to most of the most important and indelible musicals of the last 50 years at Monday night's THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, we turn our attention to the sole clip of the two modern musical theatre marvels performing side by side. (more...)

'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo Today'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo Today
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jun 10, 2014

It was like a scene from Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys." `I came from the people; they need to adore me /So Christian Dior me from my head to my toes.' What kind of a lyric is that?" kvetched lyricist Fred Ebb as he got into the taxi. "You remembered it," quipped his songwriting partner, composer John Kander, with a shrug. The song? "Rainbow High." The show? "Evita." (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/5/14 - Tonys Pop-Up Shop, All-Asian OLIVER!, Kenneth Branagh & More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/5/14 - Tonys Pop-Up Shop, All-Asian OLIVER!, Kenneth Branagh & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 5, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Tony Awards are fast approaching and BWW will be bringing you an inside look at rehearsals, plus performances at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop today. The Interfaith Awards Gala is tonight, NAAP's all-Asian OLIVER! begins performances, Kenneth Branagh makes his NY stage debut and more! (more...)

'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo June 10th; Stratford Festival Star and Tony Nominee Josh Young Recreates His Acclaimed Performance as Che'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo June 10th; Stratford Festival Star and Tony Nominee Josh Young Recreates His Acclaimed Performance as Che
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jun 3, 2014

It was like a scene from Neil Simon's “The Sunshine Boys.” `I came from the people; they need to adore me /So Christian Dior me from my head to my toes.' What kind of a lyric is that?” kvetched lyricist Fred Ebb as he got into the taxi. “You remembered it,” quipped his songwriting partner, composer John Kander, with a shrug. The song? “Rainbow High.” The show? “Evita.” (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lea Salonga Talks Il Divo Tour, Allegiance, Miss Saigon, and More!BWW Interviews: Lea Salonga Talks Il Divo Tour, Allegiance, Miss Saigon, and More!
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014

The Il Divo 'A Musical Affair' tour played the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Wednesday night, and after the show, BroadwayWorld Toronto Senior Editor Alan Henry was able to go backstage and chat with a BroadwayWorld favorite - Lea Salonga. Salonga is, of course, best known for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon (the west end revival had its opening last night), and being the singing voice of two Disney princesses - Mulan and Jasmine. She is joining Il Divo on their international tour. (more...)

Music of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner HallMusic of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner Hall
by Toronto Newsdesk - May 1, 2014

Join us for a one night only musical tribute to Colm Wilkinson featuring Broadway stars Adam Brazier, Chilina Kennedy, Aaron Walpole, Tony nominee Josh Young, internationally acclaimed Jennie Such, and more artists performing the gorgeous songs he made famous. (more...)

Rick Fox Joins Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE as Musical Director; Victor Simonson DepartsRick Fox Joins Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE as Musical Director; Victor Simonson Departs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Rick Fox will be taking over the role of musical director in Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe--The Songs of Leiber and Stoller from Victor Simonson, who will be departing the show for personal reasons. (more...)

Who Is He? 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's Newest Leading Man- Ramin Karimloo!Who Is He? 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's Newest Leading Man- Ramin Karimloo!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 26, 2014

Ramin Karimloo has burst into this Broadway season, playing everyone's favorite ex-con, Jean Valjean, in the new revival of Les Miserables. This re-imagined production, written by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg, is currently playing at the Imperial Theatre. You might not know him yet, but below, BroadwayWorld gives you just a few reasons to love Broadway's newest leading man! (more...)

BWW TV: On the LES MISERABLES Red Carpet with Wilkinson, Boublil, Schonberg & More!BWW TV: On the LES MISERABLES Red Carpet with Wilkinson, Boublil, Schonberg & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the star-studded red carpet, where he got to chat with all the high-profile guests before the curtain went up. Click below to check out interviews with Colm Wilkinson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Michael Arden, Betsy Wolfe, Audra McDonald & more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LES MISERABLES' Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside LES MISERABLES' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofAlain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened last night, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson as Javert; Caissie Levy as Fantine; Nikki M. James as Eponine; Andy Mientus as Marius; Samantha Hill as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders as Thenardier; Tony Award nominee Keala Settle as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, as the revolutionary Enjolras. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can catch full coverage from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout RolesFrom Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/12- LES MISERABLESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/12- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Part One - Conversations with the Cast and Crew of McCallum's LES MISERABLESBWW Interviews: Part One - Conversations with the Cast and Crew of McCallum's LES MISERABLES
by Jeff Davis - Feb 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to share with you a two part interview series featuring the cast and crew of Les Miserables which opens at McCallum Fine Arts Academy next Thursday, February 27th. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops Presents VALENTINE ROMANCE This WeekendMilwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops Presents VALENTINE ROMANCE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Valentine Romance this weekend, February 14-16, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor John Morris Russell, vocalist Lisa Vroman, and members of Danceworks Performance Company (more...)

BWW Recap: A Look Back at LES MISERABLES in TorontoBWW Recap: A Look Back at LES MISERABLES in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Feb 1, 2014

A look back at the Toronto sit down production as it comes to a close, with three of our very own stars Broadway Bound! Ramin Karimloo, Cliff Saunders, and Melissa O'Neil are all headed to the great white way in the new broadway revival! (more...)

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