Frances Ruffelle News

Date of Birth: August 29, 1965 (51)
Gender: Female
STAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt Debut 'Best Friends' from THE WILD PARTYSTAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt Debut 'Best Friends' from THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2017

Frances Ruffelle and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt perform 'Best Friend' from the forthcoming West End production of The Wild Party. Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie, The Wild Party will begin previews at The Other Palace on Monday, February 13th, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 26th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!BWW Morning Brief January 26th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: YOURS UNFAITHFULLY, starring Max Von Essen, opens Off-Broadway, and THE VIEW goes behind the scenes with Whoopi Goldberg for her ALADDIN cameo! (more...)

BWW Interview: Frances Ruffelle Talks THE WILD PARTY at Lloyd Webber's The Other PalaceBWW Interview: Frances Ruffelle Talks THE WILD PARTY at Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace
by Marianka Swain - Jan 25, 2017

Frances Ruffelle is perhaps best known for originating the role of Eponine in Les Miserables. She's since done numerous other stage roles, produced several albums and represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, and will soon star as Queenie in The Wild Party, the opening musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber's revamped The Other Palace; the show begins previews on 13 February. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMASVIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty returned The St. James Studio over the holidays to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars stars. (more...)

Full Line-Up Confirmed for 'An Anderson and Petty Christmas'Full Line-Up Confirmed for 'An Anderson and Petty Christmas'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In addition to the stars below, 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' has recently added Katie Brayben, Lynne Wilmot, and Declan Egan to the line-up of this one-night-only concert on December 19.  (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other PalaceDonna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' at The St. James in Aid of MAD Trust'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' at The St. James in Aid of MAD Trust
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty are thrilled to be returning to The St. James Studio to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle, Toshi Reagon, NY Comedy Fest and More Coming Up at Joe's PubFrances Ruffelle, Toshi Reagon, NY Comedy Fest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from November 2 - November 13. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/10/2016 - OH, HELLO Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 10/10/2016 - OH, HELLO Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 10, 2016

Today's big news: OH, HELLO officially opens on the Great White Way, and BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER benefit takes the stage tonight at Joe's Pub! (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Headlines First Major London Production of THE WILD PARTYFrances Ruffelle Headlines First Major London Production of THE WILD PARTY
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

As Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and starring Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, The Wild Party will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February 2017 as the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group and a home for new musical theatre. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 SeasonAndrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 Season
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/7/2016 - KINGDOM COME, STUFFED and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!Broadway AM Report, 10/7/2016 - KINGDOM COME, STUFFED and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 2016

This weekend's big news: Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME brings online dating to the stage tonight, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED premieres this evening Off-Broadway, and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES begins on Broadway this Saturday! (more...)

Frances Ruffelle To Star in West End Revival of LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTYFrances Ruffelle To Star in West End Revival of LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Baz Bamignoye of The Daily Mail has reported that Les Miserables original 'Eponine', Frances Ruffelle, will star in a West End revival of Michael John LaChiusa's jazz age musical drama, THE WILD PARTY. Ruefelle is set to star as 'Queenie' in the musical, which features music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and a book co-written by George C. Wolfe. (more...)

BWW Review: FRANCES RUFFELLE Brings A Little Bit of Paris to Kennedy CenterBWW Review: FRANCES RUFFELLE Brings A Little Bit of Paris to Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 27, 2016

There's something to be said about Ms. Ruffelle embracing her own originality and zest for life, and selecting songs that emphasize she's very much her own person and does things her own way. Her cabaret was unlike any other you'd experience from most of the women who have graced the Broadway or West End stages. Uniqueness can be a good thing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

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...)

Frances Ruffelle to Play Hippodrome CasinoFrances Ruffelle to Play Hippodrome Casino
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Continuing the new season of programming at The Hippodrome Theatre, Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino are excited to bring you a night with Musical Theatre star, Tony Award winner and Les Mis's original Eponine, Frances Ruffelle. Tickets available here. Frances Ruffelle is bringing her critically acclaimed solo show 'I Say Yeh-Yeh' to the Hippodrome for the first time. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised AwardsNominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, have announced the shortlists in the second annual Also Recognised Awards. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle Sings 'No Regrets'; New Album I SAY YEH-YEH Out NowSTAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle Sings 'No Regrets'; New Album I SAY YEH-YEH Out Now
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2015

Tony winner Frances Ruffelle recently launched her own YouTube account and just released a montage set to 'No Regrets' from her new album I SAY YEH-YEH, available now. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Frances Ruffelle in BENEATH THE DRESSSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Frances Ruffelle in BENEATH THE DRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2015

Frances Ruffelle has posted footage of her solo show, Beneath the Dress, at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Frances has recently launched her own Youtube account. Check it out here! (more...)

BWW Review: John Lloyd Young Makes Kennedy Center Solo Cabaret DebutBWW Review: John Lloyd Young Makes Kennedy Center Solo Cabaret Debut
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 20, 2015

No matter how you slice it, he's a gifted vocalist. (more...)

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