Hugh Wheeler News

Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1912
Date Of Death:
July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender:
Male
SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

First Peek! Bedella, Ingram And The Cast Of Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here's the first picture of Olivier Award winner David Bedella as razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

American Public University to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

American Public University presents A Little Night Music with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. (more...)

Runaway Stage Productions' 2015 to Include NEXT TO NORMAL, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Runaway Stage Productions (RSP) announces its 2015 season, highlighted at a Season Preview Gala on September 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'Prog Metal' SWEENEY TODD at Landless Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

With Stephen Sondheim's pemission, Landless Theater Company presents an even edgier 'SWEENEY' to D.C. (more...)

THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Sondheim 101: Into the Woods at 25
by The Sondheim Review - Aug 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for 'Prog Metal' SWEENEY TODD at Landless Theater
by Stage Tube - Aug 05, 2014

With Stephen Sondheim's pemission, Landless Theater Company is set to bring an even edgier 'SWEENEY' to D.C. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/2-8/3/2014
by - Aug 03, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 3, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/3- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 03, 2014

Today in 1974, A Little Night Music closed at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 601 performances. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg starring. (more...)

Keystone Repertory Theater to Present SWEENEY TODD, 7/31-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Keystone Repertory Theater (KRT), IUP's summer theater, is proud to present SWEENEY TODD the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

David Bedella & Sarah Ingram to Lead Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD; Performances Begin 10 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Olivier Award winner David Bedella will play razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Elaine Stritch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of actress and singer Elaine Stritch, who passed away today at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow night, Friday, July 18th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Keystone Rep to Close Summer 2014 Season with SWEENEY TODD and THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Keystone Repertory Theater in Indiana, PA will wrap up it's summer 2014 season at the end of July with SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET and THE GLASS MENAGERIE. (more...)

Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Tennessee Repertory Theatre has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winners, Tony Award-winners, and Oscar Award-winners (largely through its burgeoning Ingram New Works Project). And now Nashville's flagship professional theatre can add a Heisman Trophy-winner to that list: Eddie George. The former Tennessee Titan will headline the February production of The Whipping Man. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD, 10/3-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, October 3 - November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are Friday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/press night is Tuesday, Oct, 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Soars at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Larry Murray - Jul 06, 2014

When it comes to works by Stephen Sondheim, the music is everything, and the Berkshire Theatre Group does not let us down. (more...)

TheatreWorks Presents SWEENEY TODD This October, 10/8-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents SWEENEY TODD, the gripping Broadway musical masterpiece with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Based on Christopher Bond's retelling of the original Victorian penny dreadful, SWEENEY TODD tells the tale of a 19th century barber seeking justice for the corrupt London judge who exiled him. With help from his partner in crime, the widow pie maker Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney exacts a fearsome revenge as Mrs. Lovett concocts an alarmingly delicious new recipe for her pie shop. SWEENEY TODD received eight Tony Awards for its Original Broadway Production, and won another six during its 2005 revival. (more...)

Fabulous Rare Photos Of Original Broadway & Revival SWEENEY TODD Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 27, 2014

A collection of rarely seen and absorbing photos depicting the original Broadway and first revival production of multi-Tony Award-winning modern musical masterpiece SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Original Cast Recording
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

A collection of rarely seen and absorbing photos depicting the original Broadway and first revival production of multi-Tony Award-winning modern musical masterpiece SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)

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