Hugh Wheeler News

Date of Birth: March 19, 1912
Date of Death: July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender: Male
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD with Denver Center Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD with Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - Apr 20, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, you can't imagine the rapture in store for you with Denver Center Theatre Company's killer production of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary SeasonTHE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Germantown Community Theatre has announced the slate of productions for their 2016-2017 season. This marks the 45th season of shows the theatre has produced from their home in Germantown, TN. The season blends music, theatre for youth, classic literature and raucous fun.  (more...)

VIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonVIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman today announced Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 3: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night MusicRoad to Opening Week 3: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Apr 4, 2016

I want to stay in the discovery of the character, not in the attitude of her or her life. I want to be completely subjective about her. I want to speak in her voice genuinely and not pump emotion into a moment or a line. For that to happen I need to just stay on the text. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David St. Louis, Annie Golden and More in PlayMakers' SWEENEY TODDPhoto Flash: First Look at David St. Louis, Annie Golden and More in PlayMakers' SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece 'Sweeney Todd,' onstage now through April 23.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary SeasonSWEENEY TODD & More Set for Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Human Race Theatre Company is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary as Dayton's premier professional regional theatre company by unveiling an updated company logo and announcing its 2016-2017 season of shows at its home, the Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton. The season, with two musicals and four plays, begins September 8, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SWEENEY TODD at Red Branch Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of SWEENEY TODD at Red Branch Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with the TONY Award-winning musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from April 8 - 30, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Special Events, More Dates for SWEENEY TODDRed Branch Theatre Company Announces Special Events, More Dates for SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with the TONY Award-winning musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. New show dates and special events held in conjunction with the production have just been announced. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from April 8 - 30, 2016. (more...)

Star of the Day Productions to Present SWEENEY TODD, 5/6-21Star of the Day Productions to Present SWEENEY TODD, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Star of the Day Productions will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Fri-Sun, May 6-21, 2016 at McCoole's Arts & Events Place in Quakertown, PA. Direction and musical staging by Andrea Cartagena of Easton,PA, musical direction by Rich Lovallo of Newfoundland, NJ, and vocal direction by Susan McDermott of Allentown, PA. Performance times are 8:00 p.m. May 6,7,13,14,20,21 and 2:00 p.m. May 8 & 15. (more...)

THE WEDDING SINGER, Two Premieres and More Set for Theatre Three's 2016-17 SeasonTHE WEDDING SINGER, Two Premieres and More Set for Theatre Three's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Theatre Three unmasked seven productions, plus a curtain raiser, to be produced as part of the 2016-17 "Season of Masquerade" via video announcement on social media platforms at noon today, March 21. (more...)

PlayMakers to Close 2015-16 Mainstage Season with SWEENEY TODDPlayMakers to Close 2015-16 Mainstage Season with SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece 'Sweeney Todd,' onstage March 30 through April 23. Special events associated with the show begin March 14. (more...)

Annie Golden & David St. Louis to Lead PlayMakers Repertory Company's SWEENEY TODDAnnie Golden & David St. Louis to Lead PlayMakers Repertory Company's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces casting of the lead roles for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" to be presented March 30-April 23. (more...)

The Studio at Long Beach Playhouse Sets New SeasonThe Studio at Long Beach Playhouse Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Studio at Long Beach Playhouse continues to push the envelope with a lineup of five disparate plays that all have something to say.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/25/16- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/25/16- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2016

Today in 1973, A Little Night Music opened 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...)

SWEENEY TODD to Play Berklee Performance Center, 2/24-25SWEENEY TODD to Play Berklee Performance Center, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Berklee's Musical Theater Club presents Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-winning musical thriller written by Stephen Sondheim. The production, set in a 19th century insane asylum, features a 30-piece orchestra and full cast ensemble of some of Berklee's best musical theater performers. The musical director is student Asher Denburg, and the director is student Justin Gates. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Feb 9, 2016

Schon im Zuge ihrer Zusammenarbeit bei der West Side Story hatten sich der Regisseur und Produzent Harold Prince sowie der Komponist und Texter Stephen Sondheim mit der Frage beschaftigt, ob es moglich ware, ein Musical komplett im ¾-Takt zu schreiben. In Ingmar Bergmans Film DAS LÄCHELN EINER SOMMERNACHT fanden sie Jahre spater den idealen Stoff fur dieses Vorhaben - und das Experiment gelang! Eingebettet in das Formkorsett des Walzertaktes und mit je einer Prise Shakespeare, Tschechow und Strindberg gewurzt, gelang Sondheim und seinem Buchautoren Hugh Wheeler mit dem poetischen, im Schweden um die Jahrhundertwende angesiedelten Liebesreigen schließlich ein melancholisch-faszinierendes Kammermusical, das seit seiner Urauffuhrung 1973 am New Yorker Broadway die Buhnen der Welt im Sturm eroberte. Die Premiere am Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz Munchen fand am vergangenen Donnerstag statt, weitere Vorstellungen laufen vorerst noch bis Ende des Monats. Wir haben hier einige visuelle Eindrucke der Produktion zusammengestellt: (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Cast of SWEENEY TODDRed Branch Theatre Company Announces Cast of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with the TONY Award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Utah Rep's All-Star Production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICBWW Interviews: Utah Rep's All-Star Production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Megan Gutierrez - Jan 27, 2016

Utah Repertory Theater Company brings A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - Stephen Sondheim's unabashedly romantic musical drama. (more...)

BWW Feature: Soon Clevelanders Will be Going to the Shaw Festival in CanadaBWW Feature: Soon Clevelanders Will be Going to the Shaw Festival in Canada
by Roy Berko - Jan 22, 2016

The Canadian winds are whipping across Lake Erie! Yes, the snow is on the ground, the weather is miserable, but soon the cold winds will subside and many Clevelanders will start their trek to the land of the maple leaf and cross one of the many bridges in their treks north to Canada for wonderful theater. (more...)

City Circle Acting Company to Present SWEENEY TODD in ConcertCity Circle Acting Company to Present SWEENEY TODD in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! February 12-14 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are February 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and February 14 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

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