Hugh Wheeler News

Date of Birth: March 19, 1912
Date of Death: July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender: Male
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Scott TheatreBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Scott Theatre
by Audrey Morabito - Apr 20, 2017

With music and lyrics by the celebrated Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, this vulgar delight of a production is no small undertaking; however, the students and faculty of TCU's Theatre department proved they were certainly up to the challenge. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREETSkylight Music Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre closes the 2016-17 season with Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs Friday, May 19 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Carolee Carmello and More Put the Pies in the Oven Starting Tonight at SWEENEY TODDNorm Lewis, Carolee Carmello and More Put the Pies in the Oven Starting Tonight at SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street welcomes Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis (as Sweeney Todd), Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (as Mrs. Lovett), Stacie Bono (as Pirelli & Beggar Woman), Jamie Jackson (as Judge Turpin) and John-Michael Lyles (as Tobias) to the cast beginning tonight, Tuesday, April 11. Left, see a sneak peek at Lewis and Carmello in costume! (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Presents First Actor-Musician Production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICThe Watermill Theatre Presents First Actor-Musician Production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

???????Following the outstanding success of past Sondheim productions at The Watermill Theatre, including the Tony award-winning Sweeney Todd which transferred to the West End and Broadway, The Watermill will present A Little Night Music as part of its 50th anniversary season, performed for the first time by a company of actor-musicians. (more...)

Breaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award NominationsBreaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories for the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Slashes Into KC Rep's 2017-18 SeasonSWEENEY TODD Slashes Into KC Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced today that the musical phenomenon SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has been added to its 2017-2018 season in the final mainstage slot. (more...)

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season!VIDEO: Signature Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

Patrick Street Productions to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This MayPatrick Street Productions to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Patrick Street Productions will present A Little Night Music, with Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. Directed by Peter Jorgensen, the show will run May 11 - 21, 2017, with one preview on Thursday, May 11. Opening night is set for Saturday, May 13, at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American ComposersSignature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Carolee Carmello & Norm Lewis Rehearse for SWEENEY TODD!VIDEO: Watch Carolee Carmello & Norm Lewis Rehearse for SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Beginning April 11, 2017, the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will welcomeTony Award nominee Norm Lewis (as Sweeney Todd), Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (as Mrs. Lovett), Stacie Bono (as Pirelli & Beggar Woman), Jamie Jackson (as Judge Turpin) and John-Michael Lyles (as Tobias) join the cast. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

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Stray Dog Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREETStray Dog Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

A macabre musical tells the tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who returns to London seeking vengeance. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, proprietress of a failing pie shop, whose luck improves when the demon barbers thirst for blood inspires a new ingredient for her meat pies. Londoners start queuing up for a taste of her unique delectable treats! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, & More Lead Henegar Center's SeasonSWEENEY TODD, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, & More Lead Henegar Center's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Henegar Center's 17th season will include something for everyone.  A mad, revengeful barber, a young orphan, some rockin' nuns, a trip to Vegas, and a romantic look at Madison County will grace the main stage of The Henegar Center.  Upstairs at the Henegar boasts all female leading ladies.  "It's the time of women and their empowerment," says Hank Rion, Artistic Director.  "Women are speaking out all over the country right now; we should hear their voice on stage, too." (more...)

BWW Review: Demon Barber Moves To Barrow Street In An Intimate SWEENEY TODDBWW Review: Demon Barber Moves To Barrow Street In An Intimate SWEENEY TODD
by Michael Dale - Mar 7, 2017

When Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's classic musical thriller Sweeney Todd: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET opened on Broadway in 1979, Harold Prince's production was of grand operatic proportions. Opera houses frequently produce the show in that manner, but New York's stage revivals seem to be getting increasingly smaller. (more...)

Immersive SWEENEY TODD to Welcome Norm Lewis, Slay Through December Off-BroadwayImmersive SWEENEY TODD to Welcome Norm Lewis, Slay Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street have announced that New York audiences can now 'attend the tale' through December 31, 2017, with a new block of tickets on sale today. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD at Barrow Street TheatreReview Roundup: Critics Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD at Barrow Street Theatre
by Review Roundups - Mar 1, 2017

The Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street welcomes the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), reprising their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

Marquee Productions presents SWEENEY TODDMarquee Productions presents SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Marquee Productions will present the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street April 21-30 at the historic Montgomery Theater (271 Market Street, downtown San Jose). Marquee Productions, a division of CMT San Jose-the longest thriving arts organization in Silicon Valley-made its debut in 2005 with a goal to re-engage CMT alumni performers, who donate their performance time as a benefit to the organization. Now in its 49th year, CMT (Children's Musical Theatre San Jose) is the oldest performing arts organization in San Jose. Through musical theater, CMT educates and trains today's youth to become the artists, patrons, and citizens of tomorrow. Tickets are on sale at www.cmtsj.org or by calling 408-288-5437.   (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tooting Arts Club's SWEENEY TODDPhoto Flash: First Look at Tooting Arts Club's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, directed by Bill Buckhurst, officially opens on March 1, 2017 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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