Hugh Wheeler News

Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1912
Date Of Death:
July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender:
Male
DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 35th Season with the musical CANDIDE, Royal National Theatre Version, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird; and lyrics by Richard Wilbur, additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Leonard Bernstein's soaring score and lyrics from some of the wittiest writers of all time, this rollicking musical satire chronicles the lives and loves of Candide, a simple soul whose glass is always half-full. (more...)

Emma Thompson Says SWEENEY TODD Is 'As Good As It Ever Gets'
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 27, 2014

Emma Thompson looks back at last night's PBS telecast of SWEENEY TODD and shares her excitement for the upcoming ENO production set for 2015! (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center's SWEENEY TODD Will Air in Toronto on 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Canadians who tuned in to see the concert version of Sweeney Todd on PBS/WNED tonight need not to worry! The Live from Lincoln Center broadcast will air on WNED Toronto/Buffalo on Monday, September 29th at 9 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights and Behind-the-Scenes Footage from SWEENEY TODD at the Lyric Stage
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins this month with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs now through October 11, 2014. SWEENEY TODD features Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. The Lyric Stage's production is directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Jonathan Goldberg. Click below to watch scenes from the production, plus go behind the scenes and learn what makes a good 'kill razor'! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome in SWEENEY TODD at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins this month with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs now through October 11, 2014. SWEENEY TODD features Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. The Lyric Stage's production is directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Jonathan Goldberg. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Star in SWEENEY TODD, Airing Tonight on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Stage and screen great Emma Thompson joins opera star Bryn Terfel in tonight's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD, featuring the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

Nashville Rep Adds Additional SWEENEY TODD Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Due to popular demand, Nashville Repertory Theatre has extended its production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Performances have been added through Saturday, November 1. Sweeney Todd runs October 4 - November 1 at TPAC's Johnson Theater (with preview performances October 2 - 3). The Rep's 2008 production of Sweeney Todd had a completely sold out run. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Go behind the scenes of the new SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

Extended Clip Of Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' From PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Glimpse an extended clip of Emma Thompson's show-stopping 'The Worst Pies In London' from SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' PBS SWEENEY TODD Sneak Peek
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 24, 2014

Emma Thompson shines in a new rehearsal and performance clip from SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD Adds Five Extra Performances, Oct 7-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

After universal critical acclaim and selling out every one of its planned 26 performances, David Adkin and Twickenham Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is adding 5 extra performances due to extraordinary and overwhelming public demand. (more...)

Bryn Terfel Discusses This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Opera superstar Bryn Terfel discusses his participation alongside stage and screen notable Emma Thompson in this week's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's acclaimed musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET in a new clip now available available to view. (more...)

Preview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 22, 2014

A first look at multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Emma Thompson in this week's Live From Lincoln Center telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's acclaimed musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET is now available available to view. (more...)

Siobhan McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb to Star in SWEENEY TODD at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tooting Arts Club presents Sweeney Todd, featuring Olivier nominated Siobhan McCarthy from the original London cast of Mamma Mia! and ITV's Bad Girls as Mrs Lovett, all set in London's oldest pie shop. Directed by Bill Buckhurst with musical director Ben Cox, Sweeney Todd (Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler) will play Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, 21st October to 29th November. Press night is set for Monday 27th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD- Performing for Sondheim; Airs 9/26 on PBS
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Audra McDonald serves as host. The acclaimed, sold-out production stars Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. In the video below, the cast chats about the thrill of learning that Sondheim himself was in the crowd! (more...)

BWW Review: For TheatreWorks Florida's Glorious SWEENEY TODD the Devil is in the Overlooked Details
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 18, 2014

Amongst the vast majority of musical theatre devotees, there is little debate that Stephen Sondheim is the greatest writer that the artform has ever known. So, as I sat watching TheatreWorks Florida's soaring Opening Night performance of his darkest masterpiece, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, I found my mind consistently going over his three principles of lyric writing: 1) 'Content dictates form.' 2) 'Less is more.' 3) 'God is in the details.' Now, before I go much further, I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this production, especially the phenomenal voices and inventive staging, and this show is a must see for any local lover of Sondheim's work. I doubt that you will find a better sounding group of actors on an Orlando stage any time soon. Music Director David Foust clearly did incredible work on this production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Lonny Price will direct Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler'sSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD with Bryn Terfel; Airs 9/26 on PBS
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2014

SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Audra McDonald serves as host. The acclaimed, sold-out production stars Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. In the video below, Bryn Terfel describes the joys and challenges of performing the title role. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2014

Lonny Price will direct Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler'sSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Check out highlights of the production below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Christopher Chew Is Razor Sharp in Lyric's SWEENEY TODD
by Jan Nargi - Sep 15, 2014

Revenge is anything but sweet in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston's compelling, often gut-wrenching take on Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical masterpiece about Victorian London's notorious demon barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

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