Hugh Wheeler News

Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1912
Date Of Death:
July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender:
Male
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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/13-9/14/2014
by - Sep 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/14- SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2014

Today in 1989, the first Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd opened at the Circle inthe Square Theatre, where it ran for 188 performances. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, the whole world. He teams up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lincoln Center's Own SWEENEY TODD, Bryn Terfel, Takes on Opera v. Musical Argument
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

Is Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD an opera or a musical? Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, who recently starred in Lincoln Center's production, gives his take in the video below, released in anticipation of the Live From Lincoln Center special. Check it out below! (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage Colm Tóibín's TESTAMENT, 10/29-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2014-15 season with Colm Toibin's fiercely lyrical solo play, Testament. Originally staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011-and retitled for Broadway in 2013 as The Testament of Mary-Testament is an incisive, vivid, and deeply human work that recounts in riveting detail a defiant mother's story of her son, who has been taken from her by men she regards as fanatics. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and starring Canadian leading actor, Seana McKenna (last seen in A.C.T.'s production of Napoli!), Testament has been hailed as 'beautiful and daring' by the New York Times and was a 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best New Play. Testament will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco) October 29-November 23, 2014. Press night for Testament will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Tickets ($20-$120) are available now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Tooting Arts Club to Stage SWEENEY TODD at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Tooting Arts Club presents: Sweeney Todd. London's oldest pie and mash shop hosts an intimate staging of Sondheim's most famous musical, directed by Bill Buckhurst with musical director Ben Cox. Sweeney Todd features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Performances take place at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, 21st October to 29th November. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Bedella & Sarah Ingram in Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 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. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, will kick-off the autumn season at Twickenham Theatre in West London. It will start previews on Wednesday 10 September and runs to Saturday 4 October. Press night is Tuesday 16 September at 7.45pm. (more...)

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...)

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