Hugh Wheeler News

 

Hugh Wheeler News

Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1912
Date Of Death:
July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender:
Male
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

Theatre Lab Musical Theatre Institute for Teens to Present PACIFIC OVERTURES, 7/9-11Theatre Lab Musical Theatre Institute for Teens to Present PACIFIC OVERTURES, 7/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Theatre Lab's award-winning Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is back once again this summer, and kicks off with a work from one of the giants of American musical theatre. Pacific Overtures (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, additional material by Hugh Wheeler) opens July 9. (more...)

Updated: Rumored Stratford Festival Season Not Confirmed With Rights Holders or BoardUpdated: Rumored Stratford Festival Season Not Confirmed With Rights Holders or Board
by Alan Henry - Jun 18, 2015

It has been reported in The Toronto Star that A CHORUS LINE and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will both play The Stratford Festival next season. Both Broadway musicals first appeared on Broadway in the 1970s and will surely make a splash at the festival next season. A Chorus Line will play on the Festival Stage and A Little Night Music will be at the Avon Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Opens 2015 Season at PorthouseBWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Opens 2015 Season at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jun 15, 2015

What do 'West Side Story,' 'Gypsy,' 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 'Company,' 'Follies,' 'Sweeney Todd' 'Sunday in the Park with George,' and 'Into the Woods,' all have in common? Yes, they are shows which have music written by Steven Sondheim. (more...)

PBD to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert, 7/10PBD to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Ah, liaisons! Old love is rekindled, young love is awakened, and foolish romantic escapades intertwine in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's ravishing A Little Night Music, opening Friday, July 10 (8pm) at Palm Beach Dramaworks. This concert presentation, which runs through July 19 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, is directed by Lynnette Barkley, with musical direction by Kevin David Thomas. Leading the cast are William Michals, who previously captivated audiences in PBD's concert productions of Man of La Mancha and The Most Happy Fella; and Sondheim veteran Joy Franz, who created the role of the Stepmother in the original production of Into the Woods. (more...)

RoL'n Productions to Present Thomas Babe's TAKEN IN MARRIAGE; Cast Set!RoL'n Productions to Present Thomas Babe's TAKEN IN MARRIAGE; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Theatre company RoL'n Productions have announced the cast for their upcoming production of Thomas Babe's barbed comedy Taken In Marriage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning Creative Choices and Broadway Cast Lead ACT's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICBWW Reviews: Stunning Creative Choices and Broadway Cast Lead ACT's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Harmony Wheeler - May 29, 2015

Taking his inspiration from the summer solstice and a turn of the twentieth century Sweden setting, director Mark Lamos gives Sondheim's A Little Night Music an "erotic" staging at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre . A Little Night Music features breathtaking scenic design from Riccardo Hernandez and stunning costumes designed by Candice Donnelly. Audiences leave with plenty of material worthy of hours of discussion. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Reveals 2016 SeasonLong Beach Opera Reveals 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Long Beach Opera's 2016 season has been announced and includes a new production of the 1974 version of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta Candide, winner of four Tony Awards; the world premiere of Tobin Stokes' Fallujah, with a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, based on the story of a US Marine and his experience during the Iraq war; Suzan Hanson starring in Francis Poulenc's La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), a moving monodrama about unrequited love; and the West Coast premiere of the video-pop opera The News by Jacob TV – the Andy Warhol of new music.   (more...)

Patrick Cassidy, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More Lead A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Opening TonightPatrick Cassidy, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More Lead A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. The show opens tonight, May 27, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A.C.T. Extends A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICA.C.T. Extends A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21.  (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical BattlesSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical Battles
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2015

Bloodshed is par for the course during Tony Awards season, especially as it reaches its peak in the last handful of weeks leading up the big annual ceremony feting theatre's best, so today we take a look back at some of the absolute most brutal and tight Tony Award races for Best Musical in history. Although comparing a group of musicals - alike as dissimilar as they may be - may be an unfair proposition in practice, there is only one way a winner is decided when the Tony Awards rolls around and it unfortunately always finds fan favorites, critical darlings and a few commercial hits vying for top honors. There can only be one Best Musical - well, except for 1960 when there were actually two mainstage entertainments given the prize; THE SOUND OF MUSIC and FIORELLO, with no less than GYPSY ending up an also-ran. Who will claim the trophy on June 7? Tune in then to see! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Little Shop Of Horrors! 10 Devilish & Demonic Plays & Musicals To DevourSOUND OFF Special Edition: Little Shop Of Horrors! 10 Devilish & Demonic Plays & Musicals To Devour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 22, 2015

While Broadway is heaven for theatergoers around the world, especially when the season reaches its fever pitch as it is right now, it can also be hell in the right hands. And, that's a good thing. As the exceedingly well-received new play HAND TO GOD which opened earlier this month proves, audiences adore a good scare - particularly when it is supported by a rich and dynamic dramatic basis upon which the horror-show can play out, which HAND TO GOD undoubtedly has in spades (and pitchforks). Needless to say, many of the most popular and successful musicals of all time have also dealt with demonic presences - even if in the case of Broadway's two biggest hits, they are misunderstood monsters. Indeed, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA remains the longest-running show in Broadway history, approaching its 20th year on the Great White Way, while Oz-themed witch-centric musical mega-hit WICKED remains one of the hottest tickets in town. With this week's news of Hollywood heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal starring in an upcoming Encores! special limited-run production of cult hit and famous Off-Broadway mainstay LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - not to mention the big news of a brand new small screen version of the ultimate cult movie musical, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, being revived for a new generation - it seems more than merely appropriate to turn our attention to the scariest, bloodiest and best horror-themed musicals to date. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Apr 16, 2015

Das Program der Jubilaumsspielzeit 2015/2016 steht nun fest, und enthalt neben zahlreichen anderen Produktionen zwei Musicals: Stephen Sondheim's DAS LÄCHELN EINER SOMMERNACHT und HAIR. Als Wiederaufnahmen der vergangenen Spielzeit werden außerdem auch SINGIN' IN THE RAIN und TSCHITTI TSCHITTI BÄNG BÄNG erneut zu sehen sein. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kelrik's SWEENEY TODD a Dynamite Hit at the El PortalBWW Reviews: Kelrik's SWEENEY TODD a Dynamite Hit at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2015

Sweeney Todd first bowed on Broadway in late 1979. Fortunately, I was in New York to witness the brilliant achievement of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou and the entire creative team. Kelrik Productions is presenting the masterwork for the first time, hardly an easy task in a small intimate theatre space such as the Monroe Forum Theatre of the El Portal. Well, let me tell you, they may be exceedingly proud of this production, as it replicates just about everything that the original achieved, minus a full orchestra. Every detail, every move and every musical beat are in line with wonderful musical director Joe Lawrence at the piano. With a perfect cast and brilliantly inventive direction and staging from Kristin Towers-Rowles, this Sweeney Todd could not be better. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Starring Emily Skinner & Karen ZiembaFull Cast Announced for A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Starring Emily Skinner & Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the full cast for the upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ENO's SWEENEY TODD's Opening Night, with Bryn Terfel & Emma ThompsonPhoto Flash: First Look at ENO's SWEENEY TODD's Opening Night, with Bryn Terfel & Emma Thompson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in Lonny Price's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller at the London Coliseum. Joining them are Matthew Seadon-Young as Anthony Hope, Katie Hall as Johanna Barker, Philip Quast as Judge Turpin, Jack North as Tobias Ragg, Alex Gaumond as Beadle Bamford, Rosalie Craig as Beggar Woman and John Owen-Jones as Pirelli. (more...)

New Production Photos Of Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel In ENO's SWEENEY TODDNew Production Photos Of Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel In ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2015

Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel bring SWEENEY TODD back home to London! (more...)

First Look At Emma Thompson In ENO's SWEENEY TODDFirst Look At Emma Thompson In ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2015

Emma Thompson in ENO's SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

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