Hugh Wheeler News

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

BWW Review: Utah Repertory Theater Company Outdoes Itself with A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICBWW Review: Utah Repertory Theater Company Outdoes Itself with A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 19, 2016

Remarkably well cast, directed, performed, and designed, Utah Repertory Theater Company has outdone itself once again with its production of Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Chris Clark. (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 18, 2016

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

SWEENEY TODD Opens in February at Cantey V. Sutton TheatreSWEENEY TODD Opens in February at Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Featuring a cast made up of local theater veterans such as David Henderson (Sweeney Todd) and Rose Higgins (Mrs. Lovett), Sweeney Todd returns to RLT next month. The play runs from February 12-28 in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/11/16- PACIFIC OVERTURESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/11/16- PACIFIC OVERTURES
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2016

Today in 1976, Pacific Overtures opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 193 performances. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a libretto by John Weidman, and additional material by Hugh Wheeler, the musical is set in 1853 Japan and follows the difficult Westernization of Japan, through the lives of two friends caught in the change. The original Broadway production of Pacific Overtures in 1976 was presented in Kabuki style, with men playing women's parts and set changes made in full view of the audience by people dressed in black. A Broadway revival ran at Studio 54 from December 2, 2004 to January 30, 2005, directed by Amon Miyamoto and starring B.D. Wong as the Narrator and several members of the original cast. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Christopher Clark of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Utah RepBWW Interview: Director Christopher Clark of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Utah Rep
by Blair Howell - Jan 5, 2016

Utah Repertory Theater Company announces its production of 'A Little Night Music,' masterful composer Stephen Sondheim's unabashedly romantic musical drama. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present CANDIDELong Beach Opera to Present CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

On January 23 and 30, 2016, Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents composer Leonard Bernstein's satiric romp Candide at the Center Theater in Long Beach, CA.  The eclectic score mixes everything from Viennese waltzes to soaring arias to Latin tangos.  Filled with unforgettable songs such as “Glitter and be Gay, “Oh, Happy We,” “I Am Easily Assimilated” and “Make Your Garden Grow,” Candide was called by Bernstein his “personal love letter to European music.” Adapted from Voltaire's novel, the operetta takes aim at political excess, social traditions and superstitions with an underlying warning against unfettered optimism. While beset by one calamity after another, including an earthquake, exile, war, slavery, robbery and even the Spanish Inquisition, the show's hero Candide and his true love Cunegonde cling to the belief that they live in “the best of all possible worlds.”  Candide's tuneful score and recognizable characters have made it an irresistible draw for audiences around the world. David Schweizer and his creative team will put a unique LBO spin on this all-time favorite. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Edmund Lyndeck, SWEENEY TODD's Original Judge Turpin, Reported Dead at 90VIDEO: Broadway's Edmund Lyndeck, SWEENEY TODD's Original Judge Turpin, Reported Dead at 90
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2015

The beloved character actor also originated roles in 1776, MERLIN and INTO THE WOODS (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/12-12/13/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/12-12/13/2015
by - Dec 13, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 13, 2015 - Sunday, December 13, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/13/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/13/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2015

Today in 2009, A Little Night Music opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 425 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...)

ActorsNET to Present MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, 12/4-20ActorsNET to Present MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, 12/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Meet Me in St. Louis - the beloved M.G.M. musical - promises to sparkle this holiday season onstage at the Heritage Center Theatre in Morrisville. (more...)

Thanksgiving Video Dish: Five Broadway Turkeys That Made Delicious LeftoversThanksgiving Video Dish: Five Broadway Turkeys That Made Delicious Leftovers
by Michael Dale - Nov 26, 2015

Sometimes a flop Broadway show is better appreciated after closing, and may even return as a hit! (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Opens TonightBlue Hill Troupe's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Blue Hill Troupe presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC to benefit the Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation, November 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM, and November 15 at 3:00 PM & November 21 at 2:00 PM at The Theatre at St. Jean's, 184 E. 76 Street (between Lexington & 3rd Aves). (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Stages A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Now thru 11/21Blue Hill Troupe Stages A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Now thru 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Blue Hill Troupe, the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, opens its 92nd season with A Little Night Music, tonight, November 13-21, 2015 at The Theatre at St. Jean's (184 E. 76 Street). All proceeds from the Blue Hill Troupe's 2015-2016 season, which includes Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe in April 2016, will benefit the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation. (more...)

The Contemporary Theater Company to Host Masquerade GalaThe Contemporary Theater Company to Host Masquerade Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Contemporary Theater Company hosts its 6th Annual Masquerade Gala on November 20 at 7 p.m. at the beautiful Towers in Narragansett. The event features over a dozen outstanding raffle prizes, live music from Take It to the Bridge, a cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle. (more...)

CRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make BelieveCRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make Believe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 6, 2015

Halloween's all done in, there are still three weeks ahead before we officially give thanks, and Christmas - and all its accompanying frenzy and frivolity - is about seven weeks away! So what's there to do for all the theatrical types jonesing for a trip to make believe? Plenty! Theater companies all over middle Tennessee are showing off their best and brightest, with a number of eagerly anticipated shows opening this weekend and/or continuing from their earlier opening nights and next Tuesday there's a sparkling new Broadway musical swinging through Music City to entertain you… (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 SeasonShaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell's final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw. (more...)

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