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Hugh Wheeler News

Date of Birth: March 19, 1912
Date of Death: July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender: Male
SWEENEY TODD to Play the Gem Theatre in Time for HalloweenSWEENEY TODD to Play the Gem Theatre in Time for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

SWEENEY TODD, opens on September 29 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Makes his Way to the Gem Theatre...SWEENEY TODD Makes his Way to the Gem Theatre...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, an infamous treat, SWEENEY TODD! An unjustly exiled barber returns home in 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More Set for CMT San Jose's 2016-17 SeasonHAIRSPRAY, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More Set for CMT San Jose's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, today announced its 49th season of shows. (more...)

Fancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODDFancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

he Human Race kicks off its 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller. Created by the Tony Award winning team by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book) and based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this masterpiece of suspense invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Returns to Israel in 2017SWEENEY TODD Returns to Israel in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that The Tramp Productions and Stuff Like That are to produce an Israeli revival of SWEENEY TODD, the legendary dark musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. (more...)

November Release Dates For Imelda Staunton's GYPSY, Patti Lupone/George Hearn's SWEENEY TODD, Kristin Chenoweth's CANDIDE on Blu-rayNovember Release Dates For Imelda Staunton's GYPSY, Patti Lupone/George Hearn's SWEENEY TODD, Kristin Chenoweth's CANDIDE on Blu-ray
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Three big musicals and an Arthur Miller classic will be released in November. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/3/16- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/3/16- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

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...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Shaw FestivalBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Aug 1, 2016

From it's ominous sounding opening organ chords, Stephen Sondheim makes it clear that you are in for a macabre evening of theatre as his masterpiece SWEENEY TODD begins. What sounds almost too gruesome to be appropriate for a musical has over the years had audiences and critics alike arguing whether this is a musical comedy or opera. Since it's 1979 premiere it has been staged world wide by some of the most notable Opera companies in the world, from English National Opera to the Paris Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. An updated staging is happening this summer at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York with noted Wagnerian bass Greer Grimsley playing the title character. (more...)

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw FestivalAttend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of “eat or be eaten”, began its limited run July 17 – with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Superb, Sublime SondheimBWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Superb, Sublime Sondheim
by Frank Benge - Jun 19, 2016

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 been produced in the West End, by opera companies, and in a 2009 Broadway revival. It was adapted for film in 1977. It received Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for BERNADETTE PETERS: AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENINGTickets Now on Sale for BERNADETTE PETERS: AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING
by Louisa Brady - May 28, 2016

One of Broadway's brightest stars, Bernadette Peters will light up the Patchogue Theatre stage for our 2016 Gala. Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. Ms. Peters currently stars in Amazon Prime's hit TV series, Mozart in the Jungle, which won the 2016 Golden Globe for 'Best TV Comedy or Musical Series.' (more...)

ArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTEDArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTED
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

ArtsWest announces their 2016-2017 season, UNCHARTED. See full details below! (more...)

ArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & MoreArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright has announced his second season, running September 2016 through July 2017. Opening with acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS, the six production season will include the magical story telling of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson; an Olivier Award winning new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS; a piercing glimpse into the teen-age world in Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR; Byrony Lavery's unflinching drama FROZEN; and the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller SWEENEY TODD. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODDPerseverance Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Come watch Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett slice their way through Stephen Sondheim's incomparable score while serving up meat pies full of revenge. With beautiful music and unforgettable characters, Sweeney Todd is not to be missed!    (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD with Denver Center Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD with Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - Apr 20, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, you can't imagine the rapture in store for you with Denver Center Theatre Company's killer production of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary SeasonTHE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Germantown Community Theatre has announced the slate of productions for their 2016-2017 season. This marks the 45th season of shows the theatre has produced from their home in Germantown, TN. The season blends music, theatre for youth, classic literature and raucous fun.  (more...)

VIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonVIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman today announced Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 3: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night MusicRoad to Opening Week 3: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Apr 4, 2016

I want to stay in the discovery of the character, not in the attitude of her or her life. I want to be completely subjective about her. I want to speak in her voice genuinely and not pump emotion into a moment or a line. For that to happen I need to just stay on the text. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David St. Louis, Annie Golden and More in PlayMakers' SWEENEY TODDPhoto Flash: First Look at David St. Louis, Annie Golden and More in PlayMakers' SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece 'Sweeney Todd,' onstage now through April 23.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary SeasonSWEENEY TODD & More Set for Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Human Race Theatre Company is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary as Dayton's premier professional regional theatre company by unveiling an updated company logo and announcing its 2016-2017 season of shows at its home, the Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton. The season, with two musicals and four plays, begins September 8, 2016. (more...)

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