John Coates News

Bridgestone Announced as Official Worldwide Olympic Partner
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

- Company to Serve as Official Tire of Olympic Games - (more...)

New Smartphone Flip Case May Reduce Risk of Cancer From Cell Phone Radiation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Government has not made it official that cell phone radiation is harmful to health – but recent studies have shown that just 50 minutes of cell phone use affects brain activity in the area of the brain closest to the phone, and the World Health Organization has reclassified cell phone radiation as a Class 2B “potentially carcinogenic for humans.” (more...)

BULL, THE HISTORY BOYS & More Set for Sheffield's Spring 2013 Season; Full Cast of MY FAIR LADY Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2012

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today unveils Sheffield Theatres' spring season for 2013, which includes two world premieres - Bull, a new play by Mike Bartlett, and This Is My Family, a new musical comedy by Tim Firth; major revivals of D.H. Lawrence's masterpiece The Daughter-in-Law and Alan Bennett's The History Boys, and Sheffield People's Theatre present their second production, 20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield. Full casting for My Fair Lady, the Crucible Christmas musical is also announced today. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Plays Final Performance at the Adelphi Theatre Today, Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production will have its final performance today, Saturday, 22 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Artwork Revealed for West End SWEENEY TODD's Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Sweeney Todd stars Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production will have its final performance on Saturday 22 September. View the new artwork, just revealed for the show's final weeks, below! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Play Final Performance at the Adelphi Theatre, Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2012

Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production will have its final performance on Saturday 22 September. (more...)

The Beatle's YELLOW SUBMARINE Released Exclusively on iTunes Today
by Movies News Desk - Jun 05, 2012

The Beatles' digitally restored 1968 animated feature film, YELLOW SUBMARINE, makes its worldwide digital release debut today, exclusively on The iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles). (more...)

The Beatle's YELLOW SUBMARINE to Be Released on Blu-ray/DVD, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

The Beatles' classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on May 28 (May 29 in North America). The film's songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date. (more...)

Jason Manford to Make West-End Debut as Pirelli in SWEENY TODD, 2 – 27 July - 'Anything can happen!'
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, stars Olivier Award winner Michael Ball as the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as his devoted accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, the production transferred to London's West End on 10 March, 2012 for a limited season only, and must end on 22 September, 2012. Comedian Jason Manford will join the company as "Italian" barber Pirelli for four weeks in July this year, covering for Robert Burt, who is scheduled to sing at Glyndebourne Festival 2012. (more...)

First Listen! Clips Posted from New London SWEENEY TODD Cast Album
by BWW - Mar 25, 2012

In advance of the cast album's March 30th release date, Amazon UK has posted the first audio preivew clips. Click here to listen! (more...)

BWW Video Teaser: Catch a Glimpse of Michael Ball in SWEENEY TODD - New Footage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball as Sweeney Todd and Imelda Staunton as Mrs. Lovett, opened to raves on March 20 at the Adelphi Theatre following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has just gotten ahold of the very first clip of Michael Ball as the demon barber himself singing 'Pretty Women.' Click below to catch a glimpse! (more...)

Sondheim Grants Approval for Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Led SWEENEY TODD for Broadway
by BWW - Mar 22, 2012

Now, Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail has revealed that 'Stephen Sondheim has given director Jonathan Kent's Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd (with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton delivering the stage performances of their lives) his seal of approval. He'd love the two stars to take the deliciously grisly musical to Broadway when they complete their run at the Adelphi Theatre. There's no official word this will happen yet, because both actors have crazy schedules, but it would be fantastic if they did manage to cross the Atlantic with this Sweeney.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of SWEENEY TODD Starring Ball and Staunton
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2012

Oh yes! We've got a red carpet video for the opening night of SWEENEY TODD, which opened on the 20th on the West End. The video features interviews with stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton as well as Jason Manford, David Mitchell, Jim Broadbent and Tom Jones. Plus, there's a little peek of an onstage kiss. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton's Curtain Call for SWEENEY TODD in the West End!
by BWW - Mar 21, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, opened last night, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre, following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Check out these shots of the rapturous curtain call, featuring Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton and Lucy May Barker. (more...)

Review Roundup: SWEENEY TODD Starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton - All The Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 21, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, opened last night, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre, following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. We've collected together all the reviews for your enjoyment. (more...)

The Beatle's YELLOW SUBMARINE to Be Released on Blu-ray/DVD, 5/29
by Movies News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

The Beatles' classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on May 28 (May 29 in North America). The film's songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date. (more...)

West End SWEENEY TODD Opens Tonight; Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball Star
by BWW - Mar 20, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, will officially open tonight, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre. As Broadway World previously reported, Jonathan Kent's version of the musical opened in the West End for previews on March 10 following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. The show will feature British comedian Jason Manford as Signor Pirelli for one month while Robert Burt is on leave. (more...)

First Night to Release New SWEENEY TODD Album in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd just transferred to London's West End for a limited season on 10 March 2012. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars distinguished musical performer Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. First Night Records will release the new 2012 album in April. It is currently available for pre-order here. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim Talks New West End SWEENEY TODD!
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2012

Click below to watch an interview with composer Stephen Sondheim talking about the new West End production of SWEENEY TODD which began previews last night in London starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD Begins Previews; Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Visit The Jonathan Ross Show!
by BWW - Mar 10, 2012

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton stopped by The Jonathan Ross Show in honor of Sweeney Todd which begins previews tonight! They were joined by Rihanna and Lionel Richie. Check out the photos below! (more...)

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