Jon Driscoll News

THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour to Play Fox Theatre, 5/13-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play May 13-18 in St. Louis. (more...)

Almeida, MORMON and National Theatre Big Oliviers 2014 Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

The winners of the 38th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 13 April 2014) in front of a packed audience at a glamorous ceremony at London's Royal Opera House hosted by Stephen Mangan and Gemma Arterton. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Film & Stage Make the Perfect Affair in Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER
by Andrew White - Apr 02, 2014

Remember those sappy romances from the 1930's and 1940's? Think you've seen 'em all? Think you've seen enough of 'em, already? Guess again: England's Kneehigh Theater, currently in residence at the Landsburgh, breathes new life into the old genre, and not only makes them a joy to watch, they've managed a few technical marvels as well. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD Closes at the Aldwych Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The West End production of Stephen Ward will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre today, 29 March 2014. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Dallas Summer Musicals is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play today, March 18-30 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies Into Detroit, 6/17-29; Kids' Night Set for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Broadway In Detroit is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the Detroit Opera House, June 17 - 29, 2014. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Detroit, 6/17-29; Tickets on Sale 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Broadway In Detroit is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the Detroit Opera House, June 17 - 29, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Under the Stars' THE WIZARD OF OZ is Entirely Charming
by David Clarke - Mar 06, 2014

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's beloved classic film THE WIZARD OF OZ has been re-adapted for the stage by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. The splashy show features Harold Arlen's original music and E.Y. Harburg's original lyrics, with additional lyrics by Tim Rice and additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Flying audiences over the rainbow, this musical is sentimental, family-friendly schmaltz that entertains with ease. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals to Welcome THE WIZARD OF OZ, 3/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Dallas Summer Musicals is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play March 18-30 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Official press opening night will be Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

TUTS Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour, Now thru March 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play today, March 4 - 16 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Comments on STEPHEN WARD Closing: 'Fools Give You Reasons, Wise Men Never Try'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, Andrew Lloyd Webber refuted the idea that his latest West End musical, STEPHEN WARD, is closing early because 'he was too much of a 'lone ego' on the project'. The West End production of STEPHEN WARD will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 29 March 2014. (more...)

Official: Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD to Close at the Aldwych Theatre, March 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The West End production of Stephen Ward will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 29 March 2014. Stephen Ward received its world premiere in December last year with a cast led by Alexander Hanson in the title role, Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler and Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice Davies. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Ward has book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black. The production is directed by Richard Eyre with set and costume designs by Rob Howell, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll, and choreography by Stephen Mear. (more...)

Baz Bamigboye: Curtain to Come Down on Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD Within 'Several Weeks'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Just days after The Telegraph's Tim Walker initially reported that the West End musical may be concluding its run at the end of May, Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has tweeted the the lights may go out even sooner than expected. The show previously received an extension through 31 May 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST: THE MUSICAL is Dead on Arrival
by David Clarke - Feb 19, 2014

When GHOST: THE MUSICAL opened on Broadway it was met by a bevy of critical slams and was plagued by technical issues that would stall the production. Now, the troubled movie turned musical turned theme-park ride is limping, zombie-like, across the nation in a Non-Equity National Tour. Luckily, the production is employing a handful of theatre professionals. In many ways, that is this overblown clunker of a show's only saving grace. (more...)

Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from today, February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels to Segerstrom Center,Today-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa announces that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play February 11 - 23 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

TUTS to Welcome THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour, March 4-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play March 4 - 16 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family. (more...)

STEPHEN WARD Extends Booking Through May 31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

The West End production of Stephen Ward today releases a further 120,000 tickets for sale taking bookings at the Aldwych Theatre to 31 May 2014. (more...)

Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, 2/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced casting for the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour Headed to Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz makes its anticipated South Florida premiere at Broward Center for the Performing Arts from tonight, January 7 - 19, 2014. (more...)

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