Oliver Thornton News

Oliver Thornton, Britney Coleman, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Star in CAMELOT at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Camelot, directed by David Lee with music direction and orchestrations by Steve Orich (Jersey Boys) and choreography by Mark Esposito (South Pacific with Reba McEntire). The production will run November 15-December 14, 2014, with the opening night on Friday, November 21 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor for Camelot is Investors Bank. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALADDIN, New Wimbledon Theatre, December 9 2013
by Gary Naylor - Dec 11, 2013

Gary Naylor sees a traditional Wimbledon panto blockbuster. (more...)

West End Wilma Puts on Cabaret Show at St. James Studio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

Elusive theatre blogger West End Wilma is putting on her very own Musical Theatre Cabaret show WILMA AND FRIENDS tonight August 31, 2013 at the beautiful St James Studio in Victoria. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: ROCKY HORROR - 40 Years Of Absolute Pleasure
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 2013

On August 14, 1974, the first stateside performance occurred of an outrageous and daring new musical that had already made something of a splash in the UK, but would prove to be one of the weirdest and wildest shows ever staged anywhere - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. (more...)

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW to Return to King's Theatre Glasgow, 6-10 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

Following the huge success of The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Production at the King's Theatre Glasgow in February and March 2013, the production is triumphantly returning between 6 10 August 2013 as part of its year-long run. Dani Harmer, finalist of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 and star of Tracy Beaker, will play the role of Janet. Ben Forster, who won the ITV1 series Superstar and then went on to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar, will star alongside Dani in the role of Brad. West End actor Oliver Thornton, follows in the footsteps of Tim Curry starring as the lead character of Frank 'n' Furter. Christopher Luscombe, who is the director of The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary production, will play the role of the Narrator in his first acting role for over a decade. (more...)

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Returns to King's Theatre Glasgow, Now thru 10 Aug
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

Following the huge success of The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Production at the King's Theatre Glasgow in February and March 2013, the production is triumphantly returning between today, 6 - 10 August 2013 as part of its year-long run. Dani Harmer, finalist of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 and star of Tracy Beaker, will play the role of Janet. Ben Forster, who won the ITV1 series Superstar and then went on to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar, will star alongside Dani in the role of Brad. West End actor Oliver Thornton, follows in the footsteps of Tim Curry starring as the lead character of Frank 'n' Furter. Christopher Luscombe, who is the director of The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary production, will play the role of the Narrator in his first acting role for over a decade. (more...)

West End Wilma to Put on Cabaret Show at St. James Studio, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Elusive theatre blogger West End Wilma is putting on her very own Musical Theatre Cabaret show WILMA AND FRIENDS on Saturday August 31, 2013 at the beautiful St James Studio in Victoria. West End Wilma is a saucy, older lady, who doesn't let her age stop her from doing jazz hands all day long! Back in 2012, a dear friend of Wilma's said 'you see show many shows, why don't you start blogging about them?' and that day, westendwilma.com was born! (more...)

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW to Return to King's Theatre Glasgow, 6-10 August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Following the huge success of The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Production at the King's Theatre Glasgow in February and March 2013, the production is triumphantly returning between 6 10 August 2013 as part of its year-long run. Dani Harmer, finalist of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 and star of Tracy Beaker, will play the role of Janet. Ben Forster, who won the ITV1 series Superstar and then went on to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar, will star alongside Dani in the role of Brad. West End actor Oliver Thornton, follows in the footsteps of Tim Curry starring as the lead character of Frank 'n' Furter. Christopher Luscombe, who is the director of The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary production, will play the role of the Narrator in his first acting role for over a decade. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Kings Theatre Glasgow, February 25 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 26, 2013

The 2013 national tour celebrating 40 years of Rocky proves that this musical is showing no signs of old age. (more...)

Sam Attwater Takes Over As Brad In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour, Mar 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

The Rocky Horror Show has announced that stage and TV actor Sam Attwater (Eastenders, Hollyoaks; Dreamboats and Petticoats) will play the role of Brad for the next leg of the UK tour, taking over from Ben Forster. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, New Wimbledon Theatre, January 21 2013
by Gary Naylor - Jan 22, 2013

Gary Naylor does the Timewarp again... (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 1/7
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2013

It's Friday and that means another look back at the top regional stories of this past week! Click below to see the most-read interviews, features, and special coverage items for the week of January 7! (more...)

BWW Interviews: ROCKY HORROR's Oliver Thornton and Roxanne Pallett
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 11, 2013

We talk to the stars of the 40th anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show... (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour Opens, Starring Ben Forster And Roxanne Pallett!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Ben Forster and Roxanne Pallett star in the new UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show, which began at the Theatre Royal Brighton this week. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 12/17
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 21, 2012

In this week's edition of 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week', we take you around the country - and beyond - with the most-read theater stories for the week of December 17! Scroll below to see what made news in your area! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Oliver Thornton and Ben Forster In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW!
by BWW - Dec 17, 2012

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Show, Christopher Luscombe is creating a new production for a year-long UK national tour starting at Brighton's Theatre Royal on 20 December 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPAMALOT Opens at the Playhouse Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2012

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, (well, almost) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Following a staggering national romp, this new production moved to Playhouse Theatre, beginning performances 14 November and opening last night. View photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHILDREN OF EDEN Gala Concert, Prince of Wales Theatre, January 29 2012
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 29, 2012

Louise Dearman, Oliver Thornton, Russell Grant and Kerry Ellis feature in the one-off show in aid of Crohn's and Colitis UK (more...)

Waylon Jacobs, Tom Pearce Join CHILDREN OF EDEN In West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2012

Casting is now complete for the the Biblical-inspired musical Children of Eden, by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, which is being revived in the West End for one night only in a spectacular starstudded charity gala at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday 29 January. (more...)

Russell Grant Returns To The West End In CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2012

Strictly?Come?Dancing star Russell Grant is returning to star in the West?End after 34 years. Russell will appear alongside Gareth Gates, Kerry Ellis, Oliver Thornton and Brenda Edwards in the Biblical-inspired musical Children of Eden, by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and John?Caird, which is being revived in the West End for one night only in a spectacular star-studded charity gala at the Prince of Wales?Theatre on Sunday 29 January. (more...)

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