Peter Straker News

Pete Townshend Writes New Songs for The Who's TOMMYPete Townshend Writes New Songs for The Who's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Lead songwriter of The Who Pete Townshend has written two new songs exclusively for the touring production of Tommy, produced by the New Wolsey Theatre in co-production with Ramps on the Moon and directed by Kerry Michael. A new version of 'Amazing Journey' will open the show, and after her iconic Act One song Acid Queen, played by original cast member Peter Straker, will make a return in Act Two with a new torch song. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre Olivier AwardTHE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre Olivier Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Government Inspector has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre for its run at Theatre Royal Stratford East. The play ran at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 18 - 28 May 2016 as part of a UK tour produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Ramps on the Moon. It was written by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by David Harrower and directed by Roxana Silbert. (more...)

Original Star Peter Straker to Return to THE WHO'S TOMMY at Ramps on the MoonOriginal Star Peter Straker to Return to THE WHO'S TOMMY at Ramps on the Moon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

After playing the Narrator in the original West End production in 1979, Peter Straker returns to the iconic rock opera THE WHO'S TOMMY as the Acid Queen. (more...)

The Pheasantry Announces September ScheduleThe Pheasantry Announces September Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Photo Flash: West End's BEAUTIFUL Celebrates First BirthdayPhoto Flash: West End's BEAUTIFUL Celebrates First Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Last night (23 February 2016) at the Aldwych Theatre the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical celebrated its first birthday in the West End.  Celebrations included marking the February birthdays of Carole King, Barry Mann and the late Gerry Goffin, as well as the 45th anniversary of when King's Grammy- award winning album Tapestry was released.  Check out the pics of the bash below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Extends in the West End, Thru Feb. 2017BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Extends in the West End, Thru Feb. 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Today, 24 February 2016, the producers of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical announce the show will be extending booking in the West End to 18 February 2017. (more...)

Joan of Arc Musical JEANNE Cast Recording Set for Release in MAyJoan of Arc Musical JEANNE Cast Recording Set for Release in MAy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Stage Door Records have announced the previously unreleased original studio cast recording of the 1985/86 Joan Of Arc musical 'Jeanne' will be released on May 25th, 2015. The CD release continues Stage Door's commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steven Webb and Zoe George in QUASIMODO at King's Head TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Steven Webb and Zoe George in QUASIMODO at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. In a major coup for the King's Head Theatre in London, Quasimodo will play for a 4-week season from last night, 20 March through 13 April 2013. Scroll below for a first look at the show's stars Steven Webb and Zoe George! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Steven Webb, Richard Chevara and More in King's Head QUASIMODO World Premiere!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Steven Webb, Richard Chevara and More in King's Head QUASIMODO World Premiere!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2013

Ahead of the first public preview tonight, producers have released rehearsal footage and creative interviews for Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, which is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. In a major coup for the King's Head Theatre in London, Quasimodo will play for a 4-week season from Wednesday 20 March - Saturday 13 April. Click below to watch the behind-the-scenes video! (more...)

Lionel Bart's Final Great Musical QUASIMODO Makes London Premiere TonightLionel Bart's Final Great Musical QUASIMODO Makes London Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Fifty years after he started writing it, Quasimodo, a major musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, will finally get its World Premiere at the King's Head Theatre in London this month, March 2013. (more...)

Steven Webb to Lead QUASIMODO's World Premiere at King's Head TheatreSteven Webb to Lead QUASIMODO's World Premiere at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Casting is now complete for Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, which is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. (more...)

London Producers Search for New Talent to Play 'Quasimodo' in Lionel Bart's World Premiere; Open Auditions Begin TodayLondon Producers Search for New Talent to Play 'Quasimodo' in Lionel Bart's World Premiere; Open Auditions Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Producers are hunting for an undiscovered singing talent for the role of a lifetime to star as the infamous and tragic Parisian hunchback Quasimodo in the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart. (more...)

London Producers Search for New Talent to Play 'Quasimodo' in Lionel Bart's World Premiere; Open Auditions Begin Jan 15London Producers Search for New Talent to Play 'Quasimodo' in Lionel Bart's World Premiere; Open Auditions Begin Jan 15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Producers are hunting for an undiscovered singing talent for the role of a lifetime to star as the infamous and tragic Parisian hunchback Quasimodo in the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart. (more...)

Jazz, Comedy, Cabaret, Play Festival and More Set for St. James Studio Jan-Feb 2013Jazz, Comedy, Cabaret, Play Festival and More Set for St. James Studio Jan-Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2013

Following a successful first season with events spanning all genres of entertainment, from stand-up comedy and musical cabaret to jazz trios and West End favourites - and featuring artists such as Frisky and Mannish, Sharon D. Clarke and Hadley Fraser - the second season of events in the St. James Studio is officially announced today. (more...)

Jazz, Comedy, Cabaret, Play Festival and More Set for St. James Studio Jan-Feb 2013Jazz, Comedy, Cabaret, Play Festival and More Set for St. James Studio Jan-Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

Following a successful first season with events spanning all genres of entertainment, from stand-up comedy and musical cabaret to jazz trios and West End favourites - and featuring artists such as Frisky and Mannish, Sharon D. Clarke and Hadley Fraser - the second season of events in the St. James Studio is officially announced today. (more...)

Lionel Bart's Final Musical QUASIMODO Premieres in London, March 20Lionel Bart's Final Musical QUASIMODO Premieres in London, March 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

Fifty years after he started writing it, Quasimodo, a major musical by Oliver! composer Lionel?Bart,will finally get its World Premiere at the King's Head Theatre in London in March 2013. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2012

Casting is now complete for the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens' and Stephen Flaherty's multiple Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway musical, The Glorious Ones, which will play at the Landor Theatre, London, from Tuesday March 6 to Saturday April 7. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

Casting is now complete for the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens' and Stephen Flaherty's multiple Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway musical, The Glorious Ones, which will play at the Landor Theatre, London, from Tuesday March 6 to Saturday April 7. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

Casting is now complete for the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens' and Stephen Flaherty's multiple Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway musical, The Glorious Ones, which will play at the Landor Theatre, London, from Tuesday March 6 to Saturday April 7. (more...)

KORCZAK Plays Rose Theater Kingston August 31-September 3KORCZAK Plays Rose Theater Kingston August 31-September 3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2011

This new production of the Theatre Royal Plymouth's critically acclaimed KORCZAK will play at at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 31 August to 3 September. (more...)

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