Richard Eyre News

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer For STEPHEN WARD
by Stage Tube - Feb 03, 2014

Here's the new theatrical trailer for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Stephen Ward, starring Alexander Hanson as the titular character (more...)

Shostakovich's Dark Comedy The Nose Featuring Tony Winner Paulo Szot on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 23 at 12 noon on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Pavel Smelkov conducts the first Met revival of Kentridge's acclaimed 2010 staging (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents CARTHAGE, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

A Finborough Theatre commission, Carthage is the debut play from the Finborough Theatre's new Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Chris Thompson, and will receive its world premiere in a four week run from tonight, 28 January 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Channel 4 Playwright in Residence to Debut CARTHAGE at Finborough Theatre,Today-Feb 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

A Finborough Theatre commission, Carthage is the debut play from the Finborough Theatre's new Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Chris Thompson, and will receive its world premiere in a four week run from Today, 28 January 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann to Sing Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, opening February 18. (more...)

Ailyn Perez Set for Three Roles at Royal Opera House this Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Richard Tucker Award-winner Ailyn Pérez – the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all” (Opera News) – takes on a trio of starring roles at London's Royal Opera House over the coming months. After launching the new year in the title role of Manon (Jan 31–Feb 4), she makes her role debut as Liù in Turandot (Feb 17–March 10), before giving her first scheduled Covent Garden performances in the title role of La traviata opposite her husband and fellow Tucker Award-winner, tenor Stephen Costello (May 6–20). Dubbed “America's fastest-rising husband-and-wife opera stars” (Associated Press), the couple brought down the house in London two years ago, when the soprano stepped in as a last-minute replacement to partner her husband in Verdi's masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Charlotte Spencer Of STEPHEN WARD!
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 21, 2014

It must be an odd feeling, seeing yourself on posters all over London. It must be even odder when that poster pictures you in a state of undress, imitating one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century. (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...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More to Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, 2/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from February 4 - 9, 2014, as part of California Musical Theatre's Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

Sacramento Premiere of Flashdance The Musical at Community Center Theater Coming February 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from February 4 - 9, 2014, as part of California Musical Theatre's Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Will Screen Productions from The Met, National Theatre in MArch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Experiencing a grand opera from the Met and stage plays from Britain's National Theatre of London is a convenient and affordable reality, thanks to the Live in HD series at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Bordin's Prince Igor will be center stage on Saturday, March 1, at 12 p.m. Massenet's Werther will thrill on Saturday, March 15, at 12:55 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, at 12 p.m. War Horse from National Theatre of London takes the audience on an incredible journey on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. For dinner-and-a-show, Bernard's (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu, or a free glass of wine with dinner before these events, when tickets are presented; reservations suggested beginning at 5 p.m. Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for video previews of the Met Live in HD Series. These two series are underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Marilyn and Joe Kreitz, Joanne and John Patrick, Starbucks Coffee, Sabina and Walter Slavin, Taylor Zemo Foundation, The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery. (more...)

Channel 4 Playwright in Residence to Debut CARTHAGE at Finborough Theatre, Jan 28-Feb 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

A Finborough Theatre commission, Carthage is the debut play from the Finborough Theatre's new Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Chris Thompson, and will receive its world premiere in a four week run from Tuesday, 28 January 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present CARTHAGE, Begin. 28 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

A Finborough Theatre commission, Carthage is the debut play from the Finborough Theatre's new Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Chris Thompson, and will receive its world premiere in a four week run from Tuesday, 28 January 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, January 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jan 02, 2014

Gary Naylor previews London Theatre's start to the New Year. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black, is currently palying at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently booking to 1 March 2014. The cast album is released today, December 30, by Decca, and you can purchase it now at http://www.decca.com/. To preview the album, visit: http://www.stephenwardthemusical.com (more...)

New STEPHEN WARD 'I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You' VIdeo
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 23, 2013

A full performance clip of the emotionally rich Andrew Lloyd Webber/Don Black melody 'I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You' from the new historically-based West End musical STEPHEN WARD is now available to view, featuring two-time Laurence Olivier Award-winner Joanna Riding. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Not Sure How Many More Musicals He Can Afford to Do
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose new musical, STEPHEN WARD, opened last week in London's West End, isn't sure how many news productions he's got left in him. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STEPHEN WARD, Aldwych Theatre, Dec 20 2013
by Gemma Saggers - Dec 21, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest work, Stephen Ward, is a musical portrayal of the Profumo Scandal that took place in the 1960s. (more...)

Review Roundup: STEPHEN WARD Opens in the West End- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - Dec 20, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens tonight, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: STEPHEN WARD Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opened last night, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed byRichard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography byStephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

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