Roald Dahl News

Date of Birth: September 13, 1916
Date of Death: November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place: Llandaff, WALES
Gender: Male
Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened last night, July 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed by James Lecesne, will have scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened last night, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed by James Lecesne, will have scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway TonightTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY officially opens tonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).  (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre LineupTottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 23, 2015

Get up off your couch and stop watching TV. Run past Miss Trunchbull's chokey and Miss Honey's shack and go see Matilda the Musical! This Tony award-winning musical is inspiring and uplifting and has just a hint of magic. This is the perfect show for families of all ages - especially if you have a very special young girl in your family. It's all about the power of imagination and using your smarts to fight back against evil. Playing now through August 15, Matilda the Musical will inspire you to do what's right even if it's hard. (more...)

Jazz is Dead, Vienna Boys Choir, THE BFG and More Set for Fall 2015 at SOPACJazz is Dead, Vienna Boys Choir, THE BFG and More Set for Fall 2015 at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its Fall 2015 Events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Production photos for the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne, have just been released - check them out below! The new play is now in previews and officially opens on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).  (more...)

Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox on Sale 8/15Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox on Sale 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Tickets will go on-sale Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. for the St. Louis premiere of TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre October 21 - November 1. (more...)

Tim Minchin's MATILDA Musical Headed to the Big Screen with New MaterialTim Minchin's MATILDA Musical Headed to the Big Screen with New Material
by Jessica Showers - Jul 20, 2015

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is getting some new tunes for its silver screen debut! According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a movie version, for which composer/lyricist Tim Minchin is writing additional music, is currently in the works. (more...)

Caroline Routh Named New Executive Director of NuffieldCaroline Routh Named New Executive Director of Nuffield
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Nuffield announces the appointment of Caroline Routh to the company's new position of Executive Director. (more...)

Michael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDAMichael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will join Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical from Tuesday 15 September 2015. Joining the four actresses will be Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood). Craige Els will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull. (more...)

BWW Reviews: National Children's Theatre Off to Strong Start with Dahl's THE BFGBWW Reviews: National Children's Theatre Off to Strong Start with Dahl's THE BFG
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 20, 2015

It's quite easy to root for the success of the National Children's Theatre if this inaugural production is indicative of the kind of work it will bring to our community. (more...)

New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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MATILDA's Tim Minchin Sings and Talks 'Assiduously Ignoring' Conventional Musical RulesMATILDA's Tim Minchin Sings and Talks 'Assiduously Ignoring' Conventional Musical Rules
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Songwriter Tim Minchin recently stopped by Sydney to attend a launch party for his musical MATILDA. While there, not only did he talk about his creative process, but he also sang a bit of his score for the audience. Click here to watch the video! (more...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for MATILDA THE MUSICAL Playing Thru August 15Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for MATILDA THE MUSICAL Playing Thru August 15
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 17, 2015

Dedicated to enhancing the theater-going experience, Hodges & Hodges act as your very own dramaturges, theater critics and local restaurant and tour guides so that you can immerse yourself in the show - even bore you enter the actual theater! (more...)

Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will honor civil rights hero Edie Windsor as the first recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance tonight, July 16, at the Westside Theatre. The award is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self.  (more...)

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH to Play Mercury Theatre Colchester Next MonthJAMES & THE GIANT PEACH to Play Mercury Theatre Colchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

There is a special treat in store for families this August when the magical and musical James and the Giant Peach plays at the Mercury Theatre Colchester. (more...)

Nuffield Announces Autumn, Winter SeasonNuffield Announces Autumn, Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Nuffield's Director Samuel Hodges, now in his second year leading the company, announces the upcoming autumn/winter season, alongside plans for his Nuffield directorial debut. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre to Offer Musical Theatre Workshops in SeoulBay Area Children's Theatre to Offer Musical Theatre Workshops in Seoul
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Cast members from the new musical version of James and the Giant Peach, which the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents August 1 and 2 at the Shanghai Children's Art Theatre (SHCAT), will fly to Seoul and Shanghai early to offer workshops in American-style musical theatre to youngsters in those cities. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush PolicyTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that a limited number of $25 student rush tickets will be available for each performance when the Westside Theatre box office opens for that day's performance(s), for students 25 and under, with a valid student ID.  Patrons are limited to one ticket per ID. (more...)

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