Roald Dahl News

Date of Birth: September 13, 1916
Date of Death: November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place: Llandaff, WALES
Gender: Male
BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Eccles is Cleverly ImaginativeBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Eccles is Cleverly Imaginative
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 23, 2017

The national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is a clever, artistic show that arouses curiosity and laughter from young and old audiences alike.  (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Kids4Kids to Perform Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.South Bend Civic Theatre Kids4Kids to Perform Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

South Bend Civic Theatre Kids4Kids will perform Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. opening March 3 and running through March 12. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Prepare to Enter the World of WonkaPhoto Coverage: The Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Prepare to Enter the World of Wonka
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

See brand-new shots of Willy Wonka and his band of lucky golden ticket holders from the latest cast photo call for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. See Christian Borle and all the fresh young faces of the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Curve Holding Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SCROOGECurve Holding Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SCROOGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Curve has today announced auditions for the Curve Young Company & Community Production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Christmas musical, Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Roll Into Young People's Theatre for FreeJAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Roll Into Young People's Theatre for Free
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) has a March Break Week that's jam-packed with family fun and adventure, including daily performances of the musical James and the Giant Peach, FREE activities, and March Break Drama Camp! (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer and Lyricist Robert J Sherman Talks BUMBLESCRATCHBWW Interview: Composer and Lyricist Robert J Sherman Talks BUMBLESCRATCH
by Marianka Swain - Feb 16, 2017

Composer and lyricist Robert J Sherman's work includes musicals Love Birds and Bumblescratch. The latter, set during the Great Plague and Great Fire of London and told from a perspective of a plague rat, received a gala concert presentation last year at the Adelphi Theatre starring Darren Day, Jessica Martin and Michael Xavier. The cast recording is now available on CD from SimG Records. (more...)

Miranda Hart To Make West End Stage Debut As Miss Hannigan In ANNIEMiranda Hart To Make West End Stage Debut As Miss Hannigan In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017.  Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 16th, 2017 - Broderick Back Onstage, THE PRICE and More!BWW Morning Brief February 16th, 2017 - Broderick Back Onstage, THE PRICE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Matthew Broderick returns to the stage and THE PRICE begins on Broadway! (more...)

Wonka-fy Your Story Ideas, See 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' on Broadway with Roald Dahl's Imaginormous ChallengeWonka-fy Your Story Ideas, See 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' on Broadway with Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what a child's idea might look like if it was turned into a theatrical creation, a Hollywood pitch, a short story book, a candy, or even a Minecraft world? (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Is Magic At ASU GammageBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Is Magic At ASU Gammage
by Erin Kong - Feb 13, 2017

While Matilda the Musical is silly, it is by no means lighthearted--rather, it is full of dark twists, and strong social messages about the cruelty of society, and the imagination that suffers because of it. The national tour of Matilda the Musical is based off of the classic children's novel by Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and lyrics by Tim Minchin. (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy WonkaChristian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

Curve Theatre, Leicester and Rose Theatre, Kingston Present Roald Dahl's THE TWITSCurve Theatre, Leicester and Rose Theatre, Kingston Present Roald Dahl's THE TWITS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

???????One of Roald Dahl's classic stories will come to life in February, as The Twits head to the Exeter Northcott Theatre. (more...)

Top Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire JubileeTop Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017
by - Feb 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on MondayGet Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The box office at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), opens Monday, February 6, at 10am (EST). The first 50 ticket buyers at the Lunt Fontanne box office will receive a copy of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Broadway tie-in edition by Roald Dahl. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA Brings Music, Mischief, and MagicBWW Review: MATILDA Brings Music, Mischief, and Magic
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 3, 2017

Matilda, her schoolmates, and some outrageously self-absorbed adults have descended upon the San Diego San Diego Civic Theatre through February 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S FANTASTIC MR FOX, Lyric HammersmithBWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S FANTASTIC MR FOX, Lyric Hammersmith
by Gary Naylor - Feb 2, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a new adaptation of an old favourite that hits the mark with broad appeal, plenty of laughs and fine songs. (more...)

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