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Roald Dahl News

Date Of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date Of Death:
November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place:
Llandaff, WALES
Gender:
Male
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Orlando Shakes to Present ASL Shadow Interpreted Performance of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 4/18Orlando Shakes to Present ASL Shadow Interpreted Performance of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents an ASL shadow interpreted performance of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach adapted by David Wood on Saturday, April 18, 2015. (more...)

MTI Acquires Rights to Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHMTI Acquires Rights to Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring a score by Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald, has been acquired for licensing in the TYA, student and community theater markets by Music Theatre International (MTI). The musical is based on the beloved best-selling book of the same name by Roald Dahl. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre to Bring JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Shanghai This SummerBay Area Children's Theatre to Bring JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Shanghai This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Actors, artists and educators from the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) will travel to Shanghai this summer to perform the new musical version of James and the Giant Peach for family audiences and to offer educational drama workshops for children. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Juicy Afternoon with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Orlando ShakesBWW Reviews: A Juicy Afternoon with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Orlando Shakes
by Kimberly Moy - Mar 23, 2015

When you think of great children stories involving fruit there's a lot of apples and bananas, but there is only one peach. The final show in Orlando Shakes' Children's Series is the Roald Dahl classic JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Perfect for elementary school students on spring break, this adaptation is a fun and entertaining for the family. (more...)

IF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for Broadway Philadelphia's 2015-16 SeasonIF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for Broadway Philadelphia's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization today announced the 2015-2016 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a spectacular lineup of Tony Award winning Broadway hits. The upcoming season features productions with a combined 46 Tony nominations, and will introduce six brand-new national touring shows making their Philadelphia premieres. Subscribers receive priority access to all shows. Season ticket packages are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Character Portraits Unveiled for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYPhoto Flash: New Character Portraits Unveiled for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, today released new portraits of Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka, with the five lucky golden-ticket winners who win a tour of his chocolate factory - Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee. Check them out below! (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIESPHOTO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

DreamWorks Pictures'/Fox 2000 Pictures' upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler's List”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (more...)

New Pic - Minchin and Warchus With The MATILDA Girls!New Pic - Minchin and Warchus With The MATILDA Girls!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell will join Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical from 17 March 2015. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing ArtsBEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Broadway's hottest new shows will be on stage in Charlotte next season in the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Lights lineup. From contemporary mega hits like Matilda The Musical, Beautiful- The Carole King Musical and If/Then to a beloved favorite, The Sound of Music, the season will mesmerize audiences with one hit after another. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Names Recipients of 2nd Annual 'Golden Ticket' CompetitionCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Names Recipients of 2nd Annual 'Golden Ticket' Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Five aspiring theatre technicians have been named as this year's recipients of the 'Golden Ticket' week-long paid work placements on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the hit Olivier Award-winning musical, directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)

Walden Media Joins Steven Spielberg's THE BFG as ProducerWalden Media Joins Steven Spielberg's THE BFG as Producer
by Movies News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Walden Media, producer of such hit films as 'The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Charlotte's Web,” and the 'Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, will co-finance and co-produce DreamWorks Studios' “The BFG.” (more...)

NEWSIES, PIPPIN, BEAUTIFUL and More Set for Shea's 2015-16 Broadway SeasonNEWSIES, PIPPIN, BEAUTIFUL and More Set for Shea's 2015-16 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2015-16 Broadway Series, featuring multiple Tony-Award winning musicals and hits on Broadway. (more...)

Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In the 2015-16 season, David Mirvish will present 14 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and four shows off-subscription. (more...)

ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2015-2016 theater season. As the nation's performing arts center, the Kennedy Center is dedicated to bringing theater's finest productions to its stages. Reaching hundreds of thousands of audience members annually, the upcoming theater season showcases a diverse range of theatrical productions from a dramatic, centuries-old classic tale to unforgettable Broadway sensations; the season has something to offer everyone in the family. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced the upcoming 2015-2016 season line-up celebrating Broadway In Chicago's 15th anniversary. The hits just keep on coming to Chicago with the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE and Tony Award-winning musicals A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, CABARET and MATILDA THE MUSICAL plus IF/THEN and DIRTY DANCING. The 2015-2016 season will go on sale Sunday, March 8. (more...)

Jonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYJonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings. (more...)

URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role. (more...)

'BEAUTIFUL', CABARET, 'BRIDGES' and More Set for Pittsburgh's 2015-16 Broadway Season'BEAUTIFUL', CABARET, 'BRIDGES' and More Set for Pittsburgh's 2015-16 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh season. The series proudly features two Pittsburgh premieres, BEAUTIFUL -- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and MATILDA THE MUSICAL, and welcomes returning favorites JERSEY BOYS and BLUE MAN GROUP, along with an exciting lineup of more award-winning Broadway productions that will grace the stages in the Cultural District. (more...)

MATILDA, 'MADISON COUNTY,' 'BULLETS' & More Set for Kravis on Broadway's 2015-16 SeasonMATILDA, 'MADISON COUNTY,' 'BULLETS' & More Set for Kravis on Broadway's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has announced the eighth annual series of Kravis On Broadway, which will present six smash hit musicals. (more...)

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