Roald Dahl News

Date Of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date Of Death:
November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place:
Llandaff, WALES
Gulfshore Playhouse to Open 2014-15 Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will begin their 2014-2015 season with Olivier Award winning play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, playing October 4th through 19th, with $30 preview performances on October 2nd and 3rd. (more...)

Roald Dahl Day Celebrates Legendary Children's Author
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

BANGOR, England, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Meet OPERA San Antonio's Resident Conductor Andres Cladera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Andres Cladera is an indispensable member of the creative team that will bringFantastic Mr. Fox to life. Leading the small orchestra of seven musicians is just one of the tasks that fall under the responsibility of this talented young conductor, a native of Uruguay. Andres is also in charge of coordinating a smooth flow between the orchestra and the singers from second to second and oversees the entire musical dimension of the opera. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Booking Through October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

September will be a month to remember for the record-breaking and award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes. In the month that sees the book mark its 50th anniversary, and Roald Dahl Day celebrate Dahl's work, life and legacy, the production has sold its one millionth ticket, and today producers have announced an extension to its booking period, until 31 October 2015. (more...)

Alison Luff to Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Alison Luff will join the company as Miss Honey beginning tomorrow, Saturday, September 6. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has become a staple of childhood, whether a child's first encounter is through the book or the two film incarnations. British journalist Lucy Mangan, with her new book, Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation (Penguin, $19.99, paperback), takes readers inside the creation of the novel, the author's personal triumphs and tragedies along the way, its adaptation into film and the reactions of the public. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Hold Gala Performance in Aid of BBC Children in Need, Nov. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA the musical will hold a special Gala performance in aid of BBC Children in Need on Tuesday 4 November 2014. The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio 2's Sir Terry Wogan with a special appearance from the charity's mascot, Pudsey. BBC Radio 2 presenters and celebrities will be in attendance alongside members of the public. At least 50% of the proceeds from this performance will benefit the BBC Children in Need Appeal, and its work with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Lost Chapter Features More Sweet Surprises
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Half a century after the original publication of Roald Dahl's classic children's story, an unused chapter from CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has been released. According to The Star, this chapter from a draft of the book from 1961 features not only a 'Vanilla Fudge Room,' with a 'colosal jagged mountain' of fudge, but more characters as well. New children that are introduced in this fifth chapter, and it is revealed that originally, Charlie's mother- not grandfather- accompanied him into the factory. (more...)

Meet Fantastic Mrs. Fox Renée Rapier with Opera San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

While singing in the cast of Tobias Picker's most recent opera, Dolores Claiborne, which premiered last fall at San Francisco Opera - mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier was impressed by what she witnessed behind the scenes as well as onstage. 'Seeing Tobias's passion and involvement backstage to get things just right was a great experience,' she says. 'He's a composer who really cares about individual voices and how the singers feel about his music.' (more...)

OPERA San Antonio Presents Taking Fantastic Mr. Fox to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Long before film director Wes Anderson decided to adapt Fantastic Mr. Fox for the big screen, OPERA San Antonio's Artistic Director, Tobias Picker, had a hit of his own with his operatic version of the much-loved Roald Dahl story. So much so that his opera, Fantastic Mr. Fox, has been performed in several highly varied productions since its 1998 premiere, including three seasons as part of a popular open-air festival in one of London's celebrated parks. (more...)

Four Adorable Little Ladies Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers today announced that Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck, and Fina Strazza have joined the Broadway company of Matilda the Musical and will begin performances in the title role over the course of the next few weeks. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company Sets 2014-15 Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Penobscot Theatre Company has unveiled a diverse slate of dramatic education programs for the 2014-2015 school year including youth classes, vacation camps, master classes for teens and adults, and a new young adult conservatory. Leading the theatre's Dramatic Academy, which encompasses the full range of programs, is Amy Roeder, who assumed her new role as the company's director of education this week. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

Mensa Members List Top 10 Children's Books
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

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Shake & Stir Theatre to Bring WUTHERING HEIGHTS to QPAC, 1-18 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The award winning team at shake & stir theatre co recreate one of the most haunting love stories in all of literature, Wuthering Heights, from 1 to 18 October 2014, in the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

BCCT to Present WILLY WONKA at Historic Strand Theater, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Come get your Golden Tickets and savor the delectable tale of a famous chocolate maker's journey to find an heir to his vast factory and fortune! Share in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Roald Dahl's timeless classic "Willy Wonka" on stage, presented by BCCT at the Historic Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, NJ. The show runs this weekend--August 8, 9 and 10--with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and two matinee shows at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (more...)

Rare Portrait of Roald Dahl, by Artist Matthew Smith, Displayed at National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

A rarely seen portrait of one of the world's most celebrated writers, Roald Dahl, painted when he was a young RAF pilot during the Second World War by Matthew Smith, has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today, Wednesday 6 August 2014. The portrait features in a new display bringing together, for the first time, the pioneering modernist work of painter Matthew Smith and sculptor Frank Dobson. (more...)

Primus Announce 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory' Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The definitive Primus line-up – Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory,' due out on ATO Records on October 21. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Season
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

Exeter Northcott Theatre has put its hardworking staff centre stage as it launches its autumn 2014 Season. To celebrate receiving Arts Council funding, the new brochure pays tribute to the fantastic team at the theatre as they make a trip back to the 1940s through the costume store. (more...)

Mireia Mambo ofrecerá un concierto en el Atresmedia Café
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 23, 2014

El proximo 4 de agosto Mireia Mambo (High School Musical, Charlie and the chocolate Factory, Sister Act) ofrecera un concierto en el Atresmedia Cafe de la Gran Via madrileña (more...)

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