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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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Skylar Astin Performs Guest Track on Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast AlbumSkylar Astin Performs Guest Track on Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald will release the highly anticipated ultimate cast recording for Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach on Tuesday, April 21. The album features a previously unannounced special guest track by Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening, "Pitch Perfect"). (more...)

MATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway SeriesMATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is thrilled to announce its remarkable 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series featuring five new hits that are making their St. Louis debuts. (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN Among Winners of 74th Annual Peabody Awards; Full ListJANE THE VIRGIN Among Winners of 74th Annual Peabody Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

From an honorable woman entangled in Israeli-Palestine conflicts to a virginal Jane, from a faux-American spy to an irrepressible North Dakota cop, strong, multi-dimensional women stand out in the 74th Peabody Awards' entertainment winners, affirming the continuing expansion of significant roles for women on television. (more...)

New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a storybook lineup that blends long-awaited returns with six of the hottest Broadway titles in its upcoming 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and Broadway special engagements. (more...)

Bill Hader Joins Mark Rylance & More in Spielberg's THE BFGBill Hader Joins Mark Rylance & More in Spielberg's THE BFG
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

As production gets underway in Vancouver, The Walt Disney Studios announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg's “The BFG.” This marks the three-time Academy Award winner's first time directing a Disney-branded movie. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Cast Celebrates Two Naughty Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: MATILDA Cast Celebrates Two Naughty Years on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Apr 11, 2015

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox).MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.The musical just celebrated two years at the Shubert Theatre and you can check out photos from the big day below! (more...)

MATILDA Unveils Spirited & Shiny New #WhenIGrowUp Music Video PromoMATILDA Unveils Spirited & Shiny New #WhenIGrowUp Music Video Promo
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2015

MATILDA shines in happy new music video! (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal CourtJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Roald Dahl's The Twits, directed by John Tiffany, is mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story. Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court's stage from tonight, April 7, through May 31, 2015. (more...)

WTCAE to Present WILLY WONKA JR. at Warner Theatre, 5/2-3WTCAE to Present WILLY WONKA JR. at Warner Theatre, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Young Actor Series is proud to present Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre May 2 & 3, 2015. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, IF/THEN and More Set for Broadway In Boston's 2015-16 SeasonBEAUTIFUL, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, IF/THEN and More Set for Broadway In Boston's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

Broadway In Boston has revealed its 2015-2016 Lexus Broadway Season which will feature eight theatrical productions, slated for the Boston Opera House and the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre. Some of Broadway's biggest shows will be heading to Boston beginning next fall. (more...)

Hershey Theatre's 2015-16 Broadway Season to Include MATILDA, ONCE & MoreHershey Theatre's 2015-16 Broadway Season to Include MATILDA, ONCE & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Hershey Theatre is pleased to announce another highly anticipated season of top Broadway entertainment. Four critically acclaimed productions will grace the stage at the iconic venue. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three World PremieresOregon Children's Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Oregon Children's Theatre has announced its the 2015-2016 season, featuring three world premieres. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The GE Chandelier won't be the only glittering jewel in town for long when Playhouse Square welcomes Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and its legendary chandelier as part of the 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series. The highly-anticipated 7-show Series was announced this evening by Playhouse Square Executive Producer Gina Vernaci to an eager and energized crowd of 2500+. One of the many highlights of the evening came as Vernaci announced that Playhouse Square would launch the national tour of Broadway sensation BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. (more...)

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...)

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