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Date Of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date Of Death:
November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place:
Llandaff, WALES
Gender:
Male
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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...)

Hilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & MoreHilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Hilberry Theatre announced its 2015-16 Season Friday during the opening night festivities for Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama, An Enemy of the People. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITSJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they're extremely nasty. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for? (more...)

UK's MATILDA to Offer Second 'Relaxed Performance,' June 14UK's MATILDA to Offer Second 'Relaxed Performance,' June 14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Following the sold-out success of the first relaxed performance of Matilda The Musical in 2014, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a second relaxed performance at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday 14th June at 3pm. This forthcoming performance of Matilda The Musical will be the fifth relaxed performance that the Royal Shakespeare Company has staged to date across their projects. The National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects will again work closely with the RSC offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities. (more...)

Kids of Broadway's MATILDA to Perform National Anthem at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 2/16Kids of Broadway's MATILDA to Perform National Anthem at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The children from the cast of Broadway's Tony Award winning hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will perform the National Anthem at the start of the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this Monday night February 16 at Madison Square Garden, broadcast live at 8 PM on CNBC TV. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Darren Criss & More Help Raise Funds for JumpStart TheatreMegan Hilty, Darren Criss & More Help Raise Funds for JumpStart Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics are launching JumpStart Theatre (#JumpStartTheatre), a new program bolstering theatre education. JumpStart Theatre will train educators to develop sustainable musical theater programs at underserved middle schools that do not currently offer theatre in the curriculum or after school. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

MATILDA National Tour to Play Benedum Center in 2016MATILDA National Tour to Play Benedum Center in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, will premiere in Pittsburgh on May 31 - June 12, 2016 at the Benedum Center, located at 237 7th Street, downtown Pittsburgh. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company andthe Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2016 Summer Season and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh 2015-16 Series. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Run 3/14-29 at the AllianceJAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Run 3/14-29 at the Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre will present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, March 14-29, 2015, as part of its Alliance Family Series. Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, directs this surreal, one-act family friendly musical. (more...)

IF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL, MATILDA & More Set for DCPA's Broadway 2015-16 SeasonIF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL, MATILDA & More Set for DCPA's Broadway 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts 2015/16 Broadway season features Tony Award-winning hits and family favorites straight from Broadway including: MATILDA THE MUSICAL, IF/THEN (national tour launch), MURDER FOR TWO, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, DISNEY'S NEWSIES and BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Subscriptions start as low as eight payments of $26.13 and are available starting today at 10am by calling 303.893.4100 or visiting denvercenter.org. (more...)

MATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details AnnouncedMATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that the Tony Award-winning musical romance THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will be presented by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) next January. Now, TUTS has revealed more details regarding their full 2015/2016 season in Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Filled with a spoonful of sugar, one small girl with extra big dreams and a show that will have you "dying" with laughter, this season is sure to hit everyone's "sweet" spot. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for this celebrated theater's 8-show 2015/16 season. (more...)

Broadway's MATILDA to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance This WeekendBroadway's MATILDA to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On Sunday February 1 at 1:30 PM, Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Dodgers, will give an autism-friendly performance at the Shubert Theatre (235 West 44th Street) in collaboration with TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). (more...)

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces ExtensionCHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced that it is extending its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 4th June 2016. The new booking period will go on sale on 9th February 2015. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Present WILLY WONKA, JR., 2/6-15South Bend Civic Theatre to Present WILLY WONKA, JR., 2/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

South Bend Civic Theatre presents a musical journey through "Pure Imagination" with Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR., February 6-15, 2015 in the Wilson Theatre, 403 N Main Street in South Bend. (more...)

HORRIBLE HISTORIES LIVE ON STAGE Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2015HORRIBLE HISTORIES LIVE ON STAGE Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

2015 sees Horrible Histories Live on Stage celebrate its 10th anniversary with productions taking place across the globe. Birmingham Stage Company presents nine Horrible Histories productions - four of which are world premieres, which will play across all 52 weeks of this year. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Open Spring 2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGulfshore Playhouse to Open Spring 2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

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