Robert B. Sherman News

Date of Birth: December 19, 1925 (90)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the AdelphiDarren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666. (more...)

BWW Review: Far-fetched and Flimsy, SCRATCH is a Heartfelt Attempt at Creating Original Musical TheatreBWW Review: Far-fetched and Flimsy, SCRATCH is a Heartfelt Attempt at Creating Original Musical Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 6, 2016

SCRATCH, written by Heather Livesey, describes itself as an 'indie style musical'. The piece comes across very much like a first draft, with its far-fetched and flimsy plot never finding any kind of coherent throughline in which an audience can truly invest its engagement. (more...)

CYRANO, 'EARNEST', THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for BYU Arts' 2016-17 Theatre SeasonCYRANO, 'EARNEST', THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for BYU Arts' 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The Brigham Young University Department of Theatre and Media Arts explores a variety of styles, genres and stories in a dynamic new season of gripping dramas, classic comedies, theatre for young audiences and a beloved, high-flying musical for all to enjoy. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 SeasonNINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

Claire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowClaire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, from Wednesday 3 August 2016.  The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on 30 July 2016. (more...)

What's On In Edinburgh - Week Beginning April 25What's On In Edinburgh - Week Beginning April 25
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2016

A summary of what's on in Edinburgh week beginning April 25th. (more...)

Claire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGClaire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Apr 22, 2016

From August 3, Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on July 30. (more...)

Sioux Empire Community Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS, 5/6Sioux Empire Community Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents MARY POPPINS, May 6 - 22, 2016. Fri. & Sat. at 7 p.m. & Sun. at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each.   (more...)

Amelia Community Theatre to Welcome MARY POPPINS This SpringAmelia Community Theatre to Welcome MARY POPPINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, with Original Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Book by Julian Fellowes, New Songs and Additional Music & Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, will make its Northeast Florida premiere with Amelia Community Theatre, April 14-30, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Lyric Theatre's MARY POPPINS at the Flynn, 4/1STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Lyric Theatre's MARY POPPINS at the Flynn, 4/1
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

Lyric Theatre Company presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical, April 1-3 and 7-10, 2016 at Flynn MainStage, Burlington.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Universalist Players to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCRATS KIDSUniversalist Players to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCRATS KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The intergenerational cast of the Universalist Players is staging the award-winning musical comedy "Disney's The Aristocats KIDS" on Friday, April 1 at 7pm and Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Universalist Church, 433 Fern Street in West Hartford, CT. (more...)

Matt Gillett To Play The Childcatcher In CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK TourMatt Gillett To Play The Childcatcher In CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 23, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced that Matt Gillett will take the role of The Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, which is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Matt was already a part of the ensemble when the producers discovered his talent for playing this iconic role. John Stalker, Executive Producer of Music & Lyrics, said: 'We are delighted to offer Matt this starring role having understudied the part of The Childcatcher since the beginning of the show in Leeds. Matt's performance will have everyone on the edge of their seats!' Martin Kemp, who currently plays The Childcatcher, leaves the production on April 24 and Matt will be taking over the role from May 4 in Milton Keynes. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, ASSASSINS, THE JUNGLE BOOK and More Set for Fountain Hills Theater's 2016-17 SeasonCHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, ASSASSINS, THE JUNGLE BOOK and More Set for Fountain Hills Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to announce the 2016-17 Season for its Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth stages as well as our Sizzlin' Summer Show. (more...)

BWW Review: TUTS Presents a Practically Perfect MARY POPPINSBWW Review: TUTS Presents a Practically Perfect MARY POPPINS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Mar 11, 2016

High over the rooftops of London, a regal and tidy figure drifts through the fog on a mission to help a family in flux. Her signature umbrella carries her to the Banks' home to set things right, and with a little practicality and a lot of magic she has the power to change the ordinary into the extraordinary. (more...)

Phill Jupitus to Star in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowPhill Jupitus to Star in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, is set to return to the show from 24 August, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Wednesday 19 until Saturday 29 October 2016. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCarrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour opened at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.  (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCarrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. From May 4 until 2 October 2, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War of the Worlds) will play Truly Scrumptious, and from May 4 until August 21, Shaun Williamson (The Railway Children, EastEnders) will play Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, returns to the show from August 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: NightBlue's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Stage 773Photo Flash: NightBlue's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

NightBlue Performing Arts Company is pleased to present the Chicago Non-Equity premiere of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, with original music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning team of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. MARY POPPINS will play February 28 - March 27, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, March 2 at 8 pm. (more...)

Breaking News: THE BODYGUARD to Launch National Tour at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full 2016-17 Season Set!Breaking News: THE BODYGUARD to Launch National Tour at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full 2016-17 Season Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Following its annual season guessing game, Paper Mill Playhouse announced today the lineup for its 2016-2017 season, featuring four musicals, one play and a highly anticipated US premiere. Season subscriptions are on sale now and are available by calling 973-315-3717 or by visiting the theater's website at www.PaperMill.org. (more...)

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