Simon Jones News

Date Of Birth:
July 27, 1950 (64)
Birth Place:
Charlton Park, Wiltshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour with Angela Lansbury to Play National Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Awardģ-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Will Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside; North American Tour to Launch this Year in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside Following Sold-Out London Run?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

BLITHE SPIRIT may be making a journey stateside. (more...)

Jim Dale at Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 10, 2014

Veteran actor Jim Dale has a long history with Roundabout Theatre Company. Starting with one of Roundabout's earliest successes, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jim Dale has performed in five Roundabout productions over the last 30 years. In his brand new solo show, Just Jim Daleunder the direction of Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Ain't Misbehavin'), Dale shares his passion for the stage as he recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales. We look back at some of his great roles at Roundabout below. (more...)

Chichester's Festival Theatre Reopens With AMADEUS, Starring Rupert Everett, Jul 12-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Chichester's Festival Theatre reopens in July with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire. (more...)

Joshua McGuire & Rupert Everett to Lead Chichester's MOZART; Festival Updates Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Joshua McGuire - currently starring in the highly praised Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse - is confirmed to play Mozart in Amadeus, alongside Rupert Everett as his rival, Salieri. McGuire's credits also include Posh at the Royal Court and West End, the title role in Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe and BBC 2's The Hour. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 21, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a first look at the Broadway company of MOTHERS AND SONS, a peek into rehearsals of THE WAY WEST with Amy Morton, coverage of opening night of BLITHE SPIRIT starring Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury
by Review Roundups - Mar 19, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores, Blithe Spirit just opened at the Gielgud Theatre, starring Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones, Patsy Ferran, Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury, directed by Michael Blakemore. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Opening Tonight at the Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre tonight, 18 March 2014. (more...)

Angela Lansbury, Janie Dee, and Charles Edwards Star in the Gielgud Theatre's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran Join Angela Lansbury BLITHE SPIRIT; Opens March 18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

PRIVATES ON PARADE Original London Cast Album Set for Jan 27 Release
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of 'Privates On Parade' will be released on CD January 27th, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Harris
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, legendary screen and stage actress Julie Harris has died at age 87 on Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts due to congestive heart failure. (more...)

Neil Gaiman Confirmed as Opening Voice for THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SHOW UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

Dr Who star Colin Baker, comedienne Shappi Korshandi and Star Wars' Anthony Daniels (C3PO) have been confirmed as just three of the plethora of special VIP guests who will join the 2013 UK tour of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SHOW - LIVE!, as THE VOICE OF THE BOOK. They will join Simon Jones ('Arthur Dent'), other members of the original cast and comedian Mitch Benn ('Zaphod Beeblebrox') at various venues around the UK. Other Voices of the Book include Bill Paterson, Lord of the Rings' star Billy Boyd, Phill Jupitus, Clive Anderson, John Challis, Hugh Dennis, and John Lloyd, with others to be announced later in the summer (current schedule below). Best-selling author Neil Gaiman will open the tour as the Voice of the Book at the Hackney Empire. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Presents Stewart Lee, The Comedy Store, Sandi Toksvig and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

First, acclaimed writer and comedian Stewart Lee presents a mixed stew of unrelated ideas in preparation for his 2014 TV series, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, at Rose Theatre Kingston this September with his new show, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, Much A- Stew About Nothing. (more...)

Colin Baker, Shappi Korshandi, Anthony Daniels Set for THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Dr Who star Colin Baker, comedienne Shappi Korshandi and Star Wars' Anthony Daniels (C3PO) have been confirmed as just three of the plethora of special VIP guests who will join the 2013 UK tour of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SHOW - LIVE!, as THE VOICE OF THE BOOK. They will join Simon Jones ('Arthur Dent'), other members of the original cast and comedian Mitch Benn ('Zaphod Beeblebrox') at various venues around the UK. Other Voices of the Book include Bill Paterson, Lord of the Rings' star Billy Boyd, Phill Jupitus, Clive Anderson, John Challis, Hugh Dennis, and John Lloyd, with others to be announced later in the summer. (more...)

Anthony Warlow Leads ROBIN HOOD Musical Readings, 5/3 & 6
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2013

Jana Robbins and Better World Productions present staged readings of ROBIN HOOD - The Final Adventure (Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Peter Sipos, Lyrics by Martin Charnin) today, May 3rd and Monday, May 6th in New York City. The industry-only staged readings are open by invitation only. ROBIN HOOD - The Final Adventure is an exciting new musical filled with drama, intrigue, suspense and a whole lot of laughter. (more...)

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