Stage Entertainment News

Stage Entertainment Announces Just Spee as New CEOStage Entertainment Announces Just Spee as New CEO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Stage Entertainment has appointed former Endemol head Just Spee as the company's new CEO. Ronald van Wechem will also join Stage Entertainment, taking a position on the Board of Directors as Chief Operations Officer. With their arrival on 1 September, there will be a reorganisation of portfolios within the Board of Directors, with Peter O'Keeffe taking on responsibilities as Chief Content Officer. The fourth member of the Board of Directors is Rob Groot, who has been Chief Financial Officer since 2014.  (more...)

BWW Preview: Musical-Weltpremiere DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE im April 2016 in St. GallenBWW Preview: Musical-Weltpremiere DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE im April 2016 in St. Gallen
by Iris Moebius - Aug 27, 2015

Gemeinsam bringen die beiden renommierten Kulturbetriebe Theater St.Gallen und die Vereinigten Buhnen Wien (VBW) im nachsten Jahr das Musical Don Camillo & Peppone auf die Buhne. Der Klassiker - bekannt durch die legendaren Romane und die beruhmten Verfilmungen - wird im April 2016 in der Schweiz Weltpremiere feiern, bevor dann im Herbst desselben Jahres im Wiener Ronacher die Österreichischen Erstauffuhrung uber die Buhne geht. Buch und Liedtexte stammen von Grammy-Preistrager Michael Kunze, dem erfolgreichsten deutschsprachigen Musicalautor, Buchautor, Liedtexter und Übersetzer, dessen Werke mit 79 Goldenen und Platin-Schallplatten ausgezeichnet wurden. Die Musik schrieb einer der prominentesten italienischen Komponisten, Dario Farina - vielen bekannt durch seine Kult-PopSongs wie Felicita oder durch seine viel beachteten Filmmusiken (Rossini). (more...)

BWW Interview: Javier Santos de KINKY BOOTS (UK)BWW Interview: Javier Santos de KINKY BOOTS (UK)
by Victor Pastor Giner - Aug 24, 2015

BWW entrevista a Javier Santos, actor sevillano que repite en el West End, esta vez, con Kinky Boots repasando su carrera y los pasos que le llevaron a uno de los Olimpos del teatro musical a nivel mundial. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Red Carpet of SINGIN' IN THE RAINPhoto Coverage: Opening Night Red Carpet of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Jory Rivera - Aug 23, 2015

The latest international touring production of the film-to-stage adaptation of SINGIN' IN RAIN, produced by Stage Entertainment and Chichester Festival Theatre, opened at the Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino (ASEANA Avenue, Paranaque, Manila) last Thursday, August 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Takes Opening Bow in ManilaPhoto Coverage: Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Takes Opening Bow in Manila
by Jory Rivera - Aug 21, 2015

The latest international touring production of the film-to-stage adaptation of SINGIN' IN RAIN, produced by Stage Entertainment and Chichester Festival Theatre, opened at the Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino (ASEANA Avenue, Paranaque, Manila) last Thursday, August 20. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Aug 20, 2015

Die Nominierungen für den ersten Deutschen Musical Theater Preis 2015 wurden heute bekannt gegeben. Der Deutsche Musical Theater Preis ist der einzige Musical-Preis im deutschsprachigen Raum, der von Musicalprofis an Musicalprofis verliehen wird. Alle deutschsprachigen Musical-Uraufführungen, die vom 15. August 2014 bis 14. August 2015 Premiere feierten und für mindestens zehn Vorstellungen gespielt werden, konnten nominiert werden. Im September 2015 wählen die Mitglieder der Deutschen Musical Akademie e.V. und die Jury aus den Nominierungen die Gewinnerinnen und Gewinner des Deutschen Musical Theater Preises 2015. (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik Joins the Cast of DISNEY'S TARZAN in GermanyWillemijn Verkaik Joins the Cast of DISNEY'S TARZAN in Germany
by Iris Moebius - Aug 14, 2015

After much success on Broadway and in the West End, Willemijn Verkaik returns to the stage in Germany and will take on a principle character in the Disney Musical TARZAN. She is going to play the ape mother "Kala". "The role of Kala is not only a vocal and an acting challenge, but also a physical one. I will, like all other apes, literally fly above the audiences. Something like that doesn't happen in any other musical, and that's what makes TARZAN unique", so the excited Willemijn Verkaik. Rehearsals are already underway; her premiere at the Stage Apollo Theater in Stuttgart, Germany is planned for August 21. (more...)

BWW Preview: LOVE NEVER DIES Comes to Germany with Gardar Thor Cortes and Rachel Anne Moore, This FallBWW Preview: LOVE NEVER DIES Comes to Germany with Gardar Thor Cortes and Rachel Anne Moore, This Fall
by Iris Moebius - Aug 13, 2015

The Phantom of the Opera is not only the longest running musical in Broadway history, but also one of the most successful shows internationally. In 2010, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber premiered a sequel of the musical London's West End with such stars as Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo. LOVE NEVER DIES, which has since successfully played in Australia (where it was filmed and released on DVD), Denmark and Japan, and will tour in the US in 2017, is now coming to the stage in Germany. Following the celebrated success of the return of Phantom of The Opera last year, Stage Entertainment will produce the fascinating sequel this fall. The show will begin preview at the Stage Operettenhaus in in Hamburg on October 8, with an official opening set for October 16. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Aug 12, 2015

Mit der Besetzung von Startenor Gardar Thor Cortes (41) in der Titelrolle des Phantoms in und der ausgebildete Opernsangerin Rachel Anne Moore (30) in Rolle in der Christine steht nun das Cast von LIEBE STIRBT NIE - PHANTOM II fest. Die Produktion wird am 15. Oktober im Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg Deutschlandpremiere feiern.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Willemijn Verkaik macht sich bei den Proben zu DISNEY'S TARZAN zum AffenPhoto Flash: Willemijn Verkaik macht sich bei den Proben zu DISNEY'S TARZAN zum Affen
by Iris Moebius - Aug 10, 2015

Auch am Wochenende wird im Stage Theater in Stuttgart fleißig gearbeitet. Fur Willemijn Verkaik sind die Proben derzeit voll im Gang, bevor sie Ende August dann als Affenmutter Kala im DISNEY MUSICAL TARZAN auf der Buhne stehen wird. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Bethany Dickson Talks Debbie Reynolds, Jonathan Roxmouth, and SINGIN' IN THE RAINBWW Interviews: Bethany Dickson Talks Debbie Reynolds, Jonathan Roxmouth, and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 9, 2015

'Kathy Selden is ambitious, full of sunshine and positivity! To stay true to the character, that's my mission--that the character maintains that feisty, bubbly ambition that Debbie Reynolds portrayed in the movie.' - Bethany Dickson (more...)

Stars of Upcoming German ALADDIN Production Sing 'A Whole New World'Stars of Upcoming German ALADDIN Production Sing 'A Whole New World'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

Disney's latest Broadway show, ALADDIN, is set to open in Hamburg in December, and the new cast is already preparing to sing the now classic Alan Menken score. The stars of ALADDIN DAS MUSICAL, Myrthes Monteiro and Richard-Salvador Wolff recently performed the show's magical love duet, 'A Whole New World' at a promotional concert. Click here to watch the beautiful performance! (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Reflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live SpectacleReflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live Spectacle
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 28, 2015

When compared to SUNSET BOULEVARD, which follows the same classic film-to-stage pedigree as SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and tackles the same dilemma of making the transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s - albeit of psychological melodrama in genre compared to the latter's rollicking parody - SUNSET BOULEVARD had big stars of stage and screen who headlined West End and Broadway. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN did not delve into such stunt casting from the onset - unless you consider Tommy Steele, who originated the role of Don Lockwood in the West End, as big as Elvis Presley or Gene Kelly, the silver screen's original Lockwood. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jul 15, 2015

Erlebniswelt Musical: Tag der offenen Tur am 24. Juli bei Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN und DAS WUNDER VON BERN im Hamburger Hafen Erstmalig offnen das Stage Theater an der Elbe und das Stage Theater im Hafen in der Musicalmetropole Hamburg gemeinsam ihre Turen - Vielfaltiges Programm von 11.00 bis 17.00 Uhr - Outdoor-Aktivitaten auf dem AIDA Musical-Boulevard - Alle Programmpunkte kostenlos (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jul 14, 2015

Das Deutsche Theater Munchen bringt in der kommenden Spielzeit zwei Musicals in die Landeshauptstadt, in die anderen deutschten Stadten bereits große Erfolge verzeichnet haben. Im Herbst steht zuerst Catch Me If You Can auf dem Programm, ein Broadway Musical basierend of dem Film, dass die Staatsoperette Dresden im vergangenen Jahr nach Deutschland holte. Im Winter wird dann die Stage Entertainment Produktion Ich War Noch Niemals In New York von Berlin nach Munchen ziehen und dort Zuschauer in den Bann von Udo Jurgens Erfolgshits ziehen. (more...)

Mireia Mambo lleva su concierto 'My Soul' al Patio del GalileoMireia Mambo lleva su concierto 'My Soul' al Patio del Galileo
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 8, 2015

El proximo lunes 2 de agosto a las 22h la actriz barcelonesa Mireia Mambo ofrecera un concierto en los Jardines del Galileo (C/ Galileo, 39). Acompañada por su banda de musicos, Mireia compartira con su publico algunos de sus temas favoritos de teatro musical, pop y soul en un concierto unico. (more...)

RWS Kicks Off Audition Tour for Tour for New Collaboration Between Holland America Line and Lincoln Center StageRWS Kicks Off Audition Tour for Tour for New Collaboration Between Holland America Line and Lincoln Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 Emmy® Award-winning NYC based entertainment firm RWS & Associates is seeking classically trained musicians to perform on boardHolland America Line's fleet of luxury ships as part of an exciting new onboard live music venue, Lincoln Center Stage. Musicians will be expected to perform a variety of chamber music while traveling the world. RWS will host auditions to fill multiple positions: violin, viola, cello and piano. (more...)

CVC Capital Partners Purchases Stage EntertainmentCVC Capital Partners Purchases Stage Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

CVC Capital Partners ('CVC') announced today that funds advised by CVC have signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in international musical and theatre group, Stage Entertainment. Under the terms of the transaction, CVC will acquire a 60% stake from the company's founder, Joop van den Ende, who will remain a 40% shareholder in the business and as co-chairman. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jun 19, 2015

38 Darsteller werden den spektakularen Broadway-Erfolg in Hamburg auf der Buhne zum Leben erwecken. Das Casting fur Disneys ALADDIN dauerte uber sechs Monate und fuhrte das Kreativteam wortlich einmal um die ganze Welt. Neben einem erstklassigen Tanzensemble kamen fur diese außergewohnliche Produktion nur die besten Musical-Darsteller in Frage. (more...)

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