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Flowers for Algernon was first published as a short story in 1959 in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was reprinted many times in many languages and won the Hugo Award. In 1961, the U.S. Steel Hour telecast a dramatic version called The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon, starring Cliff Robertson. From 1962 to 1965, Keyes worked on the novel-length version. It was published in 1966, winning the Nebula Award, and is now still available in both hardcover and Bantam paperback editions (Harcourt, Brace, 1966; Bantam, 1968, reissued in the Harcourt Brace Modern Classics series, 1995). It has been widely translated and is studied in schools and colleges around the world. Cliff Robertson won an Academy Award for his performance in the 1968 movie version, Charly. Developed as a dramatic musical in 1979, Charlie and Algernon was performed at the Queen's Theater in London's West End starring Michael Crawford; at the Terrace and Eisenhower theaters in Washington, D.C.; and at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway.


Michael Crawford to Host Afternoon Tea in Cambridge for Sick Children's Trust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2015

Michael Crawford, CBE, one of Britain's best-loved entertainers, is hosting a special afternoon tea fundraiser for The Sick Children's Trust on the 13th October 2015 in central Cambridge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Deaf West's FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

Using its signature, award-winning combination of signed and voiced theater to bring new perspective to a modern American classic, Deaf West Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at the Whitefire Theatre, now through Nov. 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Last evening, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers for Algernon came to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

High School in the Spotlight: Calabasas High
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

In this week's School in the Spotlight: High School edition, BroadwayWorld is excited to profile the theater students and past productions of Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California! (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents NICE THINGS, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi opening tonight, October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Todays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

BWW World Premiere EXCLUSIVE: Michael Crawford and Susan Boyle Duet on 'The Music of the Night'!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 31, 2012

A few weeks ago, we premiered Donny Osmond and Susan Boyle singing 'This is the Moment' and we're back to bring you another exclusive first listen to a second highly-anticipated duet from her upcoming album - 'The Music of the Night!' Featuring original Phantom star Michael Crawford himself alongside Boyle, it's a must-listen! (more...)

The Public's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Begins Performances 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the world premiere production ofTHE TWENTHY-SEVENTH MAN, by Nathan Englander, on Wednesday, November 7. Directed by Barry Edelstein, THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN runs through Sunday, December 9 in The Public's Martinson Theater at its Astor Place home, with an official press opening on Sunday, November 18. Tickets are on sale now at(212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, Deaf West Theatre Weaves American Sign Language With Spoken English
by Shari Barrett - Oct 11, 2013

Using its signature, award-winning combination of signed and voiced theater to bring new perspective to a modern American classic, Deaf West Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. It tells the poignant, funny and thought--provoking story of Charlie Gordon, a willing subject of an extraordinary experiment, and the strange interweaving of his life with Algernon, a mouse whose intelligence has been increased threefold by the daring new procedure. (more...)

Chip Zien, Ron Rifkin and More to Star in THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN by Nathan Englander. Directed by Barry Edelstein, THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN begins previews on Wednesday, November 7 in The Public's Martinson Theater and will run through Sunday, December 9. The official press opening, originally scheduled for Monday, November 19, will now take place on Sunday, November 18. Single tickets, beginning at $75, are on sale now. The complete cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN features Happy Anderson (Guard), Byron Jennings (The Agent in Charge), Daniel Oreskes (Moishe Bretzky), Ron Rifkin (Yevgeny Zunser), Noah Robbins (Pinchas Pelovits), and Chip Zien (Vasily Korinsky). (more...)

The Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Extends Through December 16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that it will extend the acclaimed new production The Twenty-Seventh Man an additional week, through Sunday, December 16. Written by Nathan Englander and directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man officially opened on Sunday, November 18 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 9. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Crawford's ULTIMATE COLLECTION Album TV Commercial
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2012

One of the UK's biggest and most successful musical performers, Michael Crawford will feature 28 of his most acclaimed performances on his 'Ultimate Collection' album. Including selections from The Phantom Of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Miserables, the CD will also feature a selection of pop songs. Watch the TV commercial below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 3/08/2015
by BWW - Mar 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/08/2015 for Oklahoma (more...)

KC Rep Begins Performances of The Living Room's Re-Imagined CAROUSEL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Excitement is building for Kansas City Rep's presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, directed by Kyle Hatley, the theatre's associate artistic director. This is the musical theatre event that sparked delight in hearts of audience members and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011 by The Living Room (TLR), one of Kansas City's most imaginative small theatre companies. The Rep is now bringing TLR's beautifully re-envisioned Carouselto Spencer Theatre for a second production. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage The Living Room's Re-Imagined CAROUSEL, 3/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2013

Excitement is building for Kansas City Rep's presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, directed by Kyle Hatley, the theatre's associate artistic director. This is the musical theatre event that sparked delight in hearts of audience members and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011 by The Living Room (TLR), one of Kansas City's most imaginative small theatre companies. The Rep is now bringing TLR's beautifully re-envisioned Carouselto Spencer Theatre for a second production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW - Mar 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Oklahoma (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 3/15/2015
by BWW - Mar 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/15/2015 for Oklahoma (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 3/01/2015
by BWW - Mar 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/01/2015 for Oklahoma (more...)

KC Rep to Stage The Living Room's Re-Imagined CAROUSEL, 3/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Excitement is building for Kansas City Rep's presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, directed by Kyle Hatley, the theatre's associate artistic director. This is the musical theatre event that sparked delight in hearts of audience members and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011 by The Living Room (TLR), one of Kansas City's most imaginative small theatre companies. The Rep is now bringing TLR's beautifully re-envisioned Carouselto Spencer Theatre for a second production. (more...)

Michael Crawford Advises Olympic-Bound Synchronized Swimming Team!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Stage favorite Michael Crawford recently visited Aldershot, where he gave some advice to a 13-person synchronized swimming team. Crawford shared his artistic expertise with the team, who will perform a Peter Pan-themed Olympic free routine. (more...)

Original Star Sandy Faison, The Skivvies' Nick Cearley Join CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers for Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Concert Set for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

In 1980, a musical based on the beloved novel Flowers for Algernon, by Charles Strouse and David Rogers, opened on Broadway. Though it ran for less than month, Strouse's wonderful score was recorded by the London company and has lived on in vinyl. For one night only, Second Act Concerts will present the haunting score in a concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 Album to be Released in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29. (more...)

Tony Nominee, Playwright and Actor David Rogers Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

David Rogers, Broadway playwright who also wrote for television, opera and night clubs, and authored novels and short stories, died on Wednesday, June 5th in Westport, Conn. He was 85. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin to Reprise Role in CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers for Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more), will reprise several of the songs he originated on Broadway 46 years ago this September. (more...)

George Salazar & More Join CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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Photo Flash: Michael Crawford Helps Out British Synchronized Swimming Team!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Stage favorite Michael Crawford has been busy advising Great Britain's 13-person synchronized swimming team for the London Olympics. Crawford shared his artistic expertise with the team, who will perform a Peter Pan-themed Olympic free routine at next week's events. The team shared the below photo of Crawford on their Facebook page, as he wished them all good luck! (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS - CD Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage Door Records' compilation CD LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS is released in stores today July 29th. (more...)

BWW Review: Local Theatres Prepare the Next Generation
by Taryn Oesch - Jul 27, 2016

The summer teen theatre programs at Raleigh Little Theatre and PlayMakers Repertory Company prepare the next generation of theatre professionals while producing outstanding performances of 'Bay Boy' and 'Violet.' (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: I've Always Had A Dream From The Upcoming LOST WEST END 2 Album
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to make available a 'first listen' of the complete track 'I've Always Had A Dream' from the forthcoming album 'Lost West End 2'. The song is from the 1977 musical 'Drake's Dream' which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 7th 1977 and ran for 82 performances. The track is performed by leading actor / singer (and former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann) Paul Jones. (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Adds New Stars to Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Charlie and Algernon: In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. As previously reported, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only, with the show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more). (more...)

A Night of One Acts to Feature THE EXHIBITION and FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON at The Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The AlphaNYC Theatre Company and The Engine Proudly Present For the First Time Ever Two very important works performed on the same night: Act I The Exhibition By Thomas Gibbons Based on the journals of Sir Frederick Treves, the renowned physician of The Elephant Man Joseph Merrick; Act II Flowers for Algernon By David Rogers A one act adaptation of the best selling novel of the same name. Following the critically acclaimed revival of RED. (more...)

Exclusive: Michael Crawford's Special Message from PHANTOM's 25th Anniversary!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2013

Original 'Phantom' star Michael Crawford couldn't make it to last night's mega-celebration for The Phantom of the Opera's 25th Anniversary in New York last night, BUT the Tony-winner was certainly well-represented in his absence, with hordes of screaming fans in attendance, on-screen and on-stage mentions from the creative team and former co-star Sarah Brightman, and a letter he sent, read by the legendary Hal Prince. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2016 - Grammer Back in Neverland, SKELETON CREW & More
by Jessica Khan - Jan 19, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kelsey Grammer flies back to Neverland, SKELETON CREW opens at the Atlantic and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2015 - CHICAGO's New Billy, Scott Alan at 54 Below and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CHICAGO crowns its new King of the Courtroom, Scott Alan comes to 54 Below, Broadway stars team up for concerts across the city and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & More
by Robert Diamond - Feb 8, 2016

I wasn't surprised when the reaction to the announcement that Michael Crawford would return to the stage, immediately started to trend on Twitter in the UK and to generate internet traffic across the globe. Here, in his own words Michael Crawford, brings us up to date. (more...)

Los Angeles Premiere of DERBY DAY to Open 2/22 at Elephant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

The Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed DERBY DAY written and directed by Samuel Brett Williams opens Saturday, February 22nd at 8 PM. There will be two previews on February 20th and February 21st. at 8 PM. The show runs Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's through March 22nd at the Elephant Theatre (6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.plays411.com/derbyday or by calling 323.960.7779. (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will return to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel THE GO-BETWEEN. According to Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail, the production will begin performances on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will be honored on April 8, 2016 by the Slapstick Festival for his comedy work, at an event with tickets now on sale. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Reprise Comedy Hit SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM for Special
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Tonight, the BBC has announced that the star will also reprise his television role of 'Frank Spencer', opposite Michele Dotrice for a one-off TV special on March 18th. Dotrice was also recently seen on the stage in THE LADYKILLERS. (more...)

Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy to Join Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas in Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. The production features Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Broadway's Dividing the Estate) as Rosalynn Carter, Egyptian actor and activist Khaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) as Menachem Begin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as President Jimmy Carter. Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

LORD OF THE RINGS Among Locus' "Best Novels of 20th and 21st Century"
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2012

In November 2012 Locus Online hosted a poll for the best novels and short fiction of the 20th and 21st centuries, with five categories in each century: SF novel, fantasy novel, novella, novelette, and short story. (more...)

Sean Mathias Joins Creative Team of THE EXORCIST; Play Heading for Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a stage version of The Exorcist is currently in the works, and Tony nominee Sean Mathias is on board to direct the project. The play, adapted by John Pielmeier, enjoyed a run at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse in 2012, starring Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields. Production details have not yet been announced. (more...)

The Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Ends Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2012

The Public Theater's new production The Twenty-Seventh Man closes today, December 16. Written by Nathan Englander and directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man officially opened on Sunday, November 18 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 9. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre to Present FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON at Whitefire Theatre, Begin. 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Using its signature, award-winning combination of signed and voiced theater to bring new perspective to a modern American classic, Deaf West Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at the Whitefire Theatre, opening Sept. 28. (more...)

Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers for Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16. (more...)

Old Mill Theatre Presents Season of Short Plays: MOBY DICK, WIDOW'S PEAK, and UNDER THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

WHAT happens when you take a classic 685-page novel about a large aquatic mammal and try to encapsulate it in a 25-minute play? The answer lies in Moby Dick, adapted by Michael Green from the original Herman Melville tale, and directed by Sarah Christiner as part of the Old Mill Theatre's short play season this September. (more...)

BWW Review: FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 13, 2015

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THE MANY FACES OF MICHAEL CRAWFORD Airs on BBC Two Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 20, 2013

BBC Two series THE MANY FACES OF... will pay tribute to one of the most remarkable musical theatre figures of the modern age with a special salute to Michael Crawford today, April 20. (more...)

THE MANY FACES OF MICHAEL CRAWFORD On BBC Two, 4/20
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2013

BBC Two series THE MANY FACES OF... will pay tribute to one of the most remarkable musical theatre figures of the modern age with a special salute to Michael Crawford this Saturday, April 20. (more...)

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