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Autumn Season 2011 Set At The Finborough TheatreAutumn Season 2011 Set At The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2011

This season's productions demonstrate the three strands of Finborough's artistic policy with an eclectic mix of new writing, genuine rediscoveries and music theatre. They are set to welcome Olivier Award winning actress Celia Imrie to the Finborough Theatre who will star in Drama at Inish. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MIX-TAPE: THE Z-SIDES Enchants at Actor's Fund Arts CenterBWW Reviews: MIX-TAPE: THE Z-SIDES Enchants at Actor's Fund Arts Center
by Matt Hanson - Sep 29, 2014

From its outset, Mix-Tape: The Z-Sides invited viewers to contemplate the ageless, creative form of dance, stunningly engaged in multidisciplinary juxtaposition. (more...)

Imagination Stage to Present LYLE THE CROCODILE, Begin. 11/20Imagination Stage to Present LYLE THE CROCODILE, Begin. 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

An extraordinary crocodile that can tap dance, perform household chores, and rescue cats from burning buildings will star in the musical Lyle the Crocodile at Imagination Stage. Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer and adapted by humorist Kevin Kling, this production featuring music by Richard Gray is wonderfully warm and witty and will win the hearts of young people this holiday season. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

IVOR NOVELLO - THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL Plays Hippodrome Nov 16IVOR NOVELLO - THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL Plays Hippodrome Nov 16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Musical Director and former member of Classical BRIT Award-winning choir Only Men Aloud Ross Leadbeater invites you to a 'Glamorous Night' in celebration of Ivor Novello - the most successful British musical theatre composer of the first half of the 20th century. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival TodayFinborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actor's Nightmare, With Wisecracks: Barrymore at The RepBWW Reviews: Actor's Nightmare, With Wisecracks: Barrymore at The Rep
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 31, 2011

The big reason for the audience's enjoyment, however, is the performance of Nigel Reed as Barrymore, who absolutely inhabits the legendary old ham's persona, grandiose and gross and catty and orotund. A strong physical resemblance to the man does not hurt either. (more...)

Review Roundup: HAMLET at National TheatreReview Roundup: HAMLET at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

Hamlet, recently opened at the National Theatre's Olivier Theatre, featuring Rory Kinnear, Clare Higgins. The production is currently selling tickets through January 9. (more...)

World Premieres by Graney, Tenges, & More Conclude The Side Project 2012-2013 SeasonWorld Premieres by Graney, Tenges, & More Conclude The Side Project 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Continuing its mission to showcase the best of the Chicago storefront scene, Rogers Park-based The Side Project continues their 2012-13 season with new plays by three high-profile Chicago artists: Sean Graney (Sugarward, opening January 5), Robert Tenges (Elsewhere, opening March 24), and nationally renowned poet, Sherod Santos (Lives of the Pigeons, opening June 1). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imagination Stage's LYLE THE CROCODILEPhoto Flash: First Look at Imagination Stage's LYLE THE CROCODILE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

An extraordinary crocodile that can tap dance, perform household chores, and rescue cats from burning buildings will star in the musical Lyle the Crocodile at Imagination Stage. Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer and adapted by humorist Kevin Kling, this production featuring music by Richard Gray is wonderfully warm and witty and will win the hearts of young people this holiday season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Necessary Angel's HamletBWW Review: Necessary Angel's Hamlet
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 22, 2009

Described as a 'radical re-visioning of one of the world's greatest plays', Necessary Angel's Hamlet had its opening on November 19th at The Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre. Dark, visceral, sexual and violent, this is truly a unique departure from the classic Bard tale. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

Jonathan Franzen to Release New Novel, PURITY, Next FallJonathan Franzen to Release New Novel, PURITY, Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Jonathan Franzen has announced a forthcoming new novel, PURITY, which will tell the story of Purity Tyler. It is set for release next Fall. (more...)

COMEDY OF ERRORS & WUTHERING HEIGHTS to Run 8 July - 24 August at Jimmy's FarmCOMEDY OF ERRORS & WUTHERING HEIGHTS to Run 8 July - 24 August at Jimmy's Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The leading Suffolk theatre company Red Rose Chain's open air season, 'Theatre In The Forest' celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year with a double bill of classic plays. The season begins with The Comedy of Errors which from August will run in rep alongside a brand new adaption of Wuthering Heights. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre to Open ROMEO AND JULIET, 6/12Brave Spirits Theatre to Open ROMEO AND JULIET, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Brave Spirits Theatre has announced its fourth production, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The production will run beginning June 12 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, D.C. (more...)

DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP to Begin 17 June at Finborough TheatreDREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP to Begin 17 June at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dream of Perfect Sleep, a multi-award winning new play by acclaimed American playwright Kevin Kautzman in his full length UK debut will receive its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre for a four week run from Tuesday, 17 June 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 19 June 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Mackintosh Changes Names of UK Theatres to Coward and Novello
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2005

Cameron Mackintosh has honored two of his theatrical heroes by renaming the Strand Theatre after Ivor Novello and the Albery after Noel Coward (more...)

SOMMER 14 - A DANCE OF DEATH & THE IMMORTAL HOUR to Play Finborough Theatre this AutumnSOMMER 14 - A DANCE OF DEATH & THE IMMORTAL HOUR to Play Finborough Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents AUTUMN FIRE, March 4-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

Cassie Hodges for Bloomsday in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents The first London production in 80 years of Autumn Fire. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN Opens at Finborough Theatre TonightTHERESE RAQUIN Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening tonight, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Paul Giamatti's HAMLET at Yale Rep is 'Not To Be' Missed if You Want 'To Be' EntertainedBWW Reviews: Paul Giamatti's HAMLET at Yale Rep is 'Not To Be' Missed if You Want 'To Be' Entertained
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 24, 2013

Giamatti, a little older and less handsome-of-face than most Hamlets these days, brings out the tortured Dane prince's humorous side and in doing so, engages a younger generation that might not normally think several hours in a theater listening to Shakespeare could be a fun way to spend an evening. It sure is, however, thanks to Bundy's skill in allowing his actors to find fresh new interpretations while keeping them true to the classic. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's AUTUMN FIRE Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Cassie Hodges for Bloomsday in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents The first London production in 80 years of Autumn Fire. (more...)

The Finborough Theatre Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's THE GRAND DUKE, The Finborough Theatre Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's THE GRAND DUKE,
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

The New Actors Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents THE GRAND DUKE. The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series continues with the first fully staged professional UK production of Gilbert and Sullivan's final operetta, The Grand Duke, since the original 1896 production. It opens at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited run of six Sundays and Mondays from Sunday, 1 April 2012. (more...)

Finborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINTFinborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The long overdue London premiere of the Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, directed by acclaimed West End and RSC director Ian Judge, and designed by three time Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 7 June 2011 (Press Night: Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 7.30pm). (more...)

PERCHANCE TO DREAM Presented at Andrea Meislin Gallery, Now thru 8/9PERCHANCE TO DREAM Presented at Andrea Meislin Gallery, Now thru 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to announce Perchance to Dream, a group show featuring 25 artists whose works address themes of sleep and intimacy with a variety of techniques and aesthetics. Taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet, the title of the show comes from the tragic hero's famous soliloquy in which he considers love, pain, and death, wondering what dreams may come after life. This survey of 24 photographs, one etching, and one video is dynamic despite its supposedly quiet theme. Whether the subjects are peaceful, broken, vulnerable, or playful, the photographs encourage us to consider the dreams that are not laid bare, to insert our own suggestions into the often enigmatic scenarios. (more...)

PERCHANCE TO DREAM Presented at Andrea Meislin Gallery, 6/21-8/9PERCHANCE TO DREAM Presented at Andrea Meislin Gallery, 6/21-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to announce Perchance to Dream, a group show featuring 25 artists whose works address themes of sleep and intimacy with a variety of techniques and aesthetics. Taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet, the title of the show comes from the tragic hero's famous soliloquy in which he considers love, pain, and death, wondering what dreams may come after life. This survey of 24 photographs, one etching, and one video is dynamic despite its supposedly quiet theme. Whether the subjects are peaceful, broken, vulnerable, or playful, the photographs encourage us to consider the dreams that are not laid bare, to insert our own suggestions into the often enigmatic scenarios. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre Opens ROMEO AND JULIET TonightBrave Spirits Theatre Opens ROMEO AND JULIET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Brave Spirits Theatre has announced its fourth production, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The production will run beginning tonight, June 12 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, D.C. (more...)

Tarquin Productions' VALLEY OF SONG Original Cast Recording to Launch July 1 at Finborough TheatreTarquin Productions' VALLEY OF SONG Original Cast Recording to Launch July 1 at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

After a sell-out show in January 2014 by Tarquin Productions, the WestEnders are delighted to invite you to the launch of the original cast recording of Valley of Song on Tuesday, 1 July at 3.00pm at the Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present Centenary Production of Longest-Running British Opera, Aug 10-26Finborough Theatre to Present Centenary Production of Longest-Running British Opera, Aug 10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Rutland Boughton's record-breaking 'music-drama' The Immortal Hour, plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited nine performance run of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 10 August 2014-26 August 2014. (more...)

Tarquin Productions' VALLEY OF SONG Original Cast Recording to Launch July 1 at Finborough TheatreTarquin Productions' VALLEY OF SONG Original Cast Recording to Launch July 1 at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

After a sell-out show in January 2014 by Tarquin Productions, the WestEnders are delighted to invite you to the launch of the original cast recording of Valley of Song today, 1 July at 3.00pm at the Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Frank Barrie, James Bentham Lead Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORDFrank Barrie, James Bentham Lead Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series follows Perchance to Dream with Ivor Novello's last musical. (more...)

The Finborough Theatre to Present VALLEY OF SONG Starting January 12The Finborough Theatre to Present VALLEY OF SONG Starting January 12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series returns with Ivor Novello's very last musical, Valley of Song, playing a a two week run from Sunday, 12 January 2014. (Press Night: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Last week to see PERCHANCE TO DREAM at Andrea Meislin Gallery, Now through 8/9Last week to see PERCHANCE TO DREAM at Andrea Meislin Gallery, Now through 8/9
by Ben Peltz - Jan 1, 2001

Artists: Lili Almog, Daniel Bauer, Mike Brodie, Elinor Carucci, Ofri Cnaani, Charlotte Dumas, Barry Frydlender, Hadassa Goldvicht and Anat Vovnoboy, Martine Fougeron, Tim Hetherington, Pieter Hugo, Gillian Laub, Naomi Leshem, Sally Mann, Duane Michals, Adi Nes, Matthew Pillsbury, Jana Romanova, Anna Shteynshleyger, Louis Stettner, Angela Strassheim, Bertien van Manen, Pavel Wolberg, and Sharon Ya'ari (more...)

Frank Barrie, James Bentham Lead Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORDFrank Barrie, James Bentham Lead Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2012

The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series follows Perchance to Dream with Ivor Novello's last musical. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD ClosesFinborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD Closes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2012

The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series follows Perchance to Dream with Ivor Novello's last musical. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN to Open at Finborough Theatre, March 25THERESE RAQUIN to Open at Finborough Theatre, March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening Tuesday, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents AUTUMN FIRE, March 4-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2012

Cassie Hodges for Bloomsday in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents The first London production in 80 years of Autumn Fire. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Amy Cudden, Sam Alexander and More!Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Amy Cudden, Sam Alexander and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

From 4 February 2013 a new cast will perform in Nicholas Hytner's five star West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors. As previously announced, Rufus Hound will take the lead as loveable chancer Francis Henshall. He will join new cast members Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield, Amy Cudden, Harry Kershaw, Kelly Price and Hugh Sachs. Martin Barrass will return to the production to play Alfie, and current cast members David Benson, Rhona Croker and Derek Elroy will continue. Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan, Aimee Parkes and Claire Sundin complete the ensemble. Check out the headshots of the cast below! (more...)

Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield and More Set in New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORSSam Alexander, Ian Burfield and More Set in New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

From 4 February 2013 a new cast will perform in Nicholas Hytner's five star West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors. As previously announced, Rufus Hound will take the lead as loveable chancer Francis Henshall. He will join new cast members Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield, Amy Cudden, Harry Kershaw, Kelly Price and Hugh Sachs. Martin Barrass will return to the production to play Alfie, and current cast members David Benson, Rhona Croker and Derek Elroy will continue. Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan, Aimee Parkes and Claire Sundin complete the ensemble. (more...)

Cast Announced for Finborough's VALLEY OF SONG, Running Jan 5-25Cast Announced for Finborough's VALLEY OF SONG, Running Jan 5-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series returns with Ivor Novello's very last musical, Valley of Song, playing a week of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 5 January 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 6 January 2014 at 7.30pm), followed by a two week run from Sunday, 12 January 2014. (more...)

Last week to see PERCHANCE TO DREAM at Andrea Meislin Gallery, Now through TodayLast week to see PERCHANCE TO DREAM at Andrea Meislin Gallery, Now through Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Artists: Lili Almog, Daniel Bauer, Mike Brodie, Elinor Carucci, Ofri Cnaani, Charlotte Dumas, Barry Frydlender, Hadassa Goldvicht and Anat Vovnoboy, Martine Fougeron, Tim Hetherington, Pieter Hugo, Gillian Laub, Naomi Leshem, Sally Mann, Duane Michals, Adi Nes, Matthew Pillsbury, Jana Romanova, Anna Shteynshleyger, Louis Stettner, Angela Strassheim, Bertien van Manen, Pavel Wolberg, and Sharon Ya'ari (more...)

PERCHANCE TO DREAM Presented at Andrea Meislin Gallery, 6/21-8/9PERCHANCE TO DREAM Presented at Andrea Meislin Gallery, 6/21-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to announce Perchance to Dream, a group show featuring 25 artists whose works address themes of sleep and intimacy with a variety of techniques and aesthetics. Taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet, the title of the show comes from the tragic hero's famous soliloquy in which he considers love, pain, and death, wondering what dreams may come after life. This survey of 24 photographs, one etching, and one video is dynamic despite its supposedly quiet theme. Whether the subjects are peaceful, broken, vulnerable, or playful, the photographs encourage us to consider the dreams that are not laid bare, to insert our own suggestions into the often enigmatic scenarios. (more...)

Autumn Season 2011 Set At The Finborough TheatreAutumn Season 2011 Set At The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

This season's productions demonstrate the three strands of Finborough's artistic policy with an eclectic mix of new writing, genuine rediscoveries and music theatre. They are set to welcome Olivier Award winning actress Celia Imrie to the Finborough Theatre who will star in Drama at Inish. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Kick Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival, Oct 6Finborough Theatre to Kick Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival, Oct 6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Finborough Theatre Announces Cast for PERCHANCE TO DREAMFinborough Theatre Announces Cast for PERCHANCE TO DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2011

Part of the Finborough Theatre's Celebrating British Music Theatre series Blue Shale Theatre in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre by arrangement with Samuel French Limited presents Perchance to Dream 'A Musical Romance' Devised, Written and Composed by Ivor Novello. Directed by Max Pappenheim. Musical Direction by Ross Leadbeater. Designed by Gregor Donnelly. Sound by Edward Lewis. Cast: Taube Brahms. Michael Burgen. Clare Louise Connolly. Laura Hanna. Amanda Hootman. Annabel Leventon. James Marchant. Rachael McCormick. Martin Milnes. Kelly Price. Claire Redcliffe. Robert Rees. James Russell. Gemma Sandzer. Katy Treharne. Details of the cast for Perchance to Dream are below. Please also note the correct date for the press night of LULLABIES OF BROADMOOR which also plays during September. The press night is Venus At Broadmoor and The Demon Box - FRIDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2011 AT 3.00PM The Murder Club and Wilderness - FRIDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2011 AT 7.30PM and not Friday 1st September as previously stated. The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series continues with Ivor Novello's most romantic musical, Perchance to Dream, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of eight Sunday and Monday performances on Sunday, 4 September 2011 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2011 at 7.30pm). This rediscovery is the first professional London production in more than 25 years, and also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the death of composer Ivor Novello. Spanning the Regency, Victorian and post-war eras, and featuring a score filled with some of Novello's most ravishing songs including Love is My Reason, When I Curtsied to the King, A Woman's Heart and the classic We'll Gather Lilacs, Perchance to Dream is a classic Novello musical - an escapist 'musical romance' whose original 1945 run in the West End played for 1,022 performances. In 1818, Sir Graham Rodney, an impoverished womaniser, is the owner of Huntersmoon, a magnificent old country house, but seeks relief from his life of leisure by masquerading as the dread highwayman "Frenchy". Just at the moment when he finally finds love, the law runs him to ground with tragic results. A generation later, his estate has passed to the wrong side of the family and tragedy strikes a second time. More than a century must go by before the ghosts of Huntersmoon can finally be laid to rest... Welsh-born composer, author and actor Ivor Novello (1893-1951) was one of the most eminent British entertainers of the 20th century. As a composer, he trained in Cardiff, Gloucester (alongside eminent British composers - Ivor Gurney and Herbert Howells) and at Magdalen College School, Oxford. His musicals include Glamorous Night, Careless Rapture, Crest of the Wave, The Dancing Years, Gay's the Word and King's Rhapsody; his more than 250 songs include Keep the Home Fires Burning, I Can Give You the Starlight, Waltz of My Heart, And Her Mother Came Too, The Land of Might-Have-Been, Why Isn't It You and Primrose. His plays include Symphony in Two Flats, I Lived With You and The Truth Game. As an actor, he was one of Britain's first major film stars, appearing in over twenty films including The Call of the Blood and playing the title role in the original silent version of Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger; while his long stage career included many of his own plays and musicals. Novello's musical legacy is commemorated in the Ivor Novello Awards, established in 1955 to honour excellence in British music writing. This production commemorates the 60th anniversary of his death. Director Max Pappenheim recently assisted on Beating Heart Cadaver and The Goodnight Bird at the Finborough Theatre. Directing includes The Charmed Life (King's Head Theatre), An Evening With Opera (Southwark Cathedral), Arcadia and Sweeney Todd (Rugby School), and, as Musical Director for Open Door Opera, The Enchanted Child (Edinburgh Festival and St John's, Smith Square). The cast includes Taube Brahms Kindertransport, The Way Of The World, Redemption Over Hammersmith Broadway, A Woman Of No Importance (LAMDA); Michael Burgen All Male Iolanthe (Union Theatre and Wilton's Music Hall), Alice in Wonderland (Erasmus International Theatre), Zaide (Sadler's Wells), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (New Vic Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Union Theatre); Clare Louise Connolly Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Next Door's Baby (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), Six Characters In Search Of An Author (Headlong), The Crimson Petal And The White; Laura Hanna A Short History of the Royal Court (Royal Court Theatre), Into the Woods, Hedda Gabler, Romeo and Juliet (LAMDA); Amanda Hootman Epsom Downs, Her Naked Skin (Guildford School of Acting); Annabel Leventon The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company), Pillars Of The Community (National Theatre), Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (Old Vic and Apollo Theatre), New Tricks; James Marchant The Same...But Different (Pleasance Islington), The Straits (Paines Plough), Waking The Dead (BBC); Rachael McCormick Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Martin Milnes Utopia Limited (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Festival, Buxton), The Yeoman Of The Guard (Tower of London), Promises And Lies (Birmingham Rep), The Andrew Marr Show (BBC); Kelly Price Zack (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), The Misanthrope (Ambassadors Theatre), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory and Garrick Theatre), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Donmar Warehouse and Piccadilly Theatre), Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello Theatre), Waterloo Road, Doctors; Claire Redcliffe When We Are Married (Garrick Theatre), Great Expectations, Tom's Midnight Garden (Library Theatre, Manchester), Question Time (Arcola Theatre), EastEnders (BBC); Robert Rees Peter Pan (New Wimbledon Theatre), All the Fun of the Fair (Garrick Theatre), State Fair (Finborough Theatre and Trafalgar Studios), Shakespeare Sonnet Walk (Shakespeare's Globe); James Russell Namaskar, Quality Street, Miss Lily Gets Boned (Finborough Theatre), Lewis (ITV); Gemma Sandzer Les Miserables (Palace Theatre), HMS Pinafore (King's Head Theatre), Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone; Katy Treharne The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre). The Celebrating British Music Theatre series at the Finborough Theatre In 2006, the Finborough Theatre began the Celebrating British Music Theatre series with a sell-out production of Leslie Stuart's Florodora. Productions since then have included sell-our rediscoveries of Lionel Monckton's Our Miss Gibbs, Harold Fraser-Simson's operetta The Maid of the Mountains, A 'Gilbert and Sullivan' Double Bill featuring Gilbert's play Sweethearts and Sullivan's opera The Zoo, Dame Ethel Smyth's opera The Boatswain's Mate, Sandy Wilson's The Buccaneer, Oscar Asche's Chu Chin Chow, and Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. (more...)

Nicholas Parsons to Host Ross Leadbeater's THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL IN CONCERT at the London Hippodrome, June 1Nicholas Parsons to Host Ross Leadbeater's THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL IN CONCERT at the London Hippodrome, June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed sell-out concert, Ivor Novello - The Great British Musical, award-winning Musical Director Ross Leadbeater (formally of Only Men Aloud) returns to the London Hippodrome on Saturday 1st June at 7pm with a new cabaret-concert celebrating the best of The Great British Musicals. (more...)

Danny Quadrino, Andrea Ross and More Set for ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE WHORES at the Duplex TonightDanny Quadrino, Andrea Ross and More Set for ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE WHORES at the Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

Broadway's Danny Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie), Andrea Ross (Whistle Down The Wind) and Lindsey Carothers (Bring It On) are among the cast of Pace University students for a one night only concert of songs and monologues by award-winning theater writer Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE The Musical, Molly Shannon's Tilly The Trickster). The show plays at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher Street at 7th Ave) tonight, April 22nd at 9:30pm. The evening is curated and directed by Joshua W. Kelley, with music direction by Addison O'Donnell, and stage managed by Coleman Annison. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - April 21, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - April 21, 2010
by - Apr 21, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Finborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINTFinborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

The long overdue London premiere of the Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, directed by acclaimed West End and RSC director Ian Judge, and designed by three time Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 7 June 2011 (Press Night: Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Danny Quadrino, Andrea Ross and More Set for ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE WHORES at the Duplex, 4/22Danny Quadrino, Andrea Ross and More Set for ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE WHORES at the Duplex, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Broadway's Danny Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie), Andrea Ross (Whistle Down The Wind) andLindsey Carothers (Bring It On) are among the just-announced cast of Pace University students for a one night only concert of songs and monologues by award-winning theater writer Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE The Musical, Molly Shannon's Tilly The Trickster). The show plays at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher Street at 7th Ave) on April 22nd at 9:30pm. The evening is curated and directed by Joshua W. Kelley, with music direction by Addison O'Donnell, and stage managed by Coleman Annison. (more...)

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