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King Paramount of the south seas island of Utopia decides that his people should adopt all English customs and institutions, but he goes a bit overboard and decrees that the kingdom and each of its inhabitants should become a "company limited" based on the English "companies act" of 1862. The kings daughter Princess Zara brings six "flowers of progress" from England to train the Utopian people in these "English" customs. The English reforms go too far, which upsets the judges of the Utopian Supreme Court, the "Public Exploder" and ultimately the entire populace, which revolts against the reforms. In the end, the king compromises to solve some of the most extreme results of the earlier reforms by converting the kingdom to a limited monarchy and instituting the two-party system.

Blue Hill Troupe Kicks Off 88th Season With A FUNNY THING HAPPENED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. , the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its 88th season with the musical farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Kicks Off 88th Season With A FUNNY THING HAPPENED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011

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Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents UTOPIA, UNLIMITED, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

America's foremost Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), is happy to announce that its new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). Its 36th annual season is spread throughout the year as an alternative to its annual January program at New York's City Center, due to City Center's planned winter construction and renovations. (more...)

BWW Reviews: UTOPIA (LIMITED), Greenwich Theatre, November 7 2012
by Gary Naylor - Nov 8, 2012

Gary Naylor enjoys a production full of gusto and no little polish (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents Announces 36th Season with UTOPIA, LIMITED, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2010

America's foremost Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), is happy to announce that its new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). Its 36th annual season is spread throughout the year as an alternative to its annual January program at New York's City Center, due to City Center's planned winter construction and renovations. (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players Present UTOPIA, LIMITED, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), announced that their new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players Present UTOPIA, LIMITED, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2010

Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), announced that their new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents UTOPIA, UNLIMITED, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2010

America's foremost Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), is happy to announce that its new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). Its 36th annual season is spread throughout the year as an alternative to its annual January program at New York's City Center, due to City Center's planned winter construction and renovations. (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players Present UTOPIA, LIMITED, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2010

Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), announced that their new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Richard J. Miller, Jr. Elected New President of Metropolitan Opera Guild
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has today elected attorney Richard J. Miller, Jr. as its new President. Mr. Miller joined the board of the Guild in 2005 and has been Treasurer for the last two years. He replaces Susan S. Braddock, who served for eleven years as the tenth president of the Guild. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

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Act I Stages THE MIKADO 8/7-8/22 At The Darkhorse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2009

Act I will stage its production of The Mikado on August 7th through the 22nd at the Darkhorse Theatre located at 1410 Charlotte Ave. The cast features Whitney Rose Cone as Yum-Yum, James Rudolph as Ko-Ko, Daniel Sadler as Nanki-Po, and under the direction of Bob Fish, production director. (more...)

Act I Stages THE MIKADO 8/7-8/22 At The Darkhorse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2009

Act I will stage its production of The Mikado on August 7th through the 22nd at the Darkhorse Theatre located at 1410 Charlotte Ave. The cast features Whitney Rose Cone as Yum-Yum, James Rudolph as Ko-Ko, Daniel Sadler as Nanki-Po, and under the direction of Bob Fish, production director. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Premieres New Edition to Benefit 'I Have A Dream' Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

What happens when a global superpower imposes its social conventions and political practices on a smaller, less 'civilized' nation? 'Utopia Limited,' Gilbert & Sullivan's shockingly relevant satire of imperialism and globalization, tackles this question in a fresh new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe (www.bht.org), April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Premieres New Edition of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

Utopia Limited, Gilbert & Sullivan's satire of imperialism and globalization hosts a new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe, April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). (more...)

The Rose of Persia: Sullivan Without Gilbert
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Act I Stages THE MIKADO 8/7-8/22 At The Darkhorse Theatre
by - Aug 7, 2009

Act I will stage its production of The Mikado on August 7th through the 22nd at the Darkhorse Theatre located at 1410 Charlotte Ave. The cast features Whitney Rose Cone as Yum-Yum, James Rudolph as Ko-Ko, Daniel Sadler as Nanki-Po, and under the direction of Bob Fish, production director. (more...)

Act I Stages THE MIKADO 8/7-8/22 At The Darkhorse Theatre
by - Aug 7, 2009

Act I will stage its production of The Mikado on August 7th through the 22nd at the Darkhorse Theatre located at 1410 Charlotte Ave. The cast features Whitney Rose Cone as Yum-Yum, James Rudolph as Ko-Ko, Daniel Sadler as Nanki-Po, and under the direction of Bob Fish, production director. (more...)

Act I Stages THE MIKADO 8/7-8/22 At The Darkhorse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2009

Act I will stage its production of The Mikado on August 7th through the 22nd at the Darkhorse Theatre located at 1410 Charlotte Ave. The cast features Whitney Rose Cone as Yum-Yum, James Rudolph as Ko-Ko, Daniel Sadler as Nanki-Po, and under the direction of Bob Fish, production director. (more...)

Act I Stages THE MIKADO 8/7-8/22 At The Darkhorse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2009

Act I will stage its production of The Mikado on August 7th through the 22nd at the Darkhorse Theatre located at 1410 Charlotte Ave. The cast features Whitney Rose Cone as Yum-Yum, James Rudolph as Ko-Ko, Daniel Sadler as Nanki-Po, and under the direction of Bob Fish, production director. (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan Players 36th Season to Feature UTOPIA, LIMITED and THE MIKADO, Nov. 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2010

America's foremost Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), announces that its new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players Present UTOPIA, LIMITED, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), announced that their new fall, winter and spring season will kick off with a production of Utopia, Limited on Sunday, November 21st (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Finborough 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Blue Troupe's UTOPIA LIMITED!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Utopia Limited, Gilbert & Sullivan's 'shockingly relevant satire of imperialism and globalization,' continues through April 28 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Premieres New Edition of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Utopia Limited, Gilbert & Sullivan's satire of imperialism and globalization hosts a new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe, April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Premieres New Edition to Benefit 'I Have A Dream' Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

What happens when a global superpower imposes its social conventions and political practices on a smaller, less 'civilized' nation? 'Utopia Limited,' Gilbert & Sullivan's shockingly relevant satire of imperialism and globalization, tackles this question in a fresh new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe (www.bht.org), April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Premieres New Edition of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Utopia Limited, Gilbert & Sullivan's satire of imperialism and globalization hosts a new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe, April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Premieres New Edition to Benefit 'I Have A Dream' Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

What happens when a global superpower imposes its social conventions and political practices on a smaller, less 'civilized' nation? 'Utopia Limited,' Gilbert & Sullivan's shockingly relevant satire of imperialism and globalization, tackles this question in a fresh new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe (www.bht.org), April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe's UTOPIA LIMITED Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

What happens when a global superpower imposes its social conventions and political practices on a smaller, less "civilized" nation? Utopia Limited, Gilbert & Sullivan's 'shockingly relevant satire of imperialism and globalization,' tackles this question in a fresh new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe (http://www.bht.org), opening tonight at 8 pm at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). The run continues through April 28. (more...)

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