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During his 23-year writing collaboration with composer George Stiles, Anthony has written the book and lyrics for Tutankhamun, Just So, Soho Cinders, the multi award-winning Honk! and the lyrics for Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure (book by Willis Hall). With composer Tony Hatch, he wrote lyrics for The Card and, with Singaporean composer Dick Lee, the lyrics for A Twist of Fate. Work as a director includes Snoopy, Honk! (South Africa, Chicago, Tokyo and Singapore) and Just So (North Shore Music Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre). As a performer, recent work includes Rogues to Riches, The Three Musketeers and A Twist of Fate.

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[West End, 2021]
New Songs and Additional Music, Dance and Vocal Arrangements/New Songs and Additional Lyrics
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
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SIX's Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss Bring New Musical WHY AM I SO SINGLE? to the West End

From the multi-award-winning writers of SIX, Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss, comes their all-new second musical, WHY AM I SO SINGLE? Performances run Tuesday 27th August 2024 – Thursday 13th February 2025 at the Garrick Theatre.

The Ziegfeld Theater to Present MARY POPPINS Beginning This Month

The Ziegfeld Theater will present “Mary Poppins' from February 23 through March 16 in Ogden, UT. Learn more about the production here!

New Musical BECOMING NANCY, Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, Will Make its UK Premiere in October

Birmingham Rep has announced the UK premiere of the new musical, Becoming Nancy which will run at The Rep from 2 October – 2 November 2024, with a press night on Tuesday 15 October at 7pm.

Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.

Larah Simpson Joins Music Theatre International as Head Of Plays

Larah Simpson has joined Music Theatre International's London office as Head of Plays, Managing Director Seán Gray announced. In this role, Larah will be responsible for all aspects of licensing plays from the Josef Weinberger Ltd. and MTI catalogues, engaging with current and new authors, and leading on the acquisition of new titles.

Stiles + Drewe and Mercury Musical Developments Announce Winner for 2023 Best New Song Prize

Stiles + Drewe and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winner of the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize 2023.


HONK! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling explores the importance of embracing our differences. StoryBook Theatre presents this clever adaptation that's entertaining for both kids and adults.

Lineup for Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize Concert Announced

Stiles + Drewe and Mercury Musical Developments are delighted to announce the star-studded cast that will appear at this year’s Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize, which will be celebrated in concert at The Other Palace on Monday 13 November at 7.30pm. 

MARY POPPINS Brings A Magical Holiday Spectacle To The Rose Center Theater This December

The Rose Center Theater has announced that after its record breaking and sold out run, Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins will make its return to the Rose this holiday season!

Cast and Creative Team Set For ACT Louisville's HONK! The Musical

ACT Louisville Productions (ALP) producers Beth Craig Hall and Randy Blevins have announced performances and the cast of Honk! The Musical.  Learn more about the upcoming production here!

The Unicorn Unveils Two More Productions From April To August As Part Of Upcoming Season

The Unicorn Theatre has announced two more productions from April to August as part of the theatre's upcomign season. Learn more about the upcoming shows here!

BETTY BLUE EYES Comes to Scarborough Stephen Joseph Theatre Next Month

Scarborough Theatre Company brings its joyous new production of Betty Blues Eyes to the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

HONK Comes to StoryBook TheatrE in October

HONK comes to StoryBook Theatre next month. Performances run October 13 - November 4. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

Finalists Announced for Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize 2023

Mercury Musical Developments and Stiles + Drewe are delighted to announce the finalists of this year’s Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize, which will be celebrated in concert at The Other Palace on Monday 13 November 2023. 

Interview: Mack Armbruster of MARY POPPINS at 4 Community Theatre

In this exclusive interview, Mack Armbruster shares his experience playing Mary Poppins in the 4 Community Theatre production. Discover his favorite moments, songs, and what he hopes the audience takes away from the magical musical adaptation.

Photos: First Look at Hilliard Arts Council's MARY POPPINS

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.Check out photos of the cast in action!

Review: MARY POPPINS Soars to New Heights at The Bangor Opera House

What did our critic think of “MARY POPPINS,” SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS AT THE BANGOR OPERA HOUSE at Penobscot Theatre Company?

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS Comes to Singapore Repertory Theatre in July

Goldilocks and the Three Bears comes to Singapore Repertory Theatre in July.  English performances run 26 July – 12 August 2023 with Mandarin performances from 14 August.

Earl Carpenter, Bradley Jaden and More Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Italy

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will open for the first time in Italy at Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia in Trieste on 4th July 2023. Additional casting has now been announced, including Earl Carpenter as Monsieur Andre and Bradley Jaden as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny.

Disney's Practically Perfect Musical MARY POPPINS Flies In To Orange County

The Rose Center Theater has announced its upcoming production of Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, running from June 30th to July 16th. The musical features original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with a book by Julian Fellowes. New songs and additional music and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles.


Anthony Drewe has written 8 shows including Soho (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Just So (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Honk! (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Mary Poppins (Composer), Betty Blue Eyes (Lyricist), Soho Cinders (Composer), The Wind in the Willows (Composer), Becoming Nancy (Lyrics).

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