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David Heneker

 
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Date of Birth: March 31, 1906
Date of Death: January 30, 2001 (94)

Birth Place: Southsea, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

Productions

 
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Writing

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David Heneker Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
David Heneker, Half a Sixpence

David Heneker News

HALF A SIXPENCE to be Broadcast on Sky Arts This Christmas Photo HALF A SIXPENCE to be Broadcast on Sky Arts This Christmas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

Half a Sixpence, recorded during its 2016, West Ed Run will be broadcast on Sky Arts this Christmas. The cast features Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps and Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick, alongside three-time Olivier-nominated actor Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow and three-time Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 7 - THE PROM Soundtrack, and More! Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 7 - THE PROM Soundtrack, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the soundtrack to the Netflix film adaptation of The Prom, new music from Jackie Burns, and more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 9 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Book, MOULI Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 9 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Book, MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes a book of stories behind the musical Jagged Little Pill, the Moulin Rouge! songbook, and more!

Casting Announced For Musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL Photo Casting Announced For Musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm)

Finborough Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL Photo Finborough Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm)

Finborough Theatre Announces New Season Photo Finborough Theatre Announces New Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2018

Our second season of 2018 - the 150th year of the Finborough Theatre building - features new writing with two European premieres from award-winning playwrights from Canada and the United States, and a UK premiere from controversial German dramatist Rolf Hochhuth in his fourth production at the Finborough Theatre including a performance in German; two rediscoveries from the 1980s - the first professional UK production since 1980 of a musical from the composer of Half A Sixpence, and a classic feminist play by Sarah Daniels; and, as part of our 150th birthday series, a London premiere in English from celebrated French dramatist Paul Claudel who was born 150 years ago.

Paul and Rochelle Chamlin's CD Release Show to Be Held at The Laurie Beechman Theatre Photo Paul and Rochelle Chamlin's CD Release Show to Be Held at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2018

Critically acclaimed cabaret couple Paul and Rochelle Chamlin celebrate the release of their new CD, The First 10 Years at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Saturday, Feb 10th at 2:00pm.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/23/2017
by - Sep 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/23/2017.

BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, The Original Demo Recordings Photo BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, The Original Demo Recordings
by Nicky Sweetland - Sep 18, 2017

I once had the honour of interviewing the legendary Tommy Steele at the New Wimbledon Theatre. It was the venue where Half A Sixpence was first performed, and the show - which acted as a star vehicle for the talented young performer - became a classic piece of British musical theatre.

Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn Photo Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

First presented at Chichester's Festival Theatre, last summer's hit 'HALF A SIXPENCE' will play its final performance in London today 2 September, having extended its limited season twice.

David Heneker Videos

STAGE TUBE: Get a Sneak Peek at Chichester's New HALF A SIXPENCE
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Rachel Kavanaugh directs a new stage version of HALF A SIXPENCE a Chichester Festival Theatre this season, with book by Julian Fellowes and new music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, alongside original songs by David Heneker. The show runs at the Festival Theatre now through 3 September 2016. Below, check out footage from the production in a brand-new trailer!

BWW TV: Watch Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, Malcolm Gets & More in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, featuring Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, and Malcolm Gets will run for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Irma La Douce is directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action in time for opening night!

BWW TV: Meet the Company of Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Plus Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014, will star Rob McClure and Jennifer Bowles. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. The cast just met the press, and you can check out interviews with the company below, plus preview a couple scenes from the show!


David Heneker Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Heneker written?
David Heneker has written 10 shows including Expresso Bongo (Composer), Irma La Douce (Bookwriter), Make Me An Offer (Composer/Lyricist), Half a Sixpence (Composer/Lyricist), Charlie Girl (Composer/Lyricist), Jorrocks (Composer/Lyricist), Phil the Fluter (Composer/Lyricist), The Biograph Girl (Composer), Peg (Composer), Peg (Composer/Lyricist).

What awards has David Heneker been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Half a Sixpence .