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Ivor Novello

 
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Date of Birth: January 15, 1893
Date of Death: March 06, 1951 (58)

Birth Place: Wales, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

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Original London Production, 1949
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Original London Production, 1943
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Original London Production, 1936
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  [Broadway]
1930
Max Clement
  [Broadway]
1930
David Kennard

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[Broadway, 1923]
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Ivor Novello News

Photos: First Look at Robert Daws in Rehearsals for WODEHOUSE IN WONDERLAND Photo Photos: First Look at Robert Daws in Rehearsals for WODEHOUSE IN WONDERLAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

Get a first look at photos of Robert Daws in rehearsals for the UK premiere of William Humble’s play Wodehouse in Wonderland, directed by Robin Herford.

VIDEO: Holly Humberstone Performs 'Can You Afford To Lose Me?' On COLBERT Photo VIDEO: Holly Humberstone Performs 'Can You Afford To Lose Me?' On COLBERT
by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2022

Fresh off selling out several of her largest headlining shows to-date, Holly Humberstone took to the stage last night on The Late Show on Stephen Colbert on CBS. Accompanied by the lush instrumentals of a full band, Humberstone delivered the captivating debut television video performance of her new song “Can You Afford To Lose Me?”.

Natalie May Paris, Josh Taylor & More to Star in ACTORS' CHURCH CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG Photo Natalie May Paris, Josh Taylor & More to Star in ACTORS' CHURCH CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

Led by some of the West Ends brightest talents, The Actors' Church present a joyous community focused evening of song and Christmas cheer! Complete with musicians, West End stars and their two church cats Eliza and Mrs Higgins (who will both be wearing their festive Christmas bowties).

Elton John Performs Final North American Tour Date at Dodger Stadium Photo Elton John Performs Final North American Tour Date at Dodger Stadium
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

The three-hour concert event, from Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment, gave Disney+ audiences a front-row seat to his electrifying and legendary performance, which included performances by Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee and Brandi Carlile. Watch videos from the concert now!

Set Mo Rounds Off Remix Package for Snakehips and Tinashe Photo Set Mo Rounds Off Remix Package for Snakehips and Tinashe
by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2022

Set Mo strips Snakehips and Tinashe’s collaboration “Who’s Gonna Love You Tonight” back into a minimalist tech-house thumper meant for peak-time DJ sets. Driving four-four rhythms grind into a groove, softened by synth droplets amongst Tinashe’s chopped-up vocals. The club-ready Set Mo remix breathes new life into “Who’s Gonna Love You Tonight.

Elton John's Final North American Performance to Feature Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee, & Brandi Photo Elton John's Final North American Performance to Feature Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee, & Brandi Carlile
by Michael Major - Nov 14, 2022

GRAMMY-winning artists Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee and Brandi Carlile will join musical icon Elton John on stage during his final North American performance at Dodger Stadium, paying tribute to him and his legendary career. The concert will begin with “Countdown to Elton Live,”  featuring special fan messages. Watch a video teaser for the livestream now!

Mariah Carey Announces New Holiday Merch Collection for Fans Photo Mariah Carey Announces New Holiday Merch Collection for Fans
by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2022

The collection offers offering a range of apparel, accessories and gifts sure to keep you cute, cozy and spreading Christmas cheer from now all the way until the new year. From home goods, to books and more, you’ll definitely be able to find a space for Mariah in your home and heart. Check out photos of the merchandise collection now!

Mariah Carey Sets MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Special on CBS Photo Mariah Carey Sets MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Special on CBS
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

The news was first announced on CBS MORNINGS. Filmed in New York City at the world-renowned Madison Square Garden arena, the concert special will feature the singer-songwriter performing a repertoire of her festive holiday hits, including the chart-topping massive perennial favorite “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

VIDEO: Tinashe and Snakehips Release Official Music Video Photo VIDEO: Tinashe and Snakehips Release Official Music Video
by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2022

Snakehips and Tinashe continue to build upon the buzz of their delicate, piano-driven single “Who’s Gonna Love You Tonight,” with a touching new music video. Directed by Axel Kabundji (Dom Kennedy, Hit Boy), it’s an intimate tale of romance and perseverance starring Tinashe and a partner seeking redemption in the boxing ring.

Elton John Farewell Concert to Livestream on Disney+ in November Photo Elton John Farewell Concert to Livestream on Disney+ in November
by Michael Major - Oct 25, 2022

“Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” is a once-in-a-lifetime live, global original concert event that offers fans from around the world a front-row seat to witness the groundbreaking magic of the Rocket Man back at Dodger Stadium. The historic three-hour livestream will showcase Elton John as audiences have never seen him before.

Ivor Novello Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARIAH CAREY'S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARIAH CAREY'S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2020

Apple TV+ and Mariah Carey today released the official trailer for “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” giving a first look at the epic holiday extravaganza that will launch globally on Friday, December 4 exclusively on Apple TV+.   

BWW TV: Neil Sean Meets Celebrated Film and Stage Composer George Fenton Videoplay
BWW TV: Neil Sean Meets Celebrated Film and Stage Composer George Fenton

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2020

The Brilliant musician and composer George Fenton sat down with celebrity interviewer and theatre historian Neil Sean to chat through his new album and massive back catalogue a?" What became apparent was George is no ordinary composer taking on a vast cross section of work loved world-wide.

Supergrass Unveil Previously Unheard Song and Announce Tour Dates Videoplay
Supergrass Unveil Previously Unheard Song and Announce Tour Dates

by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 9, 2019

Supergrass have today announced they are reforming for a theatre tour of the UK, Europe and North America in 2020. The thirteen date tour will kick off in Paris on 4th February, before the UK leg culminates with a huge show at London's Alexandra Palace on 6th March 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday 13th September from 9:00 am. 

VIDEO: Watch Jess Glynne's New Music Video for 'All I Am' Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jess Glynne's New Music Video for 'All I Am'

by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2018

Grammy award winning Jess Glynne – singer, star and voice of the street - shares a brand-new song and accompanying music video for 'All I Am' off her upcoming sophomore album 'Always In Between' due for release on October 12th via Atlantic Records.

BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2018

Lulu returns to the West End after 30 years to join the cast of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre in the iconic role of 'Dorothy Brock' in this five star production. In this exclusive interview, she reveals why she took the role, acting lessons and the dramatic part she wants to take on next!

BWW TV: On the Green Carpet Opening of THE GIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre. The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. In the West End, the producers have made a commitment to there being no 'premium-rated' seats, no booking fees and reduced price previews.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Gary Barlow and the Cast of THE GIRLS Perform "Sunflower"
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Watch Gary Barlow and the cast of The Girls in the recording studio perform the song 'Sunflowers' from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls.

BWW Interview: Russell Grant Talks STRICTLY and THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 28, 2016

Since winning hearts during his stint on Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by Flavia Cacace, actor and astrologer Russell Grant has starred in Hairspray, Grease and The Wizard of Oz. He's now hosting The Golden Age of Dance, a celebration of great dance numbers from classic films like Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, Swing Time and Shall We Dance, featuring a company of West End dancers and The Novello Orchestra. The show is at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 13 November and Wales Millennium Centre on 15 November.

VIDEO: Seal Joins Montreal Street Singer for Impromptu Performance of 'Stand By Me'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 27, 2016

Seal had a big surprise for some passerbys on a Montreal street recently. The singer-songwriter joined Canadian musician and street singer J Deeh Pitre for an impromptu performance of the classic song 'Stand By Me.'

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/22/16- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2016

Sondheim is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as 'the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre', his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. Lloyd Webber has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from the British Government for services to Music, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Several of his songs, notably 'The Music of the Night', 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' and 'You Must Love Me', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Memory' have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals.


Ivor Novello Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ivor Novello been in?
Ivor Novello has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Ivor Novello been in?
Ivor Novello has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Ivor Novello's first West End show?
Ivor Novello's first West End show was Careless Rapture which opened in 1936

How many shows has Ivor Novello written?
Ivor Novello has written 19 shows including The Bing Boys Are Here (Composer/Lyricist), Theodore and Co (Composer), Arlette (Composer), A Southern Maid (Composer/Lyricist), A to Z (Composer), André Charlot's Revue of 1924 (Composer), The Rat (Playwright), Charlot Revue (Composer), Symphony in Two Flats (Playwright), The Truth Game (Playwright), A Party (Playwright), Glamorous Night (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Fresh Fields (Playwright), Careless Rapture (Bookwriter/Composer), The Dancing Years (Bookwriter/Composer), Arc de Triomphe (Composer), Perchance to Dream (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), King's Rhapsody (Bookwriter/Composer), Gay's The Word (Bookwriter/Composer).