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Lionel Bart

 
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Date of Birth: August 01, 1930
Date of Death: April 03, 1999 (68)

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[West End, 1962]
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Stage

Productions

Director

Writing
Additional Material
Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer/Lyricist
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Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
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Bookwriter
Additional Material
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Lionel Bart Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Musical Revival
Lionel Bart, Oliver!
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Musical
Lionel Bart, Oliver!
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Musical
Lionel Bart, Oliver!
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Lionel Bart, Oliver!

Lionel Bart News

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, OLIVER & More Announced for Osceola Arts 2022-2023 Season Photo YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, OLIVER & More Announced for Osceola Arts 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Osceola Arts has announced its season of plays and musicals for the 2022-2023 Theatre Season. This season’s lineup will feature familiar titles and celebrate shows that were not only beloved on stage but also cherished on the silver screen!

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Broadway hits are back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre this upcoming 2022/2023 season.  With a brand new facility built to entertain and inspire, this new season of shows will be nothing short of phenomenal!  

Darryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE Internet Show Photo Darryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE Internet Show
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

On Monday April 18th at 11:00 am, veteran and award-winning actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson will join long-time entertainment journalist and host Ron Brewington to discuss his most recent stage role of Mayor George Shinn in a new local revival of Meredith Willson's classic musical 'The Music Man' and the many contributions of the late, great screen legend Sir Sidney Poitier during his 4th visit to the Los Angeles-produced internet performing arts television show 'The Actor's Choice' which will stream live on YouTube.

BWW Review: SAY YES TO TESS - A NEW MUSICAL, Camden People's Theatre Photo BWW Review: SAY YES TO TESS - A NEW MUSICAL, Camden People's Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 8, 2022

Tess Seddon mines her own General Election campaign of 2017 for an amusing and punchy musical

BWW Album Review: With BROADWAY BY DAY Spencer Day Freshens Up Some Old Friends Photo BWW Album Review: With BROADWAY BY DAY Spencer Day Freshens Up Some Old Friends
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 6, 2022

With his new album Spencer Day dives deep into the musical theater genre and reimagines some compositions everyone knows and loves.

Spencer Day's New Album BROADWAY BY DAY Out Today Photo Spencer Day's New Album BROADWAY BY DAY Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the release of the new album from Spencer Day, the #1 Billboard jazz/pop singer and songwriter seen everywhere from Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl. Broadway By Day, Spencer’s debut from the label, is available on streaming platforms and on CD and in stores and online today, Friday, February 25. 

MTI Releases New Broadway Jr. Musical Revue, RAISE YOUR VOICE Photo MTI Releases New Broadway Jr. Musical Revue, RAISE YOUR VOICE
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announced the release of a brand new Broadway Junior® musical revue available for licensing in the U.S. and Canada. Raise Your Voice features different songs from MTI's Broadway Junior® musicals chosen specifically to give cast members the biggest and best opportunities to shine. From Broadway Junior musicals based on classic titles like Guys and Dolls and Oliver to beloved Disney shows like The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins, Raise Your Voice is the perfect compilation of songs to delight performers and audience members alike.

BACON Comes to the Finborough Theatre Next Month Photo BACON Comes to the Finborough Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2022

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the world premiere of Sophie Swithinbank's award-winning drama Bacon opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 (Press Nights: Thursday, 3 March 2022 and Friday, 4 March 2022 at 7.30pm).

Spencer Day Announces 'Broadway By Day' Album Photo Spencer Day Announces 'Broadway By Day' Album
by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2022

Featuring Jane Monheit and Dave Koz, the album includes a simmering take on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Bali Ha’i” (South Pacific), an inventive reworking of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You” (Evita), and a pensive exploration of Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin’s “Maybe” (Annie). Pre-save the new album now!

MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Raises Over 6.2 Million Dollars for Theatrical Organizations Photo MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Raises Over 6.2 Million Dollars for Theatrical Organizations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International announced the total revenue collectively raised by theatres across the globe from MTI’s All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. 

Lionel Bart Videos

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's D VideoVIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's Day Speech in LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2019

For the holiday season veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and a classically-trained Los Angeles-based performer ) returned to his classical theatre experience ( he began his early professional stage career playing leading and featured roles with The 1982 National Shakespeare Company Tour of New York, The 1985 Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival and The 1989 Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wisconsin ) and reunited with talented editor, video-camerman and fellow actor Danny Belrose to record a less-than-perfect 'Street Theatre' rehearsal of the famed 'St. Crispin's Day Speech' as The King from William Shakespeare's 'Henry V' which Mr. Robinson presented upon the steps of The Entrance of LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Jail ( which he referred to as 'The Old Cypress Prison' ) on the afternoon of December 19, 2019 as part of a series of theatrical activities Mr. Robinson is sharing as part of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's OLIVER! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's OLIVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's production of OLIVER! Check out video highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/6/15- OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2016

Today in 1963, Oliver! opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 774 performances. Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1994-1998 and again from 2008-2011.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/2/15- OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2015

Today in 1965, Oliver! opened at the Martin Beck Theatre, where it ran for 64 performances. Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1994-1998 and again from 2009-2011.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/6/15- OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2015

Today in 1963, Oliver! opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 774 performances. Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1994-1998 and again from 2008-2011.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/2- OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2014

Today in 1965, Oliver! opened at the Martin Beck Theatre, where it ran for 64 performances. Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1994-1998 and again from 2009-2011.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/6- OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2014

Today in 1963, Oliver! opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 774 performances. Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1994-1998 and again from 2008-2011.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of 5th Avenue Theatre's OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed: Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver!, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 (including 36 youngsters), singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver! is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy?', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of 5th Avenue's OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed: Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver!, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 (including 36 youngsters), singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver! is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy?', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! with David Garrison, Betsy Morgan & More
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! features David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! also features 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! plays the Millburn, New Jersey theater through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. Check out highlights of the production below!


Lionel Bart Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lionel Bart written?
Lionel Bart has written 10 shows including Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be (Composer/Lyricist), Lock Up Your Daughters (Lyricist), Oliver! (Bookwriter), ...And Another Thing (Additional Material), One Over the Eight (Additional Material), Blitz! (Composer/Lyricist), Maggie May (Composer/Lyricist), Twang! (Composer/Lyricist), After You, Mr. Hyde (Composer/Lyricist), La Strada (Composer/Lyricist).

What awards has Lionel Bart been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Oliver! , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Oliver! Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Oliver! and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Oliver! .

What awards has Lionel Bart won?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Oliver!.