Ben Goddard News

BWW Review: ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 6 September 2016BWW Review: ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 6 September 2016
by Jenny Ell - Sep 7, 2016

Writer Bob Eaton had previous success with 2-Tone Musical Three Minute Heroes at the Belgrade Theatre in 2014. This time, he has put pen to paper to create a musical loosely based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Roll Over Beethoven boasts an original rock 'n' roll score against a backdrop of post-war England. Protaganist Johnny returns from National Service to attend his father's funeral where he notices his Mother and Uncle acting questionably. This, teamed with his Father revisiting him in various forms, further arouses suspicion surrounding his death. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of MADE IN DAGENHAMCast Announced for Regional Premiere of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

This autumn, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul launches his first season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with the first ever revival of the hit musical Made in Dagenham.  Bringing the West End hit back to its roots just a stone's throw from The Ford Factory Dagenham in which it is set, the co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich presents a company of twenty-one actor musicians which is bolstered further by six members of the Queen's Youth Theatre.    (more...)

Cast Announced For The Regional Premiere Of MADE IN DAGENHAMCast Announced For The Regional Premiere Of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

This autumn, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul launches his first season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with the first ever revival of the hit musical Made in Dagenham. Bringing the West End hit back to its roots just a stone's throw from The Ford Factory Dagenham in which it is set, the co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich presents a company of twenty-one actor musicians which is bolstered further by six members of the Queen's Youth Theatre. This is the largest ever cast to appear on the theatre's stage and is led by Daniella Bowen as the busy mum, loving wife and hard-working Ford factory employee, Rita O'Grady. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kit Orton, Elin Phillips and More in TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: First Look at Kit Orton, Elin Phillips and More in TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL" opens tonight at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff before a 12 week national tour. www.tomthemusical.co.uk.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

JACKIE THE MUSICAL UK Tour Names Full CompanyJACKIE THE MUSICAL UK Tour Names Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Written by Mike James, with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, JACKIE THE MUSICAL will begin a nationwide tour in Spring 2016 at the Gardyne Theatre in Dundee.  Launching in Dundee, the spiritual home of Jackie magazine and location of the first editorial offices, the tour of JACKIE THE MUSICAL is supported by Jackie publishers DC Thomson.   Former magazine Editor Nina Myskow joins the production as Editor-in-Chief and consultant, and heads up a brand new digital/online TV channel JACKIE TV.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TOM - A Story of Tom Jones The MusicalFull Casting Announced for TOM - A Story of Tom Jones The Musical
by Jenny Ell - Nov 5, 2015

Theatre na nÓg are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK tour of the TNN production of "TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL", opening on Monday 7 March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL - Kit Orton, Elin Phillips and More!Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL - Kit Orton, Elin Phillips and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Theatre na nÓg are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK tour of the TNN production of 'TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL', opening on Monday 7 March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. (more...)

UK Tour Of TOM, At Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre, In June 2016UK Tour Of TOM, At Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre, In June 2016
by Jenny Ell - Oct 2, 2015

Theatre na nÓg are delighted to present the UK tour of the TNN production of "TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL", which comes to Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 June 2016. (more...)

Tom Jones Bio Musical to Launch UK Tour in March 2016Tom Jones Bio Musical to Launch UK Tour in March 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Theatre na nÓg are delighted to present the UK tour of the TNN production of 'TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL', opening on Monday 7 March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.  (more...)

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast AnnouncedAlex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rockin' Good Time at the Fox with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBWW Reviews: Rockin' Good Time at the Fox with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Chris Gibson - Apr 26, 2013

It's true that on December 4, 1956, Sun Records was host to an incredible meeting of four gentleman (Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis) who would go on to lay the foundation for Rock 'n' Roll, but a listen to the actual recording made that day prove that it was a much simpler affair than what's presented in the stage musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Still, the inspiration that story provides (book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux) makes for a rockin' good time, and this award-winning show is fun from start to finish. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens Tonight in New OrleansMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens Tonight in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Broadway in New Orleans presents the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by an electrifying true story. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks AustinBWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Austin
by Jeff Davis - Apr 10, 2013

You may see some construction around Downtown Austin next week, because the National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet just blew the roof off of the Bass Concert Hall. The show, a rollicking 110 minute salute to iconic, classic rock and rollers, seems almost tailor made for Austin, the live music capitol of the world. The only thing louder than the music is the screams and hollers from the crowd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBWW Reviews: A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Erin Privratsky - Apr 3, 2013

If the Majestic Theatre is a-rockin', you better come a-knockin'! MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET just kicked off an 8-performance in San Antonio. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens 4/9 in AustinMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens 4/9 in Austin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

The international Tony Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Vince Nappo of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBWW Interviews: Vince Nappo of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Kathy Strain - Apr 1, 2013

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is Worth Every PennyBWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is Worth Every Penny
by Brooke Bridenstine - Mar 29, 2013

Million Dollar Quartet is difficult to categorize. Billed as a musical, it is unlike almost any musical playing because it takes place over an extremely short time span and features a small cast of characters. The show, which tells of a recording session at Sam Phillips' Sun Records featuring Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins, feels more like a concert because the musical numbers do not comment on the plot or characters. One thing is certain, when Million Dollar Quartet stopped in Des Moines last week, audiences were dancing in the aisles. (more...)

The Fabulous Fox Theatre Welcomes MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, 4/22-5/5The Fabulous Fox Theatre Welcomes MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, 4/22-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its St. Louis premiere April 22 - May 5 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre as part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Smiles and Heart to FoxBWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Smiles and Heart to Fox
by Matthew Allen - Mar 13, 2013

In recent years, many theatre purists have derided the trend of Broadway jukebox musicals, but 'Million Dollar Quartet', currently playing at the Fox Theatre, takes the best of all aspects of the genre, fusing the emotional reality of 'Jersey Boys' with the infectious joy of 'Smokey Joe's Cafe', to create a show that is part theatre and part rock and roll super concert. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a 'Party!'BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a 'Party!'
by Leah Rocci - Feb 10, 2013

There's a "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" at the Palace Theatre. That magic night in December 1956 is recreated when Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley came together for an impromptu jam session. It's no surprise they were dubbed "The MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!" (more...)

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