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C-o-n-t-a-c-t Comes To Salford and Manchester Photo C-o-n-t-a-c-t Comes To Salford and Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020

Following the critically-acclaimed UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, this immersive, two-hander outdoor performance featuring a captivating 3D sound design will run in partnership with The Lowry in two locations - Salford Quays and central Manchester for six weeks from 19 January 2021. Casting will be announced in due course. 

C-O-N-T-A-C-T Announces Six Week Extension and New Location Photo C-O-N-T-A-C-T Announces Six Week Extension and New Location
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions have today announced a six-week extension for the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, the immersive outdoor performance featuring a captivating 3D sound design. Now playing until 22nd November 2020, the production is adding St. Paul's to the list of locations where the show can now be experienced.  

Casting Announced For the UK Premiere Of C-O-N-T-A-C-T Photo Casting Announced For the UK Premiere Of C-O-N-T-A-C-T
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions have announced full casting for the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, an immersive outdoor performance with a 3D sound design which audiences will listen to on their own headphones, opening on Monday 31st August 2020.

RAGS Original London Cast Recording Out Today on CD Photo RAGS Original London Cast Recording Out Today on CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Rags - The Musical: Original London Cast Recording is available on CD online and in stories today, Friday, July 17.

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by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020

BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'Wanting' From RAGS Original London Cast Recording Photo BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'Wanting' From RAGS Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

Tomorrow, May 15, GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release Rags - The Musical: Original London Cast Recording in digital and streaming formats. A physical CD will be available later this year. The new album - based on the revised London production that played to sold out houses earlier this year - is the first recording of this new version of the ravishing score. Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the first single, 'Children of the Wind.'

The Original London Cast Recording of RAGS Will Be Released May 15 Photo The Original London Cast Recording of RAGS Will Be Released May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020

Rags a?" The Musical: Original London Cast Recording will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, May 15. 

RAGS THE MUSICAL Will Release Cast Recording Photo RAGS THE MUSICAL Will Release Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

There will be a cast recording of their production of RAGS The Musical which is currently playing to sold out houses at Park Theatre, London, running until tomorrow, Saturday 8 February. This will be the first recording of the show since Sony's 1991 album with the Broadway cast.

Review Roundup: RAGS at Park Theatre in London - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: RAGS at Park Theatre in London - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2020

The London transfer of Hope Mill Theatre's RAGS opened at Park Theatre, London on 9 January and runs until 8 February 2020.

BWW Review: RAGS THE MUSICAL, Park Theatre Photo BWW Review: RAGS THE MUSICAL, Park Theatre
by Mert Dilek - Jan 15, 2020

Rags the Musical was a flop when it first opened on Broadway in 1986. Which is why, one suspects, it kept on receiving a series of revisions over the subsequent decades. The most recent of these is now on display in Bronagh Lagan's assured production at the Park Theatre, first performed at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre in March 2019. David Thompson's revised book, Stephen Schwartz' poignant lyrics, and Charles Strouse's eclectic music (with echoes of ragtime and jazz) join forces to present a fluent rags-to-riches story, but even this reimagined version remains far too formulaic in its portrayal of a group of Jewish immigrants in the 1910's New York.

Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Mill Theatre's RAGS at Park Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Mill Theatre's RAGS at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sam Attwater will star as Rebecca, Avram and Bronfman respectively in RAGS The Musical at Park Theatre, London. The show will run for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January. RAGS The Musical has a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), revised book by David Thompson, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and music by Charles Strouse (Annie).

Alice Fearn and Emma Hatton Will Perform In THE SPARK OF CREATION Gala Fundraiser Cel Photo Alice Fearn and Emma Hatton Will Perform In THE SPARK OF CREATION Gala Fundraiser Celebrating Stephen Schwartz at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020

West End stars Alice Fearn and Emma Hatton will, for one night only, star in The Spark of Creation, a Gala Fundraiser celebrating the work of Stephen Schwartz, at Park Theatre, London on Sunday 19 January. Both actresses are known for playing the role of Elphaba in Schwartz's smash-hit musical Wicked. The evening is presented by Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre, while their production of RAGS The Musical (book by Joseph Stein, revised book by David Thompson, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and music by Charles Strouse, directed by Bronagh Lagan) performs at Park Theatre, London from 9 January to 8 February 2020.

Photo Flash: First Look at RAGS at Park Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at RAGS at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

Photos have been released of the cast of the London transfer of Hope Mill Theatre's RAGS in rehearsal. The show opens at Park Theatre, London on 9 January running until 8 February 2020 with a press night on 14 January.

Full Cast Announced For RAGS At Park Theatre - Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sa Photo Full Cast Announced For RAGS At Park Theatre - Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sam Attwater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sam Attwater will star as Rebecca, Avram and Bronfman respectively in RAGS The Musical at Park Theatre, London. The show will run for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January. RAGS The Musical has a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), revised book by David Thompson, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and music by Charles Strouse (Annie).

The Spark Of Creation, A Gala Fundraiser Will Celebrate Stephen Schwartz Photo The Spark Of Creation, A Gala Fundraiser Will Celebrate Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

While their production of RAGS The Musical (book by Joseph Stein, revised book by David Thompson, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and music by Charles Strouse, directed by Bronagh Lagan) performs at Park Theatre, London from 9 January to 8 February 2020, Hope Aria Productions will present, for one night only, The Spark of Creation, a Gala Fundraiser celebrating the work of Stephen Schwartz, at the theatre on Sunday 19 January.

Stephen Schwartz's RAGS Comes To London's Park Theatre Photo Stephen Schwartz's RAGS Comes To London's Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Following the critically acclaimed season at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester earlier this year, Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre are delighted to announce the transfer of their production of Stephen Schwartz's RAGS The Musical to Park Theatre, London, for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January.

BROKEN WINGS Will Make International Premiere in Lebanon Photo BROKEN WINGS Will Make International Premiere in Lebanon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Following its Theatre Royal Haymarket debut and recent performances at The Other Palace, casting is announced for the international premiere of new musical Broken Wings.

BROKEN WINGS Will Have Pre-Tour Workshop Presentation Photo BROKEN WINGS Will Have Pre-Tour Workshop Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

New Musical Broken Wings premiered at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018 in semi-staged concert format, Directed by Bronagh Lagan, Produced by Ali Matar and with Orchestrations and Musical Direction by Joe Davison. Following further development, the show now prepares for its first international production dates with a two-week London workshop, culminating in two public presentations at The Other Palace.

Photo Flash: Hope Mill Theatre Manchester Presents RAGS Photo Photo Flash: Hope Mill Theatre Manchester Presents RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester are delighted to announce Olivier Award-winning actress Rebecca Trehearn as Rebecca in the UK premiere of a new version of the Stephen Schwartz musical RAGS from 2 March - 6 April, with a national press night on 5 March.

Rebecca Trehearn To Star In A New Version of RAGS at Hope Mill Theatre Photo Rebecca Trehearn To Star In A New Version of RAGS at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Olivier Award-winning actress Rebecca Trehearn will star as Rebecca in the UK premiere of a new version of the Stephen Schwartz musical RAGS from 2 March - 6 April, with a national press night on 5 March.

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