Hugh Wheeler News

 

Hugh Wheeler News

Date of Birth: March 19, 1912
Date of Death: July 26, 1987 (75)
Gender: Male
San Jose Stage Company Announces 35th Anniversary SeasonSan Jose Stage Company Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

San Jose Stage Company Artistic Director Randall King today announced the Company's 35th season. The Stage's 35th theatrical season is a benchmark of the region's live professional theater King said .a celebration we could not have realized without the tremendous patronage we continually experience. The Stage was founded 35 years ago with the mission of producing new works by emerging and established playwrights that explore the human condition. In celebration of their anniversary The Stage presents five works that contribute thoroughly to that mission. Audiences will be prompted to reflect on the polarity of emotions with each piece bringing its own unique analysis on the dividing lines of the human condition. When does pleasure become pain? Love become regret? Good become evil? (more...)

Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham UniversitySite Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Chasing Jack is the new riveting drama from author John S. Anastasi, previously represented Off-Broadway with Would You Still Love Me If starring Kathleen Turner. Audience members can sit in the General Courtroom Gallery for $20 or be closer in the Jury Box for $25 and be part of the action! (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICVIDEO: New Trailer for Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Signature Theatre has just announced that A Little Night Music will play for an added ninth week - an addition of eight performances between October 10 and October 15. They also released a new trailer with footage from the show - check it out below! (more...)

Starry A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Adds Ninth Week at Signature TheatreStarry A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Adds Ninth Week at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Following weeks of high demand and critical acclaim, Signature Theatre has announced that A Little Night Music will play for an added ninth week an addition of eight performances between October 10 and October 15. (more...)

The Colony Theatre presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in ConcertThe Colony Theatre presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced four performances of A Little Night Music In Concert from September 21 24. The concert presentation of this classic musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler will be directed by Laura Stribling and feature musical direction by Jennifer Lin. Sarah Jo Provost serves as assistant director. (more...)

Arielle Jacobs and Curt Hansen Star in First Production of KCRep Season BETWEEN THE LINESArielle Jacobs and Curt Hansen Star in First Production of KCRep Season BETWEEN THE LINES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 2017/18 season with BETWEEN THE LINES, a new musical based on the best-selling book by New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer that features music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, book by Timothy Allen McDonald choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Panaro Swings His Razor Wide in SWEENEY TODDPhoto Flash: Hugh Panaro Swings His Razor Wide in SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will welcome Hugh Panaro (as Sweeney Todd) with Jake Boyd (as Anthony), Eryn LeCroy (as Johanna), Michael James Leslie (as Judge Turpin) and John Rapson (as The Beadle) will join the cast including Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (as Mrs. Lovett), Stacie Bono (as Pirelli & Beggar Woman) and John-Michael Lyles (as Tobias) this week at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). Check out a first look at Panaro and Carmello in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn OliveraBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn Olivera
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 29, 2017

Today's subject Tracy Lynn Olivera is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre as the stalwart countess Charlotte in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, A Little Night Music. The production runs through October 8th in Signature's Max Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Is Not Only Rich, It Is DivineBWW Review: Signature's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Is Not Only Rich, It Is Divine
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 25, 2017

Director Eric Schaeffer has found the intimacy, charm and humor that was sorely lacking in the 2009 Broadway revival, restoring Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical to its full glory. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2017

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to 'The Birds,' and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein's 'The Cradle Will Rock.' Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature TheatreVIDEO: Watch Highlights from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Signature Theatre presents A Little Night Music, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). A Little Night Music runs now through October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Holly Twyford and More in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Holly Twyford and More in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Signature Theatre presents A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Tony-Nominated Director Susan H. SchulmanExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Tony-Nominated Director Susan H. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 20, 2017

THE SECRET GARDEN. LITTLE WOMEN. VIOLET. The revivals of SWEENEY TODD and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. All that, and much more, were directed by Susan H. Schulman, one of the very first female directors of musical theatre. At a time when women were rejected from Yale's graduate directing program and told to become actresses not directors, Susan triumphed in New York, and abroad! (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Merrick Theatre & Center For The ArtsBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - Aug 10, 2017

Long Island theatre patrons have the opportunity to attend the tale of a 'killer' production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's horror musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at the Merrick Theatre & Center For the Arts until August 20. (more...)

The RISE Playhouse Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREETThe RISE Playhouse Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's grand homage to the melodramatic Grand Guignol recreations of Victorian England's “Penny Dreadfuls”, Sweeney Todd tells the tragic story of a barber seeking revenge at all costs against the men (and the uncaring system) that took his whole world away and left him to rot. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sexy Sneak Peek at the Cast of Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: Sexy Sneak Peek at the Cast of Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. Sondheim's classically inspired score includes 'A Weekend in the Country', 'Liaisons', and the seminal 'Send in the Clowns.' BroadwayWorld has a sexy sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

VIDEO: A Web of Love Affairs in New Trailer for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature TheatreVIDEO: A Web of Love Affairs in New Trailer for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2017

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

Hugh Panaro Will Be Next Demon Barber in SWEENEY TODD; New Cast Announced!Hugh Panaro Will Be Next Demon Barber in SWEENEY TODD; New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are pleased to announce that Hugh Panaro (as Sweeney Todd) with Jake Boyd (as Anthony), Eryn LeCroy (as Johanna), Michael James Leslie (as Judge Turpin) and John Rapson (as The Beadle) will join the cast. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Holly Twyford, Florence Lacey to Star in Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Cast Complete!Holly Twyford, Florence Lacey to Star in Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. (more...)

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