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BWW Reviews: Fresh SWEENEY TODD Reinvents Darkness
by Trevor Durham - Jul 17, 2017

Clive Cholerton takes the demon barber's ballads into new dimensions of cruelty and possibility.

SWEENEY TODD Opens 7/14 at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director.

SWEENEY TODD Opens 7/14 at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director.

Photo Flash: Inside the London Premiere of DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

DISASTER!, the 2016 Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, premiered at Charing Cross Theatre with two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust on Sunday 20 November.

West End Star Simon Lipkin Joins the Cast of DISASTER! as Rehearsals Begin for London Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

West End star Simon Lipkin (Nathan Detroit alongside Rebel Wilson in Guys & Dolls, the title role in The Lorax, Barlow the Dog in I Can't Sing, Lonny in Rock Of Ages, Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q)  has joined the cast of DISASTER! as rehearsals get underway in London.

Photo Coverage: Inside Short North Stage's FOLLIES TO FANTASTICKS: CELEBRATING 5 FABULOUS YEARS OF THEATER
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 9, 2016

Short North Stage's annual gala celebrated on October 7th, 2016 by starting with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed a musical journey through the last five years of fabulous theatre with some of the favorite performers. Then the celebration continued on the main stage where they enjoyed an elegant three-course meal, catered by Carfagna's Kitchen, a Columbus favorite for the past 75 years. As an added pleasure, many of the performers joined each table on stage in costume and in character during the dinner. Throughout the evening they could bid on silent auction items with all kinds of great items to bid on including signed posters, a weekend getaway, and a couple of walk-on performances for shows in their upcoming season.

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance.

BWW Review: THE LAST SHIP at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2016

After closing last season with the first professional production of composer Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, Pioneer Theatre Company opens its new season with the regional premiere of a recent major Broadway show. And it's a major achievement for the company, another spotlight on PTC's excellence.

Photo Flash: First Look at Utah Regional Premiere of THE LAST SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical opens tonight, September 16, and runs through October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: THE LAST SHIP Makes Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical will run from tonight, September 16, through October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in character below!

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Regional Premiere in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical will run from September 16 - October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in character below!

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey.

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS is currently taking the West End by storm, and now the sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 July.

STAGE TUBE: Fleeshman, Dearman, Caulfield And O'Byrne In GUYS AND DOLLS Costume!
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2016

Meet Richard Fleeshman, Louise Dearman, Anna O'Byrne and Maxwell Caulfield as they get fitted in costume for 'Guys and Dolls'.

Fleeshman, Dearman, Caulfield And O'Byrne To Tour GUYS AND DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The cast for the UK tour of Guys and Dolls has been announced by the host theatres! It includes Richard Fleeshman (Coronation Street, Ghost the Musical, Call the Midwife) as Sky Masterson, Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Emmerdale, The Colbys) as Nathan Detroit, Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita) as Adelaide and Anna O'Byrne (Love Never Dies) as Sarah Brown.

Photo Flash: First Look at UK Tour of LOVE ME TENDER- Formerly ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group present the UK and Ireland tour of 'LOVE ME TENDER' - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley (a revised version of Broadway's ALL SHOOK UP). Starring in the production are Mica Paris as 'Sylvia', Sian Reeves as 'Mayor Matilda Hyde' and Shaun Williamson as 'Jim' with Ben Lewis as 'Chad'. The rest of the company includes: Mark Andersonas 'Dennis'; Aretha Ayehas 'Lorraine'; Chris Howell as 'Sheriff Earl'; Felix Mosse as 'Dean'; Laura Tebbutt as 'Natalie'; Kate Tydman as 'Miss Sandra'; Sophie Ayres; Jamie Hughes-Ward; Will Jeffs;Jacob Maynard; Matthew McKenna; Elliot Powell;Stephanie Rojas; Ruthie Stephens; Paulo Teixeira;Lindsey Tierney; Sharon Wattis and T'Shan Williams.

PBD to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Ah, liaisons! Old love is rekindled, young love is awakened, and foolish romantic escapades intertwine in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's ravishing A Little Night Music, opening Friday, July 10 (8pm) at Palm Beach Dramaworks. This concert presentation, which runs through July 19 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, is directed by Lynnette Barkley, with musical direction by Kevin David Thomas. Leading the cast are William Michals, who previously captivated audiences in PBD's concert productions of Man of La Mancha and The Most Happy Fella; and Sondheim veteran Joy Franz, who created the role of the Stepmother in the original production of Into the Woods.

West End & Ireland's LOVE ME TENDER Announces Full Cast, Including Shaun Williamson
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of "LOVE ME TENDER" - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. 

Sian Reeves, Shaun Williamson And Ben Lewis Join Cast Of LOVE ME TENDER Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of "LOVE ME TENDER" - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley.

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