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Theatre: On The Twentieth Century (Union Theatre); Into the Woods (Regent’s Park); The Full Monty (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Mary Poppins (UK Tour); Blithe Spirit (English Theatre, Vienna); Caroline or Change (NT); Jerry Springer: The Opera (NT/ Cambridge Theatre/ UK Tour); The Witches of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Theatre: On The Twentieth Century (Union Theatre); Into the Woods (Regent’s Park); The Full Monty (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Mary Poppins (UK Tour); Blithe Spirit (English Theatre, Vienna); Caroline or Change (NT); Jerry Springer: The Opera (NT/ Cambridge Theatre/ UK Tour); The Witches of ... (read complete bio)
Jason Manford to Make West-End Debut as Pirelli in SWEENY TODD, 2 " 27 July - 'Anything can happen!'
by James T Harding - May 9, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, stars Olivier Award winner Michael Ball as the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as his devoted accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, the production transferred to London's West End on 10 March, 2012 for a limited season only, and must end on 22 September, 2012. Comedian Jason Manford will join the company as "Italian" barber Pirelli for four weeks in July this year, covering for Robert Burt, who is scheduled to sing at Glyndebourne Festival 2012.

First Listen! Clips Posted from New London SWEENEY TODD Cast Album
by Robert Diamond - Mar 25, 2012

In advance of the cast album's March 30th release date, Amazon UK has posted the first audio preivew clips. Click here to listen!

BWW Video Teaser: Catch a Glimpse of Michael Ball in SWEENEY TODD - New Footage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball as Sweeney Todd and Imelda Staunton as Mrs. Lovett, opened to raves on March 20 at the Adelphi Theatre following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has just gotten ahold of the very first clip of Michael Ball as the demon barber himself singing 'Pretty Women.' Click below to catch a glimpse!

Sondheim Grants Approval for Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Led SWEENEY TODD for Broadway
by Robert Diamond - Mar 22, 2012

Now, Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail has revealed that 'Stephen Sondheim has given director Jonathan Kent's Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd (with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton delivering the stage performances of their lives) his seal of approval. He'd love the two stars to take the deliciously grisly musical to Broadway when they complete their run at the Adelphi Theatre. There's no official word this will happen yet, because both actors have crazy schedules, but it would be fantastic if they did manage to cross the Atlantic with this Sweeney.'

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of SWEENEY TODD Starring Ball and Staunton
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2012

Oh yes! We've got a red carpet video for the opening night of SWEENEY TODD, which opened on the 20th on the West End. The video features interviews with stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton as well as Jason Manford, David Mitchell, Jim Broadbent and Tom Jones. Plus, there's a little peek of an onstage kiss.

Photo Flash: Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton's Curtain Call for SWEENEY TODD in the West End!
by BWW - Mar 21, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, opened last night, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre, following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Check out these shots of the rapturous curtain call, featuring Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton and Lucy May Barker.

Review Roundup: SWEENEY TODD Starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton - All The Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 21, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, opened last night, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre, following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. We've collected together all the reviews for your enjoyment.

West End SWEENEY TODD Opens Tonight; Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball Star
by BWW - Mar 20, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, will officially open tonight, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre. As Broadway World previously reported, Jonathan Kent's version of the musical opened in the West End for previews on March 10 following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. The show will feature British comedian Jason Manford as Signor Pirelli for one month while Robert Burt is on leave.

First Night to Release New SWEENEY TODD Album in April
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 12, 2012

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd just transferred to London's West End for a limited season on 10 March 2012. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars distinguished musical performer Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. First Night Records will release the new 2012 album in April. It is currently available for pre-order here.

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim Talks New West End SWEENEY TODD!
by Robert Diamond - Mar 11, 2012

Click below to watch an interview with composer Stephen Sondheim talking about the new West End production of SWEENEY TODD which began previews last night in London starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD Begins Previews; Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Visit The Jonathan Ross Show!
by BWW - Mar 10, 2012

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton stopped by The Jonathan Ross Show in honor of Sweeney Todd which begins previews tonight! They were joined by Rihanna and Lionel Richie. Check out the photos below!

Comedian Jason Manford to Join UK SWEENEY TODD As Pirelli for One Month
by James T Harding - Mar 5, 2012

British comedian Jason Manford is to play Signor Pirelli in Jonathan Kent's West-End production of SWEENY TODD. Actor Michael Ball, who stars as Todd in the show, revealed on the Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday evening that Jason Manford will be taking the role while Robert Burt, who is currently playing the part, is on leave.

Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton in Recording Studio for SWEENEY TODD
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 1, 2012

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season from 10 March 2012. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars distinguished musical performer Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett.

Central Park INTO THE WOODS Already Considering Broadway?
by James T Harding - Feb 22, 2012

According to a report by Michael Riedel of nypost.com, The Public Theater is already considering a Broadway transfer for the revival of INTO THE WOODS which plays the Delacorte in Central Park this Summer.

New West End SWEENEY TODD with Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton to Receive Cast Recording
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2012

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season from 10 March 2012. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars distinguished musical performer Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett.

Photos and Video: First Look at West End's SWEENEY TODD with Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2012

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season from 10 March 2012. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars distinguished musical performer Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. Check out a video preview along with photos from the upcoming transfer below!

EXCLUSIVE: Regent's Park Theatre's INTO THE WOODS to Play Central Park's Delacorte Theater in 2012
by Robert Diamond - Jan 9, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the hit open-air production of INTO THE WOODS that played London's Regent's Park Theatre in 2011 is now planning for a transfer to Central Part's Delacorte Theater as part of the Public Theater's Summer 2012 programming. Casting is said to be underway already for the role of 'The Witch' and that the producers are seeking a big name. Nothing officially has been announced on a possible transfer, as The Public is expecting to announce the 2012 summer season at the Delacorte sometime next month. The Public Theatre had no comment by press time.

Confirmed: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton's SWEENEY TODD to Transfer to West End in March 2012
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 10, 2011

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season from 10 March 2012. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars distinguished musical performer Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett.

Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Led SWEENEY TODD Headed to West End & Broadway?
by Robert Diamond - Nov 3, 2011

Baz Bamigboye reports in today's UK Daily Mail that the hit production of the Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will indeed, as rumored, transfer to the West End's Adelphi Theatre, beginning on March 10, 1012. The transfer is said to have been approved by Stephen Sondheim who saw the show last week, and delayed a return trip home to see the production a second time. The paper notes that 'he considers the Chichester Sweeney to be a landmark production and would like it, and its two stars, to go to New York.'

Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD to Transfer to Adelphi Theatre?
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 19, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton.

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