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Blockheads - 1984 - London Fringe

A show based on the careers of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

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Mermaid Theatre

(New York, NY)
42nd Street/ Dwyer Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Reasons to be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale, which always leaves audiences shouting for more. Featuring Ian Dury and The Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the Belgrade's Main Stage with raucous glee. In the interview below, director Jenny Sealey explains the enduring appeal of Ian Dury and why audiences in Coventry and beyond should see this show! 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
A new song has been written by members of Ian Dury's band The Blockheads and performer John Kelly exclusively for the musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which opens its UK tour at the Belgrade Theatre this September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
New York City singer-songwriter Jeff Slate has announced the release of a new single, 'Heartbreak,' to be released October 2nd worldwide via streaming services.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016
Wilko Johnson is feeling more alive than ever, despite a terminal cancer diagnosis, and he's bringing his new zest for life to Warrington. The singer and guitarist's unique playing style, his black-suited, scowling look, and the yards he covered across the stage in Feelgood, the Solid Senders and Ian Dury's The Blockheads will be resurrected at Parr Hall on 6 October with special quest Aaron Keylock.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016
Boy band heartthrob and all-around performer Joey McIntyre is in the spotlight again, as Pop, T Group Productions and partner CBS Television Studios have begun production in Los Angeles on the upcoming eight-episode scripted television comedy series, THE JOEY MAC PROJECT.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has been a proud standard-bearer for protest and disability rights for many years. In conjunction with the final tour of their smash hit musical Reasons to be Cheerful, set in 1979 Thatcher's Britain, Blockheads Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey and cast member John Kelly have written a protest song for 2017, 'If It Can't Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Off-Broadway's ROCK OF AGES has announced the return of ROCKTOBERFEST, a month-long celebration offering ticket holders exclusive events, including an onstage lip sync battle, an epic Halloween Bash in partnership with Hard Rock Café, over $7,500 worth of prizes & giveaways, and all tickets at $69.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016
POP to bring viewers a scripted, culture-commentary comedy series NIGHTCAP premiering today, November 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Following its streaming of Amy Ng's Under the Umbrella from 22-29 May, the Belgrade Theatre has announced that two further productions will be made available to watch online for free this summer. 
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 26, 2016
I can't believe it's May again. It marks a year since my audition process for Fiddler began. It also marks a year since I decided that if I booked the show, I was going to propose to my girlfriend on the stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017
Autumn 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Belgrade Theatre's B2 Auditorium with a landmark production of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog co-produced with the Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre and directed by the internationally renowned Helena Kaut-Howson.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017
The Belgrade Theatre has announced its full line-up for the autumn 2017 season, including the must-see Coventry musical Godiva Rocks making its world premiere on the Main Stage in October, from the creative team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play One Night in November.
by Kyle Christopher West - May 19, 2016
Although we haven't met, I already know we'd get along swimmingly. You see, you're on BroadwayWorld.com and you're browsing a travel article, so I can already tell we have so much in common. And while I'm currently writing to you from Dallas, Texas, it feels like only yesterday I was juggling jobs to cover the rising rent on my New York City apartment. Although I'll forever miss the energy of a busy life in the city, a visit or two a year is all I need to feel at home again in the Big Apple.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
REPRISE 2.0 is now announced, presenting a season of three classic American musicals at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, by Marcia Seligson, Producing Artistic Director of the new performing arts organization.  REPRISE 2.0 is partnering with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT), chaired by Brian Kite. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017
The Belgrade Theatre has announced a selection of new shows to go on sale for 2017 which is turning out to be a show-stopping year, packed full of music, dance, laughter, drama and family fun.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
The pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has confirmed tour dates and venues for the return of their acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which will hit the road this autumn. Following a hugely successful tour in 2012 which was seen by almost 12,000 people and a series of concert performances last year, this joyful and defiant production will visit seven regions around the country, kicking off at the Belgrade, Coventry on 4 September and rounding off the tour with a two week run at Theatre Royal, Stratford East in London.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September.
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016
Pop, a television network seen in more than 80 million homes with original programming that celebrates what fans are excited about, today announced its 2016-2017 upfront slate which showcases premium original series, award-winning talent and programming that taps into cultural trends and topics.
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017
The 'Rose' parade of high-brow comedic characters living in a low-brow backwater town will return for a fourth season, as Pop announces its renewal of the critically acclaimed scripted television series SCHITT'S CREEK. Series co-creators and father-son team Eugene and Daniel Levy continue as executive producers and writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
The pioneering disabled-led theatre company, Graeae, has announced the return of their acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which will hit the road with a UK tour opening at the Belgrade Theatre this September.
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016
This summer, Pop jumps on-board one of the hottest selling, fan-driven cruises of the year, featuring one of the most popular bands in music history, with the second season television series premiere of ROCK THIS BOAT: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK (NKOTB) today, June 9 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has announced the full cast for the upcoming tour of their acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which will hit the road one final time this autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Marking Complicite's return to the Fringe after more than twenty years, and the first time they have made theatre for primary school aged children, this co-production with Polka Theatre is a fun and frenetic adaptation of a beloved children's book. Long-term Complicite collaborator, Catherine Alexander, directs I'll Take You to Mrs Cole!, fusing original Ska music and animation to tell the story of Ashley, the child of a hard-working single mother from Barbados. Exhausted by her child's endless imagination, she threatens them with a visit to their terrifying neighbour whenever they misbehave. But one day Ashley is magnetically drawn to Mrs Cole's door and taken into her noisy, messy, chaotic world… A story of cultural differences, fear of the unknown and the power of a child's imagination. I'll Take You to Mrs Cole! is one of two shows Complicite brings to the Fringe this year along with The Last of the Pelican Daughters, a co-production with The Wardrobe Ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Epiphany Dance Theater has announced the program for the 17th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD), October 17 to 18.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017
Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges, today announced NST Campus' Autumn season, featuring a varied programme of high quality touring work including West End hits People, Places & Things and Hetty Feather. The season is announced as NST moves closer to the opening of NST City, their newly acquired theatre in Southampton's city centre arts venue.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2020
Graeae Theatre Company has announced that it has added the archive recording of its co-production of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, to its burgeoning digital offering, to sit alongside its production of Reasons To Be Cheerful and the digital series Crips Without Constraints.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, now celebrating its fifth anniversary The CW returns for Week Six with two 30-minute Encore Presentation episodes airing back to back on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution, Epiphany Dance Theater has announced that the 17th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD) will move from the street to the screen. All of the artists and companies originally announced will be filmed on location at sites throughout the Dogpatch and Bayview Hunters Point District. Online screenings will then take place at 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 17 to 18.
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016
Fan-fueled entertainment network Pop, a joint venture of CBS and Lionsgate, announced today that it has named Justin Rosenblatt to be its Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016
Paul Kenyon, a lifelong sports writer, shares behind-the-scenes stories of covering the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, college basketball, all things golf and other sports he worked with over his career in his new book, 'It's about the People, Not Just the Games: 50 Years Covering New England Sports' (published by LifeRich Publishing).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
FCAC and Tashmadada, in association with the Jewish Museum Australia presents the world premiere of Medea: Kaddish for the Children at Footscray Community Arts Centre from February 28 - March 9, as part of the International Women's Day program.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017
???????REWIND The 80s Festival - the world's biggest 80s music festival, is back with three UK festivals during July and August 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
FCAC and Tashmadada, in association with the Jewish Museum Australia presents the world premiere of Medea: Kaddish for the Children at Footscray Community Arts Centre from February 28 - March 9, as part of the International Women's Day program.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
It's now just a week until his band stop at Parr Hall on Friday 1 March with the promise of classic hits and new material, accompanied by special guest Glenn Tilbrook.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Liverpool-based outfit Ernest Moon presents 'Satdeenight Ready' off their 'Ba-jesus' EP, which is finally being released on CD in early April. Recorded at Orphan Recording in Dublin with Peter Ashmore and Gavin Glass (Paul Brady, John Grant, Lisa Hannigan, Mundy), these four tracks are packed with loads of adrenaline-packed expression that is both critical and tongue-in-cheek.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
WATCHET LIVE FESTIVAL is proud to announce not one but two Main Stage headliners for 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017
Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Reasons to be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale, which always leaves audiences shouting for more. Featuring Ian Dury and The Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the Belgrade's Main Stage with raucous glee. In the interview below, director Jenny Sealey explains the enduring appeal of Ian Dury and why audiences in Coventry and beyond should see this show! 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017
A new song has been written by members of Ian Dury's band The Blockheads and performer John Kelly exclusively for the musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which opens its UK tour at the Belgrade Theatre this September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has been a proud standard-bearer for protest and disability rights for many years. In conjunction with the final tour of their smash hit musical Reasons to be Cheerful, set in 1979 Thatcher's Britain, Blockheads  Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey and cast member John Kelly have written a protest song for 2017, 'If It Can't Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong'.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016
erizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Pop, an entertainment cable network owned by the CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), announced today a long-term carriage extension to continue distribution of Pop's fan-infused original programming to Verizon's Fios TV customers nationwide.
by Andrew White - Aug 12, 2016
For fans of McDonagh's outrageous dramaturgy, Keegan Theatre's production of The Lonesome West should be truly satisfying, especially now that the dog days of summer are upon us.  Although the playwright's aim is uneven at times, director Mark A. Rhea has assembled a stellar cast that fearlessly tackles it all. 
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016
POP to bring viewers a scripted, culture-commentary comedy series NIGHTCAP premiering on Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016
Joey McIntyre plays a devoted husband, a loving father of three, and at 43, he's still the youngest member of New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), but what he really wants is to be taken seriously as an actor. Such is the premise of a new scripted television comedy series on Pop, THE JOEY MAC PROJECT (working title), which heads into production this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016
This summer, Pop jumps on-board one of the hottest selling, fan-driven cruises of the year, featuring one of the most popular bands in music history, with the second season television series premiere of ROCK THIS BOAT: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK (NKOTB) on Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
'I'm supposed to be dead!' Canvey Island's Dr Feelgood guitar legend Wilko Johnson was diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. However, despite the doctors' worst predictions, he continued to perform with a new lust for life and even made the most successful album of his career 'Going Back Home' with the legendary Roger Daltrey.