Blondel

King Richard's minstrel, Blondel, embarks on a quest to find the king but tries to make it big as a pop singer and songwriter at the same time.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
The Make A Difference Trust has just announced that following two triumphant years, Graham Norton will return as host of this year's WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at the Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October at 7.00pm and 9.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016
The Alliance Francaise, in partnership with STUDIOCANAL and in association with Mercury Cinema, is proud to present the Alliance Francaise Classic Film Festival 14-15 October at the Mercury cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
The rock musical HAIR opens at London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from Wednesday 4 October 2017 and is now to run to Saturday 13 January 2018. Opening night will be on Wednesday 11 October 2017, and the 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on Tuesday 17 October. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015
Dapper, debonair and devastatingly quick-witted, Alexander Armstrong is instantly recognisable - as much for his perfectly enunciated voice as his impeccably groomed appearance. He is also a man who likes to take chances. Alexander made his name in comedy at the turn of the millennium, as one half of the BAFTA winning duo Armstrong & Miller. Then in 2009, on the back of his success as a regular guest host on "Have I Got News For You", he was offered a permanent role as the host of BBC1's "Pointless". Always one for a new challenge, Armstrong leapt at the chance. Now, he is branching out again.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014
Suzanne Shaw is to join Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970's and 1980's.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world premiere of Salad Days, and as part of the Finborough Theatre acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, Stewart Nicholls directs the first professional UK revival in over 50 years of Julian Slade's musical Free As Air, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 5 October 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 6 October 2014 at 7.30pm)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017
Opening tonight 11 October is the new production of the first protest musical HAIR at The Vaults. 85-year-old Tony- and Grammy Award-winning writer/lyricist of HAIR, James Rado, told young producer Katy Lipson and young director of HAIR Jonathan O'Boyle, 'I'd like this production to have the definitive script of HAIR - there's never been one in 50 years.' Scroll down to see some of the new script lines, as well as programme notes from both O'Boyle and Rado!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017
Andy Coxon plays the iconic role of Berger in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. The rock musical HAIR opened at London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from Wednesday 4 October 2017 and is now to run to Saturday 13 January 2018 (Press Night Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 7.30pm & 50th Anniversary Gala Tuesday 17 October at 7.30pm). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Carrie Dunn - May 8, 2015
Known to millions for his TV and comedy work, Alexander Armstrong, a former choral scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, announces he has signed his first album deal with East West Records, a label of the Warner Music Group home to a diverse roster of artists from Michael Buble to Simply Red and actor Hugh Laurie.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017
Pieter Toerien and David Ian will present a South African season of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, EVITA, in directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince. The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president, Juan Peron.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017
Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014
Broadway's golden age of musical theatre wouldn't be what it is today without the incredibly talented Jewish composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Together they created an enduring legacy that is enjoyed by millions of people across the world every year. Continuing its successful tour, The Jewish Legacy now travels to Hornchurch and Leeds.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017
A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel, which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart's court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June - Saturday 15 July.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014
January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's Les Miserables will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning tonight, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's Les Miserables will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning tonight, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014
BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 70's and 80's, is to get its world premiere at the Orchard Theatre,?Dartford from Thursday 11 - Saturday 20 September.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016
Watusi Regime III: LIGHT TO DARK comes to West Park Presbyterian Church, April 15 and 16, 2016.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 28, 2017
Blondel The Musical has elements of pantomime and elements of the real punch of musical theatre in a show that works well only intermittently.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016
Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017
The world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel gets its London premiere at the Union Theatre, now through Saturday 15 July. Press night is tonight 23 June 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017
Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017
Chess might make a move back to Broadway! According to a recent interview with Whatsonstage, creator Tim Rice is hard at work on a revised version of the original 1986 show. 'We've got a new team in who helped to restructure the storyline and it seemed to work really well as a tabletop production, but the plan is to bring it to Broadway late next year,' says Rice.
by Nicky Sweetland - Jun 18, 2017
It's been over 10 years since the comedy musical Blondel was last seen on stage in London and with a new production about to open at the Union Theatre, Stage Door Records has released the Original London Cast album as a timely reminder of the wonderfully wacky show.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017
Celebrating the premiere of Blondel, multi award-winning composer Tim Rice is to take part in a special evening to talk about his life and career in the West End, on Broadway and Hollywood movies.
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016
The highly-anticipated professional productions at the Kenneth More Theatre begin this September with Paul Ritchie Tomkinson's musical hit BOORSKALE. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017
Making his Live at Zedel debut on 19th July 2017 at 9.15pm, multi-award winning composer, lyricist and pianist TIM GILVIN leads an inspirational evening of musical theatre sharing his acclaimed scores with the help of a stellar cast of West End performers including JONATHAN ANDREW HUME (The Lion King), KATE MARLAIS (War Horse, The Human Comedy), LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON (Beyond The Fence, Dogfight, 2014 Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award) and CALUM MELVILLE (Blondel, Moliere's Le Misanthrope).  It will be a brilliant and varied night of entertainment including exclusive performances of new work. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016
Stage Door Records' compilation CD LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS is released in stores today July 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017
Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014
Suzanne Shaw is to join Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970's and 1980's.
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016
Stage Door Records are pleased to make available a 'first listen' of the complete track 'I've Always Had A Dream' from the forthcoming album 'Lost West End 2'. The song is from the 1977 musical 'Drake's Dream' which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 7th 1977 and ran for 82 performances. The track is performed by leading actor / singer (and former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann) Paul Jones.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016
A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017
HAIR's new 50th anniversary production is to have a HAIR extension through to New Year 2018! The show was due to run until early December but already due to popular demand the show is now extending for a further 6 weeks to SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018 - the perfect night out especially over the Festive Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland Tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's LES MISERABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship. Titanic the musical will dock at the King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 28 May 2018 until Saturday 2 June 2018.
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2014
Comedian and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong stole the show in 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song' when he performed 'No Rhyme For Richard' from Blondel!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017
Come #JoinTheTribe one final time on Friday 12 January 2018 with their Hippie New Year/Closing Party post show from 2215hrs! After a hugely successful run at The Vaults, the 50th Anniversary production of HAIR is celebrating with a huge late night party the night before it closes.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016
The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Trent Armand Kendall and the band, Brass Illusion (under the direction of Marty Ash), in 'This Crazy Love' on the historic stage on August 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017
The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017
Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014
Aaron Sidwell and Louise English are joining Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, which features the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the United States Premiere of Sachiyo Takahashi's SHEEP #1 at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017
Stage Door Records has just announced the 'Blondel' Original London Cast Recording will be released on May 26th, 2017.