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Flowers for Algernon - 1979 - West End

Flowers for Algernon was first published as a short story in 1959 in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was reprinted many times in many languages and won the Hugo Award. In 1961, the U.S. Steel Hour telecast a dramatic version called The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon, starring Cliff Robertson. From 1962 to 1965, Keyes worked on the novel-length version. It was published in 1966, winning the Nebula Award, and is now still available in both hardcover and Bantam paperback editions (Harcourt, Brace, 1966; Bantam, 1968, reissued in the Harcourt Brace Modern Classics series, 1995). It has been widely translated and is studied in schools and colleges around the world. Cliff Robertson won an Academy Award for his performance in the 1968 movie version, Charly. Developed as a dramatic musical in 1979, Charlie and Algernon was performed at the Queen's Theater in London's West End starring Michael Crawford; at the Terrace and Eisenhower theaters in Washington, D.C.; and at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
West End legend Michael Crawford will guide seven well known celebrities through an all singing, all dancing musical theatre extravaganza, coming to ITV this Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016
Last evening, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon came to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016
Additional casting has been announced for Charlie and Algernon: In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. As previously reported, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only, with the show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016
The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, September 16.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Theater for the New City has announced that due to popular demand they will be presenting Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton's adaptation of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III for three nights only December 3rd, 4th and 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016
A theatrical version of David Keyes's FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, adapted by David Rogers, will play the Masque Theatre this November. Presented by DQ Entertainment, the production will be directed by Tamara Grant.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
The Sick Children's Trust is giving one lucky fan a chance to chat with Michael Crawford!
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2016
As reported by BroadwayWorld, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera recently made history on its 30th anniversary as the first production to broadcast directly to Facebook from a West End stage. On October 18th, fans have the chance to meet original Phantom, Michael Crawford, and see him chat with Neil Sean about his most iconic role, along with past projects and the upcoming The Go Between.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
The life of late legendary producer Craig Zadan will be celebrated by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) - the organization dedicated to supporting theatre arts in schools and nurturing students all over the country - at the organization's annual West Coast gala Thespians Go Hollywood - Honoring the Life and Work of Craig Zadan. The celebration will take place on November 11, 2018 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' headquarters in North Hollywood.  The announcement was made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and Julie Cohen Theobald, President of the Educational Theatre Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Flowers for Algernon opens Today, November 30th, at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the action below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
Flowers for Algernon opens Thursday, November 30th, at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the action below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
A pastor is involved in an apparent assault. He deeply believes in "justice and mercy," but during the process he realises these two cannot coexist. Caught in a bind between the legal process and human compassion, can he hold fast to his own faith? In this familiar yet estranged city, a tragic story is revealed as the court case unfolds, highlighting the deficiency and pathos of urban survival. An Unjust Good Fellow is written by Callas Cheang and directed by Octavian Chan. At its 2017 premiere, the play received tremendous acclaim during its sold-out run. Actor Ng Ka Leung's portrayal of an Alzheimer's patient earned him a nomination as Outstanding Actor at the 9th Hong Kong Theatre Libre. The original cast returns for this revival, including newly crowned Golden Horse "Best Supporting Actor" Ben Yuen, Sung Boon Ho, Man Sui Hing and Ng Ka Leung. An Unjust Good Fellow will appear at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre from December 21st to 30th 2018. Tickets are now available for sale in URBTIX outlets.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by Marina Kennedy - May 30, 2019
Ruth Stage will present Lone Star by James McLure for eight performances from June 8 to June 16 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City. Broadwayworld.com interviewed New Jersey native, Matt de Rogatis who stars as Roy in the production.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 4, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Daniel Durant, a multi-talented American Sign Language (ASL) actor whose impressive performance in Spring Awakening with Deaf West Theatre took him all the way to Broadway! As a Deaf actor who performs using ASL, how is he keeping creative while waiting to get back onstage?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
On June 7, 2018, Charles Strouse, the Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, Bye Bye and Applause, and some of the most popular music from the last 60 years of Broadway, film and television, turns 90. To mark the occasion, a year-long celebration of events, including tributes, concerts, revivals and international productions, will take place across the United States and around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016
As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016
In 1980, a musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon, by Charles Strouse and David Rogers, opened on Broadway. Though it ran for less than month, Strouse's wonderful score was recorded by the London company and has lived on in vinyl. For one night only, Second Act Concerts will present the haunting score in a concert at Feinstein's/54 Below.
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, 2020
Broadway Theatre Project welcomes Brett Scott as the Head of the Acting Department for the summer 2020 program! A veteran teacher and theatre practitioner, Scott will be a part of BTP's virtual musical theatre intensive and inaugural Creative Works Lab.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. The production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016
As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more), will reprise several of the songs he originated on Broadway 46 years ago this September.
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 Taryn Oesch - Jul 27, 2016
The summer teen theatre programs at Raleigh Little Theatre and PlayMakers Repertory Company prepare the next generation of theatre professionals while producing outstanding performances of 'Bay Boy' and 'Violet.'
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 13, 2016
Additional casting has been announced for Charlie and Algernon: In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. As previously reported, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only, with the show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Join renowned actor and President of The Sick Children's Trust, Michael Crawford CBE for an exclusive evening as he shares tales from his illustrious career, followed by a Q&A on Wednesday 11 April 2018 The Guildhall, Cambridge.
by Robert Diamond - Jan 24, 2018
To celebrate this amazing milestone, we checked in by phone with Michael Crawford, from New Zealand. As many know, along with a long career creating numerous roles, the star also inspired the creation of this very web site. After I saw the production myself in 1994, my father said 'If you thought that was great, you need to hear the original...' And, the rest is BroadwayWorld history.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
Join pianist Brian Ganz this Valentine's Day weekend on Feb. 10 as he continues his unprecedented journey through the complete works of Fr d ric Chopin with Chopin's Hidden Gems & All Time Favorites at The Music Center at Strathmore. The 8th concert of the series will offer some of the Romantic master's most popular works alongside his least known pieces.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
On this day we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Broadway's original Phantom, the great Michael Crawford!
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2019
BroadwayWorld is joining the chorus today of those wishing Michael Crawford a happy Birthday by featuring an interactive timeline of the star's career - that's featured on his web site. Responsible for (amongst other things) inspiring this very web site, created by Robert Diamond in 2003, take a look back through his multi-decade career below!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the short musical film SING ALONG, starring Alice Ripley, Heidi Blickenstaff, and more, makes its TV debut today, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Actors Reaching Out in Harry-oke: A Hogwarts Cabaret on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:30pm. Celebrate a magical evening with your favorite characters from Hogwarts! Wizards, witches, muggles, and more have gathered for an open mic night! You never know what these characters might conjure up for their adoring fans.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
Today, the new album Offerings, from indie rockers Typhoon, is available worldwide on Roll Call Records. Visit the band's store to order.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
What do Jay-Z, Kobe Bryant, Archie Bunker, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ed Koch, Bart Simpson, Bruce Campbell, Bonnie and Clyde, and J-Lo have in common?  The answer: Charles Strouse (and his hit songs)!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016
Tonight, the BBC has announced that the star will also reprise his television role of 'Frank Spencer', opposite Michele Dotrice for a one-off TV special on March 18th. Dotrice was also recently seen on the stage in THE LADYKILLERS.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. Produced by Ruth Stage, the production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com.
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
The life of late legendary producer Craig Zadan will be celebrated by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) - the organization dedicated to supporting theatre arts in schools and nurturing students all over the country - at the organization's annual West Coast gala Thespians Go Hollywood - Honoring the Life and Work of Craig Zadan. The celebration will take place on November 11, 2018 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' headquarters in North Hollywood.  The announcement was made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and Julie Cohen Theobald, President of the Educational Theatre Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016
The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016
WHAT happens when you take a classic 685-page novel about a large aquatic mammal and try to encapsulate it in a 25-minute play? The answer lies in Moby Dick, adapted by Michael Green from the original Herman Melville tale, and directed by Sarah Christiner as part of the Old Mill Theatre's short play season this September.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Back by popular demand, the acclaimed revival of James McLure's comedy LONE STAR begins performances Thursday, June 6th at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 W 13th St- between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) for eight performances only