Half a Sixpence 1963

Opened: March 21, 1963

Half a Sixpence - 1963 - West End History , Info & More

Cambridge Theatre
(Covent Garden) Earlham Street London

Based on Kipps by H. G. Wells

A cockney shop clerk inherits money and is torn between his childhood sweetheart and society.

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HALF A SIXPENCE to be Broadcast on Sky Arts This Christmas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

Half a Sixpence, recorded during its 2016, West Ed Run will be broadcast on Sky Arts this Christmas. The cast features Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps and Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick, alongside three-time Olivier-nominated actor Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow and three-time Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham.

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021

The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

Tony Tanner, Tony-Nominated Director and Choreographer, Dies at Age 87
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2020

Tony Tanner, beloved US and UK actor, director, playwright and choreographer, died on September 8, 2020 at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 87.

Casting Announced For Musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm)

Finborough Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm)

Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

First presented at Chichester's Festival Theatre, last summer's hit 'HALF A SIXPENCE' will play its final performance in London today 2 September, having extended its limited season twice.

HALF A SIXPENCE Original Demo Recordings to Debut on CD This September
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 18, 2017

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the previously unreleased studio demo recordings of David Heneker's musical HALF A SIXPENCE will be released on September 29th, 2017.

Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

First presented at Chichester's Festival Theatre, last summer's hit 'HALF A SIXPENCE' will play its final performance in London on Saturday 2 September, having extended its limited season twice.

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now.

1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Marc Camoletti's raucous farce Happy Birthday.

Flash, Bang! HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Again in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of 'HALF A SIXPENCE' at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended for a second time to 2 September 2017.

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am.

HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Booking To April 2017
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Following rave reviews for both the show and its leading man Charlie Stemp, Cameron Mackintosh announced today that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended to 22 April 2017. Tickets are priced from £12.50 to £77.50. A limited number of £20 seats are released each day from 10am in person at the box office.

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps.

Photo Flash: First Look at Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE, Heading to the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

As announced earlier today, after rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh presents the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. Scroll down for a look at the cast in action!

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps.

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Goes on Sale This Week at Cobb Energy Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Fox Theatre in partnership with the Cobb Energy Centre announced today that individual tickets for the return engagement of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Today, August 5 at 10:00 a.m.

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Goes on Sale This Week at Cobb Energy Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Fox Theatre in partnership with the Cobb Energy Centre announced today that individual tickets for the return engagement of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below!

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson.

Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre fans love to fantasy cast revivals, but what if the show you're casting played on Broadway earlier than it actually did.

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Raleigh premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m.

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Raleigh premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m.

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Smith Center on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Smith Center announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale today, May 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play Reynolds Hall July 14-19, 2015.

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Half a Sixpence has had 5 productions including West End which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1965, Broadway which opened in 1965, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008 and West End which opened in 2016.

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