Love Story


Michael Ball makes his West End debut as a producer after falling in love with the enchanting new British musical, Love Story.

Now following a critically acclaimed sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Love Story transfers to the West End for a limited season from 27 November 2010 – 26 February 2011.

Inspired by Erich Segal’s best-selling iconic novel and one of the most romantic films of all time, this life-affirming musical is scored by the Emmy and BAFTA award winning composer Howard Goodall with lyrics by Stephen Clark.

Oliver Barrett IV went to Harvard and Jenny Cavilleri to Radcliffe. He was rich, she was poor. He was sporty, she played music. But they fell in love. This is their story. A celebration of love and life, Love Story will win your heart. And it might just break it.


Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no interval

Duchess Theatre

(London, )
3-5 Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
An essential masterpiece returns for a live broadcast of the most-beloved ballet in the classical canon. Swan Lake, was fashioned from German and Russian folk tales and set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. See it performed by The Bolshoi Ballet, with new choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, in a LIVE in HD broadcast on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, February 23rd at 12:55pm. Swan Lake is part of the Classical Series underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Liz & Steven Goldstone, and Sabina & Walter Slavin with support from Whistle Stop Bakery.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
R&R Productions will present Uncle Bob, a seldom-produced controversial love story between an HIV-positive recluse and his homophobic nephew, Josh, who is desperate for his uncle's validation. Written by venerable playwright and performer Austin Pendleton, Uncle Bob stars Roger Banks and Shenendoah Thompson. Thompson also directs this intense, surprising, smart and profound American play with themes of sexual identity, love and redemption. Nine performances will be staged at Alchemical Studios, 104 West 14th Street in New York City from March 23-29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
The Belmont Theater District (BTD), Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods, will partner with the League of Chicago Theatres and ChooseChicago for the eighth annual Chicago Theatre Week, February 13 - 23. Tickets to a variety of shows are only $15 and $30 for this week only.
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by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2020
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by Neil Shurley - Feb 6, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
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by Keith Waits - Feb 17, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
A dynamic love story between the fearless Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci and the Greek freedom-fighter Alexander Panagoulis is dramatized in the new play, SHOW ME A HERO, scheduled to run February 23 - March 29, 2020 at Write Act Rep' Brickhouse Theatre in North Hollywood. Written by Willard Manus, the production will be helmed by Daniel E. Keough.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 17, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Set against the backdrop of an evolving Britain of the 70s, this fresh production shows the classic Mike Leigh satire in a new light. Performed in traverse with intimate on-stage seating offering audience the chance to join Beverly and Laurence's soireé, bringing them closer to the experience.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) has announced that Emmy Award winner MICHAEL LEARNED, and Tony/Emmy Award winner HAL LINDEN have joined the company of ON GOLDEN POND, running June 2 to 21, 2020. Ms. Learned is best known for her iconic role as Olivia Walton on The Waltons. Ms. Learned is a four-time Emmy Award-winning actress, three for her work as Olivia Walton, and one for her role as Mary Benjamin in her own series Nurse. She is also a three-time Golden Globe nominee. She continues to have a thriving career both on the stage and screen. Ms. Learned appeared at the VPP in Love Letters, co-starring TV husband Ralph Waite (John Walton Sr.) and Driving Miss Daisy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, along with Resident Company support from Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and The Philadelphia Orchestra, celebrates Women's History Month in March 2020 with an array of programming honoring a breadth of female artistry and expression. Additionally, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Philadelphia and Drexel University's Vision 2020's 'Women 100' National Women's Equality Initiative will host a series of events, including the Seat at the Table FREE and interactive exhibition, opening in March and running through September in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is proud to welcome the return of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to Chicago for the first time in nearly 25 years. Chicago Shakespeare will present the company's acclaimed gender-swapped production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, in a special limited engagement April 15a?"May 2, 2020 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Steppenwolf for Young Adults' will present the world premiere stage adaptation of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Erika L. Sánchez , adapted by Isaac Gómez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez and featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Hollywood Fringe is congratulating the thirteen members of the 2020 Fringe Scholarship Program. This year, the Scholarship Program received over 160 applications, and after numerous conversations and intense deliberation by our selection committee, the Festival is proud to announce the 2020 Fringe Scholarship winners.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Modernising opera is vitally important. We need to conserve and protect such a precious art form so as to not let it fade away and die. If opera is going to attract new audiences, it needs to be an accurate reflection of contemporary society in order to be understandable and relevant. This does create many challenges for directors and music directors, because treading the balance between respecting the original music and narrative, and making the necessary tough decisions and changes that will attract a contemporary audience, is incredibly difficult.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Opera Omaha announces its third annual ONE FESTIVAL. The ONE Festival is a place for wild dreams, wilder execution, and exploration of those ideas on a grand scale. Programming is driven by the artists, not the executives. With an emphasis on experimentation and new worka?'yet not tethered to premieresa?'ONE fosters an environment that encourages and celebrates bold risks and transformative storytelling. At a glance, one might assume this is happening in NYC or LA; but this opera hothouse sizzles in the dead center of our country, far from the coasts. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Due to demand Transport Group has announced a two-week extension for its production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will now run through Sunday, April 5, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
JULIET & ROMEO, LOST DOG's award-winning, witty, and slightly unnerving version of Shakespeare's teenage love story has been playing to sellout audiences all over the UK since February 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The Bourbon Room, home to Rock of Ages and the best night out in Hollywood, is hosting a 3 Month Residency of ABBARAMA beginning on Tuesday, March 10. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
NYC activist artist Robert Galinsky returns from Los Angeles for a one night only screening of The Bench film and brings with him the energy of Skid Row Los Angeles. The film presents a unique mash up from 'the street to the stage' and shows life on the streets through five homeless characters whose lives become forever entwined. With brutal honesty and humor, the story makes it alarmingly clear that so many of us are just one mistake away from joining this underserved and growing population.
by TV Scoop - Feb 12, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, airing on CBS on Monday, March 2, 2020!
by Isaiah Werner - Feb 11, 2020
When done well, The Importance of Being Earnest is delightfully fun, fast, and funny. Oklahoma City's 3rd Act Theatre Company has created a production that is all of that and more.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Brian Fallon has revealed the official video for his acclaimed new single, “21 Days.” Directed by New Jersey-based filmmaker/photographer Kelsey Hunter Ayres, the video is streaming now at Fallon's official YouTube channel; “21 Days” is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Never In My Lifetime, by Shirley Gee, is a Romeo and Juliet style love story, set in the mid 1970s amid the backdrop of the brutal conflict between the English and the Irish (The Troubles). As expected, there are no villains or martyrs in this war-torn stretch of Northern Ireland. Everyone becomes his brother's enemy. It is a story of survival and the indomitable human spirit in Belfast, a city reminiscent of any in the world where there is violence and conflict.  
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
MGM has set Dee Rees is set to write and direct a feature film adaptation of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess for MGM, according to Deadline.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 11, 2020
First seen in the West End over 20 years ago, titled The Mysterious Mr Love, Karoline Leach's Tryst is the final show of the Chiswick Playhouse's inaugural season; a melodramatic mixture of psychological thriller and slightly awkward love story.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Join Viola, Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia in their ever-complicated love triangle on stage under the stars this summer in The Australian Shakespeare Company's a?oeTwelfth Nighta??.
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2020
Roundabout Underground debuts its first new musical in a decade. When charismatic songwriter Harry falls for clever chorus girl Louise, all of Manhattan glitters with the blush of new love. But what happens when the sparkling fantasy begins to dissolve? Bubbling over with charm, wit, and whimsy, Darling Grenadine navigates the tension between romance and reality, light and dark, bitter and sweet. Featuring a vibrantly eclectic score and stirring book and lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Multi-award-winning Lost Watch Theatre Company's new show Shorts and Socks Included will have its world premiere at New Diorama Theatre this spring.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
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by Michael Quintos - Feb 11, 2020
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by Cara Joy David - Feb 11, 2020
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by Marina Kennedy - Feb 10, 2020
There's no better way to celebrate Valentine's Day (or any day) than with a fabulous bottle of wine and a go-to movie.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, incoming Artistic Director Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announce the lineup for the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning company's 2020-21 season, which launches this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Performing Arts Fort Worth has announced its 2020-2021 Broadway at the Bass Season at Bass Performance Hall! The seven-show series features exciting new titles direct from Broadway, freshly revamped revivals and multiple Tony Award-winners. Current 2019-2020 Broadway at the Bass season ticket holders have until March 6 to renew and keep their seats. New season tickets go on sale April 15. Patrons can sign up for the new season ticket waitlist now by visiting