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The Boy Friend - 2006 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

The Jazz Age lives on in this light, romantic spoof of 1920's musical comedy. brbrThe setting is-where else?-the French Riviera. Polly, an English heiress attending Mme. Dubonnet's Finishing School, falls in love with Tony, a delivery boy. Recalling her father's warning to beware fortune seekers, she posses as a working girl, unaware Tony is in fact the missing son of the wealthy Lord Brockhurst. Things get complicated with the unexpected arrival in Nice of Polly's parents and Lord and Lady Brockhurst-but not to worry, a happy ending is in store for all. brbrThe show's many memorable roles include the flirtatious Mme. Dubonnet, her boy-crazy students and Polly (the role which turned Julie Andrews into an overnight sensation), making it ideal for theatre groups with a strong female ensemble. With its catchy tunes, period dances (including the inevitable Charleston) and winning sense of humor, "The Boy Friend" is a sparkling, tongue-in-cheek 1920's romp in the spirit of "No, No, Nanette."

Closing: September 09, 2006

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2019
With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces initial casting for their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. Full casting will be announced shortly.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2019
Casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017
Frank M. Young, founder of Theatre Under The Stars, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2018
Tonight marked a joy-filled celebration of excellence by Sacramento's youth performers at the 36th Annual Elly Awards- Youth Division at the Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center in Elk Grove. Named for Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrates excellence in Sacramento's local and regional community theater. A grand total of 51 Elly Awards were given to individuals and theaters from across a 10-county region in the Youth Division. Sponsored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA), this semi-formal event was attended by over 600 active youth community theatre and high school members plus their families and friends. This year's Elly theme was a playful Elly's Through the Years.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
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by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017
The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 13th Annual Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, NYC.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2018
On this day we're celebrating the birthday of the practically perfect legend of stage and screen, Julie Andrews!
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017
The chance to see the legendary performer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune perform at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert? It's an opportunity dreams are made of.
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO has amassed an impressive lineup of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans to bring the 2018 Summer Season to life June-August. The organization's core mission to produce shows locally helps to employ artists each year from Pittsburgh and across the country.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 23, 2018
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com.
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2018
A panel of nationally recognized judges-including casting director Michael Donovan, producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara, and actress Wendy Rosoff-announced the 2018 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held last night at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT) and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, this yearly regional awards competition is coordinated by CMT's Rita Moreno Awards Program Director Deanna Knudsen and recognizes outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre in the greater California region. The evening's showcase of leading actors and actresses was staged by CMT's Artistic Director Kevin Hauge.
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by A.A. Cristi - May 15, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical that will close the company's 2018/19 Season. Susi Damilano will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2019
Nominations for the 2019 FREDDY© Awards were announced on Thursday, May 9th, during the live broadcast of the on 69 News at Noon on WFMZ-TV.
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2018
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by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
At Acting Manitou, we work year-round to bring the highest level of talent and leadership to work with our campers. This coming summer we are so excited to be welcoming the following directors and teachers from Broadway who will work full time with our campers in both sessions.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 5, 2018
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by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Title Wave at Bay Street: The 5th Annual New Works Festival, May 4 - 6, 2018. All readings are free, but tickets are required, as these events typically sell out. Tickets are available now at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2018
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2019
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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2018
San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced casting for the final show of its 2017-18 Mainstage Season--Sunday in the Park with George, the quintessential Stephen Sondheim musical about the art of creation and the creation of art. Bill English will direct the 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 19, 2019
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by Walter McBride - Jul 6, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017
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by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2019
Adam Blanshay Productions today announces the first UK Tour of What's In A Name?, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prenom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patelliere. Internationally acclaimed comedy, What's In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party. The cast will star Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), James Lance (Jeeves and Wooster, Northern Soul), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Matilda). Further casting to be announced.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017
Final casting is announced today for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2018
It has been announced today via her official Twitter that trailblazing dancer, director, and choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne has passed away.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 8, 2018
On March 5, 2018, TADA! Youth Theater will host its annual gala at Tribeca 360, located at 10 Desbrosses Street in Manhattan. This year's honorees will be Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment from the TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble and Broadway stars, and many more great surprises.
by Broadwaysted - Jan 4, 2019
2018 is gone, but this tumultuous year for the world brought some pretty incredible theatre performances! This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is pouring out Monkey Shoulder Scotch and Hudson Baby Bourbon with close #FriendoftheShow Andrew Briedis as we discuss our favorite performances and productions of 2018.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2018
Wagner College Theatre kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a staged reading of GAMERS, a new play written by WCT alum Scott Barnhardt '01, on Sunday, January 21 at 5:00pm at the Stage One Studio Theater. Admission is free.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2018
Erte was nicknamed 'the father of Art Deco', a soubriquet that he was not comfortable with but it unfortunately stuck. He was born into Russian aristocracy and his family tree can be traced back to the Tartar kahns. He was greatly influenced by books on Persian and Indian miniatures in his father's library and by his beloved Greek vases that he studied during frequent trips as a boy to the Hermitage Museum.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 8, 2018
Tommy Tune, Broadway's tallest tapper, returns to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage on Sunday, March 18 at 4 & 7 p.m.- dancing, singing and tale-telling. The ten-time Tony Award winner takes an autobiographical stroll, celebrating 50 plus years of big time showmanship! From his arrival in New York City as a fresh-faced kid from Texas, through his most popular roles on stage and screen, to his ascension as one of Broadway's most accomplished director-choreographers. Accompanied by Michael Biagi, his music director for nearly four decades, the evening features Tune's personal renditions of standards by Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Burt Bacharach, the Gershwins, Carole King, Green Day and more. Tickets for Tommy Tune range in price from $60-$100 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018
"Some Enchanted Evening" awaits at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with a universal love story and the unforgettable, sumptuous score that is South Pacific.
by Julie Musbach - Dec 20, 2017
Sandy Duncan soared on Broadway in Peter Pan, made a splash in My One and Only, and rocked it as Roxie in Chicago. OnTuesday, January 9, the multi-talented, three-time Tony Award nominee comes to Palm Beach Dramaworks to take part in the popular series Dramalogue Talking Theatre! Duncan will appear live, onstage with Sheryl Flatow, to discuss her fascinating, 60-year career that began in a summer production of The King and I in Dallas when she was 12. The program will be presented twice, at2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2017
The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, the non-profit which oversees The Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the 5th Minty Awards Dinner Gala to be held Thursday, January 11 at 7pm at Nicotra's Ballroom, The Hilton Garden Inn.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
An exclusive November benefit concert by legendary performer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune raised more than $183,000 for the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2019
With The Bridges of Madison County currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas, directed by Matthew White. The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier today a?" 30 August, with public booking on 9 September at 9am.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2019
Full casting has been confirmed for the witty, razor sharp What's In A Name which is to play at Theatre Royal, Glasgow next month.
by Courtney Symes - Aug 1, 2017
The Sacramento children's theatre community is going to have some big shoes to fill next summer. For the past 32 years kids have flocked to the Pied Piper of junior musical theatre, Ron Cisneros. Watching him with "his kids", as he calls them, it's no wonder that he has put on a successful summer program since 1985. He alternates between big hugs, stern affection, and an intense dedication to the craft that has made him a Sacramento icon. Unfortunately, this is the last summer of children's workshops for Cisneros Studio of Dance.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2019
With the critically acclaimed The Son currently running at Kiln Theatre, and with Inua Ellams' The Half God of Rainfall in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announced the full cast for Blues in the Night - Susie McKenna directs Sharon D Clarke (The Lady), Debbie Kurup (The Woman), Clive Rowe (The Man) and Gemma Sutton (The Girl) the first major London revival in 30 years. The production opens on 24 July, with previews from 18 July, and runs until 7 September.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2019
Intra Muros has its UK premiere at Park Theatre, London from 3 April - 4 May 2019. Alexis Michalik's latest play opened in Paris in 2017 and is still running at La Pepiniere Theatre.
by Alyson Eng - Apr 24, 2018
Straight from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, many medal-winning figure skaters that competed in Pyeongchang will be teaming up with some Canadian greats to form an extraordinary cast that will perform across Canada in the STARS ON ICE tour. Beginning in 1991, the Canadian tour once featured skating legends Kurt Browning and Brian Orser, and has continued ever since with many beloved people from the figure skating world over the years.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2018
Romance of the Rose Productions announces the first casting for the new West End musical Knights of the Rose. Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre. Leading the noble Knights is Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan) who is joined by Chris Cowley (Palamon), Oliver Saville (Hugo), Rebecca Bainbridge (Queen Matilda / Bess), Rebekah Lowings (Isabel), Matt Thorpe (Horatio), Ruben Van keer (John), Katie Birtill (Hannah) and Bleu Woodward (Emily). Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales make up the ensemble.

The Boy Friend Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has The Boy Friend been nominated for?
Best Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for Summer Strallen and Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Bill Deamer.

What awards has The Boy Friend been nominated for?
Best Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for Summer Strallen and Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Bill Deamer.

What productions of The Boy Friend have there been?
The Boy Friend has had 17 productions including London Fringe which opened in 1953, London Fringe which opened in 1953, West End which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, US Tour which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1958, West End which opened in 1967, Australia which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1970, Broadway which opened in 1970, West End which opened in 1984, Regional (US) which opened in 2003, Regional (US) which opened in 2005, West End which opened in 2006, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007 and West End which opened in 2019.

What is the songs are in The Boy Friend and what's the order?
Perfect Young Ladies
The Boy Friend
Won't You Charleston with Me?
Fancy Forgetting
I Could Be Happy with You
Sur la Plage
A Room in Bloomsbury
It's Nicer in Nice
The 'You Don't Want to Play with Me' Blues
Safety in Numbers
The Riviera
It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love
Carnival Tango
Poor Little Pierrette
All I Do Is Dream of You
You Are My Lucky Star
Overture
Perfect Young Ladies
The Boy Friend
Won't You Charleston?
Fancy Forgetting You
I Could Be Happy With You
Sur La Plage
A Room In Bloomsbury
Nicer In Nice
The You-Don't-Want-To-Play-With-Me Blues
Safety In Numbers
The Riviera
It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love
Poor Little Pierrette