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Whistle Down The Wind - 1998 - West End

Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell
Based on the film by Bryan Forbes

This adaptation of Mary Hayley Bell's celebrated novel and its film incarnation (which starred the author's daughter, Hayley Mills, and Alan Bates) was an absolute triumph in its English stage premiere and subsequent presentation at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. We are extremely proud to announce its availability for production in the U.S. and Canada. When three rural children discover a wounded fugitive hiding in their barn, they believe him to be Jesus Christ. In a vow of secrecy, the village children harbor the stranger. When he is ultimately betrayed, the adults rush to 'save' their children with sorrowful consequences. A parable about faith, conviction and the fragile optimism of youth, WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND is a musical that soars with human spirit.

the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the Screenplay by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouseand the film by Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes; Russell Labey & Richard Taylor; Richard Taylor

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by Jonathan Marshall - Sep 9, 2019
Actress Gabrielle Brooks, who has an impressive and varied amount of credits to her name, took time out of rehearsals to discuss the upcoming UK premiere of Lisa D'Amour's Anna Bella Eema. Brooks portrays Annabella, a child living with her eccentric mother Irene in a deserted trailer park. BroadwayWorld spoke with Brooks about what drew her to the role, what we can expect from this intriguing production, and all things theatre!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 7, 2019
Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 67th season with the West Coast regional theatre premiere of the 10-time Tony nominated musical Something Rotten! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 18 a?" November 3.  From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes a no-holds-a?oeBarda?? deliciously loopy celebration of the greatest English playwright and the greatest American art form.   Music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2020
The announcement of this year's Olivier winners will be broadcast on ITV this Sunday, the 25th October at 10.20pm.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber took to social media to share a video of himself playing a bit of Music of the Night on piano.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2019
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Back by public demand, The Barricade Boys today announce their second Christmas residency at The Other Palace in London's West End.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2019
Take Two Theatricals and Club 11 London have announced Mazz Murray as Madame and Jérôme Pradon as Sebastian in the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 20 October 2020.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 27, 2020
Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber joined ‘Closing Bell’ on CNBC to discuss his outlook for Broadway theaters and entertainment.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Back by public demand, The Barricade Boys today announce the first confirmed line-up of special guest stars who will be joining them during their Christmas residency from 10-28 December at The Other Palace in London's West End.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2020
2020 has proven to be an exceptional year for the Tony Awards and the nominees in the category of Best Original Score are equally exceptional. In a category usually dominated by musical scores, all five nominees in the category come from plays.
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2020
On Saturday May 9th, the historical Sarah Brightman: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, full performance will be streamed via YouTube for all to enjoy during this unprecedented time.
by Josh Stent - May 14, 2021
Absolutely Sensational... 5 out of 5...You will not be disappointed!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 9, 2020
Celebrating its 10th anniversary with a ceremony held in the iconic Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre on Sunday 8 March 2020, the Off West End Awards once again celebrated the best of independent, fringe and alternative theatres across London.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2021
'IT TAKES TWO: A Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber Birthday Celebration', featuring selections from the song catalogues of both groundbreaking Broadway composers, will be offered Saturday, March 13th, via exclusive live stream.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2020
Renowned lyricist Don Black will be honoured with this year's Special Olivier Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021
Today's top stories: NY arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% beginning April 2, select Broadway theatres to reopen as part of NY PopsUp, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2020
Today's top stories: & Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Dear Evan Hansen, and more have been nominated for 2020 Olivier Awards, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 27, 2020
To celebrate World Theatre Day composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is answering some burning fan questions on Twitter!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2021
Galley Zahal, one of the biggest radio stations in Israel, will broadcast one hour dedicated only to the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2020
As part of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda's ongoing Twitter 'playoff,' Webber has posted a new video of himself singing 'You'll Be Back' from Hamilton!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020
In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Unexpected Songs: The Lesser Known Tunes of Andrew Lloyd Webber- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Eden Espinosa belts out the title song from Whistle Down the Wind.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber took to Twitter today to bring music to us all in a time of social distancing and self isolation. Yesterday he asked his Twitter followers which musical number they would like to see him play. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 19, 2020
In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Unexpected Songs: The Lesser Known Tunes of Andrew Lloyd Webber- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Tom Hewitt belts out 'The Vaults of Heaven' from Whistle Down the Wind.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber took to Twitter today to bring music to us all in a time of social distancing and self isolation. Yesterday he asked his Twitter followers which musical number they would like to see him play. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Todrick Hall, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2020
In honor of Global Pride Day, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Todrick Hall released a socially distanced performance of No Matter What!
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling on the UK government to establish a clear schedule and target date on when theatres can re-open at a financially viable capacity. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2020
In a recent interview with BBC, lyricist Don Black revealed some projects that he had been working on prior to the health crisis. Black said that he was working on a new version of Tell Me On A Sunday, with a gender-swapped lead.
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Culture secretary Oliver Dowden recently announced on Twitter that UK theatres and music halls will be allowed to reopen on August 1, with socially distanced audiences. Andrew Lloyd Webber however, is questioning how the socially-distanced theatre model can be financially sound.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Haruma Miura, a Japanese singer and actor who has appeared on stage and screen, has died at 30.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2020
Jason O's Variatine Show, a variety show born out of pandemic, is a FREE show streaming on Facebook Live and Youtube. A mixture of 'Steve Allens Music Room' and 'Portlandia'; each show features music, sketch comedy, and special guests. 
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 7, 2020
Don't stop 'til you get enough! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, MJ the Musical is set to begin Broadway previews this July with Ephraim Sykes playing the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. To get ready to see the iconic star's story and artistry come to the Great White Way, we're getting to know the show's cast members including Sykes, Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor, and more. Check it all out!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2020
The award-winning theatrical company TADA Productions, Inc. will begin its 20th anniversary season with the regional premiere production of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber opening at The TADA Theatre February 6th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020
Geva Theatre Center presents Once, with a book by Enda Walsh; Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney and directed by Mark Cuddy, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from February 19 through March 22.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020
If It Only Even Runs A Minute Celebrates The Underappreciated Musicals of Hal Prince is the 18th edition of the Bistro Award-winning series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated Broadway and off-Broadway musicals-and its first with a theme!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021
Recipients to be honored at the 43rd annual national celebration of the arts are: multi-disciplinary artist, choreographer, and actress Debbie Allen; singer-songwriter and activist Joan Baez; country singer-songwriter Garth Brooks; violinist Midori; and actor Dick Van Dyke.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2020
Critically acclaimed singer, Karine Hannah, will be taking the stage to perform 'Guilty Pleasures' featuring her unique interpretations of classic pop & rock songs from the 70's and 80's, at The Green Room 42 on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2021
In honor of Valentine's Day, Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a medley of love songs on his social media accounts. He kicked off the medley with I Know I Have a Heart, the newly-released song from his upcoming production of Cinderella. The medley also included songs from Aspects of Love, The Phantom of the Opera, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019
The New York Pops performs the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. The concert spans all eleven of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic collaborations, including 'People Will Say We're in Love' from Oklahoma!, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel, 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'I Have Dreamed' from The King and I, and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from The Sound of Music.
by Gary Naylor - Dec 17, 2019
BWW Reviewer Gary Naylor picks his 2019 highlights
by Gary Naylor - Dec 11, 2019
Sasha Regan revisits her 2015 production of the 1996 musical to deliver a splendid show for Christmas, with a relevance and harder edge that was missing a little four long years ago.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Back by public demand, The Barricade Boys today announce seven more guest stars who will be joining them during their Christmas residency from 10-28 December at The Other Palace in London's West End.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 28, 2020
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, baron of all social media, took to TikTok today to join the latest viral challenge, the WAP challenge.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2019
Derby Theatre and the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch have released rehearsal images for their upcoming production of Richard Bean's classic farce One Man Two Guvnors which opens at Derby Theatre from Saturday 7 until Saturday 28 September, before moving on to play at the Queen's Theatre from Wednesday 2 until Saturday 19 October.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 14, 2019
Karine Hannah will be taking the stage to perform a?oeGuilty Pleasuresa?? featuring her unique interpretations of classic pop & rock songs from the 70's and 80's, at Feinstein's /54 Below on Friday, November 1st at 9:30pm.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 12, 2019
This weekend, we took a trip to Crunchem Hall as Laura Michelle Kelly took BroadwayWorld behind the scenes at The Muny's production of Matilda! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber has taken to Twitter to perform a bit from Jesus Christ Superstar, in honor of Easter approaching.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 20, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer Jim Steinman has passed away, according to TMZ. He was 73 years old.
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber has posted a video of himself playing 5 variations of Get Lucky!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2020
What is Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber listening to to get through the pandemic? It's not just showtunes! Check out his selections below!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020
It's the song everyone has been asking for, and today, Andrew Lloyd Webber has given the people what they want!