Whistle Down The Wind

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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
In a night off from Playwrights Horizons, James Jackson, Jr. of Michael R. Jackson's 'A Strange Loop' sings us through a musical exercise in the origin of shade, and the lost art of self-love.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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, 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 Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Kick off another week by catching up on the top Broadway stories!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
To celebrate World Theatre Day composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is answering some burning fan questions on Twitter!
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader and Executive Producer Joe Grandy, announce complete casting for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Back by popular demand, recording artist Karine Hannah brings her much-loved Streisand tribute to The Loft at City Winery on Tuesday, July 23rd.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
The creative team behind the long-awaited revival of Jerry Springer - The Opera have announced details of the final cast members to complete the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a London workshop recently took place for Andrew Lloyd Webber's modern musical remake of Cinderella, which welcomed some of Broadway's most notable producers and theatre owners. Now the composer has revealed in an recent interview with Good Morning Britain that the musical will open on Broadway next year.
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a special post-show political forum for its production of the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated drama Frost/Nixon. Following the 2pm performance of Frost/Nixon on Saturday, February 2 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, audiences are invited to discuss the history and current relevance of the Watergate scandal with Dr. Theodore Glasser of Stanford University and Dr. Terri Bimes of University of California Berkeley in a conversation moderated by Cameron Wells, the assistant director of Frost/Nixon. Glasser, a professor emeritus of Communication whose research specializes in media practices and press accountability, and Bimes, a lecturer and Assistant Director of Research for the Institute of Governmental Studies who teaches about the presidency, will bring their unique perspectives to this free political forum, open to audience members and community members.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The Crazy Coqs Presents Concert Series Live at Zedel is presented on the last Sunday of every month. Each show features 5, sometimes 6 West End performers singing songs based on the theme of the night. Past themes have included Classic Musicals, LGBT Musicals, Disney, A New Writers' Showcase, 80s Movie Songs and Pasek & Paul. Performers so far have included Tom Hier, Gemma Sutton, Carolyn Maitland, David Shannon, Rebecca Trehearn, Paul Monaghan, Andy Coxon, Lewis Asquith, Belinda Wollaston, Jane Milligan, Chloe Hart, Charlotte Wakefield, Charlotte Jaconelli, Edward Baruwa, Michael Vinsen, Nathaniel Morrison, Nadim Naaman, Oliver Savile, Lauren James Ray, Christina Bennington, Suzie Mathers, Sophie Isaacs, Simon-Anthony Rhoden, Claudia Kariuki, Vicki Lee Taylor, Matthew Croke and Danny Becker.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Consider yourself at home at Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Lionel Bart's Tony Award-winning musical Oliver! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 8-24. Tickets are on sale now at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the MTW Box Office. Tickets start at $20.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will kick off the new year with the Tony and Olivier Award nominated drama Frost/Nixon. Written by Golden Globe winner Peter Morgan (creator of Netflix's The Crown), Frost/Nixon is a riveting political prizefight where the cameras roll, the truth spins, and it becomes clear that he who controls the medium controls the message. With America caught in the riptides of Watergate and Vietnam, the former leader of the free world and a lightweight British talk-show host clash in a legendary series of TV interviews that will determine the President's legacy forever. Directed by Leslie Martinson, Frost/Nixon will be presented January 16 - February 10, 2019 (press opening: January 19, 2019) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2018-19 season with Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Paul Mullins will direct the interactive musical mystery. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre February 28th - March 10th. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2018-19 season with Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Paul Mullins will direct the interactive musical mystery. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre February 28th - March 10th. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Direct from London's West End and Broadway, The Barricade Boys are back on the road with their sensational and critically acclaimed national tour! Featuring fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and stacks of charm, The Barricade Boys showcase the UK's finest male voices from the world's longest running musical Les Miserables.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams' critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles which returns by popular demand.
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2019
Music's Biggest Night - the GRAMMYs - is here! Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Linnae Medeiros - Aug 9, 2019
Get ready maggots because Laura Michelle Kelly is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Saturday, August 10th, at the Muny's production of Matilda! Be sure to tune in throughout the day as she takes us behind the scenes with all of the revolting children of the Muny's final show of the season! You're not gonna want to miss this trip to Crunchem Hall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Derby Theatre has announced casting for their big production in the main house this autumn, a co-production with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch of Richard Bean's hilarious farce, One Man, Two Guvnors. The production will run 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Craft Recordings is proud to announce the release of Joan Baez's Live at Woodstock, available today (8/2) on all digital and streaming platforms. For the very first time, fans can hear the influential folk singer's entire set, as it was performed at the historic festival 50 years ago. Live at Woodstock features nearly an hour of music and interstitial stories, including “Sweet Sir Galahad,” “I Shall Be Released,” and a stunning a cappella rendition of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.”
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Northern California premiere of Archduke. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, Archduke explores how one man, one moment, can derail an entire century. Focusing on the cataclysmic 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, three hapless insurgents embark on a darkly comic quest for immortality and purpose, unaware that their actions will launch World War I.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber has taken to Twitter to perform a bit from Jesus Christ Superstar, in honor of Easter approaching.
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber has posted a video of himself playing 5 variations of Get Lucky!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.