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Words and Music - 1932 - West End

WORDS AND MUSIC - BY GERSHWIN presents a series of six vignettes in the vein of the classic movie musical, in which four actors explore the beautiful song catalog of George Gershwin. A cruise ship, a tenement flat and the Broadway stage all create wonderful backdrops for this exquisite music, including favorites such as “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

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Adelphi Theatre

(London, )
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom
London, WC2R ONS
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
The BBC today announced that a special digital ‘U.Me: The Musical’ live pre-premiere event is set to take place on Wednesday, 12 May 2021. Listeners and viewers worldwide can join the warmth and joy of a night at the theatre at the musical’s live digital world premiere event, hosted by Olivier Award nominee, actress and director Maria Friedman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Rehearsals begin today for OUTLIER, the first brand-new production of the year to develop from Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment programme. OUTLIER will take place in the Theatre at Bristol Old Vic (12-26 Jun) as the auditorium is transformed into a house party, bringing the audience into the heart of the action.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere last week, the BBC’s ‘U.Me: The Musical’ is now available to listen to and watch via BBC Sounds. The BBC also revealed rich & vibrant animations to accompany the mega-musical’s explosive multi-genre score, which are available in addition to the BBC World Service radio broadcast across BBC platforms.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021
A year ago, it was “The Impossible Dream,” now, the nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to announce a marquee season in the theatre's 169th year. The Fulton invites audiences to “Return to LIVE,” beginning this summer with a concert series that will ease back into full audiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021
The (socially distanced) audience will be treated to five irreverent comedic plays by master of wit David Ives, plus two mini musicals-think theater meets Saturday Night Live, minus the celebrity guest host but with 21 of your favorite Players stars.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Music, comedy, theatre and vogueing will feature at Homeground, HOME's temporary outdoor arts venue, this Summer, with a diverse lineup truly providing something for everyone, while the size of the 80,000 sq ft site means a great atmosphere no matter what social distancing regulations are necessary.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2021
The award-winning producer of Sweet Charity and Little Shop of Horrors, Luckiest Productions, and Hayes Theatre Co, today announced the cast for the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2021
The BBC today announced the cast for the global premiere of 'U.Me: The Musical' to be broadcast on 12 May 2021 at 8pm on BBC World Service. Stephen Fry will be the very special guest narrator along with two young lead actors Anoushka Lucas and Martin Sarreal and a wider cast including students from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2021
Pleasant Valley Productions has announced the season line up, with performances beginning May 22nd, 2021. The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, located at 4 Boland Drive, in West Orange, New Jersey, is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater, perfect for a safe night out for the entire family.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2021
Tulsa Opera has removed Daniel Roumain from its lineup for an upcoming concert due to lyrics he wrote in a commissioned piece.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 18, 2021
Portland Opera will present Journeys to Justice, an evening of art song, opera, and short pieces about love, justice, and experiences of being a Black American. Journeys to Justice will premiere on April 16th at 7:30PM and be available online for 45 days, accessible via Portland Opera's website.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
The BBC announced today that they have commissioned an original new musical to be staged for radio and podcast. The virtual musical experience will allow anyone to once again step into their own theatre of the mind and witness the first specially commissioned musical set during the global pandemic.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2021
It's not long now until the Roundhouse opens its doors for live audiences for the much anticipated The Last Word Festival. The vibrant and eclectic programme now includes Radio 1 DJ, broadcaster, and best-selling author, Annie Macmanus, with a live recording of her critically-acclaimed podcast Changes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
ArtsWest has announced their 2021-2022 season WHEN WE WAKE, with six productions – three world premieres and three Seattle premieres – featuring plays by innovative and original new voices in the American theater.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 23, 2021
Alexis Michelle has a lot to celebrate these days, and Gay Pride & 54 Below are the perfect conduits for the party.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021
Theatre Communications Group has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,072,000, allow 28 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2021
Returning to his exiled parents’ homeland, Señor Jr. embarks on a personal journey, exploring his Cuban heritage and his family’s complex relationship to the country they love.
by - Jun 17, 2021
The St Louis Muny is Proud to Announce Principal Casting for their 2021 Season - tickets are available at Muny.org
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
The first production photos have been released for OUTLIER, the first brand-new production of the year to develop from Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment programme. OUTLIER runs in the Theatre at Bristol Old Vic (until 26 Jun) as the auditorium is transformed into a house party, bringing the audience into the heart of the action.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Heggie and Scheer's powerful song cycle was inspired by the Violins of Hope, a private collection of lovingly restored string instruments that once belonged to Jews who played them before and during the Holocaust.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2021
The festival will feature music, dance, and visual arts. Learn more about the lineup here!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021
HHM Digital invites you to join us for a live streaming session of Conversations about Jazz & Other Distractions hosted by former jazz radio host and founder of Notorious Jazz, Carl Anthony.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
The Muny announced today that Broadway’s Dee Roscioli will complete the cast of the theatre’s 103rd season opener, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. The design and production team for the Muny premiere was also announced. Smokey Joe’s Cafe runs July 26 – Aug. 1.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 7, 2021
As cases of the coronavirus continue to increase across the country, Opera Saratoga announced today that the company has converted its popular in-school OPERA-TO-GO tour into an interactive, virtual program this year to ensure safety for all while continuing to provide a unique and enriching arts education experience.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 5, 2021
Peter Stampfel’s 20th Century is a 100 song collection produced by iconic indie producer/arranger Mark Bingham (R.E.M., Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful, Hal Wilner...) recorded over the course of nearly 20 years.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2021
Washington National Cathedral, leading choral publisher Walton Music and Grammy-winning, British vocal ensemble The King's Singers announce the 4 winning composers of their inaugural New Music Prize (for the US and Canada), as well as 4 honorable mentions and 11 commended compositions out of the staggering 347 submitted. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2021
Directed from the piano by Lada Valešová, tenor Nicky Spence and the Navarra Quartet perform Pavel Haas's song cycle Fata Morgana Op. 6 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, streamed on Opera Holland Park's YouTube and Facebook channels from 6pm on Wednesday 27 January.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 21, 2021
Tonight With Arlo Parks will arrive imminently. Premiering globally on Friday 29th January, the same day as Parks’ debut album release, viewable at 3pm EST  on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and the Amazon Music app, before being made available on Monday 1st February via Prime Video.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2021
HEARTBEAT OPERA announces the West Coast Premiere of Breathing Free, an ambitious filmed song cycle dedicated to the celebration of Black artistic voices, presented by The Broad Stage online Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm (Pacific) and Saturday, February 13 at 7pm (Pacific).  For tickets and information visit thebroadstage.org.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 20, 2021
Nashville based musician Rockin' Rich Lynch (www.RichLynchBand.com) has started the new year off with a new song that documents one of the more disturbing elements of the previous calendar cycle.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 15, 2021
Any time Melissa Errico and Adam Gopnik get together one can expect a stimulating exchange of ideas and dialogue... but when Tedd Firth joins them, you can add musical entertainment supreme to the equation.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 13, 2021
Award-winning American tenor John Riesen, whose career boasts a variety of roles in opera, musical theater, studio recording, and concert, enters 2021 with a new co-star: his son, Roman.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 3, 2021
Carole Demas has had a varied career with a plethora of parts... but one role is still special to her, and she will be remembering that role when her new show debuts on February 5th.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 3, 2021
HEARTBEAT OPERA announces the West Coast Premiere of Breathing Free, an ambitious and “gripplingly produced” (Boston Globe) visual album dedicated to the celebration of Black artistic voices, presented by The Broad Stage online Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm (Pacific) and Saturday, February 13 at 7pm (Pacific).  For tickets and information visit thebroadstage.org.
by Gil Kaan - Feb 15, 2021
International City Theatre's 36th season opener - the virtual presentation of Yasmina Reza’s ART - begins streaming on February 18, 2021. Directed by caryn desai, this story of how a purchase of a modern art piece affects friendships stars Brent Schindele, Brian Stanton and Michael Uribes. Brent took some time to answer my queries amidst newborn caring and producing his and his wife Erica's entertaining and informative regular YouTube segments for LagunaPlayhouse.
by Alan Henry - Dec 29, 2020
Voting ends THIS WEEK for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Cabaret!
by Alan Henry - Dec 23, 2020
These are the final weeks to vote for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Voting will run through December 31. Winners will be announced in January!
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2020
There's just two short weeks left to vote for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Voting will run through December 31. Winners will be announced in January!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 15, 2020
On Site Opera, New York's pioneering opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, is taking music to the mail with The Beauty That Still Remains: Diaries in Song beginning this November and available for purchase through February.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 9, 2021
42nd Street Moon and Musical Theatre West join forces to bring a Jerry Herman evening starring Jason Graae to the internet airwaves.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2021
Sarasota Orchestra has announced the 2021 – 2022 season, featuring a return to full orchestra performances. With the safety of concert attendees a top priority, Sarasota Orchestra is looking forward to returning to the concert hall this fall.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2021
New Orleans Opera is presenting a filmed version of Menotti's The Medium, premiering on YouTube April 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 29, 2021
The project is executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris, directed by Andy Señor Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez, and follows Señor Jr. to Cuba, where he is tasked with directing a stage production of the Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Rent,” the country’s first Broadway musical produced by an American company in more than 50 years. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021
Playful Substance, a theatrical company sporting numerous avenues for emerging writers to develop new and topical works, return with a half dozen pieces gestated in their Writers' Group offering a breath of fresh spring air and some positivity - an important step forward into 2021 with this evening of new works.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021
The opening track from ‘U.Me: The Musical’ entitled Everything Stops has made its audio premiere today, Tuesday 20 April. The track performed by Anoushka Lucas will also make its debut on streaming platforms from Friday 23 April. West-End stars are also adding their own voices from lockdown and joining the cast as special guest backing vocalists.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 15, 2021
The album features previously released singles “Just One Kiss,” which features Noel Gallagher on vocals and Ronnie Wood on guitar, as well as “Made To Love,” “Never Look Back” and “11 Past the Hour.”
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
A virtual tribute to New York City, Take Me Back to Manhattan filmed at the famed Carlyle Hotel in New York, will be available to stream beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2021
For 21 years, Skylight Music Theatre teaching artists have led writing workshops for students in grades 3-8, inspiring them to create lyrics and dialogue based on a theme in a program called KidsWrites.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2021
LA Opera's latest Digital Short, 'let me come in,' will premiere online on April 30. Produced and directed by filmmaker Bill Morrison, 'let me come in' features a new song by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang performed by soprano Angel Blue, one of opera's brightest stars. The short film incorporates rediscovered (and heavily damaged) footage from the lost 1928 silent film Pawns of Passion to astonishing effect.