Words and Music

Opened: September 16, 1932

Words and Music - 1932 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

Adelphi Theatre
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom London WC2R ONS

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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Review: NEXT TO NORMAL by New Generation Theatrical at The Abbey by Joseph Harrison - Sep 24, 2023

For many years there has been a stigma around talking openly and honestly about one’s mental health and those things many rely upon for treatment, including medication and therapy. This has been especially the case for those in the black/BIPOC community. And though there has been progress made over the last few years, partially due to the realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still much progress to be made. That is why it is especially important that New Generation Theatrical decided to produce NEXT TO NORMAL with a cast of mostly black/BIPOC actors to bring attention to this important issue and hopefully build awareness and support. And in doing so, New Gen delivers a raw, emotional gut punch that strikes a chord and a nerve in a powerful way.

Photos: Pasek & Paul Perform at The ASCAP Foundation's 12th Annual 'We Write the Songs' at the Library of Congress by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2023

Broadway and screen songwriting duo Pasek & Paul shined on their “Waving Through a Window” (from Dear Evan Hansen) and “This is Me” (The Greatest Showman) as members of ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, celebrated their works at The ASCAP Foundation’s 12th annual “We Write the Songs” concert. Check out photos!

WBEZ Chicago and Radiolab Present MIXTAPES TO THE MOON: HOW THE CASSETTE CHANGED THE WORLD, September 30 by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2023

WBEZ presents an immersive listening experience with 'Mixtapes to the Moon: how the cassette changed the world.' Join host Simon Adler on a journey exploring the impact of cassette tapes and the Walkman. Interviews with the host are available, and limited media tickets are also available.

Flat Rock Playhouse Announces LETTERLAND ALIVE! and GREETINGS FROM NORTH CAROLINA For THE PLAYHOUSE JR. 2023 TOUR by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

BroadwayWorld brings you the latest news and updates on the world of entertainment. Stay informed with the latest happenings in the industry, from new show announcements to cast changes and more.

Wilmington's Opera House Theatre Company Announces 2024 Season by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

Opera House Theatre Company has announced its 2024 season, celebrating 39 years of producing live theatre in Wilmington, North Carolina at Historic Thalian Hall featuring a variety of titles including some classics and Wilmington premieres!

Music Review: Sari Jordan Calls For An End To Hostilities Between… Us All, Really, With Her New Single, CEASEFIRE by Bobby Patrick - Sep 18, 2023

CEASEFIRE is a beautiful if painful portrait of resolving conflict between people and the battle scars love can leave behind.

Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Omaha Community Playhouse is Some Kind of Wonderful by Christine Swerczek - Sep 15, 2023

BEAUTIFUL, The Carole King Musical previewed at the Omaha Community Playhouse September 14th. Making its Broadway debut in 2014, BEAUTIFUL was nominated for an array of theater awards, winning several including Best Musical Theater Album and a Grammy Award.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Present AMID FALLING WALLS (TSVISHN FALNDIKE VENT) World Premiere Musical by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will continue its 109th anniversary season with the world premiere of Amid Falling Walls (Tvishn Falndike Vent), a new musical which celebrates the resilience and hope of those who endured during the Holocaust, portrayed through the power of Yiddish song. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Feature: A SHINING East Coast Premiere in Atlanta for Moravec and Campbell's Operatic Re-Telling of the Stephen King Novel by Richard Sasanow - Sep 14, 2023

Nearly a decade ago, when composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell started work on an operatic version of Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” for the Minnesota Opera they were dealing with one of the most popular psychological thrillers of the 20th century—as well as one of the scarier movies of the ‘70s. It's having its East Coast premiere at Atlanta Opera, co-presented by the Alliance Theatre.

AN EVENING WITH BERNIE TAUPIN Comes to Tulsa PAC by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Bob Dylan Center Presents  An Evening with Bernie Taupin at Tulsa PAC. This event is celebrating the publication of his memoir Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me. Learn more about the event and how to get tickets here!

Cast Set For ANNE FRANK, A MUSICAL Off-Broadway by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

After a sold out debut in 2019 (at the Center for Jewish History), Anne Frank, a Musical, returns Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre. Learn more about the cast, and how to get tickets here!

Rebecca Aronson, Alicia Elkort, And Mary Morris To Read Poetry At Teatro Paraguas by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2023

​​​​​​​Teatro Paraguas will host a poetry reading with Rebecca Aronson, Alicia Elkort, and Mary Morris on Sunday, October 8th as part of the ongoing Poetry at Paraguas series.  The reading begins at 5:00 p.m.

Listen: Two New Barbra Streisand Albums Set For Release In October, Listen to the First Track! by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023

Two new albums featuring Barbra Streisand will be released next month. EVERGREENS: Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records and YENTL: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will both be available on Friday, October 27. Learn more about both albums, and how to pre-order them now, here!

Tidewater Players Presents The Tony And Grammy Award Winning BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2023

Tidewater Players is performing the Tony and Grammy award winner, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical at the Cultural Center at the Opera House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from September 22nd to October 1st, 2023.

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast Of TICK, TICK...BOOM! by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2023

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the smash hit tick, tick… BOOM! will be the first show to light up the stage at the renovated, new-look Greer Cabaret Theater, Sept. 22-Oct. 22. The Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for this exclusive engagement, which also marks the return of the Kara Cabaret Series.

Talea Ensemble Announces 2023-2024 Season by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2023

The Talea Ensemble – comprised of sixteen bold and boundary-breaking  musicians, with a mission to champion musical creativity, cultivate curious listeners, and bring visionary new works to life – today announces its fifteenth and 2023-2024 season of performances. New York audiences can anticipate multiple world and US premieres, a special winter solstice concert, public showcases of two new operas in the workshopping process, numerous commissions, and a recording residency.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to New Stage Theatre in 2024 by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to New Stage Theatre in 2024. With a book by Douglas McGrath, words and music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, the show runs May 28 – June 9, 2024.

New Jason Robert Brown/Taylor Mac Musical MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere at Goodman Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2023

Discover the highly anticipated premiere of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre. Get all the details on dates and ticket information for this limited engagement production. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!'

The Carnegie Announces 2024 Season After Record-Breaking KINKY BOOTS by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2023

This weekend, The Carnegie's 2023 Summer Series will see the curtain close after one of the most successful runs in the theatre's history. A fan favorite, KINKY BOOTS, smashed Carnegie records and earned the spot as the best-selling production in the organization's history. 

Album Review: Singer Composers Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki Give Us A Cabaret Gift Tied Up In A Pretty Bow With MID-CENTURY MODERN by Bobby Patrick - Aug 8, 2023

Finally, what you have with Turner & Grusecki’s MID-CENTURY MODERN is new songs written in an old-fashioned way with old-fashioned sounds

ANNE FRANK, A MUSICAL to Return Off-Broadway at The Actors Temple Theatre Beginning in October by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 30, 2023

After a sold-out debut in 2019 (at the Center for Jewish History), Anne Frank, a Musical, will return Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036). Written by Jean-Pierre Hadida and adapted in English by Dylan Hadida, this musical has been highly recognized in France for the last ten years.

Edoardo Leo Comes to The Sala Santa Cecilia in the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2023

The Sala Santa Cecilia in the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone will host Edoardo Leo’s reading-spectacle, in a special edition for New Year’s Eve with a new stage design.

MUSE/IQUE Continues Concert Series, MUSIC = POWER with BERNSTEIN AT HEART: Learning is Living  by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2023

MUSE/IQUE continues its yearlong concert series, MUSIC = POWER with BERNSTEIN AT HEART: Learning is Living on Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm at The Huntington Library in San Marino and Sunday, August 6 at 7:30 pm at The Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Theatre Tulsa by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2023

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Theatre Tulsa in September. Performances run September 15 - October 1, 2023.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to the Segal Centre in October by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2023

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to the Segal Centre in October. Performances run October 15, 2023 - November 05, 2023 in the Sylvan Adams Theatre.

Music Review: Naughty Rupert Holmes & Pool-Pah Album THE FLASHER Still Naughty In All The Right Ways by Bobby Patrick - Jul 28, 2023

THE FLASHER is a time capsule of the psychedelic era of the funky electronic 70s

Video: Watch an All New Trailer For BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical at La Mirada Theatre by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2023

Watch an all new trailer For BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical at La Mirada Theatre! Performances run at La Mirada Theatre November 10 - December 3, 2023. Check out the video here.

Birdland to Present DREAMING OF A SONG: THE MUSIC OF HOAGY CARMICHAEL With Klea Blackhurst and Billy Stritch by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Hoagy Carmichael as Klea Blackhurst and Billy Stritch take the stage at Birdland. Don't miss this unforgettable night of 'Dreaming of a Song: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael' with two incredible performers.

Album Review: Diva Grace Garland Burns Her Bra For All To Hear On New Album LADY G!'S BRALESS SECLUSION by Bobby Patrick - Jul 11, 2023

In the aftermath of hearing LADY G!’S BRALESS SECLUSION, we had no choice but to drop that metaphysical needle back at the beginning and listen to it again, immediately.

Album Review: Nicole Zuraitis Releases New Album Of Her Latest Jazz with HOW LOVE BEGINS by Bobby Patrick - Jul 7, 2023

For this album, Nicole Zuraitis has used deep imagery in the marriage of her words and music. Sometimes swirling, sometimes flowing, sometimes rushing like the rapids.

White Heron Theatre Company Opens BLITHE SPIRIT July 10 by A.A. Cristi - Jul 5, 2023

White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket will open it's first production of the 2023 summer season, Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward (Present Laughter, Private Lives) and directed by Skip Greer. Greer returns to Nantucket after directing 2017's Outside Mullingar for White Heron.

Review: WOMAN AT POINT ZERO, Royal Opera House by Gary Naylor - Jun 29, 2023

Unique production defies easy categorisation, but thrills and appals to live long in the memory

Review: RELATIVE SPACE at Creekside Theatre Fest is Intense and Contemplative by Tyler Hinton - Jun 25, 2023

Creekside Theatre Fest is currently presenting the world premiere of RELATIVE SPACE: AN ATYPICAL MUSICAL at Liahona Preparatory Academy’s brand-new proscenium theatre in Pleasant Grove. The show is an intense, thought-provoking exploration of mental illness and its generational impact that is assured to stimulate contemplative conversations among theatregoers.

The Irish Classical Theatre Company And Ujima Company Present YALLA BITCH! A NIGHT OF WORDS AND MUSIC by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2023

The Irish Classical Theatre Company will share the next installment of its Free and Open to the Public Cultural Classics Exchange Series: YALLA BITCH! A Night of Words and Music by Lorna C. Hill and Curtis Lovell.

WILLY WONKA, JR. Will Be Performed by Young Players in July by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2023

The Young Players have announced their production of Willy Wonka, Jr. Young Players will present Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir in this golden ticket adventure from July 13-16, 2023, at the historic Royal Theatre.

27 Theater Books for Your Summer 2023 Reading List by Nicole Rosky - Jul 16, 2023

From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 27 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's Summer reading list.

Exclusive: The 40 Greatest Songs by THE BEACH BOYS Ranked - The Perfect Playlist for Your Summer Vacation by Peter Nason - Jun 14, 2023

'Good Vibrations'? 'California Girls'? 'I Get Around'? See where your favorite Beach Boys songs land on the list!

French-Language Premiere of WAITRESS is Coming to Montreal in 2024 by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2023

WAITRESS, which has already sold over 5 million tickets worldwide, will be adapted and performed in French for the first time during the summer of 2024!

Photos: The Mabel Mercer Foundation Hosts A Swell Party at The Pierre by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 8, 2023

The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s invitation predicted“A Swell Party” and last night certainly was!  KT Sullivan artistic director of the foundation hosted an elegant evening to celebrate the legacy of Charles S Bullock, Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees, and his favorite composer Cole Porter at the legendary Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

Album Review: Pizzarelli & Pals Partner To Play Their Punctillious Poetry & It's A Party On STAGE & SCREEN by Bobby Patrick - May 20, 2023

As we listened to John Pizzarelli’s STAGE & SCREEN, our initial thought was, “There aren’t really words to describe how good this is.”

Free Melton Mustafa Jr. Concert Celebrates Black Music Month by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2023

Pompano Beach Arts will welcome back musician Melton Mustafa Jr. to the Ali Cultural Arts Center to celebrate Black Music Month. The grammy-nominated saxophone player will be performing with a group of outstanding musicians and will take audiences on a melodious journey through the history and impact of jazz.

Mesopotamian Opera Company Presents THE ITALIAN LESSON By Peter Wing Healey by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2023

The Mesopotamian Opera Company presents its new production, The Italian Lesson, with words and music by melodic composer Peter Wing Healey. The opera is scored for piano, violin, cello and percussion, with conductors James Lent and Milos Veljkovic alternating at the piano.

Video: New Trailer Released For MAD ABOUT THE BOY �" THE NOËL COWARD STORY Documentary by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2023

To mark the 50th anniversary of Noël Coward's death, Altitude announces that Mad About The Boy - The Noël Coward Story, will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 2 June 2023. The film will be narrated by Alan Cumming and with Rupert Everett as the voice of Noël Coward.

Music Review: Billy Recce Begs Us All To COME OUT On His New Single & He's Right… We Should by Bobby Patrick - May 16, 2023

Billy Recce’s hilarious new single is not a gay battle cry ... but a satirical reproachment that ultimately says, “COME OUT OF WHOEVER YOU ARE!”

Complete Casts and Creative Teams Set for Theatre Aspen 2023 Summer Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2023

The complete casts and creative teams have been announced for Theatre Aspen’s historic 40th Season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Baritone Tyler Duncan & Pianist Erika Switzer to Release New Album 'A LEFT COAST' by Blair Ingenthron - May 12, 2023

On Friday, June 23, 2023, baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer will release A Left Coast on Bridge Records. In a heartfelt playlist for their home of British Columbia, Duncan and Switzer share their fondness for the Vancouver communities, geography, and spirit that continue to nourish them as artists.

AMID FALLING WALLS (TSVISHN FALNDIKE VENT) & More Set for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's 109th Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 9, 2023

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is raising the curtain on a dynamic 109th season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

BEAUTIFUL, POTUS, and More Set For The Segal Centre's 2023-2024 Theatre Season by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2023

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts launched their 2023-2024 Theatre season earlier today with a celebratory toast in their Lobby surrounded by Montreal theatre lovers. This stellar season of theatre brings two prestige shows that wowed audiences on Broadway and two groundswell Canadian hits that point to our country's vibrant future in the arts. These premium shows are happening in your own backyard at accessible prices.

Two-Time Grammy-Winner Sasha Cooke Comes To Kaufman Music Center, May 25 by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2023

Many musicians were out of work in 2020, and during a time of uncertainty and unemployment, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke raised funds to commission over 30 artists to create 17 new songs. These composers and librettists collaborated with her to create the GRAMMY-nominated album how do i find you. 

Kaufman Music Center To Present Mezzo Soprano Sasha Cooke In Concert This Month by Blair Ingenthron - May 2, 2023

On May 25 at 7:30PM, the internationally acclaimed opera star brings her program to Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall with pianist Kirill Kuzmin.


Opening Chorus
Children's Hour
Let's Live Dangerously
Children of the Ritz
Let's Say Goodbye
The Hall of Fame
Mad About the Boy
Journey's End
Housemaid's Knees
Fairy Whispers
Three White Feathers
The Club
A Boarding House at Ilfracombe
A Creche
Something to Do with Spring
The Wife of an Acrobat
The Younger Generation
The Committee Meeting
The Midnight Matinee
Prelude to Finale
The Party's Over Now
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Words and Music has had 1 productions including West End which opened in 1932.



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