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42nd Street (2016-11-Théâtre du Châtelet-Paris)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris - France)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 17 November 2016
Première : Thursday 17 November 2016
Dernière : Sunday 08 January 2017
Mise en scène : Gower Champion • Stephen Mear
Chorégraphie : Gower Champion • Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Alexander Hanson, Ria Jones, Monique Young, Dan Burton, Jennie Dale, Carl Sanderson, Emma Kate Nelson, Stephane Anelli, Matthew McKenna, Teddy Kempner, Chantel Bellew, Charlie Allen, Emily Goodenough, Jessica Keable, Barnaby Thompson & Scott Emerson.

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42nd Street (2016-11-Théâtre du Châtelet-Paris)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris - France)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 17 November 2016
Première : Thursday 17 November 2016
Dernière : Sunday 08 January 2017
Mise en scène : Gower Champion • Stephen Mear
Chorégraphie : Gower Champion • Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Alexander Hanson, Ria Jones, Monique Young, Dan Burton, Jennie Dale, Carl Sanderson, Emma Kate Nelson, Stephane Anelli, Matthew McKenna, Teddy Kempner, Chantel Bellew, Charlie Allen, Emily Goodenough, Jessica Keable, Barnaby Thompson & Scott Emerson.

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Acorn Antiques (2005-01-Haymarket Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Haymarket Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 27 January 2005
Première : Thursday 10 February 2005
Dernière : Saturday 21 May 2005
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Victoria Wood (Monday evenings and Wednesday matinees only), Julie Walters (Mrs Overall) (Tuesday to Saturday evenings and Saturday matinees only), Celia Imrie (Miss Babs), Duncan Preston (Mr Clifford), Neil Morrisey (John), Josie Lawrence & Sally Ann Triplett (Mrs Berta)
Commentaires : A ten minute sketch inside a 30 minute TV comedy series had been expanded into a three hour musical. As a result, the first half and second halves were virtually two different shows. The whole thing was a muddle, but with its hugely talented cast, and its satire ranging from “Crossroads” to “Les Mis” and Starbucks to Sondheim, and with Victoria Wood and Julie Walters alternating in the lead role, it attracted an audience of fanatical supporters who roared with delight at every familiar gag and malfunctioning prop. In 2006 the show was completely re-written for a major UK tour, so that the entire show was now the “straight” musical performance of “Acorn Antiques”. Mrs Overall was played by Ria Jones and the tour received excellent notices and was felt to be much better for the changes. It is this revised version which is now regarded as the “real” show.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "A musical farce and a farsical musical...No Memorable numbers "
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "A load of slack, self-indulgent rubbish."
PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "I haven't laughed as helplessly since the day I heard Bernadette had closed at the Dominion. It's the supreme cheek of the endeavour that will irritate some people and exhilarate the rest of us."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Mischievous, good-natured, charming. But a comic masterpiece? Not really."

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Anything goes (2002-12-Olivier Theatre-NT-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Olivier Theatre
Durée : 3 mois
Nombre : 80 représentations
Première Preview : Wednesday 11 December 2002
Première : Wednesday 18 December 2002
Dernière : Saturday 22 March 2003
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Sally Ann Triplett (Reno Sweeney), John Barrowman, Denis Quilley, Christopher Bennett , Daniel Crossley, Jane Fowler, Jason Gardiner, Charlotte Gorton, Richard Henders, Akiya Henry, Duncan MacVicar, Annette McLaughlin, Samantha Modeste, Tam Mutu, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Corey Skaggs , Nicola Sloane, Rachel Stanley, Mary Stockley, Kevin Brewis, Anthony Cable, Raymond Chai, Yao Chin, Simon Day, Jye Frasca, Christian Gibson, Paul Grunert, Shaun Henson, Jane Mark, Martin Marquez, Robbie O'Reilly, Duncan Smith, Robin Soans, Susan Tracy, Lee William-Davis, Claire Winsper, Nikki Worrall, Tom Espiner
Commentaires : Sera transféré au Théâtre Royal Drury Lane
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The musical sends you out on a high."
RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Fabulous production."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "As tune-and-toe shows go, this is about as good as it gets."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A glorious voyage to theatrical bliss."
IAN JOHNS for THE TIMES says, "The cast seem to enjoy themselves more as the show progresses and you will too."
ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "A triumph of ensemble."

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Anything goes (2003-10-Drury Lane Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 10 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 387 représentations
Première Preview : Wednesday 24 September 2003
Première : Tuesday 07 October 2003
Dernière : Saturday 28 August 2004
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Sally Ann Triplett (Reno Sweeney), John Barrowman (Billy Crocker), Martin Marquez(Moonface Martin), Annette McLauglin (Erma), Susan Tracy (Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt), Simon Day (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Mary Stockley (Hope Harcourt), Denis Quilley (Elisha Whitney), Anthony Cable (Henry T. Dodson), Paul Grunert (Ship's Captain), Robin Soans (Ship's Purser), Duncan Smith FBI Agent, Raymond Chai (John/Luke), Vao Chin (Luke/John)
Commentaires : Transfert du National Theatre.
It had been announced that due to illness Denis Quilley would not be repeating his performance as Elisha Whitney when the show transferred to the West End. The show was already in previews at Drury Lane when it was announced that Denis Quilley had died - two days before the press night. He was 75 and had died of liver cancer.
The opening night was dedicated to his memory.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The musical sends you out on a high."

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Fabulous production."

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "As tune-and-toe shows go, this is about as good as it gets."

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A glorious voyage to theatrical bliss."

IAN JOHNS for THE TIMES says, "The cast seem to enjoy themselves more as the show progresses and you will too."

ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "A triumph of ensemble."

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Betty Blue Eyes (2011-04-Novello Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Novello Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 5 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 19 March 2011
Première : Wednesday 13 April 2011
Dernière : Saturday 24 September 2011
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Sarah Lancashire (Joyce Chilvers), Reece Shearsmith (Gilbert Chilvers), Ann Emery (Mother Dear), Adrian Scarborough (Inspector Wormold), David Bamber (Dr Swaby), Jack Edwards (Henry Allardyce), Mark Meadows (Francis Lockwood), Annalisa Rossi (Princess Elizabeth), Dan Burton (Prince Phillip), Clare Machin, Laura Medforth, Gemma Wardle, Hollie Taylor
Commentaires : With an absolute top-drawer cast and production team, and with a superb animatronic pig (voiced by none less than Kylie Minogue) this was a perfectly timed show set in 1947 austerity Britain at the time of a Royal Wedding ... thus echoing 2011 Britain in a deep recession with the forthcoming Royal Wedding of William and Katharine.
Commentaires longs: It began previews on March 19th, which included a gala charity performance in aid of the Grenadier Guards and in the presence of the Duke of Edinburgh. It was reported that the Prince and the attending guardsmen all laughed heartily throughout the show. With just a few dissenting voices, the show received mostly very good notices praising the excellent performances, memorable score and excellent choreography. However, it simply failed to catch on with the public and was taken off on September 24th.
Presse : "Superbly endearing and entertaining show"
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"It's a production with heart and an unusual mix of gentleness and naughtiness."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standrad

"Musicals these days are constantly being based on movies. But this witty and delightful adaptation of the 1984 film A Private Function strikes me as better than the original."
Michael Billington for The Guardian

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Chess (2018-05-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 26 April 2018
Première : Tuesday 01 May 2018
Dernière : Saturday 02 June 2018
Mise en scène : Laurence Connor
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Commentaires : Landmark musical in first major West End revival in over 30 years.

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City of Angels (2014-12-Donmar Warehouse-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 05 December 2014
Première : Tuesday 16 December 2014
Dernière : Saturday 07 February 2015
Mise en scène : Josie Rourke
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Samantha Barks (Mallory/Avril), Rosalie Craig (Gabby/Bobbi), Hadley Fraser (Stine), Nick Cavaliere (Sonny), Cameron Cuffe (Peter Kingsley) , Marc Elliott (Pancho Vargas/Lieutenant Munoz ), Adam Fogerty (Big Six ), Katherine Kelly (Carla/Alaura), Kadiff Kirwan (Angel City Four), Sandra Marvin (Angel City Four), Tam Mutu (Stone), Mark Penfold (Luther Kingsley ), Peter Polycarpou (Buddy Fidler), Jennifer Saayeng (Angel City Four), Jo Servi (Angel City Four), Rebecca Trehearn (Donna/Oolie), Tim Walton (Jimmy Powers)
Presse : "If there are angels up there, please answer my prayers and ensure this transfers." Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

"Even if it’s not a perfect show, the presentation is immaculate. Robert Jones’s design is backed by a sky-scraping pile of manuscripts, suggesting the travails of the lone writer. The performances are also excellent ..." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"There is plenty to delight eye and ear in Josie Rourke’s production but I must say I became bored of it long before the end." Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

"At times the score strays towards frantic pastiche and the storytelling is a bit too ingenious for its own good. But this is a smart, seductive and often very funny show." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

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Crazy for you (2011-08-Open Air Theatre Regents Park-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 28 July 2011
Première : Monday 08 August 2011
Dernière : Saturday 10 September 2011
Mise en scène : Timothy Sheader
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Bela Zangler … David Burt
Bobby Child … Sean Palmer
Polly Baker … Clare Foster
Irene Roth … Kim Medcalf
Mother/Patricia … Harriet Thorpe
Lank … Michael McKell
Tess … Rachel Stanley
Patsy … Alexis Owen Hobbs
Eugene … Samuel Holmes
Everett … Peter Martin
Follies Girl … Lucy Anderson / Jessica Buckby / Cara Elston / Charlene Ford / Jo Goodwin / Amy Griffiths
Cowboy … Harry Morrison / James O'Connell / Carl Sanderson / Phil Snowden / Stephen Whitson
Ensemble … Richard Jones / Josh Lacey / Jo Morris
Commentaires : This open-air theatre revival with a nine-piece orchestra, was unanimously praised for the staging, the central performances, and for the brilliant choreography by Stephen Mear. As a result it transferred to the Novello Theatre for a further six month run (though it was originally taking bookings for nine months - up to the end of July 2012.)
Presse : ‘OUTRAGEOUSLY FEEL-GOOD…NOTHING SHORT OF SUBLIME’ Metro
‘BLISSFUL. A DELIRIOUS REVIVAL OF GERSHWIN’S MUSICAL COMEDY‘ Daily Telegraph
‘CRAZILY ENJOYABLE TREAT OF A MUSICAL. THE BEST SCORE IN LONDON. A HILARIOUS TALE…BLISSFUL CHOREOGRAPHY’ Sunday Express
‘SUPERB. THE SHOW BRIMS WITH A SASSY JOIE DE VIVRE. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?’ Evening Standard
‘A GLORIOUS BLAZE OF COLOUR AND EXUBERANCE’ Sunday telegraph
‘SHEER JOY. A TREASURE TROVE OF SHOW TUNES. YOU’LL GO CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN’ Daily Mail
‘Irresistible. Outrageously Entertaining’ The Times
‘This is a tonic for gloomy times’ Financial Times
‘PERFECT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT…SENSATIONAL…..IRRESISTABLE…A GUARANTEED MOOD ENHANCER!’ Mail on Sunday
'WHAT BETTER WAY TO CHASE OFF THE RECESSION BLUES THAN WITH SHOWGIRLS AND COWBOYS? WATCH THIS AND YOU WILL SPEND THREE HOURS WITH A GORMLESS GRIN ON YOUR FACE.’ The Independent
‘PACKED FULL OF BIG NUMBERS WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?’ Daily Express

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Crazy for you (2011-10-Novello Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Novello Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 5 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 08 October 2011
Première : Saturday 08 October 2011
Dernière : Saturday 17 March 2012
Mise en scène : Timothy Sheader
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Bela Zangler … David Burt
Bobby Child … Sean Palmer
Polly Baker … Clare Foster
Irene Roth … Kim Medcalf
Mother/Patricia … Harriet Thorpe
Lank … Michael McKell
Tess … Rachel Stanley
Patsy … Alexis Owen Hobbs
Eugene … Samuel Holmes
Everett … Peter Martin
Follies Girl … Lucy Anderson / Jessica Buckby / Cara Elston / Charlene Ford / Jo Goodwin / Amy Griffiths
Cowboy … Harry Morrison / James O'Connell / Carl Sanderson / Phil Snowden / Stephen Whitson
Ensemble … Richard Jones / Josh Lacey / Jo Morris
Commentaires : This open-air theatre revival with a nine-piece orchestra, was unanimously praised for the staging, the central performances, and for the brilliant choreography by Stephen Mear. As a result it transferred to the Novello Theatre for a further six month run (though it was originally taking bookings for nine months - up to the end of July 2012.)
Presse : ‘OUTRAGEOUSLY FEEL-GOOD…NOTHING SHORT OF SUBLIME’ Metro
‘BLISSFUL. A DELIRIOUS REVIVAL OF GERSHWIN’S MUSICAL COMEDY‘ Daily Telegraph
‘CRAZILY ENJOYABLE TREAT OF A MUSICAL. THE BEST SCORE IN LONDON. A HILARIOUS TALE…BLISSFUL CHOREOGRAPHY’ Sunday Express
‘SUPERB. THE SHOW BRIMS WITH A SASSY JOIE DE VIVRE. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?’ Evening Standard
‘A GLORIOUS BLAZE OF COLOUR AND EXUBERANCE’ Sunday telegraph
‘SHEER JOY. A TREASURE TROVE OF SHOW TUNES. YOU’LL GO CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN’ Daily Mail
‘Irresistible. Outrageously Entertaining’ The Times
‘This is a tonic for gloomy times’ Financial Times
‘PERFECT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT…SENSATIONAL…..IRRESISTABLE…A GUARANTEED MOOD ENHANCER!’ Mail on Sunday
'WHAT BETTER WAY TO CHASE OFF THE RECESSION BLUES THAN WITH SHOWGIRLS AND COWBOYS? WATCH THIS AND YOU WILL SPEND THREE HOURS WITH A GORMLESS GRIN ON YOUR FACE.’ The Independent
‘PACKED FULL OF BIG NUMBERS WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?’ Daily Express

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Gigi (2008-08-Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 06 August 2008
Première : Thursday 14 August 2008
Dernière : Saturday 13 September 2008
Mise en scène : Timothy Sheader
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Lisa O'Hare (Gigi), Chaim Topol (Honoré), Thomas Borchert (Gaston), Millicent Martin (Mamita), Linda Thorson (Alicia), Paul Bentley (Dufresne), Amy Ellen Richardson (Liane), Richard Pettyfer (Manuel), David Lucas (Duclos)
Commentaires : This revival had one of the most illustrious casts possible: Topol, world famous for his Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof”, Thomas Borchert, the leading star of the German and Austrian musical theatre, Linda Thorson, the Avengers girl, and Millicent Martin (all-time favourite, last seen in “Frasier”) together with the already experienced but relative newcomer, Lisa O’Hare, “a star in the making if ever there was” (Sun newspaper). With excellent choreography and with an exciting production from the new artistic director of Regent’s Park, this was very warmly received.
Presse : LIZ HOGGARD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Witty, camp, extremely entertaining."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "If the musical stands up well in Regent's Park, it is because of the easy familiarity of the Lerner and Loewe songs and because Timothy Sheader's production is cast from exceptional strength."

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Gypsy (2015-04-Savoy Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Savoy Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 7 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 28 March 2015
Première : Wednesday 15 April 2015
Dernière : Saturday 28 November 2015
Mise en scène : Jonathan Kent
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Imelda Staunton (Momma Rose), Lara Pulver (Louise), Peter Davison (Herbie), Gemma Sutton (June), Dan Burton (Tulsa), Billy Hartman (Uncle Jocko), Jack Chissick (Mr Goldstone), Anita Louise Combe (Tessie Tura), Harry Dickman (Pop), Lucinda Shaw (Mother), Roger Dipper (L.A.), Louise Gold (Mazeppa), Clare Halse (Majorie May), Tom Hodgkins (Mr Weber), Kieran Jae (Yonkers), Julie Legrand (Electra), Danielle Morris (Geraldine), Luke Street (Little Rock), Damien Poole (Kansas), Lauren Hall (Delores) and Natalie Woods (Agnes). Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole.
Commentaires : Avec Imelda Staunton
Presse : "Kent’s revival offers the unrepeatable chance to witness Imelda Staunton give one of the performances of her career." Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

"They might as well start carving Staunton’s name on all the awards statuettes now." Fiona Mountford for The Evening Standard

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Hello, Dolly! (2009-08-Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 30 July 2009
Première : Monday 10 August 2009
Dernière : Saturday 12 September 2009
Mise en scène : Timothy Sheader
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Samantha Spiro (Dolly Levi), Ian Bartholomew (Horace Vandergelder) , Josefina Gabrielle (Irene Molloy), Daniel Crossley (Cornelius Hackl), Oliver Brenin (Barnaby Tucker), Akiya Henry (Minnie Fay), Mark Anderson (Ambrose), Clare Louise Connolly, Andy Hockley, John Stacy, Annalisa Rossi, Kevin Brewis
Commentaires : This was a greatly praised revival, with much acclaim for Samantha Spiro, but it was the production itself and the brilliant choreography of Stephen Mear that captured most of the notices. Everyone remarked on the brilliant waiters’ dance and especially the sequence where the cast becomes a steam train, a top hat turns into a chimney, and boaters turn into whirling wheels – described as a moment of “theatrical genius”.
Presse : HENRY HITCHING'S FOR THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Stephen Mear’s crisp choreography and Timothy Sheader’s pacy, clear direction ensure that this is a buoyant production."
PAUL VALE for THE STAGE says, "vivacious, colourful production."
KAT BROWN for THE LONDON PAPER says, "Beautifully staged production."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "It’s really rather wonderful...On opening night it began to rain, leaving me to wonder if Hello, Dolly! would morph too quickly into Bye-Bye Dolly. But no one noticed or cared. It was all too tuneful, too bright, too much fun to be stopped by English wetness."
MAXIE SZALWINSKA for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Jerry Herman's nostalgia-fest of a musical is big, brash and silly, forever teetering on the brink of saccharine. Timothy Sheader's staging offers a pure jolt of light relief, carefully building up audience goodwill with its pretty, sometimes striking stage pictures."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Fresh and likable revival."

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Just So (2004-06-Chichester Festival Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Chichester Festival Theatre (Chichester - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 11 June 2004
Première : Thursday 17 June 2004
Dernière : Saturday 25 September 2004
Mise en scène : Anthony Drewe
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Junix Inocian, Richard Dempsey, Julie Atherton, Ahmet Ahmet, Steve Elias, Nicolas Colicos, Dean Hussein, Simon Greiff, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Akiya Henry

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Kiss me Kate (2012-11-Old Vic-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Old Vic (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 20 November 2012
Première : Tuesday 27 November 2012
Dernière : Saturday 02 March 2013
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Presse : "A lengthy but slick show with high production values."
Fiona Mountford for The Evening Standard

"Though it is the effervescent wit of Cole Porter’s songs, with their insolently ingenious double and triple rhymes and unforgettable melodies, that are the star attraction, Sam and Bella Spewack’s book crackles with comic energy and great one-liners, while also finding moments of tenderness and hurt amid the dizzy joie-de-vire...Frankly, nights at the theatre don’t often come more enjoyable than this."
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"This talent-packed production has all the right ingredients – but falls short of excellence."
Ian Shuttleworth for The Financial Times

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Little Mermaid (The) (2007-07-Denver Center for the Performing Arts-Denver)

Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Denver - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Thursday 26 July 2007
Dernière : Sunday 09 September 2007
Mise en scène : Francesca Zambello
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :

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Little Mermaid (The) (2008-01-Lunt-Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 7 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 50 previews -
Première Preview : Saturday 03 November 2007
Première : Thursday 10 January 2008
Dernière : Sunday 30 August 2009
Mise en scène : Francesca Zambello
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :

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Mary Poppins (2016-10-Apollo Theater-Stuttgart)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Apollo Theater (Stuttgart - Allemagne)
Durée : 1 an 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Sunday 23 October 2016
Première : Sunday 23 October 2016
Dernière : Sunday 28 January 2018
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Elisabeth Hübert (Mary Poppins), David Boyd (Bert), Fanny Sigg (Jane Banks), Zinedine Strasser (Michael Banks), Livio Cecini (George Banks), Jennifer van Brenk (Winifred Banks), Maaike Schuurmans (Miss Andrew), Dirk Lohr (Admiral Boom), Niklas Abel (Robertson Ay), Betty Vermeulen (Vogelfrau), Petra Welteroth (Mrs. Brill), Anastasia Bain (Mrs. Corry)

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Music Man (The) (2008-06-Chichester Festival Theatre)

Type de série:
Théâtre: Chichester Festival Theatre (Chichester - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Monday 23 June 2008
Dernière : Saturday 30 August 2008
Mise en scène : Rachel Kavanaugh
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Harold Hill ... Bill Conley / Marian Paroo ... Scarlett Strallen / Winthrop Paroo ... Eddie Manning / Mrs. Paroo ... Katy Secombe / Mayor Shinn ... Rolf Saxon / Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn ... Jenny Galloway / Tommy Djilas ... Barnaby Thompson / Zaneeta Shinn ... Zizi Strallen / Jacey Squires ... Kenneth Avery-Clark / Ethel Toffelmier ... Nicola Blackman

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Of thee I sing (1999-08-Bridewell Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Bridewell Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 04 August 1999
Première : Wednesday 04 August 1999
Dernière : Saturday 04 September 1999
Mise en scène : Jonathan Best
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Gavin Lee (John P. Wintergreen), Fiona Benjamin (Mary Turner), Michael Winsor (Alexander Throttlebottom), Sarah Redmond (Diana Devereaux), Peter Gale (French Ambassador), Jonjo O’Neill, Don Fellows.
Commentaires : The Gershwin satire opened in December 1931 and ran for 441 performances - one of the biggest Broadway hits of the 1930s - and won a Pulitzer Prize. In 1998 (the Gershwin Centenary Year) Opera North staged the British premiere in a touring production. This Bridewell production was its London debut.

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On the Town (2005-03-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 17 représentations
Première Preview : Saturday 05 March 2005
Première : Thursday 10 March 2005
Dernière : Saturday 28 May 2005
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Willard W. White (Workman), Helen Anker (Ivy Smith), Caroline O’Connor (Hildegarde Esterhazy), Lucy Schauffer (Clair DeLoon), Timothy Howar (Ozzie), Aaron Lazar (Gabey), Adam Garcia (Chip Offenbloch), Andrew Shore (Judge), Janine Duvitski (Lucy), Sylvia Syms, Alison Jiear, Rodney Clarke, Greg Winter, Tom Dwyer
Commentaires : With the exception of the veteran Willard W. White in a very small role, the cast for this show did not contain any of the ENO’s regular company, and, primarily, was a dance show rather than a singing show. This raised a lot of questions as to why the country’s National “opera” should be presenting a show performed by imported West End singers and dancers, and should have installed a £100,000 sound system for just 17 performances. However, everyone agreed it was a worthwhile revival after more than 40 years, and it proved highly popular, selling out the enormous Coliseum with no difficulty.
Presse : Independent: "On the Town is bang on the money"
Music & Vision: "Sex and art"
ConcertoNet (English): "The young things could all have learnt a trick or two from the old hands"
Financial Times: "It is about time ENO started to cash in on the market for musicals"
The Observer: "Bernstein's On the Town hasn't been staged for years for good reason"
Musical Pointers: "A curious choice for an important ENO production"
The Times: "Dramatic clichés don’t make a show"
Guardian Unlimited: "An evening uneven in tone and inspiration"
Music OMH: "The result is electric"

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On the Town (2007-04-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 20 April 2007
Première : Friday 20 April 2007
Dernière : Friday 25 May 2007
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Helen Anker (Ivy Smith), Caroline O’Connor (Hildegarde Esterhazy), Lucy Schauffer (Clair DeLoon), Ryan Molloy (Ozzie), Joshua Dallas (Gabey), Sean Palmer ( Chip Offenbloch), Andrew Shore/Graeme Danby (Judge), Janine Duvitski (Lucy), June Whitfield (Madame Dilly), Rodney Clarke (Master of Ceremonies), Alison Jiear, Julia Hinchcliffe
Commentaires : In 2005 when this revival was first staged, there was some fuss about whether the country’s National “opera” should be presenting a Broadway “musical”. Any doubts were answered by sell-out shows and the ENO having to stage extra performances to meet the demand for tickets. This was a straight-forward revival of that earlier success, with some cast changes – especially the three principal sailors, and the introduction of June Whitefield into the small but telling role as the deliciously tipsy Madame Dilly. One or two critics continued to moan about the suitability of this show at an “opera house”, but overall it was highly praised and once more a total sell-out.

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On the Town (2008-12-Théâtre du Châtelet-Paris)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris - France)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre : 27 représentations
Première Preview : Wednesday 10 December 2008
Première : Wednesday 10 December 2008
Dernière : Sunday 04 January 2009
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Tim Howar (Hozzie), Adam Garcia (Chip), Joshua Dallas (Gabey), Sarah Soetaert (Ivy Smith), Caroline O’Connor (Hildy Esterhazy), Lucy Shaufer (Claire De Loone), Sheila Reid (Mme Dilly), Jonathan Best (Pitkin), Janine Duvitski (Lucy Schmeeler), Alison Jiear (Diana Dream), Rodney Clarke

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Pajama Game (The) (2014-05-Shaftesbuey Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 4 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 02 May 2014
Première : Tuesday 13 May 2014
Dernière : Saturday 13 September 2014
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Joanna Riding (Babe Williams), Michael Xavier (Sid Sorokin), Gary Wilmot (Vernon Hines), Alexis Owen Hobbs (Gladys), Claire Machin (Mabel), Colin Stinton (Hasler / Pop), Eugene McCoy (Prez), Sion Lloyd (Max), Jennie Dale (Mae), Sharon Wattis (Poopsie), Keisha Amponsa Banson (Brenda), Lauren Varnham (Charlene), Jo Morris (Rita), Nolan Frederick (Charley), Richard Jones (Frank), Dan Burton (Earl) and James O Connell (Joe)
Presse : "Watching Richard Eyre’s joyful production of this musical comedy, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and a punchy book by the Broadway legend George Abbott and Richard Bissell, it often feels like one of the most zingingly entertaining tune-and-toe shows you have ever seen. " Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"It's a big leap from the Minerva in Chichester to the Shaftesbury, but Richard Eyre's joyous production of this 1954 musical effortlessly expands to fill the space." Michael Billington for The Guardian

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Singin' in the Rain (2000-06-Olivier Theatre-NT-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Olivier Theatre
Durée : 4 semaines
Nombre : 37 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 19 June 2000
Première : Thursday 22 June 2000
Dernière : Thursday 20 July 2000
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Paul Robinson (Don Lockwood), Mark Channon (Cosmo Brown), Zoe Hart (Kathy Seiden), Rebecca Thornhill (Lina Lamont), Tony Timberlake (Roscoe Dexter), Saskia Butler, Sarah Cortez, Wain Douglas, Ross Finnie, Ben Garner, Elizabeth Cooper Gee, Steven Harris, David Lucas, Jane Mark, Annette McLaughlin, Richard O'Neal, Lee Payne, Joseph Pitcher, Suzanne Toase, Claire Winsper
Commentaires : This was a visiting production from the West Yorkshire Playhouse, notable for the use of three screens and computer graphics for some of the filmed sequences, for the well-handled “rain” sequence, but, above all, for the much-praised choreography by Stephen Mear. The production returned to play the Christmas season at the Olivier with the same principal cast.

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Singin' in the Rain (2000-12-Olivier Theatre-NT-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Olivier Theatre
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 42 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 18 December 2000
Première : Monday 18 December 2000
Dernière : Saturday 27 January 2001
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Mark Shannon, Zoe Hart, Paul Robinson, Sarah Cortez, Wain Douglas, Steven Harris, Jane Mark, Adrian McLaughlin, Suzanne Toase, Tony Timberlake, Claire Winsper, Nikki Belsher, Paul Robinson, Kevin Bewis, Leigh Constantine, Elizabeth Cooper Gee, Kenny Linden, John Mark, Richard O'Neil, Lee Payne, Leroy Ricardo Jones, Paul Robinson, Spencer Stafford, Rachel Stanley, Rebecca Thorhill, Suzanne Toase, Ian Waller, Claire Winsper

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Singin' in the Rain (2015-03-Théâtre du Châtelet-Paris)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris - France)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre : 15 représentations
Première Preview : Thursday 12 March 2015
Première : Thursday 12 March 2015
Dernière : Thursday 26 March 2015
Mise en scène : Robert Carsen
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Dan Burton (Don Lockwood), Daniel Crossley (Cosmo Brown), Clare Halse (Kathy Selden), Emma Kate Nelson (Lina Lamont), Robert Dauney (R.F. Simpson), Jennie Dale (Dora), Matthew Gonder (Roscoe Dexter), Matthew Mckenna (Rod & Tenor), Karen Aspinall (Zelda Zanders)
Commentaires : Sera repris la saison suivante pour 48 représentations.
Pour conclure sa série de musicals adaptés de classiques du cinéma, le Théâtre du Châtelet et son directeur, Jean-Luc Choplin, proposent, après Les Parapluies de Cherbourg et Un Américain à Paris, le légendaire Singin’ In The Rain.

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Singin' in the Rain (2015-11-Théâtre du Châtelet-Paris)

Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris - France)
Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 48 représentations
Première Preview : Friday 27 November 2015
Première : Friday 27 November 2015
Dernière : Friday 15 January 2016
Mise en scène : Robert Carsen
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Dan Burton (Don Lockwood), Daniel Crossley (Cosmo Brown), Clare Halse (Kathy Selden), Emma Kate Nelson (Lina Lamont), Robert Dauney (R.F. Simpson), Emma Lindars (Dora Bailey & Miss Dinsmore/diction coach), Matthew Gonder (Roscoe Dexter), Matthew Mckenna (Rod & Tenor), Karen Aspinall (Zelda Zanders)
Commentaires : Reprise du triomphe de la saison précédente.
Pour conclure sa série de musicals adaptés de classiques du cinéma, le Théâtre du Châtelet et son directeur, Jean-Luc Choplin, proposent, après Les Parapluies de Cherbourg et Un Américain à Paris, le légendaire Singin’ In The Rain.

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Soul Train (1999-06-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 16 June 1999
Première : Tuesday 22 June 1999
Dernière : Saturday 04 September 1999
Mise en scène : Mark Clements
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Sharon Benson, Jacqui Boatswain, Sheila Ferguson, C. Gerod Harris, Danny John-Jules, Melanie E Marshall, Karen McSween, David Obinyan, Jason Pennycooke, Colin Roy, Vanessa Smith
Commentaires : Another “jukebox” musical with hardly any plot - this offered some 47 songs (or bits of songs) - and was ostensibly a dramatised history of soul music, starting with a church-type gospel choir who then rip off their cassocks to reveal sequinned dresses, and illustrate the story with video projections of the Ku Klux Klan and the Vietnam War. It was described as a “lazy, ramshackle and short-lived excuse for a show”, but a superbly sung and performed celebration of black music. It closed after just ten weeks.
Presse : THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Soul Train may be a lazy, ramshackle and short-lived excuse for a show, but the soul itself is immortal."

THE SUNDAY TIMES says "Uplifting party fare for anyone who keeps a copy of The Blues Brothers next to the home VCR."

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I'm afraid Soul Train is just another bog-standard compilation show with none of the ingenuity of Mamma Mia!"

THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Even that shameless exercise in exploitation. The Blues Brothers stage show, has more plot than Soul Train.

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Stephen Ward (2013-12-Aldwaych Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Aldwych Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 03 December 2013
Première : Thursday 19 December 2013
Dernière : Saturday 29 March 2014
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward), Charlotte Spence (Christine Keeler), Charlotte Blackledge (Mandy Rice Davies), Anthony Calf (Lord Astor), Daniel Flynn (John Profumo), Joanna Riding (Valerie Hobson), Ian Conningham (Ivanov), Chris Howell (Murray), Ricardo Coke Thomas ( Lucky Gordon), Wayne Robinson (Johnny Edgecomp), Martin Callaghan, Kate Coyston, Jason Denton, Julian Forsyth, Amy Griffiths, Paul Kemble, Emma Kate Nelson, Carl Sanderson, Emily Squibb, John Stacey, Helen Ternent, Tim Walton.
Presse : "The show sharply captures the mood and atmosphere of the early Sixties, in which formality, snobbery and deference were giving way to greater freedom."
Charles Spencer for The Telegraph

"... uneven musical play ..."
Paul Taylor for The Independent

" ... we never get to fully understand Ward's character ..."
Michael Billington for The Guardian

"... like a very unsexy production of Chicago. The girls look great but half the cast really should have kept their clothes on."
Simon Edge for The Daily Express

"Ward is the narrator for his own story, and ... we get frustratingly little sense of what drove this complex man."
Fiona Mountford for The Evening Standard

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Sunset Boulevard (2016-04-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 01 April 2016
Première : Monday 04 April 2016
Dernière : Saturday 07 May 2016
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer), Fred Johanson (Max), Julian Forsyth (Cecil B DeMille), Mark Goldthorp (Sheldrake), Fenton Gray (Manfred), Haydn Oakley (Artie Green), James Paterson (Jonesy), Carly Anderson, Michelle Bishop, Jacob Chapman, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Matthew McKenna, Jo Morris, Tanya Robb, Ashley Robinson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan and Stuart Winter.
Presse : "Thrill a minute... Triumphant" - Daily Telegraph

"The most sumptuous sound I've heard in a musical" The Guardian

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Sweet Charity (2009-12-Chocolate Factory (Menier)-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Menier Chocolate Factory (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 21 November 2009
Première : Wednesday 02 December 2009
Dernière : Sunday 07 March 2010
Mise en scène : Matthew White
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Tamzin Outhwaite (Charity), Mark Umbers (Oscar/Vittorio/Charlie), Josefina Gabrielle (Nicky/Ursula), Tiffany Graves (Helene), Paul J. Medford (Brubeck), Annalisa Rossi, Jayde Westaby, Rachael Archer, Ebony Molina, Jack Edwards, Zak Nemorin
Commentaires : This was yet another in the sequence of scaled-down musicals at the Menier Chocolate Factory which received excellent notices and would go on to future life in the West End itself. The show was notable for the excellent performance by Tamzin Outhwaite (best known for playing Mel in “Eastenders”). It was also the first to have the same actor, Mark Umbers, play all three of Charity’s love interests. The show transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket on May 4 th (previews from April 23 rd ) and ran for six months, closing on November 6 th.

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Sweet Charity (2010-05-Haymarket Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Haymarket Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 6 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 23 April 2010
Première : Tuesday 04 May 2010
Dernière : Saturday 06 November 2010
Mise en scène : Matthew White
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Tamzin Outhwaite (Charity), Mark Umbers (Oscar/Vittorio/Charlie), Josefina Gabrielle (Nicky/Ursula), Tiffany Graves (Helene), Paul J. Medford (Brubeck), Annalisa Rossi, Jayde Westaby, Rachael Archer, Ebony Molina, Jack Edwards, Zak Nemorin
Commentaires : This was yet another in the sequence of scaled-down musicals at the Menier Chocolate Factory which received excellent notices and would go on to future life in the West End itself. The show was notable for the excellent performance by Tamzin Outhwaite (best known for playing Mel in “Eastenders”). It was also the first to have the same actor, Mark Umbers, play all three of Charity’s love interests. The show transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket on May 4 th (previews from April 23 rd ) and ran for six months, closing on November 6 th.
Presse : "The music is consistently as atmospheric and tuneful as Stephen Mear’s choreography, though much indebted to the great Bob Fosse, is crisp and lively....It is fun, fun fun. . " The Times

"The show itself is a joy. From the moments you hear the bleary, brassy opening notes of the show’s most famous number, Hey Big Spender, one knows — as the song promises — that one is in for a good time. The band handles Cy Coleman’s outstanding jazzy score with superb panache throughout. The cast do splendid justice to Dorothy Fields’s witty and often touching lyrics and Neil Simon’s gag-filled script, in which he largely avoids the mushy sentimentality that is so often his downfall. " Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"Comes up trumps . " Mark Shenton for The Stage

"This is an ingratiating, exuberant show with some gorgeous balletic moments and a winning vitality. " Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

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Tonight's the Night (2003-11-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 11 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 15 October 2003
Première : Friday 07 November 2003
Dernière : Saturday 09 October 2004
Mise en scène : Ben Elton
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Tim Howar (Stuart Clutterbuck ), Dianne Pilkington (Mary), Hannah Waddingham (Satan), Michael McKell (Stoner ), Catherine Porter (Baby Jane Golden), Howard Samuels (Jorge), Keith Bookman (Greaser), Jeff Edwards (Bonehead), Debbie Kurup (Dee Dee), Sharon Clancy (Winona), Tim Funnell (Rocky Washington), Tim Walton (Travolta), Lucie Fentum (Miss Mercedes), Lucy Anderson (Bootie), Rebecca Parker (Desiree), Tanya Robb (Loretta), Tyman Boatwright, Matthew Boulton, Alistair David, Matt Firth, Emma Gray, Leon Maurice-Jones, Samantha Modeste, Jo Morris, Brenda Jane Newhouse, Ngo Ngofa, Thern Reynolds, Chris Ellis-Stanton, Dean Street, Lucy Jane Adcock, Sarah Dickens, Jane McMurtrie, Darragh O'Leary, Tino Sanchez, Paul Shipp
Commentaires : This was another of Ben Elton’s catalogue shows, wrapping a story around a series of hit songs. Even before it opened it was being referred to as “We Will Rod You”. Just like “We Will Rock You”, the critics hated this show, describing it as written on the back of an envelope while waiting for the kettle to boil. With top-price tickets at £55, it was rapidly known as “We Will Rob You”. However, perhaps aware of how wrong they were over the Freddie Mercury tribute, this time most critics were able to praise the music, the choreography and the songs, whilst hating the thin story, smutty humour, gratuitous gay banter and crude sexual stereotyping. The show ran for eleven months.
Presse : LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "A little gaudy, bawdy, over-amplified entertainment."

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Pretty dim stuff, not helped by less-than-lively dialogue....but we still get some ebullient tunes."

NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "A book of flamboyant silliness that interferes with the pleasure of hearing Rod Stewart's biggist hits.."

ADAM SCOTT for THE INDEPENDENT says, "The songs serve the plot. And what a lot of service it needs."

SARAH HEMMING for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Ben Elton's script is cheerfully daft...."

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Tonight's the Night (2006-02-UK Tour)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 5 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Monday 06 February 2006
Première : Monday 06 February 2006
Dernière : Saturday 08 July 2006
Mise en scène : Ben Elton
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Ryan Molloy, Nathaniel Morrison, Rachael Wood, Victoria Harrington, Fiona Robertson.
Commentaires : 3 Jul 06 to 8 Jul 06 - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
19 Jun 06 to 24 Jun 06 - Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool
12 Jun 06 to 17 Jun 06 - New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London
5 Jun 06 to 10 Jun 06 - New Theatre (formerly known as Apollo Theatre), Oxford
29 May 06 to 3 Jun 06 - Empire Theatre, Sunderland
8 May 06 to 13 May 06 - Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
1 May 06 to 6 May 06 - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
17 Apr 06 to 22 Apr 06 - Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
10 Apr 06 to 15 Apr 06 - New Victoria Theatre, Woking
3 Apr 06 to 8 Apr 06 - Hippodrome, Bristol
27 Mar 06 to 1 Apr 06 - Theatre Royal, Nottingham
20 Mar 06 to 25 Mar 06 - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
13 Mar 06 to 18 Mar 06 - Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
6 Mar 06 to 11 Mar 06 - His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
20 Feb 06 to 4 Mar 06 - King's Theatre, Glasgow
13 Feb 06 to 18 Feb 06 - Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
6 Feb 06 to 11 Feb 06 - Opera House, Manchester

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Vote (The) (2015-04-Donmar Warehouse-London)

Type de série:
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 24 April 2015
Première : Friday 24 April 2015
Dernière : Thursday 07 May 2015
Mise en scène : Josie Rourke
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Fisayo Akinade, Jade Anouka, Madalena Alberto, Nicholas Burns, Paul Chahidi, Jackie Clune, Pandora Colin, Rosalie Craig, Heather Craney, Judi Dench, Rachel Denning, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Llewella Gideon, Alice Hewkin, Kadiff Kirwan, Aïcha Kossoko, Wanda Opalinska, Bill Paterson, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Nina Sosanya, Catherine Tate, Yusra Warsama, Timothy West, Finty Williams, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer
Commentaires : A real-time play for theatre and television. Set in the final ninety minutes of polling day 2015, live and in real time, The Vote will be an unprecedented national television event. Following their celebrated collaboration on Privacy, James Graham and Josie Rourke reunite to bring you The Vote, a unique drama, marking a national event, as it happens, live and in real-time. This live television event will take place on 7 May - broadcast on More4 at the precise time and date on which the play is set. Tickets for the limited run at the Donmar (24 April - 7 May) will be available via a ballot, details of which will be published separately.
Presse : "It’s hard amid such a diverse melee and incredible team effort to single anyone out but hilarious Paul Chahidi almost steals the show as an independent candidate beadily obsessed with scrapping a one-way system." Dominic Cavendish for The Daily Telegraph

"With so many famous names in the cast, Rourke’s production occasionally feels like a charity gala." Michael Billington for The Guardian

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White Christmas (2019-11-Dominion Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Dominion Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 16 November 2019
Première : Monday 25 November 2019
Dernière : Saturday 04 January 2020
Mise en scène : Nikolai Foster
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Danny Mac (Bob Wallace), Dan Burton (Phil Davis), Michael Brandon (General Henry Waverly), Brenda Edwards (Martha Watson), Danielle Hope (Betty Haynes), Clare Halse (Judy Haynes), Stephane Anelli, Delycia Belgrave, Sophie Camble, Matthew Caputo, Jordan Crouch, Aimee Hodnett, Michael Lin, Robbie McMillan, Jo Morris, Oliver Ramsdale, Erin Rushidi, Kayleigh Thadani, Sion Tudor Owen, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sasha Walters, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Jack Wilcox, Anna Woodside, Freya Yates.

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Witches of Eastwick (The) (2000-06-Drury Lane Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 7 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 255 représentations
Première Preview : Saturday 24 June 2000
Première : Tuesday 18 July 2000
Dernière : Saturday 24 February 2001
Mise en scène : Eric Schaeffer
Chorégraphie : Bob Avian • Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Ian McShane (Daryll Van Horne), Lucie Arnaz (Alexandra Spofford), Joanna Riding (Jane Smart), Maria Friedman (Sukie Rougemont), Rosemary Ashe (Felicia Gabriel), Stephen Tate (Clyde Gabriel), Caroline Sheen (Jennifer Gabriel), Peter Jöback (Michael Spofford), Gee Williams (Fidel), Sarah Lark (Little Girl), Jasna Ivir (Gina Marino), Tim Walton (Joe Marino), Anne Marie McCormack (Gretta Neff), Kevin Wainwright (Raymond Neff), Lisa Peace (Marge Persley), Shaun Henson (Homer Persley), Earl Carpenter (Reverend Ed Parsley), Kathryn Akin (Brenda Parsley), Jocelyn Hawkyard (Rebecca Barnes), Nick Searle (Toby Bergman), Valda Aviks (Eudora Bryce), Matt Dempsey (Curtis Hallerbread), Scarlett Strallen (Mavis Jessup), Julia Sutton (Franny Lovecraft), Chris Holland (Frank Ogden), Alison Forbes (Mabel Ogden), Maurice Lane (Dr Henry Pattison), Jean McGlynn (Marcy Wills)
Commentaires : Based on John Updike’s novel and the film version starring Jack Nicholson, the musical version initially earned mostly positive reviews, but failed to fill the vast Drury Lane auditorium. After seven months it was replaced with a scaled-down version and moved to the more intimate Prince of Wales Theatre. A number of scenes were re-written and the song “Who's the Man?1” was replaced with a rousing gospel number, “The Glory of Me”. At the same time Ian McShane left and was replaced by his understudy, Earl Carpenter. At the end of its first year a general cast change saw Clarke Peters take over as Darryl van Home and Josefina Gabrielle and Rebecca Thornhill replaced Lucie Arnaz and Maria Friedman. On Oct 27th, 2001 the show closed after a 15 month run. There had been a disastrous drop in ticket sales, attributed to a downturn in tourism following the September 11th Twin-Towers attack in New York.
Presse : SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says, "This is in every possible sense a magical show; written, composed, choreographed, designed, directed and played to within inches of perfection." He goes on to say, " The Witches of Eastwick is the musical that starts the 21st century, and it will be a hard act to follow."

EDWARD SECKERSON for THE INDEPENDENT, says "The enjoyment factor is high, the production values sky-high." He goes on to say it is a "likeable and beautifully mounted show".

MATT WOLF for REUTERS/VARIETY, also generally liked the show, saying, "As long as its leading ladies join forces vocally, not to mention aerially, the show flies.. As it happens, that's often enough to keep director Eric Schaeffer's production mostly airborne, despite some dead patches in the second act and a game if underpowered leading man..... When he's not attempting to sing or dance, McShane cuts an attractive roue who matches up perfectly to the ``bearish, dark man'' described in Updike's novel."

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES, says, "Dana P. Rowe's music remains refreshingly tuneful, whether it opts for the energetic and brash or for the soft and slightly soppy. John Dempsey's rhymes are never feeble or silly, though seldom very clever. But I caught myself wishing for a dash of Sondheim or Weill, a pinch more toughness and acerbity, along with the fingernails and frogs in the witches' brew."

NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD gave the show a mixed review saying, "Of the 20 songs, some inspiring frenetic choreography by Bob Avian and Stephen Mear, just one, the witty Dirty Laundry, boasts the impact of a hit. And Maria Friedman also plays powerful, poignant vocal gymnastics in Words, Words Words. But though Rowe's score achieves snatches of symphonic excitement and drama, this is a musical where the scenes between songs and music provide most of the fun and amusement."

ROBERT HEWISON for THE SUNDAY TIMES says,"There are many things to be enjoyed in The Witches of Eastwick."

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Devil of a good sex fantasy set to music." He goes on to say "Ian McShane as the devil may not have all the best tunes but, after a long absence from the stage, he overflows with energy and a leering, saloon bar smuttiness." Billington goes on to say that "Maria Friedman is outstanding...Joanna Riding is also sharply funny."

SUSANNAH CLAPP for the OBSERVER says, "It's a bubbling cauldron, but it's not spellbinding. The Witches of Eastwick, the catchy and colourful new musical production from Sir Cameron Mackintosh, has lots to recommend it. What it lacks is an original pulse, and a dynamic leading man."

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "WHAT a relief. After a string of duds this year, the West End finally has a new musical worth making a song and dance about."

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Witches of Eastwick (The) (2001-03-Prince of Wales Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Prince of Wales Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 7 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 251 représentations
Première Preview : Friday 23 March 2001
Première : Friday 23 March 2001
Dernière : Saturday 27 October 2001
Mise en scène : Eric Schaeffer
Chorégraphie : Bob Avian • Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Ian McShane (Daryll Van Horne), Lucie Arnaz (Alexandra Spofford), Joanna Riding (Jane Smart), Maria Friedman (Sukie Rougemont), Rosemary Ashe (Felicia Gabriel), Stephen Tate (Clyde Gabriel), Caroline Sheen (Jennifer Gabriel), Peter Jöback (Michael Spofford), Gee Williams (Fidel), Sarah Lark (Little Girl), Jasna Ivir (Gina Marino), Tim Walton (Joe Marino), Anne Marie McCormack (Gretta Neff), Kevin Wainwright (Raymond Neff), Lisa Peace (Marge Persley), Shaun Henson (Homer Persley), Earl Carpenter (Reverend Ed Parsley), Kathryn Akin (Brenda Parsley), Jocelyn Hawkyard (Rebecca Barnes), Nick Searle (Toby Bergman), Valda Aviks (Eudora Bryce), Matt Dempsey (Curtis Hallerbread), Scarlett Strallen (Mavis Jessup), Julia Sutton (Franny Lovecraft), Chris Holland (Frank Ogden), Alison Forbes (Mabel Ogden), Maurice Lane (Dr Henry Pattison), Jean McGlynn (Marcy Wills)
Earl Carpenter replaced Ian McShane as Daryll Van Horne on March 23, 2001 / Clarke Peters replaced Earl Carpenter as Daryll Van Horne on July 1, 2001 / Josefina Gabriel replaced Lucy Arnaz as Alexandra Spofford on July 1, 2001 / Rebecca Thornhill replaced Maria Friedman as Sukie Rougemont on July 1, 2001 / Paul Spicer replaced Peter Jobak as Michael Spofford on July 1, 2001 / Elizabeth Yeats replaced Jasna Ivir as Gina Marino on July 1, 2001 / Christopher Howell replaced Kevin Wainwright as Raymond Neff on July 1, 2001 / Amanda Villamayor replaced Kathryn Akin as Brenda Parsley on July 1, 2001
Commentaires : Based on John Updike’s novel and the film version starring Jack Nicholson, the musical version initially earned mostly positive reviews, but failed to fill the vast Drury Lane auditorium. After seven months it was replaced with a scaled-down version and moved to the more intimate Prince of Wales Theatre. A number of scenes were re-written and the song “Who's the Man?1” was replaced with a rousing gospel number, “The Glory of Me”. At the same time Ian McShane left and was replaced by his understudy, Earl Carpenter. At the end of its first year a general cast change saw Clarke Peters take over as Darryl van Home and Josefina Gabrielle and Rebecca Thornhill replaced Lucie Arnaz and Maria Friedman. On Oct 27th, 2001 the show closed after a 15 month run. There had been a disastrous drop in ticket sales, attributed to a downturn in tourism following the September 11th Twin-Towers attack in New York.
Presse : Most of the popular press like the new version better than the original... BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, “The show has been somewhat rejigged…… I thought the music was still bright and brisk, if not acerbic or inventive enough, the lyrics remained above-average, and the repartee funnier than I recalled.”

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, “Now it has transferred to the smaller Prince of Wales, McShane has been replaced by the great Clarke Peters, and The Witches of Eastwick looks like a brimmingly confident smash hit.” THE DAILY MAIL says, “Did I enjoy it more this time round? Well, yes, actually. Not a lot, but a bit. “

THE EVENING STANDARD says, "This comic operetta has been given a shot in the erogenous zones through its casting of Clarke Peters as the devilish seducer....Eric Schaeffer’s production bustles with ardent singing, dancing brio and broad humour."

SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says, "It still looks, a year on, like work in progress and that is what gives it such fascination: in here somewhere are about five quite different musicals."

ROBERT HEWISON for THE SUNDAY TIMES says, "Josefina Gabrielle, Joanna Riding and Rebecca Thornhill are warm and sexy." He goes on to say, Clarke Peters is "entertaining", but "what had been a musical comedy has become a comedy musical".

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT was not too impressed saying, “After his promising entrance, Peters turns out to be about as sexy and subversive as Burt Reynolds trying to embarrass a female guest on a chat show.”

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Witches of Eastwick (The) (2007-06-Signature Theatre-Arlington)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Signature Theatre (Arlington - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 05 June 2007
Première : Tuesday 05 June 2007
Dernière : Sunday 15 July 2007
Mise en scène : Eric Schaeffer
Chorégraphie : Bob Avian • Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: The authors made numerous changes to the show. Numbers were abbreviated (Eastwick Knows), cut (I Love A Little Town) and added (Your Wildest Dreams). Scenes and songs were re-arranged, and the production received positive notices.
Presse : The Washington Post reviewer wrote that "The musical adaptation has way more kick than the wispy 1987 film…. It's on the technical level that [Eric Schaeffer]'s production still has kinks to work out, for until the actresses are airborne… the mechanics look and feel clunky." BroadwayWorld.com stated that "director Eric Schaeffer certainly pulls The Witches of Eastwick all together… does it ever succeed." CultureVulture.net commented that the show is "full of body-shaking thunder, raunchy behavior, and surprises. Gut reaction based on the performance seen June 17 says this show will make it to Broadway and be reasonably successful there." Talkin' Broadway wrote that the "Broadway actors… give memorable and funny performances in the four lead roles…. Choreographer Karma Camp gets a chance to show off in this production."