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Encyclopedia > Adelphi Theatre
The Adam brothers' Adelphi Buildings in an 18th-century print; the terrace stood upon riverfront warehousing.
The Adam brothers' Adelphi Buildings in an 18th-century print; the terrace stood upon riverfront warehousing.

The Adelphi Theatre is a 1500-seat theatre in the West End of London. Adam brothers, the Adelphi Buildings, London, 1768-1772 {{PD-art]] 18th century print File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Adam brothers, the Adelphi Buildings, London, 1768-1772 {{PD-art]] 18th century print File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... West End is the name of some places in the world, including: The West End of London, England West End Theatre, is where many of Londons major theatres are located and premier cinema screenings take place. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...


It was founded in 1806 as the Sans Pareil ("Without Compare"). In 1819 it took on its present name, which came from the name of a block of 24 unified neoclassical terrace houses occupying the land between The Strand and the River Thames which had been built by the Adam brothers (Greek: adelphoi, "brothers"). The present building is the fourth on the site. 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... A street of British terraced housing In architecture and city planning, a terrace, rowhouse, or townhouse (United States) is a style of housing since the late 18th century where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows. ... The Strand refers to: Strand Magazine Strand, London, the primary reference; and Strand National Historic Landmark District in Galveston, Texas. ... The Thames (pronounced /temz/) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... Kedleston Hall. ...


The 1998 video of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats was recorded at the theatre. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ... CATS The Musical is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (ALW) in 1981 based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, adapted by Richard Stilgoe. ...


Since 1997 the venue has been the setting for the popular musical Chicago. This production will vacate the theatre on 22 April 2006, transferring to the Cambridge, to make way for Michael Grandage's new production of Lloyd Webber's Evita. 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago is a musical, first performed in 1975, based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Peron, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ...


Recent productions

  • My Fair Lady (October 25, 1979 - October 31, 1981)
  • D'Oyly Carte Season (November 11, 1981 - February 27, 1982)
  • The American Dream Machine (October 20, 1982 - December 1, 1982)
  • Marilyn (March 17, 1983 - July 30, 1983)
  • Poppy (November 12, 1983 - February 4, 1984)
  • Lena Horne - The Lady and Her Music (August 6, 1984 - September 29, 1984)
  • Jungle Book (December 4, 1984 - January 12, 1985)
  • Me and My Girl (February 12, 1985 - January 16, 1993)
  • Sunset Boulevard (August 25, 1993 - January 21, 1995)
  • Damn Yankees (June 4, 1997 - August 9, 1997)
  • Chicago (November 19, 1997 - April 22, 2006)
  • Evita (From June 2006)

The original poster for the Broadway production of the show designed by Al Hirschfeld My Fair Lady is a 1956 musical theater production with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederic Loewe, adapted from George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ... Richard DOyly Carte (May 3, 1844 – April 3, 1901) was a London theatrical impresario during the latter half of the nineteenth century. ... Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941 Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American popular singer. ... The Jungle Book (1967 movie) French edition, 1957. ... Me and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay. ... Sunset Boulevard is a musical play based on the movie of the same title. ... Damn Yankees is a musical comedy, a modern retelling of the Faust legend, set in Washington, D.C., with book by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. ... Chicago is a musical, first performed in 1975, based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Peron, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ...

Nearby tube stations

Charing Cross London Underground station serves both the Northern and Bakerloo lines and provides an interchange with the National Rail network at Charing Cross station. ... Covent Garden tube station Covent Garden is a London Underground station in Covent Garden. ...

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Encyclopedia: Adelphi Theatre (1136 words)
The Adelphi Theatre is a 1500-seat theatre in the West End of London.
Adelphi Theatre, 411, Strand, built 1858; the old house, the most inconvenient and the most popular in London, being pulled own to make way for it.
ADELPHI THEATRE, 411, Strand (Map 7.) was for years the recognised home of melodrama and screaming farce, and it still preserves, with variations, some of its original character.
Sans Pareil - Adelphi Theatre - Strand London (603 words)
Horatio Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's father, was born on the Strand, opposite the Adelphi Theatre in 1809.
The theatre changed its name with the change of management, and was reopened in the latter part of 1819 as the New Adelphi.
The Romance of London Theatres by Ronald Mayes - From a programme for the Tivoli Cinema, Strand, London.
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