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The Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Ave in London, England. Designed by Bertie Crewe, it opened on December 26, 1911, as the Princes Theatre. In 1963, EMI bought the theatre and changed its name to the Shaftesbury Theatre. London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Bertie Crewe (born ???, died 10 January 1937 in London) was one of the leading theatre designers of the UK in the boom of 1885 to 1915 // Biography Part trained by Frank Matcham, Crewe and his contemporaries W.G.R. Sprague and Thomas Verity, were together responsible for the majority - certainly... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ...


Part of the ceiling fell in on July 20, 1973, closing the production of the musical Hair. The theatre almost fell victim to redevelopment, but a campaign by Equity succeeded in having the theatre placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special architectural or Historic Interest. The theatre reopened with West Side Story a year later. July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The original poster for the show. ... West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ...


Its current capacity is around 1,400.


Principal productions

  • They're Playing Our Song (October 1, 1980 - May 8, 1982)
  • "Follies" (July 1987 - February 1989)
  • Carousel (September 16, 1993 - March 27, 1994)
  • Rent (May 12, 1998 - October 30, 1999)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (October 21, 2003 - June 26, 2004)
  • Bat Boy - The Musical (September 8, 2004 - January 15, 2005)
  • The Far Pavilions - The Musical (March 24, 2005 - September 17, 2005)
  • High Society (October 1 2005 - January 21 2006)
  • Daddy Cool - The Boney M Musical (from September 2006 - delayed from April)

--70.170.76.109 13:02, 20 July 2006 (UTC)--70.170.76.109 13:02, 20 July 2006 (UTC)C==External links== Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. ... Carousel is a 1945 stage musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) that was adapted from Ferenc Molnars play Liliom. ... Rent is a Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical. ... Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical comedy. ... The Weekly World News proclaims the discovery of the 2-foot tall chiropteran child on June 23, 1992 Bat Boy is a fictional character who appears regularly in the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. ... This article is about the film; for the pornographic magazine of the same name, see High Society (magazine). ... Daddy Cool can be: an Australian band of the 1970s—see Daddy Cool (band); a song by Boney M; or a novel by Donald Goines—see Daddy Cool: A Father Out to Revenge His Daughters Shame. ...

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Shaftesbury Theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (247 words)
The Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Ave in London, England.
In 1963, EMI bought the theatre and changed its name to the Shaftesbury Theatre.
The theatre almost fell victim to redevelopment, but a campaign by Equity succeeded in having the theatre placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special architectural or Historic Interest.
Shaftesbury Avenue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (150 words)
Shaftesbury Avenue is a major London street, named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, that runs in a north-easterly direction from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, crossing Charing Cross Road at Cambridge Circus.
Shaftesbury Avenue was created in the late 19th Century to improve traffic flow.
It is generally considered the heart of London's West End theatre district, with the Lyric, Apollo, Gielgud and Queen's theatres clustered together on the north side of the road between Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Road.
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