Tim Rice And Stephen Oliver, The Original London Cast Of Blondel - Blondel (2xCD, Album). Blondel opened in London on 2 November 1983 and played in two different theatres in the West End, eventually closing after less than two years. After more than twenty years away from a professional London stage, Blondel returned at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington. The new production starred Abi Finley, semi finalist of the hit BBC1 show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, and Chris Grierson, a regular from the teen soap, Hollyoaks. Produced by Pete Shaw, and directed by Patrick Wilde, the revived version of Blondel appeared for a limited season of just six weeks.
Blondel, a rock opera musical by Tim Rice (book and lyrics) and Stephen Oliver (music), was inspired by, and very loosely based on, the life of the eponymous French troubadour. The play is set during the period of the Third Crusade. Originally conceived by Tim Rice during his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber, the project was originally titled "Come Back, Richard, Your Country Needs You" and a single of the same title was recorded in 1969.
Shop Blondel Original Cast Album. Blondel Original Cast Album. Originally conceived by Tim Rice during his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber, the project was originally titled "Come Back, Richard, Your Country Needs You" and a single of the same title was recorded in 1969
Tim Rice talks to us about the latest production of Blondel at the Union, having every producer turn down JCS, and his plans for reviving Chess on Broadway. Blondel is determined to find him when no one else can. He does it by playing his music outside of various prisons where Richard could be. Richard joins in because he recognises the songs and so Blondel can help him escape. Yes, I'd describe it as a light-hearted musical comedy. Do you have a moment you consider to be your big break? It was undoubtedly being asked to do Joseph. It wasn't a very big commercial success to begin with, but through the album we made, we met our manager.
Blondel Tim Rice ORIG London cast UK 2LP NM ’83 Stephen Oliver MCA DBL1. Original UK Original London Cast recording 2LP released in 1983 on the MCA Records. This album has a gatefold sleeve. Blondel, a rock opera musical by Tim Rice (book and lyrics) and Stephen Oliver (music), was inspired by, and very loosely based on, the life of the eponymous French troubadour.
A new production of Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver's musical comedy Blondel has been announced to run at The Union Theatre in south London this summer, running from 21 June to 15 July 2017 with an official opening on 23 June. Featuring music by Stephen Olivier and lyrics by Tim Rice it features a book by Tim Rice and Tom Williams with additional music by Mathew Pritchard. Originally opening in the West End in 1983 in a production that starred Paul Nicholas, Blondel was Rice's first musical away from his then-frequent collaborator Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical is inspired by the life.
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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber followed up their initial success with Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with the show that was to bring them to international fame and guarantee them a place in musical theatre history, Jesus Christ Superstar. Andrew had contacted entrepreneur Sefton Myers regarding the idea of starting a pop museum. A critically acclaimed revival production (which did not reflect the original stage design and direction) was staged in the West End in 2006 and is expected to be mounted on Broadway in the Spring of 2011. Tim Rice next collaborated with Stephen Oliver (. 1992), an opera composer who had written pieces for the RSC, for the 1983 musical Blondel.