Lord Of The Rings musical stage version

The Gala opening of the lord of the rings musical was on March, 23, 2006
at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto.
The musical lasts approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
and consists of three acts.
Tickets for the Lord of the Rings musical are on sale since may 15 2005.

The LOTR musical will probably have it's London (european) premiere in the spring of 2007 at the Dominion theatre

The lord of the rings was adapted for stage by Matthew Warchus and Shaun McKenna

The lord of the rings musical stage version was produced by:
Saul Zaentz Company
Kevin Wallace
David Mirvish
Ed Mirvish
Michael Cohl
Musical realisation
A. R. Rahman
Varttina
Christopher Nightingale
Set and costume-design -Rob Howell
Light design - Paul Pyant
Choreography - Peter Darling

Director: Matthew Warchus

LOTR musical Cast

Gandalf - Brent Carver (Ca)(53)
Frodo - James Loye (UK)
Bilbo -
Gollum - Michael Therriault (Ca)
Saruman - Richard Mcmillan (Ca)
Sam Gamgee - Peter Howe (UK)
Aragorn - Evan Buliung
Boromir Dion Johnstone (Ca)
Arwen - Carly Street (Ca)
Merry - Dylan Roberts (Ca)
Pippin - Owen Sharp (Ire)
Galadriel -
Legolas - Gabriel Burrafato
Elrond - Victor A. Young
Gimli -
Theoden - Kerry Dorey
Rose Gamgee - Kristin Galer

Music

A.R. Rahman
Varttina
Christopher Nightingale

Ensemble:

Alexandra Bonnet
Ayrin Mackie Brent Buchanan
Bryce Kulak Chilina Kennedy
Colin Heath Colin Maier
Danny Pathan Don Gough
Fraser Walters Graeme Guthrie
Greg Armstrong-Morris Joe Eigo
Joel Benson Josh Epstein
Krystal Kiran Garib Louise St. Cyr
Matt Cassidy Matthew Gagnon
Mike Cota Monique Lund
Nicholas Gede-Lange Omar Forrest
Patrick McManus Peter Huck
Peter Van Gestel Philip Nero
Sanders Whiting Sean C. Robertson
Shannon Lynch Shawn Wright
Susan Dunstan Tyler Murree
Vincent Tong

Lord of the rings musical news

Lord of the Rings musical planned for London stage
Lord of the rings musical announced
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Rings stage musical cast revealed
Producers of The Lord of the Rings musical reveal the cast, with British actor James Loye playing Frodo
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"Lord of the Rings" picks cast for play
The mammoth stage version of "The Lord of the Rings," opening in Toronto next March, has found its Gandalf, Frodo, Gollum and more. Brent Carver, the Tony-winning..
The Seattle Times: Theater & arts

Ontario Joins Investors in a Musical of the 'Rings'
When the stage version of J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" opens in Toronto, the show is expected to feature about 18 songs, a cast of 55 and about 12 million investors
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Canadians invest in Tolkien
Toronto - When the stage version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" opens in the city next spring, the show is..
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With 'Rings,' Toronto aims for world stage
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Tax officials target Indian stars
The homes of 20 stars of India's film industry, including composer AR Rahman, are raided by tax inspectors
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Toronto group to crown 'Lord of the Slums' (Reuters)
Reuters - To coincide with the world premiere of the "Lord of the Rings" musical in Toronto in February, a city tenants' group will crown a "Lord of the Slums.
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'Lord of the Rings' delays Toronto preview
NEW YORK - Theatergoers curious about the lavish stage version of "The Lord of Rings" will have to wait two days longer for the first public performance in Toronto.The production will now begin preview performances Saturday at the Princess of Wales Theatre instead of Thursday, producer Kevin Wallace said in a telephone interview from Canada
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Massive 'Lord of the Rings' Delays First Preview By Two Days in Toronto (Playbill)
Playbill - The Lord of the Rings, the theatrical event premiering at Toronto's Princess of Wales, will start Feb. 4, two days later than originally announced
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Rings musical preview postponed
The first preview for the £11.5m Lord of the Rings musical in Toronto is postponed for two days
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Middle-earth meets Toronto in stage performance (Reuters)
Reuters - Hard-working hobbits, elves and wizards take the battle of good and evil to a stage in downtown Toronto on Saturday when the curtain rises on the first preview of the multimillion-dollar "Lord of the Rings" musical
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Big expectations riding on 'Lord of the Rings'
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Middle Earth sets down in Toronto
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Fly, You Fools! Stage Epic 'Lord of the Rings' Begins in Toronto (Playbill)
Playbill - The stage, proscenium and walls of The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto have been taken over by the most unusual flora you may ever see growing indoors: A massive tree trunk and its twisting roots
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Moving heaven and (Middle) Earth
After four years and countless last-minute rewrites, 'The Lord of the Rings' comes to the stage
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National Ballet tickets even more of a bargain
Toronto Star Online Mar 13 2006 9:34PM GM
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Moving heaven and (Middle) Earth
After four years and countless last-minute rewrites, 'The Lord of the Rings' comes to the stage
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Will 'Lord of the Rings' Get to Be a Hobbit With Audiences? (Playbill)
Playbill - The Lord of the Rings, the J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired stage spectacle created by an international team of artists, opens in its Toronto world premiere March 23 at the Princess of Wales Theatre
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Toronto set for 'Lord of the Rings' musical opening
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Lord of the Rings musical opens
The curtain rose in Toronto last night on an epic musical adaptation of the Lord of the Rings that has taken four years to produce, features 55 actors, 500 pieces of armour and 17 elevators, and cost about $27m (£15.5m).
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'Lord of the Rings' musical opens in Toronto
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Lord of the Rings musical opens in Toronto
The epic musical adaptation has taken four years to produce, features 55 actors, 500 pieces of armour and 17 elevators, and costs about $27m (£15.5m).
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Rings stage show opens in Toronto
A $25m (£14.3m) musical version of the Lord of the Rings has its world premiere in Toronto, Canada
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Critics unmoved by Rings musical
A $25m musical version of The Lord of the Rings opens to lukewarm reviews in Toronto, Canada
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Mixed reviews for 'Lord of the Rings' musical
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"Lord of the Rings" opens in Canada, reviews mixed (Reuters)
Reuters - The "Lord of the Rings" musical, touted as the most expensive stage production yet, met mixed reviews on Friday as critics applauded its leaping orcs and menacing dark riders, but got lost in the tangled plots of Middle Earth
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Middle Earth musical divides critics (Reuters)

'The Lord Of The Rings' cast members Peter Howe as 'Samwise Gamgee' (L), Brent Carver as 'Gandalf' (C) and James Loye as 'Frodo' take their curtain call after their world premiere performance at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, March 23, 2006. (Mike Cassese/Reuters)Reuters - The "Lord of the Rings" musical, touted as the most expensive stage production yet, met mixed reviews on Friday as critics applauded its leaping orcs and menacing dark riders, but got lost in the tangled plots of Middle Earth.


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Middle Earth musical divides critics
TORONTO (Reuters) - The "Lord of the Rings" musical, touted as the most expensive stage production yet, met mixed reviews on Friday as critics applauded its leaping orcs and menacing dark riders, but got lost in the tangled plots of Middle Earth
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Theater Review: Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings,' Staged by Matthew Warchus in Toronto
Everything — plot, character and the audience's patience — winds up lost in this very expensive, largely incomprehensible musical
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Toronto behind the curtain
MetroMix Mar 26 2006 12:48PM GM
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Theatre: The Lord of the Rings
Theatre: The world's most expensive stage production conjures up dancing hobbits, a lot of dry ice and flashes of Brechtian brilliance, says Gaby Wood
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'Lord of the Rings' spectacularly dull on stage (Reuters)
Reuters - First there was the trilogy of books. Then there were the films. Now there is the theatrical extravaganza
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"Lord of the Rings" spectacularly dull on stage (Reuters)

'The Lord Of The Rings' cast members Peter Howe as 'Samwise Gamgee' (L), Brent Carver as 'Gandalf' (C) and James Loye as 'Frodo' take their curtain call at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, March 23, 2006. With a cast of 55, a running time of 3-1/2 hours, an estimated cost of $27 million and a boast that this is a new genre of theater, 'The Lord of the Rings' finally has opened. (Mike Cassese/Reuters)Reuters - First there was the trilogy of books. Then there were the films. Now there is the theatrical extravaganza.


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Is LOTR leaping to London next?
The Lord of the Rings, the $28 million mega-show now having its world premiere engagement in Toronto, is braced to get a big boost from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Martin Knelman reports.
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Musical 'Lord of the Rings' leads Dora nominees
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Middle Earth to shift from Toronto to London
A reworked version of the Toronto production of Lord of the Rings will open in London next year
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Middle Earth to touch down in London
A reworked version of the Toronto production of Lord of the Rings will open in London next year
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At a cost of £25m, Tolkien the musical heads for London on spectacular scale
Theatre: Successful Canadian production finally secures a large enough West End venue
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Rings musical heads for West End
The Lord of the Rings stage show will arrive in London next year, replacing The Producers musical
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'Lord of the Rings' musical to open in London next June (AFP)

A musical version of J.R.R Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" is to open at London's historic Theatre Royal, Drury Lane next year, replacing the current smash hit "The Producers". File picture shows Shaun McKenna (L), the author, and director Matthew Warchus at the gala premiere of the play in March in Toronto, Canada(AFP/Getty Images/File/Jim Ross)AFP - A musical version of J.R.R Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" is to open at London's historic Theatre Royal, Drury Lane next year, replacing the current smash hit "The Producers".


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Lord of the Rings rules them all at Doras
The Lord of the Rings reigned over Toronto theatre productions Monday night, with the epic musical taking home seven trophies from the 27th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards
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Toronto's Lord of the Rings to announce closing date
The ambitious stage production of Lord of the Rings, which opened in Toronto in March, is expected to announce a closing date this morning, according to reports from Canadian Press
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Toronto's Lord of the Rings to close by September
The ambitious stage production of Lord of the Rings, which opened in Toronto in March, will close by September, the CBC has learned
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Toronto's Lord of the Rings to close in September
The ambitious stage production of The Lord of the Rings, which opened in Toronto in March, will close Sept. 3, producers of the epic musical announced Wednesday
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Subsidizing art is a bad hobbit
TORONTO SUN Jun 29 2006 7:54AM GM
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Toronto actors anxious over disappearing roles
The early closing of The Lord of the Rings musical is sounding alarm bells among some of Toronto's acting community, but others are urging actors not to fret
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Queen musical to replace Lord of the Rings: Brian May
Queen lead guitarist Brian May has revealed that a musical based on the rock group's songs will be replacing The Lord of the Rings musical in Toronto
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Curtain falls on Lord of the Rings this weekend
Theatregoers in Toronto will say their last goodbyes to Mr. Frodo this weekend as the musical version of The Lord of the Rings takes its final bow on Sunday
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Our LOTR a watercolour washout
The Ringmaster is surprisingly quiet.Kevin Wallace, the producer of The Lord of the Rings, is known as "The Reverend" by his staff because of the evangelical fervour he normally brings to promoting the stage version of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic.
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Wanted: 20 short actors with hairy feet (Reuters)
Reuters - Wanted: 20 diminutive actors who can sing. Hairy feet are a distinct advantage
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Hobbits wanted for Rings musical
Auditions are to be held London to find 20 hobbits for the musical version of The Lord Of The Rings
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Hobbits hot foot it to stage auditions
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Thousands of hobbit hopefuls line up for small part in big show
A queue of thousands of actors desperate for the chance to play a sub-species of the human race curled once around the Theatre Royal in the West End of London
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Hobbit hopefuls shape up for a £25m stage musical
The hundreds of hopefuls who turned up yesterday for a public audition to find 20 hobbits for the most expensive West End stage musical in history responded with the sort of dignity that would have made their grandfathers' generation proud
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10 leading figures in the arts discuss the value and necessity of public money
Arts: 10 leading figures in the arts discuss the value and necessity of public money in funding their artistic endeavours
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Therriault to reprise role for U.K.'s Lord of the Rings musical
Actor Michael Therriault, who delivered an award-winning performance in Toronto's The Lord of the Rings musical, will join three others from the original production in reprising their roles for the upcoming British edition
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Casting Complete for London's Lord of the Rings
Playbill Jan 17 2007 5:03PM GM
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Hope you approve, director asks Tolkien at grave (Reuters)

'The Lord Of The Rings' director Matthew Warchus answers a reporter's question at the LOTR world premiere at Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto March 23, 2006. The director of the revamped musical went to J.R.R. Tolkien's grave to seek the author's posthumous blessing for staging the cult classic -- and he apologized in case the writer disapproved. (Mike Cassese/Reuters)Reuters - The director of a revamped "The Lord of the Rings" musical went to J.R.R. Tolkien's grave to seek the author's posthumous blessing for staging the cult classic -- and he apologized in case the writer disapproved.


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Mark Fisher asks is theatre the eco-vandal of the arts world?
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Hope you approve, director asks Tolkien at grave (Reuters)

'The Lord Of The Rings' director Matthew Warchus answers a reporter's question at the LOTR world premiere at Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto March 23, 2006. The director of the revamped musical went to J.R.R. Tolkien's grave to seek the author's posthumous blessing for staging the cult classic -- and he apologized in case the writer disapproved. (Mike Cassese/Reuters)Reuters - The director of a revamped "The Lord of the Rings" musical went to J.R.R. Tolkien's grave to seek the author's posthumous blessing for staging the cult classic -- and he apologized in case the writer disapproved.


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'Rings' master returns
Although J.R.R. Tolkien the king of the Hobbits, the lord of the rings died in 1973, a full-length novel with his name is being ...

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Lord of the Rings musical postpones shows after onstage injury
The London stage production of The Lord of the Rings is on hold after an actor became trapped by part of the hydraulically powered stage during a preview show Wednesday evening
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Rings musical halted by accident
Performances of the London stage version of Lord of the Rings are cancelled after a cast member is injured
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Revamped Lord of the Rings musical opens in U.K.
The curtain officially rises on a retooled version of the epic Lord of the Rings musical in London's West End Tuesday evening
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UK debut for Lord of the Rings
The stage adaptation of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings opens in London's West End
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'Lord of the Rings' play gets mixed reaction
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