Immediately after its premiere in London, CATS began a triumphal march around the world that was so unprecedented that it revolutionized the entire musical world. The legendary play was awarded all major theater awards, including seven “Tony® Awards” - including “Best Musical” - as well as three “Olivier Awards”, three “Drama Desk Awards”, an “Evening Standard Award” and much more. excellent.
Since its premiere in Vienna in 1992, ELISABETH has been delighting audiences worldwide with games in Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland in a total of seven languages and more than 11 million internationally visitors. In 1996 she celebrated with the Japanese premiere of the very first premiere of a self-production of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien outside of Austria.
The world premiere of „Man of la Mancha“ took place on Broadway on 22nd November 1965. The
story about the bewildered Spanish knight who battles against windmills ran for a record number of 2300 performances. „Man of la Mancha“ was first performed at the Volksoper in 1994 with Robert Meyer in the role of Sancho. Now the production, directed by Olivier Tambosi, returns with Meyer playing the “Knight of the Sad Countenance”.
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum is America's most famous fairy tale, which gained cult status worldwide through the film adaptation with the young Judy Garland (1939). The best-known song from it, "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, was awarded the Oscar in 1940. The stage adaptation of the masterpiece in the production of Henry Mason and in the stage design of Jan Maier also became an audience hit for the whole family at the Volksoper.
Leonard Bernstein composed the musical in 1953 as a lively homage to New York. The turbulent Greenwich Village always served as inspiration for the musical universal genius. Two Ohio sisters try to navigate the turbulent life of the Big Apple. The younger, Eileen, is preoccupied with devotees, while the rude Ruth tries unsuccessfully to place her literary works with a magazine. The European premiere of the piece took place in 1956 at the Volksoper. Now, 100 years after the birth of Leonard Bernstein, she is presenting a new production.
The ancient Greeks already told the legend of the sculptor Pygmalion, who created a statue of a woman of such an overwhelming beauty that he fell in love with her. Aphrodite proved gracious, brought the statue to life and gave it to Pygmalion as a woman. George Bernard Shaw transformed the antique material into the enchanting comedy Pygmalion, which Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe used in 1956 as the template for their hit musical "My Fair Lady".
Nach triumphalen Gastspielen weltweit beginnt für „We Will Rock You“, den Smash-Hit von Queen und Ben Elton, jetzt ein neues Erfolgskapitel. Ab Jänner 2022 tourt die Show rund um die 24 größten Queen-Hits in der spektakulären neuen Inszenierung der englischen Original-Produktion in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Die Songs werden natürlich in Englisch gesungen, während die Dialoge auf Deutsch geführt werden.