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Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. He was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush administration.


Harry Belafonte is preparing for

  • A Little Night Music - Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm

    21:00, Sat 12th October 2019 - Thu 17th October 2019 at Royal Court Theatre

    A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of se…

  • Mamma Mia! - Sophie

    20:15, Sun 13th October 2019 - Wed 16th October 2019 at Crucible Theatre

    Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the m…

  • The Miser - Signior Anselme

    21:00, Mon 14th October 2019 - Thu 17th October 2019 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Miser is a five-act comedy in prose by the French playwright Molière. It was first performed on September 9, 1668, in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris.

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Bill Calhoun

    13:15, Sat 21st December 2019 - Wed 25th December 2019 at Random Venue 74
    19:15, Sat 28th December 2019 - Wed 1st January 2020 at Random Venue 74
    19:15, Sat 4th January 2020 - Wed 8th January 2020 at Random Venue 74

    Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and of…

  • Assassins - Charles J. Guiteau

    18:45, Fri 8th May 2020 at Random Venue 82

    Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-…

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Horatio

    20:15, Sun 24th May 2020 - Fri 29th May 2020 at London Palladium

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two mino…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Violin

    20:45, Mon 25th May 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were w…

  • Carousel - Set Designer

    20:45, Wed 8th July 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    21:00, Fri 10th July 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:45, Sun 12th July 2020 at Random Venue 23
    20:45, Tue 14th July 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    11:15, Fri 17th July 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Carousel is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the …

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Mordcha

    15:30, Sun 19th July 2020 - Wed 22nd July 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem…

  • Urinetown - Joseph "Old Man" Strong

    19:45, Sat 21st November 2020 - Wed 25th November 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibil…

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Reverend Tooker

    19:15, Mon 23rd November 2020 - Thu 26th November 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation…

  • Funny Girl - Rose Brice

    20:00, Mon 23rd November 2020 - Fri 27th November 2020 at Random Venue 23

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne …

  • Elisabeth - Elisabeth

    17:30, Mon 21st December 2020 - Thu 24th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress E…

  • Richard III - Elizabeth of York

    20:00, Fri 8th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of Engla…

  • Footloose - Violin

    18:15, Mon 25th January 2021 - Thu 28th January 2021 at Random Venue 56
    19:30, Mon 1st February 2021 - Thu 4th February 2021 at Random Venue 56
    19:30, Mon 8th February 2021 - Thu 11th February 2021 at Random Venue 56

    Footloose is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow, the lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

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