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Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney is an American film actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances span nearly his entire lifetime.
He has received multiple awards, including a Juvenile Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award. Working as a performer since he was a child, he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy, and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor, to date spanning 91 years actively making films in ten decades, from 1920s to 2010s. For a younger generation of fans, he gained international fame for his leading role as Henry Dailey in The Family Channel's The Adventures of the Black Stallion.
Along with Carla Laemmle, Lupita Tovar, Jean Darling, and Baby Peggy, he is one of the last surviving stars who worked in the silent film era. He is also the last surviving cast member of several films in which he appeared during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Mickey Rooney is currently involved with

Damn Yankees - Smokey, Bassoon

20:45, Sun 6th June 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
20:30, Mon 7th June 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
21:00, Thu 10th June 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
20:45, Fri 11th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
16:45, Mon 14th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
20:45, Wed 16th June 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
20:15, Thu 17th June 2021 at Almeida Theatre
20:30, Sat 19th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
21:15, Mon 21st June 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
21:00, Thu 24th June 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. The musical is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.
Damn Yankees ran for 1,019 performances in its original 1955 Broadway production. Adler and Ross's success with The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees seemed to point to a bright future for them, but Ross suddenly died of chronic bronchiectasis, at the age of twenty-nine, a few months after Damn Yankees opened.

The Seagull - Set Designer

20:15, Fri 11th June 2021 - Tue 15th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
17:15, Fri 18th June 2021 - Tue 22nd June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
20:45, Fri 25th June 2021 - Tue 29th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin Tréplev.
The character of Trigorin is considered Chekhov's greatest male role, though as with the rest of Chekhov's full-length plays, The Seagull relies upon an ensemble cast of diverse, fully developed characters. In contrast to the melodrama of the mainstream theatre of the 19th century, lurid actions are not shown onstage. Characters tend to speak in ways that skirt around issues rather than addressing them directly; in other words, their lines are full of what is known in dramatic practice as subtext, or text that is not spoken aloud.
The opening night of the first production was a famous failure. Vera Komissarzhevskaya, playing Nina, was so intimidated by the hostility of the audience that she lost her voice. Chekhov left the audience and spent the last two acts behind the scenes. When supporters wrote to him that the production later became a success, he assumed that they were merely trying to be kind. When Constantin Stanislavski, the seminal Russian theatre practitioner of the time, directed it in 1898 for his Moscow Art Theatre, the play was a triumph. Stanislavski's production of The Seagull became "one of the greatest events in the history of Russian theatre and one of the greatest new developments in the history of world drama."

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Mickey Rooney is preparing for

  • The King and I - Reeds

    20:45, Wed 7th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Choreographer

    20:15, Fri 22nd October 2021 - Wed 27th October 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • Peter and Wendy - Writer

    21:00, Sun 24th October 2021 - Wed 27th October 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Sun 31st October 2021 - Wed 3rd November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Sun 7th November 2021 - Wed 10th November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan,…

  • Peter and Wendy - Composer

    22:15, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:30, Fri 17th December 2021 - Mon 20th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:15, Fri 24th December 2021 - Mon 27th December 2021 at London Palladium

    Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan,…

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor - Fenton

    19:15, Fri 21st January 2022 - Thu 27th January 2022 at Adelphi Theatre
    11:45, Fri 28th January 2022 - Thu 3rd February 2022 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:45, Fri 4th February 2022 - Thu 10th February 2022 at Adelphi Theatre

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff. Though nominally…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Producer

    19:15, Sun 23rd January 2022 - Thu 27th January 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. After a university faculty party, they receive an…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Benvolio

    19:45, Sun 20th February 2022 - Wed 23rd February 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • The Winter's Tale - Director

    19:30, Sun 20th March 2022 - Thu 24th March 2022 at Random Venue 97
    21:00, Sun 27th March 2022 - Thu 31st March 2022 at Random Venue 97
    20:30, Sun 3rd April 2022 - Thu 7th April 2022 at Random Venue 97

    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as one of…

  • Mame - Jackson Pickett Burnside

    21:45, Sat 2nd April 2022 - Thu 7th April 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    Mame is a musical with the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Originally titled My Best Girl, it is based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis…

  • La Cage aux Folles - Anne Dindon

    11:00, Sat 6th August 2022 - Wed 10th August 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    La Cage aux Folles is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple: Georges,…

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Mickey Rooney has been involved with