NEWS

This page contains a selection of the 'nieuws' page of the Dutch site.

CHRISTINA COLLIER

IN CONCERT

17 AUGUST, 2019

Opera singer and diva Christina Collier gave a wonderful concert with a variety of classical and musical pieces. Several friends joined as guest. Jon van Eerd sang some songs by Stephen Sondheim.

Among the other special guests were Michael Reed, French cellist Renaud Gigord and Lyon Opera pianist Angela White.

MORE NOMINATIONS FOR CHARLEY

4 AUGUST, 2019

The highly succesful musical comedy CHARLEY has received yet another four awards. This time Musical World has honoured CHARLEY with nominations for:

⭐️Beste musical: CHARLEY

⭐️Best male actor: Jon van Eerd

⭐️Best male supporting role: Laus Steenbeeke

⭐️Best female supporting role: AnneMieke Ruyten

Michael Reed already cashed in on his Award for best music!

Votes are on now through the site of Musical World

http://www.musicalworld.nl/awards/mw_awards_2019/

JON VAN EERD'S

HIT COMEDY

STAGED IN BELGIUM

28 JUNE, 2019

Jon van Eerd's highly successful and hilarious comedy HARRY AND THE LITTLE ONES is due to hit the Belgium stage in 2020.

The new Belgium Farctheater's first professional production will open in the Scala Theatre in Gent Belgium.

Jon van Eerd's iconic part of Harrie Vermeulen will be playes by Belgium actor Peter van Asbroeck.

THRILLING TRIBUTE TO

MICHEL LEGRAND

IN ROYAL CONCERT HALL

25 JUNE, 2019

Jon van Eerd and Noortje Herlaar celebrated Michel Legrand's repertoire in the famous Royal Concerthall (Het Concertgebouw) in Amsterdam last night.

The audience went wild with songs and evergreens such as 'Windmills of Your Mind'. 'This Is One Of Those Moments' and 'Papa Can You Hear Me'.

The Philips Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Jules van Hessen.

THEATRES BRACING

FOR NEW HARRY

24 APRIL, 2019

Jon van Eerd's brand new comedy HERRIE IN DE KEUKEN (Kitchen Wars) was presented to the public with a press gathering in front of the Meervaart Theatre today.

The hilariously funny comedy in the well-known Harry-sequel opens December 2019 and runs to April 2020. Alongside Jon, the play stars Arie Cupé, Anne Lamsvelt, Joey Schalker, Liss Walravens and Brian Verhagen.

OPRAH CHRISTENS SHIP 

JON VAN EERD

ON UNIQUE PLAYBILL 

18 APRIL, 2019

Last February the brand new Holland America Line ship, Nieuw Statendam, was christened by Oprah Winfrey! As one of her first year's trips the ship is scheduled to sail towards Norway and its famous fjord coast.

As part of a special musical theme Dutch star Jon van Eerd will be giving a series of concerts on board. The journey will also star Stanley Burleson and Mariska van Kolck.

JON VAN EERD TRIBUTE

MICHEL LEGRAND IN

ROYAL CONCERT HALL

29 MAART, 2019

Jon van Eerd en Noortje Herlaar will be paying a grand homage to recently deceased Michel Legrand.

 

With no less than 90 musicians in the Philips Symphony Orchestra they will take you by the hand and lead you through Legrand's magnificent oeuvre.

From 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg' to 'Summer '42' and Barbara Streisand's 'Yentle'.

The event will take place on June 25th at the Royal Concert Hall in Amsterdam.

JON VAN EERD

AND MICHAEL REED WINNERS DUTCH MUSICAL AWARD

22 JANUARI, 2019

Both Jon van Eerd and Michael Reed were the proud winners of a Musical Award last night at the Award Gala. Jon received his Award for his book and adaptation of THE ADDAMS FAMILY and Michael accepted his Award for the musical score of CHARLEY. 🎶

The CHARLEY brought the house down with a medley of songs from the show.

UNIQUE CD PRESENTED TO CHARLEY CAST

19 DECEMBER, 2018

Dutch singer and musical star Simone Kleinsma surprisingly appeared on stage after tonight's sold-out performance of CHARLEY.

She presented the cast with the first CD of the show, which is a live recording of the opening night on December 9th 2018.

In her speech she expressed genuine praise for the quality and excellence of this unique production. Both audience and press embrace this unexampled and hilariously perfect musical show.

CHARLEY 4 NOMINATIONS FOR MUSICAL AWARD

(PLUS ONE EXTRA)

11 DECEMBER, 2018

Just days after the triumphant premiere of CHARLEY, the production was honored with four Musical Award Nominations:

⭐️ Best score: Michael Reed

⭐️ Best choreography: Eline Vroon

⭐️ Best actor: Jon van Eerd

⭐️ Best musical: Charley

On top of this Jon van Eerd was also nominated for ⭐️ Best translation/adaptation for the Addams Family.

RAVING REVIEWS FOR CHARLEY

10 DECEMBER, 2018

On december 9th CHARLEY premiered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Audience and press were both ecstatic! Quotes inlcude:

'It's a hoot!' 'Brilliant and unique' 'Sheer perfection'.

The standing ovation didn't calm down until the cast had reappeared numerous times to take more bows.

Book and music were praised as outstanding and sublime.

ADDAMS FAMILY RULES

02 DECEMBER, 2018

Press and audience were unanimously enthusiastic at the Dutch National premiere of The Addams Family.

Jon van Eerd's translation was highly regarded and was called 'uniquely genial' in one of the major Dutch newspapers (de Volkskrant)

TRIUMPHANT FIRST PREVIEW CHARLEY

November 23, 2018

The first preview of CHARLEY the musical, was an overwhelming success. The audience literally went wild.

Cast, orchestra, creatives and crew were given a a ten minute long standing-ovation. Certainly a very welcome and stimulating boost for all involved to work towards the world premiere on December 9.

FLYING START REHEARSALS CHARLEY

October 15. 2018

Show-time!

Rehearsals started for the new Dutch musical comedy CHARLEY. Composer Michael Reed en scriptwriter and lyricist Jon van Eerd were happy to present the cast with their work. Designs for set and costumes were presented to a very excited and eager crew and company.

FABULOUS REVIEWS

DUTCH PRODUCTION OF LETTICE AND LOVAGE

Both audience and press embrace the Dutch production of Peter Shaffer's 'Lettice and Lovage' entitled 'Kunst & Kitsch'.

 

Starring Dutch star actresses Liz Snoijink and Rayonde de Kuyper, comedian Arie Cupé and debutante Liza van Zeijderveld.

Directed and translated by: Jon van Eerd

TRIUMPHANT OPENING NIGHT PETER SHAFFER'S

LETTICE AND LOVAGE

September 24. 2018

The first national Dutch production of Peter Shaffer's 'Lettice and Lovage' entitled 'Kunst & Kitsch' premiered in Amsterdam. The response of the cheering audience underlined the excellent tour-de-force of the four actors.

CHARLEY THE MUSICAL

TRIUMPHS AT START OF SEASON

August 26-2018

At the Dutch national opening of the theatre season which traditionally shows previews of productions to come, the cast of CHARLEY - the musical opened the show. It was broadcast live on national television and made an unbeatable impression both on viewers at home and those present on the square. The response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. See the performance by clicking the Charley image below.

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Jon van Eerd to direct Shaffer's

Lettice & Lovage

LETTICE & LOVAGE will be open in September 2018. Actors are a.o. Liz Snoijink, Raymonde de Kuyper. Jon van Eerd will be directing.

LAST SHOW HARRY & EVE

On April 22nd the highly successful star-production Harry & Eve closed its Paradisical gates at the Schouwburg Theatre in Rijswijk.

 

In the 2017/2018 season the show was staged in over a 120 theatres throughout The Netherlands. 

PRESS CONFERENCE

CHARLEY

APRIL 2 - 2018

Today the national press gathered to meet the cast of new comedy musical CHARLEY.

This PPH production with original book and lyrics by Jon van Eerd and new music by Michael Reed will open December 2018. 

 

CHARLEY features an all-star cast! 

JON VAN EERD TO ADAPT

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

DECEMBER 12 - 2017

Today TEC-entertainment announced they will be producing THE ADDAMS FAMILY for the 2018/2019 season.

Jon van Eerd will be translating/adapting the musical for the Dutch theatres.

 

Paul Eenens will be directing whilst Stanley Burleson will take on the choreography.

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HARRY AND TWO MASTERS ON TV!

On December 31st the Omroep MAX channel will show the 2014 hit comedy HARRY AND TWO MASTERS. 5,35 p.m. on NPO2.

 

Cast: Jon van Eerd, Margo Dames, Arie Cupé and others. Script: Jon van Eerd. Directed by Caroline Frerichs.

Raving reviews for HARRY && EVE. Harry did it again. All the major Dutch papers shook their rhapsodic stars in praise of Jon van Eerd's latest comedy.

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11-01-17   NEW COMEDY JON VAN EERD AGAIN A LEADING HIT

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10-26-17   CHARLEY - THE NEW COMEDY MUSICAL

Today theatrical producer Pretpakhuis announced the cast of the new musical comedy CHARLEY. Marjolijn Touw, Hugo Haenen, Laus Steenbeeke and Priscilla Knetemann are among the actors who will be starring with Jon van Eerd in CHARLEY.

 

Jon van Eerd will write the script and lyrics and Michael Reed is to compose the music.

 

The story of CHARLEY is inspired by Brandon Thomas' 19th century comedy 'Charley's Aunt'.

Michael Reed and Jon van Eerd first worked together on and in the original Dutch musical 'Moeder Ik Wil Bij de Revue' in 2014. Reed is a well-known composer and musical director both on the West End and Broadway.

The musical will tour with a live orchestra. The world premiere is scheduled for December 2018 in Rotterdam.

Today rehearsals start of the new hilarious comedy Harry & Eve. All-time director is Caroline Frerichs. The cast includes Jon van Eerd, Margo Dames, Karel Simons, Rosalie de Jong and Jacqueline Aronson.

During the tour the audience will be surprised with the participation of a changing group of people who will appear on stage.

The play will premiere on October 30. More information can be found on 

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09-04-17   KICK-OFF HARRY & EVE

 

Today theatrical producer Pretpakhuis announced a new musical comedy for 2018. Jon van Eerd will write the script and lyrics and Michael Reed is to compose the music.

'Charley' is based on Brandon Thomas' 'Charley's Aunt'.

Michael Reed and Jon van Eerd first worked together on and in the original Dutch musical 'Moeder Ik Wil Bij de Revue' in 2014. Reed is a well-known composer and musical director both on the West End and Broadway.

 

The musical will tour with a live orchestra. The world premiere is expected in december 2018 in Rotterdam.

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26-06-17   CHARLEY - NEW MUSICAL

 

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17-06-17   DESPICABLE ME 3 PREMIERES

 

Today 'Despicable Me 3' will open in Dutch and

Belgian cinemas. Jon is the original Dutch voice of

Gru. In this film he also performs the voice of Gru's

brother, Dru.

 

In the American version both parts are spoken by

Steve Carell.

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04-05-17   JON VAN EERD STARRING IN OPERA

                 EISLER ON THE GO

 

Today the opera EISLER ON THE GO premiered in

Amsterdam. Jon van Eerd plays the troubled

composer Hanns Eisler who, together with Brecht

and Weill, fled from the Nazis to the US, only to be

exiled again during the communist witch hunt in

the 40s.

 

The opera received rave reviews.

More information can be found on the (Dutch) page

Theaterproducties. Should you wish more info in English,

please send an email through contact.

 

www.eisleronthego.nl

 

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12-02-17   WATCH IT, BROADWAY!

                  HARRY'S ON HIS WAY 

 

 

Harry could pop up on the foreign stage one of

these days. Jon van Eerd's highly successful

comedy 'Harrie Let Op de Kleintjes' (Harry and the Little Ones)

has drawn the attention of several agents and producers.

 

They are currently speaking with representatives in

New York, Germany and South Africa.

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23-11-16   HARRIE BABBA ON TV

 

 

New Year's Eve: on Saturday 31st of December the

hilarious HARRIE BABBA will be shown on TV on the

Dutch MAX Channel.

 

Broadcasting on NPO2 17:45 local time.

 

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20-11-16   JON JURY MEMBER

                 PRESTIGIOUS MUSICAL AWARDS

 

Today the organization of the prestigious

Dutch Musical Awards announced Jon's

appointment as a member of the jury.

 

Jon has won four Musical Awards himself

and is now ready to be part of this new adventure.

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14-11-16   OPENING NIGHT HARRY

 

Jon van Eerd's latest comedy 'Harrie and the Little

Ones' premiered went at the charming Gouda

Theatre.

 

The audience was ecstatic and the reviews

sensational, making the play a multi-star

production and an undisputed hit!

 

Quotes include: 'King of Laughter', 'unique and ingenious script', 'splendid timing, great acting,  and a brilliantly clever script'.

 

 

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04-06-16   ZAZA WAS BACK!

 

For one moment a packed house at the Amsterdam

Heineken Hall thought they were back in 'La Cage aux

Folles'. The musical in which Jon van Eerd starred 5

years ago as ZaZa was such a tremendous success it

was picked as the official opening show of the brand

new DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam and attended by

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.

 

The Heineken event was the yearly charity evening also

known as 'Het Amsterdam Diner'. During this prestigious

gala funds are raised for the awareness and research of

AIDS and HIV. In attendance of Her Majesty Princess

Mabel Jon once again shook the audience with his

powerful rendition of 'I Am What I Am', which was this

year's theme of the event.

 

Watch Jon on Youtube

 

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03-06-16   HARRIE BABBA GETS 9.1

 

On a scale between 1 and 10 Jon's comedy

'Harrie Babba' was awarded a full 9.1 by the

independent audiences of the Blauwe Kei

Theatre in the town of Veghel.

 

The score earned the production a third place

in the competition of the prestigious 'Veghelse

Toneelprijs'.

 

Jon won this prize once before, with his re-write of

the classic 'Boeing Boeing'.

 

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21-04-16

 

 

Last night 'Harrie Babba' saw its last performance in

the Royal Theater The Hague. The enormous success

of production company Pretpakhuis will be followed

by a brand new comedy written by Jon van Eerd

entitled: 'Harrie Let Op de Kleintjes' - 'Harry Watches

the Little Ones'. The play will open on Monday November

14th this year.

 

Once again directed by Caroline Frerichs, next to Jon

the play features old-time favorites Arie Cupé and

Margo Dames as well as musical star Zjon Smaal

and upcoming talent April van Amelsvoort.

 

 

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08-03-16

 

On Sunday April 3, 'Harrie Babba' will be taped in

front of a live theatre audience at the Amphion in

Doetinchem.

 

Tickets are available through the theatre:

www.amphion.nl

 

Stay iinformed about the release of the DVD of

the comedy through this site or through

www.harriebabba.nl

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27-01-16

 

On Sunday February 20th (Breda)

and Sunday March 10th (Heerlen) Jon will be giving two

exclusive concerts together with musical star Maaike

Widdershoven.

 

More information will follow soon.

Reservations can be made at the box-offices:

 

Breda - (coffee-concert)

 

 

Heerlen - Parkstad Theater (apple crumble matinee)

 

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01-03-16

 

On January 12th Jon will be lecturing on translating

and the adaptation of plays and musicals at the

University of Nijmegen.


Although participation is exclusive for University

students exceptions can be made for observers.

Those who are interested should contact Ton Fiere

at agent@jonvaneerd.nl

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Last night the first of four unique concerts was given to celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. All over the world stars and dignitaries commemorated Sinatra with tributes and salutations.


In the Netherlands the world famous Metropole Orchestra offers four concerts with seven outstanding Dutch artists and special guest, Canadian singer Matt Dusk.

12-11-15

 

 

The first night blew the roof off the theatre and the expectation is that the next three concerts will do exactly that.

 

Apart from Jon van Eerd and Matt Dusk the following singers appeared:

Tania Kross, Ruben Hein, Hadewych Minis, Leonie Meijer, Felix Maginn and renowned Greetje Kauffeld.

 

 

Sinatra 100, a Man and His Music can still be seen

12-11-15 Ede

12-12-15 Amsterdam, Rai

12-13-15 Venlo


 

KICK-OFF REHEARSALS

NEW COMEDY

JON VAN EERD

14 NOVEMBER, 2019

Today rehearsals started of new comedy play Herrie In De Keuken (A Big Kitchen Mess) by Jon van Eerd.

The play will premiere in Amsterdam on December 9th, 2019

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