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BODYGUARD Pressekonferenz 001 © VBW / Herwig Prammer

Patricia Meeden & Jo Weil

Rachel Marron & Frank Farmer


BODYGUARD - The Musical will celebrate its Austrian premiere at the 27 September 2018 at the Ronacher. We talked to the lead actors Patricia Meeden (Rachel Marron) and Jo Weil (Bodyguard, Frank Farmer) about their role.


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Chicago © VBW / Baus

Throwback - CHICAGO 1998

leaf through the picture book


VBW's musical productions combine Austrian traditions with international success. The Raimund Theater and Ronacher have been the venue for innumerable debut performances and Austrian or European premieres. 

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Bodyguard Patricia Meeden_Jo Weil © Jens Hauer - Gregor Buchhaus

Exceptional cast for Vienna

Bodyguard - The Musical


VBW brings the international hit production BODYGUARD to the Vienna audience with a first-rate cast drawn from musicals, straight drama, film and TV. Spectacular choreography, songs from the Grammy-winning film soundtrack, and many other global chart-toppers – sung in English – guarantee the audience an outstanding live experience.

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Bodyguard - The Musical

Austrian premiere at the Ronacher


Vereinigte Bühnen Wien is opening the 2018/19 season in the Ronacher with the international hit musical BODYGUARD – THE MUSICAL, based on one of the biggest cinema blockbusters of all time. Spectacular choreography and songs by the Grammy-winning film soundtrack guarantee the audience a first-class live experience.

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Christian Struppeck © VBW / Johannes Ifkovits

Artistic directors of the opera and musical theatre divisions of the VBW appointed

Christian Struppeck: international expert in musicals has tenure as artistic director of musicals extended


As of the 2022/2023 season, the Norwegian opera director Stefan Herheim will take over as artistic director of the Theater an der Wien. The present artistic director, Roland Geyer, will stay in place at the stagione opera house until Herheim takes over. The artistic director of musicals for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW), Christian Struppeck, has had his contract extended for a further five years as of the 2020/21 season. 

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Premiere – I AM FROM AUSTRIA 004 © VBW Karl Schöndorfer


Wildly successful opening night at the Raimund Theater


I AM FROM AUSTRIA, the musical by Titus Hoffmann (book & idea) and Christian Struppeck (book & creative development), featuring Rainhard Fendrich’s greatest hits, had its world premiere on 16 September 2017 at the Raimund Theater in Vienna.


Probeneindruck TANZ DER VAMPIRE 002 © Herwig Prammer

Vampires rehearse for the opening night!

premiere 30th of September 2017


Just four weeks to go! On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES can finally be seen in Vienna again! Yesterday VBWs Artistic Director Christian Struppeck and Director Cornelius Baltus invited in the rehearsal studio to give a first insight in the rehearsals. The opening night is on the 30th September 2017 at the Ronacher.

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