Barbican Centre News

Elders in Residence on Governors IslandElders in Residence on Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Join Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches in their new performance.  Lois and Peggy have been in residence at the Barbican Centre, in London, researching and developing a new performance about the risks of unexplored potential buried within us; often Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) more deeply as we age. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's box office opens today, August 9, 2016, for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This FallChukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This AugustLight Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old VicWorld Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens' CATHY Set to Tour This AutumnCardboard Citizens' CATHY Set to Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cardboard Citizens announces a new tour inspired by Cathy Come Home. Fifty years on from the original Ken Loach film highlighting homelessness, the production marks the 25th anniversary of the theatre company that works making theatre with and for homeless people. The production will tour  theatres, prisons and hostels across the UK from October 2016-February 2017. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough TheatreUK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

James Bond Star Sir Roger Moore Returns to King's Theatre GlasgowJames Bond Star Sir Roger Moore Returns to King's Theatre Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

Following the huge success of his tours over the last four years, Sir Roger Moore, the legendary film star who played the iconic role of James Bond in seven movies, will return to the King's Theatre in Glasgow on Friday 25 November. (more...)

National Theatre of Scotland Sets Edinburgh Festivals LineupsNational Theatre of Scotland Sets Edinburgh Festivals Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The National Theatre of Scotland is celebrating 10 years of presenting acclaimed theatre at the Edinburgh Festivals. This year the Company brings the world premiere of ANYTHING THAT GIVES OFF LIGHT in a co-production with the Edinburgh International Festival and the TEAM, and two acclaimed music filled dramas about refugees and migration to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase, both at the Assembly Hall; GLASGOW GIRLS, in a co-production with Pachamama Productions, Regular Music and Theatre Royal Stratford East, and LAST DREAM (ON EARTH), presented by Kai Fischer. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/5/2016 - 6/12/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/5/2016 - 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/5/2016 - 6/12/2016. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle to Present World Premiere Children's Opera THE HOGBOON at The Barbican CentreLondon Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle to Present World Premiere Children's Opera THE HOGBOON at The Barbican Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle perform the world premiere of The Hogboon, a children's opera by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, on 26 June at The Barbican Centre in London. It is the second in a series of LSO commissioned mixed-ability operas, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and featuring musicians from the local community and the Guildhall School, performing with the LSO. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra to Premiere Peter Maxwell Davies' Last Major WorkLondon Symphony Orchestra to Premiere Peter Maxwell Davies' Last Major Work
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle perform the world premiere of The Hogboon, a children's opera by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, on 26 June at The Barbican Centre in London. It is the second in a series of LSO commissioned mixed-ability operas, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and featuring musicians from the local community and the Guildhall School, performing with the LSO. (more...)

Tanika Gupta's LOVE N STUFF Returns to Theatre Royal Stratford EastTanika Gupta's LOVE N STUFF Returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Award-winning writer Tanika Gupta returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East to debut her hilarious and uplifting new comedy LOVE N STUFF on the Main Stage - three years after its first successful run in the Studio. Love N Stuff audience favourite Rina Fatania returns to play the role of Bindi and will be joined by new lead Nicholas Khan in the role of Mansoor. This funny, fast-paced and engaging show sees two actors playing a breathtaking 20 characters and is set to have audiences laughing out loud. Directed and designed by Kerry Michael (Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East) the show will run from Friday 3 June until Saturday 25 June. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A range of performances and events from the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL will be made available through live video webcasts, live audio streams, and on-demand video and audio, several in partnership with WQXR's Q2 Music, which will also feature a 24-hour biennial marathon on May 24. Biennial highlights will later be featured on a radio broadcast on WFMT's Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, and on a release of biennial highlights on the Philharmonic's digital recording series Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2015-16 Season. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVISA.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the TEAM's RoosevElvis, created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristein Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The production runs May 6-29 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

BERKELEY, CA (March 22, 2016) – Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphonyclose their 2015-16 season Thursday, May 5 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall with the West Coast premiere of Mark Grey's Frankenstein Symphony, which the Orchestra co-commissioned with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Violinist Simone Porter makes her first appearance in the Bay Area, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Orchestra. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (more...)

ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Rarely does a discerning lover of the pipe organ have the opportunity to hear three full-scale organ concerti in a single program. On Sunday, April 10th, at 5:00pm, graduate students from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester will present a program of works by three composers, spanning almost 200 years.  (more...)

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