Barbican Theatre News

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark PayhouseTHE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in the world premiere of the newly-commissioned cello concerto, Tangle Eye, by its current Young American Composer-in-Residence, Dan Visconti, with soloist Inbal Segev on Sunday, May 7 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. The Israeli-American cellist, now based in New York, is a champion of contemporary music, and performs as a soloist with a Bay Area orchestra for the first time in the Orchestra's May 7 season finale. This is Visconti's final work as a Young American Composer-in-Residence with the Orchestra; his residency ends this year. The California Symphony also performs Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 for the first time in its 30-year history, and the program opens with Beethoven's Coriolan Overture. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMAN TRAGEDIES, Barbican TheatreBWW Review: ROMAN TRAGEDIES, Barbican Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Mar 18, 2017

Extraordinary, astonishing, unmissable five star production that brings three of Shakespeare's plays up to date in an electrifying production that should not be missed. (more...)

National Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This SummerNational Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Love, temptation and fear will captivate moviegoers as Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live partner to bring the best of the stage to U.S. cinemas with 'NT LIVE: Obsession' on May 11 and 'NT LIVE: Angels in America' on July 20 and 27, all captured live each day. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for WHILE WE'RE HEREBush Theatre Announces Casting for WHILE WE'RE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Bush Theatre has announced today for While We're Here, a new play by acclaimed writer Barney Norris (Visitors, Bush Theatre; Eventide, Arcola Theatre). Alice Hamilton will direct Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, BBC; Beacons, Park Theatre) and Andrew French (The Iphigenia Quartet, Gate Theatre; Boi, Boi is Dead, West Yorkshire Playhouse) in this world premiere which opens the Bush Theatre's brand new 60 seat Studio.    (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

BWW Review: BALLET BLACK TRIPLE BILL, BarbicanBWW Review: BALLET BLACK TRIPLE BILL, Barbican
by Vikki Broad - Mar 4, 2017

This year's triple bill marks Ballet Black's sixteenth year since Cassa Pancho founded the company in 2001. Their message remains the same as their fan base continues to grow: diversity. This small company of only eight dancers can now comfortably sell out London's large Barbican theatre for several consecutive nights and their tours of the country continue for months after. Their work whether old or new always demonstrates a glorious level of technique, precision and grace that keeps audiences coming back. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star and Produce New Showtime Limited Series MELROSEBenedict Cumberbatch to Star and Produce New Showtime Limited Series MELROSE
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Today, Showtime Networks announced the pickup of the five-part limited series MELROSE, starring and executive produced by Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barbican Theatre Presents the UK Premiere of Blanca Li Dance Company's ROBOTPhoto Coverage: Barbican Theatre Presents the UK Premiere of Blanca Li Dance Company's ROBOT
by Roy Tan - Feb 23, 2017

The Barbican presents the UK-premiere of Robot, a multimedia spectacle which explores the relationship between humans and machines. Choreographed by Blanca Li and performed by Blanca Li Dance Company, the show premiered in 2013 at the Montpellier Dance Festival and has since played in over 100 theatres. It has just received Best Modern Dance Show at the Lunas del Auditorio awards in Mexico and following its Barbican run, Robot continues its world tour to China and Israel. (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This SpringNational Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSHGAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

OLD MONEY. NEW PROBLEMS. DIFFERENT GENDER. Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones, Untitled Detroit Project) is to lead the cast for the world premiere of an all-female version of Posh. Full casting for the production has been announced today. (more...)

RSC's THE TEMPEST to Storm Into U.S. Cinemas This MarchRSC's THE TEMPEST to Storm Into U.S. Cinemas This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Beginning March 1, 2017, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Tempest will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2017 Season And Launches New Talent Development OpportunitiesRoyal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2017 Season And Launches New Talent Development Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, announces today the winter 2017 season in Stratford-upon-Avon and reveals plans for RSC Next Generation, a new long-term talent development programme to give up to 100 young people each year from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to develop a career in the theatre. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New CastTHE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

THE CARDINAL Comes to Southwark Playhouse Next YearTHE CARDINAL Comes to Southwark Playhouse Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

"All great men know, the soul of life is fame." (more...)

The Addams Family Are Coming to King'sThe Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIALondon Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILYSamantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and WednesdayAddams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17 - Sat 21 October 2017. Tickets will be on sale from 11am on Wednesday 23 November to Friends Of The Grand and 11am on Friday 25 November for general sale. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILYSamantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  Further casting is to be announced.  (more...)

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