Barbican Theatre News

Adam Monley Takes Over the Role of 'Javert' in LES MISERABLES Tonight; Earl Carpenter on Deck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Adam Monley, who currently performs the roles of the Bishop of Digne and Combeferre in Cameron Mackintosh's smash hit new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, will assume the role the role of Javert beginning today, July 22. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Earl Carpenter Set for Limited Run as 'Javert' in Broadway's LES MISERABLES as Will Swenson Takes Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Acclaimed British actor Earl Carpenter will join Cameron Mackintosh's smash hit new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert beginning Tuesday, August 12 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

Is it LES MISERABLES or LES MIS?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Les Miserables has a tricky name that many people like to avoid by simply calling it Les Mis. With its recent stage and screen comeback, the Daily Telegraph decided to ask Cameron Mackintosh what he preferred to call the show when he first brought it to the stage 27 years ago. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Carrie Fletcher Performs ON MY OWN from LES MIS at WEST END LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2014

Carrie Fletcher performed Eponine's heartbreaking 'On My Own' from LES MISERABLES at West End Live 2014 -- check out the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for RSC's HENRY IV Parts I & II, Screening in the U.S. July-Aug 2014
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

Below, watch the trailer for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part I & II! Henry IV Part I can currently be seen in cinemas across the U.S. through July 3. Henry IV Part II can be seen from July 5 - August 4. They were filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. (more...)

RSC's Live HENRY IV PART 1 Hits U.S. Theaters Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Tonight the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part I will begin cinemas screenings across the US. Henry IV Part I was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. It will be seen in US cinemas from tonight, June 3 - July 3, and was seen in over 315 UK cinemas in May. (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones and Joanna Ampil to Star in WEST END WOMEN Tour, Nov-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

JP Productions have today announced full casting details of their forthcoming UK tour of new touring production 'West End Women'. (more...)

Lockyer And Thaxton To Star In London LES MISERABLES From June!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

There will be major cast changes in the West End production of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award winner "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre from 16 June 2014. Joining the company are: Peter Lockyer as 'Jean Valjean'; David Thaxton as 'Javert'; Tom Edden as 'Thenardier'; Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Fantine'; Michael Colbourne as 'Enjolras' and Emilie Fleming as 'Cosette'. (more...)

RSC's HENRY IV PART 1 Filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Tonight at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford-upon-Avon home, the RSC's Henry IV Part I will be filmed for "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. It will be seen in US cinemas from June 3 - July 3, and will be seen in 315 UK cinemas live tonight, with further screenings there tomorrow. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Lands on Sunday Times' Billionaire List
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

According to the Sunday Times, West End theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh has become the first Briton from showbusiness to land on the Super Rich List. (more...)

It's Official! Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo Set for Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER at Circle in the Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

We've been reporting on the buzz since January, but now Hugh Jackman is making Broadway fan's May dreams come true! It's just been officially announced that Sonia Friedman Productions will present the Royal Court Theatre production of THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

LIFT Takes Dmitry Krymov's OPUS NO7 on UK Tour, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

One of Russia's most original contemporary theatre directors, Dmitry Krymov, will bring his remarkable Opus No7 to the UK this summer in a national tour, breathing exhilarating emotional life into stories of Soviet oppression and censorship. (more...)

Youth Music Theatre UK Sets Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

In its tenth anniversary year, YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE UK (YMT) launches a groundbreaking season of international work in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to be produced during the summer of 2014. Contemporary classical music rubs shoulders with dubstep, jazz and Persian mugham. Musical theatre songs are juggled with polyphonic singing, and both physical theatre and actor musicianship are centre stage. Young talented composers, directors and writers stand alongside icons of the theatre. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Robert Cray Begins UK Tour, May 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Legendary blues and soul guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray embarks on his UK tour on Friday 2nd May at The Anvil in Basingstoke. The tour comes on the back of Cray's critically acclaimed new album 'In My Soul'. Cray was recently the subject of a major 2-page interview in the Sunday Times on 27th April. Click here for more information. (more...)

RSC to Release Music and Speeches from Gregory Doran's HENRY IV Parts I & II on CD, iTunes, April 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The RSC is releasing a selection of music and speeches from Gregory Doran's productions of Henry IV parts I and II on a new CD and for download from iTunes. The recording is the second in the ongoing series which continues the ambition to capture the specially commissioned music composed for RSC productions of all Shakespeare's plays, as the Company works its way through the canon over the next six years. (more...)

LES MISERABLES UK Launches Selfie Competition
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 14, 2014

A new featurette showcasing the backstage of the West End's longest-running musical, LES MISERABLES, is now available to view. (more...)

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