Barbican Theatre News

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...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents THE TESTAMENT OF MARYSydney Theatre Company Presents THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin receives its Australian premiere at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) from13 January to 25 February 2017, in what will be a provocative and powerful retelling of one of the most well-known stories of all time. Newly announced STC Resident Director Imara Savage and Resident Designer Elizabeth Gadsby are at the helm, with the Helpmann Award-winning Alison Whyte (Love and Information, Travelling North) in the title role.  (more...)

Tony-Nominated Loretta Ables Sayre Set for Blue Note Hawaii Debut on 11/14Tony-Nominated Loretta Ables Sayre Set for Blue Note Hawaii Debut on 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Tony-nominated Broadway actress Loretta Ables Sayre is scheduled to make her Blue Note debut in Waikiki on Nov. 14 with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Ables Sayre's performances will feature jazz standard selections from the Great American Songbook. Joining Loretta will be Hawaii-based musicians Jim Howard on piano, Dean Taba on bass and Darryl Pellegrini on drums. (more...)

RSC Broadcasts KING LEAR in U.S. Cinemas TonightRSC Broadcasts KING LEAR in U.S. Cinemas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Beginning tonight, November 4, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer SeasonRobert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Be Thankful in November at Blue Note HawaiiBe Thankful in November at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

We're thankful for this amazing November lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Paulo Szot en el Teatro Real de MadridPHOTO FLASH: Paulo Szot en el Teatro Real de Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 24, 2016

El pasado sabado 22 de octubre el baritono Paulo Szot ofrecio un concierto homenaje a Frank Sinatra y Tom Jobim en el Teatro Real de Madrid, junto Klaus Mueller (piano y direccion), Itaiguara Brandão (guitarra y bajo) y David Meade (bateria y percusion). (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Trycicle Theatre Launches Major New Project, MAPPING BRENT, to Engage AudiencesTrycicle Theatre Launches Major New Project, MAPPING BRENT, to Engage Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Continuing their commitment to building the theatre going community of tomorrow, the Tricycle Theatre announces the launch of Mapping Brent, a brand new initiative that will see six new theatre companies created - five for young people, and a sixth for all ages. This unique project will see the Tricycle work on a weekly basis with 6 satellite venues across its home borough of Brent in a bid to engage communities and participants - many of whom have not previously engaged in arts - on their 'home turf'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of HALF A SIXPENCE Surprises Sir Cameron Mackintosh on BirthdayPhoto Flash: Cast of HALF A SIXPENCE Surprises Sir Cameron Mackintosh on Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Sir Cameron Mackintosh's 70th birthday began with a 'Flash Bang Wallop' as the cast of HALF A SIXPENCE surprised him with an impromptu performance as he inspected works at the Noel Coward Theatre, ahead of their first performance later this month. Check out the photos below! (more...)

National Theatre Live Presents FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET and WAR HORSENational Theatre Live Presents FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

National Theatre Live is thrilled to bring three of its most popular titles back to cinemas this fall – Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and “Elementary” star Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein on October 25; Cumberbatch in Hamlet on November 15; and the celebrated National Theatre production of War Horse on December 6. For more information, visit www.NTLive.com. (more...)

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL Returns - Monday 9 January to Saturday 4 February 2017LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL Returns - Monday 9 January to Saturday 4 February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Celebrating its 40th  anniversary the London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, mask, physical theatre, object theatre and puppetry. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE DEEP BLUE SEA TonightNational Theatre Live Broadcasts THE DEEP BLUE SEA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

National Theatre Live presents the international broadcast of Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea tonight, October 6, 2016. (more...)

RSC to Broadcast KING LEAR in US Cinemas This FallRSC to Broadcast KING LEAR in US Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Beginning November 4, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE THREEPENNY OPERA TonightNational Theatre Live Broadcasts THE THREEPENNY OPERA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

National Theatre Live previously announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens tonight, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 15, 2016

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)

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