Barbican Theatre News

New Diorama Theatre Launches New Artist Development ProgrammeNew Diorama Theatre Launches New Artist Development Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

In recent years London's New Diorama Theatre has established itself as a home for emerging companies to develop, flourish creatively, and forge viable and sustainable careers as theatre practitioners. (more...)

Full LIFT 2016 Programme AnnouncedFull LIFT 2016 Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

LIFT has travelled the world to curate a very special playlist of performances, politics and pop-culture for London, so go on - press play. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Circa's THE RETURN at the London International Mime FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at Circa's THE RETURN at the London International Mime Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

This year at the London Barbican Theatre's International London Mime Festival, Circa will perform their new show THE RETURN. The festival will run from 27 January - 31 January, with performances at 14:30 and 19:45. Check out photos from the production here! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 6 Days Left to Catch The Exhibition LES MISERABLES: FROM PAGE TO STAGEPhoto Coverage: 6 Days Left to Catch The Exhibition LES MISERABLES: FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 17, 2016

After a 19-month run across Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane), amassing 588 performances, Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's 30-year-old megamusical LES MISERABLES closes today, January 17, at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) 2,000-seat Lyric Theatre. Fans of the musical can still catch the free supplementary exhibition titled 'Les Miserables: From Page to Stage' at QPAC's Tony Gould Gallery until this Friday, January 23. (more...)

David Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film SeriesDavid Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that London's Barbican Centre has just announced the full lineup for its 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' film series this January. (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida TheatreOfficial: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

BWW:UK AWARDS 2015 - Cumberbatch, HAMLET, Ellis, Staunton All Winners!BWW:UK AWARDS 2015 - Cumberbatch, HAMLET, Ellis, Staunton All Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

Some big names picked up wins in the 2015 BWW:UK Awards - including Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet, Imelda Staunton for Gypsy, and Kerry Ellis for her supporting role in Cats! (more...)

Australia's Circa Makes BAM Debut with OPUS This WeekAustralia's Circa Makes BAM Debut with OPUS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

An Australian circus company, a French string quartet, and a Russian composer will tumble together in the fantastic world of OPUS, a 'cut-glass, caviar circus' (The Telegraph) which BAM presents from tonight, November 4 to 8. (more...)

West End Roundup - Oktober Edition: mit HARRY POTTER, Benedict Cumberbatch in HAMLET und FUNNY GIRLWest End Roundup - Oktober Edition: mit HARRY POTTER, Benedict Cumberbatch in HAMLET und FUNNY GIRL
by Iris Moebius - Nov 3, 2015

In Broadway Roundup und West End Roundup werden wir jeweils einmal im Monat die wichtigsten Meldungen aus den zwei großten Musical-Metropolen der Welt zusammenfassen. Dabei erwarten euch Informationen zu den neusten Erfolgsshows, Bekanntmachungen und Geruchte zu zukunftigen Projekten, Berichte uber Hollywood Stars die derzeit auf der Buhne zu sehen sind, neue Cast-Recordings und vieles mehr. Nach dem ersten Broadway Roundup vor 2 Wochen haben wir hier jetzt das erste West End Roundup! (more...)

Adding Oscar-Nominated Song 'Suddenly' to LES MIS Stage Remains UncertainAdding Oscar-Nominated Song 'Suddenly' to LES MIS Stage Remains Uncertain
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 2, 2015

'If you don't have a camera zooming straight into the eyes or catching a close-up of a hand touching another hand, it doesn't work,' said Claude-Michel Schonberg, the French composer of now 30-year-old musical 'Les Miserables' (Les Mis), when asked about the possibility of adding the Oscar-nominated song 'Suddenly,' especially written for the 2012 movie adaptation, to 'Les Mis' onstage. (more...)

More Australian Actors to Join Cast of LES MIS in Manila; Tickets Go On Sale to General Public Today, 10/30More Australian Actors to Join Cast of LES MIS in Manila; Tickets Go On Sale to General Public Today, 10/30
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 29, 2015

Australian actors Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine), Chris Durling (Enjolras), and Emily Langridge (Cosette) will join previously announced cast members Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), and Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine) when the new Asian Tour of the newly reimagined LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) kicks off at The Theatre at Solaire (1 Aseana Ave. Entertainment City, Paranaque City) in March 2016. Visit TicketWorld.com.ph to buy tickets. (more...)

HOT Video: LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday with Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle & More Singing in Special Finale!HOT Video: LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday with Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle & More Singing in Special Finale!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

It's been 30 years since Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's phenomenon of a musical opened in London and finally videos have just started to appear online from the special 30th Anniversary event, including Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Rufelle, John Owen Jones, Geronimo Rauch, Peter Lockyer, Rachelle Ann Go, Carrie Hope Fletcher and other members of the current and original cast! (more...)

Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Opens at the Kennedy Center TonightJuliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Opens at the Kennedy Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

As previously announced, the Kennedy Center will present a Barbican and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, production of ANTIGONE by Sophocles, in a new translation by T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson from tonight, October 22, through October 25, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Hits Theaters Across the Globe TodayBarbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Hits Theaters Across the Globe Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The National Theatre Live screens HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/10/2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/10/2015. (more...)

Live Broadcast from London of HAMLET at Peterborough PlayersLive Broadcast from London of HAMLET at Peterborough Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Peterborough Players' Arts on Screen 2015-2016 Series announces a very special event. William Shakespeare's HAMLET will be broadcast live from London's Barbican Theatre to the Peterborough Players on Thursday, October 15th at 2pm.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Original, Current London Casts of LES MISERABLES Unite at 30th Anniversary Party!Photo Flash: Original, Current London Casts of LES MISERABLES Unite at 30th Anniversary Party!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Below, check out a just-released photo including the 1985 original company, the current London cast and members of the creative team! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9
by Nora Dominick - Oct 9, 2015

Trying to get tickets to all the new shows on Broadway? Still trying to win the #Ham4Ham lottery? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Celebration Continues! LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday Event With Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and More!Photo Flash: The Celebration Continues! LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday Event With Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

It's been 30 years since Claude-Michel Schönberg &Alain Boublil's phenomenon of a musical opened in London. LES MISERABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 where it ran for 19 years before moving to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004 where it has already played for 11 years and looks set to at least equal the run at the Palace Theatre as it is still playing to standing room only. When Les Miserables celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London's West End. (more...)

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