Barbican Theatre News

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...)

BWW Review: THE ALCHEMIST, Barbican Theatre, 14 September 2016BWW Review: THE ALCHEMIST, Barbican Theatre, 14 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 15, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a frenetic, physical production of the Ben Jonson classic that fizzes with fibbing and foolishness. (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Barbican Theatre, 13 September 2016BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Barbican Theatre, 13 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 14, 2016

Gary Naylor sees plenty of relevant stuff and controversial material in a new version of Marlowe's influential classic. (more...)

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville TheatreKatherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for 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. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE Tour Heads to Cambridge Arts Theatre This MonthTHE SHAKESPEARE REVUE Tour Heads to Cambridge Arts Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The Shakespeare Revue, a comic concoction of hilarious sketches and show-stopping numbers written by comedy icons Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Fry & Laurie and musical theatre favourites, Stephen Sondheim, Stiles & Drewe and many more, returns to the stage with a UK tour as part of the nationwide celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLOSOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN Returns to Arts Centre MelbourneJACK CHARLES V THE CROWN Returns to Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The true story of an Australian legend - Jack Charles V The Crown - will return to Arts Centre Melbourne from 15-19 November. Uncle Jack Charles is an award-winning actor, Koorie elder and activist, but for a good portion of his 72 years was also an addict, thief and a regular in Victoria's prisons. ILBIJERRI Theatre Company'sJack Charles V The Crown is a show about his life, told by him. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This FallNational Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has 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 on Thursday, 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...)

The Shakespeare Revue to Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th with New TourThe Shakespeare Revue to Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th with New Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Revue, a comic concoction of hilarious sketches and show-stopping numbers written by comedy icons Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Fry & Laurie and musical theatre favourites, Stephen Sondheim, Stiles & Drewe and many more, returns to the stage with a UK tour as part of the nationwide celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The production opens at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 3 August 2016 and tours to a further six venues until 26th November 2016, prior to West End. Further dates to be announced. (more...)

Comedy Classic Celebrates Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary With A New UK TourComedy Classic Celebrates Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary With A New UK Tour
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Revue, a comic concoction of hilarious sketches and show-stopping numbers written by comedy icons Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Fry & Laurie and musical theatre favourites, Stephen Sondheim, Stiles & Drewe and many more, returns to the stage with a UK tour as part of the nationwide celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The production opens at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 3 August 2016 and tours to a further six venues until 26th November 2016, prior to West End. Further dates to be announced. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: John Owen-Jones Reflects on Working with Boublil and Schonberg Before the New York Pops GalaBWW Exclusive: John Owen-Jones Reflects on Working with Boublil and Schonberg Before the New York Pops Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In anticipation of the big event, BroadwayWorld is checking in with some of the performers. Today, check out what John Owen-Jones had to say... (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring THE AUDIENCE, WAR HORSE & More Back to Cinemas as Part of Encore SeriesNational Theatre Live to Bring THE AUDIENCE, WAR HORSE & More Back to Cinemas as Part of Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced that a selection of their most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. These broadcasts will feature Tony Award winner & host of 'The Late Late Show' James Corden, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, 'Elementary' star Jonny Lee Miller, Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren and more! New 'live' events will be announced soon for the fall 2016 season. For more information, visit www.NTLive.com. (more...)

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