Barbican Theatre News

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...)

Photo Flash: Eva Noblezada Joins the Barricade as 'Eponine' in West End's LES MISERABLESPhoto Flash: Eva Noblezada Joins the Barricade as 'Eponine' in West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Eva Noblezada give her first performance as the beloved 'Eponine' in the West End production of 'LES MISERABLES' tonight, Monday 4 April 2016. In anticipation, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the MISS SAIGON alum in the hit musical below! (more...)

Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 3, 2016

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - we updated this story LIVE throughout the ceremony. Winners are indicated in bold type. Who were you cheering for? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ballet Black Dances Triple Bill at the Barbican TheatrePhoto Coverage: Ballet Black Dances Triple Bill at the Barbican Theatre
by Roy Tan - Mar 18, 2016

Ballet Black, a company for international dancers of black and Asian descent, collaborates with three bold and inventive choreographers to present an irresistible trilogy of narrative and abstract dance at the Barbican Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos of the dancers onstage below! (more...)

Paulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro RealPaulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro Real
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 14, 2016

El ganador de un Tony en 2008 por SOUTH PACIFIC, Paulo Szot, ofrecera un concierto homenaje a Frank Sinatra el proximo 22 de octubre en el Teatro Real. (more...)

Tenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS TodayTenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Tenri Cultural Institute  presents Border Crossings, a cultural exchange featuring works by American composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and Ukrainian composer Volodymyr Runchak today, March 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Tenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS This FridayTenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tenri Cultural Institute  presents Border Crossings, a cultural exchange featuring works by American composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and Ukrainian composer Volodymyr Runchak on Friday, March 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Curtain Call Publishes First Book 'A Year Backstage In London Theatre'Curtain Call Publishes First Book 'A Year Backstage In London Theatre'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre is the first in a series of photography books by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab featuring an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage photography from London theatre productions in 2015/16. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, in addition to exclusive backstage photography, Curtain Call also includes a foreword by renowned actor David Suchet and extended interviews with Chief Executive of The Old Vic Sally Greene, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone, casting director Jessica Ronane and actress Kate Fleetwood. The book is now exclusively available to pre-order from www.curtaincallonline.com (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATREImelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

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