Barbican Theatre News

Rehearsals for Broadway Revival of LES MISERABLES with Ramin Karimloo & Caissie Levy Begin Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Rehearsals begin Monday, January 13 in New York for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. The official opening night for LES MISERABLES is Sunday, March 23. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo (West End and current acclaimed Toronto star of LES MISERABLES, and The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in London) as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson (Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Javert; Caissie Levy (West End and Broadway star of Ghost and Hair and Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked) as Fantine; Nikki M. James (Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon) as Eponine; Andy Mientus (who captured the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Kyle Bishop on the NBC series 'Smash') as Marius; talented newcomer Charlotte Maltby as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders (The 39 Steps) as Thenardier; Tony Award-nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, (the West End production of The Scottsboro Boys) as the revolutionary Enjolras. (more...)

2014 London International Mime Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

London's annual celebration of contemporary visual theatre -- the 2014 LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL -- will run today 8 January - Saturday 1 February. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Play the Barbican, Feb 6-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. Press night: Monday 10 February, 7.45pm. (more...)

RSC's RICHARD II, Starring David Tennant, Comes to US Cinemas, Now thru Jan 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant in the title role opened last night to rave reviews. The production will be shown across the US and Canada from today, December 3, 2013 to January 2, 2014 as the premiere broadcast of 'Live from Stratford-upon Avon,' a program that will screen RSC productions from Shakespeare's home town around the world. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LES MISERABLES on Broadway; 24 Join the Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Additional casting was announced today for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The official opening night for LES MISERABLES is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

RSC's RICHARD II with David Tennant Takes in Over £1 million at U.K. Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant was screened across the U.K. last Wednesday, November 13th. The production was seen by more than 60,000 people in 364 cinemas across the U.K., generating more than 1 million ($1.6 million) in box office receipts, including the more than 20,000 people who booked tickets for upcoming screenings. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Broadcasts RICHARD II Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) previously announced that it is collaborating with Picturehouse Entertainment on 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon', a new programme to screen its productions live from Shakespeare's home town, and will work with Ravensbourne College to stream the production straight to UK schools. (more...)

Beneath The Trapdoor Of LES MISERABLES In The West End
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 05, 2013

For anyone who has ever wondered what the view looks like for the actors about to go on from below the vast stage of the West End production of mega-musical sensation LES MISERABLES - the longest-running musical in West End history - then look no further than a new behind-the-scenes glimpse at the legendary trap doors utilized so effectively in Trevor Nunn and John Caird's epic staging of the gigantic show. (more...)

Breaking: LES MISERABLES Announces First Wave of 2014 Broadway Cast - Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James & Caissie Levy
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 22, 2013

It's the news that everyone's been waiting for! Cameron Mackintosh announced today the first four cast members of his acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD II, The RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Debra Charlton - Oct 22, 2013

For his first production as Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran has staged a remarkable rendering of the historical drama RICHARD II. Directing a dream cast that includes veteran classical performers David Tennant, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Pennington and Oliver Ford Davies, Doran's production combines keen storytelling clarity and visual inventiveness. (more...)

RSC's RICHARD II, Starring David Tennant, Comes to US Cinemas This Winter, Dec 3-Jan 2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant in the title role opened last night to rave reviews. The production will be shown across the US and Canada from December 3, 2013 to January 2, 2014 as the premiere broadcast of 'Live from Stratford-upon Avon,' a program that will screen RSC productions from Shakespeare's home town around the world. (more...)

Music and Speeches from RSC's RICHARD II, Featuring David Tennant, Out on CD and iTunes Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

The RSC announces today that it will publish music and speeches from its forthcoming production of Richard II on a new CD and for download from iTunes. The recording will be the first in a series capturing some of the live and specially commissioned music composed for RSC productions of all Shakespeare's plays, as the Company works its way through the canon on stage over the next six years. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Celebrates 28 Years On West End Stage! Mackintosh & Company Attend
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 09, 2013

The West End's longest-running musical is celebrating yet another milestone in its peerless theatrical legacy: an astounding 28 years onstage! (more...)

Music and Speeches from RSC's RICHARD II, Featuring David Tennant, Out on CD and iTunes, Oct 18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

The RSC announces today that it will publish music and speeches from its forthcoming production of Richard II on a new CD and for download from iTunes. The recording will be the first in a series capturing some of the live and specially commissioned music composed for RSC productions of all Shakespeare's plays, as the Company works its way through the canon on stage over the next six years. (more...)

LEE HARVEY OSWALD To Play Finborough, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Michael Hastings' Lee Harvey Oswald - A Far Mean Streak of Independence Brought on by Negleck opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited season onSunday, 3 November 2013, with an special additional performance on Friday, 22 November at 12.30pm at the exact time of the assassination. (more...)

2014 London International Mime Festival to Kick Off Jan 8, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

London's annual celebration of contemporary visual theatre -- the 2014 LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL -- will run Wednesday 8 January - Saturday 1 February. (more...)

Sebastian Armesto & More to Join Frank Langella in Chichester & BAM's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at Chichester, prior to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's David Tennant-Led RICHARD II to Screen at Cinemas This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment just announced that Gregory Doran's production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant will be the first broadcast of 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' a program that will screen the RSC's productions from Shakespeare's home town around the world. Limited screenings will take place between December 3 2013 and January 2, 2014 in cities across the United States. Canadian dates and cities will be announced next week. For a current list of participating venues go to http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/. (more...)

Complete Cast Confirmed for Royal Shakespeare Company's David Tennant-Led RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Full casting is now confirmed for Gregory Doran's production of Richard II which plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 10 October until 16 November before transferring into the Barbican Theatre London from 9 December for a seven week run. (more...)

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