Barbican Theatre News

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...)

LES MISERABLES, Clint Holmes and More Set for Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Aug 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has released an updated August 2013 schedule. The Smith Center is located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas, NV. Call the box office at 702-749-2000 or visit www.TheSmithCenter.com for more information. Details below! (more...)

LES MISERABLES Raises the Barricade at Orpheum Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

LES MISERABLES, Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of the world's longest running musical, runs at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis for one week only, today, July 30-August 4, 2013. (more...)

LES MISERABLES, Clint Holmes and More Set for Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Aug 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has released an updated August 2013 schedule. The Smith Center is located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas, NV. Call the box office at 702-749-2000 or visit www.TheSmithCenter.com for more information. Details below! (more...)

LES MISERABLES to Raise the Barricade at Orpheum Theatre, Begin. 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Les Miserables, Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of the world's longest running musical, runs at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis for one week only, July 30-August 4, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Finborough Theatre's CORNELIUS at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

59E59 Theaters welcomes the Finborough Theatre production of J.B. Priestley's CORNELIUS, directed by Sam Yates, to Brits Off Broadway. Produced by Jagged Fence, Handsome Dog and 31 Productions, CORNELIUS began performances on Saturday, June 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: LES MISERABLES to Return to Broadway's Imperial Theatre; Opening Night Set for March 23, 2014!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES will return to the Imperial Theatre, the show's home on Broadway for nearly 13 years and 5244 performances. Previews for the new production of LES MISERABLES will begin Saturday, March 1 with an official opening night Sunday, March 23. The original New York production of LES MISERABLES premiered first at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987, later moving to the Imperial on October 17, 1990, where it played until May 18, 2003, for a total Broadway run of 6680 performances. The casting process for the new production has begun and will be completed later this summer. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Plays Sacramento Community Center Theater, Now thru 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of LES MISERABLES comes to Sacramentofor a limited engagement at Community Center Theater from tonight, May 29 - June 9. The all new production of LES MISERABLES features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company to Live Broadcast RICHARD II on Nov. 13
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced today 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...)

Assembly and Riverside Studios Present Casus' KNEE DEEP at Riverside Studios, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Internationally renowned circus company, Casus, brings the humanity into circus through a breathtaking and fragile display of skills withKnee Deep. The show runs at Riverside Studios following a hit run at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, where it was described as 'awe inspiring' by The Guardian (***** star review). Knee Deep runs for a limited time only from 28 May to 22 June, with a special press performance on the 30 May. (more...)

Assembly and Riverside Studios Present Casus' KNEE DEEP at Riverside Studios, May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Internationally renowned circus company, Casus, brings the humanity into circus through a breathtaking and fragile display of skills withKnee Deep. The show runs at Riverside Studios following a hit run at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, where it was described as 'awe inspiring' by The Guardian (***** star review). Knee Deep runs for a limited time only from 28 May to 22 June, with a special press performance on the 30 May. (more...)

LES MISERABLES to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater, 5/29-6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of LES MISERABLES comes to Sacramentofor a limited engagement at Community Center Theater from May 29 - June 9. The all new production of LES MISERABLES features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Returns to Columbus, 5/14-19
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables has music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original Les Miserables orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft, and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2013: All The Winners! SWEENEY TODD, TOP HAT, THE AUDIENCE & More Win Big...
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2013

It's time for the 2013 Olivier Awards - we'll be updating live with all the winners in all the categories! (more...)

OLIVIERS 2013: Live Blog! Follow The Concert, Red Carpet And Ceremony
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 28, 2013

UK editor in chief Carrie Dunn follows the Oliviers Party in the Piazza, red carpet and the ceremony, and gives her opinions on the runners and riders... (more...)

J.B. Priestley's CORNELIUS Receives NY Premiere at Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

59E59 Theaters will welcome the Finborough Theatre production of J.B. Priestley's CORNELIUS, directed by Sam Yates, to Brits Off Broadway. Produced by Jagged Fence, Handsome Dog and 31 Productions, CORNELIUS begins performances on Saturday, June 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30. Press opening is Tuesday, June 11 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. For more information, visit www.britsoffbroadway.com. (more...)

RSC Celebrates New Leadership, JULIUS CAESAR and MATILDA in NY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

With a new leadership team of Gregory Doran, Artistic Director, and Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director, at the helm, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to New York this spring with two productions, Julius Caesar and Matilda The Musical. Both began their lives at the RSC's Stratford-upon-Avon home and reflect the Company's continuing commitment to Shakespeare and the work of contemporary playwrights and theatre artists, as it celebrates one hundred years of touring work from Shakespeare's birthplace to the US. (more...)

Headley, CURIOUS INCIDENT, KISS ME KATE All Nominated For 2013 Olivier Awards - Full List Inside!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 26, 2013

The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time leads the list with eight nominations, followed by the toe-tapping new musical Top Hat receiving seven, and the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of Sweeney Todd in close competition with six. Other stand-out nominations include The Audience and Kiss Me, Kate receiving five each, and Constellations, The Bodyguard and Twelfth Night with four. (more...)

Tina Benko Stars in JACKIE, Opening at Women's Project Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

Tina Benko stars in Jackie, the North American premiere of the play by Nobel Prize winning Austrian Elfriede Jelinek, best known in the United States for her novel The Piano Teacher and the 2001 film based on it. Directed by Tea Alagic from the English translation by Gitta Honegger, Jackie opens tonight, March 5, at 7:30pm at Women's Project Theater's new home, New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. (more...)

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