Barbican Theatre News

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...)

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...)

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