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Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Following a ceremony at the Old Vic, the winners of the Evening Standard Awards have been revealed. The list includes West End juggernaut, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; visionary of stage and screen, Kenneth Branagh; legend and star of Sunset Boulevard, Glenn Close; and more! (more...)

A Further 60,000 Tickets Released For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDA Further 60,000 Tickets Released For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Nov 4, 2016

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, announce today that a further 60,000 tickets will be released for sale on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, at 11am GMT, for performances from 13 December 2017 - 4 February 2018. Tickets are priced from £15 per part and for every performance there will be over 300 tickets at £20 or less per part.  This will be followed by regular ticket releases throughout the next year, details of which will be announced via the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website, social media channels and the official newsletter.   (more...)

Casting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHERCasting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Casting has been announced for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, being staged by Northampton's Royal & Derngate this Christmas. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards LonglistCURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Play the Al Hirschfeld Next Season?Rialto Chatter: Will HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Play the Al Hirschfeld Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

The West End production remains as sold-out and beloved as ever, and rumors have long been circulating that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make a Broadway transfer. Now, according to Page Six, the eight Harry Potter story will make its debut at the Al Hirschfeld next season. Currently home to the long-running Kinky Boots, if Cursed Child were to move into the Al Hirschfeld, it would be a major score for Jujamcyn, which has already announced that the expected Disney juggernaut, Frozen, will move into the St. James following a major renovation to accommodate Elsa'a ice castle. (more...)

THE ENCOUNTER, Starring Simon McBurney, Headed to San Francisco Next SpringTHE ENCOUNTER, Starring Simon McBurney, Headed to San Francisco Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

On the heels of unanimous raves on Broadway, Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that the Complicite production of The Encounter, Simon McBurney's riveting one-man play where audience members must wear headphones to take part in the journey, will continue at the Curran for a limited engagement next spring, April 25 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Simon McBurney Takes Opening Night Bows in THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Simon McBurney Takes Opening Night Bows in THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 30, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, opened just last night at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production began performances on September 20 and will play a limited engagement through January 8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER Is More Tech Demo Than Engaging StorytellingBWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER Is More Tech Demo Than Engaging Storytelling
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2016

The underappreciated art of sound design takes center stage in Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER, a dramatization of Petru Popescu's book "Amazon Beaming" that comes off more as a demonstration of technological capabilities than engaging storytelling. (more...)

Original HARRY POTTER Actors Attend Performance of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Benefit LumosOriginal HARRY POTTER Actors Attend Performance of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Benefit Lumos
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On September 18th, actors from the original Harry Potter film series attended a special performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in order to benefit Lumos, the charity of Harry Potter author, J.K Rowling. Afterward, the actors from both screen and stage gathered for photos. Check out the tweets and pictures celebrating the event below! (more...)

THE ENCOUNTER Brings Brazilian Adventure to Broadway TonightTHE ENCOUNTER Brings Brazilian Adventure to Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, begins performances tonight at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production will open on Thursday, September 29 and play a limited engagement through January 8 2017. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Simon McBurney Previews Broadway's THE ENCOUNTERFREEZE FRAME: Simon McBurney Previews Broadway's THE ENCOUNTER
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show's press preview below - check back for full coverage! (more...)

Broadway's THE ENCOUNTER Announces Student Ticket PolicyBroadway's THE ENCOUNTER Announces Student Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Producers of the Broadway production of Complicite's The Encounter announced today the show's student ticket policies. (more...)

Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions Adapt Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS, Premiering March 2017Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions Adapt Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS, Premiering March 2017
by Marianka Swain - Sep 8, 2016

CITY OF GLASS, the first part of Paul Auster's landmark three-part novel, The New York Trilogy, will be brought vividly to life in spring 2017 in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984). The production premieres at Manchester's HOME in March and then plays London's Lyric Hammersmith from April. It's one of two major theatre commissions for HOME's new season, the other being David Watson's version of Ibsen's GHOSTS, directed by Polly Findlay. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Might Bring Magic to the Silver Screen; Daniel Radcliffe to Return to Franchise?HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Might Bring Magic to the Silver Screen; Daniel Radcliffe to Return to Franchise?
by Jessica Khan - Aug 30, 2016

Is it time for some more movie magic? HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD could be Hollywood's next Harry Potter-inspired trilogy, according to the New York Daily News.  (more...)

Cast Announced For TORN And FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) At The Royal CourtCast Announced For TORN And FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) At The Royal Court
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

TORN and FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will play at the Royal Court Theatre in September 2016. Torn explores a family broken by secrets and the scars left of things left unsaid. Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)tackles the legacy of slavery in the US and its influence on the African-American experience. (more...)

JK Rowling Confirms HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Mark End of SeriesJK Rowling Confirms HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Mark End of Series
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

At this weekend's UK premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Potter scribe JK Rowling revealed to Reuters that the story will mark the final chapter in the wizardry tale. (more...)

VIDEO: Fans Countdown For Midnight Release of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD ScriptVIDEO: Fans Countdown For Midnight Release of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Script
by Michael Dale - Aug 1, 2016

The text of Jack Thorne's two-part drama topped Amazon's Best-Seller List while pre-ordering. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Opening Gala Red CarpetPhoto Flash: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Opening Gala Red Carpet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

Following rave reviews earlier this week Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,  announced that a further 250,000 tickets will be released for sale next week on Thursday 4 August 2016 at 11am BST, booking through to 10 December 2017.  Tickets are priced from £15 per part and for every performance there will be 300 tickets at £20 or less per part. (more...)

Better Stock Up on Floo Powder! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in Talks for the Great White WayBetter Stock Up on Floo Powder! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in Talks for the Great White Way
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2016

Polish your broom, stock up on floo powder, get in line for the portkey (or if you're old enough, just apparate) -- to New York! The Daily Mail is echoing rumors from earlier this week at the New York Post about a certain, very magical, Broadway transfer. (more...)

West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Finds Full Company; Rehearsals Underway!West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Finds Full Company; Rehearsals Underway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The cloaking spell has been lifted! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has found its full West End company. (more...)

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