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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...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Predicted To Become 'Most Read Play Of All Time'HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Predicted To Become 'Most Read Play Of All Time'
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The script for the West End production is currently #1 on Amazon's Best-Seller List. (more...)

250,000 New Seats For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD To Go On Sale 4 August 2016250,000 New Seats For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD To Go On Sale 4 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

Following rave reviews, Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,  announce today 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...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announces Additional 250,00 Seats to be ReleasedHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announces Additional 250,00 Seats to be Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Following rave reviews, Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,  announce today 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...)

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2016

During the recent Ghostbusters furore, enraged opponents claimed the movie would ruin their childhood. As someone who grew up with the Harry Potter book series - preparing for GCSEs while the characters stressed over O.W.L.s - I can happily declare that this affectionate, spellbinding work only enhances that treasured experience. It's both nostalgic and thrillingly new, a smartly crafted love letter to J.K. Rowling's invention and to theatre itself. (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDVIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA goes behind the scenes of the new play HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (more...)

Review Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDReview Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has its official opening this week, with a special gala performance on Saturday 30 July. The eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDPhoto Flash: First Look at the West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has its official opening this week, with a special gala performance on Saturday 30 July, and production pictures have now been released. The eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.   (more...)

Producers Say HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Attracting 50% New Theatre-GoersProducers Say HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Attracting 50% New Theatre-Goers
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The premiere stage adaptation based on JK Rowling's characters may come to Broadway as early as next season. (more...)

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