Matthew Bourne News

 

Matthew Bourne News

Date of Birth: January 13, 1960 (55)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America announced that tickets to four musicals out of its five-show 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season will go on sale for the first time on Saturday, September 12, 2015, during the Center's ARTSLAUNCH2015. In partnership with the local arts community and presented by American Airlines, ARTSLAUNCH2015 will celebrate the Arsht Center's box office opening and the start of the South Florida arts season with a day full of fun, free activities for the community. For more information on ARTSLAUNCH2015 events, please visit www.arshtcenter.org/artslaunch.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce the full cast for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures Offer Touching Tribute to Jonathan OllivierMatthew Bourne and New Adventures Offer Touching Tribute to Jonathan Ollivier
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Following yesterday's tragic incident and as messages come in from around the world, Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director of New Adventures issues the following tribute on behalf of the company: "Yesterday we lost our "Swan' and our 'Car Man" - Jonathan Ollivier was one of the most charismatic and powerful dancers of his generation: An intensely masculine presence tempered with tenderness and vulnerability made him the perfect casting for a string of triumphant roles in the New Adventures repertory including 'The Swan", the enigmatic "Speight" in "Play Without Words" and his final role as Luca in "The Car Man" which he was due to dance at last nights final performance at Sadler's Wells. (more...)

UK Performer Killed in Auto Accident; Closing Performance of THE CAR MAN CancelledUK Performer Killed in Auto Accident; Closing Performance of THE CAR MAN Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

The Northampton dance community suffered the loss of dancer Jonathan Ollivier, currently starring in Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN. Ollivier, 38, was killed when his motorcycle and a Mercedes collided on Sunday morning, 9 August, and pronounced dead under an hour after the accident. The driver of the other vehicle was arrested for dangerous driving. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet to Make Jacob's Pillow Debut, 8/12-16The Sarasota Ballet to Make Jacob's Pillow Debut, 8/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The Sarasota Ballet, acclaimed for their vitality, versatility, and elegance kicks off its 25th anniversary season with an exclusive seven-show Jacob's Pillow debut in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 12–16, including an added Thursday matinee at 2pm. The dynamic company performs Christopher Wheeldon's fluid, joyous ballet The American, set to the Dvorák quartet of the same name; Sir Frederick Ashton's celebrated, artful trios Monotones I and Monotones II; and a world premiere by resident choreographer and principal dancer Ricardo Graziano, set to music by Philip Glass. (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2015 – Artistic Director and choreographer Charles Anderson's award-winning Company C Contemporary Ballet will present the world premiere of his new, evening-length story ballet, Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows' Eve in seven performances October 24-31 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. The production features an original story and choreography by Anderson, a commissioned musical score by Mike Krisukas of Zen for Primates, steam punk-inspired set and lighting designs by Patrick Toebe and the costumes by Laura Hazlet and will be performed by a company of 16 dancers, 9 musicians and narrator. Performances will be given Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 am; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm. There will be receptions for the audience and artists after the opening night and closing night performances with no-host bar. Tickets are priced $25-$55 and may be purchased at http://www.CityBoxOffice.com/CompanyC. For more information, visit www.companycballet.org . (more...)

Sky Arts to Screen UK's THE CAR MAN, August 3Sky Arts to Screen UK's THE CAR MAN, August 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce that a new HD film of Matthew Bourne's internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance thriller "THE CAR MAN" will be screened on Sky Arts onMONDAY 3 AUGUST at 8.00PM.  (more...)

Never Before Has a Boy Wanted More! OLIVER! Movie to Conduct Nationwide Search for Leading Lads; Toby Haynes to DirectNever Before Has a Boy Wanted More! OLIVER! Movie to Conduct Nationwide Search for Leading Lads; Toby Haynes to Direct
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

As previously reported, a 'grittier' big screen version of Lionel Bart's OLIVER! is aiming to start production next year in London, via Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films. Now, the Daily Mail writes that the filmmakers are planning a nationwide search for the title role and The Artful Dodger. (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre LineupTottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN at Sadler's WellPhoto Flash: First Look at Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN at Sadler's Well
by Roy Tan - Jul 17, 2015

The revival of THE CAR MAN at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 14 July to Sunday 9 August 2015 marks the first time the production has been staged in eight years.   (more...)

Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK, 7/18Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform Michael Giacchino's breathtaking orchestral score of Star Trek in synch with 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek (PG-13) at the Taft Theatre on Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Choreographer Matthew Bourne to Announce New Adventures Choreographer AwardChoreographer Matthew Bourne to Announce New Adventures Choreographer Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Matthew Bourne announced today the third New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Open to emerging choreographers of all ages, NACA follows the success of the 2012 and 2014 awards that helped launch the choreographic careers of James Cousins, Tom Jackson-Greaves and John Ross. In addition to the showcase awards in 2014 the judges made an additional award to Sally Marie to fund a Producer for 12 months and a Commissioning Award to Caroline Finn in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre. In June 2015 Finn was announced as the new Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/11/2015
by - Jul 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/11/2015. (more...)

Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)

Matthew Bourne Opens 2015-16 New Adventures Choreographer AwardMatthew Bourne Opens 2015-16 New Adventures Choreographer Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Matthew Bourne announced today the third New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Open to emerging choreographers of all ages, NACA follows the success of the 2012 and 2014 awards that helped launch the choreographic careers of James Cousins, Tom Jackson-Greaves and John Ross. In addition to the showcase awards in 2014 the judges made an additional award to Sally Marie to fund a Producer for 12 months and a Commissioning Award to Caroline Finn in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre. In June 2015 Finn was announced as the new Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. (more...)

'Grittier' OLIVER! Reboot Headed to the Big Screen Soon?'Grittier' OLIVER! Reboot Headed to the Big Screen Soon?
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 2015

Film, glorious film! According to the Daily Mail, a 'grittier' big screen version of Lionel Bart's OLIVER! will likely go into production next year, via Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films. (more...)

THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS to Play The Marlowe TheatreTHE RIGHTS OF OTHERS to Play The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

THE MARLOWE Theatre's second community production takes place next month (July) and features more than 240 performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of the MARY POPPINS UK Tour -  Zizi Strallen & Matt Lee!Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of the MARY POPPINS UK Tour - Zizi Strallen & Matt Lee!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh recently announced that ZIZI STRALLEN will play 'Mary Poppins' and MATT LEE will play 'Bert' in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Check out a first look at the pair in costume below! (more...)

Zizi Strallen & Matt Lee to Fly Into MARY POPPINS' UK TourZizi Strallen & Matt Lee to Fly Into MARY POPPINS' UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that ZIZI STRALLEN will play 'Mary Poppins' and MATT LEE will play 'Bert' in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musicalMARY POPPINS, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Full casting will be announced shortly.Tour schedule below.  (more...)

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