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Peter Brook News

Date of Birth: March 21, 1925 (91)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
BEYOND CARING Coming to Birmingham Repertory TheatreBEYOND CARING Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Beyond Caring comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 - 11 June. Devised and directed by REP Associate Director, Alexander Zeldin this striking play will be performed with the audience seated on the stage in main auditorium at The REP giving a unique opportunity to see the theatre's largest space from a different and much more intimate angle. (more...)

Kill the Beast to Bring Two Shows to Edinburgh FringeKill the Beast to Bring Two Shows to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Multi-award-winning troupe Kill the Beast brings two unique horror-comedies to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Don't Wake The Damp and He Had Hairy Hands will be running at the Pleasance throughout the Festival, fusing comedy and theatre in a non-stop visual extravaganza. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark PlayhouseSian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland to Reunite for THE LEISURE SEEKERHelen Mirren and Donald Sutherland to Reunite for THE LEISURE SEEKER
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are set to star in Italian director Paolo Virzì's English-language debut film THE LEISURE SEEKER. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' SeriesTHE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

Major Caryl Churchill and Somerset Maugham Revivals Lead New Orange Tree Theatre SeasonMajor Caryl Churchill and Somerset Maugham Revivals Lead New Orange Tree Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - May 5, 2016

The September 2016-February 2017 Orange Tree Theatre season will feature the first major revivals of Caryl Churchill's Blue Heart and Somerset Maugham's last play Sheppey, as well as a new play from Zoe Cooper, the English language premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig's Winter Solstice, and an Elinor Cook adaptation of children's story Extra Yarn. (more...)

Black Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLETBlack Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLET
by Marianka Swain - May 4, 2016

Black Theatre Live's fourth touring show will be Britain's first all-black HAMLET. This co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre is directed by Jeffery Kissoon and will tour from September 2016. The eight-venue consortium's previous productions include Macbeth, She Called Me Mother and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National TourAlexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at The Yard and National Theatre, Beyond Caring tours this June and July to a series of unusual and original performance spaces. Devised and directed by Alexander Zeldin, the production plays in a found space within Birmingham REP, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, HOME Manchester and a single performance at Theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg. James Doherty joins the cast with Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Kristin Hutchinson and Victoria Moseley all reprising their roles. In addition to the performances, in every city the company will be taking workshops and debate off-site into spaces belonging to communities affected by issues in the play. (more...)

Kathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaKathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS & More Set for American Conservatory Theater's 2016-17 SeasonHERE LIES LOVE, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS & More Set for American Conservatory Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final three productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 50th subscription season. (more...)

A STEADY RAIN and More Slated for Spring at Hudson Theatre WorksA STEADY RAIN and More Slated for Spring at Hudson Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Hudson Theatre Works, North Jersey's most innovative professional theater company, announces its upcoming spring production and its slate for Playworks, its annual new play reading series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Young Vic's Short Film THE ROOF Pays Tribute to Director Peter BrookSTAGE TUBE: Young Vic's Short Film THE ROOF Pays Tribute to Director Peter Brook
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2016

Young Vic has released a short film honoring legendary director Peter Brook with a star-studded cast, including Ian McKellen, Natalie Dormer, Jude Law, David Lan, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Rory Kinnear, Marcello Magni, Sinead Matthews, Hugh Skinner, Noma Dumezweni, and Peter Brook himself. (more...)

Maggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the ArtsMaggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Maggie Smith was presented with the Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts at a private lunch held at the National Liberal Club in London on March 31, receiving an engraved crystal rose bowl. The event hosted byJeffery Taylor, president of the Critics' Circle and Mark Shenton, chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle.  (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on SaleTickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

World Premiere of EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL Coming to the St. James Theatre, July 16World Premiere of EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL Coming to the St. James Theatre, July 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The World Premiere of Exposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens will run at the St. James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016.  (more...)

Forced Entertainment Receives The International Ibsen AwardForced Entertainment Receives The International Ibsen Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Sheffield based theatre company Forced Entertainment are to become the first ever UK based recipients of one of theatre's most prestigious awards it was today announced. The International Ibsen Award, honouring extraordinary contribution to art and culture, is only given every two years by the Norwegian government on Henrik Ibsen's birthday. The prize is 2.5 million Norwegian Kroner, equivalent to around £200,000. The first ever group to win the prize, Forced Entertainment join a distinguished list of previous winners including Peter Handke, Heiner Goebbels, Jon Fosse, Ariane Mnouchkine and Peter Brook. The award ceremony will take place during the International Ibsen Festival at the National Theatre in Oslo in September where Forced Entertainment will showcase a selection of their groundbreaking work. (more...)

MOTHER ADAM to Open in June at The Baron's Court TheatreMOTHER ADAM to Open in June at The Baron's Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

JJB Productions to present MOTHER ADAM June 14th - July 2nd 2016 at The Baron's Court Theatre. Press Night: June 17th 2016, 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Off the Wall Theatre Stages Intimate and Spellbinding HAMLETBWW Review: Off the Wall Theatre Stages Intimate and Spellbinding HAMLET
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 10, 2016

With little more than 25 seats available att the Off the Wall Theatre (OTW), Artistic Director Dale Gutzman presents William Shakespeare's Hamlet--An intimate, visceral, up close and personal Hamlet condensed by Gutzman after several years of research and eleven weeks of cast rehearsals. Working also as Production Director, Gutzman doubles acting several roles in his interpretation he states was inspired by the English, multi award winning Peter Brook, hailed to be one of the greatest living directors of contemporary theater. (more...)

THE KING AND I, Richard Nelson's 'THE GABRIELS,' 'HEDWIG' & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016-17 SeasonTHE KING AND I, Richard Nelson's 'THE GABRIELS,' 'HEDWIG' & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for the 2016-2017 season for the Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera, including its Broadway lineup. (more...)

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