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Peter Brook News

Date of Birth: March 21, 1925 (92)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Oliver Sacks Adaptation THE MAN WHO at Spooky ActionBWW Review: Oliver Sacks Adaptation THE MAN WHO at Spooky Action
by Roger Catlin - May 23, 2017

Half the fun of going to see plays at Spooky Action Theatre is seeing how they've transformed the basement of the Universalist National Memorial Church for each production. Sometimes they completely obscure its identity; other times they embrace very nook. (more...)

New Diorama Theatre to Premiere SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS at Edinburgh FringeNew Diorama Theatre to Premiere SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

In 1949, Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a secret, alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later his grandson discovers his secrets, unearthing echoes of six million years of human history, compressed into a single century in which every year is a revolutionary year. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Announces Autumn SeasonQueen's Theatre Hornchurch Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A world premiere, a British premiere and a much loved classic. (more...)

Disciplinary Artist Samantha Shay to Return to Portland with VASALISA PremiereDisciplinary Artist Samantha Shay to Return to Portland with VASALISA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

World-renowned artist Marina Abramovic mentored one of her pieces, Of Light. One year after Bjork attended that same performance and after creating such an impact, Bjork listed her as one of her artistic inspirations in The Guardian. And now, after having performed internationally and received endorsements from such art geniuses, theater producer and director Samantha Shay returns to Portland with a new show 'Vasalisa', a raw folktale in collaboration with one of her spiritual mentors and localartist, teacher, and healer Gerri Ravyn Stanfield. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - HELLO, DOLLY!'s David Hyde PiercePhoto Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - HELLO, DOLLY!'s David Hyde Pierce
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Hello, Dolly!- David Hyde Pierce, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive Crystal Nymph Award at Monte Carlo TV FestivalTony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive Crystal Nymph Award at Monte Carlo TV Festival
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Academy, Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Helen Mirren will receive this year's prestigious Crystal Nymph Award at the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival (more...)

THE ODYSSEY Comes to London this Summer as a Free 3-Part Open-Air Theatre ExperienceTHE ODYSSEY Comes to London this Summer as a Free 3-Part Open-Air Theatre Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

In a stunning setting on the banks of the River Thames, in The Scoop sunken ampitheatre, London's Free Open Air Theatre Season promises to excite audiences for its 14th year by returning to its critically acclaimed classical roots with a reimagining of one of the world's great epics - Homer's Greek epic, The Odyssey. (more...)

BWW Previews: SENHOR DAS MOSCAS (Lord Of The Flies), Golding's Dark Fable, Receives Musical Version at Teatro do SESIBWW Previews: SENHOR DAS MOSCAS (Lord Of The Flies), Golding's Dark Fable, Receives Musical Version at Teatro do SESI
by Claudio Erlichman - May 1, 2017

Senhor das Moscas (Lord of the Flies), a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding opens at Teatro do SESI for free season from May 4 to December 3. With direction by Ze Henrique de Paula, musical direction by Fernanda Maia, cast of 13 actors, and  translation by Herbert Bianchi and Ze Henrique de Paula; the story's premise focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their attempt to govern themselves, with disastrous results. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

THE DREAMER by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre Gets European Premiere at the Edinburgh FringeTHE DREAMER by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre Gets European Premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The prestigious Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre in China has teamed up with Gecko to stage a new piece of work - THE DREAMER - inspired by two playwrights considered the most influential in their respective countries: William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANAHAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! This MayThe Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening TonightHello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

BWW Review: Philosophical BATTLEFIELD at the Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Apr 17, 2017

Now in his 90s, innovative and influential director Peter Brook is still making theater. 30 years ago, he staged a 9 hour marathon depicting portions of the great Hindu epic THE MAHABARATA to wide acclaim and some controversy. With BATTLEFIELD, he and his collaborator Marie-Helene Estienne return to that source material for an elegiac and stripped down 70 minute meditation on life, death, and how to resist despair. (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists to Design for Lyric Hammersmith, Unicorn Theatre & MoreLinbury Prize 2017 Finalists to Design for Lyric Hammersmith, Unicorn Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Presents First London Revival in 10 years for DOUBT, A PARABLESouthwark Playhouse Presents First London Revival in 10 years for DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt. (more...)

New Corporate Philanthropy Prize Launches in 2017 Alongside Individual Philanthropy PrizeNew Corporate Philanthropy Prize Launches in 2017 Alongside Individual Philanthropy Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Following on from the success of last year's inaugural Achates Philanthropy Prize, the only annual prize that celebrates first-time cultural giving in the UK, the Achates Philanthropy Foundation is delighted to announce the return of the Individual Philanthropy Prize in 2017, together with a brand new Corporate Philanthropy Prize. (more...)

Will Opening Night Go Right? Meet the Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!Will Opening Night Go Right? Meet the Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong opens tonight, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre.  Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

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