Peter Brook News

Date of Birth: March 21, 1925 (91)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Groundbreaking and Still Relevant, MARAT/SADE Comes to the New TheatreGroundbreaking and Still Relevant, MARAT/SADE Comes to the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

"We want our rights and we don't care how / We want our revolution NOW" The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, commonly known as Marat/Sade, changed theatre for ever when it premiered in the 1960s. (more...)

Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallele (OP) will present the world premiere of Xochitl and the Flowers, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Jorge Argueta and with a libretto by Opera Parallele's Roma Olvera, three free performances will be presented November 17 and 19 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. The fully staged and costumed production will be developed during an innovative eight-week residency with third grade students of the Alvarado Elementary School Spanish Immersion Program in San Francisco, assisted by the Opera Parallele creative team and professional singers. Performances will be given Thursday, November 17, at 6 pm and Saturday, November 19, at 11 am and 1 pm at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street in San Francisco. Admission is free, but past Hands-on-Opera performances have filled up quickly, so audience members are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, visitwww.operaparallele.org . (more...)

BWW REVIEW:  Sydney Theatre Company Puts A Contemporary Twist On Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW REVIEW: Sydney Theatre Company Puts A Contemporary Twist On Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Jade Kops - Sep 18, 2016

Director Kip Williams brings a darker, raw vision to Sydney Theatre Company's latest interpretation of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. (more...)

New Line Theatre has a CELEBRATIONNew Line Theatre has a CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Line Theatre, “the bad boy of musical theatre,” opens its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene BunisMAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

PLASTIC FIGURINES, Play About Life with Autism, Comes to London This AutumnPLASTIC FIGURINES, Play About Life with Autism, Comes to London This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Celebrating a decade of new theatre making, Box of Tricks is thrilled to announce the transfer of Ella Carmen Greenhill's movingly funny and touching play PLASTIC FIGURINES to New Diorama Theatre in London from 27 September - 22 October 2016. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable On Risks, Sexism and Having OpinionsLET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable On Risks, Sexism and Having Opinions
by Marianka Swain - Sep 13, 2016

The latest instalment in our series showcasing Britain's best lighting designers focuses on the four-time Olivier and two-time Tony Award winner Paule Constable. She's worked on numerous landmark theatrical productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse and Waves at the National Theatre and the RSC's Wolf Hall, as well as with leading opera and dance companies. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Will Be Honored at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY GalaDavid Hyde Pierce Will Be Honored at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Drama League announced today that Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce will be the honoree of the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court TheatreMAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

BREAKING BARD Series to Celebrate Shakespeare on Film at MoMA This OctoberBREAKING BARD Series to Celebrate Shakespeare on Film at MoMA This October
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Four hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare, The Museum of Modern Art will screen 21 films based on his iconic writings in Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film, October 12-24 in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. (more...)

TWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors FundTWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in the EV/LES. (more...)

Forced Entertainment to Live-Stream COMPLETE WORKS This SeptemberForced Entertainment to Live-Stream COMPLETE WORKS This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The boundary-breaking Sheffield based Theatre Company Forced Entertainment are to livestream their Complete Works: Take Top Shakespeare project over nine days following a sold-out run at the Barbican earlier this year. (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights HorizonsCast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Peter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This FallPeter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

Cast Announced For Nuffield Theatre's DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTONCast Announced For Nuffield Theatre's DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTON
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Sam Hodges, Director of Nuffield Theatre, today announces the cast for his world premiere production of Nick Dear's new play DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTON, which investigates the relationship between William Shakespeare and the 3rd Earl of Southampton. Tom McKay plays Shakespeare and Tom Rhys-Harries plays Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton. The production opens on 20 September, with previews from 9 September, runs until 8 October. (more...)

A.C.T. to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES IIIA.C.T. to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

American Conservatory Theater kicks off its 50th subscription season with the 2015 Oliver Award-winning 'Best New Play,' King Charles III (September 14-October 9, 2016). With its witty echoes of Shakespearean drama, Mike Bartlett's brilliant contemporary work of speculative history blurs the boundaries of truth and tragedy. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Now for A.C.T.'s 16-17 Season Featuring KING CHARLES III, JOHN, HERE LIES LOVE and MoreSingle Tickets on Sale Now for A.C.T.'s 16-17 Season Featuring KING CHARLES III, JOHN, HERE LIES LOVE and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Single tickets for A.C.T.'s 50th Anniversary season, featuring extraordinary theater artists from around the globe, are now available. (more...)


by Edward Baker - Jul 27, 2016

Today Arts Council England announced an award of £75,000 over 3 years to the Orange Tree Theatre as part of the Catalyst: Evolve fund. This investment will enable the OT to revolutionise its fundraising with the aim to increase its fundraised income by 159% by the end of June 2019. (more...)

Declan Donnellan To Be Awarded The Golden Lion Award For Lifetime AchievementDeclan Donnellan To Be Awarded The Golden Lion Award For Lifetime Achievement
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Declan Donnellan will be awarded the Golden Lion of Venice. The board of La Biennale di Venezia will give the co-artistic director of Cheek by Jowl the award for lifetime achievement. The ceremony takes place on 29 July at this year's Biennale festival. (more...)

Britain's First All-Black HAMLET Comes To Watford Palace TheatreBritain's First All-Black HAMLET Comes To Watford Palace Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Following the success of their first three productions, Macbeth, She Called Me Mother, and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, Black Theatre Live in association with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre are touring Hamlet around the UK with an all-black cast and creative team. Inaugural winner of the Roland Rees Bursary Mark Norfolk's adaptation casts Hamlet as a studious young black man who's forced to face the realities of his social identity, and rages against the injustice of his position. (more...)

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