Peter Brook News

Date of Birth: March 21, 1925 (90)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Recent RADA Grad Freddie Stewart Cast in Antic Disposition's HENRY VRecent RADA Grad Freddie Stewart Cast in Antic Disposition's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Recent RADA graduate Freddie Stewart has been cast in the title role in Shakespeare's Henry V, in a site specific production that marks award-winning Antic Disposition's 10th anniversary. (more...)

New Diorama Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres & MoreNew Diorama Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

New Diorama Theatre will celebrate its fifth birthday with a season of powerful, innovative, theatrically and thematically diverse productions by a range of exceptional emerging theatre companies from across the UK.  (more...)

Natasha Parry, Actress and Wife of Peter Brook, Dies at 84Natasha Parry, Actress and Wife of Peter Brook, Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Telegraph writes that Natasha Parry, wife of theatre director Peter Brook and a stage and screen actress in her own right, passed away after having a stroke while vacationing in France. She was 84. (more...)

UNTIL THE LIONS Begins Rehearsals at Curve, LeicesterUNTIL THE LIONS Begins Rehearsals at Curve, Leicester
by Nora Dominick - Jul 22, 2015

Rehearsals have begun at Curve, Leicester for multi award-winning choreographer and dancer Akram Khan's Until the Lions, his highly anticipated, brand-new full-length production. Premiering in the 360° setting of London's Roundhouse, the inspiration for the piece which Khan will choreograph and perform in is taken from the ancient Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata. Set to be one of his most startling and introspective works to date, the piece will run for 12 performances in London from 9 January 2016 before beginning an international tour and returning to co-commissioners Curve, Leicester. (more...)

RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Coming to US Cinemas Next MonthRSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Coming to US Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will play in select movie houses across North America, beginning August 19. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd SeasonNew York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs-heads into the 2015/16 season having provided over 5,000 music students between ages 12 and 22 unparalleled opportunities to perform at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center and to study with world-renowned artists, all tuition-free. Beyond the instruction from accomplished musicians, students gain valuable life skills-commitment, discipline, focus, collaboration-and friendships that last a lifetime.  (more...)

Theater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next MonthTheater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Theater with a View is bringing a production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker to Pottstown, PA. The play will open Thursday, July 23 for an eight-performance run outdoors at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs. Veronica Covalesky and Nick Leasure, at 481 Ebelhare Road. Directed by Seth Reich, the production features a cast of New York actors. (more...)

Tony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music FestTony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Oscar and Tony Award winner Helen Mirren will be the recipient of the Ischia Legend Award, in the name of Luchino Visconti. (more...)

 BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee! BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

David Hyde Pierce, winner of four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, and multiple Emmy Award winner David Lee, Frasier's co-creator and executive producer, will reunite to discuss what goes into making a hit television show. At this onstage conversation event co-produced with Gimlet Media's Alex Blumberg (formally of This American Life and Planet Money), Pierce and Lee talk about what worked, what didn't work, and how to develop a memorable character. A part of Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage. (more...)

Theatre Y's THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ Opens 6/13Theatre Y's THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Theatre Y presents the US and English-language premiere "The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez" by Peter Handke, translated by Michael Roloff with Scott Abbott, at Theatre Y, 2649 N Francisco (entrance through side alley), June 13-July 19, 2015. "Aranjuez," -directed by Zeljko Djukic-begins previews June 9, press opening June 13; show runs through July 19. For more information, visit Theatre-Y.com. (more...)

Tune in Tonight for Masters on Masters Livestream with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!Tune in Tonight for Masters on Masters Livestream with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

David Hyde Pierce, winner of four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, and multiple Emmy Award winner David Lee, Frasier's co-creator and executive producer, will reunite to discuss what goes into making a hit television show. At this onstage conversation event co-produced with Gimlet Media's Alex Blumberg (formally of This American Life and Planet Money), Pierce and Lee talk about what worked, what didn't work, and how to develop a memorable character. A part of Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a livestream of the conversation, and you can tune in at 7:30pm to watch the full event! (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading RoleTHE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Helen Mirren has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

Antic Disposition to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HENRY VAntic Disposition to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition celebrate their 10th anniversary year with two special productions, performed in spectacular and historical site-specific locations in central London. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - PlayBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - Play
by Caryn Robbins - May 30, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Condemnation and Escape Encased in Liz Roche's BASTARD AMBERBWW Reviews: Condemnation and Escape Encased in Liz Roche's BASTARD AMBER
by Chris McCormack - May 27, 2015

Condemnation rings from the outset in Yeats's poem 'Sailing to Byzantium'. When we reach the idyllic city in Liz Roche's new dance, will our souls be set free? (more...)

Christopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next MonthChristopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

On June 1 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

Theatre Y to Present THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ, 6/13-7/19Theatre Y to Present THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ, 6/13-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Theatre Y presents the US and English-language premiere of "The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez" by Peter Handke, translated by Michael Roloff with Scott Abbott, at Theatre Y, 2649 N Francisco (entrance through side alley), June 13-July 19, 2015. "Aranjuez," -directed by Zeljko Djukic-begins previews June 9, press opening June 13; show runs through July 19. For more information, visit Theatre-Y.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Caricature for 2015 Tony Nominee Helen Mirren!Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Caricature for 2015 Tony Nominee Helen Mirren!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2015

Just yesterday, Sardi's Restaurant unveiled a new caricature for 2015 Tony nominee and star of The Audience, Helen Mirren. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special celebration! (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 TheatersMY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

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