Peter Brook News

Date Of Birth:
March 21, 1925 (89)
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Jermyn Street Theatre to Present Season of South African Work, June 10-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

This summer Jermyn Street Theatre presents a five week season of theatre featuring some of South Africa's most acclaimed playwrights and best-loved performers. The season will include major work by Athol Fugard and Reza de Wet, with performances by actors including Janet Suzman, Jack Klaff, Doreen Mantle and Basil Appollis. the programme runs June 10 through July 12, 2014, with press nights on June 12 (programme 1) and June 13 (programme 2). (more...)

Malcolm Gets Replaces Allan Corduner in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Partners with Dress for THE SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In conjunction with the internationally acclaimed music-infused production, The Suit, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today a partnership with Dress for Success San Francisco during the engagement of the production (April 23-May 18, 2014) to help garner donations for the celebrated non-profit and save on tickets to A.C.T. performances. (more...)

FoolsFURY to Kick Off 2013 FURY Factory Festival, July 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

FoolsFURY has announced the program for the fifth FURY Factory festival of ensemble theater, July 6 - 20, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Peter Brook to Stage Theater for the New City's SOTTO VOCE in French
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Miami Herald reported last week that 'Sotto Voce' by Nilo Cruz, which Theater for the New City commissioned and produced for its world premiere February 15 to March 9, will be staged by legendary director Peter Brook in a French version in the future, with other versions to follow. Mr. Brook, Director of Theatre du Nord in Paris, was quoted as calling the play 'beautiful.' (more...)

Jennifer Bowles & Rob McClure Set to Lead Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Jennifer Bowles will play the title role opposite Rob McClure in New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances,May 7 - 11, 2014. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Allan Corduner, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Ken Krugman, Zachary James and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Montana (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Seattle (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SUIT at Seattle Rep is Simply Beautiful
by Jay Irwin - Mar 21, 2014

I truly appreciate when a show realizes it doesn't need all the flash, all the bells and whistles, in order to be great. Sometimes a show has such a simple and straightforward story to tell that it just needs to tell it. Such is the case with "The Suit" currently playing at the Seattle Rep. This heartbreaking tale has such simple innate beauty that it needs only some chairs, a few musicians and a trio of gifted actors to convey the tragic allure of itself. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, March 21, 2014 - Maybe This Time! CABARET Revival Begins Tonight, LES MIS Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CABARET begins previews tonight, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block are set to sing with The New York Pops, and looking ahead to Sunday, LES MIS returns to Broadway! (more...)

Peter Handke Named Winner of the 2014 International Ibsen Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The International Ibsen Award, the world's leading theatre award, is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made a significant contribution to the development of theatre as an art form. The winner receives NOK 2.5 million. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Seattle (more...)

A Festival of New French Plays and Cinema Comes to San Francisco, 5/1-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Playwrights Foundation (PF) Cutting Ball Theater and Tides Theatre announced the Des Voix…Found In Translation Biennial 2014, a Festival of New French Plays and Cinema in San Francisco May 1-25, 2014. Des Voix…Found In Translation is an international exchange project that initiates the translation of vanguard French and American playwrights, supporting the presentation of their work to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Des Voix…Found In Translation features new play readings-May 8-11 at Tides Theatre and also includes: A Festival of New French Cinema May 4, 11, 18 & 25 featuring some of the most dynamic French screenwriters in this generation, concurrently at Tides Theatre; A rare "Bal Litteraire" A New Play Nightclub on Friday May 9 at 7 PM , Hosted with Nathalie Fillion of La Cooperative d'Ecriture (Cooperative Writing) at The French American International School. Go to www.desvioxfestival.com for the full schedule. (more...)

PETER BROOK: THE TIGHTROPE Opens 4/11 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, called 'the Tightrope,' which evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that makes theatre real and new for actor and audience alike. In this quietly eloquent and unique film, director Simon Brook - Peter's son - reveals how the Tightrope works its dramatic alchemy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Intimate Evening with Peter Brook's Company and THE SUIT
by Andrew White - Mar 14, 2014

The Kennedy Center's international theater festival got off to a truly moving start, thanks to a three-evening visit from Peter Brook's company, Theatre des Bouffes du Nord and their touring production of Can Themba's short story, "The Suit." Set in South Africa, in the suburban village of Sophiatown, "The Suit" is a cautionary tale of infidelity, jealousy, and the heavy toll that vengeance can take. It was a rare opportunity for Washington audiences to experience one of the world's master artists at work-an artist whose 60+ year career has spanned any number of innovations, but whose style has remained deceptively simple. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

General and Artistic Director Michael Egel and the Board of Directors have announced casting for the operas of the 42nd Summer Festival Season. The three, full-scale grand operas will be presented in 15 performances between June 27 and July 20, 2014 at the Blank Performing Arts Center in Indianola Iowa. A fourth production will run for 3 performances on July 10 and 19 at the newly renovated Des Moines Social Club in Des Moines as part of the company's newly-minted 2nd Stages Series. The Summer Festival Season repertory includes the return of a timeless operatic classic paired with two operas which will be company premieres - the first is a modern masterpiece and the second is a sparkling farce by opera's greatest comedic composer, Rossini. It's truly a season for everyone from first-time opera-goers to lifelong devotees highlighted by Des Moines Metro Opera's exceptional attention to details, including casting some of the most remarkable vocal talent in America today. (more...)

Prince Music Theater Stages THE SUIT, Now thru 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Prince Music Theater presents the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director Peter Brook's production of The Suit today, February 26-March 8. Set in South Africa, The Suit tells a tale of love, revenge and redemption. (more...)

Prince Music Theater to Stage THE SUIT, 2/26-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Prince Music Theater presents the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director Peter Brook's production of The Suit February 26-March 8. Set in South Africa, The Suit tells a tale of love, revenge and redemption. Tickets are on sale now at PrinceMusicTheater.org. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

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