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Peter Hall News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
CRACKING SHAKESPEARE Author Kelly Hunter Set for Signing, Discussion at Drama Book ShopCRACKING SHAKESPEARE Author Kelly Hunter Set for Signing, Discussion at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomes back author, coach, director and actress Kelly Hunter for an encore discussion and signing of her acclaimed book, Cracking Shakespeare. Ms. Hunter signed copies of the technique book in November of 2015, and returns again to popular demand. Ms. Hunter will discuss and sign the book on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm. (more...)

Gwen Taylor to Star in NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour, Aug. 19Gwen Taylor to Star in NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour, Aug. 19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson.  The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse. (more...)

The Shakespeare Society to Honor Daniel Sullivan and Chukwudi IwujiThe Shakespeare Society to Honor Daniel Sullivan and Chukwudi Iwuji
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Shakespeare Society will hold its annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration - a festive cocktail party, fundraiser and awards ceremony on May 23, from 6 - 8 pm, at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. (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...)

London's Historic Arts Theatre To Be Replaced By Restaurant/Performance Space With 'The Largest Bar in Theatreland'London's Historic Arts Theatre To Be Replaced By Restaurant/Performance Space With 'The Largest Bar in Theatreland'
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

The 89-year-old theatre is where Peter Hall directed the English-language premiere of Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 2017 Olivier Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTETCast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (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...)

Rare Publicity Photos of Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg in Racy '68 Film, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMRare Publicity Photos of Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg in Racy '68 Film, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Michael Dale - Mar 21, 2016

David Farrell's rarely seen publicity photos are part of 'Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy' at Compton Verney. (more...)

Arion Productions to Debut New Masterclass ProgrammeArion Productions to Debut New Masterclass Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Arion Productions Ltd has launched a new series of masterclasses to provide expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields with some of the country's finest theatre, film, television and radio professionals at the Diorama Arts Studios. Masterclasses include, two time Oliver Award winner, Jenny Galloway (Acting Through Song Masterclass), long standing War Horse, Citizen Squid and Goodnight Mr Tom puppeteer, Abigail Matthews (West End Puppetry Masterclass) and Olivier and Actor's Screen Guild Award nominated actress Annette Badland (Acting for Stage and Screen Masterclass) who is currently appearing in EastEnders. (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...)

The Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative Announces 2016-17 Finalists in Dance, Literature, Theatre and Visual ArtsThe Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative Announces 2016-17 Finalists in Dance, Literature, Theatre and Visual Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Following a worldwide search for the most outstanding young talents in dance, literature, theatre and visual arts, Rolex recently announced the finalists who will be introduced to the respective mentors - Ohad Naharin (dance), Mia Couto (literature), Robert Lepage (theatre) and Joan Jonas (visual arts) - in the 2016-2017 Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. (more...)

Vickie Tanner's RUNNING INTO ME to Play The NuBox Theatre, 3/29-30Vickie Tanner's RUNNING INTO ME to Play The NuBox Theatre, 3/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Farm Theater will present a special two-day presentation of Vickie Tanner's solo show, Running Into Me, directed by Padraic Lillis, on Tuesday, March 29 at 3pm and 7pm and Wednesday, March 30 at 7pm at The NuBox Theatre at the John DeSotelle Studio (300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor). Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at rsvp@thefamrtheater.org.  (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

HAND TO GOD, Starring Harry Melling and Out-of-Control Puppet Tyrone, Opens Tonight in the West EndHAND TO GOD, Starring Harry Melling and Out-of-Control Puppet Tyrone, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) makes its way to London's West End officially opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight 15 February 2016. (more...)

RSC Collaborates on SHAKESPEARE IN ART Exhibition at Compton VerneyRSC Collaborates on SHAKESPEARE IN ART Exhibition at Compton Verney
by marianka swain - Feb 11, 2016

As part of the Bard's 400th anniversary celebrations, the gallery at Compton Verney in Warwickshire - which is just nine miles away from Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon - has joined forces with the RSC to create a new exhibition. SHAKESPEARE IN ART: TEMPESTS, TYRANTS AND TRAGEDY, opening next month, pays tribute to a playwright whose work has inspired countless artists over the centuries, from Sargent, Fuseli, Rossetti, Blake and Watts to Romney, Karl Weschke, Kate Tempest and Tom Hunter. (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This SpringRare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

Harry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West EndHarry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West End and will open at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning tonight 5 February, with press night set for 15 February 2016. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Alexandra Wood's MERIT to Receive London PremiereAlexandra Wood's MERIT to Receive London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Directed by Tom Littler. Designed by Phil Lindley. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Lighting by Rob Mills. (more...)

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