Peter Hall News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer Neil Austin On Collaboration, Storytelling and CURSED CHILDLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer Neil Austin On Collaboration, Storytelling and CURSED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 28, 2016

The second instalment of LET THERE BE LIGHT, our new series showcasing some of Britain's best theatrical lighting designers, focuses on Neil Austin. His diverse body of work ranges from productions at National Theatre and collaborations with directors like Howard Davies and Michael Grandage to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (more...)

Dance Films Presents AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON 8/25Dance Films Presents AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

DANCE FILMS ASSOCIATION invites you to 'AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON' at the SVA Theatre on Thursday, August 25. The director and choreographer, who, with superstars Madonna and Michael Jackson, created some of the most iconic moments in pop culture, will take to the stage for a presentation of clips and imagery, and a discussion about his career with host Joseph A. Berger. Mr. Paterson will also read excerpts from his new memoir. A reception will immediately follow in the SVA Theatre lobby. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print RoomFull Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With The UK Tour Of NIGHT MUST FALLPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal With The UK Tour Of NIGHT MUST FALL
by Edward Baker - Aug 3, 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, Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, Niamh McGrady as Olivia and Will Featherstone as Dan. 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...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (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...)

 Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The season begins with King Lear by William Shakespeare. The production will coincide with the Folger Shakespeare Library's national tour of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, which will bring a rare first folio to UConn's campus where it will be displayed September 1-25, 2016 in the William Benton Museum of Art. King Lear will be directed by Dale AJ Rose and play onstage in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre October 6-16, 2016. (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun ViolenceCast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at UK Tour of NIGHT MUST FALLBWW TV: Sneak Peek at UK Tour of NIGHT MUST FALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 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, Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, Niamh McGrady as Olivia and Will Featherstone as Dan.  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.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the teaser video below! (more...)

Theatre Passe Muraille's Andy McKim Takes 2016 Silver Ticket AwardTheatre Passe Muraille's Andy McKim Takes 2016 Silver Ticket Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?The recipient of the 2016 Silver Ticket Award is Andy McKim, the Artistic Director of Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. The Silver Ticket was presented to Mr. McKim at the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, held Monday evening, June 27, at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage in Toronto. (more...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' MasterclassesAnna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR to Tour the UK This AutumnHenry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR to Tour the UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival and the Arcola Theatre, Kathryn Barker Productions today announces a UK tour of Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR. William Reay, who reprises his role from the Edinburgh and Arcola runs, is joined by Anna Riding and Olivia Beardsley. Michael Cabot directs the production which tours to 29 venues across the UK this autumn, starting at York Theatre Royal's Studio on 21 September. (more...)

World Premiere for Lara Foot's THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS at the National Arts Festival, with Baxter Season to FollowWorld Premiere for Lara Foot's THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS at the National Arts Festival, with Baxter Season to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Acclaimed writer and director Lara Foot's latest play, THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS, brings bipolar disorder and friendships into the spotlight. The world premiere of the play takes place at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, after which a season at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town follows. (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel CraigShowtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

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...)

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