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Barrie Kosky's SAUL Becomes First Sold Out Show of the 2017 Adelaide FestivalBarrie Kosky's SAUL Becomes First Sold Out Show of the 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

With just 13 weeks until the opening of the 2017 Adelaide Festival the last remaining tickets to the Australian premiere of Barrie Kosky's masterpiece Saul have been snapped up, making it the first show of the program to officially sell out.  (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Sets Cast for Chicago Debut of Complicite's A DISAPPEARING NUMBERTimeLine Theatre Sets Cast for Chicago Debut of Complicite's A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 20th Anniversary season with a daring new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, the exquisite 2007 play by Complicite about love, math and how the past and future connect. Winner of the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, it was originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney and devised by the original company. TimeLine's new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Feature Simon McBurney and Christopher HamptonTHEATER TALK to Feature Simon McBurney and Christopher Hampton
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

This week on THEATER TALK, it's two inspired British theatrical artists on Broadway - first, Simon McBurney, the creator and performer in the acclaimed theatrical experience, The Encounter, followed by Christopher Hampton, dramatist of the 1782 book by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. (more...)

Jez Butterworth's New Play THE FERRYMAN and More Slated for Royal Court Theatre's 2017 SeasonJez Butterworth's New Play THE FERRYMAN and More Slated for Royal Court Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Royal Court Theatre announces spring/summer season of work. The new season includes eight world premieres, four UK and international collaborations, the return of a seminal Royal Court play and a new podcast series. (more...)

New Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy Unveil Adelaide Festival 2017 ProgrammeNew Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy Unveil Adelaide Festival 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The debut Adelaide Festival from Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy will mark a return to artistic works on a grand scale, with epic opera, theatrical spectacle under the stars and the biggest and most ambitious Festival hub in the event's history all set to dazzle in the 2017 program. (more...)

Sydney Festival 2017 Program AnnouncedSydney Festival 2017 Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Sydney Festival is an annual cultural celebration that transforms Sydney every January, delivering the highest quality art and big ideas. In 2017, Sydney Festival introduces Wesley Enoch's inaugural program, which features a renewed focus on theatre and dance, with a strong commitment to support new Australian work. This spectacular program is bursting with free and ticketed events across theatre, dance, circus, opera and contemporary and classical music. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards LonglistCURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

THE ENCOUNTER Announces Digital Ticket LotteryTHE ENCOUNTER Announces Digital Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will launch a digital lottery beginning Tuesday, October 18.   (more...)

Teaching Artists from Shakespeare's Globe to Lead Workshops with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's PROJECT38 Teachers!Teaching Artists from Shakespeare's Globe to Lead Workshops with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's PROJECT38 Teachers!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

A pair of teaching artists from Shakespeare's Globe in London will be visiting the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on October 22 to facilitate a day of workshops for the CSC artist-educators and the local teachers involved in this year's PROJECT38. PROJECT38 is an educational celebration of the thirty-eight plays in Shakespeare's canon in which each of over forty schools in the greater Cincinnati area explore one of Shakespeare's plays, facilitated by classroom visits from a CSC artist-educator; the project culminates in the spring in a weekend-long arts festival in which students present a series of performances and visual art projects created in response to their assigned play. (more...)

World's First Immersive Storytelling Festival to Hit NYC This FallWorld's First Immersive Storytelling Festival to Hit NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) today announced the debut of The Future of StoryTelling Festival (FoST FEST), taking place October 7-9 in New York City and featuring 75,000 square feet of exhibitions and other programming--including more than 50 hands-on technology demos, virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) exhibits, interactive installations, panel conversations, 360 films, games, live theater performances, and a multiperson VR theater. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/6/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 10/6/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 6, 2016

Today's big news: The U.S. premiere of COMMUNION bows tonight at Urban Stages, the casts of RIDE THE CYCLONE and IN TRANSIT meet the press, and Roundabout's HOLIDAY INN opens on Broadway! (more...)

THE ENCOUNTER, Starring Simon McBurney, Headed to San Francisco Next SpringTHE ENCOUNTER, Starring Simon McBurney, Headed to San Francisco Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

On the heels of unanimous raves on Broadway, Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that the Complicite production of The Encounter, Simon McBurney's riveting one-man play where audience members must wear headphones to take part in the journey, will continue at the Curran for a limited engagement next spring, April 25 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews October Theatre Beyond BroadwayThe Maxamoo Podcast Previews October Theatre Beyond Broadway
by Maxamoo - Oct 5, 2016

Prepping for an Outrageous October Beyond Broadway at the Theater in New York City. David (@itsdlevy), Jack (@jackinbrooklyn) and Lindsay (@lindsaybarenz) tell us what they're looking forward to at the theater beyond Broadway in New York City in October.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/3/2016 - THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! and More!Broadway AM Report, 10/3/2016 - THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 3, 2016

Today's big news: THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY opens Off-Broadway, and the couples are set to perform Cirque du Soleil-inspired numbers on tonight's DANCING WITH THE STARS! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/1-10/2/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/1-10/2/2016
by - Oct 2, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Out of the Amazon- Simon McBurney Celebrates Opening Night of THE ENCOUNTERBWW TV: Out of the Amazon- Simon McBurney Celebrates Opening Night of THE ENCOUNTER
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 2, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, opened just last night at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production began performances on September 20 and will play a limited engagement through January 8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Simon McBurney in THE ENCOUNTERBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Simon McBurney in THE ENCOUNTER
by Ken Fallin - Sep 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Simon McBurney, currently starring in The Encounter on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Simon McBurney Takes Opening Night Bows in THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Simon McBurney Takes Opening Night Bows in THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 30, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, opened just last night at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production began performances on September 20 and will play a limited engagement through January 8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER Is More Tech Demo Than Engaging StorytellingBWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER Is More Tech Demo Than Engaging Storytelling
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2016

The underappreciated art of sound design takes center stage in Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER, a dramatization of Petru Popescu's book "Amazon Beaming" that comes off more as a demonstration of technological capabilities than engaging storytelling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE ENCOUNTERPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE ENCOUNTER
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 30, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, opened just last night at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production began performances on September 20 and will play a limited engagement through January 8, 2017. (more...)

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