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THE ENCOUNTER's Simon McBurney to Host Q&A on Tribal Rights at CurranTHE ENCOUNTER's Simon McBurney to Host Q&A on Tribal Rights at Curran
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On April 27th at 6.30pm, the Curran Theater will host a private drinks reception and a discussion about tribal peoples' rights with Simon McBurney and Survival International's Tesia Bobrycki. (more...)

Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER Starts Final U.S. Run Tonight at the CurranSimon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER Starts Final U.S. Run Tonight at the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Carole Shorenstein Hays and the Curran theater have announced performances for THE ENCOUNTER begin tonight, Tuesday, April 25 for a strictly limited two week run, which marks the final U.S. engagement of the production. (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
by - Apr 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Curran Presents PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN Event SeriesCurran Presents PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN Event Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Carole Shorenstein Hays and the Curran are excited to present PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN, a series of events that invites you to explore your relationship with sound in unique and innovative ways. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER - An Innovative Means of Tripping Down a Photographer's Rabbit HoleBWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER - An Innovative Means of Tripping Down a Photographer's Rabbit Hole
by Gil Kaan - Apr 9, 2017

The West Coast premiere of Complicite's THE ENCOUNTER amazes with its cutting-edge technology of 3-D audio. Co-creator/performer Simon McBurney commands the Wallis stage as he recalls National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre's 1969 photographic expedition into the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The inventive use of Sennheiser headphones astonishingly brings all the various sound effects and voices into your ears. (more...)

Anthony Biggs Appointed Co-Artistic Director of The Playground TheatreAnthony Biggs Appointed Co-Artistic Director of The Playground Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

This autumn there's a new kid on the block in the rich diversity of theatres in London. Tucked away in the Ladbroke Grove area of West London on Latimer Road, just a ten-minute walk from Latimer Road tube station, The Playground Theatre will open its doors for the first time this October in a converted bus depot in one of the most culturally diverse areas of the capital. (more...)

Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER to Bring the Amazon to the West Coast This SpringSimon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER to Bring the Amazon to the West Coast This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Encounter - among the most compelling theatrical experiences ever staged on Broadway and in London - will make its West Coast debut in April at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for the Innovative and Critically Acclaimed Complicite Production of THE ENCOUNTER at The Curran TheaterTickets On Sale Today for the Innovative and Critically Acclaimed Complicite Production of THE ENCOUNTER at The Curran Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Curran theater announced that tickets are on sale to the general public beginning today, Wednesday, March 22nd, at 12:00pmPST (Noon) for highly anticipated San Francisco engagement of 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. Tickets can be purchased at SFCURRAN.com/shows/the-encounter, by calling 415-358-1220, or in person at the Curran Box Office (445 Geary Street). Performances begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017, for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, May 7, 2017. For more information on The Encounter, visit SFCURRAN.com (more...)

BWW Review: THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, Royal CourtBWW Review: THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, Royal Court
by Marianka Swain - Mar 24, 2017

While An American in Paris captures the dreamy glamour of old Hollywood, Simon McBurney rivetingly evokes its seedy, cynical underbelly, from backroom deals to drug busts and mobsters. Yet it is, in its own way, just as dazzling - a paean to Tinseltown myth-making as well as a blackly comic deconstruction. (more...)

Former ENO Artistic Director, John Berry, Launches New Opera Company, OPERA VENTURESFormer ENO Artistic Director, John Berry, Launches New Opera Company, OPERA VENTURES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Former English National Opera Artistic Director John Berry has launched a new, not-for-profit company called Opera Ventures.  It will produce opera and mixed media performances, workshops, classes and training. (more...)

Robert Evans' Scathing Memoire Takes the Stage in London, Preps for Possible Broadway TransferRobert Evans' Scathing Memoire Takes the Stage in London, Preps for Possible Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Robert Evans is a stand alone figure in Hollywood's history, and his 1994 memoire was enough to draw him back into the spotlight after a lull. According to the NY Post, said memoire THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE opens this week in London and may end up filling a theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida TheatreGary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in RecitalGeorge London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in Recital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tenor Paul Appleby, the 2011 George London Award winner who, it was recently announced, will be in the cast of the world premiere of John Adams's Girls of the Golden West with San Francisco Opera next season, teams up with mezzo-soprano and 2015 George London Award winner Sarah Mesko and pianist Ken Noda for the season's second event in the George London Foundation Recital Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts MedalStage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts Medal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Award-winning actor John Lithgow ('67 ArD '05) is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

San Francisco's Curran to Re-Open This Month with Tony Award Winning FUN HOMESan Francisco's Curran to Re-Open This Month with Tony Award Winning FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Following an extensive two-year renovation, San Francisco's Curran is set to re-open this month with the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home.  Performances begin January 25 (running 4 weeks through February 19) with an official opening night set for Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm.     (more...)

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