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Clubbed Thumb Names 2016-17 Early-Career Directing FellowsClubbed Thumb Names 2016-17 Early-Career Directing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced their second cohort of early-career directing fellows. (more...)

THE ENCOUNTER Brings Brazilian Adventure to Broadway TonightTHE ENCOUNTER Brings Brazilian Adventure to Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, begins performances tonight at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production will open on Thursday, September 29 and play a limited engagement through January 8 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Preview Broadway's Innovative New Play - THE ENCOUNTERBWW TV: Preview Broadway's Innovative New Play - THE ENCOUNTER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20. This week, he previewed the new intriguing piece to the press. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Simon McBurney Previews His Show THE ENCOUNTERPhoto Coverage: Simon McBurney Previews His Show THE ENCOUNTER
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20. This week, he previewed the new technical piece to the press. Check out photos from the preview below. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Simon McBurney Previews Broadway's THE ENCOUNTERFREEZE FRAME: Simon McBurney Previews Broadway's THE ENCOUNTER
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show's press preview below - check back for full coverage! (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 - Sep 15, 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...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable On Risks, Sexism and Having OpinionsLET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable On Risks, Sexism and Having Opinions
by Marianka Swain - Sep 13, 2016

The latest instalment in our series showcasing Britain's best lighting designers focuses on the four-time Olivier and two-time Tony Award winner Paule Constable. She's worked on numerous landmark theatrical productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse and Waves at the National Theatre and the RSC's Wolf Hall, as well as with leading opera and dance companies. (more...)

Broadway's THE ENCOUNTER Announces Student Ticket PolicyBroadway's THE ENCOUNTER Announces Student Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Producers of the Broadway production of Complicite's The Encounter announced today the show's student ticket policies. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets To The Final Dress of THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets To The Final Dress of THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!
by BWW Contests - Sep 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win two tickets to the final dress rehearsal of THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway! (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited: Broadway's September OpeningsReasons To Get Excited: Broadway's September Openings
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2016

Summer is just about over and while to most people that means the beginning of the school year and watching the leaves turn magnificent colors, on Broadway it means it's time for the new season to shift into gear. (more...)

A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER to Play HOME Manchester This SeptemberA PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER to Play HOME Manchester This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, an all-singing, all-dancing examination of living with a cancer diagnosis, is the first show in HOME's autumn 2016 theatre season, between Tue 20 - Sat 24 September 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal With A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Rehearsal images were today released for A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, a co-production with Complicite Associates. The production is an all-singing, all-dancing examination of life with a cancer diagnosis. This brand new musical confronts the highs and lows of the scariest word we know. With book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings, and directed by Bryony Kimmings, the production receives its London premiere at the Dorfman Theatre on 14 October (press night on 19 October), following its world premiere at HOME Manchester (20-24 September) and a tour to Exeter Northcott Theatre (28 September-2 October). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Open Your Ears and Watch the First Trailer for THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!BWW TV Exclusive: Open Your Ears and Watch the First Trailer for THE ENCOUNTER on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE ENCOUNTERUp on the Marquee: THE ENCOUNTER
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts: 2016/17 Season Single Tickets Now On SaleWallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts: 2016/17 Season Single Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announced today that single tickets are now on sale for all performances in the 2016/17 season. The upcoming season kicks off with the triumphant return of Los Angeles-based company For The Record's Scorsese: American Crime Requiem  onSeptember 21, and includes over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring both local and world-renowned talent. (more...)

New Line Cinema's THE CONJURING 2 Scares Up Over $300 Million WorldwideNew Line Cinema's THE CONJURING 2 Scares Up Over $300 Million Worldwide
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

New Line Cinema's supernatural horror thriller THE CONJURING 2 has grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office as it continues to thrill and chill movie audiences around the world. (more...)

Good Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank CentreGood Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank Centre
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Good Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank CentreGood Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCERFull Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

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