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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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Laura Wilde, Peter Hoare & More for ENO's JENUFAPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Laura Wilde, Peter Hoare & More for ENO's JENUFA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

David Alden's double Olivier Award-winning production of Jana?ek's first opera Jen?fa returns to the London Coliseum. This 'formidable production' (The Guardian), was first seen in 2006. (more...)

Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER Will Land on Broadway This Fall!Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER Will Land on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 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...)

New Line Cinema's THE CONJURING 2 Scares off the Competition in Opening WeekendNew Line Cinema's THE CONJURING 2 Scares off the Competition in Opening Weekend
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

One of the most anticipated movies of the summer, James Wan's sequel to 2013's record-breaking supernatural thriller summoned up $90.350 million at the worldwide box office, making “The Conjuring 2” #1 in its opening weekend in North America and expecting to be #1 internationally, outside of China. (more...)

Casting Announced for Bryony Kimmings' A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCERCasting Announced for Bryony Kimmings' A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

A casting update is announced today 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. Kimmings directs a cast including Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (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...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This AutumnChichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Announced! - Alan Cumming, Marin Alsop, Barry Humphries, John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE and More; Aug. 29Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Announced! - Alan Cumming, Marin Alsop, Barry Humphries, John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE and More; Aug. 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Today Festival Director Fergus Linehan unveiled the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival programme. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 5 to Monday 29 August, welcoming 2,442 artists from 36 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city.  (more...)

A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER Adds New Tour DatesA PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER Adds New Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Complicite Associates today announce further dates for the world premiere of a 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. Presented as a co-production with the National Theatre and in association with HOME Manchester, the production opens at HOME from 20 to 24 September 2016, and then tours to Exeter Northcott from 28 September - 2 October, before completing its run at the National Theatre from 14 October to 29 November. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Trailer for THE CONJURING 2, Hitting Theatres This JuneSTAGE TUBE: Watch New Trailer for THE CONJURING 2, Hitting Theatres This June
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2016

The official trailer for THE CONJURING 2 has been officially released. The movie will hit theatres later this year on June 10th. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Photo Flash: PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS Celebrates Opening Night at Wyndham's TheatrePhoto Flash: PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS Celebrates Opening Night at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Last night, Wednesday 23 March, saw the opening night of the much-anticipated production of Duncan Macmillan's intoxicating new play, PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, at the Wyndham's Theatre. Having recently extended its run for two weeks due to popular demand, PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS is booking to 18 June 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (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...)

Cast Set for World Premiere of DARKNET at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for World Premiere of DARKNET at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Potential Difference today announces the world premiere of Darknet, a new play by Rose Lewenstein. Russell Bender directs Robin Berry as Steve/Mitch, Greer Dale-Foulkes as Candy, Jim English as Jamie, Naveed Khan as Gary/John, Ella McLoughlin as Kyla, Gyuri Sarossy as Allen, Rosie Thomson as Stacey. Darknet opens at Southwark Playhouse on 18 April, with previews from 14 April, and runs until 7 May 2016. (more...)

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