Southbank Centre News

London Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This JulyLondon Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Set against a black backdrop with unsettling moments of complete darkness, a small audience is sealed in an atmospheric Vault under the Waterloo railway arches. Winner of the Best Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2015, and the Underbelly Adelaide Award 2015, this is the London premiere of CUT - an edge-of-your-seat thriller, written by award-winning Australian playwright Duncan Graham and performed by Hannah Norris. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Scott Alan Appointed Artistic Director In Residence for Live At ZedelScott Alan Appointed Artistic Director In Residence for Live At Zedel
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Live At Ze?del, Brasserie Ze?del's new music and entertainment concept, has released details of its exciting Autumn season. Launching in September 2016, the new programme will kick off with an official partnership with The Philharmonia Orchestra and the appointment of Scott Alan, as Artistic Director In Residence. Scott is an internationally acclaimed songwriter who has worked with some of the brightest stars of theatre, TV, film and recording. His varied programme includes the intimate pre-show 'coq-tails and Conversations' from likes of Mark Shenton, editor of The Stage alongside nights from West End Stars Julie Atherton and Simon Lipkin as well as performances from the likes of Carly Stenson, Oliver Tompsett and Lucie Jones. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark PlayhouseSian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Circa's CLOSER at Udderbelly FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at Circa's CLOSER at Udderbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning circus company Circa (The Return, Barbican) return to London for their longest season to date. Join five astounding performers in CLOSER as they reveal breath-taking, up-close acrobatics in this elegant and intimate encounter of engaging, sophisticated fun. Performances run now through Sunday 12th June 2016 at Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 8XX. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the performers onstage below! (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' SeriesTHE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The English National Opera has announced its 2016/17 season, showcasing an extraordinary range of work -- from the return of beloved classics to exciting new productions and a world premiere. (more...)

Morgan & West to Bring their Magic Show to the Republic, Norden Farm & London WondergroundMorgan & West to Bring their Magic Show to the Republic, Norden Farm & London Wonderground
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West will be bringing their Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!) to Republic at Brighton Fringe, Norden Farm in Maidenhead and London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre this May half term. (more...)

ATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This FallATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Actors Touring Company, together with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, is delighted to present the British premiere of Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women in a new version by internationally-renowned playwright David Greig. As the anticipated incoming Artistic Director of The Lyceum, Greig is also collaborating with ATC to reunite the world-class creative team behind the hugely acclaimedThe Events - director Ramin Gray and composer John Browne. (more...)

HOTEL BLACK CAT to Open at London WondergroundHOTEL BLACK CAT to Open at London Wonderground
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

This Summer, London's cabaret trailblazers return to London Wonderground with an all-new spectacular. Located in a formerly grand hotel - notable for its artistes-in-residence and nights of giddy abandonment - Black Cat Cabaret invites guests to experience the most decadent dazzling and delectable show in town. Hotel Black Cat is a place of distinctly old world glamour. There is magic to be discovered behind each closed door, yet danger and madness lurking behind every potted palm. Step over the threshold into a bohemian melee of prima ballerinas, daredevil acrobats, miraculous musicians, a wayward heiress and a former cartoonist now transformed into his own greatest creation. (more...)

American Composers Forum Announces Recipients of Champion of New Music AwardAmerican Composers Forum Announces Recipients of Champion of New Music Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The American Composers Forum (ACF) Board of Directors has voted to present its 2016 “Champion of New Music” award to four outstanding recipients: Pianist and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble founding member Gilbert Kalish; Opera Parallčle's artistic director, conductor, and founder Nicole Paiement; new music writer, blogger and New Yorker magazine columnist Alex Ross; and conductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue Robert Spano at public ceremonies this year. The “Champion of New Music” award was established by ACF in 2005 as a national mark of recognition to honor individuals or ensembles that have made a significant contribution to the work and livelihoods of contemporary composers. ACF President and CEO John Nuechterlein will present the awards at three events in the coming months: (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTETCast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

Fringe Hit 'THIS MUCH' to Premiere During Pride Festival at Soho TheatreFringe Hit 'THIS MUCH' to Premiere During Pride Festival at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Premiering in London during Pride Festival, exhilarating Edinburgh Fringe hit THIS MUCH (OR AN ACT OF VIOLENCE TOWARDS THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE) shows three men battling conformity to ask how we define relationships, and how relationships define us. The London debut will begin 7th June at Soho Theatre and run through 2nd July 2016. Press night is Thursday 9th June at 7.15pm. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony in Mahler and Puts at Carnegie HallMarin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony in Mahler and Puts at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) -- currently celebrating its centennial season -- in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Dancehouse to Host 2016 Keir Choreographic Award Semi-Finals This SpringDancehouse to Host 2016 Keir Choreographic Award Semi-Finals This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

This April, Dancehouse, Carriageworks and the Keir Foundation present the premieres of eight works by outstanding commissioned artists for the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award (KCA), Australia's first major choreographic award. Performing in two programs over five days (April 26-30) at Melbourne's Dancehouse, the eight choreographers compete for the prestigious award and a $30,000 first-place cash prize, with four finalists to be announced on the final evening. (more...)

Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer Release New Album DAWN TO DUSTUtah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer Release New Album DAWN TO DUST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, the Utah Symphony releases Dawn to Dust, a new recording featuring live performances of orchestral works commissioned from three leading American composers: Augusta Read Thomas, Nico Muhly, and Andrew Norman. (more...)

Split Britches to Present Series of Workshops Across the UK This SpringSplit Britches to Present Series of Workshops Across the UK This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Led by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, New York-based duo Split Britches has transformed the queer art scene over the last thirty years with satirical gender-bending performances. Having challenged convention at every stage of their careers, Split Britches are now set to disrupt the way we think about getting old, as they present a series of workshops and performances across the country from  11 March - 16 April, and prepare to launch a Public Service Announcement via YouTube on sexually transmitted diseases within the ageing population. (more...)

ZooNation's INTO THE HOODS: REMIXED Set for The Marlowe TheatreZooNation's INTO THE HOODS: REMIXED Set for The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

A hip hop dance show that stormed the West End is coming to Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre next month (April). (more...)

THE COMPOSER IS DEAD Family Concert Set for Royal Festival HallTHE COMPOSER IS DEAD Family Concert Set for Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

NICHOLAS PARSONS is to narrate the London Premiere of Nathaniel Stookey's The Composer Is Dead with text by Lemony Snicket - a diabolically fun-filled Family Concert at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 16 April at 1200hrs - part of the 11-day Festival of the Menuhin Competition London 2016. (more...)

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