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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...)

Circa Announces CLOSER as Part of Udderbelly FestivalCirca Announces CLOSER as Part of Udderbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning circus company Circa (The Return, Barbican) returns 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. (more...)

Andy Zaltzman, Hal Cruttenden and WiFi Wars join UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL at Southbank CentreAndy Zaltzman, Hal Cruttenden and WiFi Wars join UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL at Southbank Centre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 16, 2016

Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground have announced that master satirist Andy Zaltzman, waspish comic Hal Cruttenden and psychedelic Tony Law will be entertaining the Purple Cow this summer. They'll be joined for the first time by WiFi Wars, a new interactive game show from comedian and gaming expert Steve McNeil, which sets the audience a series of play-along challenges on their smartphones. (more...)

Deborah Pearson's MADE VISIBLE to Play the YardDeborah Pearson's MADE VISIBLE to Play the Yard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Stella Odunlami directs Deborah Pearson's potent new play MADE VISIBLE, a funny and vivid exploration into race, identity and just having a chat with someone new. The production runs Tuesday 15 March - Saturday 9 April, 8pm at The Yard Theatre. (more...)

Utah Symphony to Mark 75th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall with Andrew Norman's SWITCHUtah Symphony to Mark 75th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall with Andrew Norman's SWITCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Utah Symphony and music director Thierry Fischer perform at Carnegie Hall in April 2016-in a concert celebrating the orchestra's 75th anniversary. (more...)

Meow Meow Concert at The Royal Conservatory Pushed to June 2016Meow Meow Concert at The Royal Conservatory Pushed to June 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, today announced the return engagement of cabaret star Meow Meow on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8 pm, as part of the Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage concert series, is being re-scheduled to Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8pm due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Full LIFT 2016 Programme AnnouncedFull LIFT 2016 Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

LIFT has travelled the world to curate a very special playlist of performances, politics and pop-culture for London, so go on - press play. (more...)

Aakash Odedra Company In The New York Premiere of RISINGAakash Odedra Company In The New York Premiere of RISING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present Aakash Odedra Company in the New York premiere of Rising, four solo dance works created especially for Aakash Odedra by celebrated choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Odedra himself, for one night only, on March 4, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

West End's MATILDA Will Welcome New Children to CastWest End's MATILDA Will Welcome New Children to Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Now in its fifth year in London's West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Zaris-Angel Hator, Clara Read and Emily-May Stephenson are to join Evie Hone in the title role from 15 March 2016. (more...)

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