Stu Barker News

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents TRISTAN & YSEULT March 30 – April 13, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

What has audiences and critics alike falling in love in theaters around the world? Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult is a theatrical force of nature that combines vibrant storytelling with breathtaking spectacle, set to a rich musical tapestry of original songs and familiar scores performed by a roving ensemble of musicians. Lauded internationally for its trademark vitality, the artistic collective, Kneehigh makes its long-awaited Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) with the iconic work that first catapulted the company to international fame. Tristan & Yseult will delight audiences for a limited run March 30 through April 13 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, 3/30-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

What has audiences and critics alike falling in love in theaters around the world? Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult is a theatrical force of nature that combines vibrant storytelling with breathtaking spectacle, set to a rich musical tapestry of original songs and familiar scores performed by a roving ensemble of musicians. Lauded internationally for its trademark vitality, the artistic collective Kneehigh makes its long-awaited Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) with the iconic work that first catapulted the company to international fame. Tristan & Yseult will delight audiences for a limited run March 30 through April 13 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

The Wallis and BAFTA Partner for BRIEF ENCOUNTER Talkback with Emma Rice, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Theater for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) partner up to host a night for theater patrons and BAFTA members on Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. Following the performance of the UK's Kneehigh Theatre acclaimed production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter at the Wallis Annenberg, a talkback featuring Emma Rice will be held. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Staging Noel Coward's BRIEF ENCOUNTER Provides a Brand New Experience for Audiences at the Wallis Annenberg
by Don Grigware - Feb 21, 2014

Noel Coward's film Brief Encounter (1945) based on his 1936 play Still Life, is perhaps one of the finest movies ever made about illicit romance. Now the Kneehigh production from London, which played Broadway in 2010 to great acclaim, an event quite unlike any you will ever see, is being mounted at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through March 23 with some of the original Broadway cast, including the remarkable Hannah Yelland as Laura. Wisely presented in one act without an interval, Brief Encounter never drags and retains a unique solidarity. (more...)

The Guthrie Presents Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Guthrie welcomes the triumphant return of Kneehigh, creators of the smash hit adaptation of Brief Encounter, to present their critically acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult this season. Director Emma Rice and designer Bill Mitchell reunite to create a must-see theatrical experience that reinvents the ancient love story with comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths in an irresistible night of love. (more...)

The Guthrie to Present Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, 2/13-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The Guthrie welcomes the triumphant return of Kneehigh, creators of the smash hit adaptation of Brief Encounter, to present their critically acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult this season. Director Emma Rice and designer Bill Mitchell reunite to create a must-see theatrical experience that reinvents the ancient love story with comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths in an irresistible night of love. Tristan & Yseult is presented as part of the Guthrie's WorldStage Series, in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and begins performances on February 13 and continues through March 23, 2014. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Kneehigh Returns to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Presents Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Girl Without Hands," narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 2/03/2013
by BWW - Feb 03, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/03/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 1/27/2013
by BWW - Jan 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/27/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2013

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore at Berkeley Repertory Theatre from tomorrow, January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. Watch a trailer for the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore at Berkeley Repertory Theatre from tomorrow, January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 1/20/2013
by BWW - Jan 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 1/13/2013
by BWW - Jan 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/13/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

THE WILD BRIDE to Return for Three Weeks at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore - 26 performances only - from January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse 2012-13 Season Begins With MIES JULIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

For the second time, St. Ann's Warehouse (Artistic Director, Susan Feldman; Executive Director, Andrew D. Hamingson) will activate an industrial warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront. (more...)

THE WILD BRIDE Returns to Berkeley Rep, January and February 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2012

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that The Wild Bride is coming back! The holiday hit that ran away with hearts last winter returns for a honeymoon engagement in 2013. A splendid reception of standing ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America to reprise the show in a special presentation - 26 performances only - from January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. (more...)

Kneehigh's WILD BRIDE Adds Shows At Berkeley Rep Thru 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2012

Kneehigh Theatre Company is back with The Wild Bride at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The Wild Bride is extending its run for three whole weeks. (more...)

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