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Full Cast Announced for THE LAVENDER HILL MOB UK Tour Photo Full Cast Announced for THE LAVENDER HILL MOB UK Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Full casting is announced for the UK tour of The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter. New cast members include Victoria Blunt (Audrey), Guy Burgess (Farrow), Aamira Challenger (Fernanda), Tessa Churchard (Lady Agnes), John Dougall (Sir Horace) and Tim Sutton (Sammy).

Full Cast Announced For The UK Tour of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB Photo Full Cast Announced For The UK Tour of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

Full casting is announced for the UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.

Review: THE TIGER LILLIES: THE LAST DAYS OF MANKIND, Wilton's Music Hall Photo Review: THE TIGER LILLIES: THE LAST DAYS OF MANKIND, Wilton's Music Hall
by Franco Milazzo - Sep 11, 2022

The Last Days Of Mankind is undeniably one of the strangest plays few people have heard of. Written by Karl Kraus during and about the First World War, this docudrama which ends in a Martian invasion is rich pickings for the dark cabaret trio. @wiltonmusichall @thetigerlillies

Review: VENUS, CUPID, FOLLY, & TIME: 30 YEARS OF THE DIVINE COMEDY, The Barbican Cent Photo Review: VENUS, CUPID, FOLLY, & TIME: 30 YEARS OF THE DIVINE COMEDY, The Barbican Centre
by Franco Milazzo - Sep 2, 2022

Celebrating thirty years of cerebral pop, The Divine Comedy return to the Barbican to pick up where they left off in 2020.

Shaw Festival Announces 2023 Season Featuring the World Premiere of PRINCE CASPIAN, N Photo Shaw Festival Announces 2023 Season Featuring the World Premiere of PRINCE CASPIAN, Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

The Shaw Festival has announced its 61st season. A mix of classics, real hidden gems, new works and a variety of voices will be seen, heard and experienced in both their indoor and outdoor spaces next season.

Cast Announced For THE BAND'S VISIT at Donmar Warehouse Photo Cast Announced For THE BAND'S VISIT at Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

The Donmar Warehouse has announced the cast for the European première of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' multi-Tony award-winning musical The Band's Visit, directed in a new production by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst.Cast and onstage band: Alon Moni Aboutboul, Sharif Afifi, Jason Alder, Marc Antolin, Harel Glazer, Levi Goldmeier, Ido Gonen, Michal Horowicz, Emma Kingston, Shira Kravitz, Nitai Levi, Yali Topol Margalith, Ashley Margolis, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia, Miri Mesika, Peter Polycarpou, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, Sargon Yelda, Baha Yetkin.

Mercury Theatre Will Host World's First Exhibition On Theatre Captioning Photo Mercury Theatre Will Host World's First Exhibition On Theatre Captioning
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

Mercury Theatre will host the world's first exhibition on open captioning in the arts from 3 to 29 September. Created by Stagetext, the deaf-led captioning charity, Captions Speak Louder guides audiences through the history of theatre captioning and will be on display at Mercury Theatre as it embarks on a UK tour following its debut at the Barbican Centre in November 2021.

New Art Installations Will Open at Top Of The Rock This Friday Photo New Art Installations Will Open at Top Of The Rock This Friday
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

Rockefeller Center presents artist Sarah Meyohas's Dawn Chorus and Speculations at Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Top of the Rock ticket holders will have access to two presentations by Meyohas, both on display beginning July 15 through September 12. 

This Weekend At Music Mountain: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players And Tabea Debus,  Photo This Weekend At Music Mountain: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players And Tabea Debus, Recorder & Adam Cockerham
by Grace Cutler - Jul 8, 2022

Now in its forty-seventh year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble.

Karena Johnson Joins Barbican As New Head of Creative
Collaboration And Learning Photo Karena Johnson Joins Barbican As New Head of Creative Collaboration And Learning
by Grace Cutler - Jul 5, 2022

A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does.

Barbican Centre Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hos VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

The New York Philharmonic announces Foreign Bodies, a one-night-only multidisciplinary event conducted and hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, concluding his tenure as The Marie-Jos e Kravis Composer-in-Residence. The concert, Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., will feature Esa-Pekka Salonen's Foreign Bodies, accompanied by the World Premiere of a live video installation by Tal Rosner; Dan el Bjarnason's Violin Concerto, with Pekka Kuusisto in his New York Philharmonic debut; and Obsidian Tear, a dance work choreographed by Wayne McGregor performed by members of the Boston Ballet (Philharmonic debut) and set to Mr. Salonen's Nyx and Lachen verlernt. Foreign Bodies will be casual and multi-sensory; drinks and conversation will flow as attendees mingle with the performers, who will give additional impromptu performances throughout the event.

VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2017

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to 'The Birds,' and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein's 'The Cradle Will Rock.' Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson. 

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/9/15- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2015

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of Les Miserables opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 463 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/9- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2014

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of Les Miserables opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 463 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/12- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/9- LES MISERABLES
by - Nov 9, 2013

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of Les Miserables opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 463 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Comedy Robot Test at Barbican Centre
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2013

Scientists from Cognitive Science Research Group at Queen Mary University of London programmed a robot to perform stand-up comedy. RoboThespian is built by Engineered Arts and performed two gigs at the Barbican Centre. The below video was recorded live and captures some of jokes delivered by the robot.

MEGA STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/12- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2013

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/9- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2012

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of Les Miserables opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 463 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena.