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Neil Armfield

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
Adaptation
 
[Regional (US), 2002]
Director






Neil Armfield News

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; SIX Leads Best  Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; SIX Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Celebrated Writer Andrew Bovell Will Join Black Swan Board Photo Celebrated Writer Andrew Bovell Will Join Black Swan Board
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Black Swan State Theatre Company has announced the appointment of celebrated writer Andrew Bovell to the Company's Board of Directors.

Adelaide Festival Announces 2023 Program Photo Adelaide Festival Announces 2023 Program
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

The 38th Adelaide Festival, to be launched this Wednesday 9 November, at Adelaide Town Hall and via livestream offers a total of 52 events in theatre, music, opera, dance, media and visual arts, including major festivals-within-the-festival Adelaide Writers' Week, UKARIA Chamber Landscapes and WOMADelaide – over 17 days and nights from Friday 3 to Sunday 19 March.

Christian Spuck's MESSA DA REQUIEM With Ballett ZĂĽrich Announced At Adelaide Fringe Photo Christian Spuck's MESSA DA REQUIEM With Ballett ZĂĽrich Announced At Adelaide Fringe
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2022

After thunderous applause and standing ovations in Europe, choreographer Christian Spuck's monumental production of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Messa da Requiem, featuring Ballett ZĂĽrich, will make its Australian debut in March with an exclusive season at the 2023 Adelaide Festival.

2022 Adelaide Festival Creates Massive Tourism Windfall Photo 2022 Adelaide Festival Creates Massive Tourism Windfall
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

2022 Adelaide Festival creates massive tourism windfall. A staggering 11,728 visitors came from interstate for the 2022 Adelaide Festival according to ticketing data and results just released from an Economic Evaluation of the event - a nearly three-fold increase on the previous Festival's results.

BWW Review: New HAMLET Makes Its Mark at the Met with Stellar Cast, Impressive Produc Photo BWW Review: New HAMLET Makes Its Mark at the Met with Stellar Cast, Impressive Production
by Richard Sasanow - May 30, 2022

Is there another Shakespearean drama filled with as many quotable quotes as “Hamlet” (even when they’re used out of context and given a foreign meaning)? But “To be or not to be” is surely the most referenced and, certainly, in the new operatic HAMLET currently at the Met by Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn, in Neil Armfield’s thoughtful, urgent production, it's given the best showcase. Indeed, it helps shed a different light on the hero of the story.

Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Brett Dean's HAMLET Photo Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Brett Dean's HAMLET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

On May 13, the Metropolitan Opera will present the company premiere of Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet, a bold adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless drama, with six additional performances through June 9.

Brett Dean's HAMLET Comes to the Warner in June Photo Brett Dean's HAMLET Comes to the Warner in June
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

The 2021-22 season of The Met: Live in HD will close with Brett Dean's Hamlet on Saturday, June 4 at 12:55 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

Changes Announced For Australia's Leading International Arts Festival Photo Changes Announced For Australia's Leading International Arts Festival
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

The Adelaide Festival Board commenced the search for the Festival's next Artistic Director in December 2021, in the lead up to the end of Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield's tenure in 2023 as Joint Artistic Directors.

Cast Changes Announced for LE NOZZE DI FIGARO & HAMLET at The Met Photo Cast Changes Announced for LE NOZZE DI FIGARO & HAMLET at The Met
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Ying Fang will sing Susanna in the April performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro this season, replacing Aida Garifullina.

Neil Armfield Videos

Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'That this episode of Broadway Rewind features something Toxic, something Royal and something Academic.' We drop by New World Stages for a look at the David Bryan and Joe DePietro musical, The Toxic Avenger. We also visit with two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and the cast of Roundabout's production of The Philanthropist, but we kick it off at the opening night of director Neil Armfield's production of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, which starred Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, Tony Award winner Andrea Martin and Lauren Ambrose. Geoffrey Rush told Ridge, 'I just phoned my wife and said, 'Darling I just made my Broadway debut and it's a marker. It's not what I aimed for. I had never really, seriously ever thought about it... I used to listen to a lot of Broadway musical theatre back in the mid 60's when I was in high school. Next to the Beatles, I was listening to Angela Lansbury in Mame or Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence or Zero Mostel in Fiddler. I'm pretty well seasoned in that kind of energy, and to be able to bring a weird and wonderful play like Exit the King into that arena, has been just so special.'

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Susan Sarandon Joins Season 3 of Showtime's THE BIG C
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2012

Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon will join the cast of the third season of Showtime's drama series THE BIG C. The actress will make her first appearance on April 22nd.

BWW TV: Geoffrey Rush in DIARY OF A MADMAN at BAM!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2011

One of Australia's most respected theater companies, Belvoir returns to BAM with the US premiere of The Diary of a Madman, featuring Academy, Emmy, and Tony Award winner Geoffrey Rush and directed by renowned Belvoir co-founder Neil Armfield. See below for a first look of Rush on stage in the production!

Broadway Beat's Priceless Spotlight - Susan Sarandon
by Eddie Varley - Sep 11, 2009

Welcome to BroadwayWorld TV's weekly video series, BroadwayBeat's Priceless Spotlight. The program presents special moments by some of theatre's past, present, and future greats!

Broadway Beat's Priceless Spotlight - Geoffrey Rush
by Eddie Varley - Jul 24, 2009

Welcome to BroadwayWorld TV's weekly video series, BroadwayBeat's Priceless Spotlight. The program presents special moments by some of theatre's past, present, and future greats!

STAGE TUBE: 'EXIT THE KING' Star Geoffrey Rush Talks With John Lahr
by Eddie Varley - May 28, 2009

EXIT THE KING's Tony nominated Geoffrey Rush is currently featured in The New Yorker's new video series, Conversations with John Lahr.