David Lynch, Philip Glass, Maxine Peake, Laurie Anderson, and More Set For Manchester International FestivalDavid Lynch, Philip Glass, Maxine Peake, Laurie Anderson, and More Set For Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Manchester International Festival today unveils its 2019 programme, which takes place across 18 extraordinary days (4-21 July 2019). Internationally-acclaimed artists from over 20 countries - many working in one-off creative collaborations - will present 20 UK and world premieres at the cross-art form biennial festival, the second with John McGrath as Artistic Director. (more...)

Anna Jordan's New Play THE UNRETURNING Will Have Its World Premiere At Theatre Royal Plymouth And Tour The UKAnna Jordan's New Play THE UNRETURNING Will Have Its World Premiere At Theatre Royal Plymouth And Tour The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Today Frantic Assembly announces its tour dates of The Unreturning, a brand new co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth. Telling the interwoven stories of three men coming home from war, this new work by Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner Anna Jordan will be directed by Frantic Assembly associate director Neil Bettles and marks the 10th anniversary of Frantic Assembly's award-winning Ignition training programme. The Unreturning will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 20 September 2018 before playing at various venues across the UK until 16 March 2019. Additional tour dates will be announced soon. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHERLAND, Lyric HammersmithBWW Review: FATHERLAND, Lyric Hammersmith
by Dzifa Benson - Jun 1, 2018

"What's the earliest memory you have of your father?" This is the question, among many, that sets off a process of enquiry into the state of the nation's masculinity and its concerns through the prism of fatherhood in the verbatim play Fatherland. Thrillingly staged, it muscles beyond its documentary origins to excavate beneath the surface of a typically reticent, bloke-y nonchalance with great aplomb. (more...)

RED Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsRED Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 30, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From meaty revivals to the open-air theatres opening their doors, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for FATHERLAND at the Lyric HammersmithFull Casting Announced for FATHERLAND at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

This bold new production, by Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens, focusing on contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions, premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival. Fatherland will open in May at the Lyric Hammersmith and will be a part of the 2018 LIFT festival. (more...)

Kate Marlais Announced as The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric HammersmithKate Marlais Announced as The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Musical Theatre Network & Mercury Musical Developments & Lyric Hammersmith are delighted to announce that Kate Marlais will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric Hammersmith commencing March 2018. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTSHoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. (more...)

Frantic Assembly Appoints Kerry Whelan As Executive DirectorFrantic Assembly Appoints Kerry Whelan As Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly has appointed Kerry Whelan as Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive. Whelan joins Frantic Assembly from BalletBoyz Ltd and will take up his post in January 2018, working together with Artistic Director and co-founder Scott Graham to bring the company's ambitious plans for the future to fruition. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith's 2018 Season to Feature New Adaptations, Innovative Shakespeare Staging, and MoreLyric Hammersmith's 2018 Season to Feature New Adaptations, Innovative Shakespeare Staging, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Today the Lyric Hammersmith announces their 2018 Season comprising a new adaptation, an innovative Shakespeare staging, a major festival production, a stunning revival, an award-winning contemporary opera and a brand new dance production (more...)

Booking Opens Today for FATHERLAND at Lyric Hammersmith as Part of LIFT 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Today booking opens at the Lyric Hammersmith and LIFT for Fatherland, which opens at the Lyric in May 2018 as part of the Lyric's Spring/Summer 2018 season and LIFT 2018. (more...)

Full Programme Announced for Manchester International Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Manchester International Festival today announces the programme for the 2017 Festival, which takes place 29 June - 16 July this year. (more...)

Manchester International Festival 2017 Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Manchester International Festival opens at 6.30pm on Thursday 29 June with What is the City but the People? a large-scale public celebration of Manchester that sees local people walking a specially created runway in Piccadilly Gardens for audiences of thousands both live and online; followed by Manchester music legends New Order performing at Old Granada Studios in a spectacular immersive environment designed by leading artist Liam Gillick. (more...)

Full Programme Announced for Manchester International Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Manchester International Festival has announced its full 2017 programme. (more...)

Karl Hyde and Matthew Herbert Release Collaborative Album for FATHERLAND at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Fatherland (Original Music from the Stage Show) is a collection of recordings by Underworld's Karl Hyde and producer/artist Matthew Herbert. The songs are based on extracts from the script for Fatherland, a play conceived and written in collaboration by Karl, playwright Simon Stephens (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock) and Frantic Assembly's Scott Graham. Premiering at Manchester International Festival this July. (more...)

Manchester International Festival Announces Cast for FATHERLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The cast for Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens' new production Fatherland has today been announced. The world premiere of this intensely physical production will be performed by a 13-strong cast, transforming the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, from 1st July. (more...)

Full Programme Announced for Manchester International Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Manchester International Festival today announces the programme for the 2017 Festival, which takes place 29 June - 16 July this year. (more...)

Manchester International Festival Announces 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Manchester International Festival has today announced John McGrath's inaugural programme for the 2017 event (Thursday 29 June - Sunday 16 July). (more...)

First Shows Announced For 2017 Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

New Artistic Director John McGrath reveals snapshot of his first programme, running 29 June - 16 July 2017. (more...)

Alex Smoke Releases EP on R&S Records Today
by Richard Best - Sep 10, 2013

R&S is delighted to welcome Alex Smoke into the fold with his transfixing new single 'Dust,' which you can now stream over at The FADER. (more...)

UME/SELECT/CAPITOL RECORDS Announces February/March Releases
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Ringo Starr is a living legend whose contribution to the roots of rock and roll is immeasurable, not only as a Beatle, but also through his prolific and successful solo career. In gathering a new group of iconic rockers to play as the All Starr band each tour, every configuration offers a new and memorable moment where we get to experience songs we all know and love. (more...)

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