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Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces 2021 Reopening Plans Photo Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces 2021 Reopening Plans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021

Theatre Royal Stratford East today announces its return to live work on stage. The previously announced The Sun, The Moon, And The Stars, written by Dipo Baruwa-Etti, directed by Nadia Fall and starring Kibong Tanji, will now play from Wed 02 ‚Äď Sat 19 Jun 2021.

The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off Tomorrow Photo The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021

The Public Theater begins performances for the 17th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, on Wednesday, January 6. This popular and highly anticipated festival of The Public’s winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Chile, Iran, and the U.K.

Full Program Announced for 2021 Sundance Film Festival Photo Full Program Announced for 2021 Sundance Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2020

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

The Public Theater's 2021 Free Virtual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Lineup Announced Photo The Public Theater's 2021 Free Virtual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020

The Public Theater announced the full line-up today for the 17th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 6-17, 2021, with pre-festival programming offered beginning December 21, 2020.

BAM and MIF Co-Produce THE LONG GOODBYE Starring Riz Ahmed Photo BAM and MIF Co-Produce THE LONG GOODBYE Starring Riz Ahmed
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Manchester International Festival (MIF) will co-produce The Long Goodbye: Online Edition, a one-off livestream performance by musician, storyteller, actor, and activist Riz Ahmed, on 19 December 2020.

Traverse Theatre To Stream Two Of The Javaad Alipoor Company's Award-Winning Shows Photo Traverse Theatre To Stream Two Of The Javaad Alipoor Company's Award-Winning Shows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

The Traverse Theatre today announce two shows as Scottish online premieres from Manchester based The Javaad Alipoor Company continuing the theatre's all year-round Festival in Traverse 3.

Why Not Theatre Launches ThisGen Fellowship for Female-Identifying BIPOC Artists Photo Why Not Theatre Launches ThisGen Fellowship for Female-Identifying BIPOC Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2020

This spring, innovative Canadian theatre company Why Not will launch ThisGen 2020 Fellowship, a national leadership program to support exceptional female-identifying BIPOC (Black Indigenous Person of Colour) theatre artists advancing to the next level of their career. Why Not Theatre will pair each Fellow with both a national and an international mentor working at the highest level of their craft to engage in conversation, as well as provide Fellows with support, skill-building opportunities, and access to new networks.

Riz Ahmed Will Appear in The US Premiere Of THE LONG GOODBYE Photo Riz Ahmed Will Appear in The US Premiere Of THE LONG GOODBYE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

BAM presents the US premiere of The Long Goodbye, a bracing and emotional live music show from musician, storyteller, actor, and activist Riz Ahmed. The show will feature new music from Ahmed's recently announced new album of the same name, which uses eastern influences to meld rap, spoken word, and R&B. An electrifying journey into here and now, the live performance will take a close look at the end of a toxic relationship with the country you call home.

Manchester International Festival To Premiere New Live Music Show From Riz Ahmed Photo Manchester International Festival To Premiere New Live Music Show From Riz Ahmed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Manchester International Festival (MIF) presents the world premiere of The Long Goodbye (26-28 March 2020) a bracing and emotional live music show from musician, storyteller, actor and activist Riz Ahmed.

Gate Theatre Announces Two UK Premieres From Leading Danish Artists Photo Gate Theatre Announces Two UK Premieres From Leading Danish Artists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

As part of the Gate's 40th Anniversary season, Artistic Director Ellen McDougall is continuing the venue's renowned reputation for championing European Theatre with rare opportunity to see the best of Danish theatre in a mini-showcase.

BWW Review: MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY], Gate Theatre Photo BWW Review: MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY], Gate Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 9, 2019

The tiny town of Balbek is falling prey of the far right. Their theatre, managed by the loving but politically weak Eva (Tamzin Griffin), is inhabited by an assortment of actors with different priorities as well as worldviews.

Two HOME-Produced Edinburgh Festival Hits Come Back To HOME In October Photo Two HOME-Produced Edinburgh Festival Hits Come Back To HOME In October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Co-produced by HOME, double Scotsman Fringe First winner Javaad Alipoor brings Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, the second part of a trilogy of plays confronting modern life in all its unpredictability, to the venue where it was made, HOME Manchester, 23 October - 2 November 2019. 

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For MEPHISTO (A RHAPSODY) at the Gate Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For MEPHISTO (A RHAPSODY) at the Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Kirsty Housley directs MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY], a searing contemporary response to the cult Klaus Mann novel, based on the real life story of Gustaf Gr√ľndgens whose dreams of fame led him to betray everything, and at the peak of his career, perform Faust for Hitler. Translated by Chris Campbell, Samuel Gallet's urgent new play asks, what would you sacrifice to do the right thing?

Gate Theatre Announces Casting for MEPHISTO and LAND WITHOUT DREAMS Photo Gate Theatre Announces Casting for MEPHISTO and LAND WITHOUT DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019

Casting is announced for two upcoming Gate Theatre productions: MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY] and LAND WITHOUT DREAMS (LANDET UDEN DR√ėMME)

Further Information Announced For Traverse Festival 2019 Photo Further Information Announced For Traverse Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

At the annual Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) ceremony, the Traverse Theatre Company is overjoyed to have scooped a hat trick of awards for Ulster American, including a 'Best Female Performance' award for Lucianne McEvoy. She will return to play a leading part in the Traverse Festival 2019 world premiere production of Crocodile Fever, by Meghan Tyler.

Melbourne Knowledge Week Announces Arts House Program Photo Melbourne Knowledge Week Announces Arts House Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

In a new partnership with Melbourne Knowledge Week, Arts House will introduce fresh dangers that look at the dizzying maze of digital extremism and present the notorious video game that puts players in the shoes of a refugee escaping detention. The internationally acclaimed one man show, The Believers Are But Brothers, created by iconoclastic UK theatremaker, Javaad Alipoor, will lead audiences deep into an electronic labyrinth of terrorists, neofascists and fantasists.

Guest Blog: Director Kirsty Housley On PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES Photo Guest Blog: Director Kirsty Housley On PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES
by Guest Blog: Kirsty Housley - Nov 20, 2018

So perhaps the fear and screaming is a good thing. The first step to feeling afraid and learning to cope with that. And I hope that once the screaming subsides, that these stories will be enjoyed, and that our audience finds in them a message of empowerment.  

Photo Flash: First Look at PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES at the Unicorn Photo Photo Flash: First Look at PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES at the Unicorn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Kirsty Housley directs a deliciously gruesome selection from Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales, in this acclaimed adaptation by Philip Wilson, re-told and re-worked for the whole family.

Rohit Chokhani Announces DIWALI IN B.C. This Fall Photo Rohit Chokhani Announces DIWALI IN B.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Award-winning Artistic Director of Diwali in B.C., Rohit Chokhani is pleased to announce the 2018 programming for Diwali in B.C. - a provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide over the next five years.

Unicorn Announces Purni Morell's Last Season For Autumn And Beyond Photo Unicorn Announces Purni Morell's Last Season For Autumn And Beyond
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Unicorn announces plans for Autumn and beyond in another bold and eclectic season of work at the UK's leading theatre for young audiences.

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