Simon McBurney to Bring The Encounter to Broadway

first_img View Comments Star Files Simon McBurney in ‘The Encounter'(Photo: Robbie Jack) Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017center_img Tony nominee Simon McBurney will bring his latest solo show The Encounter to Broadway, following a run at London’s Barbican Centre. Tickets are now on sale for New York performances, which will begin on September 20 at the Golden Theatre; opening night is scheduled for September 29. McBurney co-directs alongside Kirsty Housley.The Encounter premiered in August 2015 at the Edinburgh International Festival before transferring to the Barbican. In the one-man play, McBurney draws from Amazon Beaming, a book by Petru Popescu about National Geographic writer and photographer Loren McIntyre’s experience with tribes along the Amazon River.McBurney received a Tony nomination for directing a revival of The Chairs; he also helmed a revival of All My Sons on Broadway. As artistic director of the theater company Complicite, he helmed and penned the play A Disappearing Number. His addition directorial credits include The Elephant Vanishes, The Master and Margarita and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. On screen, he’s appeared in Rev, The Borgias, Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation and The Conjuring 2.The limited engagement will run through January 8, 2017. Richard Katz will perform the role at certain performances. The production features design by Michael Levine, sound design by Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, lighting design by Paul Anderson and projection design by Will Duke. The Encounter Simon McBurneylast_img