Sam Wanamaker News

Date Of Birth:
June 14, 1919
Date Of Death:
December 18, 1993 (74)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, continuing in D.C. for a limited engagement through September 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on Tour
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2014

Octet of actors makes for memorable evening. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Gregory Doran's THE WITCH OF EDMONTON at Swan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Full casting is announced for Gregory Doran's new production of the rarely-performed Jacobean domestic tragedy by Dekker, Ford and Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton. As previously announced Eileen Atkins returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer as the RSC continues to stage the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the Swan Theatre. The Witch of Edmonton opens for previews on the 23 October 2014 and will play in repertoire with an extended run of The White Devil until the 29 November 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Marcell and More in The Globe's KING LEAR, Coming to D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 06, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, coming to D.C. for a limited engagement of 18 performances, September 5 - 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

Full Text of Tony Winners' Acceptance Speeches: Updated with All Acceptance Speeches
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 68th Annual Tony Awards, we are providing the full text of all of the Tony Award acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the bizarre, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches on our continuously updated list. (more...)

Rubberbandits to Bring CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT to Edinburgh Fringe, July 30-Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Direct from Limerick City! Rubberbandits, the plastic-bag wearing musical comedy duo - the Chortle Award winners responsible for YouTube sensation 'Horse Outside' - bring their brand new musical CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, straight from its critically-acclaimed, sold-out London season at Soho Theatre. CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT, which they also recently performed to a packed crowd at Shakespeare's Globe (the first ever comedy gig to play the intimate, candle lit surroundings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) is packed with dazzling new songs, great big hits and at least one celebrity puppet. (more...)

Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare all season long, with five Shakespeare productions on its stages and a series of more than 20 special events at the Forum. (more...)

Clive Wood, Eve Best Take Title Roles In ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA At The Globe. From May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Jonathan Munby's Antony & Cleopatra. Clive Wood will take the role of Marc Antony and Eve Best will play the alluringly ambiguous Cleopatra. The production also stars Jolyon Coy as Octavius Caesar, Phil Daniels as Enobarbus and Sirine Saba as Charmian. (more...)

HOW TO BE IMMORTAL to Kick Off National Tour at London's Soho Theatre, March 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Penny Dreadful Theatre will present a brand new show about love, death and science; the world premiere and national tour of HOW TO BE IMMORTAL by Mira Dovreni. Directed by Kirsty Housley and featuring Clare Perkins, Anna-Helena McLean and John McKeever, with scientists Gareth Ackland (UCL), Anna Gutierrez-del-Arroyo (UCL), and Duncan Wilson (Manchester), the National Tour will run 28 January 2014 to 23 March 2014. Press Night 29 January at 7.45pm, The Albany, Deptford, London. (more...)

Gemma Arterton Tapped to Co-Host 2014 Olivier Awards with Stephen Mangan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

According to The Daily Mail, Gemma Arterton has been tapped to co-host the 2014 Olivier Awards ceremony, set for April 13 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. (more...)

HOW TO BE IMMORTAL to Kick Off National Tour at London's Soho Theatre, March 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Penny Dreadful Theatre will present a brand new show about love, death and science; the world premiere and national tour of HOW TO BE IMMORTAL by Mira Dovreni. Directed by Kirsty Housley and featuring Clare Perkins, Anna-Helena McLean and John McKeever, with scientists Gareth Ackland (UCL), Anna Gutierrez-del-Arroyo (UCL), and Duncan Wilson (Manchester), the National Tour will run 28 January 2014 to 23 March 2014. Press Night 29 January at 7.45pm, The Albany, Deptford, London. (more...)

Adam Buchanan and More Set for THE MYSTAE at Hampstead Downstairs, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Hampstead Theatre presents Nick Whitby's The Mystae, starring Adam Buchanan, Alex Griffin-Griffiths and Beatrice Scirocchi. (more...)

Holden Street's BITCH BOXER Set for Adelaide Fringe, Now thru March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Bitch Boxer (UK) is Holden Street Theatre's Edinburgh Award winner for 2014 and a front runner for the Adelaide Fringe, playing in The Studio, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh from today 11 February to 16 March 6.00 pm - with some performances at other times. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, John Glover Star in LOVE, NOEL at Lovelace Studio Theater, 2/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Wallis has announced that Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables) and Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Smallville') will star in Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett, who over saw The Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and the three-year development of the Antaeus production of Coward's Peace in Our Time. The musical direction and piano accompaniment is by David O. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added and Love, Noel will now be performed February 14 through 23 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON Pairing, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE & More Set for RSC's Winter 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

As part of a season marking the centenary of the First World War, Christopher Luscombe returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct a single company of actors in a fresh pairing of two of Shakespeare's most sparkling comedies, set in the shadow of war. (more...)

Adam Buchanan and More Set for THE MYSTAE at Hampstead Downstairs; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Hampstead Theatre has announced the that the cast of Nick Whitby's The Mystae will be Adam Buchanan, Alex Griffin-Griffiths and Beatrice Scirocchi. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI Starring Gemma Arterton
by Review Roundups - Jan 16, 2014

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI opened at Shakespeare's Globe on January 9, 2014 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Holden Street's BITCH BOXER Set for Adelaide Fringe, Feb 11-March 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Bitch Boxer (UK) is Holden Street Theatre's Edinburgh Award winner for 2014 and a front runner for the Adelaide Fringe, playing in The Studio, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh from 11 February to 16 March 6.00 pm - with some performances at other times. (more...)

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