Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY and PORT AUTHORITY Win Big at 2014 Origin's 1st Irish Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The 7th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival handed out its jury-voted honors at an awards ceremony at Papillon Bistro and Bar, 22 East 54th Street, on Monday night. Edging out the competition were 'The McGowan Trilogy,' produced by the cell, which grabbed three awards (including best actress, best director and best design), and the Irish Repertory Theatre's 'Port Authority,' which garnered two top prizes -- for best actor and best production. (more...)

2015 London International Mime Festival to be Held in January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The London International Mime Festival (LIMF), the longest-established annual theatre season of its kind, returns in 2015 with innovative visual theatre from around the world - this year's artists come from America, Belgium, France, Japan and New Zealand, joining some of Britain's fast emerging talents and established names. (more...)

BECKETT TRIPTYCH, BETRAYAL, MORTIDO and More Set for State Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

State Theatre Company today announced its 2015 season at a launch held in the Dunstan Playhouse. After a highly successful season to date in 2014, which included 7 Helpmann Award nominations and two wins for the Company's co-production with Windmill Theatre of Pinocchio; sell-out performances and two new box office records, 2015 is set to be another very strong season. (more...)

Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS Extends Through 10/19 at Theatre @ Boston Court
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court announces the extension of Happy Dyas by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader, through October 19, 2014. During the extension, Marc Cardiff will replace Tony Shalhoub in the role of 'Willie.' Shalhoub's final performance is Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's World's Stage to Present U.S. Debut from Paris Théâtre de le Ville's Ionesco Suite
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) continues the dynamic World's Stage Series with the U.S. debut of Theatre de la Ville's Ionesco Suite from Paris, France. Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, this absurdist masterpiece celebrates the work of maverick avant-garde playwright Eugene Ionesco with a whirlwind montage encapsulating seven of his plays, brimming with wicked humor and hard-hitting themes. Ionesco Suite will be performed in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, October 15-October 19, 2014. (more...)

Joy Behar to Bring ME, MY MOUTH & I Reading to Cherry Lane's 'Tongues' Series, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's TONGUES: a reading series presents 'Me, My Mouth & I', written and performed by Joy Behar on Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, NYC (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, 10/14-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

HAPPY DAYS follows Winnie, a woman submerged in a heap of garbage first up to her waist and then up to her neck. Comforted by the occasional visits by her husband Willie, Winnie remains resolved to find meaning in her life and attain her 'happy days' in Beckett's remarkably written tragicomedy. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Presents Three POP-UP CONCERTS, 10/14-12/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts welcomes the audience back on stage with the return of Pop-Up Concerts. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Either/Or, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 loadbang - Miller Theatre debut and on Tuesday, December 9 Mivos Quartet - Miller Theatre debut. It's free admission and doors open at 5:30pm, music at 6:00pm at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don't Wait, Just Go See Seattle Shakes' GODOT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 08, 2014

Two tramps waiting by a tree in the middle of nowhere does not sound like the most engaging evening of theater. But when it comes from the absurdist mind of Samuel Beckett, you have one of the most thought provoking plays of the 20th century with his brilliant, "Waiting for Godot". But it's still not always engaging unless you have the right team putting it up. Fortunately Director George Mount has assembled a superb cast with an excellent take on the show that keeps it completely riveting. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Seattle Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOT, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Seattle Shakespeare Company's WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett will be directed by George Mount at the Falls Theatre at ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA. The show opens tonight, September 5, 2014, and plays through Sunday, September 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Four World Premieres, JUMPY, BETRAYAL and More Set for Melbourne Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

MTC Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today announced another great season of theatrical storytelling -- a year of life in living colour -- at Melbourne Theatre Company in 2015. Featuring 11 mainstage plays, a family show, an education production, an independent theatre festival, a series of play readings, and productions touring regionally, interstate and internationally, 2015 is another energetic year at MTC . (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

New York Times Writer to Pen Robin Williams Biography
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff, who wrote Robin Williams's obituary for the newspaper, will pen a biography on the actor. (more...)

SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

After a successful run of Samuel Beckett, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS, Hawkeye Plainview Productions reteams with multiple Jeff Award winning Oracle Productions' B*Sides program with SUPER-WELLESIAN at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival at the Early and Often Stage, 4751 N. Milwaukee for only three performances September 4 @ 10pm, September 6 @ 7pm, and September 7 @ 8:30pm . Directed by Christopher Marcum, who also stars as Orson Welles, the full original cast also includes David Coupe as Superman, Natalie DiCristofano as Lois Lane, Linsey Falls as original Superman announcer Jackson Beck, and Kevin Crispin as Martian actor Clark Marble. Tickets for SUPER-WELLESIAN are free at the door with a suggested donation and a one time purchase of a $5 Chicago Fringe button. Tickets can purchases in advance for $10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy Awards
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Billy Crystal honored the late Robin Williams tonight at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. You can watch the heartfelt tribute below. (more...)

Bruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Kitchen and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Gaia Global Circus, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experiment that explores society's ambivalence toward mankind's greatest threat: global warming. (more...)

Pan Pan Theatre to Bring Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pan Pan Theatre Company will bring EMBERS by Samuel Beckett to BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St). Directed by Gavin Quinn with sculpture by Andrew Clancy, lighting design by Aedin Cosgrove and sound design by Jimmy Eadie, the show will run September 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Special Performance of DIBBLEDANCE: SHOES ON, SHOES OFF Set for Tina Packer Playhouse, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Founding Company Member and Master Choreographer Susan Dibble brings her newest production Dibbledance: Shoes On, Shoes Off to the Tina Packer Playhouse for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY performance Sunday, August 31st at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cherry Jones & Alvin Epstein to Lead Poets' Theatre's UNDER MILK WOOD Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Poets' Theatre has announced that it is reorganizing and planning to present a full season of programming in 2014-2015. This historic Cambridge based organization will be led by Robert Scanlan, as President and Artistic Director, Benjamin Evett as the new Producing Artistic Director, and David Gullette as Literary Director. Scanlan, Evett, and Gullette have been charged by the Board of Directors to bring The Poets' Theatre back to prominence after more than a decade of inactivity. They will professionalize the company, create valuable partnerships with other organizations, and develop the resources to allow the theatre to present top quality productions in a regular and sustainable manner. (more...)

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