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Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in JunePLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane TheatreHorton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  (more...)

BWW Previews: SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA in Charleston, SCBWW Previews: SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA in Charleston, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 25, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA brings its annual performing arts excellence to the Holy City. (more...)

Heartfelt Comedy WELCOME TO HERETOFORE to Play Hollywood FringeHeartfelt Comedy WELCOME TO HERETOFORE to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

WELCOME TO HERETOFORE, a world premiere comedy written by Steve Nevil, was developed at Theatre West and presented in their annual "best of workshop" festival, WestFest 2016 last fall. (more...)

The Playground Theatre Opens its Doors to Local Community 6/17The Playground Theatre Opens its Doors to Local Community 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On June 17, between 11am and 1.00pm, London's newest theatre is hosting an open morning for residents and community groups in the area.  The Playground Theatre, which is set to become the only theatre in North Kensington, will open its doors to offer a sneak preview of what will be on offer when the first production is staged there this autumn. With family friendly entertainment as part of the morning, this is an opportunity to see the facilities, experience the auditorium, soak up the atmosphere and sample the sumptuous cafe at Latimer Road and Ladbroke Grove's new venue. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseHal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIETCommonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

THE LOVER BY HAROLD PINTER Comes to Alexander UpstairsTHE LOVER BY HAROLD PINTER Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Sarah and Richard lead a perfectly balanced married life in the suburbs. Richard leaves for work every day as a respectable businessman. He agrees not to return before six so that Sarah can enjoy her lover after lunch. He visits a prostitute in this time. But there is a flaw. When Richard suggests the four of them meet, the role playing games get out of hand and lead to unexpected conflict. The lover tires of his mistress and their worlds collide. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 WeeksI LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the spectacular Cirque Eloize alongside Festival favourite Nina Conti and contemporary dance show Requiem for Aleppo as part of the Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe programme this August. This programme marks the launch of a brand new partnership between the two venues. (more...)

Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre Announce 2017-2018 Season!Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre Announce 2017-2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Although Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre are not yet through their fourth and fifteenth seasons, both companies - under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Rosalie Grant - are deep into preparation for next year's productions. (more...)

THE (LAST) STATION to Bring Experimental, Physical & Absurdist Theatre to Planet ConnectionsTHE (LAST) STATION to Bring Experimental, Physical & Absurdist Theatre to Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Experimental, physical, and absurdist theatres meet this summer in THE (LAST) STATION at The 2017 Planet Connection Theatre Festivity, running June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. (more...)

Punk Rock Cabaret Performer Billy Hough to Star in AMADEUS at Provincetown TheaterPunk Rock Cabaret Performer Billy Hough to Star in AMADEUS at Provincetown Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Notorious punk rock/cabaret performer Billy Hough will now get back to exercising his thespian talents when he performs the lead role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Provincetown Theater's new production of "Amadeus" in Provincetown, MA, running May 24th through June 11th. (more...)

Review Roundup: Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New AudienceReview Roundup: Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT Returns to Arts Theatre LondonWAITING FOR GODOT Returns to Arts Theatre London
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

ABA International Touring UK and The Arts Theatre announce the definitive homecoming of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece Waiting For Godot presented by AC Productions, as it returns to the home of the original production after more than sixty years when it shocked, and delighted audiences alike (05 - 23 September 2017). (more...)

Yale Rep Continues 50th Season Celebration with INDECENT, HAPPY DAYS and MARY JANEYale Rep Continues 50th Season Celebration with INDECENT, HAPPY DAYS and MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary celebration with three productions in New York and New Haven. (more...)

Priority Sale For WAITING FOR GODOT At The Arts Theatre Now Open!Priority Sale For WAITING FOR GODOT At The Arts Theatre Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot returns to the Arts Theatre from 5 to 23 September, 62 years since making its English-language premiere at the same venue in London's West End. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, but we have special advanced access, plus no booking fee! Book tickets now from £19.55 (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseGregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

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