Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: ENDGAME Celebrates Opening Night at the DouglasPhoto Flash: ENDGAME Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME opened last night, May 1, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: Beckett's ENDGAME Brings the Absurdist's World to the Kirk Douglas TheatreBWW Review: Beckett's ENDGAME Brings the Absurdist's World to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2016

Every director has their bucket list of plays they wish to direct or perhaps even appear in someday. Director Alan Mandell has long been enamored with the work of Samuel Beckett and has toured with original productions of Waiting for Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett. With his 80-year career in theatre and innate understanding of the absurdist's work, Mandell has now directed Endgame at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, starring in the production with Barry McGovern. This is the second Beckett play in which the two actors have appeared together, the first being Waiting for Godot in 2012 at the Mark Taper Forum. And their stage camaraderie is a wonder to behold. (more...)

Novato Theater Company Presents Brian Friel's Tony Award-Winning DANCING AT LUGHNASANovato Theater Company Presents Brian Friel's Tony Award-Winning DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

This cathartic, Tony Award-winning play that inspired the movie starring Meryl Streep is a timeless classic performed all over the world. And now it comes to Novato, directed by Patricia Miller of Pollinator Arts with a cast of well-known Marin favorites, joined by talented professionals from San Francisco, Sonoma, Richmond and Berkeley. The show is produced by Mark Clark.  (more...)

Playwright Domnica Radulescu Set for EXILE IS MY HOME Talkback at Theater For The New CityPlaywright Domnica Radulescu Set for EXILE IS MY HOME Talkback at Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Theater For The New City has announced a special talkback with internationally renowned author Domnica Radulescu and director Andreas Robertz, following the April 30th, 8:00 pm  performance of Exile Is My Home. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ENDGAME, Opening This Weekend at Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at ENDGAME, Opening This Weekend at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME opens Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Quintessence Theatre to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYSQuintessence Theatre to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group moves into the modern classic and its first summer production with Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS. Lead by Quintessence ensemble members E. Ashley Izard and Gregory Isaac, HAPPY DAYS begins previews on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, June 11 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Happenstance Theater's BrouHaHa Set for Baltimore Theatre Project May 5-22Happenstance Theater's BrouHaHa Set for Baltimore Theatre Project May 5-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

BrouHaHa: A state of social agitation when a minor incident gets out of control. Typically, it is marked by controversy and fuss that can seem, afterwards, irrational. (more...)

BWW Review: CASCANDO, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Apr 2016BWW Review: CASCANDO, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Apr 2016
by Chris McCormack - Apr 25, 2016

Pan Pan's production of Samuel Beckett's radio play makes for a beautiful but mysterious promenade. (more...)

EXILE IS MY HOME To Play Theater for the New CityEXILE IS MY HOME To Play Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

 Experimental electronic musician, Alexander Tanson, announces the compostion of an original soundtrack for the new play by internationally renowned author, Domnica Radulescu.  Directed by Andreas Robertz, Exile Is My Home, is a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic fairy tale inspired by the playwrights experience as a political refugee from the former communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu.  The original music and sound design follow the themes and events of the play revolving around nostalgia, exile, surreal landscapes and absurd, sometimes violent events.  The result is a soundtrack moving between ambient soundscapes, emotional melodies, and surreal sound collages.  (more...)

7 DAYS IN THE LIFE OF SIMON LABROSSE to Make Australian Debut7 DAYS IN THE LIFE OF SIMON LABROSSE to Make Australian Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

7 days in the Life of Simon Labrosse is a smart surreal comedy by award-winning French Canadian playwright Carole Frechette. This witty play is making its first appearance on the Australian stage. (more...)

London's Historic Arts Theatre To Be Replaced By Restaurant/Performance Space With 'The Largest Bar in Theatreland'London's Historic Arts Theatre To Be Replaced By Restaurant/Performance Space With 'The Largest Bar in Theatreland'
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

The 89-year-old theatre is where Peter Hall directed the English-language premiere of Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 "GABRIEL BERRY" - Saturday, APRIL 23, 2016 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSteve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre  announces its 52nd season: a mix of new plays, a world premiere musical, a contemporary comedy, and a classic. (more...)

West End's GYPSY, CANDIDE with Chenoweth & LuPone and More Now Streaming on BroadwayHDWest End's GYPSY, CANDIDE with Chenoweth & LuPone and More Now Streaming on BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

BroadwayHD.com has announced its current and upcoming screenings for the month of April. (more...)

A STEADY RAIN and More Slated for Spring at Hudson Theatre WorksA STEADY RAIN and More Slated for Spring at Hudson Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Hudson Theatre Works, North Jersey's most innovative professional theater company, announces its upcoming spring production and its slate for Playworks, its annual new play reading series. (more...)

The Arvada Center Sets 2016-17 Season: SISTER ACT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & MoreThe Arvada Center Sets 2016-17 Season: SISTER ACT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Arvada Center has announced its 2016-17 season, a diverse line-up of plays and musicals. The three musical and four play season includes a world premiere musical over the Christmas holiday along with a regional premiere play in Spring 2017. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENTStew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Tangent Theatre Announces CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION As Spring Main Stage ShowTangent Theatre Announces CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION As Spring Main Stage Show
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

Tangent Theatre Company, based in their intimate Carpenter Shop Theater in Tivoli, announces their Spring 2016 main-stage production: the award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. Set in a small Vermont town, the story centers around a local acting class and the truths revealed as the group's time together unfolds. In addition to the featured female playwright, the show will spotlight a wide range of female talents: three acting artists, the director, producer, set and lighting designers, wardrobe supervisor and house manager are all established women in the field. (more...)

Owen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in LondonOwen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in London
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

Tony-winning actor Owen Teale will venture into Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND opposite Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart this Autumn, according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye. The GAME OF THRONES actor will take on the role of Briggs. (more...)

ARCANE Collective's Two-Part RETURN TO ABSENCE and EBB to Return to New York Live ArtsARCANE Collective's Two-Part RETURN TO ABSENCE and EBB to Return to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

After a successful run in California and at the Dublin Dance Festival, the company brings its latest two-part production, Return to Absence and ebb, to New York Live Arts. (more...)

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