Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
Chance Theater Proudly presents the Southern California Premiere of MIDDLETOWNChance Theater Proudly presents the Southern California Premiere of MIDDLETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the second show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Middletown. Written by Will Eno and directed by Trevor Biship, Middletown will preview from April 21 through April 28; regular performances will begin April 29 and continue through May 21 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the intimate Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the ShimbergBWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Mar 20, 2017

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches 2017 Mayfesto SeasonTron Theatre Launches 2017 Mayfesto Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Tron Theatre's Mayfesto season has now become very firmly fixed in the cultural calendar, and we announce today the programme for this year's mini-festival of edgy and provocative new work.  Inspired by Samuel Beckett's struggle to write Words and Music, when he lamented 'music always wins', Andy Arnold has pulled together a season of theatrical works underscored and influenced by music and sound. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 ProgrammeEdinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

World Premiere of Frida Kahlo Show FRAGMENTED FRIDA Headed to BAMWorld Premiere of Frida Kahlo Show FRAGMENTED FRIDA Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Fragmented Frida, a deeply personal account of the joys and struggles of renowned 20th Century icon, Frida Kahlo, will receive its World Premiere at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Fisher Space for eight performances, April 11th-16th. (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STCJesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Harold Pinter's BETRAYALMile Square Theatre Presents Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

???????Darkly humorous and charged with emotion, Betrayal explores marriage and infidelity among the entangled trio of Robert, Emma, and Jerry. Robert and Jerry are best friends and partners in a publishing firm. (more...)

Stories of Three Women with Ties to the Middle East Make Up ANGEL & ECHOES, Part of Brits Off-Broadway at 59E59 TheatersStories of Three Women with Ties to the Middle East Make Up ANGEL & ECHOES, Part of Brits Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host Henry Naylor's ANGEL & ECHOES at the 2017 Brits Off Broadway festival. Directed by Michael Cabot (ANGEL) and Emma Butler(ECHOES), and produced by Redbeard Theatre Ltd with Gilded Balloon Production, ANGEL & ECHOESbegins performances on Tuesday, April 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 7.  Press Opening is Sunday, April 16 at 3:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM;Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Manchester International Festival Announces 2017 ProgrammeManchester International Festival Announces 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Manchester International Festival has today announced John McGrath's inaugural programme for the 2017 event (Thursday 29 June - Sunday 16 July). (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Sends Premiere Production of SAM AND DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT to New YorkCustom Made Theatre Co. Sends Premiere Production of SAM AND DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT to New York
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Produced by The Custom Made Theatre Co., Inc., of San Francisco with Executive Producers William and Ruth Isenberg, SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT begins performances on Thursday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 1 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues) in Manhattan. Press opening is Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Open Circle Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOTThe Open Circle Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Open Circle Theatre Company has announced a new production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Daniel J. Wilner. There will be two preview performances on March 23 and March 24 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, March 25 at 8pm. Waiting for Godot will play a limited engagement through April 16 at The Other Space @ The Actors Company in West Hollywood. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor ProjectCast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 3rd, 2017 - SWEAT, NEWSIES and More!BWW Morning Brief March 3rd, 2017 - SWEAT, NEWSIES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT begins previews on Broadway this weekend, and NEWSIES seizes the day with an encore screening at cinemas across the country! (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting For The Second Play Of The 2017 Mentor ProjectCherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting For The Second Play Of The 2017 Mentor Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. Nathan Yungerberg's ESAI'S TABLE, will be presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 22 - April 1, 2017, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors. Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart & Stephen Colbert Star in 'Waiting For Godot's Obamacare's Replacement'VIDEO: Patrick Stewart & Stephen Colbert Star in 'Waiting For Godot's Obamacare's Replacement'
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On last  night's LATE SHOW, world-renowned Shakespearean actor, Sir Patrick Stewart and Stephen Colbert spoofed Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT with the never-before-seen masterpiece - 'Waiting For Godot's Obamacare's Replacement.' (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOTUC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

Photo Flash:  The Wilbury Group Presents ILL SEEN ILL SAIDPhoto Flash: The Wilbury Group Presents ILL SEEN ILL SAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Ill Seen Ill Said is a late work from Samuel Beckett that paints a haunting picture of an old woman alone in a cabin, who watches the evening and the morning star and ventures out chiefly to visit a grave. In prose of great poetic beauty, which the author translated from his original French text Mal vu mal dit in 1982, Beckett returns to the imagery of the Old and New Testaments to speculate on the great questions of human existence.  (more...)

18th & Union Announces New Openings18th & Union Announces New Openings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Shows, Shows, Shows! By the end of March, 18th & Union will have presented 20 different productions in its opening season and hosted dozens of performers. Here's what's opening in the next few weeks. (more...)

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