Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
Pepperdine Scotland to Bring FORGET FIRE to Edinburgh Fringe, July 30-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

2012 Fringe First winners Pepperdine Scotland return to the Fringe with another world premiere, FORGET FIRE, devised by the company with Scottish playwright J.C. Marshall. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Star in Palm Beach Dramaworks' MY OLD LADY this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Estelle Parsons, a theatre legend whose illustrious stage career spans six decades, will play a 92-year-old French matron in Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz, which runs from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis). (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets USAGI YOJIMBO as Christmas 2014 Production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Southwark Playhouse celebrates the 30th anniversary of Stan Sakai's epic award-winning comic book series, Usagi Yojimbo, by presenting the world premiere of a brand new theatrical adaptation live onstage for the first time this Christmas. Press night: Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 7pm; regular run: Friday 28 November 2014 - Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)

Yiddish WAITING FOR GODOT to Open 7th Annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The New Yiddish Rep's crowd-pleasing world premiere of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' in Yiddish, a surprise hit of the 2013-14 season, opens the 7th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival in September. Presented by the Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, from September 4 to 21, the show's return engagement Off-Broadway completes a remarkable trans-Atlantic journey for this uniquely illuminating version of Beckett's absurdist masterwork, as it comes on the heels of its European premiere in Northern Ireland where 'Vartn Auf Godo' will open the 3rd annual Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival. (more...)

A Series of One Acts Comes to Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Community Theatre of Little Rock opens its 59th Season with their Late Summer production 'A Series of One Acts'. Their One Acts will be "30 Minutes to Charlie" by Nick Zagone, "Pvt. Wars" by James McLure, 'Ways and Means' by Noel Coward and 'The Actor's Nightmare' by Christopher Durang. Show dates are August 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and August 24th at 2 pm, to be held at their new home, The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces Full Calendar for July-December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the remainder of its 2014 Season with a plethora of Mainstage and Central Heating Lab shows. The Mainstage welcomes two major players from the national scene with a new work from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Ahktar who has penned a riveting drama about the overlapping worlds of terrorism and the financial markets called The Invisible Hand. Akhtar's thriller is followed by Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which throws classic Chekhov characters in a modern family blender. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT,' Now Playing Through 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing through August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the box office at (773) 871-0442. The press performance is Thursday, July 24 at 8 pm. (more...)

University of Adelaide Alumni and Current Students Presents Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, 8/5 - 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Theatre Guild is delighted that their August production of No Man's Land by Harold Pinter features both a past and the newly-elected Chair of the Theatre Guild in its small cast of four. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BREAKING BECKETT Will Forever Change How You Think About Improv
by Frank Benge - Jul 19, 2014

One of the main functions of theatre is to make an audience think. In this regard, BREAKING BECKETT, now playing at The Institution Theater, succeeds. I will probably be thinking about this piece for some time to come. Be aware that there is NO intention to be funny here. Leave your preconceived notions about improvisation at the door. (more...)

Conor Lovett to Host Master Class at Rubicon Theatre Company, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Rubicon Theatre Company is offering a special three-hour acting master class with guest instructor Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare Ireland on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Students 20 or older may make a reservation by visiting www.rubicontheatre.org or calling (805) 667-2900, ext. 234. Tuition is $50. Those who wish to audit may do so for $30. All participants should memorize a short contemporary monologue. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present Will Eno's TITLE AND DEED, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The work of playwright Will Eno is one of the most discussed and debated subjects in the theatre world today. Eno, a Brooklyn-based artist whose work is more often produced in Europe than it is in the U.S., is the creator of such controversial plays as Thom Pain (based on nothing), Middletown and, most recently The Realistic Joneses starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie's ABBIE FEST XXVI Set for 8/15-17 at Angel Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. will present its 26th annual "Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins" Theater Festival, featuring three days of virtually non-stop theatrical entertainment on August 15, 16 & 17, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Abbie Fest, as it's affectionately called, was originally created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethesda, NY. Since then, Mary-Arrchie has concluded its past 25 seasons by inviting any and all theater groups and performers into its performance space for the annual festival. (more...)

Irish Rep to Kick Off THE PARTING GLASS Series This Week with IN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces THE PARTING GLASS, a series of special one-night only events celebrating Irish arts and culture. THE PARTING GLASS, which marks the end of the Irish Rep's 2013-2014 Season, will feature traditional Irish music, dance, poetry and storytelling. The series will take place on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Set for UK Tour After Opening at Salisbury Playhouse, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Celebrating 200 years since the nation's favourite novel was published, a highly praised, sparkling and fresh stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will open at Salisbury Playhouse on Thursday 18 September prior to a 2 month UK Tour. On sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, Studio Theatre, Sheffield, July 1, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Sheffield Theatres, current UK Regional Theatre of the Year (The Stage Awards), pushes its own desire to lead with the best home grown talent as it presents British icon Richard Wilson in Krapp's Last Tape, a play that explores the past through a series of memories and tape recordings. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Royal Court Theatre announces a new season of work today, Friday 27 June, including new plays from Molly Davies, Zinnie Harris, Rory Mullarkey, Tim Price and Jack Thorne; a debut play from first-time playwright Diana Nneka Atuona; a collaboration between scientist Chris Rapley, playwright and director Duncan Macmillan and director Katie Mitchell and a new production for young people and their families - Enda Walsh's new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Episodes of WHILE WAITING FOR GODOT Webseries!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

Samuel Beckett's classic, Waiting for Godot, has found a new life online. While Waiting For Godot written by Samuel Beckett translated and adapted by Rudi Azank is an award-winning webseries (2014 Rome Web Awards - Best Cinematography, selection of 2014 Miami Web Fest) starring: Ron Shelly, Rudi Azank, J Moliere, Molly Densmore, and Stephen Kaiser-Pendergrast. Watch episode one below and click here to check out all of Season 1 and 2! (more...)

Astrid Van Wieren & Richard Harte to Star in One Little Goat Theatre Company's 'UBU MAYOR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

One Little Goat Theatre Company has announced its cast for the world premiere of Ubu Mayor: A Harmful Bit of Fun, written, directed and composed by Artistic Director Adam Seelig. (more...)

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