Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
Casting Announced for THE SWEETHEARTS at Finborough TheatreCasting Announced for THE SWEETHEARTS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Directed by Daniel Burgess. Designed by Alex Marker. Lighting by Paul Comerford. Sound by Edward Lewis. Produced by Ian Melding. Presented by Announcement Productions and Raise Dark Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. (more...)

FSLC Announces An Evening with Athina Rachel TsangariFSLC Announces An Evening with Athina Rachel Tsangari
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today An Evening with Athina Rachel Tsangari on Thursday, September 17 (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company justannounced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in thecompany's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co. to Premiere New Play ICU This SeptemberCircle X Theatre Co. to Premiere New Play ICU This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play, ICU, written by Fielding Edlow and directed by Brian Shnipper. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

Angelina Fiordellisi, Lauren Velez & Jonathan Walker to Star in CATCH THE BUTCHER at Cherry Lane TheatreAngelina Fiordellisi, Lauren Velez & Jonathan Walker to Star in CATCH THE BUTCHER at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

CATCH THE BUTCHER - a new play by Adam Seidel about what happens when a single woman sets off to find the serial killer of other single women - will be given its Off-Broadway premiere this fall when Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) kicks off its 92nd anniversary season with the production, directed by Valentina Fratti. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Stage THE FOURTH WALLFirehouse Theatre to Stage THE FOURTH WALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and production team of the regional premiere of The Fourth Wall by A.R. Gurney. This second show in the Firehouse Plays series poses the question if you sensed there was something better out there, would you have the courage to change everything by stepping through to the other side? Peggy has upset her husband Roger's comfortable suburban life by rearranging the furniture in the living room of their comfortable suburban home. Roger enlists longtime friend Julia and an expert from the local community college to help him persuade Peggy to be sensible and put the furniture back where it belongs. A.R. Gurney is the recipient of many awards including a Drama Desk Special Award, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist, and multiple Outer Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

Dzieci Theater Company to Stage Premiere of MAKBET, 10/1-18Dzieci Theater Company to Stage Premiere of MAKBET, 10/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Dzieci Theater Company has announced the World Premiere of their site-specific MAKBET, adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth and directed by Matt Mitler. MAKBET begins performances on Thursday, October 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 18. Press Opening is Sunday, October 4 at 4 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 7:00 PM, Sunday at 4 PM. This site specific performance takes place at Sure We Can in Bushwick (219 McKibbin Street, L to Montrose Avenue). Tickets are $10 at the door. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: TONY'S LAST TAPE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 22 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: TONY'S LAST TAPE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 22 2015
by Amy Hanson - Aug 24, 2015

Tony's Last Tape, by Andy Barrett, takes style and situation from Krapp's Last Tape, and reinvents it by replacing its protagonist with the late great left-wing legend Tony Benn. One might be justified in imagining that the Edinburgh Fringe is the only place you could expect to see a show melding Samuel Beckett to the life of a veteran (what they call socialists when they're old and dead according to the central character) Labour MP, but the Nottingham Playhouse production has already had successful runs in both Nottingham and London before arriving in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT Returning to Smock Alley TheatreWAITING FOR GODOT Returning to Smock Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

After its huge success last summer, Waiting For Godot returns to Smock Alley Theatre for one week only before embarking on tour to Rio De Janeiro and Brasilia, supported by the Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, to celebrate the 40th year of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Brazil. (more...)

NWCTC to Present WAITING FOR GODOTNWCTC to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The newly minted Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative is hard at work on an inspired production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. (more...)

End-of-Life Comedy THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR to Open Off-Broadway This FallEnd-of-Life Comedy THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

This fall, expect the unexpected Off-Broadway with a limited run production of THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR by Margaret Dulaney. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir Patrick Stewart & Conan Re-Enact Iconic Red Carpet KissVIDEO: Sir Patrick Stewart & Conan Re-Enact Iconic Red Carpet Kiss
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

On last night's CONAN on TBS, the actor and the host re-enacted an iconic red carpet kiss! (more...)

InVersion Theatre's IN THE WOODS WE RETURN Begins This Week as Part of FringeNYCInVersion Theatre's IN THE WOODS WE RETURN Begins This Week as Part of FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

InVersion Theatre is excited to announce IN THE WOODS WE RETURN, presented in August 2015 as a part of FringeNYC. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonTHIS IS OUR YOUTH & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company announces its 17th Season, opening with Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth on September 18. The 2015-2016 season will be staged at Custom Made's new home, the Custom Made Theatre at 533 Sutter St. (at Powell) just north of Union Square, easily accessible via all Bay Area public transit and a block from public parking. (more...)

Lincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL LineupsLincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series and the sixth season of its White Light Festival commence on October 14 with tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis in the first of three highly-anticipated Schubert song recitals. (more...)

Paul Adelstein's Feinstein's Aug 2015 at the Nikko Gig PostponedPaul Adelstein's Feinstein's Aug 2015 at the Nikko Gig Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Paul Adelstein featuring Doris, originally scheduled for August 21-22 at Feinstein's at the Nikko, is postponed until further notice. (more...)

Thinking Cap Theatre to Present WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT, 8/28-9/13Thinking Cap Theatre to Present WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT, 8/28-9/13
by Carol Kassie - Aug 11, 2015

What better way to wrap up the summer season than with a cool comedy that masterfully and humorously takes on a theatrical classic. Thinking Cap Theatre will present Dave Hanson's critically acclaimed Waiting for Waiting for Godot. August 28th through September 13th. (There will be a preview performance on August 27th) (more...)

On One Year Anniversary of His Passing, BWW Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Memorable PerformancesOn One Year Anniversary of His Passing, BWW Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Memorable Performances
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

BWW pays tribute to the multi-talented star with video of some of his most memorable performances! (more...)

RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Writer and actor Rhonda S. Musak brings the world premiere of Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This funny and moving piece takes the audience on a triumphant, auto-biographical journey through the trials and tribulations of being different, and ultimately to self-discovery and healing. This touchingly personal tale is directed by Gareth Hendee and runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 10-20, 2015 at the False Creek Gym. (more...)

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