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Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
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Artists to Create Works Inspired by MTC's ENDGAMEArtists to Create Works Inspired by MTC's ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Following a successful collaboration last year Melbourne Theatre Company and Arts Project Australia have renewed their artistic partnership for MTC's Endgame. The cast and creative team of Endgame will be joined in rehearsals by four visual artists from Arts Project, who will create original drawings and paintings inspired by MTC's new production of Beckett's modern masterpiece. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 SeasonCate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Artists confirmed for Andrew Upton's seventh season (his second programmed as solo Artistic Director) at Sydney Theatre Company in 2015 include many of Australia's top theatrical talents: Cate Blanchett, Jacqueline McKenzie, Robyn Nevin, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Thomson, Hugo Weaving, Ursula Yovich and many more in a program boasting directors such as Neil Armfield, Leticia Ca?ceres, Richard Cottrell, John Crowley, Pamela Rabe and STC's Andrew Upton, Sarah Goodes and Kip Williams. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: BECKETT TRIPTYCH Brings Together Three Of Beckett's Short PlaysBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: BECKETT TRIPTYCH Brings Together Three Of Beckett's Short Plays
by Barry Lenny - Feb 25, 2015

The State Theatre Company of South Australia is presenting Beckett Triptych, a collection of three of Samuel Beckett's one-act plays. (more...)

Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

'Martyrs Street,' a realistic drama by Misha Shulman, is a gripping tale of two houses in the historical city of Hebron, in the Occupied West Bank. (more...)

Tom Budge Replaces Robert Menzies in STC's ENDGAMETom Budge Replaces Robert Menzies in STC's ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Robert Menzies has withdrawn from Sydney Theatre Company's forthcoming production of Endgame by Samuel Beckett, for health reasons. Tom Budge has taken on the role of Clov. The production, also featuring Hugo Weaving, Sarah Peirse and Bruce Spence directed by Andrew Upton, is at Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay from 31 March to 9 May 2015 (Opening Night: Tuesday 7 April at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' ENDGAME, Now Playing at Den TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' ENDGAME, Now Playing at Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 season with Samuel Beckett's comic masterpiece ENDGAME, directed by Company Member Halena Kays*, playing February 20 - April 4, 2015 at their new home, The Den Theatre Mainstage, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening is Wednesday, February 25 at 8 pm. (more...)

Sam Strong Directs MTC's ENDGAME, Opening at Southbank TheatreSam Strong Directs MTC's ENDGAME, Opening at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

MTC Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong directs master craftsman Colin Friels in ENDGAME. Bringing Samuel Beckett's great modernist masterpiece back to the mainstage on a set designed by acclaimed visual artist Callum Morton, Endgame opens at 8pm Thursday 26 March 2015 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Old Red Lion Theatre's Spring/Summer 2015 Season to Feature MUGS ARROWS, THE DOGS OF WAR & MoreOld Red Lion Theatre's Spring/Summer 2015 Season to Feature MUGS ARROWS, THE DOGS OF WAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Islington's Old Red Lion Theatre today announces the next batch of shows for its Spring/Summer 2015 season, combining high quality revivals of rarely seen 20thcentury classics with stunning new writing. (more...)

MRS. ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON Begins April 15 at King's Head TheatreMRS. ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON Begins April 15 at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

HINT OF LIME PRODUCTIONS, in association with The King's Head Theatre, presents MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON. Written and performed by ALISON SKILBECK, directed by LUCY SKILBECK. The show runs April 14 to May 9 at The King's Head Theatre. Press night April 15 at 7.00pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Gambon to Retire from Theater; Watch Memorable Roles & Appearances!VIDEO: Michael Gambon to Retire from Theater; Watch Memorable Roles & Appearances!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Below, watch recent interviews with the talented British stage actor as well as scenes from his most memorable roles (more...)

WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT Begins 2/19 at the VanguardWAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT Begins 2/19 at the Vanguard
by Carol Kassie - Feb 5, 2015

What better way to inaugurate a brand new theatrical space than with a play that masterfully and humorously takes on a theatrical classic. Thinking Cap Theatre moves into the Vanguard on February 19th with Dave Hanson's critically acclaimed Waiting for Waiting for Godot. The production will run through March 1st. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor and clown Bill Irwin opens Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on February 16 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Irwin will be joined in his conversation by arts consultant and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing Howard Sherman. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell Sees HEDWIG Sequel as 'Darker' MiniseriesJohn Cameron Mitchell Sees HEDWIG Sequel as 'Darker' Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

In an interview about his return to Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the title role, John Cameron Mitchell touched on the possibility of a HEDWIG sequel. (more...)

Sean Graney to Resume Post as The Hypocrites' Artistic DirectorSean Graney to Resume Post as The Hypocrites' Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Sean Graney will resume his post as Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, the Chicago company he created 18 years ago. (more...)

Theatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOWTheatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Text by: Federico Garcia Lorca, William Carlos Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Pablo Neruda, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones), James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Jean Genet, Bertolt Brecht, Willie Lynch, Edward Lear, and Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOTBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WAITING FOR GODOT at Court TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WAITING FOR GODOT at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot runs now through February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Players Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'KNOCK,' Begin. 3/4The Players Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'KNOCK,' Begin. 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lost & Found Project, an edgy ensemble of next generation storytellers, curates a world premiere of KNOCK: A Journey to a Strange Country, a new play inspired by writings of the Russian avant-garde absurdist Daniil Kharms. KNOCK is written and presented by the award-winning Lost & Found Project, a division of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) FolksbieneRU. Eleven performances will be staged at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, in New York, N.Y., from March 4-22, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/15- WAITING FOR GODOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/15- WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2015

Today in 1957 Waiting for Godot opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 6 performances. An absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, it revolves around two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere. Since its US premiere in 1956, several notable revivals have been produced, including the 1988 production featuring Robin Williams and Steve Martin, and the 2009 revival starring Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Gil Morgenstern's 'Reflections Series International' to Present COUPLED PERCEPTIONS, 2/26Gil Morgenstern's 'Reflections Series International' to Present COUPLED PERCEPTIONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its third concert of the 2014-2015 season, 'Coupled Perceptions,' at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). (more...)

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