Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
Edward Albee Takes a Stand Against Creative Liberties with his Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Playwright Edward Albee, best known for Who's Araid of Virginia Woolf?, gave a rare public interview at the Sydney Theatre Company, and had not too many complimentary things to say about the state of theater production today, according to a report in moreintelligentlife.com. (more...)

Beth Fowler, Noah Racey Set For Irish Rep's EARNEST IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Broadway's Beth Fowler (THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEENEY TODD, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) and Noah Racey (CURTAINS, NEVER GONNA DANCE) set for The Irish Repertory Theatre's upcoming revival of 'Ernest in Love,' a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (more...)

Hall's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Star Judi Dench, Charles Edwards, and More, Opening 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

Peter Hall's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will star Dame Judi Dench, Charles Edwards and more. Dench will play the role of Titania with Edwards taking the role of Oberon. The rest of the cast will include William Chubb, Oliver Chris, Msimisi Dlamini, Richard Keightley, James Laurenson, Ben Mansfield, Reece Ritchie, Susan Salmon, Annabel Scholey, Simon Scott, Sophie Scott, Timothy Speyer, Rachael Stirling, Julian Wadham, Leon Williams, and Tam Williams. (more...)

Irish Rep continues 22nd Season With ERNEST IN LOVE, Tickets On Sale 11/15, Opens 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 22nd Season with 'Ernest in Love,' a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (more...)

Irish Rep continues 22nd Season With ERNEST IN LOVE, Tickets On Sale 11/15, Opens 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 22nd Season with 'Ernest in Love,' a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (more...)

Cleveland Playhouse Welcomes Fresh In A CHRISTMAS STORY 11/27-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2009

New actors in the roles of young Ralphie and adult Ralph lead the cast in the fifth and final production of A Christmas Story at The Cleveland Play House. (more...)

Amaryllis Theatre Company Presents WAITING FOR GODOT 11/10-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2009

Amaryllis Theatre Company opens its 2009-2010 season with Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, from November 10 through 22 at Amaryllis Theatre Company's home in The Playground at the Adrienne (2030 Sansom Street). (more...)

The Spare Stage Presents A BODY OF WATER, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2009

The Spare Stage production of Lee Blessing's A Body of Water - a Bay Area premiere - opens November 6 and runs through November 22 at EXIT Theatre in San Francisco, with Spare Stage Artistic Director Stephen Drewes at the helm. (more...)

Julie White To Star In New York Premiere Of Theresa Rebeck's THE UNDERSTUDY For Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has announced the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis with Tony Award winner Julie White as 'Roxanne'. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company Presents THE CARETAKER Runs 10/1-11/1 At Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter's great psychological drama, The Caretaker. (more...)

The Caretaker to Run Oct. 1 - Nov. 1 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter?s great psychological drama, The Caretaker. Featuring John Kuntz as Aston, Michael Balcanoff as Davies, and Joe Lanza as Mick and directed by Daniel Gidron, The Nora Theatre Company presents The Caretaker from Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, November 1 at Central Square Theater. The Press Opening is set for Sunday, October 4 at 2 PM. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Present World Premiere of HIGH HOLIDAYS, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2009

Native Chicago playwright Alan Gross teams up with director Steven Robman to bring his newest work, High Holidays, to Goodman Theatre. At the center of this four-character drama-inspired by Gross' own life and family experience-is young Billy Roman (Max Zuppa) and the anxiety-riddled preparations for his Bar Mitzvah in 1963 north suburban Chicago. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Presents Broadway-bound Double-bill Of HUGHIE/KRAPP'S LAST TAPE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls, acclaimed Canadian director Jennifer Tarver and celebrated star Brian Dennehy team up again for a Broadway-bound double bill, Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape; January 16- February 21, 2010 in the Goodman's Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 – $83 and go on sale Friday, November 13 at GoodmanTheatre.org. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University HOLES, Runs 10/27-12/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents HOLES Based on the Award-winning Children's Book by Louis Sachar (more...)

BODY OF WATER Plays EXIT Theatre 11/6-22, Discussion With Playwright 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

A middle-aged couple awakens in a beautiful country house on a hill, surrounded by trees and glimpses of water. There's just one problem. They can't remember their own names, much less the relationship between them. Their ensuing pursuit of memory yields both terrifying and comic results, setting them adrift on a leaky raft of postmodern anxiety. (more...)

Schreiber and Johansson Set for A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

Tony® Award-winner Liev Schreiber and Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson, in her Broadway debut, will star in Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE directed by Gregory Mosher on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Performances begin Monday, December 28, 2009 and the official opening is Sunday, January 24, 2010. The limited engagement will run for 14 weeks only. (more...)

The Goodman Presents ANIMAL CRACKERS, Runs Through 10/25 at The Albert Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Animal Crackers runs through October 25, 2009 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre. Tickets are currently available by season subscription - www.ExploreTheGoodman.org or call 312.443.3800. Individual tickets ($25 - $83) are on sale now. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Theatre Company's AFTER MISS JULIE - Opening Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Oct 23, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of After Miss Julie officially opened last night, Thursday, October 22nd. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there for all the first night festivities! (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Opens 10th Season With THE BALD SOPRANO 10/23-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2009

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater opens its 10th season with Eugène Ionesco's comic masterpiece THE BALD SOPRANO, in a new translation by Cutting Ball Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

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