Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
Title 66 Productions Presents THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL, 2/29-3/4Title 66 Productions Presents THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL, 2/29-3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

The Devil dreams of returning to heaven and to God's side. Title 66 Productions invites Montreal to attend the trial of the Devil, presented at Theatre Rouge in the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montreal from February 29th to March 4th. If he can prove that humanity is indeed culpable for many of his alleged crimes, he may return to paradise forever. From the creative mind of Clive Barker, master engineer of fantasy and horror, The History of the Devil tells the satiric tale of the Devil's trial at the hands of the human race, with whom he's shared the world for millennia. (more...)

Robin Williams to Guest Star on Season Opener of FX's WILFRED, 6/28Robin Williams to Guest Star on Season Opener of FX's WILFRED, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

Academy-award winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has signed on for a guest-starring role in the season opener of the FX acclaimed hit comedy WILFRED, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann. The season debut will air on June 28th at at 10:00 PM E/P. (more...)

Globe's RICHARD III & TWELFTH NIGHT Set for West-End Transfer NovemberGlobe's RICHARD III & TWELFTH NIGHT Set for West-End Transfer November
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

The Shakespeare's Globe productions of RICHARD III and TWELFTH NIGHT will transfer to the West End from the 2nd November 2012 to the 3rd of February 2013 at the Apollo Theatre. The shows star Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and Samuel Barnett. (more...)

Signature's HURT VILLAGE Begins Performances TonightSignature's HURT VILLAGE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) has announced that performances begin tonight for the world premiere production of Katori Hall's HURT VILLAGE, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Yale Rep To Present GOOD GOODSYale Rep To Present GOOD GOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2012

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) announces the third world premiere production of its 2011-2012 season: GOOD GOODS by Christina Anderson, selected by American Theatre magazine as an up-and-coming artist 'whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come.' (more...)

Southbank Centre will Present BESIDE THE SEA March 7-8Southbank Centre will Present BESIDE THE SEA March 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2012

Lisa Dwan will star in the world premiere of BESIDE THE SEA, a one-woman play written by Veronique Olmi and translated by Adriana Hunter. Performances are Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 March at 7.45pm at the Southbank Centre in London. (more...)

Title 66 Productions Presents THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL, 2/29-3/4Title 66 Productions Presents THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL, 2/29-3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2012

The Devil dreams of returning to heaven and to God's side. Title 66 Productions invites Montreal to attend the trial of the Devil, presented at Theatre Rouge in the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montreal from February 29th to March 4th. If he can prove that humanity is indeed culpable for many of his alleged crimes, he may return to paradise forever. From the creative mind of Clive Barker, master engineer of fantasy and horror, The History of the Devil tells the satiric tale of the Devil's trial at the hands of the human race, with whom he's shared the world for millennia. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT Rehearsals Kick Off at the Mark Taper ForumWAITING FOR GODOT Rehearsals Kick Off at the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Rehearsals have started for "Waiting for Godot," which opens March 21, 2012, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The cast includes prominent Beckett actors Alan Mandell (who will play Estragon) and Barry McGovern (Vladimir), Academy Award-nominee James Cromwell (Pozzo), Hugo Armstrong (Lucky) and LJ Benet (Boy). Written by Samuel Beckett and directed by Michael Arabian, previews begin March 14; performances continue through April 22. (more...)

WHY WE HAVE A BODY Opens 2/17 at Edgemar CenterWHY WE HAVE A BODY Opens 2/17 at Edgemar Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Lili's a private eye. Her specialty is divorce cases, investigating adulterous husbands. But Lili herself is having an affair with a married woman, Renee, who is (or was, up until this point) a heterosexual. (more...)

Gil Morgenstern's Reflections Series Continues With A Trio of Duos 2/16Gil Morgenstern's Reflections Series Continues With A Trio of Duos 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012

At 7:30pm on Thursday, February 16, Gil Morgenstern's celebrated Reflections Series continues the 2011-2012 season in its intimate home, WMP Concert Hall (31 East 28th Street, NYC). (more...)

David Strathairn Returns To A.C.T. With SCORCHED, 2/16-3/11David Strathairn Returns To A.C.T. With SCORCHED, 2/16-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) introduces a celebrated Middle Eastern voice to the Bay Area with the West Coast premiere of Wajdi Mouawad's haunting playScorched. After receiving more than 100 productions (in several languages) worldwide, the Lebanese-Canadian writer's new play will be directed at A.C.T. by Artistic Director Carey Perloff in a beautiful translation from the original French by distinguished Canadian author Linda Gaboriau. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Present VENUS and WAITING FOR GODOT, 3/1-18Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Present VENUS and WAITING FOR GODOT, 3/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs will present two plays running in rotating repertory on the stage of the Pell Chafee Performance Center next month: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Aubrey Snowden (Brown/ Trinity Rep MFA Programs '13), and Venus, by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '13). Performances are March 1-18 in the Citizens Bank Theater, PellChafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2012

Signature Theatre just announced that the company will produce the world premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's new play MEDIEVAL PLAY, which Lonergan will also direct. The production runs May 15 - June 24, 2012 with a June 7 opening night in The End Stage Theatre at the Company's new Frank Gehry-designed home The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Little Beast Theatre Company To Present MINE 2/9-3/11Little Beast Theatre Company To Present MINE 2/9-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2012

Little Beast Theatre Company is set to present the Los Angeles Premiere of MINE, written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Dep Kirkland and starring Sam Daly, Adam Harrington and Kieren Van Den Blink. (more...)

Signature's HURT VILLAGE Begins Performances TonightSignature's HURT VILLAGE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) has announced that performances begin tonight for the world premiere production of Katori Hall's HURT VILLAGE, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Marsha Stephanie Blake, Amari Cheatom Lead Signature's HURT VILLAGEMarsha Stephanie Blake, Amari Cheatom Lead Signature's HURT VILLAGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is pleased to announce initial casting for the world premiere production of Katori Hall's HURT VILLAGE, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

David Strathairn Returns To A.C.T. With SCORCHED, 2/16-3/11David Strathairn Returns To A.C.T. With SCORCHED, 2/16-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) introduces a celebrated Middle Eastern voice to the Bay Area with the West Coast premiere of Wajdi Mouawad's haunting playScorched. After receiving more than 100 productions (in several languages) worldwide, the Lebanese-Canadian writer's new play will be directed at A.C.T. by Artistic Director Carey Perloff in a beautiful translation from the original French by distinguished Canadian author Linda Gaboriau. (more...)

Little Beast Theatre Company To Present MINE 2/9-3/11Little Beast Theatre Company To Present MINE 2/9-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

Little Beast Theatre Company is set to present the Los Angeles Premiere of MINE, written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Dep Kirkland and starring Sam Daly, Adam Harrington and Kieren Van Den Blink. (more...)

Ethan Hawke, Jonathan Marc Sherman Set for The New Group's 'Re-imagining Baal' TodayEthan Hawke, Jonathan Marc Sherman Set for The New Group's 'Re-imagining Baal' Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2012

Next up in its continuing series Dark Nights, The New Group presents Re-imagining Baal today at 4:00pm. (more...)

A.C.T. Presents Humor Abuse A.C.T. Presents Humor Abuse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2012

Following the success of Bill Irwin's season opener, Scapin, in 2010, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) welcomes another Pickle Family Circus alumnus to its stage with Humor Abuse, Lorenzo Pisoni's celebrated one-man show cocreated with director Erica Schmidt. (more...)

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