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Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
The Abreact Presents ENDGAME, 4/13-5/5The Abreact Presents ENDGAME, 4/13-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

The Abreact presents Samuel Beckett's Endgame. Originally published in 1957, "Endgame" is considered one of Samuel Beckett's most important works. In a tiny house by the sea with nothing left outside - no sea, no sun, no clouds - live the mutually dependent protagonists Hamm, an aged blind master who cannot stand, and Clov, his servant who cannot sit. Their days playing out like the end of a chess match, they fight, flatter, thrust and parry, Clov always trying to withdraw from the game, while Hamm insists on finishing the matter once and for all. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

At 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 25, Gil Morgenstern's celebrated Reflections Series ends the 2011-2012 season in its intimate home, WMP Concert Hall (31 East 28th Street, NYC). (more...)

A.C.T. Presents Double Bill of Beckett with Bill Irwin-Led END GAME & PLAYA.C.T. Presents Double Bill of Beckett with Bill Irwin-Led END GAME & PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2011-12 season with ENDGAME and PLAY-two one-act plays by modernist playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by A.C.T. artistic director Carey Perloff. (more...)

New City Theater Extends HAPPY DAYS Run Until April 7New City Theater Extends HAPPY DAYS Run Until April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

New City Theater has announced its Ewald / Kazanjian collaboration production of HAPPY DAYS is extending its run to April 7. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Taper Forum Presents WAITING FOR GODOTSTAGE TUBE: Mark Taper Forum Presents WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2012

Samuel Beckett's modern classic 'Waiting for Godot' opened March 21, 2012 and continues through April 22 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The cast includes prominent Beckett actors Alan Mandell (Estragon) and Barry McGovern (Vladimir), Academy Award-nominee James Cromwell (Pozzo), Hugo Armstrong (Lucky) and LJ Benet (Boy); the director is Michael Arabian. Below, check out the opening night video with cast, creative and celebrity audience member interviews! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, James Black and More Set for Alley Theatre's THE SEAFARER, 4/6-4/29Jeffrey Bean, James Black and More Set for Alley Theatre's THE SEAFARER, 4/6-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the Conor McPherson's THE SEAFARER. The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson and directed by Gregory Boyd, begins previews Friday April 6, opens Wednesday April 11 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2012 on the Hubbard Stage. Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department. (more...)

On Stage at Kingsborough Announces Its Spring 2012 SeasonOn Stage at Kingsborough Announces Its Spring 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

On Stage at Kingsborough announces its Spring 2012 season at The Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. (more...)

Lincoln Center Festival Set for July-August; Full ListingsLincoln Center Festival Set for July-August; Full Listings
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2012

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the Festival's line-up, which runs from July 5 through August 5, 2012. Single tickets go on sale on April 2. Theater offerings include Mikhail Baryshnikov in Dmitry Krymov's staging of a new play, In Paris, as well as Sydney Theatre Company's acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya directed by Tamas Ascher and adapted by Andrew Upton. The stellar cast includes John Bell, Cate Blanchett, Hayley McElhinney, Richard Roxburgh, and Hugo Weaving. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at Center Theatre Group's WAITING FOR GODOTPhoto Flash: Opening Night at Center Theatre Group's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

Samuel Beckett's modern classic 'Waiting for Godot' opens March 21, 2012, at 8 p.m. and continues through April 22 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The cast includes prominent Beckett actors Alan Mandell (Estragon) and Barry McGovern (Vladimir), Academy Award-nominee James Cromwell (Pozzo), Hugo Armstrong (Lucky) and LJ Benet (Boy); the director is Michael Arabian. Check out the production photos below! (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov to Star in Lincoln Center's IN PARIS this SummerMikhail Baryshnikov to Star in Lincoln Center's IN PARIS this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

The multi-faceted Mikhail Baryshnikov, who famously left the Soviet Union in 1974, returns to the theater to perform for the first time in his mother tongue in the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory's production of a haunting new play, In Paris, as part of the Lincoln Centre Festival this Summer. (more...)

Conor Lovett to Lead TITLE AND DEED at Signature TheatreConor Lovett to Lead TITLE AND DEED at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

Signature Theatre today announced that Conor Lovett will star in TITLE AND DEED, a new play by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett. The production runs May 8 - June 3, 2012 with a May 20 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Company's new home The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues). The production is presented in association with Gare St Lazare Players Ireland. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Extends Run to April 7HAPPY DAYS Extends Run to April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

New City Theater has announced that their Ewald / Kazanjian collaboration production of HAPPY DAYS will extend its run to April 7th. (more...)

On Stage at Kingsborough Announces Its Spring 2012 SeasonOn Stage at Kingsborough Announces Its Spring 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2012

On Stage at Kingsborough announces its Spring 2012 season at The Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. (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 - Mar 17, 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...)

Photo Flash: WAITING FOR GODOT Opens at Taper March 21Photo Flash: WAITING FOR GODOT Opens at Taper March 21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

Samuel Beckett's modern classic 'Waiting for Godot' opens March 21, 2012, at 8 p.m. and continues through April 22 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The cast includes prominent Beckett actors Alan Mandell (Estragon) and Barry McGovern (Vladimir), Academy Award-nominee James Cromwell (Pozzo), Hugo Armstrong (Lucky) and LJ Benet (Boy); the director is Michael Arabian. Check out the production photos below! (more...)

James Cromwell, et al. Join Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern in CTG's WAITING FOR GODOTJames Cromwell, et al. Join Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern in CTG's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

Academy Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award nominee James Cromwell (who will play Pozzo), Hugo Armstrong (Lucky) and LJ Benet (Boy) will join the previously announced prominent Beckett actors Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern in the classic tragicomedy "Waiting for Godot" opening at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum March 21, 2012. Written by Samuel Beckett and directed by Michael Arabian, "Waiting for Godot" begins previews March 14; performances will continue through April 22. (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 - Mar 10, 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 - Mar 10, 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...)

A.R.T. Institute Presents BECKETT SHORTS, 3/30-4/7A.R.T. Institute Presents BECKETT SHORTS, 3/30-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2012

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training continues its 2011-2012 Season with BECKETT SHORTS, directed by Marcus Stern, and performed by the Institute Class of 2012. The production runs March 30, 31, April 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30pm at the Zero Church Performance Space, Church Street on the corner with Mass. Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

A Red Orchid Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO, 4/5-5/20A Red Orchid Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO, 4/5-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of The Butcher of Baraboo, written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Artistic Associate Shade Murray. The production will run April 5 - May 20, 2012 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:00PM. (more...)

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