Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
Stage and Screen Stars Mourn the Loss of Robin Williams on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Robin Williams on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

Comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014. He was 63. Scroll down for a look back at Williams' time on Broadway and around the Broadway world... (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN Genies React to Robin Williams' Death
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Robin Williams is well known for his voice work as the high-energy, pun-tastic, hilarious 'Genie' in Disney's 1992 animated film. And now cast members from Broadway's Aladdin have reacted to the actor's passing, including the show's current, Tony-winning 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart and standby Michael James Scott. Scroll down to see what the actors had to say, and stay tuned for updates... (more...)

2014 Origin's First Irish Festival to Begin with BOYS AND GIRLS & WAITING FOR GODOT, 9/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Dylan Coburn Gray's "Boys and Girls" and the groundbreaking production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" in Yiddish -- open the 7th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival on September 3 and 4. In all four US premieres and seven world premieres will be seen in the month-long festival running through September 28. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins 8/20 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Georganne Aldrich Heller will present Laoisa Sexton's raw, visceral and provocative new play, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, a pitch black comedy set in Dublin, August 20th through September 7th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Saturday, August 23rd at 8PM. Tim Ruddy Directs. www.thelastdaysofcleopatra.com (more...)

Mary-Arrchie's 26th Annual 'ABBIE FEST' Theater Festival to Run 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. will present its 26th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival, featuring three days of virtually non-stop theatrical entertainment on August 15, 16 & 17, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Abbie Fest, as it's affectionately called, was originally created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethesda, NY. Since then, Mary-Arrchie has concluded its past 25 seasons by inviting any and all theater groups and performers into its performance space for the annual festival. (more...)

ALAN ALDA:YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS to Debut on HBO, 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces that the next edition of their three-time Emmy-nominated HBO Family Documentary Special will be Alan Alda: YoungArts MasterClass. (more...)

Jewish Museum's Global Video Art Series Continues with SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: ISRAEL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

As part of an exhibition series highlighting contemporary film and video work from around the world, the Jewish Museum is presenting a selection of four films by Israeli artists from August 1 - 28. Video art is a dominant medium among artists in Israel who came of age in the 1990s when hi-tech culture and exposure to international news and pop culture via television were increasing. The works in Sights and Sounds: Israel contain motifs of transformation and metamorphosis, exploring the intersection of the personal and political within society. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pepperdine Scotland's FORGET FIRE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

'The best story is the most fantastical story.' But when such a story on Facebook ends up making Jamie feel manipulated and powerless, she decides that getting offline is the only way to get back in control. 2012 Fringe First winners Pepperdine Scotland return to the Fringe with another world premiere, FORGET FIRE, devised by the company with Scottish playwright J.C. Marshall. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Pepperdine Scotland to Bring FORGET FIRE to Edinburgh Fringe, July 30-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

2012 Fringe First winners Pepperdine Scotland return to the Fringe with another world premiere, FORGET FIRE, devised by the company with Scottish playwright J.C. Marshall. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Star in Palm Beach Dramaworks' MY OLD LADY this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Estelle Parsons, a theatre legend whose illustrious stage career spans six decades, will play a 92-year-old French matron in Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz, which runs from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis). (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets USAGI YOJIMBO as Christmas 2014 Production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Southwark Playhouse celebrates the 30th anniversary of Stan Sakai's epic award-winning comic book series, Usagi Yojimbo, by presenting the world premiere of a brand new theatrical adaptation live onstage for the first time this Christmas. Press night: Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 7pm; regular run: Friday 28 November 2014 - Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)

Yiddish WAITING FOR GODOT to Open 7th Annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The New Yiddish Rep's crowd-pleasing world premiere of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' in Yiddish, a surprise hit of the 2013-14 season, opens the 7th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival in September. Presented by the Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, from September 4 to 21, the show's return engagement Off-Broadway completes a remarkable trans-Atlantic journey for this uniquely illuminating version of Beckett's absurdist masterwork, as it comes on the heels of its European premiere in Northern Ireland where 'Vartn Auf Godo' will open the 3rd annual Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival. (more...)

A Series of One Acts Comes to Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Community Theatre of Little Rock opens its 59th Season with their Late Summer production 'A Series of One Acts'. Their One Acts will be "30 Minutes to Charlie" by Nick Zagone, "Pvt. Wars" by James McLure, 'Ways and Means' by Noel Coward and 'The Actor's Nightmare' by Christopher Durang. Show dates are August 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and August 24th at 2 pm, to be held at their new home, The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces Full Calendar for July-December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the remainder of its 2014 Season with a plethora of Mainstage and Central Heating Lab shows. The Mainstage welcomes two major players from the national scene with a new work from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Ahktar who has penned a riveting drama about the overlapping worlds of terrorism and the financial markets called The Invisible Hand. Akhtar's thriller is followed by Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which throws classic Chekhov characters in a modern family blender. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT,' Now Playing Through 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing through August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the box office at (773) 871-0442. The press performance is Thursday, July 24 at 8 pm. (more...)

University of Adelaide Alumni and Current Students Presents Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, 8/5 - 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Theatre Guild is delighted that their August production of No Man's Land by Harold Pinter features both a past and the newly-elected Chair of the Theatre Guild in its small cast of four. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BREAKING BECKETT Will Forever Change How You Think About Improv
by Frank Benge - Jul 19, 2014

One of the main functions of theatre is to make an audience think. In this regard, BREAKING BECKETT, now playing at The Institution Theater, succeeds. I will probably be thinking about this piece for some time to come. Be aware that there is NO intention to be funny here. Leave your preconceived notions about improvisation at the door. (more...)

Conor Lovett to Host Master Class at Rubicon Theatre Company, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Rubicon Theatre Company is offering a special three-hour acting master class with guest instructor Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare Ireland on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Students 20 or older may make a reservation by visiting www.rubicontheatre.org or calling (805) 667-2900, ext. 234. Tuition is $50. Those who wish to audit may do so for $30. All participants should memorize a short contemporary monologue. (more...)

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