Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Incredible APT ENDGAME Proposes 'We are  Obliged to Each Other'BWW Review: Incredible APT ENDGAME Proposes 'We are Obliged to Each Other'
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 15, 2016

In a stellar setting at the Touchstone Theatre in Spring Green, a superb American Players Theatre (APT) cast plays out Samuel Beckett's Endgame. An uncomfortable production to watch on stage, Director Aaron Posner breathes humor and touching life into Beckett's classic one act tragicomedy, a treatise on the end of personal and possibly global life. The desolate, tiny room, which was noted by Beckett himself in the original stage directions to be completely empty, was designed void of any beauty except for a lone terrarium filled with sand and a few artifacts from the lost, viable earth along with loose pages and stacks of books, where Beckett's characters barely survive. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company Announces 10th Tenth Season, New Leadership & BrandingTympanic Theatre Company Announces 10th Tenth Season, New Leadership & Branding
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tympanic Theatre Company announces its tenth season of programming, along with a new executive team, and new branding designed by Tympanic Artistic Associate, Joshua Mikel. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present AUTUMN STAGETNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present AUTUMN STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'Autumn Stage', A Nostalgic Homage to Modernist Playwriting. (more...)

The Catastrophic Theatre Presents BURIED CHILD by Sam ShepardThe Catastrophic Theatre Presents BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Corn has begun to grow again at a remote farmhouse where the Fields have been fallow for decades. A young man returns to his family home only to discover that no one recognizes him. The time has come for a twisted secret to come to light. Equal parts dark comedy, family drama, and mysterious ceremony of renewal, Buried Child is the play that vaulted Sam Shepard into the First rank of American playwrights and won him the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

STC Appoints Kip Williams as Interim Artistic DirectorSTC Appoints Kip Williams as Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Kip Williams is to be Sydney Theatre Company's Interim Artistic Director, Ian Narev, Sydney Theatre Company Chairman, announced today. A Resident Director at STC since 2013, Williams begins his new role immediately and will continue until a new Artistic Director is appointed later this year. (more...)

Programme Announced for Dublin Theatre Festival 2016Programme Announced for Dublin Theatre Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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George Bush Takes the Heat in THE TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT This Fall at The Lion TheatreGeorge Bush Takes the Heat in THE TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT This Fall at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

For the first time in history,an American President is on trial for crimes against the world. (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches Autumn-Winter 2016 SeasonTron Theatre Launches Autumn-Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

As we gear up to showcase recent Tron Creative production Greater Belfast at the Traverse Theatre (4-28 Aug) for the Edinburgh Fringe, we also take great pleasure in sending you details of our new Autumn-Winter 2016 season. Highlights will include: (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This SummerMichael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

East Lynne Theater & CM Film Society to Present Keaton Classic STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.East Lynne Theater & CM Film Society to Present Keaton Classic STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Bill Canfield, Jr., a college student played by Buster Keaton, would rather play his ukulele than be captain of a steamboat, much to his father's disappointment. (more...)

The Box Colony Theatre's IS THAT DANNY DEVITO? Heads to FringeNYCThe Box Colony Theatre's IS THAT DANNY DEVITO? Heads to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, the new play Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions from West of the Hudson focuses on the psychological non-adventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2016 SeasonIrish Arts Center Announces Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Today, Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, announces the lineup for its fall 2016 season, September 8 - December 17. IAC takes great pride in showcasing a broad range of some of Ireland's greatest artistic talent, in collaborating with American artists and arts institutions alike, and continuing to strengthen the transatlantic bonds of Irish-American culture. Featuring the works of several frequent IAC collaborators, including Paul Muldoon,Cassandra Wilson, Declan O'Rourke and Christine Tobin, as well as the premiere of several new works, the season epitomizes the dynamic vision IAC has for Irish culture in America at the outset of Ireland's centenary year of independence. (more...)

Woodstock Fringe Special Event - SAMUEL BECKETT: TRAGICOMEDY AT ITS HEIGHTWoodstock Fringe Special Event - SAMUEL BECKETT: TRAGICOMEDY AT ITS HEIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Please join Producing Artistic Director, Wallace Norman and the cast of the Woodstock Fringe production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett on Saturday July 23 at 4pm at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum in The Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing for a lecture on the life and work of one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th Century.    (more...)

12 Peers to Present THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson12 Peers to Present THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Pittsburgh Premiere production of The Birds concludes the 2016 Name Your Own Price season at the Studio Theatre at the University Of Pittsburgh Cathedral Of Learning, August 4 - 21, 2016. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's PubLady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Waiting Never Felt So Good in WAITING FOR GODOTBWW Review: Waiting Never Felt So Good in WAITING FOR GODOT
by Brendan Daly - Jul 18, 2016

“Nothing happens,” thunders Estragon, “nobody comes, nobody goes – it's awful!” We are, of course, in the existential nowhere of Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's modern masterpiece, which flings metaphysical anguish up against slapstick comedy. (more...)

Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 SeasonDianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old VicWorld Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

LILY'S LAMENT, Inspired by Mine Tragedies, at the Rosebank TheatreLILY'S LAMENT, Inspired by Mine Tragedies, at the Rosebank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

LILY'S LAMENT is a theatrical reflection of mine workers' stories: an ode to the rigors of time, a meditation on fate, chance, luck and (mis)fortune.  (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 SeasonAbrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

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