Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews:  A Mesmerizing, Memorable TRAP At Ambassador TheaterBWW Reviews: A Mesmerizing, Memorable TRAP At Ambassador Theater
by Andrew White - Jun 8, 2015

Ambassador Theater, with their production of Polish poet Tadeusz Rózewicz's masterpiece The Trap, introduces Washington audiences to a theatrical genius of Samuel Beckett's stature. The Trap traces key elements in Franz Kafka's life, and Rózewicz's masterstroke is to weave the much darker future-the rise of Nazism, the death of Kafka's sisters' in the Holocaust, and the long Soviet occupation-with the troubled 'present' of Kafka's time. (more...)

CRUMBLE, One-Woman Play in Kitchens Throughout NYC, Begins 6/18CRUMBLE, One-Woman Play in Kitchens Throughout NYC, Begins 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Back by popular demand, after a sell-out run of performances in London, Northern Ireland and New York in 2012, Mora Theater are back with fresh performances of CRUMBLE in New York this summer celebrating the play's 10 year anniversary! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh and More in WAITING FOR GODOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh and More in WAITING FOR GODOT
by Roy Tan - Jun 5, 2015

Giving standout performances as Samuel Beckett's quintessential comedy duo, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving shine in this remarkable production of Waiting for Godot, the absurdist masterpiece about everything and nothing. Sydney Theatre Company's production runs at the Barbican now through June 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Courtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th SeasonCourtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 12th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Ireland (A Country Under Wave)Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Ireland (A Country Under Wave)
by Chris McCormack - May 29, 2015

Explore the depths of the country this summer. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats's birth, catch the epic DruidShakespeare, visit festivals in Cork and Galway. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers: Great Music, Great Reads: A Personal GuideBookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers: Great Music, Great Reads: A Personal Guide
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

I will never know enough about music, but I'm not inclined to read books devoted exclusively to the subject. Instead, I rely upon personal guides, writers who explore music in context with other aspects of our world like art and literature, philosophy and history.  (more...)

SCT to Close 8th Season with BLIND FROM HERE, 6/5-28SCT to Close 8th Season with BLIND FROM HERE, 6/5-28
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Single Carrot Theatre is closing out its 8th season with Blind From Here, by SCT Ensemble Member Alix Fenhagen. A world premiere, Blind From Here follows a 90s band on their quest for greatness, and the lead singer Elsa's personal journey of coming to terms with her own dreams in an uncertain future. (more...)

Michelle Williams Joins Matthew McConaughey in Mining Drama GOLDMichelle Williams Joins Matthew McConaughey in Mining Drama GOLD
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2015

Michelle Williams, who recently starred in Broadway's CABARET, will join Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in the upcoming mining drama GOLD. (more...)

Works from Pilobolus, The Royal Court Theatre & More Set for NYU Skirball's 2015-16 SeasonWorks from Pilobolus, The Royal Court Theatre & More Set for NYU Skirball's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Michael Harrington, Executive Director) is proud to announce its 2015/2016 season. Continuing its mission to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, all while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities, NYU Skirball's twelfth season will include mainstage productions from both local and international artists and companies, featuring theater, dance, live music, contemporary circus and more. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST, directed by Claudia Weill, will extend one week, and will be now be performed through Sunday, June 14th, 2015. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Senior Youth Repertory Company to Present RHINOCEROS, 5/15-24New Hampshire Theatre Project's Senior Youth Repertory Company to Present RHINOCEROS, 5/15-24
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Directed by Robin Fowler, Rhinoceros is a play that from its inception has challenged the status quo. One of the major influences of absurdist theatre, Ionesco's play still resonates with its themes of blind conformity, totalitarianism, metamorphosis, love, despair, and death. The illogical comedy of Rhinoceros hits on many touchstones of the human experience, feeling both familiar and incredibly alien at the same time. (more...)

BWW Review: Kansas City Ballet Performs DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW)BWW Review: Kansas City Ballet Performs DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW)
by Steve Wilson - May 10, 2015

With enchanting beauty and grace, the Kansas City Ballet brings Dances Daring (Then and Now) to the stage of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. From the moment of the first curtain rising, to the fall of the final curtain the beautifully crafted and performed movements of the four-part ballet mystifies the audience. (more...)

Tony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The FleaTony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Flea Theater has announced the New York premiere of The Theatre @ Boston Court's production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader. After critically acclaimed runs in Boston and LA, The Flea welcomes theater veterans Brooke Adams and Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub to Tribeca.  Previews begin June 20 with opening night slated for June 29. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Bring Two Shows to New YorkThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Bring Two Shows to New York
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court announces two critically acclaimed Main Stage productions to receive New York premieres in June, 2015. (more...)

City Theatre Company to Present WAITING FOR GODOT, 5/15-6/7City Theatre Company to Present WAITING FOR GODOT, 5/15-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The City Theatre Company opens its 2015 summer season with Samuel Beckett's iconic play, Waiting for Godot, which revolutionized modern drama and is still an undisputed masterpiece from one of the great voices of the theatre. Directed by Karen Sneed and starring Wray Crawford and Jamie Parker, the production runs May 15 - June 7. Live theatre not to be missed! (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT to Open City Theatre Company's 2015 Summer SeasonWAITING FOR GODOT to Open City Theatre Company's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The City Theatre Company opens its 2015 summer season with Samuel Beckett's iconic play, Waiting for Godot, which revolutionized modern drama and is still an undisputed masterpiece from one of the great voices of the theatre. Directed by Karen Sneed and starring Wray Crawford and Jamie Parker, the production runs May 15 - June 7. (more...)

Off Strip Productions to Present THOM PAIN (based on nothing), 5/7-23Off Strip Productions to Present THOM PAIN (based on nothing), 5/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Off Strip Productions, The Onyx's resident theatre company, presents THOM PAIN (based on nothing) by Will Eno. The limited run begins Thursday, May 7, at The Onyx in Commercial Center and plays through May 23. The show is directed by Producing Director Troy Heard and features Shane Cullum reprising his role as the enigmatic Thom Pain. (more...)

Winners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS AnnouncedWinners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month's voting, more than 15,000 people took part. (more...)

59E59 Theaters' 2015-16 5A Season to Feature Four New Plays59E59 Theaters' 2015-16 5A Season to Feature Four New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the line up of plays for their second 5A Season. This year, the 5A Season features four tremendous new plays and one brand new musical.  (more...)

THE JEFF AWARDS Nominations Announced - THE HYPOCRITES, Griffin Theatre, and More!THE JEFF AWARDS Nominations Announced - THE HYPOCRITES, Griffin Theatre, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 118 nominations in 24 categories for the 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 133 productions offered by 56 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 62 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 62 Jeff Recommended productions, 46 received nominations, representing 23 theatre companies. (more...)

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