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Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
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Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor and clown Bill Irwin opens Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on February 16 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Irwin will be joined in his conversation by arts consultant and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing Howard Sherman. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell Sees HEDWIG Sequel as 'Darker' MiniseriesJohn Cameron Mitchell Sees HEDWIG Sequel as 'Darker' Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

In an interview about his return to Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the title role, John Cameron Mitchell touched on the possibility of a HEDWIG sequel. (more...)

Sean Graney to Resume Post as The Hypocrites' Artistic DirectorSean Graney to Resume Post as The Hypocrites' Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Sean Graney will resume his post as Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, the Chicago company he created 18 years ago. (more...)

Theatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOWTheatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Text by: Federico Garcia Lorca, William Carlos Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Pablo Neruda, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones), James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Jean Genet, Bertolt Brecht, Willie Lynch, Edward Lear, and Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOTBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WAITING FOR GODOT at Court TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WAITING FOR GODOT at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot runs now through February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Players Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'KNOCK,' Begin. 3/4The Players Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'KNOCK,' Begin. 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lost & Found Project, an edgy ensemble of next generation storytellers, curates a world premiere of KNOCK: A Journey to a Strange Country, a new play inspired by writings of the Russian avant-garde absurdist Daniil Kharms. KNOCK is written and presented by the award-winning Lost & Found Project, a division of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) FolksbieneRU. Eleven performances will be staged at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, in New York, N.Y., from March 4-22, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/15- WAITING FOR GODOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/15- WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2015

Today in 1957 Waiting for Godot opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 6 performances. An absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, it revolves around two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere. Since its US premiere in 1956, several notable revivals have been produced, including the 1988 production featuring Robin Williams and Steve Martin, and the 2009 revival starring Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Gil Morgenstern's 'Reflections Series International' to Present COUPLED PERCEPTIONS, 2/26Gil Morgenstern's 'Reflections Series International' to Present COUPLED PERCEPTIONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its third concert of the 2014-2015 season, 'Coupled Perceptions,' at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). (more...)

The Hypocrites to Present ENDGAME, 2/20-4/4 at The Den TheatreThe Hypocrites to Present ENDGAME, 2/20-4/4 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 season with Samuel Beckett's comic masterpiece ENDGAME, directed by Artistic Director Halena Kays*, playing February 20 - April 4, 2015 at their new home, The Den Theatre Mainstage, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening is Wednesday, February 25 at 8 pm. (more...)

Mamai Theatre Company to Host A BECKETT EVENING Benefit, 3/29Mamai Theatre Company to Host A BECKETT EVENING Benefit, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Mamai Theatre Company announces its 2015 Season benefit: Dorothy Silver in Samuel Beckett's masterful ROCKABY and Special Guest 90.3 WCPN's Dee Perry on March 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, in Cleveland Heights. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHARLOTTE MOORE and Irish Repertory TheatreBWW Interviews: CHARLOTTE MOORE and Irish Repertory Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Charlotte Moore, the Artistic Director and co-Founder of New York City's highly acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Piehole to Present World Premiere of OLD PAPER HOUSES, 2/27-3/14 at Irondale CenterPiehole to Present World Premiere of OLD PAPER HOUSES, 2/27-3/14 at Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The theater collective Piehole will present the World Premiere of Old Paper Houses, an original performance piece with texts by poet Bernadette Mayer(Winner of the 2014 Shelley Memorial Award), directed by Tara Ahmadinejad (New York Theatre Workshop "2050 Fellow") February 27-March 14 at the historic Irondale Center (85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn). (more...)

FRIGID New York to Present A SACRILEGIOUS LESBIAN AND HOMOSEXUAL PARADEFRIGID New York to Present A SACRILEGIOUS LESBIAN AND HOMOSEXUAL PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Direct from Ireland and a sell-out run at the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, this solo performance from multi-talented artist Brian Fleming runs from February 19th - March 9th for six shows only at UNDER St. Marks as part of the FRIGID New York Festival. Combining spoken word, costume, projection, live music, and quite bad dance, A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade takes you on an unforgettable romp through 14 years of Irish LGBT celebration and struggle associated with New York's only all-inclusive St. Pat's For All parade in Queens, New York, an alternative to the city's annual St. Patrick's Day march down 5th Avenue. (more...)

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart Debunks Pizza-Eating Rumors on CONAN!VIDEO: Patrick Stewart Debunks Pizza-Eating Rumors on CONAN!
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, Sir Patrick has eaten pizza before last year. Sort of. Below, check out the actor's appearance on CONAN in which he attempts to clear up recent false reports (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson. The design is generously sponsored by Graydon Head. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera InitiativeLincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir Patrick Stewart Acts Out 'Most Annoying People on the Plane' on KIMMELVIDEO: Sir Patrick Stewart Acts Out 'Most Annoying People on the Plane' on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, host Jimmy Kimmel was going to just read the list, but he thought it would be more interesting if the great Sir Patrick Stewart acted it out. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre to Present 'TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK Computer' This SpringTympanic Theatre to Present 'TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK Computer' This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tympanic dares you to brave The Den and explore several dystopias with us for the final show in our eighth season: TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK COMPUTER. Enter a sterilized future inspired by one of the most haunting -- and touching -- albums ever recorded. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER Set for NYC Revival Next MonthRajiv Joseph's ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER Set for NYC Revival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Yolo! Productions and The Great Griffon will present a rare revival of Animals Out of Paper, by Rajiv Joseph (2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), directed by Merri Milwe, at McAlphin Hall at West Park Presbyterian Church. (more...)

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