Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Receive Lifetime Achievement Obie Award on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that the Lifetime Achievement Award Obie will go to the esteemed ESTELLE PARSONS. The OBIE Awards Ceremony Will Be Co-hosted by Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater, and presented by Betsy Aidem, Harvey Fierstein, Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl , David Bar Katz, Cristin Milioti , Kelli O'Hara , Lily Rabe and Stephen Trask. (more...)

THEATRELAND Starring Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Out on DVD Today
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2014

Internationally renowned stage and screen superstars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart feature prominently in an extensive new theatre documentary centered on two productions recently staged at famed UK venue Theatre Royal Haymarket via THEATRELAND, set for DVD release today. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JACKIE & ME, 4/8-5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Jackie & Me, by Steven Dietz, adapted from the novel by Dan Gutman, and directed by John Jenkins, as the final production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens Tuesday, April 8, and runs through Today, May 10, 2014, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Todays at 2 PM. Friday performances will be held on May 2 and 9 (10 AM). A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on May 4. There will be no Today performance on May 3. (more...)

PICT Theatre Opens Season with BLITHE SPIRIT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

PICT Theatre's Artistic and Executive Director Alan Stanford has selected a bold assortment of classic plays for PICT's 18th season, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Each play contains its own version of wickedness, with the Noel Coward classic Blithe Spirit opening the season tonight, May 3rd (May 1 and 2 previews.) (more...)

European Arts Company Launches UK Tour of THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

European Arts Company is set to tour to 43 venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a new show about the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde. The Trials of Oscar Wilde has been co-written with Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde's grandson and author of 'Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde'. (more...)

Lenny Henry to Lead Birminhgam Repertory Theatre's RUDY'S RARE RECORDS, 4-20 September
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Lenny Henry is due to return to the West Midlands to headline Birmingham Repertory Theatre's Autumn and Winter 2014 season. The Dudley-born comedian and actor will star in the stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records from 4-20 September (press night Tue 9 September), his first role at the theatre. (more...)

Blue Raincoat to Return to the Traverse with FIRST COSMONAUT, June 5-7
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company return to the Traverse in June with their new play, First Cosmonaut, marking the Irish company's fifth consecutive year performing at the Edinburgh venue. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Tony Nominees Meet the Press, 'RED-EYE' Opens Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: yesterday's Tony nominees meet the press, and we'll be bringing you TONS of coverage! (more...)

Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon to Lead Theatre for a New Audience's THE KILLER, Begin. 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) plays Berenger in Eugene Ionesco's The Killer in a production that also features Kristine Nielsen, Paul Sparks and Robert Stanton. The Killer is newly translated by Michael Feingold and is directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). (more...)

Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon to Lead Theatre for a New Audience's THE KILLER, Begin. 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) plays Berenger in Eugene Ionesco's The Killer in a production that also features Kristine Nielsen, Paul Sparks and Robert Stanton. The Killer is newly translated by Michael Feingold and is directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). (more...)

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in Must-See Theatre Documentary THEATRELAND, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Featuring theatre and film heavyweights-and real-life friends-Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men) and Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men) and offering a compelling look behind the scenes of a West End production of Beckett's influential Waiting for Godot, Theatreland debuts on DVD on May 13, 2014 from Athena, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Filmed on location at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a historic London playhouse that dates back to 1720, the program features rare, candid behind-the-scenes footage that follows two productions,Waiting for Godot and Breakfast at Tiffany's, from rehearsals to opening night. Broadcast on public television in October 2010, the documentary is ever more relevant with Stewart and McKellen's recent Broadway performances in Waiting for Godot andNo Man's Land. The DVD 2-Disc set includes eight episodes, plus a 12-page viewer's guide (201 min., $39.99,AcornOnline.com). (more...)

Joel Grey, Melissa Errico, Max von Essen & More Set for Irish Rep's Annual Benefit Gala, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces its Annual Benefit Gala, THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOWE, a one-night-only celebration of one of Broadway's most beloved musical duos, featuring songs from hit shows such as MY FAIR LADY, GIGI, CAMLEOT, PAINT YOUR WAGON, and BRIGADOON performed by a galaxy of Broadway stars. THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOWE, written and directed by Charlotte Moore, will take place on Monday, June 9th at 7 PM at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). (more...)

THEATRELAND Starring Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Set For DVD, 5/13
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2014

Internationally renown stage and screen superstars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart feature prominently in an extensive new theatre documentary centered on two productions recently staged at famed UK venue Theatre Royal Haymarket via THEATRELAND, set for DVD release next month. (more...)

Curio Theatre Wraps Season with OEDIPUSSY, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Curio Theatre Company closes its season with the North American Premiere of Oedipussy, a creation of wildly inventive and hilarious United Kingdom based Spymonkey. Oedipussy is adapted by Emma Rice and written by Carl Grose and Spymokey. This fusion of James Bond and Greek tragedy begins previews tonight, April 24, opens Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m, and closes Saturday, May 24. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

European Arts Company to Launch UK Tour of THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE from May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

European Arts Company is set to tour to 43 venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a new show about the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde. The Trials of Oscar Wilde has been co-written with Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde's grandson and author of 'Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VIVIANE Is A Fascinating Psychological Portrait of a Woman Scorned
by Sara Zweig - Apr 22, 2014

Julia Deck's murder mystery is also a stunning psychological study of a woman who becomes a stranger to herself in the midst of a traumatic experience (more...)

Curio Theatre to Wrap Season with OEDIPUSSY, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Curio Theatre Company closes its season with the North American Premiere of Oedipussy, a creation of wildly inventive and hilarious United Kingdom based Spymonkey. Oedipussy is adapted by Emma Rice and written by Carl Grose and Spymokey. This fusion of James Bond and Greek tragedy begins previews April 24, opens Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m, and closes Saturday, May 24. All performances run Thursday-Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25-$20. Performances will take place in Curio's home base, the Calvary Center for Culture and Community at 4740 Baltimore Ave. Tickets and more information are available at www.curiotheatre.org or by phone at 215-525-1350. (more...)

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