Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
MTC's MISS JULIE Begins Next Month at Southbank TheatreMTC's MISS JULIE Begins Next Month at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

One of Australia's most exciting and innovative young directors, Kip Williams, brings the theatrical masterpiece Miss Julie to Melbourne Theatre Company, opening on Thursday 21 April at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Extends PERICLES, Starring Christian CamargoTheatre for a New Audience Extends PERICLES, Starring Christian Camargo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director, has just announced an extension of PERICLES through Sunday, April 10 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, due to wide acclaim and box office demand. PERICLES by William Shakespeare, with music composed by Shaun Davey and directed by Trevor Nunn, features OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a company of 22 actors. (more...)

Theatre Re Announces BLIND MAN'S SONGTheatre Re Announces BLIND MAN'S SONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Ahead of an international tour and, following sell-out runs across the UK in 2015, critically-acclaimed Theatre Re (The Gambler, The Little Soldiers) presents a wordless tale about the power of imagination that blends together physical theatre, mime, sound, illusion and a beautiful live music score.  (more...)

Lisa Dwan's BECKETT TRILOGY to Play NYU Skirball Center, 4/13-17Lisa Dwan's BECKETT TRILOGY to Play NYU Skirball Center, 4/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present Irish actress Lisa Dwan in her internationally acclaimed Beckett Trilogy:  Not /Footfalls/ Rockaby, running for six performances from April 13 - 17, 2016, at NYU Skirball Center.  Beckett Trilogy will open on April 13, the 110th Anniversary of Samuel Beckett's birth, and the opening night performances will feature a post-show celebration and conversation honoring Beckett's legacy.  (more...)

James Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This SpringJames Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Further casting has been announced for Samuel Beckett's masterful ENDGAME, directed by one of Beckett's most celebrated interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES, Starring Christian Camargo, Opens Tonight at Theatre for a New AudienceTrevor Nunn's PERICLES, Starring Christian Camargo, Opens Tonight at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience's production of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of 22 actors, Jeffrey Horowitz, opens tonight, February 25, for a run through March 27, 2016. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma TheaterBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

What if all of the white actors in your play quit? AN OCTOROON begins on Wednesday, March 16, 2016; and opens on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (more...)

Review Roundup: NICE FISH, Starring Mark Rylance, Opens at St. Ann's WarehouseReview Roundup: NICE FISH, Starring Mark Rylance, Opens at St. Ann's Warehouse
by Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse continues inaugural season in its new theater on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park with the NYC premiere of the A.R.T.'s NICE FISH, conceived, written and adapted by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, directed by Claire van Kampen, and starring Rylance. The production will run for six weeks, now through March 27, in the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Stars Come Together to Save Connecticut's White Barn TheatreStars Come Together to Save Connecticut's White Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Hollywood and Broadway theater community have come together to save the late Lucille Lortel, Queen of Off-Broadway's White Barn Theater in Norwalk, Connecticut. A recent New York Times article has rallied the theatrical community to voice their concern and support for the historic theater. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic to Perform 'Cabrera Conducts Mozart,' 3/5Las Vegas Philharmonic to Perform 'Cabrera Conducts Mozart,' 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performs Cabrera Conducts Mozart on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  The performance will open with Philip Glass's Company for String Orchestra followed by Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D Major and will conclude with Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major featuring the Philharmonic's own concertmaster, De Ann Letourneau.  Music Director Donato Cabrera and De Ann Letourneau will present the Classical Conversation at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in Reynolds Hall for patrons interested in learning more about the music and history behind the works being performed that weekend. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 19, 2016

We go around our Broadway World to feature France as our newest International spotlight. Below, we round up the top 10 theatre companies in France. Check out the list below! (more...)

Jagriti Theatre to Present THE LEADER, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, 2/20Jagriti Theatre to Present THE LEADER, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The Leader by Eugene Ionesco is a satire on mass adulation of political leaders. A group of people are waiting...the announcer, diligently awaits the Leader and excitedly lauds his most mundane actions. The Leader finally arrives and he is not what they expect him to be. Through the use of character The Leader highlights the absurdist and existential themes of non-personalization and loss of identity. (more...)

SKIP TO MY LOU to Play Theater For The New City February 17SKIP TO MY LOU to Play Theater For The New City February 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Steve Romagnoli's 'SKIP TO MY LOU,' Written by Steve Romagnoli and directed by S. C. Lucier. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT, The Crucible, Sheffield, 8 Feb 2016BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT, The Crucible, Sheffield, 8 Feb 2016
by Ruth Deller - Feb 14, 2016

Sheffield Theatres' associate director Charlotte Gwinner returns to directing duties at the Crucible with Waiting For Godot. This version of Samuel Beckett's classic features a stark, yet somewhat beautiful set from designer Simon Daw that sits on the boundary between art and nature; life-and-death; beauty and terror-a visual metaphor for many of the themes of the play. (more...)

Babson College & Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Continue PartnershipBabson College & Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Continue Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Babson College and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) today announced an extension of their partnership. For the next three years, CSC will continue to serve as the resident theater company of Babson, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education and the only school dedicated to advancing Entrepreneurship of All KindsŪ. (more...)

2016 Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance Sets Full Lineup2016 Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance Sets Full Lineup
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC) announces the full schedule for its second annual Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). (more...)

Provincetown Theater Sets 2016 SeasonProvincetown Theater Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.  The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol".   (more...)

Mac Cat Theatre Company Presents TONES ON TALES: A NIGHT OF SAMUEL BECKETTMac Cat Theatre Company Presents TONES ON TALES: A NIGHT OF SAMUEL BECKETT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Mad Cat Theatre Company continues its 16th season with a presentation of Tones on Tales: A Night of Samuel Beckett. The evening will include three pieces by Beckett: Not I, Eh Joe and Footfalls. (more...)

Irish Company Pan Pan Returning to NYC with THE SEAGULL AND OTHER BIRDS, 3/23-4/2Irish Company Pan Pan Returning to NYC with THE SEAGULL AND OTHER BIRDS, 3/23-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Abrons Arts Center is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of The Seagull and Other Birds by celebrated Irish theater company Pan Pan. The production, running March 23-April 2, is a roller coaster reimagining of Anton Chekhov's much-loved comic masterpiece.  (more...)

Druid Sets 2016 ProgrammeDruid Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

With the curtain about to go up this evening on Druid's much-loved production of Big Maggie at The Gaiety Theatre, the company announced an exciting programme of work for 2016. Following their recent national and international success with DruidShakespeare (nominated in 10 categories in the forthcoming Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), the multi Tony Award-winning company revealed an impressive slate of work, cementing their place as Ireland's premier independent touring theatre company at home and on the world stage: (more...)

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