Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
KVPAC Encore Players to Present WAITING FOR GODOTKVPAC Encore Players to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

KVPAC's Encore Players present Waiting for Godot next month, an award-winning two-act play by Irish writer Samuel Beckett and directed by Morgan Midkiff. Hailed by many as the most significant English language play of the 20th century, Beckett's masterpiece is without a doubt the most prominent work of the 'Theatre of the Absurd,' a dramatic body of work largely defined by the characteristic traits of Godot. (more...)

the american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Witthe american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

the american vicarious is proud to return to Chicago with DOUGLASS, a world premiere drama from Thomas Klingenstein, directed by Jeff Award nominee Christopher McElroen (Invisible Man). (more...)

Choreographer Jonah Boaker to Present RULES OF THE GAME and More in 2016Choreographer Jonah Boaker to Present RULES OF THE GAME and More in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Even if 34-year-old Jonah Boaker had begun choreographing the year he was born, he would have had to have created one and a half dances a year to reach the 55 he has already created, and that's not counting, also co-founding two pioneering performance and rehearsal spaces in Bushwick and Williamsburg before he turned 28. Add to that developing four dance apps, performing in theaters, art galleries and museums, and creating visual arts exhibitions all over the world, while accumulating awards, commissions, and honors for his accomplishments, most recently a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a US Artists Fund Award. He is a choreographer on the move. (more...)

Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR to Tour the UK This AutumnHenry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR to Tour the UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival and the Arcola Theatre, Kathryn Barker Productions today announces a UK tour of Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR. William Reay, who reprises his role from the Edinburgh and Arcola runs, is joined by Anna Riding and Olivia Beardsley. Michael Cabot directs the production which tours to 29 venues across the UK this autumn, starting at York Theatre Royal's Studio on 21 September. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright GUS KRIEGER to Open ARMADILLO NECKTIE at Group repBWW Interview: Playwright GUS KRIEGER to Open ARMADILLO NECKTIE at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jun 18, 2016

Gus Krieger is a Los Angeles based writer-director-producer of stage and screen.  As writer-producer: "The Killing Room" (2009). Writer-director: "Ol' Stan Levid" (2007), "The Binding" (2016). Producer: "Would You Rather" (2012), "Fender Bender" (2016). As playwright: Deity Clutch (2011), Sherlock Through The Looking-Glass (2013), and Breaking Bard (2015), which took home the Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Writing, out of 200+ shows. Written by Steve Peterson (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

Dawn State Theatre Company to Launch New Tour of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KINGDawn State Theatre Company to Launch New Tour of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, Oxford Playhouse and 2015 VAULT Festival, Dawn State Theatre Company today announces a UK tour of The Man Who Would Be King, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novella. Christopher Birks and Dan Nicholson reprise their roles in Dan Coleman's production which tours to 14 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Greenwich Theatre on 20 September. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family SeriesMarin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

PTP/NYC Sets 2016 Season at Atlantic Stage 2PTP/NYC Sets 2016 Season at Atlantic Stage 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 30th repertory season, its 10th consecutive in New York City, running from July 5 - August 7, 2016 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Annouces Full Lineup for 2016Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Annouces Full Lineup for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, the country's premier socially-conscious, eco-friendly arts festival, is proud to announce its eighth season of plays, musicals & staged readings, with all shows taking place at The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St, between 2nd Avenue & Bowery. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre to Host Benefit Featuring Israel Horovitz's OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Starring Estelle Parsons and Judith IveyCherry Lane Theatre to Host Benefit Featuring Israel Horovitz's OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Starring Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

On Thursday, June 16 at 7PM, Cherry Lane Theatre will host Soiree Fantastique!, a special benefit evening that will include a performance of the world premiere of Israel Horovitz's Out of the Mouths of Babes, starring Oscar winner and five-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey, along with Angelina Fiordellisi (Zorba on Broadway opposite Anthony Quinn) and Francesca Choy-Kee (Disgraced). The performance at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) will be followed by a post-show discussion with the cast moderated by best-selling novelist Adriana Trigiani; a fete with French cuisine, wines, and music and an exclusive photo opportunity with the cast. The tickets range from $150-300 and can be purchased by visiting www.cherrylanetheatre.org or calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. (more...)

CT Critics Circle Announces Awards NominationsCT Critics Circle Announces Awards Nominations
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 6, 2016

CT Critics Circle Awards will be presented Monday, June 1 at Hartford Stage. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Sets 2016 New York Season, 6/23-2610 Hairy Legs Sets 2016 New York Season, 6/23-26
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company, returns to New York Live Arts for its fourth consecutive New York Season for four performances June 23-26.  Continuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory that celebrates and explores the artistry of the male dancer, this season features 3 World Premiere works and the return of David Parker's “Slapstuck.”  (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade TheatreLondon Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

Beckett's ENDGAME Comes To Queensland Performing Arts CentreBeckett's ENDGAME Comes To Queensland Performing Arts Centre
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Samuel Beckett's Absurdist masterpiece, ENDGAME, is shake & stir theatre co's third production in their 10-year anniversary season and will be presented at the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 9 August 2016. (more...)

Playwright Domnica Radulescu Set for EXILE IS MY HOME Talkback at Theater For The New City, 5/21Playwright Domnica Radulescu Set for EXILE IS MY HOME Talkback at Theater For The New City, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Theater For The New City is pleased to announce a special talkback with internationally renowned author Domnica Radulescu and director Andreas Robertz, following the Saturday, May 21, 8:00 pm  performance of Exile Is My Home.  Told as a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic fairy tale,  Exile Is My Home is the haunting story of Mina and Lina, a refugee couple from the Balkans traveling through the galaxy in search of a planet to call home.  The play combines absurdist comedy, irony and suspense to raise consciousness about the current international refugee crisis and the complexity of issues related to it.  The story emerged partly from Radulescu's own experience as a political refugee from the former communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu and other accounts of displacement.  As millions of people are uprooted from their homes and swept across tumultuous seas and often unwelcome lands, Exile Is My Home highlights the importance of immigrant theater in bringing awareness about many of the challenges facing our world today.   (more...)

Caroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATERCaroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Steep Theatre's upcoming U.S. Premiere of Wastwater marks the return of two notable members of the Steep family to the Edgewater theatre: Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens and Jeff Award winner and Steep Ensemble Member Caroline Neff. (more...)

Junk Ensemble's BIRD WITH BOY Heads Out on UK Tour This SpringJunk Ensemble's BIRD WITH BOY Heads Out on UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their UK touring debut with The Falling Song in 2014, Dublin's award-winning dance theatre company Junk Ensemble is back in the UK this summer with a tour of BIRD WITH BOY, their critically acclaimed site responsive work. (more...)

'NO END OF BLAME' and GOOD Set for PTP/NYC's 30th Season'NO END OF BLAME' and GOOD Set for PTP/NYC's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 30th repertory season, its 10th consecutive in New York City, running from July 5 - August 7, 2016 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

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