Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
THREE IRISH WIDOWS Comes to The Theatre Space, 6/19-7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

When Ed Malone's hilarious "THE THREE IRISH WIDOWS versus THE REST OF THE WORLD" opened in Dublin the critics raved. (more...)

Barrington Stage to Present Play Company & Por Piedad Teatro's WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, 6/18-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the internationally acclaimed, Working on A Special Day, a production of The Play Company and Mexico City-based Por Piedad Teatro, from June 18 through July 6 at Barrington Stage's St. Germain Stage. Press Opening is Sunday, June 22 at 3pm. Directed by and featuring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega, Working on A Special Day is a new play about a life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor on May 8, 1938 - the day Rome celebrates Hitler's visit to Mussolini's Italy. A bittersweet drama unfolds within the charged political landscape of rising fascism in Rome. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Shalhoub to Star with Wife Brooke Adams in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Tony Shalhoub stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about his role in the Broadway play, 'Act One.' (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

BWW TV: TWELFTH NIGHT's Mark Rylance on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Mark Rylance won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as 'Olivia' in Broadway's TWELFTH NIGHT. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Rylance had to say below! (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT's Mark Rylance Wins Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Mark Rylance has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as 'Olivia' in Broadway's TWELFTH NIGHT. Rylance last appeared on Broadway in his Tony AwardŽ-winning performance as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron in the critically acclaimed production of Jerusalem. (more...)

SummerWorks Performance Festival 2014 Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

SummerWorks Performance Festival returns for its 24th year August 7 -17, 2014. This year's season is sure to thrill with exciting changes, a crop of new works and moments of intensity, self-discovery and much more waiting to be discovered. SummerWorks is excited to announce its new Hub at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St W), where they will host Live Art programming throughout the 2014 Festival, replacing last year's Performance Bar. SummerWorks is also pleased to return to venues such as Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave), the Lower Ossington Theatre (100 Ossington Ave) and the Scotiabank Studio Theatre (6 Noble St). (more...)

Malcolm Gets and Maryann Plunkett Join THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE! at Irish Rep, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Irish Repertory Theatre presents THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE, this season's Benefit Gala production, on Monday, June 9th at 7 PM at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). (more...)

THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE to Play Special Performance to Benefit Stonewall, June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

European Arts Company in association with Greenwich Theatre are delighted to announce a special charity performance of European Arts Company's critically acclaimed production of The Trials of Oscar Wilde in aid of the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall. (more...)

Jewish Museum Set Summer Lineup for 'SIGHTS AND SOUNDS'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Following the November 2013 launch of Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video, the Jewish Museum continues the exhibition series with month-long presentations of recent film and video works from around the world. The summer 2014 lineup focuses on Angola (June 2014), China (July 2014), and Israel (August 2014). Over the course of two years, Sights and Sounds is exploring new works selected by twenty-five curators from different countries, introducing New York audiences to the latest developments in filmmaking within the art context worldwide. Each curator has chosen new film and video works from their respective regions - including Argentina, Vietnam, Nigeria, New Zealand, Egypt, and others. Their selections are screened for one month each in the Museum's newly refurbished media center, which has been transformed into a miniature cinema. The works in Sights and Sounds touch on themes significant to both Jewish culture and universal human experience, including spirituality, exile, language, conflict, family, humor, and history. The Sights and Sounds exhibition series will culminate in a 2016 conference and a publication with curatorial statements, essays, film stills and descriptions. A full list of participating curators follows below. (more...)

Kahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the 2014 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 9 through December 20 and comprises theater, music, dance, film, humanities, and visual art events in the institution's three venues: the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Fisher. (more...)

BWW DVD Reviews: THEATRELAND is an Interesting Look Behind the Curtain
by David Clarke - May 24, 2014

In 2009, Theatre Royal Haymarket mounted what is heralded as the most successful production ever of Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT. It was followed by the first-ever staged adaptation of Truman Capote's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. Recently, a documentary called THEATRELAND was released to DVD. The 2 disc set allows audiences to see the fun and a touch of the drama that occurs in the daily world of professional theatre. (more...)

PICT's WAITING FOR GODOT to Offer Many Welcome Returns to the Stage, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

When Artistic & Executive Director Alan Stanford was planning the 2014 PICT season, Managing Director Stephanie Riso suggested the addition of the Beckett classic Waiting for Godot. She knew Alan had a special relationship with this particular work of Beckett, having portrayed Pozzo for the Gate Theatre Dublin's touring production for more than twenty years. (more...)

Catastrophic Theatre Presents Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The Catastrophic Theatre presents Middletown by Will Eno, running tonight, May 23 - June 14, 2014, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm. All tickets Pay-What-You-Can. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE To Run At Rose Theatre For Christmas 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Today the Rose Theatre Kingston announces its Christmas production for 2014 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Rose's Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville, directs Theresa Heskins' adaptation of CS Lewis' masterpiece. (more...)

Plays & Players and Power Street to Present Readings of NOGALAR, TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING and DARK MATTERS, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Plays & Players continues its collaboration with Power Street Theater Company with follow-up readings of El Nogalar by Tanya Saracho, Dark Matters by Oliver Mayer and To Catch the Lightning by Carmen Rivera. These three plays, representing 30/30/2, 30/30/3 and 30/30/4, were selected from a group of finalists chosen during the 30/30/1 full day event held with local theater and Latino community leaders in March, as part of a nation-wide event. The readings hope to serve as a further contribution to the already-growing conversation about the Latina/o voice and identity in the Philadelphia theater community. (more...)

Catastrophic Theatre to Present Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN, 5/23-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Catastrophic Theatre presents Middletown by Will Eno, running May 23 - June 14, 2014, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm. All tickets Pay-What-You-Can. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE KILLER, Starring Michael Shannon, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 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...)

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...)

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