Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University Presents 11th Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University Presents 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford's 2016/17 Rough Reading Series present early draft  readings on January 23 & 24 of THIRD EYE MOONWALK  by Jon Bernson, a  PF Resident Playwright. The readings of THIRD EYE MOONWALK are on Monday, January 23 2017 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday January 24 2017 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)


by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

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KOAN Unit Rings in 2017 at Odyssey with Quintet of Short Plays by Samuel BeckettKOAN Unit Rings in 2017 at Odyssey with Quintet of Short Plays by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The KOAN Unit kicks off the new year with Beckett5, a quintet of darkly humorous, seldom-seen short plays by Samuel Beckettopening January 21 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Cast & Crew Announced for Tympanic Theatre's All-Latino WAITING FOR GODOTCast & Crew Announced for Tympanic Theatre's All-Latino WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

In February 2017, Tympanic Theatre Company will present WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett. Our production, directed by Aaron Mays, will feature an all-Latino cast - exploring the similarities between the elusive 'Godot' and the Latinx experience in the pursuit of the 'American Dream.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's WILDE TALESPhoto Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Blum and Mare Winningham Encounter SoCal Suburbia in RANCHO VIEJOBWW Review: Mark Blum and Mare Winningham Encounter SoCal Suburbia in RANCHO VIEJO
by Michael Dale - Dec 10, 2016

Dan LeFranc's RANCHO VIEJO, now receiving its world premiere in a handsome Playwrights Horizons production featuring a terrific cast, is one of those three-hour long plays that may find you tempted to flip through your program at any time for a clue as to what the heck is going on. (more...)

Groundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving ImageGroundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce the lineup for the First Look Festival, its annual showcase for groundbreaking new moving-image art. (more...)

Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAMOriginal Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

Cherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and PlaywrightsCherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cherry Lane (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Producing Artistic Directors) is proud to announce this year's playwrights and mentors for their Obie Award-winning Mentor Project, culminating with fully-staged productions presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from February 22 to May 6, 2017.   (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik EhnPhoto Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Tracy Letts to Chat with Will Eno at 92Y This MonthTracy Letts to Chat with Will Eno at 92Y This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Playwright Tracy Letts and an evening celebrating Samuel Beckett are coming up this month at the 92Y. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Bill Irwin returns to A.C.T. with ON BECKETTBill Irwin returns to A.C.T. with ON BECKETT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

After a sold-out engagement last December, Tony Award winner Bill Irwin returns to A.C.T. with On Beckett (January 10-22, 2017), his latest exploration of Samuel Beckett. In this exhilarating look at the writer's plays, prose, poetry-and some soft-shoe rhythms-Irwin combines a series of Beckett passages with personal musings from a lifetime of exploring the writer's work. The performance schedule for On Beckett is as follows: Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is no performance on Thursday, January 12. Press night for On Beckett is Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $30-$70 and are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

Warm Up at 59E59 Theaters with the 2017 Winter SeasonWarm Up at 59E59 Theaters with the 2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is proud to announce the line-up of shows for the 2015 Winter Season.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Actor, Director to Fulfill Final Dream of Directing Last PlayActor, Director to Fulfill Final Dream of Directing Last Play
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Sixty-six-year-old Stephen Broker will have his final Dream fulfilled by Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting program for terminally-ill adults, when he brings to life Samuel Beckett's two-act play Happy Days for three nights in Denver, Colo. later this week. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME by Samuel BeckettLong Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

'GOREY' to Delve Into the Mysterious Life of Edward Gorey Off-Broadway This Winter'GOREY' to Delve Into the Mysterious Life of Edward Gorey Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Life Jacket Theatre Company will present GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY, a new play written and directed by Travis Russ, in a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement from December 14, 2016 - January 14, 2017 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Guest Blog: Gary Condes On Absurdism, Nostalgia and LUV at Park TheatreGuest Blog: Gary Condes On Absurdism, Nostalgia and LUV at Park Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Gary Condes - Nov 18, 2016

LUV is by Murray Schisgal, best known for writing the screenplay for Tootsie, and it first premiered on Broadway in 1964, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Alan Arkin, Eli Wallach, and Anne Jackson. It won a number of Tony awards and later in the run made a star of Gene Wilder. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

Kathryn Barker Productions Announces New Dates For Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR At Greenwich TheatreKathryn Barker Productions Announces New Dates For Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR At Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed UK tour, Kathryn Barker Productions today announces new dates for Henry Naylor's The Collector at Greenwich Theatre. (more...)

Rough Readings Series Presents THE BONE BRIDGE by Trina Davies at Stanford University/ Custom Made Theatre SFRough Readings Series Presents THE BONE BRIDGE by Trina Davies at Stanford University/ Custom Made Theatre SF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford's 2016/17 Rough Reading Series present early draft  readings on December 5 & 6 of THE BONE BRIDGE by Trina Davies, on December 5 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday, December 6 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

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