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Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
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Pan Pan Theatre Brings Beckett's EMBERS to BAM TonightPan Pan Theatre Brings Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Pan Pan Theatre Company will bring EMBERS by Samuel Beckett to BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St). Directed by Gavin Quinn with sculpture by Andrew Clancy, lighting design by Aedin Cosgrove and sound design by Jimmy Eadie, the show will run tonight, September 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

ALAN ALDA:YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS to Debut on HBO, TodayALAN ALDA:YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS to Debut on HBO, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces that the next edition of their three-time Emmy-nominated HBO Family Documentary Special will be Alan Alda: YoungArts MasterClass. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Presents Three POP-UP CONCERTS, 10/14-12/9The Miller Theatre Presents Three POP-UP CONCERTS, 10/14-12/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts welcomes the audience back on stage with the return of Pop-Up Concerts. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Either/Or, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 loadbang - Miller Theatre debut and on Tuesday, December 9 Mivos Quartet - Miller Theatre debut. It's free admission and doors open at 5:30pm, music at 6:00pm at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court Stages Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening TonightTheatre @ Boston Court Stages Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. Opening night is tonight, September 13, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

NATIVE SON and THE GOOD BOOK Make World Premieres in Court Theatre's 60th SeasonNATIVE SON and THE GOOD BOOK Make World Premieres in Court Theatre's 60th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Court Theatre announces its 60th season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell, Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, and Board Chair Marilyn Fatt Vitale. The company's ambitious 2014/15 season will feature the World Premiere of Native Son adapted from Richard Wright's classic novel by Nambi E. Kelley and co-produced with American Blues Theater; Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell; Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson; and the World Premiere of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's The Good Book, directed by Lisa Peterson. Closing out the anniversary season is Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden, based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with music direction by Doug Peck. (more...)

Kahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave FestivalKahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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 today, 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 Reviews:  Don't Wait, Just Go See Seattle Shakes' GODOTBWW Reviews: Don't Wait, Just Go See Seattle Shakes' GODOT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 8, 2014

Two tramps waiting by a tree in the middle of nowhere does not sound like the most engaging evening of theater. But when it comes from the absurdist mind of Samuel Beckett, you have one of the most thought provoking plays of the 20th century with his brilliant, "Waiting for Godot". But it's still not always engaging unless you have the right team putting it up. Fortunately Director George Mount has assembled a superb cast with an excellent take on the show that keeps it completely riveting. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Seattle Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOT, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Seattle Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOT, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Seattle Shakespeare Company's WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett will be directed by George Mount at the Falls Theatre at ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA. The show opens tonight, September 5, 2014, and plays through Sunday, September 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Four World Premieres, JUMPY, BETRAYAL and More Set for Melbourne Theatre Company's 2015 SeasonFour World Premieres, JUMPY, BETRAYAL and More Set for Melbourne Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

MTC Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today announced another great season of theatrical storytelling -- a year of life in living colour -- at Melbourne Theatre Company in 2015. Featuring 11 mainstage plays, a family show, an education production, an independent theatre festival, a series of play readings, and productions touring regionally, interstate and internationally, 2015 is another energetic year at MTC . (more...)

SUPER-WELLESIAN Plays Chicago Fringe Festival, Now thru 9/7SUPER-WELLESIAN Plays Chicago Fringe Festival, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

After a successful run of SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS, Hawkeye Plainview Productions reteams with multiple Jeff Award winning Oracle Productions' B*Sides program with SUPER-WELLESIAN at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival at the Early and Often Stage, 4751 N. Milwaukee for only three performances tonight, September 4 @ 10pm, September 6 @ 7pm, and September 7 @ 8:30pm . (more...)

2014 Origin's First Irish Festival Begins with BOYS AND GIRLS & WAITING FOR GODOT Today2014 Origin's First Irish Festival Begins with BOYS AND GIRLS & WAITING FOR GODOT Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Dylan Coburn Gray's 'Boys and Girls' and the groundbreaking production of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' in Yiddish -- open the 7th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival today and tomorrow, September 3 and 4. In all four US premieres and seven world premieres will be seen in the month-long festival running through September 28. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New AudienceTHE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New AudienceTHE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

New York Times Writer to Pen Robin Williams BiographyNew York Times Writer to Pen Robin Williams Biography
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff, who wrote Robin Williams's obituary for the newspaper, will pen a biography on the actor. (more...)

SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

After a successful run of SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS, Hawkeye Plainview Productions reteams with multiple Jeff Award winning Oracle Productions' B*Sides program with SUPER-WELLESIAN at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival at the Early and Often Stage, 4751 N. Milwaukee for only three performances September 4 @ 10pm, September 6 @ 7pm, and September 7 @ 8:30pm . Directed by Christopher Marcum, who also stars as Orson Welles, the full original cast also includes David Coupe as Superman, Natalie DiCristofano as Lois Lane, Linsey Falls as original Superman announcer Jackson Beck, and Kevin Crispin as Martian actor Clark Marble. Tickets for SUPER-WELLESIAN are free at the door with a suggested donation and a one time purchase of a $5 Chicago Fringe button. Tickets can purchases in advance for $10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy AwardsSTAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy Awards
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Billy Crystal honored the late Robin Williams tonight at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. You can watch the heartfelt tribute below. (more...)

Bruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This FallBruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Kitchen and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Gaia Global Circus, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experiment that explores society's ambivalence toward mankind's greatest threat: global warming. (more...)

Pan Pan Theatre to Bring Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Next MonthPan Pan Theatre to Bring Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pan Pan Theatre Company will bring EMBERS by Samuel Beckett to BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St). Directed by Gavin Quinn with sculpture by Andrew Clancy, lighting design by Aedin Cosgrove and sound design by Jimmy Eadie, the show will run September 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight at Urban StagesTHE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Georganne Aldrich Heller will present Laoisa Sexton's raw, visceral and provocative new play, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, a pitch black comedy set in Dublin, tonight, August 20th through September 7th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Saturday, August 23rd at 8PM. Tim Ruddy Directs. (more...)

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