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Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
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 Kinds®. (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...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 31Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 31
by Audition Roundup - Jan 31, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 31, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Chicago Directors Set for American Players Theatre's 37th Summer Festival SeasonChicago Directors Set for American Players Theatre's 37th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 37th Summer Festival Season, June 3 - October 16, 2016, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding Artistic Director of Congo Square Theatre Company directing The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown taking on William Shakespeare's King Lear in APT's flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill. (more...)

Toronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative TeamsToronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative Teams
by Alan Henry - Jan 27, 2016

The Toronto theatre community came together on Tuesday to express outrage on social media over the lack of diversity on the announced creative teams for productions in Canadian Stage's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. to Premiere SAM & DEDE, 2/11-3/5Custom Made Theatre Co. to Premiere SAM & DEDE, 2/11-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Custom Made Theatre Co. Stages World Premiere of Gino Dilorio's "Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant," Feb 11 - Mar 5. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTYLondon Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA at Pear Theatre, Feb 26 - Mar 13UNCLE VANYA at Pear Theatre, Feb 26 - Mar 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Pear Theatre continues its 2015/2016 season with Anton Chekhov's classic UNCLE VANYA, in a world premiere translation by Bay Area writer, actor, and director Dave Sikula. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/16- WAITING FOR GODOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/16- WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2016

Today in 1957 Waiting for Godot opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 6 performances. An absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, it revolves around two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere. Since its US premiere in 1956, several notable revivals have been produced, including the 1988 production featuring Robin Williams and Steve Martin, and the 2009 revival starring Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. (more...)

BWW Review: PROTOTYPE vs. CITY OPERA - The King is Not Dead. Long Live a Different King.BWW Review: PROTOTYPE vs. CITY OPERA - The King is Not Dead. Long Live a Different King.
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2016

It seems ironic--to me at least--that New York's venerable City Opera would be returning to life at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, just as the “Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now” festival was finishing up its run at alternative venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Prototype “unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists”--their words, not mine, but I won't dispute it--while City is doing a warhorse. (more...)

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