Samuel Beckett News

Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
John Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Royal Court Theatre announces a new season of work today, Friday 27 June, including new plays from Molly Davies, Zinnie Harris, Rory Mullarkey, Tim Price and Jack Thorne; a debut play from first-time playwright Diana Nneka Atuona; a collaboration between scientist Chris Rapley, playwright and director Duncan Macmillan and director Katie Mitchell and a new production for young people and their families - Enda Walsh's new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Episodes of WHILE WAITING FOR GODOT Webseries!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

Samuel Beckett's classic, Waiting for Godot, has found a new life online. While Waiting For Godot written by Samuel Beckett translated and adapted by Rudi Azank is an award-winning webseries (2014 Rome Web Awards - Best Cinematography, selection of 2014 Miami Web Fest) starring: Ron Shelly, Rudi Azank, J Moliere, Molly Densmore, and Stephen Kaiser-Pendergrast. Watch episode one below and click here to check out all of Season 1 and 2! (more...)

Astrid Van Wieren & Richard Harte to Star in One Little Goat Theatre Company's 'UBU MAYOR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

One Little Goat Theatre Company has announced its cast for the world premiere of Ubu Mayor: A Harmful Bit of Fun, written, directed and composed by Artistic Director Adam Seelig. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Presents HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: SHORTER PLAYS OF SAMUEL BECKETT, 7/22-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing July 22 - August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the box office at (773) 871-0442. The press performance is Thursday, July 24 at 8 pm. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' to Kick Off 7/22 at Angel Island
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing July 22 - August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nancy Robinette Aces Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at the Atlas Theater
by Andrew White - Jun 17, 2014

When a local treasure agrees to perform a classic of the modern theatre, Washington audiences should sit up and take notice. Under the finely-tuned direction of Scena Theatre's Artistic Director, Robert McNamara-a demanding taskmaster, whose results of late have been spectacular-you are in for a fine evening indeed. Are we at the beach, or in her living room? Is she taking a holiday, or stuck at home for an eternity? She performs, you decide. (more...)

2014 TCG National Conference Awards and Final Programming, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that at the 24th TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego from June 19-21, the following awards will be presented: (more...)

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...)

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