National Theatre Broadcasts ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL In The U.S. Tonight, 10/1
Today, October 1, broadcasts of the National Theatre's live performance of All's Well That Ends Well will be shown on screensacross New York City and throughout the U.S.
All's Well That Ends Well is the second play in the pilot season of NT Live, the National's ground-breaking initiative which launched in June with the hugely successful broadcast of Phèdre with Helen Mirren, which was seen by 50,000 people in 19 countries around the globe. NT Live continues with a worldwide broadcast of the National's highly acclaimed production of Alls Well That Ends Well, by William Shakespeare, directed by MariAnne Elliott. All's Well will be the first play broadcast from the largest of the National's three theatres, the Olivier, with its fan-shaped auditorium and open stage.
A trailer of the show is viewable now at www.ntlive.com
In the New York City area, screenings can be seen at Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Cinema Arts Centre, City Cinema 123, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts/NYU, Kew Gardens Cinema, Fairfield University (CT), Monmouth University (NJ) and the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC).
Broadcasts in the New York City area include:
?Brooklyn Academy Of Music - Thursday, October 1 at 7pm
?City Cinema 123 - Thursday, October 1 at 7pm
?Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY) - Thursday, October 1 at 2pm
?Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (CT) - Thursday, October 1 at 7pm
?Kew Gardens - Thursday, October 1 at 2pm & 7pm
?Monmouth University (NJ) - Thursday, October 1 at 7pm
?Quick Center for the Arts /Fairfield University (CT) - Thursday, October 1 at 2pm & 7pm
?Time and Space (Hudson, NY) - Thursday, October 1 at 7pm & Sunday, October 4 at 1pm
?Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) - Monday, October 5 at 7pm
?Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU - Friday, October 9 at 7pm
?Cinema Arts Centre (Long Island) - Friday, October 16 at 7:30pm
The broadcast will also be shown on screens across the United States including the Mann Theatre in Hollywood (October 1), the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston (October 1 & 5), the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis (October 24 & 25), and many more.
For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, check www.ntlive.com. The average ticket price is $20 although prices may vary from venue to venue.
Set against a background of sexism, snobbery and a battle between the generations, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL turns fairytale logic on its head in a wondrous, bittersweet story. The feisty but lowly Helena falls in love with Bertram, a haughty count. To gain his hand she is set a string of impossible tasks. Even if accomplished, they can hardly guarantee his love. He refuses to bed her and yet says he'll only be hers if she bears his child; and he lusts after another. Nevertheless, our heroine, whether wisely or no, refuses to give him up.
As previously reported, tomorrow, October 2, a live one-hour web chat Q&A with All's Well That Ends Well Director Marianne Elliot and Broadcast Screen Director Robin Lough will be hosted on www.ntlive.com.
The chat will begin at 5pm in London, 12pm EST and 9am PST.
Fans can log on to get questions answered and engage in a discussion forum about the NT's production of All's Well That Ends Well and NT Live from the National Theatre.
The blog-style forum will remain open throughout October so that viewers worldwide with delayed screenings of NT Live can continue to read the transcript and engage in debate and discussion with each other.