Photo Coverage: Michael Gambon & More Attend NYC Screening for NT Live National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The National Theatre first opened its doors in 1963 at the Old Vic, under Laurence Olivier. 800 productions later, they are marking their half-century with a short season celebrating the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of great British institutions. Last night, a private reception, panel discussion, and screening was held for NT Live National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!

NT Live National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage is a once-in-a-lifetime performance broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, featuring rare glimpses from the NT archive and many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on the National Theatre stages over the past five decades, including Simon Russell Beale, Frances de la Tour, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton.

The American Associates of the National Theatre supports the work of the National Theatre in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Since 2005, the AANT has granted more than $10 million to the National Theatre, providing essential funding to support its mission to develop world-class productions with affordable ticket prices, while reaching out to artists and audiences of the future through extensive education programs.

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Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

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Michael Gambon

Sam Barnett

Bill T. Jones

Angus Wright

J.T. Rogers

Adam Penford and Sam Barnett

David Harewood and Leila Straus

Kirsten Hughes, Barbara Fleischman, Michael Gambon and David Harewood

Kirsten Hughes, David Harewood and Leila Straus

Denise Hurley and Al Hurley

Elihu Rose and Susan Rose

Tim Childs and Terri Childs

Tim Levy, Marcia Whitaker, Adam Penford

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