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Robert McNamara

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1981
Performer






Robert McNamara News

Scena Theatre to Present THE TIME MACHINE Beginning This Month Photo Scena Theatre to Present THE TIME MACHINE Beginning This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 15, 2022

The Directors of Scena Theatre will continue their 34th Season in Washington, DC with THE TIME MACHINE, an original stage adaptation of the landmark H.G. Wells novel, which influenced generations of science fiction writers. Scena Theatre's Artistic Director Robert McNamara is directing this one-man play featuring DC's Ron Litman (AEA).

Review: REPORT TO AN ACADEMY, Old Red Lion Theatre Photo Review: REPORT TO AN ACADEMY, Old Red Lion Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 8, 2022

Many interpretations have been given to Franz Kafka’s novella A Report to an Academy, with academics taking different roads. Published in 1917, an ape, trapped and abused by humans, learns their behaviour not out of desire to assimilate but to survive. The fact that it’s the work of a German-speaking Czech born to a Jewish family in Prague, written in the middle of the First World War, certainly carries specific implications. 

Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Brett Dean's HAMLET Photo Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Brett Dean's HAMLET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

On May 13, the Metropolitan Opera will present the company premiere of Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet, a bold adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless drama, with six additional performances through June 9.

BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater Photo BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater
by Mary Lincer - Mar 7, 2022

The Washington National Opera has gathered a company of first rate singers for a portmanteau of four, one-act operas called Written in Stone. Unfortunately, their fine skills and exceptional voices cannot make silk purses out of scores, libretti, and orchestrations that evade aesthetics, emphasize negatives, and ignore the connection implicit in musical theatre between the notes and the text. This world première requires an orchestra to seem to be playing a piece of music that is not the same piece of music as the singers are singing. The last time this many groups of unfriendly instruments had a gig in a first run house was probably PDQ Bach's last show in Carnegie Hall. Gesamtkunstwerk this isn't, and it lasts for two and a half hours.

VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN ST Photo VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN STONE
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Inspired by iconic monuments in Washington, D.C., and the ideals embodied by President Kennedy, 'Written in Stone' is a series of intimate short works interwoven into a single evening celebrating the Kennedy Center’s fiftieth anniversary.

Kennedy Center & Washington National Opera to Present World Premiere of WRITTEN IN ST Photo Kennedy Center & Washington National Opera to Present World Premiere of WRITTEN IN STONE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2022

A surveyor ponders the meaning of memory and monuments. A young girl scout seeks a place for herself in history. A Black father and son find themselves on opposite sides of a same-sex marriage rally. And the vision of 22-year-old Asian American undergraduate Maya Lin is the catalyst for a reappraisal of the Vietnam War.

BWW Preview: Playwright Ken Weitzman & Director Jay Briggs Open Up About FIRE IN THE  Photo BWW Preview: Playwright Ken Weitzman & Director Jay Briggs Open Up About FIRE IN THE GARDEN at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Feb 16, 2021

'We've been playing with finding the right balance between the theatrical and cinematic qualities of the piece. It truly is a hybrid.'

All-Female Cast to Play the Men of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis in City Lit's THIRTE Photo All-Female Cast to Play the Men of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis in City Lit's THIRTEEN DAYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

The October 1962 days in which the world appeared to be on the brink of nuclear war will be revisited in a world premiere adaptation of Robert F. Kennedy's THIRTEEN DAYS: A MEMOIR OF THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. Brian Pastor, the Chicago writer-director-actor who serves as Artistic Director of Promethean Theatre Ensemble and Executive Director of Sideshow Theatre Company, has adapted Kennedy's account of the administration of President John F. Kennedy to the discovery that the Soviet Union was installing missile sites in Cuba, just 90 miles from the U.S.. As with City Lit's acclaimed 2017 production of Archibald MacLeish's J.B., which Pastor also directed, the powerful men of THIRTEEN DAYS will be played by a diverse ensemble of women. All the characters in the book are white males; none of the actors onstage will be. THIRTEEN DAYS will open to the press on March 15 at 3 pm, following previews from March 6, and will play through April 19.

BWW Review: THE DEAD at Scena Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE DEAD at Scena Theatre
by Mary Lincer - Dec 15, 2019

THE GREAT SOCIETY Closes on Broadway Today, November 30 Photo THE GREAT SOCIETY Closes on Broadway Today, November 30
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2019

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, starring Brian Cox ('Succession') as LBJ, directed by Bill Rauch, will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Saturday, November 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St) at Lincoln Center. At the time of closing, The Great Society will have played 26 preview performances and 72 regular performances.

Robert McNamara Videos

VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN ST Videoplay
VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN STONE

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Inspired by iconic monuments in Washington, D.C., and the ideals embodied by President Kennedy, 'Written in Stone' is a series of intimate short works interwoven into a single evening celebrating the Kennedy Center’s fiftieth anniversary.

THE GREAT SOCIETY To Join Broadway Bridges, Must Close November 30 Videoplay
THE GREAT SOCIETY To Join Broadway Bridges, Must Close November 30

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY, starring Brian Cox (a?oeSuccessiona??) as LBJ, directed by Bill Rauch, will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Saturday, November 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St) at Lincoln Center. At the time of closing, The Great Society will have played 26 preview performances and 72 regular performances.

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Matthew Rauch on Robert McNam Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Matthew Rauch on Robert McNamara

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Matthew Rauch gives us a lesson on Robert McNamara.

BWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of THE GREAT SOCIETY Meet the Press Videoplay
BWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of THE GREAT SOCIETY Meet the Press

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2019

The cast and creatives of Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY, his upcoming Broadway play celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy, met the press this week! Check out the video below of the stars discussing what the show means, and what all the hype is about, before they hit the stage!

VIDEO: On This Day, March 6- Bryan Cranston Brings LBJ To Broadway In ALL THE WAY Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 6- Bryan Cranston Brings LBJ To Broadway In ALL THE WAY

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2019

On this day in 2014, the current star of Network, Bryan Cranston opened on Broadway in his Tony-winning role of Lyndon B. Johnson in the hit drama All The Way. 

BWW Review: Scena Theatre's SOMEONE IS GOING TO COME is Paranoid and Provocative
by Barbara Johnson - Jan 11, 2017

Robert McNamara directs three Scena Theatre veterans in the Washington-area premiere of SOMEONE IS GOING TO COME, Norwegian writer Jon Fosse's absurdist exploration of magnified paranoia. Thanks to excellent acting and attention to detail, the experience is tense, at times grating, and interesting to witness.

VIDEO: ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Channels LBJ on Fallon
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2014

ALL THE WAY star Bryan Cranston stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to chat about playing President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway.

Bryan Cranston Makes Stage Door Prom Proposal For A Special Fan At ALL THE WAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 12, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage and screen star Bryan Cranston headlines the new political drama All the Way on Broadway and the affable actor took some time out while signing autographs outside the stage door at the Neil Simon Theatre earlier this week to grant a very special request for a fan - namely, a prom proposal.

Video: Bryan Cranston Talks About His Broadway Role in ALL THE WAY
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2014

Bryan Cranston talked to CBS News about his role in Broadway's ALL THE WAY. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Talks ALL THE WAY on Colbert
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 25, 2014

Bryan Cranston stopped by last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central to talk about his new Broadway play 'All the Way.'