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Sam Wanamaker

Date of Birth: June 14, 1919

Date of Death: December 18, 1993 (74)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Dr. Joseph Breuer

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Matt Cole

Jimmy Masters, the Director

Mac Sorrell


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Sam Wanamaker Productions

[Broadway, 1964]
[Broadway, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1950]
[Broadway, 1950]
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Simon Russell Beale to Appear at Shakespeare's Globe's MOVING STORIES, in Support of the UN Refugee Agency

On Sunday 25 June, Shakespeare’s Globe will host ‘Moving Stories’ in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The event will include sketches, short plays and songs examining the experiences of refugees, and responses to the crisis.

PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE Announces Summer Season

Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare in performance through translation and adaptation, today announces their Summer 2023 Season.

Billy Stritch, Carole J. Bufford, and Liam Forde to Star in HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! at Birdland

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the New York debut of the musical revue “Hooray for Hollywood!” on Thursday, June 15 at 8:30 PM.

Orange Tree Theatre Reveals Full Cast For World Premiere Of Isley Lynn's THE SWELL

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere of Isley Lynn's The Swell. Hannah Hauer-King directs Jessica Clark, Ruby Crepin-Glyne, Viss Elliot Safavi, Saroja-Lily Ratnavel, Shuna Snow, and Sophie Ward.

Cast Revealed For Talawa's Major New Production, RECOGNITION

The two lead cast members and the creative team has been announced for Recognition, Talawa Theatre Company's major new production opening this summer.  Talawa, the UK's outstanding Black theatre company, is presenting the premiere of Recognition at Fairfield Halls, as part of This Is Croydon, London Borough of Culture 2023.  Recognition is inspired by the remarkable life and works of dual-heritage Black classical composer, and Croydon resident, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. 

Stella Kanu Appointed Chief Executive of Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe has appointed Stella Kanu as Chief Executive. Stella brings over 30 years of experience working in the theatre, festival, and cultural sectors, and is currently Executive Director at LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre), leading the strategic strands of the business and executive producing of the biennial-festival.

Cast Revealed For THE TEMPEST at Salisbury International Arts Festival 2023

Wiltshire Creative has announced the full cast and creative team for their flagship summer production The Tempest. Much of the cast have roots in Salisbury or have previously performed in Wiltshire Creative productions and are returning for this bespoke, community focused project.

Shakespeare North Playhouse Announces First Cohort of Associate Artists

Shakespeare North Playhouse has announced its first cohort of Associate Artists that will contribute and shape the theatre’s vision and artistic programming. 

23 Theater Books for Your Spring 2023 Reading List

Need a great book  to spring into the new season? This spring, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 23 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's spring reading list.

Hightide Announces New Artistic Mission and First Season of Work Programmed By Artistic Director Clare Slater

HighTide has announced the first season of work programmed by new Artistic Director Clare Slater, as she sets out a refreshed Artistic Mission for the company.  Building on HighTide's celebrated legacy as a new writing company, HighTide are reshaping to become wholly writer-centred, with a deeper, more focussed commitment to playwrights.

Leanne Antonio, Anthony Cochrane & More to Lead MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express by Ken Ludwig, directed by Casey Hushion. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

Jane Asher Leads the Cast of THE CIRCLE at Orange Tree Theatre

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Somerset Maugham's The Circle, directed by Tom Littler in his Orange Tree debut as Artistic Director since taking up the role in January this year.

Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Shakespeare's Globe

“A sad tale’s best for winter.” There may be moments of poignancy and outright tragedy in this late Shakespeare play, but Sean Holmes’ vibrant production ensures that the audience is given more than their fair share of comedy and levity throughout.

GOD OF CARNAGE, CINDERELLA, THE EMPRESS, and More Set For Lyric Hammersmith's Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Season

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced Its Autumn/Winter 2023-24 season. Learn more about the full lineup here!

21 Theater Books for Your Winter 2023 Reading List

From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's winter reading list.

Review Roundup: TITUS ANDRONICUS at Shakespeare's Globe

Read the reviews for Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare's Globe.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, COMEDY OF ERRORS, and More Set For Shakespeare's Globe 2023 Summer Season

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the Summer Season, running from April – October 2023.  Learn more about the lineup here!

Neil Constable to Step Down as CEO of Shakespeare's Globe

Following almost 14 years leading Shakespeare’s Globe, Chief Executive and Trustee Neil Constable has advised the Board that he will be stepping down from the role by the end of 2023.

2022 Year in Review: Cindy Marcolina's Best of 2022

After two years of absolute doom and uncertainty, 2022 began with a sprinkle of glimmer on the horizon. Masked up and cautious, we came back to theatres properly. Admittedly and unfortunately, I found the return underwhelming and gave very few glowing 5-star reviews. I still loved a good number of productions, but it’s a far cry from struggling to whittle it down to a Top 10. Nonetheless, it was an exciting year.

HENRY V Will Tour the UK in Spring 2023

Following a critically acclaimed opening at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse last month, today it has been announced that Henry V will embark on a UK tour in 2023.


Sam Wanamaker has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Sam Wanamaker has not appeared in the West End

The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards) .

The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards).

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