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Samuel Beckett News

Date of Death: December 22, 1989
Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
Regional Theater of the Week: Undermain Theatre in Dallas, TX!Regional Theater of the Week: Undermain Theatre in Dallas, TX!
by BWW Features - Aug 22, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States. This Week's Featured Regional Theater:Undermain Theatre, Dallas, TX (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Mark Giordano is 40! And single. And he wishes he lived during the era of the three martini lunch when it was good to be bad. But, he didn't. Former flames, Reality TV, Che' Gueverra, suburban dads, soccer games, an astute nephew and Christmas aren't safe from the musings of this mad man. The 50-minute solo comedy show, MAD MAN, is served chilled with a retro twist of lemon and, an acerbic shot of funny. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLAME IT ON BECKETT - Colony's Hilarious Homage to TheatreBWW Reviews: BLAME IT ON BECKETT - Colony's Hilarious Homage to Theatre
by Don Grigware - Aug 21, 2012

With a fine cast and outstanding direction from Andrew Barnicle, Blame It On Beckett makes hilarious waves at the Colony through September 2. (more...)

Suzanna Geraghty's AUDITIONS, ZOE'S AUDITIONS PART 2 Plays 1st Irish Festival, 9/5-22Suzanna Geraghty's AUDITIONS, ZOE'S AUDITIONS PART 2 Plays 1st Irish Festival, 9/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

Suzanna Geraghty in association with the The Drilling Company Theater presents the U.S. premiere of her award-winning comedy Auditions, Zoe's Auditions Part 2, running from September 5th thru 22nd as part of the fifth annual 1ST Irish Festival, a celebration of the best of Irish Theatre across NYC. (more...)

EAR TO THE EDGE OF TIME Wins STAGE International Script CompetitionEAR TO THE EDGE OF TIME Wins STAGE International Script Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Ear to the Edge of Time, by Australian playwright Alana Valentine, is the winner of the STAGE International Script Competition for the best new play about science and technology. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov to Star in Lincoln Center's IN PARIS this SummerMikhail Baryshnikov to Star in Lincoln Center's IN PARIS this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2012

The multi-faceted Mikhail Baryshnikov, who famously left the Soviet Union in 1974, returns to the theater to perform for the first time in his mother tongue in the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory's production of a haunting new play, In Paris, as part of the Lincoln Centre Festival this Summer. (more...)

Lincoln Center Festival Set for July-August; Full ListingsLincoln Center Festival Set for July-August; Full Listings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2012

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the Festival's line-up, which runs from July 5 through August 5, 2012. Single tickets go on sale on April 2. Theater offerings include Mikhail Baryshnikov in Dmitry Krymov's staging of a new play, In Paris, as well as Sydney Theatre Company's acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya directed by Tamas Ascher and adapted by Andrew Upton. The stellar cast includes John Bell, Cate Blanchett, Hayley McElhinney, Richard Roxburgh, and Hugo Weaving. (more...)

Underground Arts Presents THE EGG PLAY, 8/7Underground Arts Presents THE EGG PLAY, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

The Egg Play is coming to Philadelphia before it hits the New York Fringe Festival. A new comic drama by Candice Benge, is a traditional story told in an unconventional way. Benge employs overlapping dialogue, rhythm, counter point, and commedia to tell a story that focuses on the struggles of today's modern age like infidelity, abortion, and fertility; while also questioning how we perceive and therefore remember the world around us. (more...)

FRAGMENTS, KAFKA'S MONKEY, and More Featured in Theatre for a New Audience's 2013 SeasonFRAGMENTS, KAFKA'S MONKEY, and More Featured in Theatre for a New Audience's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

Founded in 1979 by its artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience is a modern classical theatre that produces Shakespeare alongside other major authors in a dialogue that spans centuries. Its 33rd season, the last before moving to its first home adjacent to BAM in the new Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, features boldly diverse works from William Shakespeare, Franz Kafka in a theatrical adaptation by Colin Teevan, Samuel Beckett and Wallace Shawn. In a co-production with The Public Theater, Mr. Shawn's plays will be part of The Wallace Shaw-Andre Gregory Project. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) and Theater for a New Audience (Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz; Managing Director Dorothy Ryan and Chairman of the Board, Henry Christensen III) will present THE WALLACE SHAWN-ANDRÉ GREGORY PROJECT in 2013, a celebration of the remarkable 40-year collaboration between Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory. The two plays, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER and GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS, will offer a long overdue retrospective of Shawn's work as well as an opportunity for him to appear on the New York stage again under Gregory's direction. The Public Theater presented Shawn's first play in New York, Our Late Night, in 1975, directed by Gregory. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Stars in Lincoln Center's IN PARIS, Now thru 8/5Mikhail Baryshnikov Stars in Lincoln Center's IN PARIS, Now thru 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

The multi-faceted Mikhail Baryshnikov, who famously left the Soviet Union in 1974, returns to the theater to perform for the first time in his mother tongue in the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory's production of a haunting new play, In Paris, as part of the Lincoln Centre Festival this Summer. (more...)

The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR Festival Presents INCOMING! at Joe's Pub, 8/23-24The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR Festival Presents INCOMING! at Joe's Pub, 8/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

INCOMING! The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival will present new work at Joe's Pub, The Public Theater's most intimate performance space, on August 23 and 24. INCOMING! offers emerging talent the freedom and flexibility to experiment with new material - sometimes for the first time - in front of a live audience. This year's lineup includes Obie winner Edwin Lee Gibson's Five ' Til, the Brooklyn-based theater company Lilac co's Drusi Is Coming and playwright Christina Anderson's Hollow Roots. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Twin Cities favorites Nathan Keepers (Estragon) and Jim Lichtscheidl (Vladimir) take on the leading roles in The Jungle Theater's WAITING FOR GODOT, Samuel Beckett's "tragicomedy in two acts," widely considered one of the most significant plays of the 20th century. Artistic Director Bain Boehlke directs the duo who play two old friends debating the meaning of life and the absurdities of human behavior in this funny, captivating and illuminating production. Allen Hamilton (Pozzo) and Charles Schuminski (Lucky) round out the cast. (more...)

John Hurt Stars in Gate Theatre Dublin's KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 10/8-11/4John Hurt Stars in Gate Theatre Dublin's KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 10/8-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Gate Theatre Dublin's production of "Krapp's Last Tape" by Samuel Beckett, performed by John Hurt and directed by Michael Colgan, comes to Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre from October 10 through November 4, 2012. (more...)

Cygnus Ensemble Presents SOUNDING BECKETT at CSC, 9/14-23Cygnus Ensemble Presents SOUNDING BECKETT at CSC, 9/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

SOUNDING BECKETT - a singular evening of theater and music that pairs three plays by Samuel Beckett from his 'ghost period' with new works by contemporary composers written expressly in response to those plays - will be presented September 14-23 at the Classic Stage Company (136 E. 13 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

THE DUMB WAITER, CELEBRATION et al. Set for ACT's Pinter Festival, Now thru 8/26THE DUMB WAITER, CELEBRATION et al. Set for ACT's Pinter Festival, Now thru 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre presents a full-scale theatrical celebration of the works of modern master and Nobel Prize Laureate Harold Pinter. Famous for his biting humor and a favorite of professionals, scholars, and people who like their humor on the darker side, ACT looks to introduce the city of Seattle to many of Pinter's lesser known and rarely produced works in its Pinter Festival, running today, July 20 - August 26, 2012. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series opens the 2012-2013 season onWednesday, September 12 at 7pm and on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30pm with Stravinsky, The Violin Years: 1930-1935. (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab Announces Cast for New Play by Philip GersonBerkshire Playwrights Lab Announces Cast for New Play by Philip Gerson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

Berkshire Playwrights Lab will present a staged reading of Philip Gerson's new playApeshit (note: if unprintable, please spell it Apesh!t) directed by Bob Jaffe on Monday, July 23 at 7:30pm at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass.). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 2013 Stratford Shakespeare Festival Lineup Announced!STAGE TUBE: 2013 Stratford Shakespeare Festival Lineup Announced!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2012

Antoni Cimolino today announced the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's playbill for 2013, his first season as Artistic Director, and began to outline his vision for the Festival's future during his tenure. (more...)

Brian Bedford in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and More Set for Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2013 SeasonBrian Bedford in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and More Set for Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Antoni Cimolino today announced the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's playbill for 2013, his first season as Artistic Director, and began to outline his vision for the Festival's future during his tenure. (more...)

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