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Network - 2018 - Broadway


Tony, Olivier, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad," All the Way) makes his "electrifying" (The New York Times) return to Broadway in the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Network, now a New York Times Critic's Pick.

In Lee Hall's adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's Academy Award-winning film, anchorman Howard Beale (Cranston) unravels live on-screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.

"You owe yourself the thrill of watching Bryan Cranston in Network," raves Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Tony and Olivier winner Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge) directs this unique, immersive multimedia spectacle, also starring Tony Goldwyn ("Scandal") and Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black").

Catch the must-see theatrical event of the season, now through June 8.


Running Time: Two hours, with no intermission

Belasco Theatre

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Network

‘Network’ Broadway Review: Bryan Cranston Goes Suitably Mad - Deadline
The adaptation by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) sticks close to Chayefsky's original script, with mixed results. References to, say, The Mary Tyler Moore Show once gave Network a startling contemporaneity, but now seem a tad camp. And hearing, with fresh ears, that melodramatic monologue that won Beatrice Straight an Oscar does little but suggest just how good Straight was. That's no slight against Alyssa Bresnahan, who plays the role on stage, but lightning can't strike twice.

‘Network’ starring Bryan Cranston review: A knockout take on the classic movie -
Yet even if this "Network" doesn't entirely hang together, it's still a fabulous piece of entertainment, directed and performed with verve and showmanship. Just about every directorial choice here - the clocks that count down to Beale's news broadcasts; the applause signs demanding the audience's interaction; a final scene magic trick straight out of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" - manages to be audacious without feeling show-offy. If you're going to transfer a movie to the stage, this is exactly how to do it, by respecting both forms and then taking a sledgehammer to them. Let the pieces land thrillingly where they may.



by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2019
Howard Beale signs off for good today! The cast of the five-time Tony nominated Network will take their final bows today, June 8, at the Belasco Theatre.
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2019
Bryan Cranston was a guest on Tuesday night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk about his Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play 'Network.'
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2019
During last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen and Bryan Cranston take the Late Show's studio audience of 400+ people through Times Square.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2019
What goes into making a technically heavy Broadway scene happen? Watch below as the Production Stage Manager from Network walks us through the opening sequence!
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2019
Bryan Cranston stopped by 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to talk about his Tony-nominated role in Broadway's 'Network.' During the interview, Cranston brings up his unorthodox method to smooth over a botched line during a recent performance of the play. 
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2019
Network, starring Bryan Cranston, is bringing the world of TV news to Broadway. CBS Sunday Morning recently aired a feature on the show, in which Cranston discussed how this show holds up in the face of the modern news cycle.
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2019
On today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' Tony Goldwyn stopped by to talk about starring on Broadway in 'Network.' During the interview, Goldwyn talks about kissing his co-star Tatiana Maslany on the street in Times Square for a scene in the show and the reactions they got from people passing by.
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 13, 2019
On this week's episode of Spectrum News NY1's On Stage, host Frank DiLella will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway smash hit 'Network.' 
by BWW News Desk - March 6, 2019
The National Theatre production of NETWORK announced today that the new play has recouped in 15 weeks on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2019
Network will host a post-show talk back on Wednesday, March 20 following the 7pm performance in partnership with American Express. Participants include NETWORK stars Bryan Cranston (All The Way, "Breaking Bad"), Tony Goldwyn ("Scandal," Promises, Promises) and Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black," Mary Page Marlowe). New York Times culture reporter and author of Mad as Hell: The Making of 'Network' and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies Dave Itzkoff will moderate.
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2019
The National Theatre production of NETWORK, produced by David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies, will extend performances through Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). This is the second and final extension for the limited engagement. Starring Bryan Cranston (All The Way, "Breaking Bad"), Tony Goldwyn ("Scandal," Promises, Promises) and Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black," Mary Page Marlowe), NETWORK officially opened to rave reviews on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
by Stage Tube - February 19, 2019
On last night's episode of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers,' Tatiana Maslany was a guest on the show. During her interview, Maslany talks about the plot of her Broadway show, 'Network,' sharing a stage with audience members, and shooting live scenes for the play every night.
by Paul Smith - January 15, 2019
The National Theatre and the American Associates of the National Theatre will hosted an exclusive fundraising gala to celebrate the National Theatre's acclaimed Broadway production of Network on Friday, January 11, 2019. Funds raised from the Gala will support the work of the National Theatre in the U.S. and the U.K.
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2019
The National Theatre and the American Associates of the National Theatre will host an exclusive fundraising gala to celebrate the National Theatre's acclaimed Broadway production of NETWORK on Friday, January 11, 2019. Funds raised from the Gala will support the work of the National Theatre in the U.S. and the U.K.
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 12, 2018
NETWORK opened just last week at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). NETWORK is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove (The Damned), adapted by Tony and Olivier Award winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and based on the Academy Award-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky.
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2018
The hit drama adaptation NETWORK has been picked up for an extension on Broadway. The production will now play performances through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Belasco Theatre.