Friday, November 20, 2020

Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for New Group Off Stage Projects by Lindsey Sullivan

An exciting roster of stars have been tapped for the New Group's upcoming slate of project for its Off Stage initiative. Different media will be used for these theatrical pieces, which wil…

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Scrutinizing the inscrutable by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Irish Rep’s webcast revival of Bill Irwin’s On Beckett/In Screen. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * It’s a puzzle to me why we have yet to…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Josie Underwood: “If Macbeth was a woman, it would be a different play” by Eleanor Dewar

Writer Eleanor Dewar speaks to Josie Underwood, co-founder of the theatre troupe Silent Faces, about not adapting Samuel Beckett, gender in Shakespeare, and challenging the canon. When Josie…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020


(Kate Wyver’s article appeared in the Guardian, 10/18; Photo: Clown theatre company Silent Faces would legally have to wait until 2059 (70 years after Samuel Beckett’s death) to perform …

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Not waiting for Godot: new show tackles Beckett's ban on women by Kate Wyver

Female and non-binary performers deal with issue of playwright’s instructions A dead man’s voice can travel a long way. In 1988, Samuel Beckett sued a Dutch theatre company for casting w…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Forgotten plays: No 8 – Saint’s Day (1951) by John Whiting by Michael Billington

The critics howled derisively but this challenging story of the violence lurking beneath society’s surface was a game-changer Where does it all begin? Is there a moment that marks a radica…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Robert Lindsay, Joanna Lumley, Michael Palin to Take Part in Waiting for Godot Reading

The virtual event will take place on June 28.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Samuel Beckett’s literary agent tried to close Joy Zinoman’s 1998 Waiting for Godot. How she prevailed. by Blair A. Ruble

1998 was promising to be a banner year for Joy Zinoman and her Studio Theatre.  Already settled into a stunning new building which opened the previous year that shone with what Washington P…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Reflects on Working on WAITING FOR GODOT as Part of Roundabout's Off-Script Series

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Nathan Lane is reflecting on working on Waiting for Godot in 2009!

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Opinion: It’s time for critics to step in by Jeremy Gerard

“Crrrritic!” Estragon sneers as the trumping put-down in the battery of insults he trades with Vladimir in “Waiting for Godot.” You might say that for theater critics, it’s been do…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

The week in theatre: Pass Over; Love, Loss & Chianti and more – review by Kate Kellaway

Kiln; Riverside Studios; Coronet; Bush, LondonAntoinette Nwandu’s play about the US race divide flits thrillingly from laughter to rage, Christopher Reid’s poetry is a challenge on stage…

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Study: Audience Hearts Beat Together at the Theater, Unless Person Next to You is Really Annoying by Broadway Beat

by Catherine Weingarten. @sarahkaneissexy. LONDON - The University of Central London Division of Psychological and Language Sciences issued a follow-up study to their viral report describing…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Pass Over review – fiercely relevant and compelling by Arifa Akbar

Kiln, LondonAntoinette Nwandu’s powerful absurdist urban tragedy sees two black homeless men – cowed by the ever-present threat of police brutality – pursue their own American dream An…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Pass Over, Kiln Theatre review - fierce critique of racist brutality by Aleks.sierz

Waiting for Godot meets Exodus in American drama about Black Lives Matter The Black Lives Matter movement is such an important international protest that it is odd how few contemporary plays…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

The week in theatre: Endgame and Rough for Theatre II; Asking for It; Persona – review by Susanah Clapp

Old Vic, London; Birmingham Rep; Riverside Studios, LondonAlan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe head an irreverent Beckett double bill that isn’t quite dark enough Samuel Beckett or Eeyore? On…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

'Ghost poetry': fight over Samuel Beckett's Nobel win revealed in archives by Alison Flood

Papers revealing the Swedish Academy’s deliberations over the Waiting for Godot author reveal fierce disputes over his ‘nihilism’ Fifty years after Samuel Beckett won the Nobel prize f…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Searching for Sam: Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett review – go on, call him ‘fella’! by Emine Saner

The Line of Duty actor follows in the footsteps of his great hero, though his intriguing film is ultimately elusive. Beckett would surely approve If the work Adrian Dunbar is best known for …

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Waiting for Waiting for Godot by Lara Altunian

The post Waiting for Waiting for Godot appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Still Waiting: A Review of Waiting for Godot at Victory Gardens Theater by Hugh Iglarsh

Those hoping for a memorable production of Beckett's existential classic will have to do what his infamous protagonists have done for decades: keep waiting.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nothing happens (twice) in Waiting for Godot by Albert Williams

Dennis Začek's solid staging lets Samuel Beckett's existential comedy be. Written in the wake of World War II, with its carnage and cruelty committed by all sid…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019


The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater comp…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Annaleigh Ashford, Jayne Houdyshell & More to Join Angela Lansbury in The Importance of Being Earnest Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Roundabout Theatre Company has compiled a talent-packed cast for its upcoming one-night benefit staging of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The previously announced performance…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

‘Pass Over’ is ‘Waiting for Godot’ in the 21st century by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Play at Buddies in Bad Times is sobering exploration of two men who await death — not as an existential concept like in Beckett’s play, but as an immediate and visceral possibility.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Community Theatre VS School Theatre – What to Expect & How to Choose by Performerstuff

Community Theatre VS School Theatre – What to Expect & How to Choose Written by: Ella Embry October 15th 2019  Only have the time for one show during the school year? Both the l…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Ken Narasaki to Join Judith Ivey in Samuel D. Hunter's Greater Clements at Lincoln Center Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen veteran Ken Narasaki has joined the cast of Greater Clements, a new work by Lortel winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale), slated to make its world premiere at Lincoln Center T…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Broadway's Music Man Revival Adds Four More Tony Winners to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A foursome of Tony-winning stars have joined the upcoming main-stem production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Jefferson Mays will play Mayor Shinn, with Jayne Houdyshell as Eulalie Ma…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wake Up With BWW 8/29: JUDY Soundtrack, Shannon and Sparks Withdraw From WAITING FOR GODOT, and More!

Today's top stories: the soundtrack to JUDY is coming September 27 featuring Renee Zellweger, and more!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks Will No Longer Perform Waiting for Godot at TFANA by Olivia Clement

The theatre will go ahead with its season as planned.

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Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks Withdraw from TFANA's WAITING FOR GODOT

Theatre for a New Audience today announced that due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks will not be able to participate in the 2020 production of Waiting fo…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

TFANA Unveils 2019–2020 Season Featuring Fornés, Beckett, Will Eno, and Others by Olivia Clement

Lileana Blain-Cruz will direct Fefu and Her Friends, Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks will take on Waiting for Godot, and more at Theatre for a New Audience.

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Ian McKellen to Bring 80th Birthday Show to Broadway's Hudson Theatre for One Night by Andy Lefkowitz

Ian McKellen and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions have announced the Broadway premiere of Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others…and You!, set to appear at the Hudso…

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