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National Theatre Live begins season two broadcasts on Oct. 14


On October 14th, the second season of National Theatre Live begins with a worldwide broadcast of

Complicite’s acclaimed production of


The broadcasts will be shown on screens across NY City & throughout the U.S.

“A scintillating & mesmerizing drama with an excellent acting ensemble.  Beautiful Theater.”  – New York Times


Season two of National Theatre Live begins with Complicite’s acclaimed production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney.

National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.  Over 200,000 people saw the first season, which launched in 2009 with the acclaimed broadcast of Phèdre, starring Helen Mirren directed by Nicholas Hytner.


In the New York City area, screenings continue at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYU’s Skirball Center, City Cinema 123, Kew Gardens Cinema, Fairfield University (CT), the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) and more.


The broadcast will also be shown on screens across the United States including the Mann Theatre in Hollywood, the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, MA, and many more.  Several venues have been added in the U.S. to National Theatre Live for instance season two will be featured at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, CA, the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, MA, the Hopkins Center for the Arts on the campus of Dartmouth University and others.


Additional broadcasts in the New York City area include:

● Brooklyn Academy of Music

● NYU Skirball Center for the Arts

● Cinema 123 (Upper East Side) – includes an encore on October 17th

● Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville

● Fairfield University, CT – includes an encore on October 16th

● Time and Space, Hudson – includes an encore on October 22nd

● Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) – playing November 7th

● Kew Gardens Cinema

● Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook (CT)

● Monmouth University (NJ) – playing October 21st


For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check:  www.ntlive.com


Ticket prices vary by venue.  The average ticket price is $20.  Contact local venues for ticket information.


Conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, A Disappearing Number won the Olivier Award & the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Play.  It weaves together the story of two love affairs, separated by a century and a continent. The first happens now. The second is set in 1914. It tells of the heartbreaking collaboration between the greatest natural mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a penniless Brahmin from Madras in South India, and his British counterpart, the brilliant Cambridge don GH Hardy.  With a haunting original score by Nitin Sawhney, this piece of startling visual poetry is a compelling meditation on love, mathematics and the pain of exile in an age when we think we can belong anywhere and have everything.


Following A Disappearing Number, season two will continue on December 9, 2010 with Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Rory Kinnear which just opened in London to rapturous reviews.


NT Live is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (www.byexperience.net)


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