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FELA! to broadcast throughout U.S. beginning tomorrow Jan. 13

Beginning tomorrow January 13th!

National Theatre Live broadcasts the acclaimed Tony winning musical FELA! to screens across NYC and throughout the U.S.

FELA!

Starring Sahr Ngaujah

Directed & Choreographed by Bill T. Jones

Read what people are saying about tomorrow’s broadcast:

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS

‘Fela!’ is being readied for the big screen

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12588436

“The sumptuous Afro-beat rhythms of “Fela!” may have died down on Broadway, but his beat goes on elsewhere.  Now it prepares for a close-up: National Theatre Live is to broadcast Thursday’s performance by satellite from the West End’s Olivier Theatre to over 360 locations in more than 20 places, including Australia, South Africa, across western Europe, Canada and about 100 screens in the U.S.”

 

BOSTON HERALD

Hit musical ‘Fela!’ coming via London telecast

http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/view.bg?articleid=1308650&format=text

“Finally, Boston gets to see ‘Fela!’ The hit musical about Nigerian musician-provocateur Fela Kuti closed last week on Broadway, after garnering three Tonys and 11 Tony nominations.  But the show is now playing in London at the National Theatre – and on Thursday (and next Monday, too) you can see it in movie theaters in Brookline, Rockport and five other Massachusetts cities when “Fela!” goes international via a live telecast.”

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Hamlet, Frankenstein and Fela all due at the Guthrie, on high-def video

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/blogs/113015669.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUvDEhiaE3miUsZ

“Twenty bucks for a movie may seem like a lot, but it’s cheap compared to flying to London to see the productions that are being shown at the Guthrie this winter and spring as part of the National Theatre Live series. The productions are screened in high-def video in the Guthrie’s proscenium theater.”

PLAYBILL.COM

Fela! Screenings Will Feature Talkbacks with Broadway Cast Members

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/146578-Fela-Screenings-Will-Feature-Talkbacks-with-Broadway-Cast-Members

“The Tony Award-winning musical Fela!, currently playing at London’s Royal National Theatre, will be seen around the world with screenings beginning Jan. 13.  Many of the New York City screenings will feature talkbacks with members of the Broadway cast of Fela!.”

 

FELA SCHEDULE:

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

New York & Hollywood locations will include talk backs with Broadway cast members.

FELA TICKETS:

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

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FELA! broadcast on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

 

The upcoming live broadcast of FELA! is featured on Entertainment Weekly’s “MUST LIST”

On stands now.

 

The Tony-winning acclaimed production of FELA! will be shown on screens throughout the U.S. beginning January 13, 2011.

 

“There should be dancing in the streets. There has never been anything like this.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times

 

WHAT:

National Theatre Live continues its season with the award-winning Broadway and London production of FELA! starring Sahr Ngaujah (2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Actor; Obie Award) directed & choreographed by Bill T. Jones (2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography). National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.

 

FELA BROADCAT SCHEDULE:

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

FELA TICKETS:

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

 

www.ntlive.com

National Theatre’s HAMLET broadcast tomorrow 12/9

Beginning tomorrow December 9th! 

 

The National Theatre Live broadcast of their acclaimed production of HAMLET will be shown on screens across NYC and throughout the U.S. 

 

HAMLET 

Starring Rory Kinnear

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

 

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National’s acclaimed HAMLET will broadcast nationwide Dec. 9

UK’S NATIONAL THEATRE

On December 9th, National Theatre Live will broadcast acclaimed production of

HAMLET

Starring Rory Kinnear

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

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

“Hytner’s modern take on Hamlet is tremendous.  Kinnear’s performance is superb *****”London Times

WHAT:

National Theatre Live continues its season with the National’s acclaimed production of HAMLET, starring Rory Kinnear & directed by Nicholas Hytner. National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.

WHERE:

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, Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM, Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, MA, Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, CA, Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, MA, Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth University and many more.

WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9th OR ENCORE DATES LISTED BELOW.

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National Theatre Live begins season two broadcasts on Oct. 14

UK’S NATIONAL THEATRE

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

Complicite’s acclaimed production of

A DISAPPEARING NUMBER

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

WHAT:

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.

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Phèdre starring Helen Mirren broadcast Sep 23 by National Theatre Live

UK’S NATIONAL THEATRE

Venues announced for:

National Theatre Live’s special encore broadcast of

PHÈDRE

Starring Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren

The broadcasts are shown on screens across New York City and throughout the U.S., beginning Thursday, September 23, 2010.

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Encore of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren broadcast worldwide on 9/23

The National Theatre, London announces a special encore broadcast of PHÈDRE starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren prior to the second season of “National Theatre Live”

Phèdre will be broadcast on September 23, 2010.

The National Theatre is pleased to announce a special encore broadcast of Phèdre, by Jean Racine in a version by Ted Hughes starring Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia! film), directed by Nicholas Hytner on September 23, 2010Phèdre was originally performed live on June 25, 2009, launching the National’s initiative to broadcast performances to cinemas worldwide.  This encore broadcast heralds the second season of National Theatre Live, beginning this fall.

The first season of National Theatre Live was seen by over 150,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries.

Phèdre will play in dozens of locations across the U.S. including: the Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., Skirball at New York University, Coolidge Corner in Boston, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and many more from California to Florida.  The broadcast of Phèdre will also include a trailer and preview of the six new productions to feature in National Theatre Live’s second season.

National Theatre Live’s new season will also include: Hamlet, Frankenstein, Fela!, The Cherry Orchard, the Donmar Warehouse’s King Lear and Complicite’s A Disappearing Number. Exhibition dates and cinema locations will be announced later this summer.  All live performances will be broadcast from the National Theatre, except for the October 14th performance of Complicite’s A Disappearing Number from the Theatre Royal Plymouth, marking the first time an NT Live performance will originate outside London.  The Donmar’s production of King Lear will also be broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse stage in February 2011.

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Donmar’s KING LEAR to be broadcast by NT Live

DONMAR WAREHOUSE ANNOUNCES FUTURE LIFE FOR MICHAEL GRANDAGE’S PRODUCTION OF KING LEAR

  • EIGHT WEEK NATIONAL TOUR

  • INTERNATIONAL SCREENING – IN COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – KING LEAR WILL BE SCREENED IN OVER 300 CINEMAS WORLDWIDE

FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED

As The Prince of Homburg opens at the Donmar, Michael Grandage, the company’s Artistic Director announces a major expansion to the run of his forthcoming production of King Lear, which will see the company tour nationally, and will be broadcast to over 22 countries worldwide in collaboration with National Theatre Live.

The production will embark on an eight week national tour following performances at the Donmar. This increases the company’s UK touring programme which in previous years has visited three English venues and sees the Donmar engage with more regional venues than ever before throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

As the Donmar expands its digital and broadcast output to create a platform to enable the public greater access to the company’s work, it will screen King Lear on 3rd February 2011 as part of National Theatre Live. Responding to the constantly evolving and exciting changes within the theatre community, the Donmar is proud to partner with the National Theatre and give a potentially vast international audience an opportunity to engage with its work.

The Donmar continues its education work with the schools matinee programme and a project which rolls out nationwide to complement the company’s touring work.

Artistic Director Michael Grandage said today, “This initiative is born of a desire to share our work with as many people as possible. I believe Derek Jacobi’s King Lear will be an event that deserves to be seen beyond the Donmar Warehouse and I’m delighted we are expanding our UK touring programme, as well as going out live to over 300 cinemas worldwide. It means a Donmar production featuring one of our finest Shakespearean actors will be available to more people than we could ever hold in our Covent Garden home.

“I am proud to be teaming up with the National Theatre to broadcast King Lear and excited by the opportunities that it will present to us. It is important for us create long term partnerships and shared goals in the coming years and the announcement to expand our digital output  demonstrates the Donmar’s commitment to the changing times that lie ahead.”

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A DISAPPEARING NUMBER to return via NT Live on October 14

Did you miss Complicite’s acclaimed production of A DISAPPERARING NUMBER at Lincoln Center Festival this weekend?

Fear not, on October 14, 2010 the National Theatre’s NT Live will kick off Season Two with a live broadcast of A Disappearing Number from the stage of the Plymouth Theatre Royal.

NT Live will broadcast A Disappearing Number, directed by Simon McBurney, to cinemas across the globe.  A Disappearing Number has received the Olivier Award for Best New Play (2008), the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play (2007) and The Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play (2007).

NY Times Charles Isherwood says A Disappearing Number is “A scintillating & mesmerizing drama with an excellent acting ensemble.  Beautiful Theater.”  Full review:  NewYorkTimes

For more information visit www.ntlive.com.

NT Live’s Broadcast of London Assurance in the News

NT Live’s broadcast of LONDON ASSURANCE in the news

Read more about the National’s hit comedy coming to cinemas across the world on

Monday, June 28

CONNECTICUT POST

TDF STAGES

Boucicault’s brilliantly funny comedy LONDON ASSURANCE, starring Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw in Nicholas Hytner’s sell-out hit production will be filmed live at the National Theatre in London on Monday, June 28th and broadcast by satellite to cinemas worldwide. NT Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to over 330 cinemas and performing arts centres around the world. London Assurance is the final play in the pilot season of NT Live, following the hugely successful broadcasts of Phèdre, All’s Well That Ends Well, Nation & The Habit of Art.

In the New York City area, screenings can be seen at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts/NYU, Fairfield University (CT), Monmouth University (NJ) and the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC).  Screenings can be seen on dozens of screens across the United States including Washington D.C., Hollywood, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, MA, Daytona Beach, FL, Amherst, MA, St. Louis, MI, Allentown, PA, Middlebury, VT, Newport, OR, Berkley, CA and many more.

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.

ABOUT LONDON ASSURANCE:

Dion Boucicault, the Irish genius of London theatre in the age of Dickens, wrote the brilliantly funny London Assurance in 1841 and created – in Sir Harcourt and Lady Spanker – two of the greatest comic roles of the English stage, played now at the National Theatre by Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw. Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from the epicentre of fashionable London by the promise of a rich and beautiful bride, Grace, several decades his junior. Arriving at Oak Hall, Gloucestershire, he marvels at this rural Venus until her charms are eclipsed by her hearty cousin, the foxhunting Lady Gay Spanker. Meanwhile Sir Harcourt’s disguised son turns up in flight from his creditors and falls head over heels for Grace. When Lady Spanker discovers the young couple, she needs little prompting to lead Sir Harcourt astray.

NT Live is distributed by BY Experience, Inc. NT Live is funded in partnership with Arts Council England and NESTA, and supported internationally by Travelex.

www.ntlive.com