Emmy Winner Tatiana Maslany to Join Bryan Cranston in Network on Broadway

Broadway News   Emmy Winner Tatiana Maslany to Join Bryan Cranston in Network on Broadway
 
The Orphan Black and Mary Page Marlowe star will make her Broadway debut in the National Theatre production, now set to play the Belasco.
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Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, recently seen Off-Broadway in Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe at Second Stage, will make her Broadway debut this fall in the Broadway premiere of Network. Previously scheduled to play the Cort Theatre, Network will now open at the Belasco Theatre.

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Network will begin previews November 10 as scheduled, prior to an official opening December 6. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

In the role of Diana Christensen, Maslany joins previously announced Tony and Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, who will reprise his Olivier Award-winning performance as Howard Beale in the Broadway transfer from London's National Theatre.

Read: WHAT DO CRITICS THINK OF BRYAN CRANSTON IN LONDON PRODUCTION OF NETWORK?

Maslany starred in the BBC series Orphan Black. Her film roles include Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal, Destroyer opposite Nicole Kidman, Two Lovers and a Bear, The Other Half, and The Woman in Gold, among others. She has been seen in the television shows Nativity, Flashpoint, and Parks and Recreation; and she has appeared onstage in Toronto in The Secret Garden, George Dandin, and A Christmas Carol, all at the Globe Theatre. Mary Page Marlowe marked her New York stage debut.

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove, Network is adapted by Tony and Olivier winner Lee Hall, based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name by Paddy Chayefsky.

The story follows anchorman Howard Beale, who struggles to pull in viewers. When he unravels live on screen in his final broadcast, the ratings soar, and the network seizes on their newfound populist prophet.

The production will feature scenic and lighting design by three-time Tony and Olivier nominee Jan Versweyveld (A View From the Bridge, The Damned), video design by Tal Yarden (Lazarus), costume design by An D'Huys (A View From The Bridge), and music and sound by Olivier Award nominee Eric Sleichim (The Damned)—all frequent collaborators with van Hove.

For more information visit NetworkBroadway.com.

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