Broadway's Network has extended its run at the Belasco Theatre for a second and final time. Performances will now run through June 8—the day before the 2019 Tony Awards ceremony. The multimedia-driven production was initially slated to run through March 17 before being extended to April 28 in the week following its official opening.
Tickets for the added six weeks will go on sale February 20 at 10 AM.
Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston takes on the role of news anchor Howard Beale, the part that earned Peter Finch a posthumous Oscar for the 1976 film of the same name. Joining Cranston on stage are Tony Goldwyn as Max Schumacher, Tatiana Maslany in her Broadway debut as Diana Christensen, and Tony winner Frank Wood as Nelson Chaney.
Ivo van Hove’s staging, which features a script adapted by Lee Hall, premiered in 2017 at the National Theatre in London, where Cranston earned an Olivier Award for his performance. Since crossing the pond, the production has consistently played to full or near-full capacity and has managed to reach seven figures each week in 2019.
The play follows the unexpected rise and fall of news anchor Howard, who unravels live on screen during his final broadcast. When the ratings soar, the network seizes on the opportunity to exploit the populist prophet.
Rounding out the company are Joshua Boone as Frank Hackett, Alyssa Bresnahan as Louise Schumacher, Ron Canada as Edward Ruddy, Julian Elijah Martinez as Harry Hunter, Nick Wyman as Arthur Jensen, Barzin Akhavan, Jason Babinsky, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Eric Chayefsky, Gina Daniels, Nicholas Guest, Joe Paulik, Susannah Perkins, Victoria Sendra, Henry Stram, Bill Timoney, Joseph Varca, Nicole Villamil, and Jeena Yi.