Schedule of Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts in Movie Theatres and on Television

By David Gewirtzman
23 Jul 2014

The following is a list of live stage productions announced to shown in movie theatres and on television. If you would like to submit any updates, please email dgewirtzman@playbill.com.



UPCOMING IN MOVIE THEATRES
(First broadcast date; check movie listings for exact dates)

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

  • US Broadcast Date: September 3, 2014
  • Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stage Director: Simon Godwin
  • Cast: Mark Arends, Pearl Chanda, Sarah MacRae, Michael Marcus
  • William Shakespeare's comedy of young lovers and mistaken identity.
  • More Information: Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon

MEDEA

  • US Broadcast Date: September 4, 2014
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Carrie Cracknell
  • Cast: Helen McCrory
  • Ben Power's new version of the Euripides tragedy about a woman who takes drastic action to exact revenge against her former husband.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

  • US Broadcast Date: September 16, 2014
  • Theatre: Young Vic, London
  • Stage Director: Benedict Andrews
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby
  • Tennessee Williams’ classic drama about a fragile Southern belle who moves to New Orleans to live with her sister.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

  • US Broadcast Date: October 2, 2014
  • Theatre: Shaftesbury Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Tamara Harvey
  • Cast: Darius Campbell, Siubhan Harrison, Robert Lonsdale, Rebecca Thornhill
  • Tim Rice, Stuart Brayson and Bill Oakes' musical based on James Jones' 1951 WW2 classic novel about love and army life in 1941 Hawaii, just before the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
  • More Information: Fathom Events

SKYLIGHT

  • US Broadcast Date: October 23, 2014
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy
  • David Hare's play about a woman who receives an unexpected visit from her former lover.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

JOHN

  • US Broadcast Date: December 9, 2014
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Lloyd Newson
  • Cast: Taylor Benjamin, Lee Boggess, Gabriel Castillo, Ian Garside, Ermira Goro, Garth Johnson, Hannes Langolf, Vivien Wood, Andi Xhuma
  • DV8 Physical Theatre’s new dance-theatre work based on director Lloyd Newson’s interviews with more than 50 men about love and sex.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

  • US Broadcast Date: 2014
  • Theatre: Victoria Palace Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Cast: Ruthie Henshall, Ann Emery, Chris Grahamson, Deka Walmsley
  • Elton John and Lee Hall's Tony and Olivier Award winning musical about a boy from a family of coal miners who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.
  • More Information: BillyElliotTheMusical.com

HENRY V

  • US Broadcast Date: 2014
  • Theatre: Shakespeare's Globe, London
  • Stage Director: Dominic Dromgoole
  • Cast: Jamie Parker
  • William Shakespeare's play about Henry V's campaign to recapture the English possessions in France.
  • More Information: Globe On Screen

MACBETH

  • US Broadcast Date: 2014
  • Theatre: Shakespeare's Globe, London
  • Stage Director: Eve Best
  • Cast: Joseph Millson, Samantha Spiro
  • William Shakespeare's play about a man who is told by three witches that he destined to become king of Scotland.
  • More Information: Globe On Screen

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

  • US Broadcast Date: 2014
  • Theatre: Shakespeare's Globe, London
  • Stage Director: Dominic Dromgoole
  • Cast: Michelle Terry
  • William Shakespeare's comedy about star crossed lovers, an inept band of actors, the king and queen of fairies, and their impish henchman Puck.
  • More Information: Globe On Screen

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

  • US Broadcast Date: 2014
  • Theatre: Shakespeare's Globe, London
  • Stage Director: Toby Frow
  • Cast: Samantha Spiro, Simon Paisley Day
  • William Shakespeare's comedy about a man who attempts to tame the shrewish woman he has married.
  • More Information: Globe On Screen

THE TEMPEST

  • US Broadcast Date: 2014
  • Theatre: Shakespeare's Globe, London
  • Stage Director: Jeremy Herrin
  • Cast: Roger Allam, Jessie Buckley, Colin Morgan
  • William Shakespeare's play about a man and his daughter who have been exiled to an enchanted island.
  • More Information: Globe On Screen

TWELFTH NIGHT

  • US Broadcast Date: 2014
  • Theatre: Shakespeare's Globe, London
  • Stage Director: Tim Carroll
  • Cast: Samuel Barnett, Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance
  • An all-male production of William Shakespeare's comedy.
  • More Information: Globe On Screen

THE MERRY WIDOW

  • US Broadcast Date: January 17, 2015
  • Theatre: The Metropolitan Opera, New York
  • Stage Director: Susan Stroman
  • Cast: Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn
  • Franz Lehár's operetta about a beguiling femme fatale who captivates all of Paris.
  • More Information: MetOpera.org

TREASURE ISLAND

  • US Broadcast Date: January 22, 2015
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Polly Findlay
  • Cast: TBA
  • Bryony Lavery's new adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

  • US Broadcast Date: February 11, 2015
  • Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stage Director: Christopher Luscombe
  • Cast: Sam Alexander, William Belchambers, Edward Bennett, John Hodgkinson, Tunji Kasim, Emma Manton, Frances McNamee, Jamie Newall, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Michelle Terry, Leah Whitaker
  • William Shakespeare's comedy about a group of men who vow to avoid the company of women for three years.
  • More Information: Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon

LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON

  • US Broadcast Date: March 4, 2015
  • Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stage Director: Christopher Luscombe
  • Cast: Edward Bennett, Tunji Kasim, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Michelle Terry
  • William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, also known as Much Ado About Nothing, about one pair of lovers who want to get married, and another who claim to hate each other.
  • More Information: Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon

OF MICE AND MEN

  • US Broadcast Date: TBA
  • Theatre: Longacre Theatre, New York
  • Stage Director: Anna D. Shapiro
  • Cast: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd
  • John Steinbeck’s adaptation of his novel about two migrant field hands working on a farm in California during the Great Depression.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

 

UPCOMING ON TELEVISION
(Check local TV listings for exact dates and times)

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: September 26, 2014
  • Theatre: New York Philharmonic, New York
  • Stage Director: Lonny Price
  • Cast: Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson
  • A "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical about a barber who murders his customers.

THE NANCE

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: October 10, 2014
  • Theatre: Lincoln Center Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: Jack O'Brien
  • Cast: Nathan Lane
  • A "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast of Douglas Carter Beane's play about a headline nance performer in New York burlesque, who also happens to be a homosexual.

THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: October 17, 2014
  • Theatre: San Francisco Opera, San Francisco
  • Stage Director: Francesca Zambello
  • Cast: Laquita Mitchell, Eric Owens
  • George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward's opera about the residents of Catfish Row.

CATS

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: November 21, 2014
  • Theatre: Adelphi Theatre, London
  • Cast: Elaine Paige
  • Great Performances presets a re-broadcast of its 1998 film of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

ACT ONE

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: TBA
  • Theatre: Lincoln Center Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: James Lapine
  • Cast: Santino Fontana, Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin
  • A "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast of James Lapine's adaptation of Moss Hart's 1954 memoir.

DRIVING MISS DAISY

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: TBA
  • Theatre: Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
  • Stage Director: David Esbjornson
  • Cast: James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury
  • Alfred Uhry's play about about a widowed woman whose son hires an African American man to serve as her chauffeur.