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

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
16 Oct 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)

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

THE TEMPEST

  • US Broadcast Date: October 28, 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

OF MICE AND MEN

  • US Broadcast Date: November 6, 2014
  • 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

MACBETH

  • US Broadcast Date: November 11, 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

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

  • US Broadcast Date: November 12, 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: Fathom Events

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

  • US Broadcast Date: December 4, 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

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

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

KING LEAR

  • US Broadcast Date: February 2015
  • Theatre: Stratford Festival, Canada
  • Stage Director: Antoni Cimolino
  • Cast: Colm Feore
  • William Shakespeare's tragedy about an aging king who decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
  • More Information: Stratford Festival

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

THE HARD PROBLEM

  • US Broadcast Date: April 16, 2015
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Olivia Vinall
  • Tom Stoppard's new play about a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

KING JOHN

  • US Broadcast Date: April 2015
  • Theatre: Stratford Festival, Canada
  • Stage Director: Tim Carroll
  • Cast: Tom McCamus
  • William Shakespeare's play about the political and personal turmoil caused by the King of France demanding that John relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, Prince Arthur.
  • More Information: Stratford Festival

MAN AND SUPERMAN

  • US Broadcast Date: May 14, 2015
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Simon Godwin
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes
  • George Bernard Shaw's play combining romantic comedy, epic fairytale and fiery philosophical debate.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

  • US Broadcast Date: May 2015
  • Theatre: Stratford Festival, Canada
  • Stage Director: Gary Griffin
  • Cast: Geraint Wyn Davies, Yanna McIntosh
  • William Shakespeare's play about the relationship between Roman general Mark Antony and Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
  • More Information: Stratford Festival

THE CRUCIBLE

  • US Broadcast Date: TBA
  • Theatre: The Old Vic, London
  • Stage Director: Yaël Farber
  • Cast: Richard Armitage
  • Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witch trials.
  • More Information: TheCrucibleOnScreen.com

 

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

THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING

  • Station: WNET/THIRTEEN
  • Broadcast Date: October 16, 2014
  • Theatre: The Public Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: Richard Nelson
  • Cast: Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Laila Robins, Jon DeVries, Stephen Kunken, Sally Murphy
  • A "Theater Close-Up" broadcast of Richard Nelson's play set on the night of the 2010 midterm elections. Part of The Apple Family Plays: Scenes from Life in the Country.

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.

SWEET AND SAD

  • Station: WNET/THIRTEEN
  • Broadcast Date: October 23, 2014
  • Theatre: The Public Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: Richard Nelson
  • Cast: Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Laila Robins, Jon DeVries, Stephen Kunken, Sally Murphy
  • A "Theater Close-Up" broadcast of Richard Nelson's play set on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Part of The Apple Family Plays: Scenes from Life in the Country.

SORRY

  • Station: WNET/THIRTEEN
  • Broadcast Date: October 30, 2014
  • Theatre: The Public Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: Richard Nelson
  • Cast: Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Laila Robins, Jon DeVries, Stephen Kunken, Sally Murphy
  • A "Theater Close-Up" broadcast of Richard Nelson's play set on the night of President Obama's 2012 re-election. Part of The Apple Family Plays: Scenes from Life in the Country.

REGULAR SINGING

  • Station: WNET/THIRTEEN
  • Broadcast Date: November 6, 2014
  • Theatre: The Public Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: Richard Nelson
  • Cast: Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Laila Robins, Jon DeVries, Stephen Kunken, Sally Murphy
  • A "Theater Close-Up" broadcast of Richard Nelson's play set the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. The final play in The Apple Family Plays: Scenes from Life in the Country.

THE VANDAL

  • Station: WNET/THIRTEEN
  • Broadcast Date: November 13, 2014
  • Theatre: The Flea Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: Jim Simpson
  • Cast: Deirdre O’Connell, Zach Grenier, Noah Robbins
  • A "Theater Close-Up" broadcast of Hamish Linklator's play about a woman who meets a boy at a bus stop.

AN ILIAD

  • Station: WNET/THIRTEEN
  • Broadcast Date: November 20, 2014
  • Theatre: New York Theatre Workshop, New York
  • Stage Director: Lisa Peterson
  • Cast: Denis O’Hare
  • A "Theater Close-Up" broadcast of Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's adaptation of Homer's "Iliad."

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.

AN ILIAD

  • Station: WNET/THIRTEEN
  • Broadcast Date: November 27, 2014
  • Theatre: The Flea Theater, New York
  • Stage Director: Jim Simpson
  • Cast: Allison Buck, Michael Micalizzi
  • A "Theater Close-Up" broadcast of Steven Banks' play about a failed writer and a struggling actress who discover New York City's holiday windows have come to life.

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.