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

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06 Jan 2015

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 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: Arthur Darvill
  • 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 19, 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

KING JOHN

  • US Broadcast Date: April 9, 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

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

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 21, 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 MERCHANT OF VENICE

  • US Broadcast Date: July 22, 2015
  • Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stage Director: Polly Findlay
  • Cast: TBA
  • William Shakespeare's controversial play about a Jewish moneylender who makes a loan to a Christian merchant.
  • More Information: Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon

OTHELLO

  • US Broadcast Date: August 26, 2015
  • Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stage Director: Iqbal Khan
  • Cast: Lucian Msamati, Hugh Quarshie
  • William Shakespeare's tragedy about a general who is tricked into thinking his wife has been unfaithful.
  • More Information: Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon

 

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

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: 2015
  • Theatre: Victoria Palace Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Cast: Elliot Hanna, Ruthie Henshall, Deka Walmsley
  • Elton John and Lee Hall's musical about a boy who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

DRIVING MISS DAISY

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: 2015
  • 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.

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.