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

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11 Jun 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)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

  • US Broadcast Date: June 22, 2015
  • Theatre: Theatre For A New Audience, Brooklyn
  • Stage Director: Julie Taymor
  • Cast: Tina Benko, David Harewood, Kathryn Hunter
  • William Shakespeare's comedy about star-crossed lovers, an inept band of actors, and the king and queen of the fairies and their impish henchman Puck.
  • More Information: Fathom Events

THE AUDIENCE

  • US Broadcast Date: June 25, 2015
  • Theatre: Gielgud Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Cast: Helen Mirren
  • An encore screening of Peter Morgan's play about Queen Elizabeth II's weekly meetings with her prime ministers. Recorded in 2013.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

EVERYMAN

  • US Broadcast Date: July 16, 2015
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Carol Ann Duffy's new adaptation of the 15th-century morality play about a man who is forced to abandon his life when Death comes calling.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live



THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

  • US Broadcast Date: July 22, 2015
  • Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stage Director: Polly Findlay
  • Cast: Makram Khoury
  • 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

THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM

  • US Broadcast Date: September 24, 2015
  • Theatre: National Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Simon Godwin
  • Cast: Samuel Barnett, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Susannah Fielding
  • George Farquhar's 1707 comedy about two young men who leave London with the intention of marrying for money.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

HAMLET

  • US Broadcast Date: October 15, 2015
  • Theatre: Barbican Theatre, London
  • Stage Director: Lyndsey Turner
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • William Shakespeare's tragedy about the Danish prince who discovers his uncle has murdered his father.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

HENRY V

  • US Broadcast Date: October 21, 2015
  • Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stage Director: Gregory Doran
  • Cast: Alex Hassell
  • William Shakespeare's tragedy about the victory of the English King Henry V over the French at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.
  • More Information: Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon

CORIOLANUS

  • US Broadcast Date: November 12, 2015
  • Theatre: Donmar Warehouse, London
  • Stage Director: Josie Rourke
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston
  • An encore screening of the Donmar Warehouse's 2014 production of the Shakespeare tragedy.
  • More Information: National Theatre Live

 

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

DRIVING MISS DAISY

  • Station: PBS
  • Broadcast Date: July 17, 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.

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.

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.