Brian Cranston in Network on Broadway
Brian Cranston in Network on Broadway

Network Extends for Final Time

The hit Broadway production of Network starring Tony-winner Bryan Cranston (All the Way) is extending one last time. Audiences will have through Saturday, June 8, 2019, to catch the critically-acclaimed play adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) from Paddy Chayefsky’s award-winning screenplay. The critical and audience favorite officially opened on Broadway on Thursday, December 6, 2018, for strictly-limited engagement.

The production, currently playing at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Ivo Van Hove, and features a cast that also includes Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal,” Promises, Promises) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” Mary Page Marlowe), and an ensemble comprised of Joshua Boone (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Alyssa Bresnahan (War Horse), Ron Canada (“Jack Ryan”), Julian Elijah Martinez (Father Comes Home From The Wars Part 1,2,3),Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Sideman), Nick Wyman (Catch Me If You Can), Barzin Akhavan (All The Way),Jason Babinsky (Billy Elliot), Camila Canó Flaviá (Dance Nation), Eric Chayefsky (Stalked: Someone’s Watching), Gina Daniels (All The Way), Nicholas Guest (“Madam Secretary”), Joe Paulik (Love and Money),Susannah Perkins (The Wolves), Victoria Sendra (Broadway Debut), Henry Stram (Junk), Bill Timoney (All The Way), Joseph Varca (Pentecost and Monster), Nicole Villamil (Queens), and Jeena Yi (Somebody’s Daughter).

“Anchorman Howard Beale (Cranston) unravels live on-screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Bryan Cranston won the 2018 Olivier Award for his tour-de-force performance. Tony and Olivier winner Ivo van Hove directs this unique, immersive multimedia spectacle.”

Scenic and lighting design for Network is provided by three-time Tony and Olivier nominee Jan Versweyveld (A View From the BridgeThe Damned). The production also features video design by Tal Yarden (Lazarus), costume design by An D’Huys (A View From The Bridge), and music and sound by Olivier Award nominee Eric Sleichim (The Damned).

For interested ticket buyers, Network also features the special opportunity engage in Foodwork, Network’s own fine dining restaurant curated by former White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses. Foodwork ticket buyers will be escorted into a private entrance of the Belasco Theatre and have the opportunity to explore the stage as the actors prepare around them. They will enjoy a series of small plates and cocktails throughout the evening, with the play’s action surrounding them onstage.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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