The Broadway-bound production of Network, adapted from the Academy Award-winning Paddy Chayefsky screenplay by Lee Hall (Billy Elliott), has revealed its complete cast. Joining the previously-announced Bryan Cranston (All the Way) and Tatiana Maslany will be Tony Goldwyn rounding out the production’s leading trio. The strictly limited engagement will begin performances at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2018, with an official opening slated for December 6. Ivo Van Hove will direct.
Tony Goldwyn is well-known to audiences of theatre, television, and film. On the Broadway stage, Goldwyn has appeared in Holiday (1995) at Circle in the Square and in the 2009 Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. He spent seven seasons starring as President Fitzgerald Grant on the Shonda Rhimes’ series Scandal. He has just wrapped production on the new Netflix series, Chambers with Uma Thurman. His myriad film credits include Ghost, The Pelican Brief, Kiss the Girls, Nixon, The Last Samurai, and The Substance of Fire.
The complete cast for Network also includes 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).
“Howard Beale, news anchor-man, isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast, he unravels live on screen. But when ratings soar, the network seizes on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Network depicts a media landscape where opinion trumps fact.”
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.