THE NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF NETWORK
SHATTERS ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE RECORD AT
BROADWAY’S BELASCO THEATRE WITH $1,269,076.00 WEEKLY GROSS
BASED ON THE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILM BY
IVO VAN HOVE
JOSHUA BOONE, ALYSSA BRESNAHAN, RON CANADA, JULIAN ELIJAH MARTINEZ, FRANK WOOD, NICK WYMAN, BARZIN AKHAVAN, JASON BABINSKY, CAMILA CANO-FLAVIA, ERIC CHAYEFSKY, GINA DANIELS, NICHOLAS GUEST,
JOE PAULIK, SUSANNAH PERKINS, VICTORIA SENDRA, HENRY STRAM, BILL TIMONEY, JOSEPH VARCA, NICOLE VILLAMIL AND JEENA YI
OPENS ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018
AT BROADWAY’S BELASCO THEATRE
STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – 18 WEEKS ONLY
“NETWORK THRILLS. Revamped from Chayefsky’s screenplay by LEE HALL, NETWORK feels as pertinent to our time as it did to its own.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times
(New York, NY) The National Theatre production of NETWORK, produced by David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies, shattered the all-time box office record at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) for the week ending November 25, 2018. NETWORK’s gross for the week was $1,269,076.00, the highest for any eight-show week at the Belasco Theatre. Prior to NETWORK, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starring Neil Patrick Harris held the house record ($1,139,903.00) set in 2014. Starring Bryan Cranston (All The Way, “Breaking Bad”), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal,” Promises, Promises) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” Mary Page Marlowe), NETWORK began performances on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and officially opens on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
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).
NETWORK is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner IVO VAN HOVE (A View From the Bridge, The Damned), adapted by Tony and Olivier Award winner LEE HALL (Billy Elliot) and based on the Academy Award-winning film by PADDY CHAYEFSKY.
NETWORK will have scenic and lighting design by three-time Tony and Olivier nominee JAN VERSWEYVELD (A View From the Bridge, The Damned). For over 30-years, Versweyveld has collaborated with Ivo van Hove on all of his theatre and opera productions around the world.
The production will also feature 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).
The producing team for NETWORK also includes Annapurna Theatre, Blanshay-Yonover, CatWenJam Productions, Patrick Catullo, Delman-Whitney, Diana DiMenna, Falkenstein-Grant, Hagemann Rosenthal Associates, GHF Productions, The John Gore Organization, Harris Rubin Productions, Sharon Karmazin, Koenigsberg-Fan, Kors Le Pere Theatricals, Alexander “Sandy” Marshall, Stephanie McClelland, David Mirvish, Moellenberg-Hornos, R.H.M. – Jonathan Reinis, Catherine Schreiber, Ken Schur, Jayne Sherman, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Zeilinger Productions and The Shubert Organization. NETWORK is presented in association with Dean Stolber.
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. Hilarious and hair-raising by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976.
NETWORK made its world premiere in a critically acclaimed production at the National Theatre from November 13, 2017 through March 24, 2018, produced in association with Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies. Recent hit Broadway productions from the National Theatre include ANGELS IN AMERICA (3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (5 Tony Awards including Best New Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award), ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS starring James Corden (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play); WAR HORSE (6 Tony Awards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award) and THE HISTORY BOYS (6 Tony Awards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award).
Tickets are available at www.Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) or at the Belasco Theatre box office (111 W 44th Street) and range from $49.00 – $189.00 (including the $2 facility fee). Onstage FOODWORK tickets are available from $299. Ticket price includes a series of small plates and cocktails.
Curated former White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, FOODWORK is NETWORK’s own fine dining restaurant. 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.
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Tatiana Maslany is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.
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