National Theatre Live Will Broadcast THE MAGISTRATE, PEOPLE and More in 2013
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by BWW News Desk
The National Theatre of Great Britain's fourth season of National Theatre Live, the ground-breaking initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide, will continue in 2013 with Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate on January 17, Alan Bennett's People on March 21 and James Graham's This House on May 16. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over one million people have now experienced the National's work on movie screens worldwide.
In addition to Mirren's unforgettable performance as Phédre, National Theatre Live audiences around the globe have been treated to Rory Kinnear's acclaimed performance as Hamlet, Jonny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch's Best Actor Olivier award-winning performances as Frankenstein & the Creature in the Danny Boyle-directed Frankenstein, James Corden's Tony-winning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors, and many more. The current season has already featured the touching theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon's award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse);Steven Beresford's acclaimed new comedy The Last of the Haussmans; and a new production of Shakespeare's Timon of Athensstarring Simon Russell Beale in the title role, directed by Nicholas Hytner.