Fake news, shocking reality television and outrageous entertainment programs have been heralded as the death of civilization for many decades now. The Broadway play ‘Network’ explores the hold of technology over human intellect and how large corporations influence the media that is consumed by the masses. The play written by Lee Hall for Broadway follows the story of beleaguered TV news anchor Howard Beale, brilliantly portrayed by Bryan Cranston, and the quagmire of TV ratings. Network is an immersive play that uses technology in the innovative set design and great acting to highlight the dangers of disruptive technology.
Network : Broadway Story
Network is based on a 1976 film of the same title that swept the Oscars that year. The story is based on the life of Howard Beale, a network news anchor who is struggling with the demands of the workplace. The TV industry is cutthroat and the ratings of the show UBS Evening News anchored by Beale are plummeting, and when Howard learns that the show is shutting down, he announces he will commit suicide on Live television.
Instead of taking it off the air, the network decides to change the show to ‘The Howard Beale Show’ and exploit Beale’s antics. The show’s ratings shoot through the roof, highlighting voyeuristic audiences who are craving for the next shocking programming. The entire show is driven by a female executive Diana Christensen who thinks nothing of engaging a terrorist group for a reality show. Watch the ‘Network’ to find out what happens to Howard Beale and his show.
Suitable for ages 12 and above.
The Belasco Theatre has a seating capacity of 3,800.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Network premiered as a play at West End in London on 13th November 2017 and enjoyed a successful run. It will transfer to Broadway at the Belasco Theatre for an 18-week run starting from 6th December 2018.
Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor and 2018 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor.
Network: Critic Reviews
“Network’ With Bryan Cranston Is Convulsive, Immersive and Still Mad as Hell”
- The New York Post
“The success of the show, which runs for two hours without interval, lies in its capacity to use every facet of live theatre to warn us against surrendering our humanity to an overpowering medium, whether it be television or invasive technology.”
- The Guardian
Network Broadway Tickets
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Network - Belasco Theatre Ticket Prices
Mezzanine - $50
Balcony - $50
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About Belasco Theatre
Network will be performed at the Belasco Theatre on 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan. One of the oldest Broadway theatres, it opened in 1907 as the Stuyvesant Theatre and was later renamed Belasco after its owner David Belasco. The 1,016 seater theatre is intimate and was designed to resemble a living room. The renovated theatre retains the Neo-Georgian style and features beautiful murals and art. The theatre has showcased popular musicals and plays including Hamlet, Jane Eyre, James Joyce’s The Dead, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Gettin’ The Band Back Together.
Locations: 111 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
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