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Network on Broadway

adapted by Lee Hall
based on the Paddy Chayefsky film

10 November 2018 to 8 June 2019
Running Time: About 2 hours. There is no interval

Belasco Theatre

Network on Broadway

I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore.

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Bryan Cranston returns to Broadway in Network.

Howard Beale (Bryan Cranston, in the performance that won him the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor in Play), news anchorman, isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when the 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. Now, Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) and director Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler) bring his masterwork to Broadway.

Production supported by Marcia Grand in memory of Richard Grand

Belasco Theatre
111 W 44th St, New York, NY

Network received its world premiere at the National Theatre on 13 November 2017. The NT's recent Broadway transfers include three Tony Award-winning plays: Angels in America (2018 Best Revival of a Play), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2015 Best Play) and War Horse (2011 Best Play).

Produced in association with David Binder, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies.


Official Card of Network    


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Howard Beale
Bryan Cranston
Diana Christensen
Tatiana Maslany

Production team

Photography by Graham Pearson