Tony Goldwyn to Join Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany in Network on Broadway
The rest of the cast of the Broadway transfer of the Ivo van Hove-directed adaptation of the 1976 film has been announced.
Tony Goldwyn (Promises, Promises) will join Bryan Cranston and Tatiana Maslany in the National Theatre production of Network, which will begin an 18-week limited engagement at the Belasco Theatre on Saturday, November 10, with opening night set for Thursday, December 6.
The rest of the cast will include Joshua Boone (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Alyssa Bresnahan (War Horse), Ron Canada (Jack Ryan), Julian Elijah Martinez (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man), 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).
Based on the 1976 Paddy Chayefsky film and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, the production ran at London's National Theatre November 2017-March 2018, with direction by Ivo van Hove. Cranston, who earned a 2014 Tony Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in All the Way, earned an Olivier Award for his performance as news anchor Howard Beale.
Network is described as follows: "Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seize on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Network depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact."
The production will have scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D'Huys, video design by Tal Yarden, and music and sound by Eric Sleichim.