From London's National Theatre comes Network, a stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. The production stars Tony, Olivier, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad). Tony and Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove (The Damned) directs this adaptation by fellow Tony and Olivier Award winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot).
Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling in viewers. In his final broadcast, he unravels live on screen. But when ratings soar, the network seizes on its 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 ("I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!") won four Academy Awards in 1976.