National Theatre’s Network starring Bryan Cranston to transfer to Broadway

Bryan Cranston in Network at the National Theatre. Photo: Jan Versweyveld Bryan Cranston in Network at the National Theatre. Photo: Jan Versweyveld
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The National Theatre’s production of Network, starring Bryan Cranston, will transfer to Broadway later this year.

The adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film of the same name ran at the National last year, directed by Ivo van Hove.

Cranston picked up best actor at this year’s Olivier Awards for his performance as news anchor Howard Beale. He also won best actor at the Critics’ Circle Awards.

It has now confirmed an 18-week run at the Cort Theatre in New York from November 10, with press night on December 6.

Both Cranston and the original creative team will return for the Broadway run, with Jan Versweyveld designing the show’s set and lighting, video by Tal Yarden, costumes by An D’Huys and sound by Eric Sleichim.

Further casting is yet to be announced.

NT executive director Lisa Burger said: “We’re thrilled that Network will transfer to Broadway in November, following its ground-breaking run here at the National Theatre. It’s particularly exciting for the NT to continue the theatrical dialogue with audiences in New York following Angels in America’s recent Broadway run.

“We look forward to the production – and Bryan’s incredible performance – astonishing and galvanising audiences in New York, just as it did in London this year.”

Network is produced on Broadway by David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies.