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Bryan Cranston stars in Lee Hall’s adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Academy Award-winning film as television anchorman Howard Beale, who unravels live on-screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.


Belasco Theatre


Dec. 6, 2018


Lee Hall


The 1976 film Network won four Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay for its author, Paddy Chayevsky. His grandnephew, Eric Chayevsky, makes his Broadway debut with this production. Chayevsky’s mantra for anchorman Howard Beale, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore,” quickly entered the popular vocabulary.

Under the direction of Ivo Van Hove (The Crucible, A View from the Bridge), this production features a live onstage television studio and an onstage restaurant titled Foodwork, where audience members can enjoy a three-course meal while watching the play.


Network made its world premiere at London’s National Theatre in November, 2017 with Bryan Cranston starring as Howard Beale, before transferring to Broadway.