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London’s West End Comes To Westchester

The Jacob Burns Film Center - Pleasantville, NY - File / Photo: Jacob Burns Film Center

The Jacob Burns Film Center – Pleasantville, NY – File / Photo: Jacob Burns Film Center

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY (WCBS 880) - The Jacob Burns Film Center will once again be broadcasting the National Theatre Live from London.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

“It’s an amazing opportunity to sample work that’s happening in the West End,” Burns Center managing director Dominick Balletta told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

Balletta says the broadcasts are in real-time and they run from Thursday night (September 23) until June of 2011.

Balletta says, “This season is “Phedra” and then they’re moving along to Complicite’s “A Disappearing Number.” Then you have “Hamlet,” “Fela!,” “King Lear,” Danny Boyle’s “Frankenstein,” and then we’ll finish off with “The Cherry Orchard” in June.”

The Burns Center is the only theater in Westchester County to offer these tickets.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is located at 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 and can be reached by phone at 914-747-5555.

LINK: Jacob Burns Film Center National Theatre Live Film Series

Here is a complete schedule of the season’s broadcasts:

September 23, 2010
“Phedre” starring Helen Mirren

October 14, 2010
Complicite’s “A Disappearing Number” directed by Simon McBurney

December 9, 2010
“Hamlet” directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Rory Kinnear, David Calder, Clare Higgins, Patrick Malahide, and Ruth Negga

January 13, 2011
“Fela!” starring Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Anikulpao-Kuti

February 3, 2011
“King Lear” starring Derek Jacobi and presented by the Donmar Warehouse

March 17, 2011
Danny Boyle’s production of “Frankenstein,” a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. (Contains themes of an adult nature; not for children.) Danny Boyle is the Academy Award winning director of Slumdog Millionaire

June 30, 2011
“The Cherry Orchard” directed by Howard Davies and starring Zoë Wanamaker