Win tickets to one of this year's hottest shows on Broadway, Network, and meet its star Bryan Cranston! You'll also win a $200 gift certificate to critically acclaimed Butter Restaurant, so you can make your theater night out even more special with a delicious meal pre-show!
About Network (from playbill.com)
Tony, Olivier, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winner Bryan Cranston returns to Broadway in Network, following the production's acclaimed run at London's National Theatre. Adapted by Tony and Olivier Award winner Lee Hall from Paddy Chayefsky's Academy Award-winning film, Network depicts a media landscape where opinion trumps fact.
SYNOPSIS: Howard Beale, news anchor-man, isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when ratings soar, the network seizes on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.
About Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston is an Academy Award nominee, and Emmy®, Golden Globe, SAG, Tony® and Olivier Award winner. Cranston most recently appeared on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and was nominated for an Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.” Additionally, Cranston voiced the character of “Chief” in Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, and just wrapped production on Disney’s The One and Only Ivan.
Cranston recently made his West End debut starring in Network at the National Theatre and won a Critics Circle Award and an Olivier Award for his performance. Cranston made his Broadway debut in 2014 as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way and won the 2014 Tony® Award for his performance, as well as a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Theater World Award. Cranston went on to produce the film adaptation of the play through his production company, Moonshot Entertainment, which has also developed three television series for Amazon including Sneaky Pete, The Dangerous Book for Boys, and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, as well as the animated series SuperMansion for Crackle.
In 2015, Cranston starred as the title character in Trumbo. His performance garnered him nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Critics’ Choice Award. Other feature film credits include: Last Flag Flying, Wakefield, Power Rangers, Why Him?, The Infiltrator, Godzilla, Argo, Drive, Contagion, The Lincoln Lawyer, Little Miss Sunshine, Saving Private Ryan, Larry Crown, and That Thing You Do!, among others. Bryan has also lent his voice to Kung Fu Panda 3 and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
On television, Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad garnered him four Emmy® Awards, four SAG Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy® Awards to receive three consecutive wins.
Behind the camera, Cranston was nominated for the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for Breaking Bad (in 2014) and Modern Family (in 2013 and 2014). Cranston also wrote, directed, and acted in the original romantic drama Last Chance as a birthday gift for his wife and star of the film, Robin Dearden.
Cranston’s career began with a role on the television movie Love Without End, which led to him being signed as an original cast member of ABC's Loving. He went on to appear as Hal on FOX's Malcolm in the Middle, which ran for seven seasons and for which Cranston was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Emmy® Awards.
Aside from his acting career, Cranston is a New York Times bestselling author of A Life In Parts, his memoir of his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega stardom by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played on and off camera. Cranston is also a spokesperson and longtime supporter of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and professionals on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.
About Butter Restaurant
Butter Restaurant has maintained an exclusive niche restaurant scene for stylish Manhattanites since its initial inception on Lafayette St. in 2002. The American restaurant is helmed by Food Network star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who uses greenmarket offerings to create a seasonal menu. Butter began as Guarnaschellis' first restaurant as executive chef, and she has gone on to create a following for herself worldwide. The dining room at Butter offers a unique atmosphere and decor. Between high arching ceilings- caped with a large format nature scape, cozy booths- perfect for a romantic night out, and an inviting bar, Butter caters to any guest, whether they are seeking either a formal dining experience or one that is more casual.
COURTESY OF: Bryan Cranston; Mary Jain.
PRIZE INCLUDES: two (2) tickets to a performance of Network on Broadway; an opportunity to meet Bryan Cranston after the show; $200 gift certificate to Butter.
RESTRICTIONS: Scheduling this prize will be subject to Mr. Cranston's availability. Tickets and seat location for the show will also be subject to availability for the agreed-upon date.
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