In NETWORK, a Stage Manager Comes Out of the Shadows

December 24, 2018

In NETWORK, a Stage Manager Comes Out of the Shadows



By Sopan Deb
Dec. 24, 2018

Timothy Semon, the stage manager for the Broadway adaptation of “Network,” is used to operating the spotlight. But being on the receiving end of its bright glare?

Not so much.

“I don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone calling the show from onstage before,” Mr. Semon said.

He was sitting on the Belasco Theater’s stage two hours before showtime earlier this month, in a glass box that serves as the broadcast control room for Howard Beale, the pugnacious, mad-as-hell news anchor played by Bryan Cranston. It’s also where he remains throughout the show itself.

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