Sunday, July 14, 2024

This Week on Broadway for July 14, 2024: Stephen McKinley Henderson by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Stephen McKinley Henderson. Reviews include EMPIRE: The Musical @ New World Stages, Oh, Mary!, Much Ado About Nothing @ The Ge…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:00PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2024

July 2024 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Below is a calendar of New York theater opening* in July,, including two Broadway plays, “Oh,Mary” and “Job,”  both of which are transferring from sold-out runs Off Broadway;  t…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:33AM
Friday, June 21, 2024

Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey to Play Richard II in London by Darryn King

Olivier Award winner and Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey will play Richard II in London. The production of Shakespeare’s play will be directed by Nicholas Hytner. Performances begin at the…

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Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey to play Richard II on London stage by Chris Wiegand

Nicholas Hytner has shared details of his forthcoming production, which will give the actor his highest profile Shakespeare role to date Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey is to play Richard II …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:32AM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Opening tonight: Bell Shakespeare presents King Lear, starring Robert Menzies by Aussie Theatre

For the first time since 2010, Bell Shakespeare presents King Lear, starring veteran actor of the stage Robert Menzies in

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Bell Shakespeare’s King Lear opens tonight in Sydney

The post Bell Shakespeare’s King Lear opens tonight in Sydney appeared first on Australian Arts Review.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

I was Ian McKellen’s understudy – I know how he must feel after his accident by David Weston

Sir Ian prides himself on never missing a performance. I too fell off stage in a version of Henry IV and was taken to hospital – I didn’t want to go in case my understudy was better than…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

‘The war was not going to stop me’: amateur Ukrainian actors stage King Lear in UK by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Company performing Shakespeare classic formed of 12 members who moved to small Uzhhorod town during war Vyacheslav Yehorov was working at a film school creating art therapy for children when…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42AM
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: This weekend, Glenda Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lillys, an organization that honors women in the theater. Jackson was hono…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:42PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Broadway Update: Audra McDonald To Star in Gypsy by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 29, 2024: The rumors have been confirmed. Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will tackle the King Lear of musical theater roles when she plays Mama Rose in the fift…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:42PM

Here She Is, Boys: Audra McDonald Will Reopen Broadway's Majestic in Gypsy by Logan Culwell-Block

George C. Wolfe is directing the six-time Tony winner as Rose, often considered the King Lear of musical theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:36PM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featu…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:36AM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Judi Dench Criticizes Trigger Warnings in Theater: ‘If You’re That Sensitive, Don’t Go’ by Michaela Zee

Judi Dench is skeptical about the need for trigger warnings in theater. In an interview with Radio Times magazine, Dench was asked about her opinion on content advisories before watching a s…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:58AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Bell Shakespeare presents King Lear, starring Robert Menzies by Aussie Theatre

For the first time since 2010, Bell Shakespeare presents King Lear, starring veteran actor of the stage Robert Menzies in

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler to lead ‘brutal’ Romeo + Juliet on Broadway by Benjamin Lee

Acclaimed director Sam Gold will adapt the Shakespeare tragedy with new music from hitmaker and Taylor Swift collaborator Jack Antonoff West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler and Heartstopper bre…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:41AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Kenneth Branagh to Lead King Lear at The Shed in Fall 2024 by Hayley Levitt

Kenneth Branagh will lead a production of Shakespeare's King Lear at The Shed this coming fall, a limited 50-performance engagement of the 2023 West End production. Presented by the Kennet…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Jessica Chastain & Al Pacino to Lead New Shakespeare Film LEAR REX

Jessica Chastain and Al Pacino are starring in a new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Bernard Rose will write and direct Lear, Rex…, a new adaptation of the classic Shakesp…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:45AM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

The week in theatre: An Enemy of the People; King Lear; Double Feature – review by Susannah Clapp

Duke of York’s; Almeida; Hampstead, LondonMatt Smith heads a rousing adaptation of Ibsen for a bruised world; Danny Sapani and co lean into the storm in Yaël Farber’s liberating Lear. P…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

King Lear, Almeida Theatre review - Danny Sapani dazzles in this spartan tragedy by Mert Dilek

Yaël Farber presents Shakespeare’s blistering play with bravura Less than three years after her magnificent Macbeth, Yaël Farber returns to the Almeida with another Shakespeare tragedy. …

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Friday, February 16, 2024

King Lear review – Yaël Farber’s modern-dress take is shockingly vicious and supremely moving by Arifa Akbar

Almeida Theatre, LondonThe set is a marvel, the performances are electric and the ending – with Lear raging and trembling in a hospital gown on the heath – is profoundly tragic Yaël Far…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Shoshana Bean, Alex Newell, Jordan Fisher & More to Perform at Broadway Backwards by Hayley Levitt

Over a dozen Broadway stars have joined the lineup for this year's Broadway Backwards, the annual one-night only benefit concert featuring show tunes reimagined as queer anthems and love b…

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Bell Shakespeare announces cast for King Lear, the company’s first production of the play in over a decade by Aussie Theatre

Bell Shakespeare has today announced the cast for King Lear. For the first time since 2010, the company re-explores Shakespeare’s

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Monday, February 12, 2024

King Lear Presented By Frog and Peach Theatre Company by Victoria Dammer

Frog and Peach Theatre Co. presents a sensational performance of King Lear and it's jam-packed with narcissism, betrayal, love and death, and so much more.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

King Lear – Frog and Peach  by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Elise Nussbaum . . . . Pre-show house music of Guns n’ Roses, the Ramones, and Nirvana promised a “rock and roll” King Lear, but Frog & Peach Theatre Company’s …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:30PM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Rage and Fury: Calixto Bieito Stages Aribert Reimann’s “Lear” at the Teatro Real Madrid by Maria Delgado

Shakespeare’s King Lear has defied composers who refused invitations to render this bleakest of tragedies into opera: Berlioz, Britten, Verdi were all at some point approached about an ope…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Succession Emmy Winner Sarah Snook Eyes Broadway Debut with Dorian Gray by Darryn King

Succession’s Sarah Snook is bound for Broadway, according to a report in the New York Post. A source tells the Post that The Picture of Dorian Gray, a one-woman show starring Snook in 26 …

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Almeida Theatre announces cast for Yael Farber’s production of King Lear by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Almeida Theatre announces cast for Yael Farber's production of King Lear This post Almeida Theatre announces cast for Yael Farber’s production of King Lear first appeared o…

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

Glenda Jackson remembered by Gordon Brown by Guardian Staff

9 May 1936 – 15 June 2023The politician recalls the actor and fellow Labour MP, a passionate campaigner for social justice who never exploited fame to advance her career Julian Sands reme…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Monday, December 4, 2023

The best of theater in 2023 by Peter Marks

“King Lear,” “Stereophonic,” “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Sunset Boulevard” were heartening examples of theater’s enduring power.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:06AM

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