Thursday, July 29, 2021

TheaterMania to Exclusively Stream King Lear Starring Christopher Lloyd

The Shakespeare and Company production will be available online in August.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:32AM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

André De Shields King Lear Streaming for Free Starting Today

The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival production features an entirely BIPOC cast.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 11:36AM
Monday, July 26, 2021

Long Live the King! (Lear, that is…and Cordelia too) by Philip

In calendar year 2014 I saw four different productions of Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” In all of them, and six or eight others over the years, Lear and his daughter Cordelia [spoiler ale…

SOURCE: sceneonstage.com at 04:20PM

King Lear by Elyse Trevers

“I don’t remember Christopher Lloyd,” said the woman sitting behind us in the outdoor theater. “Jim from the TV show Taxi,” we reminded her. “Oh, the crazy one.” For some, Lloy…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 11:45AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

King Lear, The Grange review - friendship in adversity by Peter Quantrill

People, not politics, at the heart of a timeless tragedy Much has been made of the raison d’etre for this King Lear as the slowly gestated, Covid-delayed brainchild of the director Keith W…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 11:24AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Can opera singers act – or do they just wave their arms around like traffic cops? by Michael Billington

A new production of King Lear, drawn from the world of opera, aims to put paid to the notion that great singers make second-rate actors. We speak to its stars I had coffee recently with King…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12PM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Photo Flash: Tony-Winner André De Shields Visits With St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's King Lear André De Shields spent Juneteenth, Father's Day and the summer solstice with Mayor Tishaura O. Jones at St. Louis City Hall on June 21.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:27PM
Friday, June 18, 2021

André De Shields Isn’t Done With ‘King Lear’ (or ‘Hadestown’) by Nancy Coleman

The actor is performing the coveted role for a second time, and is already aiming for a third. But first: He’s returning to Broadway in September.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:18PM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

‘After Life’ Review: London Stage Adaptation is a Fascinating Idea That Never Comes Alive as Drama by Gordon Cox

Remembrance of things past is not just a preoccupation of Proust. From King Lear’s terrifying fear of losing his mind to Pinter’s interlocked threesome in “Old Times” hotly contestin…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:51PM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Philadelphia Designers on Display at Set Model Theatre by Kathy Eddy

1812 Productions is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind digital theatre experience, Set Model Theatre. In early 2021, they gathered more than a dozen Philly theatre designers and technicians …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:31PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Performing Shakespeare in the Era of COVID-19 by Alexa Alice Joubin

Although tragedy is not usually the preferred companion for hard times, Anglophone pop culture gravitated towards King Lear through memes and quotes during the global pandemic of COVID-19. O…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:58AM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s ‘King Lear’ is engaging and urgent by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival production of ‘King Lear,’ starring Tony winner André De Shields, is nothing short of spellbinding.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:24PM
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

NY Classical Theatre Will Stage King Lear in Several NYC Parks This Summer by Dan Meyer

John Michalski stars as Lear with Connie Castanzo as Cordelia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:59PM
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Tony winner André De Shields stars in 'King Lear' that engages with the times at Shakespeare Festival by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

André De Shields, a living legend of American theater, stars in St. Louis Shakespeare Festival production in Forest Park

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:33PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021

Evelyn Krape discusses her upcoming role as King Lear with Melbourne Shakespeare Company by Peter J Snee

Evelyn Krape has 30 years diverse acting experience in Theatre, Film and television. She won the Best Actress Award for her

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:14PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

IRELAND: ALL THE WORLD IS A VAN: SHAKESPEARE IN A TIME OF COVID by Robert Shuman

(Patrick Freyne’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 5/5; King Lear in a Van: Arthur Riordan as King Lear with Karen McCartney as Cordelia and Matthew Malone as Kent. Photograph: Nick Br…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 10:02AM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  May 4, 2008: Boeing Boeing landed at the Longacre Theatre for 279 performances with an all-star cast including Mark R…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 11:12AM

Pod seating on sale now for St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's 'King Lear' in Forest Park by From Staff Reports

Reservations will be required to attend St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's limited-capacity performances of "King Lear" in Forest Park.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:42AM
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A Stormy Meditation by Leah Richards

A Stormy Meditation Leah Richards April 27, 2021 - 20:04 Topics Theater Review Tags off broadway …

SOURCE: culturecatch.com at 08:04PM
Sunday, April 25, 2021

Evelyn Krape to play King Lear in a daring new interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic play by Peter J Snee

After dazzling audiences across Melbourne for more than 30 years Evelyn Krape (Ginger, A Toast to Melba) takes on her

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:29PM
Friday, April 23, 2021

Source Material’s ‘Low Skies Divine’ teases the possibilities of King Lear by Erin Kahn

“Nothing will come of nothing.” So says King Lear in Shakespeare’s weighty masterpiece of the same name. Little does he know that out of that one word “nothing” will come a whole s…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 09:39PM

Finally, A Few Reasons to Celebrate: Shakespeare's Birthday, Covid Vaccinations by Broadwayandme

People are getting vaccinated, some at a new site right in the middle of New York City's Theater District (click here to read more about that). Meanwhile, theaters are taking steps to reope…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 10:48AM
Monday, April 19, 2021

‘Olivier was jealous of me’: TV drama pioneer Derek Granger at 100 by Michael Billington

On his centenary, the veteran producer recalls adding punch to Coronation Street, bringing Brideshead to the screen and his ‘turbulent’ relationship with one of the acting world’s grea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:54AM
Saturday, April 17, 2021

LIVE VIEWING PARTY: King Lear ft. Colm Feore by Stratford Festival

Welcome to the Stratford Festival’s Live Viewing Party featuring the film of our 2014 production of William Shakespeare's King Lear! Starring the incomparable Colm Feore in the role of a l…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:12AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Christopher Lloyd to Play King Lear This Summer in Massachusetts

Lloyd will take on the role at Shakespeare & Company.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 01:24PM
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Odds & Ends: Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox & More to Star in The Normal Heart Benefit Reading by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Sterling K. Brown & More to Star in The Normal Heart Virtual Benefit Emmy winners Sterling K. Brown and Laverne Cox, To…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:32PM
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In the News: Billy Porter Delivers Logo's State of the Union, a Jagged Little Pill-Inspired Roundtable Series, More by Talaura Harms

Plus: Christopher Lloyd will headline King Lear for Shakespeare & Company this summer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

Christopher Lloyd Will Lead Shakespeare & Company's KING LEAR

Shakespeare & Company will launch its 2021 season with a production of Shakespeare's King Lear, featuring acclaimed actor and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Nicol…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:06AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Announces Summer Season by Amelia Merrill

The outdoor season includes 'King Lear' starring André De Shields.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:04AM
Monday, March 8, 2021

Hadestown Tony Winner André De Shields to Play King Lear for St. Louis Shakespeare Festival by Andrew Gans

Carl Cofield will direct an all-BIPOC company as part of the outdoor season this summer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM

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