Sunday, December 5, 2021

Antony Sher, Actor Acclaimed for His Versatility, Dies at 72 by Roslyn Sulcas

In his long career, most of it with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he played everyone from King Lear to Primo Levi to Ringo Starr.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:18PM
Friday, December 3, 2021

Two-Time Olivier Award Winner Antony Sher Dies at 72 by Lindsey Sullivan

Stage and screen star Antony Sher has died at the age of 72. In September, his husband, collaborator and Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran announced he would take a …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:03PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Nonverbal “King Lear” Review – Conflict in Visuals, Sounds, and Imaginations by Dawna Fung

What has been left after all well-written dialogues, which were once deemed to be the spirit of Shakespeare’s play, were to be removed? An all-female nonverbal stage version of King Lear a…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 01:29PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Clifford Rose obituary by Michael Coveney

Founder member of the Royal Shakespeare Company with roles in stage and screen productions from King Lear to Doctor WhoWell graced, well spoken and (usually) well dressed on the stage, Cliff…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Odds & Ends: Get a Sneak Peek at Steven Spielberg's West Side Story by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. See Steven Spielberg Behind-the-Scenes on West Side Story  The release of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, which is sch…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:32PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘King Lear’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Susan Brall

Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is currently playing at the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory and is directed by Marshall B. Garrett. This is an unusual production as it is presented in the orig…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 12:53PM
Friday, October 8, 2021

Ralph Fiennes to Headline World Premiere of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy in London by Caitlin Moynihan

Stage and screen star Ralph Fiennes will lead the world premiere of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Performances are set to begin at The Bridge Theatre in Lo…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 08:36PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga to star in ‘Macbeth’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Daniel Craig will star in a production of “Macbeth” on Broadway this spring  The James Bond star will play opposite Ruth Negga, lead of the film “Loving,” who will be making her Bro…

SOURCE: broadwaynews.com at 11:00AM
Friday, August 27, 2021

Best Stage Performances to Watch Online August 27-September 6 - See 'Wicked' in concert, Old Vic's 'Bagdad Cafe,' Alvin Ailey, Jay Armstrong Johnson t by Raven Snook

Come September, in-person theatre will be back in full force. But during these dog days of summer as venues prepare to reopen, you can still stream lots of fabulous shows at home. Below are …

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online August 25-26 - See the Old Vic's 'Bagdad Cafe,' dance at Jacob's Pillow, New York Theatre Workshop's 'Semblance by Raven Snook

With in-person theatre still a rarity, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can watch this Wednesday, August 25…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

10+ Stage Performances to Watch August 23-24 - See the ladies of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, George M. Cohan Tonight! and more by Raven Snook

With in-person theatre still a rarity, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can watch Monday, August 23 and Tue…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Friday, August 20, 2021

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend August 20-22 - See Norbert Leo Butz in concert, George M. Cohan Tonight!, South Pacific and more by Raven Snook

With in-person theatre still a rarity, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Frid…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

20+ Stage Performances to Watch August 18-19 - See 'South Pacific,' Battery Dance Festival, 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and more by Raven Snook

With in-person theatre still a rarity, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can watch this Wednesday, August 18…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Monday, August 16, 2021

15+ Stage Performances to Watch August 16-17 - See Adam Pascal in concert, Battery Dance Festival, 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and more by Raven Snook

With in-person theatre still a rarity, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can watch Monday, August 16 and Tue…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Digital Meighen Forum | Meet the Festival ft. Jani Lauzon and Brefny Caribou by Stratford Festival

Welcome to this week's Meet the Festival, with guests Jani Lauzon and Brefny Caribou, hosted by Stephanie Johns. In this fun and informal digital Q&A sessions, they discuss this year's produ…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:12PM
Thursday, August 12, 2021

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend August 13-15 - See 'Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age,' 'South Pacific,' Battery Dance Festival and by Raven Snook

With in-person theatre still a rarity, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Frid…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

15+ Stage Performances to Watch August 11-12 - See Battery Dance Festival, Adam Pascal, 'Liza with a Z' and more by Raven Snook

With in-person theatre still a rarity, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can watch this Wednesday, August 11…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Monday, August 9, 2021

‘Very moving’: LEAR ALONE – And Tomorrow Theatre Company (Online review) by Louise Penn

In partnership with Crisis, the And Tomorrow Theatre Company has developed a quintet of plays (Abdictation, Dissolution, Isolation, Desolation) which take Shakespeare’s King Lear as inspir…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 05:00AM
Sunday, August 8, 2021

Together Apart. Brown alumni sing about the pandemic by New York Theater

While watching “Together Apart,” the latest online anthology about life during the pandemic, I wondered: Will COVID-19 inspire great theater? Has a pandemic ever done so? Yes, Shakespea…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:39PM
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

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