Sunday, April 14, 2024

RICHARD, MY RICHARD Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds by Libby Purves and Friends

      CROOKBACK DICK REIMAGINED          Saving Richard III from Shakespeare’s calumny seems to have a particular appeal to women: probably because around his accession in the 1480…

SOURCE: theatrecat.com at 08:41AM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Wicked Films to Feature Peter Dinklage as the Voice of Dr. Dillamond by Hayley Levitt

At Universal's CinemaCon presentation for Wicked—the blockbuster musical's two-part film adaptation—Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage was revealed to be voicing the character of Dr. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:54AM
Sunday, March 17, 2024

Richard, My Richard review – like a medieval version of The Crown by Clare Brennan

Shakespeare North Playhouse, PrescotHistorical novelist Philippa Gregory has fun reframing the notorious Richard III and the women in his life in her first play From a hole in the stage, a v…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Richard, My Richard review – less naked villainy, more realpolitik by Mark Fisher

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot In novelist Philippa Gregory’s telling, the much maligned king reveals a more human side amid rather too much exposition If you wanted to invent a fun…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:24AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Othello on Broadway by Darryn King

Tony and Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Tony and Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal are set to star in a 2025 Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Kenny L…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:36AM
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Murderer, manipulator… or not that bad at all? The reframing of Richard III by Holly Williams

More than 500 years after his death, the monarch most reviled by Shakespeare is still courting controversy – over whether non-disabled actors should ever be cast in the role, and with a ne…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:02AM
Saturday, March 2, 2024

For trauma survivors like us, theatre trigger warnings are not a luxury | Letters by Guardian Staff

Readers reflect on the deep impact that some scenes on stage can have on their mental health Re Arifa Akbar’s article (We go to the theatre to feel something – and people do. Trigger war…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Friday, February 16, 2024

Richard III (Teaser #2) | STRATFEST@HOME by Stratford Festival

Now available on STRATFEST@HOME: Richard III 👑 Charismatic, cunning and utterly ruthless, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Colm Feore) is the very embodiment of lethal ambition as he maneuve…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:42AM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Richard III at Chicago Shakespeare is flashy and fun by Kerry Reid

The night before seeing Edward Hall’s stylish, arresting—but not totally convincing—production of Richard III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, I finally caught up with Danai Gurira’s …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 02:17PM

Katy Sullivan’s Changeable, Charming, Deadly ‘Richard III’ by American Theatre Editors

Director Edward Hall and actor Katy Sullivan discuss the unique qualities that the Paralympian brings to one of Shakespeare's iconic roles.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:15PM

Spectacle and Gore: A Review of “Richard III” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater by Mary Wisniewski

You don’t come to “Richard III” for history—you come for spectacle and gore, and Chicago Shakespeare delivers.

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Cara Ricketts Goes From Hedda and Hippolyta to Hermione by Darryn King

Cara Ricketts has performed countless juicy roles in some of the greatest works written in the English language: Portia in Julius Caesar, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Celia in A…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:48AM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Katy Sullivan Is Richard III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Beginning February 2 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-nominated Cost of Living star becomes the first woman with a disability to take on the role in a major U.S. production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Non-disabled actor will not ‘alter physicality’ to play Richard III amid disability casting row by Jabed Ahmed

Michelle Terry will play historical king in new Shakespeare production

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:42AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Non-disabled Richard III actor to press on despite calls for recast by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Michelle Terry, who is also the Globe’s artistic director, says she will not alter her physicality for role The artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe has pushed on with playing Richar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM

Katy Sullivan takes on ‘Richard III’ with her own brand of strength at Chicago Shakespeare by Emily McClanathan

Katy Sullivan will be the first woman with a disability to play the title role in a major U.S. production of Shakespeare’s “Richard III.”

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 06:15AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

‘I’m done with pretenders’: disabled actors on reclaiming Richard III by Hannah Simpson

As the Globe faces accusations of ‘cripping up’ with a new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, disabled theatre-makers explain why the role should not be open to all ‘I felt really …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Shakespeare’s Globe criticised for casting able-bodied actor as Richard III by Chris Wiegand

Disabled actors respond to the announcement that Michelle Terry, the Globe’s artistic director, will be taking up the role The announcement of a summer production of Richard III at Shakesp…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Richard III, Starring Colm Feore, Now Available for Streaming by Andrew Gans

Stratford Festival's 2022 production was directed for the stage by Antoni Cimolino and for film by Barry Avrich.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Complete Broadway Cast Set for An Enemy of the People, Starring Jeremy Strong and Michael Imperioli by Darryn King

An Enemy of the People, Amy Herzog's new adaptation of the Ibsen play, directed by Sam Gold, has its complete cast. Performances begin at the Circle in the Square Theatre on February 27 wit…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:54AM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Richard III (Teaser) | STRATFEST@HOME by Stratford Festival

Coming soon to STRATFEST@HOME: Richard III 👑 Charismatic, cunning and utterly ruthless, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Colm Feore) is the very embodiment of lethal ambition as he maneuvers…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:24PM
Monday, January 1, 2024

The best theatre to stream this month: Kings of War, David Tennant’s Hamlet and more by Chris Wiegand

If you can’t get tickets to his Macbeth, Tennant’s acclaimed prince of Denmark is online, along with a spectacular take on three Shakespeare plays by Ivo van Hove Binge on Shakespeare’…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:18AM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Michael Blakemore, Tony Award-Winning Director, Dies at 95 by Darryn King

Michael Blakemore, the actor, writer and Tony Award-winning director, died on December 10, following a short illness. He was 95. The director of acclaimed productions in the U.K. and the U.…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:18PM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tony Nominee Katy Sullivan to Star in Chicago’s Richard III in History-Making Performance by Darryn King

Katy Sullivan will play Shakespeare’s "crook-backed" king in what is believed to be the first major U.S. production of Richard III to feature a woman with a disability in the title role. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:18PM

Katy Sullivan Will Star in Chicago Shakespeare's Richard III by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-nominated Cost of Living star will play the title role, the first woman with a disability to do so in a major U.S. production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

Today on Broadway: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 by Matt Tamanini

Two-Time Tony Winner Frances Sternhagen Dies, Katy Sullivan to Play Richard III, Alex Newel Sings ‘Meadowlark’ “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting …

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:02PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Letters: Bill Kenwright obituary by David Johnson and Rosalind Ross

In the early 1960s Bill Kenwright and I were both in the National Youth Theatre. His broad Merseyside accent provided a high point during our production of Richard III. It’s hard to do pho…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36PM
Sunday, October 22, 2023

SHAKESPEARE/PATRICK PAGE: ‘ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE’ (REVIEW FROM NEW YORK) by Robert Shuman

Bob Shuman I can add colours to the chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, and set the murderous Machiavel to school.  Can I do this, and cannot get a crown?  Tut, were it f…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 12:14PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards