Sunday, April 22, 2018

My Last "King Lear"...At Least for A While by Broadwayandme

Traditions says that King Lear is the most difficult role in the English-speaking theatrical canon. So as soon as actors hit their 50s, they start itching to take on the challenge. Which exp…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Hugh Dennis Leads Killer Cast For TRIAL OF RICHARD III by BroadwayWorld

Shakespeare's King Richard III is standing trial for the murder of heirs, rivals, friends and wives, and you're invited to join the jury for what promises to be a landmark case in UK history.

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Tiffany Villarin Will Join Gregg Mozgala in World Premiere of Teenage Dick at Public Theater by Olivia Clement

Ma-Yi Theater Company presents Mike Lew's contemporary re-imagining of Richard III.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Richard III review at Perth Theatre – ‘the thrill of villainy’ by Thom Dibdin

In a time of Facebook rumour, fake news and false narratives, director Lu Kemp’s Richard III provides a reminder that such lies

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Gregg Mozgala to Star in World Premiere of Teenage Dick at Public Theater by Olivia Clement

The Public teams up with Ma-Yi Theater Company for Mike Lew's contemporary re-imagining of Richard III.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Richard III Redux [or] Sara Beer [is/not] Richard III review at Chapter Arts Centre – ‘thought provoking’ by Jafar Iqbal

Kaite O’Reilly and Sara Beer follow up their 2016 collaboration, Cosy, with an incendiary look at the lack of inclusivity in theatre.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Antony Sher: The Year of the Mad King - extract by Antony Sher

The actor's 'Lear Diaries' tell of his preparation to clamber up theatre's tallest peak for the RSCIn 1982 Antony Sher played the Fool to Michael Gambon’s King in the R…

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Antony Sher: Year of the Mad King - extract by Antony Sher

ANTONY SHER: YEAR OF THE MAD KING The actor's Lear Diaries tell of his preparation to clamber up theatre's tallest peak for the RSCThe actor's Lear Diaries tell of his preparation to cl…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Marin Ireland & More to Lead Summer and Smoke at Classic Stage Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Three Sisters) will take on the central role of Alma Winemiller alongside Nathan Darrow (Richard III) as John Buchanan in a new production of Tennessee Williams&#…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Theater News: Austin Pendleton to Direct New Stage Version of Richard III

Matt de Rogatis will take on the title role.

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Theater Review: Regicide in the Chapel — Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Richard III” by Ian Thal

Steven Barkhimer's mastery of the role's physicality is the key to his expression of its villainy.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cripping the Crip—Is It Time to Reclaim Richard III? by (jdstokely)

By Kaite O'Reilly. Kaite O’Reilly considers how Richard III has been portrayed on stage, the alignment of atypical embodiment with evil and suffering, and her inspiration with The Lla…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Richard III Redux by Kaite O Reilly

Kaite O'Reilly writes on cripping up, and how her new production offers a witty, feminist, alternative disability perspective on Shakespeare's history play. The post Richard III Redux appear…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Lynnea Benson by Zack Calhoon

Lynnea Benson is a co-founder of Frog & Peach Theatre Company and a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. Frog & Peach directing credits: Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Titus …

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Geraldine Stephenson obituary by Dick McCaw

Dancer, choreographer and movement director who worked on hundreds of films, television programmes and stage playsGeraldine Stephenson, who has died aged 93, iwas a dancer, choreographer, mo…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Theater News: Actors' Shakespeare Project Set for Richard III

Opening night is set for February 10.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Barrie Rutter: ‘I’m not everybody’s cup of tea’ by Interview By Liz Hoggard

Northern Broadsides’ director on why he’s quit after 25 years, the failings of the Arts Council and his new show, The Captive QueenBarrie Rutter OBE, 71, was brought up by his father, a …

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Ian McKellen to Play King Lear in London's West End; Producers Eyeing Broadway Run by

Stage legend Ian McKellen will take on the mammoth stage role of King Lear in a revival scheduled to play London's West End, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. Shakespeare'…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Questioning The Casting And The Hump by (ramona)

By Cassidy Dawn Graves. Cassidy Dawn Graves writes about Thomas Ostermeier’s production of Richard III and questions why we still see able-bodied actors playing characters with disabilitie…

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 of 2017 (US and UK edition) by Nicole Serratore

Since I did not end up going to Edinburgh this year I did not have enough shows in the UK to make a separate top 10 list.  So I'm combining US and UK shows this year because it's my lis…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Farinelli and the King by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Giving a performance of the caliber of his earlier Shakespeare’s Globe portrayals of the Countess Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and the title role of "Richard III" which also played Broadway…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

BWW Review: Mark Rylance Returns To Broadway in Unamplified and Candlelit FARINELLI AND THE KING by Michael Dale

Fans of trained actors filling Broadway houses with the richness of their unamplified voices not to mention those who believe electric lights are overrated have reason to rejoice. Shakespea…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Broadway B.O.: Mark Rylance & Spongebob Squarepants Join The Starry Field And The Boss Is Back by Jeremy Gerard

Sweetening an already upbeat week on Broadway, Mark Rylance returned, in Farinelli and the King at the Shubert Organization’s Belasco Theatre, where the Claire van Kampen play brought …

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Friday, November 10, 2017

RICHARD III – Barons Court Theatre ★★ by Debbie Gilpin

Shakespeare's play has been adapted and transported to 1960s London, where the Krays reign supreme and hold the East End in terror – in a nod to these famous twins, Richard himself is spli…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

World Premiere by Hand to God Playwright Robert Askins Among La Jolla's New Season by Andy Lefkowitz

La Jolla Playhouse, the San Diego theater with a rich history of developing works that later play Broadway, has announced three world premieres and one West Coast premiere as part of its 201…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

RICHARD III – Baron’s Court Theatre ❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

This 1960’s set production of Shakespeare’s chilling play has some good ideas – but sadly it doesn’t quite come together in the way it should.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Shakespeare's Rose theatre gets go-ahead to pop up in York by Maev Kennedy

The 13-sided temporary structure, modelled on the Elizabethan playhouse, will house four Shakespeare plays directed by Lindsay Posner and Damien CrudenA 950-capacity pop-up open-air theatre …

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey interview: Political animal by Andrew Todd

After eight years running the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey has done something his critics never expected: made the place a success. He talks to Andrew Todd about battles lost and won – and explai…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

FEATURED SHOW: Front Foot’s Richard III at the Cockpit Theatre, ★★★★★ reviews are in! by Press Releases

Have you booked yet to see Front Foot Theatre's future dystopian take on Shakespeare's Richard III? The production, directed by Lawrence Carmichael, continues at London's Cockpit Theatre unt…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

A Fucking Limping Paradox: Thomas Ostermeier’s Richard III at BAM by Nick Anderson

A white light emits from the mouth of a vintage Shure Unidyne microphone dangling from the ceiling on what looks like an electric vine with various twists and hooks adorned. When Richard com…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Richard III at BAM Harvey Theater by Molly Grogan

Molly Grogan reviews Schaubühne Berlin's production in NYC. The post Review: Richard III at BAM Harvey Theater appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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