Monday, November 26, 2018

Shakespeare Veteran Al Pacino to Play King Lear on the Big Screen by Andy Lefkowitz

Al Pacino has signed on to play the greatest role ever written in new screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear, according to The Guardian. Oscar nominee Michael Radford will …

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Arcola Theatre in Association with Maya Ellis Present World Première of “Stop and Search” by Blouin Artinfo

Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis recently announced the world premiere of “Stop and Search,” by Gabriel Gbadamosi, through an official release. Artistic Director of Arcola T…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Austin Pendleton’s Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III Will Return Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Pendleton and Matt de Rogatis will reprise their performances for three nights at Theater for the New City.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Ian McKellen to Celebrate 80th Birthday with 80-Venue U.K. Tour of New Solo Show by Andy Lefkowitz

What a way to celebrate! Stage-and-screen legend Ian McKellen has announced an 80-venue U.K. tour of the new solo show Ian McKellen on Stage in honor of his 80th birthday. Sean Mathias …

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Wars Of The Roses: Henry VI & Richard III by Barry Gordin

November 3. 2018:  Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) announced that due to popular demand they will be presenting Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Shipwreck” at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Shipwreck” will be on stage from February 11, 2019 through March 30, 2019, at Almeida Theatre, London.Anne Washburn (“The Twilight Zone,” “Mr Burns”) returns to the Almeida with…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Switzerland, Starring Phyllis Logan as Noted Author Patricia Highsmith, Set for West End Transfer by Andy Lefkowitz

Joanna Murray-Smith's acclaimed psychological thriller Switzerland, about the life of late author Patricia Highsmith, will soon move to London's Ambassador Theatre. The transfer from…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Photo Flashback: Al Pacino Stars as RICHARD III in 1979 by Walter McBride

Today, we're bringing you a flashback photo of the marquee at the Cort Theatre from 1979, when Al Pacino starred in Richard III

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Tom Mothersdale to play The Hunchback King in Richard III

Tom Mothersdale is set to star as Richard III, Duke of Gloucester, in Shakespeare’s Richard III, a brand-new production heading to the Alexandra Palace Theatre next year.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Headlong to stage Richard III at newly refurbished Alexandra Palace by Georgia Snow

Headlong has announced it is co-producing a new staging of Richard III, with Tom Mothersdale in the title role. Richard III will

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Headlong to reopen Alexandra Palace Theatre with Richard III by Robin Johnson

John Haidar will direct Tom Mothersdale in an imaginative new staging of Richard III in Spring 2019. The post Headlong to reopen Alexandra Palace Theatre with Richard III appeared first on O…

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Headlong Presents RICHARD III With Tom Mothersdale As Richard by BroadwayWorld

John Haidar directs Tom Mothersdale as Shakespeare's most notorious and complex villain, Richard III. This inventive new staging is a co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Br…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

DruidShakespeare: Richard III review at Abbey Theatre, Dublin – ‘a remarkable portrayal’ by Jane Coyle

Ian McKellen’s fascist dictator, Antony Sher’s bottled spider, Jonjo O’Neill in biker leathers – they rank among the most memorable recent incarnations

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hamlet/Richard III review – Ruth Negga plays the Prince with priceless precision by Michael Billington

Gate/Abbey theatre, DublinYaël Farber’s Hamlet offers freshly minted thrills, while Aaron Monaghan brings demonic glee to the role of Richard IIIShakespeare, unusually, dominates the two …

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The week in theatre: Queen Margaret; The Village; Misty – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Exchange, Manchester; Theatre Royal East Stratford; Trafalgar Studios, LondonJade Anouka is compelling in Jeanie O’Hare’s bold take on Shakespeare and the life of Margaret of Anjou…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Reviews: Richard III, Emma and The Man of Mode at The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA by Tim Treanor

The skies opened up as Route 66, going west, became Route 81, going south, frustrating my vow to drive at 80 mph for the rest of the way. We had left at ten after ten, a reasonable enough st…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Full Cast Announced for “Mrs Dalloway” by Blouin Artinfo

Arcola Theatre and Forward Arena recently announced the full cast for Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs Dalloway”, a new adaptation by Hal Coase. Thomas Bailey, co-Artistic Director of Forward Are…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Peter O'Toole's Petruchio to Diana Rigg's Cordelia: Shakespeare by Angus McBean – in pictures

Featuring Christopher Plummer as Richard III, Vivien Leigh as Viola and Charles Laughton as Bottom, Shakespeare by McBean is a volume of the photographer’s shots at the RSC between 1945-62…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Nancy Nichols by Zack Calhoon

Nancy Nichols is currently performing in Hip to Hip Theatre Company’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well which marks her 28th show with her husband, Joel Leffert! Since her fir…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hamlet (an Experience) review at Sweet Novotel, Edinburgh – ‘sensitive, immersive interpretation’ by Paul Vale

Following on from last year’s Richard III (a One-Woman show), Emily Carding takes on the role of the Danish prince in Hamlet

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Review of ‘War of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III’ by Sylvia Baeza

THE BOTTOM LINE: Produced by Ruth Stage, War of the Roses tells the tale of Richard III’s wicked manipulation to make his way to the throne. If you are looking for elaborate sets and perio…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

'African Company Presents Richard III' review: The true story of a 19th century theater company in New York by Kerry Reid

Director Ron OJ Parson’s staging of Athol Fugard’s “Blood Knot” caused a stir earlier this summer at Wisconsin’s American Players Theatre due to the casting of a white actor in the…

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BWW Review: Austin Pendleton Creates a Shakespearean Combo in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III by Michael Dale

The stage is quite empty, save for a makeshift throne in a corner and a couple of rows of ordinary looking chairs in the back, where actors not involved with scenes sit. The costumes are con…

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

This Week on Broadway for August 12, 2018: Twelfth Night by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Twelfth Night @ Delacorte Theater, Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III @ HB Studio, Be More Chill @ Signature Center,…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III by Darryl Reilly

That renowned man of the theater Austin Pendleton’s concept to adapt and combine portions of William Shakespeare’s "Henry VI, Part 3" with Richard III is intriguing and textually success…

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Nature of Villainy in Wars of The Roses: Henry VI & Richard III by Sandi Durell

  By Marcina Zaccaria   Austin Pendleton successfully combines two Shakespearean plays in Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III, bringing the best of actor’s theater to t…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

War of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III: Losing Shakespeare Battles by David Finkle

★★ The history play combination, directed by Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch, too often fires blanks The post War of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III: Losing Shakespeare Battles …

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Theater Review: CSC’s “Richard III” — Divine Devilry by Erik Nikander

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Richard III is a deft, gripping version of Shakespeare's vision of malevolence, staged with verve and vision.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Cast Announced for La Jolla Playhouse World Premiere of Will Power’s Seize the King by Andrew Gans

Jaime Castañeda will direct the interpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2018 Innovative Theatre Awards Nominees by Wendy Caster

The 2018 Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony is September 24, 2018. The nominees are as follows:OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLEDanielle Amendola, Jessica Banegas, Ryan Hunt, Kelsey Martin, Joe…

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Odds & Ends: Ali Stroker, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Mary Testa to Lead Immersive Oklahoma! & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Ali Stroker, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Mary Testa to Lead Immersive Oklahoma! Casting is set for Daniel Fish's reimag…

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