Monday, March 4, 2024

Jewish Actress Tracy-Ann Oberman Asked Not To Leave London Theatre Due To Safety Concerns

Although security has been increased at London's Criterion Theatre, The Merchant of Venice star Tracy-Ann Oberman was still asked not to leave the venue following a performance due to pro…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:09PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Cable Street, Southwark Playhouse review - engaging new musical in an impressive staging by Helen Hawkins

The rise of fascism in the 1930s East End is given a human face Hot on the heels of Brigid Larmour’s updating of The Merchant of Venice to the East End in 1936, a spirited new musical acr…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Cable Street review – dazzling musical portrait of a community against fascism by Mark Lawson

Southwark Playhouse, LondonFraming the battle within a 1930s romance and a 2024 walking tour, Adam Lenson’s production has big ballads, hip-hop-ish commentary and high camp Headline politi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

The Merchant of Venice 1936, Criterion Theatre review - radical revamp with a passionate agenda by Helen Hawkins

Tracy-Ann Oberman turns Shylock into a heroic Jewish anti-fascist It’s an unhappy time to be staging Shakespeare’s problematic play, given its antisemitic content, so hats off to adaptor…

SOURCE: at 07:48PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Theatre News: Folger Theatre’s Reading Room Festival – Wrestling with Shakespeare by Anne Valentino

The final day of the Folger Theatre’s Reading Room Festival proved as plucky and spirited as ever. At the center of this Shakespeare-filled Sunday was a staged reading of “Everything Tha…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The Merchant Of Venice 1936 | 2024 West End Trailer by Official London Theatre

Ambition, power and political unrest explode onto the stage in The Merchant Of Venice 1936, direct from the RSC. Starring Tracy-Ann Oberman (Eastenders, Doctor Who) as Shylock, Shakespeare�…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:38AM
Thursday, December 28, 2023

One Critic’s Journal: LA Theater in 2023 by Steven Morris

Land of Idiots By Steven Leigh Morris There’s almost nobody I’ve spoken with who doesn’t anticipate 2024 with dread. The most optimistic assessment is that we’ll be lucky if we ca…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

“Bob’s Holiday Office Party” Turns 26 by Steven Morris

L-R: Front Chloe Taylor, Rob Elk, Andrea Hutchman; Rear: Pat Towne, Johanna McKay, Judy Heneghan, Mark Fite, Joe Keyes, and Peter Breitmayer at door. (Photo by Louisa Gauerke) A Display …

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Friday, November 10, 2023

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 1936 by Libby Purves and Friends

ECHOES OF DARKNESS     Jews gather, laughing and chattering, offering a toast as they run down the aisles to settle downstage for a Passover meal with candles, prayers and the ancient ques…

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Rare opportunity to see a new musical reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice by Aussie Theatre

Melbourne Shakespeare Company will return to the Rose Garden this December, revitalising one of Shakespeare’s rarely produced comedies; The Merchant

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

‘Merchant of Venice’ U.K. Production Ups Security in Wake of Hamas Attacks: ‘It’s Like a Dystopian Nightmare’

The touring production of “The Merchant of Venice 1936” has been targeted by antisemites, its star revealed. Tracy-Ann Oberman, who has starred in “Doctor Who” and “Friday Night Di…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:31AM
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Broadway’s View of the Jew by New York Theater

The photographs below offer a small sample of the many Jewish characters that have been portrayed in plays and musicals on Broadway, focusing on the most familiar and the most recent.  The …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:27AM
Friday, June 9, 2023

See Production Photos From Off-Broadway's The Shylock and the Shakespeareans by Talaura Harms

The world premiere of Edward Einhorn's retelling of The Merchant of Venice is currently running at the New Ohio Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:43PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The Shylock and the Shakespeareans Review by New York Theater

Is “The Merchant of Venice” antisemitic? Was Shakespeare?  “The Shylock and the Shakespeareans,” playwright and director Edward Einhorn’s retelling of the Bard’s long-controver…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:34PM
Monday, June 5, 2023

Review: The Shylock and the Shakespeareans by Erin Kahn

Having seen (read “been positively blown away by”) several of Edward Einhorn’s previous shows produced through Untitled Theater Company No. 61, and being a long-time lover of Shakespe…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Merchant of Venice (Annotated) by Steven Morris

The post The Merchant of Venice (Annotated) appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

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Spite!: “The Merchant of Venice (Annotated)” and “Scintilla” by Steven Morris

These honors recognize how individual artists and productions were affectionately remembered by individuals belonging to our team of generationally, ethnically and gender-diverse writers. T…

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Monday, May 1, 2023
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Merchant of Venice 1936 – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon discovers what critics have been saying about Brigid Larmour and Tracy-Ann Oberman’s new production of The Merchant of Venice 1936, currently on…

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

The Merchant of Venice 1936 review – Shylock takes on Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts by Arifa Akbar

Watford Palace theatreA striking, slick adaptation of Shakespeare’s problematic play sees Tracy-Ann Oberman play a Jewish matriarch up against the fascists of 1930s London In Tracy-Ann Ob…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:00PM
Sunday, February 26, 2023

Tracy-Ann Oberman: ‘Shakespeare could not avoid the attitude of hatred towards Jews at the time he was writing’ by Sarah Crompton

The actor talks to Sarah Crompton about setting ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at the time of Oswald Mosley’s fascists, and her thoughts on trigger warnings

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:30AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

‘Is it antisemitic? Yes’: how Jewish actors and directors tackle The Merchant of Venice by David Jays

Tracy-Ann Oberman’s Shylock, who has been relocated to 1930s Britain, is inspired by her tough great grandma – while Henry Goodman felt shame after losing himself in Shakespeare’s most…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:28PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Doctor Who's Tracy-Ann Oberman to Tour U.K. in The Merchant of Venice 1936 by Leah Putnam

Oberman will star as Shylock in Brigid Larmour's adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:40PM

Fresh take on Shakespeare explores antisemitism via 1930s Cable Street by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

The Merchant of Venice 1936 among four plays to feature at RSC’s reopened Swan theatre this summer A new take on Shakespeare’s controversial play The Merchant of Venice, set in London’…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00AM
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The best theatre to see in 2023, from A Little Life to The Pillowman by Culture Staff,jessie Thompson and Isobel Lewis

‘A Little Life’ comes to the stage, Sheridan Smith and Lily Allen return to the West End, and ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is transported to 1930s Cable Street – we bring you our guid…

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:08AM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The African American Film Critics Association to Honor Broadway

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will present AAFCA Salutes Broadway. The event will honor The Merchant of Venice and Till star John Douglas Thompson, Topdog/Underdog wr…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:37PM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Bill Heck Joins the Lineup as Take Me Out's Original Players Return to Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Complete casting has been announced for the previously reported return of the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Take Me Out. This revival of Richard Greenberg's 2002 play, directed by Scott E…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Made Glorious Summer: Lining Up for Shakespeare in the Park Tickets - Why waiting outdoors for hours for free tickets is always on my family's calenda by Elyse Orecchio

Why waiting outdoors for hours for free tickets is always on my family's calendar --- At 6 a.m. on a recent July morning by Central Park's Delacorte Theater, a woman smiled as my family took…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Friday, July 8, 2022

The Merchant of Venice Reinterpreted Through Lens of Race, Time and Place by Bill Hirschman

Darius Daughtry and Grace Arts Center reimagine The Merchant of Venice in 1940s Fort Lauderdale to examine tensions when when infighting exists within the African American community. The pos…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 11:33AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Drama Desk Award Winners 2022: Spreading the Love Around - 'Clyde's,' 'Company' and 'SIX' win four awards each by Raven Snook

Clyde's, Company and SIX win four awards each --- Talk about spreading the love! No one production dominated the 2022 Drama Desk Awards, which honor shows on Broadway and beyond in NYC. The …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Drama Desk Award Nominations 2022: 'SIX' and 'Kimberly Akimbo' Lead the Pack - Which of your favorites made the list? by Raven Snook

Theatre's return season has been triumphant and rocky. Because of COVID-19, schedules are constantly changing, not just for individual productions but for theatre awards, too. Traditionally,…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

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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