Thursday, July 28, 2022

Cast Set for World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's San Francisco-Set, Modern-Verse Translation of King Lear by Andrew Gans

Eric Ting and Dawn Monique Williams will co-direct Lear at Cal Shakes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM
Monday, July 25, 2022

Tony Nominee Paul Sorvino, Known for Goodfellas, Law & Order, Dies at 83 by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony-nominated actor Paul Sorvino, known for screen roles in Goodfellas and Law & Order, has died at the age of 83. According to The New York Times, he died at the Mayo Clinic in Jackson…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:48PM
Sunday, July 17, 2022

The week in theatre: Patriots; The Tempest; King Lear by Susannah Clapp

Almeida, London; Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath; Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonTom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive oligarch drama; Deborah Warner directs a fine Tempest; an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Jonathan Bailey to Join Matt Bomer in Showtime's FELLOW TRAVELERS Limited Series

On the stage, Bailey has most recently starred in Marianne Elliott’s sold-out revival of Cock, which opened to rave reviews in March 2022. Bailey previously collaborated with Elliott for t…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:52PM
Friday, July 8, 2022

PAUL SCOFIELD: AN ACTOR FOR ALL SEASONS by Ron Fassler

Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More in the film of “A Man for All Seasons” (1966).The title of Garry O’Connor’s 2002 biography Paul Scofield: An Actor for All Seasons seemed an appropr…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 09:23AM
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Influential theater director Peter Brook dies at 97 by Bob Mondello

Brook's work ranged from classical star-studded productions to radical experiments in theater. He reinvented King Lear and explored the fragility of civilization in the film Lord of the Flie…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:42PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

10+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend July 1-4 - See 'A Capitol Fourth, Julie Taymor's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' James Monroe Iglehar by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, July 1 to Monday July 4, for free…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Ralph Fiennes Returns to the New York Stage to Star as Robert Moses in David Hare's Straight Line Crazy by Caitlin Moynihan

Ralph Fiennes is returning to the New York stage this fall in the U.S. premiere of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy. The production will play The Shed following its run at The Bridge The…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:54PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 24-26 - See 'Trevor the Musical,' 'Mrs. Warren's Profession,' 'Miss You Like Hell' and more by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, for f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, June 20, 2022

King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe review - eviscerates emotionally while illuminating a society rotten with lies by Rachel Halliburton

The disconnect between rhetoric and genuine meaning feels very contemporary Kathryn Hunter’s performance as Lear forges its heat from contradictions. She is as frail as she is strong, as d…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 07:24AM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

King Lear review – Kathryn Hunter’s frail, fond old ruler almost unbearably affecting by Mark Lawson

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonBack in the role she first played in 1997, Hunter uses her extraordinary transformative powers to show us the king as a geriatric child at the head of a disinteg…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 17-20 - See Michael Urie in 'Jane Anger,' 'The Chinese Lady,' 'Gong Lum’s Legacy' and more by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 20, for f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Nazlah Black by Zack Calhoon

Nazlah Black (they/them) is a physical theatre artist and intimacy professional whose most recent directing and devising credits include #Beavers (The Anthropologists, NYC) and Olive Struts …

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 05:37PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Tony Awards and More to Watch Online This Weekend June 10-12 - See the Tony Awards, Mikhail Baryshnikov in 'The Orchard,' Pulitzer finalist 'Circl by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12, for f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

15 Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 3-5 - See Joe Papp documentary, a new play by Matthew López, concerts by Reeve Carney and Eva by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5, for fre…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Memorial Day Weekend May 27-30 - See 'Keeping Company with Sondheim,' National Memorial Day Concert, an Al by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 27 to Monday, Ma…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend May 20-22 - Shakespeare in the Park's 'Merry Wives, MCC Theater's 'Miscast, Red Bull Theater's 'Ma by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22, for fre…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Macbeth by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why We Have Questions About Macbeth By: Iris Wiener May 22, 2022: Sam Gold certainly takes a unique spin on Shakespeare, though sometimes his forays into originality demons…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:05AM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Macbeth **, Mr. Saturday Night **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward Mary 16, 2022: You know you’re in trouble at a production of Macbeth when the three witches look like they’re about to start a cooking class at a suburban shopping m…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:57AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend May 13-15 - See 'Anything Goes' with Sutton Foster, Jason Robert Brown and Judy Kuhn concerts, and by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, for fre…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Saturday, May 7, 2022

‘Macbeth’ reviews: Sam Gold’s ‘overthought’ production led by Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga by David Buchanan

The final production of the historic 2021-2022 Broadway season reaches back to the early modern era for inspiration with a remounting of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Tony-winner Sa…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:00AM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend May 6-8 - See a special Mother's Day concert, Andrea McArdle celebrating 'Annie,' Broadway's 'Alle by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this Mother's Day weekend, Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Playwright David Eldridge: ‘What’s important to me is to move people’ by Rachel Cooke

The dramatist and West Ham fan on exploring what it means to be a couple in his trilogy of plays and how King Lear blew his mind David Eldridge is an acclaimed dramatist and screenwriter. Bo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:33AM
Friday, April 29, 2022

‘Macbeth’ Broadway Review: Daniel Craig And Ruth Negga Take Stab At Killer Chemistry In Uneven Reign Of Shakespeare’s Ambitious Royals by Greg Evans

A very busy Broadway season comes to a close with its final production, and Sam Gold’s staging of Macbeth starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga is nothing if not a dynamic attempt to cap an…

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:03PM
Friday, April 15, 2022

Queen Lear review – all-female acting troupe do a village Shakespeare by Phuong Le

This heartwarming documentary about local villagers touring rural Turkey is full of transformative encounters and communal enjoyment In the opening scenes of Pelin Esmer’s heartwarming doc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Sad! Is Donald Trump just too boring for a grand Shakespearean makeover? by Michael Billington

Bertie Carvel is brilliant in The 47th, Mike Bartlett’s ingenious play about the former US president, but the real parallel is not with the Bard’s kings but his hollow braggarts If you w…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12AM
Friday, April 8, 2022

Elizabeth Marvel Joins New Color Purple Film by Lindsey Sullivan

Fresh off of landing a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her performance as Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Elizabeth Marvel has joined the cast of The Color Purple. Variety …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM
Friday, February 11, 2022

Marcus Gardley's King Lear, Starring Keith David, Available From Play On Podcasts

Gardley's translation of the classic tragedy will get a staged production at California Shakespeare Theater.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:06AM
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Denzel Washington Aims to Star in KING LEAR in 2023

Academy Award and Tony-winning actor Denzel Washington has revealed that he hopes to take on the role of Shakespeare's King Lear as his next project.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:59PM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

‘Cupcake Wars’ Meets ‘King Lear,’ and Designers Meet Each Other by American Theatre Editors

1812 Productions didn't just come up with a way to collaborate with designers on mini-stagings of 'King Lear' during the pandemic---they also turned it into a bake-off-style web series.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:23PM
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

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