Sunday, February 25, 2024

The week in theatre: An Enemy of the People; King Lear; Double Feature – review by Susannah Clapp

Duke of York’s; Almeida; Hampstead, LondonMatt Smith heads a rousing adaptation of Ibsen for a bruised world; Danny Sapani and co lean into the storm in Yaël Farber’s liberating Lear. P…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

King Lear, Almeida Theatre review - Danny Sapani dazzles in this spartan tragedy by Mert Dilek

Yaël Farber presents Shakespeare’s blistering play with bravura Less than three years after her magnificent Macbeth, Yaël Farber returns to the Almeida with another Shakespeare tragedy. …

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Friday, February 16, 2024

King Lear review – Yaël Farber’s modern-dress take is shockingly vicious and supremely moving by Arifa Akbar

Almeida Theatre, LondonThe set is a marvel, the performances are electric and the ending – with Lear raging and trembling in a hospital gown on the heath – is profoundly tragic Yaël Far…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Shoshana Bean, Alex Newell, Jordan Fisher & More to Perform at Broadway Backwards by Hayley Levitt

Over a dozen Broadway stars have joined the lineup for this year's Broadway Backwards, the annual one-night only benefit concert featuring show tunes reimagined as queer anthems and love b…

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Bell Shakespeare announces cast for King Lear, the company’s first production of the play in over a decade by Aussie Theatre

Bell Shakespeare has today announced the cast for King Lear. For the first time since 2010, the company re-explores Shakespeare’s

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Monday, February 12, 2024

King Lear Presented By Frog and Peach Theatre Company by Victoria Dammer

Frog and Peach Theatre Co. presents a sensational performance of King Lear and it's jam-packed with narcissism, betrayal, love and death, and so much more.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

King Lear – Frog and Peach  by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Elise Nussbaum . . . . Pre-show house music of Guns n’ Roses, the Ramones, and Nirvana promised a “rock and roll” King Lear, but Frog & Peach Theatre Company’s …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:30PM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Rage and Fury: Calixto Bieito Stages Aribert Reimann’s “Lear” at the Teatro Real Madrid by Maria Delgado

Shakespeare’s King Lear has defied composers who refused invitations to render this bleakest of tragedies into opera: Berlioz, Britten, Verdi were all at some point approached about an ope…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Succession Emmy Winner Sarah Snook Eyes Broadway Debut with Dorian Gray by Darryn King

Succession’s Sarah Snook is bound for Broadway, according to a report in the New York Post. A source tells the Post that The Picture of Dorian Gray, a one-woman show starring Snook in 26 …

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Almeida Theatre announces cast for Yael Farber’s production of King Lear by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Almeida Theatre announces cast for Yael Farber's production of King Lear This post Almeida Theatre announces cast for Yael Farber’s production of King Lear first appeared o…

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

Glenda Jackson remembered by Gordon Brown by Guardian Staff

9 May 1936 – 15 June 2023The politician recalls the actor and fellow Labour MP, a passionate campaigner for social justice who never exploited fame to advance her career Julian Sands reme…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Monday, December 4, 2023

The best of theater in 2023 by Peter Marks

“King Lear,” “Stereophonic,” “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Sunset Boulevard” were heartening examples of theater’s enduring power.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:06AM
Saturday, December 2, 2023

King Lear

The post King Lear appeared first on Australian Arts Review.

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Friday, December 1, 2023

Opera Review: ‘The Promised End’ at Source Theatre by Seth Rose

To those without much opera knowledge, it sounds like the setup to a highbrow joke: what do you get when you cross Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” with Shakespeare’s “King Lear?” To f…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

OK, Kenneth Branagh isn’t great as King Lear – but have you seen his abs? | Zing Tsjeng by Zing Tsjeng

From Daniel Radcliffe to Paul Mescal, a star name will fill theatres. And if most of the audience aren’t there for the acting, that’s not always a bad thing Poor Kenneth Branagh. His Wes…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Sunday, November 5, 2023

The week in theatre: King Lear; Lyonesse; Pied Piper – review by Susannah Clapp

Wyndham’s; Harold Pinter; Battersea Arts Centre, LondonKenneth Branagh savours Lear’s words rather too much; Kristin Scott Thomas and co are left high and dry in Cornwall; but at BAC, a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Kenneth Branagh-Led King Lear? by Margaret Hall

The production plays London's West End before transferring to Off-Broadway's The Shed.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:24AM

REVIEW: King Lear, Wyndham’s Theatre, London ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Kenneth Branagh in Shakespeare's King Lear now playing for a limited season at Wyndham's Theatre, London. This post REVIEW: King Lear, Wyndham’s Thea…

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Review: KING LEAR, Wyndham's Theatre

Alarm bells ring when a director stars in the play they are also directing. Even if that director is Sir Kenneth Branagh. Nine times out of ten the production falls flat and the audience are…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:55AM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

King Lear, Wyndham's Theatre review – Kenneth Branagh helms a pared-down tragedy by Mert Dilek

Shakespeare meets Game of Thrones in an efficient but emotionally stilted production Few would have imagined that Kenneth Branagh’s return to the West End would see him garbed in fur-lined…

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King Lear review – Kenneth Branagh’s fast and feverish tragedy by Arifa Akbar

Wyndham’s theatre, LondonAt two hours with no interval, the actor-director’s production hurtles past at such speed that the depths of the play are too rarely realised Kenneth Branagh has…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03PM

Review: Kenneth Branagh’s Short, Shallow ‘King Lear’ by Matt Wolf

The veteran actor directs and plays the title role in a brisk and curiously weightless London production.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 07:37PM
Friday, October 27, 2023

West End Theatergoers Grumble as Prices for the Best Seats Surge by Alex Marshall

Concern is growing that a night at the theater in London is becoming unaffordable, especially when a production has starry names, like Kenneth Branagh’s “King Lear.”

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:19PM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

King Lear (Trailer) | Stratford Festival 2023 by Stratford Festival

"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods." For tickets, visit ➡️

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:25PM
Friday, October 13, 2023

The Cast of King Lear Play "Charades" | Stratford Festival 2023 by Stratford Festival

Watch the cast of #SFKingLear in a game of charades! Featuring Déjah Dixon-Green, Shannon Taylor, Gordon Patrick White, Austin Eckert, Devin MacKinnon and Rylan Wilkie. For tickets, visit �…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:37PM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Is King Lear a mountain or molehill? How to play the tragic monarch and ‘stupid old fart’ by Michael Billington

Paul Scofield, Ian McKellen and Glenda Jackson have all redefined Shakespeare’s unpredictable ruler – a role in which actors usually succeed Kenneth Branagh is set to play, and direct, K…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:07AM
Friday, September 22, 2023

Bell Shakespeare announces 2024 Season by Aussie Theatre

The company’s first production of Shakespeare’s epic King Lear in over a decade, a touring production of A Midsummer Night’s

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Cast of King Lear Plays "Charades: Shakespeare Edition" | Stratford Festival 2023 by Stratford Festival

Who will prevail in the battle of Cornwall vs. Albany? ⚔️ Watch the cast of #SFKingLear in a game of charades! Featuring Déjah Dixon-Green, Shannon Taylor, Gordon Patrick White, Austin…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:49PM
Monday, September 4, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1983 vs 2023 - The Good Stuff II by JK

 40 Years of Broadway: 1983 vs 2023 - The Good Stuff II In the first part of "The Good Stuff," we talked about administrative/economic aspects of the Broadway experience (HERE). Today,…

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Monday, August 21, 2023

Review: Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ models how to trust a text by Lily Janiak

Paul Whitworth in the tragedy’s title role gives line readings that leave flesh wounds.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 02:13PM

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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