Photo Flash: Kevin Spacey as RICHARD III for The Bridge Project!
On June 29, 2011, The Bridge Project opened Richard III starring The Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic in London. The production will embark on an international tour including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Spain's Centro Niemeyer, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Singapore Repertory Theatre, arriving at BAM's Harvey Theater in New York on January 10, 2012. The production will take its final bow at BAM on March 4, 2012. Check out Spacey as Richard III below!
Now playing The Old Vic through September 11, tickets will be available through the BAM box office this fall. The Bridge Project is again being directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, with whom Kevin Spacey worked on the film American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards.
The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences.
The complete Acting Company is as follows: Maureen Anderman (Duchess of York), Stephen Lee Anderson (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Jeremy Bobb (Catesby & 2nd Murderer & 2nd Citizen ), Nathan Darrow (Lord Grey & Richmond), Jack Ellis (Lord Hastings), Haydn Gwynne (Queen Elizabeth), Chuk Iwuji (Buckingham), Isaiah Johnson (Rivers & Lord Mayor), Gemma Jones (Queen Margaret), Andrew Long* (King Edward IV & Bishop of Ely), Katherine Manners (Young Prince Richard), Howard Overshown (Brackenbury & Keeper & Sir Thomas Vaughan ), Simon Lee Phillips (Tyrell & 3rd Citizen & Norfolk), Gary Powell (Lord Lovel & 1st Murderer & 1st Citizen), Michael Rudko (Lord Stanley), Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne), Kevin Spacey (Richard, Duke of Gloucester), Gavin Stenhouse (Dorset & Urswick), Hannah Stokely (Edward), and Chandler Williams (George, Duke of Clarence).
Richard III will play the Athens & Epidaurus Festival July 29-31, 2011, the Hong Kong Arts Festival September 16-18, 2011, Centro Niemeyer, Spain September 28 - 1 October and the Singapore Repertory Theatre November 17-26, 2011.
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