OTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTW
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced performance and ticket on-sale dates for Othello, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). Othello will begin previews on Tuesday, November 22 and open on Monday, December 12 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
NYTW is committed to making tickets available to every production via its CheapTix initiative. For Othello, all tickets for the first two performances, plus a limited number of tickets to all other performances, will be available for $25 via mobile lottery in partnership with TodayTix. The entry period for the first two performances will begin at 12:01am EST on Saturday, September 24 and continue through 12pm EST on Friday, September 30, when winners will be offered the opportunity to purchase $25 tickets. TodayTix allows you to enter the mobile lottery via the app, available in the App Store or Google Play Store.
The entry period for all other performances will begin each performance day at 12:01am EST and continue until winners are notified via push notification 3-4 hours before the selected performance begins. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. A photo ID is required for pickup and lottery tickets and seat locations are subject to availability.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with NYTW once again for this exciting production," said TodayTix co-founder and Executive Chairman, Brian Fenty. "It takes a visionary organization to show such a commitment to making theatre more accessible and affordable which perfectly aligns with the TodayTix mission to use technology to help attract the next generation of theatre-goers."
Single tickets for Othello will go on sale Wednesday, October 5 at 12pm EST at NYTW.org and by phone at 212-460-5475. No in-person sales will be available at the box office on October 5. All tickets are $125 and standard ticketing fees apply to all orders. There will be a limit of 8 tickets per person.
In William Shakespeare's Othello, David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company's The Histories, Selma, Queen of Katwe) and Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Spectre) will be joined by David Wilson Barnes (Bridge of Spies), Marsha Stephanie Blake ("Orange is the New Black"), Rachel Brosnahan ("House of Cards"), Blake DeLong (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Glenn Fitzgerald ("Dirty Sexy Money"), Slate Holmgren (King Lear), Anthony Michael Lopez (The Penalty), Matthew Maher (The Flick), Nikki Massoud (Zealot), Kyle Vincent Terry (Robin Hood), and Finn Wittrock ("American Horror Story").
OTHELLO will feature scenic design by Andrew Lieberman (Look Back in Anger), costume design by David Zinn (An Act of God), lighting design by Jane Cox (Noises Off), sound design by Bray Poor (War), and fight direction by Thomas Schall (The Crucible). Andrew Wade (Matilda) will serve as the voice director and Michael Sexton(Titus Andronicus) will serve as dramaturg and text consultant. Othello is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
New York Theatre Workshop, now in its fourth decade of incubating important new works of theatre, continues to honor its mission to explore perspectives on our collective history and respond to the events and institutions that shape all our lives. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village, NYTW presents four new productions, over 80 readings and numerous workshop productions for over 45,000 audience members. NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs, including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies and artist fellowships. Since its founding, NYTW has produced over 100 new, fully staged works, including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde; Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla; Martha Clarke's Vienna: Lusthaus; Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, A Number andLove and Information; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Aftermath; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh's Once; Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher; David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus; and seven acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW's productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.
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