TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT Extends Through 1/4 at Theatre for a New Audience
Tamburlaine the Great starring John Douglas Thompson, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd into one fast-moving three-hour event with choreography by Sam Pinkleton and music composed by Arthur Solari, extends its broadly-acclaimed run for an additional two weeks through January 4 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. The original closing date was December 21.
A new block of tickets for the two-week extension goes on sale Friday, December 5.The production has also been acclaimed by: The New York Review of Books: "In Tamburlaine the Great, Marlowe turns dramatic poetry into a species of stripped down verbal rock...It has often been hard to imagine how [its] power might be resurrected on a contemporary stage. With the indispensable presence of John Douglas Thompson, Theatre for a New Audience has managed just that at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center;" The New Yorker: "John Douglas Thompson is riveting. Nineteen very gifted actors play sixty characters in this inspired production;" The Village Voice: "Fast, furious, and funny;" Theatermania: "Fascinatingly modern;" New Jersey Newsroom: "A truly memorable experience." Theatre for a New Audience's production of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 Tamburlaine the Great opened Sunday, November 16, and is the play's first major New York production since 1956 on Broadway.Michael Boyd, who edited the two-part epic into one fast-moving three-hour event observes, "The more I work on Marlowe's great double-headed masterpiece, with John Douglas Thompson and this brilliant New York company of actors, the more we see how much Shakespeare learned and stole from him, and understand why." Box Office
A new block of tickets for the two-week extension go on sale Friday, December 5. Single tickets are $55-$85 and may be purchased online at www.tfana.org, by phone at 866-811-4111, or in person at the Theatre for a New Audience Box Office, 262 Ashland Place. Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm. A limited number of premium seats are available for $100. New Deal tickets for ages 30 and under or full-time students of any age are priced at $20 each and can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the box office. Through December 21, the performance schedule remains the same: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:00pm. The extension period performance schedule will include evenings at 7:00pm on Monday, December 22 and 29, Tuesday, December 23 and 30, Friday, December 26 and January 2, Saturday, December 27 and January 3 and 1:00pm on Saturday, December 27 and January 3, and Sunday, December 28 and January 4. There will be no performances on the Christmas Eve, December 24, and Christmas Day, December 25, or on the New Year's Eve, December 31, and New Year's Day, January 1. Subscriptions for Theatre for a New Audience's 2014-2015 Season are $147 for a 3-play package and are available by calling (212) 229-2819, ext. 10. Flex Passes are also available for $208 and include four tickets to be used in any combination over the 2014-2015 Season. For information or to subscribe online, please visit www.tfana.org. Tamburlaine the Great is sponsored by Deloitte. This production is made possible, in part, by support from The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc., the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama. John Douglas Thompson and Theatre for a New Audience are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. Theatre for a New Audience's New Deal Ticket Program is supported by Macy's.