BWW Review: Brave Spirits Opens its Epic History Rep with a Strong 'Richard II' BWW Review: Brave Spirits Opens its Epic History Rep with a Strong 'Richard II'
by Andrew White - Jan 6, 2020

One of D.C.'s finer classical companies, Brave Spirits, has embarked on a two-year repertory of William Shakespeare's history plays. Leading off this ambitious project is Charlene V. Smith's razor-sharp production of a?oeRichard II.a?? Smith has assembled a cast that is assured in its understanding of Shakespeare's language; more importantly, she has nurtured some of the most creative, nuanced readings of the Bard's famous speeches I have ever heard. (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD II at the Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 28, 2017

RICHARD II at The Old Globe with Robert Sean Leonard explores the political shifts and the transfer of power in the downfall of a King. Playing through July 15th at the Old Globe Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD II at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

This Royal Throne of KingsNeill Robertson is having a very good year. After a triumphant turn in Hedwig and the Angry Inch just one month ago, he here presents us with a Richard II that is nothing less than a lesson for us all. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard in The Old Globe's KING RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first offering in the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play will run now through July 15, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is tomorrow, June 18, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at Robert Sean Leonard and the company in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Robert Sean Leonard as KING RICHARD II at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the first offering in the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play will run June 11 - July 15, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run June 11 - 17. Opening night is Sunday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below, plus Robert Sean Leonard in character as King Richard II! (more...)

BWW Review: NSF & Lipscomb's Provocative Take on RICHARD II
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 16, 2017

Carrie Brewer's fiery portrayal of the man who would ultimately become King Henry IV is certain to resonate with audiences for the compelling production of William Shakespeare's Richard II - onstage at Shamblin Theatre through April 23 in a joint production from Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Lipscomb University Theatre - especially in contrast to Caroline Amos' highly theatrical portrayal of the eponymous king whose indecision and lack of personal gravitas results in his ultimate demise. (more...)

RICHARD II Opens in July at OSF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open William Shakespeare's Richard II, directed by Bill Rauch, on July 9 in the Thomas Theatre. Preview performances are offered July 5, 7 and 8. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added on July 12, 27, Sept. 14, 27, October 18 and 25. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For RICHARD II at House of Commons and Arcola Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for RICHARD II at the House of Commons and Arcola Theatre. Jack Gamble and Quentin Beroud's production relocates the action to 21st-century Westminster, where it opens on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. This is the first ever performance of a Shakespeare play in the Palace of Westminster, with only 100 tickets available for the one-off performance on St George's Day (April 23). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's HENRY IV, PART 2 is a Fine Production of an Uninspired Play
by Benjamin Tomchik - Apr 21, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's revival of Henry IV, Part 2 is a fine production filled with terrific acting and some wonderful ensemble moments. Nevertheless, that doesn't stop the play from failing to achieve the dramatic excellence of its prequel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seattle Shakes RICHARD II Lacks Highs and Lows
by Jay Irwin - Jan 12, 2014

I've never particularly been a fan of Shakespeare's histories. To me they amount to a lot of political posturing. But even with all the posturing they usually amount to a story with high stakes for all involved. Unfortunately the pacing and some performances from Seattle Shakespeare Company's current production of "Richard II" are so middle of the road and one note that the show lacked those high stakes and amounted to just so much of that posturing. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's THE HOLLOW CROWN, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The second of Shakespeare's four history chronicle plays comprising 'The Hollow Crown' airs tonight, September 27 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances' on PBS stations (check local listings). Watch a preview below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's THE HOLLOW CROWN, Premiering 9/27
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The second of Shakespeare's four history chronicle plays comprising 'The Hollow Crown' airs September 27 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances' on PBS stations (check local listings). Watch a preview below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - GREAT PERFORMANCES' Richard II, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The Hollow Crown, the lavish new series featuring four of Shakespeare's most compelling history plays will air as the season premiere of Great Performances beginning Today, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. Below, get a sneak peek at RICHARD II! (more...)

Gareth Naeme Talks PBS' Shakespearean Miniseries THE HOLLOW CROWN
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

This ambitious four-part miniseries assembles four of Shakespeare's history plays - Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V - into a single chronological and related narrative. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - GREAT PERFORMANCES' Richard II, Premiering 9/20
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

The Hollow Crown, the lavish new series featuring four of Shakespeare's most compelling history plays will air as the season premiere of Great Performances beginning Friday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. Below, get a sneak peek at RICHARD II! (more...)

Rachel Botchan, Bradford Cover Lead The Pearl's THE PHILANDERER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director) announces the casting for Bernard Shaw's playful satire, THE PHILANDERER. (more...)

Rachel Botchan, Bradford Cover Lead The Pearl's THE PHILANDERER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2012

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director) announces the casting for Bernard Shaw's playful satire, THE PHILANDERER. (more...)

Rachel Botchan, Bradford Cover Lead The Pearl's THE PHILANDERER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2011

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director) announces the casting for Bernard Shaw's playful satire, THE PHILANDERER. (more...)