King Lear

Ages: 12+
Opened: April 9, 1978
Closing: April 23, 1978

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Cast Set For BURNT AT THE STAKE at Shakespeare's Globe
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2023

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the casting of Burnt at the Stake, or the Whole of the Truth, a celebration of bold new writing in the Globe Theatre on 13 October. Learn more about who is starring in the show here!

Cast Set For A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Northern Stage
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2023

 Northern Stage has announced casting for a newly reimagined production of the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, with performances this holiday season from November 21 to December 31, 2023 in the Byrne Theater at the Barrette Center for the Arts. Learn more about who is starring in the show here!

Review: KING LEAR at Shakespeare Dallas
by Sam Lisman - Oct 4, 2023

With temperatures finally dropping, now is the perfect time to go to the Park and see this outstanding cast bring this drama to life with passion and verve. This production is simply too good to miss.

Photos: Inside Rehearsals for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's KING LEAR
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 3, 2023

Images have been released from inside the rehearsal room for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s King Lear. Check out the photos here.

Cast Set for GHOSTS at Shakespeare's Globe
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2023

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast of Ghosts, the opening show of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season. Find out who is starring in the production here!

New Play FLAWLESS Comes to Theater for the New City in November
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2023

Theater for the New City presents Flawless, a tale of enchantment written by Robin Goldfin, based on and inspired by an award-winning essay by Canadian writer David J. Lawless. Learn more about this new play and find out how to get tickets here!

Cast Set For Museum of the Home's ON RAILTON ROAD
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2023

Sharing a powerful and moving story of queer communities in Brixton and domestic spaces, On Railton Road is the first theatre production to be staged at Hackney’s amazing Museum of the Home. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!

Washington National Opera Presents Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET, November 4�"18
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2023

Washington National Opera presents Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Simon Godwin and starring Adam Smith and Rosa Feola.

SUNSET BOULEVARD Leads Our Top Ten West End Shows for October
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 1, 2023

The West End is bursting with amazing shows this October. The stars are out: Nicole Scherzinger, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Kenneth Branagh, Giles Terera and Joseph Fiennes are just some of the actors treading the boards of the capital this month.

Whitney White Returns For MACBETH IN STRIDE at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company, in association with Philadelphia Theatre Company and Brooklyn Academy of Music, has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of Macbeth In Stride. Learn more about the show here!

Lucy Peacock Will Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

The Stratford Festival is honouring Lucy Peacock with this year's Legacy Award. The gala, hosted by Sheila McCarthy, will be held at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, October 2. Learn more about Lucy here!

GAME OF THRONES' Owen Teale Will Play Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Melbourne
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

Tony Award winner and international screen star, Owen Teale will play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the triumphant return season of A Christmas Carol.  Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Victoria Blunt Will Perform Additional VANYA Performance in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2023

Victoria Blunt will perform a public understudy performance of Chekhov’s VANYA adapted by Simon Stephens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 6 October at 3pm. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Opens Its 2023-2024 Season With GASLIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2023

MRT Gaslight opens its 2324 season with a thrilling production. Get ready for a captivating experience.

Bill English, Nkrumah Gatling, Teal Wicks & More to Star in RAGTIME at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

Signature Theatre has revealed the cast and creative team for the epic musical Ragtime, with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Hadi Tabbal & More to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE at Folger Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for The Winter’s Tale at Folger Theatre! The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare romance that takes audiences on an exhilarating journey, weaving together a series of complex relationships.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

HighTide has revealed full casting for the upcoming tour of Ghost Stories By Candlelight, Elayce Ismail directs Katie Cherry (Sara and Izzy), Elizabeth Crarer (Natalie and Mary) and Loren O’Dair (Balladeer) in this modern twist on the genre.

Here's How to Get Discounted Tickets to KING LEAR at Wyndham's Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2023

Following the sale of approximately one hundred £20 tickets per performance of King Lear, the producers announced the planned release of additional £20 tickets via three schemes. Learn how to get discounted tickets for King Lear here!

Matthew López's Hilarious THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE At Center REP, November 4- 26
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2023

Center Repertory Company will present The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew López (The Inheritance, The Whipping Man, Somewhere, the book of the Broadway musical Some Like it Hot, and Amazon Studios' Red, White & Royal Blue).

Review: LEAR'S FOOL, Bard in the Botanics
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 20, 2023

Bard in the Botanics is proud to present the Scottish premiere of David Henry Wilson’s beautiful, funny and tender drama, imagining what becomes of King Lear’s Fool, after the character disappears from Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Adaptation of THE COLD WAR Comes to the Almeida Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, directs Conor McPherson’s adaptation of Paweł Pawlikowski’s Academy Award-nominated Cold War, featuring music from the original film alongside songs by Grammy Award-winner Elvis Costello. Learn more about the performance and how to get tickets here!

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Unveils Cast and Creative Team for Welsh-Language Adaptation of RHINOSEROS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

Dive into the world of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru's new production, Rhinoseros, a Welsh-language adaptation of Ionesco's classic. Rhodri Meilir leads a stellar cast in this absurdist masterpiece exploring themes of society and extremism. Don't miss this unique theatrical experience across Wales.

Shakespeare's Globe Reveals Company For IF IT PLEASE YOU
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the company of If It Please You, a night of glam, high camp and drag inspired by Shakespeare. Learn more about the event and how to attend here!

Photos: First Look: Tanea Renee As 'Billie Holiday' In Baltimore Center Stage's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2023

Baltimore’s own Tanea Renee has returned to the stage as Billie Holiday in a new production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Baltimore Center Stage.  See photos from the production.

Deaf, Hearing and Hard-of-Hearing Actors to Star in PRIVATE JONES at Goodspeed Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2023

Goodspeed Musicals has revealed the cast for Private Jones, an exciting and innovative new musical inspired by the true story of a deaf Welsh sniper in World War I. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

Cast Announced For Carly Churchill's Wickedly Funny OWNERS At Jermyn Street Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2023

Today, Jermyn Street Theatre announces the casting of its timely revival of Caryl Churchill's wickedly funny first play about power, property, and possession.

Andrew Burnap and Danny Wolohan Complete The Cast of SPAIN at Second Stage Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

The complete cast has been revealed for SPAIN by Jen Silverman and directed by Tyne Rafaeli at Second Stage Theater. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Guthrie Theater Sets Cast & Creative Team for 49th Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

The Guthrie Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for its 49th production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Lavina Jadhwani and directed by Addie Gorlin-Han, based on the original direction by Joseph Haj. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Shirine Babb Joins A BEAUTIFUL NOISE as the 'Doctor' Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2023

Shirine Babb will begin performances in the role of the ‘Doctor’ in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical starting on Friday, September 22. Learn more about Babb and get tickets to the musical here!

Pulse Theatre to Present CHASING HAPPY by Michel Wallerstein at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2023

Pulse Theatre will present Chasing Happy a new comedy by Michel Wallerstein at Theater Row. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

New Productions Of Shaw and Sartre Kickoff A Salvation And Damnation Repertory For Quintessence Theatre Group
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Quintessence Theatre Group launches Season XIV of epic theatre with George Bernard Shaw’s stinging comedy Major Barbara and Jean-Paul Sartre’s fierce take on the afterlife, No Exit. Learn more about the shows, and find out how to get tickets here!

1/52 Project, Founded By Beowulf Boritt, Reveals This Year's Recipients
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

The 1/52 Project, the financial grant program founded by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, has selected the second round of seven early-career designer recipients to benefit from $88,000 in grants. Learn more about this year's recipients here!

Cast Set For ANNE FRANK, A MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

After a sold out debut in 2019 (at the Center for Jewish History), Anne Frank, a Musical, returns Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre. Learn more about the cast, and how to get tickets here!

Cast and Creative Team Set For TWELFTH NIGHT at Chicago Shakespeare Theater 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night. Learn more about who is starring in the production here!

Stratford Festival Extends MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT for Two Weeks
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

Don't miss out on the extended run of Monty Python's Spamalot at the Stratford Festival. Find out all the details about this limited time extension and plan your visit today!

LaChanze, Teal Wicks, and More Will Perform at The Moon Theater Company's AMPLIFY 2023
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Houses on The Moon Theater Company has announced the lineup of performers and special guests headlining their AMPLIFY 2023 Gala Celebration on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Learn more about the event here!

Paul Chahidi and Paul Ready Join TWELFTH NIGHT: FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY at Shakespeare's Globe
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced further casting for Twelfth Night: For One Night Only. Learn more about the production and find out who is starring in it here!

Orange Tree Theatre Reveals Casting For Mustapha Matura's MEETINGS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2023

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Mustapha Matura's Meetings. Learn more about who is starring in the production here!

Interview: Tony Award-Winner Beth Leavel Takes The Stage At The Blue Strawberry This October
by James Lindhorst - Sep 5, 2023

The Blue Strawberry welcomes Broadway and Muny veteran Beth Leavel for two cabaret performances on October 21st and 22nd. Broadway World had the opportunity to sit down with her and chat about her upcoming shows. She shared, “the audience will get to hear stories and songs from my sordid career.” Leavel continued, “there will be moments that will surprise you and some stories that you haven’t heard before that have actually happened.” She added the show is filled with lots of laughs and some great showtunes.

September Lineup Revealed For The Meighen Forum
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2023

The Meighen Forum brings more insight to the Stratford Festival this September. Learn more about the full lineup here!

Stratford Festival Mourns The Loss Of Marti Maraden
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2023

Stratford Festival has shared news of the death of Marti Maraden, an artistic director, actor and director of rare skill, as well as a beloved colleague and mentor. She died Thursday, August 31, while visiting family in Sweden, having suddenly fallen ill. She was 78 years old. 

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP to Open in September At The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2023

Get ready for an evening of suspense and intrigue as Agatha Christie's iconic murder mystery, THE MOUSETRAP, opens on September 8th at The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Don't miss your chance to experience the longest-running play of all time before it closes.

Berkshire Theatre Group Reveals Cast for the Upcoming Production of COPENHAGEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2023

Get all the latest updates on Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming production of Copenhagen. Find out who has been cast in the lead roles and when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show. Don't miss this limited engagement - learn more now!

California Shakespeare Theater Announces New Events For AT THE BRUNS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2023

Today, California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced four new events as part of its “At the Bruns” series—Notes 4 Hope’s Oktoberbrest brings Michael Franti (Spearhead) on October 6, 2023; Sewan American Indian Dance on September 30, 2023;Food Bank Players’ production of Romeo and Juliet on September 29, 2023; and the world premiere screening of A Midsummer Night’s D&D on October 7, 2023.

Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds and Greta Scacchi Will Lead Oliver Goldsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2023

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Artistic Director Tom Littler directs Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds as Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle, with David Horovitch and Greta Scacchi as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, joined by Sabrina Bartlett, Richard Derrington, Guy Hughes, and Robert Mountford in this celebration of chaos and courtship.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Comes to Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2023

Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 60th Anniversary 2023-24 season with the timeless passionate tour-de-force, Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, freely adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Associate Artistic Director Nelson T. Eusebio III. Performances run September 5 through 24, 2023, at Spencer Theatre.   

The Everyman Launches Autumn Season of Entertainment
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

The Everyman has launched its new season with a programme that promises something for everyone.  Learn more about the lineup here!

EURYDICE Comes to City Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

City Theatre at Sacramento City College brings acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a reimagined take on the classical myth of Eurydice and Orpheus, to the stage.

A World Premiere Play, a New Bilingual Musical & More Join Atlantic Theater Company 2023-2024 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get a sneak peek into the upcoming season at Atlantic Theater Company. From world premieres to bilingual musicals, stay updated on the diverse range of productions hitting the stage in the 2023-2024 season.

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST is Now On Stage At The Stratford Festival
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

The Stratford Festival continues its 2023 season with a Shakespeare classic, Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Peter Pasyk. This beloved comedy has been reimagined for modern audiences and starts previews today at the Studio Theatre.


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