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Kings of War - 2016 - Off-Broadway

Kings of War combines Henry V, Henry VI, and Richard III into a single, penetrating play about the perils of leadership. It lays bare the political mechanisms of powerful men and exposes the dichotomy between national interests and self-importance. Henry V is an ambitious, yet inexperienced monarch, eager to prove his worth; Henry VI, an ineffectual ruler who fails to reconcile warring factions; and Richard III, an egocentric despot.

Van Hove and designer Jan Versweyveld transform the theater into a modern-day war room. Onstage cameras capture backroom dealings and a rousing battle cry is projected on screen and delivered via national broadcast. The interplay of live action and video reveals the disparate ways in which war is waged--from an air-conditioned room to a blighted street corner. The four-and-a-half hour dynastic drama "combines epic sweep and incisive detail, hurtling forward with the velocity of a dark political thriller."

Schedule

Running Time: 4 hours and 23 minutes with 1 internission

Howard Gilman Opera House

(Brooklyn, )
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn,
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by Maxamoo - Sep 28, 2016
We ventured out en mass four consecutive nights and lived to recount the tale. Discussed in this episode: Shows Discussed: The Undertaking from The Civilians at BAM, Life & Times: Episode 8 from Nature Theater of Oklahoma at the FIAF (French Institute Alliance Francaise) Crossing the Line Festival, Underground Railroad Game by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard at Ars Nova, Nat Turner in Jerusalem by Nathan Alan Davis at New York Theatre Workshop.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have today announced the world premiere of Ivo van Hove's highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015
The cast also includes Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O'Kane, and Kathryn Pogson.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015
Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), October 2-24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015
Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016
Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove returns to BAM with Toneelgroep Amsterdam and his second epic Shakespeare adaptation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017
The 2018 Adelaide Festival program will launch on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall. It is a festival program rich with Australian and international voices, bold new visions and contemporary theatre classics, as Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy return to the helm for their second Adelaide Festival in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015
As previously announced, the Kennedy Center will present a Barbican and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, production of ANTIGONE by Sophocles, in a new translation by T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson from tonight, October 22, through October 25, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The 24th edition of the Istanbul Theatre Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding Energy Group Companies Aygaz, Opet and Tüpraş, will be held between 14 November and 1 December 2020 both on stage and online with a hybrid programme.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015
Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10.
by Jessica Khan - Nov 4, 2016
This weekend's big news: ELF THE MUSICAL spreads Christmas cheer on this season's holiday tour, and FINIAN'S RAINBOW, starring Melissa Errico, opens Sunday at Irish Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove returns to BAM with Toneelgroep Amsterdam and his second epic Shakespeare adaptation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
Acclaimed theatre director Ivo van Hove stopped by WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show today to talk about KINGS OF WAR, playing this weekend at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Click below to listen to the full interview, in which he discusses Shakespeare, improvisation, and bringing the Bard to a modern audience!
by Marianka Swain - May 10, 2016
Jude Law returns to the stage in April 2017 to star in the world premiere of OBSESSION, a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. It's part of Ivo van Hove's Toneelgroep Amsterdam Barbican residency, which also includes the return of their ROMAN TRAGEDIES and a double bill based on Ingmar Bergman films. All four plays will be directed by van Hove.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
The 2018 Adelaide Festival curated by Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy still has two days to go but has already set a new record, with the biggest box office takings in the event's 58-year history, so far achieving a total box office income in excess of $4.5 million*.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
While the buzz recently has been about a screen adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story, The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that award-winning director Ivo van Hove will be bringing West Side Story to the Broadway stage next season. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Ivo van Hove might be busy at the Broadway Theatre as the director of the new revival of West Side Story, but his creative energy will move to a new project this spring.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017
Shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards have been announced by MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. Cast your vote at www.mytheatremates.com/AlsoRecognisedAwards-2017!
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Director Ivo van Hove is set to work on a stage adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining, according to Forbes. Simon Stephens has been working on the script and it is believed that the play will premiere in London's West End before heading to Broadway.