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Richard II - Off-Broadway

The last of the divinely anointed monarchs ascends to the throne in Shakespeare's RICHARD II. When King Richard banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and deprives him of his inheritance, he unwittingly creates an enemy who will ultimately force him from the throne. One of the Bard's only dramas entirely in verse, this epic and intimate play presents the end of the Medieval Age and the rise of the house of Lancaster through a riveting tale of lost sovereignty, political intrigue, and psychological complexity. Directed by Saheem Ali, this beautiful and cutting play returns to The Delacorte for the first time in over three decades.

Schedule

Tuesdays at 8:00pm

Wednesdays at at 8:00pm

Thursdays at 8:00pm

Fridays at 8:00pm

Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 8:00pm

Delacorte Theatre

(New York, NY)
81st and Central Park
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020
Thomas Aldridge, best known for starring as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End, is bringing his talents to a new, creative production! Aldridge is lending his voice to Shakespeare@'sfree radio play of The Tempest, reuniting with his Harry Potter and the Cursed Child co-star Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Tokyo's New National Theatre will present Richard II on 2 - 9 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Shakespeare @ Home's all free radio play The Tempest launches this Thursday, October 1st at 7PM EST and can be downloaded and streamed by visiting: www.shakespeare-at.org. West End vets teamed up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwarts in this no cost  radio play production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, produced by Jersey City's Shakespeare@.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced The Teeming Autumn, an outdoor performance and benefit dinner showcasing some of the most famous and beloved scenes, sonnets, and soliloquies of William Shakespeare, on Saturday, October 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the grounds of Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
The Dirty 30 II: Electric Pay-Per-View will be a valiant attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour using some digital magic. The 30 plays will be an excellent mash-up of audience favourites from the archive and 15 WORLD PREMIERES. However, just like the stage show, the order in which these plays are performed is entirely up to the audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
TV's Barry 'Shabaka' Henley ('Bob Hearts Abishola,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Better Call Saul') will star in a benefit reading of Robert Galinsky's hit play The Bench: A Homeless Love Story, directed by Drama Desk winner Jay O. Sanders, streaming on Facebook on Saturday, October 10, 10 PM est.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
West End vets team up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwarts in an all-free radio play production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, produced by Jersey City's Shakespeare@. Adapted and directed by Artistic Director Sean Hagerty, with original music and sound design, the first episode of The Tempest launches Thursday, October 1st at 7PM and is free to download and stream.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
West End vets team up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwarts in the second episode of the all-free radio play production of Shakespeare's The Tempest which airs Thursday, October 8th at 7PM EST.
by Michael Dale - Oct 5, 2020
After an impressive inaugural production of HAMLET in the atmospheric surroundings of Jersey City's Grace Church Van Vorst, Artistic Director Sean Hagerty's Shakespeare@, like so many theatre companies around the country, was suddenly placed in the position rethinking its immediate future.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Almeida Theatre has announced a socially distanced season of three world premieres for Christmas 2020 and into 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
West End vets have teamed up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwarts for the fourth and final episode of the all-free radio play production of Shakespeare's The Tempest which airs Thursday, October 22nd at 7PM EST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
West End vets team up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwarts in the third episode of  the all-free radio play production of Shakespeare's The Tempest which airs Thursday, October 15th at 7PM EST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
The Dirty 30 II: Electric Pay-Per-View is a valiant attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour using some digital magic. The 30 plays are an excellent mash-up of audience favourites from the archive and 15 WORLD PREMIERES. However, just like the stage show, the order in which these plays are performed is entirely up to the audience.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
Today (November 9) in live streaming: Robyn Hurder joins Brenda Braxton on Stars in the House, Rockers on Broadway, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2020
The Shows Must Go On! has announced their upcoming upcoming programming featuring Shakespeare! The Shows Must Go On! will stream a new title every Monday at 2 PM ET on YouTube, and be available to watch for seven days. Programming began November 2nd with Being Shakespeare starring Simon Callow.
by Louise Penn - Nov 25, 2020
There have been many theatre productions made available during the pandemic lockdown in the UK, while stages have been quiet and venues closed. We take a look at some of the highlights you may have missed online over the past few months.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
The Public Theater announced an array of free programming has been added to The Public's digital season. Though its physical stages remain dark, the additional virtual programming will include a bilingual audio adaptation of Romeo y Julieta co-presented with WNYC Studios featuring Lupita Nyong'o and Juan Castano as the star-crossed lovers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
The theatre, the theatre... let's talk about the theatre! Today BroadwayWorld is celebrating out favorite art form with a collection of our favorite quotes about the theatre, acting, Broadway and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
Adventure Theatre MTC will continue Sunday StoryTimes with Mixing It Up with Erin Quil bringing new light to biracial and multi-racial stories. This week, Erin will interview fellow multi-racial Broadway actor Thom Sesma. Adventure Theatre MTC's Storytimes are Sundays at 2PM ET free on Facebook Live.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021
On Monday March 8th, Shakespeare@ Home will present Episode Three of the ALL FREE radio play adaptation of Julius Caesar, starring Patrick Page in the title role. Episodes One and Two are available and can be listened to and downloaded indefinitely at NO COST.
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2021
Even if Americans weren't recently subjected to the horror of violent deaths and the attempted murder of elected officials inside the U.S. Capitol Building, the issue of representatives desiring the right to carry firearms in congress would be enough to bring new relevance to William Shakespeare's drama of insurrection and its consequences, JULIUS CAESAR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Today Seattle Shakespeare Company announced that due to the ongoing public health crisis, it is postponing its productions of Richard II with upstart crow collective and Long Day's Journey into Night. The fall production of Volpone will move to spring 2021 to join a previously scheduled production of Much Ado About Nothing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
In the wake of COVID-19, the uniquely collaborative group of theater makers have revamped their annual summer festival. First, BBPAC has been presenting free online readings of 'The Henry Trilogy,' Shakespeare's renown history plays in chronological order throughout the month of July!
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 22, 2020
Two River Theater kicks off their exciting series of benefit play readings with 'Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine' on Sunday, July 26 at 7:00pm EDT. The show originally premiered at Two River in 2015. This reading will feature an updated script by Tony-Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Merritt Janson about her career and the highly anticipated reading.
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2020
'What does it mean to have a Black man who is deemed unfit to rule and what does it mean to have a Black woman take his place?'
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2021
Today's top stories: get a sneak peek at Isaac Mizrahi's ISAAC@CAFECARLYLE with Jackie Hoffman, BroadwayHD announces January lineup, and more!
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 22, 2021
One of the few positives that has come out of the pandemic is that there has never been more opportunity to experience something new. Theatre, ballet and opera companies have quickly realised that their reach is now potentially world-wide and a new audience awaits online. For many, their introduction to Shakespeare came at school and this experience probably set up your opinion of his work until this day. You may have fallen in love with him, but often people’s memories are of dry, tedious and impenetrable text. Broadway World would like to try and change that with this beginner's guide.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
Love is in the air this month as BroadwayHD adds a line-up of new show-stopping theater performances, concert films and documentaries. Starting on February 1st, BroadwayHD viewers can stream this delightful 1958 musical film Gigi, winner of 9 Academy Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
Following a highly productive and successful season of online productions, Original Theatre Company is delighted to announce its first live stage production since March 2020, which will be filmed on stage at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and released online, before touring UK theatres early summer. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
On Monday March 1st Shakespeare@ Home will present Episode Two of the ALL FREE radio play adaptation of Julius Caesar, starring Patrick Page in the title role. Both episodes One and Two can be listened to and downloaded indefinitely at NO COST and are approximately 30 minutes long.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 20, 2021
Watch as Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Patrick Page, who will is currently appearing in Shakespeare Theatre Company's All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain (streaming now).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Actors from Broadway and London’s West End are teaming up for the Shakespeare@ Home, all-free radio play Julius Caesar, which launches Monday February 22nd at 7pm EST. The Tony Nominated actor Patrick Page (Hadestown) stars in the title role with Jordan Barbour (Broadway’s The Inheritance) as Brutus and Keith Hamilton Cobb (American Moor) as Cassius.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
Each year, Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates an individual who has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the state of the art of Chicago music theatre with the prestigious Guy Adkins Award. This year, Felicia P. Fields is the recipient.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
Actors from Broadway and London's West End teamed up for the Shakespeare@ Home, all-free radio play Julius Caesar. The first episode of the production airs Monday, February 22nd at 7PM EST and will always be available to download and stream.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021
Shakespeare@ Home is bringing a new, exciting audio production to audiences all over the world with their upcoming adaptation of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar launches its first episode on Monday February 22nd at 7pm EST, and features some of Broadway and the West End's most well-known performers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
McKellen talks about his work on stage (Richard III, Acting Shakespeare, Waiting for Godot) and screen (The Lord of the Rings, The X-Men, Gods and Monsters, The Good Liar) during this wide-ranging dialogue.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
The Public Theater announced that the world premiere audio play, SHADOW/LAND, written by Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Erika Dickerson-Despenza has been added to The Public’s spring digital season. Directed by Lilly Award winner Candis C. Jones, SHADOW/LAND will premiere on Tuesday, April 13 and be available for free on-demand streaming.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep New York City's performance stages dark, WQXR, New York City's classical music station, has announced STAR (Salutes The ARts), a multi-pronged effort to support New York City's cultural landscape.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
David Mamet’s provocative drama Oleanna, directed by Lucy Bailey stars Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger and is running at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio from 3 December to 22 December and again from 4 January to 16 January 2021. Reduced capacity at the Ustinov Studio will allow for an audience of 60 persons per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
David Mamet’s provocative drama Oleanna, directed by Lucy Bailey stars Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger and is running at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio from 3 December to 22 December and again from 4 January to 16 January 2021. Reduced capacity at the Ustinov Studio will allow for an audience of 60 persons per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival shared today plans for a 2021 Summer Season under their iconic open-air tent. Should circumstances allow, they will produce The Tempest, William Shakespeare’s late masterpiece of magic, power, and forgiveness; alongside The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
This December, Ensemble Theatre Company will offer two holiday events the entire family can enjoy. First, ETC welcomes back Porgy and Bess cast members Elijah Rock and Frank Lawson for a rockin' musical Christmas variety show LIVE from Las Vegas.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
Today Seattle Shakespeare Company announced that due to the ongoing public health crisis, it will cancel all its live productions planned for the theatre’s 30th Anniversary season.  The canceled productions of Volpone and Much Ado About Nothing join the previously announced cancelations of Richard II and Long Day’s Journey into Night.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
The National Arts Club presents an online conversation on Shakespeare with award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson on Wednesday, August 12 at 1:00 PM (EST).
by BWW Prompts - Aug 4, 2020
Today we asked our readers which Shakespeare play is their favorite!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Tonight, Thursday 20th August, sees the very first Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds brand-new online series, At Home With... in partnership with Theatre Tokens and sponsored by Theatre Royal Autumn Season Sponsor, Churchgates. The event, hosted on Zoom, will see celebrity pairings in conversation with each other from their own homes.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
The Public Theater announced today that Saheem Ali and Shanta Thake have been named Associate Artistic Directors as part of an expanded and restructured artistic leadership team.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
Join STC and like-minded fans of the Bard for Shakespeare Hour LIVE!, an ongoing tour through every corner of the Shakespeare universe. Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg gather online with special guests each week to discuss a new topic and allow audiences the opportunity to ask questions live.
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
The first wave of featured performers has been announced for HBOa??s adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage show, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2020
Miriam A. Hyman took part in the Public Theatre's Brave New Shakespeare challenge, reviving her monologue as Bolingbroke in RICHARD II.