Richard III

Opened: October 20, 1974
Closing: December 22, 1974

Richard III - 1974 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

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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!

Austin Shakespeare Reveals 2023-24 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

Austin Shakespeare will re-vision some delightful music, comedy and sweeping drama in its upcoming 23-24 season, including a musical revue, the classics El Cid and a staged reading of An Enemy of The People, an homage to a classic American storyteller with O. Henry Stories, and Shakespeare’s Richard III and Romeo and Juliet.  Learn more about the full season lineup here!

Laguna Playhouse Presents World Premiere Transfer Production Of THE ANGEL NEXT DOOR By Paul Slade Smith
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE will present the third show of its 2023-2024 season, a transfer of the world premiere production from North Coast Rep of the irresistible comedy, THE ANGEL NEXT DOOR, written by Paul Slade Smith, adapted from Play at the Castle by Ferenc Molnár, and directed by Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director David Ellenstein. 

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!

Ian McKellen Speaks Out Against Use of Trigger Warnings in FRANK AND PERCY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

Ian McKellen has once again spoken out about his dislike for trigger warnings being posted outside of theatres. Find out what he had to say here!

FRANK AND PERCY, Starring Ian McKellen and Roger Allam, Extends at The Other Palace
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2023

With phenomenal demand for tickets and most performances already sold out, producer Bill Kenwright has added two final weeks to the limited season of Ben Weatherill’s new comedy, Frank and Percy, at The Other Palace in London.  Learn more about the show and get tickets to the new performances here!

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.

Sam Graham, Original 'Eck' in DEAD DAD DOG, Joins Cast of John McKay's SUNNY BOY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2023

Sam Graham, the original lead in 'Dead Dad Dog,' joins the cast of John McKay's 'Sunny Boy' 35 years later. Get the details on this unique casting announcement and the return of McKay's first play in over 30 years.

Drama Works Theatre Company To Present Biographical Drama, BARRYMORE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2023

Drama Works Theatre Company presents biographical drama, Barrymore, depicting the scandalous life of legendary actor John Barrymore. Don't miss this captivating play running from October 20-29.

Full Cast Set For THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN at Salisbury Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2023

Following the success of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense opening their autumn season, Wiltshire Creative has announced the full cast for The Girl on the Train, adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel from the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and DreamWorks’ film. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Kate Rockwell, Ryann Redmond, Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper & More to Lead FEMALE TROUBLES Industry Readings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

Get all the details on the upcoming industry readings of FEMALE TROUBLES, featuring stars like Kate Rockwell, Ryann Redmond, and Lesli Margherita.

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!

Emma Hunton, Lindsay Heather Pearce & More to Star in EXORCISTIC Parody Rock Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

The new rock musical, EXORCISTIC presented by HRS Productions and Orgasmico Theatre will premiere in NYC just in time for Halloween. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Get a First Look at THE DA VINCI CODE at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

Ogunquit Playhouse is presenting the American premiere of The Da Vinci Code, based on the bestselling mystery novel. Get a first look at footage here!

Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz & Ali Stroker to Join The New York Pops Season Opening Concert at Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

The New York Pops—led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke— will open its 2023-24 season with a brand-new concert program, featuring Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz & Ali Stroker. Learn how to purchase tickets!

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!

MOTHERHOUSE Comes to Rivendell Theatre Ensemble This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble will remount the sold-out world premiere run of Motherhouse by RTE Ensemble member Tuckie White. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Photos: FROZEN Extends West End Booking Until June 2024; Plus New Rehearsal Photos!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

The West End production of Frozen has extended booking until June 2024. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets to the newly announced dates here! Plus check out all new rehearsal photos!

Ali Stroker, Elizabeth Stanley & More to Join Arts Education Benefit Honoring Raúl Esparza
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

Broadway performers and award-winning artists under the direction of acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell will gather for an arts education benefit GLOW! Celebrating our Arts Education Champions.

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!

Matt Smith Will Lead AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2023

The West End production of Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, originally produced at Schaubühne Berlin, will be led by Matt Smith. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Review: NOISES OFF at ARTS Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Sep 3, 2023

Backstage is a dangerous place to e for the cast and crew of Nothing On.

Meet the Cast of PURLIE VICTORIOUS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

The first Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by legendary Ossie Davis will officially open on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at The Music Box Theatre. Meet the cast of Purlie Victorious here!

Ali Stroker, HADESTOWN & More Lead the San Francisco/Bay Area September 2023 Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Aug 31, 2023

San Francisco / Bay Area is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. September 2023's top picks include Ali Stroker, Hadestown, 42nd Street, and more!

Cast Revealed For COWBOIS, A New Queer Cowboy Show For The RSC by Charlie Josephine
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2023

Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming production of Charlie Josephine's new play, Cowbois. 

World Premiere Musical RUN BAMBI RUN to be Presented at Milwaukee Rep in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2023

Join Milwaukee Rep for the exclusive world premiere of 'RUN BAMBI RUN.' Get ready to be captivated by this brand new musical that is sure to leave you in awe.

Review Roundup: THE DA VINCI CODE Opens at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Aug 29, 2023

Read the reviews for The Da Vinci Code at Ogonquit Playhouse.

Annual Black Theatre Day to Celebrate The Legacy of the African Grove Theatre & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2023

Join the annual Black Theatre Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 17 to honor the legacy of the African Grove Theatre and support Black theatres worldwide. Discover the history and impact of Black theatre and the careers it has launched.

Cast Set For WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Main Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

Main Street Theater will be producing the regional premiere of Heidi Schreck’s play What the Constitution Means to Me at our Rice Village location, 2540 Times., 77005. Opening night is Sat., Sept. 16.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present WAITING FOR GODOT Beginning Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) will continue its 2023 Main Stage season with Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Hailed “one of the true masterpieces of the century” by the New York Times, Godot has fascinated and infuriated audiences since it burst upon the world in 1953. This funny, cruel, moving, enigmatic metaphor is “theatre of the absurd” at its most breathtaking pinnacle.

Photos: First Look at Michael Urie, Hannah Cruz & More in THE DA VINCI CODE at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 26, 2023

Previews are now underway for Ogunquit Playhouse's American premiere of The Da Vinci Code, based on the bestselling mystery novel. The Da Vinci Code officially opens tonight, August 26th, and will run through September 23rd. Check out phots of the cast in action!

Nathaniel Parker, Simon Chandler and Gyuri Sarossy Lead Cast for UK Première of OPERATION EPSILON
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 21, 2023

Full casting is announced today for Alan Brody's award-winning play Operation Epsilon at Southwark Playhouse Elephant, which opens on 20 September, with previews from 15 September and runs until 21 October 2023.

Shakespeare@ to Re-Launch as The Curtain With New Adaptation of ROMEO & JULIET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2023

Discover The Curtain's thrilling re-launch with their all-new production of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet'.

Natalie Shaw, Maya Petropoulos, and More to Star in MEAN GIRLS North American Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 21, 2023

The tour opens on September 26 at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY. From there, it continues to the Kimmel Cultural Campus in Philadelphia, PA before visiting various cities across North America. Find out all the details on who has joined the cast!

Broadway and Television Actor Ron Cephas Jones Passes Away at 66
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 20, 2023

According to various reports, Broadway and television actor Ron Cephas Jones has passed away from a 'longstanding pulmonary issue.' He was 66 years old. 

Northlight Theatre to Open 2023-2024 Season With BIRTHDAY CANDLES Chicago Area Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2023

Be part of the excitement as Northlight Theatre kicks off their 2023-2024 season with the Chicago area premiere of Birthday Candles. Don't miss out on this highly anticipated production - get all the details and book your tickets today.

Chicago Teacher is Honoring the 400th Anniversary Of Shakespeare's First Folio
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

Hart, of Andersonville, has been training actors of all levels since she began teaching in 2006. She taught for five years at the acclaimed Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, as well as at Loyola University, Notre Dame University Summer Shakespeare, and Act One Conservatory. She has served as text coach for Chicago Shakespeare, Strawdog Theatre and Summer Shakespeare at Notre Dame, and her directing credits include Macbeth at City Lit Theatre and Falstaff's Dream at Notre Dame.

James Corrigan, Doon Mackichan, and Sara Powell Join Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James in LYONESSE at the Harold Pinter Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Lyonesse by Penelope Skinner, directed by Ian Rickson at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 17 October – 23 December 2023.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Headlong's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2023

Headlong, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Chichester Festival Theatre and Rose Theatre have released rehearsal photos for the new production for our times of Arthur Miller’s classic, A View from the Bridge opening on Friday 8 September 2023 at the Octagon Theatre Bolton.

Cast Set For TRYING at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2023

Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, is proud to announce the cast of “Trying” by Joanna McClelland Glass and the return of actor Lee E. Ernst to Wisconsin.  “Trying” runs for three weeks, August 16 through September 3, and is generously sponsored by Main Street Market.

Ian McKellen and Roger Allam Will Bring FRANK AND PERCY to The Other Palace Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2023

Ben Weatherill’s new comedy, Frank and Percy, starring Ian McKellen (Percy) and Roger Allam (Frank) and directed by Sean Mathias, will have a limited London season at The Other Palace from Friday 8 September until Sunday 3 December.

Studio Theatre Announces Diverse Directors Slate For 2023-2024 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 13, 2023

Studio Theatre's next season will feature the talents of six accomplished and exciting directors, Elena Araoz, Taylor Reynolds, David Muse, Tom Story, Sivan Battat, and Psalmayene 24, who will bring unique and compelling perspectives to the stage.

A Red Orchid Theatre Unveils Cast for World Premiere of REVOLUTION by Brett Neveu
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2023

Get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated world premiere of Revolution by Brett Neveu at A Red Orchid Theatre. Don't miss the chance to experience this groundbreaking production firsthand.

BEDLAM Announces Cast of ARCADIA By Tom Stoppard
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2023

The critically acclaimed New York theatre company BEDLAM will present ARCADIA By Tom Stoppard this fall, off-Broadway at the West End Theater (263 W 86th Street).  Directed by Eric Tucker (BEDLAM Artistic Director), ARCADIA begins previews on October 27, 2023. The strictly limited 5-week engagement opens on November 12, 2023.

Cast Set for Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at BEDLAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

Immerse yourself in BEDLAM's captivating production of ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard. Don't miss the chance to witness this theatrical masterpiece at the Boston Theatre from November 1st to November 30th.

Derek Klena and Ali Stroker Join 21ST CENTURY BROADWAY And More Announced At Carnegie Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2023

Derek Klena and Ali Stroker will now join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke for its season opening concert, 21st Century Broadway, on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

Derek Klena and Ali Stroker Join The New York Pops' 21ST CENTURY BROADWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2023

Don't miss out on the incredible performances by Derek Klena and Ali Stroker in The New York Pops 21ST CENTURY BROADWAY. Get all the details about this must-see event in New York City and secure your tickets now.

Suba Das Steps Down as Creative Director at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2023

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse announce that Suba Das is stepping down today from his role as Creative Director. 

'Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland' Comes to Mt. Gretna
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2023

In an Emmy-nominated performance seen on PBS, acclaimed actress Angela Ingersoll celebrates Judy Garland in concert. Backed by a dynamite band, Ingersoll delivers virtuosic vocals, passionate storytelling, humor, and heart. She also starred as Garland in End of the Rainbow, winning Chicago's Jeff Award and LA Times Woman of the Year in Theatre.

Mathew Horne and Tamzin Outhwaite Join NOISES OFF in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2023

Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced further casting for the upcoming West End run of Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning farce, Noises Off which will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27 September - 16 December 2023.


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