Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Richard III - 2017 - Off-Broadway

Dragging his clubfoot and hunchback across a clay- and glitter-caked stage, Shakespeare's most wretched villain weaponizes his ugliness against a kingdom ravaged by its own elite infighting. In this prescient production, German director Thomas Ostermeier (An Enemy of the People, 2013 Next Wave) laces iambic pentameter with relentless drumming, bringing his trademark pop-cultural canniness to bear. Cult Shakespearean actor Lars Eidinger is cast as a kind of rock-star despot, growling his soliloquies into a microphone that swings overhead like the Sword of Damocles, as he alternately seduces and bombasts his nation into chaos.

Schedule

BAM Harvey Theater

Category:
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
The Secret Theatre's owner and Artistic Director, Richard Mazda, has released a statement on the immediate permanent closure of The Secret Theatre. Read his statement and see a separate video message from Richard below.
by Marina Kennedy - May 4, 2020
New Yorkers and many more will enjoy viewing 'The Goodbye Girl,' a 1977 movie that has timeless charm.
by Gary Naylor - May 31, 2020
BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by Gary Naylor - May 30, 2020
BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by Gary Naylor - May 29, 2020
BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Birmingham Stage Company today announce its production of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain will be part of the Car Park Party, the UK's Only LIVE touring event, with two daytime shows at Powderham Castle, Devon on Saturday 4th July.
by Gary Naylor - May 27, 2020
BWW will be reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by Gary Naylor - May 26, 2020
The Hollow Crown continues with power slithering away from Richard to the reluctant usurper, Bolingbroke.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Birmingham Stage Company today announces that its production of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain will tour car parks across the UK as the inaugural production in the Coalition Agency's Car Park Party season.
by Gary Naylor - May 25, 2020
BWW will be reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV with the largest collection of British television content in North America, will launch the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection on May 26.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
Coronado Playhouse has announced more changes to its current 2020 season due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
he winners of this year's Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards reflected a dynamic, healthy mix of emergent and established local talent, in the view of panel judging chair Africa Melane.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
Chicago's Theater Wit announced a final extension today of Teenage Dick, its long-running critically acclaimed virtual production of Mike Lew's devastatingly funny new play inspired by theater's most famous disabled character.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Thursday night (8pm) with the Child Stars of TV reunion featuring Mackenzie Phillips (Julie Cooper on 'One Day At A Time'), Glenn Scarpelli (Alex Handris on 'One Day At A Time'), Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green on 'The Facts of Life') and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing on 'The Love Boat').
by Gary Naylor - Jun 6, 2020
BWW has reviewed the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
'THE DRIVE IN' at TROUBADOUR MERIDIAN WATER announces live theatre for families and kids this summer with LIVE AT 'THE DRIVE IN': KIDS SHOWS.  Initial programming includes the West End production of Horrible Histories a?" Barmy Britain from 19 - 23 August 2020 and the roarsome interactive show Dinosaur World Live from 26 - 30 August 2020.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 3, 2020
BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Sir Ian McKellen will step into the iconic shoes of William Shakespeare's Hamlet in an upcoming age-blind production of the play at Theatre Royal Windsor, returning the actor to a role he first performed fifty years ago. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
Red Bull Theater today announced the next event of its special benefit programming to provide an opportunity for its community of artists and theater lovers to gather in the virtual space during this unprecedented time: a RemarkaBull Podversation with Chukwudi Iwuji.
by Susan Haubenstock - Jun 23, 2020
I would never have made the effort to see all Shakespeare's history plays on my own. But Richmond Shakespeare made it easy--and wonderful!
by Gary Naylor - Jun 2, 2020
BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
The Working Actor's Journey podcast presents a 'Virtual Workshop' on June 18, 2020 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET with both acting veterans and rookies. In the spirit of John Barton's Playing Shakespeare series, this workshop will provide an insight into how theatre artists work on Shakespeare.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2020
Javier Munoz shared the story of his very first pride parade! Munoz talks about how, right after marriage equality was passed in New York State, he was one of the people chosen to march in the parade alongside the governor, helping him hold the banner.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's The History of Henry IV Part II on 8 July.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Birmingham Stage Company today announces new tour dates for Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain in association with Car Park Party, Troubadour and Live Nation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Today (July 6) in live streaming: the conclusion of Broadway's Next on Stage, a Stars in the House birthday and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Savannah Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce their new Executive Artistic Team led by Executive Artistic Director, Ryan McCurdy and Managing Director, Jennifer Bishop.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
With transparency and cautious optimism as guiding pillars, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 season. Season 41 features the return of a postponed production, new partnerships, a digital season, and an exciting evolution of Woollya??s subscription plan. Anticipated to take place between Fall 2020 and Summer 2021, Woollya??s timeline is designed to be flexible given the rolling nature of the re-opening process. Woolly will announce dates for shows on an ongoing basis, when the theatre is certain it can move forward responsibly, and ensure the health and safety of staff, artists, and audiences. For more information about Woollya??s plans to reopen, click here. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Instead of the annual production on the Common, CSC will present an online script-in-hand performance on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00PM, as a benefit to support CSC's 2021 production on the Boston Common, with the previously announced cast led by John Douglas Thompson* in the role of Prospero.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
The Royal Shakespeare company has today confirmed full performance dates for its previously scheduled productions of The Magician's Elephant and The Wars of The Roses Part 1 and 2 which will now take place in Winter 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
 Birmingham Stage Company's production of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain opened at Henley's Car Park Party on Saturday.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Red Bull Theater today announced the next event of its special benefit programming to provide an opportunity for its community of artists and theater lovers to gather in the virtual space during this unprecedented time: a RemarkaBull Podversation with Matthew Rauch.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present the plays for their annual HVSF2 Reading Series: Seize the King, Paradise Lost, and Untitled Agatha Project, an HVSF-commissioned adaptation.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 28, 2020
We are continuing our series with theatre professionals to learn about how some of New Jersey's top organizations are dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. Brian B. Crowe, the Director of Education at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey gave us some significant insights into their programing.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Chicago's Theater Wit announced another two-week extension today of its current, critically acclaimed virtual production of Teenage Dick.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Richard III, made up entirely of returning actors from the previous six readings.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Papatango Theatre Company today announced the ten winning monologues from their Isolated But Open - Voices From Across The Shutdown initiative. Filmed performances of the monologues are available now for free on Papatango's website (https://papatango.co.uk/isolated-but-open/), alongside the publication of each monologue as a free online PDF by Nick Hern Books.
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020
In celebration of William Shakespeare's 456th birthday, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has today unveiled the results of its largest ever digital celebration by audiences.
by Herbert Paine - Apr 23, 2020
In creatively adapting to the current COVID-19 crisis, Southwest Shakespeare Company has announced an initiative featuring alternative online productions in its STANDING O SERIES and VIRTUAL CLASSICS LIVE!a??
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Songwriting duo Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore, who wrote five original songs for the Amazon Original Series 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 3, channeled their creativity into reuniting the show's dynamic singing trio The Silver Belles (Alysha Deslorieux, Brennyn Lark, and Markita Prescott) to perform an unreleased original song from the show entitled “Madly in Love.”
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announced the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Rob Myles directs Tiffany Abercrombie (Lavinia), Clark Alexander (Martius/Attendant), Jack Baldwin (Lucius), Michael Bertenshaw (Titus Andronicus) and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Filmed live at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2017, an exclusive 90-minute in conversation with Dame Judi Dench will be available online from 3pm on Sunday 26 April. This is a paid video on demand and all monies raised will go to the Orange Tree Theatre's Survival Fund, following its closure due to the impact of the Coronavirus.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers will lead a UK Tour of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES. This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. The plan is that the UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES will begin at Theatre Royal Bath on 1 October 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2020
Today, we're checking in with Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre, with Marketing/PR Manager, Peter Eramo.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group have announced the fourteenth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Syracuse Stage announced today that the Tony Award winning musical a?oeOncea?? and the Cold Read Festival of New Plays, originally scheduled for this spring, will move to dates in September. a?oeOncea?? will perform Sept. 16 a?" Oct. 4 and Cold Read Sept. 22 a?" 27. Both remain part of the currently suspended 2019/2020 season. Single tickets for a?oeOncea?? will be on sale again July 25.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announced the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part III.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2020
As an antidote to the lockdown, Circle in the Sand and the International Actors Ensemble, in association with the Alex Theatre (Melbourne), present staged online performances of the eight plays of Shakespeare's major history cycle.