Twelfth Night Revival 2013

Run Time:
3 hours, with one intermission
Ages: 14+
Opened: November 10, 2013
Closing: February 01, 2014

Twelfth Night - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

Belasco Theatre (Broadway)
111 West 44th St. New York, NY

Direct from a sold-out run in London's West End, the critically-beloved, Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III come to Broadway for a 16-week limited engagement. Two of The Bard's finest plays are performed in repertory by a remarkable cast featuring two-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing), Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (Wilde, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Tony Award nominee Samuel Barnett (The History Boys).

These classics are presented in the custom of how Shakespeare's plays were originally staged, with an extraordinary all-male company playing male and female roles; actors participating in the pre-show ritual of dressing and preparing their make-up on stage, in front of the audience; music played live on traditional instruments; and lighting created almost exclusively by 100 on-stage candles, adding to the intimate and authentic atmosphere. This is delightfully funny, timeless Shakespeare at its absolute finest, and it is not to be missed!

Outrageous high comedy ensues as the pangs of unrequited love affect the unforgettable characters of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. While the lovelorn Duke Orsino plots to win the heart of the mourning Olivia (Mark Rylance), an alliance of servants and hangers-on scheme against the high handedness of Olivia's steward, the pompous Malvolio (Stephen Fry). When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola, who has disguised herself as a young man under the name Cesario, to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet and hilarious chain of events follows.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Twelfth Night

Boys Will Be Boys (and Sometimes Girls)
8 / 10

Mr. Rylance’s Olivia, the best I’ve ever seen, is a vulnerable woman newly come into power after the deaths of the men in her family. (You may find yourself thinking of the young Elizabeth I.) Of course she’s loftier than thou; she’s hiding her uncertainty behind protocol, and an occasional stammer gives her away.

Twelfth Night/Richard III: Theater Review
9 / 10

Conventional wisdom might dictate that Richard III, with its nonstop chicanery and carnage, would be a brooding affair after Twelfth Night. But Rylance and company gouge black comedy out of the history play without betraying its inherent nastiness.

Mark Rylance-Led TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III Recoup $3.1 Million Investment
by Nicole Rosky - January 9, 2014


The all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III have recouped their $3.1 million capitalization costs this week, officially entering the hit column. The productions, which opened on Broadway on November 10, 2013 to ecstatic and universal critical praise, have been playing to capacity crowds at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), where they have broken the house record several times.

Photo Flash: Green Man Celebrates Feast of the Epiphany at TWELFTH NIGHT!
by Nicole Rosky - January 6, 2014


Audiences at yesterday's performance of Twelfth Night were also treated to a cup of mulled wine, in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany, the 'twelfth night' of Christmas that gives the play its title. The performance also concluded with a surprise appearance by the Green Man, a figure of pagan myths and folklore, who is a traditional fixture of British Twelfth Night celebrations. Company member Dominic Brewer donned the green garb and evergreen foliage of the traditional character.

TWELFTH NIGHT's Stephen Fry Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2013


THEATER TALK welcomes actor, writer, producer and beloved British television personality Stephen Fry, now appearing on Broadway as Malvolio in the Shakespeare Globe's production of Twelfth Night, beginning today, December 27 (2014) at 1 AM (early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed by repeats on CUNY TV* on Saturday 12/28 at 8:30 PM, on Sunday 12/29 at 12:30 PM, and on Monday 12/30 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. THEATER TALK is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins.

TWELFTH NIGHT's Stephen Fry Set for THEATER TALK, Beginning 12/27
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013


THEATER TALK welcomes actor, writer, producer and beloved British television personality Stephen Fry, now appearing on Broadway as Malvolio in the Shakespeare Globe's production of Twelfth Night, beginning Friday, December 27 (2014) at 1 AM (early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed by repeats on CUNY TV* on Saturday 12/28 at 8:30 PM, on Sunday 12/29 at 12:30 PM, and on Monday 12/30 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. THEATER TALK is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins.

TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III Extend Broadway Run Through 2/16
by Nicole Rosky - December 4, 2013


The all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III, which have broken the box office record at the Belasco Theatre and earned across the board ecstatic critical praise, will be extended by popular demand for an additional two weeks. The productions, which are directed by Tim Carroll and designed by Jenny Tiramani, with music by Claire van Kampen, will play through February 16, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).

Photo Coverage: At the Stage Door on Opening Night of TWELFTH NIGHT!
by Walter McBride - November 12, 2013


The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened on Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from the stage door of Twelfth Night right after the opening night performance below!

TV: Chatting with the Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III on Opening Night!
by Nicole Rosky - November 17, 2013


The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened earlier this week at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was at the after party to celebrate with the cast. Check out what Mark Rylance and the rest of the gang had to say on opening night below!

TV: On the Red Carpet for TWELFTH NIGHT with Kathleen Marshall, Joan Rivers, Victoria Clark & More!
by Nicole Rosky - November 11, 2013


The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's guests, including Kathleen Marshall, Victoria Clark, Joan Rivers and more. Check out what they had to say below!

TV: Watch Highlights from TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - November 11, 2013


Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance stars in TWELFTH NIGHT and Richard III, two startlingly different performances in repertory, as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Nightand as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III. The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Coverage: Inside TWELFTH NIGHT's Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - November 11, 2013


The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from Twelfth Night's opening night curtain call below!

Photo Coverage: Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III Celebrate Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - November 11, 2013


Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance stars in TWELFTH NIGHT and Richard III, two startlingly different performances in repertory, as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Night and as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III. The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from the after party below!

Review: TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III Burn Bright By Candlelight
by Michael Dale - November 11, 2013


London's Shakespeare's Globe Company eschews modern theatrics and replicates period productions of The Bard's classics.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for TWELFTH NIGHT's Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - November 11, 2013


Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance stars in TWELFTH NIGHT and Richard III, two startlingly different performances in repertory, as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Nightand as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III. The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from Twelfth Night's opening night theatre arrivals below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry & More in TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - November 4, 2013


Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) is currently in previews on Broadway in two startlingly different performances in repertory: as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Night and as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III. The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Stephen Fry Talks TWELFTH NIGHT on 'Colbert'
by Caryn Robbins - October 25, 2013


On last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central, the multi-talented Stephen Fry talks about atheism, activism, and his Broadway debut in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night.

TWELFTH NIGHT Star Stephen Fry to Guest on THE COLBERT REPORT, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2013


Stephen Fry, who is making his Broadway acting debut as Malvolio in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of TWELFTH NIGHT, will be a guest on 'The Colbert Report' on Thursday, October 24. 'The Colbert Report' airs at 11:30 PM ET on Comedy Central, 10:30 PM Central.

Up on the Marquee: TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III- More Photos!
by Walter McBride - October 23, 2013


William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and RICHARD III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. Check out more photos of the marquee below!

Up on the Marquee: TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by Jennifer Broski - September 13, 2013


Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 16 in London for the critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III on Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit www.shakespearebroadway.com. Check out photos of the marquee below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, Paul Chahidi and More in TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - August 6, 2013


The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of Twelfth Nightand Richard III will come to Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Mark Rylance and More in Broadway's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by Stage Tube - July 29, 2013


The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III will come to Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Check out promo for the shows below!

Liam Brennan, Paul Chahidi & More Join Mark Rylance in TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by Nicole Rosky - June 26, 2013


Additional casting has been announced for the critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of Twelfth Night andRichard III on Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Twelfth Nightand Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit www.ShakespeareBroadway.com

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Twelfth Night - 2013 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design Jenny Tiramani
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Tim Carroll
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play Twelfth Night
2014 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Twelfth Night, or What You Will
2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Special Citation 0
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Mark Rylance
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) Jenny Tiramani
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Tim Carroll
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Paul Chahidi
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Twelfth Night
2014 Theatre World Awards Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Paul Chahidi
2014 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Jenny Tiramani
2014 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Tim Carroll
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Mark Rylance
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Stephen Fry
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Paul Chahidi
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Samuel Barnett
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Shakespeare's Globe
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Shakespeare Road
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Tanya Link Productions
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Max Cooper
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Shakespeare's Globe Centre USA
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Stephanie P. McClelland
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Rupert Gavin
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Paula Marie Black
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Jane Bergere
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Tulchin Bartner Productions
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play 1001 Nights Productions
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2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Glass Half Full Productions
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Roger Berlind
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Scott Landis
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Sonia Friedman Productions
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Twelfth Night

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