Twelfth Night Broadway

$27 - $137

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 3 hours, with one intermission

Belasco Theatre

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St. Seating Chart
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by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - 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).
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
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!
by Michael Dale - November 11, 2013
London's Shakespeare's Globe Company eschews modern theatrics and replicates period productions of The Bard's classics.
by BWW News Desk - 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!
by Stage Tube - 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!