Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry perform the plays in repertory
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night & Richard III - The Belasco TheatreBelasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street, New York, NY) Map it $27
TWO PLAYS IN REPERTORY ON A ROTATING SCHEDULE.
SEE ONE, SEE BOTH!
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) and Golden Globe nominee STEPHEN FRY (Gosford Park, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Joining Rylance and Fry will be many members of the acclaimed Shakespeare’s Globe and West End casts, including Tony Award nominee SAMUEL BARNETT (The History Boys), LIAM BRENNAN, PAUL CHAHIDI, JOHN PAUL CONNOLLY, PETER HAMILTON DYER, KURT EGYIAWAN, MATT HARRINGTON, COLIN HURLEY, TERRY McGINITY, MATTHEW SCHECHTER, HAYDEN SIGNORETTI, JETHRO SKINNER, JOSEPH TIMMS and ANGUS WRIGHT.
Delightfully funny and refreshingly original, these classics are presented in the custom of how Shakespeare’s plays were first 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 atmosphere. This is timeless Shakespeare at its finest and most accessible... and it is not to be missed!