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SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III

RECOUP ON BROADWAY!

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“Most wonderful!”  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.

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THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III

EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 16, 2014

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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). 

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SPECIAL TWO WEEK RUSH POLICY ANNOUNCED
FOR $25 ON-STAGE AND BOX SEATING FOR

TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III

PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY
OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 10, 2013

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A general rush policy has been announced for on-stage and box seating for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s Globe productions of TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III.  For two weeks only, from October 15 through October 27, all remaining on-stage and box seats will be sold for $25, available for purchase when the box office opens, for day of performance.  Preview performances begin this Tuesday, October 15 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).   Theatergoers who choose the on-stage seating will have an up close and personal experience with the productions, including close proximity to the exciting pre-show ritual of actors getting dressed on stage. 

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$25 ON-STAGE SEATING FOR
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III

AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY ONLINE AT TELECHARGE.COM
AND AT THE BELASCO BOX OFFICE

PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 15
OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 10, 2013

$25 on-stage seating for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s Globe productions of TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III is now on sale online at Telecharge.com and at the Belasco Theatre box office (111 West 44th Street).   Theatergoers who choose the on-stage seating will have an up close and personal experience with the productions, including close proximity to the exciting pre-show ritual of actors getting dressed on stage.  The onstage seats are located on the upper tier of the onstage boxes.  There are limited numbers of the $25 on-stage seats for every performance

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REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
IN LONDON FOR THE SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
CRITICALLY HERALDED PRODUCTIONS OF

TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III

BOX OFFICE OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 15

OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 10, 2013 AT THE BELASCO THEATRE
250 TICKETS FOR $25 AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES

Get Twelfth Night Tickets
Get Richard III Tickets

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.  

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TWO-TIME TONY AWARD®-WINNER

MARK RYLANCE

 TO STAR ON BROADWAY IN
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF

TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III

DIRECTED BY TIM CARROLL

OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 10, 2013 AT THE BELASCO THEATRE

PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 15

 

250 TICKETS FOR $25 AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES

 Get TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III Tickets

Two-time Tony Award®-winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) will star 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), with previews beginning October 15.   The productions, 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.

The Public Theater
The Public Theater

Begins Previews
Monday, August 6 For
Mobile Shakespeare Unit Production of

RICHARD III

Directed by Amanda Dehnert 

Richard III Opens at The Public Theater on August 11
Following Three-Week Tour of Five Boroughs

July 31, 2012 – The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews on Monday, August 6 for The Mobile Shakespeare Unit’s RICHARD III, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Following a three-week tour, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts, RICHARD III will run at The Public Theater through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Saturday, August 11. Tickets are $15 and on sale now.

Bank of America presents
THE BRIDGE PROJECT
Produced by BAM, The Old Vic and Neal Street

RICHARD III FEATURING KEVIN SPACEY AND DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES
BEGINS PERFORMANCES AT BAM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10
OPENING NIGHT JANUARY 18

The final season of The Bridge Project begins at BAM on Tuesday, January 10 featuring Kevin Spacey, artistic director of The Old Vic, in the title role of Richard III. Opening night is January 18. The production runs through March 4, 2012.  Tickets are currently on sale through the BAM box office and at www.BAM.org. The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences with casts featuring actors from both the US and the UK. The Bridge Project is again directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, with whom Kevin Spacey worked on the film American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards. 

Bank of America presents

THE BRIDGE PROJECT

Produced by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street

 

RICHARD III

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES AND FEATURING KEVIN SPACEY

IN THE TITLE ROLE

Co-commissioned by and produced in association with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Centro Niemeyer, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Singapore Repertory Theatre

FULL COMPANY AND FIRST INTERNATIONAL DATES ANNOUNCED                                

The full company is announced for the final season of The Bridge Project featuring Kevin Spacey, artistic director of The Old Vic, in the title role of Richard III. The Bridge Project will open at The Old Vic in London on June 29, 2011 and then embark on an international tour including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Spain’s Centro Niemeyer, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Singapore Repertory Theatre, arriving at BAM’s Harvey Theater in New York in January 2012.  Further international tour dates to be announced shortly.

Tickets are currently on sale at The Old Vic and will be available through the BAM box office this fall. The Bridge Project will again be directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, with whom Kevin Spacey worked on the film American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards. 

The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences.

Led by Kevin Spacey in the role of Richard III, the company features another formidable British/American cast that includes Maureen Anderman as the Duchess of York; Haydn Gwynne as Queen Elizabeth; Chuk Iwuji as Buckingham; Gemma Jones as Queen Margaret; and Chandler Williams as George, Duke of Clarence.

The American cast members are appearing with the permission of UK Equity and the British cast members are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association, incorporating Variety Artists’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between UK Equity and American Equity. The producers gratefully acknowledge UK Equity and Actors’ Equity Association for their assistance of this production.

Kevin Spacey has previously appeared in The Old Vic productions Speed-the-Plow with Jeff Goldblum, National Anthems, The Philadelphia Story, A Moon for the Misbegotten ( which subsequently transferred to Broadway), and in Trevor Nunn’s productions of Inherit the Wind and Richard II. Previous theater includes The Iceman Cometh (Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Actor, and Tony Award nomination) directed by Howard Davies (Almeida, The Old Vic, and Broadway), Lost in Yonkers (Tony Award, Best Supporting Actor), Long Day’s Journey into Night, with Jack Lemmon, directed by Jonathan Miller (Broadway and West End). He directed The Old Vic’s inaugural production Cloaca and directed Complicit starring Richard Dreyfuss.

Award-winning actress Maureen Anderman has worked extensively on Broadway in productions of Othello, Moonchildren (for which she won the Theater World Award), The Lady from Dubuque (Tony Award nomination), Social Security, and Driving Miss DaisyHaydn Gwynne was last on stage in the West End as Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot The Musical, a role she recreated on Broadway, winning the Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, and Theater World Awards, and garnering a Tony Award nomination. Her other theater credits include Merry Wives of Windsor, Peer Gynt, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (all RSC); The Memory of Water (Hampstead); and most recently Becky Shaw (Almeida). Her television work includes Drop the Dead Donkey, Sherlock, and Rome. Chuk Iwuji won an Olivier Award in 2009 for his performance in The Histories (RSC) and recently appeared in The Misanthrope (West End) and Welcome to Thebes (National Theatre). Gemma Jones' stage credits include Peter Brook's celebrated production A Midsummer Night's Dream for the RSC, Anthony Page's production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Lyric Theatre), The Masterbuilder and Ride Down Mount Morgan, both in the West End and most recently Family Reunion (Donmar).Television includes Whistle and I'll Come to You with John Hurt, Spooks, Trial and Retribution, Longitude and Duchess of Duke Street. Film includes Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones' Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and the Harry Potter films.  Her most recent films are the Woody Allen movie You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger starring opposite Anthony Hopkins, and the forthcoming film Hysteria, alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy. Chandler Williams’ work on Broadway includes In The Next Room, Mary Stuart, and Translations. He has appeared in the popular CBS television series The Good Wife and his film credits include Kinsey and Public Enemies.

The complete acting company is as follows: Maureen Anderman* (Duchess of York), Stephen Lee Anderson* (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Jeremy Bobb* (Catesby & 2nd Murderer & 2nd Citizen ), Nathan Darrow* (Lord Grey & Richmond), Jack Ellis (Lord Hastings), Haydn Gwynne (Queen Elizabeth), Chuk Iwuji (Buckingham), Isaiah Johnson* (Rivers & Lord Mayor), Gemma Jones (Queen Margaret), Andrew Long* (King Edward IV & Bishop of Ely), Katherine Manners (Young Prince Richard), Howard Overshown* (Brackenbury & Keeper & Sir Thomas Vaughan ), Simon Lee Phillips (Tyrell & 3rd Citizen & Norfolk), Gary Powell (Lord Lovel & 1st Murderer & 1st Citizen), Michael Rudko* (Lord Stanley), Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne), Kevin Spacey* (Richard, Duke of Gloucester), Gavin Stenhouse (Dorset & Urswick), Hannah Stokely (Edward), and Chandler Williams* (George, Duke of Clarence).

*indicates American member of company

Commenting on the final season, Sam Mendes says:  “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Kevin again for the first time since American Beauty, and I am doubly thrilled that he will be leading year three of The Bridge Project. Richard III is a play I love, and a role I think Kevin is born to play. I’m also thrilled that the partnership between our three entities has strengthened and blossomed over the course of this venture, along with a host of invaluable international partnerships that have enabled us to extend the reach of global touring year after year.”

The Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey, who plays Richard III, says: “Sam is one of the finest directors I have had the pleasure to work with and to gain this opportunity is beyond my wildest hopes. I love Sam’s perspective on a role, carving and shaping the actor. With such a remarkable character before me I have a feeling this one is going to be a memorable experience. It is also my hope to bring a comprehensive educational programme and opportunities for emerging artists along with our travels, making an argument for the living theatre in all the major cities we will visit throughout 2011. We're delighted that Bank of America Merrill Lynch has come on board for another season as our sponsor and I applaud their continued support for our work.”

BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo says:  "The Bridge Project has been a wonderful creative adventure and an unparalleled success; its final instalment is a programmatic highlight of BAM's upcoming 150th anniversary celebration. I am looking forward to welcoming this immensely talented, trans-Atlantic cast assembled by Sam Mendes to perform alongside Kevin Spacey as Richard III at BAM's historic Harvey Theater in January, and to tracking the company's progress across the globe as ambassadors for classical theater on a grand scale."

Rena DeSisto, global arts and culture executive, Bank of America, says: “Our partnership with The Bridge Project has been a tremendous one for our company, and supporting their international tour is an important part of our global program of support for the arts.  Each stop on the tour results in thousands of people enjoying fine theater and sharing a cultural experience with theatergoers throughout the world.  The arts are unparalleled in their ability to create shared, moving experiences for people of diverse cultures, and Bank of America remains committed to supporting these opportunities.”

Director                       Sam Mendes
Set Design                  Tom Piper
Costumes                    Catherine Zuber
Lighting                        Paul Pyant
Sound                          Gareth Fry
Projection                    Jon Driscoll
Music                          Mark Bennett

NEW YORK AND LONDON PERFORMANCES

The Old Vic, London               June 18—September 11, 2011
                                                Press night 29 June

BAM, New York                      January 10—March 4, 2012

Tickets on sale Fall 2011

CONFIRMED INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES

Athens & Epidaurus Festival               July 29—31, 2011

Hong Kong Arts Festival                     September 16—18, 2011

Centro Niemeyer, Spain                     September 28 1 October

Singapore Repertory Theatre             November 17—26, 2011

Bank of America is a major supporter of arts and heritage in the United States and increasingly around the world. Its support is built on a foundation of responsible business practices and good corporate citizenship that improves access to the arts and arts education in local communities nationwide. Bank of America believes that improving access to arts is critical to both the culture and economic vitality of the communities we serve. The bank’s unique program offers customers free access to more than 150 of the nation’s finest cultural institutions through its acclaimed Museums on Us® program, while Art in Our Communities shares exhibits from the bank’s corporate collection with communities across the country through local museums. In addition, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to museums, theaters, and other arts-related nonprofits to expand their services and offerings to schools and communities. 

CREDITS

Bank of America is the Proud Presenting Sponsor of The Bridge Project.

Leadership support for The Bridge Project is provided by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Bridge Project Production Partners: Celia Atkin, John & Samantha Hunt, Donald R. Mullen Jr., Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, Jon & Nora Lee Sedmak, Carol & Ian Sellars, Scott & Kathleen Simpson, and Barbara & David Zalaznick with additional support from Remmel T. Dickinson, Sophie Hughes, Sharon E. Karmazin, and Peregrine Whittlesey.

Major support for theater at BAM is provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., The Shubert Foundation, Inc., The SHS Foundation, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, with additional support from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, and Gary Lynch & Kate Hall.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch presents

THE BRIDGE PROJECT

Produced by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street

 

RICHARD III

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES AND FEATURING KEVIN SPACEY IN THE TITLE ROLE

TO OPEN AT THE OLD VIC ON JUNE 29, 2011

TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 31, 2011

The final season of The Bridge Project starring Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of The Old Vic, in the title role of Richard III, will open at The Old Vic in London on June 29, 2011. The Bridge Project will then embark on an international tour, arriving at BAM’s Harvey Theater in New York in January 2012. The Bridge Project will again be directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes with whom Spacey worked on the film American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards. 

The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theatre for international audiences.

The full company will again be drawn from leading American and British actors, with complete casting and international dates to be announced. Tickets will go on sale at The Old Vic from January 31, 2011 and at BAM in Fall 2011.

Commenting on the final season, Sam Mendes says:

“I am absolutely delighted to be working with Kevin again for the first time since American Beauty, and I am doubly thrilled that he will be leading year three of The Bridge Project. Richard III is a play I love, and a role I think Kevin is born to play. I’m also thrilled that the partnership between our three entities has strengthened and blossomed over the course of this venture, along with a host of invaluable international partnerships that have enabled us to extend the reach of global touring year after year.”

The Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey, who plays Richard III, says:

Sam, [BAM Executive Producer] Joe [Melillo], and I are so excited to announce this production. Sam is one of the finest directors I have had the pleasure to work with and to gain this opportunity is beyond my wildest hopes. I love Sam’s perspective on a role, carving and shaping the actor. With such a remarkable character before me I have a feeling this one is going to be a memorable experience. It is also my hope to bring a comprehensive educational programme and opportunities for emerging artists along with our travels, making an argument for the living theatre in all the major cities we will visit throughout 2011. We're delighted that Bank of America Merrill Lynch has come on board for another season as our sponsor and I applaud their continued support for our work.”

BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo says:

“Producing The Bridge Project in association with my counterparts at Neal Street and The Old Vic has been one of the highlights of my professional career. To conclude this extraordinary enterprise with Kevin Spacey performing one of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles under the direction of Sam Mendes gives new meaning to going out on a high note. It speaks so directly to the aims of The Bridge Project to have Kevin anchor the transatlantic cast: an American actor of the highest calibre who is also the head of one of London’s most important theatres.

“The fact that Richard III will be at BAM during our celebration of the institution’s 150th anniversary makes an already momentous occasion feel even more significant. The Bridge Project inaugurated a new phase for BAM of producing work on a global scale, and it is exhilarating that the artistic excellence that Sam has delivered in the previous two Bridge Project seasons will be part of an even more ambitious tour in the third year.”

Rena DeSisto, Global Arts and Culture executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says:

“Our partnership with The Bridge Project has been a tremendous one for our company. We are delighted to collaborate on plans to expand its international reach for its final year. Kevin's portrayal in this classic role will undoubtedly engage audiences throughout the world in a common cultural experience. The arts are unparalleled in their ability to create shared, moving experiences for people of diverse cultures, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch remains committed to supporting these opportunities.” 

The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association and UK Equity for their assistance of The Bridge Project.

NEW YORK AND LONDON PERFORMANCES

The Old Vic, London               June 18, 2011 – September 11, 2011

                                                Press night June 29

                                                Tickets on sale to General Public: January 31, 2011

                                                Tickets on sale to Old Vic Friends & Donors: January 17, 2011

BAM, New York                      January 10, 2012 - March 4, 2012 (tickets on sale Autumn 2011) 

 

CREDITS

Leadership support for The Bridge Project is provided by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Bridge Project Production Partners for 2009/2010: Celia Atkin, John & Samantha Hunt, Sharon E. Karmazin, Donald R. Mullen Jr., The Laura Pels International Foundation, Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, Jon & NoraLee Sedmak, Carol & Ian Sellars, Scott & Kathleen Simpson, Peregrine Whittlesey and Barbara & David Zalaznick.

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

As a company doing business in more than 100 countries, and with nearly 300,000 employees, Bank of America Merrill Lynch helps a broad spectrum of arts programmes thrive and deliver greater cultural awareness. Support comes in many forms such as grants, sponsorships and loans from its own art collection and most recently, the launch of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Programme.

Other current or near term programmes include: sponsorship of Gauguin: Maker of Myth at Tate Modern, global sponsorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, season sponsorship of The Old Vic and exhibitions from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Collection at the Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris and Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland. Community-focused programmes include the Create Art Award, celebrating artists living and working in for East London and Connections, the National Theatre's UK-wide youth theatre programme.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch supports nearly 6,000 arts organisations worldwide, in the belief that greater cultural understanding can foster increased opportunities for communities.

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