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Shakespeare Productions in New York - December 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Shakespeare Productions in New York for the month of December 2016


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: Closes 1st January 2017

The Bard of Avon's plays and sonnets have enriched the world for the last 500 years. He created terrible tragedies, farcical comedies, and changed the English language forever! But enough about that poser, there's a new crack duo in town and they're here to shake up Shakespeare! Behold the brothers Bottom, the creators of THE MUSICAL! More info

: Closes 18th January 2017

Two British stars of stage and screen will be taking on the roles in one of Shakespeare's darkest dramatic masterpieces. 007 incumbent Daniel Craig will star as the villainous Iago to David Oyelowo's naive Othello, whispering poison in his ear in a calculated tale of revenge and racism. More info

Since his psychotic portrayal of Tybalt in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+ Juliet, John Leguizamo's love of both Shakespeare and the theater has seen him rise through the ranks of Hollywood to become a successful screenwriter, playwright and stand-up comedian. His latest project sees a family-friendly, exuberant spin on one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, portrayed by rappers GQ and JQ. Following a short run in London, the show is headed back Stateside for a highly anticipated four-month run. More info

: Closes 11th December 2016

Coming to the BAM for the 2016 holiday season, acclaimed Olivier Award-winning British theatre company Cheek By Jowl will set the stage alight, this time with their eclectic tour-de-force take on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. An American Premiere performance, Declan Donnellan's acclaimed production was first seen in 1996 at London's Barbican, where its contemporary staging won rave reviews by critics. Available for a limited season only, don't miss out on this unique and witty staging of the Bard's tragi-comedy. More info

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