Michael Harrington, executive director of NYU Skirball; Wang Xiaoying, director of Richard III and deputy director of National Theatre of China; and Anny Wangyu, interpreter for Wang Xiaoying, discuss with NBC’s Gus Rosendale the National Theatre of China’s U.S. debut of this Shakespearean adaptation.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman this past weekend. Along with his many great films, we were honored to have him on our stage in 2009 portraying Iago in the modern production of Othello. He will be greatly missed.
A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
Apropos of our tradition here of showing reconfigured classics like Pan Pan Theatre’s deconstruction of Hamlet The Rehearsal: Playing The Dane and Rick Miller’s upcoming irreverent riff on Macbeth, MacHomer. More info about that show here.
New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. Since opening in 2003, the 860-seat Skirball Center has been an educational and community building resource, providing NYU's first large-scale, professional performance space on campus. Through university events, presentations, and partnerships, the Skirball Center offers a unique multi-arts performance program in its intimate proscenium theater located on the south of Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village.
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