The New York Theater Workshop’s modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello opened last night, starring our wonderful DAVID OYELOWO in the titular role.
Sam Gold has directed this hotly-anticipated production, with Bond actor Daniel Craig also starring as the villainous Iago opposite DAVID‘s naïve Othello.
Having resisted playing the role for many years, the announcement of DAVID‘s performance has caused much hype and excitement amongst critics and fans across the world; this, coupled with the production’s intimate Off-Broadway setting, has made Othello one of the most difficult and coveted tickets of the current season!
To find out more about what inspired and motivated him to take on the role at this particular time, check out this fantastic article in the New York Times which gives insight into David’s career and discusses how both his personal and professional lives influenced his choice.
Othello is now showing at the New York Theater Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, NY, until January 18. A limited number of tickets are still available, which you can purchase at the theatre’s website. If you’re going to be in New York, don’t miss this fantastic production!