Making for an Off-Broadway bill worth the price of admission, Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo will be starring in a production of Othello next season. The duo will take on the major roles--Oyelowo as the protagonist and Craig as Iago.
Just announced, The Metropolitan Opera will change its staging of Verdi's "Othello" so that it no longer includes its traditional blackface-style makeup. The fall season opening performance will be the first time in the production's history since 1891 without the makeup.
No doubt, you've heard Elliot Goldenthal before. Be it early efforts scoring Gus Van Sant's 'Cocaine Cowboys,' mid-career cues care of Joel Schumacher's 'Batman' reboot or his exquisite contributions to the five feature films of his partner Julie Taymor, yes, Goldenthal's music is heard most often on the big screen. Having studied under American compositional royalty like Aaron Copland and John Corigliano, though, Goldenthal is hardly some Hollywood hack.
Earlier this year, theater critic Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal called the American Players Theatre of Spring Green, Wis., the best classical theater in America. The company recently added the final touches to its upcoming 2015 season, adding a final play, Edward Albee's 'Seascape.'
The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and New American Theatre present Shakespeare's tragedy with the noted TV, film and stage actor in the title role.