Donmar Warehouse's King Lear, Starring Derek Jacobi, Will Be Broadcast Beginning Feb. 3

News   Donmar Warehouse's King Lear, Starring Derek Jacobi, Will Be Broadcast Beginning Feb. 3
 
The Donmar Warehouse production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring Derek Jacobi and directed by Michael Grandage, will be broadcast around the world beginning Feb. 3 as part of the National Theatre Live series of screenings.

Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi Photo by Johan Persson

The screening of Shakespeare's tragedy of a royal family's battle over its monarch's land, and the horrifying consequences, marks NT Live's second collaboration with another theatre company, following its broadcast of Complicite's A Disappearing Number in fall 2010.

Screenings in the New York City area include:
NYU Skirball Center for the Arts; includes an encore on Feb. 17
Cinema 123 (Upper East Side); includes an encore on Feb. 6
Kew Gardens Cinema (Queens)
Fairfield University, CT; includes an encore on Feb. 11
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC); playing Feb. 12
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook (CT)
Time and Space, Hudson; includes an encore on Feb. 11
Monmouth University (NJ)

The NT Live screenings series will continue March 17 with a broadcast of director Danny Boyle's production of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

This production of King Lear will perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music April 28-June 5.

Ticket prices vary by venue. The average ticket price is $20. Contact local venues for ticket information. For a complete list of U.S. dates, times and locations, visit ntlive.com.

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