London Globe Theater's All-Male Measure for Measure to Begin U.S. Tour Oct. 26; Plays Brooklyn Dec. 20-Jan. 1

News   London Globe Theater's All-Male Measure for Measure to Begin U.S. Tour Oct. 26; Plays Brooklyn Dec. 20-Jan. 1 The Globe Theater of London's recent production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure will begin a tour of the U.S. on Oct. 26, leading to a New York City run Dec. 20-Jan. 1 at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Edward Hogg as Isabella in Measure for Measure.
Edward Hogg as Isabella in Measure for Measure. Photo by John Tramper

The first stop will be the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Oct. 26-Nov. 6. Next comes Los Angeles (Nov. 9-26); Philadelphia (Nov. 30-Dec. 4); and Pittsburgh (Dec. 6-18). The Globe Measure is an "original practices" production, using clothing, music, dance and setting that would have been possible in the Globe of 1599. John Dove is the director, or as the Globe terms it, "master of play."

The cast, which is all-male, stars Globe artistic director Mark Rylance as Vincentio. Also featured are Liam Brennan, Bill Stewart, David Sturzaker, Colin Hurley, Terry McGinity, Roger Watkins, Thomas Padden, Peter Shorey, Roger Watkins, Roger McKern, Roger McKern, John Dougall, Roger Watkins, Thomas Padden, Roger McKern, David Hartley, Edward Hogg, Michael Brown, David Hartley, Michael Brown and Peter Shorey.

The Globe previously toured the U.S with Twelfth Night in 2003.