John Leguizamo will present the New York York premiere of The Q Brothers’ Othello: The Remix, beginning October 25. The acclaimed show, which premiered at London’s Globe Theatre, is written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ.
Performances will take place at The Westside Theatre with an official opening night set for November 16, with tickets on sale beginning September 12.
Othello: The Remix is an 80-minute, high-energy spin on Shakespeare’s classic. The show features co-creators GQ and JQ, along with Jackson Doran, Postell Pringle and DJ Supernova.
The production was originally commissioned by The Globe as part of the World Shakespeare Festival in 2012. Following its debut, it then toured Edinburgh, Germany, South Korea and Chicago.
Othello: The Remix is the Q Brothers’ third hip hop translation of the Bard’s work and marks their return to New York following the hit production of The Bomb-itty of Errors.
Leguizamo, who is producing, is also preparing for the New York premiere of his own work, John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies, to debut Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in spring 2017.