David Leveaux and Jack O'Brien to Lead Talk on Directing Shakespeare

By Carey Purcell
August 23, 2013

The Shakespeare Society will open its 2013-14 season with a talk on directing Shakespeare, led by David Leveaux and Jack O'Brien.



Held Sept. 16 at 7 PM, the talk will be hosted at the Pearl Theatre.

O'Brien, a three-time Tony winner, will direct Ethan Hawke in the upcoming production Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater. His directing credits also include The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, The Coast of Utopia, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Henry IV and Hairspray.

Leveaux directs the current Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, starring Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom. He has has directed Arcadia, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Glass Menagerie, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Anna Christie and A Moon for the Misbegotten.

"At the beginning of one of New York's busiest Shakespearean seasons ever, we sit down with two directors doing the Bard on Broadway," press notes state. "Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and David Leveaux share the challenges and rewards of bringing Shakespeare to the Broadway stage."

More information is available by visiting shakespearesociety.org