NYTW Introduces Cancellation Line for Sold-Out Othello

News   NYTW Introduces Cancellation Line for Sold-Out Othello
Tony winner Sam Gold directs Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo in the title role alongside James Bond star Daniel Craig.
Daniel Craig in OTHELLO at New York Theatre Workshop (Photo by Chad Batka).jpg
Daniel Craig Chad Batka

New York Theatre Workshop has instituted a cancellation line for all performances of Othello, starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig. Beginning two hours prior to curtain, cancellation tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be sold at full price ($125).

David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig in OTHELLO at New York Theatre Workshop (Photo by Joan Marcus).jpg
David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig Joan Marcus

The cancellation line is outside the theatre, located at 79 E. 4th St., New York.

Sam Gold’s staging of the Shakespearean classic officially opens December 12. The production completely sold out within hours and is scheduled to play through January 18, 2017, only.


As previously reported on Playbill.com, NYTW is also offering a limited number of $25 tickets via mobile lottery, through its CheapTix initiative and TodayTix partnership. The entry period begins each performance day at 12:01AM ET and continues until winners are notified via push notification 3-4 hours before the selected performance begins. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner.

In Othello, Oyelowo and Craig are joined by Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Desdemona, David Wilson Barnes (Bridge of Spies), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange Is the New Black), Blake DeLong (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Glenn Fitzgerald (Dirty Sexy Money), Slate Holmgren (King Lear), Anthony Michael Lopez (The Penalty), Matthew Maher (The Flick), Nikki Massoud (Zealot), Kyle Vincent Terry (Robin Hood), and Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story).

Othello features scenic design by Andrew Lieberman (Look Back in Anger), costume design by David Zinn (An Act of God), lighting design by Jane Cox (Noises Off), sound design by Bray Poor (War), and fight direction by Thomas Schall (The Crucible). Andrew Wade (Matilda) is the voice director, and Michael Sexton (Titus Andronicus) is the dramaturg and text consultant.

Scroll through production photos of the show below:

On January 12, 2017 NYTW will host a special performance of Othello, with all proceeds from the evening benefiting the theatre’s education and engagement programming. For ticket prices and packages click here.

For more information visit NYTW.org or call (212) 460-5475.

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