The Royal National Theatre production of Othello, which the London Times critic called "one of the most overwhelming and elementally powerful accounts of the play I have ever seen," arrives on American shores April 8-12 for six performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City.
The bad news is that the play is all but sold out, with only a few scattered single seats left as of Mar. 26.
The production stars David Harewood (seen last year in NY with Vanessa Redgrave in Antony and Cleopatra) in the title role, with Claire Skinner as Desdemona and Simon Russell Beale (who won an Olivier Award two seasons ago for his Mosca in Volpone) as Iago.
The production is staged by much-in-demand Sam Mendes (the director of Broadway's Cabaret, which is currently playing a sell-out run).
Othello will be performed at the Academy's more intimate performing space, the Majestic Theatre. Performances are April 8-10 at 7:30 PM, April 11 at 2 and 7:30 PM and April 12 at 3 PM. For more information, call (718) 636-4100.
-- By Rebecca Paller