What Do Critics Think of Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in Othello?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in Othello?
Sam Gold directed the contemporary staging at NYTW.
David Oyelowo in OTHELLO at New York Theatre Workshop (Photo by Chad Batka).jpg
David Oyelowo Chad Batka

New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Othello, starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig, officially opened at the downtown theatre December 12. Tony winner Sam Gold’s staging sees the Shakespearean classic set in a modern-day military barracks and is scheduled to play through January 18, 2017.

Performances began November 22 at NYTW, located at 79 E. 4th St., New York.

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


Oyelowo and Craig are joined by House of Cards’ Rachel Brosnahan, who plays Desdemona, along with 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).

See what critics thought of the Off-Broadway production:

AM New York (Matt Windman)
The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)
Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)
The Guardian (Alex Soloski)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
Newsday (Linda Winer)
NJ.com (Christopher Kelly)
NorthJersey.com (Robert Feldberg)
The Telegraph UK (Diane Snyder)
Time Out New York (David Cote)
Variety (Marilyn Stasio)
Vulture (Jesse Green)

Scroll through photos of the show below:

Through its CheapTix initiative and TodayTix partnership, NYTW is offering $25 tickets for a limited number of tickets via mobile lottery. The entry period for all other performances will begin each performance day at 12:01AM ET and continue 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.

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

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