The acclaimed all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III recouped their $3.1 million investment, producers announced on January 9. Directed by Tim Carroll, the shows, playing in repertory, began their run at Broadway's Belasco Theatre on October 15, and are scheduled to end their limited engagement on February 16.
Starring two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance as Olivia in Twelfth Night and the title role in Richard III, the productions feature live music played on traditional Elizabethan instruments with the stage lit almost exclusively by the glow of 100 candles. Audiences are able witness the pre-show ritual of actors dressing and preparing their makeup on stage.
In addition to Rylance, cast members include Stephen Fry, Samuel Barnett, Liam Brennan, Paul Chahidi, John Paul Connolly, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Colin Hurley, Jethro Skinner, Angus Wright, Terry McGinity, Kurt Egyiawan, Matt Harrington, Matthew Schechter Hayden Signoretti and Joseph Timms.