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Broadway Casting Complete for Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Mark Rylance

Broadway Casting Complete for Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Mark Rylance

Complete casting has been announced for the all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III, which will be performed in repertory beginning October 15 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Starring Mark Rylance as Olivia in Twelfth Night and the title role in Richard III, the plays will celebrate opening night on November 10, directed by ...

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Two-Time Tony Winner Mark Rylance Headed to Broadway in All-Male Twelfth Night and Richard III

Two-Time Tony Winner Mark Rylance Headed to Broadway in All-Male Twelfth Night and Richard III

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance will play Shakespeare on Broadway for the first time when his acclaimed West End productions of Twelfth Night (with Rylance as Olivia) and Richard III (with Rylance in the title role) open on Broadway this fall. The all-male productions will begin performances on October 15 at the Belasco Theatre and open on November 10 for ...

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Zorro Gallops to Atlanta, Mark Rylance Catches a Nice Fish & More Cross-Country Highlights

Zorro Gallops to Atlanta, Mark Rylance Catches a Nice Fish & More Cross-Country Highlights

As the spring season gets into full swing, great theater is happening all across the USA! We’ve sifted through dozens of offerings away from NYC and found great shows in all corners of America. This week, we highlight Mark Rylance’s Nice Fish, the American premiere of Zorro, Steppenwolf’s swamp drama and more!


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Zorro Leaves His ...

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Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in the BBC's Wolf Hall, Eyes Broadway Return

Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in the BBC's Wolf Hall, Eyes Broadway Return

Tony winner Mark Rylance will star as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC’s TV adaptation of the bestselling novel Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies. The project is just one of many in development for Rylance, who is also planning to return to Broadway in Richard III and Twelfth Night, according to The Daily Mail. Rylance recently ...

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Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in and Direct World Premiere of His New Play Nice Fish at the Guthrie

Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in and Direct World Premiere of His New Play Nice Fish at the Guthrie

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has an affinity for reciting the work of poet Louis Jenkins at award show podiums, and now the actor is teaming with the poet for a new play at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theatre. Rylance will star in the world premiere of Nice Fish, which he co-wrote with Jenkins. Co-directed by Rylance and his wife Claire van ...

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Mark Rylance Withdraws From Olympics Opening Ceremony Due to Stepdaughter’s Death

Mark Rylance Withdraws From Olympics Opening Ceremony Due to Stepdaughter’s Death

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance will no longer perform in the Olympics opening ceremony, according to the Associated Press. The British actor, who was scheduled to recite passages from The Tempest during the July 27 ceremony in London, pulled out due to the sudden death of his 28-year-old stepdaughter, filmmaker Nataasha van Kampen. Directed by Danny Boyle, the opening ceremony ...

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Nice Fish by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins Set for Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Nice Fish by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins Set for Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Nice Fish, written by two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance and poet Louis Jenkins, will premiere at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of the theater's 2012-13 season. The new play, based on the poetry of Jenkins, will be directed by Rylance and Claire van Kampen. At both the 2008 and 2011 and Tony Awards, Rylance recited poems ...

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Tony Winner Mark Rylance Set for the West End's Richard III and Twelfth Night

Tony Winner Mark Rylance Set for the West End's Richard III and Twelfth Night

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance will play the title role in Richard III and Olivia in Twelfth Night in London’s West End. Both productions, which originally opened at Shakespeare’s Globe, will transfer to the Apollo Theatre on November 2. Helmed by Tim Carroll, Richard III and Twelfth Night will both open November 17, and play a limited engagement ...

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Mark Rylance Gives Away Tony Trophy to Man Who Inspired Jerusalem Role

Mark Rylance Gives Away Tony Trophy to Man Who Inspired Jerusalem Role

As he first told Broadway.com, Mark Rylance has followed through with his plan to give away his 2011 Best Actor Tony Award to Micky Lay, the man who inspired his character, Johnny "Rooster" Byron, in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, according to the U.K.'s Independent. Rylance previously told Broadway.com about his intentions to give away the statue ...

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The Book of Mormon Tops 2011 Tony Awards With Nine Wins

The Book of Mormon Tops 2011 Tony Awards With Nine Wins

Broadway’s big night has arrived! With a brand new venue (the Beacon Theatre) and award-winning host (Neil Patrick Harris), the 2011 Tony Awards telecast was an exciting evening celebrating the best shows, performances and creative efforts of the season. The Book of Mormon reigned over the evening with nine awards, including Best Musical. Lincoln Center Theater's War Horse ...

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