DATES CONFIRMED: David Tennant Performs Richard II In New York In 2016

As we told you back in April, David Tennant will be reprising his award-winning performance in Richard II in New York in 2016 when the Royal Shakespeare Company stage Shakespeare's Great Cycle Of Kings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Now BAM have released more information confirming the performance dates and some of the other events that will be taking place to complement the season.

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings, comprising the four plays Richard II; Henry IV, Part I; Henry IV, Part II; Henry V. Following a season at the Barbican Theatre in London, David Tennant returns in the title role of Richard II, Antony Sher and Jasper Britton play Falstaff and Henry IV, respectively, in the Henry IV plays, and Alex Hassell continues the journey of young Prince Hal, who reaches maturity as Henry V in the final play of the tetralogy. The plays are directed by the RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran. 

The Cycle runs at BAM Harvey Theater in Brooklyn from March 24th to May 1st 2016 with press previews beginning April 1st. Tickets are expected to be priced $30, $70 and $110 for weekdays; $35, $75 and $125 for weekends,though BAM advises this may be subject to change.

Tickets for the cycle go on sale later this year - we will inform you as soon as release dates are confirmed

BAM will also be running a short programme of associated events:

Master Classes

Embodying Shakespeare
Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group
With Assistant Director Owen Horsley, Alex Hassell, and Leigh Quinn
Apr 5 at 2pm
Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Ave)
Price: $25
For actors with a minimum of undergraduate training

Behind the Scenes: King and Country
With Neil Kutner, Ryan Gastelum, and Ben Tyreman
Apr 20 at 5pm
BAM Fisher, Hillman Studio (321 Ashland Pl)
Price: $35 ($25 for BAM members)

Professional Development for Teachers: Shakespeare Conference
Apr 16, 9am–5pm
BAM Fisher
Tickets: $75 (NY DOE teachers get 20% discount)


Gregory Doran with James Shapiro
Apr 7 at 6pm
BAMcafé (30 Lafayette Ave)
Price: $20 ($10 for BAM members)

A Look at the Stars: Shakespeare and the Cosmos
With Summer Ash of Columbia Astronomy
Public Outreach
 Apr 15 & 16 at 9:30pm; Apr 17 at 8:30pm
BAM Fisher Terrace Rooftop (321 Ashland Pl)


King and Country: Treasures from the Folger Shakespeare Library
Apr 1—May 1
BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton)

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