Richard III Starring Kevin Spacey to Get London Debut in June 2011
The previously announced Bridge Project production of Shakespeareís Richard III starring Tony and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey will kick off in June 2011 at Londonís Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey is artistic director. Directed by Sam Mendes, the play will run June 18-September 11 before embarking on an international tour that will culminate in a run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music January 10-March 4, 2012.
One of Shakespeareís earliest plays, Richard III tells the story of the quick rise and demise of the cunning king. A full company to be drawn from leading American and British actors will be announced soon.
The Bridge Project is a three-year transatlantic production partnership between BAM, Londonís Old Vic and Mendesí Neal Street Productions. Previous productions have included the Bardís As You Like It, The Winterís Tale and The Tempest.
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