We would like to thank the National Endowment for the Arts for an NEA grant to support our production of Richard III this past March!

Photos: Greg Kessler

NBC Features National Theater of China!

Michael Harrington, executive director of NYU Skirball; Wang Xiaoying, director of Richard III and deputy director of National Theatre of China; and Anny Wangyu, interpreter for Wang Xiaoying, discuss with NBC’s Gus Rosendale the National Theatre of China’s U.S. debut of this Shakespearean adaptation.

Shakespeare’s Richard III retold in traditional Chinese stagecraft.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman this past weekend. Along with his many great films, we were honored to have him on our stage in 2009 portraying Iago in the modern production of Othello. He will be greatly missed.

Photo credit: Sara Krulwich / The New York Times

Yup. That’s Tom HIddleston in both of the above: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus - ntlive adaptation - atop, and in a screen test for the character of Thor in the GIF.