Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo ('Selma') stars in the title role opposite Daniel Craig's Iago in Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold. More…
An intense and intimate mounting of Shakespeare's famous play about a Moorish general who elopes with the daughter of a Venetian Senator, then falls prey to a vicious plot hatched by the man he trusts most. Performed in modern-day dress and set in a military barracks. Note: Tickets for this production are pretty much sold out.
See it if you can't get enough of WS. NYTW production is fine, but nothing special. See the superior Natl Theater Live version (modern/military).
Don't see it if you want the verse spoken well (only Craig and Oyelowo are strong). The first 20 minutes are tedious; awful pauses. Act II is stronger.
See it if you want to see some fine acting, particularly from the two leads as well as Matthew Maher and David Wilson Barnes.
Don't see it if you're not super into Shakespeare.
See it if You like modern versions of Shakespearean tragedies played with an edge by great actors Craig & Oyelowo;superb cast in intimate setting
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist;dislike the Bard's play tweaked to show the versatility of his work brought into modern times
See it if You enjoy well done Shakespeare. While long (3hrs), it was beautifully told story. Great acting, an interesting setting, fun to watch.
Don't see it if You ADORE Shakespeare: They go off script a little, and Craig's Iago could have been more evil. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful.
See it if you can get a ticket - this energetic production is stunning. I hope the talk of a Broadway transfer comes to fruition.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare in a modern setting or you can't handle a 3.5 hour show. Every performances resonates and crackles w/ intensity.
See it if you want to see an exquisite adaptation of Othello with captivating performances and clever production design
Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare and are only interested in going because it's a hot ticket, long scenes of darkness bother you or 3+ hours is too long
See it if you want an excellent version of Othello. Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo are brilliant. Staging is very intimate. 3 hours flew by.
Don't see it if you like your Shakespeare to be in period dress. I care more about the acting. When Shakespeare is well done, every line is clear & relevant
See it if A spectacular production. Craig and Oyelowo are mesmerizing. The modern day setting lends resonance. The intimate setting is perfect.
Don't see it if The seating is not the most comfortable. The set is perfection, but with audience on 3 sides, you will not see everything all the time.
See it if you're a fan of William Shakespeare's works and open to a retelling that blends the traditional language with contemporary costumes and set.
Don't see it if you're Shakespeare purist or don't mind missing some stunning work from Daniel Craig (a fairly intense Iago) and David Oyelowo (stunning!).
See it if You want to see great film actors becoming great classical actors in a production that is never boring
Don't see it if You want your theater to be short and easy...this isn't
See it if You want to experience a unique version of this classic.The company is terrific and the actors really get in your face at times.
Don't see it if Sitting for 3 1/2 hours on wooden bleachers is not for you. There are thin cushions on each seat,but not much back support. It's worth it!
See it if Daniel Craig, David Oyelowo and company. Sam Gold production. Shakespeare.
Don't see it if Sitting on benches is too uncomfortable...or maybe that's the point,
See it if You like your Shakespeare masculine and muscular. Oyelowo and Craig OWN the resonant language. Other roles also compelling. Great staging.
Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare or think Othello should be more dithery and nuanced. Oyelowo's interpretation is emotionally full-on.
See it if you want to see two great actors in an intense contemporary staging in an intimate off-Broadway house.
Don't see it if you dislike contemporary stagings of Shakespeare, performed at full length.
See it if you enjoy classic Shakespearean language with an updated staging. Prepare to spend three hours in rapt attention...
Don't see it if Don't like the classic Shakespearean language full of thees and thous. The production is in the Round so some dialogue is lost.
See it if you seek modern interpretations of WS, if you like intimate theater, if you want to see these strong actors.
Don't see it if you're easily distracted by modern brand names on cast's clothing. Or if you can't sit still. Or if scolding, relentless ushers bug you.
See it if you want to see two superb actors work off each other. and if you can ignore the absolute mess of an ending to a great piece of Shakespeare
Don't see it if you are a purist about Shakespeare or if you want a more balanced and successful ensemble piece of work. The women are dreadful
See it if You love emotional, intense, well acted dramas. You enjoy top acting in an intimate setting. Modern touches help make the time effortless.
Don't see it if you do not like Shakespeare or mixing contemporary staging/costumes with classic dialogue. sometimes difficult to understand speech patterns
See it if you're a Shakespeare buff. This is a interesting production with unique staging & masterful acting. David Oyelowo is magnificent as Othello.
Don't see it if you're not into Shakespeare. Seems obvious, but despite the contemporary setting they keep the Shakespearian dialogue. So you need to focus.
See it if Daniel Craig's Iago was masterful; never ever seen better. It was HIS play-others just came through his wickedly crafted world. Memorable~
Don't see it if U prefer traditional Shakespeare. This production took place in army barracks-starting w/a good 5 minutes in the dark! Once in a lifetime~
See it if you haven't seen Othello before. See it if you want a dynamic Othello.
Don't see it if Shakespeare isn't your thing. But after you see it, you might change your mind. You are expecting Mr. Craig to be sexy.
See it if you want to see a clever staging of the show, with some masterful performances.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy an "Othello" with a slow burn during the first half of the show.