Richard III (Bridge Production Group)
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Richard III (Bridge Production Group)

Richard III (Bridge Production Group) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(18 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Great acting

About the Show

The Bridge Production Group presents its inaugural full-scale production, a modern, pop-culture-infused reinvention of Shakespeare's bloody epic about a tyrannical king's rise and fall.

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Member Reviews (18)

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139 Reviews | 28 Followers
Edgy, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like a slick new version of Shakespeare with song and dance and really cool stage.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of new innovative productions of Shakespeare

62 Reviews | 27 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Edgy, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You enjoy old works presented in new ways, like to be surprised, enjoy Shakespeare delivered in original language

Don't see it if If you are expecting a classic staging of this work, are squeamish or prudish, so not enjoy plays that take risk with the material

53 Reviews | 15 Followers
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you will enjoy Shakespeare with a twist.

Don't see it if your Shakespeare has to be 100% pure Bard. Read more

100 Reviews | 41 Followers
Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if if you love Shakespeare and want to see one his most famous histories; or if you enjoy seeing creative updated interpretations of classics.

Don't see it if if you are very traditionalist and would not enjoy a modern pop-infused update of a classic Shakespeare play; if you can't tolerate violence Read more

68 Reviews | 16 Followers
Ambitious, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you like-classics-Quentin Tarantino-multimedia productions-modern interpretations of dramatic classics

Don't see it if you want a-traditional Shakespeare/period piece. you don't like-plays depicting violence-Shakespearean classics infused with pop culture

76 Reviews | 21 Followers
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you don't mind modern staging of Shakespeare (too modern, maybe). You are tired of regular stagings and appreciate honest efforts to change.

Don't see it if you want to see a classical production with costumes and all and if you don't mind a direction that is all over the place (sometimes works).

563 Reviews | 192 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant, Not as non-traditional as described., Slightly uneven acting

See it if You enjoy seeing different versions of Shakespeare's plays. You want to support a theatre company just starting out in NY.

Don't see it if You want a more classical approach to Shakespeare. You want to see a more established theatre company take on the classics. Read more

103 Reviews | 34 Followers
Great acting, Interpretative choreography, Amusing, Modern, Intense

See it if for a unique interpretation–strobe lights, rock music, choreographed murder and fight scenes! Portrayal of Richard is fantastic and amusing.

Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare traditionalist or hate modern takes on his plays. You dislike violence, fake blood, or hazmat suits. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)
November 13th, 2016

"Shaky performances and a hollow conceptual agenda render this production...a tiresome experience...There have been many acclaimed Shakespearean productions that have successfully been set in diverse time periods and that have employed unconventional approaches. This is not one of them...This production is so crammed with flashy digressions that haven’t been coherently integrated together that they overpower the story for no great effect."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 21st, 2016

“Heavily influenced in look and feel by last spring’s short-lived 'American Psycho' musical, it is an expressive, postured, and movement-oriented piece...With their bold first production, The Bridge Production Group has signaled an intent to produce challenging, ambitious theater. Their 'Richard III' is an enjoyable, if simplified and focused, take on a complex play, providing an accessible gateway to theatergoers. who might otherwise not be as likely to attend Shakespeare’s history plays.”
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November 30th, 2016

"One of the best off-Broadway Shakespeare productions I’ve seen of this play. At the very least, it’s the one that will be remembered the most for getting the tone right and matching it with incredible technical prowess...If you are a Shakespeare fan, don’t miss it if it comes back. If you love great technical aspects in your shows, don’t miss it. If you love well-done ensembles, don’t miss it. You know what? Just don’t miss it."
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New York Theatre Review
November 14th, 2016

"Postmodern Shakespeare at its best. The result is nauseatingly affecting and not because of the frequent use of fake blood...Max Hunter’s directorial vision is frenetic and daringly unconventional...Hunter unites this visual feast with elegantly gory violence and devastatingly emotional performances...The entire cast is impressive in their stamina, committed to even the smallest moments. For a show presenting so much, it can become a little overwhelming to process."
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Local Theatre NY
November 17th, 2016

"An eye-catching, attention-holding production that offers some highly creative and entertaining twists…Clever costuming, scenic design, lighting and projection complement a well-directed production…The acting is solid and committed, and the performers bring this difficult text alive and, I feel, capture the heart of the story with great energy and style. There are some spotty moments and choices, but this is a young cast attempting to connect with a young audience and it works."
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