The reading of A Number is expected to run
approximately one hour with no intermission.
We are pleased to announce a special one-night-only reading of A NUMBER, by NYTW Usual Suspect and five-time Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill (Love and Information; A Number), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-winner Sam Gold (Fun Home, Othello) and featuring Daniel Craig (Othello, Spectre) and Ato Blankson-Wood (Slave Play, Hair). The reading will benefit NYTW’s Artist Workshop and Education programming and will take place at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street) Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7pm EST.
For almost three decades, NYTW has been an American home for one of theatre’s most important voices, Caryl Churchill, with eight fruitful collaborations including the American Premiere of A Number in 2004. Daniel Craig originated the role of Bernard 1, Bernard 2, and Michael Black in the World Premiere production at the Royal Court in 2002. This one-night-only event reunites Craig and director Sam Gold after the sold-out run of Othello at NYTW in 2016. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
A Number is part of a year-long celebration of New York Theatre Workshop’s 40th Anniversary, featuring a variety of events honoring the past and celebrating the future of a community dedicated to helping us all better understand our world through theatre. This one-night-only reading is the latest in a a slate of events including a RENT Live watch-party, NYTW’s 40th Anniversary Gala honoring NYTW Founding Trustee Stephen Graham, and the upcoming #WorkshopNight to welcome Hadestown to Broadway on March 25th. Additional events will be announced throughout the year.
$500 Reserved Seating
$1,000 Premium Seating
$2,500 VIP Seating + Reception following the reading
$25 CheapTix: We are committed to making tickets available to every production via our CheapTix initiative. For this reading, we will offer a block of $25 tickets via a digital Lottery in partnership with TodayTix. TodayTix allows you to enter the digital Lottery via the app, available in the App Store or Google Play Store. The entry period will begin on Thursday, February 28 and continue through 12pm EST on Friday, March 8, when winners will be notified. Entrants may request 1 or 2 tickets, and entry in the lottery is free and open to all. All entry rules apply. Enter the lottery now!
No in-person sales will be available at the box office. Standard ticketing fees apply to all orders. There will be a limit of 4 tickets per person for this event. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Tickets are non-transferable and will only be released to the purchaser. A valid photo ID will be required to pick up your tickets.
Stage credits include: Slave Play, The Total Bent at The Public Theater (Drama League, Lucille Lortel nominations), Hair (Broadway and West End), Twelfth Night and As You Like It at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Transfers at Manhattan Class Company, Antigone in Ferguson at the Harlem Stage, the Foundry Theater’s production of O. Earth, Iphigenia in Aulis at Classic Stage Company and Lysistrata Jones. Film/TV: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, The Kindergarten Teacher opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal, Detroit, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, “When They See Us” (Netflix), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “She’s Gotta Have It” (Netflix) and “The Good Fight” (CBS). He is a 2017 recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, a member of The Actors Center and holds a BFA from NYU and MFA from The Yale School of Drama.
DANIEL CRAIG is hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation on stage, screen and television. November 2019 will see Craig in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. A whodunit contemporary murder mystery, Craig stars as ‘Benoit Blanc’ alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and Toni Colette. The film will be distributed by Lionsgate. Daniel was most recently seen as ‘Obie Hardison’ in Kings with Halle Berry and Rick Ravanello. Set in the violent aftermath of Rodney King’s trial in 1992, the story follows a foster family in South Central and the implications the verdict has on their lives. Prior to this, Daniel was seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky as ‘Joe Bang’ alongside Adam Driver, Channing Tatum and Sebastian Stan. The story concerns two brothers who attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. 2015 saw Daniel star in the eagerly anticipated Spectre. Craig was seen returning as ‘James Bond’ for the third time, in the critically acclaimed box office smash Skyfall. He has also starred as ‘Bond’ in Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. Craig will shortly start work on his fifth turn as ‘Bond’ in the 25th installment. In 2011 Craig starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, he played the lead character Mikael Blomkvist opposite Rooney Mara. Craig’s earlier film credits include Love and Rage, Obsession, The Power of One, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake, Infamous and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film Munich.
Craig is also an accomplished stage actor and in 2013 starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway show Betrayal in which he starred opposite Rafe Spall and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Mike Nichols, the play ran for 14 weeks but grossed $17.5million in that time. Daniel’s most recent theatre venture was the off-Broadway production of Othello alongside David Oyelowo and directed by Sam Gold at New York Theatre in Autumn 2016. In 2009 Daniel starred in a twelve-week Broadway run of A Steady Rain. Craig played opposite Hugh Jackman in this contemporary American play. Craig’s other theatre credits include leading roles in Hurlyburly with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at The National Theatre and A Number at the Royal Court alongside Michael Gambon.
Stage plays include: Owners (Royal Court Upstairs, London); Objections to Sex and Violence (Royal Court); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Joint Stock UK tour, Royal Court Upstairs); Vinegar Tom (Monstrous Regiment, UK tour); Traps (Royal Court Upstairs), Cloud Nine (Joint Stock UK tour, Royal Court); Three More Sleepless Nights (Soho Poly and Royal Court Upstairs); Top Girls (Royal Court); Fen (Joint Stock UK tour, Almeida Theatre); Softcops (RSC at the Pit); A Mouthful of Birds with David Lan (Joint Stock UK tour, Royal Court); Serious Money (Royal Court, Wyndham’s Theatre); Icecream (Royal Court); Mad Forest (Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Court); Lives of the Great Poisoners with Orlando Gough and Ian Spink (Second Stride UK tour, Riverside Studios, London); The Skriker (National Theatre, London); Thyestes translated from Seneca (Royal Court Upstairs); Hotel with Orlando Gough and Ian Spink (Second Stride UK tour, The Place, London); This Is A Chair (London International Festival of Theatre at the Royal Court); Blue Heart (Joint Stock UK tour, Royal Court); Far Away (Royal Court Upstairs, The Albery Theatre, London); A Number (Royal Court); a new version of Strindberg’s A Dream Play (National Theatre); Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (Royal Court); Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court); A Ring A Lamp A Thing an opera with Orlando Gough (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House); Love and Information (Royal Court); Ding Dong the Wicked (Royal Court); Here We Go (National Theatre); and Escaped Alone (Royal Court Theatre).
SAM GOLD is an acclaimed theatre director, whose Broadway production of Fun Home, a new musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, is currently running at the Circle in the Square Theatre and won five Tony Awards in 2015 including Best Musical, and a Tony Award for Sam himself for Best Direction of a Musical. Concurrently, Sam’s critically-lauded production of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick, is running at the Barrow Street Theater. Other recent credits include Annie Baker’s John (Signature Theatre); The Mystery of Love and Sex (LCT); The Real Thing (Broadway – Roundabout); The Realistic Joneses (Yale Rep, Broadway); Picnic (Broadway – Roundabout); Seminar (Broadway and Ahmanson); The Village Bike (MCC); The Flick (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel Nomination); Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep, Drama Desk Nomination); The Realistic Joneses (Yale Rep., CT Critics Circle Award); The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons; Lortel Award); Look Back in Anger (Roundabout; Lortel Nomination); Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker (Playwrights Horizons; Drama Desk nomination; OBIE Award); The Aliens by Annie Baker (Rattlestick; OBIE Award); We Live Here by Zoe Kazan (MTC); A Doll’s House (Williamstown); August: Osage County (Old Globe; SD Critics Circle Award); Kin by Bathsheba Doran (Playwrights Horizons); The Coward by Nick Jones (LCT3); Tigers be Still by Kim Rosenstock (Roundabout); Dusk Rings a Bell (Atlantic); and Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova & Under the Radar Festival). Sam is Resident Director at Roundabout Theater Company, a NYTW Usual Suspect, a Drama League Directing Fellow, a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, The Garson Kanin/Marian Seldes Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship, and a graduate of the Juilliard Directing Program.