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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Gold

2016/17 Season

November 22, 2016—January 18, 2017

OTHELLO ran approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.

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NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold returns to NYTW to direct David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Histories, Selma, Queen of Katwe) in the title role and Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Spectre) as ‘Iago’ in William Shakespeare’s Othello.

Scenic Design Andrew Lieberman
Costume Design David Zinn
Lighting Design Jane Cox
Sound Design Bray Poor
Properties Kathy Fabian/Propstar
Fight Direction Thomas Schall
Voice & Language Coach Andrew Wade
Dramaturg & Text Consultant Michael Sexton
Stage Manager Bess Marie Glorioso

The Thursday, January 12 performance of OTHELLO benefited New York Theatre Workshop’s education and engagement programming. Learn more about the OTHELLO Benefit Performance.

New York Theatre Workshop partnered with TodayTix app, the theatre ticket app, to offer a $25 CheapTix mobile lottery. All lottery entries were collected through the mobile app and more information is available on the TodayTix website.

For the first two CheapTix performances on November 22 and 23, entries were accepted Saturday, September 24 – Friday, September 30, when winners were drawn and offered the opportunity to purchase 1 or 2 $25 tickets.

For performances from November 25 to January 18, the entry period began each performance day at 12:01 AM, and continued until winners were notified via push notification 3-4 hours before the selected performance begins. Winners were offered the opportunity to purchase 1 or 2 $25 tickets.


    NYTW debut. Currently featured in AMC’s upcoming drama “The Son,” based on the Pulitzer Prize nominated novel by Philipp Meyer and in the film Miss Sloane with Jessica Chastain. His theatre credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway and Becky Shaw in Louisville, New York and London.

  • Emilia

    NYTW debut. Broadway: The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Off-Broadway: An Octoroon, Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep), Hurt Village (Signature Theatre; Audelco Award). TV: “Orange is the New Black” (SAG Ensemble Award), “Getting On,” “The Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “Girls.” Upcoming film: Wilde Wedding, Human People, Darker Than Blue.

  • Desdemona

    NYTW debut. Broadway: The Big Knife. Regional: Up (Steppenwolf). Select film & TV: Patriots Day, Burn Country, The Finest Hours, Louder Than Bombs, Beautiful Creatures, “House of Cards” (Emmy Nomination), “Manhattan,” “Crisis in Six Scenes,” “The Blacklist,” “Olive Kitteridge.” Upcoming: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon.

  • Iago

    NYTW debut. Broadway: Betrayal and A Steady Rain. Craig has starred in over forty films including The Mother, Casino Royale, Road To Perdition, Munich and next year will be working on Showtime’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel, Purity.

  • Soldier/Guitar Player & Others/Original Music

    NYTW debut. Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Lortel Nomination), The Bachelors, In Quietness, Tiny Dynamite, others. Regional: PCS, AToL, Shakespeare Theatre, Triad Stage, others. Film & TV: “Vinyl,” “The Blacklist,” “The Following,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” Complete Unknown, Thank You a Lot, We Need to Talk About Kevin.

  • Understudy

    NYTW debut. Off-Broadway: Men on Boats (Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb), Washeteria (Soho Rep), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), School Girls (MCC Playlabs). Regional: Another Word for Beauty (Goodman). TV: “Elementary.” Education: The Juilliard School.

  • Brabantio

    NYTW: Hedda Gabler. Off-Broadway: Ripcord (MTC), Hamlet (CSC), Ivanov (CSC), This (Playwrights), Lobby Hero (Playwrights /Lucille Lortel nomination). Film & TV: Flirting with Disaster, The Ice Storm, A Price Above Rubies, The Sixth Sense, Finding Forrester, Series 7, “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Billions,” “Madam Secretary,” “Elementary,” “Six Feet Under,” “Law & Order.”

  • Understudy

    NYTW: Hadestown. National/International Tours: Pippin (Pippin). Education: University of Michigan, RADA.

  • Montano

    NYTW debut. New York Theatre: King Lear and Twelfth Night (The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park), The Tempest (LaMama), The Seagull (Culture Project), The Cherry Orchard (CSC). Film & TV: Spiderman, “Sneaky Pete,” “BrainDead,” “Jessica Jones,” “Gotham,” “The Following,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary.” MFA: Yale School of Drama.

  • Understudy

    NYTW debut. Broadway: Fool for Love, A Life in the Theatre, A Few Good Men, Macbeth. NYC: Beyond Therapy, Henry IV, pt. 1, Rounding Third, When We Go Upon the Sea. Regional: Denver Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Center Stage, George Street Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, others.

  • Soldier

    NYTW debut. Off-Broadway: The Unexpected Guest (TBTB, Theatre Row). National Tour: The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee. Regional: The Penalty (The Public), Dog Gone Day (BAX), All the Rats and Rags (Joe’s Pub). Film & TV: Anomaly, Xmas in July, “Broad City” and “The Knick.”

  • Roderigo

    NYTW debut. Recent theatre: The Flick, Mr. Burns, Golden Child, Red Handed Otter, Uncle Vanya. Film & TV includes Live By Night, The Finest Hours, A Most Violent Year, While We’re Young, Gone Baby Gone, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, The Killer Inside Me, “Nurse Jackie,” “The Unusuals,” “John from Cincinnati,” “Bored to Death.”

  • Bianca

    NYTW debut. Regional: Zealot (South Coast Rep), Pericles (Two River Theater), Our Town (Portland Center Stage), The Grapes of Wrath (Trinity Rep), The Glass Menagerie Project (Arena Stage), Conference of the Birds (B Street Theatre). TV: “Homeland.” Education: Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA, BADA.

  • Othello

    NYTW debut. Off-Broadway: Prometheus Bound (CSC). RSC: Volpone, Oroonoko, Antony and Cleopatra, King Henry VI (2001 Ian Charleson Award). Film: Queen of Katwe, Middle of Nowhere, Selma (Golden Globe nom), Jack Reacher, The Butler, Lincoln, The Paperboy, Red Tails, The Last King of Scotland. TV: “Nightingale” (Emmy, Golden Globe noms). Upcoming Films: A United Kingdom and God Particle.

  • Understudy

    NYTW Usual Suspect. Selected theatre credits: You Got Older (HERE), Fashions for Men (The Mint), Beyond Therapy (TACT), Coriolanus (STNJ), Love in the Wars (Bard Summerscape), Arms and the Man (Guthrie), A Few Good Men (Alley), The Great Gatsby (VSC). TV: “The Blacklist.” Film: Sheep Skin, Autumn Whispers. MFA NYU.

  • Soldier

    NYTW debut. Recent credits include: A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep); Intimate Apparel, Henry V (Chautauqua); Robin Hood, Babs the Dodo (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Hamlet, These Seven Sicknesses, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Brown/Trinity); International tour with the education show Sex Signals. Education: Brown University/Trinity Rep, MFA.

  • Cassio

    NYTW debut. Broadway: Death of a Salesman. Off-Broadway: The Illusion (Signature), Age of Iron (CSC). Regional: The Guardsman (Kennedy Center), Sweet Bird of Youth (Goodman), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theater Company). Film & TV: The Big Short, Unbroken, My All American, The Submarine Kid, “American Horror Story,” “The Normal Heart,” “Masters of Sex.”

Sam Gold / Direction

NYTW: The Black Eyed. Broadway: Fun Home (Circle in the Square, The Public, National Tour, Tony and Obie awards, Lortel and Drama Desk noms); The Real Thing (Roundabout); The Realistic Joneses (Lyceum); Picnic (Roundabout); Seminar (Golden, Ahmanson). Recent: The Flick (Barrow Street, Playwrights Horizons, Royal National Theater, Lortel nom); John (Signature, Obie Award, Drama Desk nom); The Mystery of Love & Sex (Lincoln Center); Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep, Drama Desk mom), The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel Award); Look Back in Anger (Roundabout, Lortel nom); Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nom, Obie Award); The Aliens (Rattlestick, Obie Award). Resident director at Roundabout Theatre Company. Training: Juilliard.

Andrew Lieberman / Scenic Design

Mr. Lieberman’s work with Sam Gold includes The Maids, The Threepenny Opera, Edward II, Look Back in Anger, The Aliens, Picnic, The Mystery of Love and Sex, The Cradle Will Rock, Uncle Vanya and The Glass Menagerie. He is the head of stage design at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

David Zinn / Costume Design

NYTW: The Select (The Sun Also Rises), The Sound and the Fury. Broadway: Fun Home, The Humans, The Last Ship, Other Desert Cities, Good People, The Vibrator Play, Xanadu. Off-Broadway: The Flick, Hir, Circle Mirror Transformation, Placebo, The Big Meal. Other: Amelie, The Spongebob Musical.

Jane Cox / Lighting Design

NYTW: The Black Eyed. Broadway: Jitney (upcoming); The Color Purple; All the Way; Machinal (Tony nomination); Picnic; Come Back, Little Sheba. Other: The Flick (Playwrights); Hamlet (Barbican, London). Jane has a longstanding relationship with OSF, is director of theater at Princeton, and is a member of the Monica Bill Barnes Company.

Bray Poor / Sound Design & Original Music

Returning to NYTW once again, Bray has designed sound and composed music on Broadway and off at MTC, LTC, The Public, Roundabout, PS 122, Signature, Second Stage and Playwrights Horizons. Regionally, he’s worked at Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, The Old Globe, Long Wharf, Actors Theater of Louisville, Yale Rep, Trinity Rep, Arena Stage, among others.

Kathy Fabian/Propstar / Properties

NYTW debut. Recent Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, China Doll, On Your Feet, The King and I, An American in Paris, The Real Thing, The Realistic Joneses, If/Then, Rocky, The Bridges of Madison County, I’ll Eat You Last, Kinky Boots. Off-Broadway: Tamburlaine, (TFANA); Piece of My Heart and Appropriate (Signature Theatre).

Thomas Schall / Fight Direction

NYTW: Red Speedo, The Invisible Hand, Beast. Over 60 Broadway shows: The Front Page, The Crucible, The Color Purple, Blackbird, The King and I, This Is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Lucky Guy, Death of a Salesman, Venus in Fur, War Horse, Merchant of Venice, Mary Stuart.

Andrew Wade / Voice and Language Coach

NYTW debut. The Public Theater: Director Voice and Speech. Matilda: Voice Director (Broadway and Tour). TFANA: Voice Director. RSC: Head of Voice. With Cicely Berry: ‘The Working Shakespeare’ and more. Guthrie Theater: since 2002. Juilliard: Adjunct Drama Division. Stella Adler: Master Teacher. Film: Shakespeare in Love. Fellow: Rose Bruford College. Workshops: worldwide.

Michael Sexton / Dramaturg and Text Consultant

Artistic Director, The Shakespeare Society. Directing: Coriolanus (Red Bull); The Winter’s Tale (Pearl); As You Like It, Henry V (Two River); Titus Andronicus (The Public); plays by Rinne Groff, Will Eno, Marsha Norman, Caryl Churchill, Ain Gordon, Rogelio Martinez, Phil Porter, and Marin Gazzaniga. Teaching: Columbia, Rutgers, NYU Grad Acting, Princeton, Juilliard, UNC Chapel Hill.

Bess Marie Glorioso / Stage Manager

So happy to be back at NYTW after her time here with Once. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, It Shouda Been You, Once, Wicked, Martin Short Fame Becomes Me, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Story of My Life, High, Looped.

Jason Weixelman / Assistant Stage Manager

NYTW debut. Broadway: The King and I. National Tours: Matilda the Musical (Acrobat Tour). Off-Broadway: Old Hats (Signature); NYMF. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage Co., Hudson Stage Co., Skylight Music Theatre, Santa Fe Opera. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.



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NYTW has partnered with TodayTix, the theatre ticket app, to offer a CheapTix mobile lottery for performances of OTHELLO from November 25, 2016 to January 18, 2017. All lottery entries will be collected through the TodayTix app!