THE Q BROTHERS’ OTHELLO: THE REMIX, PRESENTED BY JOHN LEGUIZAMO, OPENS TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH, AT THE WESTSIDE THEATRE
“★★★★★A TRIUMPH FROM BEGINNING TO END!” – Daily Telegraph
“ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT AND IMMENSE FUN!” -Chicago Sun-Times
“A DELIRIOUS DELIGHT! THE DJ’S PULSATING BEAT IS SO IRRESISTIBLE!” -Stage and Cinema
“SUPERB, SARDONIC, WISE, SMART, FUNNY!” – Chicago Tribune
“THE WORDS AND RHYTHMS ARE PULSING, INTELLIGENT, HONEST, INFECTIOUS, AND INTENSELY ABSORBING.” Newcity Chicago
“SOPHISTICATED AND VERY FUNNY!” -The Guardian
(New York, NY) The long anticipated New York debut of The Q Brothers’ Othello: The Remix, presented by John Leguizamo, written, composed and directed by GQ and JQ and developed with Rick Boynton, will open on Wednesday, November 16th at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd between 9th and 10thAvenues). The show began previews on Tuesday, October 25th.
Othello: The Remix is an 80-minute, exuberant spin on Shakespeare’s tragic tale proving that the Bard himself was the original master of rhythm and rhyme. Good storytellers borrow, but great ones steal. The show features five cast members: GQ (Iago/Brabantio), JQ (Roderigo/Loco Vito/Bianca), Jackson Doran (Cassio/Emilia), Postell Pringle (Othello) and DJ Supernova (DJ).
Tickets are now on sale online via Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200, and in-person at the Westside Theatre Box Office (407 W. 43rd between 9th and 10thAvenues).
The Regular performance schedule is: Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays at 2 & 8 PM, Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. For more info, visit Othellotheremix.com.
Othello: The Remix was commissioned for the Globe to Globe Festival by Shakespeare’s Globe, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director, Criss Henderson, Executive Director) and Richard Jordan Productions, Ltd. The production was developed with the Q Brothers by Rick Boynton, Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer. Othello: The Remix had its World Premiere in 2012 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and its U.S. Premiere in 2013 in the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Theatre Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. The production has toured the world ever since, performing in Scotland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Poland, and the United Arab Emirates, captivating audiences around the world, and garnering acclaim and awards, including Edinburgh’s Musical Theatre Matters Awards for Best New Musical Theatre Show and a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Ensemble.
During its U.S. premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the production played to sold-out audiences from March-August, 2013 and returned there this past spring for a limited run playing, April 12-May 8, 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.
Othello: The Remix is The Q Brothers’ third hip-hop translation of Shakespeare, following Funk It Up About Nothin’ and The Bomb-itty of Errors. And this production brings The Q Brothers back to New York, having last performed Off-Broadway in their hit production of The Bomb-itty of Errors, which also received critical acclaim such as:
“The language fizzes with new life, it’s irreverent and yet in tune with Shakespeare’s original; it’s clever and witty and fast”
–The New York Times
“The cast spins comic gold. This energetic twist is a thrill, due primarily to the jaw-dropping performances of the cast. Inspired silliness – they’re da bomb!”
“A witty and irresistible hit! It’s intelligently written and hysterically performed by five young men. Bomb-itty is rap at its best, theatre at its most compelling.”
– Julie Taymor, VOGUE
Othello: The Remix is produced by Mary Lu Roffe, Susan Gallin, and Rodger Hess.
Please note, holiday performance week schedule is as follows:
Thursday, November 24th NO SHOW
Friday, November 25th, 2 pm & 7 pm
Saturday, November 26th 2 & 8 pm
Sunday, November 27th at 2 pm
Christmas and New Years Weeks
Thursday, December 22nd at 2 & 7 pm
Friday, December 23rd at 7 pm
Saturday, December 24th at 2 pm
Sunday, December 25th NO SHOW
Monday, December 26th at 2 & 7 pm
Tuesday, December 27th at 7 pm
Wednesday, December 28th at 2 & 8 pm
Thursday, December 29th at 2 & 7 pm
Friday, December 30th at 7 pm
Saturday, December 31st NO SHOW
Sunday, January 1st at 2 pm