Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jacobi's Lear HERE Feb. 20, 2011

Michiganders will be able to see Sir Derek Jacobi's acclaimed King Lear here in Michigan via the University Musical Society's  sponsorship of a National Theater Live broadcast at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. This program is one of a series of high-definition broadcasts from the National Theater in London that are being shown throughout the US and worldwide.

UMS says:
UMS and the Michigan Theater have joined forces to bring high definition screenings of live theater broadcasts by London’s National Theatre to Ann Arbor. NT Live broadcasts performances of plays produced by London’s National Theatre onto cinema screens worldwide. In the US, these screenings are delayed broadcasts to accommodate the time difference. Broadcasts will also feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with actors. 
Resources:
US venues for NT Live broadcasts:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/61172/venues-amp-booking/usa-venues.html#list
Tickets for UMS King Lear at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI: http://www.ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=641
Mark Anderson's Shakespeare By Another Name Dec. 12, 2010 weblog entry on National Theater transmission of Jacobi's King Lear:
http://shakespearebyanothername.blogspot.com/2010/12/jacobian-lear-mark-your-calendars.html

Note: The UMS will also sponsor the NT Live broadcast of Rory Kinnear's Hamlet at 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2011 at the Michigan Theater.

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