At the Westside Theatre, a fresh urban musical take on the Bard's tragedy featuring a contemporary hip-hop score.
The Off-Broadway production of Othello: The Remix closed January 15, 2017. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: "Othello: The Remix," which is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats, is an 80-minute, high-energy spin on Shakespeare's tragic tale proving that the Bard himself was the original master of rhythm and rhyme.
Produced by Emmy winner John Leguizamo, "Othello: The Remix" was originally commissioned by London’s Globe Theatre as part of the World Shakespeare Festival in 2012. Following its debut, it then toured Edinburgh, Germany, South Korea and had its U.S. premiere at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2013.
"Othello: The Remix" is The Q Brothers' (aka Gregory and Jeffrey Qaiyum) 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.