Recent Theatre for a New Audience News

Full Casting for Soho Rep.’s AN OCTOROON Announced

We are thrilled to announce full casting for our upcoming production of Soho Rep.’s An Octoroon, which begins performances February 14. Click here to read the casting announcement on Playbill.com.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Stephen Greenblatt Shares His Thoughts on TAMBURLAINE

Scholar and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt, after seeing a recent performance of Tamburlaine the Great, shared his thoughts on Christopher Marlowe and this two-part theatrical epic. Below is his letter:   “On May 30, 1593, the playwright Christopher Marlowe, aged 29, was stabbed to death in a tavern near London. The precipitating cause, according to…Read More »

TAMBURLAINE is a NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ PICK!

The New York Times has selected Tamburlaine, Parts I and II as a Critics’ Pick. Click here to read the full review by Ben Brantley.

THE NEW YORKER Praises TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT

The New Yorker reviews Tamburlaine the Great and says, “The great Shakespearean actor John Douglas Thompson is riveting in this gorgeous Theatre for a New Audience production of Christopher Marlowe’s 1587 antiwar drama.” Click here to read the full review.

Praise for TAMBURLAINE from THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

The New York Review of Books reviews Tamburlaine, Parts I and II and takes an in-depth look at the production edited and directed by Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson. Click here to read the full review.

THE VILLAGE VOICE Reviews TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT

The Village Voice calls Tamburlaine the Great “fast, furious, and funny.” Click here to read the full review.

Praise for TAMBURLAINE from NEW JERSEY NEWSROOM

New Jersey Newsroom praises the Theatre for a New Audience production of Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, by Christopher Marlowe, edited and directed by Michael Boyd, and starring John Douglas Thompson. Click here to read the full review by Michael Sommers.

THE NEW YORK TIMES Profiles Special Effects in TAMBURLAINE

The New York Times looks at the special effects used in our production of Tamburlaine, including the 144 gallons of stage blood used each week. Click here to read the full article.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL on John Douglas Thompson as Tamburlaine

The Wall Street Journal takes an in-depth look at John Douglas Thompson’s role in Tamburlaine as the Persian conqueror.  Click here to read the full profile.

John Douglas Thompson Interviewed in AMERICAN THEATRE Magazine

American Theatre Magazine interviews Tamburlaine star John Douglas Thompson on his acclaimed career and playing the leading role in Christopher Marlowe’s 1587 masterpiece. Click here to read the interview.