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Jul 14, 2016 12:08

Director Pulls ‘Hamlet’ From Theater for a New Audience https://t.co/MmEmcTMOyn
- NYT Theater (@nytimestheater) July 13, 2016

Oscar Isaac was scheduled to portray the title character in Shakespeare's classic "Hamlet" for the NYC based theater company Theatre for a New Audience next June. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the production was cancelled due to Isaac and director, Sam Gold, withdrawing.

The play, announced in April and scheduled to open next June at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, had been in the works since 2014. Tickets were sold to subscribers, and a creative team was assembled.

But the production has fallen apart.

Last month Mr. Gold, citing insurmountable artistic differences, backed out and took the play - and Mr. Isaac - to the Public Theater, which is in talks to add the production to its 2016-17 season. Theater for a New Audience canceled its “Hamlet.”

No official word from Gold or Isaac regarding the cancellation...

Full article here.

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