Othello: The Remix Will Give Shakespeare a Beat Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows GQ, Postell Pringle and JQ in the Chicago production of ‘Othello: The Remix'(Photo: Michael Brosilow) Othello: The Remix America’s Founding Fathers may be rapping on Broadway, but off-Broadway, the Bard’s spitting rhymes. GQ and JQ—the Q Brothers—will bring their hip-hop telling of Othello, titled Othello: The Remix to off-Broadway. The production, produced by John Leguizamo, will begin performances on October 25 at the Westside Theatre. Opening night is set for November 17.The Q Brothers (a.k.a. Gregory and Jeffrey Qaiyum) will also direct and star in the piece. This marks ther third adaptation of Shakespeare, following Funk It Up About Nothin and The Bomb-itty of Errors. Their additional shows include A Q Brothers Christmas Carol and Scratch and Burn.Othello: The Remix takes the writing of Shakespeare and places it over original hip-hop beats, proving the Bard was the original mater of rhythm and rhyme. In addition to GQ and JQ, the cast will feature Postell Pringle as Othello, as well as Jackson Doran and DJ Supernova.The show was originally commissioned by The Old Globe Theatre in 2012. It has since played Edinburgh, German, South Korea and Chicago, where it recently played a return engagement to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.Get a taste of the production below!center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017last_img

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