Othello: The Remix OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    November 16, 2016
    Closing:
    Open Ended

    Theater: Westside Theatre / 407 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    The Q Brothers bring their hip-hop telling of Othello to New York. 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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Othello: The Remix

    ‘Othello’ Goes Hip-Hop. There’s Humor, Too

    Charles Isherwood

    November 16, 2016: Last time I checked, there were not a lot of laughs in Shakespeare’s tragedy about a Moorish general beset by the green-eyed monster. Yet giggles abound in “Othello: The Remix,” a clever and exuberantly performed hip-hop version of the play that opened on Wednesday at the Westside Theater. If the unlikely combination of hip-hop and Shakespeare rings a bell, it’s because the writer-composers, directors and stars of the show — known as the Q Brothers, GQ and JQ — have concocted this kind of madcap mash-up before. They had an Off Broadway hit back in 1999 with “The Bomb-itty of Errors,” adapted from — well, you can guess — and have written versions of several other Shakespeare plays.

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