Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare

Solo - Original

Ritz Theatre

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  • First Preview: January 17, 1984
  • Opening Date: January 19, 1984
  • Closing Date: February 19, 1984
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 37


Ian McKellen explores his personal connection to the works of Shakespeare and demonstrates how actors in general relate to the Bard's characters by performing soliloquies from the classic plays.


Opening Night Production Credits

  Charles Bugbee Lighting Design
  Harvey Elliott General Manager
  Harvey Elliott Company Manager
  Arthur Cantor Associates General Press Representative
  Ash / LeDonne Advertising
  Arthur Cantor Producer
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Solo Performance Ian McKellen Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Actor in a Play Ian McKellen Nominee
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