After a three year trans-Atlantic collaboration and partnership between Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Old Vic Theatre in London and Neal Street Productions, the Bridge Project had chosen RICHARD III as its final joint production. Five years ago this week, the Curran hosted the US premiere of this incredibly unforgettable production of Richard III, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey.
Former Chronicle Theater Critic, Robert Hurwitt lauded the performance: “Startling, funny, dynamic and at times uninvolving, director Sam Mendes' cinematic ‘RICHARD’ is a major event.”
During the show’s run in San Francisco Spacey stayed in North Beach and developed a deep appreciation for our City By the Bay: "I love the Curran and I love San Francisco. I had such a good time there--some of the best food, a great walking city, and good music."
For those who missed Spacey’s performance or for those who simply want to relive it, be sure to check out the awe-inspiring 2014 film Now: In The Wings on a World Stage, which documents the immense work that went into creating this groundbreaking production.
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