David Oyelowo to Star in “Othello”

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo will be starring in the title role of an off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s “Othello.”

The “Selma” star, who’s appeared onstage in London in productions including “The Suppliants” and “Henry VI” (in the title role), will be joined in the production by Daniel Craig. Craig will play opposite of Oyelowo as the devious lieutenant Iago who orchestrates his leader’s demise.

Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct the production.

“‘Othello,’ for me, is the Shakespeare that when I watch, I feel the most involved – I care the most about the people, and have the simplest connection on a gut level, so I wanted to start there. But I’ll do more of them,” the director told the New York Times.

“Othello” will play at New York Theater Workshop for a limited-run at the 199-seat theatre in Fall 2016. Additional casting and further details will be announced at a later date.

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