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Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III

First Preview: Oct 25, 2018

Opening Date: Dec 03, 2018

Closing Date: Dec 05, 2018

Running Time: 02:00

Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III Show Site Icon

Playing @

Theater for the New City

155 First Ave New York, NY 10003

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Tony Award-nominated theater luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of two Shakespeare plays. Featuring one of Shakespeare's darkest villains, Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III combines the text of Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 3 and Richard III.

Starring Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, the production explains how Richard III evolved into a tyrant. In Henry VI, Part 3, he pretends to be a subjugated good brother while secretly behaving with bloodthirsty abandon. Killing Henry, Richard then declares himself severed from a world of family and brotherhood; he stands alone in his quest for the crown.

In the text of Richard III, he is now the central character and villain of the play. Corrupt and sadistic, Richard stops at nothing to become king and, once there, keeps his subjects and rivals under his thumb. With the two texts combined, director Austin Pendleton's version of Richard III makes for a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains.

This limited engagement, three show revival features talkbacks with the cast and crew after each performance. Visit for more information on this one of a kind Shakespearean experience!
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Performance Schedule:



Austin Pendleton & Peter Bloch

Written by

William Shakespeare - adaption by Austin Pendleton

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Full-price tickets



Box Office

Counter 43".


SVI Permit.

Curb Ramps

All corners.

Passenger Loading Zone


Directions Bus



Unisex: Lobby. Lightweight door 33". Stall 66" x 68". Commode 19". Grab bars.

Directions Subway

6 to Astor Place or
L to 1st Ave or
R, W to 8th St .


Four Theatres: Three on lobby-level (one seating 240, two seating 99 each), one in basement (seats 65). No fixed seating in any of the theaters.


Elevator: For access to basement theater. Lift for one person using wheelchair and one ambulatory person. Operated with key by house manager.


Lobby. Coin slot 61". Cord 29".


Ground level. Double doors in series (each 36"). Easy to operate with adequate maneuvering space.

Visual Assistance


Water Fountain


Assisted Listening System


Wheelchair Info

No fixed seating in any of the theaters.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

6 to Astor Place or
L to 1st Ave or
R, W to 8th St .

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