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Press

Press Contact: David Barber, Tim Choy 323/954-7510

Photos are available by email

Contact d.barber@dcpublicity.com

 

Caroline Graham

C4 Global Communications for The Shakespeare Center 

caroline@c4global.com

 

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The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

Ben Donenberg, Artistic Director
Tom Ware, Executive Producer

 

Pre-sale begins Monday, April 23 at 10:00am

 

 “Henry IV” by William Shakespeare

Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Featuring Tom Hanks as Sir John Falstaff,

With Harry Groener, Hamish Linklater, Joe Morton, and Rondi Reed

 

The Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles VA Campus

24 performances only! – June 5 to July 1 (Press opening June 8)

 

April 16, 2018 – Tickets for “Henry IV,” staged by Tony Award winning director Daniel Sullivan, featuring Tom Hanks in his Los Angeles stage debut as Shakespeare’s greatest comedic character Sir John Falstaff, with Harry Groener as Northumberland, Hamish Linklater as Hal, Joe Morton as Henry IV, and Rondi Reed as Mistress Quickly, will be available to patrons registering at shakespearecenter.org/henryiv.  Registered patrons will receive an exclusive Early Access link via email to purchase tickets beginning Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:00am.  Remaining tickets will be made available to the general public at shakespearecenter.org/henryiv on April 27 at 10:00am. 

Evening, outdoor performances of “Henry IV” run Tuesdays – Sundays at 8pm, beginning June 5 and end July 1 at The Japanese Garden, located on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, which may be entered at 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073.  The grounds are open at 6:30pm for pre-show picnics.  Alcohol is not permitted on the grounds of the West LA Veteran Healthcare Campus. 

The Shakespeare Center is providing thousands of complimentary tickets for veterans and active members of the military who enter their names and service information at www.ShakespeareCenter.org/military 

This new “Henry IV” is presented by The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), at The Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.   Director Dan Sullivan has distilled the exploits of Falstaff – “the villainous and abominable misleader of youth” - and his ne’er-do-well protégé Prince Hal from “Henry IV Parts One and Two,” into an evening of Shakespeare’s finest and most touching comedy.  

Artistic director Ben Donenberg said, “We’re grateful to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the leaders of the West LA VA for this opportunity to bring our company to the Japanese Garden at the VA.”  Donenberg continued, “We’re hiring and training 34 veterans to support 14 seasoned union-contracted actors to tell a riveting story about the forging of Shakespeare’s most colorful military and political hero.  We’re proud to bring the vision of one of the American theater’s most esteemed Broadway directors and the world-class talent of a cast lead by Tom Hanks, Harry Groener, Hamish Linklater, and Joe Morton, to our long-time supporters and this very special venue.”

Ann Brown, Director, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, said, “It’s exciting to partner with The Shakespeare Center to provide our Veterans incredible opportunities like the chance to work alongside professional actors, and to view live entertainment right here on the West LA VA campus. Partnerships like this one are vital to bringing the vision for this campus to life and to transform it into a vibrant, welcoming, Veteran-centric community.”

Tom Hanks, with his wife Rita Wilson, are long-time supporters of the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles through hosting and participating the past 26 consecutive years of Simply Shakespeare, a no holds barred impromptu reading of a Shakespeare comedy with celebrity casts and musicians that raises funds and awareness about the Shakespeare Center’s ground-breaking arts-based employment programs for veterans and inner-city youth.

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and VA Campus

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles has 33 years of award-winning history in Los Angeles. For “Henry IV,” an intimate stage with cushioned theatrical seating will be constructed on the meadow at The Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles VA Campus by a veteran workforce.  Dozens of picnic tables are available for pre-show picnic dinners.  No alcohol is permitted at the West LA VA, as it is federal property with specific regulations. SCLA has produced critically acclaimed plays in this location between 1991-93 and 2011-2014. 

Ben Donenberg, SCLA’s artistic director notes, “The VA location speaks to our mission to present Shakespeare in urgent, vital, relevant, and accessible ways that reflect the history, landscape and people of Los Angeles.  Our work with the VA and veterans inspires personal and community transformation. " 

Of past Japanese Garden productions, Don Shirley wrote in LA Stage Times, “This brings us to the biggest Shakespearean news of the season – the return of the Shakespeare Center to summer activity. The venue is the Japanese Garden … a great place for a summertime idyll, with an accomplished cast.”  Les Spindle on Theatermania.com wrote, “A joyously entertaining outdoors staging of Shakespeare's rollicking romantic comedy under the summer stars.  Sarah Spitz said in the Santa Monica Daily Press, “There’s no delight quite like Shakespeare performed in a magical outdoor venue on a summer’s night. The mark of terrific Shakespeare is the ability of the actors to breathe fresh life into it. This cast of actors does that masterfully.  A truly enchanted evening.”

 

About The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

In 1986, The Shakespeare Center, then operating as Shakespeare Festival/LA, presented the first Summer Festival, with performances of “Twelfth Night” in Pershing Square, where it launched a ‘Food for Thought’ admission policy that generated more than $2 million in non-perishable foodstuffs for the needy in lieu of admission.  In 1993, SCLA expanded to offer outreach programs such as Will Power to Youth and employment and enrichment program that combines hands-on artistic experience with paid job training, specifically created to provide an arts immersion for at-risk youth. In January 2000, SCLA purchased and moved into its permanent downtown headquarters.

In recent years, SCLA has been a national leader and innovator in the field of arts and human services. Partnerships have included the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Mental Health, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Arts and Healthcare, Volt Workforce Solutions in Anaheim, and the Linked Learning office of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

This year, SCLA has expanded partnerships with Linked Learning to serve even more students with our youth employment initiative and Santa Monica College, host for the educational dimension of Veterans In Art.

WHY SHAKESPEARE: Inspirational documentary created by the National Endowment for the Arts features the award winning programs, people and staff of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and is available by clicking on YouTube.

 

Calendar Listing for “Henry IV”

 

Dates:  Performances begin Tuesday, June 5 and continue through Sunday, July 1

(Press opening is Friday, June 8)

Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 8pm

Gates Open at 6:30 for pre-show picnics

 

Theatre:  The Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles VA Campus

11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90073 (adjacent to the Brentwood Theatre)

 

Tickets and Information:   www.shakespearecenter.org

 

More Info:   www.facebook.com/shakescenter  www.twitter.com/shakescenterLA

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"Wait a minute, Shakespeare's funny!" U.S. Army veteran Ariel Bell talks about how she discovered the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. From Carolina A. Miranda's story "Could $499,000 in grants that help our soldiers be one reason Congress spared the NEA?" L.A. Times, May 6th, 2017 

 

 


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King Henry IV Publicity Report as of June 19, 2018

Larger stories, interviews

89.3 KPCC FM -- Lights, sound, stage: how Shakespeare is equipping veterans with work skills at the West LA VA https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/04/19/82404/how-to-score-tickets-for-tom-hanks-at-the-va-it-s/

 

LA Daily News – June 1 – “Tom Hanks talks fat suits and Falstaff ahead of Shakespeare Center of LA’s ‘Henry IV’”: https://www.dailynews.com/2018/06/01/tom-hanks-talks-fat-suits-and-falstaff-ahead-of-shakespeare-center-of-las-henry-iv/

 

Hollywood Reporter – June 5 – “Inside Tom Hanks’ L.A. Production of ‘Henry IV’”: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-hanks-stars-as-falstaff-henry-iv-1117443

 

Broadway World – June 6 – “Photo Flash: Tom Hanks Begins Rehearsals for HENRY IV at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles”: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Tom-Hanks-Begins-Rehearsals-For-HENRY-IV-at-the-Shakespeare-Center-of-Los-Angeles-20180606

 

Variety – June 10 – “Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Hope to One Day Perform Shakespeare Together”: https://variety.com/2018/legit/news/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-shakespeare-1202839021/

 

Hollywood Reporter – June 11 – “Hollywood Gathers to Support Tom Hanks, Shakespeare Center of L.A. in ‘Henry IV’ Performance”: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-hanks-makes-debut-shakespeare-center-las-henry-iv-opening-night-1118984

 

KABC TV – June 16 – “Local veterans get unique theatrical experience in star-studded Shakespeare production”: http://abc7.com/society/local-vets-get-unique-theatrical-experience-in-shakespeare-production/3604092/

 

 

 

Opening Night Coverage

 

Variety – June 10 – “Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Hope to One Day Perform Shakespeare Together”: https://variety.com/2018/legit/news/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-shakespeare-1202839021/

 

Hollywood Reporter – June 11 – “Hollywood Gathers to Support Tom Hanks, Shakespeare Center of L.A. in ‘Henry IV’ Performance”: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-hanks-makes-debut-shakespeare-center-las-henry-iv-opening-night-1118984

 

LA Times – June 12 – “Lily Rabe, Rita Wilson, Martin Short, and Judith Light turn out for the VIP opening of ‘Henry IV’”: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-shakespeare-center-henry-iv-20180612-story.html

 

 

Announcement placements

 

Deadline – February 12 – “Tom Hanks Will Mine Falstaff In L.A. ‘Henry IV’ Staging; Rita Wilson Also Stars”: https://deadline.com/2018/02/tom-hanks-henry-iv-shakespeare-center-los-angeles-rita-wilson-1202287036/

 

The Wrap – February 12 – “Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to Take on the Bard in LA Production of ‘Henry IV’”: https://www.thewrap.com/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-to-take-on-the-bard-in-la-production-of-henry-iv/

 

Orange County Register – February 12 – “Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are going to do Shakespeare on stage in LA”: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/12/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-are-going-to-do-shakespeare-on-stage-in-la/

 

My News LA – February 12 – “Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson starring onstage together at LA’s Shakespeare Center in ‘Henry IV’”: https://mynewsla.com/hollywood/2018/02/12/tom-hanks-wife-rita-wilson-starring-onstage-together-at-las-shakespeare-center-in-henry-iv/

 

Wochit Entertainment – February 12 – “Production of “Henry IV” To Star Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT6m6u94J0Q

 

Daily Breeze – February 12 – “Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are going to do Shakespeare on stage in LA”: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/02/12/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-are-going-to-do-shakespeare-on-stage-in-la/

 

The New York Times – February 13 – “Tom Hanks to Return to the Stage in ‘Henry IV’ in Los Angeles”: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/theater/tom-hanks-henry-iv-los-angeles.html

 

Variety – February 13 – “Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to Star in Los Angeles Production of ‘Henry IV’”: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-star-henry-iv-l-a-production-1202697722/

 

Playbill – February 13 – “Tom Hanks Will Be Falstaff Opposite Rita Wilson in Limited Run of Henry IV”: http://www.playbill.com/article/tom-hanks-will-be-falstaff-opposite-rita-wilson-in-limited-run-of-henry-iv

 

Broadway.com – February 13 – “Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson to Lead Los Angeles Production of Henry IV”: https://www.broadway.com/buzz/191170/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-to-lead-los-angeles-production-of-henry-iv/

 

People – February 13 – “Shakespeare Love! Tom Hanks and Wife Rita Wilson to Unite on Stage for Henry IV”: https://people.com/movies/shakespeare-love-tom-hanks-and-wife-rita-wilson-to-unite-on-stage-for-henry-iv/

 

Greek Hollywood Reporter – February 13 – “Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to Star on Stage in Henry IV’”: http://hollywood.greekreporter.com/2018/02/13/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-to-star-on-stage-in-henry-iv/

 

Benzinga – February 13 – “Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Announces Summer Production of “Henry IV” Directed by Daniel Sullivan – Cast includes Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks as Falstaff”: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/02/p11183204/shakespeare-center-of-los-angeles-announces-summer-production-of-henry

 

Highlight Hollywood – February 13 – “Tom Hanks to Star in L.A. Production of ‘Henry IV’”: http://highlighthollywood.com/2018/02/tom-hanks-to-star-in-l-a-production-of-henry-iv/                       

 

Gulf News – February 14 – “Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to perform ‘Henry IV’: https://gulfnews.com/life-style/celebrity/hollywood/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-to-perform-henry-iv-1.2173408

 

Stage Rights Blog – February 14 – “Tom Hanks Will Be Falstaff Opposite Rita Wilson in Limited Run of ‘Henry IV’”: https://www.stagerights.com/blog/tom-hanks-will-be-falstaff-opposite-rita-wilson-limited-run-henry-iv/
 

On sale announcement placements

 

Broadway World – April 16 – “Tickets On Sale 4/23 for Tom Hanks in HENRY IV at Shakespeare Center of L.A.”: https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Tickets-On-Sale-423-for-Tom-Hanks-In-HENRY-IV-at-Shakespeare-Center-Of-LA-20180416

 

LA Times – April 18 – “First tickets to see Tom Hanks live in ‘Henry IV’ go on sale Monday”: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-tom-hanks-shakespeare-presale-20180418-story.html

 

89.3 KPCC – April 19 – “How to score tickets for Tom Hanks at the VA (it’s free for vets)”: https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/04/19/82404/how-to-score-tickets-for-tom-hanks-at-the-va-it-s/

 

NBC Los Angeles – April 23 – “Hanks Goodness, It’s Tom’s LA Stage Debut”: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Hanks-Goodness-Its-Toms-LA-Stage-Debut-480315323.html

 

Nearshore Americas – May 29 – “Dominican Actor, Alexander Pimentel Joins Tom Hanks in LA Production of Henry IV”: http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/dominican-actor-alexander-pimentel-joins-tom-hanks-in-la-production-of-henry-iv/

 

Stories leading directly into performances

 

Palisades News – June 5 – “Tom Hanks Stars as Falstaff in ‘Henry IV’ at West LA V.A.”: http://www.palisadesnews.com/index.php/2018/06/05/tom-hanks-stars-as-falstaff-in-henry-iv-at-west-la-v-a/

 

LA Magazine – June 7 – “Here Are the Five Coolest Things Happening in L.A. This Weekend”: http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/five-coolest-things-happening-l-weekend/

 

LA Parent – June 7 – “Henry IV”: http://www.laparent.com/events/henry-iv-2018-06-07/

 

Orange County Register – June 8 – “Where to see Shakespeare in Southern California this summer”: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/06/08/where-to-see-shakespeare-in-southern-california-this-summer/

 

Just Jared – June 8 – “See Photos of Tom Hanks in Rehearsals for ‘Henry IV’ in L.A.”: http://www.justjared.com/2018/06/08/see-photos-of-tom-hanks-in-rehearsals-for-henry-iv-in-l-a/

 

Michael Roth Channel – June 11 – “HENRY IV Music Video – LA Production with Tom Hanks - music by Michael Roth”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeNfxfu1qQ0

 

Cultural Attache – June 11 – “Henry IV”: http://culturalattache.co/2018/06/11/henry-iv/

 

Theater Mania – June 12 – “First Look at Tom Hanks as Falstaff in Henry IV”: https://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles-theater/news/first-look-at-tom-hanks-as-falstaff-in-henry-iv_85524.html

 

CW Atlanta – June 12 – “Tom Hanks Stars In Shakespearean Play in LA”: http://cwatlanta.cbslocal.com/2018/06/12/tom-hanks-stars-in-shakespearean-play-in-la/

 

Daily Motion – June 12 – “Tom Hanks Stars in Shakespearean Play in LA”: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6lp8sy

 

Playbill – June 12 – “First Look at Tom Hanks in Los Angeles’ Henry IV”: http://www.playbill.com/article/first-look-at-tom-hanks-in-los-angeles-henry-iv

 

Wochit Entertainment – June 12 – “Tom Hanks Stars In Shakespearean Play in LA”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7axrJhaZCl4

Just Jared – June 13 – “See Tom Hanks On Stage in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’ (Photos)”: http://www.justjared.com/2018/06/13/see-tom-hanks-on-stage-in-shakespeares-henry-iv-photos/
 

HAMMR Productions – June 13 – “Tom Hanks in Shakespeare’s Henry IV: Built By Veterans”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02dmgMoiv98

We Are the Mighty – June 15 – “LA veterans bring ‘Henry IV’ with Tom Hanks to the stage”: https://www.wearethemighty.com/veterans-henry-iv-tom-hanks

 

Reviews

 

EW – June 9 – “Tom Hanks delivers a Falstaff for the ages in Henry IV: EW review”: https://ew.com/theater/2018/06/09/tom-hanks-henry-iv-ew-review/

 

Hollywood Reporter –June 9 – “’Henry IV’: Theater Review”: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/henry-iv-theater-1118619

 

LA Times – June 10 – “Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater and a ‘Henry IV’ worthy of applause”: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/theater/reviews/la-et-cm-henry-iv-tom-hanks-review-20180609-story.html

 

Variety – June 10 – “L.A. Theater Review: Tom Hanks in ‘Henry IV’”: https://variety.com/2018/legit/reviews/henry-iv-review-tom-hanks-falstaff-1202839147/

 

LA Weekly – June 11 – “Tom Hanks Brings Perfect, Outsized Humor to His L.A. Stage Debut in Henry IV”: http://www.laweekly.com/arts/tom-hanks-brings-outsized-humor-to-henry-iv-9545902

 

Broadway World – June 11 – “BWW Review: An Irresistible Tom Hanks Goes fro the Gusto as Falstaff in Henry IV”: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Review-An-Irresistible-Tom-Hanks-Goes-for-the-Gusto-as-Falstaff-in-HENRY-IV-20180611

 

Broadway World – June 11 – “Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of Tom Hanks in HENRY IV at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles”: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-What-Did-The-Critics-Think-Of-Tom-Hanks-in-HENRY-IV-at-the-Shakespeare-Center-of-Los-Angeles-20180611

 

SF Gate – June 11 – “Tom Hanks Brings His Heavyweight Talent to Shakespeare’s Falstaff in ‘Henry IV’”: https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Tom-Hanks-Brings-His-Heavyweight-Talent-to-12986347.php

 

Playbill – June 11 – “Read Reviews for Los Angeles’ Henry IV, Starring Tom Hanks”: http://www.playbill.com/article/read-reviews-for-los-angeles-henry-iv-starring-tom-hanks

 

Orange County Register – June 13 – “Tom Hanks does Shakespeare: Find out whether this ‘Henry IV’ cast delivers”: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/06/13/tom-hanks-does-shakespeare-find-out-whether-this-henry-iv-cast-delivers/

 

Culver City News – June 13 – “Stage Page – Two classics shine brightly with Award-Winning Stars”: http://www.culvercitynews.org/two-classics-shine-brightly-with-award-winning-stars/

 

LA Daily News – June 13 – “Tom Hanks does Shakespeare: Find out whether this ‘Henry IV’ cast delivers”: https://www.dailynews.com/2018/06/13/tom-hanks-does-shakespeare-find-out-whether-this-henry-iv-cast-delivers/

 

Cultural Weekly – June 13 – “Starry Days & Nights On Social Stages”: https://www.culturalweekly.com/starry-days-nights-socal-stages/

 

Theater Mania – June 14 – “Tom Hanks Tackles Falstaff in William Shakespeare’s Henry IV”: https://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles-theater/reviews/henry-iv_85565.html

 

Free Press – June 15 – “HENRY IV Theater Review”: http://freepress.org/article/henry-iv-theater-review

 

Deadline – June 16 – “’Henry IV’ Review: Tom Hanks & Hamish Linklater Give Charismatic Pulse To Shakespeare Classic”: https://deadline.com/2018/06/henry-iv-review-tom-hanks-hamish-linklater-joe-morton-shakespeare-center-of-los-angeles-1202412075/

 

Forbes – June 18 – “Tom Hanks Reigns as Falstaff in Shakespeare Center Henry IV”: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomteicholz/2018/06/18/tom-hanks-reigns-as-falstaff-in-shakespeare-center-henry-iv/ - 5abd3b97d2a0

 

Stage Raw – June 21 – “Henry IV”: http://stageraw.com/2018/06/22/henry-iv-theater-review/

 

 

Tom Hanks entertains audience during medical emergency

 

People – June 15 – “Tom Hanks Wows with His Masterful Improv Skills After a Medical Emergency During Shakespeare Play”: https://people.com/movies/tom-hanks-theater-improv-medical-emergency-shakespeare-play/

 

Orange County Register – June 15 – “Tom Hanks ad-libs onstage during medical emergency at Shakespeare performance in L.A.”: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/06/15/tom-hanks-ad-libs-onstage-during-medical-emergency-at-shakespeare-performance-in-l-a/

 

Vulture – June 15 – “Tom Hanks Had to Riff in Character When a Medical Emergency Interrupted Henry IV”: http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/tom-hanks-riffed-as-falstaff-when-emergency-interrupted-play.html

 

Deadline – June 15 – “Tom Hanks Takes Over During Medical Emergency, Captivates ‘Henry IV’ Theater Crowd”: https://deadline.com/2018/06/tom-hanks-takes-over-during-medical-emergency-captivates-theater-crowd-1202411787/

 

Variety – June 15 – “Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage to Calm His ‘Henry IV’ Audience”: https://variety.com/2018/legit/news/tom-hanks-shakespeare-improvise-henry-iv-1202847045/

 

Southern California News – June 15 – “Tom Hanks forced to adlib during performance of Henry IV in Los Angeles”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiZ5eNwwyqw

 

Indie Wire – June 16 – “Tom Hanks Saves ‘Henry IV’ After Medical Emergency in the Crowd: ‘No Intermission Brew for You!’ – Watch”: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/tom-hanks-henry-iv-shakespeare-improv-1201975408/

 

The Middletown Press – June 16 – “Watch Tom Hanks Ad-Lib in Character as Falstaff During Medical Emergency That Stopped LA Play (Video)”: https://www.middletownpress.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Watch-Tom-Hanks-Ad-Lib-in-Character-as-13000480.php

 

The Wrap – June 16 – “Watch Tom Hanks Ad-Lib in Character as Falstaff During Medical Emergency That Stopped LA Play (Video)”: https://www.thewrap.com/watch-tom-hanks-ad-lib-in-character-as-shakespeares-falstaff-during-medical-emergency-that-stopped-la-play-video/

 

Broadway World – June 16 – “VIDEO: Tom Hanks Ad-Libs When Medical Emergency Halts Performance of HENRY IV”: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Tom-Hanks-Ad-Libs-When-Medical-Emergency-Halts-Performance-of-HENRY-IV-20180616

 

Indian Express – June 16 – “Tom Hanks takes over during mid-show medical emergency”: http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/english/2018/jun/16/tom-hanks-takes-over-during-mid-show-medical-emergency-1829003.html

 

FanFest – June 17 – “Tom Hanks Displays Impeccable Improv Skills During ‘Henry IV’ Medical Emergency”: http://fanfest.com/2018/06/17/tom-hanks-displays-impeccable-improv-skills-during-henry-iv-medical-emergency/

 

The Sacramento Bee – June 17 – “Tom Hanks ad libs on stage for ‘scurvy rogues’ during medical emergency at play”: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article213339169.html

 

The Tribune – June 17 – “Tom Hanks ad libs on stage for ‘scurvy rouges’ during medical emergency at play”: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/entertainment/article213339169.html

 

Hindustan Times – June 17 – “Tom Hanks takes over during mid-show medical emergency, uses improvisation skills to entertain a restless crowd”: https://www.hindustantimes.com/hollywood/tom-hanks-takes-over-during-mid-show-medical-emergency-uses-improvision-skills-to-entertain-a-restless-crowd/story-G8UWHYChBM1YbsPVhd0yJI.html

 

12WISN – June 17 – “Tom Hanks ad-libs at Shakespeare performance as audience member receives medical help”: http://www.wisn.com/article/tom-hanks-ad-libs-at-shakespeare-performance-as-audience-member-receives-medical-help/21575493

 

Miami Herald – June 17 – “Tom Hanks ad libs on stage for ‘scurvy rogues’ during medical emergency at play”: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article213339169.html

 

Mashable – June 18 – “Tom Hanks ad-libs in character to save Shakespeare play: Watch”: https://mashable.com/2018/06/17/tom-hanks-shakespeare-ad-lib/ - RsH2zBu8xOqx

 

Manila Bulletin – June 18 – “Tom Hanks saves theater play with improvisation skills”: https://entertainment.mb.com.ph/2018/06/18/tom-hanks-saves-theater-play-with-improvisation-skills/

 

Playbill – June 18 – “Watch Tom Hanks’ Impromptu, In-Characater Address to Audience During Mid-Performance Halt at Henry IV”: http://www.playbill.com/article/watch-tom-hanks-impromptu-in-character-address-to-audience-during-mid-performance-halt-at-henry-iv

 

Theater Mania – June 18 – “Tom Hanks Ad-libs His Way Through an Audience Emergency While Playing Falstaff”: https://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles-theater/news/tom-hanks-adlibs-his-way-through-an-emergency_85589.html

 

BreakingNews.ie – June 18 – “WATCH: Tom Hanks saves Shakespeare play with comedic improv”: https://www.breakingnews.ie/showbiz/watch-tom-hanks-saves-shakespeare-play-with-comedic-improv-849675.html

 

K102 – June 18 – “Tom Hanks forced to adlib during performance of Henry IV (Video)”: https://k102.iheart.com/content/2018-06-18-tom-hanks-forced-to-adlib-during-performance-of-henry-iv-video/

 

A Plus – June 18 – “Tom Hanks Responded To A Medical Emergency At His Play Like a Total Pro”: https://aplus.com/a/tom-hanks-shakespeare-henry-iv-medical-emergency-improv?no_monetization=true

 

Irish Examiner – June 18 – “WATCH: Tom Hanks saves Shakespeare play with comedic improv”: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/watch-tom-hanks-saves-shakespeare-play-with-comedic-improv-849675.html

 

AceShowbiz – June 18 – “In A Fan-Captured Video, The Actor Can Be Seen Asking The Audience Members T o Keep Calm While Staying in Character”: https://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00121764.html

 

Y98 – June 18 – “Watch: Tom Hanks Forced To Ad-Lib During Play”: https://y98.radio.com/blogs/courtney-landrum/watch-tom-hanks-forced-ad-lib-during-play

 

Banana 101.5 – June 18 – “Tom Hanks Improvises On Stage After Audience Member Faints [Video]”: http://banana1015.com/tom-hanks-improvises-on-stage-after-audience-member-faints-video/

 

Live For Films – June 19 – “Tom Hanks had to ad-lib for 5 minutes during a performance of Henry IV in Los Angeles”: http://www.liveforfilm.com/2018/06/19/tom-hanks-had-to-adlib-during-a-performance-of-henry-iv-in-los-angeles/

 

Los Angeles Theatre – No date – “Why See Henry IV?”: http://www.los-angeles-theatre.com/theaters/japanese-garden/henry-iv.php
 

Additional Press

(not listed in June 22 report)

Argonaut June13 2018: https://argonautnews.com/hanks-does-shakespeare/

Beverly Hills Courier March30 2018: posting taken down

Broadway World Groener Interview June22: https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Interview-HENRY-IVs-Versatile-Harry-Groener-Muses-on-the-Mechanics-and-Love-of-Theatre-20180622

Curtain Up review June23 2018: http://www.curtainup.com/henry4la18.html

LA Excites review June14 2018: http://laexcites.com/2018/06/14/review-tom-hanks-shakespeare-henry-iv/

LAist article June20 2018: http://www.laist.com/2018/06/20/tom_hanks_makes_his_la_stage_debut.php

Reviewing Shakespeare review June03 2018: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/reviewing-shakespeare/henry-iv-dir-daniel-sullivan-shakespeare-center-los-angeles-la-california-usa-2018/

Task and Purpose article June14 2018: https://taskandpurpose.com/these-veterans-made-a-shakespearean-play-starring-tom-hanks-a-reality/

Hollywood Progressive review June 15 2018: https://hollywoodprogressive.com/saving-prince-hal/

Write All Night Feb 21 2018: https://writeallnite.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/tom-hanks-shakespeare-the-los-angeles-theatre-scene-and-a-top-10-list/

Vishva Times June 18 2018: https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/vishva+times+english-epaper-vistimen/tom+hanks+takes+over+during+mid+show+medical+emergency-newsid-90223622

Fusion Nepal June17 2018: http://sudinshrestha.info.np/tom-hanks-saves-shakespeare-through-the-magic-of-improv/

Berita Anak Indonesia June 18 2018: http://pasarbaroeajib.xyz/news/Tom-Hanks-talks-about-playing-Falstaff-on-stage/

The Malibu Times June 24 2018:  http://www.malibutimes.com/malibu_life/article_005a409e-74c7-11e8-927a-7bef453aea88.html

 

Non-English Press

RUSSIAN

Russian Hollywood Reporter Feb14 2018: http://thr.ru/theatre/tom-henks-i-rita-uilson-sygraut-v-postanovke-genrih-iv/

KINOafisha Feb16 2018: https://kinoafisha.ua/news/tom-henks-i-rita-uilson-sgrauat-v-postanovke-genrih-iv

RockCult June16 2018: http://rockcult.ru/news/tom-hanks-theatre-play/

Cinema Talk June17 2018: https://zen.yandex.ru/media/kinotalk/-tom-henks-nazval-zritelei-moshennikami-i-sorval-aplodismenty-5b2485e8f456e000a9d8935c

Sputnik News Feb14 2018: https://news.sputnik.ru/teatr/1b4aa647e761f2a0c453afe8d95457d252505983

SiteUA Feb16 2018: http://kino.siteua.org/%D0%9D%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8_%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE/631176/%D0%A2%D0%BE%D0%BC_%D0%A5%D1%8D%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%81_%D0%B8_%D0%A0%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B0_%D0%A3%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BD_%D1%81%D1%8B%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%8E%D1%82_%D0%B2_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B5__%D0%93%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%85_IV_

Look Nails June19 2018: http://looknails.ru/tom-hanks-entertains-henry-iv-theater-amid-medical-emergency-in-audience/

 

JAPANESE

Cinema Café June18 2018: https://www.cinemacafe.net/article/2018/06/18/57218.html

MANDARIN

China News review July 13 2018: http://www.chinanews.com/cul/2018/07-13/8565322.shtml

Weibo Micro-Blog June17 2018: https://weibo.com/5573262723/GlOSH3lSY?type=comment#_rnd1531785709311

Sina Video June17 2018: http://v.sina.cn/weibo_ugc/2018-06-17/detail-iheauxvy4982860.d.html?cre=videopagew&mod=f&loc=1&r=9&doct=0&rfunc=0&tj=none

 

ARABIC

Arabic Post June18 2018: https://arabicpost.net/entertainment/2018/06/18/%D8%AD%D8%AA%D9%89-%D9%84%D9%88-%D8%A3%D8%BA%D9%85%D9%8A-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A3%D8%AD%D8%AF-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%87%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%8C-%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%85-%D9%87%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%83/

 

HEBREW

Hi Tech Glitz June18 2018: https://hitechglitz.com/israel/%D7%98%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%94%D7%A0%D7%A7%D7%A1-%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%A8-%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%A8-%D7%A2%D7%9C-%D7%99%D7%93%D7%99-%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A1%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%95/

Sulamorsher June 19 2018: https://sulamorsher.co.il/%D7%95%D7%99%D7%93%D7%90%D7%95/%D7%98%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%94%D7%90%D7%A0%D7%A7%D7%A1-%D7%91%D7%94%D7%A4%D7%A1%D7%A7%D7%94-%D7%9C%D7%90-%D7%9E%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%9B%D7%A0%D7%A0%D7%AA-%D7%91%D7%9E%D7%97%D7%96%D7%94-%D7%A9%D7%9C-%D7%A9%D7%99/

Hebrew News June 07 2018: http://www.hebrewnews.com/15b3cded1148105b

 

HUNGARIAN

Librarius Feb 14 2018: https://librarius.hu/2018/02/14/tom-hanks-eloszor-jatszik-felesegevel-shakespeare-darabban/

Filmtekercs Feb 13 2018: https://www.filmtekercs.hu/hirek/tom-hanks-jatssza-fastaffot-los-angelesben

SImfalogic Feb 13 2018: https://simfalogic.news/tom-hanks-falstaffkent-debutal-szinpadon-los-angelesben/

Magyar Narancs June 16 2018: http://m.magyarnarancs.hu/szinhaz2/egy-nezo-elajult-a-szinhazban-mire-tom-hanks-rogton-felszaladt-a-szinpadra-hogy-megmentse-a-helyzetet-111857/?pageId=14

Lokal Feb 13 2018: https://www.lokal.hu/2018-02-tom-hanks-falstaffkent-debutal/

Lajk June 27 2018: https://lajk.startlap.hu/2018/06/27/valaki-rosszul-lett-eloadas-kozben-tom-hanks-zsenialisan-reagalta-le-tortenteket/

Szinhas Feb 13 2018: https://szinhaz.org/kitekinto/kulfold/2018/02/13/tom-hanks-falstaffkent-debutal-szinpadon-los-angelesben/

Mediapiac Feb 13 2018: https://www.mediapiac.com/mediapiac/Tom-Hanks-Falstaffkent-debutal/25141/

Feol Feb 13 2018: https://www.feol.hu/sztarvilag/nemzetkozi-sztarvilag/egy-szinpadon-jatszik-felesegevel-tom-hanks-2214003/

InfoGyor.hu Feb 13 2018: http://www.szakszerviz.infogyor.hu/hirek/olvas/tom-hanks-falstaffkent-debutal-a-szinpadon-los-angelesben-2018-02-13-085637

Info Dunaujvaros Feb 13 2018: http://www.infodunaujvaros.hu/hirek/olvas/tom-hanks-falstaffkent-debutal-a-szinpadon-los-angelesben-2018-02-13-085637

 

GERMAN

MSN Swiss German Feb 13 2018: https://www.msn.com/de-ch/unterhaltung/promi-news/tom-hanks-als-falstaff-in-henry-iv-auf-der-b%C3%BChne/ar-BBJ3PFs

T-online Deutschland Feb 13 2018: https://www.t-online.de/unterhaltung/stars/id_83220376/leute-tom-hanks-als-falstaff-auf-der-buehne.html

Salzburger Nachrichten Feb 13 2018 https://www.sn.at/panorama/stars-sternchen/tom-hanks-als-falstaff-auf-der-buehne-24176851

Traunsteiner Tagblatt Feb 13 2018: https://www.traunsteiner-tagblatt.de/boulevard_artikel,-tom-hanks-als-falstaff-auf-der-buehne-_arid,389813.html

Newzr Feb 13 2018: https://www.newzr.de/startseite_artikel,-tom-hanks-als-falstaff-auf-der-buehne-_arid,389813.html

Westdeutsche Zeitung Feb 13 2018: http://www.wz.de/home/gesellschaft/boulevard/tom-hanks-als-falstaff-auf-der-buehne-1.2619884

MOZ Feb13 2018: https://www.moz.de/artikel-ansicht/dg/0/1/1638012/

 

ITALIAN

Movieplayer June 15 2018: https://movieplayer.it/news/tom-hanks-improvvisa-in-stile-falstaff-durante-uninterruzione-dello-sp_59213/

 

SPANISH

Clarin June 16 2018: https://www.clarin.com/espectaculos/cine/actitud-tom-hanks-emergencia-medica-interpretaba-obra-teatro_0_rJkHEgfWQ.html

 

PORTUGESE

O Globo Feb15 2018: https://oglobo.globo.com/cultura/teatro/tom-hanks-volta-ao-teatro-com-um-texto-de-shakespeare-22399782

 

SWEDISH

Aftonbladet June 18 2018: https://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/a/J1yx94/pjas-avbrots-av-drama--raddades-av-tom-hanks

Expresson Noje June 18 2018: https://www.expressen.se/noje/tom-hanks-otroliga-uppvisning/

Affarsliv.com June 18 2018: http://www.affarsliv.com/kultur-noje/pjas-avbrots-av-drama-raddades-av-tom-hanks-om5340998.aspx

Omni June 18 2018: https://omni.se/sjukdom-avbrot-pjas-da-bjod-hanks-pa-uppvisning/a/e1o7Og

Helagottland June 18 2018: http://www.helagotland.se/kulturnoje/pjas-avbrots-av-drama-raddades-av-tom-hanks-15212901.aspx

 

POLISH

Na Ekranie June 18 2018: https://naekranie.pl/aktualnosci/widz-mdleje-w-teatrze-tom-hanks-improwizuje-i-odwraca-uwage-ludzi-3267032

Wofin June 16 2018: https://wofin.pl/news/widz-mdleje-w-teatrze-tom-hanks-improwizuje-i-odwraca-uwage-ludzi?uid=16797

 

MALAYSIAN

Era Baru Malaysia June 27 2018: http://www.erabaru.com.my/2018/06/27/persembahan-adlib-tom-hanks-bagi-mengelak-shakespeare-berasa-malu-sungguh-epik-hingga-membuat-penonton-kekal-di-tempat-duduk/

 

HINDI

Rajpath News June 16 2018: http://rajpathnews.com/so-tom-hanks-is-the-best-actor-in-the-world/

 

GREEK

Flix June 12 2018: http://flix.gr/news/tom-hanks-shakespeares-falstaff-henry-iv.html

Reader.gr June 13 2018: https://www.reader.gr/life/culture/o-tom-hanks-synantaei-ton-saixpir-41-hronia-meta-pics

24wro June 19 2018: http://24wro.com.gr/1612471/to-theatriko-kalokairi-tou-tom-hanks/

Tromaktiko June 14 2018: https://tro-ma-ktiko.blogspot.com/2018/06/40.html

 

MACEDONIAN

Loveradio.ru June 13 2018: http://www.loveradio.ru/new/101205.htm

 

PERSIAN

Iranian Students News Agency Feb 25 1396: https://www.isna.ir/news/96112514321/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B2%DB%8C-%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%87%D9%86%DA%A9%D8%B3-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D9%86%D9%85%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B4%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%87-%D8%B4%DA%A9%D8%B3%D9%BE%DB%8C%D8%B1