Nicholas Hytner leads the National Theatre into the future
Nicholas Hytner, the director of Britain’s National Theatre, has been on a roll, producing hits (“The History Boys,” “War Horse,” “The Seafarer”) at home and exporting them to the U.S., where they’ve been given the royal treatment.
National Theater Live, one of the boldest initiatives of his tenure, continues to expand the National’s brand without diluting its product. Look what’s being broadcast next: Arnold Wesker’s “The Kitchen.” Not exactly big box-office bait, but something serious theatergoers won’t want to miss.
Read my profile of Nicoloas Hytner in Wednesday’s Calendar.
-- Charles McNulty
Photo: Nicholas Hytner in rehearsal. Credit: Ivan Kyncl