Shakespeare & Company News

KING CHARLES III Coming to The REP in SeptemberKING CHARLES III Coming to The REP in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Following critically-acclaimed, sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, King Charles III has its regional premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this September. Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles. (more...)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Comes to The Shakespeare Tavern PlayhouseTHE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Comes to The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in Atlanta presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield (and William Shakespeare). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annapolis Shakespeare Company's A TALE OF TWO CITIESPhoto Flash: First Look at Annapolis Shakespeare Company's A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Closing Weekend of the Helen Hayes Awards Recommended Production, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, is this weekend, July 31 - August 2. The show received a standing ovation on opening night BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Natascha McElhone, Jodhi May to Star in New Play QUEEN ANNE at the RSC's Swan Theatre This WinterNatascha McElhone, Jodhi May to Star in New Play QUEEN ANNE at the RSC's Swan Theatre This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Natascha McElhone, perhaps best known for THE TRUMAN SHOW and the more recent TV series CALIFORNICATION, will star in Helen Edmundson's new play QUEEN ANNE at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre this winter. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour! This year's tour has over 22 performances stops (and growing) of brand new productions of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area at local community parks and venues. These performances are FREE and open to the public. The cast features six actors from CSC Resident Ensemble. Following the Park Tour, these shows will travel and tour to local schools, community centers, venues and other performing arts locations through May 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of 'Midsummer' in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Lyman in Commonwealth Shakespeare's KING LEAR, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Will Lyman in Commonwealth Shakespeare's KING LEAR, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Free Shakespeare On The Common' continues its 20th season with William Shakespeare's King Lear with celebrated Boston actor Will Lyman in the title role. Scroll down for a first look at the star onstage! (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Adds Two 'COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA' ShowsCincinnati Shakespeare Adds Two 'COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA' Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has just announced the addition of two performances to "The Complete History of America (abridged)" schedule. The critically acclaimed new production's demand was too great to be met with the original schedule so matinee performances have been added on Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 16 at 2pm. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK.  By The Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, August 27 through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. (more...)

Metta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFULMetta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the world premiere of Mouthful, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Mouthful is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis through six brand new plays from six of the world's leading dramatists - Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute and Pedro Miguel Rozo. The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists - Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of the Australian Premiere of MATILDA!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of the Australian Premiere of MATILDA!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt presents the Australian Premiere Season of Matilda the Musical, which commences performances from July 28 in Sydney.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke & More Broadway Vets to Lead THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT at TN Shakespeare Co.Katie Rose Clarke & More Broadway Vets to Lead THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT at TN Shakespeare Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bard Heads to the Bayou for Ruby in the Dust's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: The Bard Heads to the Bayou for Ruby in the Dust's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The magic of Shakespeare is derived from the fact that the renowned plays written by the Bard of Avon can nimbly be transported from London's Globe Theater in Elizabethan England to the spell-casting city of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. That's what Ruby In The Dust have done with their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, as they've taken the Bard to the bayou. Audiences who expect to hear the sound of the lute for musical accompaniment will be intrigued to listen to the jazz of Dr. John, who gave his approval for its inclusion, in this production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shakespeare & Company's THE COMEDY OF ERRORSPhoto Coverage: Shakespeare & Company's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 27, 2015

William Shakespeare's hilarious farce, The Comedy of Errors is playing at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Ma. and Broadwayworld attended a performance. Director Taibi Magar delivers a whirlwind of magic, music and mayhem in the rollicking production of Shakespeare's shortest comedy. Performances run through August 23. (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has DiedFormer Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

Roger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam TheatreRoger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

A memorial celebration of his life, which will be open to the public, has now been set for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1pm at The New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney's ALADDIN.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: The Bard in the Berkshires! Go Inside the 2015 Season of Shakespeare & CompanyBWW TV Exclusive: The Bard in the Berkshires! Go Inside the 2015 Season of Shakespeare & Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge recently stopped by the theatre company in the beautiful Berkshires to chat with some Shakespeare & Company insiders for a scoop on the summer season. Below, check out interviews with Kelley Curran, John Douglas Thompson, and Tina Packer, as well as sneak peeks of Mother of the Maid and Henry V! (more...)

Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Tony-nominated Mirror Repertory Company - whose founders and early supporters include the late actresses Eva Le Gallienne and Geraldine Page along with Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino - will present its 10th annual summer season with the Greensboro Arts Alliance in Greensboro, Vermont, with a repertory of 4 plays and musicals in alternating repertory July 23-August 24 , it has been announced by Sabra Jones, the company's artistic director. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Shakespeare has become as much a part of summertime in Houston as baseball and backyard barbecues. Produced by the University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance, the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) has brought the Bard to Bayou City residents for four decades. (more...)

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This AugustTHE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

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