Shakespeare & Company News

Royal Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR Presented Over Memorial Day Weekend in JaffreyRoyal Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR Presented Over Memorial Day Weekend in Jaffrey
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's current production of William Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, the epic political tragedy, will be presented at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, as part of its RST Stage2Screen Series this Sunday, May 28 plus Monday, May 29. (more...)

Stratford Festival & Stage Russia Added to River Street Theatre Series.Stratford Festival & Stage Russia Added to River Street Theatre Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, announced today they are adding the acclaimed Stratford Festival, as well as Stage Russia HD to their Stage2Screen Series. This special series features theatrical stage productions (plays, musicals, operas, events) from around the globe captured in ultra high definition for cinema presentation. (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union TheatreConnor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

THE WINTER'S TALE From African-American Shakespeare Company Comes to The Taube Atrium This JuneTHE WINTER'S TALE From African-American Shakespeare Company Comes to The Taube Atrium This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The African-American Shakespeare Company finishes off its 2016/17 season with The Winter's Tale, one of the few Shakespeare plays that has gone unproduced over its 22 years of making theater in San Francisco. The company's Artistic Director, L. Peter Callender, will direct this production. While he has appeared in the play as an actor four times over his career, this is his first time directing it. 'Our re-imagined adaptation will focus on the telling of the story through the eyes of the young Prince, Mamillius. My hope is empower young people and to explore what happens when a loving family suddenly becomes dysfunctional.' (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 SeasonTHE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

2017 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival In Central Park2017 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival In Central Park
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The 2017 57th annual Free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park kicks off its professional season with a comedy, a history, and a tragedy.  The season begins with Much Ado About Nothing on May 31st, then Richard II on June 15th, followed by Julius Caesar on July 29h. Each production will run for two weeks and then all three productions will rotate in repertory July 11-23. All three productions will be performed in a single night starting at 4:30PM on July 22nd for the fourth annual Bard-A-Thon.  (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild TheaterJuan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

Circus Showcase 2017  CIRCOSIS: LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT BRAINCircus Showcase 2017 CIRCOSIS: LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, the phenomenal imagination, athleticism and humour of Australia's next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Circosis: Left Brain, Right Brain, a two-part production of elite-level circus. Set in a world where obsession is the norm, the graduate showcase performances range from the poignant and evocative, to the flamboyant and outright absurd. (more...)

Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf to Return to Broadway in THREE TALL WOMEN Spring 2018Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf to Return to Broadway in THREE TALL WOMEN Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that two-time Academy Award winning actress Glenda Jackson and three-time Emmy Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf will star in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Three Tall Women next spring, in a production directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.  Beginning preview performances on Tuesday. February 27, 2018, Three Tall Women will have an official opening night on Thursday, March 29. (more...)

Theater of Others Updates 400-Year-Old Comedy THE ROARING GIRL 6/16- 7/2Theater of Others Updates 400-Year-Old Comedy THE ROARING GIRL 6/16- 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Theater of Others continues its fearless foray into the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's 1611 comedy, The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse.  Moll is a dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, a carouser, cross-dresser, pickpocket, and street brawler in the lower depths of 17th century London.  Gaby Schneider directs a cast of fourteen at the Theater of Others' home, the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse runs Thursdays through Sundays, June 16-July 2.  As with all Theater of Others productions, admission is Pay-What-You-Will. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces DISTRICT OF COMEDY FESTIVALKennedy Center Announces DISTRICT OF COMEDY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

From July 20-22, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its second annual District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. Headlined by a one-night-only NSO Pops concert with Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the festival, with Presenting Sponsor Capital One, features stand-up shows, music, theater, and performances for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with a brand new edition of the Kennedy Center's popular collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for eight weeks in the Theater Lab. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIETCommonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

 Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jennifer Ehle
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Oslo- Jennifer Ehle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

OrangeMite Studios to Present SHAKESPEARE IN SHORTSOrangeMite Studios to Present SHAKESPEARE IN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company in association with Dover Township presents its first FREE production available to the community! Local actors return to reprise their roles held in three previous productions for this one-time special event. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sun King DavisBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sun King Davis
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2017

Today's subject Sun King Davis is currently living his theatre life onstage in Rorschach Theatre's world premiere play Forgotten Kingdoms by Randy Baker. The production continues through May 21st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Will OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Negotiate a Third Tony Award?Tony Awards Close-Up: Will OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Negotiate a Third Tony Award?
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

A decade after her last foray on Broadway, two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle is back in the groundbreaking Oslo. Her performance as peace negotiator 'Mona Juul' has brought her back to the Tonys party and she couldn't be more thrilled! (more...)

Prague Shakespeare Company's MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens this FridayPrague Shakespeare Company's MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long awaited English language Czech premiere of the multi-Tony award winning smash hit broadway musical Man of La Mancha written by Mitch Leigh, Dale Wasserman and Joe Darion coming to Prague. (more...)

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