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Berkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESARBerkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone has responded to the recent controversy surrounding JULIUS CAESAR at The Public Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARBWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on JULIUS CAESAR's Reign at Shakespeare in the ParkReview Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on JULIUS CAESAR's Reign at Shakespeare in the Park
by Review Roundups - Jun 13, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis, is in performances now and runs through Sunday, June 18. See the critics reaction below! (more...)

Oskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAROskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARDramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

NEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARNEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the National Endowment for the Arts has clarified in a statement that none of its funds have been used to support the show. (more...)

Public Theater Releases  Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARPublic Theater Releases Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

Delta Sponsored 2012 Guthrie Theater Season Which Featured Obama Inspired  Julius CaesarDelta Sponsored 2012 Guthrie Theater Season Which Featured Obama Inspired Julius Caesar
by Alan Henry - Jun 12, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump.  (more...)

UPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARUPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis, is in performances now and runs through Sunday, June 18 at with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Douglas Thompson and More for JULIUS CAESAR in the ParkPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with John Douglas Thompson and More for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater is gearing up for its 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. The rarely seen Julius Caesar, directed by The Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, begins previews Tuesday, May 23 and runs through Sunday, June 18 with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nikki M. James and More to Channel the Bard for 2017 Shakespeare in the Park SeasonAnnaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nikki M. James and More to Channel the Bard for 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Continues The Wilma Theater 2016/2017 SeasonCONSTELLATIONS Continues The Wilma Theater 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The story of boy meets girl is turned on its head as playwright Nick Payne launches it into the quantum multiverse in Constellations. The possibility that multiple versions of our world exist is drawn out through the relationship of theoretical physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland. (more...)

Red Bull Theater presents John Webster's THE WHITE DEVILRed Bull Theater presents John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday December 5th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL, directed by Louisa Proske, featuring Tina Benko, Justin Blanchard, Kathleen Chalfant, Clifton Duncan, Danaya Esperanza, Allen Gilmore, Sheria Irving, Mark Nelson, Edward O'Blenis, Jeffrey Omura, Matthew Rauch, Rocco Sisto, and more. Remaining tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Starring Diane Lane, Enters Final Weeks on BroadwayTHE CHERRY ORCHARD, Starring Diane Lane, Enters Final Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

As previously announced, Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its revival of The Cherry Orchard on Sunday, December 4, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE CHERRY ORCHARD Company Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: THE CHERRY ORCHARD Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, officially opened just last night, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Karam and Simon Godwin Drag THE CHERRY ORCHARD Kicking and Screaming Into The 21st CenturyBWW Review: Stephen Karam and Simon Godwin Drag THE CHERRY ORCHARD Kicking and Screaming Into The 21st Century
by Michael Dale - Oct 17, 2016

'A New Version by Stephen Karam' is the way the text is described in the credits for director Simon Godwin's production of Anton Chekhov's 1904 classic THE CHERRY ORCHARD, now being presented by Roundabout. Words like 'translation' and 'adaptation' are noticeably set aside. (more...)

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