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Date Of Birth:
April 23, 1564
Date Of Death:
April 23, 1616 (52)
Birth Place:
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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William Shakespeare News

Date of Birth: April 23, 1564
Date of Death: April 23, 1616 (52)
Birth Place: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Say Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood FringeSay Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Los Angeles ensemble theatre company Say Yes! Collective presents its latest production, The Tempest, a reimagining of Shakespeare's celebrated supernatural drama co-produced with the internationally acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Peter Shaffer Expert to Speak at LETTICE AND LOVAGE Sunday Symposium at WCPPeter Shaffer Expert to Speak at LETTICE AND LOVAGE Sunday Symposium at WCP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Alan Pally, an authority on Tony and Academy Award-winning British playwright Peter Shaffer ("Amadeus," "Equus"), will be guest speaker at the Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Shaffer's comedy "Lettice and Lovage."  (more...)

The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade Announces THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade Announces THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade (FGC), a Washington, DC based theatre company, is bringing back free outdoor theatre to the city for its fifth anniversary year. (more...)

Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William ShakespeareWalter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Sets Casting for Summer 2017 Season of the Bard and MoreShakespeare & Company Sets Casting for Summer 2017 Season of the Bard and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Shakespeare & Company has announced casting for its upcoming summer performance season, under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. The Company's 40th Anniversary Season includes a roster of audience favorite artists, critics' top pick actors and a multitude of newcomers joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles. (more...)

Optimist Theatre Announces Cast of Free Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGOptimist Theatre Announces Cast of Free Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Optimist Theatre, presenter of Milwaukee's Shakespeare in the Park (SitP), has announced details of this July's production of "Much Ado About Nothing." The three-weekend run will feature Kelley Faulkner* and Todd Denning* as Beatrice and Benedick, Michael Stebbins* as Don Pedro, Jonathan Wainwright* as Don John and Jim Pickering* as Dogberry. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 SeasonTHE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Casting for 40th Anniversary SeasonShakespeare & Company Announces Casting for 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce casting for its upcoming summer performance season, under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. The Company's 40th Anniversary Season includes a roster of audience favorite artists, critics' top pick actors and a multitude of newcomers joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces 10th SeasonBrelby Theatre Company Announces 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company, the West Valley's 'New Works Incubator' announces their 10th season, and it is chock full of world premieres. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors' Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESARPhoto Flash: First Look at Actors' Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Actors' Theatre of Columbus presents Julius Caesar, directed by Philip J. Hickman. Performances take place May 25 - June 16, 2017 on Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm at Schiller Park Amphitheatre, German Village. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZRoxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional TheatreWIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Welcomes Frank Mack as New Executive ProducerUtah Shakespeare Festival Welcomes Frank Mack as New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Utah Shakespeare Festival announced today the hiring of Frank Mack, a veteran of theatre companies across the United States, as its new executive producer, replacing the recently retired R. Scott Phillips. Mack will join the Utah Shakespeare Festival on September 1. (more...)

Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave FestivalIvo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi and More Take the Stage in Project Shaw's PRESS CUTTINGSPhoto Coverage: Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi and More Take the Stage in Project Shaw's PRESS CUTTINGS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 12th Season with its 123rd concert presentation, Shaw's two one-act comedies Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, last night, May 22, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

City Theatre Breathes New Life into THE TAMING OF THE SHREWCity Theatre Breathes New Life into THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The City Theatre Company continues to heat up the summer with William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at STNJ is an Enthralling Season OpenerBWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at STNJ is an Enthralling Season Opener
by Marina Kennedy - May 22, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) opens its 2017 season with a stunning production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, a show that has not been performed by the company in 17 years. Directed by Robert Cuccioli, the excellent staging and stellar cast makes this 16th century dark comedy enthralling. (more...)

Battle of the Sexes to Hit Austin in City Theatre's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBattle of the Sexes to Hit Austin in City Theatre's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The City Theatre Company continues to heat up the summer with William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy The Taming of the Shrew, running June 2 - 25, 2017. (more...)

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