William Shakespeare News

Date Of Birth:
April 23, 1564
Date Of Death:
April 23, 1616 (52)
Birth Place:
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
TN Shakespeare Company to Present RICHARD III, 10/30-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, opens its seventh performance season with a resurrection of William Shakespeare's Richard III inside Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at Germantown Performing Arts Center over Halloween. (more...)

West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Sets New Education Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

Adapted from the Academy-Award winning 1998 film, Shakespeare in Love tells the imaginary story of how a young William Shakespeare was inspired to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet. In addition to transporting audiences to Elizabethan London and the famous Rose Theatre, the story also brings to life real-life historic and literary figures including Queen Elizabeth, Christopher Marlowe, Richard Burbage and Edmund Tilney. (more...)

Libra Theatre Company's ROYAL FABLES Begins 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

Libra Theater Company, in association with The TRUF, presents the World Premiere of ROYAL FABLES a new musical that explores the lives of classic and not-so-classic fairy tale princesses. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Nick Luckenbaugh, the production is directed by Megan Mekjian starring a cast of 18. Previews begin October 30 at Access Theater. Opening is set for Wednesday, November 5. (more...)

The Rep to Continue 48th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 10/15-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and directed by Paul Mason Barnes. This enchanting play will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, October 15-November 9, 2014. (more...)

Parson's Nose Opens 15th Season with Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) will kick off their 2014-15 Season with a Readers' Theater Series performance of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

Video + Casting Scoop! Nicholaw-Helmed, Broadway Bound SOMETHING ROTTEN! Sets Starry Lab Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has just learned the casting for an upcoming New York City developmental lab of the Casey Nicholaw directed and choreographed, and Broadway (via Seattle) bound new musical, Something Rotten! (more...)

CCM's 2014-15 Series to Begin 10/1 with Gender-Bending MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) opens its 2014-15 Mainstage Series with William Shakespeare's dark and twisted tragedy Macbeth. Under the direction of Brant Russell, Assistant Professor of Drama, Macbeth will make its CCM debut Oct. 2 through 5 in CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater, with a preview performance at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. (more...)

The Old Globe Presents BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, KISS ME KATE, and More for Summer '15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare onstage and in film. 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to direct the spectacular musical classic Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and choreography by Peggy Hickey, in association with Hartford Stage. (more...)

Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, 30 Sept - 4 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition has given five local playwrights a chance to develop their work, with three grand prizes to be won when their plays are staged at the Cape Town Fringe Festival this week. The top entries for this annual competition will have their plays presented at nightly staged readings, with a professional director and cast, from 30 September to 3 October at the Garrick Theatre in the Waterfront Theatre School, with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on 4 October. Each night will be hosted by a prominent member of the theatre community. (more...)

TAM Presents MACBETH, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

William Shakespeare's swift and relentless tragedy, Macbeth, comes to Theater at Monmouth. Filled with ghosts, witches, and dark prophecies, Macbeth will run for one weekend only in Cumston Hall October 17-19 before heading out on the road as part of the theatre's Shakespeare in Maine Communities Education Tour. Macbeth will tour for three weeks to schools and community centers across the state. (more...)

Hitchcock Thriller THE BIRDS Flies to Cincinnati Shakespeare This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues their season with a Regional Premiere for the Halloween season of "The Birds" by Conor McPherson, from the short story by Daphne du Maurier October 17- November 8, 2014. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Sara Clark, Sherman Fracher, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup. The design is generously sponsored by Raymond James. (more...)

Mine Is Yours Theatre to Present R&J, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

On September 15, 2014, Mine is Yours officially announced their upcoming production of R&J, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, edited and gender-reversed by Hannah Pell, and directed by the bold and brilliant Abby Craden*. (more...)

Present Company's Shakespeare on the Farm Returns this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Present Company, a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance, will return to East Austin's Rain Lily Farm this Fall for 12 performances of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Promoting the philosophy of 'accessible & immediate art,' SHAKESPEARE ON THE FARM is a free, professional production, presented as a gift to the community with the support of local businesses and organizations. Performances will run October 9th- November 1st, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady Lane. (more...)

A.R.T./MXAT Institute's 2014-15 Season to Feature A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, in partnership with Playwrights of New York (PoNY), presents Samuel D. Hunter's (2014 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient) comedy, A Bright New Boise, directed by Marcus Stern. Performances will take place at the Zero Church Performance Space, Harvard Square on October 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 10/28-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, opens its 2014-2015 mainstage season with William Shakespeare's romantic comedyAs You Like It, directed by Michael Attenborough in his American regional directing debut. As You Like It will play at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from October 28-December 7, 2014. (more...)

Conor McPherson's New Adaptation of THE DANCE OF DEATH to Kick Off 10/18 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens on Saturday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 24, 2014

A first look at international stage and screen superstar Benedict Cumberbatch in the new BBC TV adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical tragedy RICHARD III is now available to view. (more...)

Renee Flemings to Perform Solo Show at Actors Fund Arts Center, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Actress / playwright Renee Flemings tackles William Shakespeare's most powerful female characters in her solo performance 'Women, Power & The Bard' on Saturday, October 11th at The Actors Fund Arts Center at the Schermerhorn (160 Schermerhorn Street) in downtown Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

Registration Now Open for TheatreWorks Kids' Fall Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Registration is now open for TheatreWorks Kids (TW Kids) eight-week Fall Program, a Shakespeare Workshop of 'The Tempest' beginning October 19. Instructor Amy Emke has designed a unique and exciting program WITH MUSIC for students ages 5 to 7 and ages 8 to 18, which will culminate in a final performance on Saturday December 13. (more...)

Bases de los Premios del Público BroadwayWorld Spain 2014
by Javier A. Gabrielss÷n - Sep 24, 2014

La cuarta edicion de los Premios del Publico BroadwayWorld Spain se acerca y por eso la redaccion se pone manos a la obra para saber quienes seran los favoritos del publico de esta temporada que ha acabado. Para ello hemos recopilado todos los espectaculos y profesionales de los que hemos podido disfrutar esta temporada en todo el territorio espa˝ol. (more...)

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