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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
THE DREAMER by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre Gets European Premiere at the Edinburgh FringeTHE DREAMER by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre Gets European Premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The prestigious Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre in China has teamed up with Gecko to stage a new piece of work - THE DREAMER - inspired by two playwrights considered the most influential in their respective countries: William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu. (more...)

Lazarus to Bring THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Jack Studio Theatre This SummerLazarus to Bring THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Jack Studio Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Lazarus Theatre's Season of Legacy continues with Shakespeare's witty and playful, yet dark and dangerous, The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, adapted by Sara Reimers. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEVIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

We have a first look at the CST production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: 'Dinner and a Show' - Media Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY and Tom's dim SumBWW Review: 'Dinner and a Show' - Media Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY and Tom's dim Sum
by Pati Buehler - Apr 24, 2017

Media Theatre takes to the streets of 1950's New York for a rousing production of one of musical theater's most beloved, iconic classics. (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at VassarNew Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

Casting Announced for BRING ON THE BOLLYWOODCasting Announced for BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the brand new Bollywood dance-theatre extravaganza, Bring On The Bollywood. With a dynamic cast of celebrated British Asian performers and young rising stars, the comedic musical of East meets West is set to bring the explosive colour, vibrancy and beauty of classic Bollywood to the British stage. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim FamilyBWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim Family
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 23, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar returns to the Huntington Theatre Company with THE WHO & THE WHAT, a provocative drama that looks at differences around faith and identity within a Muslim-American family. Giving credit to Norman Lear and William Shakespeare for inspiration, Akhtar's own ability to draw well-rounded characters and insert humor into the equation adds up to a compelling and diverting piece of theater. (more...)

The Old Globe Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday with Free Public EventThe Old Globe Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday with Free Public Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The Old Globe invites friends, Romans, countrymen-all of San Diego, in fact-to celebrate our resident playwright William Shakespeare's 453rd birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! The celebration will feature live music from local artist DJ Redlite, backing up Sonnet Karaoke, led by illustrious M.F.A. Shakespeareans. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball WizardsWirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

VIDEO: Pocket Universe Unveils Bloody Teaser for All-Female JULIUS CAESARVIDEO: Pocket Universe Unveils Bloody Teaser for All-Female JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Friends, Romans, classmates, lend me your ears! In honor of William Shakespeare's 453rd birthday on Sunday, April 23rd, Pocket Universe has released a brand-new teaser for their all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Check it out below! (more...)

TNT to Hand Out Shakespeare-Inspired Tote Bags to Broadway Theater-Goers This SundayTNT to Hand Out Shakespeare-Inspired Tote Bags to Broadway Theater-Goers This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

This Sunday, TNT will be handing out Shakespeare-inspired tote bags to Broadway theater-goers with a street team in contemporary punk style Elizabethan garb. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Announces 2017 Mainstage Season -  NOISES OFF, ROMEO & JULIET and More!Chautauqua Theater Company Announces 2017 Mainstage Season - NOISES OFF, ROMEO & JULIET and More!
by Jessica Kahkoska - Apr 21, 2017

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the new direction of Andrew Borba, Artistic Director, and the continued leadership of Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is proud to announce mainstage programming for the 2017 summer season featuring Michael Frayn's Noises Off, directed by Andrew Borba and running June 30 - July 16; Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau running July 21 - 30 and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III ('The Hip Hop Project'; 'American Taboo'); Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet running August 11 - 18 and directed by Dawn Monique Williams ('Merry Wives of Windsor' at Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and three Signature Staged Readings of new work. (more...)

City Lights 2017-18 Season Focuses on Family MattersCity Lights 2017-18 Season Focuses on Family Matters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Family is where you find it-not just where you're born. How do we define our kin and who we are in relation to them? In City Lights Theater Company's 35th season, family and community are found in a Chekhovian country house, Washington Heights, and Mr. and Mrs. Darcy's Christmas. They're also in the pages of a controversial children's book, and in how we connect with each other to meet the dark side of humanity. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical TheatreBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2017

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)

The Old Globe to Host Free HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SHAKESPEARE Event This WeekendThe Old Globe to Host Free HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SHAKESPEARE Event This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Old Globe invites friends, Romans, countrymen-all of San Diego, in fact-to celebrate resident playwright William Shakespeare's 453rd birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - TNT Revisits Shakespeare in New Series WILL, Premiering  7/10VIDEO: First Look - TNT Revisits Shakespeare in New Series WILL, Premiering 7/10
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday on Sunday, April 23, TNT is releasing the premiere date and a new trailer for its upcoming series WILL, slated to launch on Monday, July 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) across TNT's U.S. platforms. (more...)

Whistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for BroadwayWhistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Director Thomas Ostermeier's critically lauded Schaubuhne production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced. The acclaimed version by Florian Borchmeyer & Thomas Ostermeier will have a new English adaptation by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

'MERRY WIVES' and QUIXOTE to Run in Rep This Summer at Shakespeare Dallas'MERRY WIVES' and QUIXOTE to Run in Rep This Summer at Shakespeare Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

'Better three hours too soon than a minute too late,' as patrons get ready for the kick-off of Shakespeare in the Park with Shakespeare Dallas' production of Merry Wives of Windsor, along with a work adapted from Cervantes, running in rotating repertory. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola TheatreFull Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, opening 11 May 2017. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi, AJ Shively and More to Lead GTG/Project Shaw Double BillAndrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi, AJ Shively and More to Lead GTG/Project Shaw Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th Season when it presents its 123rd concert presentation with Shaw's two one-act comedies Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets on Monday, May 22 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

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