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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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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to Host 2017 Meeting of Shakespeare Theatre AssociationChesapeake Shakespeare Company to Host 2017 Meeting of Shakespeare Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The international association of theaters producing Shakespeare's plays has chosen Baltimore as the site of its annual conference in 2017. (more...)

Orion String Quartet, MACE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More Set for The New School's Spring 2015 LineupOrion String Quartet, MACE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More Set for The New School's Spring 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The New School presents its 2015 spring semester public programming in the Performing Arts. Since its founding in 1919, The New School has been a fixture in New York City's performing arts scene, showcasing work in music, drama, and dance by its talented students, visiting scholars, and faculty. (more...)

Danny Elfman, Druid Theatre, National Ballet of China, Cleveland Orchestra and More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2015Danny Elfman, Druid Theatre, National Ballet of China, Cleveland Orchestra and More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the line-up for the 20th edition of the Festival, which runs from July 6 through August 2, 2015. The Festival will unfold in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. There will be a total of 58 performances by artists and ensembles from Germany, China, England, Ireland, Russia, USA, and Japan. (more...)

MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada & Rachelle Ann Go to Perform at 15th Annual WHATSONSTAGE AwardsMISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada & Rachelle Ann Go to Perform at 15th Annual WHATSONSTAGE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

WhatsOnStage today announce that Miss Saigon's Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go will perform The Movie In My Mind at the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 15 February 2015. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETHChicago Shakespeare Theater Presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. This new production from Director Kirsten Kelly, whose decade-long history with CST includes being the co-founder and director of the nationally recognized CPS Shakespeare! program, makes for an outstanding introduction to Shakespeare. In addition to public performances each Saturday, this production will welcome 1,000 students per day during its five-week run in the Courtyard Theater, followed by an extensive tour to schools across the Midwest. Short Shakespeare! Macbeth will be performed for the public Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. now through February 14, 2015. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, What A Night it Was at Slidell Little Theatre for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM!BWW Reviews: Oh, What A Night it Was at Slidell Little Theatre for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 22, 2015

If you look up the word "perfection" in the dictionary, after the actual definition, you'll see a picture… a teeny tiny little picture. Do you know who it's a picture of? William Shakespeare. Don't believe me? Go look it up. Did you see it? Ok… so maybe I lied about the picture of my pal Will being in the dictionary. But someone should seriously consider it, right? Hey, Webster, get on that! While we wait on Webster to do what's right by Will, I'd like to tell you about my experience at Slidell Little Theatre this past weekend for their very unique production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. (more...)

More Than Two Dozen Works Set for 2015 MIDWINTER MADNESS FestivalMore Than Two Dozen Works Set for 2015 MIDWINTER MADNESS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

John Chatterton's midwinter festival turns five this year. The celebration includes comedies, dramas, musicals, and children's shows exploring the stars and the mind; life and the afterlife -- with Marilyn Monroe, Amelia Earhart, and William Shakespeare; meet Korean brides and Middle-Eastern couples; solve mysteries from as far as England -- and as close as the men's room! (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED, with Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, has been added to the 2014-15 downtown season. Directed by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, GROUNDED marks the return to the Public Theater stage for Hathaway who played Viola in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. GROUNDED will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, April 7 and run through Sunday, May 17, with an official press opening on Thursday, April 23. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare Company to Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) at Wyvern Theatre SWINDONReduced Shakespeare Company to Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) at Wyvern Theatre SWINDON
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 the Reduced Shakespeare Company will set out to reduce the UK to tears of laughter in Spring 2015. Yes that's right, the bad boys of abridgement will finally tackle the subject they were born to reduce. From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin. (more...)

MACBETH to Play Notre Dame, 2/11-13MACBETH to Play Notre Dame, 2/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, will present William Shakespeare's Macbeth at the historic Washington Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on February 11, 12, and 13, 2015 at 7:30pm. These performances are part of a national tour for this production with stops at Texas A&M University, Valparaiso University, Principia College, Vassar College, the University of Wyoming, and the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. (more...)

Antaeus Welcomes Ana Rose O'Halloran as New Executive DirectorAntaeus Welcomes Ana Rose O'Halloran as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Antaeus Company, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, has chosen Ana Rose O'Halloran to take the reins as executive director beginning January 22. (more...)

RLT Artistic Director Patrick Torres to Direct MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Opening 2/13RLT Artistic Director Patrick Torres to Direct MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Opening 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Patrick Torres, RLT's 14th Artistic Director, makes his directorial debut in Raleigh with Much Ado About Nothing, opening February 13th in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Project & TP&co to Launch Shakespeare Off Broadway with TWELFTH NIGHTTheatre Project & TP&co to Launch Shakespeare Off Broadway with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Theatre Project and TP&co will present the launch of Shakespeare Off-Broadway with a Limited Off-Broadway Engagement of The Bard's classic comedy, Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Shakespeare Off-Broadway is a new series dedicated to the presentation of vital and imaginative productions of William Shakespeare's work. Twelfth Night will take the stage of the historic Players Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village from February 13 through March 7, 2015. (more...)

PUSHKIN'S ODE TO LIBERTY is ReleasedPUSHKIN'S ODE TO LIBERTY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

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BWW Interviews: Emily Trainor of WEST SIDE STORY at Matthews PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Emily Trainor of WEST SIDE STORY at Matthews Playhouse
by Vickie Evans - Jan 19, 2015

Matthews Playhouse's School of Theatre, presents West Side Story, the American musical inspired by William Shakespeare, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This action-packed musical depicts the rivalry between to teen street gangs, The Jets and the Sharks of two different ethnic backgrounds. Emily Trainor, a high school senior at Providence High School and student of the School of Theatre portrays the role of Anita, the sexy, sassy sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The young protagonist, Tony, a member of The Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the Sharks (Bernardo). Anita and Maria are friends that work at a bridal shop together. The conflict and prejudices that arise as a result of this "forbidden" love affair is explosive, entertaining, and captivating. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Around the World in 60 Minutes with Atlas ImprovBWW Reviews: Around the World in 60 Minutes with Atlas Improv
by Amanda Finn - Jan 19, 2015

Out on East Washington Ave lives a company of performers who perform acts of immense proportions- shows whose titles are unknown, obscure, and often totally absurd. In sixty minutes or so (in the late night Friday showcase at any rate) audience members are bombarded with spur of the moment comedy that leaves them knowing why the troupe's performance classes are selling out. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 18Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 18
by - Jan 18, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 18, 2015. (more...)

Texas Repertory Theatre Presents COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), 1/29Texas Repertory Theatre Presents COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its 10th Anniversary Season with the wacky and hilarious Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Featuring a cast of Houston theatre standouts and directed by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steve Fenley, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) will preview on January 29th, open on January 30th, and run 4 performances a week through February 22nd. (more...)

Executive Director of Gamut Theatre Group Named VP of Shakespeare Theatre AssociationExecutive Director of Gamut Theatre Group Named VP of Shakespeare Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Melissa Nicholson, Executive Director of Gamut Theatre Group, was unanimously elected Vice President of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA), an international organization for theatres dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare. The nomination and election happened at the 25th annual conference held recently in San Francisco. Melissa will serve as Vice President to President Lisa Tromovitch of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, California, and after a two year term will become President of STA. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present AS YOU LIKE IT; Cast Announced!Alley Theatre to Present AS YOU LIKE IT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for As You Like It, the first play of 2015 in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. "All the world's a stage" in this masterpiece about romance and mistaken identity. Elizabeth Bunch, Chris Hutchinson, James Black, Jeffrey Bean and Todd Waite lead the company in one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. (more...)

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