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
Photo Flash: Tragedy! Conspiracy! First Look at Burbage Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Burbage Theatre Company's production of William Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, directed by Jeff Church, began previews on Thursday, August 21 and opens tomorrow, Saturday, August 23, 2014, running through Sunday, September 7 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions present AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Boomerang Theatre's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, in association with Bryant Park Shakespeare, present LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST by William Shakespeare, directed by Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST will be presented at Bryant Park (Upper Terrace Steps, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue), now through Saturday, August 30, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Bootless Stageworks to Present TERMINATOR, THE SECOND from 9/26-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Bootless Stageworks will present the first officially licensed production of Terminator, The Second, a staged adaption of the hit Hollywood blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day. What makes Terminator, The Second such a unique theater production is that it is completed entirely in Shakespearean language. Every line and phrase is taken from the original folios of William Shakespeare, with changes only to proper nouns, pronouns, and verb-tenses that serve to create a hilarious parody about a boy and his cyborg protector with the utmost accuracy. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Sponsoring New Documentary THE ROAD TO THE GLOBE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is helping sponsor The Road to the Globe, an amazing documentary film which follows a New Zealand theatre company as it prepares and performs Troilus and Cressida at the legendary Globe Theatre, halfway around the world in London. (more...)

Sibylla Deen & More Join Cast of Spike TV's TUT Event Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Six crucial roles in Spike TV's upcoming event series have been cast, it was announced today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. (more...)

Planet Ant Theatre's 2014-2015 Season to Include THE BIG STORY OF LAZARUS SMALL, WE HAVE YOUR SON & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Planet Ant Theatre will kick off its 2014-2015 season September 5 with the world premiere of The Big Story of Lazarus Small by local playwright Linda Ramsey-Detherage. In addition the theatre is excited to announce its full 2014-2015 season of shows. Complete performance and season schedules follow this release. (more...)

BWW Reviews: dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's MACBETH is Atmospheric and Intimate
by David Clarke - Aug 21, 2014

As an art form, it seems that opera is having a hard time finding its footing with the current generation of young professionals. Increasingly, opera companies are scaling back as their current subscribers have no one to pass their torches on to. Despite this, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble is continuing their ambitious and altogether intimate 2014 summer season with a beautifully performed production of Giuseppe Verdi's MACBETH. (more...)

Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8
by Alan Henry - Aug 21, 2014

After enrapturing theatre goers during it's 2013 New York stage run, legendary theatre and film director Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Frida, Across The Universe, Titus, The Tempest) brings her sumptuous production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to the screen in a unique cinematic theatrical experience. (more...)

KC Actors Theatre to Present HAMLET and 'ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN' in Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced the opening of the centerpiece of its 10th season: a rotating repertory of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

Tickets to Commonwealth Shakespeare's SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY On Sale this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will celebrate its 20th year with a 'home run' gift to the City of Boston on September 19, 2014 (7:30pm), - Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind to be presented at a major league ballpark. (more...)

Free Staged Reading of TRAGEDY IS EASY…COMEDY IS HARD Led by Broadway Veteran Randall Duk Kim on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

"Tragedy is easy... comedy is hard." The short stories and sketches of James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, and the legendary Mark Twain fill the bill of Centenary Stage Company's ninth GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD presentation for this free staged reading event on Sunday, September 7th at 3 pm in The Edith Kutz Theater. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Launches Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) will launch its 43nd (2014-2015) main stage performance season and its third year as Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with A Midsummer Night's Dream Act I and Seasons on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 pm andSunday, September 21 at 2 pm. Tickets from $29 (plus fees) may be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or by visiting www.nevadaballet.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theatre Presents THE TEMPEST Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Bay Street Theater launched The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative last weekend with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, directed by Scott Schwartz, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero. Check out the photos here! (more...)

BOEING BOEING, ROMEO AND JULIET, and More to Lead The Hilberry Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Hilberry Theatre will kick off its 52nd Season of plays on September 19 with the popular farce Boeing Boeing. The season features comedies and dramas that collectively earned 19 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Peter Parnell's QED Completes Lantern Theater Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Lantern Theater Company announces the addition of QED by Peter Parnell to its 2014/15 mainstage season, completing a line-up that also includes Tom Stoppard's theatrical masterpiece Arcadia, John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Doubt: A Parable, William Shakespeare's classic comedy of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew, and Steven Canny and John Nicholson's inventive and brilliantly farcical adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. (more...)

Leftend Productions to Stage Music-Filled Production of TWELFTH NIGHT, 10/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Leftend Productions presents a high-energy, music-filled, wondrous production of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, from October 3 through October 26, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3 PM, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Launch 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's visually stunning three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA'
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 16, 2014

William Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA opened on Thursday night at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre. Last performed at the festival in 2003, this production stars Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the famed Roman General and Queen of Egypt, respectively. Directed by Gary Griffin, and featuring many stellar performances, Shakespeare's perspective of this historic relationship is brought to life. (more...)

Hamlet Isn't Dead to Stage HENRY VI, Parts I, II & III in Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Hamlet Isn't Dead is proud to present Henry VI parts I, II & III in Repertory over the first three weeks of September at the WOW Cafe Theatre! (more...)

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