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Date Of Birth:
April 23, 1564
Date Of Death:
April 23, 1616 (52)
Birth Place:
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
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Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This December, Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with a presentation of Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), starring writer/directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti. The "Bad Boys of Abridgement" will leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in a dizzying night's entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of WDMC and Queens Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIETPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of WDMC and Queens Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

What Dreams May Co., in association with Queens Shakespeare Inc., presents Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, directed By Chris Rivera, running December 4-20, 2014. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Begins 11/21Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Begins 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues with this season's opening Shakespeare production of 'The Comedy of Errors' playing November 21- December 13, 2014. For this production, Cincinnati Shakespeare is thrilled to welcome the Executive Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Patrick Flick, to the director's chair for the first time at CSC! The production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Jeremy Dubin, Paul Riopelle, Justin McCombs and Josh Katawick. The design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Cerveris, Matthew Rauch, Stephen Spinella and More in Red Bull's THE TEMPEST Benefit ReadingPhoto Flash: Michael Cerveris, Matthew Rauch, Stephen Spinella and More in Red Bull's THE TEMPEST Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Red Bull Theater's Revelations Readings kicked off its new season with a gala benefit reading of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, featuring Michael Cerveris as Prospero. Directed by Jesse Berger the cast also included De'Adre Aziza, Gerry Bamman, Clifton Duncan,Angel Desai, Sean Patrick Doyle, Glenn Fleshler, Carman Lacivita, Drew Ledbetter, Matthew Rauch, Jay O. Sanders,Stephen Spinella, Raphael Nash Thompson, Auden Thornton,Michael Urie, Marc Vietor, and more. The Tempest featured original live music by Greg Pliska. It took place for one night only on October 20th at Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. An exclusive party with the cast and special guests followed this benefit reading. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Ben Carlson to Lead Chicago Shakespeare's PERICLES; David H. Bell to DirectBen Carlson to Lead Chicago Shakespeare's PERICLES; David H. Bell to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's riveting odyssey Pericles, staged by CST veteran director David H. Bell and featuring Stratford Festival company member Ben Carlson in the title role. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porters of Hellsgate's THE WINTER'S TALEPhoto Flash: First Look at Porters of Hellsgate's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Porters of Hellsgate present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, produced by The Porters of Hellsgate and directed by Jesse James Thomas, playing through November 15 at the Actors Forum. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre Company to Present ALL IN THE TIMING, Opening 11/21Hilberry Theatre Company to Present ALL IN THE TIMING, Opening 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

From a blind date that resets at the ring of a bell to three chimpanzees writing the first draft of a Shakespearean play, there is madness for all tastes as the Hilberry Theatre Company presents All in the Timing by David Ives. This production will feature eight of Ives' one-act plays, and will be performed in repertory -- opening on Friday, November 21, 2014 and running through January 31, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Independent Shakespeare Co.'s DOCTOR FAUSTUS Examines the Road to HellBWW Reviews: Independent Shakespeare Co.'s DOCTOR FAUSTUS Examines the Road to Hell
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 28, 2014

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions but for Dr. Faustus (Adam Mondschein) the shortcut forged by a writ in blood expedites a journey that has nothing to do with being good. Frustrated in his search for knowledge and arrogant in his desires, he makes a deal with the Devil (Lexie Helgerson) and in exchange for his soul, is granted twenty-five years with Lucifer's demon Mephistopheles (Suzan Crowley) by his side, serving him in any way he chooses. (more...)

Mark Harmon Developing New CW Historical Drama Series SHAKESPEARE'S SISTERSMark Harmon Developing New CW Historical Drama Series SHAKESPEARE'S SISTERS
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 28, 2014

GAME OF THRONES meets SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTELLO Comes Into The Twenty First CenturyBWW Reviews: OTELLO Comes Into The Twenty First Century
by Barry Lenny - Oct 28, 2014

Once again, the State Opera Company of South Australia is offering a superior production that is sure to please Adelaide's opera lovers. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre to Present THE UNDERNEATH, 11/6-12/7Kumu Kahua Theatre to Present THE UNDERNEATH, 11/6-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The 44th season at Kumu Kahua Theatre continues with a world premiere of a new Susan Soon He Stanton play. Susan also wrote Whatever Happened to John Boy Kihano' and The Art of Preservation, both of which also premiered at Kumu Kahua Theatre. (more...)

SHREK Unseats BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as Most-Produced High School Musical in 2013-14SHREK Unseats BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as Most-Produced High School Musical in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

After six consecutive years, Disney's Beauty and the Beast has relinquished its place as the top musical in the annual survey of most-produced titles in United States high school theatres, unseated during the 2013-14 season by another adaptation of an animated anti-hero: Shrek the Musical. Returning to the list, and rounding out the top three, is Godspell, which has seen its popularity rise after a recent Broadway revival and subsequent national tour. (more...)

MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) celebrates the holiday season with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]. Ray Jivoff directs this literary romp featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski. The cast of MCT favorites are also all alumni of the UW-Whitewater theatre program. Performances are November 19 - December 14, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Southwest Shakespeare's KING JOHN Is A Royal TreatBWW Reviews: Southwest Shakespeare's KING JOHN Is A Royal Treat
by Herbert Paine - Oct 24, 2014

It is the Throne that takes center stage in Jared Sakren's searing production of William Shakespeare's King John ~ and all the men and women in it merely players to its seductions and channels for the issues that try the souls of their time. It is Maren Maclean who supercharges the play with an electrifying performance as Constance, the aggrieved mother who demands that her son Arthur be given that which is rightfully his ~ that Throne. Southwest Shakespeare Company's production is blessed with a rich ensemble on a simple stage dramatically enhanced by Daniel Davisson's moody lighting. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Great Authors Out Loud Series Continues with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 11/23Centenary Stage Company's Great Authors Out Loud Series Continues with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

William Shakespeare's bawdy, riotous romp, The Merry Wives of Windsor, comes to life at Centenary Stage Company for the tenth installment of the Great Authors Out Loud Series. This FREE staged reading event, tracing the misadventures of one of Shakespeare's greatest clowns, Sir John Falstaff, will be held on Sunday, November 23rd at 3pm in the Edith Kutz Theater located in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/5-23 at A Noise WithinA CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/5-23 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues a newly cherished family holiday tradition by presenting its production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This time-honored tale of forgiveness opens on Friday, December 5 and closes on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. This is the third consecutive year that ANW has presented the timeless holiday classic. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Frog & Peach Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS at West End TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Frog & Peach Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS at West End Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Celebrating its 20th Season, Frog & Peach Theatre Company is currently presenting William Shakespeare's most deranged tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS starring TV and Broadway actor Greg Mullavey (TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Nickelodeon's iCarly; Broadway: Romantic Comedy opposite Mia Farrow, Neil Simon's Rumors; and The Soap Myth with Roundabout Theater Company). The production runs through November 2 at The West End Theatre (263 W 86th St). (more...)

Extended Trailer For Music-Themed BEYOND THE LIGHTSExtended Trailer For Music-Themed BEYOND THE LIGHTS
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 22, 2014

Check out the new extended trailer for BEYOND THE LIGHTS! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Rep's Wondrous Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Reviews: The Rep's Wondrous Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Chris Gibson - Oct 22, 2014

If I were asked to provide the perfect introduction to the work of playwright William Shakespeare I would advise that person to check out The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' current production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Unlike the bard's histories or tragedies, this play is truly lyrical, funny, and filled with magical elements that make it especially appealing. It's also one of his few tales that isn't based on another source, springing with startling originality from his own fervid imagination, which makes it particularly special among his bountiful canon. It seems like I'm always saying this about the Rep, but they provide must-see entertainment on a regular basis, with this enchanting presentation acting as another fine example of their exemplary work. (more...)

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