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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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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...)

Behind The Scenes Of Roman Polanski's MACBETHBehind The Scenes Of Roman Polanski's MACBETH
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 22, 2014

Go behind the scenes of Roman Polanski's classic feature film version of MACBETH! (more...)

Michael Cerveris Leads Red Bull's Reading of THE TEMPEST TonightMichael Cerveris Leads Red Bull's Reading of THE TEMPEST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Red Bull Theater's Revelations Readings will kick off its new season with a gala benefit reading of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, featuring Michael Cerveris as Prospero. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

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Orlando Shakespeare Sets Casting, Directors for PLAYFEST, Running 11/1-3Orlando Shakespeare Sets Casting, Directors for PLAYFEST, Running 11/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF dares audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from November 1 - 3, 2014. Presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust, the fast-paced weekend is packed with lively discussions, engaging playwright panels, and new play readings, along with a keynote speech from playwright Mark St. Germain. This season's event marks the twelfth festival of new plays at the Theater. (more...)

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next MonthBrooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

The Company OnStage Theater to Present THE TEMPEST, 10/17-11/8The Company OnStage Theater to Present THE TEMPEST, 10/17-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Company OnStage Theater has announced the opening production of its 2014-2015 season, William Shakespeare's, "The Tempest." (more...)

CST's CPS Shakespeare! Begins 11/7CST's CPS Shakespeare! Begins 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents CPS Shakespeare!, a transformative arts-in-education program that engages Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students and teachers in creating an original Shakespeare production with CST theater and education professionals. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in MarchGotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in March
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera announces the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell, and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 26 - 28, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and will be available at ?metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre Performs A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENBrave Spirits Theatre Performs A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Brave Spirits Theatre is proud to announce the opening of its first year­round season, beginning with a repertory of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Shakespeare and John Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen. (more...)

Parson's Nose Theater to Open 2014-15 Season With THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 10/18Parson's Nose Theater to Open 2014-15 Season With THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) begins their 15th Season with a Readers' Theater Series performance of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, featuring Barry Gordon as Shylock. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Lead Red Bull Theater's Reading of THE TEMPESTMichael Cerveris to Lead Red Bull Theater's Reading of THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Red Bull Theater's Revelations Readings will kick off its new season with a gala benefit reading of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, featuring Michael Cerveris as Prospero. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of ROMEO AND JULIET at Florida State UniversityPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of ROMEO AND JULIET at Florida State University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, October 16 - 26, 2014. Directed by MFA Directing candidate Carrie Colton, the cast and crew bring one of literature's most well known love stories to life. This original interpretation sets the timeless themes of love, sacrifice, and the terrible cost of ancient grudges against a nontraditional historical backdrop. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

BWW Interviews:  David Foubert in HENRY VIII at STNJBWW Interviews: David Foubert in HENRY VIII at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2014

David Foubert will play the role of King Henry VIII in the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre's production of 'Henry VIII.' Directed by Paul Mullins, performances will begin on the Madison stage on October 15th. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2014

Today we celebrate the life of Tony Award-winning director, choreographer and artist Geoffrey Holder in honor of his death this week at the age of 84. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Play Comedy Works Landmark Village, 11/7-8John Leguizamo to Play Comedy Works Landmark Village, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

A multi-faceted performer and Emmy Award winner, John Leguizamo has established a career that defies categorization. With boundless and visceral creativity, his work in film, theatre, television, and literature covers a variety of genres, continually threatening to create a few of its own. (more...)

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