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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
Theatre 54 Presents World Premiere of SELECTION DAYTheatre 54 Presents World Premiere of SELECTION DAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Award Winning Playwright, Paul Buzinskis' new play, Selection Day, will have its World Premiere at Theatre 54, September 19th - October 3rd. This fast-paced comedy is directed by Schnele Wilson who recently directed the critically acclaimed production of Reading Between the Lies at The New York International Fringe Festival. Selection Day is being produced by UrbanTopaz Multimedia. (more...)

West End's WICKED Extends Thru November 2016West End's WICKED Extends Thru November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 20th new booking period, on Monday 7 September 2015 at 10.00am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 5 November 2016. (more...)

Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour to Stop at AT&T Performing Arts Center This FallTwyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour to Stop at AT&T Performing Arts Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

TITAS Presents, in association with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, proudly announced today that it is co-commissioning an evening of new work by Twyla Tharp, one of the most important and influential choreographers of our time. The work will premiere in Dallas at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on September 18 and 19, launching Tharp's Fiftieth Anniversary Tour. The 10-week North American tour will celebrate Tharp's five decades of dance-making for both modern and ballet companies, television, the Broadway stage and Hollywood films. (more...)

Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!
by Jade Kops - Sep 3, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company's (STC) Artistic Director, Andrew Upton, has announced the 2016 season, the last of which he will program before the position is handed over to Jonathan Church at the end of 2015. (more...)

Roger Rees Public Memorial to be Held at New Amsterdam Theatre This MonthRoger Rees Public Memorial to be Held at New Amsterdam Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

A memorial tribute will be held for Roger Rees, the legendary Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, on Monday, September 21 at 1:00 PM at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W 42nd Street, NYC), it was announced today.  Doors will open at 12:30 PM, with general admission seating available to the public.   (more...)

Jay Manley to Direct WEST SIDE STORY for The Mountain Play AssociationJay Manley to Direct WEST SIDE STORY for The Mountain Play Association
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience -  is proud to present the Tony Award© winning musical West Side Story directed by Jay Manley for its 103rd season in 2016.   (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets Playfest 2015 LineupOrlando Shakespeare Theater Sets Playfest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from November 5 - 8, 2015. Presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust, the four-day festival is packed with new play readings that reflect the vibrancy of human emotion. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($8) will be available to the general public on Tuesday, September 22, and may be purchased online at www.orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1., or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Festival Passes are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person. (more...)

Brian Helgeland to Receive Distinguished Screenwriter Honor at 22nd Annual Austin Film FestivalBrian Helgeland to Receive Distinguished Screenwriter Honor at 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Austin Film Festival (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing writers' and filmmakers' contributions to film, television, and new media, announced today new programming for the 2015 Screenwriters Conference, held the first four days of the Festival this October 29-November 5. (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Sets 2015-16 SeasonTennessee Shakespeare Company Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2015-16 performance season, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with a celebration of plays, readings, salons, feasts, and extensive programming for children. (more...)

Opera Delaware Appoints Jason Hardy as New Managing DirectorOpera Delaware Appoints Jason Hardy as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. – OperaDelaware has appointed Jason Hardy to the newly created position of Managing Director, effective Sept. 1, it was announced today. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday SeasonA CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent makes his long-awaited return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard in First U.S. Trailer for MACBETHVIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard in First U.S. Trailer for MACBETH
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The first official U.S. trailer has arrived for Justin Kurzel's upcoming adaptation of MACBETH, featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the conniving, power-hungry medieval couple. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Present THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE and THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUNDFSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Present THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE and THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training adds Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's absurdist comedy THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE to its 2015-16 season. (more...)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Launches SHAKESPEARE, NOT STIRRED BookWorcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Launches SHAKESPEARE, NOT STIRRED Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

What do you get when you mix Shakespearean characters, the ups and downs of modern-day life, and delicious food and drink recipes? You get Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas, a new book co-authored by Michelle Ephraim, associate professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at American Theatre of Actors' MACBETHPhoto Flash: First Look at American Theatre of Actors' MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

A stunning new production of William Shakespeare's MACBETH  will be presented at the stunningly renovated Chernuchin Theatre, opening the 40th season of the American Theatre of Actors, directed by founder James Jennings and featuring - yes - a stunning cast head by Thomas Leverton and Jessica Jennings with Jane Culley (appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association). (more...)

Brandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECTBrandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced that Brandy Burre, of HBO's The Wire and the critically acclaimed documentary film Actress, and Josh Aaron McCabe of Shakespeare & Company will lead the ensemble cast. Helmed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project details the reaction in the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard. Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Rose Playhouse to Presents Shakespeare Gender Experiment on the South Bank this OctoberRose Playhouse to Presents Shakespeare Gender Experiment on the South Bank this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

This October 'Twelfth Night: A Gender Experiment' is coming to the Rose Playhouse. Four versions of the show will play in rep - all female, all male, cast play their own gender and cast play the opposite gender. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company to Offer Arts Classes in Acting, Video, and Voice This FallLakewood Theatre Company to Offer Arts Classes in Acting, Video, and Voice This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

Lakewood Theatre Company will be presenting a variety of classes in acting, television production, voice, and improvisation for its fall term beginning September 19. (more...)

Wolfbane Productions' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Runs Through 9/12Wolfbane Productions' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Runs Through 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Wolfbane Productions, the premiere theatre company based out of Appomattox, VA, is now debuting their 90's pop adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, onstage now through September 12, 2015. Returning to the beautiful grounds of the Devils Backbone Brewing Company, this outdoor event is staged amidst the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains at 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967. (more...)

Pearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Hal Brooks) will begin its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream,following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Midsummer kicks off the Pearl's 32nd season, which will continue in the spring with the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fu**ing Bird in and a World Premiere adaptation by Mark Shanahan of George Feydeau's Le Dindon, entitled The Dingdong. (more...)

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