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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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Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Theatre Memphis has made its play selections for the 2015-16 season and they include a variety of entertainment that touches many bases. Featuring musicals, comedy, drama, classics and new work, the season offers options to Memphis patrons. (more...)

MEASURE FOR MEASURE Runs 3/13-21 at Roxy Regional TheatreMEASURE FOR MEASURE Runs 3/13-21 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Virtue and vice sit atop the scales this spring in the Roxy Regional Theatre's 30th annual Shakespeare production. William Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE opens Friday, March 13, at 8:00pm, for five public performances only. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre & Drew University to Host FIRST FOLIOShakespeare Theatre & Drew University to Host FIRST FOLIO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, recently named "Company of the Year" by the Wall Street Journal which also described the Theatre as "one of America's half-dozen leading classical repertory companies," is proud to partner with Drew University to host the Folger Shakespeare Library'sFirst Folio tour. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 SeasonCate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Artists confirmed for Andrew Upton's seventh season (his second programmed as solo Artistic Director) at Sydney Theatre Company in 2015 include many of Australia's top theatrical talents: Cate Blanchett, Jacqueline McKenzie, Robyn Nevin, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Thomson, Hugo Weaving, Ursula Yovich and many more in a program boasting directors such as Neil Armfield, Leticia Ca?ceres, Richard Cottrell, John Crowley, Pamela Rabe and STC's Andrew Upton, Sarah Goodes and Kip Williams. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY UK TourReduced Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 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. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Present ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, 4/23-5/24Stage Left Theatre to Present ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, 4/23-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Stage Left Theatre announces their upcoming production of All's Well That Ends Well written by William Shakespeare and directed by ensemble member Drew Martin. All's Well That Ends Well is the third and final production of Stage Left's 33rd season. Press opening is Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30 PM at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont. The show runs through May 24th. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY VI & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonAS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY VI & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has announced its 2015-2016 Season line-up. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

ALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 SeasonALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

People's Light is proud to announce its 41st season that includes classic and new works by Tony Award winning playwrights, five regional premieres, and a summer music event that features the songs of an American legend. (more...)

The Barter Players Encore Company's HAMLET Begins 3/4The Barter Players Encore Company's HAMLET Begins 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Barter Theatre's new performance group, The Barter Players Encore Company, will be performing William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' thanks to a grant from Shakespeare in American Communities and the National Endowment for the Arts. 'Hamlet' will appear at Barter's Stage II beginning March 4. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: Ethan Hawke in Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's CYMBELINEFIRST LOOK: Ethan Hawke in Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Comingsoon.net has revealed the The first official poster for the screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy CYMBELINE. (more...)

The Wooster Group to Premiere New Works at St. Ann's This SpringThe Wooster Group to Premiere New Works at St. Ann's This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse, which has long provided a second New York home for The Wooster Group, will present two new works by the company this spring: the New York Premiere of Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida), March 24 - April 19; and a remounting of Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, April 23 - May 4. Both runs are strictly limited and cannot be extended. The upcoming engagement marks both The Wooster Group's first performances at the St. Ann's Warehouse interim theater at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO, and St. Ann's final presentation in the space, before the organization moves to its permanent home in the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park this fall. (more...)

Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Mine is Yours theatre company, now in their second season, is itching to share their first contemporary production with Los Angeles! Bachelorette by Leslye Headland, directed by Jessica Hanna and assistant directed by Mallin Alter, will run for four weeks this Spring: March 20 - April 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 online, and presale tickets (purchased before 3/13) are $12 each. (more...)

Visiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer SeasonVisiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

?American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 36th Summer Season, June 6 to October 18, 2015, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company, makes his APT debut directing The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown returns to direct Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Acting Company & Guthrie's MACBETH and 'A CONNECTICUT YANKEE' on TourSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Acting Company & Guthrie's MACBETH and 'A CONNECTICUT YANKEE' on Tour
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2015

The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater presents William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth,' directed by Devin Brain; and 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court,' adapted by acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain, directed by Ian Belknap. Click below to go behind the scenes with the companies from both productions! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Acting Company & Guthrie's MACBETH and A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT TourPhoto Flash: First Look at The Acting Company & Guthrie's MACBETH and A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater presents William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," directed by Devin Brain, Friday, March 20, 8 p.m.; and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," adapted by acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain, directed by Ian Belknap, Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m. Both performances take place at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., on the campus of College of DuPage. There will be a free MAC Chat with the cast led by Brain immediately following both performances. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below! (more...)

Burbage Theatre Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Begin. 3/5Burbage Theatre Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Begin. 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Burbage Theatre Company presents a new take on 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare, for a limited run of seven performances at the William Hall Library in Cranston, RI. Burbage Theatre Company Artistic Director Jeff Church directs this whimsical farce about how we fall in love and the consequences that come with who we end up with. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & MoreHilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Hilberry Theatre announced its 2015-16 Season Friday during the opening night festivities for Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama, An Enemy of the People. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

The Acting Company's 42nd Season to Feature MACBETH, 'A CONNECTICUT YANKEE'The Acting Company's 42nd Season to Feature MACBETH, 'A CONNECTICUT YANKEE'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

'Our newly commissioned adaptation of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Jeffrey Hatcher (Tuesdays with Morrie, Columbo) will have its world premiere mid-February at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis prior to our 42nd national tour,' announced The Acting Company's producer and co-founder, Margot Harley. 'Connecticut Yankee will tour to 14 states running in repertory with a new production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, stopping in New York for two weeks at Off-Broadway's Pearl Theater April 1-12. This is our seventh tour in association with the Guthrie.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Internationally Acclaimed Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Talks Houston Ballet's ROMEO AND JULIETBWW Interviews: Internationally Acclaimed Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Talks Houston Ballet's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Katricia Lang - Feb 23, 2015

Houston Ballet continues its Shakespeare series with Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch's premiere of his interpretation of ROMEO AND JULIET, Shakespeare's ever relevant treatise on the perils of vengeance and love, on February 26. The ballet will be set to Sergei Prokofiev's masterful score and will feature sets and costumes by acclaimed Italian designer, Roberta Guidi di Bagno. (more...)

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