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Date Of Birth:
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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
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/13/2016
by - Feb 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/13/2016. (more...)

SHORT SHAKESPEARE! TWELFTH NIGHT Set for Chicago ShakespeareSHORT SHAKESPEARE! TWELFTH NIGHT Set for Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater†(CST) debuts the newly abridged†Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night , a 75-minute production of William Shakespeare's tale of mistaken identity and unexpected love. In the midst of the 2016 celebration of†Shakespeare 400 Chicago, this new adaptation by director†Kirsten Kelly†makes an outstanding introduction to Shakespeare for audiences of all ages. In addition to public performances each Saturday, this production welcomes 1,000 students each day during its four-week run in the Courtyard Theater, followed by an extensive tour to schools across the Midwest through May 6, 2016.†Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night†will be performed for the public†Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.-March 5, 12, 19 & 26 and April 2 & 9, 2016. (more...)

The Wheelhouse Theatre Company to Present JULIUS CAESAR, 3/2-13The Wheelhouse Theatre Company to Present JULIUS CAESAR, 3/2-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Wheelhouse Theater Company, a new theater company dedicated to transformative, joyful and essential works, has announced that it will present a dynamic, bloody production of William Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, Wednesday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 12th at the Davenport Theatre, 354 West 45th Street. Founding Artistic Director of the Company Jeff Wise will direct. (more...)

Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS to Begin Next Week at Burbage TheatreShakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS to Begin Next Week at Burbage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

After their sold-out†run of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June', Burbage Theatre Company presents the Rhode Island Theatrical Premiere of†'Titus Andronicus'†the first tragedy written by†William Shakespeare,†directed by†Jeff Church,†which opens previews February 18 as the second and final play in the Burbage Theatre Company'swinter series,†This Winter's War.† (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HERBAL BED, Royal and DerngateBWW Reviews: THE HERBAL BED, Royal and Derngate
by Verity Wilde - Feb 12, 2016

The first major touring revival of Peter Whelan's THE HERBAL BED debuts at Northampton's Royal and Derngate. BroadwayWorld's Verity Wilde was there. (more...)

Sir Trevor Nunn to Helm A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in Ipswich This SummerSir Trevor Nunn to Helm A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in Ipswich This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

This summer, Sir Trevor Nunn returns to his home town of Ipswich to direct William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the New Wolsey Theatre running from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. (more...)

PortFringe to Present POP-UP HAMLET, 3/4-5PortFringe to Present POP-UP HAMLET, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

On March 4 and 5, 2016 twenty theater companies from across Maine and beyond will tackle Shakespeare's classic tragedy, creating the ultimate Hamlet mash-up! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & MoreTheater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th†Vive la France†season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

OSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHTOSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 81st year with preview performances beginning on February 19, and the season officially kicking off Friday night, February 26 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (director, Christopher Liam Moore). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Following the successes of the first half of this season-from the multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations for Salome and Kiss Me, Kate, to the critical acclaim of The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound-Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season. Kahn has put together a season of new debuts of both artists and works, and one with innovative adaptations and classic tragedies that continue STC's mission to re-think, re-work, and re-introduce classic texts and themes to its contemporary D.C. audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HERBAL BED at Royal & DerngatePhoto Flash: First Look at THE HERBAL BED at Royal & Derngate
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The first show in Royal & Derngate's†Shakespeare season is THE HERBAL BED,†Peter Whelan's imagining of the life of William Shakespeare's daughter. The production runs now through 27 February 2016 before continuing on tour. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TNT Drama Pilot 'WILL' to Chronicle Early Years of William ShakespeareTNT Drama Pilot 'WILL' to Chronicle Early Years of William Shakespeare
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

TNT wants to present the early years of the Bard in a new drama pilot to be titled WILL.†† (more...)

GHOST QUARTET and INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS Coming to AT&T Performing Arts Center This SpringGHOST QUARTET and INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS Coming to AT&T Performing Arts Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for GHOST QUARTET and THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS will go on sale Thursday, February 11 at 10 a.m. GHOST QUARTET, a song cycle about love, death and whiskey, with music and lyrics by two-time OBIE Award winner Dave Malloy, will be performing four shows April 7 through April 9, 2016. (more...)

The New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring ProgrammingThe New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The New School's newly formed College of Performing Arts, led by"firebrand" (New York Times)†Executive Dean Richard Kessler, is pleased to announce winter-spring public programming highlights for the College's three schools: Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and The School of Drama. Performances will take place at the College's new performing arts hub-designed by Deborah Berke Partners at Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street)-as well as at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at University Center (63 Fifth Avenue), The Theater at the School of Drama (151 Bank Street) and venues throughout the city. Please see below for a schedule of events for each school. † (more...)

Provincetown Theater Sets 2016 SeasonProvincetown Theater Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.† The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol". † (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS Is GCT's Valentine to the CommunityBWW Review: LOVE LETTERS Is GCT's Valentine to the Community
by Joseph Baker - Feb 8, 2016

In his Sonnet 116, William Shakespeare wrote, 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments' -- and impediments there are aplenty in A.R. Gurney's oft-performed LOVE LETTERS, which Director Anthony Isbell and a sterling, rotating cast of three couples has staged at the intimate Germantown Community Theatre. It's a St. Valentine's gift to the community, to be sure; and as soon as you enter the atmospheric lobby, pay heed to the scattering of deep-red rose petals and the framed quotations of letters from famous lovers -- everyone from John Keats to (even) Oscar Wilde to Johnny Cash. You'll be doing yourself a disservice if you don't, as they establish a real mood for what takes place on stage. (more...)

Artscape Announces 2016 Audience Development and Education ProgrammeArtscape Announces 2016 Audience Development and Education Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

With everything from 17th-century traditional plays to hip-hop productions on the menu, Artscape's 2016 Audience Development and Education programme is set to bring together audiences from all walks of life. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROMEO & JULIET at Texas Repertory TheatrePhoto Flash: ROMEO & JULIET at Texas Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its 11th Anniversary 'Emerging Visions' Season with a new staging of Shakespeare's classic romance Romeo & Juliet, playing Thursday through Sundays, now through February 21st. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the performance below! (more...)

Jane Austen's EMMA Comes to Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyJane Austen's EMMA Comes to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with Jane Austen's "Emma" by Jon Jory. This production is directed by Kelly Mengelkoch. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Courtney Lucien and Jeremy Dubin. Sponsors for this productions are LPK and Graydon Head. (more...)

Voicebox Opera to Present Salieri's FALSTAFF, 2/7Voicebox Opera to Present Salieri's FALSTAFF, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

This†Sunday, February 7, 2016, Larry Beckwith helms the Canadian Premiere of Salieri's FALSTAFF, leading the recently Juno-nominated Aradia Ensemble, cast and as always Robert Cooper C.M. leads the VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus. † (more...)

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