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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:
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BWW Exclusive: Colorado High School Attempts To Censor LGBTQ Related Performance; Principal RespondsBWW Exclusive: Colorado High School Attempts To Censor LGBTQ Related Performance; Principal Responds
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2015

A high school in Aurora, Colorado is reportedly attempting to censor performances of LGBTQ-related material as part of an upcoming planned actor's showcase later this month according to a series of new social media posts and a recent local news report and both the student's comments and an exclusive letter from the principal have exclusively been obtained by BroadwayWorld today. (more...)

HSC'S TROILUS AND CRESSIDA to Open 6/5HSC'S TROILUS AND CRESSIDA to Open 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Company (HSC) opens its 22nd Free Shakespeare in the Park production, Troilus and Cressida, on June 5, 2015 at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park. Troilus and Cressida will run through June 20, 2015 with performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare to Kick Off Summer 2015 UK TourReduced Shakespeare to Kick Off Summer 2015 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Following the success of their UK tours in 2013 and 2014 the Reduced Shakespeare Company are pleased to announce a further 19 dates this Summer by popular demand. (more...)

Public Theater Extends GROUNDED, Starring Anne HathawayPublic Theater Extends GROUNDED, Starring Anne Hathaway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension today for George Brant's Grounded, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor and featuring Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway. Grounded began previews on Tuesday, April 7 and will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 24 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Sunday, April 26. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews for HAMLET began on March 27 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 10. The official press opening is tonight, April 15. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cheek By Jowl and Pushkin Theatre's MEASURE FOR MEASUREPhoto Flash: First Look at Cheek By Jowl and Pushkin Theatre's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Cheek by Jowl and the Pushkin Theatre, Moscow, in a co-production with the Barbican, London, Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale, and Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid (INAEM), present MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare, beginning April 15 at the Barbican Centre and moving to the Oxford Playhouse, April 28 - May 2, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Season; Launches May 22Casting, Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Season; Launches May 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Shakespeare & Company has finalized casting for its 38th performance season, and released a complete schedule of Opening Night dates. The announcement was made this week by Interim Artistic Directors Ariel Bock and Jonathan Croy, along with a positive report from Interim Managing Director Stephen D. Ball on the Company's box office successes to date. Shakespeare & Company's season opens on May 22 with The How and The Why, by Sarah Treem. (more...)

First World Problems Productions to Bring SHAKESBEER to Orlando Fringe 2015First World Problems Productions to Bring SHAKESBEER to Orlando Fringe 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

First World Problems Productions invites attendees of 2015's Orlando International Fringe Festival to an interactive, three-person adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The free 30-minute performance will take place at The Thirsty Topher (1609 Alden Rd.) on Sunday, May 17 at 11:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 20 at 11:30 p.m.; Friday, May 22 at 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, May 23 at 12:00 a.m. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare to Stage HENRY V, 5/8-30Cincinnati Shakespeare to Stage HENRY V, 5/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with 'Henry V' by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TEMPEST Brews Up a Storm at GLTBWW Reviews: THE TEMPEST Brews Up a Storm at GLT
by Roy Berko - Apr 13, 2015

William Shakespeare is considered by most experts on English language theatre as being the greatest of all writers. His vast folio of plays, consisting of tragedies, comedies, histories and dramas have lasted for over four hundred years. He is one of the few writers who has theatres, let alone festivals, dedicated exclusively to his works. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CALENDAR GIRLS, ROMEO AND JULIET & MoreGeorgia Ensemble Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CALENDAR GIRLS, ROMEO AND JULIET & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has proudly announced a thrilling lineup for the North Fulton professional theatre's 23rd season, filled with comedy, Shakespeare, music and adventure. The theme for the season is 'See What's Possible,' as the Theatre continues to grow and expand its artistic programming. (more...)

First Annual New York Shakespeare Convention Set for Later This MonthFirst Annual New York Shakespeare Convention Set for Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The first annual New York Shakespeare Convention will be held on April 25, 2015 in Speyer Hall at University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street, Manhattan) from 2-5pm. (more...)

Tarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGTarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of a Bollywood-inspired adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - set in Brampton, Ontario! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Announces Fall Theatre Tour to EnglandRubicon Theatre Announces Fall Theatre Tour to England
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Rubicon's Theatre of Ventura's travel program has earned a reputation for providing unique behind-the-scenes experiences that cannot be arranged privately. The company's New York trips and the recent Chicago trip sold out within days of being announced. Rubicon has just announced the company's second tour of England, with more incredible, once-in-a-lifetime offerings. (more...)

Center Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreCenter Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Center Stage announces its adventurous 2015-16 Season, which includes collaborations with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and a two-show temporary residency at Towson University. (more...)

Broads' Word Theatre Bringing FIFTY SHADES OF SHREW to Hollywood FringeBroads' Word Theatre Bringing FIFTY SHADES OF SHREW to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Broads' Word Theatre has announced the opening of its premiere production, Fifty Shades of Shrew, an all-female production of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed and adapted by Danielle Ozymandias. (more...)

Jack Miller to Lead C.P.C. Theatrical's HAMLET This SummerJack Miller to Lead C.P.C. Theatrical's HAMLET This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

C.P.C. Theatrical has announced the cast for their June production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Abbey Theater, Dublin, Ohio. (more...)

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