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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
Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATEWestport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival to Present THE HOTEL PLAYS from ProvidenceProvincetown Tennessee Williams Festival to Present THE HOTEL PLAYS from Providence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (September 21-24) will present a new staging of scenes from Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare by the Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE) of Providence, Rhode Island, in association with Trinity Repertory Company. (more...)

Marinas Menu: Discover History with MADEIRA WINESMarinas Menu: Discover History with MADEIRA WINES
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 19, 2017

Madeira Wine shares the name of Madeira, a small island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal.The slopes of the island have become the site of vineyards producing high quality grapes that yield exceptional wines. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Ruff's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Cast a Spell Over Withrow ParkShakespeare in the Ruff's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Cast a Spell Over Withrow Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Shakespeare in the Ruff presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare, running August 15 - September 3rd in Withrow Park. (more...)

Tony Kushner 'Exploring the Story' with New WEST SIDE STORY ScriptTony Kushner 'Exploring the Story' with New WEST SIDE STORY Script
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In a recent interview with Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner chats about one of his current projects-áWEST SIDE STORY. Kushner is rewriting the book for the classic movie for director Steven Spielberg. Don't expect any changes to the score, however.á"I am not touching in any way the greatest score of a musical ever written,' says Kushner.á'I love the [1961] film. Who doesn't? I am not changing the story, the setting, the period. It is still the Upper West Side in the late 1950s, but I'm exploring the story.' (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

1984, PILLOWMAN, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for MET's 2017-18 Season1984, PILLOWMAN, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for MET's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has announced its 20th season. As MET celebrates their 20th anniversary of producing MainStage programming, they open the season by presenting a magnifying glass on society with a promise to make theatre even more accessible. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Adds Second 'Kids' Night on Broadway' for FINDING NEVERLANDAT&T Performing Arts Center Adds Second 'Kids' Night on Broadway' for FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced that it hasáadded another 'Kids' Night On Broadway' to the run of Finding Neverland, which will be this Thursday, July 20. (more...)

Casting Announced for SHAKESPEARE IN  LOVE at Alliance TheatreCasting Announced for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team behind its upcoming regional premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.á (more...)

HANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 SeasonHANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

During last night's Season Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., artistic director and co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2018 season will include: Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour's world premiere of Hang Man, directed by ensemble member Erica Weiss (February 9-April 8); Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1-July 29); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's Cosmologies, directed by Thornton (October 12-December 9). (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Announces Plans For Autumn 2017 And BeyondUnicorn Theatre Announces Plans For Autumn 2017 And Beyond
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Artistic Director, Purni Morell has announced another ambitious season of work for children from 6 months upwards through to teenagers and adults, that continues to mark out the Unicorn as the UK's leading producer of high quality, innovative and ground-breaking theatre for young audiences that rivals the best of adult theatre out there.á (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New SeasonTHE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Greater Hartford Shakespeare FestivalBWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 16, 2017

"They have measured many a mile to tread a measure with you on this grass." A very appropriate quote from William Shakespeare's comedy LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, which is playing through July 30th on the grounds of St. Joseph's University in West Hartford - a performance of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival. Appropriate because audiences gather together (on the grass and underneath the beautiful summer sky) on blankets, lawn chairs, and camp chairs to view the outdoor production of the bard's timeless comedy. This experience is not only exciting in terms of the strong production, but also for the unique venue and opportunity to dine/drink al fresco while enjoying a night of theatre. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old GlobeCast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

The Glass Eye Presents THE TEMPEST At Playhouse On ParkThe Glass Eye Presents THE TEMPEST At Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

New York City-based production company, The Glass Eye, is bringing their tour of William Shakespeare's The Tempest to Playhouse on Park on Friday, August 11 at 8pm and Saturday, August 12 at 1pm. á (more...)

Central Florida Students with and Without Special Needs Come Together to Produce ROMEO AND JULIETCentral Florida Students with and Without Special Needs Come Together to Produce ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Two families clash amidst a star-crossed romance in the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) special production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet performed by the Shakespeare with Heart company. Following a two-week summer camp, the troupe of middle and high school students with and without special needs will perform their work on the Margeson Theater stage on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets (suggested donation of $10) 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. Walk-up sales begin one hour before show time. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare presents MEASURE FOR MEASURESanta Cruz Shakespeare presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. Measure for Measure, produced in partnership with California Shakespeare Theater, is the second play in Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 2017 repertory season with previews July 18 through July 20, and opening on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 8:00 pm. All performances at The Grove at DeLaveaga Park and run through September 2, 2017. (more...)

The Yard presents H.O.W. JOURNAL 7/25The Yard presents H.O.W. JOURNAL 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In collaboration with The Yard for the second year in a row, H.O.W. Journal invites you to Twigs, Trees, and Trailblazers, a festive benefit fundraiser event and celebration of HOW Journal's Issue 13. H.O.W. Journal was founded in 2006 and is an art and literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art of prominent and upcoming writers with an effort to raise money for needy children throughout the world. This year, H.O.W. Journal marries dance with literature and honors fearless women throughout history. The event includes dance pieces by Alison Manning and Jesse Keller Jason┤s company, DanceTheYard, and readings by acclaimed writers Daphne Merkin, Amy Kurzweil, Victoria Redel, John Reed, and Tiphanie Yanique. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Playhouse on Park's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)Photo Flash: First Look at Playhouse on Park's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, and back by popular demand. The cultural touchstone features all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

THE TEMPEST Coming to Shakespeare & Company's New Outdoor TheatreTHE TEMPEST Coming to Shakespeare & Company's New Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents WilliamáShakespeare'sáThe Tempest in the Company's new outdoor theatre. (more...)

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