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Photo Flash: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Tonight at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens at Seattle Shakespeare Company tonight! Theatrical magic and fairy antics share billing in this musical valentine to the stage. It's a fantastical tale of love gone kerflooey. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to Stage A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) presents its 2017 Shakespeare in the Meadow series with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost, two of Shakespeare's plays that are full of love and mischief. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet presents George Balanchine's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Barnett Serchuk - May 31, 2017

Reviewing George Balanchine 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on Wednesday, May 24 was like visiting an old friend. My father took me to see it as a child soon after it opened in 1962, and while the memory fades as we grow older, Gloria Govrin in the role of Hippolyta bounding around the stage remains steadfast, never diminishing. Thank you, New York City Ballet, for the recollection and for a wonderful theatrical evening. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Under the Stars on Arden's Village Green 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

One of the most popular and enduring of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer's Night Dream invites the audience into three distinct spheres: An enchanted forest led by Oberon and Titania, a noble court in Athens where two sets of lovers prove that "the course of true love never did run smooth", and the workaday world of the Mechanicals who labor at the trades and who yearn to ACT. In true Shakespearean style, these three worlds eventually collide with hilarity and wit and, of course, romance. (more...)

Stone Soup Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Stone Soup's Summer Youth Conservatory presents A Midsummer Night's Dream. Midsummer wouldn't be the same without the magic of Puck, loves torn apart, and the hilarious philandering of the 'rude mechanicals' who perform (so very badly) for the King's wedding party. Join us and keep the magic alive! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for the World Premiere of JAM at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ten years ago, Bella Soroush's life was ruined by one of her pupils - Kane McCarthy. She has gradually rebuilt things - new school, new town, new friends - and finally feels at home in the depths of the countryside. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Enceladus Theatre Company Announces Summer Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Join the Enceladus Theatre Company for their upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, running Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays, June 29, June 30, July 1, July 6, July 7, and July 8 at 7:30pm. The production will be presented at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts in the Studio Theatre at Whittier College, 6760 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90608. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 55th season with the popular tradition of an Outdoor Stage production, this year featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

Annual MAY FESTIVAL Kicks Off 5/19 with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The annual Cincinnati May Festival kicks off next week on Friday, May 19 at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. The choral festival, the oldest of its kind on the continent, will incorporate choral masterpieces performed by the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) alongside world-renowned guest conductors and soloists, as well as an immersive new concert experience dubbed "The Dream Project" curated by 2017 May Festival Creative Partner Gerard McBurney. [Dream Project Online Trailer] (more...)

I LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING Comes to Astoria This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

On May 31st at 9pm - for one night only! 'I Laugh To Keep From Crying' a solo comedy show written/performed by Becca Beberaggi and directed by Laurel Andersen will be performed at QED - A Place To Show And Tell. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Announces One-Week Extension for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????The Arden Theatre Company will extend the run of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream through April 15, 2017. The show was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 9th. Three 10am student performances and four public performances have been added. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY and DREAMGIRLS Among Winners of Also Recognised Awards 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Several shows in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, announced next Sunday 9 April, are also recognised this week in the third-annual Also Recognised Awards - in some notably different categories. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Begin for New West End Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.  (more...)

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Will Make a Stop at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

All aboard! The Hartford Stage 2017-18 Season barrels into town this fall with three gloriously colorful and vibrant classic titles, as well as three incisive and authentic looks at the human experience, according to Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Celebrate the Bard's Birthday with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Each year Shakespeare festivals around the globe celebrate the birthday of our greatest playwright with special events. Shakespeare & Company is proud to partake in the movement. On Saturday, April 22 at 7pm, the Northeast Regional Tour will present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Tina Packer playhouse. A reception with the cast will follow the performance. (more...)

Bring the Entire Family to Enjoy A Sensory-Friendly Ballet Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Sunday in Rahway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Bring the entire family this Sunday, April 2 at 1:00 P.M. to the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway to experience the majestic ballet performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Presented as part of Union County's Sensory Friendly Theatre series, this this abridged, one-hour sensory-friendly ballet performance by American Repertory Ballet is adapted especially for children and adults with sensory sensitivities and other special needs. (more...)

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre to Cast a Spell with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The PLT brings to the stage one of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

City Theatre presents Molière's TARTUFFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

If it's hypocrisy, greed, and seduction you're looking for this spring, look no further than Moliere's outrageous farce, Tartuffe. Under the religious cloak of piety, the lecherous, menacing, arch-hypocrite title character schemes to marry his benefactor's daughter, seduce his wife, then defraud him of all he possesses. Does the scoundrel succeed? Take your seat and find out in this exciting 42% irreverent adaptation of one of the world's greatest comedies. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Charlotte (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Photo Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

West End's Chloe Taylor Adds Touch of Magic to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Epstein Theatre has announced the full casting for its first ever Shakespeare production. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. (more...)

The Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a two-year $1.5 million gift to update the University's State Playhouse. "This gift from The Ahmanson Foundation underscores the crucial role the arts play in our society," said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. "We're grateful to the foundation for its generous support of higher education and the arts." (more...)

Digital Theatre Releases London Symphony Orchestra's 'Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Digital Theatre is thrilled to announce the release of London Symphony Orchestra's Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (cond. Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (cond. Sir Simon Rattle). (more...)

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training caps its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare's whimsical classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, performed outdoors on the stunning grounds of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Directed by Jonathan Epstein, the production previews on Tuesday, April 11 at 8pm with a special 'Pay What You Can Performance,' offering tickets at whatever price patrons can afford when purchased the day of the performance, at a minimum of $3 per seat. The show officially opens on Wednesday, April 12 at 8pm, and runs through Saturday, April 29. Performances will run Tuesday through Saturday. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the company's unique outdoor setting in Topanga will offer five mainstage productions in rotating repertory as well as a host of satellite events, June through October. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production-this year performing the magical and enchanting story of A Midsummer Night's Dream. From January to April, the Festival will take its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to more than 25,000 students in five western states. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatricum Opens Summer Season with MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3. (more...)

Howard Community College Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Howard Community College (HCC) Theatre Program presents William Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," for one weekend only, free and under the stars, June 29-July 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT - Excellent Shakespeare In An Idyllic Setting
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 6, 2017

William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, by The Baron's Men and playing at The Curtain Theatre is an excellent production in a perfectly idyllic setting. Arguably Shakespeare's most complicated comedy, AS YOU LIKE IT, may not be as beloved as MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING or A Midsummer Night's Dream but in the hands of first time director Michael Osborn, The Baron's Men have surpassed the norm to present a flawless and professional production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Charlotte (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shakespeare & Company Announces 2017 Summer Performance Season
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 19, 2017

Shakespeare & Company's newly appointed Artistic Director Allyn Burrows announced the famed (and largest) Shakespeare Festivals in the country lineup for the 2017 Berkshire summer season at at a press event at Chez Josephine  in New York City and BroadwayWorld was there.  This season includes three Shakespeare plays: Cymbeline, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; plus two Edith Wharton comedies, Roman Fever and the newly adapted The Fullness of Life. Additional titles include the Obie Award winning 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog; New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Recipient, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage; and Tony Award Winner, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Oklahoma (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Midsummer Night's Dream's Minor Characters Get Their Moment In The Spotlight In The Wonderfully Hilarious THE POPULAR MECHANICALS
by Jade Kops - Apr 14, 2017

Keith Robinson and Tony Taylor's fabulous imagining of the bigger story behind William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream's misfit band of 'Rude Mechanicals' comes to life in THE POPULAR MECHANICALS. (more...)

Casting Announced for Siddhartha Bose's NO DOGS, NO INDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

A company of four British/ South Asian actors will take roles in new play No Dogs, No Indians, which examines three generations of resistance, sacrifice and discovery at the end of the British Empire in India and in the years that followed. (more...)

Laughter, Music, and Fairy Magic: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

1930s movie musicals about show business serve as the muse for Seattle Shakespeare Company's final production of the 2016-2017 season - A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount directs Shakespeare's funniest comedy at the Cornish Playhouse which runs May 3-21, 2107.   (more...)

Magical Comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Start This Spring at The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

In just two weeks' time, the most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream will be brought to life on the Epstein Theatre stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

VIDEO: You're Gonna Love Her- Watch Olivier Winner Amber Riley Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

On Sunday night she took home an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and she isn'y going anywhere. Below, watch as DREAMGIRLS leading lady Amber Riley steals the show as she performs Effie's iconic number- 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Stiles and Drewe's HONK! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Return to London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

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