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Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Miami City Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Miami City Ballet's landmark 30th Anniversary Season culminates with an unprecedented reimagining of George Balanchine's magical full-evening ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Check out a first look below! (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Offer A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Pre-show Children's Activity
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

American Repertory Ballet is pleased to announce it has scheduled a pre-show activity for children prior to its performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Raritan Valley Community College on March 19. The activity will begin at 2 p.m., one hour prior to the start of the performance. Children can enjoy our dress-up and photo station in the lobby, trying on real costumes that range from wands to wings to elf hats! We'll have everything a woodland creature or fairy needs! (more...)

Miami City Ballet to Present Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Adrienne Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

On March 18th, the Adrienne Arsht Center's curtains will open to the highly anticipated reimagined production of Miami City Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Including all-new sets and costumes by famed artist Michele Oka Doner and dramatic direction by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, the unprecedented performance will bring Miami City Ballet's landmark 30th Anniversary Season to a close. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Presents Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents an innovative interpretation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the bard's most popular comedy. Director Ann Keen sets the production in an America of the early 1960's, a time of distinctive transition in our culture, as music, morality, and racial relations began a revolution. Like Ann's HAMLET (which won Polarity the honor of Best Emerging Theatre Company from the Chicago Reader) and her A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, this production will be infused with music. It plays April 20 through May 22, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where the eleven year old Polarity is a resident company. Tickets are available at www.petheatre.com or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336. The press opening is Friday, April 22 at 8:00 PM. Press tickets are available by request from Richard Engling (847-293-7705, richard@petheatre.com). (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company to Bring A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

THE ROYAL Shakespeare Company bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (April). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT and Peregrine Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in a co-production with Peregrine Theatre Ensemble. Directed by Jeffry George and Christopher Ostrom, the play runs now through April 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rare Publicity Photos of Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg in Racy '68 Film, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Michael Dale - Mar 21, 2016

David Farrell's rarely seen publicity photos are part of 'Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy' at Compton Verney. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MCCC Theatre's Student Adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Academic Theatre Company will present an original adaptation of Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream at Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times are Fridays, April 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, April 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Phillipa Soo & Bradley Whitford Set for Juilliard Gala A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

On Monday, April 25, 2016, faculty member and alumnus Alan Gilbert (Juilliard Pre-College '85, MM '94) conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in an evening weaving together the words of William Shakespeare with the music of Felix Mendelssohn in A Midsummer Night's Dream featuring actors Phillipa Soo (Hamilton on Broadway) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing and Amazon's Transparent). Joining them will be current students and distinguished alumni. (more...)

Experience Theatre Project to Stage A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Round
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Experience Theatre Project, in conjunction with the City of Beaverton and The Round in Beaverton, present Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Round, June 24- July 10, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 3/6/2016 - 3/13/2016
by BWW - Mar 13, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 3/6/2016 - 3/13/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, February 29 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a production of a Shakespearean classic that starts unconventionally and spins off into mayhem! (more...)

Audition for RSC's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Marlowe Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Kent actors have the rare chance to audition for The Royal Shakespeare Company next month (February). (more...)

Emma Rice's Inaugural Season at Shakespeare's Globe will Include IMOGEN, MACBETH & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe's new artistic director Emma Rice has just announced the line-up for the historic theatre's new season. Called the 'Wonder Season,' all of the productions will include elements of folklore and magic. Watch below to find out more about the season, which is set to include: Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream and many more. (more...)

The Globe's New Artistic Director, Emma Rice, On A Mission To Gender-Balance Shakespeare
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

Though only 16% of The Bard's characters are women, Rice is prepared to re-imagine roles. (more...)

CAPTAIN AURORA: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL Remount to Play Centaur Theatre, 1/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal (winner of the 2015 Frankie for Most Promising English Company) is proud to present the remount of last year's highest grossing 25th St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival show: Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical. Created and directed by Trevor Barrette, Captain Aurora is a show about the nightmares that come true when dreams do and the search for meaning, a search that will take our audience from the streets of Megacity to intergalactic spacecrafts and alternate dimensions! (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, which opened on January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Check out photos from the show, below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare Library's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Kicking off Folger Theatre's 2016 commemoration of 400 years of William Shakespeare is one of his most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. On stage from January 26 through March 6, 2016, this hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings is directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner. It is performed by an all-star cast, including Holly Twyford as Bottom, Eric Hissom as Oberon, Caroline Stefanie Clay as Titania, and Erin Weaver as a mischievous Puck. Tickets are available online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s New Works Reading Series Continues with IAMBIC LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, announce the debut of a new works reading series, iambic lab, presented Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 14 at 2pm at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Actors from the London Stage to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Rice University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Actors from The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based in London and the University of Notre Dame in the U.S., will be in residency at Rice University March 10-12 performing William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

All-Male Theatre Troupe Propeller Coming to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

As theatres across the UK prepare to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of all-male theatre company Propeller in 2016 with their stunning adaptation of Shakespeare's funniest and most magical play, A Midsummer Night's Dream from Thurs 4 - Sat 6 Feb. (more...)

BWW Review: Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at WSC Avant Bard
by Andrew White - Jan 25, 2016

WSC Avant-Bard's magical production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream offers is an absolute delight. It doesn't matter if you are the most hardened grown-up or the most precocious, spoiled brat the world has ever seen. You will be entranced by this production's creativity for much of the show's 2+ hours' traffic on the Gunston Arts Center stage. (more...)

All-Female Cast Announced for Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Boiling Point Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

Boiling Point Players is excited to announce the cast members for its 2016 production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream featuring an all female cast. (more...)

Ohio State Theatre to Stage Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The Ohio State Department of Theatre will stage Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, adapted for young audiences by Robin Post and directed by Melissa Lee. Performances run February 12-14, 2016 at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) (more...)

Sly Rat to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

SLY RAT THEATRE CO. is excited to announce that its first production for 2016 is Shakespeare's most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and INTO THE WOODS to Play in Rep at Redhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents two enchanting classics in an alternating schedule: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Stephen Sondheim's 1987 musical INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Steel Grit Comedy Returns February 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

ETP Presents “Steel Grit Saturdays,” a monthly comedy showcase that returns (after a six month hiatus) to the Beaverton area on February 27 at Bethany Public House, 4840 NW Bethany Blvd. (more...)

Free Concert BRITANNICA V: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Set for Brooklyn Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

  On Sunday, February 14th, 2016 BASS returns to the Brooklyn Public Library to present a program featuring songs on texts by William Shakespeare.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2016
by - Feb 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Miami City Ballet Presents Open Barre: Dance + Drama Featuring Excerpts From A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Miami City Ballet's new production of George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream brings some of Shakespeare's most celebrated characters to life. Join MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and the Miami City Ballet dancers for an exploration of the play, and how ballet dancers draw upon dramatic techniques from the theater for inspiration. Moderated by costume and design historian Tanya Williams Wetenhall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Now Playing!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2016-17 season with Agatha Christie's classic mystery thriller, And Then There Were None. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 26 - March 20, 2016. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. And Then There Were None is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)


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WHAT to Open 2016 Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 3/17-4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater opens the 2016 Theater Season with the first Shakespeare production this theater has ever done in its 32 year history. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," opening March 17 and running through April 3, is co-produced with Peregrine Theater Ensemble and directed by Jeffry George and Christopher Ostrom. The cast is Adam Berry, Ben Berry, Hope Cervantes, Amanda Cate Fuller, Holly Hansen, Cynthia Harrington, Amy Jo Jackson, Nat Taylor, Claire Tyers and Nathan Winkelstein. (more...)

West End's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! Will Launch at Donmar Warehouse, Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Anthony Weigh's new version of Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, will begin previews at The Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 18 February . The production is directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a cast that includes Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Helm A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 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...)

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to Stage Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) announced today a new production of Shakepeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, set to open Friday, March 4 at UCLA TFT's Little Theater. The play, directed by UCLA TFT Visiting Associate Professor Ellen Lauren, co-artistic director of New York's SITI Company, will feature second- and third-year M.F.A. graduate acting students from the UCLA TFT Department of Theater. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 2/14/2016 - 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 2/14/2016 - 2/21/2016. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Return to Original Home at Berkeley Castle This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Today 19th February 2016 marks the 420th anniversary of the wedding between Lord Thomas Berkeley and Elizabeth Carey - the wedding for which William Shakespeare wrote one of the most successful plays in theatre history - A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play was performed for the very first time at the wedding, and in July 2016 will return to Berkeley Castle for what will be a history-making production of this play. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet's 2016-17 Season to Feature A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the 2016-2017 season. The 59th season will open with the full length, lighthearted Shakespearian frolic, A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreography by Bruce Wells with music by Felix Mendelssohn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maxwell, Wilmot, Attwater In END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

First images are released today of End of the Rainbow, which opens at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester this Thursday ahead of a 5-month UK Tour. The production features Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland, Gary Wilmot as Anthony and Sam Attwater as Mickey. (more...)

Spiro and Kind Join Tompsett In Phoenix West End Transfer Of GUYS AND DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will be extending its run at the Phoenix Theatre from 19 March 2016. Casting for the West End extension includes multiple Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro (Hello Dolly) as Miss Adelaide, Richard Kind (Disney/Pixar's BAFTA award-wining Inside Out) as Nathan Detroit and Oliver Tompsett (Wicked) as Sky Masterson. Continuing in their roles from the Savoy to the Phoenix Theatre are Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, and Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

? Renowned New York actress and Olivier nominee Nancy Anderson will play the role of Titania in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 3-26, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park.  This marks the company's 16th season of free, outdoor, professional theatre in the park.  Preview performances are scheduled June 1-2.  Performances run nightly, except Tuesdays, and begin at 8 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: Ohio State Department of Theatre Revives Romance in Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 15, 2016

Love was in the air this weekend at the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus when the Ohio State Department of Theatre presented its reimagined version of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." A sense of magic and unpredictable mischief, paired with energetic performances from the student actors in the production, defined OSU's take on this romantic classic. (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Comes to Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

A NAUGHTY musical romp through the ABCs of life - described as "Sesame Street for adults" - is the latest offering from Dark Psychic Productions. Directed by Jayde Clark at Phoenix Theatre, Avenue Q is an outrageous parody that is confronting while having a child-like direct and honest appeal. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Sir 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...)

Nigel Shawn Williams to Direct Factory's A LINE IN THE SAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

There's a thin line between brutality and bravery. Factory presents A LINE IN THE SAND, written by Guillermo Verdecchia,Marcus Youssef, directed by Nigel Shawn Williams, and starring John Cleland, Danny Ghantous, and Morgan David Jones.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll. Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley and Ferdy Roberts return to the cast and they will be joined by Hammed Animashaun, Andrew Buckley, Clare Dunne and Cat Simmons. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off 2016 at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Kicking off Folger Theatre's 2016 commemoration of 400 years of William Shakespeare is one of his most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. On stage from January 26 through March 6, 2016, this hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings is directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner. It is performed by an all-star cast, including Holly Twyford as Bottom, Eric Hissom as Oberon, Caroline Stefanie Clay as Titania, and Erin Weaver as a mischievous Puck. Tickets are available online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

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