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Propeller Presents POCKET HENRY V, On UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Propeller's 60-minute version of Shakespeare's Henry V will begin its UK tour at the Bonington Theatre, Nottingham, touring to schools, theatres and other venues around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Dr. Leonard Polonsky and his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett hosted an Elizabethan-styled dinner Sunday, November 10, prior to a performance of Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBULY Ends Acclaimed Limited Off-Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's universally acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run tonight (Saturday) at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Winter Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Shakespeare & Company announces its winter session of in-school Residencies, which culminate in three exciting productions ripe with wit, magic, trickery and love. Lenox Middle School will perform Much Ado About Nothing on Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00pm, the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream on January 30th at 6:00pm at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor and Nessacus Middle School will perform Twelfth Night in February. (more...)

BWW Southern California Shakespeare Spotlight: What To See in 2014
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 6, 2014

It's Shakespeare for the masses in 2014 as we celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth! In Southern California you'll find more productions and events than ever so mark your calendar now for a big year ahead. (more...)

Propeller Theatre Company Partners with Jeans for Genes for 2014 Tours
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

The internationally-renowned, award-winning Propeller Theatre Company today announced Jeans for Genes as the partner charity for their 2014 tour of The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

VARIATION ON A THEME To Run At Finborough, Starring Rachael Stirling
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Theme opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season from Tuesday, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Stage Door Inc. to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2/28-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Midsummer Night's Dream opens February 28, 2014 and runs weekends through March 23, 2014. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors with identification. (more...)

Propeller's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS to Play Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

2014 sees the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and to mark the occasion internationally acclaimed all-male Shakespeare company, Propeller, return to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre with their adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors on the Main Stage from Tues 11 to Sat 15 Feb. (more...)

Davis and Bazeley Confirmed To Join McElhone In FATAL ATTRACTION
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 28, 2014

Mark Bazeley and Kristin Davis will join the previously announced Natascha McElhone in Trevor Nunn's production of Fatal Attraction to play Dan and Beth Gallagher. Written by James Dearden, the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25 March 2014, with previews now starting on 11 March and currently booking to 21 June 2014. Designs are by Rob Jones with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Paul Groothuis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Duke City Rep's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Duke City Repertory Theatre will present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream March 6-16, 2014 (Thurs through Sun), Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. All performances will be held at The Cell Theatre at 700 1st St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Behind The Scenes: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Press Launch!
by Gemma Saggers - Jan 24, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the inaugural production for the new collaboration between Jerry Mitchell and the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), with a cast is comprised of Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me and My Girl), Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guvnors), Katherine Kingsley (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Samantha Bond (Amy's View). (more...)

Photo Coverage: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice, and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Singin' in the Rain). (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting for SHORT SHAKESPEARE! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2/22-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces casting for Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's whimsical comedy of misplaced young passions and magical mischief. This new adaptation by Jeff Award-winning director David H. Bell provides a quality, family-friendly introduction to Shakespeare with special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors at every performance. In addition to public performances each Saturday, this production will welcome 1,000 students each day to the Theater's home on Navy Pier during its five-week run in the Courtyard Theater, followed by a tour to schools across the Midwest. Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the public Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from February 22 to March 22 in CST's Courtyard Theater. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a brief question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/17 - James Earl Jones
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

Today in 1931, Broadway veteran James Earl Jones was born. He has won Tony awards in 1969 for The Great White Hope and in 1987 for Fences. He has acted in many Shakespearean roles: Othello, King Lear, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Abhorson in Measure for Measure, and Claudius in Hamlet. On April 7, 2005, James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams headed the cast in an African-American Broadway revival version of On Golden Pond, directed by Leonard Foglia and produced by Jeffrey Finn. In February 2008, he starred on Broadway as Big Daddy in a limited-run, all-African-American production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen and mounted at the Broadhurst Theatre. In October 2010, Jones returned to the Broadway stage in Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy along with Vanessa Redgrave at the Golden Theatre. In November 2011, Jones starred in Driving Miss Daisy in London's West End, and on November 12 Jones received his honorary Oscar in front of the audience at the Wyndham's Theatre, which was presented to him by Ben Kingsley. (more...)

Natascha McElhone Confirmed As Alex In FATAL ATTRACTION!
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 17, 2014

Natascha McElhone will play Alex Forrest in the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction. Written by James Dearden and directed by Trevor Nunn, Fatal Attraction will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25 March 2014, with previews on 8 March and is booking to 21 June 2014. Designs are by Rob Jones with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Paul Groothuis. (more...)

Titan Theatre Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Transfer Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Producer Kevin Beebee announced today that Titan Theatre Company's critically acclaimed 2013 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, where audiences pulled actor roles out of a hat each night just seconds prior to showtime, will play Off Broadway in 2014. Casting, creative team, venue and show dates will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Natascha McElhone to Star as 'Alex' in Stage Adaptation of FATAL ATTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Natascha McElhone will star in the upcoming stage adaptation of FATAL ATTRACTION, which originally featured Glenn Close on the big screen in 1987 in the role of 'Alex', an unhinged woman who becomes obsessed with a man after a weekend fling. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

Have you ever wanted to see Shakespeare without having to sit through three or four long acts? Or do you just love Shakespeare whenever and wherever you can see it? Bergen County Players has the answer to your dreams - A Midsummer Night's Dream, that is. Performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, showtimes are Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by telephone at 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. (more...)

Propeller to Bring THE COMEDY OF ERRORS & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Lyceum Theatre, 23 Jan - 1 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Fans of Shakespeare can enjoy the return of Propeller to Sheffield Theatres this month as they launch their national tour at the Lyceum Theatre from Thursday 23 January to Saturday 1 February with two of Shakespeare's most loved plays, The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Duke City Rep to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 3/6-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Duke City Repertory Theatre presents A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Dr. John Hardy. The show will run March 6-16, 2014. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Plays the Barbican, Now thru Feb 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, tonight 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. Press night: Monday 10 February, 7.45pm. (more...)

The Queens Players to Stage Punk Rock RICHARD III, 2/27-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

After critically acclaimed productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, the Queens Players return to the Secret Theatre with a hardcore, punk rock, in-your-face version of William Shakespeare's Richard III. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Today 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Queens Players Stage Punk Rock RICHARD III, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

After critically acclaimed productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, the Queens Players return to the Secret Theatre with a hardcore, punk rock, in-your-face version of William Shakespeare's Richard III. (more...)

BWW Blog: Music Plays the Role of Muse
by Guest Blogger: Dan McCleary - Feb 26, 2014

Music has always played the role of Muse for me as a stage director. Occasionally, when I am stuck creatively or wanting to be around the actors in the rehearsal room or need to assistance in focusing, I will play the same piece of music over and over. I have meditated on Dvorak when considering the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West in Vita & Virginia, on Bach's cello concertos when considering Julius Caesar, on Bartok when constructing A Midsummer Night's Dream, Zoe Keating for The Tempest, Rachmaninoff for Hamlet, and many others. (more...)

Stratford Festival Extends ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The 2014 season is off to a strong start, with brisk advance ticket sales. To meet demand, the Stratford Festival is adding performances of Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play. (more...)

Molloy and Booth Join Cast Of FINGS AIN'T WOT THEY USED T'BE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Mark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 andJoanna Woodward as Margaret join the previously announced BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty to complete the cast of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Kicks Off SHORT SHAKESPEARE! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's whimsical comedy of misplaced young passions and magical mischief. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHORT SHAKESPEARE! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chicago Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's whimsical comedy of misplaced young passions and magical mischief. Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the public Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from February 22 to March 22 in CST's Courtyard Theater. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a brief question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nashville Ballet Announces 2014-2015 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

Nashville Ballet announced its upcoming performance season today, which includes the revival of audience favorites Swan Lake and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as the return of the company's defining contemporary collaborations, Attitude and Emergence. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Lyceum, Sheffield, 31 January 2014
by Ruth Deller - Feb 2, 2014

Propeller's A Midsummer Night's Dream (currently touring along with The Comedy of Errors) is a riotous spectacle of a production. The dreamworld is emphasised throughout with the fairies (all in white, wearing a combination of corsets and codpieces) providing visual and musical beats throughout - and the white camoflague nets and suspended chairs adding to the sense of surreal, otherworldliness. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Wild Root Company Previews ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL Workshop
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2014

The highly-anticipated March 2014 Manhattan workshop performances of Rocco Natale's 'powerful' new drama ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL gets just a bit more exciting with the release of this haunting new teaser from the workshop's presenter. Tickets for the workshop presentations are now available at www.WildRoot.org. Check out a trailer for the project below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christopher Scheer Returns to Lost Nation Theater This Fall
by Erin McIntyre - Feb 16, 2014

Christopher Scheer is a favorite with Central Vermont audiences. Vermont theater-goers have seen him in a number of Lost Nation Theater productions, including THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), A Midsummer Night's Dream, and THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. When we spoke this past week, Christopher shared some thoughts about his work with Lost Nation and filled me in on some of his upcoming projects. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 Season Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT's DREAM, DRACULA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2014-2015 season, which will feature technically-challenging classical ballet and innovative contemporary pieces. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Guest Star on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by - Feb 14, 2014

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Shakespeare LIVE! to Perform 'MIDSUMMER' & JULIUS CAESAR this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's acclaimed educational touring company Shakespeare LIVE! will present colorful and dynamic performances of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Julius Caesar on March 8 and April 12 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue, at Lancaster Road, in Madison. An engaging post-play discussion with the company of actors will follow each one-hour family performance. Tickets are $16. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Tina Benko Receives Equity's St. Clair Bayfield Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Tina Benko has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation for her performance as Titania in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Julie Taymor as Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production at its new home in Brooklyn. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation. (more...)

Reese Madigan to Star in Titan Theatre's THIS PRISON WHERE I LIVE at Secret Theatre, 1/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2013

Following its critically acclaimed smash hit take on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Long Island City-based Titan Theatre Company announced today casting and the creative team for the next production in its highly anticipated second season, the world premiere of Angela Iannone's This Prison Where I Live. The production will have an extremely limited week long engagement at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, January 22-26, 2014. (more...)

Julie Taymor Talks SPIDER-MAN & New Audience's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in New Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

The story of alleged treachery and bureaucratic co-collaborators working backstage to force Taymor out after creative differences is widely known. In the podcast, the Tony-winner opened up about her work was affected by the issues. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/21-12/22/2013
by - Dec 22, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 22, 2013 - Sunday, December 22, 2013. (more...)

BAC TO BROADWAY: A BENEFIT CABARET Set for 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

In the can-do spirit of so many popular Broadway musicals, seven professional performers are joining BAC Artistic Director of Theater and Dance Shellee Frazee to stage "BAC to Broadway, A Benefit Cabaret," Sat., Jan 11, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. All tickets $20, and all proceeds will go to funding the BAC professional theater series. (more...)

The Peninsula Symphony Orchestra Presents THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Featuring the Premiere of Jonathan Russell, 3/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Los Altos, CA, December 18, 2013 – The Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein, will continue its 65th anniversary season with a pair of concerts entitled “Fountain of Youth” featuring the world premiere of a new Double Concerto for Cello, Clarinet and Orchestra by young composer and clarinetist Jonathan Russell with the composer and award-winning young cellist Nathan Chan as soloistsMarch 21 and 22 in San Mateo and Cupertino. The concerts will also include Grieg's In Autumn, the Intermezzo, Nocturne and Wedding March from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Lalo's Cello Concerto with Nathan Chan and Debussy's Premiere Rapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra with Jonathan Russell.The concerts will be given Friday, March 21, at 8 pm at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and Saturday, March 22, at 8 pm at Flint Center/DeAnza College. For information and tickets, visitwww.peninsulasymphony.org . (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Samantha Bond and John Marquez Join DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Other Desert Cities. A riveting new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee and creator of TV's hit drama Brothers & Sisters, Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities was named the Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle and called 'the best new play on Broadway' by The New York Times. Jackson Gay returns to direct this new production after helming the Alley Theatre's productions of August: Osage County, Red andIntelligence-Slave. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Play the Barbican, Feb 6-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. Press night: Monday 10 February, 7.45pm. (more...)

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