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The Globe Theatre (London, )
Globe Theatre 21 New Globe Walk Bankside
London,

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Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 2:00PM. 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:00PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 2:00PM. 7:30PM
Friday 2:00PM. 7:30PM
Saturday 2:00PM

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Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, shrewish Katherina? Only the gold-digging Petruchio, a man as maddeningly strong-willed and perverse as Katherina herself, is equal to the task of bullying her to the altar.



Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion.

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Sally Wingert, Michelle Barber, and More Set for OTHER DESERT CITIES at Guthrie Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced complete casting for its production of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. The production will be directed by Peter Rothstein and will feature actors Sally Wingert (Broadway/West End, London: La Bete, Guthrie: Appomattox, Charley's Aunt) as Polly Wyeth, Michelle Barber (Guthrie: Roman Holiday, Caroline, or Change) as Silda Grauman and David Anthony Brinkley (Guthrie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Scottsboro Boys) as Lyman Wyeth in a contemporary and politically charged dramedy by the acclaimed playwright whose television credits include the compelling dramas "Brothers and Sisters" and "The West Wing." (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Beginning 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

Seattle Shakespeare Company will present a revival of its popular trailer park The Taming of the Shrew at the Playhouse at Seattle Center, April 25 through May 12, 2013. Many of the cast members from the original production will reprise their roles including Kelly Kitchens as Kate and David Quicksall as Petruchio. Directed by Aimée Bruneau, the production will also serve as a launch to the 20th Anniversary celebration of Wooden O in the summer of 2013. (more...)

33 VARIATIONS to Play Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, 2/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013

Festival Stage of Winston-Salem continues its third season of professional theatre with a production of Moises Kaufman's new drama 33 Variations, presented at Hanesbrands Theatre (209 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem) from Feb. 1 to Feb. 24. (more...)

OperaUpClose Presents New English Version of LA BOHEME at Charing Cross Theatre, Oct 30-Jan 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

The second production in Charing Cross Theatre's second season will be the Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose production of LA BOHEME directed by Robin Norton-Hale in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale, with musical direction and piano accompaniment by Elspeth Wilkes. (more...)

Fiona Shaw and Daniel Hay-Gordon Perform THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at the Old Vic Tunnels from Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Fiona Shaw and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon are set to perform Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' at the Old Vic Tunnels from tonight, Jan. 4. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Announces Mellon Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater announces that the company has been awarded a grant for $166,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a three-year residency for resident playwright Andrew Saito. The grant will give Saito a full time salary and health benefits at Cutting Ball for the entire three years, with options to receive additional developmental funds. The grant is Cutting Ball's largest grant to date. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Announces $166,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater announces that the company has been awarded a grant for $166,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a three-year residency for resident playwright Andrew Saito. The grant will give Saito a full time salary and health benefits at Cutting Ball for the entire three years, with options to receive additional developmental funds. The grant is Cutting Ball's largest grant to date. (more...)

OSF Opens 2013 Season on February 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2013 preview performances begin February 15, and the season will open Friday night, February 22 with Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by David Ivers. On Saturday, August Wilson's Two Trains Running, directed by Lou Bellamy, takes the stage, as does Lerner and Loewe's classic American musical My Fair Lady, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Sunday afternoon in the Thomas Theatre, Shakespeare's King Lear opens, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Announces 'Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet,' 2/23-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announced today casting for Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare's tragedy of true love found-and tragically lost, adapted and staged by Jeff Award-winning director and Chicagoan of the Year in Theater Rachel Rockwell. Providing a quality, family-friendly introduction to Shakespeare on Saturday mornings from February 23 to March 23, 2013, the cast of Rockwell's production includes Chicago actors Christopher Allen and Laura Rook, who make their CST debuts in the title roles. (more...)

DCTC's Stage Theatre Presents ROMEO & JULIET, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The classic tale of two young lovers and feuding families, William Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET comes to the Denver Center Theatre Company's (DCTC) Stage Theatre tonight, January 25 - February 24. (more...)

Henry Goodman to Star in THE WINSLOW BOY at the Old Vic, March 8-May 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Henry Goodman will star as 'Arthur Winslow' in The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan, which will open on March 19, 2013 at the Old Vic. (more...)

LUCKY GUY Box Office Opens Tomorrow, Jan 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

The Broadhurst Theatre box office opens tomorrow, Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM for LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, in the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street. The production will play a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is Monday, April 1. Previews begin Friday, March 1. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Star in Musical Comedy Pilot for Amazon
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Broadway veteran Bebe Neuwirth has signed on to star in Amazon's upcoming musical comedy BROWSERS, Deadline has announced. (more...)

The Guthrie Announces Casting for Propeller's TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

The Guthrie Theater continues its 2012-13 season with the British company Propeller's all-male, modern and physical productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Propeller artistic director Edward Hall. The two plays, performed in repertory (audiences can choose either show, or both on two different nights), come to the Guthrie as part of Propeller's international tour running through August 2013. Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew begin performances at the Guthrie on February 27, and continue through April 6, 2013. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Julie Taymor Returns to Directing with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Multiple Tony Award-winner JULIE TAYMOR will direct and ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL will compose original music for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the inaugural production in Theatre for a New Audience's first home in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Streets. Previews begin October 19, 2013 for an opening November 2. (more...)

Zach Appelman Stars in Folger Theatre's HENRY V, Now thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

The epic story of King Henry V's battle with the French during the Hundred Years' War comes alive for the first time at the Folger Theatre, in William Shakespeare's historical drama Henry V. The production, directed by Robert Richmond (Othello and Henry VIII at the Folger), stars Zach Appelman (War Horse on Broadway) in his Folger Theatre debut as Henry V, and will run from tonight, January 22 - March 3, 2013. (more...)

Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Casting is announced for the UK tour of Michael Frayn's multi-award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off. Following its acclaimed run at The Old Vic and then at the Novello Theatre in the West End, Noises Off will tour theatres across the UK and Ireland from 27 March 2013. (more...)

Principal Dancer Irina Dvorovenko to Give Final Performance with American Ballet Theatre, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Irina Dvorovenko, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2000, will give her final performance with the Company on May 18, 2013 at the Metropolitan Opera House in the role of Tatiana in Onegin. Dvorovenko will dance opposite Cory Stearns in the role of Eugene Onegin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Riffs Hard on the Bard
by Chris Silk - Jan 22, 2013

I've long been blunt about the fact that I don't have much of a taste for improv. I don't like beer, bananas or iceberg lettuce either. It's just my preference. I can, however, recognize when it is done well. And the one-night, two-shows-only Improvised Shakespeare Company does it very, very well. (more...)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Play Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall, Nov 26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

One of the world's greatest orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam will perform at Hamer Hall in November for two concerts only as part of its first-ever Australian tour, announced Arts Centre Melbourne Chief Executive Judith Isherwood today. (more...)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Launch Australian Debut Tour, Nov-Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

From 21 November to 1 December 2013, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons will present concerts in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. (more...)

Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eisa Davis and More Set for LCT3's LUCK OF THE IRISH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eisa Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Frank Harts, Robert Hogan, Jenny O'Hara, Carra Patterson, Amanda Quaid and Victor Williams will be featured in the LCT3 production of Kirsten Greenidge's LUCK OF THE IRISH, directed by Rebecca Taichman. LUCK OF THE IRISH begins performances Monday, January 28 and opens on Monday, February 11 for a six- week limited engagement through Sunday, March 10 at the Claire Tow Theater, LCT3's new home atop the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

BWW/LA's Shakespeare Spotlight: What to See in 2013
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 2, 2013

Top picks for 2013. Keep in mind that not all of the usual suspects have announced their seasons so I'll have more info to come, but for now, here's a look at some Southern California Shakespeare productions not to miss. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents KING LEAR, Now thru 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Dallas Theater Center will conclude its four-year Shakespeare cycle with one of the playwright's greatest tragedies King Lear, a co-production with Trinity Repertory Company and directed by DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty. King Lear opens for previews tonight, January 18 and runs through Sunday, February 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard and Charlotte Perry in The Old Globe's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The Old Globe's 100th anniversary production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion stars Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, Born Yesterday) as Professor Henry Higgins and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Real Thing) as Eliza Doolittle. The production coincides with the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion's 1913 premiere in Vienna, Austria. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Butley, Present Laughter), Pygmalion will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, through Feb. 17, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

DCTC's Stage Theatre to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 1/25-2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

The classic tale of two young lovers and feuding families, William Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET comes to the Denver Center Theatre Company's (DCTC) Stage Theatre January 25 - February 24. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of PAPER DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Full casting is announced for the World Premiere of Paper Dolls, the second production directed by Indhu Rubasingham as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PAPER DOLLS at the Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Full casting is announced for the World Premiere of Paper Dolls, the second production directed by Indhu Rubasingham as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre. (more...)

2012 Sydney Theatre Awards - Blazey Best, Lucy Durack, South Pacific Among Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

At a star-studded ceremony on January 14, 2103, the winners of the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced. Over 300 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre throughout 2012. (more...)

Artistic Directors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival Go Coast to Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

The Utah Shakespeare Festival continues to gain national recognition as both Artistic Directors, Brian Vaughn and David Ivers, are guest directors on either side of the country this winter at two world-renowned Shakespeare Festivals. Vaughn is directing Othello at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival and Ivers will be directing The Taming of the Shrew at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Arab-Muslim Production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Gets Reading at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2013

Brooke Ciardelli will direct a reading at The Public Theater, NY of a modernized, Arabic-American-Muslim- production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, almost fifty years after the first production premiered on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FAIR EM, Union Theatre, January 10 2013
by Gary Naylor - Jan 11, 2013

Gary Naylor sees a rollicking good comedy - a kind of Carry On up the Battle of Hastings (more...)

Forum Theatre to Present 9 CIRCLES, 2/7-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Forum Theatre presents the area premiere of 9 Circles, from playwright Bill Cain and directed by Jennifer L. Nelson, February 7 - March 2, 2013. (more...)

2012 BWW Central PA Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Central PA Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

Frog and Peach Theatre Company Remounts CINDERELLA and THE TINDERBOX, 12/26-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2012

Parents looking for amusements for their children during the Christmas break may be happy to learn that Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre Company, is bringing back Tinkerbell Theater, two fairy tale plays performed in rotating repertory, December 26 to 31 at the West End Theater, 263 West 86th St. Each show is followed by a puppet making workshop, in which the kids in attendance make their own sock puppets. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Dec 30, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 30, 2012 - Sunday, December 30, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2012

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949. (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Kicks Off Holiday Season, 11/23-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

From November 23 - December 30, 2012, Houston Ballet celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 25 years ago. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns to Shakespeare & Company for Final Year, 11/30-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

Christmas is right around the corner, and so is Shakespeare & Company's annual production of David Sedaris' irreverent Christmas memoir, The Santaland Diaries. Once again directed by Artistic Director Tony Simotes, this will be the third and final year Shakespeare & Company calls on an actor to don the regulation pointy-toed socks. This year, Shakespeare & Company welcomes longtime Company member David Joseph Hansen to play Sedaris' less-than-merry autobiographical self, Crumpet the Elf. (more...)

Frog and Peach Theatre Company Remounts CINDERELLA and THE TINDERBOX, Now thru 12/31
by Sierra Fox - Dec 26, 2012

Parents looking for amusements for their children during the Christmas break may be happy to learn that Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre Company, is bringing back Tinkerbell Theater, two fairy tale plays performed in rotating repertory, today, December 26 to December 31 at the West End Theater, 263 West 86th St. (between Broadway and West End Ave.) The plays, 'Cinderella' and 'The Tinderbox,' had been mounted this fall, playing to growing and appreciative audiences. Each show is followed by a puppet making workshop, in which the kids in attendance make their own sock puppets. (more...)

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Denver in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

2012 BWW Central PA Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Central PA Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard and Charlotte Parry to Lead The Old Globe's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of its 100th anniversary production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion. Starring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, Born Yesterday) as Professor Henry Higgins and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Real Thing) as Eliza Doolittle, the production coincides with the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion's 1913 premiere in Vienna, Austria. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Butley, Present Laughter), Pygmalion will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Jan. 12 - Feb. 17, 2013. Preview performances run Jan. 12 - Jan. 16. Opening night is Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present KING LEAR, 1/18-2/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Dallas Theater Center will conclude its four-year Shakespeare cycle with one of the playwright's greatest tragedies King Lear, a co-production with Trinity Repertory Company and directed by DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty. King Lear opens for previews on Friday, January 18 and runs through Sunday, February 18. (more...)

Zach Appelman to Star in Folger Theatre's HENRY V, 1/22-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

The epic story of King Henry V's battle with the French during the Hundred Years' War comes alive for the first time at the Folger Theatre, in William Shakespeare's historical drama Henry V. The production, directed by Robert Richmond (Othello and Henry VIII at the Folger), stars Zach Appelman (War Horse on Broadway) in his Folger Theatre debut as Henry V, and will run from January 22 - March 3, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KISS ME, KATE, Old Vic, December 19th 2012
by Carrie Dunn - Dec 19, 2012

Carrie Dunn is discomfited by some of the lines in the classic Cole Porter musical, but revels in terrific performances from Hannah Waddingham and Alex Bourne (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KISS ME, KATE Comes to The Old Vic
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2012

Trevor Nunn directs the Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of KISS ME, KATE, with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, which opened in November at the Old Vic. (more...)

2012 BWW Central PA Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Ferraro, Wood and More in the Lead - 12/17!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Central PA Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CINDERELLA: A FAIRYTALE at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Sally Cookson's enchanting and inventive production of Cinderella: A Fairytale runs at St. James Theatre until 26 January 2013, with press night on 18 December 2012. The cast is Craig Edwards (Step Mother/ Father), Thomas Eccleshare (Prince), Tom Godwin (Step Brother), Lisa Kerr (Ella) and Lucy Tuck (Step Sister). Musicians are Adam Pleeth and Brian Hargreaves, playing Benji Bower's folk-jazz score. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari and More Join Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Additional casting has been announced for LUCKY GUY on Broadway. The production stars two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, in a new play by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

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