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Based on the play by WIlliam Shakespeare

The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare’s powerfully poetic and tragic tale of love and loss will steal your heart and leave you breathless. Transcending the hate of warring factions, in defiance of their parents and in secrecy from their closest friends, two young, star-crossed lovers risk all they have to be together. However, the same passion that stirs the lovers’ hearts also fuels the wrath of their feuding families and exacts heart-rending results.



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Take the Bus FROM HOLLYWOOD TO ROSE in Theaters This June
by Movies News Desk - May 31, 2017

Following an acclaimed run on the festival circuit, FROM HOLLYWOOD TO ROSE is making its limited theatrical release in Los Angeles. (more...)

Alondra Passed The Ballet Baton For Royal Assignment
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Acclaimed Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) Music Director, Alondra de la Parra will conduct select performances of The Winter's Tale by The Royal Ballet at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Awarded National Grant by Arts Midwest/N.E.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to Tennessee Shakespeare Company and 39 other nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. (more...)

Rep Company and Young Everyman Playhouse Explore Young Love and Transgression in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Everyman Company's final production in its inaugural Rep season - Romeo and Juliet - is now running at the Hope Street theatre. (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...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater to Stage SUMMER OF LOVE at New Britain Museum of American Art
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Flower power, doves and hawks, draft card burning, high society and counter-culture, and the Summer of Love will be the background for an upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT). (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden & Emily Blunt Perform ROMEO AND JULIET to Modern Soundtrack
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden and guest Emily Blunt perform an abridged version of the William Shakespeare classic love story, Romeo and Juliet set to 14 modern songs, across seven different sets and just one take to get it right. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Michael Greif
by Walter McBride - Jun 9, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Michael Greif, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Elizabeth Stahlmann to Star in GROUNDED at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2016 Lucille Lortel Award-winning play, "Grounded," a contemporary drama about a US Air Force fighter pilot who is grounded by an unexpected pregnancy, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from July 11 through July 29.  (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

WELCOME TO THE BUNKER! Comes to the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Welcome to the Bunker! is an immersive zombie apocalypse comedy set in a bunker deep below Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Katie, a young zombie rights activist, and Todd, an antisocial doomsday prepper, will give you and your fellow survivors an orientation into bunker living that could just save your lives- if everything goes according to their half-assed, yet optimistic, plan. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A friendly reminder! Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. The Traveling Lady will begin performances tonight, June 7, and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Do You Make a Mega-Hit? Michael Greif Explains the Magic of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2017

An emotionally harrowing journey, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a story that's hits home for a lot of its audience members. At the helm of this production is Michael Greif, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Director of a Musical for his part in bringing this story to life. Below, watch as he tries to remember when he first realized he wanted to be a director, and explain what it's like to constantly live in the world of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!  (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET Gets a Mod Makeover at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Shakespeare is given a mod-ern twist in a brand new production of Romeo & Juliet coming to the Belgrade Theatre this June. Shakespeare's most famous love story is brought to the stage with a musical Mods and Rockers theme by Oddsocks Productions who have built a reputation for producing new and innovative adaptations of Shakespeare classics. (more...)

The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents Gareth Jandrell's THEBES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Under the auspices of GRoW @ The Wallis, The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its second theater production of the 2016-17 season, playwright Gareth Jandrell's Thebes, which makes its North American premiere on Saturday, June 10 at 8pm and Sunday, June 11 at 6pm at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Ravaged by climate change and shaken by political turmoil, the citizens of Thebes must unite in order to revolutionize their democracy. From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes  remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and power, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally written. Thebes is directed by Madeleine Dahm, with lighting design by Bosco Flanagan, recently named Lighting Designer of the Year by Los Angeles' Stage Raw. The cast includes young actors: Trecey Dory, Malakai Jones, Jayde Kief, Samantha Marino, Kelvin Morales, Jordan Rodriguez, Alexander Sheldon and Clementine Turner. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Shakespeare by the Sea 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) is thrilled to open its 20th Anniversary Season this summer with one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Sparks fly during this spirited summer treat of a show -- start your summer with Shakespeare, the battle of the sexes begins June 15! (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

San Francisco Ballet announces ten promotions, eight new Company members, and six apprentices for the 2017-18 Season. Soloist Jennifer Stahl has been promoted to principal dancer, and Isabella DeVivo, Jahna Frantziskonis, Esteban Hernandez, and Steven Morse have been promoted to soloist. In addition, SF Ballet Apprentices Alexandre Cagnat, Shene Lazarus, Davide Occhipinti, Nathaniel Remez, and Isabella Walsh have been promoted to the corps de ballet. Ulrik Birkkjaer and Ana Sophia Scheller join the Company as principal dancers and Solomon Golding, Gabriela Gonzalez, Blake Johnston, Madison Keesler, Wona Park, and Joseph Warton have joined SF Ballet as corps de ballet members. Ethan Chudnow, Anatalia Hordov, Carmela Mayo, Swane Messaoudi, Larisa Nugent, and Benjamin Pearson of San Francisco Ballet School have been promoted to the rank of apprentice. (more...)

Cover Reveal! RENEGADES By Marissa Meyer is the First Book in her Brand-New Superhero Series!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 6, 2017

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal. (more...)

BWW Review: Characters Defend Their Worth in UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 6, 2017

Los Angeles Drama Club jumps into the controversy about rewriting Shakespeare for modern audiences in UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL. Part II of a trilogy exploring what has become a sore subject among Shakespeare circles, it takes a strong stand and presents persuasive food for thought in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

All Def Digital & Russell Simmons Team on Stirring Documentary ROMEO IS BLEEDING
by Movies News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

All Def Digital and Russell Simmons have partnered with award-winning editor Jason Zeldes to executive produce Zeldes' documentary feature directorial debut ROMEO IS BLEEDING (more...)

Trinity Rep to Take Bilingual ROMEO AND JULIET on Providence Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), announces the second year of its program Shakespeare en el Verano (Shakespeare in the Summer). (more...)

NITHY, ACE DETECTIVE to Play Toronto Fringe KidsFest This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Opening July 7, as a part of the Toronto Kid's Fringe Festival, Jump Star will present Nithy, Ace Detective: a show that celebrates creativity, imagination and unexpected friendships, all while dealing with a profound loss in the family. (more...)

Star-Crossed Lovers, Antarctic Explorers, Giants & More to Bring Everyman's Rep Season to a Close
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet will be joined from this week by a storytelling giant, struggling zero hours' workers, inventive Antarctic explorers and a Russian peasant milkman and his daughters, as the Everyman's resident Rep Company prepares to present all five of its inaugural season of shows multiple times between now and July. (more...)

Phoenix Productions to Present WEST SIDE STORY This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Phoenix Productions will present its revival of West Side Story at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a two-weekend run beginning July 14th. (more...)

Roleystone Theatre Goes its Own Way with HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

It's been described as "Grease for Generation Y" and a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet - Disney'sHigh School Musical is coming to Roleystone Theatre this June and July. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Announced as Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' 2018 Production
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announced today that Romeo and Juliet will be the 2018 season main stage production at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. A romantic tragedy, the production is scheduled June 1-24; preview nights are set for May 30-31. (more...)

Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, and More Join Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Lisa Palfry (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Gooper) with Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) join the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) for the Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

BWW Review: A Sublime Production of ROMEO AND JULIET is on Stage at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 2, 2017

Romeo and Juliet opened at the Stratford Festival on Thursday night. Director, Scott Wentworth's production takes the Festival Theatre stage by storm and is captivating from start to finish. This is the third production of Romeo and Juliet that this reviewer has had the privilege of seeing at the Festival, and it is without a doubt, my favourite. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

HAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

HAMLET is the summer production in Midsommer Flight's sixth season bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks. It opens Saturday, July 8 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its third main stage play of the 2017 season, The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor. Starring Aaron Fouhey, Brandon Murphy, and Scott Zenreich, the play runs Friday, July 7 through Sunday, August 13 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)


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Spanish Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET & More Set for Theater on the Lake's 65th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Chicago Park District today announced the five genre-defying productions comprising the 65th season of Theater on the Lake, the Chicago Park District summer theater festival. (more...)

Jennie Reznek to Return to the Stage with I TURNED AWAY AND SHE WAS GONE in Cape Town and at the National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

South African theatre legend Jennie Reznek returns to the stage in her hugely popular production, I TURNED AWAY AND SHE WAS GONE. There will be four special performances of this acclaimed one-woman show at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory, Cape Town, after which the production will transfer to the main programme of the National Arts Festival in early July. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Musical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre celebrates Canada's 150th with the world premiere of Everybody's Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music. A tribute to the nation's strong history of women in music, this must-see concert runs Thursday June 15 to Saturday June 17 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kevin Kline Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Kevin Kline has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

Cast Complete for Iris Theatre's Open-Air Production of MACBETH at Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Final casting is revealed today for Iris Theatre's 10th anniversary immersive production of Macbeth, joining the previously announced David Hywel Baynes, who has returned from the US to star as Macbeth following his Best Actor Offie Award-nominated tour-de-force as King Richard in Richard III, also for Iris Theatre. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the complete cast of its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.   (more...)

LOVE GOES TOWARD LOVE: A Shakesqueerian Exploration of Love and Longing
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 1, 2017

You can count on an evening of Shakespeare that will be performed with expertise and ease. It's a worthy experiment in which to participate. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is Great Witty Tuneful Fun
by Frank Benge - Jun 1, 2017

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Set in 1595, it tells the story of the Bottom brothers, Nick (Rob McClure) and Nigel (Pierce Cassedy), and their struggle to produce a show that isn't overshadowed by their contemporary William Shakespeare (Adam Pascal). The show opened on Broadway in 2015 and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards and ran for 745 performances. This touring production launched earlier this year. (more...)

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