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BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every major acting award the world over, she continues to return to the plays of William Shakespeare, in a tone exceedingly gentle, yet slightly dismayed that the question need even be asked, she said, 'Cause that's my passion, Matt.' (more...)

NY Classical Theatre to Open 2016 Season in Central Park, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

New York Classical Theatre - New York City's ONLY all-free Off-Broadway theatre - will celebrate William Shakespeare's life and the 400th anniversary of his death with the company's 17th season featuring two of his most magical plays of romance - A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. (more...)

OSF Receives $25,000 Shakespeare in American Communities Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of 40 nonprofit, professional theatre companies chosen to participate in the 2016-17 Shakespeare in American Communities program. OSF will receive a $25,000 grant award from Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, in support of efforts to expose underserved students and teachers to the works of William Shakespeare. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its seventh season of progressive classics. Season 2016-2017 includes MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in the fall, a world premiere family holiday classic WILDE TALES, a rotating repertory: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in the spring, and UNCLE VANYA to close the season in the summer. (more...)

BWW Review: Irondale Ensemble Powers Through 4 Shakespeare Greats in 1599
by Charles Quittner - May 26, 2016

Irondale Ensemble's 1599 tackles one of William Shakespeare's finest years with incredibly acted hour long adaptations of Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like it, and Hamlet. (more...)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG Winner to Host New York Shakespeare Exchange's ShakesBEER Pub Crawl, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

"So You Think You Can Drag" Winner Juicy Liu hosts New York Shakespeare Exchange's raucous spin-off of its popular ShakesBEER Pub Crawl -- the re-dubbed ShakesQUEER Pub Crawl -- on Saturday June 4, from 4pm to 7pm. (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Kline In Conversation for HERE'S THE THING at Two River Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces Alec Baldwin and Kevin Kline: Live from Two River Theater, a special evening of conversation recorded live for WNYC Studios' acclaimed podcast "Here's The Thing," on Monday, June 20 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHER LUNDSTEDT O'NEILL Nails LOESSER KNOWN Hits
by Don Grigware - May 24, 2016

Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser premiered at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Sunday May 22 with lovely singer Heather Lundstedt O'Neill doing the honors. Lundstedt O'Neill has a beautiful, classically trained soprano voice that she utilizes supremely, lending her an awesome range. She also possesses a wonderfully delicious sense of humor that added so very much to this, her first LA cabaret appearance. She sang lesser known as well as hit songs from the Frank Loesser Songbook and told brief stories about his family and career....but concentrated more on the singing. Joining her were The Beverly Belles, friends Tiffany and Leah for one song and also guest star Jonathan Hawkins who performed one duet with Lundstedt. Sensational musical director John Boswell was at the piano and Randy Landas on bass throughout the 75 minute set.  (more...)

Brian Patrick Murphy Joins LOVE IS DEAD! at 13th Street Repertory
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Brian Patrick Murphy joins the cast of Love is Dead! at the 13th Street Repertory. (more...)

American Coast Theater Company to Present HAMELT and ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD in Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

American Coast Theater Company, the resident professional theater of Vanguard University, will perform its 2016 Summer Series, beginning June 3. The two plays, Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will be performed in repertory, in the Lyceum Theater on Vanguard's Costa Mesa campus.  (more...)

GARY BUSEY'S ONE-MAN HAMLET Adds Additional Summer Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Due to popular demand for summer action-movie/Shakespeare mash-ups, Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl extends its critically acclaimed run into June and July with five additional performances 10:30 p.m. Saturdays June 4 & 25; 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30 & Saturdays, July 9 & July 30. (more...)

NY Public Library's Technical Assistant Suzanne Lipkin on Shakespeare's Promptbooks
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - May 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Suzanne Lipkin, Library Technical Assistant III, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Shakespeare's Promptbooks. (more...)

Shakespeare '70 to Present HAMLET at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 6/3-12
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre is pleased to welcome back the Mercer County-based theater company Shakespeare '70 for "Hamlet" in June.  Now in its 47th year at Kelsey, the popular company presents Shakespeare's epic tale about the Prince of Denmark, considered by many to be Shakespeare's best play, on Fridays, June 3 and 10 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 4 and 11 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night show on June 3. (more...)

Filming Has Begun on Christopher Nolan's Epic Action Thriller DUNKIRK
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action thriller DUNKIRK is underway in Dunkirk, France. (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Christopher Gattelli
by Misha Davenport - May 23, 2016

Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli chats about bringing the undersea world of Bikini Bottom to life. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Keir Cutler's SHAKESPEARE CRACKPOT Coming to Toronto Fringe
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

Shakespeare Crackpot debuted at 2014 Montreal Fringe Festival to multiple rave reviews. Keir Cutler's (Teaching Shakespeare, Teaching Hamlet) ninth theatrical monologue and his fourth consecutive directed by "Fringe God" TJ Dawe. This is Keir's tenth appearance at the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has appeared at more than 70 fringe festivals since 1999. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/16- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup - May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016
by - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn Honored For Lifetime Achievement, 1994
by Michael Dale - May 22, 2016

The great couple of the theatre was presented with the first-ever Tony Award for a lifetime of work. (more...)

Seattle Center Announces Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Visitors will find numerous ways to connect at Seattle Center this summer, with a packed calendar of daytime activities, family entertainment and spirited night life that will inspire one and all to return often between now and the end of summer. (more...)

Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'MASTER HAROLD'… AND THE BOYS at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 24th season with Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near makes her Aurora directing debut with 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe,The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys plays June 17 through July 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound Sets New Ticket Policy; Cast Announced for HAMLET!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

In its 21st season, Shakespeare on the Sound introduces a new ticketing policy for it's upcoming production of Hamlet. (more...)

HAMLET and 'ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN' to Play in Rep at Vanguard
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death, American Coast Theater is proud to commemorate the great bard by presenting two unique plays in repertory that explore life and death, fate versus choice, decision and indecision, art versus reality. (more...)

Soccer's 'Copa America Centenario' Semi-Finals & Final Match to be Shown Live in Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2016

In celebration of 100 years of Copa America, the 2016 Copa America Centenario, the Championship of the Americas, will be staged outside of South America for the first time ever this summer. (more...)

28-Year-Old Roy Alexander Weise Receives 2016 JMK Young Director Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are happy to announce today that the winner of the 19th annual James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Roy Alexander Weise. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH at TampaRep
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Eugene O'Neill's landmark American drama THE ICEMAN COMETH at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus from June 16 to July 3. (more...)

CRACKING SHAKESPEARE Author Kelly Hunter Set for Signing, Discussion at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomes back author, coach, director and actress Kelly Hunter for an encore discussion and signing of her acclaimed book, Cracking Shakespeare. Ms. Hunter signed copies of the technique book in November of 2015, and returns again to popular demand. Ms. Hunter will discuss and sign the book on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Robert Cohen to Bring SOMETHING ROTTEN to Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Fresh from award-winning success with Glengarry Glen Ross and national press acclaim for Operation Black Antler, Robert Cohen is to continue his festival-season voyage into the heart of darkness with a one-man show about Hamlet's murderous uncle. (more...)

Cast Announced For Mike Bartlett's WILD at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of Mike Bartlett's darkly comic new play WILD, directed by James Macdonald, will star Jack Farthing, Caoilfhionn Dunne and John Mackay. The production previews from June 10 and runs until July 16 on the Hampstead's main stage. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Cast Announced for Howard Barker's GERTRUDE - THE CRY at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

LWL Entertainment Ltd, in association with Theatre N16, are thrilled to announce the cast of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, opening at Theatre N16 next month. (more...)

Gwen Taylor to Star in NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour, Aug. 19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson.  The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse. (more...)

The BiTSY Stage to Present THE STONE COAT WOMAN, 5/21-6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The BiTSY Stage presents ' The Stone Coat Woman: An Iroquois Tale' May 21 through June 26 at 1137 S. Huron St. Denver, CO 80223. Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (No shows May 28 & May 29) with special evening performances on Friday, June 10 & 24 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are FREE, donations are accepted.  Reservations are required by email: patti@BitsyStage.com or by calling 720-328-5294. More info at www.bitsystage.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Theatre N16's Risque Take Shakespearean Classic in GERTRUDE - THE CRY
by Roy Tan - May 16, 2016

Howard Barker's shocking and risque take on Hamlet has its first major London revival at Theatre N16 this summer since its premiere in 2002. Reinterpreting Shakespeare's classic from the perspective of Hamlet's mother, this is a striking exploration of female sexuality and emancipation - but also a punky, filthy analysis of lust. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of GERTRUDE - THE CRY in action below! (more...)

HERE's 'Alchemy' Gala to Honor Basil Twist and More This May
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 23, HERE honors renowned puppet artist Basil Twist and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation & the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, accepted by Foundation President Jay Beckner, at HERE's annual gala. (more...)

Shakespeare by the Sea's 2016 Season to Feature OTHELLO & CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Shakespeare by the Sea today announced its 2016 Season featuring OTHELLO, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies and a skewering political portrait of jealousy, power and heartbreak, and CYMBELINE, the rarely performed gem featuring all your favorite plot lines of wild disguises, mistaken identity, deceit, treachery, ghosts, gods and lost princes. Come enjoy both these well-loved and new beloved classics with us! (more...)

Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

We invite you to enjoy the family friendly performance of three new one act plays on the theme of love and transformation inspired by the Tarot, Commedia dell'Arte, and fairy tales. There will be a rotation of special musical guests to accompany the performance. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/13; DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 13, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Rhode Island, Nashville, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville, and BIG FISH in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

The Collective to Open 2016-17 with THE HAMLET PROJECT - ROUND VII
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Collective, a new Chicago Theatre Company, opens its 2016-17 season with its seventh installment of THE Hamlet PROJECT, directed by Riley McIlveen and Assistant Directed by Omer Abbas Salem. The Collective is dedicated to gender-, color-, and age-blind casting. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company to Present 'THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company presents The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark - a "badaptation" of Shakespeare's tale by children's comedy duo The Listies this June at Wharf 1 Theatre, directed by Declan Green with design by Renee Mulder. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

Gary Busey's ONE-MAN HAMLET Extends Run at The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Due to popular demand for summer action-movie/Shakespeare mash-ups, Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl extends its critically acclaimed run into June and July with five additional performances 10:30 p.m. Saturdays June 4 & 25; 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30 & Saturdays, July 9 & July 30. The acclaimed production heads to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in mid-July for the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.   (more...)

Listen to a New Track from LAILA: THE MUSICAL, Coming to Queens Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Laila: The Musical, presented by Rifco, will be at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch from May 17-21 as part of its UK tour.  Preview a song from the show below! (more...)

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