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Based on the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Parson's Nose Opens 15th Season with Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICEParson's Nose Opens 15th Season with Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) will kick off their 2014-15 Season with a Readers' Theater Series performance of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & MoreCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater today announced its plans for 2015 season, which includes boldly imagined productions of two of Shakespeare's greatest works, a beautiful new adaptation of a classic from the Spanish Golden Age of Drama, and an outrageously funny romp from a modern American master. The season will feature the company directing debut of Magic Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, and the return of directors Amanda Dehnert (The Verona Project) and Christopher Liam Moore (Lady Windermere's Fan) in addition to artistic director Jonathan Moscone. (more...)

CELEBRATING PETER BROOK Series Set for Theatre for a New Audience, 9/14-10/5CELEBRATING PETER BROOK Series Set for Theatre for a New Audience, 9/14-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Peter Brook has been creating work for theatre, opera, and film for over 50 years. During the run of The Valley of Astonishment, written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, Theatre for a New Audience will honor Mr. Brook's achievements with Celebrating Peter Brook, a series of events designed to explore the life of his work. (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3-28Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents A Christmas Carol from December 3-28, 2014. Directed by Michael Carleton (Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker and The Tempest), with musical direction from Steve MacKinnon (A Night in New Orleans: A Magic Tree House Adventure and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs), Artistic Director Jim Helsinger's adaptation of Dickens' classic story comes to life on the Margeson Theater Stage. Single tickets to A Christmas Carol are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company to Bring HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2 to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next MonthRoyal Shakespeare Company to Bring HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2 to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

THE ROYAL Shakespeare Company bring the critically-acclaimed Henry IV Parts I And II to Canterbury next month. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley November 28-December 28. Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Beth Dixon, David Howey, Anthony Lawton, and Kathleen McNenny. (more...)

Parson's Nose Theater to Open 2014-15 Season With THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 10/18Parson's Nose Theater to Open 2014-15 Season With THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) begins their 15th Season with a Readers' Theater Series performance of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, featuring Barry Gordon as Shylock. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

The Old Globe to Host Conversation with THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Playwright Nathan Englander, 2/18The Old Globe to Host Conversation with THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Playwright Nathan Englander, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Nathan Englander, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. This special discussion will reunite Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and award-winning playwright and novelist Nathan Englander, whose play The Twenty-seventh Man, about a group of writers imprisoned in Soviet Russia under mysterious circumstances, makes its West Coast premiere at The Old Globe in February, directed once again by Edelstein. The event will explore the evolution of the play; its fascinating historical setting; Englander's work in fiction versus theatre; and literature's place in modern American culture. (more...)

Rupert Goold's MERCHANT OF VENICE Production Announces Full CastRupert Goold's MERCHANT OF VENICE Production Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Full casting is today announced for Rupert Goold's The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre. Former Almeida Artistic Director Ian McDiarmid will play Shylock alongside Susannah Fielding and Scott Handy, who reprise their roles as Portia and Antonio. The company includes Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree. (more...)

Ian McDiarmid, Susannah Fielding & More to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Almeida TheatreIan McDiarmid, Susannah Fielding & More to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Full casting is today announced for Rupert Goold's The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre. Former Almeida Artistic Director Ian McDiarmid will play Shylock alongside Susannah Fielding and Scott Handy, who reprise their roles as Portia and Antonio. The company includes Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree. (more...)

Photo Coverage: McDiarmid And Fielding In THE MERCHANT OF VENICE!Photo Coverage: McDiarmid And Fielding In THE MERCHANT OF VENICE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Check out these pictures from the rehearsals for The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold and playing at the Almeida! (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3-28Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents A Christmas Carol from December 3-28, 2014. Directed by Michael Carleton (Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker and The Tempest), with musical direction from Steve MacKinnon (A Night in New Orleans: A Magic Tree House Adventure and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs), Artistic Director Jim Helsinger's adaptation of Dickens' classic story comes to life on the Margeson Theater Stage. Single tickets to A Christmas Carol are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins 12/3 at Shakespeare Theatre of NJMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins 12/3 at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2014 Season will conclude with the Bard's beloved battle of wits, Much Ado About Nothing. Renowned Stratford Festival artist Scott Wentworth will perform "double duty," directing the production and playing the staunch bachelor Benedick, opposite his real-life wife Marion Adler as the feisty Beatrice. This production will celebrate the winter holiday season, filled with music and dance that evokes the end of World War II, White Christmas era. Performances begin December 3rd at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. (more...)

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS Begins 5/30 at Hollywood FringeTHERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS Begins 5/30 at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Having wowed Hollywood Fringe Festival audiences in 2012 with their acclaimed production of SPEED MERCHANT (OF VENICE), Action! Theatre Company returns to the 2014 Fringe Festival with the West Coast Premiere of Mickle Maher's comedy, THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS. In partnership with Christina Keefe, Director of Rice University's Theatre Program and directed by A!TC Artistic Director, Tiger Reel, Action! Theatre Co. is proud to bring this beautiful and funny ode to love, sex and the poetry of William Blake to the Lounge Theatre. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Host GALA 2014 at Navy Pier, 6/16Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Host GALA 2014 at Navy Pier, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the enduring vitality of Chicago's Shakespeare with GALA 2014 on Monday, June 16 at its home on Navy Pier. (more...)

Shakespeare Forum Stages MERCHANT OF VENICE, Now thru 6/14Shakespeare Forum Stages MERCHANT OF VENICE, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Shakespeare Forum follows up its acclaimed production of Love's Labours Lost last summer with its take on THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Co-directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun, previews begin today, May 22 at The Gym at Judson with opening night set for Thursday, May 29. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Rounds Out Third Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 5/16Stark Naked Theatre Rounds Out Third Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company concludes its third season with a compelling production of one of William Shakespeare's most fascinating plays, The Winter's Tale. Directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl, The Winter's Tale opens tonight, May 2nd and runs through May 16th at STUDIO 101. (more...)

Roger Rees to Return to The Old Globe for WHAT YOU WILL, 4/28; Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to Lead THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, TodayRoger Rees to Return to The Old Globe for WHAT YOU WILL, 4/28; Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to Lead THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present two Shakespeare-themed events. On Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m., Tony Award winner Roger Rees will return to the Globe for a one-night-only engagement of What You Will, his hysterical (and somewhat historical) 90-minute gallop through the world of Shakespeare. On Today, May 3 at 11:00 a.m., Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will offer an encore of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, his 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare. This fast-paced, funny, and altogether fascinating program based on Edelstein's book, Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard, reveals a performer's approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard. (more...)

Ed Dixon, Christopher Bloch, Erin Driscoll and More to Star in Signature Theatre's CLOAK AND DAGGER World Premiere, 6/12-7/6Ed Dixon, Christopher Bloch, Erin Driscoll and More to Star in Signature Theatre's CLOAK AND DAGGER World Premiere, 6/12-7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre closes out its 2013/2014 season with the world premiere musical Cloak and Dagger, directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). From Helen Hayes Award Winner Ed Dixon (Signature's Sunset Boulevard) comes this screwball musical comedy send-up of the 1950s film noir. (more...)

Shakespeare Forum to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Begin. 5/22Shakespeare Forum to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Begin. 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Shakespeare Forum follows up its acclaimed production of Love's Labours Lost last summer with its take on THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Co-directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun, previews begin May 22 at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street, for an opening night set for Thursday, May 29. (more...)

Music of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner HallMusic of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner Hall
by Toronto Newsdesk - May 1, 2014

Join us for a one night only musical tribute to Colm Wilkinson featuring Broadway stars Adam Brazier, Chilina Kennedy, Aaron Walpole, Tony nominee Josh Young, internationally acclaimed Jennie Such, and more artists performing the gorgeous songs he made famous. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Round Out Third Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, 5/2-16Stark Naked Theatre to Round Out Third Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, 5/2-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company concludes its third season with a compelling production of one of William Shakespeare's most fascinating plays, The Winter's Tale. Directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl, The Winter's Tale opens on May 2nd and runs through May 16th at STUDIO 101. (more...)

BWW Reviews: City Shakes Offers a Milder Version of THE MERCHANT OF VENICEBWW Reviews: City Shakes Offers a Milder Version of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 30, 2014

The young, relatively new, City Shakespeare Company is offering a 90-minute modern take on Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE now through April 12, but the well-intentioned effort produces mixed results. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host CONTRACTING FOR OFF BROADWAY PROJECTS Seminar, 3/30Off Broadway Alliance to Host CONTRACTING FOR OFF BROADWAY PROJECTS Seminar, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, March 30th. (more...)

City Shakespeare Company Opens THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Red Carpet Masquerade Ball TonightCity Shakespeare Company Opens THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Red Carpet Masquerade Ball Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The City Shakespeare Company is kicking off its 2014 season with a bash. The Santa Monica-based theater company is hosting a red carpet masquerade ball on opening night, tonight, March 27. (more...)

Richard Thomas & Kristen Connolly Set for The Old Globe's OTHELLORichard Thomas & Kristen Connolly Set for The Old Globe's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe today announced two of the stars of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Making their Globe debuts are Emmy Award-winner Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' 'The Waltons') as Iago and Kristen Connolly ('House of Cards,' The Cabin in the Woods) as Desdemona. Both artists continue collaborations with Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein that began in New York: Thomas starred in Edelstein's critically acclaimed production of Timon of Athens at The Public Theater in 2011, and Connolly in three Shakespeare plays that Edelstein helped produce at The Public. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

City Shakespeare Company to Open THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Red Carpet Masquerade Ball, 3/27City Shakespeare Company to Open THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Red Carpet Masquerade Ball, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The City Shakespeare Company is kicking off its 2014 season with a bash. The Santa Monica-based theater company is hosting a red carpet masquerade ball on opening night, Thursday, March 27. (more...)

Roger Rees to Return to The Old Globe for WHAT YOU WILL, 4/28; Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to Lead THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 5/3Roger Rees to Return to The Old Globe for WHAT YOU WILL, 4/28; Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to Lead THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present two Shakespeare-themed events. On Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m., Tony Award winner Roger Rees will return to the Globe for a one-night-only engagement of What You Will, his hysterical (and somewhat historical) 90-minute gallop through the world of Shakespeare. On Saturday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m., Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will offer an encore of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, his 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare. This fast-paced, funny, and altogether fascinating program based on Edelstein's book, Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard, reveals a performer's approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2014 Raises Nearly $1.2 MillionChicago Shakespeare's GALA 2014 Raises Nearly $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated the enduring vitality of Shakespeare on Monday, June 16 with GALA 2014 at its home on Navy Pier, raising nearly $1.2 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Communities. Three hundred and fifty of Chicago's civic, corporate and cultural leaders attended the event benefitting CST's civic engagement and education initiatives, including the citywide summer tradition Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks and Team Shakespeare education programs. The evening culminated in the presentation of the fourth annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to this year's Civic Honoree, The Boeing Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith and his wife Denise, and Artistic Honoree, Chicago theater legend Mike Nussbaum. (more...)

Grant Turner Named New Co-Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare ProjectGrant Turner Named New Co-Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Portland Shakespeare Project (PSP) has announced that Grant Turner, former Artistic Director of Northwest Classical Theatre Company (NWCTC), is joining the company as Co-Artistic Director. Turner will share responsibility for the overall artistic direction of PSP with Founding Artistic Director Michael Mendelson. (more...)

Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

According to Variety, acting teacher George Morrison, who throughout his career worked with such stars as Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Edie Falco and more, recently passed away. He was 86 years old. (more...)

The Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This FallThe Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creation of an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will direct the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He plans to cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego M.F.A. Program in classical acting. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances in the Globe's Hattox Hall November 7-9. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Downtown Rep Revives THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Historic Pico HouseBWW Reviews: Downtown Rep Revives THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Historic Pico House
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 12, 2014

Within the courtyard of the historic Pico House in downtown LA, the Downtown Repertory Theater Company is in the midst of offering its sixth season of classical works. Led by artistic director Devon Armstrong, they have taken on Chekhov, Marlowe, Odets and numerous plays by Shakespeare, all while encouraging actors to tackle roles they might not otherwise have the opportunity to play. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 7, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, and Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production officially opens at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight, December 7, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Almeida Theatre, December 15 2014BWW Reviews: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Almeida Theatre, December 15 2014
by Gary Naylor - Dec 17, 2014

Gary Naylor sees an extraordinary production of Shakespeare's most controversial play, one full of ambiguity and vicious cruelty, both physical and mental. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 SeasonTHE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet sweeps onstage and into a spectacular new season arrayed in emerald green, ruby red, and luminous white. A triple-treat for both eyes and ears, the trio of gems in George Balanchine'sJewels pay tribute to golden ages of music and dance: Emeralds' graceful clouds of tulle whisper French fashion and fragrance; Rubies' jazzy, sassy merger with Stravinsky mirrors the carefree candor of America; and Diamonds' glittering splendor recalls the great choreographer's heritage, so that 'if the entire Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence' (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). Jewels runs fromSeptember 26 through October 5 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets and more information are available through the Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, 206.441.2424, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Open 15th Season with DOUBT, 9/11-28Stoneham Theatre to Open 15th Season with DOUBT, 9/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Stoneham Theatre opens its 15th season with Doubt, John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, featuring Karen MacDonald and Gabriel Kuttner in the two lead roles. Performances run from September 11-28 at Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street in Stoneham. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss On Trial As ShylockRichard Dreyfuss On Trial As Shylock
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Academy Award Winning Actor Richard Dreyfuss joins forces with The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and American Legion Post 8 to present the classic 'pound of flesh' trial scene from The Merchant of Venice, in celebration of William Shakespeare's 450 th Birthday, on April 23 rd, at 7pm, at Patriotic Hall, located at 2615 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007.  Lawyers attending the trial scene and post-reading panel discussion may earn one credit toward their Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. (more...)

Shakespeare Forum to Stage MERCHANT OF VENICE, 5/22-6/14Shakespeare Forum to Stage MERCHANT OF VENICE, 5/22-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Shakespeare Forum follows up its acclaimed production of Love's Labours Lost last summer with its take on THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Co-directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun, previews begin May 22 at The Gym at Judson with opening night set for Thursday, May 29. (more...)

Public Theater's 2014 Gala, ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, to Tribute Marvin Hamlisch on 6/23Public Theater's 2014 Gala, ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, to Tribute Marvin Hamlisch on 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the 2014 Public Theater Annual Gala will present ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, a gala event directed by Ted Sperling celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the creation of A Chorus Line on Monday, June 23 at the Delacorte Theater. This unforgettable summer evening will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of The Public's groundbreaking musical, A Chorus Line, and the legendary man behind the music, Marvin Hamlisch, in a one-night-only, star-studded gala to support The Public Theater. Renee Beaumont and Lizanne Rosenstein will serve as Gala Co-Chairs for this memorable evening in Central Park. (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: F. Murray AbrahamPhoto Blast from the Past: F. Murray Abraham
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2014

Today, we're featuring F. Murray Abraham circa 1982. Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for Godot, Malvolio in Twelfth Night for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice for the Off Broadway Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) in March 2007, which was performed at the Duke Theatre in New York and also at The Swan Theatre, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He reprised this role in February 2011, when he replaced Al Pacino in the Public Theater's production. In the 1997/98 Broadway season he starred in the new chamber musical Triumph of Love opposite Betty Buckley, based on Marivaux's classic comedy. (more...)

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