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Based on the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

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...)

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour Kicks Off TodayThe Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin today, October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 - 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 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 - Oct 27, 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...)

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...)

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 - Nov 28, 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...)

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...)

Theatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning TonightTheatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 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...)

Developmental Workshop of 'GEORGIE' with Ed Dixon Begins 5/14 at Sharon PlayhouseDevelopmental Workshop of 'GEORGIE' with Ed Dixon Begins 5/14 at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, will present a developmental workshop of Ed Dixon's Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose to kick off its 2015 Season from May 14-17 and May 28-31 in the Stage 2 at the Bok Gallery. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ed Dixon in Sharon Playhouse's GEORGIEPhoto Flash: First Look at Ed Dixon in Sharon Playhouse's GEORGIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

 Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, will present a developmental workshop of Ed Dixon's GEORGIE: The Life and Death of George Rose to kick off its 2015 Season from May 14-17 and May 28-31 in the Stage 2 at the Bok Gallery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sport For Jove's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE gives the Shakespeare Classic a 1930's twist.BWW Reviews: Sport For Jove's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE gives the Shakespeare Classic a 1930's twist.
by Jade Kops - May 15, 2015

Transporting Shakespeare's 16th Century story of money and greed to the 1930's gives a contemporary understanding to THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in this beautifully styled work. The wonderful balance of dark and lightness in the work is captured by the skilled cast as they combine the original language with contemporary voices and understanding of text. (more...)

SHYLOCK to Play White Theatre, 5/30-31SHYLOCK to Play White Theatre, 5/30-31
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Kansas City audiences have just two chances to see Olivier Award winning producer, actor, director and writer Guy Masterson in Shylock, a nationally-touring show exploring the tragic, tempestuous, often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous - and divisive - Jewish character. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival June 25 to October 31. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Gets Live Webcast, 3/28Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Gets Live Webcast, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) is proud to announce Maryland Theatre Guide will produce a LIVE webcast of company's historic production of The Merchant of Venice on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTORCentenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in "Then Came Each Actor," a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition -- Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand -- whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. (more...)

New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

New Brew Performs Select Scenes From: The Curse of the Rat King: Trav S.D. (libretto) and David Mallamud (music) have been collaborating on this campy comic opera since 2010. It is a post-modern mash-up of Universal horror films, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the writings of Sigmund Freud, and numerous other elements. On the bill with him will be selections from Three Way, by David Cote (libretto) and Robert Paterson (music), which has been described as “a kind of NC-17 Il trittico”, and two works with lyrics by UTC#61's Edward Einhorn: The Velvet Oratorio (music by Henry Akona) and Money Lab (music by Avner Finberg). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICEPhoto Flash: First Look at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), in conjunction with British original pronunciation (OP) experts, the father and son team of David and Ben Crystal, opens its 2015 season with a historic production of The Merchant of Venice. The play opens tomorrow, March 27 and runs through April 25. There will be one performance on May 8 at Boordy Vineyards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Betsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 SeasonBetsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors include Tony Amendola, Melinda Pfundstein, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sam Ashdown, Betsy Mugavero, Peter Sham, David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. Please check for complete casting available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTORCentenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in "Then Came Each Actor," a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition -- Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand -- whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Season Will Feature Jonathan Pryce in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and Michelle Terry in AS YOU LIKE ITShakespeare's Globe Season Will Feature Jonathan Pryce in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and Michelle Terry in AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Multi-award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce will play Shylock in Jonathan Munby's The Merchant of Venice, opening the Globe Theatre season on 23 April. (more...)

The Malachites to Present BAFTA Nominee John McEnery in KING LEARThe Malachites to Present BAFTA Nominee John McEnery in KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Starring BAFTA-NOMINATED actor and modern Shakespeare-great JOHN MCENERY (National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe) in the title role, The Malachites are proud to announce our latest production - Shakespeare's monumental pagan tragedy KING LEAR. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Live Stream Performance at Walter AuditoriumElements Theatre Company to Live Stream Performance at Walter Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a professional, non-profit, resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture's view of "The Other." (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Opens 2/13 at Classic TheatreTHE MERCHANT OF VENICE Opens 2/13 at Classic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

In this tangled tale of friendship, romance and revenge, a merchant borrows money to help his friend woo a rich heiress. Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, agrees to loan the money with one caveat: the merchant must pay the loan back in full, or else he will be forced to surrender a pound of his own flesh. When the merchant is unexpectedly bankrupted, who will save the day when Shylock comes, knife in hand, to claim his pound of flesh? Funny, horrifying, charming and unsettling, The Merchant of Venice has remained one of Shakespeare's most popular -and controversial - plays for more than four centuries. The Classic Theatre production features some of South Texas' premiere talent, including Classic Theatre founding member Allan S. Ross as Shylock. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's 2015 Season to Include AS YOU LIKE IT, 'SHREW' & MoreBaltimore Shakespeare Factory's 2015 Season to Include AS YOU LIKE IT, 'SHREW' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) is excited to announce its 2015 season, opening on March 27 with the first-ever production of The Merchant of Venice spoken in Original Pronunciation (OP). BSF is honored to have the assistance of OP experts David Crystal and his son, British actor and author, Ben Crystal, who will be coming to Baltimore to work directly with the actors. There have only been approximately a dozen full length productions of Shakespeare plays in OP since Romeo and Juliet was performed in 2004 at Shakespeare's Globe in London. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse to Host Developmental Workshop of GEORGIE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GEORGE ROSESharon Playhouse to Host Developmental Workshop of GEORGIE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GEORGE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, will present a developmental workshop of Ed Dixon's Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose to kick off its 2015 Season from May 14-17 and May 28-31 in the Stage 2 at the Bok Gallery. John Simpkins directs. (more...)

Theater Project to Present MURROW, 2/7-8Theater Project to Present MURROW, 2/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Theater Project will present Murrow, a one-man show about the life of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, on Saturday, February 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 8 at 2 p.m. at the Burgdorff Community Center in Maplewood, NJ. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICEBaltimore Shakespeare Factory to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), in conjunction with British original pronunciation (OP) experts, the father and son team of David and Ben Crystal, will open its 2015 season with a historic production of The Merchant of Venice. Ben Crystal will also visit the company twice during the rehearsal process, including the final rehearsals during the week before opening night. Presenting A Merchant of Venice in OP fits perfectly with BSF's overall philosophy of recreating the staging conditions that existed in Shakespeare's day. (more...)

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Extends Through March 22 at The Old GlobeTHE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Extends Through March 22 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, will now play an extra week of performances -- through March 22 -- due to ticket demand for the originally announced run. Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ("Barney Miller," The Rothschilds) leads a cast of Broadway and Globe veterans including Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, and Lowell Byers. The Twenty-seventh Man will run February 14 through March 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run February 14-18. Opening night is Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Makram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This SummerMakram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) summer productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello, running in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and broadcast worldwide 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon'. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next MonthAmerican Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only free event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Carey Perloff, on Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

Albertazzi Porta Il Mercante Di Venezia A Guidonia Dal 13 Al 15 FebbraioAlbertazzi Porta Il Mercante Di Venezia A Guidonia Dal 13 Al 15 Febbraio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Dal 13 al 15 Febbraio alle ore 21 ( 15 febbraio solo pomeridiana ore 17) dopo la trionfante tournee in tutta Italia, arriva anche al Teatro Imperiale di Guidonia il Grande Maestro Giorgio Albertazzi, con un cast rinnovato, che porta in scena uno dei testi teatrali di Shakespeare piu amati e discussi: Il Mercante di Venezia (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/31-2/1/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/31-2/1/2015
by - Feb 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 1, 2015 - Sunday, February 1, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/1/15- THE MERCHANT OF VENICESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/1/15- THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2015

Today in 1915, The Merchant of Venice opened at the 44th Street Theatre. A tragic comedy by William Shakespeare, the play believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character. This is made explicit by the title page of the first quarto: The mo?t excellent Hi?torie of the Merchant of Venice. The play was recenlty brought to Broadway in 2010 after a successful run at Shakespeare in the Park with Al Pacino and Lily Rabe. (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...)

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 - Dec 5, 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...)

Elements Theatre to Bring POUND OF FLESH Touring Show to NYC, 1/25-2/11Elements Theatre to Bring POUND OF FLESH Touring Show to NYC, 1/25-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture's view of "The Other." (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins Tonight at Shakespeare Theatre of NJMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins Tonight at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 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 tonight, December 3rd at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/28Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents A Christmas Carol from tonight, December 3-28, 2014. (more...)

Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Old Globe today announced Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ('Barney Miller,' The Rothschilds) will star in the West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. The cast also features Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, and Lowell Byers. The Twenty-seventh Man will run February 14 through March 15 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run February 14-18. Opening night is Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale Friday, January 16. 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...)

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...)

David Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This JuneDavid Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

William Shakespeare's classic THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will be performed in New York on June 10th at 3pm (Preview), 14th at 7pm (Opening), 22nd and 24th at 8pm 2015. (more...)

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse THE MERCHANT OF VENICEThe Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents The Merchant of Venice, May 1-24. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, F. Murray Abraham, John Doyle & More Will Head Off-Broadway for Classic Stage Company's 2015-16 SeasonTonya Pinkins, F. Murray Abraham, John Doyle & More Will Head Off-Broadway for Classic Stage Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced plans for its 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles AndersonCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Eight (8) with special guest Miles Anderson available for free download starting April 1, 2015. (more...)

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