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Lisa Wolpe's SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER to Play Tulane
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Fresh off an international tour, Lisa Wolpe's celebrated show SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER will run from May 20-22, 2016 in Tulane's Lupin Theater. (more...)

CFA to Open Summer Festival with SILK ROAD STORIES
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Columbia Festival of the Arts 2016 Summer themed Festival "Silk Road Stories" runs from June 10 through June 26, including a kick off for the first Columbia Film Festival June 24-25, Koresh Dance Company on June 17th, a Bollywood Dance Spectacular, Mystic India, on June 18, classical pianist Sejoon Park on June 11, and Sundance Film Festival Shorts on Tour, June 12th, among others.  (more...)

Venice Music Project Opens 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The widely acclaimed Venice Music Project returns this spring for its 2016 season, this year filled with enchanting Baroque performances set in the beautiful, new locations of St. George's Anglican Church and the Conservatory Benedetto Marcello in the San Marco district of the city. (more...)

Vorschau: SUGAR und deutsche Erstaufführung von SHYLOCK! am Theater Pforzheim
by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2017 des Theater Pforzheim fugt sich in ein großes Jubilaum der Stadt ein - 2017 wird  feiert Pforzheim den 250. Geburtstag der Schmuck- und Uhrenindustrie. Dementsprechend stehen Sinn und Unsinn des Goldrauschs, das Funkeln und die Widerspruchen des Strebens nach Macht und Reichtum auch im Zentrum des Programms. In der Sparte Oper stehen zwei Musicalpremieren auf dem Program, SUGAR basierend auf dem Billy Wilder Film, und die deutsche Erstauffuhrung von Shylock! inspiriert von Der Kaufmann Von Venedig. Aus der letzten Saison wiederaufgenommen werden WEST SIDE STORY und das TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Liev Schreiber and More Attend The Actors Fund's Edwin Forrest Day
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Sunday, May 15, The Actors Fund gathered at the home of Western Council member Ilyanne Morden Kichaven and her husband Mike for their annual west coast celebration of Edwin Forrest Day and Shakespeare's birthday. The Actors Fund was honored to have acclaimed star of stage and screen Liev Schreiber as their special guest for the afternoon. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

San Diego Rep Extends 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre extends the run of "R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE" due to popular demand with four additional performances. Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, co-founder of San Diego REPertory Theatre, and performed by Ron Campbell, the return engagement now runs through April 10, 2016. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

VIDEO: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg To Preside Over Mock Trial As Part of Venice's The Shylock Project
by Michael Dale - Mar 29, 2016

The United States Supreme Court Justice will preside over arguments by an international cast of lawyers. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Extends 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre extends the run of "R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE" due to popular demand with four additional performances. Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, co-founder of San Diego REPertory Theatre, and performed by Ron Campbell, the return engagement now runs through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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PICT to Host 3rd Annual UNCOMMON PLEAS Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Passions will run high at PICT Classic Theatre's third annual UnCommon Pleas. The Court of UnCommon Pleas will convene on April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Duquesne Club- a fitting forum to hear the appeal of The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Adapts MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a tale of love and enchantment that is simultaneously set in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, ever fond of holding a mirror up to its own neighborhood, is adapting the story into a fable of the Lower East Side in the first production of its 2016 season, July 7 to 24, directed by Kathy Curtiss. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/28-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

One of Shakespeare's most problematic works makes its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot debut July 28 to August 13 when Ezra Barnes directs 'The Merchant of Venice.' (more...)

Lisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPERIENCES to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Fresh off a successful international tour, actress Lisa Wolpe - hailed for her dynamic, gender-bending turns as some of Shakespeare's most popular characters - has announced she will bring her groundbreaking, one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to HERE for 16 performances, July 16th through August 14th. The show will play in repertory with Macbeth3, Wolpe's celebrated three-actor adaptation of the Scottish play, in which she plays the title role, Nick Salamone plays Lady Macbeth and Satan, and Mary Hodges plays Duncan, the Porter, Banquo, and MacDuff. (more...)

Al Pacino to Return to Broadway as Tennessee Williams in New Play?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

After starring in David Mamet's CHINA DOLL last season, Al Pacino might be making a quick return to Broadway. (more...)

Al Pacino, James Taylor Among 2016 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2016 will be Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and musician James Taylor. (more...)

Ducdame Ensemble to Bring TWELFTH NIGHT and MERCHANT OF VENICE to Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ducdame Ensemble, the New York-based theatre company, will bring Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Santa Fe in their first repertory season with the International Shakespeare Center. The productions will run August 22 through September 3, 2016. Ducdame Ensemble's initial collaboration with the ISC, DAMES OF THRONES: THE WOMEN OF SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES, played a sold-out run at Santa Fe's Adobe Rose Theatre this past February. (more...)

BWW Review: DISTRICT MERCHANTS a Thought-Provoking Retelling of Shakespeare at Folger Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Jun 13, 2016

DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Aaron Posner's new adaptation of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, explores the 'other-ness' of being outside the white male stations of power. Setting the work in post-Civil War Washington, D.C., the premiere takes a uniquely American look at race, religion, class and gender. DISTRICT MERCHANTS at the Folger Theatre is an important and compelling work that deftly balances humor among weightier, thought-provoking moments. (more...)

Photo Flash: A First Look at the World Premiere of DISTRICT MERCHANTS
by Nora Dominick - Jun 1, 2016

Check out BroadwayWorld's first look of District Merchants now playing at the Folger Theatre until July 3, 2016.  (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Coming to U.S. Stages, Screens This Year with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, the return of the popular Globe on Screen cinema series and a special two-night concert collaboration with The Los Angeles Philharmonic at the historic Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Shakespeare & Company will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard during this 39th performance season with a newly configured theatre, and will debut its first production in-the-round with The Merchant of Venice, directed by Founder Tina Packer and featuring Jonathan Epstein as Shylock. This controversial and poignant play opens the Tina Packer Playhouse on July 1, and runs through August 21.  (more...)


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BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Kennedy Center
by Hannah Menchhoff - Jul 29, 2016

The Merchant of Venice doesn't trade anything for a fantastic touring show. (more...)

Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

Ducdame Ensemble Video Promo and Casting Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Ducdame Ensemble has announced complete casting for their upcoming productions of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, which will be presented in rotating rep by the International Shakespeare Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ducdame Ensemble, known for productions that draw attention to currently relevant themes in classic texts, will use a tight ensemble of eight of the company's founding members to take on Shakespeare's timeless tales.  (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Jonathan Pryce
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Prycestars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Pryce & Company Take Bows in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

Houston Shakespeare Festival 2016 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For more than 40 years, the school has delivered the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) to eager audiences. This year's event will continue this tradition with free performances of 'Much Ado About Nothing' directed by Jack Young and 'Henry V' directed by Lenny Banovez. Performances run July 29 through Aug. 7 at Hermann Park's Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Dr.). All performances begin at 8:15 p.m. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Gala of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Shakespeare & Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 11, 2016

The magic of Venice was in the air at Shakespeare & Company last night.   After a stirring performance of The Merchant of Venice, directed by Tina Packer in the Tina Packer Playhouse, it was cocktails, dinner, and dancing under the stars on the beautiful campus of Shakespeare & Company.   Guests mingled with actors and dignitaries at the annual Gala and BroadwayWorld was there.  The play runs through August 21st. Check out the photos below. (more...)

BWW Review: Margaret Comes Front and Center in Shakespeare's ROSE QUEEN
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 28, 2016

While she may not be as recognizable as Beatrice, Viola, Lady Macbeth or many of his more popular leading ladies, Margaret of Anjou is nonetheless a significant presence in Shakespeare's history plays - specifically the first tetralogy of the War of the Roses. In this 4-part series (Henry VI Parts 1, 2 & 3 and Richard III) she is a remarkable figure. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

Edward Fox To Star In New Betjeman Play SAND IN THE SANDWICHES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour visiting the Minerva Theatre Chichester, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and culminating with a final performance at the Folkestone Book Festival on 24 November 2016. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

International Shakespeare Center Announces First Repertory Season in Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

From August 22 through September 3, 2016, the award-winning Ducdame Ensemble will perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

Secret Theatre Announces THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Fresh from receiving six New York Innovative Theatre nominations for A Chorus Line the team of Richard Mazda  [A Chorus Line, Richard III] and Alberto Bonilla [To Protect The Poets, Richard III] follow their wildly successful award winning Richard III with a production of The Merchant or Venice.  This is one of two Shakespeare productions this coming season at The Secret with the team of Mazda/Bonilla with a production of King Lear featuring beloved character actor Austin Pendleton going up in March 2017. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Featuring Steven Epp at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience, announces the complete cast for the New York premiere of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, the first play in its four-production 2016-2017 Season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

?Three Productions Inspired By Shakespeare Make Up Welsh National Opera's Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Three productions inspired by William Shakespeare make up Welsh National Opera's Autumn season, which will comprise a British premiere and two new productions.  The season is part of the official Shakespeare 400 celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the great bard's death whilst continuing WNO Artistic Director David Pountney's creative approach to themed seasons. (more...)

International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe Announces Venues for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe has announced the venues for their inaugural Summer Rep Season featuring Ducdame Ensemble. TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, will take place in Meow Wolf's immersive, permanent art installation, the House of Eternal Return. (more...)

Ed Dixon's GEORGIE to Receive Workshop in NYC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Martin Platt and David Elliott (Perry Street Theatricals) announce a workshop presentation of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, directed by Eric Schaeffer and written by and starring Ed Dixon, on April 11, 2016. The presentation will run 90 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role of Theatre for a New Audience's HAMLET in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience announces that as part of its 2016-2017 season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac will play the title role in Hamlet staged by Sam Gold.  Oscar Isaac and Sam Gold last worked together on Zoe Kazan's We Live Here in 2011.Hamlet is their first collaboration on Shakespeare and their first production with Theatre for a New Audience. Hamlet will begin previews on June 4, 2017 for an opening June 22 and run through July 30. (more...)

Newgrass Champions, Coral Creek, Tour Recently Released Self-Titled Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Breaking the bluegrass boilerplate, Colorado-based Americana group, CORAL CREEK, tours the national release of their self-titled album. (more...)

Simon Callow Defends White Actors Using Black Makeup, Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

An interview to promote his new film, 'Golden Years,' segued into a controversial subject. (more...)

Folger Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Concluding its highly successful 2015/16 season, Folger Theatre stages the world premiere of District Merchants, a variation of Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice. Commissioned by Folger Theatre as part of the 2016 celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare and in tandem with the Folger exhibition America's Shakespeare, playwright Aaron Posner sets this new exploration of class and difference in our own political place of power, Washington, D.C., just after the Civil War. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CSC's NATHAN THE WISE, Starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Classic Stage Company welcomes two-time Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, Journey's End) and Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's NATHAN THE WISE. The production began performances on March 23 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by Brian Kulick and adapted by Edward Kemp, NATHAN THE WISE will have its official press opening tonight, April 13, and play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1. (more...)

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