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Performance Network Theatre Presents RICHARD III, Now thru 6/1Performance Network Theatre Presents RICHARD III, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

From today, April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)
Joseph Haj and PlayMakers Rep to Take PERICLES to Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Feb-Nov 2015Joseph Haj and PlayMakers Rep to Take PERICLES to Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Feb-Nov 2015
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Joseph Haj, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, is leading a team of artists from PlayMakers to mount a production of William Shakespeare's "Pericles" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). (more...)
Share All Things Bard-Related on Shakespeare Festival St. Louis's New Website, Shake38.comShare All Things Bard-Related on Shakespeare Festival St. Louis's New Website, Shake38.com
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Shakespeare enthusiasts worldwide will be able to share all things Bard-related on SHAKE38.com, an innovative site developed by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, going live today, April 23, the playwright's 450th birthday. The project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts ArtWorks, with additional support from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. (more...)
Marin Shakespeare Company Announces Pay-As-You-Like-It Admission for all Performances of AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/5-8/10Marin Shakespeare Company Announces Pay-As-You-Like-It Admission for all Performances of AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/5-8/10
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Marin Shakespeare Company celebrates the 450th Anniversary of Will Shakespeare's birth (April 23, 2014) with an announcement of a special gift for Bay Area Shakespeare fans and the theater going community. (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala, Featuring Paul Sorvino's KING LEARPhoto Flash: Inside Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala, Featuring Paul Sorvino's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

On Monday, April 21 Shrunken Shakespeare Company held their 2014 Fundraiser Gala at New York's TGB Theatre. The gala featured actor Paul Sorvino's 'Lear' Adaptation. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)
Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare all season long, with five Shakespeare productions on its stages and a series of more than 20 special events at the Forum. (more...)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Hosts REVEL & FEAST TodayCincinnati Shakespeare Company Hosts REVEL & FEAST Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has announced their new event titled 'Revel and Feast', an inspired Awards Ceremony and Celebration marking Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 20th Anniversary Season, today, April 23 - Shakespeare's 450th birthday - at Memorial Hall. That evening, CSC will commemorate 20 years of bringing Shakespeare and Classical Theatre to the Queen City and its completion of Shakespeare's 38-play Canon - a rare accomplishment and distinction among US theater companies. (more...)
RSC Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with Fireworks TonightRSC Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with Fireworks Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will mark Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with a free fireworks display outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon this evening, 23 April. (more...)
Theatre for a New Audience Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday with Special KING LEAR Performance TonightTheatre for a New Audience Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday with Special KING LEAR Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), New York's pre-eminent classical theatre company, will celebrate the Bard's 450th birthday with a special performance of its critically acclaimed production of KING LEAR, featuring Michael Pennington in a cast of 22. (more...)
Hole in the Wall Theater Throws Shakespeare a Birthday Party TodayHole in the Wall Theater Throws Shakespeare a Birthday Party Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, the Hole in the Wall Theater will be holding a celebration after their general meeting at 7:00 PM today, April 23rd. (more...)
Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green and More Set for LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below TonightAmy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green and More Set for LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. (more...)
CINDERELLA, MATILDA and More Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets TodayCINDERELLA, MATILDA and More Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday today, April 23, 2014, the Broadway League has announced a series of joint activities with World Book Night U.S, a non-profit campaign to give printed books to light or non-readers. (more...)
WickedGreen Productions Presents TWELFTH NIGHT With An All-Male Cast TonightWickedGreen Productions Presents TWELFTH NIGHT With An All-Male Cast Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

WickedGreen Productions and Emilio Rodriquez present an exclusive one night only performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in honor of the bard's 450th birthday! Playing at the Michigan Actor's Studio in Ferndale , this version of Shakespeare's classic tale of mistaken identity and tomfoolery will be like none you've ever seen. Comprised of an all male cast ranging from fresh faces to seasoned pros and produced with an air of festivity and celebration, it is an event not to be missed! (more...)
Stratford Festival's SHAKESPEARE SLAM Features Paul Gross, Steven Page and Hawksley Workman TonightStratford Festival's SHAKESPEARE SLAM Features Paul Gross, Steven Page and Hawksley Workman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Paul Gross, Steven Page and Hawksley Workman are headlining the Stratford Festival Forum's Shakespeare Slam tonight, April 23, at Toronto's Koerner Hall. This celebration marking Shakespeare's 450th birthday will be hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, and will showcase the Festival's 2014 season theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge. (more...)
MACBETH Opera Opens Tonight at ArtscapeMACBETH Opera Opens Tonight at Artscape
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

In this radical take on Verdi's MACBETH, conceptualised, designed and directed by Brett Bailey, Shakespeare's story of ambition, treachery and witchcraft is set in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, amongst the wars and ruthless exploitation that tear this invisible corner of the world apart. Within a milieu of multinational double-dealings, ethnic conflict, brutal militia, 'blood minerals' and glittering Chinese imports, a Congolese warlord and his ambitious wife murder their leader and unleash atrocities on the crumbling African province that they seize. (more...)
Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday at DRUNK SHAKESPEARE With Deals thru 4/26Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday at DRUNK SHAKESPEARE With Deals thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2014

The Drunk Shakespeare Society is celebrating William Shakespeare's 450th birthday all this week at DRUNK SHAKESPEARE. For all performances through Saturday, April 26, a free beer is included with the purchase of a $25 ticket, using the code BARDBEER. (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOWBWW Reviews: THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW
by Evan Henerson - April 22, 2014

As Denzel Washington, Kenny Leon and Co. usher in the umpteenth renaissance of Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, across the country, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is mounting a 50th anniversary revival of the only other work the Hansberry- who died at 34 - lived to see produced. (more...)
BWW Reviews: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Oregon Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Evan Henerson - April 22, 2014

It may take a few minutes for a viewer to get his bearings within the world of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL. The canvas laid out by playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes stretches from Puerto Rico to San Diego, from Philadelphia to Japan. Characters go by their chatroom handles, and their relationships to each other - even among family members who meet face to face - are complicated and are not immediately made clear. (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE TEMPEST at Oregon Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: THE TEMPEST at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Evan Henerson - April 22, 2014

Feats of magic are at an end, resolutions have been made and Ferdinand and Miranda are bound for a world far braver and newer than what they've experienced on this magical island. That's when Jeffrey King, as Antonio, turns to face his brother Prospero whose Dukedom Antonio usurped lo those many years ago. Prospero has forgiven him, and what does Antonio do? (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Oregon Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Evan Henerson - April 22, 2014

The throw-everything-against-the-wall-and-pray-for-laughs approach to low comedy is a staple of live theater, and certainly, of William Shakespeare's plays. None play would seem to invite a shtick-fest - beg for one even - than the hugely ridiculous THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, alas, Kent Gash's free-for-all staging of Errors exposes the play's lameness rather than celebrates its lunacy. For ninety non-breezy minutes, every actor on that stage is mugging (or frugging) his or her collective buns off. Some of the players are quite deft and, indeed, the production has its share of laughs. Too often, though, the jokes don't land, the pace slows and the endeavor is dead in the water. (more...)
BWW Reviews: MAY VIOLETS SPRING: Elseworld ElsinoreBWW Reviews: MAY VIOLETS SPRING: Elseworld Elsinore
by Duncan Pflaster - April 22, 2014

Dare Lab presents the new verse play 'May Violets Spring' in which James Parenti cleverly rewrites Hamlet to make Ophelia a central and active character. (more...)
New York Shakespeare Exchange Celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday with Sneak Peek Screening of SONNET #63 TodayNew York Shakespeare Exchange Celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday with Sneak Peek Screening of SONNET #63 Today
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange (Ross Williams, Artistic Director) celebrates Shakespeare's birthday with the premiere of Sonnet #63, directed by Josh Barrett and starring Austin Pendleton, for THE SONNET PROJECT at a viewing party at Amity Hall (80 West 3rd Street, between Thompson and Sullivan) today, April 22 from 7 - 11 PM. (more...)
John Skelley Stars in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie, Beg. TonightJohn Skelley Stars in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2014

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a sixth year, presenting Hamlet, Shakespeare's story of a Danish prince's search for vengeance, justice and truth, in repertory with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a reworking of the same tragedy from the point of view of two minor characters and their static existence in a world beyond their comprehension. This two-week engagement today, April 22 - May 4, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage, will conclude a successful seven-month 42-city tour, during which time these productions played to thousands of adults and students in large and small markets around the United States. Both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will showcase the talents of graduates of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, as well as alumni of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training. (more...)
A Noise Within to Present 'An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group', 5/12A Noise Within to Present 'An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group', 5/12
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group on Monday, May 12 at 8:00 pm - a performance of stand- up comedy about 'getting up there' LA's longest-running climate clairvoyant knows that we all get older, 'weather' we like it or not-- but Fritz proves that humor lets us do it like heroes. Aimed at the Boomer generation, this benefit show focuses on the shared experiences of the post-War generation, but folks of all ages will relish this beloved weatherman's comic charm. (more...)
Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host Free Screening of Joss Whedon's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park, 4/26Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host Free Screening of Joss Whedon's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2014

Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with Orlando Shakespeare Theater's free screening of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, a modern retelling about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a clever way with words. The Bard's beloved comedy comes to life in this black and white masterpiece.Much Ado About Nothing runs 109 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use. (more...)

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