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Theatre for a New Audience Teams with New York Public Library for 'FIRST FOLIO' EventTheatre for a New Audience Teams with New York Public Library for 'FIRST FOLIO' Event
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience and The New York Public Library will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with a viewing of a First Folio followed by a conversation among scholars and conservators on the Folio's innovative origins, its history as a wildly coveted (and carefully conserved) artifact, and its continued role in the robust afterlife of Shakespeare. (more...)
MACBETH to Play the Contemporary Theater Company This FallMACBETH to Play the Contemporary Theater Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2016

Double, double toil and trouble: Shakespeare's spooky tragedy, Macbeth, is coming to the Contemporary Theater Company just in time for Halloween, running October 14 through November 12. (more...)
Photo Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public ForumPhoto Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public Forum
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2016

The Public Theater recently continued its 2016 Fall Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages, with a reading of Shakespeare's Coriolanus last night at Joe's Pub. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)
BWW Article: A Tale Of Two TitusesBWW Article: A Tale Of Two Tituses
by Keith Waits - September 27, 2016

One of Shakespeare's earliest plays. One of Shakespeare's bloodiest and goriest plays. One of Shakespeare's least frequently performed plays. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's Holiday Show TWELFTH NIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's Holiday Show TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2016

Midsommer Flight continues its fifth season of free Shakespeare programming, presenting a remount of last year's hit, a free indoor production of the comedy Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Midsommer Flight's Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf and music directed by Midsommer Flight's Resident Music Director Elizabeth Rentfro in partnership with the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)
Hamlet Isn't Dead to Mount THE MERCHANT OF VENICE as Musical AdventureHamlet Isn't Dead to Mount THE MERCHANT OF VENICE as Musical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2016

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director David Andrew Laws. (more...)
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Company - A Fascinating Contemporary TreatBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Company - A Fascinating Contemporary Treat
by Charles Shubow - September 26, 2016

Director Alan Paul takes risks with Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. (more...)
BBW Review: Long Live KING CHARLES IIIBBW Review: Long Live KING CHARLES III
by Maria Rita Meli - September 26, 2016

Is England prepared for Prince Charles' ascension to the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth II? King Charles III, making its regional premiere in the Arizona Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season, explores his possible future reign. (more...)
Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)
$10K Grant Supports FSU/Asolo Conservatory's 'Shakespeare in the Gardens' Show$10K Grant Supports FSU/Asolo Conservatory's 'Shakespeare in the Gardens' Show
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training today announced that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. (more...)
Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's CrossDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from tonight 23rd September. (more...)
LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording Released TodayLIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

The star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT is out digitally and in stores today, September 23, 2016, via Broadway Records. (more...)
Brown/Trinity Rep to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and THE WINTER'S TALEBrown/Trinity Rep to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs kick off their season by breathing new life into two of Shakespeare's classics. The Taming of the Shrew, under the direction of Kate Bergstrom ('18), runs October 20-23, 2016 and The Winter's Tale, directed by Mauricio Salgado ('18) runs November 3-6, 2016. (more...)
MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterMOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

The Public Theater's MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet officially opens at the The Public Theater's Shiva Theater tonight, September 22, for a run through Sunday, October 9.  (more...)
Shakespeare in the Square to Stage CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON This FallShakespeare in the Square to Stage CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2016

Shakespeare in the Square will present Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon - the debut production from the Combative Theatre Co. - for a limited engagement from November 4 to 20. (more...)
Northern Stage to Present a Daring Production of MACBETH at Barrette Center for the ArtsNorthern Stage to Present a Daring Production of MACBETH at Barrette Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2016

William Shakespeare's Macbeth runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, September 28 through October 23. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults. (more...)
Cast Set for Alley Theatre's 70th Season Opener A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMCast Set for Alley Theatre's 70th Season Opener A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2016

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre, has announced the cast and creative team of the Hubbard Theatre season opener, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.   (more...)
Joan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's CrossJoan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from 23rd September. (more...)
Lois Smith and Zach Grenier Set for SIN & VIRTUE Benefit for Frog & Peach TheatreLois Smith and Zach Grenier Set for SIN & VIRTUE Benefit for Frog & Peach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2016

Frog & Peach Theatre Company's Sin & Virtue gala reading will star Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lois Smith and Zach Grenier (TV's The Good Wife, Deadwood) on Tuesday, September 27. (more...)
Dion Johnstone to Star as CORIOLANUS with Patrick Page and More at Red Bull TheaterDion Johnstone to Star as CORIOLANUS with Patrick Page and More at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. (more...)
Shakespeare Steps to the Plate at Louisville Slugger Museum & FactoryShakespeare Steps to the Plate at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2016

'The play's the thing' at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory as the attraction joins the citywide celebration welcoming William Shakespeare's First Folio to Louisville later this year. On September 17 and 18, LSMF teams up with Kentucky Shakespeare to present Wayne & Shuster's hilarious sketch, The Shakespearean Baseball Game: A Comedy of Errors, Hits, and Runs. (more...)
Baltimore Symphonic Band to Launch 'Year of Shakespeare' at CCBC Performing ArtsBaltimore Symphonic Band to Launch 'Year of Shakespeare' at CCBC Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2016

Baltimore Symphonic Band, under the direction of Christopher Wolfe, will kick off CCBC Performing Arts' 'A Year of Shakespeare' with a concert of music inspired by literature, including selections including Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet.' (more...)
UNDEAD BARD to Bring Shakespeare Back from the Dead at Theatre N16UNDEAD BARD to Bring Shakespeare Back from the Dead at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2016

Milk Bottle Productions presents UNDEAD BARD, running October 2nd - October 13th 2016 at Theatre N16. Press Night: October 4th 2016, 7.30pm. (more...)
BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT - Hilarity at the MarketBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT - Hilarity at the Market
by Lynn Beaver - September 13, 2016

Present Company's current production of Shakespeare at the Market, TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare is beautiful, hilarious ode to the Bard. (more...)
Shakespeare Theatre Company's ROMEO & JULIET Begins Previews TonightShakespeare Theatre Company's ROMEO & JULIET Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2016

Continuing its 2016-2017 Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Romeo & Juliet, directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, and featuring STC Affiliated Artist Andrew Veenstra as Romeo and Ayana Workman as Juliet. Romeo & Juliet runs at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th St NW), tonight, September 13, through November 6. (more...)

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