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New Orleans Shakespeare Festival to Bring THE TEMPEST to TulaneNew Orleans Shakespeare Festival to Bring THE TEMPEST to Tulane
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2017

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, New Orleans' professional classical theatre company, will close out its 24th Season with a magical production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. (more...)
JULIUS CAESAR, Set at All-Girls High School, Hits NYC TonightJULIUS CAESAR, Set at All-Girls High School, Hits NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2017

Pocket Universe presents a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. The production will run through July 8, 2017 at the Access Theater Gallery Space. Opening night is tonight, June 23. (more...)
HAMLET Gets Diverse, Dynamic Staging by Freehold's Engaged TheatreHAMLET Gets Diverse, Dynamic Staging by Freehold's Engaged Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

The genius of Shakespeare's plays is their ability to resonate in every age. The timelessness of HAMLET combined with Freehold's Engaged Theatre productions' intentionally dynamic and diverse staging means that any human can see a reflection of some part of themselves in the story, the characters, the music or movement. (more...)
OSF's Play on! Project to Present Reading of JULIUS CAESAROSF's Play on! Project to Present Reading of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Play on! project, which has commissioned 36 playwrights to translate Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English, will present a staged reading of Shishir Kurup's translation of Julius Caesar on Sunday, July 9 at 1:30 pm at the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School. (more...)
Brown Box Theatre Project to Return for 7th Year of Free Shakespeare with HAMLETBrown Box Theatre Project to Return for 7th Year of Free Shakespeare with HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Brown Box Theatre Project returns for a seventh year of Free Outdoor Shakespeare with their largest and most ambitious production yet. The troupe's much-anticipated presentation of Hamlet will enjoy a three-week tour to seven outdoor venues throughout Greater Boston August 11-27. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 to August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Blair Baker to Play HAMLET in Gender-Bending Adaptation at SheNYC ArtsBlair Baker to Play HAMLET in Gender-Bending Adaptation at SheNYC Arts
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Blair Baker will play Hamlet in a gender-bending adaptation at SheNYC Arts. The new play adaptation by Tatiana Barcari and Wednesday Derrico will run at the Connelly Theater this July. (more...)
Hartford Stage's BREAKDANCING SHAKESPEARE: AS YOU LIKE IT Adds Benefit ShowHartford Stage's BREAKDANCING SHAKESPEARE: AS YOU LIKE IT Adds Benefit Show
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Hartford Stage, in conjunction with the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Neighborhood Studios, has announced performance dates for this summer's Breakdancing Shakespeare: As You Like It. Four performances will be held at Hartford Stage Thursday, August 3, through Saturday, August 5, which will include a special benefit performance. (more...)
Iris Theatre's Open-Air Production of MACBETH Begins at Covent GardenIris Theatre's Open-Air Production of MACBETH Begins at Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Iris Theatre's 10th-anniversary immersive production of Macbeth stars David Hywel Baynes, who has returned from the US following his Best Actor Offie Award-nominated tour-de-force as King Richard in Richard III, also for Iris Theatre. (more...)
Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old GlobeTaymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)
DreamWrights' Theatre Under the Trees to Bring 'SHREW' Rat Pack to Local ParksDreamWrights' Theatre Under the Trees to Bring 'SHREW' Rat Pack to Local Parks
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2017

A three piece band and a tenor singing hits from the early 50's like "Mambo Italiano' and 'Satin Doll" set the mood for a night of laughter and flirting with Theatre Under the Trees' nineteenth summer production, The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)
Oscar Isaac Plays Title Role in HAMLET, Beginning Tonight at The Public TheaterOscar Isaac Plays Title Role in HAMLET, Beginning Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet as part of its downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - The Carriage House Players to Present Shakespeare's MACBETHPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - The Carriage House Players to Present Shakespeare's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2017

The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players) are proud to present William Shakespeare's Macbeth! (more...)
COMEDY OF ERRORS to Launch Long Island Shakespeare FestivalCOMEDY OF ERRORS to Launch Long Island Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2017

June 29th marks the opening of the 18th annual Long Island Shakespeare Festival on the Selden campus of Suffolk Community College. Laughter will take center stage for 2 weeks as they present their production of William Shakespeare's COMEDY OF ERRORS. All seating for this production is FREE. The free performances are underwritten by the Suffolk County Community College Association as a gift to Long Island. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard in The Old Globe's KING RICHARD IIPhoto Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard in The Old Globe's KING RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first offering in the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play will run now through July 15, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is tomorrow, June 18, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at Robert Sean Leonard and the company in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Young Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, Opening Tonight!Photo Flash: First Look at Young Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2017

For its 9th season, Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare's teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux's outdoor Curtain Theater (7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive) into the Forest of Arden for a production of the romantic comedy As You Like It. Featuring auditioned actors performing Shakespeare's beautiful poetry, As You Like It will run Thursdays through Sundays at 8 pm, tonight, June 15, through June 25, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)
MACBETH Brings Something Wicked to Rowayton Tonight for Shakespeare on the SoundMACBETH Brings Something Wicked to Rowayton Tonight for Shakespeare on the Sound
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2017

Performances begin tonight for the Shakespeare on the Sound's immersive production of Macbeth. Opening Night is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Set for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot This JulyALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Set for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot This July
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2017

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, opens its 23rd season July 6 to 22 with 'All's Well That Ends Well,' directed by Karla Hendrick.  It's the first time this play has been presented in a parking lot, ever. (more...)
Project Y Theatre to Present David Carl's TRUMP LEAR at UNDER St. MarksProject Y Theatre to Present David Carl's TRUMP LEAR at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Project Y Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Trump Lear, written and performed by David Carl and directed by Michole Biancosino, July 7-August 12 at UNDER St. Marks. (more...)
HAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln ParkHAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln Park
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2017

HAMLET is the summer production in Midsommer Flight's sixth season bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks. It opens Saturday, July 8 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. (more...)
Shakespeare '70 to Stage MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Kelsey TheatreShakespeare '70 to Stage MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2017

'Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall,' proclaims Shakespeare in 'Measure by Measure,' coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)
Spanish Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET & More Set for Theater on the Lake's 65th SeasonSpanish Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET & More Set for Theater on the Lake's 65th Season
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2017

The Chicago Park District today announced the five genre-defying productions comprising the 65th season of Theater on the Lake, the Chicago Park District summer theater festival. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORSPhoto Flash: First Look at Tennessee Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2017

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Simotes, is being produced by Tennessee Shakespeare Company in partnership with the University of Memphis' Dept. of Theatre & Dance at the University of Memphis Theatre Building (3745 Central Avenue), now through June 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Trinity Rep to Take Bilingual ROMEO AND JULIET on Providence TourTrinity Rep to Take Bilingual ROMEO AND JULIET on Providence Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), announces the second year of its program Shakespeare en el Verano (Shakespeare in the Summer). (more...)

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