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Quintessence Theatre Group Kicks Off Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II - TodayQuintessence Theatre Group Kicks Off Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II - Today
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. AS YOU LIKE IT will begin previews today, October 1 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 4 at 8pm. RICHARD II will begin previews on Thursday, October 9 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 18 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, PA. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSORPhoto Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2014-15 season with Shakespeare's battle of the sexes, The Merry Wives of Windsor, presented in rotating repertory with Boublil and Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical epic, LES MISERABLES (September 26 - November 9, 2014). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the 'Merry Wives' cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company - Another New Theater OpensBWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company - Another New Theater Opens
by Charles Shubow - September 30, 2014

Chesapeake Shakespeare Theatre Moves into downtown Baltimore. (more...)
Shakespeare's Globe Production of KING LEAR, Starring Joseph Marcell, Begins Tonight at NYU SkirballShakespeare's Globe Production of KING LEAR, Starring Joseph Marcell, Begins Tonight at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2014

NYU Skirball presents Shakespeare's Globe's acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR. Directed by Bill Buckhurst and starring Joseph Marcell in the title role, KING LEAR begins performances at NYU Skirball (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY, 10012) tonight, September 30, 2014, with opening night set for Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and running through Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)
CCM's 2014-15 Series to Begin 10/1 with Gender-Bending MACBETHCCM's 2014-15 Series to Begin 10/1 with Gender-Bending MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) opens its 2014-15 Mainstage Series with William Shakespeare's dark and twisted tragedy Macbeth. Under the direction of Brant Russell, Assistant Professor of Drama, Macbeth will make its CCM debut Oct. 2 through 5 in CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater, with a preview performance at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. (more...)
KING LEAR National Tour Plays the Annenberg Center, Now thru 9/27KING LEAR National Tour Plays the Annenberg Center, Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2014

Annenberg Center Live kicks off its fall season with the U.S. tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Company's King Lear. Direct from London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents a faithful restaging of King Lear that's filled with tempestuous poetry, touches of humor and moments of heart-rending simplicity. This production of what is considered Shakespeare's greatest tragedy features stage and screen actor Joseph Marcell, known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show runs today, September 24-27 at the Annenberg Center at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)
JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)
Shakespeare & Company Takes HAMLET and 'LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD' on School Tours; Book Now!Shakespeare & Company Takes HAMLET and 'LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD' on School Tours; Book Now!
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2014

Heart-stirring, crowd-rousing and life-changing education programs are a bedrock of Shakespeare & Company. This year, the company presents the New England Tour of Hamlet and the Shakespeare & Company original hit Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World. Both Tours sold out last year, so be sure to book now to secure one of these performances in your school! (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Wonderful New Theater Inaugurated In Side-Splitting Style: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's New HomeBWW Reviews: A Wonderful New Theater Inaugurated In Side-Splitting Style: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's New Home
by Jack L. B. Gohn - September 22, 2014

Wow to the theater, a three-tier structure that echoes the layout of Shakespeare's own Globe. Wow to the play, one of Shakespeare's funniest. Wow to the acting, the direction, the staging, the lighting. The audience is assured of over two hours of being in stitches. (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The MetAnna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The Met
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2014

Anna Netrebko sings her first North American performances of the charismatic villainess of Verdi's Macbeth this season, in starry cast that also includes Željko Lu?i? as Macbeth, Joseph Calleja as Macduff, and René Pape as Banquo. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will lead all seven performances of the opera, which opens September 24 in a revival of noted Shakespeare director Adrian Noble's 2007 production. The October 11 matinee performance will launch the ninth season of the Met's Live in HD series when it is transmitted worldwide to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 68 countries around the world. (more...)
Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2014

The Bard is more modern and alive than ever in visionary Robert Wilson's Shakespeare's Sonnets, a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare's canon. Set to a sweeping score composed by the renowned Rufus Wainwright, a genre-bending mix of medieval German Minnesang, classical, pop, and cabaret rock is performed by Bertolt Brecht's historic Berliner Ensemble. The sonnets were pared down and selected by Berliner dramaturge Jutta Ferbers who deftly adapted these captivating poems that were not originally intended for the theater. The production was first staged in Berlin in 2009 for the fourth centennial of the publishing of the sonnets. The production's world premiere was in April 2009 in Berlin and still runs in the Berliner Ensemble's repertory. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Dreamy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Dreamy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Katricia Lang - September 19, 2014

Toto, we're not in Athens anymore. (more...)
Shakespeare in the Streets' AS YOU LIKE IT Kicks Off todayShakespeare in the Streets' AS YOU LIKE IT Kicks Off today
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Local residents and professional actors will join forces in the artful adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like, as part of the third annual Shakespeare in the Streets presented by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, scheduled today through Saturday, Sept. 18-20, on Central Avenue between Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue in downtown Clayton. (more...)
TWELFTH NIGHT Plays Crucible Stage, Now thru 18 Oct Before National TourTWELFTH NIGHT Plays Crucible Stage, Now thru 18 Oct Before National Tour
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

The Sheffield Theatres' and English Touring Theatre's co-production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night takes to the Crucible stage from tonight 18 September to Saturday 18 October, prior to a six-date national tour. (more...)
Hypokrit Theatre Company Launches Inaugural Season with ROMEO AND JULIET TonightHypokrit Theatre Company Launches Inaugural Season with ROMEO AND JULIET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Hypokrit Theatre Company's inaugural production is the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, re­imagined with a Bollywood aesthetic. The production will premiere in 2015 at the Access Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Lazarus Theatre to Stage All-Female HENRY V, Nov 11-29Lazarus Theatre to Stage All-Female HENRY V, Nov 11-29
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Lazarus Theatre Company announces Shakespeare's violent and bombast history, Henry V in an all female production as the final offering in the yearlong celebration marking the 450th anniversary of the Bards birth. Cast to be announced. Adapted and directed by Ricky Dukes. (more...)
BWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous EventBWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous Event
by Jeff Davis - September 15, 2014

Conceived, adapted, and performed by Robert Faires, Henry V is a production that astounds from beginning to end. The production, which premiered in 2009, is certainly worthy of the revival its received. (more...)
BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPESTBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by Michael L. Quintos - September 15, 2014

Something completely enchanting is happening right now on a stage in Costa Mesa. Kicking off its 51st season, South Coast Repertory---in association with the American Repertory Theatre and the Smith Center---is currently staging the remarkable, re-envisioned new take on William Shakespeare's classic play THE TEMPEST created by Aaron Posner and magician Teller. The visually-stunning, wonderfully magical production continues its Southern California premiere performances through September 28. (more...)
BWW Previews: Globe on Screen's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in Los Angeles Cinemas, 9/22BWW Previews: Globe on Screen's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in Los Angeles Cinemas, 9/22
by Ellen Dostal - September 13, 2014

Lovers of Shakespeare are in for a real treat when Shakespeare's Globe Theatre brings its all-male Original Practices production of Twelfth Night to local cinemas beginning September 22. Starring award-winning actors Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio, the film gives audiences an exclusive opportunity to see this unique performance from the Globe Theatre in London. It is also a chance to see the kind of production that would have been presented in Shakespeare's day, down to the style of the music, dance, costumes, and scenery. (more...)
A Noise Within Opens 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST TonightA Noise Within Opens 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, inaugurates its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Directed by Timothy Douglas in his ANW debut, the show opens tonight, September 13 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. This will be the third production of The Tempest for A Noise Within, which also mounted the play in 1993 and 2006; going against the grain in true revolutionary form, Prospero will be cast with a woman in the role, ANW favorite Deborah Strang. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, continuing in D.C. for a limited engagement through September 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, Opens Tonight at the McCarter Theatre CenterANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, Opens Tonight at the McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

From Egypt and England to South Africa, backstage, and beyond -The Tony Award-Winning McCarter Theatre Center takes audiences around the world for its 2014-2015 season. The season begins with a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, opening tonight, September 12, and running through October 5, 2014. (more...)
BWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on TourBWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on Tour
by Charles Shubow - September 12, 2014

Octet of actors makes for memorable evening. (more...)
Dances Patrelle Stages ROMEO & JULIET, Now thru 9/14Dances Patrelle Stages ROMEO & JULIET, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2014

Dances Patrelle presents Romeo & Juliet, a dazzling 25th Anniversary Performance, from today, September 11, through the 14th, 2014 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. (more...)

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