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Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at OxfordPhoto Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)
SNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEARSNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by Jessica Khan - April 28, 2016

Upcoming SNOWDEN star Rhys Ifans is the latest to sign on for the Old Vic's KING LEAR. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Romantic Highlights from ROMEO AND JULIET at Opera Grand RapidsSTAGE TUBE: Watch Romantic Highlights from ROMEO AND JULIET at Opera Grand Rapids
by Stage Tube - April 28, 2016

ROMEO AND JULIETYou know the romantic story of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, but have you seen the beautiful operatic adaption by French composer Charles Gounod? Presenting swoon-worth duets, elaborate staging, and an all-star cast, Opera Grand Rapids' production of ROMEO AND JULIET April 29 and 30 comes just in time to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at The GammPhoto Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) closes Season 31 with THE WINTER'S TALE, William Shakespeare's bittersweet story about jealousy, revenge and loss...and the redeeming power of love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare GalaPhoto Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare Gala
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)
BWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's SeasonBWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's Season
by Veronica Bruscini - April 27, 2016

Pawtucket's Gamm Theater has taken this complex, unique blend of storytelling and staged a glorious WINTER'S TALE, proving once again why the company is critically and popularly lauded as the gold standard for Shakespearean productions in Rhode Island. (more...)
Helen Mirren Talks Shakespeare's Legacy at LIVE from the NYPL TonightHelen Mirren Talks Shakespeare's Legacy at LIVE from the NYPL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2016

Going back to her start with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the career of acclaimed actress Helen Mirren has been punctuated by the works of William Shakespeare. Now, to help mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mirren comes to LIVE from the NYPL to reflect on the legacy of the prolific playwright. (more...)
University of Montana Stages Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning TonightUniversity of Montana Stages Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2016

The University of Montana is pleased to present ROMEO AND JULIET, one of Shakespeare's most popular and beloved plays. ROMEO AND JULIET runs in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on campus tonight, April 27, through April 30 and May 3-7, 2016. (more...)
BWW Review:  PERICLES at TRT is Exciting and InventiveBWW Review: PERICLES at TRT is Exciting and Inventive
by Marina Kennedy - April 26, 2016

See William Shakespeare's 'Pericles' at Two River Theater through May 8th. Directed by David Schweizer and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, the show has original music and lyrics by Rinde Eckert and musical direction by Ian Axness. The dive bar setting puts a modern spin on The Bard's classic and the show features an exceptional cast. (more...)
BWW Review: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY: A Cauldron Full of Belly Laughs at the Folger from the Reduced Shakespeare CompanyBWW Review: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY: A Cauldron Full of Belly Laughs at the Folger from the Reduced Shakespeare Company
by Ellen Burns - April 26, 2016

There is but poor substitute for a trio of fools on a romp to entertain; nay, but it is futility at its finest to resist the siren call of slapstick's song. Anyone else have the urge to, as I call it, "Shakespeak" after an evening of Shakespeare? No? Just me? Ok, well no matter. In any pentameter, the Reduced Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor and Teddy Spencer are very, very funny; fearless, quick witted, masters of quick change and, most importantly, having a blast on stage, which means the audience is likely to have fun too. The RSC has a long history of taking gargantuan themes (think American history, The Bible, Hollywood) and mining them for laughs, and, inspired by a 2010 visit to the Folger, creating a work that covered the Shakespearean universe in one "holy grail" of a play, seemed an obvious mission to them. (more...)
Filter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to HOME Manchester This MayFilter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to HOME Manchester This May
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2016

Fresh from tours of India and a run in New York, Filter Theatre's 90-minute take on the Bard's joyous comedy TWELFTH NIGHT is a feast for the eyes and ears. This riotous and energetic interpretation was originally commissioned by Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and will run Wed 11 - Sat 14 May 2016 at HOME in Manchester. (more...)
Liverpool's St George's Hall Kicks Off WHERE THERE'S A WILL Shakespeare Season TodayLiverpool's St George's Hall Kicks Off WHERE THERE'S A WILL Shakespeare Season Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

A season of classic Shakespeare plays will take place at St George's Hall Liverpool to mark the 400th Anniversary of the Bard's death. (more...)
Recite Shakespeare with STG's BEST OF THE BARD TodayRecite Shakespeare with STG's BEST OF THE BARD Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Seattle Theatre Group presents BEST OF THE BARD, a free event inviting members of the public to celebrate the creative genius of the legendary playwright by reciting selections from his various works. (more...)
RICHARD II Becomes First-Ever Shakespeare Play Staged in the ParliamentRICHARD II Becomes First-Ever Shakespeare Play Staged in the Parliament
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

RICHARD II (reimagined as a Westminster power struggle) is being staged in the House of Commons tonight 23 April, exactly 400 years to the day of Shakespeare's death. (more...)
Harry Melling Will Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR This AutumnHarry Melling Will Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

Today, The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has confirmed that former HARRY POTTER star Harry Melling will join Jackson in the Deborah Warner-helmed production as 'Edgar.' Previews are currently scheduled to begin 25 October. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare's PERICLES at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Shakespeare's PERICLES at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Two River Theater presents Shakespeare's PERICLES, featuring original music and lyrics by Rinde Eckert, choreographed by Dan Knechtges, and directed by David Schweizer. The press opening is Friday, April 22 at 8pm. Performances will continue through Sunday, May 8 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Shakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes AwardsShakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Due to the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will celebrate Opening Night and Press Night on Tuesday, May 24. Previews begin on May 17 and performances continue through June 26 at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW).  (more...)
DRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE to Return for Merry Month of May in Hell's KitchenDRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE to Return for Merry Month of May in Hell's Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

DRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE is back for the Merry Month of May! Sunday, May 15th DRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE, the ongoing FREE Bardian-karaoke lovechild, is back at Bar 9 in Hell's Kitchen for more bard and booze. (more...)
The Art of Acting Studio to Host Shakespeare Benefit for BC/EFAThe Art of Acting Studio to Host Shakespeare Benefit for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2016

A tradition in New York at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting since 1994, the Shakespeare Benefit will be hosted for the second year here in Los Angeles!  (more...)
Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Wichita Shakespeare CompanyCast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Wichita Shakespeare Company
by Alison Bridget Chambers - April 19, 2016

Wichita Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce the cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Zoe Burke and Michael Webber. Check out http://www.wichitashakespearecompany.org/ (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Queen's Company's All-Female TAMING OF THE SHREWPhoto Flash: First Look at The Queen's Company's All-Female TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2016

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed (and first) all-female classical theater company, now in its 15th season, presents William Shakespeare's TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. TAMING OF THE SHREW runs now through May 1, 2016 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: The Queen's Company's TAMING OF THE SHREW Begins TonightPhoto Flash: The Queen's Company's TAMING OF THE SHREW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2016

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed (and first) all-female classical theater company, now in its 15th season, presents William Shakespeare's TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. TAMING OF THE SHREW runs from tonight, April 16, through May 1, 2016 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)
Kim & Occhiogrosso to Reflect on Shakespeare in 'THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY' at Centenary Stage CompanyKim & Occhiogrosso to Reflect on Shakespeare in 'THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY' at Centenary Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

On Saturday, April 23 at 2PM Centenary Stage Company's Great Authors Out Loud Series presents Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso in 'THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare,' an afternoon of personal recollections, scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades and a special tribute to the First Folio of 1623, the text from which they have worked for forty years. (more...)
Celebrate Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday with Cake & Fun at The Old GlobeCelebrate Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday with Cake & Fun at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

The Old Globe would like to invite friends, Romans, countrymen -- all of San Diego, in fact -- to join them in celebrating their resident playwright William Shakespeare's birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! on Saturday, April 23. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of The Drilling Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of The Drilling Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot ensemble opens the third season of Shakespeare performances in Bryant Park with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING set in the Post World War I Suffragette movement. This free production, directed by Hamilton Clancy, is one of three plays that is included in Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare and is offered from May 19 to June 4 on the Upper Terrace of Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

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