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Marla Mindelle, Clark Thorell and More Join Newtown Kids for 12.14 Foundation's A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMarla Mindelle, Clark Thorell and More Join Newtown Kids for 12.14 Foundation's A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2014

The 12.14 Foundation will be producing two shows for its summer season incorporating 200 children from the Newtown-area as a continuation of its mission to promote personal development through high-level performing arts programs. The first show A ROCKIN' Midsummer Night's Dream, a world premiere adaptation of one of Shakespeare's favorite plays will be performed tonight, August 1st, through August 10th. (more...)
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Stages MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Now thru 8/29Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Stages MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Now thru 8/29
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2014

Measure for Measure, in which William Shakespeare laid bare the cross currents of sin, crime and truth, rounds out the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's duet of summer shows for 2014. (more...)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2014 Free Shakespeare in the Park Tour Kicks Off TodayCincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2014 Free Shakespeare in the Park Tour Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has announced the 2014 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour presented by PNC! This year's tour is bigger than ever with 26 performances of 'Macbeth' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area at local community parks and venues. These performances are FREE and open to the public! 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is directed by CSC Ensemble Member Nicholas Rose and 'Macbeth' is directed by CSC Ensemble Member Miranda McGee. The cast features six actors from CSC Resident Ensemble. Following the Park Tour, these shows will travel and tour to local schools, community centers, venues and other performing arts locations through May 2015. Last year, CSC's FREE Shakespeare in the Park tour had over 7,000 people in attendance! (more...)
The Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This FallThe Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creation of an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will direct the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He plans to cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego M.F.A. Program in classical acting. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances in the Globe's Hattox Hall November 7-9. (more...)
Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh to Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening 8/14Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh to Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening 8/14
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

With a string of hit musicals to his credit at Stratford, including 42nd Street, Camelot, Evita and West Side Story, director Gary Griffin returns to the classics in his fifth Festival season with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, the tragic drama begins previews on Sunday, August 3, at Stratford's Tom Patterson Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, August 14. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hollywood Meets Fascist Italy in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRABWW Reviews: Hollywood Meets Fascist Italy in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by Ellen Dostal - July 30, 2014

It's all about the love story in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and this one has at its core the epic romance of the ages - Mark Antony and the notorious Queen of the Nile - two dramatic individuals consumed with passion of whom much has been written. It's a perfect choice for Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's final offering of the 2014 summer season and delivers another lovely night of Shakespeare under the stars just a short drive up the 101 to Thousand Oaks. (more...)
CT Free Shakespeare Presents AS YOU LIKE IT, Now thru 8/3CT Free Shakespeare Presents AS YOU LIKE IT, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

1969. Protests. Love-ins. Woodstock. The height of a counter-culture movement-and the perfect time in which to set a 400 year old play according to Ellen Lieberman, Artistic Director of CT Free Shakespeare. For its 15th season, the company will present As You Like It, one of William Shakespeare's greatest comedies--and some say his silliest. It is also Shakespeare's most musical play, and this adaptation features soul-stirring songs from the 60's. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)
RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th SeasonRICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)
Rogue Artists Ensemble Takes HYPERBOLE: BARD On Tour Now thru 8/24Rogue Artists Ensemble Takes HYPERBOLE: BARD On Tour Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

Rogue Artists EnsembleShakespeare remixed! Los Angeles' award-winning art collective Rogue Artists Ensemble takes its latest creation, HYPERBOLE: bard on tour to Orange County, Culver City, West Hollywood, Oakland, San Francisco and Oregon today, July 26 through Aug. 24. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Intelligent Laughter at Hub Theatre's COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE [ABRIDGED]BWW Reviews: Intelligent Laughter at Hub Theatre's COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE [ABRIDGED]
by Alex Lonati - July 25, 2014

The Hub Theatre Company of Boston is presenting The Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged], a hilarious, highly physical, wacky portrayal of all of the Bard's plays originally conceived by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. (more...)
Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MAChris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)
Boomerang Theatre to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Bryant Park, 8/14-30Boomerang Theatre to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Bryant Park, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, in association with Bryant Park Shakespeare, are excited to announce their production of LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST by William Shakespeare, directed by Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST will be presented at Bryant Park (Upper Terrace Steps, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue), Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., beginning Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 30, 2014. (more...)
Commonwealth Shakespeare Presents Free TWELFTH NIGHT, Now thru 8/10Commonwealth Shakespeare Presents Free TWELFTH NIGHT, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

One of Greater Boston's most beloved summer traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's (CSC) 'Free Shakespeare On The Common,' presents the Bard's classic comedy of love in disguise Twelfth Night tonight, July 23 - August 10, 2014. (more...)
Harlem Summer Shakespeare Celebrates 10th Season with ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning TonightHarlem Summer Shakespeare Celebrates 10th Season with ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The critically acclaimed HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE will present its 10th season of FREE SHAKESPEARE in Riverbank State Park with ROMEO AND JULIET beginning tonight, July 23rd and continuing through August 17th, 2014, with the official opening on July 24th at 8 pm. (more...)
FST Stages the U.S. Premiere of TAKING SHAKESPEARE, Now thru 8/17FST Stages the U.S. Premiere of TAKING SHAKESPEARE, Now thru 8/17
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces the U.S. premiere of Taking Shakespeare, by John Murrell, the final show in the Summer Mainstage Season. The show will run in the Gompertz Theatre today, July 23 through August 17, 2014. (more...)
Harlem Summer Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET Begins Tonight at Riverbank State ParkHarlem Summer Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET Begins Tonight at Riverbank State Park
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE begins its 10th season of FREE SHAKESPEARE in Riverbank State Park with ROMEO AND JULIET tonight, July 23rd and continues through August 17th, with the official opening on July 24th at 8 pm. (more...)
Smith Street Stage Brings MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Brooklyn's Carroll Park, Now thru 8/10Smith Street Stage Brings MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Brooklyn's Carroll Park, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Smith Street Stage, Brooklyn's fastest growing Shakespeare theatre company, will present its fifth season of Shakespeare in Carroll Park with a visceral and modern staging of Shakespeare's comedy of wit, Much Ado About Nothing, featuring its most impressive ensemble to date! (more...)
Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Kicks Off 2014 Summer Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Kicks Off 2014 Summer Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. This summer, 26 performances of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream travel to 18 neighborhood parks across Chicago, FREE FOR ALL, now through August 17, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event so far! (more...)
Classical Theatre of Harlem's ROMEO N JULIET Enters Final WeekClassical Theatre of Harlem's ROMEO N JULIET Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

William Shakespeare's famed star-crossed lovers bare their passion Uptown this summer as The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director; David Roberts, managing director) presents Romeo n Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Justin Emeka, who edited and adapted the tragedy to bring the colorful characters of Harlem to life, returns for the second year in a row as director. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run through this Sunday, July 27. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds During TWELFTH NIGHT at Carlson Park in Culver CityBWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds During TWELFTH NIGHT at Carlson Park in Culver City
by Shari Barrett - July 20, 2014

While there is speculation that Twelfth Night was written for the 12th night of Christmas by request of Queen Elizabeth, a holiday which celebrates revelry by turning the world upside down, with masks, music, dance, celebrating a moment where servants are masters, masters are servants, and not all seems as it should be. While there is no proof for this speculation, it was certainly the author's and this production's comic inspiration. (more...)
Midsommer Flight Stages MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Now thru 8/24Midsommer Flight Stages MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2014

Midsommer Flight announces its third summer season of Shakespeare in the Park with the delightful comedy Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and directed by Midsommer Flight's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf. Dedicated to presenting outdoor performances of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. Much Ado About Nothing runs today, July 19 through August 24, Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (more...)
DARK LADY OF HOLLYWOOD Sales to Benefit Coeurage Theatre During Run of TITUS ANDRONICUS thru 9/1DARK LADY OF HOLLYWOOD Sales to Benefit Coeurage Theatre During Run of TITUS ANDRONICUS thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2014

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, and novelist Diane Haithman have announced a unique partnership in honor of the Bard. During the run of the company's bold production of Shakespeare's Andronicus -- adapted and directed by Coeurage artistic director Jeremy Lelliott -- Haithman will donate a portion of book and Kindle e-book sales of her new critically acclaimed comic novel Dark Lady of Hollywood to the brash young theatre company. This special offer will continue throughSeptember 1 only. (more...)
Marin Shakespeare Company Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, Now thru 9/28Marin Shakespeare Company Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2014

Marin Shakespeare continues its 25th Silver Season with William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' Two young lovers defy their feuding families in this tragic love story featuring romance, poetry and passion. (more...)
1140 Productions Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, Now thru 7/271140 Productions Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2014

1140 Productions adapts William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for a contemporary audience. While still maintaining the Shakespearean language, this version, Romeo Juliet, clashes the classical language with a contradictory style that changes this setting of woe into a nondescript time or place, making it even more relevant and haunting than ever. (more...)

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