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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...)
ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Plays Kingsmen Park, Now thru 8/3ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Plays Kingsmen Park, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2014

Shakespeare's classic historical tragedy will be performed at 8 p.m. Todays, Saturdays and Sundays from today, July 18 through August 3 in scenic Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and pre-show entertainment begins at 6:25 p.m. (more...)
Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2014 Tour Kicks Off TodayChicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2014 Tour Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 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, today, July 18-August 17, 2014. (more...)
Random Access Theatre Presents TAMING OF THE SHREW at Brooklyn Bridge Park This WeekendRandom Access Theatre Presents TAMING OF THE SHREW at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2014

Random Access Theatre returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park with Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew! Shakespeare's witty comedy takes on a new life with a retro post-war 1950s design concept and a gender-bending, hilariously clever cast. Director Jennifer Sandella explodes this beloved play to comment on gender, power, and survival in a wickedly funny and unexpectedly moving adaptation. (more...)
Hub Theatre Company of Boston Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), Now thru 8/2Hub Theatre Company of Boston Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), Now thru 8/2
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2014

Hub Theatre Company of Boston continues its second season with the irreverent comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield at Club Cafe today, July 18-Aug 2. (more...)
BWW Reviews: HAMLET Kills for Kentucky ShakespeareBWW Reviews: HAMLET Kills for Kentucky Shakespeare
by Todd Zeigler - July 17, 2014

The best productions of classic plays present them as if they are world premieres. They reveal new details, shine new light upon dramas whose lines you could recite like the names of your children. "Hamlet," the finale of Kentucky Shakespeare's trio of summer stagings in Central Park, is exactly this sort of production. (more...)
Ophelia's Jump Presents MACBETH & THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Now thru 7/27Ophelia's Jump Presents MACBETH & THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2014

Continuing an exciting and thought-provoking second season, Ophelia's Jump Productions will open THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and MACBETH. The productions, directed respectively by Founding Artistic Director/CEO Beatrice Casagran and Associate Artistic Director Kevin Slay, will run today, July 17-27, 2014 at the Sontag Greek Theater in Claremont, in cooperation with The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance. (more...)
Michigan Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off 20th Season TodayMichigan Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off 20th Season Today
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2014

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival will open their 20th Anniversary Season, today, July 17, 2014. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and Shakespeare's romantic adventure Cymbeline will run in repertory for five weeks, today, July 17 -August 17, 2014. (more...)

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