SHAKESPEARE SPOTLIGHT Articles

FEATURED ARTICLES ABOUT SHAKESPEARE SPOTLIGHT

Politician and Oscar Winner Glenda Jackson to Gender-Bend as KING LEAR at the Old VicPolitician and Oscar Winner Glenda Jackson to Gender-Bend as KING LEAR at the Old Vic
by Jessica Khan - February 11, 2016

79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson is 'excited' to return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. The Daily Mail reports that Jackson, after stepping down from her time in the government last May, will be working with director Deborah Warner starting with rehearsals in August. (more...)
Darko Tresnjak Helms Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET, Starting Tonight at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak Helms Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET, Starting Tonight at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2016

Hartford Stage presents William Shakespeare's most popular play, ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed productions of HAMLET, MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST. The tragic romance will play from tonight, February 11, through March 20 only. (more...)
Cleveland Play House Celebrates 20th Anniversary with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Beginning TonightCleveland Play House Celebrates 20th Anniversary with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Beginning Tonight
by Louisa Brady - February 10, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 20th Anniversary season with Shakespeare's delightful comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre (The Helen) for 10 performances, tonight, February 10, through February 20, 2016. (more...)
Kean University to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with JULIUS CAESARKean University to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2016

Kean University's Department of Theatre will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with an innovative production of JULIUS CAESAR. D (more...)
International Shakespeare Center to Present DAMES OF THRONESInternational Shakespeare Center to Present DAMES OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - February 5, 2016

The International Shakespeare Center (ISC) is bringing the award-winning New York City based Ducdame Ensemble and their original production DAMES OF THRONES: THE WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES for a one night only performance at the Adobe Rose Theater in Santa Fe, NM. (more...)
RSC Actor to Lead SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 ChicagoRSC Actor to Lead SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - February 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Oxford Playhouse's stirring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, starring celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph, as a part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)
Learn to Love I HATE HAMLET at Playhouse on Park This SpringLearn to Love I HATE HAMLET at Playhouse on Park This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 5, 2016

I HATE HAMLET is next up in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series. Opening night is Friday, February 26, at 8:00 pm with a wine and cheese reception to proceed the show. (more...)
Len Cariou Stars in BROADWAY AND THE BARD, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayLen Cariou Stars in BROADWAY AND THE BARD, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre in association with Alan Siegel Entertainment presents Tony Award-winning actor Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice,) in the World Premiere of BROADWAY AND THE BARD, an evening of Shakespeare & song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas. (more...)
Temple Theaters Presents Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONATemple Theaters Presents Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - February 3, 2016

Temple Theaters presents William Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, directed by James J. Christy, running tonight, February 3, through February 14, 2016 in Temple University's Tomlinson Theater. (more...)
BWW Review: Folger's Delightful MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Review: Folger's Delightful MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Roger Catlin - February 3, 2016

Nobody's quite sure of the birthdate of the greatest writer in the English language, but everyone is pretty sure William Shakespeare died in 1616, making this the 400th anniversary of his death, or as Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library calls it, 'the fifth century of his afterlife.' (more...)
BWW Review: Joseph Haj's Guthrie Debut Resurrects Love in Glorious PERICLESBWW Review: Joseph Haj's Guthrie Debut Resurrects Love in Glorious PERICLES
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - February 2, 2016

The heavens appear to open above the Minneapolis audience when a cloud filled sky hovers over the stage in the' Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage this winter. Artistic debuts abound in the company's glorious new production of William Shakespeare's Pericles, named one of the Washington Post's 2015 top ten productions in American theater. The production arrives in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Folger Theatre where incoming Artistic Director Joseph Haj transports the city to this ancient tale placed on and around the Mediterranean Sea where redemption washes like water over Shakespeare's heroes and heroines at the story's end. (more...)
Shakespeare BASH'd Caps Off Sold-Out Season with HAMLET TonightShakespeare BASH'd Caps Off Sold-Out Season with HAMLET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

Shakespeare BASH'd caps off their biggest season yet with one of the Bard's most beloved plays: HAMLET, running tonight, February 2, through February 7, 2016 at the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St). (more...)
Belarus Free Theatre to Return to Chicago with Subversive KING LEARBelarus Free Theatre to Return to Chicago with Subversive KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Belarus Free Theatre for the third time as they return to Chicago for the American premiere of their internationally acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR. (more...)
Full Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric HammersmithFull Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll. Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley and Ferdy Roberts return to the cast and they will be joined by Hammed Animashaun, Andrew Buckley, Clare Dunne and Cat Simmons. (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH, Birmingham RepBWW Review: MACBETH, Birmingham Rep
by Emma Cann - January 28, 2016

As 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we will be treated to a year of exciting and innovative programming inspired by the Bard. Macbeth, directed by Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin, is the first of three Shakespearean productions at The Birmingham Rep this year. Explored using a combination of the original text and dance, this adaptation focuses on Macbeth's breakdown, the supernatural forces behind it, and the ensuing chaos. (more...)
Actors from the London Stage to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Rice UniversityActors from the London Stage to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Rice University
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

Actors from The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based in London and the University of Notre Dame in the U.S., will be in residency at Rice University March 10-12 performing William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. (more...)
BWW Review:  Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at WSC Avant BardBWW Review: Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at WSC Avant Bard
by Andrew White - January 25, 2016

WSC Avant-Bard's magical production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream offers is an absolute delight. It doesn't matter if you are the most hardened grown-up or the most precocious, spoiled brat the world has ever seen. You will be entranced by this production's creativity for much of the show's 2+ hours' traffic on the Gunston Arts Center stage. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's HENRY VIPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's HENRY VI
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with 'HENRY VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 1' by William Shakespeare. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King HENRY VI. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Over 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGOOver 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2016

The Bard is back! Shakespeare 400 Chicago today announced the festival line-up for 2016, featuring 850 events on stages and in museums, restaurants, parks, schools and neighborhoods across Chicago. (more...)
Darko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016

Hartford Stage presents William Shakespeare's most popular play, ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed productions of HAMLET, MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST. The tragic romance will play from February 11 through March 20 only. (more...)
Ohio State Theatre to Stage Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMOhio State Theatre to Stage Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016

The Ohio State Department of Theatre will stage Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, adapted for young audiences by Robin Post and directed by Melissa Lee. Performances run February 12-14, 2016 at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) (more...)
Bolshoi's TAMING OF THE SHREW Screens at Peterborough Players This WeekendBolshoi's TAMING OF THE SHREW Screens at Peterborough Players This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2016

William Shakespeare's classic comedy, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, is transformed into a ballet specifically for the Bolshoi. It is presented this Sunday, January 24th at 1pm as part of the Peterborough Players' Arts on Screen series. (more...)
Aaron Andrade to Star in Franklin Performing Arts Company's OTHELLO This WeekendAaron Andrade to Star in Franklin Performing Arts Company's OTHELLO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2016

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Shakespeare's legendary tragedy OTHELLO. The production will be staged at THE BLACK BOX, the company's home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Performances are on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on January 24. (more...)
Shrewd Productions to Stage AS YOU LIKE IT as Part of 'Shakespeare: Represent' SeriesShrewd Productions to Stage AS YOU LIKE IT as Part of 'Shakespeare: Represent' Series
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2016

Shrewd Productions is doing Shakespeare? Why now? (more...)
BWW Review: Seattle Shakes' TITUS ANDRONICUS More Than Just BloodyBWW Review: Seattle Shakes' TITUS ANDRONICUS More Than Just Bloody
by Jay Irwin - January 18, 2016

Power shifts, betrayal, adultery, rape, murder and lots and lots of blood. No it's not the latest Tarantino film but it might as well be as Seattle Shakespeare Company puts up their latest effort, "Titus Andronicus" but with a dark and edgy grindhouse feel. But beyond all the blood there's still some wonderful Shakespeare behind it and some stirring moments from the cast. (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 52  next » 



BROADWAYWORLD TV

Musicals
Plays