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Cheek by Jowl Brings THE WINTER'S TALE to BAM TonightCheek by Jowl Brings THE WINTER'S TALE to BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 6, 2016

BAM presents US Premiere of The Winter's Tale by Cheek by Jowl, running tonight, December 6, through December 11, 2016 at the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St). Influential (more...)
Jobsite Theater Partners with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for AS YOU LIKE ITJobsite Theater Partners with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2016

Jobsite Theater, the independent resident theater company of the Straz Center, is pleased to announce a partnership with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB), an organization focused on connecting donors, nonprofit organizations and community leaders in an effort to make Tampa Bay a better place to live. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Park ConservatoryPhoto Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Park Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2016

Midsommer Flight continues its fifth season of free Shakespeare programming, presenting a remount of last year's hit, a free indoor production of the comedy Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Midsommer Flight's Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf and music directed by Midsommer Flight's Resident Music Director Elizabeth Rentfro in partnership with the Lincoln Park Conservatory. This early winter production of Twelfth Night is presented in the Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr., now through December 18. Press opening is tonight, December 2, at 7:30 p.m., and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD IIThe OrangeMite Shakespeare Company to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2016

Join The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company for their production of 'The Tragedy of Richard II'. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at 4th Wall Theatre Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGPhoto Flash: First Look at 4th Wall Theatre Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2016

For the holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue. Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens tonight, December 1st, and runs through Christmas Eve. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Molly Ann Cunningham And Talia Asseraf of HAMLET at Curtain Call Youth TheatreBWW Interview: Molly Ann Cunningham And Talia Asseraf of HAMLET at Curtain Call Youth Theatre
by Cary Ginell - November 30, 2016

The idea of a woman playing the lead in Shakespeare's Hamlet is not a new one. The first female Hamlet, Elizabeth Powell, performed the role at London's Drury Lane Theatre in 1796 and by 1820, the first American 'Hamlette,' Sarah Bartley, played it at the Park Theatre in New York. (more...)
Yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival Welcomes Estimated 1.1 MillionYearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival Welcomes Estimated 1.1 Million
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

Shakespeare 400 Chicago, the yearlong festival marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, will wrap up a dynamic year of programming with a full calendar of events in December, having inspired an estimated 1.1 million people to take part in 863 events at 231 locations across the city of Chicago. (more...)
TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the HolidaysTN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)
Crude Apache Theatre's Post-Industrial RICHARD III to Donate Profits to HomelessCrude Apache Theatre's Post-Industrial RICHARD III to Donate Profits to Homeless
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2016

A Norfolk based theatre company is to donate a percentage of the profits from their latest production to the homeless after its actors got a taste of the horrors of living on the streets as they rehearsed for their latest play. (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson TheatreBWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
by Tara Bennett - November 16, 2016

There are fewer well-known tales of murderous ambition outside of William Shakespeare's "MACBETH." The first of Giuseppe Verdi's three Shakespearean operas, "MACBETH" is in many respects an ideal fusion that combines the genius of Shakespeare with the extravagance and artistic might of the opera. (more...)
Theatre for a New Audience's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Starts TonightTheatre for a New Audience's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience presents the New York premiere of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, beginning tonight, November 16, at 7:30pm. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at University of San Diego's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at University of San Diego's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2016

The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program are presenting William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running now through November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, the show officially opened on Saturday, November 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WESTBWW Interview: Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WEST
by Ellen Dostal - November 14, 2016

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark but, in Los Angeles, Shakespeare lovers will find all the joy that they can wish when the Library Foundation of Los Angeles opens its newest exhibit: American's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West on November 17 at the Central Library. The show is a partnership between the Library Foundation, the Los Angeles Public Library, and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and will not only offer a look at his incredible legacy worldwide but show how Shakespeare's impact was felt here in California. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Bridge Group's Re-Envisioned RICHARD III in NYCPhoto Flash: First Look at The Bridge Group's Re-Envisioned RICHARD III in NYC
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2016

William Shakespeare's bloody epic Richard III is getting a bold re-envisioning in NYC this month as The Bridge Production Group presents their inaugural full-scale production, running thru November 27 at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's Touring Globe for All Production of MEASURE FOR MEASUREPhoto Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's Touring Globe for All Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2016

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All returns now through November 20, in its third year on the annual roster, with Shakespeare's searing comedy Measure for Measure. Acclaimed director Patricia McGregor makes her Globe debut, following glowing reviews for The Public Theater Mobile Unit's Hamlet this summer. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)
Combative Theatre Co.'s CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON Slays Tonight in NYCCombative Theatre Co.'s CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON Slays Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2016

Shakespeare in the Square will present Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon - the debut production from the Combative Theatre Co. - for a limited engagement starting tonight, November 4, and running through November 20. (more...)
Photo Flash: New Peek at THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS in Rehearsal at Theatre for a New AudiencePhoto Flash: New Peek at THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS in Rehearsal at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2016

Previews begin this Sunday, November 6, at 7:30pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, for Theatre for a New Audience's production of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni adapted by Constance Congdon from a translation by Christina Sibul and featuring Steven Epp. Directed by Christopher Bayes, The Servant of Two Masters opens Wednesday, November 16, and is scheduled to run through Sunday, December 4. BroadwayWorld has a fresh sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Shakespeare in the Square's CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON Starts TonightShakespeare in the Square's CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2016

Shakespeare in the Square will present Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon - the debut production from the Combative Theatre Co. - for a limited engagement from tonight, November 4, through November 20. (more...)
Listen: Ivo van Hove Chats 'KINGS OF WAR' Shakespeare Adaptation at BAMListen: Ivo van Hove Chats 'KINGS OF WAR' Shakespeare Adaptation at BAM
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2016

Acclaimed theatre director Ivo van Hove stopped by WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show today to talk about KINGS OF WAR, playing this weekend at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Click below to listen to the full interview, in which he discusses Shakespeare, improvisation, and bringing the Bard to a modern audience! (more...)
TITUS ANDRONICUS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, OTHELLO and More Coming Up This Month at Prague ShakespeareTITUS ANDRONICUS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, OTHELLO and More Coming Up This Month at Prague Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2016

Prague Shakespeare Company has announced its November 2016 news and events. Scroll down for details! (more...)
Photo Flash: Shakespeare's TITUS Heads to the Circus at New York Deaf TheatrePhoto Flash: Shakespeare's TITUS Heads to the Circus at New York Deaf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - November 2, 2016

Below, check out new snaps from New York Deaf Theatre's unique production of TITUS: A Visual-Physical Adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus! The show runs from now through November 13, 2016 at New York City's Hudson Guild Theatre. (more...)
Kentucky Shakespeare to Take A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Libraries TourKentucky Shakespeare to Take A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Libraries Tour
by BWW News Desk - November 2, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare's Education Department and the Louisville Free Public Library are partnering to bring Shakespeare to all 18 area Louisville Public Libraries with the 'Shakespeare in the Libraries Tour,' made possible by a grant from Louisville Metro. (more...)
New York Deaf Theatre Launches 37th Season Tonight with TITUS Shakespeare AdaptationNew York Deaf Theatre Launches 37th Season Tonight with TITUS Shakespeare Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2016

New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) begins its 37th season this month with TITUS. (more...)
Bad Neighbour Theatre to Bring MEASURE FOR MEASURE to BrooklynBad Neighbour Theatre to Bring MEASURE FOR MEASURE to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2016

Following successful performances in England and Russia, Bad Neighbour Theatre will present its debut production in New York of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure from November 14-19, 2016 at St Paul's Church Hall in Williamsburg. (more...)
Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old GlobeCast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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