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Anna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The MetAnna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The Met
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2014

Anna Netrebko sings her first North American performances of the charismatic villainess of Verdi's Macbeth this season, in starry cast that also includes Željko Lu?i? as Macbeth, Joseph Calleja as Macduff, and René Pape as Banquo. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will lead all seven performances of the opera, which opens September 24 in a revival of noted Shakespeare director Adrian Noble's 2007 production. The October 11 matinee performance will launch the ninth season of the Met's Live in HD series when it is transmitted worldwide to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 68 countries around the world. (more...)
Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2014

The Bard is more modern and alive than ever in visionary Robert Wilson's Shakespeare's Sonnets, a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare's canon. Set to a sweeping score composed by the renowned Rufus Wainwright, a genre-bending mix of medieval German Minnesang, classical, pop, and cabaret rock is performed by Bertolt Brecht's historic Berliner Ensemble. The sonnets were pared down and selected by Berliner dramaturge Jutta Ferbers who deftly adapted these captivating poems that were not originally intended for the theater. The production was first staged in Berlin in 2009 for the fourth centennial of the publishing of the sonnets. The production's world premiere was in April 2009 in Berlin and still runs in the Berliner Ensemble's repertory. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Dreamy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Dreamy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Katricia Lang - September 19, 2014

Toto, we're Not in Athens anymore. (more...)
Shakespeare in the Streets' AS YOU LIKE IT Kicks Off todayShakespeare in the Streets' AS YOU LIKE IT Kicks Off today
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Local residents and professional actors will join forces in the artful adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like, as part of the third annual Shakespeare in the Streets presented by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, scheduled today through Saturday, Sept. 18-20, on Central Avenue between Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue in downtown Clayton. (more...)
TWELFTH NIGHT Plays Crucible Stage, Now thru 18 Oct Before National TourTWELFTH NIGHT Plays Crucible Stage, Now thru 18 Oct Before National Tour
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

The Sheffield Theatres' and English Touring Theatre's co-production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night takes to the Crucible stage from tonight 18 September to Saturday 18 October, prior to a six-date national tour. (more...)
Hypokrit Theatre Company Launches Inaugural Season with ROMEO AND JULIET TonightHypokrit Theatre Company Launches Inaugural Season with ROMEO AND JULIET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Hypokrit Theatre Company's inaugural production is the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, re­imagined with a Bollywood aesthetic. The production will premiere in 2015 at the Access Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Lazarus Theatre to Stage All-Female HENRY V, Nov 11-29Lazarus Theatre to Stage All-Female HENRY V, Nov 11-29
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Lazarus Theatre Company announces Shakespeare's violent and bombast history, Henry V in an all female production as the final offering in the yearlong celebration marking the 450th anniversary of the Bards birth. Cast to be announced. Adapted and directed by Ricky Dukes. (more...)
BWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous EventBWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous Event
by Jeff Davis - September 15, 2014

Conceived, adapted, and performed by Robert Faires, Henry V is a production that astounds from beginning to end. The production, which premiered in 2009, is certainly worthy of the revival its received. (more...)
BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPESTBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by Michael L. Quintos - September 15, 2014

Something completely enchanting is happening right now on a stage in Costa Mesa. Kicking off its 51st season, South Coast Repertory---in association with the American Repertory Theatre and the Smith Center---is currently staging the remarkable, re-envisioned new take on William Shakespeare's classic play THE TEMPEST created by Aaron Posner and magician Teller. The visually-stunning, wonderfully magical production continues its Southern California premiere performances through September 28. (more...)
BWW Previews: Globe on Screen's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in Los Angeles Cinemas, 9/22BWW Previews: Globe on Screen's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in Los Angeles Cinemas, 9/22
by Ellen Dostal - September 13, 2014

Lovers of Shakespeare are in for a real treat when Shakespeare's Globe Theatre brings its all-male Original Practices production of Twelfth Night to local cinemas beginning September 22. Starring award-winning actors Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio, the film gives audiences an exclusive opportunity to see this unique performance from the Globe Theatre in London. It is also a chance to see the kind of production that would have been presented in Shakespeare's day, down to the style of the music, dance, costumes, and scenery. (more...)
A Noise Within Opens 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST TonightA Noise Within Opens 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, inaugurates its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Directed by Timothy Douglas in his ANW debut, the show opens tonight, September 13 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. This will be the third production of The Tempest for A Noise Within, which also mounted the play in 1993 and 2006; going against the grain in true revolutionary form, Prospero will be cast with a woman in the role, ANW favorite Deborah Strang. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, continuing in D.C. for a limited engagement through September 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, Opens Tonight at the McCarter Theatre CenterANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, Opens Tonight at the McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

From Egypt and England to South Africa, backstage, and beyond -The Tony Award-Winning McCarter Theatre Center takes audiences around the world for its 2014-2015 season. The season begins with a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, opening tonight, September 12, and running through October 5, 2014. (more...)
BWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on TourBWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on Tour
by Charles Shubow - September 12, 2014

Octet of actors makes for memorable evening. (more...)
Dances Patrelle Stages ROMEO & JULIET, Now thru 9/14Dances Patrelle Stages ROMEO & JULIET, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2014

Dances Patrelle presents Romeo & Juliet, a dazzling 25th Anniversary Performance, from today, September 11, through the 14th, 2014 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. (more...)
Illusion Theater to Present JEFFREY HATCHER'S HAMLET, 10/2-25Illusion Theater to Present JEFFREY HATCHER'S HAMLET, 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2014

JEFFREY HATCHER'S HAMLET, the latest piece by Minnesota's own acclaimed playwright, was originally seen in a workshop as part of the Illusion Theater's 2013 Fresh Ink series. Last winter, it hit the road for a successful tour throughout Minnesota. Now, the one-man show comes full circle, back at the Illusion for its premiere and first full-run staging from October 2-25 during the theater's 40th anniversary season. In Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet, the year is 1967. (more...)
Davis Gaines Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES, Beginning TonightDavis Gaines Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced that Broadway star Davis Gaines will be featured in its Fall 2014 production of LES MISERABLES. Best known for playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera more than 2,000 times in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Gaines will join the Orlando Shakes cast as Police Inspector Javert. LES MISERABLES runs from tonight, September 10 - October 12, 2014 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)
HOME Presents Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning TonightHOME Presents Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, will follow up their critically acclaimed sold-out production of Angel Meadow with a spectacular site-specific production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths in September 2014 (http://homemcr.org/romeo-and-juliet), the building which won BBC1's first Restoration programme in 2003. The historic baths will be filled with 86,000 gallons of water for the performance. Performances will run from tonight Wednesday 10 September through Saturday 4 October. (more...)
Hypokrit Theatre Company to Launch Inaugural Season with ROMEO AND JULIET, 9/18Hypokrit Theatre Company to Launch Inaugural Season with ROMEO AND JULIET, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2014

Hypokrit Theatre Company's inaugural production is the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, re­imagined with a Bollywood aesthetic. The production will premiere in 2015 at the Access Theater. (more...)
BWW Reviews: WAITING FOR OTHELLO and DESDEMONA: Two Plays, Two Acts, and One HitBWW Reviews: WAITING FOR OTHELLO and DESDEMONA: Two Plays, Two Acts, and One Hit
by Katricia Lang - September 9, 2014

The Trebuchet Players' production of DESDEMONA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF features top-notch acting and an emotional depth so luxurious you could get lost in it. Homegrown talent Bryan Maynard's silly, self-aware, but not self-serious, play WAITING FOR OTHELLO features equally talented performers and loads of humor. Both plays poke fun at ridiculous gender stereotypes while evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. (more...)
Kadozuke Presents RICHARD III, Beginning TonightKadozuke Presents RICHARD III, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2014

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Toronto experimental theatre company Kadozuke Kollektif, in partnership with Bad New Days, presents the world premiere of Richard III, The Pleasures of Violence, Artistic Director Tatiana Jennings' provocative and innovative multimedia reimagining of the William Shakespeare classic. Richard III previews tonight, September 9, opens Wednesday September 10 and runs through to September 28 at Zuke Studios, the company's storefront home in the Junction. (more...)
Larry Yando Stars in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Beginning TonightLarry Yando Stars in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presentsWilliam Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CSTFounder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. (more...)
BWW Interview: Sara Webb Talks Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Interview: Sara Webb Talks Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Katricia Lang - September 5, 2014

Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, choreographed by John Neumeier, is a mix of neo-classical ballet, classical ballet, and the bard's timeless tale. In this interview, BWW had the pleasure of talking to Sara Webb, principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and Hippolyta and Hermia in this classic romantic comedy. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater now through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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