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Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY VI: THE WARS OF THE ROSES, PART 2 at Cincinnati ShakespearePhoto Flash: First Look at HENRY VI: THE WARS OF THE ROSES, PART 2 at Cincinnati Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, 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, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
NYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Urban StagesNYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that boldly popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences, is having its way with Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Ross Williams' timely adaptation, in which friends and rivals traffic in fake news to advance their agendas, takes up residence at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street. (more...)
Reality TV, Lady Gaga and a Bathtub to Rock Reimagined ROMEO & JULIET in NYCReality TV, Lady Gaga and a Bathtub to Rock Reimagined ROMEO & JULIET in NYC
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

What do Lady Gaga, Shakespeare, reality TV, and a bathtub have in common? This rocking reimagining of ROMEO & JULIET! January 27-29, for an Equity Showcase of five performances only at the historic Flamboyan Theatre at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, enjoy a truly unique theatrical experience where the balcony scene as it's never been done before, with Juliet's ambition and sexuality laid bare as she performs her most famous lines in a bathtub! (more...)
Reduced Shakespeare Company's New Show 'LONG LOST FIRST PLAY' to Embark on UK TourReduced Shakespeare Company's New Show 'LONG LOST FIRST PLAY' to Embark on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

Following its world premiere season at the Edinburgh Festival and a run at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library, the brand new show from the Reduced Shakespeare Company embarks on its debut UK tour of 50 venues plus a week at Wilton's Music Hall in London. (more...)
Irondale Ensemble Bridges Four Shakespeare Plays in One Show with THE 1599 PROJECTIrondale Ensemble Bridges Four Shakespeare Plays in One Show with THE 1599 PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

Irondale Ensemble, one of the country's longest-standing research theater companies, will return to the stage this winter with The 1599 Project, tonight, January 18, through February 4, 2017. (more...)
Actors From The London Stage Perform ROMEO AND JULIET This FebruaryActors From The London Stage Perform ROMEO AND JULIET This February
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), a world-renowned Shakespeare touring company, will perform Romeo and Juliet at Notre Dame's Washington Hall on February 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)
Oddfellows Playhouse Teen Company to Present THE TEMPESTOddfellows Playhouse Teen Company to Present THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

The Tempest will be performed at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, 128 Washington St. by the Teen Company opening on January 26th and closing on February 4th. (more...)
Caborca's HAMLET to Play Jersey City Theater Center This MonthCaborca's HAMLET to Play Jersey City Theater Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2017

Caborca will present HAMLET, a fiercely contemporary take on Shakespeare's most celebrated play directed by Javier Antonio Gonzalez, January 26-29, at the Jersey City Theater Center (339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ), minutes from Manhattan. (more...)
TWELFTH NIGHT, Featuring Mitchell Jarvis, to Play Pittsburgh Public TheaterTWELFTH NIGHT, Featuring Mitchell Jarvis, to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Theater plays on in grand style with William Shakespeare's masterpiece of comedy, Twelfth Night. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, Twelfth Night runs January 26 - February 26, 2017 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)
Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Storms Into St. Ann's Warehouse TonightDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Storms Into St. Ann's Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse teams up once again with London's Donmar Warehouse to introduce American audiences to director Phyllida Lloyd's immensely celebrated new all-female staging of The Tempest, tonight, January 13, through February 19, 2017. (more...)
Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Present Free Readings of KING JOHNShakespeare Project of Chicago to Present Free Readings of KING JOHN
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 22nd Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's KING JOHN, running Jan. 13-17, 2017, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)
Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Begins Tonight at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Begins Tonight at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts welcome a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays tonight, January 12, to February 12, 2017. (more...)
Carson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull TheaterCarson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday January 23rd (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): William Shakespeare's (we think) THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON, directed by Ben Prusiner and featuring Opal Alladin, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Johnny Lee Davenport, Dan de Jesus, Carson Elrod, Rebecca S'manga Frank, Adam Green, Andrus Nichols, Sarah Rice, David Ryan Smith, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Andrew Weems, and more. (more...)
Patrick Page and More to Lead Shakespeare Workshop at Red Bull TheaterPatrick Page and More to Lead Shakespeare Workshop at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2017

These master instructors and top working professionals will take you from voice and text work to on-your-feet scene study and help you discover how to make Shakespeare's verse soar! (more...)
FSU/Asolo Conservatory Class of 2017 to Present DRUNK SHAKESPEARE at JDubsFSU/Asolo Conservatory Class of 2017 to Present DRUNK SHAKESPEARE at JDubs
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2017

Professionals, amateurs, Shakespeare lovers and newbies alike are invited to brush up on their Shakespeare. Join the FSU/Asolo Conservatory's third-year class for a Shakespearean open mic night at JDubs Brewing Company & Tap Room. (more...)
Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago ShakespeareCast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - January 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)
Irondale Ensemble to Bridge Four Shakespeare Plays in One Show with THE 1599 PROJECTIrondale Ensemble to Bridge Four Shakespeare Plays in One Show with THE 1599 PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - January 5, 2017

Irondale Ensemble, one of the country's longest-standing research theater companies, will return to the stage this winter with The 1599 Project, January 18-February 4, 2017. (more...)
Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt's New Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Opens in Tokyo TonightMichael Mayer and Tom Kitt's New Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Opens in Tokyo Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2017

Toho Co., Ltd. has announced the world premiere of a new production of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy AS YOU LIKE IT from the Tony Award-winning creative team of Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt, who will reunite after previous collaborations on American Idiot: The Musical on Broadway and Second Stage Theatre's Everyday Rapture, which will open in Tokyo in January 2017. (more...)
AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger TheatreAS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)
Chinese Opera Star to Lead One-Man I, HAMLET at Asia SocietyChinese Opera Star to Lead One-Man I, HAMLET at Asia Society
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2017

Asia Society and China Shanghai International Arts Festival present I, HAMLET, a one-man re-imagining of the Shakespeare play, featuring Chinese opera star Zhang Jun, on Monday, January 9, at 8:30 pm at Asia Society New York, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street). (more...)
The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Slates January Closing Off-BroadwayThe Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Slates January Closing Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2016

The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, presented by John Leguizamo, written, composed and directed by GQ and JQ and developed with Rick Boynton, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 15th, 2017. (more...)
Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast - a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats - for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays January 12 to February 12. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Babes with Blades' All-Female HENRY V, Hitting the Stage This WinterPhoto Flash: First Look at Babes with Blades' All-Female HENRY V, Hitting the Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2016

Babes With Blades Theatre Company is back with their newest biennial all-female Shakespeare production, Henry V, to be performed at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Escape from the January Chill with NYSX's ShakesBEER Pub CrawlsEscape from the January Chill with NYSX's ShakesBEER Pub Crawls
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2016

At a time New Yorkers will be thirsting for cathartic and uplifting social interaction, New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) stages its next "ShakesBEER" pub crawls, on the Saturdays book-ending the presidential inauguration. (more...)
Nuance Theatre Company's New Production of HAMLET to Hit the Stage in 2017Nuance Theatre Company's New Production of HAMLET to Hit the Stage in 2017
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2016

Coming in 2017 from Nu•ance Theatre Company: Look for the first Shakespearian showing of 2017... an ambitious new production of William Shakespeare's most enigmatic tale, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, directed by John DeSotelle, running January 28 - February 25, 2017 (Saturday, January 28, features an opening night gala) on the Main Stage of John DeSotelle Studios, 300 West 43rd St., New York City. (more...)

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