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BWW Reviews: Visually Stunning A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Wows Audiences at The Broad StageBWW Reviews: Visually Stunning A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Wows Audiences at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - April 18, 2014

The production is visually stunning, blending live actors, puppets and keenly choreographed movement that breathe life into everyday inanimate objects. The puppetry involves a huge range of ground-breaking techniques and variety of creations - from the smallest mechanical creatures to the huge god-like masks and limbs that represent Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies. (more...)
Prime Stage Theatre Presents SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED TonightPrime Stage Theatre Presents SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Prime Stage Theatre is honoring Shakespeare's 450th birthday with swordplay and seldom heard Shakespearean monologues and scenes. Shakespeare Unleashed, part of the continuing season of 2nd Stage at Prime Stage, will be held tonight, April 18. (more...)
Hole in the Wall Theater to Throw Shakespeare a Birthday Party, 4/23Hole in the Wall Theater to Throw Shakespeare a Birthday Party, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, the Hole in the Wall Theater will be holding a celebration after their general meeting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 23rd. (more...)
60-Second Relay, Ben Crystal Q&A Set for The Drama Book Shop in Honor of Shakespeare's Birthday, 4/2460-Second Relay, Ben Crystal Q&A Set for The Drama Book Shop in Honor of Shakespeare's Birthday, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Shakespeare fans sign up to perform their fastest, spiciest and silliest Shakespeare in a 60 second relay at the Seelen Theatre downstairs at the Drama Book Shop on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Then, the shop will host a Q&A with acclaimed Shakespeare expert Ben Crystal. It's all in celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday! (more...)
BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's HENRY IV, PART I is Well-Crafted and Magnificently DirectedBWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's HENRY IV, PART I is Well-Crafted and Magnificently Directed
by Benjamin Tomchik - April 17, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's well-crafted, well-acted and magnificently directed revival of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I is an exciting production perfect for a novice theatergoer or the most seasoned Shakespearean veteran. (more...)
Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)
Pontine Theatre Presents SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, Now thru 4/20Pontine Theatre Presents SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Today, April 17-20, Pontine Theatre presents Shakespeare's Will performed by guest artist, Tannis Kowalchuk. The production is underwritten by Piscataqua Savings Bank. Anne Hathaway married William Shakespeare in 1582, raised their children, and buried her husband in 1616. The rest of their 32 years of marriage is one of literary history's great mysteries. This mystery provides a dark and comedic playground for this beautiful and lyrical solo performance piece written by Vern Thiessen. (more...)
OSF Receives $80,000 NEA Grant for All-Female Production of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONAOSF Receives $80,000 NEA Grant for All-Female Production of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the 2014 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. OSF is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant, which will help fund 38 performances as well as surrounding education and audience engagement events for William Shakespeare's comedy of young male bonding and betrayal, which OSF will present with an all-female cast. (more...)
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Bring HAMLET to Bryant Park, 5/15-31Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Bring HAMLET to Bryant Park, 5/15-31
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

To honor Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Bryant Park Corporation and The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot will present 'Hamlet' in Bryant Park May 15 to 31, 2014. It is Bryant Park's first Shakespeare production and The Drilling Company's first Shakespeare production outside the municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, where its intrepid, bare-boned productions have become a New York tradition. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Trailer for The Baron's Men's ROMEO AND JULIETSTAGE TUBE: Trailer for The Baron's Men's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Stage Tube - April 15, 2014

The Baron's Men are proud to contribute to Shakespeare's enduring legacy by bringing the tragic tale of ROMEO AND JULIET to Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, with the riveting performance and stunning period costumes that have become trademarks of Baron's Men productions. Audiences will be entranced as the story of the Montague/Capulet feud unfolds, and as Romeo and Juliet's passion evolves, and the intensity of their struggle to be together incites a feverous storm impacting friends and family alike, with tragic consequences. Click below to watch a trailer for the show! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Baron's Men's ROMEO AND JULIETPhoto Flash: First Look at The Baron's Men's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

The Baron's Men are proud to contribute to Shakespeare's enduring legacy by bringing the tragic tale of ROMEO AND JULIET to Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, with the riveting performance and stunning period costumes that have become trademarks of Baron's Men productions. Audiences will be entranced as the story of the Montague/Capulet feud unfolds, and as Romeo and Juliet's passion evolves, and the intensity of their struggle to be together incites a feverous storm impacting friends and family alike, with tragic consequences. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Manhattan Shakespeare Project Celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday, 4/20Manhattan Shakespeare Project Celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday, 4/20
by Oliver Oliveros - April 15, 2014

Manhattan Shakespeare Project (MSP), an all-female Shakespeare theater company, will celebrate its 'patron saint' William Shakespeare's 450th birthday by blowing out birthday candles and reading bawdy writings penned by the master playwright at The Thirst Fan Bar (254 W 31st St.) on Sunday, April 20, at 7 p.m. (more...)
Annette Bening to Join John Lithgow in KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park?Annette Bening to Join John Lithgow in KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park?
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

Showbiz411 writes that Annette Bening is allegedly in talks for the role of 'Goneril' opposite John Lithgow in KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park in New York City this summer. (more...)
Cast Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Lamb's Players Theatre, Running 5/23-6/29Cast Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Lamb's Players Theatre, Running 5/23-6/29
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

Lamb's Players Theatre announced the cast for their upcoming production of Twelfth Night playing at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. The show will run from May 23rd - Jun 29th. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Independent Shakespeare Co. Freshly Spins ROMEO AND JULIETBWW Reviews: Independent Shakespeare Co. Freshly Spins ROMEO AND JULIET
by Ellen Dostal - April 14, 2014

Independent Shakespeare Co. once again showcases its intuitive ability to re-imagine Shakespeare for a modern-day audience with an intimate production of his classic romance, Independent Shakespeare Co. ROMEO AND JULIET (more...)
BWW Reviews: An Orlando Shakes Staple JULIUS CAESARBWW Reviews: An Orlando Shakes Staple JULIUS CAESAR
by Kimberly Moy - April 11, 2014

One tragedy that is synonymous with Shakespeare is JULIUS CAESAR. It is one of the classics that, at some point, is forced upon by high school English teachers. The challenge with producing a famously known Shakespeare piece is keeping it fresh and relevant to today's audience. (more...)
New York Shakespeare Exchange to Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday with Sneak Peek Screening of SONNET #63, 4/22New York Shakespeare Exchange to Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday with Sneak Peek Screening of SONNET #63, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange (Ross Williams, Artistic Director) celebrates Shakespeare's birthday with the premiere of Sonnet #63, directed by Josh Barrett and starring Austin Pendleton, for THE SONNET PROJECT at a viewing party at Amity Hall (80 West 3rd Street, between Thompson and Sullivan) on Tuesday, April 22 from 7 - 11 PM. (more...)
Terry Layman to Return to Titan Theatre in KING LEAR, Running 4/25-5/11Terry Layman to Return to Titan Theatre in KING LEAR, Running 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

Queens-based Titan Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed, award-winning second season with a signature take on Shakespeare's epic masterpiece King Lear. The production will play a limited run April 25 - May 11, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue. Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, will direct. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Happy Few Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Beg. TonightPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Happy Few Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

Rehearsals are underway and tickets are now on sale for Happy Few Theatre Company's inaugural production, a seven-person adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It in which every member of the ensemble will play multiple parts. Featuring original music performed by the cast and a modern setting, the production will open at Theaterlab NYC on W. 36th St. tonight, April 10, 2014, with performances running through April 27, 2014. Scroll down to see some pics from rehearsals! (more...)
TheatreSquared's HAMLET Begins Performances TonightTheatreSquared's HAMLET Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

Tonight, April 10, TheatreSquared will launch its first mainstage Shakespeare production with the playwright's signature drama, Hamlet, starring Grant Goodman. The production is helmed by director Sean Patrick Reilly and features a professional cast including T2 associate artistic director Amy Herzberg. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPESTPhoto Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - April 9, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posnerand Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music byTom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. Scroll down for a first look at the production! (more...)
BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT - Comedic Farce Delights at Great Lakes TheaterBWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT - Comedic Farce Delights at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - April 8, 2014

What do the phrases, 'all the world's a stage' and 'too much of a good thing' have in common? They are both quotes from Shakespeare's pastoral comedy 'As You Like It.' As is true of that genre, the play, which was written early in 1600, deals with shepherds and the rustic life, but, also concerns love, in its various forms. (more...)
The 4th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam Announced, 4/25The 4th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam Announced, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2014

The 4th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam will be held Friday, April 25th from 1-4pm at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. The Sonnet Slam features 154 volunteer readers of all ages performing all 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets and the event is free to the public. Our kickoff reader for Sonnet #1 will be Broadway star, Ms. Dana Ivey. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Shakespeare UnScripted Turns Comedy into ArtBWW Reviews: Shakespeare UnScripted Turns Comedy into Art
by Ellen Dostal - April 6, 2014

No one is standing on ceremony in Impro Theatre's latest comedic invention, SHAKESPEARE UNSCRIPTED. On the contrary, the only formality you'll find here is the kind you leave at the door when you step foot into the theater. (more...)
A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST Plays the Smith Center, Now thru 4/13A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST Plays the Smith Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE TEMPEST, produced by the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at The Smith Center in Las Vegas today, April 5-13, 2014. The Smith Center's first ever co-production, THE TEMPEST is adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. THE TEMPEST will perform at The Smith Center's Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park in a 500-seat climate controlled tent before moving to Cambridge, MA to begin performances at A.R.T. (more...)

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