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Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Opens TonightPhoto Flash: Sonnet Rep's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2015

Sonnet Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce a hilarious new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with original music by Bandits on the Run and members of the company, adapted and directed by Nicolas Minas (Assistant Director Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, Sweeney Todd Live at Lincoln Center). The Servant of Two Masters will play a limited engagement at Teatro LATEA (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002). Performances began Friday, April 17 (Preview performance) and continue through Saturday, May 2. Opening Night is tonight, April 18 (8 p.m.). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Presents SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY This WeekendBainbridge Symphony Orchestra Presents SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2015

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents SHAKESPEARE: Comedy and Tragedy with the BPA Shakespeare Society tonight, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)
Sonnet Rep Presents THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Now thru 5/2Sonnet Rep Presents THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Now thru 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2015

SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE has announced a hilarious new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with original music by Bandits on the Run and members of the company, adapted and directed by Nicolas Minas (Assistant Director Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, Sweeney Todd Live at Lincoln Center). The Servant of Two Masters will play a limited engagement at Teatro LATEA (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002). Performances begin tonight, April 17 (Preview performance) and continue through Saturday, May 2. Opening Night is Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m.. (more...)
Pittsburgh Public Theater Stages OTHELLO, Now thru 5/17Pittsburgh Public Theater Stages OTHELLO, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

Pittsburgh Public Theater's 40th anniversary Season of Legends continues with William Shakespeare's great drama, Othello. Directed by Ted Pappas, Othello runs tonight, April 16 - May 17, 2015 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)
Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews for HAMLET began on March 27 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 10. The official press opening is tonight, April 15. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race's TAKING SHAKESPEAREPhoto Flash: First Look at The Human Race's TAKING SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

The Human Race continues its 28th season as Dayton's leading professional theatre with the Midwest premiere of Canadian playwright John Murrell's lesson in self-discovery, Taking Shakespeare. The production runs April 16 - May 3, 2015 at The Loft Theatre. It is directed by frequent Human Race actor/director Aaron Vega, who helmed The Race's Twelfth Night in 2011. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sonnet Rep's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERSPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Sonnet Rep's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Sonnet Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce a hilarious new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with original music by Bandits on the Run and members of the company, adapted and directed by Nicolas Minas (Assistant Director Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, Sweeney Todd Live at Lincoln Center). The Servant of Two Masters will play a limited engagement at Teatro LATEA (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002). Performances begin Friday, April 17 (Preview performance) and continue through Saturday, May 2. Opening Night is Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m.). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Cheek By Jowl and Pushkin Theatre's MEASURE FOR MEASUREPhoto Flash: First Look at Cheek By Jowl and Pushkin Theatre's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Cheek by Jowl and the Pushkin Theatre, Moscow, in a co-production with the Barbican, London, Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale, and Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid (INAEM), present MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare, beginning April 15 at the Barbican Centre and moving to the Oxford Playhouse, April 28 - May 2, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Casting, Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Season; Launches May 22Casting, Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Season; Launches May 22
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Shakespeare & Company has finalized casting for its 38th performance season, and released a complete schedule of Opening Night dates. The announcement was made this week by Interim Artistic Directors Ariel Bock and Jonathan Croy, along with a positive report from Interim Managing Director Stephen D. Ball on the Company's box office successes to date. Shakespeare & Company's season opens on May 22 with The How and The Why, by Sarah Treem. (more...)
Cincinnati Shakespeare to Stage HENRY V, 5/8-30Cincinnati Shakespeare to Stage HENRY V, 5/8-30
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with 'Henry V' by William Shakespeare. (more...)
Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, 4/24-5/24Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2015

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, announce a new adaptation of Shakespeare's PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE will begin previews on Friday, April 24, will open on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30pm and will perform through Sunday, May 24 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)
Researchers Discover Potentially Lost Shakespeare PlayResearchers Discover Potentially Lost Shakespeare Play
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2015

A work by Shakespeare might have turned up 400 years after it was initially written. (more...)
Rochester Community Players' RICHARD II Opens TonightRochester Community Players' RICHARD II Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2015

Richard II, Shakespeare's masterful drama of a king who lost his throne and gained insight into his soul, opens for ten performances tonight, April 10 at the MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue. Produced by the Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players, this will be the first of four history plays, known in Shakespeare circles as the 'Henriad', staged by the company. (more...)
First Annual New York Shakespeare Convention Set for Later This MonthFirst Annual New York Shakespeare Convention Set for Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - April 9, 2015

The first annual New York Shakespeare Convention will be held on April 25, 2015 in Speyer Hall at University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street, Manhattan) from 2-5pm. (more...)
Jack Miller to Lead C.P.C. Theatrical's HAMLET This SummerJack Miller to Lead C.P.C. Theatrical's HAMLET This Summer
by BWW News Desk - April 8, 2015

C.P.C. Theatrical has announced the cast for their June production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Abbey Theater, Dublin, Ohio. (more...)
David Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This JuneDavid Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This June
by BWW News Desk - April 7, 2015

William Shakespeare's classic THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will be performed in New York on June 10th at 3pm (Preview), 14th at 7pm (Opening), 22nd and 24th at 8pm 2015. (more...)
Carrie Preston Brings SONNET 27 to Life in The Sonnet Project's 100th Short FilmCarrie Preston Brings SONNET 27 to Life in The Sonnet Project's 100th Short Film
by BWW News Desk - April 7, 2015

New York Shakespeare Exchange (Ross Williams, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce that The Sonnet Project hits the 100th film milestone on April 8 with the release of Sonnet 27 (Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed...), starring Carrie Preston and directed by Michael Dunaway. The sonnet was filmed on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge between Brooklyn and Staten Island. (more...)
The Huntington Hosts Shakespeare Conference April 17-18, 2015The Huntington Hosts Shakespeare Conference April 17-18, 2015
by Ellen Dostal - April 6, 2015

The Huntington Library will host a two-day Shakespeare conference Friday and Saturday, April 17 – 18: Rethinking Shakespeare in the Social Depth of Politics. Cost is only $25 (free for students). The “new social history” has exploded the myth that the culture of Shakespeare's society was one of obedience. In this special event, social historians and literary critics will reposition his works in the culture wars of the period, and reassess Shakespeare's presentation of power and authority. Space is still available but seating is limited. (more...)
CT Rep to End 2014-15 Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/23-5/3CT Rep to End 2014-15 Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/23-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will end its 2014-2015 season with the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre between April 23rd and May 3rd. The comedy of mistaken love and magic is sure to delight audiences. (more...)
Counter-Productions Theatre to Stage RICHARD III, 5/8-17Counter-Productions Theatre to Stage RICHARD III, 5/8-17
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents Richard III, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Terry Shea. (more...)
Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Takes JULIUS CAESAR on TourPigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Takes JULIUS CAESAR on Tour
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2015

After opening last week in Muskegon for several high school matinees and a one-night performance at the Beardsley Theater (in partnership with the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts and a grant from Target Stores in support of projects combining the arts and education), Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will take its spring production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to venues in Grand Rapids and Spring Lake, opening April 2nd. (more...)
Tina Packer's New Book 'WOMEN OF WILL' Set for Release Next WeekTina Packer's New Book 'WOMEN OF WILL' Set for Release Next Week
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2015

Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company's Founding Artistic Director, actor, writer -- and one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare -- launches her new book Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays April 7, 2015. Published by Knopf, Women of Will is a fierce and witty exploration -- part master class, part brilliant analysis -- of the women in Shakespeare's plays that illuminates Shakespeare's changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest insights. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Betrayal Abounds in A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESARBWW Reviews: Betrayal Abounds in A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESAR
by Ellen Dostal - April 2, 2015

Betrayal lurks around every corner when a ruler's ability to rule comes into question. Whether real or imagined, its weighty presence stands as a cautionary phantom in A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESAR. Directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliot and Geoff Elliot have turned Shakespeare's thought-provoking political drama into a powerful expose on the less noble actions of men, anchored by two terrific performances and a commanding industrial design. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with the much anticipated return of the audience favorite, 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. This production is directed by Kevin Hammond, Artistic Director of Humber River Shakespeare in Toronto making his CSC debut. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Kelly Mengelkoch as Kate and Nicholas Rose as Petruchio. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)
The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2015

Following successful showings in the past two seasons, The Old Globe will offer an encore presentation of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare, on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

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