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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...)
Manhattan Shakespeare Project's MACBETH Begins TonightManhattan Shakespeare Project's MACBETH Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2015

Manhattan Shakespeare Project, Manhattan's All-Female Shakespeare Company, presents MACBETH: The Unsex Me Here Project, directed by Amanda Boekelheide, with preview performances beginning tonight, April 1st prior to an official press opening of April 5th at the Access Theater Gallery (380 Broadway) in Manhattan. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Atlanta Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a Devilish WhirlBWW Reviews: Atlanta Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a Devilish Whirl
by Christie Fisher - March 31, 2015

As part of the spring season at The New American Shakespeare Tavern, Atlanta Shakespeare Company opens with William Shakespeare's comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. As battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew is a great performance for the Shakespearean novice. (more...)
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Gets Live Webcast TonightBaltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Gets Live Webcast Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) is proud to announce Maryland Theatre Guide will produce a LIVE webcast of company's historic production of The Merchant of Venice tonight, March 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)
Kentucky Shakespeare Presents MACBETH on 'Shakespeare in the Parks' Tour, Now thru 5/17Kentucky Shakespeare Presents MACBETH on 'Shakespeare in the Parks' Tour, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2015

Kentucky Shakespeare is proud to announce the second annual - Shakespeare in the Parks Tour. The seven-actor, 90-minute Macbeth will tour to 18 area parks and bring free Shakespeare to various neighborhoods from today, March 28-May 17, 2015. It is the kick-off to the summer Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. (more...)
Bedlam Presents One Play, Two Ways with TWELFTH NIGHT and WHAT YOU WILL, Beginning TodayBedlam Presents One Play, Two Ways with TWELFTH NIGHT and WHAT YOU WILL, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2015

The off-Broadway theatre company, BEDLAM, which received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for its recent productions of Saint Joan and Hamlet, and The Seagull and Sense & Sensibility is presenting Shakespeare's classic comedy Twelfth Night in rotating repertory with itself: Twelfth Night (or What You Will) and What You Will (or Twelfth Night). One play, two completely different ways, with the same five actors, at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 W 36th Street, NYC) for 8 weeks only. Now in performances, Twelfth Night opens today, March 28 at 2pm, and What You Will opens Sunday, March 29 at 2pm. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESARPhoto Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar now through May 8 (press opening this weekend, March 28) and The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation now through May 17. While both plays spoke to the times in which they were first produced - Weimar Germany and Elizabethan England, respectively - they also speak to this season's theme of REVOLUTION, most especially from a socio-political point of view. Scroll down for a first look at JULIUS CAESAR onstage! (more...)
Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)
Atlanta Shakespeare Stages THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Now thru 4/4Atlanta Shakespeare Stages THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Now thru 4/4
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents The Taming of the Shrew, beginning previews March 26 and running tonight, March 27-April 4, 2015. Directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins. (more...)
SU Drama Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Now thru 4/12SU Drama Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

Hypocrites, beware! Such is the matter of this profound and intriguing late comedy by Shakespeare. When Duke Vincentio of Vienna inexplicably hands over power to Lord Angelo, a man of self-professed puritanism, he lays a trap that ensnares the falsely virtuous and rewards the just and true. Like most Shakespearean comedies, the course to the truth is neither smooth nor easy, but it is filled with engaging characters and extraordinary events, and even concludes with multiple marriages-however unlikely that may sometimes seem. (more...)
Pittsburgh Public Theater to Stage OTHELLO, 4/16-5/17Pittsburgh Public Theater to Stage OTHELLO, 4/16-5/17
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

Pittsburgh Public Theater's 40th anniversary Season of Legends continues with William Shakespeare's great drama, Othello. Directed by Ted Pappas, Othello runs April 16 - May 17, 2015 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICEPhoto Flash: First Look at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), in conjunction with British original pronunciation (OP) experts, the father and son team of David and Ben Crystal, opens its 2015 season with a historic production of The Merchant of Venice. The play opens tomorrow, March 27 and runs through April 25. There will be one performance on May 8 at Boordy Vineyards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Arizona Theatre Company Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, Now thru 4/12Arizona Theatre Company Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's poetic masterpiece of jealousy, prejudice and betrayal, takes on a bold new theatricality under the ambitious and creative hand of award-winning director Kirsten Brandt and scenic, lighting and projection designer David Lee Cuthbert from tonight, March 26 through April 12 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)
LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)
The Wilma Theater's HAMLET Begins TonightThe Wilma Theater's HAMLET Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

The Wilma will produce what many believe to be the greatest play written by Shakespeare, and many others consider the greatest play written in the English language. (more...)
'Shakespeare Challenge 2015' Supports Shakespeare in Action with THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Today'Shakespeare Challenge 2015' Supports Shakespeare in Action with THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Today
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

The race is on for twelve courageous community members (with little to no acting experience) to memorize, rehearse, and perform William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors today, March 25, 2015 at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. These Challenge Champions have volunteered their time and talent, and have committed to selling eight tickets each to their friends, family, and colleagues for the gala performance! (more...)
Asian-Inspired WINTER'S TALE, RIVER BRIDE and YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Premieres, THE WIZ and More Set for OSF's 2016 SeasonAsian-Inspired WINTER'S TALE, RIVER BRIDE and YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Premieres, THE WIZ and More Set for OSF's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

The ?Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2016 playbill today. The 2016 season is sponsored by U.S. Bank. (more...)
Seattle Shakespeare Company to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with BILL'S BASH, 4/19Seattle Shakespeare Company to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with BILL'S BASH, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Seattle Shakespeare Company celebrates William Shakespeare's birthday with the liveliest auction in town -- Bill's Bash -- on Sunday, April 19 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. (more...)
Nashville Ballet to Welcome Spring with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at TPAC, 4/24-26Nashville Ballet to Welcome Spring with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at TPAC, 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Nashville Ballet is welcoming spring with the return of the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night's Dream featuring the Nashville Symphony at TPAC's Jackson Hall April 24-26, 2015. (more...)
Rochester Community Players' RICHARD II to Open 4/10Rochester Community Players' RICHARD II to Open 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015

Richard II, Shakespeare's masterful drama of a king who lost his throne and gained insight into his soul, opens for ten performances Friday 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...)
BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Stark Naked Theatre Company Puck'ing AwesomeBWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Stark Naked Theatre Company Puck'ing Awesome
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - March 23, 2015

Walking up to this warehouse building in the downtown area I was excited. Was I in the East Village seeing a production at La MaMa, or I was in the Bayou City seeing The Stark Naked Theatre Company's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM? From the rugged factory exterior of the venue to the perfectly designed industrial theatre space I was in artistic heaven. (more...)
SCERA Presents BYU Young Company's 50-minute Puppet Shakespeare TodaySCERA Presents BYU Young Company's 50-minute Puppet Shakespeare Today
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2015

The BYU Young Company, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, is a troupe dedicated to theatre for young audiences. The group performs in front of 23,000 young people each year on campus, in schools and throughout local communities. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Circo de Nada's HENRY FOURPhoto Flash: First Look at Circo de Nada's HENRY FOUR
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

Circo de Nada presents a very limited engagement of Henry Fourm, April 3 and 4, 2015 at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), located at 421 Fifth Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets in Park Slope. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)
COMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary SeasonCOMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced plans for the company's 25th Anniversary season that includes performances at the Leo K. Theatre, the return of directors Jeff Steitzer, David Quicksall, and Victor Pappas, and the mainstage directing debuts of Jane Nichols and Vanessa Miller (more...)

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