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Theater 2020 Stages THE REAL MERRY HOUSEWIVES OF WINDSOR, CT., Now thru 6/14Theater 2020 Stages THE REAL MERRY HOUSEWIVES OF WINDSOR, CT., Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights' professional theater company is pleased to announce a modern reality flavor setting of William Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' starring David Fuller, and running 12 performances in Brooklyn Heights, tonight, May 22nd through Sunday, June 14th, 2015. Press is invited beginning Saturday, May 23rd. (more...)
Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)
Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)
Chris Kayser to Lead CORIOLANUS at New American Shakespeare Tavern, 5/29-6/14Chris Kayser to Lead CORIOLANUS at New American Shakespeare Tavern, 5/29-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents CORIOLANUS, running May 29-June 14, 2015. Directed by Drew Reeves, with Chris Kayser as Cominius. (more...)
Kevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMKevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

?Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the complete cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream joining the previously announced cast of Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania are Kevin Cristaldi (Next Fall), Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Fifth Planet From The Sun, Awake And Sing), Jan Leslie Harding (TV: 'The Boys That Brunch,' Broadway: The Green Bird), Emilio Paul Tirado (Web Series 'Black Arrow Fly!'), Jack Herholdt (National Tours: Peter Pan and A Christmas Carol), Lou Liberatore (Broadway: As Is, Burn This), Reynaldo Piniella (Honky), and Warren Jackson (National Tour: Macbeth). (more...)
Fiasco's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Extends Through June 20 at TFANAFiasco's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Extends Through June 20 at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director, has extended once again Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona due to box office demand. (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Young and Fresh Take on Shakespeare in Bridge Rep's JULIUS CAESARBWW Reviews: A Young and Fresh Take on Shakespeare in Bridge Rep's JULIUS CAESAR
by Alex Lonati - May 18, 2015

A review of Bridge Rep's JULIUS CAESAR, presented in the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. (more...)
Humber River Shakespeare to Tour FALSTAFF and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR This SummerHumber River Shakespeare to Tour FALSTAFF and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Humber River Shakespeare returns again this summer, with one of Shakespeare's earliest and well loved comedies. (more...)
Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2015/16 season. As the Folger embarks on a historic 2016 season commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with insightful exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, Folger Theatre will stage a full season of works by and newly adapted from the world's most esteemed playwright.  (more...)
BWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD IIIBWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD III
by Veronica Bruscini - May 9, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company's excellent staging of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III is a performance not to be missed. CPTC's RICHARD comes to life in AS220's Black Box theater, a cozy, intimate space utilized brilliantly by the company. (more...)
Bridge Rep Tackles Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, Beginning TonightBridge Rep Tackles Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

In its two years on the Boston theatre scene, Bridge Repertory Theater has tackled a wide range of material, from its debut with Harold Pinter's The Lover, to its flirtation with musical theatre in LaChiusa's Hello Again, to its embracing of locally grown and new work with Obehi Janice's FUFU & OREOS. At the end of its second season, the innovative young company faces the final frontier: the classics. (more...)
Bay Street Theater to Present Outdoor Readings of TWELFTH NIGHT, 8/14-16Bay Street Theater to Present Outdoor Readings of TWELFTH NIGHT, 8/14-16
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative and Hamptons Shakespeare Festival are pleased to announce a partnership to present outdoor readings of TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, by William Shakespeare on August 14 and 15 at Mashashimuet Park. (more...)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Stages HENRY V, Now thru 5/30Cincinnati Shakespeare Stages HENRY V, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with 'Henry V' by William Shakespeare. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at E.D.G.E Theatre's STAR WARS-Shakespeare Mash Up MACSITHPhoto Flash: First Look at E.D.G.E Theatre's STAR WARS-Shakespeare Mash Up MACSITH
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

E.D.G.E. Theatre presents the return of MacSith, now through May 24 at Pendulum Theater Space, 1803 W. Byron Ave. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth and set it the Star Wars universe, MacSith is adapted by Orion Couling and Jared McDaris and directed by Couling. Opening night is tomorrow, May 8 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
First Folio Theatre to Stage THE WINTER'S TALE This SummerFirst Folio Theatre to Stage THE WINTER'S TALE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

?First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present THE WINTER'S TALE as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, previewing July 8, opening Saturday, July 11 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 9, 2015. (more...)
Theater 2020 to Stage THE REAL MERRY HOUSEWIVES OF WINDSOR, CT., 5/22-6/14Theater 2020 to Stage THE REAL MERRY HOUSEWIVES OF WINDSOR, CT., 5/22-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights' professional theater company is pleased to announce a modern reality flavor setting of William Shakespeare's  "The Merry Wives of Windsor" starring David Fuller, and running 12 performances in Brooklyn Heights, Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, June 14th, 2015. Press is invited beginning Saturday, May 23rd. (more...)
BWW Reviews: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Shakespearean Soap Opera Without the BloodBWW Reviews: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Shakespearean Soap Opera Without the Blood
by Ellen Dostal - May 5, 2015

Each summer in Griffith Park, Independent Shakespeare Co. presents fully-produced large scale performances for hundreds of people on a nightly basis. Instead of the expensive dinner and a movie scenario, families flock to the park for a more neighborly picnic and a play. It's friendly, affordable (the play is free), and fun...and that's about as good as it gets on a summer night in LA. (more...)
Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Portland Shakespeare Project is thrilled to present staged readings of the first two plays of The Wars of the Roses trilogy, Henry VI on June 1 and Edward IV on June 2, both starring Dame Janet Suzman, on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at MACBETH, Touring with The Public's Mobile Shakespeare UnitPhoto Flash: First Look at MACBETH, Touring with The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Unit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Directed by Edward Torres, MACBETH is currently touring the five boroughs though May 14, and will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater, May 17 through June 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Reviews: Seattle Shakes' OTHELLO Thrives on Multiple LevelsBWW Reviews: Seattle Shakes' OTHELLO Thrives on Multiple Levels
by Jay Irwin - May 4, 2015

When going to see a show you hope for at least one aspect of the show be something good that you can hold onto. The acting, directing, sets, lights, something to make the night worthwhile. Lucky for all of us the current production of Shakespeare's tragic tale of betrayal and lies "Othello", currently playing from Seattle Shakespeare Company, is firing on so many levels that you're just not sure where to focus your attentions. But then, this should be no big surprise as it's from director John Langs whose name attached to a piece is usually the harbinger of "this one's gonna be good!" (more...)
The Brass Tacks Ensemble Presents HENRY V, Beginning TonightThe Brass Tacks Ensemble Presents HENRY V, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis are pleased to announce The Brass Tacks Ensemble's 2015 season will begin with William Shakespeare's Henry V tonight, May 1 at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio Space. (more...)
Derek Jacobi Joins Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West EndDerek Jacobi Joins Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West End
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET has found its 'Mercutio' in Sir Derek Jacobi, who appeared alongside the play's star cross'd lovers -- Lily James and Richard Madden -- in Branagh's new CINDERELLA film. ROMEO AND JULIET is Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's fourth production in its inaugural season at the Garrick, beginning October 17. (more...)
BWW Reviews: ZJU's MACBETH - Short and Sweet, Dark and BloodyBWW Reviews: ZJU's MACBETH - Short and Sweet, Dark and Bloody
by Ellen Dostal - April 28, 2015

Director Denise Devin knows how to set a mood. Her one-hour Shakespeare adaptations condense the Bard's source material into compact, efficient theatre capsules that are perfect for those who want their Shakespeare short and sweet - or in this case, dark and bloody - with enough time left after the show to head out on the town. (more...)
Pigeon Creek Shakespeare to Stage THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and HAMLET at Elizabethan Playhouse Reconstruction, 5/30 & 8/29Pigeon Creek Shakespeare to Stage THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and HAMLET at Elizabethan Playhouse Reconstruction, 5/30 & 8/29
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2015

The Grand Haven-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Michigan's only year-round, touring Shakespeare Company, will bring two productions to the Rose Playhouse, a recreation of an outdoor Elizabethan playhouse at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, in the summer of 2015. The company will perform The Comedy of Errors on May 30 and Hamlet on August 29. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Twin Titans Go Head to Head in OTHELLO at Pittsburgh PublicBWW Reviews: Twin Titans Go Head to Head in OTHELLO at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - April 27, 2015

It's Othello's downfall but Iago's show in Pittsburgh Public's thrilling presentation of Shakespeare's tragic thriller. (more...)

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