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Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston BalletPhoto Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

From tonight, May 25, through June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. Scroll down for a look at the dancers in action! (more...)
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 SeasonTHE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)
Harrisburg Shakespeare to Open 24th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park with MACBETHHarrisburg Shakespeare to Open 24th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park with MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Harrisburg Shakespeare Company opens Macbeth for their 24th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park on June 2, 2017 at Reservoir Park, 100 Concert Drive in Harrisburg. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is FREE but we will be collecting canned good items for Bethesda Mission and encourage you to bring a donation. (more...)
Battle of the Sexes to Hit Austin in City Theatre's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBattle of the Sexes to Hit Austin in City Theatre's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The City Theatre Company continues to heat up the summer with William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy The Taming of the Shrew, running June 2 - 25, 2017. (more...)
Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High SchoolCasting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)
BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador PubBWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub
by Natalie de la Garza - May 18, 2017

Intrepid Fringe opens a Steampunk, 50 Shades of Shakespeare production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub. (more...)
'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Pear Theatre's 15th season concludes with WHAT YOU WILL, a 'Shakespearean travesty' by Max Gutmann. Kidnapping, cross-dressing, and adultery combine in this madcap comedy, written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare into a completely new plot. (more...)
 BWW Review:  ShakesBEER Pub Crawl for a Great Time BWW Review: ShakesBEER Pub Crawl for a Great Time
by Marina Kennedy - May 18, 2017

Are you looking for a great time this weekend? Enjoy beer and The Bard together in the next 'ShakesBEER' pub crawl on Saturday, May 20th. (more...)
OrangeMite Studios to Present SHAKESPEARE IN SHORTSOrangeMite Studios to Present SHAKESPEARE IN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company in association with Dover Township presents its first FREE production available to the community! Local actors return to reprise their roles held in three previous productions for this one-time special event. (more...)
LA Drama Club's UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL to Play Hollywood Fringe 2017LA Drama Club's UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL to Play Hollywood Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Los Angeles Drama Club, a local nonprofit organization presents a diverse cast of 11 actors to stir the stage this June with the World Premiere of UNSPOKEN: Shakespeare's Personae in Peril by award-winning playwright, Blaire Baron. (more...)
RICHARD III to Open American Theater of Actors' Summer SeriesRICHARD III to Open American Theater of Actors' Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

James Jennings opens a series of dark works presented this summer at the American Theater of Actors with his production of Richard III. (more...)
Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)
VIDEO: New Trailer for the Crucible's Modern Interpretation of JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Jonathan HydeVIDEO: New Trailer for the Crucible's Modern Interpretation of JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Jonathan Hyde
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. Watch a new trailer for the modern production below! (more...)
Chesapeake Shakespeare to Present THE TEMPEST This SummerChesapeake Shakespeare to Present THE TEMPEST This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Chesapeake Shakespeare will present THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare, directed by Lizzi Albert, running June 16 - July 23, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the ArcolaPhoto Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant king Richard in Shakespeare's RICHARD III, opening tonight 15 May at the Arcola Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 55th season with the popular tradition of an Outdoor Stage production, this year featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Play Abbott's Mill This MayMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Play Abbott's Mill This May
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Abbott's Mill and The Second Street Players present Much A Do About Nothing by William Shakespeare, May 20th & May 21st 3pm at Abbott's Mill Nature Center, Milford, Delaware. Romance and deception intertwine between two couples in one of Shakespeare's best known comedies.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Two Casts Bring COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) to Playhouse 1960Photo Flash: Two Casts Bring COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) to Playhouse 1960
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but the show that's become a cult classic contains all 37 plays (plus sonnets) in just 97 minutes. Scroll down for a look at two casts in action in COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Playhouse 1960! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Merrill Peakes and More in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Ian Merrill Peakes and More in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. Directed by Robert Richmond (Othello, Henry V, Richard III), this rarely produced satire examining wealth, false friendships, and the abuse of generosity features Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (Macbeth, Othello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) in the title role. Timon of Athens is on stage now through June 11, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Hyde and More for JULIUS CAESAR at the CruciblePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Hyde and More for JULIUS CAESAR at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public TheaterCast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)
Julian Glover to Return to Bristol Old Vic in Politically Charged JULIUS CAESARJulian Glover to Return to Bristol Old Vic in Politically Charged JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rehearsals begin for the thrilling political tragedy Julius Caesar, directed by Simon Dormandy, in a follow up to last year's ground-breaking collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's graduating students. Performances will play 9 June-1 July 2017, with press night slated for 14 June. (more...)
The Everyman Company to Explore Young Love and Transgression in ROMEO & JULIETThe Everyman Company to Explore Young Love and Transgression in ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Everyman Company will join with the award-winning Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) for Romeo and Juliet. Set in a world of gangs, Nick Bagnall's production reimagines Shakespeare's classic love tale for 21st Century audiences, exploring sexuality with some of the characters having their gender swapped, including Juliet who will become Julius. (more...)
Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Stage Free Readings of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOSTShakespeare Project of Chicago to Stage Free Readings of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago wraps up its 22nd Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's comedy of young love coming of age, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, running May 5-9, 2017, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)
Improbable Stage to Debut THAT WHICH REMAINS at IRT TheaterImprobable Stage to Debut THAT WHICH REMAINS at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Improbable Stage will debut That Which Remains, a vibrant devised adaptation of William Shakespeare's divinely fraught Titus Andronicus.  The production runs Wednesday, June 14th - Saturday, June 24th, 2017 as part of the renowned IRT Theater 3B Development Series. (more...)

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