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BWW Interviews: The Guthrie's MIDSUMMER Queen Christina Acosta RobinsonBWW Interviews: The Guthrie's MIDSUMMER Queen Christina Acosta Robinson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - January 29, 2015

Get to know Christina Acosta Robinson, who plays the two queens in in Joe Dowling's fantastical re-telling of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on the Guthrie Theater's Wuertele Thrust stage. (more...)
Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher PlummerShakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher Plummer
by Ellen Dostal - January 29, 2015

In the second episode of Shakespeare Uncovered II, airing at 10:00 pm on January 30th, Christopher Plummer explores Shakespeare's great tragedy, KING LEAR. It is a role he knows well, having played the doomed king in a critically acclaimed production that was directed by Sir Jonathan Miller. (more...)
Cornerstone Theater's CALIFORNIA: THE TEMPEST Continues Ten-City TourCornerstone Theater's CALIFORNIA: THE TEMPEST Continues Ten-City Tour
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Take the journey as Cornerstone Theater Company continues its world premiere adaption of Shakespeare's The Tempest with, CALIFORNIA: THE TEMPEST, written by Cornerstone Co-Founder Alison Carey and directed by its Artistic Director Michael John Garcés. CALIFORNIA: THE TEMPEST continues its travel to ten diverse California cities over the course of a year. (more...)
Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh BonnevilleShakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh Bonneville
by Ellen Dostal - January 28, 2015

Get ready Shakespeare lovers! Shakespeare Uncovered returns to PBS this Friday, January 30th. Like the first series, the second celebrity-hosted installment will cover a wealth of information, including a look at some iconic performances, historical and biographical data, and new analysis by noted scholars and guests, all of which will open up six of Shakespeare's greatest plays. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Devastatingly Competent OTHELLO Leaves Audience Out in the Cold at MaynardvilleBWW Reviews: Devastatingly Competent OTHELLO Leaves Audience Out in the Cold at Maynardville
by David Fick - January 26, 2015

Fred Abrahamse's staging of OTHELLO fails to capture the accelerating spiral in which the titular character finds himself on the way to his doom; this OTHELLO is a bland, watered down affair that is, at best, a devastatingly competent reading of the play. (more...)
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to Host 2017 Meeting of Shakespeare Theatre AssociationChesapeake Shakespeare Company to Host 2017 Meeting of Shakespeare Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2015

The international association of theaters producing Shakespeare's plays has chosen Baltimore as the site of its annual conference in 2017. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Oh, What A Night it Was at Slidell Little Theatre for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM!BWW Reviews: Oh, What A Night it Was at Slidell Little Theatre for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM!
by Heidi Scheuermann - January 22, 2015

If you look up the word 'perfection' in the dictionary, after the actual definition, you'll see a picture… a teeny tiny little picture. Do you know who it's a picture of? William Shakespeare. Don't believe me? Go look it up. Did you see it? Ok… so maybe I lied about the picture of my pal Will being in the dictionary. But someone should seriously consider it, right? Hey, Webster, get on that! While we wait on Webster to do what's right by Will, I'd like to tell you about my experience at Slidell Little Theatre this past weekend for their very unique production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. (more...)
Actor Brian Blessed Faints During UK Production of KING LEAR; Returns to Steal the ShowActor Brian Blessed Faints During UK Production of KING LEAR; Returns to Steal the Show
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

According to an article in the Daily Mail, actor Brian Blessed collapsed onstage during a performance of Shakespeare's KING LEAR, only to return 20 minutes later to finish the show in the title role. (more...)
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Alysha Umphress and More Set for VERY VERY ROCK SHOW 3/5 at 54 BelowRebecca Naomi Jones, Alysha Umphress and More Set for VERY VERY ROCK SHOW 3/5 at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

A sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption, VERY VERY is the new musical that turns Shakespeare's As You Like It into a full-out rock concert. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Southwest Shakespeare's KING LEAR Reigns with Relevance ~ Searing and Steely Performances Command the StageBWW Reviews: Southwest Shakespeare's KING LEAR Reigns with Relevance ~ Searing and Steely Performances Command the Stage
by Herbert Paine - January 19, 2015

John Hutton leads a brilliant cast in Jared Sakren's uniquely intelligent and compelling production of Southwest Shakespeare Company's King Lear. (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Astounding Giles Davies in Jobsite Theater's TWELFTH NIGHTBWW Reviews: The Astounding Giles Davies in Jobsite Theater's TWELFTH NIGHT
by Peter Nason - January 15, 2015

This is an eye-popping, slam dunk production, with a star turn by Giles Davies as Malvolio that leaves the audience in hysterics. (more...)
PULP SHAKESPEARE Returns to the Theatre Asylum TonightPULP SHAKESPEARE Returns to the Theatre Asylum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum are thrilled to announce the comeback of PULP SHAKESPEARE (or Bard Fiction), adapted by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer and Brian Watson-Jones, and directed by Ovation Award winning director Amanda McRaven. PULP SHAKESPEARE will be opening tonight, January 15, 2015 at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood, running Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm through March 8. (more...)
English Repertory Theatre's HAMLET to Play The Cockpit, Feb 17-March 15English Repertory Theatre's HAMLET to Play The Cockpit, Feb 17-March 15
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

English Repertory Theatre's Hamlet will run Feb 17th - Mar 15th 2015 at The Cockpit. Press Night: Wednesday, Feb 18th 2015, 7.30pm. (more...)
SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: SERIES 2 Set For DVD Release 2/3SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: SERIES 2 Set For DVD Release 2/3
by Pat Cerasaro - January 12, 2015

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED has a sequel! (more...)
WHEREFORE: SHAKESPEARE IN RALEIGH Series Kicks Off This MonthWHEREFORE: SHAKESPEARE IN RALEIGH Series Kicks Off This Month
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

A convergence of arts organizations throughout Raleigh, presenting work written or inspired by William Shakespeare has given rise to Wherefore: Shakespeare In Raleigh. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Nashville Shakes' TWELFTH NIGHT Casts Off Winter's ChillBWW Reviews: Nashville Shakes' TWELFTH NIGHT Casts Off Winter's Chill
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 9, 2015

Denice Hicks' vision for Twelfth Night warmly ingratiates itself with the fluidity of its presentation, enacted by a delightful cast of NSF veterans and newcomers who envelop their audience with genuinely high-spirited good feelings sure to thaw the most frozen of hearts. (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Austin Ryan Hunt of Nashville Shakes' TWELFTH NIGHTTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Austin Ryan Hunt of Nashville Shakes' TWELFTH NIGHT
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 9, 2015

This week the spotlight shines on Austin Ryan Hunt, who not only just started the final semester of his senior year at Lipscomb University, but was also among the opening night cast for Nashville Shakespeare Festival's winter season offering of Twelfth Night. (more...)
American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2015

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) Artistic Director Douglas Martin will premiere his new full-length ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, on February 26 and 27, 2015 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. In anticipation of these performances, on January 16, ARB will host 'Behind the Music: A Midsummer Night's Dream,' a free lecture featuring guest and music scholar Simon Morrison. (more...)
Elise Kibler to Lead Shakespeare in the Square's THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET Before Broadway DebutElise Kibler to Lead Shakespeare in the Square's THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET Before Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2015

Always a bridesmaid, appearing off-Broadway and as a Broadway understudy, Elise Kibler is now the Broadway bride, with her upcoming debut in The Heidi Chronicles. During the months of rehearsal leading up to her Broadway debut, Elise will also star in William Shakespeare's THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET as the title character, Juliet at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street), which begins previews Wednesday, January 14th and opens on Sunday, January 18th. (more...)
Actors' Shakespeare Project's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins TonightActors' Shakespeare Project's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2015

Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) begins the New Year with Shakespeare's Measure for Measure where sex, power, and justice collide in a city on the edge. The award-winning itinerant company returns to a familiar home at the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge tonight, January 7 through February 1, 2015. (more...)
BWW Reviews: A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is High Energy FunBWW Reviews: A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is High Energy Fun
by David Clarke - January 6, 2015

Last August, the 12.14 Foundation premiered Michael Unger and Eric Svejcar's A ROCKIN' Midsummer Night's Dream. This week, the new musical comes to New York City at 54 BELOW. With a ton of energy and some serious vocal talent, the kids involved with the 12.14 Foundation and the Broadway vetted adults bring fabulous new life to William Shakespeare's classic tale of love and fairy mischief. (more...)
Michael Patrick Thornton Stars in Next Theatre's RICHARD III, Beginning TonightMichael Patrick Thornton Stars in Next Theatre's RICHARD III, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2015

Next Theatre Company presents the second production in its 34th season, Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Jessica Thebus, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. (more...)
Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Takes Centre Stage at Royal Botanic Gardens TonightShakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Takes Centre Stage at Royal Botanic Gardens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2014

?Australia's largest independent theatre company the Australian Shakespeare Company (ASC) is delighted to announce a colourful new production of the bard's satirical musical comedy As You Like It. (more...)
The Groundlings Children's Show, Improvised Shakespeare and More Set for SF Sketchfest 2015The Groundlings Children's Show, Improvised Shakespeare and More Set for SF Sketchfest 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2014

SF Sketchfest 2015 has announced part of its lineup. Details below! (more...)
Joe Sirola Performs Shakespeare's AGES OF MAN TonightJoe Sirola Performs Shakespeare's AGES OF MAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2014

Joe Sirola will perform his acclaimed presentation of Shakespeare's 'Ages of Man' - a montage of Shakespearean soliloquy, describing in Shakespeare's words humanity's journey through life - tonight, December 27, 2014 as part of Theatre 80's A Tribute To Joyce Randolph on the occasion of her signing the concrete of the Walk of Fame. The event will also feature Tandy Cronyn performing Tall Boy, a compelling tale of displaced children in the aftermath of WWII. (more...)

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