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The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Seeking Members for 2017 EnsembleThe Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Seeking Members for 2017 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2017

The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford is a six-week theater and performance program that uniquely combines the study of Shakespeare's text, contemporary ensemble training, and the opportunity to rehearse and perform in two of Shakespeare's plays in repertory. (more...)
Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and MoreOfficial: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Playhouse South's TWELFTH NIGHTPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Playhouse South's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

Playhouse South presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will, running March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm and March 5, 12 at 2:00 pm at the Clark Haines Theater in the Barnes Board of Education Building (3750 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, Ohio 45429). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)
Epic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival to Remix ShakespeareEpic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival to Remix Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble will present the second edition of its four-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF, a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality, showcases performances from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)
Public Works Dallas to Launch with THE TEMPEST This MarchPublic Works Dallas to Launch with THE TEMPEST This March
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Ignite/Arts Dallas, and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater's Public Works and AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced details for Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. (more...)
BWW Interview: Will Holbrook Talks ROMEO AND JULIET and His Famous GrandpaBWW Interview: Will Holbrook Talks ROMEO AND JULIET and His Famous Grandpa
by Don Grigware - February 20, 2017

Will, your grandpa is a truly great actor, one of the best. What is it like to perform for him? How has he inspired you? Is he attentive to your needs - both giving and constructively critical ... or does he leave you on your own to overcome your own failures? Is he happy or unhappy that you have chosen the acting profession? It isn't particularly different for me having him in the audience. He is an inspirational figure to me because he loves what he does and he works hard. There are many lessons in watching him work at his senior age, and observing his passion to keep moving is an incredible thing. I am very glad we get to have the grandfather-grandson relationship we do, and he is always asking me how he can help or if I have any questions. He has always been my grandpa first, and it is very comforting to know that I have someone who I can ask anything, about life or about the business. I think he is happy for me that I am pursuing my passion, and he sees where my heart is at, in the work and (more...)
BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse TheatreBWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - February 20, 2017

FAITH COUNTY II is 90 minutes of lighthearted, family-friendly silliness as Mineola, Arkansas' Council for Cultural Recognition amateur production of Romeo and Juliet (more...)
Patrick Page and More Lead Shakespeare Workshop This Weekend at Red Bull TheaterPatrick Page and More Lead Shakespeare Workshop This Weekend at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2017

These master instructors and top working professionals will take you from voice and text work to on-your-feet scene study and help you discover how to make Shakespeare's verse soar! (more...)
NYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Starting Tonight at Urban StagesNYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Starting Tonight at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that boldly popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences, is having its way with Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Ross Williams' timely adaptation, in which friends and rivals traffic in fake news to advance their agendas, takes up residence at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, from tonight, February 17, through Sunday, March 5. (more...)
Theatre In the Heights Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] TonightTheatre In the Heights Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Theatre In The Heights is thrilled to present its next production of the season! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(Abridged)[Revised] is a side-splitting comedy in which all 37 Shakespeare plays are presented in a hilarious mash-up all in about 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. If you don't know Shakespeare, you'll love the mockery and if you do love Shakespeare, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the subtle hard to catch references. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London's longest-running comedy.  (more...)
UCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREWUCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Taming of the Shrew(d), an adaptation of Shakespeare's original text by Kristen Tregar and Kyle Donnelly, directed by Kyle Donnelly. (more...)
BWW Review: Crazy For You, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Trinity RepBWW Review: Crazy For You, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Trinity Rep
by Andria Tieman - February 15, 2017

Shakespeare can be a hard sell sometimes. His plays are long, they're frequently hard to understand, and often going to one seems like something you should do, rather than something you want to do. Well, Trinity Rep's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is the spoonful of sugar that makes the cultural medicine go down. Every detail of the sets and the costumes of this production is so well thought out that they create the perfect mashup of 1980's high school culture, which suits the storyline of the play to a T. After all, so many of Shakespeare's plays are about teenagers in love, why not set them at a prom in the 80's? Similar to Beowulf earlier this season, the cast and crew hold absolutely nothing back and this production is a cascade of color, glitter and Aqua Net with some excellent musical choices that need to be on their own mixtape. (more...)
Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Starts Tonight at the National TheatreShakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Starts Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

TWELFTH NIGHT begins previews tonight 15 February at the National's Olivier Theatre, with press night set for 22 February, continuing in the repertoire until 13 May 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)
Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Hilberry TheatreShakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Hilberry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne continues its 2016-17 season at the Hilberry Theatre with a dose of Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Join us for a performance about the fluidity of life and filled with longing and laughter. (more...)
Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHTCast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)
BWW Review: Spare, Disorienting RICHARD III at Chesapeake Shakespeare CompanyBWW Review: Spare, Disorienting RICHARD III at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
by Jack L. B. Gohn - February 13, 2017

This version of Richard III has been stranded in a World War I setting where it does not fit very well, and gives us an exceedingly tight focus on Richard himself, to the exclusion of a plethora of characters and relationships. The spareness of the resulting work is disorienting. Who are all these people and why are we supposed to care about them, again? Maybe we'll figure it out and maybe we won't. Richard remains a fascinating character: a moral and physical cripple who takes the audience into his confidence and challenges us to dislike him as he schemes, murders, seduces, and marries his way onto the throne. (more...)
Cohesion Theatre Company to Present William Shakespeare's HENRY THE FIFTHCohesion Theatre Company to Present William Shakespeare's HENRY THE FIFTH
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2017

Cohesion Theatre Company is proud to announce the second main stage show of their 2016/17 Season, William Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth. (more...)
BWW Review: A Practically Perfect TWELFTH NIGHT at Pittsburgh PublicBWW Review: A Practically Perfect TWELFTH NIGHT at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - February 9, 2017

Shakespeare's remix of his own work gets masterfully refitted as full-on farce in Ted Pappas's production. (more...)
Photo Flash: Nuance Theatre Company's HAMLET Featured on GINGER NEW YORKPhoto Flash: Nuance Theatre Company's HAMLET Featured on GINGER NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2017

Nu•ance Theatre Company's production of Hamlet, directed by John DeSotelle is being seen by a vast audience these days thanks to its extensive video and television coverage. Ginger Broderick hosted a special episode of her television show, Ginger New York, featuring director, John DeSotelle, and members of the cast including Jack Wink, making his New York debut as Prince Hamlet. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
Playhouse South to Present Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHTPlayhouse South to Present Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - February 8, 2017

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, also known as What You Will, is a comedy which centers on mistaken identity, love, and gender roles. We will be exploring these themes in the Victorian Steampunk Era, which contemporizes the show, while allowing the characters' struggles to remain relevant. (more...)
OTHELLO, WAITING FOR GODOT and More Highlight Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonOTHELLO, WAITING FOR GODOT and More Highlight Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 8, 2017

Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Company's 2017-2018 Season. Continuing his commitment to explore the classics from a variety of perspectives, Kahn, now in his 31st year with the Company, has put together a diverse season of renowned plays, including celebrated 20th-century playwrights, a classic musical, a world premiere and, of course, Shakespeare. (more...)
Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's HOW TO HAMLET, OR HAMLETING HAMLET Headed to HERETheater Reconstruction Ensemble's HOW TO HAMLET, OR HAMLETING HAMLET Headed to HERE
by BWW News Desk - February 8, 2017

In Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's How to Hamlet, or Hamleting Hamlet four actors are tasked with staging-you guessed it-Hamlet. (more...)
Piedmont Players Theatre to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This MonthPiedmont Players Theatre to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Month
by BWW News Desk - February 7, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, February 17-18 & 24-25, 2017. (more...)
Three Plays by the Bard and More Slated for Shakespeare & Company's 2017 SeasonThree Plays by the Bard and More Slated for Shakespeare & Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 7, 2017

Shakespeare & Company announces its lineup for the 2017 summer season, which includes three Shakespeare plays: Cymbeline, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; plus two Edith Wharton comedies, Roman Fever and the newly adapted The Fullness of Life. Additional titles include the Obie Award winning 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog; New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Recipient, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage; and Tony Award Winner, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. (more...)
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Enthralls with UniquenessBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Enthralls with Uniqueness
by Katherine Waddell - February 7, 2017

This past weekend, Actors from the London Stage for Shakespeare at Notre Dame put on a unique rendition of William Shakespeare's classic, Romeo and Juliet. Taking place on a mostly barren stage except for a mixture of props, clothing items, and some chairs, five actors, dressed in plain clothing, played 21 characters among themselves in the star-crossed lover's drama. (more...)

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