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BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents a Bold New THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents a Bold New THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Barbara Johnson - May 26, 2016

What a time for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. It's a brave choice given its divisive, misogynistic text, but Shakespeare Theatre Company pulls it off under the bold direction of Ed Sylvanus Iskander. With an all-male cast, and featuring the contemporary pop music of Tony winner Duncan Sheik, this is Shakespeare with a decidedly modern sensibility. (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Actors' Theatre of Columbus' OTHELLOPhoto Coverage: First look at Actors' Theatre of Columbus' OTHELLO
by Jerri Shafer - May 26, 2016

When the formidable and revered war general Othello falls in love with the beautiful Desdemona he marries her, and welcomes the pleasures of a domestic life. Unknown to him, his trusted officer and friend, Iago, outraged for being passed over by Othello for a promotion, engineers an insidious campaign of lies and deceit to convince Othello that his new bride has been unfaithful to him. Othello becomes consumed with suspicions of Desdemona's infidelity. Now he must wage war not only with an unseen enemy, but also his own tragic jealousy. (more...)
SHAKESPEARE AT THE BOWL with Actors from Shakespeare's Globe plus a Discount on TicketsSHAKESPEARE AT THE BOWL with Actors from Shakespeare's Globe plus a Discount on Tickets
by Ellen Dostal - May 23, 2016

Summer Shakespeare under the stars? In Hollywood that can only mean that it's time for SHAKESPEARE AT THE BOWL -- two performances only, August 30 and September 1. On these joyous evenings, actors from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will perform classic scenes from the playwright's best works, directed by Iqbal Khan, adapted by the Globe's music director, Bill Barclay. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater embarks on an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Imagination Theater to Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED This AugustImagination Theater to Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED This August
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Imagination Theater has just added a new comedy, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED for their 2016 line up. (more...)
Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHTBedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)
Theater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in IndiaTheater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting THE QUEEN, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired by Macbeth set in 16th-century India, during the peak of the Mughal era. (more...)
HAMLET and 'ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN' to Play in Rep at VanguardHAMLET and 'ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN' to Play in Rep at Vanguard
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death, American Coast Theater is proud to commemorate the great bard by presenting two unique plays in repertory that explore life and death, fate versus choice, decision and indecision, art versus reality. (more...)
LIKE YOU LIKE IT Gets Studio Cast Recording, Out This Fall!LIKE YOU LIKE IT Gets Studio Cast Recording, Out This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT will be released digitally and in stores on September 23, 2016. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Theatre N16's Risque Take Shakespearean Classic in GERTRUDE - THE CRYPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Theatre N16's Risque Take Shakespearean Classic in GERTRUDE - THE CRY
by Roy Tan - May 16, 2016

Howard Barker's shocking and risque take on Hamlet has its first major London revival at Theatre N16 this summer since its premiere in 2002. Reinterpreting Shakespeare's classic from the perspective of Hamlet's mother, this is a striking exploration of female sexuality and emancipation - but also a punky, filthy analysis of lust. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of GERTRUDE - THE CRY in action below! (more...)
ASFA's AS YOU LIKE IT Set for This WeekendASFA's AS YOU LIKE IT Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

This May, the ASFA Theatre Arts presents two productions by William Shakespeare in the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. JONATHAN FULLER (recently returned from a month's Fellowship at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London) directs one of the Bard's most crowd-pleasing shows, As You Like It. Appropriately named, Shakespeare indeed wrote this one with a wide audience in mind. Whether you like secret plots, disguises, fights, comedy, witty dialogue, and love, Love, LOVE, this was written to have something you like in it. This production will be utilizing techniques learned by Mr. Fuller at The Globe the is past fall (more...)
BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT Is the Right Amount of a Good ThingBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT Is the Right Amount of a Good Thing
by Marietta Lunceford - May 13, 2016

One of the least talked about and yet most wonderful things about our area is the Alabama School of Fine Arts, situated in downtown Birmingham. It boasts the beautiful Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre. Although I have been to this theatre several times, today was the first time to be in the building during a school day and in the theatre to see the kids from ASFA perform. They are performing Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT this weekend and it is worth your time to support them. (more...)
BWW Review: The Porters Reconstruct History in HENRY VI, PTS 1, 2 & 3BWW Review: The Porters Reconstruct History in HENRY VI, PTS 1, 2 & 3
by Ellen Dostal - May 13, 2016

Attempting to produce all of Shakespeare's plays would be daunting task for any theatre company but one young group of actors has continued to stay the course. Over a ten-year period, the Porters of Hellsgate have produced twenty of the playwright's thirty-eight plays, steadily working toward their goal of being the first in Los Angeles to mount the entire canon. This season, they tackle three at once with HENRY VI, Parts 1, 2 & 3. (more...)
'SHAKESPEARE'S FUNERAL' Event Set for The Morbid Anatomy Museum'SHAKESPEARE'S FUNERAL' Event Set for The Morbid Anatomy Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Shakespeare's Funeral: An illustrated lecture and costume party to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary will be held on Friday, May 20th from 7-9pm at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)
The Shakespeare Society to Honor Daniel Sullivan and Chukwudi IwujiThe Shakespeare Society to Honor Daniel Sullivan and Chukwudi Iwuji
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Shakespeare Society will hold its annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration - a festive cocktail party, fundraiser and awards ceremony on May 23, from 6 - 8 pm, at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. (more...)
Photo Flash: Simon Russell Beale Celebrates Shakespeare 400 with Grassroots Shakespeare at GuildhallPhoto Flash: Simon Russell Beale Celebrates Shakespeare 400 with Grassroots Shakespeare at Guildhall
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Simon Russell Beale and Grassroots Shakespeare London performed at London's Guildhall to celebrate Shakespeare 400. Scroll down for a photo of Beale and company! (more...)
BWW Review: Seattle Shakes' Gimmicky ROMEO AND JULIET Lacks PassionBWW Review: Seattle Shakes' Gimmicky ROMEO AND JULIET Lacks Passion
by Jay Irwin - May 9, 2016

A few months back another group in Seattle put up an immersive production of "Romeo and Juliet" that blew me away and finally gave me the chance to see a completely solid production that I liked. But even while watching that I knew that Seattle Shakespeare Company would be closing out their season with their own intimate production of the show and I worried that the chances of getting another great production might be tempting fate or the theater Gods or the odds or whatever. Well unfortunately my fears were well founded as this new staging, while having a few stand out supporting performances, ultimately falls flat with a severe lack of passion or love (crucial for a love story) and an overarching theme that at best feels confusing and tacked on and at worst, pretentious. (more...)
Lisa Wolpe's SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER to Play TulaneLisa Wolpe's SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER to Play Tulane
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Fresh off an international tour, Lisa Wolpe's celebrated show SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER will run from May 20-22, 2016 in Tulane's Lupin Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: Cincinnati Shakespeare Makes Big Announcement at 'First Pour' EventPhoto Flash: Cincinnati Shakespeare Makes Big Announcement at 'First Pour' Event
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company announced today during their first concrete pour event located at the future site of their new theater, that they had been selected along with the City of Cincinnati to host the 2018 Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference. Scroll down for photos from the big event! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ROMEO AND JULIET at Seattle Shakespeare CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at ROMEO AND JULIET at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Seattle Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare, directed by Vanessa Miller, opening this Friday, May 6, 2016 and closing May 22, 2016 at the Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer Street, WA 98109). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Smith Street Stage to Present Free Production of THE TEMPEST in Carroll ParkSmith Street Stage to Present Free Production of THE TEMPEST in Carroll Park
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, will return to Carroll Park to present its annual outdoor production of a play by William Shakespeare. This summer's production will be THE TEMPEST, playing from June 8 through 26. Admission is free. (more...)
Seattle Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET Begins TonightSeattle Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

It's a story so familiar that it is practically part of our DNA. A boy, a girl, and a love that tries to beat the odds. For Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of ROMEO AND JULIET, director Vanessa Miller will use the play and stage space as a portal for a group of players trapped in a game that races to its final conclusion.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at OxfordPhoto Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)
SNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEARSNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by Jessica Khan - April 28, 2016

Upcoming SNOWDEN star Rhys Ifans is the latest to sign on for the Old Vic's KING LEAR. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Romantic Highlights from ROMEO AND JULIET at Opera Grand RapidsSTAGE TUBE: Watch Romantic Highlights from ROMEO AND JULIET at Opera Grand Rapids
by Stage Tube - April 28, 2016

ROMEO AND JULIETYou know the romantic story of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, but have you seen the beautiful operatic adaption by French composer Charles Gounod? Presenting swoon-worth duets, elaborate staging, and an all-star cast, Opera Grand Rapids' production of ROMEO AND JULIET April 29 and 30 comes just in time to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)

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