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New York Shakespeare Exchange Sets ShakesBEER Pub Crawl Bars for April

New York Shakespeare Exchange, creator of the viral smash The Sonnet Project, has announced participating bars for April's ShakesBEER, NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl.

April's ShakesBEER takes place in Midtown East on Saturday, April 12. The event kicks off at The Liberty (29 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th), and then moves on to the Galway Pub (7 East 36th Street) and The Australian (20 West 38th Street) before ending at a surprise bar. Admission is $45, which includes four drink tickets redeemable for beer, wine and select cocktails at the participating bars. Check-in begins at 2:30 PM at The Liberty for the 3 PM kick off. Tickets are available by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006, or booking online at

ShakesBEER is a three-hour pub crawl that features plenty of Bard to go with your beer (or wine or cocktails). The crawl is divided between four bars, with a Shakespeare scene breaking out at each location. The actors are shoulder-to-shoulder with the audience, drawing them in and making this experience about as "up-close and personal" as Shakespeare gets.

April's ShakesBEER features scenes from Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, and Twefth Night. The actors featured are Brian Cheng, Franny Civitano, Chris Corporandy, Carey Van Driest, Phil Mutz, Vince Gatton, Elizabeth Neptune, and Annie Paul. The directors are Cristina Lundy (Othello for NYSX); and Ross Williams (Island and The Life and Death of King John for NYSX).

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) offers theatrical programming that explores what happens when contemporary culture is infused with Shakespearean poetry and themes in unexpected ways. Providing fresh points of entry to the work so that modern audiences will be exposed to the intrinsic power of Shakespeare, NYSX's goal is to encourage appreciation of classical theater and to expand the reach of the art form within new and existing audiences.

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