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BWW Review: Ken Ludwig's THE THREE MUSKETEERS at STNJ-A Rousing and Wonderful Show fo Photo BWW Review: Ken Ludwig's THE THREE MUSKETEERS at STNJ-A Rousing and Wonderful Show for Metro Audiences to Enjoy
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 21, 2019

Experience a new version of a beloved classic. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is kicking off their 57th Season with a rousing production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by the renowned fight director and writer, Rick Sordelet, the show features a stupendous cast

Photo Flash: THE THREE MUSKETEERS At The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Photo Photo Flash: THE THREE MUSKETEERS At The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey launches their 57th season, titled Incredible Journeys, with a new take by Ken Ludwig on the beloved classic, The Three Musketeers. Directed by renowned fight director Rick Sordelet, this swashbuckling production will bound on to the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre stage beginning on June 12. Patrons can purchase tickets at the Theatre's Box Office located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison or by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey Presents Ken Ludwig's THE THREE MUSKETEERS Photo The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey Presents Ken Ludwig's THE THREE MUSKETEERS
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey launches their 57th season, titled Incredible Journeys, with a new take by Ken Ludwig on the beloved classic, The Three Musketeers.

The Acting Company Announces Complete Casting For WATCH ON THE RHINE Reading Photo The Acting Company Announces Complete Casting For WATCH ON THE RHINE Reading
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 7, 2019

The Acting Company (Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley; Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) announced today complete casting for the first reading in the 23rd John McDonald Salon Reading Series, Lillian Hellman's acclaimed drama Watch on the Rhine. The reading will take place on Monday, March 18 at 7 PM at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY). Tickets are available now online at www.theactingcompany.org.

BWW Review: KEN LUDWIG'S TREASURE ISLAND Thrills Audiences at Cincinnati Playhouse In Photo BWW Review: KEN LUDWIG'S TREASURE ISLAND Thrills Audiences at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
by Anne Simendinger - May 4, 2018

Run to find Treasure Island at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park now through May 19! If you don't, you may be receiving a 'black dot' or be asked to walk the plank!

Photo Flash: Ken Ludwig's TREASURE ISLAND Sails Into Cincinnati Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Ken Ludwig's TREASURE ISLAND Sails Into Cincinnati Playhouse
by Alan Henry - May 3, 2018

Audiences will set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition, when Ken Ludwig's TREASURE ISLAND arrives at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park April 21. This epic theatrical adaptation runs through May 19 (Opening Night is April 26).

Ken Ludwig's TREASURE ISLAND Sails Into Cincinnati Playhouse Photo Ken Ludwig's TREASURE ISLAND Sails Into Cincinnati Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2018

Audiences will set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition, when Ken Ludwig's TREASURE ISLAND arrives at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park April 21. This epic theatrical adaptation runs through May 19 (Opening Night is April 26).

BWW Review:  WHAT THE BUTLER SAW is an Exciting, Zany Romp Photo BWW Review: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW is an Exciting, Zany Romp
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 13, 2017

Get ready to laugh, and laugh some more. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is presenting the madcap sensation, 'What the Butler Saw.' The show is written by Joe Orton, expertly directed by Paul Mullins, and features a marvelous, accomplished troupe of actors.

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Photo Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their "Art of Hope" season with What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. Marking the third Main Stage and fourth overall production of the company's 55th season, What the Butler Saw follows the Theatre's successful runs of The Bungler by Molie?re and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, on the Main Stage and A Midsummer Night's Dream on the Outdoor Stage.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Photo The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

First performed in 1969, this uproarious farce shocked audiences when it was first produced.

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at STNJ is an Enthralling Season Opener
by Marina Kennedy - May 22, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) opens its 2017 season with a stunning production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, a show that has not been performed by the company in 17 years. Directed by Robert Cuccioli, the excellent staging and stellar cast makes this 16th century dark comedy enthralling.

The Shakespeare Theatre Launches Its 2017 Season with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. Acclaimed company member Robert Cuccioli returns to direct. Performances begin on May 17 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

Shakespeare Theatre's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Brings a Chilling Classic To Life!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the seventh annualSomething Wicked This Way Comes - a popular one-night-only event - on Monday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.  The performance kicks off Halloween week and will be held at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org or by phone by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600. 

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged) (revised) by STNJ is a Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 1, 2016

Put The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) Outdoor Stage on your summer entertainment schedule. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised) is now being performed through July 31st and this show is a real gem.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED)
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 13, 2016

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)(revised). Located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, this stunning venue is the perfect setting for The Shakespeare Theatre's summer show, beginning on June 22nd and continuing through July 31st.

BWW Review: Commedia dell'Arte Meets Political Farce at Portland Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - May 2, 2016

Portland Stage closes its season with Dario Fo's 1974 play, They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!, in the playwright's signature style of provocative socialist politics and broad Commedia dell'Arte farce. Translated from the Italian by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante, the Portland production adds an Americanized layer of iconic comedy characters and references to shows such as the Honeymooners. The overall effect alternates between moments of hilarity and wearisome intervals, though one can only admire the virtuoso performances of the entire cast and director Ron Botting's crisp, energetic production.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces New Ticket Programs
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is proud to announce new ticket price programs for young patrons for the upcoming 2016 season. Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will be able to offer young patrons, aged 18 and under, free tickets to this summer's production of the wild, rambunctious comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] at the company's Outdoor Stage.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Sets 2016 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 2, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, named "Company of the Year" in 2014 by the Wall Street Journal which also described the Theatre as "one of America's half-dozen leading classical repertory companies,"proudly announces an ambitious 2016 Season of classic treasures and exceptional new work inspired by historic events and historic figures.  Featuring works by Shakespeare, Noel Coward, Eugene Ionesco, Lolita Chakrabarti, Dylan Thomas, along with a trio of writers in Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, the Theatre's line-up demonstrates an unwavering dedication to classic tales that inspire our present lives as well as future visions of the world.

BWW Reviews: LOVES LABOURS LOST at STNJ's Outdoor Stage is a Delight for Theatergoers
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 29, 2015

Enjoy a real summer treat. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is presenting 'Love's Labour's Lost' at their Outdoor Stage on the grounds of the College of Saint Elizabeth.

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins 6/17 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 10, 2015

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of Love's Labour's Lost. The enormously popular summer venue, located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, will host the show beginning on June 17th and continuing through July 26th.

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