BWW Review: Jersey City's Grace Church turns into Elsinore for HAMLET by Shakespeare@BWW Review: Jersey City's Grace Church turns into Elsinore for HAMLET by Shakespeare@
by Matthew Michaels - Mar 30, 2019

Church, thy name is theater. Shakespeare@ kicks off their inaugural run in Jersey City with a sharp production of HAMLET. William Shakespeare's Danish tragedy of revenge and mental insanity transforms the space of Grace Church Van Vorst, a New Jersey Episcopal church on the National Registry of Historic Places. The first few minutes of this HAMLET are in Wittenberg as the prince studies beside his school chums with inaudible whispers; the rest, as they say, is silence. The audience does not hear any dialogue until Hamlet begins his famous 'to be or not to be' soliloquy, moved up from Act 3 to be juxtaposed with Hamlet reading a letter and learning of his father's death. Beneath the scene, the sound of what seems to be a ticking clock quickly turns into the pulsating heart beat of Hamlet as he begins his swift descent into madness. (more...)

David Hargreaves Joins Cast of Shakespeare@ Inaugural Production Of HAMLETDavid Hargreaves Joins Cast of Shakespeare@ Inaugural Production Of HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

The Legendary David Hargraves is the voice of the ghost of Hamlet's father in the Shakespeare@ inaugural production of HAMLET, which begins performances Thursday, March 28th. HAMLET opens on Sunday, March 31st at Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train). Directed by Shakespeare@ Artistic Director Sean Hagerty, HAMLET is set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst, offering a suspenseful reverence, aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at shakespeare-at.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At HAMLETPhoto Flash: First Look At HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Get a first look at Hamlet, new theater company Shakespeare@'s inaugural production at the Grace Church Van Vorst in Jersey City. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Jonathan Forbes, co-star of Amazon's hit British sitcom Catastrophe, which will have its fourth and final season premiere on March 15, also plays the title role in new theater company Shakespeare@'s inaugural production of Hamlet.  Set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train), the production begins performances on Thursday, March 28th.    (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Shakespeare@'s HAMLETPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Shakespeare@'s HAMLET
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 6, 2019

Artistic Director Sean Hagerty presents the inaugural season of Shakespeare@, launching with a production of HAMLET, with performances beginning Thursday, March 28th. Opening is set for Sunday, March 31st at The Theater at Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train). Directed by Sean Hagerty, HAMLET is set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst, offering a suspenseful reverence, aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at shakespeare-at.org. (more...)

HAMLET Starring Jonathan Forbes Begins Performances 3/28HAMLET Starring Jonathan Forbes Begins Performances 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Artistic Director Sean Hagerty has announced the inaugural season of Shakespeare@, launching with a production of HAMLET, with performances beginning Thursday, March 28th. Opening is set for Sunday, March 31st at The Theater at Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train). Directed by Sean Hagerty, HAMLET is set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst, offering a suspenseful reverence, aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at shakespeare-at.org. (more...)


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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Free Shakespeare On The CommonCommonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Free Shakespeare On The Common
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents its 23rd season of "Free Shakespeare on the Common:" William Shakespeare's drama Richard III, directed by Steven Maler and starring Faran Tahir. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Free Shakespeare On The CommonCommonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Free Shakespeare On The Common
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents its 23rd season of "Free Shakespeare on the Common:" William Shakespeare's drama Richard III, directed by Steven Maler and starring Faran Tahir. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Free Shakespeare On The CommonCommonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Free Shakespeare On The Common
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents its 23rd season of "Free Shakespeare on the Common:" William Shakespeare's drama Richard III, directed by Steven Maler and starring Faran Tahir. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand. (more...)

BWW Review: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: A Play for the ZeitgeistBWW Review: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: A Play for the Zeitgeist
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 4, 2018

Chilean author Ariel Dorfman's 1990 play DEATH AND THE MAIDEN is set in an unnamed country that is probably Chile as it emerges from a long period of dictatorship and adjusts to life under a fledgling democratic government. Even as the nation struggles to reinvent itself, one woman's road to recovery from captivity and torture is strewn with psychological obstacles that threaten her husband's career, their marriage, and her very sanity. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Steven Maler's taut direction of Flora Diaz, Mickey Solis, and Mark Torres results in a riveting production in the Sorenson Center's blackbox theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDENPhoto Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents: DEATH AND THE MAIDENCommonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review Preps for Annual Holiday SpecialKPFK Radio's Arts in Review Preps for Annual Holiday Special
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Christmas Day Holiday Drama Special, aired in two parts (10 to 11am & 1pm to 2pm), highlighted by the radio dramatization premieres of All is Calm, All is Bright ( The Story of Silent Night ) & One Horse Open Sleigh ( The Story of Jingle Bells ), performed by the Arts in Review (AIR) Repertory Players. This special broadcast will also offer the 14th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu, and an encore presentation of AIR Repertory's The Christmas Eve Truce. Hosted by entertainment journalist Julio Martinez, the program airs on KPFK 90.7.FM, and streamed live worldwide on kpfk.org. (more...)

Grammy Winners for Best Latin Rock LA SANTA CECILIA Comes to Tempe Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust brings the Grammy Award winning LA SANTA CECILIA  in concert on Friday April 14th at 7:30 pm.    (more...)

KPFK to Host Three-Day Holiday Drama Special, CHRISTMAS IN TINSELTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Drama Marathon, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmas in Tinseltown by Julio Martinez, the encores of To All a Good Night: The History of Santa Claus, Dreidels and Donuts & The Christmas Eve Truce and the 13th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu. Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau. (more...)

KPFK to Host Three-Day Holiday Drama Special, CHRISTMAS IN TINSELTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Drama Marathon, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmas in Tinseltown by Julio Martinez, the encores of To All a Good Night: The History of Santa Claus, Dreidels and Donuts & The Christmas Eve Truce and the 13th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu. Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau. (more...)

CALDWELL's BOMB Encores as Finalist in 2016 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

CALDWELL'S BOMB by Bill Rogers will have an encore performance tonight, March 9 at 6PM at the Hudson Guild Theatre, located at 441 W. 26th St. (between 9th and 10th Avenues) as a nominee in the Best Play category of the 2016 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival. (more...)

CALDWELL's BOMB to Encore as Finalist in 2016 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

CALDWELL'S BOMB by Bill Rogers will have an encore performance on Wednesday, March 9 at 6PM at the Hudson Guild Theatre, located at 441 W. 26th St. (between 9th and 10th Avenues) as a nominee in the Best Play category of the 2016 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival. (more...)

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