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Date Of Birth:
April 23, 1564
Date Of Death:
April 23, 1616 (52)
Birth Place:
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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William Shakespeare News

Date of Birth: April 23, 1564
Date of Death: April 23, 1616 (52)
Birth Place: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Male

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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SkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local PlaywrightsSkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weiss and Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works by Los Angeles playwrights-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART... by Sean Abley and COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a national finalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 John Cauble Short Play Award. (more...)

Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This FallJim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team. (more...)

The Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the BardThe Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the Bard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have announced that they will join forces to form the new PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE, under the leadership of long-time Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Michael Sexton. The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have long shared the passionately-held belief that Shakespeare is for everyone. (more...)

Cal Shakes Announces 2018 SeasonCal Shakes Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) today announced its 2018 Season of firsts at the Bruns Amphitheater: Quixote by Octavio Solis, adapted from Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes, June 13-July 1; the West Coast premiere of Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, July 18-August 5; and The War of the Roses, adapting William Shakespeare's historical tetralogy covering Henry VI, parts 1, 2, and 3, and Richard III, August 22-September 9. Cast and creative teams for each will be announced at a later date. (more...)

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Comes to AT&T Performing Arts CenterWHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? will go on sale Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare presents TITUS ANDRONICUSKentucky Shakespeare presents TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Kentucky Shakespeare presents William Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy, Titus Andronicus, this Halloween season. The gripping tale of revenge, horror, and political turmoil will be performed in Louisville Visual Art's warehouse on select nights in October. (more...)

Adapted HAMLET Gets Staged Reading with Deirdre O'Connell and Peter Francis JamesAdapted HAMLET Gets Staged Reading with Deirdre O'Connell and Peter Francis James
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Award winning actors Deirdre O'Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation) and Peter Francis James (Stuff Happens) appeared in a new 90 minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. (more...)

CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) to Play The Kraine Theater This FallCHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) to Play The Kraine Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

'If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?' A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to 'Draw You In.' (more...)

FUN HOME National Touring Cast Set for Thrive Youth Center Benefit ConcertFUN HOME National Touring Cast Set for Thrive Youth Center Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Company members of the National Tour of Fun Home (currently playing at the AT&T Performing Arts Center - Winspear Opera House through September 24) will host a very special concert to benefit Thrive Youth Center on Thursday, September 21 at 9:45pm at AT&T Performing Arts Center Hamon Hall (2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX) in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & Chita Rivera Recall Creating a Classic, WEST SIDE STORYStephen Sondheim & Chita Rivera Recall Creating a Classic, WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

How did the classics come to be? Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Chita Rivera try to explain their experience creating West Side Story in a recent piece in the Guardian. (more...)

Baltimore Center Stage Announces 2017 Play Lab Off Center Fall ProgrammingBaltimore Center Stage Announces 2017 Play Lab Off Center Fall Programming
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Baltimore-September 15, 2017. Baltimore Center Stage is pleased to announce the 2017/2018 debut of its Off Center programming with Play Lab on September 22-24, featuring To the Flame by Miranda Rose Hall and Handle It by Rachael Knoblauch. (more...)

BWW Review: HENRY IV - Hidden Room Rocks Shakespearean HistoryBWW Review: HENRY IV - Hidden Room Rocks Shakespearean History
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 18, 2017

Shakespeare's HENRY IV (Part 1) is easily the most entertaining of his history plays and Hidden Room pulls out all the stops to wring every moment of excitement from the story. Director Beth Burns, using a script cut by American Shakespeare Center's Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, presents a stellar cast at the top of their game to the utter delight of every audience member. (more...)

DRACULA Opens on Friday 10/13 at Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyDRACULA Opens on Friday 10/13 at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its debut season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with Dracula by Steven Dietz, from the novel by Bram Stoker opening Friday October 13. The production runs through November 4, and is directed by Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips. Longtime ensemble member Giles Davies reprises his role as Dracula, alongside Artistic Associate Miranda McGee as Lucy, Jim Hopkins as Van Helsing, Crystian Wiltshire as Jonathan Harker, Caitlin McWethy as Mina, Billy Chace as Renfield, and Kyle Brumley as Dr. Seward. All seats in the new Otto M. Budig Theater are less than 20 feet from the stage so audiences will be amazed at how close to the passion they will be! (more...)

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Staff for Shakespeare's KING LEARKansas City Actors Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Staff for Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting and started rehearsals for William Shakespeare's King Lear, a co-production with the UMKC Theatre Department. This is the third show of Kansas City Actors Theatre's thirteenth season, which will run from October 13th to the 22nd in the Spencer Theater on UMKC's campus. The production is being directed by Ryan Artzberger and will feature Theodore Swetz, Mark Robbins, Logan Black, Peggy Friesen, Heather Michele Lawler, Amy Billroth-MacLurg, Chelsea Kinser, Ken Sandberg, Duncan McIntyre, Jason Francescon, Freddy Acevedo, Charlie Spillers, Khalif Gillett, Jay Love, Joshua Woodall, and Jack Kneessy. The production will also feature the artistic efforts of Mark Exline (scenic designer), Caroline Allander, (costume designer), Shannon Barondeau (lighting designer), and Zach Pierson (composer). (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to USC, 10/6-10/14Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to USC, 10/6-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present William Shakespeare's classic comedy Twelfth Night, October 6-14 at Drayton Hall Theatre. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey celebrates art and William Shakespeare with its next Main Stage production, Shakespeare in Love. This new play based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall makes its Metropolitan debut at STNJ on October 11. The production features music by Paddy Cunneen and is directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte with musical direction by Kris Kukul. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

From Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre Sets 2017-18 Winter SeasonFrom Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre Sets 2017-18 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre takes audiences on a journey all over the world with its upcoming 2017-18 Winter Mainstage and Cabaret Seasons. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALMOST, MAINE Are Most-Produced High School Shows for 2016-17THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALMOST, MAINE Are Most-Produced High School Shows for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From the 50-yard line to front-row center, high schools are a central aspect of community life. While the identity with sports may not be surprising, the realization about school theatre may be. (more...)

BWW Review: Previously Promised SOMETHING ROTTEN! Finally Comes to 5th Ave - Worth the Wait?BWW Review: Previously Promised SOMETHING ROTTEN! Finally Comes to 5th Ave - Worth the Wait?
by Jay Irwin - Sep 14, 2017

Let's set the Way Back Machine to the 2014/2015 season where the 5th Avenue Theatre touted the pre-Broadway tryout of a new musical comedy called Something Rotten! . Many musical theater geeks, myself included, were quite excited at the premise of this new tuner but then the theater Gods frowned upon us and smiled on them as they announced they would go right to Broadway. The show had a respectable run on Broadway despite getting a few tepid reviews from the New York critics but now it's back and the question remains, did we miss out and was the show worth the wait? Well I can say that the show is incredibly stupid and silly, filled with crass and bawdy humor and more musical theater references than you can shake a jazz hand at. But above all, it's FUN! If you're looking for some deep meaning then, by all means look elsewhere but if you want to laugh and don't mind repeated phallic jokes then this could be right up your alley. (more...)

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