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Date of Birth: April 23, 1564
Date of Death: April 23, 1616 (52)

Birth Place: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
BWW Review: CRAZY LOVE ��" The Live Production at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Entra Photo BWW Review: CRAZY LOVE ��" The Live Production at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Entrances
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 3, 2020

You'll fall in love with the live theatre production, 'Crazy Love,' now being performed by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ).

Gulfshore Playhouse Announces World Premiere Of HIGHER Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Announces World Premiere Of HIGHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional theater, will open its 2020-21 season with the world premiere of 'Higher,' written by and starring Jeffrey Binder, associate artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, and directed by Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse.

The Show Must Go Online Announce Full Cast For Livestreamed Reading Of  AS YOU LIKE I Photo The Show Must Go Online Announce Full Cast For Livestreamed Reading Of AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020

Two-time OnComm award-winning, The Show Must Go Online, the global digital theatre movement producing live performances of the chronology of Shakespeare's plays weekly, today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed performed reading of William Shakespeare's As You Like It.

New York Theatre Artists Join Forces For DIFFERENT STARS: A RECKONING WITH TIME, TRAU Photo New York Theatre Artists Join Forces For DIFFERENT STARS: A RECKONING WITH TIME, TRAUMA AND CIRCUMSTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020

Bronx-based queer composer Karl Saint Lucy presents Different Stars: A Reckoning with Time, Trauma, and Circumstance on the evening of Saturday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

Door Shakespeare Announces Its First Virtual Production Photo Door Shakespeare Announces Its First Virtual Production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020

Door Shakespeare, Producing Artistic Director Michael Stebbins, and Managing Director Amy Ensign, have announced their first virtual production: 'Rosalind,' by J.M. Barrie, running Wednesday, September 2 through Sunday, September 13. Shows are Wednesdays through Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 5:00 and 7:30, and Sundays at 5:00. Tickets run from $7.50 to $16 and may be purchased online (doorshakespeare.com) or by phone: 920.854.7111.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY and CLUE Take Top Spots in Most-Produced Shows in Schools Photo THE ADDAMS FAMILY and CLUE Take Top Spots in Most-Produced Shows in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020

According to the annual school play survey conducted by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), The Addams Family, Clue, and Check Please received top billing for the most produced musical, full-length play, and short play, respectively, during the 2019-20 school year, which was cut short by the closures required by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 29- with Thomas Kail, Shoshana Bean and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 29- with Thomas Kail, Shoshana Bean and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Today (July 29) in live streaming: Shoshana Bean visits Backstage Live, The Chaos Twins are back with Tommy Kail, and so much more!

American Conservatory Theater Announces Season Lineup Including the World Premiere of Photo American Conservatory Theater Announces Season Lineup Including the World Premiere of SOUL TRAIN and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Today, American Conservatory Theater unveiled the diverse lineup that will make up San Francisco's premier nonprofit theater organization's new season.

Bard On The Beach Launches 2020 Virtual Programming And New Logo Photo Bard On The Beach Launches 2020 Virtual Programming And New Logo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival announced today that it has repurposed its mission for this summer to focus on creating new digitally delivered content and experiences, available to local Festival followers as well as to new audiences around the world through digital access.

Academy Board Of Governors 2020-2021 Officers Elected Photo Academy Board Of Governors 2020-2021 Officers Elected
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Casting Director David Rubin was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today by the organization’s Board of Governors.

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Raúl Esparza Photo Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Raúl Esparza
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 27, 2020

Today's episode features Broadway favorite Raúl Esparza, who most recently returned to the NYC stage in MCC's Seared. Listen as Ilana and Raúl discuss his upbringing in Miami and his path to the stage. 'When you talk about 'Can you believe it's you?' I see that kid that I was, sitting on the floor and listening to cast albums with other members of the community theatre, dreaming of this far away place called Broadway.'

Full Cast Announced For The Show Must Go Online's Livestreamed Reading Of JULIUS CAES Photo Full Cast Announced For The Show Must Go Online's Livestreamed Reading Of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020

The Show Must Go Online today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces 13th Season Featuring ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELF Photo Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces 13th Season Featuring ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

Tennessee Shakespeare Company today announced its 13th performance season celebrating the essential power of our togetherness, in any form that is safe, inspired by history's classical creations while in isolation or quarantine.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 22- with Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 22- with Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

Today (July 22) in live streaming:Brian Stokes Mitchell and Joe Benincasa visit Backstage Live, Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal reunite on Stars in the House and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, July 21- with Lisa Kudrow, Steven Pasquale and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, July 21- with Lisa Kudrow, Steven Pasquale and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020

Today (July 21) in live streaming: Irish Rep presents The Weir, The Comeback cast makes a comeback on Stars in the House and so much more!

Full Cast Announced For The Show Must Go Online's Livestreamed Reading Of THE HISTORY Photo Full Cast Announced For The Show Must Go Online's Livestreamed Reading Of THE HISTORY OF HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020

The Show Must Go Online today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's The History of Henry V.

BWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II Tha Photo BWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II That Stresses Color Consciousness
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2020

'What does it mean to have a Black man who is deemed unfit to rule and what does it mean to have a Black woman take his place?'

Theater St. Gallen Announces Upcoming Programme For 2020-21 - THE SOUND OF MUSIC, KIN Photo Theater St. Gallen Announces Upcoming Programme For 2020-21 - THE SOUND OF MUSIC, KING LEAR, AIDA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2020

Theater St. Gallen has announced its upcoming programme for 2020-21.

WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Tonight at Photo WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BroadwayWorld
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020

Tonight, at 7 p.m. ET, the No Exit Theatre Collective (NETC) presents Euripides' 'Iphigenia in Aulis' as part of their live-streamed Fortnightly Reading Series: Pride Edition! All shows in NETC's Fortnightly Reading Series are abridged to run under 90 minutes. All shows in our Fortnightly Reading Series are abridged to run less than 90 minutes, with a Q&A with the artists to follow. 

Shakespeare@home Presents Final Episode Of RICHARD II This Sunday Photo Shakespeare@home Presents Final Episode Of RICHARD II This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

Shakespeare@ Home, the new audio-play series' third and final episode of Richard II will be available for free streaming and downloading on Sunday, July 19th at 7PM. Artistic Director Sean Hagerty of Shakespeare@ has created this new, all-free 'radio play' season, responding to the COVID-19 epidemic.

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