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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018
William Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is coming to the Volkstheater, running from September 8 to September 28. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. The September 19 reading and the master classes that precede and follow it marks the first installment of the 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series: "What is Truth?" The September 19 reading will be the first of three presentations, all featuring Kim and Occhiogrosso, which also includes a staged reading of scenes from Shakespeare's "King Lear" on November 14 and a full stage production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of The People" from February 15-March 3, 2019. To reserve tickets, please call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedy theater company led by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, announces their 2018-19 Season. 
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2018
The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter's Tale” and “Richard III.” 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's (CSC) presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama Oedipus Rex on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
The Secret Theatre (Richard Mazda, Artistic Director) and Ript Theater Company (Nathan Winkelstein, Artistic Director) today announced that their 2018-'19 season will kick off with a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, which will run September 13th - 30th (7:30 PM evenings, 2:00 PM matinees) at The Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101). Red Bull Associate Producer and Ript Theater Company Founder Nathan Winkelstein (Government Inspector), leads an exceptional cast that features Lindsay Alexandra-Carter (Rosalind-The Folger), Ade Otukoya (Shades of Blue), and St Louis Circle Award two time nominee Chauncy Thomas (Labute New Theater Festival). Hamlet is directed by Nathan Winkelstein with sound design by Alan Waters, lighting design by Paul Kennedy and costumes by Sarah Marie Dixey.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents the New York Premiere of C.I.C.T. - Theatre du Bouffes du Nord's The Prisoner, continuing Peter Brook's 40-year-long collaboration with playwright/director Marie-Helene Estienne.  
by Annette Stolt - Oct 3, 2018
The musical 'Something Rotten' will have it's European opening night the 8th of November at Wermland Opera in Karlstad, Sweden. The brother Bottom are struggling play writers in hard competition with William Shakespeare. They are told that the future is in plays with music and dance by a local oracle. So they decide to write the first musical ever. It is a funny show and they promise tap dancing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
Maplewood thespian turned producer has caught the bug! Late June, Gregory Omar Osborne produced a rousing production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. It was a successful first for Osborne, with ticket sales at 70% over a four show weekend. Less than six months after closing FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Osborne will present the world premiere of A PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS written by Ed Dickson at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, December 20th - 23rd, 2018, in Maplewood, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Adam L. Sussman, November 14 - December 2, 2018 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018
The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter's Tale” and “Richard III.” 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter's Tale” and “Richard III.” 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Sophisticated Sephardi Sounds at 2nd American Sephardi Music Festival Featuring Yemen Blues, Laura Bello, NY Andalus Ensemble, and Renowned Turkish Pianist Renan Koen!
by Amy Tarver - Nov 27, 2018
Tackling the roles in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, proved to be no easy task for the students at The University of Texas. The heart of the show is a story of prejudice, social standing and ultimately redemption. A young Venetian, Bassanio needs money desperately to woo wealthy heiress Portia into marriage. Asking his friend Antonio for the funds, Antonio in turn borrows money from a local Jewish lender named Shylock. Apart of their contract (with a bit of dark humor), the loan must be repaid in three months or Shylock may exact a pound of flesh from Antonio. Spoilers, he doesn't repay the loan in time and chaos ensues between Shylock and our gentlemen. With many suitors vying for Portia's attention, a tricky quest of caskets is the obstacle to her hand. Other characters intertwine themselves in marriage on both sides of the prejudice further complicating Shylock's relationship with her daughter, escalating her desperation and feelings of betrayal. Adding a modern interpretation to Bassanio and Antonio's friendship into lovers and elevating Portia to reality star status - UT put forth a one of a kind exposition of this classic story.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018
The Stratford Festival lost one of its pioneers today. Douglas Rain died of natural causes early this morning at the age of 90 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, just outside of Stratford, Ontario, the city in which he established his career, becoming one of the world's great classical actors.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
Producer Stephanie Wilson & Artistic Director/Producer Richard Mazda in association with LIC-Artists is delighted to announce an immersive production of The Tempest. We are performing our production in the 8000sq ft Plaxall Gallery in LIC. The production features an Ariel on silks, a dance company, projections and a huge playing area where scenes will move around the space with the audience following the action. Directed by Owen Thompson our production has incorporated a dance company choreographed by the incredible Shoko Tamai of Ninja Ballet, projection design by Sadah Espii Proctor. The production also features a concurrent art exhibition, …Dream Again curated by The Plaxall Gallery's Norma Homberg.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today's far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today that Maurice Jones has stepped into the title role of the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, in the Courtyard Theater, April 17-June 9, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today that Maurice Jones has stepped into the title role of the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, in the Courtyard Theater, April 17-June 9, 2019. Jones steps into the role following Raul Esparza's departure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Austin Shakespeare will bring the romance, comedy and dramatic clashes of The Merchant of Venice to the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater in May.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
The Schwabacher Recital Series, presented by San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program, continues in April with the final two recitals of its 36th season. Showcasing the exemplary young artists who have participated in the prestigious training programs of San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program, the series offers music lovers an opportunity to hear opera's next generation of stars in the intimate and state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Producer Stephanie Wilson & Artistic Director/Producer Richard Mazda in association with LIC-Artists presents an immersive production of The Tempest.  We are performing our production in the 8000sq ft Plaxall Gallery in LIC.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre, in association with Virginia Repertory Theatre, is proud to present the inspiring and romantic Once, The Musical, March 21 through April 14, with Previews March 19 and 20. The actors serve as their own orchestra, playing sixteen instruments, a mixture of Celtic and traditional, for a melodic and foot-stomping good time!
by Gary Naylor - Jun 7, 2018
Paterson Joseph's homage to a forgotten person, indeed, a forgotten people, has its moments but ultimately falls short of the drama required for it to really fly.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018
DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces additional casting for a public reading of Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno's Gnit, directed by Oliver Butler (The Open House, 2014).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
Whether we like it not, we are consumed by our connections to cardboard boxes. As a child, with the delight of life around every corner, the box is the most amazing gift-not the contents, just the box. As a parent, when the mind and body separate more with each passing day, our possessions (and sometimes our bodies) are stored in boxes for future generations to curse and explore. Are we to be summed up solely by the contents of a cardboard box-a somewhat nihilistic attitude in corrugated paper? box. unabashedly demands ransoming our lives from the boxes tucked away under the bed, back of the closet, down in the basement, up in the attic and gives voice to the process, often painful, of packing and unpacking our lives.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce that Gregory Doran, artistic director, Royal Shakespeare Company, has invited Michael Boyd to stage his edit of Tamburlaine, Boyd's version of Christopher Marlowe's two-part epic, Tamburlaine the Great, which will open the Swan Theatre season at the Stratford-Upon-Avon based RSC.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
PlayGround has announced the lineup for its second annual PlayGround Solo Performance Festival, a celebration of the best in Bay Area solo performance, running January 24-February 10 at Potrero Stage. The festival features 12 double-bill performances by 11 local artists over three weeks, including new works by Ron Campbell, Julie Gieseke, Malcolm Grissom, Emil  Guillermo, Michael Phillis, Fred Pitts, Kathryn Seabron, and Talisha Tolliver, as well as special guests Marga Gomez, Matthew Martin, and Nina Wise, with each evening running a little over two hours. PlayGround opens the program to the next generation of performers with a special Open Mic Night on Monday, January 28, at 8pm. The festival, initiated last winter as one of PlayGround's new "pop-up" programs, represents an extension of PlayGround's mission and commitment to the discovery of bold new voices for the stage and the first PlayGround offering fully dedicated to solo performance. Tickets, on sale beginning December 1, are $31-$46 and All-Festival Passes start at just $93 (unlimited access to all 11 artists, 12 performances and a reserved seat for Open Mic Night). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://playground-sf.org/solofest or call (415) 992-6677.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Comedy fans can enjoy Zoe Lyons with Entry Level Human (Friday 8 February), The Alternative Comedy Show (Wednesday 13 February) and Andrew Maxwell's Showtime (Friday 15 February). Giants Of Science (Sunday 17 February) is a raucous romp through the history of scientific stupidity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
The New Jewish Theatre's 2018-19 season continues with an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice - Aaron Posner's District Merchants, an Uneasy Comedy. The production will be directed by St. Louis Theatre Circle Award winner, Jacqueline Thompson, and runs January 24 - February 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning adaptation based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning adaptation based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
Following the success of her Sense and Sensibility at the Folger Theatre in 2016, Wall Street Journal's Playwright of the Year 2017 Kate Hamill, returns to D.C. with her adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel Vanity Fair. Hamill's vibrant and colorful tale about society's foibles is a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. Directed by Jessica Stone and featuring Rebekah Brockman as Becky Sharp, the production will run at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW) from February 26 through March 31, 2019.
by Steve Callahan - Feb 3, 2019
The New Jewish Theatre has opened 'District Merchants', by Aaron Posner, and it is certainly among the finest productions I've ever seen there. Posner's script is most remarkably beautiful-it's masterful indeed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today's far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
Maplewood thespian turned producer has caught the bug! Late June, Gregory Omar Osborne produced a rousing production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. It was a successful first for Osborne, with ticket sales at 70% over a four show weekend. Less than six months after closing FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Osborne will present the world premiere of A PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS written by Ed Dickson at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, December 20th - 23rd, 2018, in Maplewood, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Maplewood thespian turned producer has caught the bug! Late June, Gregory Omar Osborne produced a rousing production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. It was a successful first for Osborne, with ticket sales at 70% over a four show weekend. Less than six months after closing FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Osborne will present the world premiere of A PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS written by Ed Dickson at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, December 20th - 23rd, 2018, in Maplewood, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
The New Jewish Theatre's 2018-19 season continues with an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice - Aaron Posner's District Merchants, an Uneasy Comedy. The production will be directed by St. Louis Theatre Circle Award winner, Jacqueline Thompson, and runs January 24 - February 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018
William Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is coming to the Volkstheater, running from September 8 to September 28. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
The Secret Theatre (Richard Mazda, Artistic Director) and Ript Theater Company (Nathan Winkelstein, Artistic Director) today announced that their 2018-'19 season will kick off with a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, which will run September 13th - 30th (7:30 PM evenings, 2:00 PM matinees) at The Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101). Red Bull Associate Producer and Ript Theater Company Founder Nathan Winkelstein (Government Inspector), leads an exceptional cast that features Lindsay Alexandra-Carter (Rosalind-The Folger), Ade Otukoya (Shades of Blue), and St Louis Circle Award two time nominee Chauncy Thomas (Labute New Theater Festival). Hamlet is directed by Nathan Winkelstein with sound design by Alan Waters, lighting design by Paul Kennedy and costumes by Sarah Marie Dixey.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
Boston Court Pasadena presents the world premiere of Everything That Never Happened written by Sarah B. Mantell and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, September 27 - November 4 (press opening October 6).  The production stars Leo Marks (Shylock), Erika Soto (Jessica), Paul Culos (Lorenzo) and Dylan Saunders (Gobbo).
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 26, 2018
From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five decades, 90 plays and 80 films. Below, the 2018 Emmy nominee chats about some of his favorite roles, how he got into acting in the first place, and so much more. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018
NAPOLEON by Stanley Kubrick (The Greatest Movie Never Made) to be presented for the first time adapted for the stage by David Serero starring as Napoleon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
NAPOLEON by Stanley Kubrick (The Greatest Movie Never Made) to be presented for the first time adapted for the stage by David Serero starring as Napoleon
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 from 9-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter's Tale” and “Richard III.”