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by Jo Fisher - May 9, 2020
My relationship with Nuffield Southampton Theatres technically started at the end of my final year of university, in a completely untheatrical way, when I trod the boards during my graduation ceremony. I was soon back as a Master's student, however; I bagged a few tickets to see Headlong's 2012 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet as payment for flyering across the University of Southampton's campuses. 
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020
 Marin Shakespeare Company is postponing its 2020 season until summer 2021. To continue serving the community, the theatre company is introducing a variety of virtual offerings, including youth classes, educational programs for prisons, and a YouTube interview series hosted by Artist in Residence Dameion Brown.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020
The Old Globe regards William Shakespeare as our premiere resident playwright, whose works and universal themes continue to resonate more than 400 years after his plays were written. For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live! During this unwanted intermission, the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelsteina?"assisted by Globe veteran classical actors Grantham Coleman, Megan Ketch, and Richard Thomasa?"will pivot to offer a free live online version, taking place on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. on The Old Globe's Facebook page.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 7, 2020
Rudolf Nureyev created his version of Romeo and Juliet back in 1977 for what was then called the London Festival Ballet. He commissioned a Russian translation of Shakespeare's play, wanting to use the language to inspire the movement. The result is a cinematic, dark and accurate representation of the turmoil and passion of the characters and their tragic story.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome) presents San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet on May 11, 2020. As a part of this new initiative, viewers can watch archival Lincoln Center performances, available for free and on demand at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Lincoln Center at Home presents San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet on May 11, 2020. As a part of this new initiative, viewers can watch archival Lincoln Center performances, available for free and on demand at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
With no set date for schools to fully reopen in the UK, thousands of young people and families are continuing to home school. The #RSCHomeworkHelp initiative has received hundreds of questions from young people studying Shakespeare in the UK and around the world.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its largest class ever of commissioned artists to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work. Studio will award grants to 10 artists-playwrights, directors, and multidisciplinary creators-investing in its future while supporting theatre-makers and expanding the idea of what it means to be a generative artist. For the first time, Studio R&D commissions are being awarded to support the creation of audio plays, as Studio explores alternate modes of theatrical storytelling in response to the present moment.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales presents Vidya Makan. Vidya Makan is a composer, singer, actor, and musician based in Melbourne, Australia, and most recently starred as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George. Vidya's other credits include: Lady Capulet in Romeo And Juliet, Green Day's American Idiot, Merrily We Roll Along and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announced the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed readings of William Shakespeare's Richard II, and a special performance of scenes from Ian Doescher's Much Ado About Mean Girls, presented by Quirk Books as part of their Pop Shakespeare Events.
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2020
Watch the Two River Players perform the third act of Shakespeare's most famous tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - May 15, 2020
Brelby Theatre Company is a prolific, independent theatre located in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale Arizona.
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2020
Lincoln Center has released a new video in its Pop-Up Classroom series! Join Deb as we take a close look at San Francisco Ballet's production of 'Romeo and Juliet.'
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
Emit Theatre will present WHAT YOU WILL, an interactive performance for young audiences and families, adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and directed by Gianna Cioffi and Victoria Giambalvo.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
The Broadway company of Diana is showing off their impressive dance moves in choreographer Kelly Devine's epic DANCE BATTLE ROYALE. Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
San Francisco Opera's streamed performances continue through Opera is ON with Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) on Saturday, May 16. Each streamed opera, captured live in high-definition at the War Memorial Opera House, will be viewable on demand at sfopera.com on the streaming date starting at 10 am and expiring at 11:59 pm the following day.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
'Two households, both alike in dignity.... ' Shakespeare experts and novices alike recognize these iconic opening lines. What might not be as easily recognizable are the modern additions to this classic story!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, and a special performance of scenes from Ian Doescher's The Taming of the Clueless, presented by Quirk Books as part of their Pop Shakespeare Events.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today announced that their entire 2020 season has now been postponed to 2021. The 2021 season will open on Saturday 15 May with the new musical, 101 Dalmatians followed by Romeo and Juliet and concluding with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
American Ballet Theatre will present a full season of programming to viewers and fans around the world with American Ballet Theatre OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season. As the global health crisis has forced ABT artists out of the theater and into their homes, these online offerings will carry the artistry of ABT into homes everywhere.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
Acting for a Cause will continue tonight with a special reading of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, featuring: Margaret Qualley (Juliet), David Corenswet (Romeo), Brandon Flynn (Mercutio), Erin Sanders (Nurse), Skylar Astin (Prince and Paris), Jackie Cruz (Lady Capulet), Michael Gandolfini (Benvolio), Sam Levine (Tybalt), Kathryn Gallagher (Friar and Lady Montague), Will Hochman (Lord Montague) and Brando Crawford  (Lord Capulet and Director/Executive Producer of Acting for a Cause)
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2020
Join the Two River Players for Shakespeare's most famous tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet. The play will be explored act by act over the course of five community readings by members of Two River's staff, followed by a group discussion and Q&A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Birmingham Royal Ballet is offering a selection of online events, including ballet classes, clips from productions and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred upon playwright Lydia R. Diamond and Magic Theatre's outgoing artistic director Loretta Greco. Both recipients will receive their degrees at a virtual graduation ceremony for the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2020 on Monday, May 18 at 12 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020
Today we shine a spotlight on L.A. Theatre Works, with Artistic Producing Director Susan Loewenberg.
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Today Nashville storyteller Darrin Bradbury has shared his new animated lyric video for “Dallas 1963”, the final track on his debut album Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 27, 2020
You may have thought you had seen every possible version of Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and yet the masterful Matthew Bourne manages to surprise you anew. Set in the sterile white of Verona Institute, where the young are forced into submission, this is the story as you will have never seen it before.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
As part of the newly launched Royal Shakespeare Community initiative, artists from the Royal Shakespeare Company, who are currently unable to rehearse or perform, will lend a hand in helping to unlock Shakespeare for thousands of children and young people studying at home.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Papatango Theatre Company today announced the ten winning monologues from their Isolated But Open - Voices From Across The Shutdown initiative. Filmed performances of the monologues are available now for free on Papatango's website (https://papatango.co.uk/isolated-but-open/), alongside the publication of each monologue as a free online PDF by Nick Hern Books.
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2020
Karoline Xu performs Pablo Neruda's Spanish translation of a monologue from ROMEO AND JULIET.
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020
In celebration of William Shakespeare's 456th birthday, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has today unveiled the results of its largest ever digital celebration by audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a one-night-only streaming event Toast to Shakespeare's Birthday! tomorrow, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe is streaming Romeo and Juliet for free on its YouTube channel through May 3.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Butterfly Theatre Company has brought together a community of 150 people from all over the world to create a unique video version of Shylock's famous monologue from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which has been released across its social media channels to mark Shakespeare's Birthday.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
It has been announced that Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem will return next year. The production will star the play's original lead, Mark Rylance, in the role of Johnny 'Rooster' Byron!
by Vikki Jane Vile - Apr 23, 2020
It's no understatement to say Sir Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake changed the dance landscape back in 1995 when it first premiered. Any Swan Lake is a juggernaut of a production but Bourne's added layers of storytelling, engaging new characters and unique reimagining for a 21st Century audience cemented a?oeiconica?? status, a word I use sparingly but it's fully justified here. The first in a sequence of Bourne's work to be seen on screen during this time of lockdown which will see releases of Romeo and Juliet and The Car Man, as well as this 2018 production of arguably Bourne's best-known work. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) has announced updates to its upcoming 2020-2021 Season in response to programs rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that forced the closure of non-essential businesses, including PBT and the Cultural Trust venues in which the company performs. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
BBC iPlayer is partnering with Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe - in releasing productions of some of Shakespeare's greatest works in a Culture in Quarantine special, which will be available for over three months.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with a new free virtual series a?oeSondheim @ 90 Roundtablea?? with host Michael Weber, debuting Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. CST on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 21, 2020
In many ways, the choice of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is a smart one from Shakespeare's Globe; it is a familiar-enough story to draw in a new audience, while satisfying those who have watched it numerous times. It does, therefore, seem a pity that the Globe has chosen this 2009 version of the world's most famous love story, as it fails to ignite very much passion in either the cast or the audience.
by Greer Firestone - Apr 20, 2020
With no performing arts to review, Aisle Say has taken to interviewing arts professionals. Here is a conversation with Kristina Kambalov, co-founder and ED of First State Ballet Theatre. (Go the bottom of the column for previous chats). In March Aisle Say celebrated' his 63rd year in Delaware performing arts as actor, producer, director, playwright and theatre critic. An organization that has a sweet spot in my heart is First State Ballet Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
Kiln Theatre today launches Kiln Insight with free masterclasses with Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham and Associate Director Susie McKenna.
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2020
The Public Theater is inviting the world to use Shakespeare's words to connect with friends, family, and communities, all from their homes. For week three, André Holland & Marsha Stephanie Blake, Dickie Hearts & Alexandria Wailes, and Daniel Molina & Emma Ramos read an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announced the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Rob Myles directs Tiffany Abercrombie (Lavinia), Clark Alexander (Martius/Attendant), Jack Baldwin (Lucius), Michael Bertenshaw (Titus Andronicus) and more.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2020
Today, we're checking in with Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre, with Marketing/PR Manager, Peter Eramo.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
The Stratford Festival is launching a film festival during this period of social isolation, offering free streaming of 12 Shakespeare productions captured as part of its Stratford Festival On Film series. This is the first time the full-length versions of these productions have been available for free.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF announces a series of free online classes for adults. From Storytelling for Seniors to Interview skills to Shakespeare technique, these stand alone classes are ideal for adults seeking to broaden skills and develop new ones in the safety of their own homes. Participants will be able to livestream the class with Orlando Shakes professionals via webcam.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
To celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday week, Seattle Shakespeare will host a FREE live stream reading of Romeo and Juliet with the cast of the company's spring touring production.