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Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to Stage A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) presents its 2017 Shakespeare in the Meadow series with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost, two of Shakespeare's plays that are full of love and mischief. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet presents George Balanchine's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Barnett Serchuk - May 31, 2017

Reviewing George Balanchine 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on Wednesday, May 24 was like visiting an old friend. My father took me to see it as a child soon after it opened in 1962, and while the memory fades as we grow older, Gloria Govrin in the role of Hippolyta bounding around the stage remains steadfast, never diminishing. Thank you, New York City Ballet, for the recollection and for a wonderful theatrical evening. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Under the Stars on Arden's Village Green 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

One of the most popular and enduring of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer's Night Dream invites the audience into three distinct spheres: An enchanted forest led by Oberon and Titania, a noble court in Athens where two sets of lovers prove that "the course of true love never did run smooth", and the workaday world of the Mechanicals who labor at the trades and who yearn to ACT. In true Shakespearean style, these three worlds eventually collide with hilarity and wit and, of course, romance. (more...)

Stone Soup Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Stone Soup's Summer Youth Conservatory presents A Midsummer Night's Dream. Midsummer wouldn't be the same without the magic of Puck, loves torn apart, and the hilarious philandering of the 'rude mechanicals' who perform (so very badly) for the King's wedding party. Join us and keep the magic alive! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for the World Premiere of JAM at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ten years ago, Bella Soroush's life was ruined by one of her pupils - Kane McCarthy. She has gradually rebuilt things - new school, new town, new friends - and finally feels at home in the depths of the countryside. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

North Coast Rep Theatre School presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

There's mischief in the woods!  The Theatre School @ North Coast Repertory Theatre presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Magical fairies with love juice complicate two teen couples' relationships in this "First Folio" Shakespearean comedy.  Benjamin Cole directs his theatre school students in this entertaining summer performance, from August 2 - 6, 2017. A family friendly show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatricum Opens Summer Season with MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Annaleigh Ashford, Phylicia Rashad and More for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Lear deBessonet, begins performances on Tuesday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13, with an official press opening on Monday, July 31. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale production in house. Jeffrey Holland will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 25
by Audition Roundup - Jun 25, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 25, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Howard Community College Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Howard Community College (HCC) Theatre Program presents William Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," for one weekend only, free and under the stars, June 29-July 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: STNJ Stages A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 55th season with the popular tradition of an Outdoor Stage production, this year featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. Featuring an exuberant array of music, dance, and visual surprises, Ms. Monte's fresh new vision for Shakespeare's most beloved comedy will make this popular play more enchanting than ever. In a world constructed almost entirely of objects that would normally be on their way to a landfill, her band of fairies transform trash into whimsical treasure. Picnicking under the stars with family and friends makes for a delightful evening where art, nature, and the ancient tradition of outdoor theatre all come together. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2017
by - Jul 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 8, 2017
by - Jul 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/8/2017
by - Jul 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/8/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 7, 2017
by - Jul 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 6, 2017
by - Jul 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Public Theater's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Alight at the Delacorte Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the second Free Shakespeare in the Park production of the season, A Midsummer Night's Dream, on Tuesday, July 11. Directed by Obie Award winner and The Public's Founder of Public Works and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, and choreography by Chase Brock, the show will run through Sunday, August 13 and officially open on Monday, July 31. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 31st, 2017: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens, NEWSIES at the Boro, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Public Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream opens at the Delacorte! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Magical Highlights from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opens tonight, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Interview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM's Shalita Grant Talks Return to Theater
by Leigh Scheps - Jul 31, 2017

'It's a gift to come back. Shakespeare's hard,' Grant says of her return to theater. She hasn't performed Shakespeare since 2011 and hasn't been on a stage since 2014. 'I feel like an artist again.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2017
by - Jul 30, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 29, 2017
by - Jul 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/29/2017
by - Jul 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/29/2017. (more...)

Broadway Meets Dreams in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM INTERPRETATION at Queens Library
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

New York's own Queens Library presents a fun and entertaining Dream Interpretation workshop, interspersed with live music performed by Broadway's Lauren Elder (Hair, Side Show), Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max, The Cover) and Dream Interpreter Jefferson Harman (Star Dreams Cafe, Life Unedited Radio). (more...)

Photo Flash: AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Shakespeare in the Ruff's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Cast a Spell Over Withrow Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Shakespeare in the Ruff presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare, running August 15 - September 3rd in Withrow Park. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Creates Magic and Fun in the Forest
by Kristen Price - Jul 18, 2017

There are few things I love more than finding fun and new things to do outside in the dog days of summer. And lately, it seems that others have shared my love for all things sunshine by planning more and more of these events. One of these events is theatre outside, which may not be a new idea, but it seems more companies are participating in these types of shows. For instance, the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is performing A Midsummer Night's Dream in the garden of the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore County. Don't get me wrong, I love this particular play in all forms, but there's something special about seeing it outdoors in a garden, seeing as that is the actual setting for the play. And while I've seen a few productions outdoors, I need to say that this particular production was probably the best I've ever seen. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annaleigh Ashford, Phylicia Rashad and More in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Lear deBessonet, began previews on Tuesday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13 with an official press opening on Monday, July 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adam Lambert Headlines Project Angel Food's 27th Annual Angel Awards With George Michael Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Project Angel Food is excited to host the 27th annual Angel Awards Gala at 6:00pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038. This year's event holds a special significance, as it will posthumously honor the legendary performer George Michael, a dedicated friend, volunteer and supporter of the organization and to date, its largest individual donor. (more...)

Photo Flash: Members of the Geer Family Star in OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The manicured life of a conservative actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including politically liberal daughter Brooke, who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. Mary Jo DuPrey directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening July 8 at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 6, 2017
by - Aug 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Director Lear deBessonet's Luscious, Lusty and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Michael Dale - Aug 5, 2017

It was fifty years ago that The Summer of Love attracted throngs of lunatics, lovers and poets to New York's Central Park in a free-spirited embrace of life's passions and pleasures. That same spirit is now joyously celebrated in the park's Delacorte Theater, where director Lear deBessonet's luscious, lusty and laugh-out-loud funny production of Shakespeare's fantasy comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream offers an evening of ravishing enchantment. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 5, 2017
by - Aug 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

AntiGravity Orlando and Red Fish Theatre Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Following the success of last year's sold-out production of The Rocky Horror ShowAntiGravity® Orlando and Red Fish Theatre are again teaming up to bring Central Florida audiences an exiting new take on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, blending AntiGravity's world-renowned aerial and acrobatic flare with Red Fish Theatre's mission to present existing works in new ways. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2017
by - Aug 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

AlphaNYC's Cast B to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Set in a 60-seat black box venue in the Times Square Arts Center, this quaint production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream promises to transport you to a realm of magic. Directed by Alice Camarota, fairies dance, lovers quarrel, and mechanicals rehearse. What fools these mortals be... (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 2, 2017
by - Aug 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 1, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On a Midsummer Night, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Celebrates Opening!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 1, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Starring Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, and More at Shakespeare in the Park
by Review Roundups - Aug 1, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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