A Midsummer Night's Dream

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by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Public Theater announced casting today for CORIOLANUS, the second show of The Public's 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Park season. Directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, the war-torn tragedy seen for the first time in 40 years, begins performances on Tuesday, July 16 and runs through Sunday, August 11, with an official press opening on Monday, August 5.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2019
After another critically acclaimed season with productions of Henry VI parts I, II, and III and the smash hit Godspell Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co. return to the stage for presentations of A Midsummer Night's Dream and BARE (Book and Music: Damon Intrabartolo, Book and Lyrics: Jon Hartmere). Join us for a season of epic stories. Next up Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere's musical BARE.
by Fiona Scott - May 24, 2019
The Lord Chaimberlain's Men return to Brighton Festival with their dreamy production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This year the all-male Shakespeare outdoor theatre company are launching their 15th anniversary season at the St Nicholas Rest Gardens in Brighton city centre.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Sean Holmes. Sean joined the Globe as Associate Artistic Director after almost a decade as Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's evergreen comedy of chaos and order, opens on Friday 28 June in The Globe Theatre. Bottom will be played by Jocelyn Jee Esien, returning to the Globe following her titular role of Dr Faustus.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Europe's first-ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre, Shakespeare's Rose Theatre has announced its full cast and creative team for its week-long run of “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night's Dream” at the Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City from September 17-22, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Four young lovers will run away from home to party at a summer music festival this June when Oddsocks Productions rework A Midsummer Night's Dream with their signature blend of magic, mischief and mayhem.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Immersion Theatre have announced casting for their fantastical, larger-than-life musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Preparations are in full swing for a glorious Summer of Shakespeare for the North and South, as the full company of SHAKESPEARE'S ROSE THEATRE, the award-winning pop-up Shakespearean Theatre, comes together for the first time ahead of its triumphant return to York this summer, and its expansion to a second site at Blenheim Palace. The SHAKESPEARE'S ROSE THEATRE Company has commenced rehearsals for eight of Shakespeare's most popular plays, which will be performed in repertory by two companies of actors based at each location.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Food of Love and Third Rail Projects announce a new production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed and choreographed by Third Rail Projects Co-Artistic Director Zach Morris (Then She Fell) and a menu by Emilie Baltz.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2019
Welcome to The Torture Chambers Collective and the man behind it, Chamber's Stevens. In 2019, after two successful World Premiere's, Soul Crushing Disco Ball, Diners, Romance and Noble Pig, Stevens is gearing up for another busy Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019. He will present five original new shows written by him next month at HFF19 including Swiped The Musical, Pho Girl, Acid Wash Love, ExtraOrdinary,and Naked Man Rising. Two of the works won the First Time Producers Scholarship Award from Fringe (Pho Girl &Naked Man Rising). He has mentored three additional productions for this years Fringe Fest, including Hell's Finest, All Our Pretty Songs, and Start Swimming all part ofThe Torture Chambers Collective.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom in Nicholas Hytner's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Bridge Theatre's immersive format running to 31 August 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Elves may be cute and fun but nobody said they were good - a fact highlighted in Roleystone Theatre's production of Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies, adapted by Irana Brown from the popular Discworld novel.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Hip to Hip Theatre Company is pleased to announce that they will showcase two of Shakespeare's classic plays during their 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Parks summer tour. Audiences will have a chance to enjoy the romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream (directed by S.C. Lucier), and the historic tragedy Richard III (directed by David Mold), under the stars. Their season will culminate with an indoor winter production of Troilus and Cressida (directed by Jason Marr).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Montalvo Arts Center brings Silicon Valley Shakespeare's all-female cast for a FREE performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a family-friendly comedy full of whimsy and wonder. This popular comedy follows the adventures of four young Athenians who stumble into the woods, where their fates are manipulated by the mischievous fairies who inhabit the forest. Thrown into the mix is a group of amateur actors, trying to practice their play in peace, and a royal couple planning their nuptials. A Midsummer Night's Dream will be presented 6:00pm, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Charmaine's Garden Terrace as part of the Summer Nights Series at Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga. For tickets (FREE, VIP Parking available at $15/car) or more information, the public may visit www.montalvoarts.org or call 408-961-5858.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
A Midsummer Night's Dream will be brought to life in Prince's Island Park June 27 through Aug. 18, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Immersion Theatre have announced casting for their 2019 summer tour of Shakespeare's magical, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by Jack Read - Jun 4, 2019
Certain shows are practically foolproof bets for audiences. A Midsummer Night's Dream, for example, is such an exquisitely crafted play on the page that a good time is all but guaranteed. Singin' in the Rain, the stage musical based on the 1952 film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, is one of those guarantees. But NextStop Theatre Company's new production, their 2018-19 season closer, is not complacent to simply let the natural charms of this show lure in its audience. They've built a showcase for a dynamic ensemble of on and offstage talent, and the work put into every single moment is palpable and dazzlingly joyful.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
O19, the third edition of Opera Philadelphia's annual season-opening festival, launches on September 18 with the world premiere of Denis & Katya at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Winner of the prestigious Fedora Generali Prize for Opera for 2019, this immersive new multimedia chamber opera is the work of composer Philip Venables and librettist-director Ted Huffman, the duo behind the award-winning Royal Opera House commission 4.48 Psychosis. 
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 26, 2019
Since 2016, Shakespeare in the Squares have brought delightful takes of Shakespeare's works to gardens all around London. This year, they mark their annual summer celebrations with a charming and quaint production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Join us for a three-week run of A Midsummer Night's Dream performed five different ways. From Sour Grapes' "ShakesQueer Series" to Little Flame's Dream, from burlesque to Spanish-language, these interpretations are taking ownership over Shakespeare's famous comedy. Get classic, get sexy, get sleepy, get married with Midsummer Nights.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
In ancient Athens, a father owns his daughter. Falling in love outside his wishes is not an option. Hermia faces death if she does not obey.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Rising director-playwright team of Zeynep Akca and Reuven Glezer present their Off-Broadway debut, THE ARGENTINIAN PROSTITUTE PLAY, written by Glezer and directed by Akca, at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this August. Performances will take place at Theatre Row for an exclusive three-day run on August 20th, 21st, and 24th at 8PM, 5PM, and 2PM, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
After a year of suspended operations, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company returns with a week of performances this summer from July 31-August 4. This year's festival season is centered around magic, mystery, and mischief. A company of 8 professional actors will perform festival favorites Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream from the shores of Lake George and Schroon Lake to an idyllic farm in Essex.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
The Arc Theatre joins Ridgeville Park District's Shakespeare on the Ridge series again this summer with Shakespeare's seductive comedy of magic and mischief. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Mark Boergers* playing July 20th through August 11th at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston, IL 60202. ADMISSION IS FREE. There is also an Invited Preview Performance on Friday, July 19th at 7:00pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) with Principal Guest Conductor Yu Long invites you and your family to explore classical music favourites inspired by Shakespeare. Actors from the Hong Kong Shax Theatre Group will present excerpts from the plays that inspired the music from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet to Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The concert takes place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall on 23 June 2019 (Sunday, 3PM, ONE performance only).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Get a peek inside the rehearsal room for The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up. Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Get a peek inside the rehearsal room for Shakespeare in the Squares' A Midsummer Night's Dream, the company's fourth production touring London's glorious private squares and gardens.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2019 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour opens next week on Friday June 21! This year's tour has over 40 performance stops (and growing). The popular Shakespeare titles, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Macbeth will be presented.  These performances are FREE and open to the public.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 13, 2019
Right in time for Pride month, Nicholas Hytner draws a curious card from his sleeve for his own Bridge Theatre, introducing A Midsummer Night's Dream as a beguiling triumph of identity.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 12, 2019
Anna Morrissey talks about her work as a movement director and the challenges of making her directing debut with Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present the most magical and romantic comedy of them all, A Midsummer Night's Dream which will be touring venues around the UK this Summer.
by Don Grigware - Jun 11, 2019
Director Patrick Burke trained at?The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Onstage at the Group?Rep:?A Christmas Carol,?Inspecting Carol,?Sherlock's Last Case,?Hotel Paradiso, Awake and Sing,?Boeing Boeing,?Don't Dress For Dinner,?That Lovin' Feelin',?A Nice Family Christmas, Lost In Yonkers,?A Midsummer Night's Dream,?Romeo & Juliet, and Rumors.  When did you get interested in puppets and puppetry?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Festival Place is pleased to welcome back Opera Nuova for two productions, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Secret Garden as part of the 21st annual Opera Nuova Music Theatre & Opera Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse will stage the gripping drama, "Skeleton Crew," written by 2018 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by LA Williams, from June 4 through June 22.
by Kelsey Lawler - Jun 1, 2019
Fairy kings and queens, mischievous woodland spirits, young lovers, and merry buffoons - nearly all of Shakespeare's characters are present in the wondrous production that is A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Milwaukee Ballet. The company, armed with stunning Bruce Wells choreography, cast a spell of dance that's not to be missed, whether you're a lover of classical ballet, fairytale magic, or the Bard's most bewitching comedy.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 6, 2019
The celebrations for the marriage between Theseus of Athens and his new slave bride Hippolyta are in full swing with techno music, dances, and lots of straight vodka. Lysander and Hermia are in love but her father Egeus wants her married to Demetrius, the focus of Helena's desire. Fairy royal couple Titania and Oberon have become estranged because of her disobedience. While the figures try to resolve their differences, the sun sets on Regent's Park in a jubilation of red and yellow while the Rude Mechanicals rehearse their play.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
Shakespeare on the Deck's A Midsummer Night's Dream is back featuring an LGBTQIA+ focused storyline. This electrifying and sold out production returns to the DECK- where four runaway lovers go to meet, gender defying fairies dispute, and a group of hard working women rehearse a play. Amongst these unlikely groups runs a mischievous Puck, armed with a wicked sense of humour and love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could go wrong?
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 4, 2019
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream seems to be this season's go-to comedy and, from Nicholas Hytner's lightly immersive offering at the Bridge Theatre to the smaller productions dotted around London, it's delighting audiences young and old.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
A Midsummer Night's Dream (until 27 July) returns to the theatre for the first time in seven years in a new production directed by Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. See production photographs below by Jane Hobson!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Shakespeare in Action continues its inaugural season as Weston's resident theatre company with Shakespeare in the Shell! This season the hilariously beautiful A Midsummer Night's Dream will take place under the open sky and play July 16-28 in Little Avenue Memorial Park in Weston. All performances are FREE, thereby fulfilling S.I.A.'s longtime wish of bringing truly accessible theatre to the previously underserved community of northwest Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Watermill Theatre has announced the casting for the autumn tour of its highly acclaimed productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
As Shakespeare in Action prepares to open their inaugural outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Weston community, news of recent carding by the Canadian Border Service Agency in the area has spurred the company to spotlight this issue. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Immersion Theatre are proud to release brand-new production images for their UK tour of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, which is currently touring to open-air venues around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019
Two pairs of lovers (one requited, other…it's complicated and a rag-tag group of thespians find themselves lost in the woods right as the fairy kingdom is turned on its head by its quarreling leaders. Nature will never be the same! Lord what fools these mortals be.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Continuing the summer 2019 season, City Theatre Austin is thrilled to present William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
The Watermill Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of actormusicians for Paul Hart's production of Kiss Me, Kate.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
"I didn't mean to write a children's play about open borders," Princeton Summer Theater playwright-in-resident Annika Bennett remarks, "but I guess that's what I did."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Feminist masterpiece Jane Eyre is coming to the stage this autumn in Blackeyed Theatre's thrilling new adaptation. Charlotte Bronte's Gothic tale of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, adapted by Nick Lane, embarks on an epic tour of the UK and beyond.