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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Off-Broadway

Shakespeare's beloved, effervescent tale of love and chaos. Mischievous fairies, quarreling lovers, and a floundering amateur acting troupe take center stage in this delightful tale of joy and romance that famously-and with timeless relevance-declares, "Lord, what fools these mortals be." A Midsummer Night's Dream follows Doyle's staging, at the start of the current CSC season, of Shakespeare's Macbeth, featuring Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers.


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136 East 13th Street
New York City, NY 10003
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by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Midsommer Flight has announced the postponement of its planned summer production of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, which was planned to be performed Saturdays and Sundays from July 11 through August 30, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
New Jersey Theatre Alliance has announced the launch of Stages Online. Stages Online is a digital platform for audiences to engage with virtual opportunities from New Jersey's professional theatres within the safety of their homes. 
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
New York City Ballet has announced the week four schedule for their six-week digital spring season. See the details below!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed performed reading of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy (CBA) announced it will offer all of its typical summer programming in a virtual setting that includes Summer Intensive, Young Dancer Workshop, Summer Classes and Camps. Staff and instructors are committed to giving students an interactive and enriching experience this summer with safety as their top priority.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Elm Shakespeare Company has announced A Midsummer Night's Dream, a new Zoom theatrical event.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the online acting workshop Monologue!, an intensive rehearsal of contemporary or classic monologues, will be held as part of Bay Street's new online programming platform Bay Street To-Go. Sessions are open to adults and kids ages 13 and up, and will be available Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting June 9. Individuals may meet for hour-and-a-half segments for a fee of $75 per session, online via Zoom. For more information, visit baystreet.org/education or contact Allen O'Reilly, Director of Education, at allen@baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) announces a week devoted to dance from Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Iris Theatre has announced the launch of a fundraising appeal to guarantee the future of the company.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Casting is complete for Pride Films and Plays' live online reading of A LATE SNOW, by Jane Chambers, according to its director, Sara BenBella. The reading is the second in PFP's PRIDE IN PLACE series of live online readings, following the reading of LONELY PLANET, by Steven Dietz, on May 14.
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 - Mar 30, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has been preparing a raft of new digital content to continue to engage its audiences with Shakespeare's works.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
We asked our readers to share their theatre memories for #WorldTheatreDay and they did not disappoint! Thanks for celebrating with us!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
American Shakespeare Center announced today that in response to the COVID-19 forced suspension of activities, they will release four productions from their 2020 Actors' Renaissance Season and three productions from their National Tour for streaming through a ticketed system on the company's website.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
Projects with Jason launches its new live stream series, a?oeArtists in Conversationa??, with a special live event featuring Academy and Tony Award winning actor Kevin Kline on Saturday
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 8, 2020
As we continue our series of interviews with theatre pros during the Covid-19 outbreak, Broadwayworld NJ interviewed Founder and Executive Director, Stephen L. Fredericks of The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is has announced its 2020-2021 season with the theme, SPIRITS RISING.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
American Shakespeare Center announced today the addition of Midsummer 90 to their newly established streaming platform, BlkFrsTV. The National Tour company's family-friendly, intermission-less adaptation of Shakespeare's most beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream can now be streamed direct to a home or virtual classroom.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Producing Director Jed Bernstein announced today that the 2020 Theatre Aspen summer season, the 37th for the company, will modify its schedule due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Though Trinity Rep stages and classrooms are temporarily shuttered to protect public health and safety, Rhode Island's Tony Award-winning theater is generating digital content and creating virtual events and classes, so that 'the show goes on.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Western Canada's largest Shakespeare festival has announced it will not be presenting a 2020 season this summer. The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival was scheduled to run from June 10 to September 26 in Vancouver's oceanside Vanier Park, where the signature annual event has been staged for the past thirty years. However due to the risks and unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival has now decided to cancel its entire 31st Season.
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2020
Anthony Rapp recently performed in Voices of Calm's online performance of Act I Scene I of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Rapp took on the role of Lysander.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe will be streaming Hamlet for free on its YouTube channel today at 7pm GMT, or 2pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Folger Theatre is altering the programming schedule for its 2020/21 'On the Road' season of plays. In working to ensure the well-being and safety of patrons, Folger Theatre, along with its project partners the National Building Museum and the University of South Carolina, have made the decision to postpone the 2020 summer production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and the National Building Museum's Summer Block Party, featuring the Folger Shakespeare Playhouse, to Summer 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that the Lights, Camera, Action! On-Camera Acting Class, previously scheduled to take place at LTV Studios in East Hampton, will now be conducted online as part of Bay Street's new online programming platform Bay Street To-Go.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2020-21 seasons today in a virtual event broadcast via Facebook and YouTube Live.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has made the decision to postpone its 2020 season to 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces gglassclasses online, where students from Kindergarten-12th grade will learn from experienced Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Teaching Artists virtually, while creating collaborative performances and building specialized skills. During this challenging time, Lookingglass is committed to continuing to engage with students, inviting them to keep curious, to imagine, and to play while at home. Registration and additional information is now available at https://lookingglasstheatre.org/gglassclass/.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
In response to COVID-19, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF has reshuffled and updated its upcoming season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia has announced that they are the recipients of funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, a Small Business Administration loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) announces 11 promotions, two new Company members, and six apprentices for the 2021 Season.
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 Debbie Gilpin - Apr 23, 2020
It's hard to believe that it's been four years since Emma Rice made her debut at Shakespeare's Globe, beginning her brief tenure as artistic director with the Wonders season and her own production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. As a Shakespeare fan (I was one of those rare beings: someone who actually enjoyed studying his plays at school), I'd been meaning to go to the Globe for some time but had never quite got round to it a?' and I'd never seen anything by Emma Rice before. How times change.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Not even these uncertain times could make the Old Globe miss the fifth annual Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Amas Musical Theatre has announced the recipients of the second Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists, a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist, commemorating the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
DC Metro Arts has reported that a newly formed theater company called The Pandemic Players is staging virtual performances, and for each performance, the group partners with an existing theater company to raise funds for them during the shutdown. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, this Saturday Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF offers a creative break for kids to experience their performing arts classes for ages 4 through grade 12 online to comply with social distancing and CDC recommendations.
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
Filmed live at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2017, an exclusive 90-minute in conversation with Dame Judi Dench will be available online from 3pm on Sunday 26 April. This is a paid video on demand and all monies raised will go to the Orange Tree Theatre's Survival Fund, following its closure due to the impact of the Coronavirus.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre, is proud to present its first 48-hour virtual gala fundraiser a?" a?oeThrough the Looking Glassa?? a?" from Wednesday, April 22 to Friday, April 24 in support of ANW's vital Education Program and operating needs caused by the coronavirus closure with a live stream culminating the event on April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Shakespeare Theatre Company is excited to announce The Shakespeare Hour, a month-long online tour through every corner of the Shakespeare universe (April 22 - May 13).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, now more than ever, and is determined to continue to serve the public through theatre art. We consider it paramount that we continue to be a leader in programming for our community, and continue to support and maintain valued connections with those hungering for artistic content and continued personal growth. We are happy to announce additional free online programs, rescheduled dates for our valued summer Shakespeare classes, and a fundraising campaign, all part of The Old Globe's ongoing commitment to serve the public good by providing programs that make theatre matter to more people.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
American Shakespeare Center's celebrated Actors' Renaissance Season, now streaming on the company's digital theatre platform BlkFrsTV, must end April 19 in accordance with broadcast agreements with the performers union, Actors' Equity Association.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
The Show Must Go Online today announced the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part III.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2020
See how theatres throughout California are responding to the current pandemic and how they're preparing for the life after Covid-19.
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020
Sheridan Smith took to Twitter to share a flashback video of herself singing 'We'll Meet Again.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
Mike Ryan, Artistic Director of Santa Cruz Shakespeare has released the following message regarding the 2020 season:
by Marianka Swain - Apr 1, 2020
Chloé Nelkin is the founder of Chloé Nelkin Consulting (CNC), a PR and marketing firm specialising in the arts. Their work ranges from West End shows to the VAULT and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, as well as heritage clients like the National Trust, circus stars, and classical music venues like Opera Holland Park. Nelkin talks to BroadwayWorld about her route into the arts and shares advice for surviving the shutdown.