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Hamlet - New York


Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.


Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

(New York, NY)
18 Bleecker St

Hamlet New York Cast


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 BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
May and June episodes will feature Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and actor Elizabeth Stanley on their collaboration during Jagged Little Pill; Tony-winning director Michael Mayer with actors Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle on Little Shop of Horrors; directors Lileana Blain-Cruz, Sheryl Kaller, and Desdemona Chiang; director Gaye Taylor Upchurch and playwright Lauren Gunderson on The Half-Life of Marie Curie; and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Door Shakespeare has cancelled its 2020 summer season.'Wittenberg,' 'Hamlet,' and 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]' were scheduled to run in repertory in the Garden at Björklunden from July 1 through August 24.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
Today (May 5) Spencer Glass teaches us about a little-known musical, Stars in the House celebrates Cinco de Mandy, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2020
Today's top stories: A Strange Loop has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart is continuing his #ASonnetADay series on Twitter! This time, he's reading Sonnet 46.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart is continuing his #ASonnetADay series on Twitter! This time, he's reading Sonnet 45.
by Barry Lenny - May 3, 2020
We are given two absolutely superb performances by Nicholas Collett and Tim Marriott.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart is continuing his #ASonnetADay series on Twitter! This time, he's reading Sonnet 44.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020
The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia has announced an innovative new program that provides audience members flexibility and peace of mind about when and how they return to their theatre after the COVID-19 health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV with the largest collection of British television content in North America, will launch the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection on May 26.
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
YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA introduces the 2020 Class of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection designers, who matriculated this week. A showcase of these artists' work will be held in New York when conditions allow. More information will be shared online at drama.yale.edu/designshowcase2020 when possible.
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2020
Emilia Clarke took to instagram on Monday to share a video of Fleabag star Andrew Scott reading Everything Is Going To Be Alright by Derek Mahon.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
A fantastic cast has been assembled for the pilot Better In Person event, a new initiative from the recently launched not-for-profit organisation, Burn Bright, showcasing a selection of short plays by talented women writers, made to be broadcast digitally on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Black Box Performing Arts Center and the Englewood Public Library have teamed up to present weekly live readings of Shakespeare's plays via Zoom. The performances are also live streamed to the Library's Facebook pag and are at 8:00PM on Wednesday nights.
by Barry Lenny - May 19, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
LipZinc Theatre has announced their new production Talking Icons, written and directed by our Artistic Director Tzarini Meyler. The show will be streamed live on their Youtube channel in two parts on the 10th and 11th of June at 8pm GMT+1 (Irish Time).
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 BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Method and Madness continues their Free Weekly Facebook Live Streams of classic plays with William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this Saturday, May 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
Robert Icke's Almeida Theatre production, The Doctor, will now be postponed until 2021. Juliet Stevenson will reprise her role as Professor Ruth Wolff as previously announced, with further casting to be confirmed in due course.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
While the doors of Irondale, a think-tank for cutting edge, artist-driven theater and the home of the Irondale Ensemble, remain closed amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the ensemble is re-imagining their critically acclaimed mega-text, The 1599 Project through a 4-part virtual series, streaming live: Henry V on May 28, Julius Caesar on June 4, As You Like It on June 11, and Hamlet on June 18.  The project title, which refers to the seminal year that Shakespeare wrote four of his greatest works, was originally performed in 2016 in a four-hour theater marathon with seven actors portraying more than 70 roles.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Adelphi Performing Arts Center (PAC) is bringing a unique, interactive, virtual theater experience to a home screen near you. 'Too Solid Flesh,' starring Adelphi students and alumni, explores youth in the midst of a pandemic, connections across screens and the dangerous undiscovered country of mental health in a world where it is lethal to touch. Performances will run May 17 through 24, on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
On 17th April, 16.00 (BST), Playbox Theatre launched the first in an ongoing series of online interviews with renowned performers and artists from across the world. Hosted via ZOOM Webinar, 100 participants, predominantly members of Playbox Theatre, can take part in the interviews via a live Q&A with the panellists. The interviews are also streamed
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
PlayGround, San Francisco's premier theatre development lab, is hosting the nation's largest fully digital new play festival PlayGround Zoom Fest presented May 11 through June 14, 2020.
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 - Apr 30, 2020
The award winning Titan Theatre Company last month announced a new program titled, Shakespeare ONLINE, targeted at providing support for artists and educators due the mass cancellation of theatrical events due to COVID-19. This program came immediately after the company postponed both their MainStage and Touring Productions of ROMEO & JULIET till the 20/21 Season. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart is continuing his #ASonnetADay series on Twitter! This time, he's reading Sonnet 42.
by Maria Nockin - Apr 29, 2020
Now that the Metropolitan Opera has had a major success with its At-Home Gala, there are other opera companies with similar ideas. The Florence May Festival, (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), will offer its presentation on Friday, May 1, 2020, at noon. P.D.T. Since many opera lovers are working from home, the audience should be enormous. 
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 29, 2020
Shh! In today's Living Room Concert, the wonderful Phoebe Fildes performs Jonathan Reid Gealt's 'Quiet' - accompanied by her fiancé Alex Hammond on guitar. Watch the video below! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Having postponed the world premiere in Vienna of its production of Bertolt Brecht's The Mother, The Wooster Group is retrenching at home in New York to develop and fund new work for an era of physical distancing. They will also offer online streaming of their groundbreaking work and initiate an ambitious fundraising effort.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 28, 2020
We are continuing our series with theatre professionals to learn about how some of New Jersey's top organizations are dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. Brian B. Crowe, the Director of Education at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey gave us some significant insights into their programing.
by Lauren Gienow - Apr 28, 2020
By now the news has gotten out that The Stratford Festival is putting its 2020 season on hold due to the social distancing guidelines brought on by this unprecedented pandemic situation. The Stratford Festival is a magical place and yesterday's announcement was tough to digest. This is not a news story about the postponement of the season. This is one BWW writer's love letter (and get-well-soon card) to the Stratford Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
The Met has announced the Week 8 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.
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 25, 2020
For the 105th Kritzerland show Kritzerland is staying home. Rather than miss the May show, Kritzerland will be doing the show on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday May 3rd at 5:00pm PST/8:00 EST.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Wheeler In The Sky presents a pre-recorded benefit performance of Booth's Ghost to raise money for Twin Cities' theatre artists and organizations, April 24th a?" May 3rd, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart is continuing his #ASonnetADay series on Twitter! This time, he's reading Sonnet 37.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World Continues on 4/24 at 2:00pm, with Essential. 
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 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 22, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart is continuing his #ASonnetADay series on Twitter! This time, he's reading Sonnet 36.
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2020
Two River Theater celebrates the Bard's birth month with the Shakespeare Sundays series, featuring directors, dramaturgs and actors sharing their love of William Shakespeare.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody were tested by their son on slang acronyms.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
The Old Globe today announced a tentative schedule for postponed spring productions. Though they don't have exact dates, as of today their plan is to resume performances this fall with the West Coast premiere of Faceless by award-winning playwright Selina Fillinger, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch.
by Peter Nason - Apr 22, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!
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 21, 2020
Theatre Tulsa is bringing virtual 'Stay-at-Home Showcases' to stay active as the season is paused and highlight some fun performances.