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Hamlet - 2018 - Washington, DC (Regional)

In Hamlet, the greatest character of Western literature confronts the meaning of life, the bonds and limits of flesh and blood, and the line between madness and inspiration. In the wake of his father's abrupt death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his personal and political world changed as he never imagined it could-his mother remarried, his uncle on the throne and a world seemingly gone insane. When his father's ghost appears and demands vengeance, the increasingly desperate Danish prince must decide: submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die.


Sidney Harman Hall

(Washington, DC)
610 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Hamlet Washington, DC (Regional) Cast


by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021
The world stage premiere of The Magician's Elephant will run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Thursday 14 October 2021 to Saturday 1 January 2022 with press night on Tuesday 26 October 2021. Learn more about the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, will open its summer program tonight, as part of its 34th year, running July 9 - August 16, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 8, 2021
3rd Act Theatre Company is once again reviving their extremely popular Drunk Classics fundraising tour during July with Hamlet w/ Pirates!  The Company has previously produced Drunk Classics:  Romeo and Juliet; Drunk Classics:  A Midsummer Night's Drink; and Drunk Classics:  A Christmas Carol in partnership with local wineries and breweries.   
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
The show will be performed for live audiences at the Broadwater Black Box and also livestreamed at every performance, offering audiences an option on how to experience this event.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021
This weekend, Emmy  and  Golden Globe nominated actress JoBeth Williams and Award winning Broadway, film and television actor Harris Yulin star in the the digital presentation of the new play  We Have To Hurry, streaming live via Broadway on Demand for two performances only.
by Peter Nason - Jul 6, 2021
It's like taking a roller coaster ride through QT's mind!
by BWW Staff - Jul 5, 2021
The celebrated tenor Kim Begley made his Royal Opera House debut in 1983 and has since then established himself at the forefront of the repertoire, with credits ranging from Britten to Busoni, Wagner to Brett Dean's opera of Hamlet. In keeping wih Shakespeare, if not this time round with singing, Begley has joined a starry lineup of British opera world names to perform King Lear later this month at the Grange Festival for three performances - and we're talking the play in its full, unadultered majesty and not the opera, with Sit John Tomlinson as Lear, Thomas Allen as Gloucester, and Begley as the Fool, and many other notable names besides. As it happens, Begley cut his teeth as a performer some years back with the Royal Shakespeare Company and explains this return to his classical roots below. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2021
This hybrid co-production of Hold These Truths marked San Francisco Playhouse’s return to in-person performances and was also available for audiences to enjoy at home on-demand. San Francisco Playhouse followed strict health and safety protocols to minimize risks to patrons, actors, and staff.
by Team BWW - Jul 4, 2021
There is no better time than summer to relax by the pool and curl up with a great book, and you're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 30 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's summer reading!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jul 30, 2021
Our student bloggers write about how they're coping with the current global health crisis, give insight on their school's performing arts programs, share their opinions on the latest theater news, and so much more. The importance of mental health at college and in the theater, a letter to NYC, the case for marching band, and more-- read the latest from our college student bloggers!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
Blending Brechtian and Forum Theatre techniques that encourage the audience to think, question and challenge, This Island's Mine focuses on a debate between three inhabitants of an island - one of the first peoples (Ariel), a second generation religious refugee (Caliban) and a Western coloniser (Stephano) - who all believe the island is theirs. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
The Winter's Tale is part of Cal Shakes' ongoing Season of Shared Light that included performances from Destiny Arts and Bandaloop, West Edge Opera, Papermoon Presents, and Good Medicine: A Night of Native Stand-Up Comedy, among others. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
During the tour, you will experience the National Theater as the audience rarely gets. As you wander around the theater, you will hear about how Shakespeare has influenced the art of theater and about the National Theater's relationship with the world's greatest playwright. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
nspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the musical is written by Cody Fry (American Idol), Emmy-winner Gary Fry, Joel Ansett (Marvel’s The Punisher), Lucille Lortel Award-winner Andrew R. Butler, and Jeff Daye (Cleopatra) to name a few.
by Student Blogger: Katie Van Sickle - Jul 28, 2021
Can you tell I'm a bit of a Hamlet fangirl? I hope I was able to help you find some newfound love of Shakespeare through this article. Shakespeare's plays aren't just brilliant, but his sonnets are as well. They're absolutely beautiful and I recommend reading some of those as well.
by Herbert Paine - Jul 28, 2021
Live theatre is back! Here's a critics choice list of the top 20 venues in the area with information on upcoming productions for the 2021-2022 Season, how to buy tickets, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 27, 2021
The company that received international media attention for their nude, body-positive productions of Shakespeare's The Tempest and Hamlet and Aphra Behn's The Rover, is thrilled to return to Prospect Park with Antigonick, an adaptation of Antigone by Anne Carson, exploring issues of body freedom and empowerment. After this difficult year of physical isolation, this production will celebrate intimacy, connection, and the magnificent importance of human touch.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
The season includes Jersey Boys at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in January (January 11 – 30), I Hate Hamlet at The Benjamin School's 800-seat theater in Palm Beach Gardens (February 8 – 20), Sweet Charity (February 19 – March 9), and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (March 22 – April 10).
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 25, 2021
The hottest Hamlet on the scene is an octogenarian. But Ian McKellen’s latest stage appearance in Windsor is far from being a geriatric production. In the run up to their opening, McKellen and the company described it as “age blind”, almost an experiment to see how the visual aspect of a Shakespeare play impacts the content. The resulting answer is difficult to pin down. Hamlet’s perceived age changes the dynamics. But also, surprisingly, it ultimately doesn’t matter much.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
Naomi Peterson joins the company in the role of Miss Stapleton and others, joining the previously announced Richard Ede (Sherlock Holmes), Marc Pickering (Stapleton and others), Eric Stroud (Doctor Watson), Naomi Peterson (Miss Stapleton and others), Phil Yarrow (Sir Henry and others).
by Team BWW - Jul 22, 2021
Having opened the production under extended social distancing restrictions, Theatre Royal Windsor's run of Hamlet has been extended by three weeks. The reimagined age, colour, and gender-blind production, directed by Sean Mathias, stars Ian McKellen. Check out what the critics had to say...
by Alan Henry - Jul 22, 2021
Experience Hamlet , the greatest classic in theater history, actualized in a world of political chaos - under the auspices of Johannes Holmen Dahl. The production beings performances next month at Norway's National Theatre. Get a first look at the trailer below!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2021
The REV Theatre company will continue its special reopening season themed “Reunion, Recovery, Resilience” with its second production – Footloose.  Opening on August 4th, and running through September 1 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park, Footloose returns to the Playhouse for the first time in 18 years.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
The adaptation is a 90-minute version with a music score excerpted from the 1960's and 70's pop songbook. It is among the first professional live theatre productions in the DC area next month.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
Meet the cast of HAMILTON in the West End for the return performances which begin on 19 August 2021 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
The nonprofit art center in a newly renovated former Catholic School building consists of two large, light-filled galleries, live/work artist residency studios, a performance space, an arts education classroom and a café.
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2021
Park Avenue Armory has debuted its fourth commissioned work in its Social Distance Hall series: the world premiere of Enemy of the People, written by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by the groundbreaking director and playwright Robert Icke (1984, The Doctor, Mary Stuart, Hamlet, Oresteia and Oedipus). See what the critics are saying!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021
All Puppet Players have announced their 2021/2022 theater season, as they continue their residence at Playhouse on the Park at The Central Arts Plaza. 1850 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85004.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021
If music be the food of love, play on! Join us for dinner theatre at Veterans Amphitheater and enjoy a whirlwind of Shakespeare performances. Three groups of student actors will be performing some of Shakespeare's greatest works: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Each group will perform two, 15-minute versions of different plays while playing several characters each.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Newsies!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2021
Steven Berkoff, who plays Polonius, and Emmanuella Cole, who plays Polonius’s son Laertes, will no longer be part of the cast. The two dropped out of the production due to clashes that began during rehearsals.
by Peter Nason - Jul 17, 2021
Despite being severely edited, the play features a marvelous cast in what is perhaps the Bard's most beloved work.
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2021
The 2017 production at the Globe was the most successful in the theatre’s history, and all of the principal cast members return to voice their roles in one of the greatest plays ever written. Many of the ensemble also return, along with two new cast members, to round out the company.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021
Elizabeth Crarer (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal Haymarket; Macbeth and Matilda The Empress, Rabble Theatre Company) will return as Maria Marten, alongside Jessica Dives (Pride and Prejudice and Merry Wives of Windsor, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Macbeth and Hamlet, Young Shakespeare Company) and Susie Barrett (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Vaults; The Gruffalo, West End).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
The London run will then tour to Theatre Royal Winchester, MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2021-22 season. The influential Off-Broadway institution returns to in-person performance after 18 months in which, under new artistic leadership, it has marked its 50th anniversary and reflected deeply on the role the theater should play in the life of its city, its country, and the world.
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2021
WAKEFIELD is a Jungle Entertainment production in partnership with BBC Studios for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, together financing the series with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Shakespeare Sports Theatre Company will bring its production of Hamlet back - for a LIVE run at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St, New York City, August 26-29. Michael Hagins returns as director of the production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is unveiling a 2021 Season with online programming designed to engage both its existing Festival community and reach out to new audiences across Canada and beyond.
by Stan Jenson - Jul 13, 2021
So four playwrights walk into a bar and the first one says …. sound like the setup for a joke?  No, it’s actually the premise for Shakespeare in Revue, the delightful second presentation by Joshua Tree’s Theatre Under the Stars.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
The reimagined age, colour, and gender-blind production, directed by Sean Mathias, sees Ian McKellen lead a permanent company in two plays including: Francesca Annis, Frances Barber, Jonathan Hyde, and Jenny Seagrove.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 13, 2021
The National Theatre has today announced the latest productions to be made available on its National Theatre at Home streaming platform.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021
Learn more about the series, including full productions of Hamlet and As You Like It at the Overpeck Park Amphitheater! 
by Adrienne Proctor - Jul 11, 2021
3rd Act Theatre's Drunk Classics tour is back again for Summer 2021. With stops at breweries around the metro area, this year's production of HAMLET WITH PIRATES is boozy, decadent, and fun. It's laced with audience selected improv edits, a drunk performer, and all the beloved Shakespearean characters in one of The Bard's most robust plays. Arrrgh!
by Herbert Paine - Jul 1, 2021
CURTAINS RISE ON THE 2021-2022 THEATRE SEASON ~ AT LAST! The current schedule of theatre productions for the 2021-2022 Season in the Phoenix Metro Region.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
The Tank announced today two new co-productions for their Summer 2021 season. Samuel is an audio-visual experience by Alexis Roblan and directed by Dara Malina. Botte di Ferro is a new play about love, memory, class, and how communication shapes perception.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2021
The Orchard Project today announced its 2021 programs as well as the names of participating artists and companies.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021
Sweet peas in the garden; homemade lemon curd in the kitchen; conjugal joy in the bedroom. Judy (Sandy Foster) and Johnny (Tom Kanji) seem to be the perfect couple - quite sickeningly happy, in fact. But is their marriage everything it seems? Are there cracks in their domestic bliss? And where do they go when the manners and morals of the 1950s don't quite suit them?
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021
Additional cast members include Eric Wiegand (Plaza Suite), Kelly Krauter (Waitress 2nd National Tour), Sarah-Anne Martinez (Blue Bloods), Christina Barnes (Frankenstein), Kyle Caress (Cinderella National Tour), Jenn Maurer (Elf the Musical National Tour), Sophie Miller, Jack Ducat and Jake Letts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021
Leicester’s Curve theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and English Touring Theatre revealed the full company for the upcoming co-production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Anthony Almeida, which will open at Curve on 3 September, and then tour venues across England and Wales.