Hamlet

£10-£43

Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) makes her Young Vic debut as a new kind of Hamlet for this generation. Following a succession of award-winning productions together, she reunites with her long-time collaborator, director Greg Hersov, to bring us Shakespeare’s great tragedy about power, politics and desire, reimagined for today.

Schedule

Monday - Saturday: 7.00pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.00pm

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Black Swan Presents MEDEA, co-written by WA's own Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks. This is a re-invention of the classic Greek myth that has taken the world by storm. It's coming back to Australia in a brand new Perth production, featuring some very fresh WA talent including: Alexandria Steffensen in the role of Medea, with dynamic young performers Jalen Hewitt, Lachlan Ives, Jack Molloy and Jesse Vakatini all making their professional debuts for the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Laurel Scotland-Stewart will present The Readiness Is All: A Solo Hamlet, a one-woman adaptation of Shakespeare's existential masterpiece, as part of the 28th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 5 - 14, 2019. The Readiness Is All: A Solo Hamlet will be presented Friday, Sept 6 at 7:00; Sunday, Sept 8 at 2:00; Tuesday, Sept 10 at 8:30; and Friday, Sept 13 at 8:30, at EXIT Stage Left.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Joe Calarco's award-winning Shakespeare's R&J re-imagines Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers as two adolescent schoolboys in a Catholic boarding school during the 1950s. Their love for one another becomes the ultimate forbidden love in an austere, repressive all male milieu.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Babson College and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the discontinuation of their partnership effective January, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Silver Glass Productions and 10C, in association with The Players Theatre proudly presents LIFE on Monday, August 26th @ 7:30 pm and Tuesday August 27th @ 7:30 pm at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St.  W 4th St., A C E B D F M.
by Joe Lombardi - Jul 18, 2019
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth are two early plays by Tom Stoppard which were written to be performed together.  Both use Shakespearean text to overtly entertain while being subtly subversive.  Presented by the Potomac Theater Project this summer, the double bill is enormously entertaining.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Check out photos for PTP/NYC's (Potomac Theatre Project) 33rd repertory season, running through August 4 at The Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 St.).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Interrobang Theatre Project launches its tenth anniversary season, 'No Man's Land,' with the U.S. premiere of Elinor Cook's fiery British drama OUT OF LOVE, directed by Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*. Cook deftly portrays a female friendship through all its ups and downs, and the effects of a patriarchal society on the emotional trajectory of young women
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2019
The news getting your spirit down? Let Neil Haskell 'Lift it Up' in the latest video from the Singing Revolution studio sessions. The Euro-pop song, written by Tony Spinosa and James Bearhart for their original musical Singing Revolution, is a rousing anthem in which the lead character, Heinz Tamm, rallies his fellow countrymen into celebrating their cultural pride in the face of a Soviet Union occupation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Goodman Theatre announces the casting and creative teams for its 2019/2020 "Theater That Moves" Season openers. The season kicks-off September 6 in the Owen Theatre with the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's Dana H., adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson and directed by Les Waters.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Confederation Centre of the Arts announces that David Carver Music has acquired the world-wide touring rights to the acclaimed Kronborg-The Hamlet Rock Musical. The masterful stage musical balances high energy vocal and dance performances and rousing power ballads with songs reaching into the darker emotions of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
As The Old Globe's 2019 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues, the theatre today announced the cast and creative team of the love-filled tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to direct the greatest love story of all time, after helming a smash-hit production of Othello and a sales-record-breaking production of Hamlet. Performances will run August 11 - September 15 outdoors under the stars in the Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run August 11-16, with opening night on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
London Classic Theatre today announce their UK tour of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, with the company's Artistic Director Michael Cabot directing Nicholas Gasson, Joel Macey, Graham O'Mara and Moray Treadwell. The new production opens at Hull Truck Theatre on 12 September, with previews from 5 September at Oldham Coliseum, and visits 22 venues in total before the tour concludes at Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 2 November.
by Steve Murray - Jul 17, 2019
BWW Review: THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE at Lucie Stern Theatre is a stunning production of Julia Cho's award-winning, quirky tale of love and miscommunications.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
On the eve of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's (MMFO) opening performances at the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss has announced that Lincoln Center has extended the contract of Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree through the summer of 2023. Langree has held the position since 2003, fostering the Festival Orchestra's profile as an established ensemble and steadfast presence on the Lincoln Center campus, furthering its scope of repertoire beyond music of the classical era, and heightening its reputation as one of America's premier chamber orchestras. Langree made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut in 1998 and began his tenure as music director in 2003. 2023 will be his twenty-first season in the role. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.
by Roger Catlin - Jul 16, 2019
Gerry is the kind of guy who arrives at a party like an explosion, talks a mile a minute, has an opinion about everything, exudes outrageous hilarity and hardly lets anyone else get a word in. With him around, why even cast other characters at the party?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, officially opens its 33rd repertory season tonight. Performances continue through August 4 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Little Radical Theatrics {Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer}is thrilled to present its Summer 2019 musical, our tenth anniversary production: Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon!
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 16, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is offering theatergoers the perfect summer night with their Outdoor Stage production, 'Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged).'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
The two-time Tony Award-nominated, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and Obie Award-winning Best New American Play What the Constitution Means to Me has achieved full recoupment of its $2.5 million capitalization with the week ending July 14th, and will deliver a full return of capital to its investors with six weeks remaining in the Broadway engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Casting has today been announced for Touching The Void. Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void will see original cast members Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee and Josh Williams return to the show, joined by Angus Yellowlees. The show will open in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre previewing from November 9th for a strictly limited season with an opening night of November 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Box of Tricks have announced full casting for the premiere of Daniel Kanaber's (Shiver, Watford Palace Theatre) new play Under Three Moons which will start its Autumn tour at The Lowry, Salford in late September.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Lorna Brown, Raghad Chaar and Yoli Fuller join the previously announced Zoe Wanamaker and Zrinka Cviteši? to complete the casting for Two Ladies, a new play by Nancy Harris to be directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
The Hucksters is an acid-tongued exploration of a casual sexual encounter gone awry. A man and a woman meet after not seeing each other for years and what starts off as a romantic, booze fueled evening, slowly begins to unravel into a psychological mystery as an incident from their shared history rears its head. The mistakes of the past become the horrors of the present as these two broken people dig into their previous lives and the lies that lead them to each other.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
A gay high school teacher, who is about to turn 50, needs to be cajoled by his friends to embrace the future and let go of a past he struggles with - sometimes comically – especially the Reagans' troubling AIDS legacy. The world premiere dramedy Nancy F***ing Reagan opens on July 12 at the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood, where performances will continue through August 4, is being presented by Judith Taranto, written by Daniel Hurewitz and directed by Larry Margo.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Bay Street Theater has announced the cast of Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (July 30- August 25) is now in rehearsal in New York City. The company will soon finalize rehearsals in Sag Harbor prior to the first preview on July 30. This show is one of the most beloved musicals of Broadway's Golden Age with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, based on the book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields and directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
CT Free Shakespeare (CFS) presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. The production also known as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] will mark CFS's twentieth year. It will take place on Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4 at 7 pm at The University of Bridgeport's Arnold Bernhart Center for the Arts & Humanities, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on the patio across the street from Seaside Park.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Jul 15, 2019
A brand-new version of Oliver Twist tackles human themes of love, suicide, inner-strength, and both sides of society from each character's point of view. It's a heartwarming, yet very personal rendition of Charles Dickens' well known novel, including original music, lyrics and script in Japanese!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is pleased to continue its Common Access Initiative as part of its 24th season of "Free Shakespeare on the Common." Cymbeline runs July 17 - August 4 on the Boston Common. CSC is committed to keeping theatre accessible - financially, geographically, and artistically - as well as inclusive for patrons of all abilities. CSC has offered at least one American Sign Language (ASL) performance nearly every season since its founding in 1996, and in recent years has had the opportunity to meaningfully expand its disability access programming and offerings.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Haven Theatre, newly rebranded as "Haven," announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with its fifth consecutive DIRECTORS HAVEN, three short plays showcasing the talents of early career directors, each with razor-sharp and inspiring visions for their work and our industry. Helming this year's productions are Lauren Katz, Aaron Mays and AJ Schwartz.
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 12, 2019
Summer is the best time of year to get out and see a Shakespeare play, especially in Southern California. Whether it's under the stars, staged in a unique performance space, or revived in a traditional theater, you can't go wrong when it comes to the world's greatest writer. Here's what we've currently got on our radar. Go see a show!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program wraps up its Summer Festival with the Merola Grand Finale, a concert at the War Memorial Opera House featuring the 29 young international artists selected from over 800 applicants in the 2019 Merola Opera Program, who will showcase a dazzling array of opera's most exciting arias and ensembles. Conducted by Maestro George Manahan, Music Director of the American Composers Orchestra and Portland Opera, and directed by 2019 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Greg Eldridge, this evening showcases the hard work and extraordinary talent of the Merola artists. The Merola Grand Finale will be performed at 7:30pm, Saturday, August 17 at the War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. For tickets or more information, visit www.merola.org or call (415) 864-3330.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Winter just got a whole lot warmer with the announcement of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the 201920 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season. Centred around She Wolves and Shrews, the season is a celebration and interrogation of women, power, and the role of the feminine in shaping our past, present and future. The candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will play host to a world-premiere of Ella Hickson's new play Swive [Elizabeth], Shakespeare's Henry VI, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew, and Middleton's Women Beware Women. Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig have written a new family show dubbed, Christmas at the (Snow) Globe, and a series of candlelit ghost tales will include a new story from Jeanette Winterson. Other events running throughout the season include half-term storytelling festival, Half Term Tales at the Globe, with the new Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, and a double bill of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, marking the centenary year since the removal of the sex disqualification act. The Globe's flagship project for secondary and post-16 students, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, reaches its 14th year with Macbeth.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Blue Pavement Productions is thrilled to announce the premiere of SURGE, written by Tanya Perez ( Downtown Urban Theater Festival Finalist 'Honor & Fidelity' at the Cherry Lane Theater, 2017 Audioverse Writing Finalist for ' Rincon') and directed by Rebecca Aparicio (2019-2020 Resident Director at The Flea, NYMF Winner 'Pedro Pan: The Musical'). SURGE will be performed on August 4th at 7PM for a one night only limited engagement at The Tank (312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018) as part of their DarkFest.
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
Fringe Festivals all around the world have been an essential proving ground for thousands of independent performers from a wide array of disciplines, since the very first Edinburgh Fringe in 1947.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Bradley Beach Arts Council presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare, showing 7 PM, July 12th and July 13th at the Bradley Beach Gazebo. A rain date is set for Sunday, July 14th in case of prohibitive weather. The Bradley Beach Gazebo is located on 5th & Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach New Jersey. Admission is FREE.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for Park Theatre's World Premiere dark drama, The Weatherman. Written by Eugene O'Hare, the production will star Mark Hadfield, Niamh James, Alec Newman, Cyril Nri and David Schaal. Examining the no go lines people will cross when it's too dangerous to run away, the play, directed by Alice Hamilton, will have a national press night on Wednesday 21 August, 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
It's a seemingly innocuous question, posed in the checkout line at IKEA-"Do you want to have a baby?"  This dilemma is at the heart of the funny and poignant play Lungs, by Duncan Macmillan, beginning a 4-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, July 25.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
This past month was filled with exciting stage-to-screen news! In casting news, The Little Mermaid cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid film and Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of The Prom on Netflix has cast Meryl Streep and James Corden in lead roles. Amy Sherman-Palladino announced she is writing the script, as well as directing, the Gypsy film remake and Kinky Boots is heading to Broadway HD!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
A cast and creative team made up of local middle and high school students are spending their summer producing a historic Shakespearian classic.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jul 10, 2019
There is tremendous support in our audience for bringing younger people into the theatre, and we're having some success in that regard. I'm positive, but I'm also unsure of where we are headed with digital technologies and what they mean for our industry and the larger culture. Our challenge, I suppose, is to be adaptive to what comes along without giving up the wisdom and glories of the past.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than our sun. From where we stand - from our perspective - that story doesn't add up. A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one's own.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 10, 2019
The Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio of New York presents a staged reading of Starr Street (July 26 & July 28), a new, work-in-progress play written by Jesse Regis and directed by Pat Golden, as part of the Rehearsal Space Residency project.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present Gertrude and Claudius, a new play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (Dancing Lessons, Freud's Last Session), based on the novel by John Updike.