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The Merchant of Venice - 1973 - Broadway

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
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by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021
Austin Shakespeare will continue its series of workshops and classes with a Master class with experienced Shakespeare actor, Gwendolyn Kelso in person at noon Saturday, May 20, at a socially-distanced large space, 6100 Berkman Dr. Austin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2021
Paul Soles, a legendary and pioneering actor whose long and multi-faceted career including two starring roles for Mirvish Productions, died at the age of 90 on May 26th, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Shakespeare Theatre Company's Artistic Director SIMON GODWIN announced the Company's 2021/22 Season in a virtual townhall meeting for season subscribers, donors, Board members, and STC staff. The Tony theatre will resume live performances in September with a season that will showcase 'vivacious stories, audaciously shared' explains Godwin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Lake Superior Theater has announced its upcoming Summer 2021 lineup including The Last Five Years, Stage & Screen Cabaret, An Evening at the Lake, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Laila Robins will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. Ms Robins replaces the previously announced Kate Burton, who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021
L.A. Theatre Works presents the world premiere of a new play based on an extraordinary true story. Produced as a state-of-the-art audio theater recording, “A Good Day at Auschwitz” by noted actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Deadwood, Silicon Valley, The Goldbergs) stars Alan Mandell, a veteran of stage and film for over 75 years, as Abe, a man the playwright met at his synagogue.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021
Smith and Brant Theatricals and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions have announced a new production of Fatal Attraction, based on the classic Paramount Pictures Corporation film.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2021
TV and Stage star Gaynor Faye will play Kellie Bryce in the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James best-selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD”.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Joining Simon Russell Beale who will play Johann Sebastian Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine's Bach & Sons are Samuel Blenkin as Carl, Pandora Colin as Maria Barbara, Ruth Lass as Katharina, Douggie McMeekin as Wilhelm, Racheal Ofori as Anna Magdalena and Pravessh Rana as Frederick the Great.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
The Playground Theatre has announced it will be reopening its doors with a season that – true to its name and mission – has play and experimentation at its heart. From theatre and Shakespeare to music and comedy, audiences are invited to The Playground to share in the joy and exhilaration of artistic play.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Kate Burton will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 9, 2021
STREAMED SHAKESPEARE has visited a magical island off the Milanese coast, explored ancient Greece and met a bear in Bohemia's forests. One might be forgiven for thinking that there is nowhere for them to go (boldly!)… except for maybe, up?
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2021
The Time Traveller's Wife, the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line Cinema film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, will become a new musical and premiere in the UK in late 2021/early 2022. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021
A team of seasoned theatre professionals are working with Fulham Palace to create an immersive, interactive, and COVID-safe theatrical experience inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2021
Billy Porter once again delivers the LGBTQ State of the Union tomorrow, Tuesday, March 30 at 12pm EST. After a year of tragedy and triumph, he​ reminds us, “We will feel joy again soon,” as he reflects on the past year while looking forward to the one ahead. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 25, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow's hits in New Works Festival Online.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2021
After the company’s first summer away from Austin Gardens park in 46 years in 2020, Oak Park Festival Theatre returns to its outdoor home, located in downtown Oak Park, with “The Tempest,” by William Shakespeare, directed by Barbara Zahora. The production will be staged July 15-Aug. 21. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2021
BroadwayHD has announce its upcoming lineup for March!  On March 1, madness ensues when fan favorite The Goes Wrong Show season 1, based on the BBC The Play That Goes Wrong specials and the popular Broadway and West End production that started it all expands into Canada and Australia. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2021
West End 'Hamilton' star Giles Terera sings 'THE FLATS' from the world premiere of ‘Black Matter’, a new song cycle composed while he observed life on the changing streets of  London’s Soho over a tumultuous summer in lockdown.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
As rehearsals begin this week, Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews have announced full casting for the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James best-selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD”. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 5, 2021
On this day we're celebrating the birthday of Broadway legend, Colm Wilkinson!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 30, 2021
After conducting a thorough national search, the Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce that Shaina Pierce has been chosen as the inaugural Stage Management Fellow for the Alliance Theatre, beginning August 1, 2021, and continuing until the end of our 2021/22 Season. Pierce is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama and has worked with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cloverdale Playhouse, the Montgomery Ballet, and Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021
Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced the month-long, five-play O! Reading Series. For this new initiative, five directors who are part of OSF’s artistic staff have each chosen a play to be performed as a live digital staged reading by some of OSF’s favorite actors.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Quintessence Theatre Group will present a full virtual production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, directed by Artistic Director Alexander Burns, July 19 – August 1. The production features Rachel Bay Jones and Benim Foster as Mrs. Maggie Antrobus and Mr. George Antrobus. Leigha Kato stars as Sabina.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
This August, the historic National Black Theatre will premiere a powerful production that was first introduced in 2015 following a series of state violence that plagued America, as a radio play. HANDS UP: 7 PLAYWRIGHTS, 7 TESTAMENTS  will have its radio play American premiere directed by Jonathan McCrory, NBT’s Executive Artistic Director.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2021
Learn more about the cast, which includes Richard Ede, Marc Pickering, Eric Stroud, Eva-Jane Willis, and Phil Yarrow.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
Theatre for a New Audience will present a new virtual production of The Oresteia, the New York premiere of Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation and translation of Aeschylus’ trilogy, featuring music composed by Kamala Sankaram, directed by Andrew Watkins (TFANA, as Assistant Director: The Winter's Tale, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Father, A Doll's House).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
Olivier and Tony Award-winning Ian McDiarmid and Michael Grandage have collaborated to bring The Lemon Table to the stage for the first time. In McDiarmid's one man performance we encounter a spectrum of bitter-sweet pleasures, wild eccentricity and dark secrets.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021
David will retrace his steps as a young actor, visiting more than 20 theatres across the UK before a final performance at the Stockton Globe on 19 December.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
In Leopards, by rising playwright Alys Metcalf, Niala will be played by Saffron Coomber. Niamh Cusack will be reuniting with director Melly Still in the world premiere of Colin Teevan’s The Seven Pomegranate Seeds.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
JMK Award Winner Diane Page directs Scarlett Brookes (Frieda), Richard Sutton (Detective Sergeant du Preez) and Shaq Taylor (Errol).
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 Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2021
Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Miami, Florida, Damian Thompson (Toni Stone, Little Rock) is a performer of both stage and screen. From an early age he was his family's private entertainer, always dancing at family functions and reciting TV shows. Yet after moving to America and taking speech classes to control his Jamaican accent, he developed a chronic case of stuttering. It affected his self-confidence as well as interactions with others.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
Hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family's lives.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 22, 2021
Theatre for a New Audience presents First Love, a theatricalization for Zoom of Samuel Beckett's short story of the same name, directed by six-time OBIE winner JoAnne Akalaitis and performed by Tony and Emmy Award nominee Bill Camp (Broadway: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible; TV: The Queen's Gambit, The Night Of). The creative team includes Eamonn Farrell (Video Design), Jennifer Tipton (Lighting Design) and Kaye Voyce (Scenic and Costume Design).
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2021
Regé-Jean Page appeared as host of Saturday Night Live for the first time during last night's episode. Page also showcased his hidden talent - singing! He grabbed a microphone and sang a rendition of Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021
Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the finalists of the 27th Annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest. This year's contest was held virtually for the first time in the organization's history in an effort to unite and celebrate students and educators across the region during this time of isolation. Tune in on February 22 at 7:00pm.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2021
Orange Tree Theatre today announce that their annual education project Shakespeare Up Close, which offers secondary school students the opportunity to see Shakespeare's plays performed, will go ahead this year, taking place online with new abridged productions of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth made available to schools digitally.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2021
Ophelia's Jump Presents A WILDERNESS OF MONKEYS, a world premiere engagement of a new comedy. Written by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei. Directed by Beatrice Casagran. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021
Oak Park Festival Theatre, in partnership with Kane Repertory Theatre, will present a virtual production of “The Venetians,” a new play by Matt Barbot that brings together various characters from several of Shakespeare’s best loved plays to address contemporary issues. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021
Orange Tree Theatre today announce the full casts for Shaw Shorts: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled – a double bill of Bernard Shaw's short plays directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021
RED BULL THEATER today announced that its offerings will continue on Monday May 3rd at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation, Exploring CYMBELINE with Lily Rabe. She will join host Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director, for a conversation focused on an essential passage from Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
by Jim Munson - Apr 22, 2021
While the theatre world continues to engage in much-needed conversations about how to make our art form more inclusive and equitable, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is offering a tangible example of what that can look like. Its New Works Festival Online will stream an advance look at tomorrow's boundary-breaking plays and musicals from an astoundingly diverse array of theatre makers. Transforming the Tony-winning company's annual festival into a virtual experience, New Works Festival Online offers digital audiences an extraordinary opportunity to view new plays and selections from new musicals, and learn more about the development process in conversations with the playwrights. New Works Festival Online runs April 23 - May 15, 2021 with performances streaming live. Streaming access is available at pay what you can pricing ($10 minimum for a festival pass) at theatreworks.org. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Giovanna Sardelli, TheatreWorks Artistic Associate and Director of New Works, from Las Vegas, where she was born and raised and has been spending most of the pandemic away from her actual home in New York. Sardelli has made a career out of championing new works and seeking out voices we may not have heard before, and her enthusiasm for her work is infectious. Any conversation with her is bound to convince you that you need to venture away from the tried and true and take a chance on a playwright you may be unfamiliar with. Not only will it expand your horizons, but you will also be moved and entertained.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021
The Billie Holiday Theatre has announced the return of its monologue showcase series - 50in50 – with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year’s show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021
Simon Russell Beale will play JS Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine's Bach & Sons, directed by Nicholas Hytner.  Performances at The Bridge are from 23 June – 9 September 2021 with opening night on 29 June 2021. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021
The Jewish Plays Project has announced its second annual digital contest as part of the 10th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest. The contest opens on April 15th.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021
Today, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli will be inducted into University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Hall of Fame.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 13, 2021
Oak Park Festival Theatre, in partnership with Kane Repertory Theatre, presents a virtual production of “The Venetians,” a new play by Matt Barbot that brings together various characters from several of Shakespeare's best loved plays to address contemporary issues.