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The Merchant of Venice - 1989 - Broadway

From the acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience, the first U.S. theatre to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company, comes Shakespeare's tragicomedy following command runs Off-Broadway and in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Starring Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham in his riveting portrayal of Shylock, and directed by Darko Tresnjak (former Artistic Director, Old Globe), the play has been arousing controversies for centuries with raucous and gentle comedy, tender poetry, and its struggle with mercy and justice. In this riveting update, religion, race and sexuality collide with love, family and justice and the currency of society and humanity has never been so changeable.

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46th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
The incredible cast of Cleveland Play House's box-office hit CLUE: A New Comedy will reunite in a hilarious musical broadcast to perform their favorite showtunes from Broadway musicals. Join CPH on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 pm for CLUEbaret: A Comedic Musical Cabaret, a raucous night of singing, laughs, and hijinks.
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2020
James Corden asks Billy Porter to take part in Late Late Show and Tell, and Billy shares an ashtray his mother made before she lost use of her hands. After, Reggie Watts asks Billy for his definition of beauty.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Billy Porter and Aaron Sorkin will appear on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' next week! See the full list of guests below.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
A cast of professional actors, their work has been seen across the country, at such notable theatres as Oregon Shakespeare, Utah Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, and many more. In addition to regional theatre, many of our participants have long and varied careers onscreen as well.
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2020
Billy Porter talks about the protocols the cast and crew of Pose are taking in order to resume filming during the coronavirus pandemic, shares what it's like to work with Beyonce's stylist and reveals how losing the lead role in a middle school production of Oliver Twist helped him discover the power of a star entrance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Keen Company's 2020-'21 Season will feature a series of all-star benefit broadcasts, beginning with Howard Koch's legendary adaptation of War of the Worlds made popular by Orson Welles followed by Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher, which was once called 'the greatest single radio script ever written.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
BEDLAM has announced BEDLAM: THE SERIES, an episodic New Media Series now in development. Written by Eric Tucker and Musa Gurnis and directed by Eric Tucker, BEDLAM: THE SERIES is an inventive and irreverent Shakespeare mashup that twists together characters and plots from King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice and other plays.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
In March, theatres across the UK closed, and hundreds of pantomimes were cancelled due to the pandemic. Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan - a critically acclaimed panto dame, writer, producer and director – decided to film Jack and the Beanstalk in his back garden as an online alternative to be downloaded by families to watch together at home over Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2020
Today we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
Every year Infinithéâtre seeks innovative and challenging new works by dedicated Québec and Indigenous playwrights for their Write-On-Q! Québec playwriting competition. This is the only Canadian theatre company with a playwriting prize that awards the substantial sum of $5000, and the biggest literary prize in Québec. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Following the announcement that Peter James' latest Roy Grace novel Find Them Dead has reached No.1 in the book charts - his 17th No.1 in the UK, Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews are delighted to announce that award winning EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt will play the leading role of Tom Bryce in the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James best selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD” opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 1 April 2021 ahead of a major UK tour.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow's hits in New Works Festival Online.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
A new remix of Billy Porter's 'Finally Ready' has been released today! UK house label, Defected Records released 'Finally Ready' from The Shapeshifters featuring Porter earlier this June. On November 13, they released two new remixes of the track from house music producer, David Penn and Polish production team, Catz and Dogz.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering a large number of free Shakespeare-related resources to students currently learning at home, and to teachers looking to create lesson plans to deliver online.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
TFANA will present a virtual exploration of these celebrated artists’ next project together, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, this Wednesday, January 27, 7-8pm, and Saturday, January 30, 3-4pm, as part of the Theatre’s new “Artists & Community” series. T
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 22, 2021
One of the few positives that has come out of the pandemic is that there has never been more opportunity to experience something new. Theatre, ballet and opera companies have quickly realised that their reach is now potentially world-wide and a new audience awaits online. For many, their introduction to Shakespeare came at school and this experience probably set up your opinion of his work until this day. You may have fallen in love with him, but often people’s memories are of dry, tedious and impenetrable text. Broadway World would like to try and change that with this beginner's guide.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
Integrating a free-roaming text adventure with live performance on Zoom, the makers of Crisis? What Crisis? and For King and Country have taken immersive game theatre to new levels in lockdown with The House of Cenci.
by Team BWW - Jan 14, 2021
Check out the newest theater names that are now available for video shoutouts and more on Stage Door!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Giles Terera, the Olivier Award-winning West End star of ‘Hamilton’, performs 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021
Tennessee Shakespeare Company completes its season-long Dr. Greta McCormick Coger Literary Salon Series on Friday, February 26 at 8:00 pm (CST) with an exploration of William Shakespeare's celebratory comedy, Twelfth Night.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
Three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, who is set to star in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of  Company, will be seen this month on HBO Max in Steven Soderbergh's new film, Let Them All Talk.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2020
The Jewish Plays Project has announced the 10 finalists for the 10th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest. Over 250 playwrights from forty states and eight countries submitted plays to the contest. This year, nine of the 10 finalist plays were written by women, the most in the JPP's history.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2020
Stewart won Olivier, Drama Desk and What's OnStage Awards for his acclaimed performance in which he portrayed over 40 characters.
by Student Blogger: Laura Frost - Dec 21, 2020
The theaters are dark. The actors and staff have been sent home -- out of work.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.