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The Winter's Tale - 2014 - Off-Broadway

Conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet with musical adaptation by Todd Almond and choreography by Chase Brock, Public Work’s THE WINTER’S TALE brings Shakespeare’s tale of mystery and magic to life as never before. Featuring Public Works’ signature blend of professional actors, community members, and special guests, this musical adaption will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal.

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Delacorte Theatre

(New York, NY)
81st and Central Park
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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 Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
After having closed its doors to the public in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the Alley Theatre has announced its plans to reopen the theatre in Fall 2021. Reopening the Alley Theatre coincides with its 75th Anniversary Season with performances beginning on October 1, 2021.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) has announced The Winter’s Tale will run from September 1-26 at the Bruns Amphitheater. The production, previously announced in February as part of the Season of Shared Light, will be directed by Artistic Director Eric Ting in an adaptation by Ting and Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. 
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
Laura and Linda Benanti's concert, as part of Seth Rudetsky's Seth Concert Series, premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired at 8pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2021
This summer, give yourself a break and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to celebrate the re-emergence of live theater in Maine. Join  Theater at Monmouth for its (R)evolutionary Redux Season.
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 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 5, 2021
Patinkin will play Hal Wackner, a layman with no legal training who spontaneously decides to open a court in the back of a copy shop.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021
Atlantic has announced a new lineup of free virtual Technique Tuesday classes, every Tuesday March 9 - April 13 at 5:30pm ET for those seeking a creative release during this time. Technique Tuesdays are free hour-long acting workshops rooted in the Atlantic Acting School technique, led by renowned school faculty and Atlantic Ensemble members.
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2021
Lupita Nyong'o, who stars in a new radio play adaptation of 'Romeo Y Julieta,' tells Stephen how she and her co-star pulled off convincing kissing scenes despite never being in the same room.
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Mar 14, 2021
Shakespeare Theatre Company manages to hit all these marks in a way that’s thoughtful, engaging, and a fun experience for both the participants and the viewers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021
With the one-year anniversary of theatres being forced to close in sight, the Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that audiences will now get the chance to see The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors, two of its postponed 2020 major Shakespeare productions.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021
 Conejo Players Theatre presents The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall. This stage play series will stream live via Conejo Players Theatre beginning Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8pm and conclude with a matinee show on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2pm. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 9, 2021
Portland-based theater artist and filmmaker Ashley Song Mellinger will helm the final offering from the PCS Remix: Original Works series, which brings multidisciplinary artists together to create short theatrical works with complete artistic freedom to explore whatever direction inspires them. 
by Timothy Treanor - Jun 8, 2021
“What’s past is prologue” Prospero says in The Tempest, but when the present passes into the past what’s left is Will on the Hill and Far Away, the earnest and frequently successful effort by Congressmen to do Shakespeare funny. In this annual exercise, designed to raise funds for arts education, members of both Houses, as well as various other political luminaries (Washington is crawling with them), put themselves in preposterous situations which magically turn out well, just as characters in the Bard’s plays often do.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2021
Wisconsin-based traveling theatre company Summit Players Theatre  is returning to live, outdoor performance after a year off due to COVID-19 and will be performing  Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale from June 12 to August 22 in 24 different Wisconsin State Parks. All  performances will be free and preceded by a 45-minute educational workshop. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
Shakespeare's Globe has announced that Professor Farah Karim-Cooper and Lucy Cuthbertson have been confirmed as Co-Directors of Education, leading the largest education department in a theatre in the country. Lucy and Farah were joint interim leaders throughout the Globe's year of closure, creating over 600 events and courses, and supporting the nation's sudden critical need for quality home learning.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
The Royal Ballet announces today that First Soloist Beatriz Stix-Brunell is to leave the Company after 11 years. In a move that was deferred due to the global pandemic, she leaves at the end of the Season to begin her academic career at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2021
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, directed by Emma Rosa Went, is the first production of the inaugural season of the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival. The theme of this season is “Shakespeare and Sondheim.” There will be
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
Yale Repertory Theatre will welcome audiences back to its theaters beginning in January 2022 for a season of three plays! The season will begin with a new production of Today is My Birthday, a critically-acclaimed comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity, written by Susan Soon He Stanton and directed by Mina Morita.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
Following the success of previous livestreams, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Sonnets & Carols, the latest reading, directed by Caron Hall, will be streamed live from Sands Films Studios, Rotherhithe on Saturday 31 July at 7.30pm (BST).
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
Seattle Rep today announced its return to the stage with a full season of must-see live theater in both its remodeled Bagley Wright Theater and intimate Leo K. Theater. The season features productions of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, and more! In-person theater productions at Seattle Rep begin in January 2022 and run through June 2022.
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 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 Matt Wolf - Jul 16, 2021
Hadley Fraser some while ago established himself as one of the most protean actors around: a talent equally at home both in big-name musicals (Les Mis, Young Frankenstein) and Shakespeare (playing Aufidius to Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus and Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, alongside Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench). Now, with theatre in the capital kickstarting anew, Fraser is due to open Aug 11 at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2: 22 – A Ghost Story, which is that modern-day rarity – a stage thriller.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
The production runs July 28 - August 22. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2021
Mandy Patinkin and Lena Dunham have join the cast of the upcoming film Iron Box from filmmaker Julia von Heinz.
by Stephi Wild - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) kicks off the new year with the virtual dramatic reading of the regional premiere drama/comedy 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller, streaming online for two weeks only February 1-14, 2021. Originally scheduled to close the 2019-2020 Season, this production was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021
The National Arts Club will present an online conversation with Dame Judi Dench on Wednesday, February 24 at noon (ET). In spring 1999, while Dame Judi Dench was earning a Tony Award in Amy's View, playwright David Hare took part in special Broadway evening at which she also received that year's Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 5, 2021
The Stratford Festival was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Christopher Plummer's death. The theatrical pioneer was a member of the Stratford acting company for 11 seasons between 1956 and 2012.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2021
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has undertaken an effort to bring awareness to the need for action with THE MONUMENT PROJECT, a series of photographs that depict black actors from CSC posing in Renaissance costumes on those plinths, which have stood empty since the statues were removed in 2017.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) celebrating William Finn's Birthday with Alison Fraser, Norm Lewis, Micheal Rupert, Mary Testa, Lillias White and Chip Zien.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 24, 2021
Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale has more royal scandals than four seasons of The Crown: accusations of adultery, jealous spouses, feigned deaths, a potential war with former allies, a hungry bear, and a statue brought to life. Focusing on the royal rift between King Leontes and Queen Hermione of Sicily, this year's Mock Trial finds the Queen's frenemy Paulina paying out of pocket after keeping the monarchs separated for sixteen years.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021
Responding to the ongoing pandemic and movement for racial equity, California Shakespeare Theater has announced their 2021 Season of Shared Light that will open its outdoor Bruns Amphitheater to community groups, artists, and arts and culture organizations from across the Bay Area.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 1, 2021
The Phoenix Theatre continues its online season with a World Premiere re-telling of a classic William Shakespeare work. Phoenix Theatre's Virtual Artist in Residence Katrina Hall is directing and adapting this new look at The Winter's Tale. She set out to put the women of the story more in the forefront. 
by Stephi Wild - Dec 21, 2020
Pitlochry Festival Theatre has announced that to celebrate the start of its 70th anniversary year, it will, for the first time in its history,  be creating an exciting Winter Ensemble of 21 actors from Scotland and further afield. Unlike previous ensembles at Pitlochry Festival Theatre,  the ensemble will be entirely creating new work online during the winter months
by Fiona Scott - Dec 20, 2020
Broadcasted mere hours after the change in Christmas COVID restrictions in the UK, the RSC’s Festive Tales brings some much-needed escapism. We are met with an empty theatre dotted with candles in lanterns and a lone voice singing a carol. It really magnifies the emptiness of our performance spaces at the moment.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021
Bolshoi Presents THE WINTER'S TALE, running through April 11, 2021. The production features a libretto by Christopher Wheeldon.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Following the success of the live Q&A in November 2020 which raised over £300,000 for Acting for Others, Lockdown Theatre today announces they will be rescreening For One Knight Only in aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund and partner organisation, the Fleabag Support Fund.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021
The Maltings Theatre in St Albans presents THE ROMAN THEATRE OPEN AIR FESTIVAL from May 28th to July 11th with a programme of shows designed to appeal to the widest audiences. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021
American Conservatory Theater announced an updated lineup and performance schedule that will comprise the theater organization’s upcoming season. A.C.T. will present María Irene Fornés's landmark immersive play, Fefu and Her Friends, replacing the previously-announced William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and more.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2021
A rehearsed reading of the Finborough Theatre's 2020 ETPEP Award-winning play, Playfight by Julia Grogan, directed by acclaimed director Blanche McIntyre is now available on the Finborough Theatre YouTube channel for one week as part of #FinboroughForFree.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021
A filmed adaptation of The Winter’s Tale will be broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 25 April 2021 at 7pm, celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday weekend and marking the first time in RSC history that a production will have a televised World Premiere.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, adapted and directed by Michael Barakiva. Presented in two parts, this event will feature Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Bel Davies, Sheldon Best, Gisela Chípe, Robert Cuccioli and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
As part of their free and ongoing online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro in a co-curated Zoom collaboration featuring opera choruses, monologues and scenes from the greatest poet-dramatist in the English language.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 1, 2021
As part of their free and ongoing online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro and actor Chauncy Thomas in a co-curated Zoom collaboration featuring opera choruses, monologues and scenes from the greatest poet-dramatist in the English language.