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Twelfth Night - 1998 - Broadway

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will is perhaps the greatest of his comedies. It was originally staged in the 16th century as part of a then-traditional Twelfth Night celebration. In director, J.C. Gafford's rendition, the audience members are invited guests to a Shakespearean celebration given by the Mummers, a 19th century traveling acting troupe. You, too, are invited to partake in the revelry of "Twelfth Night," a delightful comedy filled with romance, misunderstandings and cross-dressing!

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Rose Theatre has announced it is reopening its doors once again on 27 June 2021. Following three national lockdowns, the Rose is reopening to the public with a series of summer shows and events, including The International Youth Arts Festival by Creative Youth from 1 July 2021 and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 5, 2021
PrideArts today announced the full cast for its upcoming reading of Paul Rudnick's comedy JEFFREY.
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 4, 2021
Amélie The Musical is set to reopen in the West End this summer at the Criterion Theatre from Thursday 20 May. Olivier-nominee Audrey Brisson will be returning to the role of 'Amélie'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Newly elected members Felicia Curry and Rick Foucheux are both esteemed figures in the DMV Theatre Community, selected to serve alongside WAPAVA’s already impressive list of artistic, educational, and civic leaders.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
Paul Rudnick recently chatted about his new novel 'Playing The Palace', as well as the upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, for which he wrote the book.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
Written by Lesley Ross & James Williams, and based on the show of the same name, this quirky retelling of the famous fairytale touches on friendship, acceptance and how dangerous it is to fall under the spell of a Spider's dark web. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Paper Mill has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.
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 27, 2021
Ophelia's Jump Productions' Midsummer Shakespeare Festival is back this year, presenting Twelfth Night in an outdoor setting at Sontag Greek Theatre, on the beautiful campus of Pomona College in Claremont.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
New dates have been added to Original Theatre Company's first live stage production since March 2020.  The UK Tour of Ben Brown's new political drama, A SPLINTER OF ICE, will open on 8 June in Malvern and will tour until 31 July, with extra dates in York and Cambridge.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Karen Ascoe will be joining the previously announced Oliver Ford Davies (Graham Greene) and Stephen Boxer (Kim Philby) as Rufa Philby. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
Soho Rep. is presenting eight works created by artists comprising Project Number One, the organization’s 2020 initiative bringing theater-makers onto the Soho Rep. staff in a moment of extreme precarity for the artistic community.
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 Stage Tube - May 22, 2021
Olivier played more than 120 stage roles and appeared in nearly 60 films throughout his illustrious career.
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2021
Tickets to Apocalyptic Artists Ensemble's virtual production of A Midsummer Night's Dream are now available through Friday, May 28th. The film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play is co-produced with The Astoria Performing Arts Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
The play by Joe Calarco, for this presentation, is set in an exclusive Catholic boarding school for girls, where a group of girls begin to read ROMEO AND JULIET aloud after school, and they become so enmeshed in the emotion that the rigidity of their lives begins to parallel the lives of the characters in the play.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announced casting and releases images for its summer reopening production Out West. Esh Alladi will play a young Gandhi in Tanika Gupta's The Overseas Student, Tom Mothersdale will play new father Jack in Simon Stephens' Blue Water and Cold and Fresh and Ayesha Antoine will play security guard Donna in Roy Williams' Go, Girl.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The African-American Shakespeare Company was to begin streaming its colorful new production of Twelfth Night on May 17, but due to technical/production delays will be rescheduled; new dates TBA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
Nashville Shakespeare Festival is joining forces with Kennie Playhouse Theatre, a company that has focused on producing the works of Black playwrights and hiring Black artists for the past 15 years. Summer Shakespeare 2021 will include KPT's production of August Wilson's JITNEY alongside NSF's production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
John Lithgow is featured in a special, new audio recording released by 92Y: a reading of William Maxwell’s novel, So Long, See You Tomorrow. The novel is Lithgow’s personal favorite, and in the recording, commissioned by 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, the Emmy Award-winner reads it in its entirety.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
Tickets to Apocalyptic Artists Ensemble's virtual production of A Midsummer Night's Dream are now available through Friday, May 28th. The film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play is co-produced with The Astoria Performing Arts Center.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed initial principal casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which plays 31 July – 25 September.
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
The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training has announced, alongside Asolo Repertory Theatre, their 2021-22 season today in a virtual event broadcast on asolorep.org and Facebook. The FSU/Asolo Conservatory opens its season with the play EVERYBODY (November 2-21, 2021) that was nominated for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Theatre Horizon's Art Houses program has announced the sixth show of the popular series, which partners professional theatre artists with families and households throughout the Greater Philadelphia region to create original performance works that will be presented on a monthly basis.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
On Wednesday 10 June 2020, the scholar James Nwoye Adichie died in Nigeria. Three months later, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the acclaimed author of Half a Yellow Sun and Americanah, published a beautiful tribute to the father she loved 'so much, so fiercely, so tenderly', a poignant meditation on the meaning, impact and nature of grief, in the New Yorker. Out of that essay grew a book, published in May 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 9, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2021 Joanne Woodward Internship class of three theater career aspirants who will enhance their professional skills and gain on-the-job experience working directly with Playhouse senior staff from June through mid-August.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
Under Haydon's stewardship, the Rose's own work will be the priority, as demonstrated by the five Rose Originals in this upcoming season, but there will always be room on the theatre's stage for the country's leading touring shows as well.  This season's Rose Originals are a blend of new plays tackling significant contemporary issues and well-known titles reinvented for today.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Subtlenuance will present a monumental project Morning Star, featuring some of Sydney's most exciting established and emerging writers, at Marrickville's Flight Path Theatre from 23rd June to 4th July. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Door Shakespeare has announced their summer production: Hamlet by William Shakespeare, adapted by Guy Roberts, Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021
The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival will celebrate thirty-one years of its annual tradition this summer, with a live performance of William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. The Shakespeare by the Sea production will once more take place in its home stage at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, Jupiter.
by Joseph Harrison - Jun 6, 2021
What happens when you take a 16th-century prose romance and turn it into a musical with a score by the most successful all-female rock band in history, The Go Go’s? You get HEAD OVER HEELS, a musical that took Broadway by storm in 2018 and that will have its Central Florida premiere June 10 – 13th by Encore! Performing Arts at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando. Directing this production is Encore’s Creative Director, Michael Rodgers, and Choreographing the production is Adonus Mabry. I had the pleasure of sitting down with both Michael and Adonus to talk about the show, what it’s like creating a musical during a pandemic, and what audiences can expect from this exciting and new theatrical experience.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2021
Goteborg Opera has announced its upcoming 2021-22 season, featuring opera productions by national and international directors, groundbreaking dance with an emphasis on female artists, and a newly composed musical based on Swedish artist Håkan Hellström’s music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director Steven Maler, have announced the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starring the great Shakespearean actor John Douglas Thompson in the role of Prospero. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
Cycling from theatre to farm, from castle to park, The HandleBards' all-female company are touring their irreverent Macbeth across the UK this summer. The most environmentally friendly Shakespearean theatre company there is, and naturally one of the most Covid-safe, are packing The Scottish Play onto their bikes and taking it to outdoor venues.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 2, 2021
PrideArts today announced a reading of Shakespeare's comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, to be performed Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. Peter Vamvakas, who directed the company's readings of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and Joe Calarco's SHAKESPEARE'S R&J, will direct the classic as a gender bending romp through ancient Greece.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021
Blackeyed Theatre have today announced that their highly acclaimed production of Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald, which the company toured and filmed in 2014, will be premiered online on Friday 25 June at 8pm (UK time).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
This summer's mainstage offering is 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' directed by Taylor Davis. The one hour long, four actor Backyard Bard series this year is a rotating rep of 'Twelfth Night' and 'The Tempest' directed by long time GreenStage veteran Ken Holmes.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 12, 2021
Which Marvel stars have been nominated for Tony awards? Which Marvel stars have produced shows on Broadway? What are some of their upcoming Broadway projects! Read on to find out!
by Albert Gutierrez - Jun 12, 2021
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, yet that is exactly what the intrepid team behind HEAD OVER HEELS sought to do. The 2018 musical retells Sir Philip Sidney's Old Arcadia by way of Shakespearean line delivery and the music of The Go-Go's.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 11, 2021
After a year of virtual productions, Shakespeare by the Sea has announced its return to live performances at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. Following all LA County Health Department safety protocols, SBTS is presenting the two shows originally slated for summer 2019.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2021
This spring Seattle Shakespeare presents a new bilingual presentation of Romeo y Julieta. Blending Shakespeare's text with Spanish and Spanglish, this adaptation celebrates Latinidad and queer culture through this cherished classic love story. Romeo y Julieta is a free, 2-hour, view-on-demand video that will be available May 21-June 6, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2021
Cleveland Play House presents its final virtual play for the 2020/21 theatrical season, Blackademics, a dark comedy written by Idris Goodwin. This raucous satire about two college professors navigating success and racism as Black women features Northeast Ohio actors, Mariah Burks, Colleen Longshaw, and Lisa Marie Schueller.
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 Student Blogger: Kyle Ronkin - Apr 28, 2021
I was a bit sad ahead of rehearsal because it was such a beautiful day outside and I was going to be stuck inside all day, but it felt just as beautiful to be inside the theatre with my friends creating theatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 28, 2021
Ophelia's Jump Productions, a critically acclaimed nine-year-old non-profit theatre company, announces a three-play season in the second half of 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2021
PrideArts today announced the full cast for its upcoming reading of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, Del Shores’ comedy-drama that follows the journey of four gay boys in the Baptist Church as they look for love and acceptance in the church, and in the clubs of Dallas, Texas.