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Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'Shakespeare and the Law' Series to Continue with MEASURE FOR MEASURECommonwealth Shakespeare's 'Shakespeare and the Law' Series to Continue with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, will present its annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this fall on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly.  (more...)
CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This SundayCBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The Stratford Festival's latest HD films, Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost, are airing on CBC TV this month, giving Canadians across the country a chance to see the work of the country's landmark theatre during this special 150th anniversary year. (more...)
Shuga Pie Supreme to Queer Shakespeare with IT'S CYMBELINE... at The BrickShuga Pie Supreme to Queer Shakespeare with IT'S CYMBELINE... at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Hot after the announcement of Shuga Pie Supreme's queer-inclusive Cymbeline, a series of cast departures left the future of the project in question. Miraculously, at the eleventh hour, the remaining cast and creative team decided to devise a new rendition of the play.   (more...)
VIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street TheaterVIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. (more...)
First Folio Addresses AS YOU LIKE IT Casting Complaints: 'Art Should Engender Discussion'First Folio Addresses AS YOU LIKE IT Casting Complaints: 'Art Should Engender Discussion'
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

One of Shakespeare's classic romances, AS YOU LIKE IT, is currently running at First Folio Theatre through August 20. The company has received some complaints about its casting decisions and released a 'Statement of Artistic Integrity' in response. (more...)
Blackfriars Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season with TWELFTH NIGHTBlackfriars Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

Blackfriars Theatre leads the way into the 2017-2018 Theatre Season with a wild new take on Shakespeare's most charming comedy, Twelfth Night. (more...)
Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 SeasonTwo Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)
Drunken Shakespeare to Return with Stratfordian Swagger This SeptemberDrunken Shakespeare to Return with Stratfordian Swagger This September
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

You may be swapping out shorts for scarves as the seasons change, but at Drunken Shakespeare the Bard is always the fashion! (more...)
Shuga Pie Supreme to Offer Queer CYMBELINE at The BrickShuga Pie Supreme to Offer Queer CYMBELINE at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

Directed by Charles Quittner, Cymbeline the inaugural production of Shuga Pie Supreme, co-founded by Charles Quittner and Anne Ciarlone. The play runs August 20th, 21st, and 26th at The Brick as part of their Shakespeare in the Theater Festival. (more...)
Cast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago ShakespeareCast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew with a powerhouse, all-woman cast-setting up a witty and thought-provoking debate on politics, power, and love. Framed as a performance by a band of Suffragettes with additional dialogue by Second City's Ron West, The Taming of the Shrew launches Chicago Shakespeare's 2017/18 Season in the Courtyard Theater, September 16-November 12, 2017. (more...)
Drilling Company's THE TEMPEST Rolls Into Bryant Park This MonthDrilling Company's THE TEMPEST Rolls Into Bryant Park This Month
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

Shakespeare's The Tempest, a production by The Drilling Company in Bryant Park, with new music by Natalie Smith and arrangements by Michael Chorney (of Hadestown), will run for three weeks, beginning August 25th. (more...)
BWW Review: These TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Have it Made in the ShadeBWW Review: These TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Have it Made in the Shade
by Ellen Dostal - August 9, 2017

ISC sets TWO GENTS in the 1950s, accompanied by a live band on stage playing an infectious rock 'n' roll score. Musical director Dave Beukers' arrangements are bright and sexy with a beat that's perfect for dancing (think Elvis Presley during his Sun Records days or Jerry Lee Lewis). It's a choice that admirably complements Shakespeare's early play - thought by many to be his first - and the erratic appetites of youth. (more...)
John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLETJohn Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with Williams Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). (more...)
The Acting Gymnasium Sets A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Modern Music FestivalThe Acting Gymnasium Sets A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Modern Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2017

The Acting Gymnasium will present A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare this September. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for HAMLET Starring Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth, and Kosha Engler at Park TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for HAMLET Starring Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth, and Kosha Engler at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2017

Three members of one real-life family - father, son and wife - bring Hamlet's incestuous confusion of family life sharply into focus in a brand new production at Park Theatre. (more...)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to AlphaNYC Theater TonightA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to AlphaNYC Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2017

This is a cozy alternative black-box production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets are available for purchase in advance for busy New Yorker who can't spend many hours in line, but who would still like to enjoy some Shakespeare on a midsummer night. (more...)
JULIET & ROMEO Set for 2017 Shakespeare in the Theater Festival at Brick TheaterJULIET & ROMEO Set for 2017 Shakespeare in the Theater Festival at Brick Theater
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2017

JULIET & ROMEO, will receive its New York premiere in the 2017 Shakespeare in the Theater Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)
AlphaNYC's Cast B to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMAlphaNYC's Cast B to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2017

Set in a 60-seat black box venue in the Times Square Arts Center, this quaint production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream promises to transport you to a realm of magic. Directed by Alice Camarota, fairies dance, lovers quarrel, and mechanicals rehearse. What fools these mortals be... (more...)
River Street Theatre to Present Screening of Stratford Festival's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOSTRiver Street Theatre to Present Screening of Stratford Festival's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the award-winning Stratford Festival's production of William Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST on Sunday and Monday, August 6 & 7 with a 1:30 pm matinee each day. The play is presented exactly as it was staged and exquisitely captured in HD video and sound. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at the Michigan Shakespeare FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, presents Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, directed by MSF Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of New York Classical Theatre's MACBETH, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of New York Classical Theatre's MACBETH, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2017

New York Classical Theatre's MACBETH opens tonight in a free production at The Battery/Brooklyn Bridge Park, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! The show runs through August 27. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's THE TEMPEST Opens This SaturdayPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's THE TEMPEST Opens This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2017

The town of Stratford is alive again with the sound of Shakespeare. Fourteen college students from around the United States and abroad began classes June 26 as part of the fourth season of the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S). Founded by Stratford-based charity The Mighty Quinn Foundation, the theater training program has been in residence on the grounds of Shakespeare theater property for the past six weeks and their first performance of The Tempest is this Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)
Bay Street Theater to Offer 'Pay What You Can' Performance of Starry AS YOU LIKE ITBay Street Theater to Offer 'Pay What You Can' Performance of Starry AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced a 'Pay What You Can' performance for AS YOU LIKE IT, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 pm. (more...)
Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields and More to Return for Stephen Schwartz's Jazz Era AS YOU LIKE IT at CSCEllen Burstyn, Andre De Shields and More to Return for Stephen Schwartz's Jazz Era AS YOU LIKE IT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Director Jeff Griffin, announced today that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn will play the role of Jaques in the company's new production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Doyle, with music by Stephen Schwartz, beginning Wednesday, September 13 as the first production of CSC's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)
South Brooklyn Shakespeare to Bring MACBETH to Park Slope This SaturdaySouth Brooklyn Shakespeare to Bring MACBETH to Park Slope This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2017

Now in its 5th year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare opens its five-performance run as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Stroll #2 with Shakespeare's great tragedy MACBETH, featuring the supernatural, combat, blood and darkness, all of it contributing to Macbeth's fall. (more...)

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