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THE TEMPEST, Set in Post-Katrina NOLA, Coming to Columbia UniversityTHE TEMPEST, Set in Post-Katrina NOLA, Coming to Columbia University
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2017

Columbia University School of the Arts will present NJ Agwuna's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2018) production of THE TEMPEST. (more...)
The Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Present Free Readings of AS YOU LIKE ITThe Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Present Free Readings of AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago kicks off its 23rd Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy AS YOU LIKE IT, running October 20-25, 2017, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)
The Sauk to Host Shakespeare Workshop This FallThe Sauk to Host Shakespeare Workshop This Fall
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2017

The Sauk, Hillsdale County's Community Theatre, will be hosting an 'Introduction to Acting Shakespeare's Text' workshop presented by members of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company (PCSC) on Saturday, Oct. 28. (more...)
Jose Martinez and Larica Schnell to Play Star Cross'd Lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Jose Martinez and Larica Schnell to Play Star Cross'd Lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. (more...)
Photo Flash: Titan's RICHARD III Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Titan's RICHARD III Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2017

Queens-based Titan Theatre Company kicked off the first production of its 2017/18 season with the opening of its highly anticipated RICHARD III. The production, which stars Titan Company Member Lloyd Mulvey in the title role will run through October 29th at the Queens Theatre, the borough's premier performing arts venue, located in beautiful Flushing Meadows Park. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)
Evening Star Productions' 'Sol After Dark' Project to Present MACBETHEvening Star Productions' 'Sol After Dark' Project to Present MACBETH
by Carol Kassie - October 13, 2017

Evening Star Productions will kick off their newest project, Sol After Dark, with a one-act adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The production, which will run for just three days from October 26th to 28th is the first of what Evening Star's Artistic Director Rosalie Grant says will be something a little off the beaten theatre path for those hungry for a different bite of theatre. (more...)
Titan Theatre Company's Ambitious RICHARD III Starts TonightTitan Theatre Company's Ambitious RICHARD III Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017

The award-winning Titan Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Shakespeare's tragedy RICHARD III, directed by Edward Morgan. RICHARD III will play a three-week limited engagement at Titan's home at Queens Theatre. (more...)
No Name Collective to Stage MACBETH in Brooklyn Navy Yard WarehouseNo Name Collective to Stage MACBETH in Brooklyn Navy Yard Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

No Name Collective, an emerging classics troupe, will present a novel interpretation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' for eight performances only, October 31 to November 5, at The Yard, a warehouse space located at 16 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn Navy Yard. (more...)
Cast Complete for Fiasco's TWELFTH NIGHT at Classic Stage CompanyCast Complete for Fiasco's TWELFTH NIGHT at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, will present Fiasco Theater's TWELFTH NIGHT, by William Shakespeare, beginning performances Wednesday, November 29 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Saturday, January 6. The official press opening is Thursday, December 14. (more...)
PICT Classic Theatre Sets ROMEO AND JULIET in 1930s Little ItalyPICT Classic Theatre Sets ROMEO AND JULIET in 1930s Little Italy
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

PICT's main stage season will open with William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET on October 21st, 2017 at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland; the very studio that hosted the production of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from 1968 to 2001. (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger TheatreVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, onstage now through November 19, 2017. Click below to watch the building of the set and hear about the show from the cast and creative team! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ANTONY & CLEOPATRA at Folger TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at ANTONY & CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, onstage now through November 19, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Schaubuhne Berlin's Gritty RICHARD III Arrives at BAM TonightSchaubuhne Berlin's Gritty RICHARD III Arrives at BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

Reimagining Shakespeare's rabidly ambitious king with a confrontational interpretation, Thomas Ostermeier returns to BAM with Richard III, running tonight, October 11, through October 14 at BAM's Harvey Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: ARDEN/EVERYWHERE Puts Refugee Twist on AS YOU LIKE IT at BPACPhoto Flash: ARDEN/EVERYWHERE Puts Refugee Twist on AS YOU LIKE IT at BPAC
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2017

New Feet Productions presents ARDEN/EVERYWHERE, co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC). This adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It is conceived and directed by Jessica Bauman. Previews began October 8 at Baruch Performing Arts Center with press opening slated for Sunday, October 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
ERS's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Opens Tonight at The PublicERS's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2017

Elevator Repair Service's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, created by Elevator Repair Service and directed by John Collins, began previews on Sunday, September 17 and runs through Sunday, November 12, with an official press opening tonight, October 10 at The Public Theater. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
by BWW News Desk - October 9, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) commences its 2017-18 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the soaring musical epic in its Midwest premiere, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The productions are being performed in rotating repertory through November 5, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs A Midsummer Night's Dream. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of 'Midsummer' in action below! (more...)
Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIETStar-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's classic love story, with a cast of 20, period costuming, sword fights, and scenic design by a Tony Award winner, will be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Lamos at Westport Country Playhouse, from October 31 through November 19. This is the first time the beloved play has been produced in the history of the Playhouse's 87 seasons. (more...)
The Public Theater's Free MOBILE UNIT Tour to Return This Fall with THE WINTER'S TALEThe Public Theater's Free MOBILE UNIT Tour to Return This Fall with THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. (more...)
LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, will stage Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. (more...)
Cast, Creatives Announced for The Old Globe's 'Globe for All' Tour of TWELFTH NIGHTCast, Creatives Announced for The Old Globe's 'Globe for All' Tour of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2017

The Old Globe's Globe for All celebrates four years of making theatre matter to more people! This talented company of professional actors will tour Shakespeare's beloved comedy Twelfth Night throughout San Diego County to a wide variety of economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities. (more...)
Photo Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conservatory TheaterPhoto Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Play, Jitney; Satchmo at the Waldorf, A.C.T.) John Douglas Thompson leads a stellar cast of beloved Bay Area actors in Shakespeare's ghostly tale of revenge, palace intrigue, and madness. Press night for Hamlet will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Thompson and the company in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Ophelia's Jump Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)Photo Flash: Ophelia's Jump Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2017

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, directed by Caitlin Lopez, will run at Ophelia's Jump Studio: September 22, 23, 29, 30 & October 6, 7 at 8pm; September 24 & October 1 at 4pm; and October 7 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Host 'FORBIDDEN SHAKESPEARE' Benefit in L.A.Photo Flash: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Host 'FORBIDDEN SHAKESPEARE' Benefit in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2017

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks hosted The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit September 18, 2017, at the Freud Playhouse, on the UCLA Campus. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)
Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This FallJim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team. (more...)
The Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the BardThe Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the Bard
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have announced that they will join forces to form the new PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE, under the leadership of long-time Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Michael Sexton. The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have long shared the passionately-held belief that Shakespeare is for everyone. (more...)

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