Wednesday, May 12, 2021

In the News: Anna Deavere Smith, Chita Rivera, and Donna McKechnie Set for CSC's Classic Conversations, More by Talaura Harms

Plus, the new Macbeth film starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand gets a distribution deal.

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Audience Choice Nights - Tragedy Winner by Stratford Festival

We asked you to help us choose between 3 Tragedies in our film library for our Live Viewing Party on Thursdays. It was a close run, but you've made up your mind! By popular demand, this week…

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

LIVE VIEWING PARTY: Macbeth (2016) ft. Ian Lake by Stratford Festival

Welcome to the Stratford Festival’s Live Viewing Party featuring the film of our 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth! Directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and featuri…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Dates and Casting for Summer Season

In addition to two live in-person stage shows, the festival will offer an audio production of Macbeth.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

People You Should Know . . . Leah Barker by Zack Calhoon

Leah Barker's plays have been developed or performed by Hartford Stage, Troy Foundry Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, Dixon Place, Spark Creative Works, Mount St. Mary's University, and E…

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Pandemic Diary April 2021: Rabies, Vendettas, Murders by Nicole Serratore

  I celebrated reaching “immunity” by taking the subway for the first time in 395 days.  I also ate a muffin outside unmasked.  It is a slow road for me back to public interaction. …

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: April 27 - May 3 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: April 27 - May 3 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  April 27, 1986: Hey, big spender! The Bob Fosse directed revival of Sweet Charity starring Debbie Allen opened at…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Finally, A Few Reasons to Celebrate: Shakespeare's Birthday, Covid Vaccinations by Broadwayandme

People are getting vaccinated, some at a new site right in the middle of New York City's Theater District (click here to read more about that). Meanwhile, theaters are taking steps to reope…

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Australian theatre first: LIVE VR stream of Macbeth, by Bruce Beresford by Gabi Bergman

In an Australian theatre first, Melbourne Opera’s Macbeth will be LIVE VR streamed to anyone with virtual reality headsets worldwide.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

In the News: Peppermint, Monét X Change, and Manila Luzon Cackle as Witches on Macbeth Podcast by Talaura Harms

Plus: April 8, 2021, was proclaimed "André De Shields Appreciation Day" by NY State Senator Brad Hoylman. But really, isn't that every day?

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Shakespeare Wallah: Merchant Ivory's bittersweet tale of Bollywood and the Bard by Chris Wiegand

The Kendal family of actors star in a story inspired by their travels around India, whose booming film industry upstages their theatrical troupe The stage on screen: more films about theatre…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Review: Macbeth by Frank

Kenneth Branagh in Macbeth (©Stephanie Berger) It’s doubtful you’ll ever see as compelling and visceral a interpretation of Macbeth as the one being performed for much too brief a run…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Review: ‘I, Banquo’ at Chicago Shakespeare Theater heaps bitterness on fate and ‘Macbeth’ by Chris Jones

What if Banquo had won out over Macbeth? Tim Crouch's play, newly filmed for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, ponders the question.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

11 Shows to Check Out, Including Vanya and Sonia..., Allegiance, Romeo and Juliet Balle

Plus, check out Middletown, The Aran Islands, and Macbeth while they're available.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

SHAKESPEARE IN THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE by Robert Shuman

(L to R) Swingin’ the Dream, 1939; Moms Mabley; From Macbeth, 1936 (Courtesy New York Public Library); Rose McClendon, 1936 (Courtesy Library of Congress American Memory Collection); …

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

John Simm meets Tracy-Ann Oberman: 'Without the audience, we’re just shouting in a room' by Chris Wiegand

The actors and old friends talk about how theatre beats TV, the terror of standup – and the joys of making Yoko Ono crack up John Simm’s dad encouraged him towards a career on stage; Tra…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Check Out London-Based Theatre Photographer Johan Persson's 16 Favorite Production Shots by Marc J. Franklin

Persson reflects on some of his favorite theatre photos including Follies, Macbeth, and more.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Broadway Nears One-Year Anniversary of Idiot Saying “Macbeth” Backstage by Broadway Beat

by Brian Matuszak. @rchickentheater. NEW YORK, NY - It’s been nearly a year since the forced closure of every theatrical production on B...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

'That is our job in theatre – I'm gonna make you love me!' Noma Dumezweni meets Harriet Walter by Chris Wiegand

The stars of stage and screen chat about playing witches, seeing ghosts and stepping into another legend’s shoes They have enjoyed huge success on TV with The Undoing and Killing Eve, resp…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Black History Month: Myra Lucretia Taylor Salutes Playwright and Performer Jocelyn Bioh by Caitlin Moynihan

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com is once again inviting Broadway artists to celebrate the Black theatermakers who inspire them. Stars are taking this chance to honor their fri…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

UP CLOSE: THE VOODOO MACBETH THAT GENERATED JOBS FOR BLACK AMERICANS DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION by Robert Shuman

(from Shakespeare & Beyond, February 16, 2021.)  |  Federal Theatre Project production of Macbeth in 1936. Courtesy Library of Congress A struggling economy. Unemployed artists. Hard…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Macbeth by Sandi Durell

By Carol Rocamora . . . “By the pricking of my thumbs/Something wicked this way comes.” Indeed, it has.  Polly Findlay’s Macbeth, now live-streaming on BroadwayHD, is a “wickedly”…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Negro Theatre Project WPA Photo Gallery: From Horse Play to Haiti to Macbeth by New York Theater

Below are photographs from productions of the “Negro Unit” of the Federal Theatre Project, some 30 of which were staged at Lafayette Theater in Harlem, between 1935 and 1939. They range …

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

All The Devils Are Here: Patrick Page Takes On Shakespeare’s Villains by Roma Torre

★★★★★ A tour de force in which the acclaimed actor provides fascinating insights while enacting the Bard’s villains, even Lady Macbeth The post All The Devils Are Here: Patrick P…

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Monday, January 25, 2021

All About Antiheroes in the Metropolitan Opera's Next Free Streams by Ryan McPhee

Catch past performances of Macbeth, Rigoletto, Faust, and more.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

DCPAMemories - Macbeth by Denver Center For The Performing Arts

By special request, here's a look back at the DCPA's 2017 reimagining of William Shakespeare's classic tale of power, murder and ambition - Macbeth. With an all-male cast, thumping techno be…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It’s Time to Turn the Page on the Trump-Shakespeare Comparisons by Jesse Green

Pundits have likened the president to Lear, to Hamlet, to Macbeth, to Coriolanus. That may have been four years of wishful thinking.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Glenn Elston on MACBETH by Gabi Bergman

Witches and prophecies and murder – oh my! The story of Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, is one that many

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

James Ijames' The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington Tapped for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival by Andrew Gans

The 2021 summer lineup will also include Shakespeare's The Tempest and an audio version of Macbeth.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Diana Rigg remembered by Mark Gatiss by Mark Gatiss

20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020 The actor and writer, who wrote an episode of Doctor Who for Rigg, recalls the joy of seeing her flit effortlessly between serious drama and outrageous cam…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Shakespeare’s Bachelorette by Lea Marshall by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. Shakespeare’s Bachelorette by Lea Marshall is the Shakespeare / Dating show mash-up you’ve been waiting for – complete with video/social distan…

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