‘Something Rotten!’ Fun Spoof Skewers Broadway and Bard

‘Something Rotten!’ Fun Spoof Skewers Broadway and Bard

A musical called “Something Rotten!” begs to be panned. However, “Something Rotten!” is actually a lot of fun with its over-the-top spoof on Broadway and skewering of the Bard. The musical that opened Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre is a high-spirited romp through the Renaissance about two struggling playwrights living in the aura […]

Shakespeare’s 400-Year Legacy

Shakespeare’s 400-Year Legacy

On April 23, 1616, it will be 400 years since William Shakespeare died, leaving behind an extraordinary collection of work that would be studied and performed time and again for centuries. Theater companies around the world are celebrating this anniversary in countless ways. United States President Barack Obama paid his respects by visiting the Globe Theater […]

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday, making the Bard 451 years old. The exact date of the playwright’s birth is not certain, but 18th Century biographers calculated April 23 as his birthday since it was known that he was baptized on April 26. It just so happens that he also died on April 23, at the […]

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