Monthly Archives: December 2015

LWT to Present My Paris in the 2015-16 Season Final Slot

Long Wharf Theatre will now conclude its 2015-16 season with the musical My Paris. My Paris will replace Shining City on the schedule and run from May 4-29, 2016 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. The show will open to the press on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm…. Continue reading →

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LWT Announces “Sing Your Story” Contest

Long Wharf Theatre will host its first “Sing Your Story” songwriting competition on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 730 pm on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. “Sing Your Story” is a celebration of local music connecting Benjamin Scheuer’s personal and powerful The Lion, running from January 6 through February… Continue reading →

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7 Phrases You Didn’t Know Shakespeare Invented

      1. “Dead as a doornail” – From King Henry VI Part II    2. “Too much of a good thing” – Appears in As You Like It    3. Wild-goose chase – From Romeo and Juliet    4. “knock, knock! Who’s there?” – The Scottish Play (Sorry we’re too superstitious to even say the real name… Continue reading →

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The Tradition of the Theatrical Collective

When William Shakespeare got together with Ned Alleyn, the Burbage family, and a couple of other actors to start the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, they were one of the first examples of a time honored tradition that has been passed down to the present day – the talented theatrical collective. Fiasco Theater, a group of friends… Continue reading →

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How Audiences Respond to MEASURE FOR MEASURE

For all of Fiasco Theater’s careful crafting and shaping of their work, they can still be surprised by the audience’s reaction to it. Noah Brody, co-artistic director of the ensemble, talks about how people have responded to Measure for Measure.  What we found when we were doing it is that they found it very very… Continue reading →

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