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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Bard on the Boards is being completely overhauled to include theaters' plans for the tenure of the health crisis.
This will take time, so please check back for more updates.

The Bard on The Boards

Here is a list of where's playing what.
For a list of what's playing where, click here

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Actors' Shakespeare Project, Somerville, Massachusetts

The Merchant of Venice (William Shakespeare), postponed, TBA.

Henry V (William Shakespeare), canceled.

The Merry Wives of Windsor (William Shakespeare), July 29–August 1, 2020 [Summer Youth Intensive]

1984 (George Orwell, Robert Icke, Duncan Macmillan), October 3–November 1, 2020

The Bomb-itty of Errors (Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, GQ, Erik Weiner), December 19, 2020–January 10, 2021

The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare), March 6–April 4, 2021

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), May 1–30, 2021

Actors' Shakespeare Project's out-of-school youth production of Henry IV, Part One, has been re-imagined, with the group meeting once a week virtually to discuss the play and Shakespeare's work as a whole. At this time, the Summer Youth Intensive production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, July 29–August 2, will run as scheduled.

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Actors' Theatre of Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

Charles II (John Howard Payne & Washington Irving), May 18, 2020 [The Shakespeare Underground]

TBA, May 25, 2020 [The Shakespeare Underground]

King Lear ( William Shakespeare), June 18–July 5, 2020

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simon Levy), July 9–26, 2020

Queen Margaret (William Shakespeare, Jeannie O'Hare), July 30–August 16, 2020

The Way of the World (William Congreve) August 20–September 6, 2020

Actors' Theatre postponed the opening of its 2020 season from May 21 to June 18, but still will close Labor Day weekend, resulting in shorter runs for each production. The company is still planning to conduct its summer camps. Click here for more information and to register. Meanwhile, it's monthly Shakespeare Underground is now "etherground." For access to that program, click here.

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African-American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco, California

Private Lies (Noël Coward), postponed to fall 2020

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Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, Alabama

Stages (David Lee Nelson), postponed TBA

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), canceled

I and You (Lauren Gunderson), canceled

The Moth Mainstage, postponed TBA

Southern Writers Festival, canceled

Cinderella (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Douglas Carter Beane), June 16–July 12, 2020

Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott, Floyd Mutrux), August 6–23, 2020

Alabama Shakespeare Festival has launched "Play On!," online theatrical programming and virtual resources in the wake of canceled and postponed productions. Programming includes "Your Favorite Actors, Their Favorite Shakespeare" monologues by ASF actors, workshops, and Virtual Audition Intensives. ASF also has commissioned 22 Southern playwrights to each write a brief monologue surrounding the theme of "home." Filmed and performed by a selection of actors in their homes, "22 Homes" begins streaming in a few days. The Play On! page is at asf.net/playon/.

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American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin

The River Bride (Marisela Treviño Orta), TBA–September 17, 2020

Rough Crossing (Ferenc Molnár, Tom Stoppard), TBA–September 18, 2020

Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare), TBA–September 25, 2020

A Phoenix Too Frequent (Christopher Fry), TBA–September 27, 2020

Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, Jessica Swale), June 12–Octoaber 2, 2020

The Madwoman of Chaillot (Jean Giraudoux, Maurice Valency), July 31–October 3, 2020

Love's Labour's Lost (William Shakespeare), August 7–October 4, 2020

The Brothers Size (Tarell Alvin McCraney), August 8–October 4, 2020

Stones in His Pockets (Marie Jones), October 22–November 15, 2020

American Players Theatre on April 13 announced that it has delayed the opening of its 2020 season. It has scheduled a follow-up announcement for May 15. Meanwhile, instead of selling individual performance tickets, the box office is currently offering "Play Passes" allowing flexibility in choice of dates. For more information, click here.

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American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia

Twelfth Night 90 (William Shakespeare), July 4–August 27, 2020

Volpone (Ben Jonson), August 6–November 27, 2020

Othello (William Shakespeare), June 19–November 28, 2020

Keene (Anchuli Felicia King), Septembert 24–November 28, 2020

The Merchant of Venice (William Shakespeare), June 26–November 29, 2020

Performances suspended to June 2020, but American Shakespeare Center is offering fee-based online streaming of the following Blackfriars Playhouse productions. For access to any of these productions, go to americanshakespearecenter.com/seasons/blkfrs-tv/:


Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), to May 3, 2020
Henry IV, Part One (William Shakespeare), to May 3, 2020 [reviewed on Shakespeareances.com]
Henry IV, Part Two (William Shakespeare), to May 3, 2020
A King and No King (Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher), to May 3, 2020 [reviewed on Shakespeareances.com]
Midsummer 90 (William Shakespeare), an abbreviated version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, to June 2020
Imogen (William Shakespeare, April 27–June, 2020
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck), April 27–June 2020

The ASC Education Department is offering Virtual SHXcademies, four classes over three days via Zoom from the Playhouse with ASC Education staff and artists hosting. The company is also providing other edcuational material for free, such as study guides. Get more information on all of these offering at americanshakespearecenter.com/blkfrs-tv/education-resources/. Beginning April 27, ASC will begin offering online masterclasses with members of the professional acting company. Registration has begun at americanshakespearecenter.com/masterclass/.

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American Stage, St. Petersburg, Florida

Footloose (Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie), postponed to October 2020

Storytime Improv: An All Ages Comedy Show, May 2, 2020

Improv Night, May 9, 2020

Admissions (Joshua Harmon), May 27–June 28, 2020

Next to Normal (Brian Yorkey, Tom Kitt), July 15–August 16, 2020

Improv Night, August 27, 2020

Offices are closed through April 27, and an update on programming will be announced May 1. A page of virtual resources, including links to American Stage's photo albums and video collections, is at americanstage.org/return/.

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Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Annapolis, Maryland

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Clark Gesner, John Gordon), postponed TBA

Treasure Island (Sally Boyett, Donald Hicken), May 16-June 21, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), July 9–26, 2020

Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) (Austin Tichenor, Reed Martin), May 26–September 8, 2020

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Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

Toni Stone (Lydia R. Diamond), postponed to July 3–August 9, 2020

American Prophet (Frederick Douglas), postponed to September 4–October 18, 2020

Celia and Fidel (Eduardo Machado), postponed to October 9–November 22, 2020

Catch Me If You Can (Terrence McNally, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman), October 23–December 13, 2020

Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous (Pearl Cleage), November 12–Dcember 20, 2020

Life After (Britta Johnson), January 15–February 21, 2021

Rashomon (Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin), February 5–March 7, 2021

The High Ground (Nathan Alan Davis), February 26–April 11, 2021

Seven Guitars (August Wilson), postponed to April 2–May 2, 2021

Change Agent (Craig Lucas), April 23–May 30, 2021

Arena Stage has canceled the rest of the 2019–2020 season, with the remaining shows, Toni Stone, American Proophet, Celia and Fidel, and August Wilson's Seven Guitars moved to the 2020–2021 season. For updates and information on Arena Stage's Roaring Back Fund, click here.

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Atlanta Shakespeare Company/Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), postponed TBD

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), canceled

The Country Wife (William Wycherley), May 9–31, 2020 (TBD)

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company's Education Department has moved its programs to a virtual space available to schools and students free of charge through May 22, 2020. For those programs, visit www.atlantashakespeare.org/digital-learning.

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Babes with Blades, Chicago, Illinois

The Duches of Malfi (John Webster), canceled

Babes with Blades has canceled the remainder of its 2019–2020 season.

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The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Baltimore, Maryland

All's Well That Ends Well (William Shakespeare), July 10–August 2, 2020

King Lear (William Shakespeare), postponed to October 30–November 22, 2020 [Original Pronunciation]

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare) postponed to 2021 season

The Tragedy of Mariam (Elizabeth Cary), postponed to 2021 season

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BAM, Brooklyn, New York

Lungs (Duncan Macmillan), canceled.

Open for Everything (Constanza Magras, DorkyPark), canceled.

Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmon Rostand, martin Crimp), canceled.

100% Brooklyn (Rimini Protokoll), canceled.

All live programs have been canceled and the BAM Rose Cinemas closed until further notice.

The institute is offering "Love from BAM," a collection of archived programs—films, theater, interviews—for streaming. For more information and access to the programs, go to www.bam.org/lovefrombam.

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Bard Fest, Indianapolis, Indiana

Lear's Shadow (Brian Elderding), August 13–23, 2020

Titus Andronicus (William Shakespeare), October 15–25, 2020

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), October 15–25, 2020

Antony and Cleopatra (William Shakespeare), October 15–25, 2020

Henry V (William Shakespeare), October 15–25, 2020

Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf (Edward Albee), October 15–25, 2020

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia

Henry V (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021 season

Paradise Lost (Erin Shields), postponed to 2021 season

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021 season

Love's Labours Lost (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021 season

Bard on the Beach has canceled its 2020 season.

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The Bard's Town, Louisville, Kentucky

A Bright New Boise (Samuel D. Hunter), 2020

Chasing Ophelia (Doug Schutte), 2020

Hell's Awesome, 2 (Corey Music and Nick Porter), 2020

Best of Tuck, 2020

Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten-Minute Plays, 2020

45 Plays for America's First Ladies (Andy Bayietes), 2020

45 Plays for 45 Presidents (Andy Bayietes), 2020

It's (Still) A Wonderful Life (Doug Schutte), 2020

The Kings of Christmas (Doug Schutte), 2020

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Bedlam, New York, New York

The Crucible (Arthur Miller), canceled

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), May 25, 2020

Bedlam is staging a virtual reading of Much Ado About Nothing on Memorial Day to benefit the company's Veteran's Programming. More information is at bedlam.org/benefit-reading/.

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Brave Spirits, Alexandria, Virginia

Edward III (William Shakespeare, Thomas Kyd), May 18, 2020 [Online Reading Festival]

Thomas of Woodstock (Anonymous), May 19, 2020 [Online Reading Festival]

The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth (Anonymous), May 25, 2020 [Online Reading Festival]

Edward the Fourth, Parts One &Two (Thomas Heywood), May 26, 2020 [Online Reading Festival]

The True Tragedy of Richard the Third (Anonymous), June 1, 2020 [Online Reading Festival]

Perkin Warbeck (John Ford), June 2, 2020 [Online Reading Festival]

Richard II (William Shakespeare), current run canceled; June 1–July 11, 2021

Henry IV, Part 1 (William Shakespeare), current run canceled; June 2–July 11, 2021

Henry IV, Part 2 (William Shakespeare), current run canceled; June 3–July 11, 2021

Henry V (William Shakespeare), current run canceled; June 4–July 11, 2021

Henry VI, Part 1 (William Shakespeare), December 31, 2020–April 17, 2021; June 8–July 11, 2021

Henry VI, Part 2 (William Shakespeare), January 28–April 17, 2021; June 9–July 11, 2021

Henry VI, Part 3 (William Shakespeare), February 11–April 18, 2021; June 10–July 11, 2021

Richard III (William Shakespeare), March 11–April 18, 2021; June 11–July 11, 2021

In tandem with the company's two-year Shakespeare Histories project, Brave Spirits is hosting an Online Reading Festival of other history plays written in Shakespeare's time (at least one probably written in part by him). For details, visit www.bravespiritstheatre.com/shakespeares-histories/online-reading-festival/.

COVID-19 interrupted Brave Spirits' long-in-development History is 2020 project staging all eight of Shakespeare's War of the Roses history plays in repertory. Performances of the first repertory set, "The King's Shadow," were suspended after opening night of the fourth installment, Henry V. The project is scheduled to continue with "The Queen's Storm" next winter before all eight productions run in reportory in summer 2021. The company is conducting a fund-raising campaign to make up for lost revenue from the cancellation of the first repertory. For more information, including the potential restaging of The King's Shadow later this year, visit www.bravespiritstheatre.com/covid-19-update/

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California Shakespeare Theater, Orinda, California

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), canceled

The Oresteia (Aeschylus, Ellen McLaughlin), canceled

1001 Nights (A Retelling) (Leila Buck, Evren Odcikin), canceled

Romeo y Juliet (William Shakespeare, Karen Zacarías, Henry Godinez), canceled

California Shakespeare Theater has canceled its 2020 season and launched the We Are Cal Shakes fund-raising campaign to make up for the $1.2 million loss in income. The theater has also launched Cal Shakes Online, a digital platform designed to virtually unite artists and audiences. Content includes dramaturg lecturs, panel discussions, and "micro-commissioned" classical monologues performed by San Francisco Bay Area actors. To access Cal Shakes Online, go to calshakes.org/cal-shakes-online/.

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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore, Maryland

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), postponed TBD

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), June 19–July 26, 2020

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will release an announcement on future programming April 22. For updates, visit www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com/health/

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare), canceled

As You Like It (William Shakespeare, Daryl Cloran), postponed TBD

Blue (Jeanine Tesori, Tazewell Thompson), June 19–28, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Company's touring production of The Taming of the Shrew was cut short due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Chicago Shakespeare will announce an updated schedule for its own productions at www.chicagoshakes.com/about_us/contact_us/customer_service. Meantime, the company launched Shakes@Home with a variety of online programming updated weekly, from Shakespeare-inspired song list to Founding Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' favorite sonnet. Click here for Shakes@Home.

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Children's Shakespeare Theatre, Orangeburg, New York

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), postponed to the end of May, 2020

The Merry Wifes of Windsor (William Shakespeare), TBD

The Knaves have been rehearsing As You Like It via Zoom, and the show has been moved to the last weekend of May "for now, in the hopes that we will be able to have one wild week of rehearsals and then open," said a company email.

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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Book of Will (Lauren Gunderson), canceled

Born Yesterday (Garson Kanin), postponed TBD

Network (Paddy Chayefsky, Lee Hall), postponed TBD

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), postponed to August 28–September 26, 2020

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare), October 9–31, 2020

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, Kate Hamill), November 13–December 5, 2020

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!) (Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, John K. Alvarez), December 11–27, 2020

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (August Wilson), January 12–February 13, 2021

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Dale Wasserman, Ken Kesey), February 26–March 20, 2021

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), April 2–24, 2021

King Charles III (Mike Bartlett), May 7–23, 2021

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen, Kate Hamill), postponed to June 4–July 3, 2021

Cincinnati Shakespeare cancelled the remainder of its 2019–2020 season, rescheduling two of the final three plays, Hamlet and Pride and Prejudice, as bookends for the 2020–2021 season. The company also cancelled its summer in the park productions, the two plays, Born Yesterday and Network, to be staged in a future season.

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Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Boulder, Colorado

Pericles (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021

All's Well That End's Well (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021

The Odyssey (Homer, Mary Zimmerman), postponed to 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021

Coriolanus (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021

As part of the University of Colorado-Boulder response to COVID-19, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is postponing its entire 2020 season to 2021.

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston, Massachusetts

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), July 22–August 9, 2020

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is working with the City of Boston on up-in-the-air plans for staging the company's annual Boston Common production for this summer, but it has committed to paying all the artists involved no matter what. "While we cannot predict the impact of the Coronavirus on our city in the months ahead, in this period of uncertainty, we strive to guarantee a level of economic stability for the artists committing to bring joy to the people of Boston this summer," Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler said in an online statement. Meantime, the company is offering "Shakespeare on the Common Encores," artists from sharing monologues they performed in past Commonwealth Shakespeare productions. Click here for the You Tube channel.

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Creation Theatre, Oxford, England

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), streaming online to April 25, 2020

Creation Theatre, used to playing in makeshift spaces, has undertaken virtual productions since COVID-19 hit England. Stay tuned for future programs. The company also is offering an online drama club for children 5–10 and 11–16 at www.creationtheatre.co.uk/education/creation-home-delivery/, and its fittingly calling its sustainment campaign "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at www.creationtheatre.co.uk/show-us-the-love/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/.

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Delaware Shakespeare, Wilmington, Delaware

The Tempest (William Shakespeare) July 17–August 2, 2020

Shakespeare, Poe and Friends, Summer 2020

Twelfth Night, A New Musical (William Shakespeare, Liz Filos, Robi Hager, Tanaquil Márquez), September 30–October 25, 2020 [Community Tour]

Delaware Shakespeare is offering online salons, while "The Sonnet Project" assists out-of-work actors. For $30, the company will hire an actor to read a sonnet and post one each weekday. For more information on these, visit delshakes.org.

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The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, Wimberley, Texas

Blood Brothers: A Rock Musical (Willy Russell), postponed to mid-June

The Neverending Story (Atreyu and the Great Quest) (Michael Ende, David S. Craig), canceled

Tortoise and the Hare, July 11–26, 2020

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), July 22–August 1, 2020

Othello (William Shakespeare), September 4–27, 2020

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, October 3–18, 2020

Jeckyll & Hyde, the Musical (Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse, Steve Cuden), October 23–November 22, 2020

EmilyAnn Theatre is planning live streaming of professional actors reading and acting Shakespeare's works "from the comfort of their living rooms to yours," and the PLAYwrights competition for second–fifth graders will move online April 25.

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Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton, Virginia

Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice), May 1–17, 2020 on hold

Disney's Frozen Jr. (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Jennifer Lee), June 12–27, 2020, on hold

Shows and rehearsals are on hold at Fauquier Community Theatre.

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Fiasco Theater, New York, New York

The actor-lead company currently has no productions in the works, and its next scheduled master class is in the fall, but it is posting on its Facebook page and sending its mailing list recipients "Musical Notes," videos of songs performed by company members at a concert in February.

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First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook, Illinois

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, Heather Cristler), canceled

The Jigsaw Bride: A Frankenstein Story (Joseph Zettelmaier), September 30–November 1, 2020

Agatha Christie's The Secret Council (David Rice), January 27–February 28, 2021

Emma (Jane Austen, Phil Timberlake), March 24–April 25, 2021

After first suspending the remainder of its 2019–2020 season, First Folio decided to cancel. Its Summer Stage program, featuring Shakespeare plays, already was taking a year off to rebuild the outdoor stage. The theater has now decided to extend that hiatus indefinitely to concentrate on its winter indoor seasons featuring literature-based works and at least one world premiere production each season. The company believes this strategy "can strengthen First Folio and keep it strong and viable both artisticaly and economically well into the future," says a statement on its website.

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Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, Flagstaff, Arizona

A Lie of the Mind (Sam Shepard), postponed to May 16–17, 2020

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), June 25-July 5, 2020

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), July 2–12, 2020

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), September 10–22, 2020

She Stoops to Conquer (William Goldsmith), September 17–27, 2020

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), December 17–24, 2020

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Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), July 7–August 30, 2020 [at the National Building Museum]

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), November 4–December 27, 2020 [at Round House Theatre]

Nathan the Wise (Michael Bloom), February 17–March 14, 2021 [at Theatre J]

The Folger Library, which is undergoing major renovations and moved most of its programming to other sites, has postponed, rescheduled, or cancelled all of its public events through June 6, 2020. A list is available at www.folger.edu/covid-19-updates. The Folger has long had a robust online and streaming program, and that continues, with some enhancements. A great source for streaming Shakespeare, from the Folger and from other theaters, is the Shakespeare & Beyond blog, updated monthly.

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Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Guys and Dolls (Frank Loesser, Damon Runyon), postponed to spring 2021

One Destiny, Investigation: Detective McDevitt, suspended through May 17

Ford's Theatre Society and the National Park Service has closed the historic site and suspended all programming through May 17. A selection of digital programs is available at www.fords.org/for-teachers/digital-programs/.

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Edmonton, Alberta

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), June 15–July 11, 2021

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), June 16–July 11, 2021

Freewill Shakespeare Festival canceled its 2020 festival and will return to Edmonton's Hawrelak Park in summer 2021.

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GableStage at the Biltmore, Coral Gables, Florida

The Niceties (Eleanor Burgess), May 23–June 21, 2020

Fade (Tanya Saracho), July 25–August 23, 2020

Fairview (Jackie Sibblies Drury), September 26–October 25, 2020

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Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland, Ohio

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), canceled

Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller, Richard Maltby Jr., Murray Horwitz), canceled

The remainder of the 2019–2020 season has been canceled. Auditions for Actor/Teachers in the 2020–2021 School Residency Program will be held via video submission only. For more information, click here.

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Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, Victoria, British Columbia

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021 season

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021 season

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival has postponed this summer's season to 2021. Though it has no virtual programming lined up, it did hold its four-day Victoria Shakespeare Society's Annual General Meeting virtually early in April.

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Green Stage Shakespeare in the Park, Seattle, Washington

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), July 10–August 15, 2020

Henry V (William Shakespeare), July 10–August 15, 2020

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), July 10–August 15, 2020

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), July 10–August 15, 2020

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Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), canceled

The Bacchae (Eruipides, Aaron Poochigian), canceled

Emma (Kate Hamill, Jane Austen), canceled

Destiny of Desire (Karen Zacarías), canceled

Cabaret (Joe Masteroff, John Van Druten, Christopher Isherwood, John Kander, Fred Ebb), canceled

Sweat (Lynn Nottage), canceled

The Guthrie Theater is temporarily closed, including the box office and administrative offices, and the remainder of the 2019–2020 season has been canceled. The company has begun a Guthrie Luminaries campaign, and members of the email club are receiving weekly links to programs from Guthrie as well as "the best things we've spied online and what's been lifting our spirits."

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HamletScenen Shakespeare Festival, Kronborg Castle, Denmark-X

August 2020

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Hampshire Shakespeare Company, Amherst, Massachusetts

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), June 24–July 5, 2020

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), July 15–26, 2020

Hampshire Shakespeare has postponed auditions until further notice, though it is still accepting video auditions. For more information, click here.

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Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), July 2020

Love's Labour's Lost (William Shakespeare), August 2020

The Merry Wives of Windsor (William Shakespeare), August 2020

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City, Missouri

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), postponed to 2021

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival canceled this summer's festival, but it is planning to move its Camp Shakespeare programs for kids to a virtual format. Details will be at kcshakes.org/education/camp-shakespeare/.

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Hoosier Shakes, Marion, Indiana

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), canceled

Love's Labour's Lost (William Shakespeare), canceled

Hoosier Shakes has canceled its 2020 season.

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Hudson Warehouse, New York, New York

Love's Labour's Lost (William Shakespeare), postponed to July 2–26, 2020

The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas, Susane Lee), canceled

Richard II (William Shakespeare), July 30–August 23, 2020

Vietnam: Soldiers Tell Their Stories, November 6–8, 2020

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise, Idaho

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), canceled

Ain't Misbehavin' (Richard Maltby Jr., Murray Horwitz), canceled

Henry V (William Shakespeare), June 28–August 16, 2020

Emma (Paul Gordon), July 31–August 20, 2020

Sleuth (Anthony Shaffer), September 4–27, 2020

The state of Idaho's plans to reopen businesses in phases would mean the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's amphitheater would not be able to open until June 13 at the earliest. The company has canceled the first two productions of the season, but still plans to maintain the schedule for the remaindeer of the season.

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Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Normal, Illinois

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield), postponed to summer 2021

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), postponed to summer 2021

Measure for Measure (William Shakespeare), postponed to summer 2021

One Man, Two Guvnors (Richard Bean, Carlo Goldoni, Grant Olding), postponed to summer 2021

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival has postponed its 2020 season to next summer and canceled its 2020 Summer Camps for Youth. The organization is exploring the possibilities for new online camps.

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Independent Shakespeare Company, Los Angeles, California

King Lear (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), postponed to Fall 2020

Though Independent Shakespeare Company has not canceled its summer season in Griffith Park, it has postponed auditions and held off scheduling performances. It's spring studio production of Macbeth has been moved to the fall. The company is looking into creating online content, but in the meantime it is offering weekly "Art Breaks," posting podcasts, music, and videos, which you can reach at www.iscla.org. "It may not be possible for us to share a room right now," says a statement from Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma, "but we can still share art."

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Ithaca Shakespeare Company, Ithaca, New York

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare), July 9–25, 2020

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), July 10–26, 2020

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Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville, Kentucky

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), postponed to August–September 2020 [Shakespeare In The Parks tour]

Shakespeare in Love (Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall, Paddy Cunneen), postponed to July 1–August 1, 2020

Henry V (William Shakespeare), July 16–August 2, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), August 5–8, 2020 [The Globe Players High School Profesional Training Program]

Kentucky Shakespeare's spring touring production of a 90-minute Hamlet to area parks has been postponed to late summer. The opening of the company's 60th anniversary Shakespeare Festival in Central Park has been moved back to July 1. Camp Shakespeare programs have been cancelled through June, but registration is open for camps opening around the first of July. The company is streaming past productions free on its Facebook page and You Tube channel. For the schedule, visit https://kyshakespeare.com.

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Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers, Florida

Take Five (Michael Hennessey), August 6–23, 2020

In the Heights (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes), postponed September 9–October 3, 2020

The Realish Housewives of Fort Myers (Tim Shiffen, Kate James), October 21–November 15, 2020

24-Hour Playwriting Project 2020, November 2020

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Jeff Goode), November 17–December 22, 2020

Failure: A Love Story (Philip Dawkins), December 2–20, 2020

Fun Home (Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori), January 13–February 6, 2021

Botticelli in the Fire (Jordan Tannahil), February 17–March 13, 2021

The Color Purple (Alice Walker, Marsha Norman, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray), March 24–April 17, 2021

Kehilla (Melanie Payne), postponed to April 25–29, 2021

The Birds, a Parody (Annette Trossbach), June 3–27, 2021

The Laboratory Theater of Florida has suspended operations while awaiting further guidance from the CDC and state health officials. Two of its spring shows were postponed to the 2020–2021 season. Committed to opening that season on time, it is currently accepting audition pieces at info@laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Audition details are at www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Incline Village, Nevada

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), canceled

Mamma Mia! (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson, Catherine Johnson, Judy Carymer), canceled

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has canceled its 2020 season.

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Lifeline Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Middle Passage (Charles Johnson, David Barr III, Ilesa Duncan), postponed (TBD)

Neither (Bernard Waber, Bilal Darai, Jeff Trainor, EMilie Modaff), postponed (TBD)

Miss Holmes Returns (Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher M. Walsh), September 11–November 1, 2020

Dooby Dooby Moo (Doreen Cronin, James E. Grote), October 17–November 22, 2020

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (Eileen Spinelli, Frances Limonceilli), January 16–February 21, 2021

Chaotic Good (Whitney Gardner, Aly Renee Amidei), February 19–April 11, 2021

Extra Yarn (Marc Barnet, Jessica Wright Buha, John Szymanski), March 20–April 25, 2021

Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, John Hildreth), May 28–July 18, 2021

Lifeline Theatre closed before its 2019–2020 season ended, postponing the final couple of productions. It is currently offering virtual content on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LifelineTheatre/

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Lincoln Center Theater, New York, New York

Pipeline (Dominique Morisseau), streaming to May 21, 2020 [Lights, Camera, Theater!]

The Nance (Douglas Carter Beane), streaming June 12–18. 2020 [Lights, Camera, Theater!]

Act One (James Lapine, Moss Hart), streaming June 19–25, 2020 [Lights, Camera, Theater!]

Intimate Apparel (Ricky Ian Gordon, Lynn Nottage), postponed to Fall 2020

Flying Over Sunset (James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Michael Korie), postponed to Fall 2020

To Kill a Mockingbird (Aaron Sorkin), suspended to September 6, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater suspended operations along with Broadway on March 12 and will remain dark at least to September, 2020. Meantime, LTC—now calling itself "Lights, Camera, Theater"—is streaming some of its past productions as part of Lincoln Center Theater at Home. Visit www.lct.org/shows/lights-camera-theater/ for schedule and details.

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Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Long Beach, California

A Woman of No Importance (Oscar Wilde), May 29–June 20, 2020

The Odyssey: Monsters and Men Radio Style (Homer), July 10–12, 2020

The Odyssey: Homecoming Radio Style (Homer), July 17–19, 2020

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), August 28–September 19, 2020

The Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado Radio Style (Edgar Allan Poe), October 9–11, 2020

The Pit and the Pendulum and The House of Usher (Edgar Allan Poe), October 16–18, 2020

War of the Worlds Radio Style (H.G. Wells, Orson Welles), October 23–25, 2020

Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle (Arthur Conan Doyle), November 20–December 13, 2020

A Christmas Carol Radio Style (Charles Dickens, Orson Welles), December 18–20, 2020

Long Beach Shakespeare is preparing to open A Woman of No Importance at the end of May as Director Lauren Velasco rehearses the play via Zoom and the company reconfigures its theater for social distancing. "We may only be able to have a few patrons at each performance, but we will all be safe and able to enjoy live theater again," says a post to the company's Facebook page. Meantime, it is offering a series of online sonnet studies for the price of a donation. Visit www.lbshakespeare.org/support for more information. Long Beach Shakespeare performs radio plays in addition to live theater, and an archive of these performances is available at www.lbshakespeare.org/radio-theatre-archives, including William Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece.

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The Media Theatre, Media, Pennsylvania

Mama Mia (Catherine Johnson, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson), postponed to October 2020

Media Theatre is currently planning to rsume operations in June, conducting summer camps and preparing for the 2020-2021 season, which will open with Mama Mia, originally scheduled for this spring. The company's resident music director, Ben Kapilow, is offering privat online lessons in piano, voice, and songwriting: click here for details.

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Merced Shakespearefest, Merced, California

Richard II (William Shakespeare, William Wolfgang, Maria Nguyen-Cruz, Kathryn Flores, Angel Nunez), June 12–21, 2020 [bilingual production]

Two Gentlemen of Verona (William Shakespeare), September 2020

The company is rehearsing its bilingual production of Richard II via Zoom, and has not officially postponed the show. "We do not know when we will be able to perform for you, but at least we can keep our creative juices flowing," says a Facebook post.

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Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Jackson and Canton, Michigan

Henry V (William Shakespeare), postponed to summer 2021

The Merry Wives of Windsor (William Shakespeare), postponed to summer 2021

Charley's Aunt (Brandon Thomas), postponed TBD

Michigan Shakespeare Festival cancelled its 2020 season, not only for the universal reasons of safety and health of artists and patrons but also because the artist housing at Jackson College is currently occupied by the medical staff and first responders for Henry Ford Allegiance Health. The two Shakespeare titles planned for this summer have been moved to the 2021 season, with the third play still to be determined.

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Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall, Pennsylvania

The Show Must Go Online: A Virtual Musical (Jessica Penzias, Dave Hudson, Denver Casado) through June 1, 2020

Grand Legends, Summer 2020

Same Time, Next Year (), postponed to 2021 season

Shrek the Musical (), postponed to 2021 season

Deathtrap (), postponed to 2021 season

The Wedding Singer (), postponed to 2021 season

The Cake (), postponed to 2021 season

Trailer Park Musical (), postponed to 2021 season

Welcome to Popcorn Falls (), postponed to 2021 season

Millbrook Playhouse postponed its 2020 lineup to next year, but still plans to stage its Grand Legends show later in the summer, as well as children's musicals in the summer and fall, a fall show and a holiday season show in December. In the meantime, the theater is presenting The Show Must Go Online, a virtual musical online. Visit millbrookplayhouse.org/virtual-shows/ for more information.

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Montford Park Players, Asheville, North Carolina

A Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), canceled

The Trojan Women (Euripides), May 29–June 20, 2020

The Sword in the Stone (Shaan Sharma), June 26–July 25, 2020

Antony and Cleopatra (William Shakespeare), July 3–12, 2020 [Montford Moppets]

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), July 31– August 2, 2020 [Montford Moppets]

Pericles (William Shakespeare), August 7–29, 2020

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), September 4–26, 2020

Richard III (William Shakespeare), October 2–11, 2020

Living Dead in Denmark (Qui Nguyen), October 23–31, 2020

North Carolina's Governor Roy Cooper's stay-at-home order forced the cancellation of Montford Park Players' season-opening show, but the company plans to continue its season as planned pending lifting of restrictions.

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National Players touring company, Olney, Maryland

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare) 2020–2021 tour

A Raisin in the Sun (William Shakespeare) 2020–2021 tour

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National Theatre, London, England

A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams), streaming to May 28, 2020

This House (James Graham), streaming May 28–June 4, 2020

Coriolanus (William Shakespeare), streaming June 4–11, 2020

Manor (Moira Buffini) postponed

Jack Absolute Flies Again (Richard Bean, Oliver Chris) postponed

Paradise (Kate Tempest, Sophocles) postponed

The Corn is Green (Emlyn Williams) postponed

Welcome to Iran (Nadia Fall) postponed

Romeo and Julie (Gary Owen) postponed; UK tour cancled through August 31, 2020; Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, September 16–October 3, 2020

Small Island (Helen Edmundson, Andrea Levy) postponed

The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman, Joel Horwood) October 31, 2020–February 6, 2021 [Duke of York's Theatre]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon, Simon Stephens) November 18, 2020–January 10, 2021 [Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre]; UK Tour September 18, 2020–March 13, 2021

The National Theatre has canceled all performances and programming through August, and the theater is closed upon further advice from the government. Meanwhile, the company is offerig many of its works for home viewing free of charge through it's You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJEpYaD3yTw. The company also offers a plethora of programming on its National Theatre Home channel. Visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home for more information.

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National Theatre Live, in cinemas

Cyrano De Bergerac (Edmond Rostand, Martin Crimp)

Present Laughter (Noël Coward)

Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

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New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, New Orleans, Louisiana

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), 2021 performance for the Schools

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulan has canceled its 2020 summer season.

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New Victory Theater, New York, New York

Fierce 5 (Cie L'Oublié(e)–Raphaëlle Boitel), canceled

Não Não (Le Vent des Forges), canceled

New Victory Theater, along with the rest of Broadway theaters, has shuttered until further notice, canceling the end of its 2019–2020 season. The children's theater is offering a series of New Victory Arts Break for home use, "ideas for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their online learning." Each week focuses on a different art form with a series of free activities for kids guided by New Victory Teaching Artists. For more information and to access the programs, click here.

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New York Classical Theatre, New York, New York

King Lear (William Shakespeare), 2020; staged reading on Zoom, June 25, 2020

New York Classical Theatre hasn't scheduled its summer performances yet, but it hasn't canceled the season, either. The broadcast via Zoom on June 25 is a benefits reading in support of the 2020 fully staged production. For reservations, visit https://nyclassical.org/king-lear.

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Next Stop Theatre Company, Herndon, Virginia

Noises Off (Michael Frayne), postponed TBD

In The Heights (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes), postponed TBD

Next Stop has suspended theater operations until further notice and postponed the final two shows of its 2019–2020 to a future date. It's online fare includes Social Distance Duets, Patron Plays, and Saturday Digital Matinees. You can access these by visiting www.nextstoptheatre.org. The theater has canceled it's Summer Theater Adventures camp program for kids, but has devised in its place a series of one-week education sessions called Summer Theatre Escape. Details are at www.nextstoptheatre.org/news/summer-theatre-change/

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The Night Shift, New York, New York-X

Drunken Shakespeare, third Monday of every month at Bar Nine

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Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Akron, Ohio-X

She Kills Monsters (Qui Nguyen), December 8–22, 2019

The Rocky Horror Show (Rochiard O'Brien), January 24–February 1, 2020

Saint Joan (George Bernard Shaw), February 29–March 15, 2020

Miss Holmes (Christopher M. Walsh), April 17–May 3, 2020

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The Old Globe, San Diego, California-X

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), to November 10, 2019

The Winter's Tale (William Shakespeare), to November 17, 2019 [Globe for All Tour]

Ebeneezer Scrooge's Big San Diego Christmas Show (Gordon Greenberg, Steve Rosen, Charles Dickens), November 23–December 24, 2019

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Timothy Mason, Mel Marvin, Jack O'Brien), November 3–December 29, 2019

Jitney (August Wilson), January 18–February 23, 2020

Hurricane Diane (Madeleine George), February 8–March 8, 2020

Little Women (Kate Hamill, Louisa May Alcott), March 14–April 19, 2020

Faceless (Selina Fillinger), March 28–April 26, 2020

The Gardens of Anuncia (Michael John LaChiusa), May 8–June 14, 2020

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Nathan Englander), May 28–June 28, 2020

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Olney Theatre Center, Olney, Maryland-X

Singin' In the Rain (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Cacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed), to January 5, 2020

Miss You Like Hell (Quiara Alegria Hudes, Erin McKeown), January 26–March 1, 2020

The Amateurs (Jordan Harrison), March 4–April 5, 2020

The Humans (Stephen Karam), April 1–May 3, 2020

Pippin (Stephen Schwartz, Roger O. Hirson), June 10–July 19, 2020

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Ophelia's Jump Productions, Upland, California-X

HIR (Taylor Mac), to November 16, 2019

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon-X

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), May 26–October 16, 2020

Black Odyssey (Marcus Gardley), May 27–October 17, 2020

Bernhardt/Hamlet (Theresa Reberck), May 28–October 18, 2020

The Copper Children (Karen Zacarias), March 1–October 31, 2020

Confederates (Dominique Morisseau), April 8–October 31, 2020

Poor Jella Rednecks (Qui Nguyen), July 2–October 31, 2020

Everything That Never Happened (Sarah B. Mantell), July 21–October 31, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), February 28–November 1, 2020

Peter and the Starcatcher (Rick Elice, Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Wayne Barker), February 29–November 1, 2020

Bring Down the House (Henry VI), (William Shakespeare, Rosa Joshi, Kate Wisniewski), March 4–November 1, 2020

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Orlando Shakes in Partnership with UCF, Orlando, Florida

Performances suspended through March 31.

Henry IV, Part Two (William Shakespeare), postponed, new dates to be announced

My Lord, What a Night (Deborah Brevoort), postponed to April 1–27, 2020

Interstellar Cinderella (Laurie Berkner), April 9–May 2, 2020

The Snow Princess (Brandon Roberts, Hans Christian Andersen), June 11–July 26, 2020

Little Shop of Horrors (Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Roger Corman, Charles Griffith), September 9–October 11, 2020

Charlotte's Web (Joseph Robinette, E.B. White), October 22–November 20, 2020

Witch (Jen Silverman, William Rowley, Thomas Dekker, John Ford), October 14–November 22, 2020

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge (Mark Brown), December 2–27, 2020

Henry VI: The Red Rose (conflated Parts One and Two) (William Shakespeare), January 20–March 20, 2021

Edward IV: The White Rose (conflated Henry VI, Parts Two and Three) (William Shakespeare), April 20–March 20, 2021

Richard III: The Bottled Spider (William Shakespeare), February 17–March 20, 2021

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (Lanie Robertson), March 24–April 25, 2021

Fly Guy: the Musical (Austin Zumbro, Ted Arnold), April 1–May 1, 2021

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PacRep Theatre, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California-X

Chicago (John Kander, Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse), November 21–December 22, 2019

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Philadelphia Artists' Collective, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-X

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickents, Damon Bonetti), December 11, 2019

Yerma (Federico García Lorca), December 16, 2019

In Splendid Error (William B. Branch), February 10, 2020

The Dance of Death (August Strindberg), April 30–May 17, 2020

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Pigeon Creek Shakespare Company, Grand Haven, Michigan-X

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), to November 23, 2019

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Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-X

School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play (Jocelyn Bioh), November 7–December 8, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors (Howard Ashman, Alan Menken), January 23–February 23, 2020

American Son (Christopher Demos-Brown), March 5–April 5, 2020

Barefoot in the Park (Neil Simon), April 23–May 24, 2020

The Cake (Bekah Brunstetter), June 4–July 3, 2020

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PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, North Carolina-X

Ragtime (Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty), November 20–December 15, 2019

The Amish Project (Jessica Dickey), January 8–12, 2020

Everybody (Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins), January 22–February 9, 2020

Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare), March 4–22, 2020

Edges of Time (Jacqueline E. Lawton), April 29–May 3, 2020

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The Public Theater, New York, New York-X

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (Ntozake Shange), to November 24, 2019

Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda), to November 10, 2019 [Richard Rodgers Theatre]

The Michaels (Richard Nelson), October 19–November 24, 2019

A Bright Room Called Day (Tony Kushner), October 29–December 8, 2019

Coal Country (Jessica Blank, Erik Jensen, Steve Earle), February 18–March 29, 2020

The Vagrant Trilogy (Mona Mansour), March 17–April 26, 2020

The Visitor (Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, Kwame Kwei-Armah), March 24–May 10, 2020

Cullud Wattah (Erika Dickerson-Despenza), July 7–August 16, 2020

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Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, St. Lucia, Australia-X

The Tragedy of Socrates (Silvan Rus), November 13–16, 2019

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Quill Theatre, Richmond, Virginia-X

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard), January 23–February 16, 2020

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simon Levy), March 5–21, 2020

All's Well That Ends Well (William Shakespeare), June 4–28, 2020

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield), July 3, 2020

Henry V (William Shakespeare), July 9–August 2, 2020

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Red Bull Theater, New York, New York-X

The Trator (James Shirley), November 18, 2019

Love Lies A-Bleeding (Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher), December 16, 2019

Women Beware Women (Thomas Middleton), January 27, 2020

The Scarlet Letter (Kate Hamill, Nathaniel Hawthorne), February 10, 2020

The Courage to Right a Woman's Wrongs (Ana Caro), March 16, 20230

Paradise Lost (John Milton), April 6, 2020

Keene (Anchuli Felicia King), May 18, 2020

The Claudias (Lynn Rosen), June 15, 2020

The Alchemist (Ben Jonson), May–June 2020

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Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, Iowa-X

Straight White Men (Young Jean Lee), November 29–December 15, 2019

The Agitators (Mat Smart), January 24–February 16, 2020

Stages (David Lee Nelson), February 28–March 15, 2020

A Doll's House, Part 2 (Lucas Hnath), April 10–26, 2020

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Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon and London, England -X

#wearearrested (Can Dünbar, Pippa Hill, Sophie Ivatts), November 13–December 7, 2019

A Museum in Baghdad (Hannah Khailil), October 11, 2019–January 25, 2020

The Boy in the Dress (Mark Ravenhill, Robbie WIlliams, Guy Chambers, David Walliams), November 8, 2019–March 8, 2020

King John (William Shakespeare), September 19, 2019–March 21, 2020

The Whip (Juliet Gilkes Romero), February 1–March 21, 2020

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), September 25, 2019–April 4, 2020 [Including UK tour]

Measure for Measure (William Shakespeare), September 25, 2019–April 4, 2020 [Including UK tour]

The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare), September 25, 2019–April 4, 2020 [Including UK tour]

Matilda (Roald Dahl, Dennis Kelly, Tim Minchen), to December 20, 2020 [Cambridge Theatre]

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RSC In Cinemas-X

Troilus and Cressida (William Shakespeare)

As You Like It (William Shakespeare)

The Taming of the Shrew (WIlliam Shakespeare)

Measure for Measure (William Shakespeare)

Timon of Athens (William Shakespeare), beginning November 20, 2019

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San Diego Shakespeare Society, San Diego, California-X

The Merry Wives of Windsor (William Shakespeare), March 17, 2020

Cymbeline (William Shakespeare), March 3 and April 7, 2020

Richard III (William Shakespeare), April 21 and May 19, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), May 5 and June 2, 2020

The Winter's Tale (William Shakespeare), June 16 and July 21, 2020

Richard II (William Shakespeare), July 7 and August 4, 2020

Othello (William Shakespeare), August 18 and September 15, 2020

Measure for Measure (William Shakespeare), September 1 and October 6, 2020

Henry V (William Shakespeare), October 20 and November 17, 2020

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), November 3 and December 1, 2020

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (William Shakespeare), December 15, 2020

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San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco, California-X

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), to November 17, 2019 [Library tour]

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Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, Seattle, Washington-X

The Thanksgiving Play (Larissa Fasthorse), to November 16, 2019

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir (Wayne Rawley), November 29–December 24, 2019

Admissions (Joshua Harmon), January 31–February 23, 2020

Pipeline (Dominque Morisseau), March 20–April 12, 2020

Cost of Living (Martyna Majok), May 22–June 14, 2020

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Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle, Washington-X

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), to November 10, 2019

The Rivals (Richard Brinsley Sheridan), January 7–February 2, 2020

Troilus and Cressida (William Shakespeare), March 17–April 12, 2020

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), April 2–May 17, 2020

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Shake on the Lake, Silver Lake, New York-X

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), to December 20, 2019

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Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, Massachusetts-X

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), November 21, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Henry IV, Part One (William Shakespeare), November 21, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), November 22, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Henry V (William Shakespeare), November 22, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), November 23, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare), November 23, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), November 23, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Henry VI, Part One (William Shakespeare), November 23, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Henry VI, Part Two and Three (William Shakespeare), November 24, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), November 24, 2019 [Fall Festival of Shakespeare]

Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, Kate Hamill), December 14–15, 2019

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Shakespeare at Winedale, Austin, Texas-X

Imogen (William Shakespeare), March 4, 2020 [American Shakespeare Center tour]

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), April 29–May 2, September 19, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), July 16–August 9, 2020

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), July 16–August 9, 2020

Henry IV, Part One (William Shakespeare), July 16–August 9, 2020

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Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California-X

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), December 8, 2019

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Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas, Texas-X

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen, Jon Jory), January 10–19, 2020

The Merchant of Venice (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri-X

The Story Blinked (Carter W. Lewis), November 20, 2019 [Confluence New Play Festival]

Suffer the Children (Mariah L. Richardson), November 21, 2019 [Confluence New Play Festival]

And Certain Women (Shualee Cook), November 22, 2019 [Confluence New Play Festival]

Tidy: A Play About Mass Extinction (Kristin Idaszak), November 23, 2019 [Confluence New Play Festival]

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Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-X

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), June 18–August 16, 2020

The Tempest (William Shakespere), June 19–August 16, 2020

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The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois-X

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare), February 21–27, 2020

Measure for Measure (William Shakespeare), May 15–21, 2020

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Shakespeare's Globe, London, England -X

Christmas at the (Snow) Globe (Sandi Toksvig, Jenifer Toksvig), December 19–23, 2019

Henry VI (William Shakespeare), November 5, 2019–January 26, 2020

Richard III (William Shakespeare), November 13, 2019–January 26, 2020

Swive [Elizabeth] (Ella Hickson), December 6, 2019–February 15, 2020

The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare), February 1–April 18, 2020

Women Beware Women (Thomas Middleton), February 21–April 18, 2020

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: Macbeth, February 26–March 25, 2020

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Shakespeare Republic, Australia-X

#LoveTheBard, Season One, shakespearerepublic.com/episodes/

#LoveTheBard, Season Two, shakespearerepublic.com/episodes/

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Shakespeare Theatre Association-X

Conference 2020 at Shakespeare Dallas, Texas, January 27–February 1, 2020

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Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.-X

Everybody (Branden Jacobs-Jenkins), to November 17, 2019

The Woman in Black (Susan Hill, Stephen Mallatratt0, December 4–22, 2019

Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie, Lauren Gunderson), December 3, 2019–January 12, 2020

The Amen Corner (James Baldwin), February 11–March 15, 2020

Timon of Athens (William Shakespeare), February 20–March 22, 2020

Romantics Anonymous (Emma Rice, Christopher Dimond, Michael Kooman), April 7–May 17, 2020

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), May 5–June 14, 2020

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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison, New Jersey

Enchanted April (Matthew Barber, Elizabeth von Amim), May 20–June 7, 2020

The Metromaniacs (David Ives), June 17–July 5, 2020

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), July 1–August 2, 2020

Waiting for Godot ( Samuel Beckett), July 29–August 16, 2020

The Dresser (Ronald Harwood), September 9–27, 2020

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), October 21–November 22, 2020

A MidWINTER Night's Dream (William Shakespeare, Bonnie J. Monte, Joseph Discher), December 9, 2020–January 3, 2021

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Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Peformances suspended to at least May 1, 2020

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), November 13–December 22, 2019

Holiday Inn (Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg, Chad Hodge), November 16–December 22, 2019

A Short History of Niagara (Mike Petersen, Alexandra Montagnese), July 30–Augut 14, 2020

Prince Caspian (C.S. Lewis, Damien Atkins), April 23–September 5, 2020 Opening postponed

The Playboy of the Western (J.M. Synge), May 6–September 6, 2020

Mahabharata (Ravi Jain, Miriam Fernandes, Jenny Koons), August 15–September 19, 2020

The Devil's Disciple (Bernard Shaw), May 14–October 9, 2020

Desire Under the Elms (Eugene O'Neill), June 4–October 10, 2020

Flush (Virginia Woolf, Tim Carroll), June 5–October 10, 2020

Assassins (John Weidman, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Gilbert Jr.) July 11–October 10, 2020

Trouble in Mind (Alice Childress), July 17–October 10, 2020

Gypsy (Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim), April 8–October 11, 2020 Opening postponed

Charley's Aunt (Brandon Thomas), April 2–October 17, 2020 Opening postponed

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven's Curse (R. Hamilton Wright, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), June 21–October 18, 2020

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, Tim Carroll), November 8–December 23, 2020

Me and My Girl (L. Arthur Rose, Douglas Furber, Stephen Fry, Mike Ockrent, Noel Gay), November 13–December 23, 2020

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Signature Theatre, Arlington, Virginia

All performances and events are being canceled through March 30.

Camille Claudel (Nan Knighton, Frank Wildhorn), opening postponed to March 31–April 19, 2020

Nijinsky's Last Dance (Norman Allen), April 14–May 24, 2020

At the Full Yum (Rahima Rice), June 8, 2020 [SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series]

Hair (Gerome Ragni, James Rando, Galt MacDermot), May 19–July 12, 2020

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Silicon Valley Shakespeare, San Jose, California-X

SuperShakes 48-Hour Play Festival, January 5, 2020

Dr. Faustus (Christgopher Marlowe), March 22, 2020 [ShakesBEERience]

Ms. Cast (Doll Piccotto, William Shakespeare), April 2020

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare), June 5–21, 2020

Measure for Measure (William Shakespeare), July 31–September 4, 2020

Sense and Sensibility (Jame Austen, Kate Hamill), August 7–September 6, 2020

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Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa, Arizona-X

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) (Austin Tichenor, Reed Martin), December 20–22, 2019

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, & Louisa (Tier5), January 24–February 2, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream (WIlliam Shakespeare), February 21–March 7, 2020

Richard II (William Shakespeare), February 28–March 7, 2020

Hudson: A Historical Musical (Quinn Mattfeld, Danny Tieger), April 9–25, 2020

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St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York

Productions have been suspended. The building is closed to the public through March 27.

The Jungle (Joe Murphy, Joe Robertson), postponed

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Steel City Shakespeare Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-X

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, Jessica Schiermeister, Jeffrey Chips, Michael Mykita), December 6–15, 2019

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Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario

An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Rebecca Northan, Bruce Horak, Kevin Kruchkywich), On hold

The Rez Sisters (Tomson Highway), On hold

Hamlet-911 (ANn-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer), On hold

Three Tall Women (Edward Albee), On hold

Richard III (William Shakespeare), On hold

Frankenstein Revived (Morris Panych, Mary Shelley), On hold

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare), On hold

All's Well That Ends Well (William Shakespeare), On hold

Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton), On hold

The Miser (Molière, Ranjit Bolt), On hold

Here's What It Takes (Steven Page, Daniel Maclvor, Craig Northey), On hold

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), On hold

Monty Python's Spamalot (Eric Idle, John Du Prez, Eric Idle), On hold

Chicago (Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins, David Thompson), On hold

Wendy and Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie, Ella Hickson), On hold

Stratford Festival has put its 2020 season "on hold." The Festival has not ruled out the possibility of mounting specially scheduled fall or holiday programming should public health conditions allow.

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Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Fayetteville, North Carolina-X

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), January 2–January 26, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), April 23–May 10, 2020

The Two Noble Kinsmen (William Shakespeare, John Fletcher), June 4–21, 2020

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Synetic Theater, Arlington, Virginia

The theater's public spaces are closed through at least March 28 and two shows postponed.

Romeo and Juliet: Masquerade Dance (William Shakespeare, Teen Company, postponed to April/May 2020

Life is a Dream (La Vida es Sueno), indefinitely postponed

The Servant of Two Masters (Carlo Goldoni), June 17–July 12, 2020

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Taffety Punk, Washington, D.C.-X

I Take Your Hand in Mine (Carol Rocamora), December 9–13, 2020

suicide.chat.room (Beauty Pill), February 2020

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Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Memphis, Tennessee-X

The Unlikely Sisterhood of Zora Neale Hurston and Margaret Mitchell, February 23, 2020 [Southern Literary Salon]

Twelfth Night: The U.S. Tour (William Shakespeare), to April 17, 2020

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Ten Thousand Things Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota-X

The Winter's Tale (William Shakespeare), to November 17, 2019

Thunder Knocking on the Door (Keigh Glover, Keb'Mo', Anderson Edwards), February 20–April 5, 2020

The Hatmaker's Wife (Lauren Yee), April 23–May 31, 2020

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Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, Maine-X

Cymbeline (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

Seascape (Edward Albee), Summer 2020

Sofonisba (Callie Kimball), Summer 2020

The Agitators (Mat Smart), Summer 2020

Aesop's Guide to Friendship (Dawn McAndrews), Summer 2020

A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder (Robert L. Freedman, Steven Lutvak), Fall 2020

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Theater 2020, New York, New York-X

Sondheim on Sondheim (Stephen Sondheim), February 20–March 14, 2020

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Theatre for a New Audience, Brooklyn, New York-X

Fefu and her Friends (María Irene Fornés), November 16–December 8, 2019

Timon of Athens (William Shakespeare), January 11–February 9, 2020

Gnit (Will Eno), March 7–29, 2020

Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett), April 25–May 4, 2020

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Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, Colorado-X

Around the World in 80 Days (Jules Verne, Laura Eason), December 5–22, 2019

Gloria (Branden Jacobs-Jenkins), January 30–February 16, 2020

An Iliad (Lisa Peterson, Denis O'Hare), March 12–29, 2020

Passion Play (Sarah Ruhl), April 23–May 10, 2020

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Titan Theatre Company, Queens, New York-X

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), December 6–22, 2019

The African Company Presents Richard III (Carlyle Brown), January 31–February 9, 2020

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare), April 3–19, 2020

Hamlet (William Shakespeare, April, 2020

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Trinity Rep, Providence, Rhode Island-X

Fade (Tanya Saracho), December 5, 2019–January 5, 2020

Radio Golf (August Wilson), January 30–March 1, 2020

A Tale of Two Cities (Brian McEleney), February 20–March 22, 2020

Sweat (Lynn Nottrage), April 2–May 3, 2020

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Stephen Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler), April 23–May 24, 2020

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Two River Theater, Red Bank, New Jersey-X

Love in Hate Nation (Joe Iconis), to December 1, 2019

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), January 11–February 2, 2020

Radio Golf (August Wilson), February 29–March 22, 2020

The Hombres (Tony Meneses), April 11–May 10, 2020

Lackawanna Blues (Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Bill Sims Jr., Chris Thomas), June 6–28, 2020

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upstart crow collective, Seattle, Washington-X

Bring Down the House, Part 1 and Part 2 (Henry VI), (William Shakespeare, Rosa Joshi, Kate Wisniewski), March 4–November 1, 2020, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, Utah-X

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber), to October 12, 2019

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), to October 12, 2019

Every Brilliant Thing (Duncan MacMillan), to October 12, 2019

The Price (Arthur Miller), September 12–October 12, 2019

Into the Breeches! (George Brant), Summer 2020

One Man, Two Guvnors (Richard Bean, Carlo Goldoni), Summer 2020

The Pirates of Penzance (William S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan), Summer 2020

Pericles (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

Richard III (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

Desperate Measures (Peter Kellogg, David Friedman), Summer 2020

Cymbeline (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

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Valley Shakespeare Festival, Shelton, Connecticut-X

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, Tom Simonetti), December 6–7, 2019

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Volcano Theatre Company, Swansea, Wales-X

50 Things About Us (Mark Thomas), February 20, 2020

Human Landscapes from My Country (Nâzim Hikmet), February 21, 2020

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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, California

Repertory season postponed indefinitely.

Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

The Merry Wives of Windsor (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dram (William Shakespeare), Summer 2020

'night, Mother (Marsha Norman), Summer 2020

The Last, Best Small Town (John Guerra), Summer 2020

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WSC Avant Bard, Arlington, Virginia-X

Scripts in Play Festival, December 5–22, 2019

Suddenly Last Summer (Tennessee Williams), February 27–April 5, 2020

Ada and the Engine (Lauren Gunderson), February 27–April 5, 2020

Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare), May 21–June 21, 2020

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