Shakes./Classical (17)

Open run Sleep No More 699 reviews
87 Overall Score

A unique award-winning theatrical event: a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece by Britain's Punchdrunk.

Opens Jun 01 The Government Inspector 37 reviews
83 Overall Score

Red Bull Theater presents a stage adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption. A riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion starring Michael Urie ('Buyer & Cellar,' 'Ugly Betty').

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 303 reviews
82 Overall Score

An actor drinks heavily (in the vein of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and then tries to corral others into enacting a story by the Bard.

Ends May 27 Antigone (Random Access Theatre) 13 reviews
79 Overall Score

Random Access Theatre presents the Sophocles classic about the courageous daughter of Oedipus, who chooses to stand up for what she thinks is right, even in the face of dire consequences.

Ends Jun 03 Hamlet (Waterwell) 12 reviews
74 Overall Score

Waterwell presents a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, set in Iran a century ago and starring Tony nominee Arian Moayed ('Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,' 'The Humans').

Ends May 28 Antigone (Fusion Theatre) 20 reviews
67 Overall Score

Fusion Theatre's production merges two takes on the Sophocles classic: Jean Anouilh's 1944 political and moral drama, and Arthur Honegger's 1927 opera.

Opens Jun 12 Julius Caesar (The Public Thea... 6 reviews
82 Overall Score

The Public Theater’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, helms Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the park 17 years ago.

Previews start Jun 17 Measure for Measure 0 reviews
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Theatre for a New Audience presents this new production of Shakespeare’s disturbing comedy, a tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy.

Previews start Jul 11 A Midsummer Night's Dream (The... 0 reviews
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The Delacorte Theater transforms into an enchanted forest for Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, in a production starring Tony winners Phylicia Rashad, Annaleigh Ashford, and Danny Burstein.

Opens Jun 09 That Which Remains 0 reviews
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IRT Theater and Improbable Stage present this piece, a devised exploration of Shakespeare's bloody and divinely fraught tragedy 'Titus Andronicus.'


Previews start Jun 20 Hamlet (Public Theater) 0 reviews
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Oscar Isaac ('Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis') returns to The Public for this intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama.

Previews start Jun 21 Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe) 0 reviews
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Shakespeare's epic tale of jealousy and betrayal is re-imagined as a modern-day coming-of-age story in Pocket Universe's all-female production.

Opens Jun 06 The Rivals 0 reviews
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New York Classical Theatre presents a free, outdoor staging of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy of manners.

Ends Jun 03 The Merry Wives of Windsor 0 reviews
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The Drilling Company presents a free, outdoor production of Shakespeare's ribald comedy, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, reset in an Upper West Side Co-op.

Previews start May 25 Macbeth (Theater 2020) 0 reviews
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Theater 2020 presents a new take on Shakespeare's bloody tragedy reset in the '60s on a tropical island in the South Pacific.

Ends Jun 04 Richard III (American Theatre ... 0 reviews
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American Theatre of Actors presents one of Shakespeare's most popular histories, a bloody epic about a tyrannical king's rise and fall.

Opens Jun 07 Richard III (Smith Street Stage) 0 reviews
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Smith Street Stage presents a free, outdoor, modern-dress production of one of Shakespeare's most beloved histories, the story of Richard III's ruthless rise, and swift precipitous fall.