Shakes./Classical (17)

Open run Sleep No More 709 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Aug 20 The Government Inspector 180 reviews
83 Overall Score

Red Bull Theater presents an 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 309 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 Jun 25 That Which Remains 3 reviews
92 Overall Score

IRT Theater and Improbable Stage present a devised exploration of Shakespeare's bloody and fraught tragedy 'Titus Andronicus.'


Ends Jul 08 Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe) 2 reviews
89 Overall Score

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 Jul 13 Hamlet (Public Theater) 8 reviews
86 Overall Score

Oscar Isaac ('Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis') returns to The Public for this intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama.

Ends Jul 16 The Rivals 2 reviews
84 Overall Score

New York Classical Theatre presents a free, outdoor staging of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy of manners.

Ends Jun 25 Richard III (Smith Street Stage) 3 reviews
80 Overall Score

Smith Street Stage presents a free, outdoor, modern-dress production of Shakespeare's celebrated play, the story of Richard III's ruthless rise and swift fall.

Opens Jun 25 Measure for Measure 4 reviews
78 Overall Score

Theatre for a New Audience presents a new mounting of Shakespeare’s problematic dark 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.

Ends Jun 25 Richard III (Shakespeare Downt... 0 reviews
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Shakespeare Downtown presents a free, outdoor production of the Bard's history play about a hunchbacked tyrant's ruthless rise and swift fall.

Previews start Jul 06 All's Well That Ends Well 0 reviews
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The Drilling Company mounts a free, outdoor production of the Bard's dark comedy reset in the South of France just before the fascist invasion of WWII. Part of the troupe's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot season.

Previews start Jul 07 Trump Lear 0 reviews
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From the team behind 'David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet' comes this new Shakespeare adaptation with the conceit that Carl is being forced to play Trump as King Lear, for Trump himself.

Previews start Jul 21 The Shakespearean Jazz Show (N... 0 reviews
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Part of the New York Musical Festival: The Nine Worthies provide a parade of Shakespearean sonnets, songs, and scenes set to original New Orleans-style jazz.

Ends Jun 25 The Triumph of Love 0 reviews
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Hudson Warehouse opens its 14th season of free theater in Riverside Park with a new production of Pierre de Marivaux's classic farce.

Opens Jul 03 The Book of Will 0 reviews
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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents a mostly true show about the company's namesake playwright.

Opens Jul 04 Twelfth Night (HVSF) 0 reviews
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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents the Bard's classic comedy, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Broadway’s 'Hand to God' and 'Present Laughter').