#TGIFTunes: Shakespeare on the Great White Way

This week on Broadway Direct, we talked with Rhona Silverbush, co-author of Speak the Speech! Shakespeare’s Monologues Illuminated, on exactly why Shakespeare is so popular with summer theater.  But Shakespeare isn’t just popular outdoors in the summer. Shakespeare has a long history on Broadway, whether it’s in song, character, or even whole shows based on his the works.
Everyone knows that West Side Story is influenced by Romeo and Juliet, but did you know there’s a musical based on Twelfth Night (Your Own Thing)?  Or how about that Return to the Forbidden Planet is based on The Tempest?

To celebrate all things Shakespeare, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the best of Shakespeare and Broadway.  So have a listen and brush up your Shakespeare with Broadway Direct’s Shakespeare and the Great White Way playlist.

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