Disney’s Upcoming ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’

Disney just released the trailer for their upcoming animated feature Gnomeo & Juliet which looks as cute as it sounds!  It’s based off of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, except with indoor and outdoor warring gnomes who come “alive” when humans are away.  It will be directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) and original songs by Elton John and will feature the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that they won’t end with the double suicide.

According to IMBd its release date is February 11, 2011.

I laughed quite a few times watching this trailer!

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All the City is a Stage- Shakespeare in NYC

If you live in NYC you already know how amazing NYC summers are.  Mainly because of the boatload of free events they have.  Many of you, hopefully, have heard of Shakespeare in the Park,  you probably also know how difficult it is to get tickets.

This is because:

1. It’s Shakespeare and he’s amazing (duh)

2. They usually have one big time actor in the play

3. It’s free

Well don’t fret! I’ve done all the hard work and found free Shakespeare plays in NYC this summer.

Shakespeare in the Park

The Merchant of Venice

The Winters Tale

June 9 – August

This year Al Pacino is in it! Also Jesse L. Martin from “Law & Order”, and the ginger Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family”.

New York Classical Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

Battery Park City (July 17-Aug. 1)

Central Park (Aug. 5-29)

In this show the scenes move and the audience picks up and moves with them. Sounds fun!

The Boomerang Theatre

The Tempest

On weekends until July 18th in Central Park

Hudson Warehouse

Romeo & Juliet

Aug 5- 29

No tickets required just show up!

This is actually a modern Afghanistan version of R&J.

“Assume a virtue if you have it not.” –Hamlet

Insult someone Shakespeare style!