Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Ten Broadway Musicals Inspired By The Bard's Plays

By David Gewirtzman
23 Apr 2014

Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Ten Broadway Musicals Inspired By The Bard's Plays

The gangsters in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate implore the audience to "Brush up your Shakespeare." In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Playbill will help readers do just that — musical-theatre style — by taking a look back at ten Broadway musicals inspired by his plays, from Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse to Joe DiPietro's All Shook Up.

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