Simon Callow headed to Chicago with solo show

Simon Callow is coming to Chicago with "Being Shakespeare."

Simon Callow is coming to Chicago with "Being Shakespeare." (January 11, 2012)

The British stage-and-screen actor Simon Callow will appear at the Broadway Playhouse in the spring, it was announced Tuesday evening.

Callow will present the solo show "Being Shakespeare," a piece by Jonathan Bate that interweaves segments of the Bard's plays with musings on his life and times. It's part of a short U.S. tour for Callow, who has worked in Chicago before.

"Being Shakespeare" has been seen in London and Edinburgh. The two-week engagement (April 18-29) at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., is under the auspices of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater's World's Stage series.

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