Charles Dickens News

Date Of Birth:
February 07, 1812
Date Of Death:
June 09, 1870 (58)
Birth Place:
Portsmouth, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Southern Rep Adds A CHRISTMAS CAROL to 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Southern Rep Theatre has announced details about its 2014-15 Mainstage Season, including new information on locations, dates and times, as well as unveiling a new addition to its Lagniappe Series: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Doris Baizley and featuring John 'Spud' McConnell who returns as the iconic Scrooge in December 2014. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Laurie King Book Signing, Auction and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce a series of September events with something special for every mystery fan, including the opening show of their 76th Season -- Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, THE MUSIC MAN, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and More Set for Sierra Rep's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical Mary Poppins and concluding with a brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Other highlights include new Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock 'n' roll revue to be announced, everyone's favorite The Music Man, William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the country tribute Always, Patsy Cline, and a new comedy called Unnecessary Farce. Season Tickets go on sale September 2, with group and general admission tickets on sale October 1. Visit www.sierrarep.org or call 209-532-3120 for tickets and information. (more...)

The Assembly to Bring World Premiere of THAT POOR DREAM to New Ohio Theatre, 10/4-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Assembly will present the World Premiere of That Poor Dream, a new play written and devised collectively by the company and the cast (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Ray Campbell, Jess Chayes, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Moti Margolin, Emily Louise Perkins, and Terrell Wheeler), October 4-26 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington). (more...)

Clear Space Theatre's Summer Season To End With Performance From Del Shores, 09/5-09/06
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Del Shores will be performing at the Clear Space Theatre Company September 5-6 for the end of their summer season. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

One of the world's most enduring Christmas stories, A Christmas Carol plays Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:30PM! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 5th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

POE, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce the 2014 fall schedule of events at The Colonial Theatre, The Garage and The Unicorn Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase to members and passholders on August 15 and to the general public on August 19. (more...)

Avis-Marie Barnes, James Beaman & More Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF announces partial casting for the seven productions in its 2014-2015 Signature Series. Following an extensive nationwide search, Artistic Director Jim Helsinger has handpicked a talented group of Broadway veterans and local favorites to bring the Theater's 26th Season to life. (more...)

Larry Yando to Lead Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Goodman Theatre's annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, now in its 37th year and directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper for the second time. (more...)

Twelve New Music, Dance and Holiday Shows Coming to the King Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The King Center for the Performing Arts has announced a variety of music, dance and holiday entertainment coming up this season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

GO, DOG. GO!, PINKALICIOUS and More Set for SecondStory Rep's 2014 Theater for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its Theatre For Young Audiences Season 16. These one hour, family friendly, plays and musicals are perfect for school aged children. Scroll down for details! (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/2- OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Aug 02, 2014

Today in 1965, Oliver! opened at the Martin Beck Theatre, where it ran for 64 performances. Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1994-1998 and again from 2009-2011. (more...)

South Coast Repertory Announces Production Calendar, August through November 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

The South Coast Repertory Announces their Production Calendar spanning August through November 2014. Their productions include PETER PAN, THE TEMPEST, VENUS IN FUR, ZEALOT, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. For more information, read below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: British Music Hall Humor Comes Alive with FlynnArts' DROOD
by Erin McIntyre - Aug 01, 2014

FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater opened THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD on Thursday, July 31 at Burlington's FlynnSpace at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

School-Plays.com Offers Collection of Plays for Middle and Junior High Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Every student deserves good theatre and that is why Youth Theatre Press has created School-Plays.com. From award winning playwrights, to pioneers in youth theatre, School-Plays.com offers a diverse collection of plays specially designed for middle and junior high schools. (more...)

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