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Charles Dickens News

Date Of Birth:
February 07, 1812
Date Of Death:
June 09, 1870 (58)
Birth Place:
Portsmouth, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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Yorktown	 Stage to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Opening 11/22Yorktown Stage to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Opening 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

A Christmas Carol, with music by 9 time academy award winner Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent, opens at Yorktown Stage on November 22. This is the spectacular musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's most well known story. Proving its staying power with a decade long run at Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol is an ideal choice to create a holiday tradition. (more...)

Trustus Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns Next MonthTrustus Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Trustus Theatre is reviving its hit production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on the Thigpen Main Stage this November. This recent adaptation by Patrick Barlow, the Tony-award winning playwright of The 39 Steps, is a whirlwind telling of the classic holiday story where five actors take on all of the roles. Scrooge and all of his ghostly counterparts will return to the Thigpen Main Stage as A Christmas Carol opens Friday November 21st at 8:00pm. The show will run through December 20th, 2014. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org. (more...)

Trustus Theatre to Revive A CHRISTMAS CAROL This NovemberTrustus Theatre to Revive A CHRISTMAS CAROL This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Trustus Theatre is reviving its hit production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on the Thigpen Main Stage this November. (more...)

Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present DEAR DIARY, 11/19Naked Girls Reading to Present DEAR DIARY, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Get introspective with New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY), as Naked Girls Reading presents DEAR DIARY! Join your favorite naked readers as they share selections from personal journals, historical chronicles, memoirs, musings and first-person accounts. Revisit the great diarists of fiction, history and literature in-the-buff with the Naked Girls (and without having to break the lock on your sister's journal!) (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Premiere Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/19Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Premiere Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Chicago-October 20, 2014-Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings audiences a fresh take on a beloved classic, A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, developed with hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers and CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. After a special work-in-progress presentation last season, Chicago Shakespeare is proud to premiere this hip-hop reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens. A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol rocks the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited engagement, November 19-December 31, 2014. (more...)

A Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL to Premiere Upstairs at Chicago ShakespeareA Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL to Premiere Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings audiences a fresh take on a beloved classic, A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, developed with hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers and CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. After a special work-in-progress presentation last season, Chicago Shakespeare is proud to premiere this hip-hop reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens. A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol rocks the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited engagement, November 19-December 31, 2014. (more...)

Jay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This WinterJay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

Strawdog's GREAT EXPECTATIONS to Return on HalloweenStrawdog's GREAT EXPECTATIONS to Return on Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the second mainstage production in its 2014 - 2015 season, the remount of Charles Dickens' classic Great Expectations, adapted by Gale Childs Daly and directed by Jason W. Gerace, October 31 - December 13, at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway St. (more...)

A.C.T. to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-28A.C.T. to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. (more...)

OLIVER! Begins 11/6 at Town Hall TheaterOLIVER! Begins 11/6 at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Middlebury Community Players' extravaganza of a fall musical, OLIVER!, hits the Town Hall Theater stage on Thursday, November 6 for nine performances over two weekends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the AgesBWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the Ages
by Shari Barrett - Oct 17, 2014

DISCORD brings three great thinkers together in a room which appears to be a holding cell for heaven. They enter according to the time period in which they lived: first Thomas Jefferson, then Charles Dickens, and finally Count Leo Tolstoy. When each enters through the only door, it closes and locks, blocking the only way out. Thus begins their examination of why they have been brought together, what they could possibly have in common, and how can they possibly escape? It's a blistering battle of wits for the ages. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is now performing at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Due to popular demand, the production has extended now through November 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' Celebrates Opening Night at the GeffenPhoto Flash: 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' Celebrates Opening Night at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse presents The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and is helmed by director, Matt August(Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord began previews on October 7 with the press opening last night, October 15. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Creates Conflict, Context in Best Hour YetSpoiler Alert! Recap and Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Creates Conflict, Context in Best Hour Yet
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 15, 2014

If you are reading this review, you probably loved last week's two-hour AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW premiere as much as I did, but while last week thrived on a sensory assault of spectacular images and fascinating character portrayals, tonight's episode found inventive ways to not only deliver those incredible aesthetics again, but to also set up what has all the makings of an incredibly compelling season of stories. Simply said, this was one of the finest hours of television writing I have seen in a long time. (more...)

David de Vries Joins Cast of Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROLDavid de Vries Joins Cast of Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alliance Theatre's annual holiday gift to Atlanta, returns for its 25th season, November 21 - December 24, 2014. The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic and your favorite Atlanta actors. Directed by Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a tradition for many families around the southeast. (more...)

Broadway Palm to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/20-12/27Broadway Palm to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/20-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Broadway Palm welcomes the holidays with one of the most beloved holiday stories of all-time, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, playing November 20 through December 27, 2014. From a cold-hearted miser to a lovable softie, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge gives hope in the power of love and the spirit of Christmas. This classic story captures the essence of the holidays and is perfect entertainment for the entire family. (more...)

Boston's Odyssey Opera to Perform Two One-Acts by Dominick Argento, 11/22-23Boston's Odyssey Opera to Perform Two One-Acts by Dominick Argento, 11/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Odyssey Opera, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, presents two one-act operas by Dominick Argento (b.1927) at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre. (more...)

Penguin Books to Publish 80 Little Black Classics in Honor of Its 80th AnniversaryPenguin Books to Publish 80 Little Black Classics in Honor of Its 80th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

To celebrate the 80th birthday of Penguin Books, Penguin will be publishing 80 Little Black Classics in February 2015, putting the spotlight on publishing's most famous series, Penguin Classics. At 64 pages and 80p each, the Little Black Classics are beautifully designed, complete mini books to be collected, shared and enjoyed. (more...)

Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings. (more...)

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