Edgar Allan News

GayFest! Comes to Philadelphia, 8/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

August is looking very gay in Philadelphia with the fourth annual GayFest! - a festival of LGBT theater presented by Quince Productions at Plays & Players and two spaces in the Adrienne Theatre. This year's festival, August 5-23 at various theaters in Philadelphia, is bigger than ever, with three special events, four mainstage plays, and five one-night stands (of the theatrical variety, that is!). (more...)

Scholastic to Publish BONE #1: OUT FROM BONEVILLE, THE TRIBUTE EDITION, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, will publishBONE #1: Out from Boneville, The Tribute Edition on February 24, 2015. This special edition of the first book in Jeff Smith's award-winning and bestselling graphic novel series will kick off the 10th anniversary celebration of the Scholastic Graphix imprint in 2015. The Graphix imprint launched in 2005 with the color edition of BONE #1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith. Aimed at readers ages 8 to 12, and to be published simultaneously in the United States and Canada, the full-color special edition will contain a brand-new illustrated poem from creator Jeff Smith plus original BONE tribute art from sixteen additional top artists in the form of mini-comics and full-page artwork. The contributors include major artists working in comics and illustration today, such as Kate Beaton, Jeffrey Brown, Kazu Kibuishi, Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier, and Craig Thompson. (more...)

The Riant Theatre to Kick Off 2014 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Riant Theatre under the direction of Artistic Director Van Dirk Fisher, has announced its 26th Anniversary season lineup for the Strawberry One-Act Festival, which consists of 21 new one-acts and 3 full length plays that will run August 20th -- August 31st at the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th St. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Les Enfant Terribles to Make 13th Edinburgh Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Greenwich Theatre, one of London's foremost Off-West End theatres has over the past 5 years become one of the country's leading supporters of young and emerging theatre companies. With its Edinburgh profile rising year on year, five productions are supported at this year's festival across the Pleasance, C venues and Assembly. (more...)

LA LLORONA, DRACULA'S GUEST and THE MONK Set for Unbound Productions' WICKED LIT 2014, 10/3-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the line-up for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres Season Two of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! (more...)

Molotov Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature 'NIGHTFALL,' THE MARGINS & 'NEIGHBORHOOD 3'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Molotov Theatre Group, Washington DC's only horror- and suspense-based theatre company, is issuing a call for directors for its 2014/2015 season, which includes "Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe," "The Margins" and "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom." Interested directors are encouraged to submit their credentials for any of the shows of the season. (more...)

Wicked Lit Presents THE DOLL , 7/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the cast for the World Premiere Wicked Lit installation of Algernon Blackwood's THE DOLL, adapted by Rack and directed by Millet (July 11-26, 2014; Fridays-Sundays, 7:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.): Asia Aragon (Unbound Productions debut), Jennifer Novak Chun (The Lurking Fear, The Masque of the Red Death Experience, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Wicked Lit2013), Amelia Meyers (Unbound Productions debut), Tanya Mironowski (The Unnamable, Wicked Lit 2010, 2011), and Andrew Thatcher (Wake Not the Dead, Wicked Lit 2012). The play will be performed as a full production in and around Strub Mansion (a 100-year-old Italianate Beaux Arts home) on the campus of the historic Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus in Pasadena. (more...)

Second Season of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY to Premiere 7/1
by TV News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! Ten episodes of the hit Comedy Central series 'Drunk History' begin on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of 'Nathan For You.' For fans that want to relive every sloshed moment of season one, all episodes are now available on the Comedy Central App and atcc.com/drunk. (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles to Present ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON and DR LONGITUDE'S MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE at Edinburgh Festival, Starting 30 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

In their 13 year history Les Enfants Terribles have gone from performing in 50 seat venues on a shoe-string budget to working consistently in large scale venues - building a considerable critical and commercial following - and touring the globe with their fresh and innovative products. As such, Les Enfant Terribles have now built a reputation for being one of the most visually exciting British theatre companies working today. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY & More Set for Evening Star Productions' 2014-15 Season
by Carol Kassie - Jun 03, 2014

Evening Star Productions' debut season concluded in May with a sold out run of Nevermore, Matt Conner's haunting musical based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Their second season promises to offer audiences another entertaining and eclectic year of theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gotham Chamber Opera's US Premiere of THE RAVEN Cries 'Nevermore'
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 02, 2014

When New York's Gotham Chamber Opera--in collaboration with the Gerald Lynch Theatre at John Jay College--presented Toshio Hosokawa's THE RAVEN in its US premiere last week, as part of the NY Philharmonic Biennial, the composer could not have wished for a production that made a better case for it. Yet, despite the company's best efforts--and a wonderful concert opener based on an Edgar Allan Poe story, “Mask of the Red Death”--this was a less-than-fulfilling evening. (more...)

Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE to Premiere at Welsh National Opera, 13-15 June
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Composer Gordon Getty's opera Usher House will receive its world stage premiere as part of Welsh National Opera's double bill titled The Fall of the House of Usher on Friday, June 13, and Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Cardiff, Wales, and Friday, June 20, 2014 in Birmingham. The Getty opera will be paired with Robert Orledge's completed version of Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher. A co-production with San Francisco Opera, the double bill will receive its United States premiere in San Francisco in December 2015. (more...)

Penguin Classics Releases ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK and THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

On May 27, 2014, Penguin Classics will release two previously unpublished works by renowned literary wit Dorothy Parker and her biographer Marion Meade. ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the Great American Novel and Ended Up in a TB Colony Atop an Alpine Peak is a hilarious and practically unknown letter by Dorothy Parker written to her publishers in 1930 (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9780698153776; $1.99). THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER: The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendshipby biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to recount Dorothy Parker's last days before her death and the bizarre and unceremonious treatment of her remains following it (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9781101627211; $2.99). (more...)

Unbound Productions Stages World Premiere Readings of MYSTERY LIT and THE DOLL, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Unbound Productions, Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details about their World Premiere staged reading of MYSTERY LIT, adapted by Josephson from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories (May 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and May 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.) and the World Premiere production of Algernon Blackwood's THE DOLL, adapted by Rack and directed by Millet (July 11-26, 2014; Fridays-Sundays, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.). (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles Bring ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON to TOM for Brighton Fringe Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Following their acclaimed tour of The Trench, which played at TOM May 2013, award-winning Theatre Company, Les Enfants Terribles tour with their new show, Ernest and The Pale Moon, adapted for the stage with Pins and Needles Productions. (more...)

Three Day Hangover's David Hudson Featured on New Episode of SOMETHING NEW
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

In Episode 214, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with David Hudson, an actor, writer, producer, and voice-over artist. (more...)

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity Presents Live Music & Silent Films Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity presents Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Films tonight, May 16, 7 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Featuring music by Carola Baukholt, Hanns Eisler, Erik Satie, and Iris ter Schiphorst. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Asia Pacific Premiere of GHOST: The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The stage of the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at RCBC Plaza turns into a furtive arena for a courageous theatrical exploit in the Asia Pacific premiere of GHOST: The Musical, staged by Atlantis Productions and Ten Bridges Media Corporation. (more...)

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