Edith Wharton News

Date Of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date Of Death:
August 11, 1937 (75)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
Virginia Arts Festival Presents ACTEON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Virginia Arts Festival presents a rare evening of period music conducted by one of the most revered names in early music performance, William Christie, tonight, April 15 at 7:30pm, at Norfolk's First Lutheran Church. Mr. Christie will lead the musicians of Juilliard415, the principal period-instrument ensemble of The Juilliard School, and singers from Juilliard Opera in Marc-Antoine Charpentier's 18th-century treasure, Acteon. (more...)

Restless Books Presents a New Series, RESTLESS WOMEN TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

While this winter may have filled us with discontent, before we know it we'll be making our summer travel plans. In preparation, Restless Books is pleased to announce a new series called Restless Women Travelers. The series brings you new and old classics of the genre, complemented with fresh introductions by some of our best contemporary travel writers. The first four titles will be available this spring/summer: (more...)

Stevenson To Return To Young Vic In HAPPY DAYS In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 25, 2014

Juliet Stevenson returns to the Young Vic in February 2015 to reprise her mesmerising performance as Winnie in Natalie Abrahami's acclaimed production of Happy Days which sold out its first run in the Main House. David Beames returns to play Willie in a limited five-week run of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's New Musical FREEDOM'S SONG and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced that the Ford's Theatre 2014-2015 season will include mainstage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, headlined by Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace, the return of Edward Gero as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln by James Still, and a new musical, Freedom's Song, still in development, inspired by the words of Lincoln and those who lived through the Civil War. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival to Present ACTEON, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The Virginia Arts Festival presents a rare evening of period music conducted by one of the most revered names in early music performance, William Christie, on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30pm, at Norfolk's First Lutheran Church. Mr. Christie will lead the musicians of Juilliard415, the principal period-instrument ensemble of The Juilliard School, and singers from Juilliard Opera in Marc-Antoine Charpentier's 18th-century treasure, Acteon. (more...)

Ripe Time to Bring Gertrude Stein's THE WORLD IS ROUND to the Stage, 4/17-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Ripe Time, the Brooklyn-based company led by Rachel Dickstein, has garnered acclaim for creating physically charged, visually powerful adaptations of classic and contemporary stories by authors raging from Edith Wharton to Jhumpa Lahiri. Conceived, written and directed by Dickstein, the play The World is Round epitomizes the company's work, creating from Gertrude Stein's book a fable (for grownups and mature children) full of original, live music by Heather Christian and aerial movement choreographed by Nicki Miller. Ripe Time's first new show since its celebrated Mrs. Dalloway adaptation Septimus and Clarissa (2011), The World is Round makes its world premiere April 17 - 30 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). (more...)

Ensemble of the Romantic Century Presents TCHAIKOVSKY: NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Celebrating its 13th season, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart at The Fishman Space in the new BAM Fisher. A fully staged theatrical concert blending striking music, powerful language and biography, Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart delves into the unconventional 16-year long relationship between one of the great composers of the 19th century and his patroness, Madame von Meck. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this evening-length production seamlessly interweaves a dramatic script performed by actor Simon Fortin (Tchaikovsky) and actress Ariel Bock (Madame von Meck) of Shakespeare & Company with live chamber and vocal music performed by violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Adrian Daurov, pianist Eve Wolf and tenor Blake Friedman. Featuring some of Tchaikovsky's epic pieces including Piano Trio in A Minor, Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart represents some of the composer's balletic works through dance both choreographed and performed by American Ballet Theatre dancer Daniel Mantei. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Rachel Dickstein, Jeremy Bloom & More Chosen for Drama League's 2014 Artist Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director; Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Director) has announced the ten artists and theater ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2014 Artist Residency Program. The development of these works, which include two 2014 Artists In Residence, Rachel Dickstein/Ripe Time and Jeremy Bloom/Rady&Bloom, will be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca from March-July 2014. (more...)

Tickets to Shakespeare & Company's Summer Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Tickets to Shakespeare & Company's provocative and ambitious 37th Summer Performance Season are now on sale. Artistic Director Tony Simotes has planned a celebratory season packed with Shakespeare, modern works, premieres and special events in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit us online at www.shakespeare.org, call the Box Office at (413) 637-3353, or stop by in person at 70 Kemble Street, Lenox Ma. (more...)

Ensemble of the Romantic Century Presents TCHAIKOVSKY: NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART, 3/5-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Celebrating its 13th season, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart at The Fishman Space in the new BAM Fisher. A fully staged theatrical concert blending striking music, powerful language and biography, Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart delves into the unconventional 16-year long relationship between one of the great composers of the 19th century and his patroness, Madame von Meck. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this evening-length production seamlessly interweaves a dramatic script performed by actor Simon Fortin (Tchaikovsky) and actress Ariel Bock (Madame von Meck) of Shakespeare & Company with live chamber and vocal music performed by violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Adrian Daurov, pianist Eve Wolf and tenor Blake Friedman. Featuring some of Tchaikovsky's epic pieces including Piano Trio in A Minor, Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart represents some of the composer's balletic works through dance both choreographed and performed by American Ballet Theatre dancer Daniel Mantei. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Maryann Plunkett and More Set for FORGOTTEN TREASURERS: AN EVENING OF SCENES BY HISTORIC WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

History Matters/Back to the Future will present FORGOTTEN TREASURERS: An Evening of Scenes by Historic Women Playwrights Read by Luminaries of Stage, Film, and Television. The performance will take place at 7:00pm on Monday, February 17th at The Helen Mills Theatre 139 West 26th Street (between 7th and 6th Avenues). Tickets are by invitation only. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse's Gilded Stage Festival to Run 1/13-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Gilded Stage Festival, the theater's ninth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of American writers and creators. The Festival is a collection of nine new works by artists and companies from near and far, taking their inspiration from the writings, causes, and lives that defined The Gilded Age. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) (more...)

David Carpenter Presents Scenes from Opera THE AGE OF INNOCENCE Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Scenes from the opera, 'The Age of Innocence,' music and libretto by David Carpenter, will be performed at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th Street in Manhattan, today, November 17th at 3pm, free admission. Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, the opera tells the story of a love-triangle set in New York City in the 1870s. (more...)

Which Winslow Are You?
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Nov 08, 2013

Find out which member of the Winslow family you are most akin in Terence Rattigan's classic drama in our 'Which Winslow Are You?' Quiz. (more...)

UCONN Torrington's LCWP to Bring Two Events to Warner Theatre, 10/25 & Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

The Warner Theatre will host two UCONN Torrington's Litchfield County Writers Project, “Writers in Conversation” events in the upcoming weeks. (more...)

Gettysburg: One Woman's War Set for Metropolitan Playhouse December 2-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

In Elsie Singmaster's powerful exploration of a Civil War icon's physical and emotional terrain, fictional townswoman Mary Bowman lives the war and its legacy-from the first shots at Willoughby Run, to the consolation of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, to the country's healing a half century on. The show runs Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. Gettysburg: One Woman's War, Comprising three selections from Elsie Singmaster's 1913 classic Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath, at The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner: 220 E 4th Street between Avenues A and B. (more...)

UCONN Torrington's LCWP to Bring Two Events to Warner Theatre, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The Warner Theatre will host two UCONN Torrington's Litchfield County Writers Project, “Writers in Conversation” events in the upcoming weeks. (more...)

UCONN Torrington's LCWP to Bring Two Events to Warner Theatre, 10/25 & 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

The Warner Theatre will host two UCONN Torrington's Litchfield County Writers Project, “Writers in Conversation” events in the upcoming weeks. (more...)

David Carpenter to Present Scenes from Opera THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Scenes from the opera, 'The Age of Innocence,' music and libretto by David Carpenter, will be performed at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th Street in Manhattan, Sunday, November 17th at 3pm, free admission. Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, the opera tells the story of a love-triangle set in New York City in the 1870s. (more...)

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