Edith Wharton News

Date Of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date Of Death:
August 11, 1937 (75)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
Metropolitan Playhouse Produces First Revival of Owen Davis's ICEBOUND, 9/19 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Icebound, the 1923 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama by Owen Davis. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street. Previews begin 9/19/14 with an official opening on 9/26/14. The run will end on 10/19/2014. (more...)

Special Performance of DIBBLEDANCE: SHOES ON, SHOES OFF Set for Tina Packer Playhouse, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Founding Company Member and Master Choreographer Susan Dibble brings her newest production Dibbledance: Shoes On, Shoes Off to the Tina Packer Playhouse for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY performance Sunday, August 31st at 7:30pm. (more...)

Veterans & Actors Set for Readings During FROM FLANDERS FIELDS, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of First World War (1914~1918), military veterans and actors from stage and screen will give dramatic insight into the War through a compilation of readings and visual imagery during From Flanders Fields: The Story of WWI's Western Front, 7:00p.m. on Monday, August 4 at The Irene Diamond Stage, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St. (at corner of 10th Ave. & 42nd St.), Manhattan. (more...)

Dennis Krausnick Plays Caesar for 14 Shows Only at Shakespeare & Company, 7/15-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Dennis Krausnick, a founder and also Director of Training, steps into the title role of Julius Caesar for a brief run beginning July 15 through August 2. Nigel Gore, who has been playing Caesar since it opened several weeks ago, takes a short-term leave from the show after this weekend's performance on Sunday July 13-Gore will be back in the role Saturday, August 9. Krausnick was last seen on stage in the Playhouse in 2012's King Lear in the title role. See Krausnick's bio and photo links below. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to Run 7/17-8/23 at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Tour of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jonathan Croy, returns home to Lenox settling in for special limited engagement at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home. After playing to tens of thousands of students this winter and spring, the Company's non-union schools tour, the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare, will perform their unique six-actor, 90-minute version of William Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers outdoors at 2 Plunkett Street-the address where the landmark theatre company was founded in 1978. Now in its 34th year, the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare has proven to be one of the Education Program's most successful and popular programs, reaching over 25,000 students every year. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents the World Premiere of CEDARS at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 7/23-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents James Naughton in the world premiere of Cedars at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 26 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 23 at 8pm and the production closes August 9 at 8pm. (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Lenox, Massachusetts, for the second consecutive summer, with 12 performances of the fully staged theatrical concert, Beethoven Love Elegies. With a script drawn from Beethoven's letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries, interwoven with performances of some of his greatest music, this poignant, humorous, and emotionally intense production dramatizes Beethoven's young years in Vienna and his search for the perfect wife. Actor Kire Tosevski as Beethoven heads an outstanding company of five esteemed actors and four musicians (violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, pianist Eve Wolf, and baritone Chad Sloane). (more...)

Tina Packer's JULIUS CAESAR to Run 6/27-8/30 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Idealism, ambition, conspiracy, honor, greed, betrayal and the lust for power-echoes of our own modern politics-are all on tap in Shakespeare's potent and bloody Julius Caesar. Last performed at the Company in 1993, Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer delivers audiences her 'bare-Bard' production of Caesar, marking its final leg of a three city tour-Orlando, Florida, Prague in the Czech Republic, and now at home in Lenox, with Shakespeare & Company. With 7 actors playing multiple roles this poetry-filled psychological and political thriller follows the conspiracy and assassination of the omnipotent Roman leader, and the consequences that ensue from his brutal murder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre June 27 - August 30.Press Opening is Friday, July 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 02, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

A Personal Response to Violet
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 27, 2014

The organization myFace recently reached out to us to share a personal response to the musical Violet by journalist and blogger Jeryl Brunner. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Casting for Shakespeare & Company's upcoming Summer Performance Season was finalized last week which includes a roster of audience favorites, critics' top picks and a bevy of newcomers joining the Company's ranks in this celebratory season in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. See play titles, casting, Press Openings and full schedules for each production listed below. (more...)

Restless Books Presents Book Launch at The Mount: Restless Women Travelers, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Restless Books is thrilled to be launching a new series of classic and contemporary travel narratives written by women, Restless Women Travelers: (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Casting for Shakespeare & Company's upcoming Summer Performance Season was finalized last week which includes a roster of audience favorites, critics' top picks and a bevy of newcomers joining the Company's ranks in this celebratory season in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. See play titles, casting, Press Openings and full schedules for each production listed below. (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents THE TRIAL OF OSCAR WILDE, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Fresh off its recent Tchaikovsky production at BAM Fisher, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents another fully staged theatrical concert interweaving drama and music about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century. Delivered by a top-caliber cast in an intimate setting, The Trial of Oscar Wilde focuses on the tragic shackling, public scrutiny, and subsequent imprisonment of the homosexual playwright/writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). A script based on Wilde's correspondence, plays, and short stories (performed by Broadway's Michael Halling as Oscar Wilde and esteemed Robert Ian Mackenzie as Lord Queensbury) provides a dramatic backdrop for chamber music by French and English composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Chausson's masterful Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, and works by Satie, Elgar, Faure and Franck in performances by the dynamic Amphion String Quartet, violinist Susie Park, pianist Max Barros and a romping barbershop quartet. (more...)

A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE by Edith Wharton is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

A trailblazer among American women at the turn of the century, Edith Wharton set out in the newly invented 'motor-car' to explore the cities and countryside of France. As the Whartons embark on three separate journeys through the country in 1906 and 1907, accompanied first by Edith's brother, Harry Jones, and then by Henry James, Edith is enamored by the freedom that this new form of transport has given her. With a keen eye for architecture and art, and the engrossing style that would later earn her a Pulitzer Prize in fiction, Wharton writes about places that she previously “yearned for from the windows of the train.' (more...)

Richard Thomas to Star in A DISTANT COUNTRY CALLED YOUTH at The Old Globe, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," Fifth of July, "The Americans") starring in A Distant Country Called Youth, an intimate look at the making of an artist, adapted by Steve Lawson from early letters Tennessee Williams sent to his family, friends, and professional associates. This one-night-only engagement takes place on Monday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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...)

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