Edna Ferber News

Date Of Birth:
August 15, 1887
Date Of Death:
April 16, 1968 (80)
Birth Place:
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Gender:
Female
BWW Reviews: ACT ONE Really Picks Up In Act Two
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2014

James Lapine's adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography is a love letter to Broadway. (more...)

MARXFEST, Centennial Celebration of The Marx Bros, Adds More Events, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In May 1914, four brothers at a poker table sat down as Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton, and stood up as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo. In May 2014, MARXFEST celebrates the centennial of this momentous event with screenings, talks, parties, performances, and remembrances, all in the city of their birth. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lakewood Theatre Company's SHOW BOAT, Opening 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

As its final presentation of the 2013-14 season, Lakewood Theatre Company will open May 2, 2014 with a new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's glorious American musical, Show Boat, on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

MARXFEST to Celebrate 100 Years of The Marx Brothers, 5/1-31 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

In May 1914, four brothers at a poker table sat down as Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton, and stood up as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo. In May 2014, MARXFEST celebrates the centennial of this momentous event with screenings, talks, parties, performances, and remembrances, all in the city of their birth. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

James Whale's Original SHOW BOAT Film Now Available On DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 25, 2014

A newly restored edition of iconic movie musical SHOW BOAT arrives on DVD in its original 1936 iteration for the very first time this week according to a new listing at Warner Archives. (more...)

Cape Town Opera's SHOW BOAT Will Return this May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Presented by Cape Town Opera, Show Boat is a musical of the old American South, rich with nostalgia, humour, love stories and well-loved melodies such as Ol' Man River and Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man. This ever-popular critically acclaimed musical will be on stage at the Opera House at Artscape, Cape Town for four performances only from 16 to 18 May 2014 before the production tours the United Kingdom from 2 July to 2 August 2014. Tickets for the limited South African season are on sale at Computicket. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Give Up this GHOST
by Misha Davenport - Jan 14, 2014

Shows like 'Ghost: The Musical' are the reason I have nightmares about punctuality (specifically colons when they precede'The Musical'). There are perhaps no two words that strike fear in the heart of theater critics quite like 'The Musical.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/4-1/5/2014
by - Jan 05, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 5, 2014 - Sunday, January 5, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/5 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 05, 2014

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. (more...)

Joel Blum Stars in Asolo Rep's SHOW BOAT, Now thru Dec 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Asolo Repertory Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season with SHOW BOAT, based on the novel by Edna Ferber, music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. This winner of the 1994 Tony Award for best revival features a score of timeless classics, including 'Ol' Man River, 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' Previews will be held tonight, November 12 - 14 and the show will run from November 15 - December 29. Opening night will be held on Friday, November 15 at 8pm. (more...)

SHOW BOAT, HERO, THE GRAPES OF WRATH and More Highlight Asolo Rep's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Michael Donald Edwards, Asolo Rep Producing Artistic Director, and Greg Leaming, Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director and Director of The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, today announced their selections for the 2013-2014 season. (more...)

James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition Debuts Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

When he died in 1955 at the age of 24 in a car crash, James Dean was mourned by millions of fans throughout the world. Despite only making three films all of them for Warner Bros. Dean became one of Hollywood's most spectacular stars (more...)

James Dean UItimate Collector's Edition Debuts Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

On November 5, Warner Home Video will debut East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant (a George Stevens production), remastered Blu-ray as the James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition (more...)

Joel Blum to Star in Asolo Rep's SHOW BOAT, Nov 12 - Dec 29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Asolo Repertory Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season with SHOW BOAT, based on the novel by Edna Ferber, music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. This winner of the 1994 Tony Award for best revival features a score of timeless classics, including 'Ol' Man River, 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' Previews will be held November 12 - 14 and the show will run from November 15 - December 29. Opening night will be held on Friday, November 15 at 8pm. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa & More to Lead Reading of Michael John LaChiusa's New Musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

The reading will feature Kate Baldwin, Carolee Carmello, Kathleen Chalfant, Mary Testa Donna Lynne Champlin, Jessica Grove?, Rebecca Luker, Charlotte Maltby, Luba Mason, Theresa McCarthy, Betsy Morgan, Isabel Santiago, and Carly Tamer. The reading is produced by Jacob S. Porter. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Close TALES OF THE VICTORIANS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The final opportunity to attend the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's 'Tales of the Victorians' this season is today, October 12 at 4:00p.m. at The Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Ave. While taking tea and tasting treats at this lovely B&B, professional storyteller and long-time ELTC favorite Stephanie Garrett and artistic director Gaye Stahlhuth will read classic stories from the vast collection of America's rich repertoire, which include works by Edna Ferber, Willa Cather, O. Henry, and Zora Neale Hurston. Cost for this popular pastime is only $10.00, and like other ELTC events, children are always welcome, and, ages 12 and under are free. (more...)

James Dean UItimate Collector's Edition Debuts 11/5
by Movies News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

On November 5, Warner Home Video will debut East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant (a George Stevens production), remastered Blu-ray as the James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition (more...)

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