Edna Ferber News

Date of Birth: August 15, 1887
Date of Death: April 16, 1968 (80)
Birth Place: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Gender: Female
San Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and MarchSan Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and March
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera partners again with Sundance Kabuki Cinemas to present the latest installment of the San Francisco Opera Grand Opera Cinema Series for winter 2016. (more...)

VIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On RacismVIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On Racism
by Michael Dale - Jan 18, 2016

Five moments when Broadway songwriters risked shocking and angering patrons with discomforting truths. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/16 - SHOW BOATSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/16 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2016

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...)

WBT to Present SHOW BOATWBT to Present SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

 Show Boat, the first great serious Broadway musical, combined the talents of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story, which spans almost fifty years, follows the lives, loves, and losses of a troupe of riverboat performers aboard the Cotton Blossom floating theater on the mighty Mississippi.  Its timeless score contains some of the most beautiful and emotionally charged songs ever written for a musical, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' "Ol' Man River", is the show's most memorable anthem about how the mighty Mississippi River, that unstoppable force of nature, is completely indifferent to human suffering. (more...)

Algonquin Hotel Lobby Features the Art of Al Hirschfeld, Starting TodayAlgonquin Hotel Lobby Features the Art of Al Hirschfeld, Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

This month, one of New York's most iconic hotels celebrates one of New York's most iconic artists in a unique art installation. The Algonquin Hotel Celebrates The Hirschfeld Century, will be presented in the legendary lobby of the Algonquin Hotel today, November 19, 2015 through March 31, 2016. (more...)

Illinois Wesleyan University Presents GIANT in First Staging Since Off-Broadway PremiereIllinois Wesleyan University Presents GIANT in First Staging Since Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Theatre Arts will present GIANT Nov. 17-22 in the first production of the musical after its New York City premiere. (more...)

Algonquin Hotel Lobby Will Feature the Art of Al Hirschfeld Starting 11/19Algonquin Hotel Lobby Will Feature the Art of Al Hirschfeld Starting 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

This month, one of New York's most iconic hotels celebrates one of New York's most iconic artists in a unique art installation. The Algonquin Hotel Celebrates The Hirschfeld Century, will be presented in the legendary lobby of the Algonquin Hotel November 19, 2015 through March 31, 2016. (more...)

GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 SeasonGREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUNorthlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You, continuing Northlight's 41st Season. You Can't Take It With You, directed by Devon de Mayo, runs November 6 - December 13, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Miss SHOW BOAT in Concert with Norm Lewis, Vanessa Williams & More? Watch the Full Show Now!STAGE TUBE: Miss SHOW BOAT in Concert with Norm Lewis, Vanessa Williams & More? Watch the Full Show Now!
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

'Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat in Concert with the New York Philharmonic' aired just last week as part of PBS' LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.This New York Philharmonic production features an all-star cast led by Vanessa Williams and Downton Abbey's Julian Ovenden, as well as Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham. Mis the broadcast? No worries! You can check out the full show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Sings 'Ol' Man River' from SHOW BOAT on Tonight's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTERSTAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Sings 'Ol' Man River' from SHOW BOAT on Tonight's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

The New York Philharmonic presentation of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT in concert, airs on PBS October 1th at 9:00pm, check your local listings. Don't miss Kern and Hammerstein II's groundbreaking musical about the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River. Check out Tony-nominee Norm Lewis singing the iconic 'Ol' Man River (more...)

SHOW BOAT, Starring Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis and More, Airs on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER TonightSHOW BOAT, Starring Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis and More, Airs on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

'Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat in Concert with the New York Philharmonic' airs tonight, October 16, 9:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. ET as part of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.  (more...)

Gina Beck and Michael Xavier to Star in SHOW BOAT at the Crucible This Winter; More Cast Announced!Gina Beck and Michael Xavier to Star in SHOW BOAT at the Crucible This Winter; More Cast Announced!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 3, 2015

SHOW BOAT will sail into the Crucible this winter with a full crew this December! (more...)

San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray TodaySan Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's quintessentially American masterpiece Show Boat comes to full life in a new DVD/Blu-ray recording from San Francisco Opera to be released by EuroArts Music International today, June 30, 2015. (more...)

InDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & MoreInDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist celebrated for his uniquely designed mainstages musicals showcasing a fiercely idiosyncratic style and flair all his own, the one and only William Finn. Outlining the new version of A NEW BRAIN set to be presented later this month at City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series, Finn discusses his original intentions behind many moments in the show as well as shares his inspiration for many musical moments in the melodic and moving score, as well. Additionally, Finn shares fresh news of his long in developtment musical adaptation of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and provides preliminary details on the forthcoming revival of his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS set to premiere later this season, as well. Plus, Finn imparts his enthusiasm for the upcoming 10th anniversary cast reunion of his popular musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, touches upon his favorite songs to date and expresses his desire to revisit Depression-era musical ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES in the future, as well as reveals his personal favorite songs to date and much, much more. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  THE ROYAL FAMILY at STNJ is a Real HitBWW Reviews: THE ROYAL FAMILY at STNJ is a Real Hit
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 4, 2015

See 'The Royal Family' now through June 21st at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Bonnie Monte, the show is sure to please metropolitan area audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TRAVELING PAPERS at Theatre RowPhoto Flash: First Look at TRAVELING PAPERS at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel. Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of eight including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich, and Jillian Stevens. TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, tonight, June 3, through June 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TRAVELING PAPERS Begins Tonight at Theatre RowTRAVELING PAPERS Begins Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel. Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of eight including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich, Jillian Stevens, and Antonio Edwards Suarez*. TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, tonight, June 3, through June 20, 2015. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray, June 30San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray, June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's quintessentially American masterpiece Show Boat comes to full life in a new DVD/Blu-ray recording from San Francisco Opera to be released by EuroArts Music International on June 30, 2015. (more...)

Summer Stages: New Jersey Summer EntertainmentSummer Stages: New Jersey Summer Entertainment
by Marina Kennedy - May 31, 2015

Take a look at New Jersey's 'Summer Stages' for great entertainment in the Garden State. (more...)

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