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Date Of Birth:
August 15, 1887
Date Of Death:
April 16, 1968 (80)
Birth Place:
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Gender:
Female
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Edna Ferber News

Date Of Birth:
August 15, 1887
Date Of Death:
April 16, 1968 (80)
Birth Place:
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Gender:
Female
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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's THE ROYAL FAMILYPhoto Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances began this week on May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 29, 2015

The weekend is upon us and that means that tonight is opening night for a couple of new shows (with performances continuing through the weekend) and closing performances of several others, including Newsies (at TPAC), Circle Players' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the farewell production of GroundWorks Theatre's Starlite Waltz. Meanwhile, John Chaffin's Cliffhanger continues at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and Cumberland County Playhouse continues its 50th anniversary season with a whole slate of terrific shows. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Announces 2015 Intelligent Theatre FestivalNew Hampshire Theatre Project Announces 2015 Intelligent Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

New Hampshire Theatre Project just announceed the 2015 Intelligent Theatre Festival. The festiabl will run through the month of June and features some knockout new work. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long! (more...)

Geoff Davin's THE FIRST CHURCH OF MARY... Premieres Next WeekGeoff Davin's THE FIRST CHURCH OF MARY... Premieres Next Week
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Subtitled 'a play about Faith, Narcissism, & Red Velvet Cake,' The First Church of Mary (which is how we will refer to it hereafter) allows Davin to don a wig and heels - 'yet again,' according to the show's press release - to play his newest creation Adamenses Huckster, the protagonist of his 'new play (with mus (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/15 - SHOW BOATSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/15 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2015

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...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILYThe Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

TRAVELING PAPERS to Play Theatre Row, 6/3-20TRAVELING PAPERS to Play Theatre Row, 6/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 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, June 3-20, 2015. (more...)

Intelligent Theatre Festival Returns This YearIntelligent Theatre Festival Returns This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The third annual Intelligent Theatre Festival brings new and exciting changes to this community playreading program. In past years, the Festival has been held over one or two weekends; in 2015 the Festival will run from April to June and will showcase new voices from around the community. (more...)

Daniel Evans to Direct SHOW BOAT at the Crucible This WinterDaniel Evans to Direct SHOW BOAT at the Crucible This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Sheffield Artistic Director Daniel Evans will be directing SHOW BOAT at the Crucible this winter. (more...)

Controversy Pushes NAAP to Cancel All Asian-American SHOW BOATControversy Pushes NAAP to Cancel All Asian-American SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

After a public outcry, the National Asian Artists Project has cancelled its upcoming, all Asian-American production of SHOW BOAT. The classic musical, featuring music by Jerome Kern and book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, would have been directed by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC to Continue Season with LIGHT UP THE SKY, 3/4-21Theatre Group at SBCC to Continue Season with LIGHT UP THE SKY, 3/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the hilarious comedy by Moss Hart, LIGHT UP THE SKY, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Garvin Theatre, March 4-21, 2015. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present SHORT SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 3/7Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present SHORT SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's acclaimed touring company will present Short Shakespeare-colorful and dynamic performances of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth on March 7 and April 18 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue, at Lancaster Road in Madison. An engaging post-play discussion with the company of actors will follow each one-hour family performance. Tickets are $16. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

THE ROYAL FAMILY, LOVE'S LABOURS LOST & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 SeasonTHE ROYAL FAMILY, LOVE'S LABOURS LOST & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, just named 'Company of the Year' by the Wall Street Journal which also described the Theatre as 'one of America's half-dozen leading classical repertory companies,' proudly announces an ambitious 2015 Season of classic treasures and exceptional new work inspired by historic events and historic figures. Featuring works by Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber, and Ferenc Molnar, alongside a contemporary work by Bill Cain, the Theatre's line-up demonstrates an unwavering dedication to classic tales that inspire our present lives as well as future visions of the world. (more...)

Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) – Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7–15, 2015in the Ordway Music Theater. Christie is recognized as “ … a top-notch conductor of new works …” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Based on the novel by Richard Condon and directed by Kevin Newbury, The Manchurian Candidate traces the mysterious story of an American soldier decorated during the Korean War who is brainwashed into becoming an unwitting assassin in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. This taut and suspenseful thriller is the highly anticipated second opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, creators of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night. (more...)

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