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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
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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...)

Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

DALLAS — 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...)

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 - Jan 12, 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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/15 - SHOW BOATSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/15 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 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...)

MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Julian Ovenden & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: First Look at Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Julian Ovenden & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie,Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williamsas Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worsham as Magnolia. BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Vanessa Williams, Lauren Worsham, Jane Alexander & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part OnePhoto Coverage: First Look at Vanessa Williams, Lauren Worsham, Jane Alexander & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part One
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie,Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williamsas Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worshamas Magnolia. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHOW BOAT Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at Avery Fisher Hall!Photo Coverage: SHOW BOAT Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at Avery Fisher Hall!
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie,Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williamsas Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worshamas Magnolia. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis & More!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie, Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williams as Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worsham as Magnolia. All cast members will be making their New York Philharmonic debuts in this production. As previously announced, the performances will be conducted and directed by Ted Sperling and choreographed by Randy Skinner. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Offer 100 Free Tickets to Starry SHOW BOAT this FridayNew York Philharmonic to Offer 100 Free Tickets to Starry SHOW BOAT this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

100 free tickets for 13 to 26-year-olds are now available for the Philharmonic's production of Show Boat on Friday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Starry SHOW BOAT Opens TonightNew York Philharmonic's Starry SHOW BOAT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running tonight, November 5 to November 8, 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photos: In Rehearsal for NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT, with Julian Ovenden, Lauren Worsham, Alli Mauzey & More!Photos: In Rehearsal for NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT, with Julian Ovenden, Lauren Worsham, Alli Mauzey & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will soon present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014.As previously announced, the New York Philharmonic's production of Show Boat will star Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie, Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal,Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worsham as Magnolia. All cast members will be making their New York Philharmonic debuts in this production. As previously announced, the performances will be conducted and directed by Ted Sperling and choreographed by Randy Skinner. The production will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian SeldesTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian Seldes
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

Today we are shinning a solo spotlight on one of the most revered actors of our age in her death at the age of 86 earlier this week, Marian Seldes. (more...)

Jane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOATJane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced final principal cast members for its semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Jane Alexander will portray Parthy, and Erika Henningsen will portray Kim. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of the semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-nominated actor Christopher Fitzgerald (who will portray Frank); Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis, who appeared on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Joe); Broadway performer Alli Mauzey (Ellie); Broadway and television performer Edward Watts (Steve); Emmy- nominated comedic stage and screen actor Fred Willard (Cap'n Andy); and Broadway performer NaTasha Yvette Williams (Queenie). (more...)

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