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Date of Death: August 04, 1875
Birth Place: Odense, Fyn, DENMARK
Gender: Male
Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Presents THE LITTLE MERMAIDMarin Theatre Company Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

This spring, Marin Theatre Company will round out its first ever fully self-produced Family Series season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays with an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Little Mermaid. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Students Honored for Excellence in DanceBay Area Children's Theatre Students Honored for Excellence in Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

?They'd been told not to expect any recognition for their hard work. After all, this was their very first competition ever.  So you can imagine the happy cacophony that broke out on Sunday, when the 31 members of the Bay Area Children's Theatre's Advanced Performers troupe won an award for Excellence in Dance at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) in Atlanta. (more...)

BWW Review: Karen Oberlin Presents Captivating Revival Of Frank Loesser Tribute Show As One Of 'Cabaret's Greatest Hits' at Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Karen Oberlin Presents Captivating Revival Of Frank Loesser Tribute Show As One Of 'Cabaret's Greatest Hits' at Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jan 15, 2016

Karen Oberlin's original performance of Heart & Soul: The Songs of Frank Loesser in 2010 (Loesser's Centennial celebration year) at The Algonquin Hotel's legendary Oak Room earned her a MAC Award nomination for “Best Major Artist” (as well as an award for the Live CD) and sterling reviews. Hence, the show's inclusion in Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly Metropolitan Room series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (which launched last August and runs through 2016). Oberlin's captivating performance Wednesday evening showcased not only her acknowledged prowess with plumy ballads, but also her flair for comedy and an aptitude that handles nuanced jazz with seamless transitions. The vocalist was joined by her original collaborators, Musical Director Jon Weber on piano and Sean Smith on bass, while the show was directed by the piece's original helmsman, Eric Michael Gillett. (more...)

LA SIRENITA, UNA AVENTURA ECOLOGICA aterriza en el Nuevo ApoloLA SIRENITA, UNA AVENTURA ECOLOGICA aterriza en el Nuevo Apolo
by Victor Pastor Giner - Jan 15, 2016

El Teatro Nuevo Apolo (Plaza de Tirso de Molina, 1) acogera, desde el proximo 6 de febrero, el musical familiar LA SIRENITA, UNA AVENTURA ECOLÓGICA de Candileja Producciones que sumergira a los espectadores en una trama llena de valores los sabados a las 16.45 h. y los domingos, en sesion matinal, a las 12 h. (more...)

BWW Review: SYDNEY FESTIVAL Meow Meow 's LITTLE MERMAID Ponders The Eternal Struggle To Find Everlasting LoveBWW Review: SYDNEY FESTIVAL Meow Meow 's LITTLE MERMAID Ponders The Eternal Struggle To Find Everlasting Love
by Jade Kops - Jan 13, 2016

Weimar inspired cabaret star Meow Meow (Melissa Madden Gray) brings her poignant philosophical ponderings of love to the SYDNEY FESTIVAL with her interpretation of the Hans Christian Andersen's LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Theatre503 Names New Executive DirectorTheatre503 Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Andrew comments, I'm thrilled to be joining Theatre 503 to work with Paul and his brilliant team. As a passionate advocate of new writing and supporting emerging talent, it's incredibly exciting to be part of one of London's best venues for groundbreaking new work. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Students to Perform at Junior Theatre Festival in AtlantaBay Area Children's Theatre Students to Perform at Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Top acting students in the Theatre Education Program of the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) leave Thursday for Atlanta, GA, to compete in the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF), the world's largest gathering celebrating musical theatre for young performers. (more...)

New York City Ballet to Present 4th Annual Art Series, Featuring Marcel Dzama, 1/19New York City Ballet to Present 4th Annual Art Series, Featuring Marcel Dzama, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

New York City Ballet will present the fourth installation of its acclaimed Art Series initiative during the Company's 2016 Winter Season. Launched in 2013, the New York City Ballet Art Series features annual collaborations between NYCB and contemporary visual artists who create original works for exhibition at the Company's home, the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Brittany Ellis Let's it Go in THE SNOW QUEENBWW Interview: Brittany Ellis Let's it Go in THE SNOW QUEEN
by Stevie King - Jan 11, 2016

I sat down with The Snow Queen's Brittany Ellis, who played the title character, about what is was like to perform in Serenbe's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/9-1/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/9-1/10/2016
by - Jan 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 10, 2016 - Sunday, January 10, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/10/16- THE LITTLE MERMAIDSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/10/16- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2016

Today in 2008, The Little Mermaid opened at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical had a pre-Broadway tryout in Denver, Colorado in July through early September 2007. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Premieres at The GroveTHE LITTLE MERMAID Premieres at The Grove
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

The Grove Theatre has just announced the West Coast premiere of the "Under the Sea" musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid, opening on February 5th and running on weekends through February 28th. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Play Grove TheatreDisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Play Grove Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The Grove Theatre is excited to announce the West Coast premiere of the "Under the Sea" musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid, opening on February 5th and running on weekends through February 28th. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Sets Half-Term Family SeasonGreenwich Theatre Sets Half-Term Family Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following a record-breaking panto season with the acclaimed Red Riding Hood, Greenwich Theatre has announced a new programme of family shows for February half-term. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Houston, January 6, 2016— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2016 winter repertory on January 22with an inventive staging by multiple-award-winning theater director Michael Grandage of Mozart's genial farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Performances continue through February 7. Co-produced by HGO and the Glyndebourne Festival and premiered at Glyndebourne in 2012, this production, set in 1970s Spain with sets and costumes by award-winning designer Christopher Oram, was hailed for its beauty and for affirming “Mozart's comic masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern” (Sunday Times). HGO is delighted to bring this elegant staging to Houston under the direction of Ian Rutherford, who worked with Grandage and toured the production following its Glyndebourne run.    (more...)

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage THE LITTLE MERMAID at Firehouse Arts CenterPacific Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage THE LITTLE MERMAID at Firehouse Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present Disney's The Little Mermaid with Book by Doug Wright, Music by  Alan Menken, and Lyrics by  Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 ProgramSpoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announces the program for the 40th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 27 through June 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/19/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/19/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2015

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. (more...)

Malthouse Theatre to Present MEOW MEOW'S LITTLE MERMAIDMalthouse Theatre to Present MEOW MEOW'S LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

A decidedly un-Disney cabaret, Meow Meow's Little Mermaid is a sexy spectacle that questions the conventions of what constitutes a 'happy ending'. Joining Meow Meow on stage will be a procession of cardboard cut-out princes, led by real life prince of Australian entertainment, Hugh Sheridan (TV's Packed to the Rafters). (more...)

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