Hans Christian Andersen News

Date of Death: August 04, 1875
Birth Place: Odense, Fyn, DENMARK
Gender: Male
Elvis Costello to Perform at TBS's 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner' After-PartyElvis Costello to Perform at TBS's 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner' After-Party
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Elvis Costello will bring his legendary guitar licks and vocal stylings to Washington, D.C., this Saturday, April 29, when he performs at the official after-party for FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE's first annual 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner,' presented by TBS. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As the curtain goes up the stage heats up with an amazing presentation of musicals for Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 summer season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions TitlesVictoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions Titles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2017-2018 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of chef and entertaining commentator ALTON BROWN, a holiday tradition MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER by Chip Davis, and back by popular demand, blue grass band, STEEP CANYON RANGERS. (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITAJason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

NJPAC's James Moody Jazz Orchestra and More Set for International Jazz Day ConcertNJPAC's James Moody Jazz Orchestra and More Set for International Jazz Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

In a special partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Rutgers University and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, NJPAC Arts Education's James Moody Jazz Orchestra (formerly the Brick City Jazz Orchestra) along with the award-winning Jazz House Big Band and Lima Interscolar Big Band entertains both jazz aficionados and casual music fans alike in a celebration of big band music, from the swing era to contemporary jazz-rock fusion. (more...)

Dancer Popra Nakayama to Star in THE LITTLE MERMAIDDancer Popra Nakayama to Star in THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Popra Nakayama is a dancer, actor, singer and choreographer. She has studied at HB studio and Ballet Academy East in NYC. She also trains in martial arts such as Muay Thai and Samurai Swordsmanship. (more...)

AVENUE Q, ONCE, and More Fill Warner Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonAVENUE Q, ONCE, and More Fill Warner Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 Warner Stage Company season.  The Main Stage season opens in November with AVENUE Q and follows with ONCE, THE FULL MONTY and Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLANTPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

Music and Dance from Canada & Finland, Immersive Vivier Experience and More Set for Soundstreams' 35th SeasonMusic and Dance from Canada & Finland, Immersive Vivier Experience and More Set for Soundstreams' 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney is delighted to announce Soundstreams' 35th season. The main stage series features five sensational shows: Northern Encounters, with music and dance from Canada and Finland performed by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra; Musik fur das Ende, which is an immersive experience of iconic Quebecois composer Claude Vivier's transformative work; Tan Dun's Water Passion after St. Matthew, a contemporary reimagining of Bach's masterpiece; Freddy's Tune, featuring cross-genre inspirations from the famous theme King Frederick gifted to Bach; and The Little Match Girl Passion, the provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning work by David Lang. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

Devon Carney To Teach Master Class In Classical Ballet At Classical Ballet Theatre, 4/23Devon Carney To Teach Master Class In Classical Ballet At Classical Ballet Theatre, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

DEVON CARNEY, artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet, will be teaching a master class for the Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon, Virginia on April 23, 2017 from 10 A.M. – 12 Noon. For more information contact Classical Ballet Theatre at www.ctnva.org (more...)

BWW Review: HONK!, Union TheatreBWW Review: HONK!, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 2, 2017

Honk! is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with an important message about bullying gently sugar-coated with musical numbers and light comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stiles and Drewe's HONK! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Return to LondonPhoto Flash: Stiles and Drewe's HONK! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Return to London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 1, 2017

Most of us know the story of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid from the Disney animated feature and subsequent stage musical adaptation. What people forget is how dark the original story is and how a Caribbean crab and an absent-minded bird are not elements of the original story. (more...)

Nicolas Bouchaud & Sonia Wieder-Atherton Bring THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE to Tilt Kids FestivalNicolas Bouchaud & Sonia Wieder-Atherton Bring THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE to Tilt Kids Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

As part of the second annual Tilt Kids Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are thrilled to welcome Nicolas Bouchaud and Sonia Wieder-Atherton for the US premiere of The Emperor and the Nightingale (Le Rossignol) on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 at 4pm in FIAF's Le Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street (between Madison & Park Avenue). (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAIDFort Wayne Civic Theatre presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful, young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.  Once she encounters Prince Eric, she strikes a bargain with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs.  But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order in the ocean's depths. (more...)

City Parks Foundation presents THE PRINCESS, THE EMPEROR, AND THE DUCKCity Parks Foundation presents THE PRINCESS, THE EMPEROR, AND THE DUCK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

City Parks Foundation is proud to present The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck: Three Classic Tales of Hans Christian Andersen at Central Park's historic Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre this Spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for HONK! at the Union TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for HONK! at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

Announcing the Winners of Synchronicity Theatre's New Arts Incubator Project, STRIPPED BAREAnnouncing the Winners of Synchronicity Theatre's New Arts Incubator Project, STRIPPED BARE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On January 30, 2017, Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre launched a test-run of Stripped Bare, a new arts incubator project that gives artists a space to create and produce new work. Designed for early-career artists, Stripped Bare focuses on projects that emphasize words and ideas, with minimal technical elements. For this first year, the program was available by invitation only. Invitations were sent to Atlanta-based artists who had at least one paid professional credit, but had not originated or created more than five professional projects. They were asked to submit proposals. Two winning projects were selected: (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 21, 2017

Once on this Island is an adaptation of novelist Rosa Guy's My Love, My Love, which is in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects that the Ohio EdTA offers to Thespians in Ohio. Thirty-eight students from nineteen different high schools around Ohio are featured in this production.  The show rehearses over 3 long weekends before opening the State Thespian Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production. Involvement in the All-Ohio show is a special honor for the participants and schools, as well as an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. (more...)

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