J.R.R. Tolkien News

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 SeasonBook-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Oscar Isaac stars in HAMLET, beginning tonight at The Public Theater, and MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER opens Off-Broadway! (more...)

Nicholas Tolkien Brings His Holocaust Play TEREZIN to Playwrights HorizonsNicholas Tolkien Brings His Holocaust Play TEREZIN to Playwrights Horizons
by Melanie Votaw - Jun 18, 2017

TEREZIN, a tragic play written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote THE LORD OF THE RINGS series, is currently being produced by The Steinberg Theater Group at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

New Sci-Fi Fantasy Novel Explores Life in Utopian WorldNew Sci-Fi Fantasy Novel Explores Life in Utopian World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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Local Vancouver Kids Bring Tolkein to Life!Local Vancouver Kids Bring Tolkein to Life!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy (MPAA) is proud to present Patricia Gray's stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless tale of magic, treasure, and dragons. The Hobbit follows the quest of Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo's easy-going life is altered when he makes an out-of-character decision to join forces with a curious wizard and throng of dwarves to reclaim their town of Dale. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-BroadwayJ.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Steinberg Theater Group announced today that TEREZIN, written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great grandson of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogy), will make its world premiere at New York's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, 4th Floor) for a strictly limited engagement beginning Tuesday, June 13 through Sunday, July 2, 2017. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 SeasonBook-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS at Bakehouse TheatreBWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS at Bakehouse Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Apr 22, 2017

A comical play that appeals to anybody, no matter what your religious views. (more...)

THE HOBBIT, CRENSHAW, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonTHE HOBBIT, CRENSHAW, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

As Stages Theatre Company (STC) unveils our 34th season, we continue our commitment providing high-quality, accessible theatre for young audiences. Join us as we journey into the heart of imagination, which serves as a canvas for you and your community to explore the world. (more...)

Blackstone Audio Acquires Audio EditionsBlackstone Audio Acquires Audio Editions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Blackstone Audio has acquired Audio Editions of Auburn, California. While Audio Editions will remain fully operational as is in Auburn, retaining its current staff, Blackstone is dedicated to preserving and growing the brand, giving it a boost with the aid of Blackstone's resources. Blackstone plans to update Audio Editions' website and offer digital downloads to patrons. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild Presents DIVAS AND DINNER: A SECOND HELPING OF FOOD AND OPERA, 5/4Metropolitan Opera Guild Presents DIVAS AND DINNER: A SECOND HELPING OF FOOD AND OPERA, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.' -J.R.R. Tolkien, the British scholar & fantasy novelist born in 1892 and who lived until 1973, once said. (more...)

J. R. R. Tolkien Fans Celebrate 125th Birthday With a Global ToastJ. R. R. Tolkien Fans Celebrate 125th Birthday With a Global Toast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

To celebrate Tolkien's twelfthty-fifth (125th) birthday on 3 January 2017, the Tolkien Society invites all Tolkien fans to raise a toast to the Professor. (more...)

Storied Attorney Hoyt Tessener Joins The Law Offices of James Scott...Storied Attorney Hoyt Tessener Joins The Law Offices of James Scott...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Narrate 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Narrate 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Is reading more books on that long list of 2017 New Years' resolutions?  Lin-Manuel Miranda announced today via Twitter (seen below) that he and Karen Olivo have narrated a new audiobook available now on iBooks and Audible, 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.'  (more...)

Marquette Purchases Rare First Edition, First Printing Of 'The Hobbit'Marquette Purchases Rare First Edition, First Printing Of 'The Hobbit'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Marquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. (more...)

Donald Trump to be Featured in Apocalyptic Novel Series, 'The Chronicles of Ara'Donald Trump to be Featured in Apocalyptic Novel Series, 'The Chronicles of Ara'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'Candidate' Donald Trump is the latest real-life figure portrayed in Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard's acclaimed alt-fantasy series, The Chronicles of Ara. Trump's arc begins with volume three in the series, subtitled Inferno. (more...)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Picture Book of John Lennon's IMAGINEHoughton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Picture Book of John Lennon's IMAGINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Imagine, a picture book featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic song and illustrated by the award-winning artist Jean Jullien. The book follows a young pigeon on a journey to spread a message of peace and tolerance and will be published in partnership with Amnesty International, the human rights organization, which has more than eight million supporters worldwide. Amnesty will receive a portion of the proceeds from every copy of the book sold. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 11/27/2016Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 11/27/2016
by BWW - Nov 27, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/27/2016 for Montana (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces Christmas EventsToronto Symphony Orchestra Announces Christmas Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The month of December casts a magic spell on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), as the films with live orchestra series continues, followed by a Tchaikovsky extravaganza. The TSO then welcomes the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as a guest before launching into the sparkling, uplifting Christmas season. (more...)

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