J.R.R. Tolkien News

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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Launches Eighth SeasonPhoto Flash: PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Launches Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side. Billed as 'presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages' 'PREformances with Allison Charney' does just that, in an intimate concert experience where the relationship between artist and audience is heightened and reimagined. Scroll down for photos from the eighth season kick-off concert! (more...)

Season Eight of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Begins 9/26Season Eight of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Begins 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that, in an intimate concert experience where the relationship between artist and audience is heightened and reimagined. (more...)

Season Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday September 26thSeason Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday September 26th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that.   (more...)

Announcing Sam French's New Play: THE BEATLES PRESENT 'THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MUSICAL'Announcing Sam French's New Play: THE BEATLES PRESENT 'THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MUSICAL'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The new hour-long show, The Beatles Present "The Lord of the Rings: The Musical" will be performing from Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 10, 2016 at THE BRICK (579 Metropolitan Avenue) in Brooklyn for four shows only! (more...)

Everyone's Favorite Monkey, CURIOUS GEORGE, Turns 75Everyone's Favorite Monkey, CURIOUS GEORGE, Turns 75
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Curious George, the iconic character adored by kids and grownups alike, is celebrating his 75th birthday on Sept. 17, popularly known as Curiosity Day. (more...)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish New Book by #1 Bestselling Author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim FerrissHoughton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish New Book by #1 Bestselling Author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt(HMH) announced today that it will publish Tools of Titansby #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss on Dec. 6, 2016. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming SeasonSarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Sarasota Opera – Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The VenetianPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 SeasonSarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

David Arkenstone Explores Darker Side With New Album 'Beneath A Darkening Sky,' Out TodayDavid Arkenstone Explores Darker Side With New Album 'Beneath A Darkening Sky,' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Forever challenging himself, award-winning, 3-time Grammy nominated composer/performer/multi-instrumentalist DAVID ARKENSTONE is exploring a startlingly new sonic landscape. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The VenetianPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkein Lecture Among July Events at National World War I Museum and MemorialJ.R.R. Tolkein Lecture Among July Events at National World War I Museum and Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

A lecture discussing the complexities of the Battle of Verdun from Dr. John Mosier and programs exploring the effects of World War I on J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpieces are among the July events at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. (more...)

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