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Jane Austen News

Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date Of Death:
July 18, 1817 (41)
Birth Place:
Steventon, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
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Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Robert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This AutumnRobert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles in the Almeida Theatre's Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III, which will embark on a UK tour this autumn following sell-out runs at both the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Isabella Laughland, James Northcote and More in Sheffield's PRIDE & PREJUDICEPhoto Flash: First Look at Isabella Laughland, James Northcote and More in Sheffield's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade, will be directed by Tamara Harvey at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this summer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman TheaterTHE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Cedar Fort Publishing Releases New NovelsCedar Fort Publishing Releases New Novels
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Cedar Fort Publishing & Media is happy to announce the release of its May fiction titles. This eclectic offering includes a sci-fi adventure, a Jane Austen modern makeover in journal format, a historical drama about Dutch resistance in WWII, and a mystery novel about an elderly residential home. (more...)

Kate Beckinsale is Back to Reprise Her Role in UNDERWORLD 5Kate Beckinsale is Back to Reprise Her Role in UNDERWORLD 5
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Kate Beckinsale will be returning to the UNDERWORLD franchise to reprise her vampiric role as Selene in UNDERWORLD 5.  (more...)

Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at Hudson Backstage This MonthAnne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at Hudson Backstage This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Human Revolution Entertainment are thrilled to announce, Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols will join the acclaimed cast of MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at The Hudson Backstage Theatre.   (more...)

BWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season LaunchBWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season Launch
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

The Program Launch for the second half of 2015 shows that the Independent Music Theatre team comprising Luckiest Productions (David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll), Neglected Musicals (Michelle Guthrie), and Neil Gooding Productions, the driving force behind Hayes Theatre Company, have no intention of slowing down are staying true to their vision to provide a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. (more...)

PAINT YOUR WAGON, 'SOMETHING WICKED', FOURTH ESTATE and More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's Inaugural NextFestPAINT YOUR WAGON, 'SOMETHING WICKED', FOURTH ESTATE and More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's Inaugural NextFest
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre New Works Program will bring a new kind of festival to Seattle's vibrant arts community this summer with its inaugural NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals. Taking place in the historic theater's rehearsal halls and studios July 20-August 15, 2015, NextFest is a celebration of new musicals at various stages of development ranging from a first read-through of new text and music all the way to a fully staged studio presentation of a work. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield; Plus a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield; Plus a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade, will be directed by Tamara Harvey at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this summer. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cassidy Stirtz of ONCEBWW Interviews: Cassidy Stirtz of ONCE
by Christine Swerczek - May 6, 2015

Cassidy Stirtz will return to her Nebraska roots and perform the role of Ex-Girlfriend as ONCE the musical takes the stage at Omaha's Orpheum Theater May 12-17. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation Makes Bow at Rosebank TheatreNew PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation Makes Bow at Rosebank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

A brand new adaptation of Jane Austen's novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by actor-screenwriter Matthew Dylan Roberts, will make its bow at the Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town tonight, 24 April, for a month long run through 23 May. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Close 2014-15 Season with SENSE AND SENSIBILITYDallas Theater Center to Close 2014-15 Season with SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Dallas Theater Center will close its 2014-2015 season with Kate Hamill's fresh and witty adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's classic romantic novel. Sense and Sensibility is directed by Sarah Rasmussen and begins with previews on Thursday, April 23 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 24. Tickets to Sense and Sensibility are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings the Russian revolution to Broadway tonight, and this year's Drama League nominees will be announced today! (more...)

Karen Schaeffer's CHOICES Set for DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series, 5/4Karen Schaeffer's CHOICES Set for DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series continues on Monday, May 4, at 7:00 PM with 'Choices' by local playwright Karen Schaeffer. The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical Premieres at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical Premieres at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 20, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- La Mirada Theatre's JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A MUSICALPhoto Flash: First Look- La Mirada Theatre's JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS/McCOY RIGBY presents World Premiere production of 'Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical,' directed by Igor Goldin and now playing. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WOLF HALL stars come to THEATER TALK, and FUN HOME opens on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

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