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Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date Of Death:
July 18, 1817 (41)
Birth Place:
Steventon, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
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Burke Moses to Star in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creatives Announced!Burke Moses to Star in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 17th annual production ofDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The holiday musical will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre,part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, November 15 - December 27. Previews run from November 15 - November 19. Opening night is November 20 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Continuing the company's tradition for dedicating seasons to playwrights whose work has influenced a generation, this year Sheffield will stage the complete works of the playwright Sarah Kane, with productions of Blasted, directed by Richard Wilson, and Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, directed by Charlotte Gwinner. (more...)

Penguin Books to Publish 80 Little Black Classics in Honor of Its 80th AnniversaryPenguin Books to Publish 80 Little Black Classics in Honor of Its 80th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

To celebrate the 80th birthday of Penguin Books, Penguin will be publishing 80 Little Black Classics in February 2015, putting the spotlight on publishing's most famous series, Penguin Classics. At 64 pages and 80p each, the Little Black Classics are beautifully designed, complete mini books to be collected, shared and enjoyed. (more...)

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions to Stage THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE in 2015Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions to Stage THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (Jake Lipman, producing artistic director) will adapt the popular novel, The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman (Vintage Contemporaries) into a full-length play over 2015, culminating with a three-week performance run October 7-24, 2015 in midtown NYC. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Stars Join PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie; Screen Gems Nabs RightsGAME OF THRONES' Stars Join PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie; Screen Gems Nabs Rights
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Deadline writes that Screen Gems has grabbed the U.S. distribution rights to Burr Steers' film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's book PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, a spin on Jane Austen's classic romance novel. Not only that, but GAME OF THRONES' stars Charles Dance and Lena Headey have also signed on for the project. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Celebrate 45 Years With Special Gala, Featuring EMMA Concert, Donald Kennedy and More, 11/8TheatreWorks to Celebrate 45 Years With Special Gala, Featuring EMMA Concert, Donald Kennedy and More, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents its 45th Anniversary Celebration, a gala event featuring dinner, dancing, and a special concert version of the most popular show in TheatreWorks history, Emma. The event will honor Donald Kennedy, esteemed teacher, scientist, Stanford president emeritus, former FDA commissioner, and longtime TheatreWorks supporter, who will be recognized for his contributions to the arts and the community. The theme of the event is "Original and Timeless," reflecting TheatreWorks' ongoing commitment to supporting new and innovative work, as well as its role as a fixture in the Bay Area theatre community. TheatreWorks 45th Anniversary Celebration will take place Saturday, November 8 at Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City. (more...)

Remy Bumppo to Partner with Mikva Challenge for BOTH YOUR HOUSES PreviewsRemy Bumppo to Partner with Mikva Challenge for BOTH YOUR HOUSES Previews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company will be partnering with Mikva Challenge for the first three preview performances of their upcoming production of Both Your Houses, by the great American playwright Maxwell Anderson. (more...)

Matt Smith Joins Film Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIESMatt Smith Joins Film Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, former DOCTOR WHO star Matt Smith has signed on for the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, a spin on Jane Austen's classic romance novel. Burr Steers will direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: Southampton African American Museum Presents 'Raise Your Voice'Photo Flash: Southampton African American Museum Presents 'Raise Your Voice'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Southampton African American Museum will present 'Raise Your Voice', the 9th Annual African-American Film Festival for four days October 2 to 5. The celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers will feature a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought- provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word. (more...)

USF's Fall Season Begins 9/17 with BOEING BOEINGUSF's Fall Season Begins 9/17 with BOEING BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

As the weather gets crisper and the nights get longer, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fall season. The outrageous farce, Boeing Boeing, by Marc Camoletti opens September 17, and Steven Dietz's adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure opens September 18. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which opened in June, bridges the gap between summer and fall. All three shows will run in repertory in the Randall L. Jones Theatre until October 18. (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNHadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Theater 2020 to Offer World Premiere Reading, 10/11Theater 2020 to Offer World Premiere Reading, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Theater 2020 "Visions for a New Millennium" (theater2020.com) Brooklyn Heights resident professional theater company continues their popular "Hearthside Reading Series" with a FREE world premiere reading of Lynn Marie Macy's one act comedy "Carlton House, Jane Austen and the Prince Regent." on Saturday, October 11th at 3pm. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Bedlam's THE SEAGULL, SENSE & SENSIBILITYTickets Now on Sale for Bedlam's THE SEAGULL, SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Bedlam Theatre company's productions of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull adapted by Anya Reiss and Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility adapted by Kate Hamill. The repertory pair will be playing as part of the inaugural season at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC) beginning performances on Friday, October 31 through December 22. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (866) 811-4111 and online at www.theatrebedlam.org (more...)

ARCADIA to Open Lantern Theatre Company's 21st Season, 9/25-11/2ARCADIA to Open Lantern Theatre Company's 21st Season, 9/25-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Lantern Theater Company will open its 21st season with a production of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard in an extended five-week run from September 25 - November 2, 2014. To coincide with this production, the Lantern will also present In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece, a four-day festival featuring a panel discussion about the play's rich and varied themes with Stoppard expert Toby Zinman, a high tea, special performances of some of Stoppard's rarely-performed short works, and other experiential events from October 23 - 26. (more...)

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE to Run 16-20 September at Bridewell TheatreI LOVE YOU BECAUSE to Run 16-20 September at Bridewell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman's contemporary musical, I Love You Because, gets hearts racing in the City of London's premier fringe venue, the Bridewell Theatre, from 16-20 September in an upbeat and exciting new production inspired by the American sitcoms Friends, Seinfeld and How I Met Your Mother. (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Presents CALM DOWN, DEAR  Festival of Feminism, Sept 24-Oct 12Camden People's Theatre Presents CALM DOWN, DEAR Festival of Feminism, Sept 24-Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Camden People's Theatre's Calm Down, Dear, The Festival of Feminism returns for a second year of theatre, performance, comedy, cabaret, dance and discussion at Camden People's Theatre, 24th September to 12th October. (more...)

Soho Press Presents JANE AND THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Stephanie BarronSoho Press Presents JANE AND THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Stephanie Barron
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Readers will love celebrating the holidays with the twelfth installment of Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Jane Austen Mystery series, now with a new packaging and a new publisher. (more...)

10 SUU Students Participate in Inaugural Year of the Festival Fellowship Program10 SUU Students Participate in Inaugural Year of the Festival Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has created a new internship experience for Southern Utah University undergraduates. The Festival Fellowship Program provided SUU students an opportunity to immerse themselves in professional theatre while gaining credit towards their degree. Participating in the inaugural year are Henry Ballesteros, Madison Ford, Josh Hopkins, Amber James, Trevor Messenger, Kristy Dennett, Errin Gropp, Kristy Koslowski, Ryan Turpin, and Jacob Whitney. (more...)

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