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Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date Of Death:
July 18, 1817 (41)
Birth Place:
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Gender: Female
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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
Book-It Repertory Theatre to Offer Passion, Music and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEASTBook-It Repertory Theatre to Offer Passion, Music and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks Silicon ValleySTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

From the creator of Jane Austen's EMMA and the adaptor of Les Miserables comes an intimate musical valentine that captivated the Bay Area and has since charmed audiences in London, Tokyo, and New York. Its joyous return for the holidays is set in suffragette-era New England, where a spirited orphan girl is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heart-warming journey to independence, education, and romance is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs.  Watch highlights of the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Jane Austen Fans Embrace an Enchanting New MISS BENNETBWW Review: Jane Austen Fans Embrace an Enchanting New MISS BENNET
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 6, 2016

It's the holidays at Pemberley. One might expect lavish decorations, ornate rooms, and a ball to be had any day now. But it's not the eclectic library or drawing room (more Longbourn than Pemberley in style) that stands out in Marin Theatre Company's latest production - although the tree does receive a few pleasant jabs throughout. Playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon treat us to a family Christmas in which the Bennet sisters continue to meddle, prattle and all together steal our hearts. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Round HouseBWW Review: Delightful MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Round House
by Roger Catlin - Dec 5, 2016

When every theater company feels compelled to do something Christmas-themed come December, it can lead to either overusing certain titles or creating fluffy trifles. (more...)

BWW Review: Laura Osnes Invites Her Audience to Ponder What Ifs in THE PATHS NOT TAKEN at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Laura Osnes Invites Her Audience to Ponder What Ifs in THE PATHS NOT TAKEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Dec 5, 2016

Laura Osnes, Tony-nominated for originating title roles in BONNIE & CLYDE and CINDERELLA, has devoted an entire cabaret act to pondering that hypothetical what if. Bringing an updated version of her show THE PATHS NOT TAKEN back to Feinstein's/54 Below for a four-performance run beginning November 27, Osnes exclusively performed songs which have never seen the light from shows that she nearly booked and either didn't get or had to back out of for one reason or another. (more...)

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Jermyn Street Theatre, 3 December 2016BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Jermyn Street Theatre, 3 December 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 4, 2016

Two Bit Classics, Joannah Tincey and Nick Underwood have brought their successful touring two-actor production of Pride & Prejudice to London. Through a mixture of dialogue and third-person narrative, Tincey and Underwood inhabit all the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel, which means quick successions of back-and-forth exchanges, sometimes even carried out by the same actor. (more...)

BWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday ExtravaganzaBWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday Extravaganza
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2016

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the World Premiere of Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza, from LA's Impro Theatre, the creators and performers of the wildly popular Jane Austen UnScripted. Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza is created especially for The Broad Stage. Over their history, the company has produced a bevy of mainstage shows including: Shakespeare UnScripted, Film Noir UnScripted, Twilight Zone UnScripted, Sondheim UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, along with Fairytales UnScripted and Jane Austen UnScripted, which both previously ran at The Broad Stage. This new production marks the group's 10th anniversary. (more...)

MTC's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBLERLEY Announces ExtensionMTC's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBLERLEY Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Marin Theatre Company decks the halls-and stage-this holiday season with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,by Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, and  MTC's former Director of New Play Development Margot Melcon. This light-hearted continuance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice picks up two years after the end of Austen's tale, with the focus this time on middle sister Mary Bennet, now a talented and confident young woman who comes into her own with curiosity and wit while visiting the Darcy household at Pemberley for the winter holiday.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer SeasonTHE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its exciting spring/summer 2017 season. (more...)

Combined Artform presents The 15th year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David SedarisCombined Artform presents The 15th year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY to Extend at Northlight TheatreMISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY to Extend at Northlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, has been extended for an additional six performances and will now run through December 24, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Northlight's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEYPhoto Flash: First Look at Northlight's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Northlight Theatre's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley celebrates its world premiere opening tonight at 8pm and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Announces January-April 2017 SeasonWilton's Music Hall Announces January-April 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall today announces its sensational new season programme, which sees the oldest grand music hall in the world boasting a variety of independent theatre productions, live music, opera and cabaret.   (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announce 2017 SeasonRegent's Park Open Air Theatre Announce 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced details of Timothy Sheader's 10th season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Oxford Theatre Guild to Stage Gripping Classic ALL MY SONSOxford Theatre Guild to Stage Gripping Classic ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Oxford Theatre Guild presents the gripping and timeless theatre classic - Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' - opening Tuesday 6th December at Oxford's Old Fire Station. (more...)

Studio C Artists and Theater Asylum/Combined Artform Presents HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYSStudio C Artists and Theater Asylum/Combined Artform Presents HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Studio C Artists announces a limited run of HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, featuring short plays, written by Craig A. Bealer, Dean Donofrio, and Pippa Hinchley, directed by John Coppola and Dean Donofrio; produced by Studio C and Theater Asylum/Combined Artform.  The show opens Friday, DECEMBER 2, 2016, continuing on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through DECEMBER 16th. All performances start at 8:00 PM, at the Studio C Artists performance space along Theatre Row in Hollywood. (more...)

Chicago Theaters Get Festive for the Holiday SeasonChicago Theaters Get Festive for the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of festive plays, musicals, dance and concert offerings this Holiday season.  In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will once again create a comprehensive Holiday Theatre Guide that will be available beginning in mid-November at hotels, theaters, events, and destinations across the Chicago area. An updated list of holiday shows with additional details about each production will be available throughout the season at ChicagoPlays.com.  Additionally, many holiday shows will be available at Hot Tix, Chicago's local, half-price ticketing service. (more...)

Jet City Improv's AUSTEN TRANSLATION Returns This Holiday SeasonJet City Improv's AUSTEN TRANSLATION Returns This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

With hits like Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice, the works of Jane Austen continue to charm readers young and old. The only problem? There hasn't been a new Jane Austen book in two-hundred years. (more...)

Combined Artform Presents The 15th Year of THE SANTALAND DIARIESCombined Artform Presents The 15th Year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

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