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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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Classic Teen Film CLUELESS Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Vinyl SoundtrackClassic Teen Film CLUELESS Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Vinyl Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

"As if!!!!" Universal Music Enterprises marks the 20th anniversary of writer/director Amy Heckerling's classic 1995 teen comedy Clueless with the release of the movie's soundtrack on vinyl out at national retailers on April 7. (more...)

This March at Bookworks Features Kim Gordon, Lisa See, Hannah Nordhaus and MoreThis March at Bookworks Features Kim Gordon, Lisa See, Hannah Nordhaus and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Below are March's events at Bookworks. For more information visit, bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY VI & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonAS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY VI & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has announced its 2015-2016 Season line-up. (more...)

ALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 SeasonALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

People's Light is proud to announce its 41st season that includes classic and new works by Tony Award winning playwrights, five regional premieres, and a summer music event that features the songs of an American legend. (more...)

Visiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer SeasonVisiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

?American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 36th Summer Season, June 6 to October 18, 2015, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company, makes his APT debut directing The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown returns to direct Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Workshop New Musical RED BARN, Begin. 3/13Independent Shakespeare Co. to Workshop New Musical RED BARN, Begin. 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, announce a workshop production of RED BARN, a new musical play. The book is written by David Melville and Melissa Chalsma, original music and lyrics by David Melville and directed by Melissa Chalsma. Performances of RED BARN will begin on Friday, March 13 and run through Sunday, March 29 at the Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. This production is not open for review. (more...)

TheatreWorks Sets 2015-16 Season: THE COUNTRY HOUSE, New Works Festival & More!TheatreWorks Sets 2015-16 Season: THE COUNTRY HOUSE, New Works Festival & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

An audience of theatre enthusiasts waited in anticipation at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight, when Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveiled the thrilling line-up for its 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 7th Annual Mock Trial, 2/24Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 7th Annual Mock Trial, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will hold its 7th Annual Mock Trial: Falstaff v. The Merry Housewives of Windsor on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Based on Shakespeare's laugh out loud comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Margeson Theater will transform into an interactive courtroom as Mistresses Ford and Page are put on the stand, charged with the false imprisonment of the opportunistic old bachelor, John Falstaff. Tickets ($25 - Regular; $15 - Students) are available by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors Co-op's PRIDE AND PREJUDICEPhoto Flash: First Look at Actors Co-op's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes 'pride' in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. Check out a first look below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 'Last Five Years' movie, and three local shows for Valentine's Day about young folks in New York. Plus two new shows based on Jane Austen, Lippa's 'Wild Party,' Sondheim's 'Sondheim,' Aurora's 'Les Miserables and Annaleigh Ashford's return, plus some critical thinking about the late Andrew Patner. (more...)

Miriam Margolyes Bringing Solo Show to State Theatre CompanyMiriam Margolyes Bringing Solo Show to State Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

State Theatre Company will welcome the irrepressible Miriam Margolyes back in 2015. After the hugely successful season of Neighbourhood Watch in 2014, Miriam - simply one of the greatest actresses in the world - joins us as part of the world premiere Australian tour of her one-woman show, The Importance of Being Miriam. (more...)

Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterMegan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 3, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full casting and creative team for 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 AwardŽ-nominated composer Paul Gordon. (more...)

American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company in residence at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center (360 Hamilton Street, Rahway), will present Jonathan Larson's rock musical tick, tick... BOOM!. The production will run January 28 through February 8 (Opening Night: Saturday, January 31 at 8PM). Directed by Igor Goldin, with music direction by Vince Di Mura, the cast will feature Nicholas Park, Shannon O'Boyle, and Michael Luwoye. Before he wrote the Broadway blockbuster RENT, Jonathan Larson had another story to tell...his own. (more...)

Diane Shute Releases AFTER MIDNIGHTDiane Shute Releases AFTER MIDNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

When horse breeder Alix is forced to temporarily swap places with her estranged twin sister-the wife of an English lord-her forgotten past begins to resurface. A humorous historical fiction mystery with charismatic, realistic characters, After Midnight offers the young adult and woman's fiction market a fresh, engaging perspective. Recent Praise for 'After Midnight': 'If you are a devotee of Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, and gothic romance novels, you will love 'After Midnight.' Pick up the book and, like a great gothic read, you won't want to put it down till you get to end! It is filled with suspense, mystery, a wonderful confusion of love and lovers, and all written in an elegant style that shines with the language of the times. Enjoy!' - Ismana Carney, PhD and author of Women's Ways With Fire 9781631529184 'Inspired and enlightening...' -Forbes.com 'After Midnight' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: 'After Midnight' By Diane Shute Publisher: She Writes Press Published: September 2014 ISBN: 978-1631529139 ASIN: B00MNYN044 Pages: 394 Genre: Historical Fiction, Women's Literature, Young Adult From The Author: Diane Shute grew up in the Salinas Valley in the shadow of creative giants like John Steinbeck and Alfred Hitchcockand her father inspired her to write before she could even read. She still lives in Central California, and has written After Midnight for her children and grandchildren, hoping to inspire a future generation to create literary art. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Diane Shute Email: dianeshute@hotmail.com Website: http://www.dianeshute.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/After-Midnight/476047232491205 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mydogs2cute (more...)

Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XX!: MY BLOODY VALENTINE Set for Logan Square Auditorium, 2/13Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XX!: MY BLOODY VALENTINE Set for Logan Square Auditorium, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

It's an epic collision of Friday the 13th and Valentine's Day as The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' (CLLAW) present their first ever mash-up match: CLLAW XXI: My Bloody Valentine on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. Presented by Sideshow Theatre Company, CLLAW's 21th bout will feature Chicago's biggest, baddest, most belligerent lady arm wrestlers decked out in over-the-top outfits with fast-talking managers, ebullient entourages and shady referees. The horrifically romantic evening will include bloody good live musical entertainment from Gay Name and Swimsuit Addition, a kissing booth, the chance to win a five-minute date with one of the wrestlers, a cash bar and much more! Plus, Cheesie's food truck will once again be on hand to satisfy the uncontrollable hunger for victory! (more...)

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This SpringAnthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder announces the star cast for the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS AND KEELY, 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes "pride" in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 7th Annual Mock Trial, 2/24Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 7th Annual Mock Trial, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will hold its 7th Annual Mock Trial on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Based on Shakespeare's laugh out loud comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Margeson Theater will transform into an interactive courtroom as Mistresses Ford and Page are put on the stand, charged with the false imprisonment of the opportunistic old bachelor, John Falstaff. Tickets ($25 - Regular; $15 - Students) will be available starting Tuesday, January 13 by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins Street. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for ReadersBookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

This gift book column, being the last of 2014, is a crush of good books. If we just had a few more weeks (like seven or so) till Christmas, but no... (more...)

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