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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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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 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. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Features Megan McKenna with the Art of Listening, Women of the World Poetry Slam and MoreThis Week at Bookworks Features Megan McKenna with the Art of Listening, Women of the World Poetry Slam and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

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

NORTHANGER ABBEY, MIDNIGHT COWBOY & More Set for Lifeline Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonNORTHANGER ABBEY, MIDNIGHT COWBOY & More Set for Lifeline Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2015-2016 season of Big Stories, Up Close. It's a season of six unforgettable world premiere productions - sprawling, classic stories and thrilling modern titles - as Lifeline retains its reputation for fresh, imaginative interpretations of beloved favorites and embraces the challenges of new, thought-provoking works. (more...)

Dead Writers Theatre Collective to Open 2015 Season with LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN, 4/17-6/7Dead Writers Theatre Collective to Open 2015 Season with LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN, 4/17-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Dead Writers Theatre Collective opens their season with Oscar Wilde's four-act comedy of morals "Lady Windermere's Fan," directed by Dead Writers Artistic Director Jim Schneider at Stage 773 located at 1225 W. Belmont Ave., April 17-June 7. Previews are April 17-21; press opening is Wednesday, April 22. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMANSan Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller. Considered one of the greatest American plays ever written, this powerful and provocative drama is Miller's scathing indictment of the American Dream and will be directed by Kenneth Kelleher (who recently received Best Director for SJSC's production of The Threepenny Opera - Theatre Bay Area Awards 2014) and will feature San Jose Stage Artistic Director Randall King as Willy Loman. The long-time collaborators team up to present what the New York Times says is 'now and forever a great play.' (more...)

Runcible Theatre's SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION Runs thru 3/29 at the Royal GeorgeRuncible Theatre's SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION Runs thru 3/29 at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Runcible Theatre Company will present Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker at The Royal George Theatre through March 29, 2015. (more...)

Bets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This SpringBets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce their first-ever 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, with 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 preview on Friday, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

BWW Preview: JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED--Theatre/Literature Double Majors Rejoice!BWW Preview: JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED--Theatre/Literature Double Majors Rejoice!
by Maggie Yates - Mar 9, 2015

'Jane Austen UnScripted' is a performance-based dalliance into the charmingly erudite world of Austenian wit and social propriety, executed via improvisational implementation. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Features Meditation Short & Simple with Jeaninne Grayson, Catherine Spude and MoreThis Week at Bookworks Features Meditation Short & Simple with Jeaninne Grayson, Catherine Spude and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

This week's events at Bookworks are below. For more information on any event, visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Isabella Laughland to Star in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at the CrucibleIsabella Laughland to Star in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is coming to Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this May with an up-and-coming leading lady -- Isabella Laughland -- in the role of 'Elizabeth Bennet.' (more...)

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...)

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