Jane Austen News

Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date Of Death:
July 18, 1817 (41)
Birth Place:
Steventon, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
Remy 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 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'
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 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 BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 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!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 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, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 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 & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 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, 9/25-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 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 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 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 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 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 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 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...)

FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, PERSUASION, RAW and More Set for Ross Valley Players' 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Ross Valley Players have announced their 2014 - 2015 season which celebrates their 85th consecutive year. (more...)

Jane Austen Weekend at the Utah Shakespeare Festival Set for 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

In honor of the world premier of Sense and Sensibility at Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is sponsoring a "Jane Austen Weekend" August 15-17. Attendees will enjoy all the Festival has to offer with backstage tours, literary seminars and attendance at Twelfth Night and Sense and Sensibility. The society will also host a special opening social, a Jane Austen Society Luncheon and lecture led by JASNA Utah chapter president, Aspen Anderson. Membership in JASNA is not required to attend the weekend events. More information is available at http://www.vintagegalas.com. (more...)

WOMEN to Open 9/5 at Asylum Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Combined Artform and Matthew Quinn present the return of "WOMEN" - with an official opening of September 5th. After a sold-out run in New York City and the Hollywood Fringe Festival, WOMEN, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward, is returning to Los Angeles for a full run at the Asylum Theater, August 28th through October 25th. (more...)

Bedlam Theatre to Stage THE SEAGULL and SENSE & SENSIBILITY in Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The off-Broadway theatre company, Bedlam, which received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for its recent productions of Saint Joan and Hamlet, will present the North American Premiere of Anya Reiss' adaptation of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, and the World Premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Both will be directed by Eric Tucker. (more...)

PORTLANDIA's Carrie Brownstein to Pen LOST IN AUSTEN Remake
by Movies News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

According to Deadline, PORTLANDIA's Carrie Brownstein has signed on to finish writing Columbia Pictures' new version of LOST IN AUSTEN. (more...)

BabyLit Book Signing at Utah Shakespeare Festival Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Join the Utah Shakespeare Festival for a special book signing event with Jennifer Adams, author of the BabyLit series, on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Randall L. Jones Theatre. Adams will be signing Sense and Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer and Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles: A BabyLit Sounds Primer in honor of the productions at the Festival. She will also have her other works on hand including Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit Counting Primer, Y is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean ABC Book for Grown-Ups, and other BabyLit books. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our biggest musical theaters check in: Broadway In Chicago, the Marriott, the Drury Lane, the Paramount and Munster's TATC, plus Victory Gardens' special events, BoHo's 2015 season, 'The Book Of Merman' and new works from Jane Austen and the Everleigh Club! (more...)

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