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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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Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents 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 Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation Makes Bow at Rosebank TheatreNew PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation Makes Bow at Rosebank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

A brand new adaptation of Jane Austen's novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by actor-screenwriter Matthew Dylan Roberts, will make its bow at the Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town tonight, 24 April, for a month long run through 23 May. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Close 2014-15 Season with SENSE AND SENSIBILITYDallas Theater Center to Close 2014-15 Season with SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Dallas Theater Center will close its 2014-2015 season with Kate Hamill's fresh and witty adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's classic romantic novel. Sense and Sensibility is directed by Sarah Rasmussen and begins with previews on Thursday, April 23 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 24. Tickets to Sense and Sensibility are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings the Russian revolution to Broadway tonight, and this year's Drama League nominees will be announced today! (more...)

Karen Schaeffer's CHOICES Set for DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series, 5/4Karen Schaeffer's CHOICES Set for DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series continues on Monday, May 4, at 7:00 PM with 'Choices' by local playwright Karen Schaeffer. The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical Premieres at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical Premieres at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 20, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the 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, 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 run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- La Mirada Theatre's JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A MUSICALPhoto Flash: First Look- La Mirada Theatre's JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS/McCOY RIGBY presents World Premiere production of 'Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical,' directed by Igor Goldin and now playing. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WOLF HALL stars come to THEATER TALK, and FUN HOME opens on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Bets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning TonightBets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present 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 tonight, 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...)

Bookworks Presents Alexander McCall Smith at the KiMo TheaterBookworks Presents Alexander McCall Smith at the KiMo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Bookworks in conjunction with ABC Library presents the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, who deftly escorts Jane Austen's beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling. (more...)

Ronke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield TheatresRonke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade. Tamara Harvey directs Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Michele Austin (Mrs Bennet), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Isabella Laughland (Elizabeth Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy),Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), James Northcote (Mr Darcy), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley), Howard Ward (Mr Bennet) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of the Sheffield Peoples' Theatre to complete the company. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Features Stuart Woods, Alexander McCall Smith at the KiMo, and More!This Week at Bookworks Features Stuart Woods, Alexander McCall Smith at the KiMo, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

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

Epic Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Include THESE RUTHLESS BITCHES, GREAT EXPECTATIONS & MoreEpic Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Include THESE RUTHLESS BITCHES, GREAT EXPECTATIONS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Epic Theatre Company has announced it's 2015-2016 Season, featuring six premiere events, including an adaptation of An Italian Wife bestselling author Ann Hood. (more...)

Center Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreCenter Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Center Stage announces its adventurous 2015-16 Season, which includes collaborations with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and a two-show temporary residency at Towson University. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Impro Theatre Presents JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED with Hilarious ResultsBWW Reviews: Impro Theatre Presents JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED with Hilarious Results
by Maggie Yates - Apr 3, 2015

Impro Theatre's production featured talented performers with a flare for biting, Austenian wit and an impressive aptitude for physical humor. The performance was swift and dynamic, and it conceptually captured the spirit of Austen's literary universeŚwithout omitting the inherent comicality inevitable in the confluence of modern and antiquated cultures represented simultaneously. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, 5/6-6/14Actors Co-op to Present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, 5/6-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Actors Co-op is thrilled to announce its fifth and final show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, by Mark Brown (based on the novel by Jules Verne), produced by Thomas Chavira and directed by Rhonda Kohl. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS will preview on Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 at 8pm and will open on Friday, May 8 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 14 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Dead Writers Theatre Collective to Open 2015 Season with LADY WINDERMERE'S FANDead Writers Theatre Collective to Open 2015 Season with LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 1, 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. 'Anything Goes,' 'A Funny Thing...' and 'Billy Elliot' prepare to open, 'Les Mis' racks up the raves, season announcements from the Paramount, Kokandy, The Hypocrites and Chicago Shakes, plus another Austen adaptation, and legs for Ethel Merman. Enjoy the warmth! (more...)

Sarah Rasmussen Named The Jungle Theater's New Artistic DirectorSarah Rasmussen Named The Jungle Theater's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Jungle Theater today announced the appointment of Sarah Rasmussen as Artistic Director, effective July 1, 2015. Rasmussen was chosen after a nationwide search to fill the role Jungle founder Bain Boehlke has held since 1991. Boehlke announced in July 2014 that he was stepping down in summer 2015. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie, Starring Lily James, Sets Feb 2016 ReleasePRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie, Starring Lily James, Sets Feb 2016 Release
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Variety writes that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, starring CINDERELLA's Lily James and Sam Riley, will hit theaters on February 19, 2016, via Screen Gems. (more...)

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