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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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Book By You Releases Personalized Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Short Story CollectionBook By You Releases Personalized Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Short Story Collection
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

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Theatre Asylum & Combined Artform to Present Holiday Theatre Festival, 12/5-24Theatre Asylum & Combined Artform to Present Holiday Theatre Festival, 12/5-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Combined Artform's Matthew Quinn will be producing a series of four theatrical offerings at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood as a part of an inaugural Holiday Theatre Festival in the renowned Theatre Row venues from December 5-24, 2014. The Festival aims to bring in shows previously produced by Quinn as well as shows previously unproduced at Theatre Asylum to give the Los Angeles theatre community an exciting opportunity to branch out from traditional seasonal plays and celebrate a diverse range of eclectic holiday entertainment. (more...)

Utah Shakes - 53 Years and Still Running StrongUtah Shakes - 53 Years and Still Running Strong
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

With a $38 million project under construction, a world premiere adaptation, a visit from England and the continuation of the Complete the Canon and History Cycle initiatives, the Utah Shakespeare Festival showed no signs of slowing down in 2014, its 53rd season. Producing 235 performances in rotating repertory in three theatres for 17 weeks is no easy feat, but through countless hours, a dedicated group of artists has pulled off another artistically successful year. Scroll down for photos from the 2014 season! (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Caroline Davis from TWAIN AND SHAW DO LUNCHTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Caroline Davis from TWAIN AND SHAW DO LUNCH
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2014

Caroline Davis, taking on the role of Charlotte Shaw, has performed with various local theatre groups-ACT 1, Blackbird, Carrick, Circle, Groundworks, Rhubarb-"on occasion as an ice skater, a geisha, a monkey, a dog, a Marx Brother, a shepherdess (twice) and a dead person (thrice)." (more...)

Seline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN CastSeline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Seline Hizli completes the cast for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown joining the previously announced Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley and Willemijn Verkaik. Additional cast includes Marianne Benedict, Holly James, Michael Matus, Rebecca McKinnis, Sarah Moyle, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XX Match Set for Nov 15Photo Flash: Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XX Match Set for Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

It's eXXtra big, eXXtra bad and promises to be double the fun! The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) celebrate the big '2-0' at CLLAW XX on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for a taste of the action! (more...)

Bedlam Theatre Company's THE SEAGULL and SENSE & SENSIBILITY Begin Performances TonightBedlam Theatre Company's THE SEAGULL and SENSE & SENSIBILITY Begin Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Previews begin tonight, Friday, October 31, 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 play as part of the inaugural season at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC) through December 22. The Seagull will officially opening on November 9th and Sense and Sensibility on November 10th. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (866) 811-4111 and online at www.theatrebedlam.org. (more...)

Ross Valley Players to Present Jane Austen's PERSUASION, 11/13-12/14Ross Valley Players to Present Jane Austen's PERSUASION, 11/13-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Ross Valley Players continues the celebration of their 85th season with the North Bay premiere of Jane Austen's final and most nuanced novel, Persuasion, brought to life in a new adaptation by Marin native Jennifer LeBlanc. (more...)

Happy Birthday You Suck: New e-card for the #YOLO Generation LaunchesHappy Birthday You Suck: New e-card for the #YOLO Generation Launches
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

HappyBirthdayYouSuck.com lets you post a card on friends' Facebook feeds that will remind them just how woefully little they've achieved in life when compared with 50+ greats from history and today, including Jane Austen, Oprah Winfrey, Charles Darwin and a Julius Caesar. (more...)

BWW Interviews: I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at the Washington County Playhouse Proves Romantic Relationships Are Real..... and Really Funny!BWW Interviews: I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at the Washington County Playhouse Proves Romantic Relationships Are Real..... and Really Funny!
by Johnna Leary - Oct 28, 2014

You've heard of the eternal struggle to win back your ex, to find"Mr. Right" or that a man and woman can never be "just friends". But, what if all the relationship advice you've ever heard...... is totally wrong? I Love You Because, a new Off-Broadway musical about modern relationships, will debut this Saturday at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, MD as the area premiere of the production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actors Theatre's SEMINAR Is A Sizzling Class ActBWW Reviews: Actors Theatre's SEMINAR Is A Sizzling Class Act
by Herbert Paine - Oct 27, 2014

Smartly directed by Ron May, Seminar is one tightly knit, fast-paced, engaging, and provocative comedy of mixed manners and artistic insights. A solid ensemble delivers Rebeck's rapid fire dialogue with bristling conviction and energy. It is a well-crafted production that will have you reflecting on its themes long after you've left the theatre and likely wanting to see it one more time. (more...)

Asylum Theater Extends WOMEN Thru 11/14Asylum Theater Extends WOMEN Thru 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Combined Artform and Matthew Quinn's WOMEN has added four additional performances: November 1st, 6th, 13th & 14th - 8:00PM. It officially opened 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...)

Burke Moses to Star in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creatives Announced!Burke Moses to Star in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 17th annual production ofDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The holiday musical will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre,part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, November 15 - December 27. Previews run from November 15 - November 19. Opening night is November 20 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Continuing the company's tradition for dedicating seasons to playwrights whose work has influenced a generation, this year Sheffield will stage the complete works of the playwright Sarah Kane, with productions of Blasted, directed by Richard Wilson, and Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, directed by Charlotte Gwinner. (more...)

Penguin Books to Publish 80 Little Black Classics in Honor of Its 80th AnniversaryPenguin Books to Publish 80 Little Black Classics in Honor of Its 80th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

To celebrate the 80th birthday of Penguin Books, Penguin will be publishing 80 Little Black Classics in February 2015, putting the spotlight on publishing's most famous series, Penguin Classics. At 64 pages and 80p each, the Little Black Classics are beautifully designed, complete mini books to be collected, shared and enjoyed. (more...)

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions to Stage THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE in 2015Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions to Stage THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (Jake Lipman, producing artistic director) will adapt the popular novel, The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman (Vintage Contemporaries) into a full-length play over 2015, culminating with a three-week performance run October 7-24, 2015 in midtown NYC. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Stars Join PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie; Screen Gems Nabs RightsGAME OF THRONES' Stars Join PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie; Screen Gems Nabs Rights
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Deadline writes that Screen Gems has grabbed the U.S. distribution rights to Burr Steers' film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's book PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, a spin on Jane Austen's classic romance novel. Not only that, but GAME OF THRONES' stars Charles Dance and Lena Headey have also signed on for the project. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Celebrate 45 Years With Special Gala, Featuring EMMA Concert, Donald Kennedy and More, 11/8TheatreWorks to Celebrate 45 Years With Special Gala, Featuring EMMA Concert, Donald Kennedy and More, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents its 45th Anniversary Celebration, a gala event featuring dinner, dancing, and a special concert version of the most popular show in TheatreWorks history, Emma. The event will honor Donald Kennedy, esteemed teacher, scientist, Stanford president emeritus, former FDA commissioner, and longtime TheatreWorks supporter, who will be recognized for his contributions to the arts and the community. The theme of the event is "Original and Timeless," reflecting TheatreWorks' ongoing commitment to supporting new and innovative work, as well as its role as a fixture in the Bay Area theatre community. TheatreWorks 45th Anniversary Celebration will take place Saturday, November 8 at Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City. (more...)

Remy Bumppo to Partner with Mikva Challenge for BOTH YOUR HOUSES PreviewsRemy 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...)

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