Jane Austen News

Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date Of Death:
July 18, 1817 (41)
Birth Place:
Steventon, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW INTERVIEWS: Christina Bianco!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2014

Actress and singer Christina Bianco speaks to BWW about her upcoming performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Actors Put on REACH Cabaret at The Grind Every Thursday thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Every year actors from the Utah Shakespeare Festival come together and put on a Cabaret as part of REACH (Really Eager Actors Crying Hire) fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition Festival actors for upcoming jobs. (more...)

Impro Theatre's THE WESTERN UNSCRIPTED to Begin 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Falcon Theatre will present Impro Theatre's The Western UnScripted, co-directed by Dan O'Connor and Stephen Kearin, the first production of the Falcon Theatre's 2014-2015 Subscription Season. Impro Theatre's critically acclaimed, award-winning ensemble of improvisers, which the LA Times calls "an amazing comedy troupe that spins comedy gold right before your eyes," create completely new, completely unscripted, and completely hilarious full-length plays at every performance. According to StageandCinema.com, an Impro performance is "as high a degree of general excellence in writing, acting, and direction as I have seen in any theater company in America." (more...)

VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Rocks Out in New Jenny Lewis Music Video!
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In the just-released music video for the 'Just One of the Guys' track, Lewis has recruited some of her celebrity friends, including Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISS EMMA'S MATCHMAKING SERVICE FOR LITERARY CHARACTERS Offers an Ode to Book Lovers
by Heather Nadolny - Jul 14, 2014

The Ad Hoc Players give Capital Fringe 2014 a funny, witty, and intelligent love song to book nerds. (more...)

Like, Totally! Amy Heckerling Working on Musical Adaptation of CLUELESS; Katy Perry to Star?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

According to Vulture, Clueless director Amy Heckerling revealed that she is currenly in the "really, really, early, early stages" of creating a musical version of the hit 1995 film. Heckerling has written both a book and song lyrics for the show herself, and she even has a star in mind. She told Vulture: "Katy Perry has expressed interest, and I love her to death." She continued: "Maybe Iggy [Azalea] wants to do it!" (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awardź-winning musical (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Among Pit-Stops on Cross-Country Study of 14 American Shakespeare Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Scholars and lovers of Shakespeare will be traveling this summer from England to America to study why Shakespeare is so popular here, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival is on their list of places to visit. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Limelight Theatre, 7-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

A TIMELESS love story from one of the most widely-read writers of all time comes to Limelight Theatre this August. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Set for UK Tour After Opening at Salisbury Playhouse, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Celebrating 200 years since the nation's favourite novel was published, a highly praised, sparkling and fresh stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will open at Salisbury Playhouse on Thursday 18 September prior to a 2 month UK Tour. On sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stage Door's LEGALLY BLONDE Makes You Think Pink
by Katricia Lang - Jul 06, 2014

While I, and all of the other insanely giving and informed people, have always been aware that self-centeredness and shallow preoccupations are not traits of silly, frivolous women but of silly, frivolous people - LEGALLY BLONDE has convinced the world and looked fabulous doing it. What? Like it's hard. Well, it is hard. Duh. That's why it's impressive. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Tamsin Greig to Star in the UK Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut 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...)

Greig To Star In WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN: THE MUSICAL, From Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Olivier Award-winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut 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...)

Stephen Berger, Larry Cahn, Dee Roscioli, Donna Vivino and More to Star in THE GIG at NYMF, 7/15-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Gig, a musical by Douglas J. Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady, The Big Time), based on the 1985 film by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner Frank D. Gilroy (The Subject Was Roses), is a selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), making its New York City debut at the PTC Performance Space, July 15 - July 21. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Robert Petkoff & More Set for SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL Reading on 6/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Producers Betty Ann Besch Solinger and Alice Chebba Walsh will present a private stage reading of the new musical SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL on June 12 and June 13, 2014 in New York. Based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name, SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL had a critically acclaimed world premiere in 2013 at the Denver Center Theatre Company. SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow, music by Neal Hampton and direction, and musical staging by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime). (more...)

Seattle/Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals Set for 6/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Seattle / Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals will take over Fremont's West of Lenin Theatre, presenting three brand new musicals, three late-night trivia cabarets, an evening of pitch sessions for fresh, up-and-coming musicals; and a final concert featuring all-Seattle talent performing pieces written by all-Seattle composers! (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival to Host Evening for Austen & Shakespeare Enthusiasts, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

In partnership with KUED, the Utah Shakespeare Festival will hold an evening of literature, theatre, and British drama for Austen and Shakespeare enthusiasts June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The City Library in downtown Salt Lake City. (more...)

LEARNING HOW TO DROWN Reading Set for Pearl Studios This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Industry readings of the new musical Learning How to Drown will be presented in Manhattan this weekend, May 29-30 at Pearl Studios. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre to Host Silent Auction, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Southern Rep Theatre has announced the companies donating to its upcoming Southern Rep Celebrates Louisiana Annual Gala on June 3, 2014 at the Windsor Court Hotel (300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130) at 6:30 pm. Proceeds from the Gala (including all auction items) will go toward supporting the award-winning regional theatre company's 2014-15 Mainstage Season and Arts Education Programs for underserved New Orleans students. (more...)

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