Lord Byron News

Date of Birth: January 22, 1788
Date of Death: April 19, 1824 (36)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE to Run 10/17-11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City ClubADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE to Run 10/17-11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Central Works concludes its 25th season with a commissioned new work by local playwright Lauren Gunderson, Ada and the Memory Engine, opening October 17 (previews Oct 15 & 16), and running through November 22 at the historic Berkeley City Club. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival LineupThe Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Kennedy Center hosts its 14th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The 14th Annual Page-to-Stage event showcases more than 40 new plays by female playwrights and includes nine works that are part of the citywide Women's Voices Theater Festival, which officially begins on September 8. (more...)

BWW Reviews:: Off The Wall Opens the Heart of Tennessee Williams in CAMINO REALBWW Reviews:: Off The Wall Opens the Heart of Tennessee Williams in CAMINO REAL
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 6, 2015

Perhaps a playwright or poet discovers hidden beauty in the blackest of subject material---the places buried deep his dreams and heart. Tennessee Williams' 1953 play Camino Real appears to illustrate the darkest human emotions can be spoken in haunting poetic language to challenge the actors and audience alike. (more...)

Pear Avenue Theatre to Present ARCADIA, 6/19-7/12Pear Avenue Theatre to Present ARCADIA, 6/19-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Pear Avenue Theatre closes its 13th season on a high note, reprising a show that was one of our biggest hits-the contemporary classic, ARCADIA, by Tom Stoppard. Acclaimed as the greatest play in the English language next to Shakespeare, the play continues to enthrall audiences more than two decades after its opening in 1993. Directed by Pear veteran Jeanie Smith, the production runs June 19 through July 12, 2015. (No show July 4; added performance July 1) (more...)

Momentum Venues to Launch for 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, Featuring USHERS, 'MARIONETTE CIRCUS' and MoreMomentum Venues to Launch for 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, Featuring USHERS, 'MARIONETTE CIRCUS' and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Momentum Venues - a fresh venue for the Edinburgh Fringe announces its complete inaugural programme. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Tearful British Actors Witness British General ElectionBWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Tearful British Actors Witness British General Election
by Rufus Wright - May 19, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Momentum Venues Sets Edinburgh Fringe ProgrammesMomentum Venues Sets Edinburgh Fringe Programmes
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Award winning Proteus Theatre Company's production of 12.10.15 will play in the Playhouse at 2.20pm daily, an uncompromising and fiercely contemporary performance, following two women's lives that are defined by conflict. From today's Middle East to occupied Belgium 1915, this gripping one-woman show explores the female experience of warfare. With their slightly riskier title More C*NT that Can't: The Scandalous Life and Fast Times of Lord Byron in the studio at 8.30pm throughout the festival, hear Lord Byron's wild tales of debauchery and romance. Entertaining you with his wit and wisdom let the infamous Lord Byron charm you with his sheer charismatic force. Meet the man who invented celebrity culture in this unique evening performance. (more...)

BWW Review: The Rise and Fall of the Revolutionary Spirit in BLOODY POETRYBWW Review: The Rise and Fall of the Revolutionary Spirit in BLOODY POETRY
by Maggie Yates - May 15, 2015

'Bloody Poetry' shows that true libertines and true punks don't die; they rot away, into infamous paradigms of idealistic decadence. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Trendy New Yorkers Starting To Emulate 18th Century Brits?BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Trendy New Yorkers Starting To Emulate 18th Century Brits?
by Rufus Wright - May 12, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Young Pianist to Make Houston Symphony Debut, 4/30-5/3Young Pianist to Make Houston Symphony Debut, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

German-Japanese conductor Jun Markl and young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor - who first shot to prominence at the age of 11 as the winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition - are both making their Houston Symphony debuts in Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 on April 30 and May 1 & 3. (more...)

Crown of The Russian Ballet Company to Perform at Baxter Theatre, 6-9 MayCrown of The Russian Ballet Company to Perform at Baxter Theatre, 6-9 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Capetonian ballet-lovers will experience the sheer beauty of Russian Ballet when the internationally celebrated Crown of The Russian Ballet Company on 6, 7, 8 and 9 May at the Baxter Theatre. (more...)

Kelley O'Connor to Perform with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, 5/8Kelley O'Connor to Perform with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Kelley O'Connor will perform the evocative Neruda Songs by the American composer Peter Lieberson in concerts with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8pm. Music Director José-Luis Novo will also conduct the orchestra in theManfred Overture by Robert Schumann and Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Poet Justin KarcherBWW Interviews: Poet Justin Karcher
by Mark C. Lloyd - Apr 4, 2015

Actor, playwright and poet Justin Karcher spoke to BWW about Buffalo, New York's poetry scene. (more...)

Karin Schaupp & Tama Matheson to Bring DON JUAN to QPACKarin Schaupp & Tama Matheson to Bring DON JUAN to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Karin Schaupp, and renowned actor and director Tama Matheson are set to sizzle as they unite to bring Lord Byron's greatest literary work Don Juan to life on stage in a way the poem has never been experienced before. (more...)

A FEW GOOD MEN, NOISES OFF, AVENUE Q and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse's 77th SeasonA FEW GOOD MEN, NOISES OFF, AVENUE Q and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse's 77th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE is proud to announce its 77th SEASON of SHOWS! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes FIVE PREMIERES that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse! It also marks TWO SPECIAL ANNIVERSARIES! The 5th Season for Managing Artistic Director John Munn and the 50th Anniversary of the Very Building that we perform in! The Lakewood Playhouse Theatre TURNS 50 this year! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Atlanta Ballet's World Premiere Ballat Adaptation of Tennessee Williams' CAMINO REALPhoto Flash: First Look- Atlanta Ballet's World Premiere Ballat Adaptation of Tennessee Williams' CAMINO REAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

This spring, Atlanta Ballet will present the world premiere of a ballet based on "Camino Real" by Tennessee Williams, the renowned playwright who authored such American classics as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". Choreographed by Atlanta Ballet choreographer in residence Helen Pickett, Williams' "lost classic" of love, redemption and courage will debut March 20-22 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Check out pictures and renderings from the show below! (more...)

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater luminaries John Patrick Shanley, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Martin Sherman, Brenda Currin, John Lahr, John Waters, Bryan Batt and Joel Vig are just a few of the illustrious headliners who will participate in the 29th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 25-29, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lois Smith, Kathleen Chalfant and More at ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD BenefitPhoto Flash: Lois Smith, Kathleen Chalfant and More at ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD Benefit and Book Launch for James Grissom's forthcoming book, 'Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog' was held February 23, 2015 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Lois Smith and Kathleen Chalfant joined the ReGroup members in performing Williams' 'Moony's Kid Don't Cry' and Lord Byron's 'Love Letter'. Scroll down for photos from the benefit! (more...)

Richard Armitage's Performance of Classic Love Poems Now Available as a Free Audio Download at Audible.comRichard Armitage's Performance of Classic Love Poems Now Available as a Free Audio Download at Audible.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The poems featured in this Audible Studios recording are: (more...)

Temple Theaters to Present ARCADIA, 2/11-21Temple Theaters to Present ARCADIA, 2/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Temple Theaters continues its 2014-2015 Season with Tom Stoppard's 1993 masterpiece Arcadia, directed by Liz Carlson, performing February 11-21 in the Tomlinson Theater. This classic drama, describe by The Times as a "perfect marriage of ideas and high comedy," follows the inhabitants of a wealthy English country estate, Sidley Park, as they wrestle with secrets, discovery, and romance. Crossing the centuries, Arcadia explores the mysterious human intersection between head and heart, with passion and wit. (more...)

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