Mark Twain News

Also Credited As:
  • Samuel Clemens

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 30, 1835
    Date Of Death:
    April 21, 1910 (74)
    Birth Place:
    Florida, MO, USA
    Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Set for DVD & Digital Release Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

    Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, broadcast earlier this year by HBO, will be available on DVD and in Digital HD on October 21, it was announced today. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Penn & Teller, JERSEY BOYS, Cirque du Soleil, Clint Holmes and More Highlight Nevada's 150th Birthday Celebration
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

    In an extraordinary show of Nevada pride and camaraderie, the artists, entertainers and celebrities who call the Silver State home came together last night at The Smith Center to celebrate the Nevada Sesquicentennial with a star-studded concert before a sold-out crowd, which included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and other dignitaries. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

    2014 IVEY AWARDS Honor Illusion Theater Directors, Tyler Michaels and More
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

    For the first time in the Iveys' 10-year history, two people will share the Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris, co-producing directors of Illusion Theater, were honored at the celebration of Twin Cities theater on September 22 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Versatile actor-singer-dancer-improviser Tyler Michaels received the Emerging Artist Award. (more...)

    Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Open Season with NEW JERUSALEM, 10/18-11/9
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

    Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) launches its fall season with New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656. This production runs from October 18 - November 9, 2014 at the Hillcrest Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit (more...)

    Unbound Productions Presents WICKED LIT 2014, 10/03-11/08
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

    Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. The production will run from October 3-November 8, 2014. (more...)

    MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! Set for State Theatre, 10/16
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

    Legendary actor Hal Holbrook began performing as Mark Twain in 1954, making 2014 the 60th consecutive year for his remarkable one-man show. Holbrook brings the treasured scribe to life in Mark Twain Tonight! at the State Theatre on Thursday, October 16th. (more...)

    Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

    Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

    BWW Interviews: Denver Center's BETH MALONE on Homecomings, Icons, and MOLLY BROWN
    by Michael Mulhern - Sep 18, 2014

    We sit down with the amazing Beth Malone to talk about her challenges with Molly Brown, working at the Denver Center, her Denver homecoming, and so much more! (more...)

    BWW Interviews: Hillbarn's Dan Demers Talks About FUNNY GIRL, New Season
    by Harmony Wheeler - Sep 15, 2014

    BroadwayWorld spoke with Hillbarn Theatre Executive Director Dan Demers about the company's current show 'Funny Girl' and their upcoming season of 'Awakening.' (more...)

    Sierra Rep to Present A MURDER, A MYSTERY AND A MARRIAGE, 9/26-10/26
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

    Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin' fiddlin' come to Sierra Repertory Theatre's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park September 26 - October 26 with Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage. Set in Deerlick, Missouri, the musical fits Columbia's historic feeling and should delight audiences seeking a taste of the wit of legendary humorist Mark Twain. (more...)

    BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Daniel Jenkins Discusses Return as Huck Finn in 54 SINGS BIG RIVER
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

    Tony nominee Daniel Jenkins originated the role of Huck in the original Broadway production of BIG RIVER and earned both a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for his portrayal. He also starred as Mark Twain/Voice of Huck in the critically acclaimed 2003 Deaf West Production of the musical, which is quickly becoming a classic. Now, he's ready to revisit the material that changed his life in the upcoming 54 SINGS BIG RIVER at Broadway's Supper Club, 54 Below. Joined by fellow original cast members Marin Mazzie and Jennifer Leigh Warren, as well as the 2003 revival's Michael McElroy. Jenkins took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming performance and what it's like to be involved in such an incredible reunion. Read the full interview below! (more...)

    Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with 'NED AND SUNNY', 10/5
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the world-premiere of Ned and Sunny: A Hartford Love Story. The play, written by Hartford-based playwright, Jacques Lamarre, tells the story of Edward 'Ned' Roberts and Ann 'Sunny' Thorsen, arts enthusiasts who meet in 1938 through the Mark Twain Masquers, marry, and establish a foundation to support the arts in the Greater Hartford region. (more...)

    Dorset Theatre Festival to Present TRAVELS WITH MARK TWAIN, 9/18-20
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    Dorset Theatre Festival will present Travels with Mark Twain, from September 18th through the 20th at the Dorset Playhouse. Travels with Mark Twain stars Tony Award winner Ron Crawford as the renowned American author and satirist in a one-man show based on Twain's famous traveling lecture series, and will feature readings from some of his most beloved works including Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Adam and Eve. Travels re-creates Twain's lectures from a hundred years ago, his adventures as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi, his mining days out West, the Hawaiian Islands, and his first tour of Europe along with his caustic, humorous observations (and a few tall stories). (more...)

    Marin Mazzie Joins Cast of 54 SINGS BIG RIVER
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Bullets Over Broadway, Next To Normal, Kiss Me Kate), as the latest addition to the starry cast of '54 Sings Big River.'The one-night-only event takes place this Sunday, September 14 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

    Christine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14
    by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 07, 2014

    Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Marilyn Maye, 54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch, 54 Sings Big River, String of Pearls, Lauren Pritchard. (more...)

    SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Cheyenne Jackson Highlight Boldt Arts Alive! Series on Sale 9/15
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

    Tickets for the 2014-15 Boldt Arts Alive! Series at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will go on sale Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. The Boldt Arts Alive! Series features 14 culturally rich titles and features Cirque Peking (Oct. 28), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Nov. 6),Disney's Fantasia: Live in Concert with the Fox Valley Symphony (Nov. 8) and Ballroom with a Twist(Feb. 10). Tickets for Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles (Oct. 25), The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rock Extravaganza! (Nov. 15), Buddy Guy (Nov. 26) and Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!(April 24) also go on sale Sept. 15. See below for a full listing and starting ticket prices. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL is Fabulous, Now Through 9/21
    by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 05, 2014

    'Hello gorgeous.' The Hillbarn Theatre in San Mateo kicked off its 2014-2015 season with the sensational Funny Girl. Based on the life of Fanny Brice, Funny Girl originally starred Barbra Streisand in the icon role of the famous vaudeville and Ziegfeld Follies legend. It was a part that catapulted her into stardom and made Streisand a household name. Hillbarn Theatre showed a lot of chutzpah in putting on a show so closely associated with a major star, but this is their 'Season of Awakening,' therefore daring, dreams and self-discovery are most definitely in the air. Debuting Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers wraps it all up with this quote from Mark Twain (by way of Demers' mother): The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,' which certainly could be a quote about Ms. Brice. (more...)

    Unbound Productions Announces Cast for WICKED LIT 2014, Running 10/3-11/8
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

    Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

    Joan of Arc Examined in LIGHTS OF MADNESS
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

    Savannah, GA (more...)

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