Mark Twain News

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  • Samuel Clemens

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 30, 1835
    Date Of Death:
    April 21, 1910 (74)
    Birth Place:
    Florida, MO, USA
    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...)

    Adam Ferrara and Peggy J. Scott Join IT HAS TO BE YOU at Abingdon This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

    Peter Davenport, Adam Ferrara ('Nurse Jackie'), Jeffrey C. Hawkins, and Peggy J. Scott ('House of Cards') join Ms. Butterfield in the new play set to begin performances October 3 at Abingdon Theatre Company. (more...)

    FPAC's 2015 Season to Include PETER PAN, THE NUTCRACKER & More
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

    Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) launches its 24th season with grand opening performances in THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's new home and performance venue in downtown Franklin. A special kick-off weekend will introduce the theater, music and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala on Saturday evening, September 20, features a special, one-night-only performance by Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel and Broadway star Alexander Gemignani. On Sunday, September 21, FPAC hosts an Open House at THE BLACK BOX, inviting the public to come celebrate, tour the facility, and learn about upcoming programming and arts opportunities for Franklin and the surrounding region. The weekend's events conclude with the FPAC Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, featuring a day on the links at Franklin Country Club. (more...)

    Silvia Luchetti llevará 'Apuesta por el amor' al Café Galdós
    by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 29, 2014

    La actriz que protagonizo recientemente Sonrisas y Lagrimas invita a descubrir un show intimo y cercano con 'Apuesta por el amor' el proximo 5 de septiembre en el Cafe Galdos de Madrid. (more...)

    Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    Oakland, CA, August 28, 2014 – The West Coast Premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' jazz-orchestral work Brothers in Arts will highlight the 2014-2015 season opening of the Oakland East Bay Symphony November 7 conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan, who celebrates his 25th year with the Symphony. Brothers in Arts and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be performed in one concert only, Friday November 7, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation,For information and tickets, visit . (more...)

    Western River Expeditions Debunks Rafting Myths
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    In Huckleberry Finn the author posits the protagonist on a raft on the Mississippi River as a means of escaping civilization's wiles. (more...)

    NURSE JACKIE's Adam Ferrara and More Join Abingdon's IT HAS TO BE YOU, Running This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Official press opening is set for Sunday, October 12, with performances through October 26. Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

    Comedian Bob Newhart to Perform During Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K, 10/11
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders, and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena are proud to announce that comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased October 11th in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Tickets for Bob Newhart will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 27th online at or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Rex Smith Previews CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL at 54 Below
    by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2014

    So how did a crazy Teen Idol rocker end up a respected entertainer on television and Broadway? Every song has a story. Like a rock and roll Mark Twain, Rex Smith takes you on a wild and fascinating, sometimes dramatic, yet very hilarious, musical story-telling journey at 54 Below (August 26). (more...)

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