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  • Samuel Clemens

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 30, 1835
    Date Of Death:
    April 21, 1910 (74)
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    Florida, MO, USA
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    Danforth Art Announces Debra Petke as New DirectorDanforth Art Announces Debra Petke as New Director
    by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

    The Board of Trustees of Danforth Art MuseumSchool today announces that Debra Petke has been appointed as Executive Director. Petke, who most recently served as President and CEO of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Conn., succeeds Katherine French who retired January 1, 2015. Formally elected in a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on May 19, 2015, Petke was selected after a national search conducted by an internal search committee of Danforth Art trustees and the firm Opportunity Resources, Inc. (more...)

    Jay Leno Coming to Dell Hall, 5/31Jay Leno Coming to Dell Hall, 5/31
    by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

    Perhaps one of the best known comedians and entertainers today, former “Tonight Show” host JAY LENO is coming to the Long Center for a one night only showcase his best comedy routine, and the personality that made him a star on late night television. See the longtime host live in Dell Hall on Sunday, May 31st. Tickets are on sale now and start at $49. (more...)

    East Lynne Theater Company to Continue 35th Season with MR. LINCOLN, 6/17-7/25East Lynne Theater Company to Continue 35th Season with MR. LINCOLN, 6/17-7/25
    by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

    The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company continues its 35th mainstage season in June.  This year's theme is "Unexpected Encounters." (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Deep Dish Theater's THE LIARPhoto Flash: First Look at Deep Dish Theater's THE LIAR
    by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

    A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate The Liar, the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company's 14th season. David Ives' mirthful adaptation of the classic comedy by Pierre Corneille, staged by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, opened May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company's theater in University Mall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

    Street Theatre to Hold Auditions 5/30 for ClassAct Dramatics Youth Show BIG BAD MUSICALStreet Theatre to Hold Auditions 5/30 for ClassAct Dramatics Youth Show BIG BAD MUSICAL
    by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

    Street Theatre Company will be holding auditions for the ClassAct Dramatics youth production, BIG BAD MUSICAL, for ages 7 to 15 on Saturday, May 30, 10-2pm at Tulip Street United Methodist Church in East Nashville. (more...)

    THE LIAR Begins 5/26 at Artists RepTHE LIAR Begins 5/26 at Artists Rep
    by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

    Artists Repertory Theatre will bring its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. (more...)

    TN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICALTN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
    by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

    Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its first developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Freidman on May 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

    THE BOOK OF MORGAN is ReleasedTHE BOOK OF MORGAN is Released
    by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

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    THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Begins Tonight at Broadway Palm StageTHE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Begins Tonight at Broadway Palm Stage
    by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

    Broadway Palm Children's Theatre presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer playing May 1*, 3, 5*, 7*, 8*, 9, 12*, 14*, 15*, 17, 19* and 22*, 2015. This irresistible musical about a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America is based on the classic Mark Twain novel and is great entertainment for the whole family! (more...)

    Orpheum Welcomes Ron Jewell as VP of Centre OperationsOrpheum Welcomes Ron Jewell as VP of Centre Operations
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

    The Memphis Development Foundation (MDF), which operates the historic Orpheum Theatre, announces that Ron Jewell, current Director of the Bartlett Performing Arts Center, will join the MDF staff as Vice-President of Operations at the forthcoming Centre for Performing Arts Education. The $14.5 million Centre is expected to formally open in August of this year. (more...)

    South Bend Civic Theatre to Welcome Michael J. Miles, 5/29-30South Bend Civic Theatre to Welcome Michael J. Miles, 5/29-30
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

    South Bend Civic Theatre welcomes master banjo player Michael J. Miles for one weekend only May 29-30, as he performs an evening of music and memories of the American experience. (more...)

    Lily Tomlin to Open the Grand's Summer 2015 SeasonLily Tomlin to Open the Grand's Summer 2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

    From sassy telephone operator Ernestine to devilish six-year-old Edith Ann, Lily Tomlin's characters have produced side-splitting entertainment for legions of adoring fans. Ms. Tomlin brings all those characters  to life and more to The Grand on Saturday, May 9, 8pm.  (more...)

    TN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHISTN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHIS
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

    As part of Tennessee Shakespeare Company's first year-round season, the development of three exciting new musicals launches on the University of Memphis Mainstage this summer with Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress. (more...)

    Sideshow Theatre Company's STUPID F**KING BIRD to Return to Victory Gardens This SummerSideshow Theatre Company's STUPID F**KING BIRD to Return to Victory Gardens This Summer
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

    Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, from July 23 through August 30, 2015 at Victory Gardens Za?ek McVay Theater, 2433. N Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

    TRAVELING PAPERS to Play Theatre Row, 6/3-20TRAVELING PAPERS to Play Theatre Row, 6/3-20
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

    Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel. Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of eight including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich, Jillian Stevens, and Antonio Edwards Suarez*. TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, June 3-20, 2015. (more...)

    47th Annual KCACTF National Festival Awardees Announced47th Annual KCACTF National Festival Awardees Announced
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the national awardees of the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which was held April 13-18, 2015. (more...)

    Westport Country Playhouse to Host Symposium with Playwright David IvesWestport Country Playhouse to Host Symposium with Playwright David Ives
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

    Tony Award-nominated playwright David Ives will be the guest at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following a 3 p.m. performance of his comedy, "The Liar," on Sunday, May 10.  Ives will discuss his adaptation of "The Liar" from the comedy by Pierre Corneille, about a man who weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. (more...)

    Washington National Opera to Present M&M's OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/16Washington National Opera to Present M&M's OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/16
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

    (WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars Chocolate North America for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's charming romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This dazzling production has been acclaimed worldwide for its witty characterizations, rainbow-bright sets and costumes, and easy-to-follow English translation, making it a perfect opera for the entire family. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pre-ball” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield grass will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at OperaintheOutfield.org. (more...)

    WILD POCKET by Phil Virgil Is a Vivid and Heartwarming Story about Personal Success by Overcoming Weakness and FearWILD POCKET by Phil Virgil Is a Vivid and Heartwarming Story about Personal Success by Overcoming Weakness and Fear
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

    Phil Virgil, a father, grandfather, sports enthusiast and writer, has completed his first book 'Wild Pocket': a gripping and potent tale of personal success and finding oneself after overcoming life's struggles. (more...)

    B Street Presents 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales' by Mark TwainB Street Presents 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales' by Mark Twain
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

    B Street Theatre's Family Series, California's only fully professional, resident theater for children, is pleased to present The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales by Mark Twain. The production features a collection of stories originally written by prolific American author and humorist Mark Twain. These classic tales have been transformed into an outrageously fun and fast- paced adaptation for the stage by Buck Busfield, Greg Alexander and David Pierini (more...)

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