Mark Twain News

Date of Birth: November 30, 1835
Date of Death: April 21, 1910 (74)
Birth Place: Florida, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy to Reunite at Detroit's Fox Theatre, 10/17Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy to Reunite at Detroit's Fox Theatre, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the “We've Been Thinking Tour” to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won't want to miss! (more...)

Denton Community Theatre to Present BIG RIVERDenton Community Theatre to Present BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Denton Community Theatre (DCT) is proud to present the last show in its 45th anniversary season, Big River - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Directed by John Evarts and Pete Kelly, this musical re-telling of Mark Twain's classic American story boasts a large cast and a score of country and blue-grass music.  Music direction is by Arturo Ortega.  (more...)

BJ Love, Dave Boutette, Rocky Horror Reunion and More Set for 12 IN 12 Festival at Performance Network, 8/14-16BJ Love, Dave Boutette, Rocky Horror Reunion and More Set for 12 IN 12 Festival at Performance Network, 8/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

On Saturday, August 15, Performance Network will host 1?2 in 12, ?an all day music festival featuring 12 acts in 12 hours from noon to midnight. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chatting with the Seven Helen Kellers of THREE DAYS TO SEEBWW Interview: Chatting with the Seven Helen Kellers of THREE DAYS TO SEE
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 28, 2015

Barbara Walsh and six other actors bring Helen Keller to life in an inventive production that uses her own words. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Carol Burnett to Receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement AwardStage & Screen Star Carol Burnett to Receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

Win a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen BelberWin a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Master playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber are offering one-one-one master advice contest for writers! (more...)

Performance Network Sets Schedule for Network Palooza Weekend 2015Performance Network Sets Schedule for Network Palooza Weekend 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

On August 14­-16, 2015, Performance Network Theatre will present Network Palooza Weekend, a three­day extravaganza to raise operational funds for Ann Arbor's premiere professional theatre. (more...)

East Lynne to Stage HUCKLEBERRY FINNEast Lynne to Stage HUCKLEBERRY FINN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," is considered to be one of  America's greatest books by today's scholars, and James Rana's world premiere adaptation beautifully captures the humor and heartache in this tale of a boy running away from an abusive father and a slave running away for fear of being sold to a plantation further south.    (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh FringeMatthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVAN STERN & STEVE ROSS Are Utterly Charming at The Player's Club In Examining Southern Influence On the Songs of Johnny MercerBWW Reviews: EVAN STERN & STEVE ROSS Are Utterly Charming at The Player's Club In Examining Southern Influence On the Songs of Johnny Mercer
by Alix Cohen - Jul 1, 2015

Monday night at the upstairs library at The Player's Club, young actor/vocalist Evan Stern collaborated with one of cabaret's treasures, the veteran pianist/arranger/vocalist Steve Ross on a show illuminating the influence of a southern upbringing on the work of iconic songwriter and Savannah, Georgia native Johnny Mercer. The piece was beautifully put together with Stern's intermittent repartee (never dropping a musical stitch), reflecting his skills as an actor as well as a writer. (more...)

Tina Fey to Be Featured Speaker at PGA's 'Produced By: New York'Tina Fey to Be Featured Speaker at PGA's 'Produced By: New York'
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Produced By: New York (PBNY) will feature an in-depth discussion with producer Tina Fey for the event's headlining “Conversations With…” series. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 18th season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events from August 2 through 9, 2015 in Ojai, California. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER at Music Circus Delivers Big EmotionsBWW Reviews: BIG RIVER at Music Circus Delivers Big Emotions
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 25, 2015

'Big River' at Sacramento Music Circus is the show to see this summer. Director Michael Heitzman makes optimal use of the company's round stage, working with choreographer AC Ciulla to balance an amusing first act with a heavier second half.  (more...)

Lancaster Mennonite High School's THE TEMPEST Nabs Fulton's 2015 Beth Bash AwardLancaster Mennonite High School's THE TEMPEST Nabs Fulton's 2015 Beth Bash Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, Fulton Theatre named Lancaster Mennonite High School as the 2015 Beth Bash Award recipient for their production of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.'  Play director Danielle Hofstetter will accept the award plaque prior to the evening performance of "The Wizard of Oz".  The student actors and crew were awarded complimentary tickets to the performance, and will be recognized and hailed with praise.  (more...)

Easy Lynne to Offer Free Performance of TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVEEasy Lynne to Offer Free Performance of TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Tom Sawyer, his Aunt Polly, and Huckleberry Finn leave their St. Petersburg, Missouri home to pay a visit to Polly's sister, Sally and her husband Silas on their farm in Arkansas. On this trip, Tom and Huck encounter thievery, a dead body and possibly the wrong man being accused of murder. Leave it to Tom to figure it all out and save the day in 'Tom Sawyer, Detective.' (more...)

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