Mark Twain News

 

Mark Twain News

Date of Birth: November 30, 1835
Date of Death: April 21, 1910 (74)
Birth Place: Florida, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Not Your Grandmother's ROMEO AND JULIET to Take the Stage at Archway TheatreNot Your Grandmother's ROMEO AND JULIET to Take the Stage at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Fast becoming the North Hollywood Arts District's premiere classical theatre company, the Archway Theatre is known as an 'outside of the box' black box theatre with a resident company of actors who embrace, and indeed often tackle with ferocity the texts of classical works. (more...)

Unpublished Mark Twain Children's Book to be Completed and Released by Random House, 9/26Unpublished Mark Twain Children's Book to be Completed and Released by Random House, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, has acquired a never-before-published Mark Twain children's story, it was announced today by Mallory Loehr, Senior Vice President & Publisher of the Random House/Golden Books, Doubleday, and Crown Books for Young Readers Group. The story, a fairy tale left unfinished by Twain, will be brought to life by author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead, the creators of the Caldecott Medal–winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. The book, THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE, was acquired and edited by Frances Gilbert, Associate Publishing Director, Random House Books for Young Readers, from Tina Wexler at ICM, representing the Mark Twain House & Museum, and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr., representing the author/illustrator team. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTEDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement AwardJane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

GOING WEST: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Premiere Headed to B Street TheatreGOING WEST: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Premiere Headed to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

B Street Theatre will present the World Premiere of Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad as the third production in the 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season. (more...)

Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPRDaniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERSFall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matrix Theatre Presents Professional World Premiere of Satirical Comedy INTENTIONSPhoto Flash: Matrix Theatre Presents Professional World Premiere of Satirical Comedy INTENTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Matrix Theatre Company continues its 2016 - 2017 Mainstage Season with the professional world premiere of Abbey Fenbert's satirical comedy, Intentions, opening February 3 and running through February 26. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. All performances are presented at Matrix Theatre Company, located at 2730 Bagley Avenue in the heart of Mexicantown. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and may be purchased in advance or, if available, at the door. Group rates are also available. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit www.matrixtheatre.org or call (313) 967-0599. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Kris Kristofferson and More to Return to City Winery ChicagoRufus Wainwright, Kris Kristofferson and More to Return to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright for three back-to-back shows, two nights with Kris Kristofferson and more. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street TheatreRing in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Theater Works YouthWorks presents The Pauper Princess a comedic retelling of Mark Twain's classic story, opening March 3, 2017. (more...)

KPFK Presents Annual Holiday Presentation of Three-Day Arts in Review Holiday Radio Play SpecialKPFK Presents Annual Holiday Presentation of Three-Day Arts in Review Holiday Radio Play Special
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Drama Marathon, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmas in Tinseltown by Julio Martinez, the encores of To All a Good Night: The History of Santa Claus, Dreidels and Donuts & The Christmas Eve Truce and the 13th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu.  Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom Story Is Fully Committed As 40 Characters In FULLY COMMITTED At MetroStage, A Tour De ForceBWW Review: Tom Story Is Fully Committed As 40 Characters In FULLY COMMITTED At MetroStage, A Tour De Force
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 19, 2016

Written and first presented two decades ago, FULLY COMMITTED was revised and revived in New York recently with Broadway veteran and one of the costars of TV comedy hit 'Modern Family,' Jesse Tyler Ferguson. This brought enough interest in the show to warrant additional productions and Carolyn Griffin, artistic leader of MetroStage thought it was the perfect vehicle for two of the DC areas hardest working artists: Tom Story and Alan Paul. (more...)

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/16; THE CRUCIBLE in Minneapolis, ANNIE in Memphis and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/16; THE CRUCIBLE in Minneapolis, ANNIE in Memphis and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 16, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Minneapolis, Memphis, Portland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE CRUCIBLE in Minneapolis, ANNIE in Memphis and IRVING BERLIN in Portland, just to name a few. (more...)

World Premiere Production of Paul Shoulberg's Play SYNTHESIS to be Directed by Stan ZimmermanWorld Premiere Production of Paul Shoulberg's Play SYNTHESIS to be Directed by Stan Zimmerman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Award winning theatre director and veteran TV writer/producer, Stan Zimmerman, has been set to direct the World Premiere of Paul Shoulberg's play 'Synthesis'. The four character ensemble piece will have a limited run of 12 performances. (more...)

Breaking: Nicholas Barasch, Charlie Franklin, Kyle Scatliffe, and More to Star in Encores! BIG RIVER - Full Cast Set!Breaking: Nicholas Barasch, Charlie Franklin, Kyle Scatliffe, and More to Star in Encores! BIG RIVER - Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. (more...)

BWW Review: REQUIEM FOR TESLA at The Off CenterBWW Review: REQUIEM FOR TESLA at The Off Center
by Joni Lorraine - Dec 15, 2016

The Rudes. They're like the cast of Star Wars or Star Trek, iconic and revered in that way that Trekkers love Leonard Nimoy or George Takei, but for Austin and its avid theatre going Rude fans, well, that, and their collaborative works with others from Helsinki to Cedar Rapids. And their current production, REQUIEM FOR TESLA, is, in its third incarnation, like a Star Trek reboot. While other theatres around town dust off the usual December holiday fare, The Rude Mechanicals, never to be usual, have resurrected REQUIEM FOR TESLA in celebration of their 20th anniversary season. It's obvious they've been around and drummed up an enthusiastic fan base. (Full disclosure: I'm one of them). On opening night for this particular production, one ebullient fan behind us waxed poetic to total strangers about each and every Rude production he'd seen (many of which I've seen myself) including the 2001 and 2003 iterations of REQUIEM FOR TESLA. (more...)

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