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Mark Twain News

Date of Birth: November 30, 1835
Date of Death: April 21, 1910 (74)
Birth Place: Florida, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Initial Casting Revealed for Milwaukee Rep's 2017-18 Season, Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, OUR TOWN & MoreInitial Casting Revealed for Milwaukee Rep's 2017-18 Season, Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, OUR TOWN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2017/18 Season is filled with timeless classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals spanning 13 productions in four theaters. While casting is heavily underway for all shows, here is a first glimpse into what audiences can look forward to next season.  Complete casting and creative teams to be announced soon. (more...)

9th American Natya Dance Festival Comes to St. Louis 4/28-309th American Natya Dance Festival Comes to St. Louis 4/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The 9th American Natya Festival (ANF) will be celebrated in conjunction with World Dance Day in St. Louis, April 28-30 at Clayton High School's Auditorium. ANF is the only Indian dance drama festival in the United States and is organized by St. Louis-based Soorya Performing Arts. The festival's director, Guru Prasanna Kasthuri, enjoys the efforts to make this dream happen each year, allowing the opportunity to perform and project their ideas beyond the city of St. Louis. "It's a challenge to invite groups of dance drama troupes from across the country to a city of our size. Yet we believe in the art-loving nature of the Indian community and feel they will support this unique venture". (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2017

Meanwhile, you can cast your eyes toward today's photogenic cover models, the lovely and talented Cooper and his human, Nashville actress/designer Ashley Wolfe - both of them are pretty swell, in our estimation (even deserving of a Tony Award), and while we worry about them taking selfies while driving and while catching up on the theatrical news every morning, we are assured they were at a full stop when this photo was snapped. In fact, according to the human member of the duo she hadn't yet turned her key to the on position. (more...)

Custom Made Stages World Premiere Adaptation of Vonnegut's MOTHER NIGHTCustom Made Stages World Premiere Adaptation of Vonnegut's MOTHER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Once again, Custom Made Theatre brings a Kurt Vonnegut novel to the stage with the world premiere of Brian Katz's adaptation of Vonnegut's third and highly celebrated novel, Mother Night. (more...)

Carol Burnett Will Be Recognized as 'Champion of Children' at 2017 Colleagues LuncheonCarol Burnett Will Be Recognized as 'Champion of Children' at 2017 Colleagues Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 29th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will present award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna BeachPhoto Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater Stages Mark Twain's THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPERNew Britain Youth Theater Stages Mark Twain's THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A Mark Twain classic with a theatrical twist is New Britain Youth Theater's next production on stage. (more...)

Bill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie HallBill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A new collaboration between actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler comes to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8pm, presented by Dorn Music. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Names May Adrales New Associate Artist DirectorMilwaukee Rep Names May Adrales New Associate Artist Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater has named Associate Artist May Adrales as a new Associate Artistic Director for the 2017/18 Season beginning this Fall.  (more...)

Fifth Season of Martha Stewart's Cooking School to Premiere on PBSFifth Season of Martha Stewart's Cooking School to Premiere on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

'I am thrilled to share and teach viewers about Arabian Gulf cuisine on this season of Martha Stewart's Cooking School,' said Martha Stewart. 'These recipes are a great way to add different spices, flavors and techniques to your cooking routine. Learning how to serve a unique side dish or impressive main dish is what makes this season so much fun to watch. There are so many wonderful, tasty recipes that families will love.' (more...)

BIG RIVER Comes to Old Sturbridge VillageBIG RIVER Comes to Old Sturbridge Village
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

This summer Old Sturbridge Village - in partnership with Brian Clowdus Experiences - brings Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the shores of the Quinebaug River, from June 14 - July 9, 2017. (more...)

Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINEFulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)

BWW Preview: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces 2017 - 2018 Season in New LocationBWW Preview: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces 2017 - 2018 Season in New Location
by Laura Hobson - Apr 18, 2017

Read about new 2017 - 2018 season of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in a new location in Over-the-Rhine. Favorities from the bard and classics will be presented. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This WeekSo Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

Duncan Sheik Comes to The Players for Intimate One Night Only ConcertDuncan Sheik Comes to The Players for Intimate One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tony Award-winning composer and musician Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho) will share stories and perform songs for an exclusive audience at the April 21st installment of Live From 16 Gramercy Park, the intimate, members-only music series at The Players, the historic private social club for actors and artists. (more...)

Stephen McKinley Henderson to Give Juilliard's 2017 Commencement AddressStephen McKinley Henderson to Give Juilliard's 2017 Commencement Address
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates upon six luminaries during its 112th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). (more...)

GROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow TheatreGROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Voyages of discovery - of places and people, of others and of self - will captivate, entertain and transform audiences in Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21, which downtown Orlando's resident professional theatre company will open Sept. 22, 2017 in Mad Cow's home at 54 W. Church St., Orlando. (more...)

Spotlighters Announces 56th Season!Spotlighters Announces 56th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Spotlighters is thrilled to announce a challenging and inspiring selection of exceptional theatre for our 56th Season.  This season, we take our audiences on a journey of discovery and introspection, of searching and longing, to find a place we belong! (more...)

Artists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices FestivalArtists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Following the Women's Marches around the country, Occupy and other recent protests, we ask ourselves: what next? House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, and politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where Lincoln gave his famous address against the expansion of slavery. (more...)

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