Mark Twain News

Also Credited As:
  • Samuel Clemens

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 30, 1835
    Date Of Death:
    April 21, 1910 (74)
    Birth Place:
    Florida, MO, USA
    Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

    THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

    Carol Burnett to Guest on Hallmark Channel Original Series SIGNED, SEALED DELIVERED
    by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

    Award winning actress Carol Burnett ('The Carol Burnett Show'), one of America's most beloved and respected comediennes, has signed on as a special guest star on the highly-anticipated Season One Finale of 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered.' (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Hal Holbrook Celebrates 60 years of MARK TWAIN
    by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 07, 2014

    For 60 years now, Mr. Holbrook has been bringing one of America's most beloved entertainers to life on stage. The name of the two talents have now become so thoroughly intertwined that it's impossible to imagine a Mark Twain any different from Holbrook's legendary portrayal. (more...)

    Tickets on Sale thru July 2014 for SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: THE BROTHERS BOOTH at The Players Club
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

    Stageworks Media presents Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth -- an immersive, time-traveling theatrical experience created by Cynthia von Buhler and directed by Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose at Ars Nova). Ms. von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning has, over the past two years, become one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatrical experiences. Once again, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth brings Ms. von Buhler's unique brand of historic fiction investigation to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth is performed monthly on Saturday evenings (usually the first Saturday of the month) at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

    Florida Rep's INTO THE WOODS, JR. Runs 4/18-19
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

    Into the Woods, Jr.,book by James Lapine, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is based on classic fairy tales. It plays in the ArtStage Studio Theatre for 3 performances only on Friday, April 18th at 7pm and on Saturday, April 19th at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at or by calling the Box Office at 239-332-4488. (more...)

    Charles Grodin to Detail Journey Through Showbiz at Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/12
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

    There's a Hollywood great in our midst. Famous for his many starring roles including his defining performance along side Robert De Niro in the 1988 classic Midnight Run, Charles Grodin is the recipient of Emmy and Golden Globe Awards alike. A resident of Wilton, CT and a stellar member of the entertainment industry for more than 50 years, Grodin has a lot of wisdom and humor to share about his career as a celebrated actor, comedian, author and talk show host. He is also a natural storyteller who will share his journey through Hollywood on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. The Connecticut Press Club is giving Charles Grodin the Mark Twain award for humor. Ironically, Charles Grodin was born twenty five years to the day after Mark Twain passed away. Other film credits include Rosemary's Baby, Clifford, Beethoven, The Heartbreak Kid, Catch-22, Heaven Can Wait, Taking Care of Business, Seems Like Old Times, The Great Muppet Caper, The Woman in Red, The Lonely Guy, Ishtar The Couch Trip and more. Ticket holders will enjoy a special $45 prix-fixe menu at Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield), or a free glass of wine with dinner, the day of this event when tickets are presented; reservations suggested. This event is part of The Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series. (more...)

    'MARK TWAIN' with Ron Jewell to Play Ware Center, 4/12
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

    Be prepared for Ron Jewell to transport you to another place and time as he brings to life the incomparable Mark Twain. The show is being held at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 pm. Remaining tickets are limited, so please reserve your tickets now. (more...)

    Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VENUS IN FUR, 4/19-5/17
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

    David Ives' seductive play of gender politics and power VENUS IN FUR brings Broadway's hottest date night to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Robert S. Marx Theatre April 19 through May 17. (more...)

    Rare Tennessee Williams Story Published
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

    Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of 'The Glass Menagerie,' Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend if only in name to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret. (more...)

    NJPAC to Celebrat Governor Brendan T. Byrne's 90th Birthday with a Celebrity Comedy Roast Benefit, 4/1
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

    NJPAC will celebrate Governor Brendan T. Byrne's 90th birthday on Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30pm with a Roast and toast of the former Governor by his predecessors in the New Jersey governor's office, celebrity comedians and other New Jersey politicians. Held in NJPAC's intimate Chase Room and benefiting the Arts Center's education initiatives, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will act as Roastmaster and lead Tom Kean, James Florio, Donald DiFrancesco, Jim McGreevey, and Richard Codey, as well as Assemblyman Jon Bramnick in saluting New Jersey's 47th Governor. Joining the politicians onstage to roast Governor Byrne will be acclaimed 'Saturday Night Live' alumnus Joe Piscopo, comedian and former talk show host Joy Behar, Vice President of New York Friars Club, Stewie Stone, and New Jersey judge turned comedian Vince August. World renowned jazz singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli will provide musical accompaniment for the evening. Additional celebrity guests and politicians may be added to the lineup. (more...)

    Adobe Theater to Present THE MAN FROM EARTH, 5/16-6/8
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

    What if a man, from the Upper Paleolithic era had survived until today? Living almost 14,000 years, who might this man have been, and what would he have become? (more...)

    by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

    Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, comes to HBO next month. (more...)

    Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2014 Season Will Feature Alfre Woodard in Theresa Rebeck's New Play ZEALOT & Tim Daly in RED
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

    Dorset Theatre Festival has announced the line-up for its Summer 2014 Season which will include the 6 time Tony Award-winning play RED by John Logan starring Tim Daly, a World Premiere of the summer comedy Out of the City by renowned playwright Leslie Ayvazian, the 20th Year Anniversary revival of the smash comedy All in the Timing by Tony Award-winner David Ives, and the 60th Anniversary revival of the Agatha Christie classic The Mousetrap. (more...)

    La Mama to Present Kinding Sindaw in PAGBABALIK: TRACING THE PATH HOME, 4/24-27
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

    'Pagbabalik: Tracing the Path Home' by Kinding Sindaw (, the New York-based southern Philippine performance troupe, entwines a contemporary story of the modern Philipines with a dramatic adaptation of the third chapter of the epic Derangen. The Derangen is a Mindanao epic shared by the Maranao, Maguindanao and Iranun tribes of the southern Philippines which celebrates episodes from regional history and stories of the tribulations of mythical heroes. This splendorous new work of dance theater is conceived and directed by Potri Ranka Manis, the daughter of a Sultan of the Maranao people of Mindanao, a true modern-day princess and tradition-bearer. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the piece April 24 to 27 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East Fourth Street. (more...)

    Mesa Encore Theatre Presents BIG RIVER, 4/4
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

    Mesa Encore Theatre presents BIG RIVER, April 4-20, 2014 in the Farnsworth Studio. (more...)

    FX Orders THE COMEDIANS with Billy Crystal & Josh Gad to Series
    by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

    FX has ordered 13 episodes of the comedy series The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

    Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin to Star in New Netflix Original Comedy GRACE AND FRANKIE
    by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

    Netflix will bring to its global members 'Grace and Frankie,' a new original comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as long-time rivals brought together by a rather unusual change in their marital circumstances. (more...)

    Jane Fonda And Lily Tomlin Back Together Again In 'Grace and Frankie,' A New Original Comedy Series On Netflix
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Netflix, the world's leading Internet television network, will bring to its global members 'Grace and Frankie,' a new original comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as long-time rivals brought together by a rather unusual change in their marital circumstances. The 13- half-hour episode first season from Skydance Productions is written and created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, and will premiere next year. Marta Kaufman, Howard J. Morris, Paula Weinstein, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will executive produce. (more...)

    Saint Sebastian Players to Present Works by Allen, Mamet and May in DEATH DEFYING ACTS, 4/25-5/18
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

    The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) concludes the company's 33rd season with Death Defying Acts, an evening of three one-acts by Woody Allen, David Mamet and Elaine May. Performances are April 25-May 18 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. (more...)

    Hal Holbrook in MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! Plays National Theatre, 4/4-5
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

    Hal Holbrook's legendary - and possibly longest running - one-man show, Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!, brings the beloved author to life with irreverent humor and astonishing authenticity. Millions have enjoyed the show since its original Tony- and Emmy-winning performances on Broadway and on television, and Holbrook continues to perfect it, drawing upon his vast experience on the stage and screen. Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! plays a limited engagement at the National Theatre April 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

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