Mark Twain News

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  • Samuel Clemens

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 30, 1835
    Date Of Death:
    April 21, 1910 (74)
    Birth Place:
    Florida, MO, USA
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    FPAC's 2015 Season to Include PETER PAN, THE NUTCRACKER & More
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

    Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) launches its 24th season with grand opening performances in THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's new home and performance venue in downtown Franklin. A special kick-off weekend will introduce the theater, music and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala on Saturday evening, September 20, features a special, one-night-only performance by Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel and Broadway star Alexander Gemignani. On Sunday, September 21, FPAC hosts an Open House at THE BLACK BOX, inviting the public to come celebrate, tour the facility, and learn about upcoming programming and arts opportunities for Franklin and the surrounding region. The weekend's events conclude with the FPAC Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, featuring a day on the links at Franklin Country Club. (more...)

    Silvia Luchetti llevará 'Apuesta por el amor' al Café Galdós
    by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 29, 2014

    La actriz que protagonizo recientemente Sonrisas y Lagrimas invita a descubrir un show intimo y cercano con 'Apuesta por el amor' el proximo 5 de septiembre en el Cafe Galdos de Madrid. (more...)

    Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    Oakland, CA, August 28, 2014 – The West Coast Premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' jazz-orchestral work Brothers in Arts will highlight the 2014-2015 season opening of the Oakland East Bay Symphony November 7 conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan, who celebrates his 25th year with the Symphony. Brothers in Arts and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be performed in one concert only, Friday November 7, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation,For information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)

    Western River Expeditions Debunks Rafting Myths
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    In Huckleberry Finn the author posits the protagonist on a raft on the Mississippi River as a means of escaping civilization's wiles. (more...)

    NURSE JACKIE's Adam Ferrara and More Join Abingdon's IT HAS TO BE YOU, Running This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Official press opening is set for Sunday, October 12, with performances through October 26. Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

    Comedian Bob Newhart to Perform During Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K, 10/11
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders, and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena are proud to announce that comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased October 11th in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Tickets for Bob Newhart will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 27th online at www.lucyrace.com or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Rex Smith Previews CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL at 54 Below
    by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2014

    So how did a crazy Teen Idol rocker end up a respected entertainer on television and Broadway? Every song has a story. Like a rock and roll Mark Twain, Rex Smith takes you on a wild and fascinating, sometimes dramatic, yet very hilarious, musical story-telling journey at 54 Below (August 26). (more...)

    The Ruckus Welcomes New Leaders, Sets 2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    Following a successful fifth season with productions at The Side Project Theatre and Collaboraction, The Ruckus Theater is proud to announce its sixth season in Chicago, as well as the appointment of a new Artistic Director and Executive Director. Outgoing Artistic Director Allison Shoemaker, who will now serve as the company's Director of Marketing and Publicity, and incoming Artistic Director Derek Van Barham release today a season of two plays, each investigating the impact of cataclysm on a community. In addition to announcing Barham's appointment, the company also proudly announces the appointment of Catherine Bullard as Executive Director. (more...)

    Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    BWW Interviews: Back to the Exam Books for Mad Cows's THE HISTORY BOYS
    by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 24, 2014

    As schools are opening their doors and welcoming students back, class at the Mad Cow Theatre Company is also back in session with a production of Alan Bennett's 2005 Tony Winning Play, THE HISTORY BOYS. My review on the production, running through September 7th, will be up early next week. In the meantime, I was able to interview some of the cast members. Instead of your basic interview with straightforward questions, I kept with the spirit of Bennett's scholastic play by passing out the blue books with three open-ended questions about some of the themes from the play. Although these answers will not be graded, I am sure if Irwin took a glance at them he would not be regarding them as "abysmally dull". (more...)

    Tickets on sale for Jay Leno's performance at UNTHSC Foundation's 'An Evening with a Legend'
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Tickets are now on sale for UNT Health Science Center's annual 'An Evening with a Legend' fundraiser, this year featuring Jay Leno, the renowned comedian and 22-year host of 'The Tonight Show.' (more...)

    MAME, 'SPIDER WOMAN' & BIG RIVER Set for 54 Below's 'Sings' Series
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced Big River, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Mame as the next three musical scores to be celebrated in its acclaimed '54 Sings' series. (more...)

    Free Staged Reading of TRAGEDY IS EASY…COMEDY IS HARD Led by Broadway Veteran Randall Duk Kim on 9/7
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    "Tragedy is easy... comedy is hard." The short stories and sketches of James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, and the legendary Mark Twain fill the bill of Centenary Stage Company's ninth GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD presentation for this free staged reading event on Sunday, September 7th at 3 pm in The Edith Kutz Theater. (more...)

    Bill Cosby Returns to the Treasure Island Theatre, 9/26
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    Beloved comedic genius Bill Cosby brings his signature comedy back to the Treasure Island Theatre on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER A Rapid Raft Ride to Understanding
    by Diana Cayler - Aug 18, 2014

    THE ADVENTURE OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain is a classic, even if it has had to deal with opposition since its original publishing, and BIG RIVER is a perfect musical adaptation of the book. (more...)

    Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Adds Julie Fowlis, Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! & More to Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has added five new titles to the 2014-15 Season which include Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles, The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!, Buddy Guy, It Gets Better Project and Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight. See below for descriptions, dates and ticket prices. (more...)

    Exclusive Photo Coverage: A Stroll with Broadway Royalty Adam Monley & Paige Faure
    by Walter McBride - Aug 17, 2014

    Paige Faure and Adam Monley can now officially be considered Broadway Royalty. Paige currently dons the coveted glass slippers as the title role in Cinderella, and while she is playing Princess, Adam is at the Imperial Theatre, where he just concluded his limited run as Javert in Les Miserables. Together they have accrued over five Broadway credits including Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and the international sensation Mamma Mia! Together they are taking Broadway's most popular shows by storm, and we don't see them slowing down anytime soon! Below check out photos of the couple with their adorable son Hank from an exclusive photo shoot with BroadwayWorld's own Walter McBride! Plus, CLICK HERE to read an interview with Paige and Adam! (more...)

    BWW Interview: Broadway Lovebirds Adam Monley & Paige Faure Talk CINDERELLA, LES MIZ, Their Son Hank & More!
    by Nicole Rosky - Aug 17, 2014

    Paige Faure and Adam Monley can now officially be considered Broadway Royalty. Paige currently dons the coveted glass slippers as the title role in Cinderella, and while she is playing Princess, Adam is at the Imperial Theatre, where he just concluded his limited run as Javert in Les Miserables. Together they have accrued over five Broadway credits including Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and the international sensation Mamma Mia! Together they are taking Broadway's most popular shows by storm, and we don't see them slowing down anytime soon! The Broadway couple recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about how they met, balancing theatre with family, their adorable son Hank, and so much more. Check out the full interview below and CLICK HERE for more from their exclusive photo shoot with BroadwayWorld's own Walter McBride! (more...)

    Centenary Stage Company's GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD Series Continues 9/7
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    "Tragedy is easy... comedy is hard." The short stories and sketches of James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, and the legendary Mark Twain fill the bill of Centenary Stage Company's ninth GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD series for this free staged reading event on Sunday, September 7th at 3 pm in The Kutz Black Box Theatre. This exploration of the human foibles, comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people will be read by Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso. At a time when the world seems to be falling down around our ears and human behavior has left the sanest of us baffled, a healthy dose of these three might be exactly what the doctor ordered to reassure ourselves that the world isn't going crazy; it's simply always been that way. (more...)

    Queen City Flash to Present THE COMPLETE TOM: 1. ADVENTURES, 8/20-28
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

    Queen City Flash, a new Flash Mob-style theater company, debuts with THE COMPLETE TOM: 1. ADVENTURES, based on the works of Mark Twain and adapted by Trey Tatum, Aug. 20 through 28, 2014. Directed by Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellow Bridget Leak, this production is funded by the City of Cincinnati. (more...)

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