Otto Frank News

Riverdale Rising Stars/Riverdale Rep to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 4/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), Riverdale Rising Stars/Riverdale Repertory Company is honored to present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK for three performances only: April 26 - 28 at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Open Stage of Harrisburg
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 16, 2014

Anne Alsedek directs a well-handled version of Open Stage's annual production -- its fifteenth year of presenting the powerful classic (more...)

Playhouse on the Square Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

During World War II, the gifted young Jewish girl chronicles her rapidly changing life as she and 7 others hide in an attic to avoid the terrors of Nazi rule. This transcendently powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman tells a deeper story by incorporating Holocaust survivor accounts and newly discovered writings from Anne Frank's diary. (more...)

Jungle Theater to Present DETROIT, 4/11-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Jungle Theater presents the regional premiere of DETROIT, playwright Lisa D'Amour's award-winning dissection of what it means to be middle class in this era of economic uncertainty. Detroit takes place in a first-ring suburb outside a mid-sized American city where Ben (John Middleton) and Mary (Angie Timberman) fire up the grill to welcome the couple (Anna Sundberg and Tyson Forbes) who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of life - with unexpected comic consequences. The play opens April 11 and runs through May 25 at the Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S. in Minneapolis. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 3/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

During World War II, the gifted young Jewish girl chronicles her rapidly changing life as she and 7 others hide in an attic to avoid the terrors of Nazi rule. This transcendently powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman tells a deeper story by incorporating Holocaust survivor accounts and newly discovered writings from Anne Frank's diary. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Reminds Us To Never Take Our Freedom For Granted
by Shari Barrett - Feb 17, 2014

If you have never seen THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK onstage, do not miss your chance to see it at the small black box Cupcake Theater in Hollywood, directed with a skilful hand and emotional insight by Sabrina Lloyd, starring Sigi Gradwohl as Anne Frank. Lloyd and Gradwohl present Anne's two-year ordeal hiding with her family during the German occupation of the Netherlands as a story of life, not death, and it is a true depiction of raw, daily survival during the Holocaust. (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Announces its 2014 Season - LITTLE SHOP, FOOTLOOSE, SHREK, JOSEPH & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

The Round Barn Theatre has announced its next year's season three months earlier than ever before. 'We have aggressively surveyed our subscribers and patrons since the beginning of the year to determine their choices for shows throughout the nine month season,' said Artistic Director Jeremy Littlejohn, 'We have dubbed the resulting season 'Incredible' to describe the diversity of choices that make up the 2014 season.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - A Classic At Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 17, 2013

The Diary Of Anne Frank is truly a remarkable play heart wrenchingly highlighting the atrocities too many people unnecessarily endured simply because of the religion they were brought up on. Theatre Three's incarnation of the Tony winning classic, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, is wonderfully directed by Jeffrey Sanzel, who is also the Artistic Director of the Port Jefferson venue. Now running through May 4th, the cast is beyond talented as they tell this horrifying tale of a young girl unwillingly forced to grow up too fast. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Begins in Panama Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2013

'The Accidental Pervert' - the hilarious autobiographical no holds barred play about one man's obsessive love of pornography that is in its 4th year Off-Broadway (playing Fridays at Saturdays at 7pm at the 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 W 13th St New York, NY 10011) and nearing its 400th New York performance - will receive its second international production, the play begins performances today, April 9, 2013 at La Quadra Theatre in Panama City, Panama, it has been announced by the play's author Andrew Goffman. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT to Open in Panama, April 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2013

'The Accidental Pervert' - the hilarious autobiographical no holds barred play about one man's obsessive love of pornography that is in its 4th year Off-Broadway (playing Fridays at Saturdays at 7pm at the 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 W 13th St New York, NY 10011) and nearing its 400th New York performance - will receive its second international production, the play begins performances April 9, 2013 at La Quadra Theatre in Panama City, Panama, it has been announced by the play's author Andrew Goffman. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Plays Stage of Harrisburg Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2013

Open Stage of Harrisburg presents the highly acclaimed, award-winning play THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. The play is an inspiring story of perseverance and hope, which serves as a timeless lesson that the spirit of a child is impossible to deny. Adapted by Wendy Kesselman, the play was first dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from the novel Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. This production is sponsored by Capital BlueCross. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to Play Open Stage of Harrisburg, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Open Stage of Harrisburg presents the highly acclaimed, award-winning play THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. The play is an inspiring story of perseverance and hope, which serves as a timeless lesson that the spirit of a child is impossible to deny. Adapted by Wendy Kesselman, the play was first dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from the novel Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. This production is sponsored by Capital BlueCross. (more...)

Park Square Theatre Opens THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Park Square Theatre presents its annual production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, based on one of the 20th Century's most inspiring and enduring narratives. The story comes to life in three weeks of student performances February 26 -March 22 at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place, Saint Paul. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Plays Milwaukee Rep, 12/11-1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

From the author of Pride and Prejudice comes this heartwarming, humorous tale of two sisters struggling to move past a family disaster. Sensible, reserved Elinor and passionate, impulsive Marianne find the road to true love beset with dashing suitors and well-meaning relatives, devoted friends and devious rivals, and scandalous secrets and unexpected twists in a period-perfect adaptation that captures all of the deliciousness, flirtation and folly of Jane Austen's well-loved novel. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Plays Milwaukee Rep, Now thru 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

From the author of Pride and Prejudice comes this heartwarming, humorous tale of two sisters struggling to move past a family disaster. Sensible, reserved Elinor and passionate, impulsive Marianne find the road to true love beset with dashing suitors and well-meaning relatives, devoted friends and devious rivals, and scandalous secrets and unexpected twists in a period-perfect adaptation that captures all of the deliciousness, flirtation and folly of Jane Austen's well-loved novel. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Plays Milwaukee Rep, 12/11-1/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

From the author of Pride and Prejudice comes this heartwarming, humorous tale of two sisters struggling to move past a family disaster. Sensible, reserved Elinor and passionate, impulsive Marianne find the road to true love beset with dashing suitors and well-meaning relatives, devoted friends and devious rivals, and scandalous secrets and unexpected twists in a period-perfect adaptation that captures all of the deliciousness, flirtation and folly of Jane Austen's well-loved novel. (more...)

Spellbound Development Extends Availability of ANNE FRANK 60th Anniversary Podcast thru 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

The Spellbound Development Company and Anna Armstrong MD, with permission from the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland, have extended the availability of the 60th anniversary podcast of Meyer Levin's long-lost original radio play, ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, through September 23. Playwright and producer Jennifer Strome directs. (more...)

Levin's Original Dramatization of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Podcast Set for 9/15-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

The Spellbound Development Company, with permission from the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland, is set to present a podcast of Meyer Levin's long-lost original radio play, ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, in honor of its 60th Anniversary. Not heard since the eve of Rosh Hashanah in 1952, when it aired nationally on CBS Radio, Levin's play was the first adaptation of Anne Frank's diary. A popular and critical success, Billboard described it as 'shattering to the emotions.' (more...)

Justine Huxley and More Join ANNE FRANK 60th Anniversary Radio Play Podcast, Recording 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2012

The Spellbound Development Company and Anna Armstrong MD, with permission from the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland, are set to present a podcast of Meyer Levin's long-lost original radio play, ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, in honor of its 60th Anniversary. Playwright and producer Jennifer Strome directs Levin's ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, which will be recorded on September 6 at The Invisible Studios in Los Angeles. (more...)

Levin's Original Dramatization of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Podcast Set for 9/15-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

The Spellbound Development Company, with permission from the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland, is set to present a podcast of Meyer Levin's long-lost original radio play, ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, in honor of its 60th Anniversary. Not heard since the eve of Rosh Hashanah in 1952, when it aired nationally on CBS Radio, Levin's play was the first adaptation of Anne Frank's diary. A popular and critical success, Billboard described it as 'shattering to the emotions.' (more...)

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