Jane Eyre

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Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontė

Jane Eyre is a haunting retelling of the Charlotte Bronte classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become the governess of Thornfield Hall. There she meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Edward Rochester, an Earl with a dark secret. Having overcome the obstacles brought on by an abusive childhood, the death of a childhood friend and the prejudice inherent in a relationship between two people socially worlds apart, Jane marries Rochester. Her wedding day is marred when she discovers his secret: he already has a wife, a half-crazed lunatic hidden in the attic.


Pushcart Players to Present ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning theater for young audiences announces its newest touring production, "Alice in Wonderland." Cleverly adapted from Lewis Carroll's classic books, this musical is now being scheduled for performances in schools, theaters, production houses and community centers throughout the United States. (more...)

European Premiere of Award-Winning Musical DOGFIGHT to Open at Southwark Playhouse, 8/8-9/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life. (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long present the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for tonight, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: James Barbour Sings 'Bring Him Home' from La Mirada's LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

LES MISERABLES will star James Barbour as Jean Valjean and 'American Idol' Season Four Finalist Anthony Fedorov as Enjolras. LES MISERABLES will preview on Friday, May 30, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, May 31) and run through Sunday, June 22, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. In the video below, Barbour sings 'Bring Him Home' from the musical. Click below to listen to the full song! (more...)

HETTY FEATHER to Play Crucible Lyceum Studio, 17-21 June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The world premiere production of million-selling childrens author Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather bounds onto the Crucible stage from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 June. (more...)

HETTY FEATHER Transfers To Vaudeville Theatre For Limited Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and hugely popular run at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, and a smash-hit national and international tour, best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson's tale of fiery and feisty Hetty Feather transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre for a limited run over the summer. The production is brought thrillingly to life on stage by award-winning script writer Emma Reeves, and the Olivier Award nominated director Sally Cookson. The production opens on 6 August (press performances at 2pm & 7pm), with previews from 5 August, and runs until 6 September. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends THE FEW Through 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter (Backstage's 2014 Future Broadway Power List) and directed by Davis McCallum, will extend two weeks through Saturday, June 21 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

First Look - Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson & More on Set of PITCH PERFECT 2
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

Rebel Wilson took to Twitter today to share a first look from the set of PITCH PERFECT 2, co-starring Anna Kendrick. (more...)

MTC MainStage to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 4/11-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring STONE SOUP AND OTHER STORIES at Queensborough PAC, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning touring theatre for young audiences presents Stone Soup and Other Stories on Friday, April 11 at 10 am and 11:45 am at Queensborough College Performing Arts Center in Bayside, NY. (more...)

Pushcart Players Presents CELEBRATING NEW JERSEY Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's acclaimed touring theatre for young audiences presents 'Celebrating New Jersey' at Horizon Retail Center in Moorestown NJ today, March 26 at 3:30 pm in a free performance as part of New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, and Tasha Lawrence to Lead Samuel D. Hunter's THE FEW at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, will begin previews Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Passion,' 'Road Show' and 'Into The Woods' celebrate Sondheim's birthday, 'Dessa Rose' and 'Rent' rake in the reviews, Black Ensemble and Bailiwick announce spring shows, new musicals from Writers Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare, plus Ravinia and Court plan summers 2014 and 2015 and more.... (more...)

Sally Hawkins & Catherine Keener Join Cast of FX's Comedy Pilot HOW AND WHY
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

According to Deadline, Sally Hawkins (BLUE JASMINE) and Catherine Keener have signed on to join Michael Cera and John Hawkes in FX's upcoming comedy pilot HOW AND WHY. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER STORIES to YMCA of Salem County, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's acclaimed touring theatre for young audiences presents Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories on Sunday, March 30 at 1:30 pm at the YMCA of Salem County in Carney's Point NJ. New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, a six-week celebration of the Garden State's professional theatre, sponsors the performance. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present Neil Gaiman, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

There are so many Father's worthy of praise but how many have been presented with, to name just a few; a Newbery Medal, Hugo Award and both an Academy and Golden Globe Nomination? You guessed it, our literary father of the month, Neil Gaiman! Sorry Dad's. Cherokee Rose, is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Gigi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom and Alice Darling to read the accumulated work of Neil Gaiman on 6/21 at 10pm. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Open its 2014-2015 Season with JANE EYRE, 9/15-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner). (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Marla Schaffel and Tina Chen to Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Mirror Repertory Company, along with The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), presents Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) in THE MIRACLE WORKER as part of its 2014 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont. With special events beginning over the 4th of July weekend, GAAR's 2014 summer season will also include a limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Craig Roberts to Star in Amazon's RED OAKS Pilot
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

According to Deadline, Craig Roberts (Submarine) has signed on to star in the Amazon Studios pilot RED OAKS, directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Steven Soderbergh. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

'Sing Off' A Cappella Group The Filharmonics Join Cast of PITCH PERFECT 2
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

A cappella group The Filharmonic, who recently competed on NBC's singing competition 'The Sing Off' have joined the cast of Universal's comedy sequel Pitch Perfect 2. (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at PITCH PERFECT 2!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld gave TODAY'S Natalie Morales an exclusive a behind-the-scenes look at the film! (more...)

CTC to Close 25th Anniversary Season with THE AMISH PROJECT, 8/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will complete its 25th Anniversary Season with Jessica Dickey's THE AMISH PROJECT. The production, which runs from August 14th through August 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Allison McLemore, star of last season's smash hit production of Tryst. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Present JANE EYRE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner). After a troubled childhood, Jane Eyre searches for new purpose as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But a fragile peace gives way to turbulent passion when she meets Mr. Rochester, a man concealing a dark secret. Their unconventional relationship leads to a terrible revelation, and Jane must forge a new future amid the ashes of her ravaged dreams. As she struggles to free herself from the ghosts of her past, Jane realizes that her only hope is to find love on her own terms. A highly theatrical exploration of one woman's independent spirit in a beloved adaptation freshly updated for its first appearance on the Lifeline stage in thirteen years. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO to Play the CLO Cabaret This Fall; Scott Schwartz to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the Pittsburgh Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation Murder For Two, October 22-January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Everyone is a suspect in this exciting production where classic musical comedy meets Agatha Christie. In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, TWO performers play THIRTEEN ROLES -- not to mention the piano. (more...)

Anna Kendrick Says Being Beautiful Would be 'Super F***ing Stressful'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Anna Kendrick reveals that she is happy she is not known as a striking beauty and is very comfortable with her image as a 'normal' girl. (more...)

Seth Rogen & Zac Efron Star in NEIGHBORS, Coming to Digital HD & Blu-ray
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Good fences aren't nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on DIGITAL HD August 12, 2014 (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for July 18-20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring 'STONE SOUP' to Paper Mill Playhouse, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning touring theatre for young audiences presents an Autism/Sensory-Friendly performance of Stone Soup and Other Stories on Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00 am at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn NJ. (more...)

Hailee Steinfeld in Negotiations to Join PITCH PERFECT 2
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

According to Variety, Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to join the cast of PITCH PERFECT 2, joining Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow. Elizabeth Banks will direct, with Kay Cannon also returning to pen the script. No details on who she might play were revealed. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 25, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: the Drama Desk nominees will be announced, the Tonys committee is making its final decisions, and everyone across the country can see Matthew Bourne's reimagining of SLEEPING BEAUTY! (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that performances of the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, begin tonight at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for PITCH PERFECT 2 with Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks & More
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Rebel Wilson has just tweeted a first look at PITCH PERFECT 2 rehearsals featuring Brittany Snow, director/star Elizabeth Banks and more!Kay Cannon is also returning to pen the script. Check out the photo below! (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of CONVICTION (May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for New Series SALEM, Coming to WGN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

The first trailer has been released for the new series SALEM, premiering tonight, April 20th on WGN America. Get a first look below! (more...)

Pushcart Players to Present 'HAPPILY EVER AFTER' at Sellersville Theater, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning theatre for young audiences presents 'Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale' on April 30 to May 3 at Sellersville Theater in Pennsylvania. Performance times are Wednesday through Friday at 10:00 am and Saturday at 1:00 pm. (more...)

Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)


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James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

Anna Paquin's 'Rogue' Set for Cameo in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

A 20th Century Fox representative confirmed to BuzzFeed today that Anna Paquin, whose character 'Rogue' had allegedly been cut from the upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, will now make a 'cameo' appearance in the movie. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring HAPPILY EVER AFTER to Center for the Arts, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's acclaimed touring theatre for young audiences presents 'Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale' on Friday, April 25 at 10 & 11:30 am at the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island, NY. (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

Soho Theatre Announces Philip McKinley and Jenny Rainsford to Join Cast of MICROCOSM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Philip McGinley (Game of Thrones, E4's Drifters, Herding Cats; Hampstead) and Jenny Rainsford (Headlong's The Seagull, No Quarter; Royal Court) reunite after starring alongside each other in Straight (Sheffield/Bush) for the world premiere of Matt Hartley's new play which opens for a three-week run on 9 May with previews from 7 May. (more...)

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