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BWW TV: BWW Goes Inside EMMA at The Old Globe!

Jane Austen's Emma- A Musical Romantic Comedy with Music, Lyrics and Book by Paul Gordon and Directed and Choreographed by Jeff Calhoun runs through January 15, 2011 - March 6, 2011 at the Old Globe Theatre.  BroadwayWorld reporter Audra Stafford went backstage at The Old Globe and spoke to the show's creators about how they musicalized and staged this timeless tale.  Click below for the spot!

Emma, a love story from one of the most widely read writers of all time, is now a musical and will once again entice modern audiences to fall in love with one of Jane Austen's most adored characters. Emma, a beautiful and clever young woman who prides herself on her matchmaking ability, is preoccupied with romance yet is clueless to her own feelings of love. When she takes on a young friend as her latest project, her well-intentioned efforts misfire, leading to a whirlwind of complications. Deliciously charming, this new romantic comedy from Tony Award nominated composer Paul Gordon and directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun brings Jane Austen's masterpiece to musical life.

Patti Murin stars in the title role as Emma Woodhouse with Adam Monley as Mr. Knightley and Will Reynolds as Frank Churchill. Adam Daveline (Robert Martin), Suzanne Grodner (Miss Bates), Kelly Hutchinson (Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Elton), Brian Herndon (Mr. Elton), Jerry Lanning (Mr. Woodhouse), Dani Marcus (Harriet Smith), Amanda Naughton (Mrs. Weston), Don Noble (Mr. Weston) and Allison Spratt Pearce (Jane Fairfax) round out the cast.

The creative team features Tobin Ost (Scenic Design), Denitsa D. Bliznakova (Costume Design), Michael Gilliam (Lighting Design), John H. Shivers and David Patridge (Sound Design), Brad Haak (Music Supervisor), Laura Bergquist (Music Director) and Thomas J. Gates (Stage Manager).

Jane Austen's Emma premiered at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto in September 2007. 

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