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Edna Ferber

Date of Death: April 16, 1968 (80)

Birth Place: Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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LEMPICKA Will Open On Broadway Spring 2024

Lempicka, the sweeping new musical portrait celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, will open on Broadway this spring at the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St). Eden Espinosa, who originated the titular role in critically acclaimed performances at Williamstown Theatre Festival and La Jolla Playhouse, will star in the production.

Classic American Tales to Present POE BY CANDLELIGHT for Halloween

Get in the Halloween spirit with Classic American Tales' production of 'Poe by Candlelight.' Experience the spooky stories of Edgar Allan Poe, read by professional actors, at locations in North Cape May and Lewes. Don't miss out on this popular Halloween event - reserve your spot today!

Classic American Tales Return in Two Locations This Month

In October, the nonprofit Classic American Tales will be at The Dormer House in Cape May and End of the Road Theater in North Cape May, before taking shows on the road. Learn more about the upcoming performances here!

SHOW BOAT Will Come to NYU Skirball in 2025

The Obie Award-winning Target Margin Theater and NYU Skirball will present a new production of the groundbreaking musical Show Boat in the Spring of 2025. Directed by Target Margin Theater’s Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, the revival uses the original 1927 book and score by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Pre-Show Seminar On Noël Coward With Dr. Christopher Chan Announced At Peninsula Players Theatre, July 22

Dr. Christopher Chan will host a free pre-show seminar Saturday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m., at Peninsula Players before the 8:00 p.m. performance of the Noël Coward's “Blithe Spirit.” 

What's the Longest and Shortest Broadway Musical?

This month, the reader question was: What’s the longest and shortest Broadway musical? Find out!

Classic American Tales to Present TALES AT THE DORMER HOUSE This Summer

Through August 10, Classic American Tales will present 'Tales at the Dormer House,' formerly known as 'Tales of the Victorians' when previously produced by East Lynne Theater Company

Classic American Tales Presents TALES AT THE DORMER HOUSE in June

Classic American Tales (CAT) presents TALES AT THE DORMER HOUSE.  This new company has taken on what had been presented by East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) for 33 years under the name 'Tales of the Victorians.'

Lyricist/Composer Sheilah Rae to be Honored by The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation

The board of The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation will honor lyricist/composer Sheilah Rae at a private reception on April 20, 2023 at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South.

Kate Baldwin, Max von Essen, Marsha Mason & More to Star in THE ROYAL FAMILY Benefit Reading

Keen Company will present a benefit reading of The Royal Family by George Kaufman and Edna Ferber. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

The Writers' Academy At The Kravis Center Announces Courses

Calling all aspiring novelists! The Writers' Academy at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has six courses available for writers of all experience levels and genres to hone their skills. Kicking off on January 3, 2023, the Academy will once again be conducted by Pulitzer Prize-nominated biographer, novelist, playwright and teacher, Julie Gilbert.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents its 33rd Year of TALES OF THE VICTORIANS

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's popular 'Tales of the Victorians' returns for its thirty-third year.  Take tea at a unique Cape May venue, indulge in tantalizing treats, and listen to stories by famous American authors like O. Henry, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mark Twain read by ELTC performers for only $12.00. Children are always welcome, and ages 12 and under are free. 

DOROTHY PARKER: A CERTAIN WOMAN Returns To East Lynne Theater Company

'I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy,' was just one of Dorothy Parker's famous quotes. 

The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribute at Symphony Space

The Rehearsal Club, a legendary rooming house for aspiring actresses will host on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM, its annual Rising Star Event at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.). Tickets: $50 (TRC Members $40). 

BWW Review: Tony Award-winning Revival of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! Plays Nashville This Week

Yet perhaps at no time during its vaunted and venerated history has Oklahoma! been so polarizing as it has become now, thanks to the 2019 Broadway revival directed by Daniel Fish which is touring the provinces. Read our critic's review.

THE REHEARSAL CLUB Secures A Home At The Webster Apartments For Young Women In The Performing Arts

The Rehearsal Club, the legendary boarding house for young actresses that inspired Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman's play Stage Door, is getting a revival, not a stage production, but a new sanctuary for young women aspiring to careers in the performing arts in New York City.

UN DÍA COMO HOY: SHOW BOAT se estrenaba en el cine

La segunda versión cinematográfica del musical vio la luz un día como hoy en 1936

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR Will Be Presented on the Metropolitan Virtual Playhouse

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents a new free 'screened' reading, live-streamed at no charge, and a talkback to follow: CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, by Michèle LaRue.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 4- with Eva Noblezada, Christine Ebersole and More!

Today (March 4) in live streaming: Eva Noblezada visits Backstage Live, a Sophisticated Ladies Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark and More!

Today (February 24) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates William Finn's Birthday, Laura Bell Bundy on Backstage Live, and more!


Edna Ferber has written 10 shows including Our Mrs. McChesney (Playwright), Minick (Playwright), Show Boat (Source Material), The Royal Family (Playwright), Stage Door (Playwright), The Land Is Bright (Playwright), Bravo! (Playwright), Saratoga (Source Material), Dinner At Eight (Playwright), Giant (Author).

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