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Edna Ferber

 
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Date of Birth: August 15, 1887
Date of Death: April 16, 1968 (80)

Birth Place: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
 

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Edna Ferber News

The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribut Photo The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribute at Symphony Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

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 N Photo BWW Review: Tony Award-winning Revival of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! Plays Nashville This Week
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 4, 2022

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. Setting up shop on the expansive stage of Andrew Jackson Hall at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, May 3, for an eight-performance run through next Mother’s Day, Fish’s compelling vision for the timeless work has elicited more heated conversations and varied responses than one might expect from a 79-year-old warhorse of a musical.

THE REHEARSAL CLUB Secures A Home At The Webster Apartments For Young Women In The Pe Photo THE REHEARSAL CLUB Secures A Home At The Webster Apartments For Young Women In The Performing Arts
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021

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 DĂŤA COMO HOY: SHOW BOAT se estrenaba en el cine Photo UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: SHOW BOAT se estrenaba en el cine
by Nuria Pedret - May 14, 2021

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 Photo CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR Will Be Presented on the Metropolitan Virtual Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021

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 Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 4- with Eva Noblezada, Christine Ebersole and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 4, 2021

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  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2021

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

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 22 - 42ND STREET on DVD and Blu-Ra Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 22 - 42ND STREET on DVD and Blu-Ray, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 13-14- with Laura Osnes, Josh Groban and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 13-14- with Laura Osnes, Josh Groban and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 13, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 13-14, 2020.

Edna Ferber Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of MTH's SHOW BOAT VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of MTH's SHOW BOAT
by Alan Henry - Oct 31, 2018

The MTH Theater has announced casting and additional details for its upcoming production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's landmark collaboration SHOW BOAT. The production is Directed by Jeff Church and features a 15 person ensemble led by Seth Jones and Elise Poehling in the roles of Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia Hawks, respectively.

VIDEO: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and L VideoVIDEO: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and Lyrics by William Finn
by Alan Henry - Jun 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Royal Family of Broadway. The show is now on stage through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Get a first look at the show in the video below!

VIDEO: William Finn Chats About His New Musical THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY VideoVIDEO: William Finn Chats About His New Musical THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Check out the show's composer William Finn discussing his new work below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/16 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love.

STAGE TUBE: Rebecca Trehearn Sings 'Bill' From SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

Rebecca Trehearn, Julie in SHOW BOAT, performs 'Bill' from the show!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/16 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2016

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love.

STAGE TUBE: Miss SHOW BOAT in Concert with Norm Lewis, Vanessa Williams & More? Watch the Full Show Now!
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

'Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat in Concert with the New York Philharmonic' aired just last week as part of PBS' LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.This New York Philharmonic production features an all-star cast led by Vanessa Williams and Downton Abbey's Julian Ovenden, as well as Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham. Mis the broadcast? No worries! You can check out the full show below!

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Sings 'Ol' Man River' from SHOW BOAT on Tonight's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

The New York Philharmonic presentation of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT in concert, airs on PBS October 1th at 9:00pm, check your local listings. Don't miss Kern and Hammerstein II's groundbreaking musical about the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River. Check out Tony-nominee Norm Lewis singing the iconic 'Ol' Man River

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/15 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2015

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/15 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love.


Edna Ferber Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Edna Ferber written?
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).