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Hans Christian Andersen

 
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Date of Death: August 04, 1875

Birth Place: Odense, Fyn, DENMARK
 

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Hans Christian Andersen News

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres & Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced its 35th Season! A partnership with one of this city‚Äôs leading Black theatre companies. A homegrown holiday‚ÄĮhearth-warmer. Two original CHI-made works each featuring unconventional central characters. A twirl around five extraordinary homespun districts, and more.

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Winter 2022 Season Photo Shakespeare's Globe Announces Winter 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

The Winter Season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will open on 10 November with Henry V directed by Headlong Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan and co-produced by the Globe and Headlong with Leeds Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Interview: Kate Piering of THE LITTLE MERMAID at 4 Community Theatre Photo Interview: Kate Piering of THE LITTLE MERMAID at 4 Community Theatre
by Jared Fessler - Jun 20, 2022

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including 'Under the Sea,' 'Kiss the Girl' and 'Part of Your World.' Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. Disney's The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, as well as the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.

4 Community Theatre to Present THE LITTLE MERMAID Photo 4 Community Theatre to Present THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2022

Join in at Orono High School Theatre for Disney's The Little Mermaid. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.

Celebrate Pride With The Royal Opera House With Upcoming Events in July Photo Celebrate Pride With The Royal Opera House With Upcoming Events in July
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

Celebrate Pride with the Royal Opera House and enjoy a range of events and activities this July, commemorating LGBTQ+ creatives and campaigners and examining the many challenges faced by the community over the past 50 years.  

THE SNOW QUEEN Will Open in Belfast in 2022 Photo THE SNOW QUEEN Will Open in Belfast in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022

The Lyric Theatre Belfast has commissioned writer/director Paul Boyd to create an all-new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved adventure story The Snow Queen to run at Northern Ireland's national producing theatre from 25th November 2022.

RUSALKA Comes to Th√©√Ętre du Capitole in October Photo RUSALKA Comes to Th√©√Ętre du Capitole in October
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

L‚Äôamour peut-il transgresser la fronti√®re entre le monde innocent des cr√©atures fantastiques et celui, corrompu, des humains ? Conte romantique nourri de ballades tch√®ques,¬†Rusalka¬†est aussi un sommet absolu de l‚Äôop√©ra : DvoŇô√°k, admirable symphoniste, s‚Äôy r√©v√®le d'un lyrique ardent et attach√© √† la terre.

Hale Centre Theatre's 2023 Season Includes TITANIC, World Premiere of New Frank Loess Photo Hale Centre Theatre's 2023 Season Includes TITANIC, World Premiere of New Frank Loesser Musical, and Much More!
by Tyler Hinton - May 31, 2022

Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy has announced its 2023 season of entertainment, including its highly anticipated production of TITANIC (postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic), the world premiere of a unique new Frank Loesser musical, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN IN NEW YORK & more. View the complete schedule and how to get tickets here.

The House Theatre of Chicago to End its 20-Year Run This Summer Photo The House Theatre of Chicago to End its 20-Year Run This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

The Board of Directors of The House Theatre of Chicago announced that it will formally wind down operations following its production of the North American premiere of The Tragedy of King Christophe, which closed on Sunday, May 29.

BWW Review: FROZEN at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Photo BWW Review: FROZEN at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - May 30, 2022

Read our critic's review of Frozen on stage. Frozen is not just a musical; it’s a spectacle.

Hans Christian Andersen Videos

Video: NYC Ballet's Joseph Gordon on George Balanchine's DIVERTIMENTO FROM LE BAISER  VideoVideo: NYC Ballet's Joseph Gordon on George Balanchine's DIVERTIMENTO FROM LE BAISER DE LA FEE
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2022

Watch as¬†Joseph Gordon discusses the vast differences between the two central pas de deux in Divertimento from ‚ÄėLe Baiser de la F√©e,‚Äô and how a trusting partnership is essential to conveying the intended tenor of both.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2021

Get a first look at TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID with clips of the cast in action!

VIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA VideoVIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2020

'Hear ye, hear ye...Prince Wellington is seeking a bride.' The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life in a new musical THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 8 to April 19, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. This new spin on the classic tale features music by Marc Robin, book and lyrics by Rick Boynton, and additional lyrics by Curt Dale Clark and Marc Robin. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Patti Garwood.

VIDEO: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Argyle Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Argyle Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2020

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, presents the hit Broadway musical Disney's The Little Mermaid with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright.

BWW TV: First Look At THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER At Lookingglass VideoBWW TV: First Look At THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER At Lookingglass
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, written and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman.

BWW TV: First Look at the Trailer for THE SNOW QUEEN at Rose Theatre Kingston VideoBWW TV: First Look at the Trailer for THE SNOW QUEEN at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2019

Rose Theatre Kingston announced the full cast for its festive new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Snow Queen written by Ciaran McConville, who returns to the theatre following last year's successful adaptation of Hansel & Gretel. McConville directs a cast of local young actors from Rose Youth Theatre led by a team of professional actors including Helena Blackman (The Snow Queen), Roger May (Dad/Father Christmas), Davina Moon (Freya), Parisa Shahmir (Gerda) and Jack Wolfe (Kai). The production opens on 13 December 2019, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 5 January 2020. 

VIDEO: Watch Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and More in Highlights From THE  VideoVIDEO: Watch Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and More in Highlights From THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019

Check out highlights from the performance below, including Part Of Your World, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and more! The cast was led by Auli'i Cravalho as Ariel and Queen Latifah as Ursula. It also featured Shaggy as Sebastian, Graham Phillips as Prince Eric, and John Stamos as Chef Louis. Check out highlights from the performance below, including Part Of Your World, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and more!

VIDEO: Broadway Method Academy Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: Broadway Method Academy Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2019

Broadway Method Academy (BMA), the resident conservatory of Westport Country Playhouse, announced initial casting for its upcoming musical, 'Disney's The Little Mermaid.' A host of Broadway actors will be featured in the cast alongside the Academy's 40 students.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2019

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID officially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway! Video#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2019

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre!


Hans Christian Andersen Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Hans Christian Andersen written?
Hans Christian Andersen has written 5 shows including Once Upon a Mattress (Source Material), Nightingale (Source Material), Honk! (Source Material), Striking 12 (Source Material), The Little Mermaid (Source Material).