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Virginia Stage Company Announces 44th Season - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE HOBBIT & Mo Photo Virginia Stage Company Announces 44th Season - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE HOBBIT & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Virginia Stage Company has announced their 44th season as Hampton Roads’ leading professional producing theatre company. Not since 2018 has VSC been able to open its doors to a fully in-house produced season, but in September of 2022, it eagerly welcomes its patrons to a full and in-person 6-show season at The Historic Wells Theatre.

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Presents A Tribute To Lord Of The Rings, June 9 Photo Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Presents A Tribute To Lord Of The Rings, June 9
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz present: The Fellowship of the G-String - A Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Tribute to Lord of the Rings at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street, NYC on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz to Present a Burlesque LORD OF THE RINGS Tribute Photo Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz to Present a Burlesque LORD OF THE RINGS Tribute
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz are set to present The Fellowship of the G-String - A Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Tribute to Lord of the Rings at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street, NYC, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Admission is $25. Tickets are pre-sold and have reserved seating. For tickets go to:  www.slipperroom.com. Doors 7:00 / Show at 8:00 PM. For more information about Hotsy Totsy burlesque, visit www.hotsytotsyburlesque.com. The Slipper Room is 21+

Performing Arts Houston Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman  Photo Performing Arts Houston Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman 
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Performing Arts Houston will welcome back Neil Gaiman to Jones Hall on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 8:00 PM.

World Premiere of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! & More Announced for First Stage Photo World Premiere of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! & More Announced for First Stage 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

First Stage has announced their 2022/23 season. The full season kicks off in October at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater with the fun world premiere musical ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! written by First Stage Resident Playwright John Maclay (THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS), with music and lyrics by Brett Ryback.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center Announces Wide Range of 'Intentional, Diverse Progra Photo Tennessee Performing Arts Center Announces Wide Range of 'Intentional, Diverse Programming' for 2022-23
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2022

Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) today announces its non-Broadway programming lineup for 2022-23, including the launch of new series for dance, theater, and family presentations as well as the return of its Cabaret On Stage series, co-presented with Studio Tenn.

AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2022

North Coast Rep presents AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS starring David Payne.  The year is 1962 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.

AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS Comes to Overture in April Photo AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS Comes to Overture in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

Rescheduled from earlier this year, An Evening with C.S. Lewis ‚Äď starring David Payne ‚Äď will be a captivating performance for C.S. Lewis fans at Overture Center's Playhouse Theater on Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.

An Evening With C.S. Lewis Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo An Evening With C.S. Lewis Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

North Coast Rep presents AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS starring David Payne. The year is 1962 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.

Sir Ian McKellen Says His Last Career Goal is Starring in a Musical Photo Sir Ian McKellen Says His Last Career Goal is Starring in a Musical
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

The actor spoke on this morning's episode of BBC Radio 4's Today, where he said he 'doesn't have much to prove anymore' but 'one of the few areas left' that he hasn't explored yet is performing in a musical.

J.R.R. Tolkien Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE HOBBIT In Denmark VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE HOBBIT In Denmark
by Alan Henry - Jun 1, 2021

Now on stage, Ulvedalene is transformed into Tolkien's magical world Middle Earth, filled with hobbits, an evil dragon, enormous trolls, elves and lots of family-friendly action.

VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro Sing 'Tuonela, Swan of B VideoVIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro Sing 'Tuonela, Swan of Beauty' From KALEVALA
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2021

Quentin Garzon is back with another video, this time taking on 'Tuonela, Swan of Beauty', a song from an original Finnish Musical called Kalevala. He is joined by Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro.

VIDEO: Watch Luke Evans Give an Impromptu Performance of 'Summertime' at Sundance VideoVIDEO: Watch Luke Evans Give an Impromptu Performance of 'Summertime' at Sundance
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2018

Luke Evans gave an impromptu a capella performance of George Gershwin's 'Summertime' at the Sundance Film Festival during a Q&A with The Alienist costars Dakota Fanning and Daniel Br hl. Watch the video, originally posted by People, here!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of THE HOBBIT at Stages Theatre Company VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of THE HOBBIT at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel, running September 22 - October 22 at Stages Theatre Company. Below, get an exclusive sneak peek of this brand new production of the classic book!

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Narrate 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Is reading more books on that long list of 2017 New Years' resolutions?  Lin-Manuel Miranda announced today via Twitter (seen below) that he and Karen Olivo have narrated a new audiobook available now on iBooks and Audible, 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.' 

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert & More Join Jon Stewart on Emotional Farewell to THE DAILY SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 7, 2015

Stephen Colbert channeled J.R.R. Tolkien to describe Jon's epic 16-year journey as host of The Daily Show and thanks him for the impact he's had on his life and career.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes in New Featurette for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The last part of Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT franchise hits theaters this week on December 17. Go behind the scenes with the director and cast to find out what they'll miss about Middle-earth when the series ends!

VIDEO: Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom & More Talk THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 8, 2014

Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman and director Peter Jackson talked about their upcoming film THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, which concludes more than a decade of film-making for the cast and crew.

VIDEO: Watch Final Trailer for Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 6, 2014

Below check out the final trailer for Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES. The film hits theaters in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17th.

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes - Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Bring DESOLATION OF SMAUG to Life!
by - Oct 23, 2014

Below, check an all new behind-the-scenes video from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG which shows how actor Benedict Cumberbatch brought the menacing dragon Smaug to life through the use of modern technology!


J.R.R. Tolkien Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has J.R.R. Tolkien written?
J.R.R. Tolkien has written 1 shows including Lord of the Rings (Source Material).