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Jane Austen

 
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Date of Birth: December 16, 1775
Date of Death: July 18, 1817 (41)

Birth Place: Steventon, Hampshire, ENGLAND
 

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Olivia Hernandez as Elizabeth Bennet, Steven Good as Mr. Darcy, and Laura Michelle Ke Photo

Olivia Hernandez as Elizabeth Bennet, Steven Good as Mr. Darcy, and Laura Michelle Kelly as Jane Austen - Photo Credit Tracy Martin

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10/22/2019
Laura Michelle Kelly (seated center) stars as Jane Austen in Austen's Pride at The 5t Photo

Laura Michelle Kelly (seated center) stars as Jane Austen in Austen's Pride at The 5th Avenue Theatre - Photo Credit Tracy Martin

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10/22/2019
Nitty Gritty vs. Stone Cold Jane Austen Photo

Nitty Gritty vs. Stone Cold Jane Austen

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10/04/2019
Nitty Gritty vs. Stone Cold Jane Austen Photo

Nitty Gritty vs. Stone Cold Jane Austen

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10/04/2019
Post-Show Talkback: Director Jessica Franz and Dr. Jennifer Frangos (UMKC English Pro Photo

Post-Show Talkback: Director Jessica Franz and Dr. Jennifer Frangos (UMKC English Professor and member of the Jane Austen Society of North America-Metropolitan KC Region).

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11/14/2018
 
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Jane Austen News

Tiny Dynamite's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN, ABRIDGED To Return To Philadelphia Photo Tiny Dynamite's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN, ABRIDGED To Return To Philadelphia
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

This big-hearted comedy, written by Philadelphia's own Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, and Meghan Winch, will return Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake (302 S. Hicks St., Philadelphia).

RIFTS IN TIME Enters its Next Evolution at Placer Rep Photo RIFTS IN TIME Enters its Next Evolution at Placer Rep
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Storytelling will take center stage on May 22 at the next interactive adventure theater pilot program show known as RIFTS IN TIME that performs the fourth Sunday of each month in Roseville, CA. 

Fort Salem Theater to Present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation Photo Fort Salem Theater to Present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Buckle up! A wild and wacky new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is about to take over the Fort Salem Theater mainstage. From May 27-29, this hilarious play by celebrated author Kate Hamill is directed by guest artist Ariel Francoeur from New York City. Tickets are on sale now at www.FortSalem.com. 

Artemisia Theatre to Present the World Premiere of ROE V US Photo Artemisia Theatre to Present the World Premiere of ROE V US
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The fight for women’s rights is ON, and Chicago’s Artemisia Theater is going on offense with the world premiere of Roe v US, written and directed by Kelcey Anyá, one weekend only, July 14-17, 2022, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. 

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, INTIMATE APPAREL & More Announced for MainStage Irving-Las C Photo THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, INTIMATE APPAREL & More Announced for MainStage Irving-Las Colinas 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas has announced their 2022-2023 season to be produced and performed in the Dupree Theater of the Irving Arts Center. This season features five main productions each running for three weekends – Gypsy, Ada and the Engine, Intimate Apparel, The Light in the Piazza, and The Underpants.  

The Bath Festival Takes Over The UK's Most Famous Wellness Destination Photo The Bath Festival Takes Over The UK's Most Famous Wellness Destination
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

The Bath Festival is gearing up to take over the country's original wellness destination with every nook and cranny – from bookshops to Roman Baths - transformed into the most impressive, or intimate of stages.

Christine Dwyer to Star as Mother in RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Christine Dwyer to Star as Mother in RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.

GRACE, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, EVERY BRILLIANT THING & More Lead Washington, DC's May Photo GRACE, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, EVERY BRILLIANT THING & More Lead Washington, DC's May Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - May 2, 2022

Washington, D.C. is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

BWW Review: DIE, MR. DARCY, DIE! at Best Medicine Rep Photo BWW Review: DIE, MR. DARCY, DIE! at Best Medicine Rep
by Mary Lincer - May 1, 2022

Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE to be Presented at Isham Farm Photo Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE to be Presented at Isham Farm
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Welcome to Kate Hamill's Pride and Prejudice a world of farce, physical comedy, and manners. Based on the beloved 1813 novel by Jane Austen, Neat, with a Twist's production has something for the die hard Austen fans as well as fans of screwball comedy and those who just need a bit of a regency fix after having binged Bridgerton.

Jane Austen Videos

VIDEO: PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE* (*SORT OF) Celebrates Opening Night with a Crosswalk Mus VideoVIDEO: PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE* (*SORT OF) Celebrates Opening Night with a Crosswalk Musical (Sort Of)
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2021

PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE (SORT OF) opens tonight at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End.  The cast of Isobel McArthur’s unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s classic love story created a special video to celebrate opening night.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at 'Everyday I Write The Book' From PRIDE AND PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek at 'Everyday I Write The Book' From PRIDE AND PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF)
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2021

Isobel McArthur’s unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s classic love story was critically acclaimed when it played at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre. Men, money and microphones are fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation, which includes pop classics such as Every Day I Write the Book, Young Hearts Run Free, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, I Got You Babe and You’re So Vain.

VIDEO: Jessica Vosk, Tamar Greene, Mia Gentile and More Sing 'Till We Reach That Day' VideoVIDEO: Jessica Vosk, Tamar Greene, Mia Gentile and More Sing 'Till We Reach That Day'
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2020

In response to the violence against black men, women, and children, co-founders Howard and actor Seth Diggs assembled a team of Broadway actors to perform the anthem a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? from the musical Ragtime (music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens).

VIDEO: Watch EMMA Star Anya Taylor Joy Interviewed on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch EMMA Star Anya Taylor Joy Interviewed on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2020

The actress stars in the dazzling new movie adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, “Emma,” which has critics raving.

VIDEO: Watch a New 60-Second Spot for EMMA VideoVIDEO: Watch a New 60-Second Spot for EMMA
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2020

Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At EMMA! A POP MUSICAL At Raue Center VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At EMMA! A POP MUSICAL At Raue Center
by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2019

Williams Street Repertory (Founding Artistic Director, Richard Kuranda**), McHenry County's growing professional theater company, is excited to announce 'Emma! A Pop Musical,' is coming to the stage in downtown Crystal Lake this spring. This production is the first in a series of high profile theatre projects that will welcome talent from the region and around the world. This sparkling new musical based on Jane Austen's classic novel opened on March 29, 2019 and runs select dates through April 20, 2019 at Raue Center For The Arts.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for EMMA! A POP MUSICAL At Raue Center VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for EMMA! A POP MUSICAL At Raue Center
by Alan Henry - Mar 28, 2019

Williams Street Repertory (Founding Artistic Director, Richard Kuranda**), McHenry County's growing professional theater company, is excited to announce 'Emma! A Pop Musical,' is coming to the stage in downtown Crystal Lake this spring. This production is the first in a series of high profile theatre projects that will welcome talent from the region and around the world. This sparkling new musical based on Jane Austen's classic novel opens on March 29, 2019 and runs select dates through April 20, 2019 at Raue Center For The Arts.

VIDEO: Head Backstage to See How CLUELESS Celebrates Christmas! VideoVIDEO: Head Backstage to See How CLUELESS Celebrates Christmas!
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2018

The Christmas season is over? As if. Check out how the Clueless cast kept things merry and bright backstage in this video from swing Katie Goffman!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Dove Cameron and Dave Thomas Brown Belt Out 'She's So High' f VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Dove Cameron and Dave Thomas Brown Belt Out 'She's So High' from CLUELESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2018

Below, check out an exclusive clip of 'She's So High,' featuring Cameron and Brown!


Jane Austen Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jane Austen written?
Jane Austen has written 3 shows including First Impressions (Source Material), I Love You Because (Source Material), Emma (Source Material).