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Mark Twain

Also Credited As: Samuel Clemens

Date of Death: April 21, 1910 (74)

Birth Place: Florida, MO, USA

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Works By T.J.L, J.C. Pankratz & More to be Featured in INK'D Festival of New Plays

The Playwrights Realm will present the 2024 INK’D Festival of New Plays. See programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

Beth Hyland to Receive Williamstown Theatre Festival's L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award

Williamstown Theatre Festival has named Beth Hyland as the recipient of the 2024 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award for her play SYLVIA SYLVIA SYLVIA. Learn more about Hyland!

Interview: Director Peter Curley and IS HE DEAD? at Summit Playhouse

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing the show's director, Peter Curley about his career and 'Is He Dead' at Summit Playhouse.

Kevin Hart Comes To Newark At Prudential Center This Summer

As part of the North to Shore festival sponsored by Prudential, Kevin Hart, the biggest name in comedy, will perform on Sunday, June 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Prudential Center at 25 Lafayette Street.

15th American Natya Festival Set For Next Month

Soorya Performing Arts, a local non-profit organization dedicated to Indian classical dance, music, and theatre, will present the 15th American Natya Festival April 27, 28th and 29th at the Clayton High School Auditorium.

Fulton Theatre Presents TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE By Jeffrey Hatcher And Mitch Albom

Experience the heartwarming tale of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, presented by Fulton Theatre.

Kennedy Center Teams Up With Netflix To Stream Mark Twain Prize

The Kennedy Center collaborates with Netflix to stream the Mark Twain Prize, and sets the cast. Get the latest updates on this exciting partnership and the star-studded cast lineup. This year's program will feature a cast of leading performers, including Dave Burd aka “Lil Dicky,” Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, Tiffany Haddish, and more.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld March 14, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is March 14, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.


The Cape Ann Symphony’s 72nd Concert Season will continue with The Known (and Unknown) Greats Concert featuring world renowned pianist Janice Weber on Sunday, March 17  at 2 pm at Manchester-Essex High School auditorium.

Nonesuch to Release​​ Recording of John Adams' Opera GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

Girls of the Golden West, out April 26, 2024, is John Adams’ eighth music theater work to be released by Nonesuch Records.

The Cell Theatre Unveils 2024-2025 Season Featuring Over 20 Resident Artists

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre has revealed its 2024-25 season featuring over 20 resident artists, as well as the official Off-Broadway premiere of Matthew LaBanca's Communion.

Fulton Theatre Presents EQUUS By Peter Shaffer

Equus brings the power of passion to Fulton Theatre. Fulton Theatre brings this story about the power of passion to its 4th Floor Tell Studio Theatre as part of the Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series. Peter Shaffer's controversial play Equus opened on Broadway in 1975 to critical acclaim.

Review: URINETOWN Hits Below the Belt at The Lamp Theatre

If you asked me about important works of twentieth century literature, I'll rattle off all the obvious ones like The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman, but I'll also make a case for the first ten years of The Simpsons as an essential piece of American literature. Hyper-referential, joke dense, topical and infinitely quotable, so many of the idioms of the twentieth century began in The Simpsons that it's earned a place beside Mark Twain for its quotes alone. Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis's musical Urinetown may style itself as a satirical twist on Brecht and Blitzstein, but any media-savvy viewer will immediately recognize that Matt Groening and Conan O'Brien are its real artistic forefathers.

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Opens February 9 at the Moving Arts Theater in Atwater Village

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: A unique and innovative adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel, brought to life with master puppetry and masks. Join Huck and Jim on their journey down the Mississippi River. Opening February 9th at Moving Arts Theater.

Parthenia Viol Consort to Present Tomb Sonnets - A Concert Of Poetry And Music At Saint John's In The Village Church

Parthenia Viol Consort presents 'Tomb Sonnets - A Concert of Poetry and Music' on February 24 at Manhattan's Saint John's in the Village Church. Tickets available now.

Parthenia Viol Consort to Present Tomb Sonnets - A Concert Of Poetry And Music At First Reformed Church Of Nyack, NY

Parthenia Viol Consort presents 'Tomb Sonnets - A Concert of Poetry and Music' at First Reformed Church of Nyack, NY. The program features dramatic readings and music by composer Martin Kennedy, exploring themes of longing, loss, and memory.

Adam Sandler Named 2024 People's Icon & Will Be Honored At The People's Choice Awards

Sandler will be honored for his impressive comedic career, which includes iconic roles in box office hits such as “Grown Ups,” “Happy Gilmore,” “The Wedding Singer” and many more. Sandler has also proven to be a versatile actor with more recent critically acclaimed dramatic roles in “Uncut Gems,” “Hustle” and his upcoming film “Spaceman.” 

Multi-Grammy Award Winner Gary Clark Jr. Announces North American Tour

Four-time Grammy Award winning artist Gary Clark Jr. announces his upcoming North American tour in support of the hotly anticipated new album JPEG RAW. The news arrives shortly after Clark released a 4-track sampler of new songs — including 'Maktub,' 'JPEG RAW,' 'This Is Who We Are' and 'Hyperwave.'

Bryan Terrell Clark and Valisia LeKae to Join The New York Pops for HITSVILLE: CELEBRATING MOTOWN

 The New York Pops will celebrate the hits of Motown on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall joined by guest artists Bryan Terrell Clark and Valisia LeKae.

Gary Clark Jr. Returns With First New Music in Nearly Five Years

Four-time Grammy Award winning artist Gary Clark Jr. surprises fans with a taste of new music; four new studio tracks from his much-anticipated upcoming album, JPEG RAW, set for release on March 22 via Warner Records. Listen to the 4-track sampler — including “Maktub,” “JPEG RAW,” “This Is Who We Are” and “Hyperwave.'


How many shows has Mark Twain written?

Mark Twain has written 11 shows including The Prince and the Pauper (Source Material), A Yankee At The Court Of King Arthur (Source Material), Livin' the Life (Source Material), Maggie May (Author), The Apple Tree (Source Material), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Source Material), Pudd'nhead Wilson (Source Material), The Prince and the Pauper (Source Material), Big River (Source Material), MARK-TWAIN-TONIGHT (Source Material), Is He Dead? (Playwright).

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