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Mark Twain

Also Credited As: Samuel Clemens
 
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Date Of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date Of Death:
April 21, 1910 (74)
Birth Place:
Florida, MO, USA
 
Mark Twain Headshot
Date of Birth: November 30, 1835
Date of Death: April 21, 1910 (74)

Birth Place: Florida, MO, USA
 

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Mark Twain News

BIG RIVER Comes to Lyric Theatre in 2023 Photo BIG RIVER Comes to Lyric Theatre in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2022

With the support of over 100 national consensus organizers (individuals and organizations serving the black community), this revision of Broadway’s Tony Award-Winning Musical will lift your spirit. The hour-long version of Mark Twain’s novel removes offensive language and expands the role of Jim, now the same age as Huck. Performances run February 16, 2023 – March 11, 2023.

BILLIE! BACKSTAGE WITH LADY DAY Opens January 13 At Sierra Madre Playhouse Photo BILLIE! BACKSTAGE WITH LADY DAY Opens January 13 At Sierra Madre Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2022

Billie! Backstage With Lady Day, the award-winning show with music and written and performed by Synthia L. Hardy. Directed by Bryan Rasmussen, presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse, running January 13- January 22, 2023.

BIG RIVER Comes to Lyric Theatre in 2023 Photo BIG RIVER Comes to Lyric Theatre in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

With the support of over 100 national consensus organizers (individuals and organizations serving the black community), this revision of Broadway’s Tony Award-Winning Musical will lift your spirit. The hour-long version of Mark Twain’s novel removes offensive language and expands the role of Jim, now the same age as Huck.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues Its 2022-23 Season Of New Plays With OTP By El Photo Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues Its 2022-23 Season Of New Plays With OTP By Elise Wien
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2022-23 season with OTP by Elise Wien. Running from December 8-18, the play is directed by Enzo Gonzales.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2022/23 Youngblood Members Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2022/23 Youngblood Members
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood program has announced new members for the 2022-2023 season: Lyndsey Bourne, K'yana Faulkner-Smith, Renae Jarrett, kl, Charlie Oh, Holly Settoon, Danny Tejera, and Susan Yassky.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM THE PAST Photo East Lynne Theater Company Presents CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM THE PAST
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

For eight times only, the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents 'Christmas Presents from the Past.'  Aside from O. Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi,' in which a loving couple exchange unique gifts, the other tales are 'The Christmas Masquerade,' 'The Snow Image,' and 'What the Bells Saw and Said.'    

Cast and Creative Team Announced For Porchlight Music Theatre's THE APPLE TREE Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For Porchlight Music Theatre's THE APPLE TREE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its ninth season of Chicago's “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits The Apple Tree, book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book and music by Jerry Bock with additional material by James Coopersmith.

THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL Kicks Off Hilarious And Heartfelt Holiday Season In Philadelp Photo THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL Kicks Off Hilarious And Heartfelt Holiday Season In Philadelphia Suburbs
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center presents the gift of theatre and celebrates a major new beginning. The West Chester performing arts organization kicks off its new regional theatre program with a smart, original and heartfelt retelling of the greatest story ever told.

TheaterWorks Hartford Announces Recent Board Elections Photo TheaterWorks Hartford Announces Recent Board Elections
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero and Board President Dina Plapler announced the recent election of board directors Fernando Ferro, Christopher Hayes, Stephanie Johnson and Christopher White.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2023 Season Featuring Andrea Macasaet, Rober Photo Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2023 Season Featuring Andrea Macasaet, Robert Markus, Jonathan Goad & More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022

Just as the 2022 season comes to a close, work for the 2023 season is getting underway at the Stratford Festival. Creative teams for next year's productions are coming into place and the casting department is busy confirming key roles for the season. Soon the workshops will be abuzz with artisans building the season's sets, props and costumes.

Mark Twain Videos

VIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre

by Alan Henry - May 17, 2022

The World premiere production of Dave Harris' new work, 'Tambo & Bones,' is now on stage in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre and continues through May 29. A co-production with Playwrights Horizons, this explosive new work from one of the country's fastest rising playwrights will be directed by Taylor Reynolds.

BWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum Videoplay
BWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum

by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 1, 2022

Money, prestige, power, social status. These are things we can't get enough of, if only on on television. And theatre lovers can't get enough of acclaimed talents such as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Donna Murphy, and others who are on the hit HBO show, The Gilded Age.

VIDEO: Papa Rosko Drops New Video 'NooZies' Videoplay
VIDEO: Papa Rosko Drops New Video 'NooZies'

by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2020

Papa Rosko’s newly released song and accompanying music video “NooZies” is a critical look at the news media landscape in the United States.

Video Flashback: Paper Mill Explores the Words of Mark Twain in 1997 Videoplay
Video Flashback: Paper Mill Explores the Words of Mark Twain in 1997

by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020

Join Paper Mill on the set of their 1997 production of Big River for an interesting and educational evening on the life and works of Mark Twain.

VIDEO: Pass the Time with a Medley from Liza Minnelli & Carol Burnett! Videoplay
VIDEO: Pass the Time with a Medley from Liza Minnelli & Carol Burnett!

by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2020

Need a distraction to help pass the time? Living legends Carol Burnett and Liza Minnelli are here to help! Watch below as the duo sings a very special medley about time on the Carol Burnett Show!

BWW TV: Highlights From From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals Videoplay
BWW TV: Highlights From From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals

by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2019

Goodspeed Musicals presents A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, runs at The Terris Theatre through December 28, 2019.

VIDEO: First Look At 'Carry On' From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Music Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At 'Carry On' From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals

by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2019

Goodspeed Musicals presents A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. 

VIDEO: Carol Burnett Receives the Inaugural Carol Burnett Award at the GOLDEN GLOBES Videoplay
VIDEO: Carol Burnett Receives the Inaugural Carol Burnett Award at the GOLDEN GLOBES

by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2019

On Sunday night's broadcast of the 76th Golden Globe Awards, five-time Golden Globe winner and the most decorated of all time in the television category, Carol Burnett received the new Golden Globe top honor for achievement in television, the Carol Burnett Award.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Out and About' From Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS C Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Out and About' From Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL

by Alan Henry - Dec 17, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's A Connecticut Christmas Carol Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's A Connecticut Christmas Carol

by Alan Henry - Dec 5, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners.


Mark Twain Frequently Asked Questions

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).