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Mary Shelley

 
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  [Chicago (Regional)]
Goodman Theatre Production, 1970
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Review: FRANKENSTEIN Resurrects a Classic at Prime Stage Photo Review: FRANKENSTEIN Resurrects a Classic at Prime Stage
by Greg Kerestan - Nov 11, 2022

What did our critic think of FRANKENSTEIN at Prime Stage? I'm a lifelong horror buff, devouring the Famous Monsters of Filmland on celluloid and printed page, as well as the artsy, philosophical 'elevated horror' that has become a literary and cinematic movement in the last decade. Both the schlocky and the thoughtful branches of horror can both trace their roots back to the shadow cast by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its innumerable adaptations. For whatever reason, her novel itself has never been a favorite of mine, though I love the way she bucked convention and gender roles to invent literary science fiction and elevated horror. Maybe it's because Frankenstein has transcended being a character on the page in a story with a beginning and end, and become a genuine folk icon. Even a perfect adaptation of Shelley's novel will feel incomplete because the idea of Frankenstein is now so much bigger than the text of Frankenstein. Here, science fiction writer Lawrence C. Connolly and director Liam Macik thread the needle of the Frankenstein myth in an adaptation that stays unusually true to Shelley's novel but nods to sources beyond.

The New Colossus Festival Announces First Wave of Artists Photo The New Colossus Festival Announces First Wave of Artists
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

The lineup includes 36? (CA), Boy With Apple (SE), Claudia Bouvette (CA), Data Animal (DE), Fears (UK), French Cassettes (US), Hope (DE), Jane Inc. (CA), Nat Vazer (AU), Plàsi (SE), Plattenbau (DE), Poster Paints (US), Public Body (UK), Silverbacks (IE), Sobs (SG), Teenage Halloween (US), Thus Love (US) + More!

A DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE A New Musical Comedy Staged Readings Announced At Highview A Photo A DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE A New Musical Comedy Staged Readings Announced At Highview Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2022

Vin Morreale, Jr. and Eric B. Sirota are has announced that there will be two staged readings (with music) of their new full-length musical comedy, 'A Day at the White House', at Louisville's new Highview Arts Center, on Friday Nov. 4 and Saturday Nov. 5, at 7:30 PM.

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.

Photos: The Gift Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE LOCUSTS Photo Photos: The Gift Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE LOCUSTS
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022

The Gift Theatre will conclude its 2022 season with the world premiere of Jennifer Rumberger’s chilling thriller The Locusts, commissioned and developed by The Gift and directed by Ensemble Member John Gawlik*. 

SCAREFEST, Film and Dance Party Comes to the Vergennes Opera House This Weekend Photo SCAREFEST, Film and Dance Party Comes to the Vergennes Opera House This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

‚ÄúScarefest,‚ÄĚ a creation of actor and local resident Jeremy Holm, is back this Halloween with a night of scary fun on Saturday, October 29, starting at 7pm.

See National Theatre Of London's FRANKENSTEIN at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month Photo See National Theatre Of London's FRANKENSTEIN at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The international sensation National Theatre of London's Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Hamlet, BBC's Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) is returning to the big screen of the Ridgefield Playhouse! Captured live in 2011, this imaginative retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel was experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

A BKBX FRANKENSTEIN to be Presented by Broken Box Mime Theater at the 14th Street Y Photo A BKBX FRANKENSTEIN to be Presented by Broken Box Mime Theater at the 14th Street Y
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

Broken Box Mime Theater will present a limited engagement of A BKBX Frankenstein at the Theatre at the 14th Street Y. Performances will take place on Thursday November 17 at 7:30pm, Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, November 19 at 7:30pm.

Photos: First Look At FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL At The Players Theatre Photo Photos: First Look At FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL At The Players Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2022

Be Bold! Productions continues its series of original musical adaptations of classic, time-tested literature favorites with Frankenstein the Musical at the historic Players Theatre. In the heart of the West Village, this production brings this faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley's gothic horror novel. See photos from the production.

Preview: Check Out October Shows Coming Up In New Orleans Photo Preview: Check Out October Shows Coming Up In New Orleans
by Tara Bennett - Sep 30, 2022

From the Crescent City to the Northshore, here's what's onstage now

Mary Shelley Videos

VIDEO: FRANKENSTEIN Electrifies Audiences at A Noise Within Videoplay
VIDEO: FRANKENSTEIN Electrifies Audiences at A Noise Within

by Ellen Dostal - Aug 22, 2019

The California premiere of Nick Dear's FRANKENSTEIN, directed by Michael Michetti and adapted from the original novel by Mary Shelley, is currently running as a stand-alone production through September 8th at A Noise Within. This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile worlda?"only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destructiona?"has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear's adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil.

VIDEO: Check Out the Newly Released Trailer for Upcoming MARY SHELLEY Film Starring E Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out the Newly Released Trailer for Upcoming MARY SHELLEY Film Starring Elle Fanning

by Macon Prickett - Apr 13, 2018

MARY SHELLEY opens in theaters May 25th and VOD June 1st. The film is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour and stars Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt and Stephen Dillane.

BWW TV: Paul Wesley & Robert Fairchild Get Ready to Bring MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN Videoplay
BWW TV: Paul Wesley & Robert Fairchild Get Ready to Bring MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN Alive Off Broadway

by TV - Press Previews - Dec 23, 2017

Ensemble for the Romantic Century will soon present the Off-Broadway premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, starring Tony nominee Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris), Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Krysty Swann (Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall; Verdi'sRequiem at Lincoln Center), Mia Vallet (Lucy Thurber's Asheville at Rattlestick), Peyton Lusk (Falsettos on Broadway), Rocco Sisto (OBIE Award for sustained excellence), Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, and Paul Wesley ('The Vampire Diaries,' Cal In Camo).

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/8/15- YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2015

Today in 2007, Young Frankenstein opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the Lyric Theatre), where it ran for 485 performances. Young Frankenstein is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/8- YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2014

Today in 2007, Young Frankenstein opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the Lyric Theatre), where it ran for 485 performances. Young Frankenstein is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/8- YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by - Nov 8, 2013

Today in 2007, Young Frankenstein opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the Foxwoods Theatre), where it ran for 485 performances. Young Frankenstein is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

BWW TV: Highlights de 'Frankenstein El Musical'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 18, 2013

Del 17 de julio al 18 de agosto, Franksntein El Musical, de la compa√Ī√≠a 'Butaca Vac√≠a' se representar√° en el Teatro Nuevo Apolo de Madrid. La novela de Mary Shelley revivir√° en el escenario con esta nueva versi√≥n teatral protagonizada por Jos√© Antonio Riazzo y Juli√°n Salguero (V√≠ctor Frankenstein), Samuel Gonz√°lez Rubio (La Criatura) y Allende Blanco (Elisabeth Lavenza), dirigida por Myriam y Cristina Carrascosa. Produce Summum Music.

BWW TV: THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY Trailer Released
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2013

From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror‚ÄĒTHE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story, Frankenstein, is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction‚Ķ a nightmare from which there is no waking.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/8- YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2012

Today in 2007, Young Frankenstein opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the Foxwoods Theatre), where it ran for 485 performances. Young Frankenstein is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

STAGE TUBE: Meet 'The Creature' and 'Victor' from Stage Door's New Musical FRANKENSTEIN
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2012

Click below to watch interviews with actor Justin Nicholson, starring as Frankenstein's Creature, and Travis Hamilton, who plays Victor Frankenstein, in Frankenstein: The New Musical at Stage Door Inc.! The show is running now through September 24th, 2012, in Pasadena, Texas.


Mary Shelley Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Mary Shelley written?
Mary Shelley has written 1 shows including Frankenstein (Source Material).