J.R.R. Tolkien News

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of THE HOBBIT at Stages Theatre CompanyVIDEO: 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! (more...)

New Book from Bestselling Author Tim Ferriss Provides Inspirational Gems and Life-Changing Advice from World-Famous High-AchieversNew Book from Bestselling Author Tim Ferriss Provides Inspirational Gems and Life-Changing Advice from World-Famous High-Achievers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

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Texas A&M Invites GAME OF THRONES Fans to Visit Unique George R.R. Martin ExhibitTexas A&M Invites GAME OF THRONES Fans to Visit Unique George R.R. Martin Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Texas A&M University System Chancellor Sharp has had the opportunity to examine much of an exclusive collection of original GAME OF THRONES-related material housed at the Cushing Library at Texas A&M. (more...)

BWW Feature: 17TH ANNUAL VILLAGE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS at Village TheatreBWW Feature: 17TH ANNUAL VILLAGE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS at Village Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Aug 16, 2017

Well, Dear Readers, it's my favorite weekend of the year again. The weekend when Village Theatre gathers together all the best musical theater talent and presents readings of five up and coming new musicals. Yes, it's the 17th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals or as I like to call it, Musical Theater Nerd Paradise. They presented us with some really outstanding works and while I can't review them, I can still tell you about the shows themselves. (more...)

THE SCOTT BROTHERS HOUSE PARTY to Bring HGTV Twins to the MACTHE SCOTT BROTHERS HOUSE PARTY to Bring HGTV Twins to the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Now fans can experience the duo in person during a stop on their nationwide tour, 'The Scott Brothers' House Party,' presented by HGTV, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

Magic and Adventure Abound in New Musical at Book-ItMagic and Adventure Abound in New Musical at Book-It
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will bring magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will adapt and direct the musical stage adaptation of the award-winning fantasy novel and local actor Justin Huertas will write music and lyrics. (more...)

DISENCHANTED, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS and More Set for Playhouse @ Westport Plaza's 2017-18 LineupDISENCHANTED, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS and More Set for Playhouse @ Westport Plaza's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Emery Entertainment, Inc. has announced the 2017-2018 lineup being presented at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Fan favorites, Off-Broadway comedies, and a brand new Artists Lounge Live Series make up the exciting theatrical season at one of St. Louis' most intimate venues. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 SeasonBook-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Oscar Isaac stars in HAMLET, beginning tonight at The Public Theater, and MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER opens Off-Broadway! (more...)

Nicholas Tolkien Brings His Holocaust Play TEREZIN to Playwrights HorizonsNicholas Tolkien Brings His Holocaust Play TEREZIN to Playwrights Horizons
by Melanie Votaw - Jun 18, 2017

TEREZIN, a tragic play written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote THE LORD OF THE RINGS series, is currently being produced by The Steinberg Theater Group at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

New Sci-Fi Fantasy Novel Explores Life in Utopian WorldNew Sci-Fi Fantasy Novel Explores Life in Utopian World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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Local Vancouver Kids Bring Tolkein to Life!Local Vancouver Kids Bring Tolkein to Life!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy (MPAA) is proud to present Patricia Gray's stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless tale of magic, treasure, and dragons. The Hobbit follows the quest of Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo's easy-going life is altered when he makes an out-of-character decision to join forces with a curious wizard and throng of dwarves to reclaim their town of Dale. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-BroadwayJ.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Steinberg Theater Group announced today that TEREZIN, written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great grandson of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogy), will make its world premiere at New York's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, 4th Floor) for a strictly limited engagement beginning Tuesday, June 13 through Sunday, July 2, 2017. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 SeasonBook-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS at Bakehouse TheatreBWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS at Bakehouse Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Apr 22, 2017

A comical play that appeals to anybody, no matter what your religious views. (more...)

THE HOBBIT, CRENSHAW, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonTHE HOBBIT, CRENSHAW, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

As Stages Theatre Company (STC) unveils our 34th season, we continue our commitment providing high-quality, accessible theatre for young audiences. Join us as we journey into the heart of imagination, which serves as a canvas for you and your community to explore the world. (more...)

Blackstone Audio Acquires Audio EditionsBlackstone Audio Acquires Audio Editions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Blackstone Audio has acquired Audio Editions of Auburn, California. While Audio Editions will remain fully operational as is in Auburn, retaining its current staff, Blackstone is dedicated to preserving and growing the brand, giving it a boost with the aid of Blackstone's resources. Blackstone plans to update Audio Editions' website and offer digital downloads to patrons. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild Presents DIVAS AND DINNER: A SECOND HELPING OF FOOD AND OPERA, 5/4Metropolitan Opera Guild Presents DIVAS AND DINNER: A SECOND HELPING OF FOOD AND OPERA, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.' -J.R.R. Tolkien, the British scholar & fantasy novelist born in 1892 and who lived until 1973, once said. (more...)

J. R. R. Tolkien Fans Celebrate 125th Birthday With a Global ToastJ. R. R. Tolkien Fans Celebrate 125th Birthday With a Global Toast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

To celebrate Tolkien's twelfthty-fifth (125th) birthday on 3 January 2017, the Tolkien Society invites all Tolkien fans to raise a toast to the Professor. (more...)

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