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Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date Of Death:
July 18, 1817 (41)
Birth Place:
Steventon, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Female
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Jane Austen News

Date of Birth: December 16, 1775
Date of Death: July 18, 1817 (41)
Birth Place: Steventon, Hampshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Female
American Theatre Magazine Picks Most Produced Plays and Playwrights of 2017- 18 SeasonAmerican Theatre Magazine Picks Most Produced Plays and Playwrights of 2017- 18 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 21, 2017

In the October 2017 issue of American Theatre, the publication has compiled its annual lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights in the country, using their data to highlight trends and names to know in the American theatre. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2017
by - Sep 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On the heels of its groundbreaking Public Works Seattle production of The Odyssey, Seattle Repertory Theatre prepares for the opening of its west coast premiere production of Pride and Prejudice, a playful adaptation of the Jane Austen classic by inventive playwright, Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility). Pride and Prejudice will run on the Bagley Wright Theatre stage September 29 through October 29, 2017 (opening night October 4) and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain YouBWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the EngemanPhoto Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Teams for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and THE GREAT DISTANCE HOMEWaterTower Theatre Announces Teams for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and THE GREAT DISTANCE HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, adapted from the Novel by Jane Austen, and the World Premiere of The Great Distance Home, conceived and directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. Pride and Prejudice will be directed by Joanie Schultz, and will kick off her inaugural 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 15th, 2017: Roundabout's TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Begins Previews and More!BWW Morning Brief September 15th, 2017: Roundabout's TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Begins Previews and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Begins Previews at Roundabout and More! (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEYShakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson, Claybourne Elder & Ruthie Ann Miles to Star in Reading of New EMMA MusicalKerstin Anderson, Claybourne Elder & Ruthie Ann Miles to Star in Reading of New EMMA Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Producer Ben Toth has announced casting for an upcoming invitation-only reading of Emma, a new musical inspired by Jane Austen's classic novel, on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 at the Dodger Atelier. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Trow in F THEORY Now Onstage at NJ RepBWW Interview: Alex Trow in F THEORY Now Onstage at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 13, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is presenting the world premiere of 'F Theory,' a funny, poignant, and uniquely thought-provoking play about the power and complexity of lifelong friendship. The show is on the Long Branch Stage through September 24. Directed by Ethan Heard, the play is co-written by, and stars Megan Loughran and Alex Trow. Broadwayworld.com enjoyed the opportunity to interview Alex Trow about her career and 'F Theory.' (more...)

AUSTENTATIOUS: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel Hits the West EndAUSTENTATIOUS: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel Hits the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that anyone in possession of wit and good taste must be in want of great entertainment (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Stylish Take on Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITYBWW Review: Nashville Rep's Stylish Take on Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2017

There is no mistaking the incisive wit of Jane Austen's rather genteel evisceration of the British aristocracy to be found in Sense and Sensibility, the thoroughly delightful and completely engaging adaptation by Kate Hamill that opens Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 season. In gleeful style, director Rene D. Copeland and her 10-person ensemble bring Hamill's script and Austen's characters to life in a production that might best be described as sparkling and polished. (more...)

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Boise Little TheaterBWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Boise Little Theater
by Leesa Williams - Sep 7, 2017

Boise Little Theater travels back to the early 1800's for a telling of Jane Austen's classic novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE adapted for the stage by Jon Jory. The undertaking could be overwhelming with elaborate sets, props, & costumes, but Director Diana Holdridge, with an excellent production team assisting, does a terrific job of keeping things simple with just the right touches to bring the world to life. The sound, lights, and set make for an easy but effective traversing between multiple locations. Period appropriate costumes for the 21 person cast were beautifully configured by Elizabeth Greeley, assisted by Chanel Johnson. (more...)

Cast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle RepCast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) playful stage adaptation of arguably the most popular of Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice. (more...)

HEATHERS, HAIRSPRAY and SPAMALOT On Tap at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts in 2018HEATHERS, HAIRSPRAY and SPAMALOT On Tap at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts in 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 4, 2017

Hairspray, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid and Steel Magnolias are among the shows headlining the 2018 season at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts. Those four shows are joined by ten more in the list of productions unveiled at Saturday's gala reveal event at CFTA, hosted by Bethany True and George Downer. (more...)

State Theatre Announces its Largest State-Wide Touring Program in 2018State Theatre Announces its Largest State-Wide Touring Program in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

State Theatre Company might be starting 2018 in London but will end the year in Port Pirie with its largest ever state-wide touring program taking productions to 14 venues across South Australia. (more...)

THE ENORMOUS TURNIP, 'DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE' and More Set for The Berry Theatre This AutumnTHE ENORMOUS TURNIP, 'DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE' and More Set for The Berry Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Today The Berry Theatre announces its autumn season of work; packed full of theatre for families and unmissable comedy. (more...)

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