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Austen's Pride - 2017 - New York

AUSTEN'S PRIDE is a new musical that finds Jane Austen in search of her next novel. Her latest work has sold out and become a huge success, which has her publisher looking for another manuscript. Jane's sister Cassandra, suggests that she revisit one of her earlier manuscripts, First Impressions. To please her sister, Jane revisits her earlier manuscript and as the characters come to life on stage, she discovers them evolving and changing alongside her. By the end of the musical, she has come to learn who she is as a writer and as a woman.



Starring are LISA O'HARE (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) as Jane Austen, Kara Lindsay (Wicked) as ElizaBeth Bennet, Ryan Silverman (Phantom of the Opera) as Fitzwilliam Darcy. Courtney Balan (Falsettos) as Cassandra Austen, and Andy Huntington Jones (Cats) as George Wickham.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2020
On Friday, September 25, Sun Valley Opera will feature Seattle-based singer and actress Cayman Ilika in an outdoor performance, titled Garden Concert Al Fresco!
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 16, 2020
Syracuse Stage has announced plans for adjustments to the 2020/2021 season in order to address the continuing impact of the Covid-19 virus. Three previously announced plays will be replaced in the six show season. The Cold Read Festival of New Plays returns with additional enhanced experiences. A series of community focused performances and conversations will be added and subscribers will be given access to a series of special interviews and behind the scenes looks guided by Syracuse Stage artistic leadership.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019
Fans of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice will need no other reason to come see afO's area premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a charming holiday sequel to a beloved classic. But even if you've never read or seen any version of the original, there is plenty of entertainment to be had in this lively romantic comedy.
by BWW Special - Oct 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Once On This Island, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 8, 2019
This holiday season, Company of Fools (COF) continues the a?oeWelcome to the Familya?? theme of its 24th season with a production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley a?" a charming a?oeimagined sequela?? to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that focuses attention on the bookish, dutiful middle Bennet sister, Mary, and picks up the action two years after the novel's end. The play, co-written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, is directed by COF Producing Artistic Director Scott Palmer and will run Dec. 11a?"29 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019
Believe in magic this Holiday Season at the Fulton Theatre! Peter Pan flies in, November 14 through December 29, with previews November 12 & 13. An adventure for the entire family, Peter Pan is being produced on the grand scale of the Fulton's Beauty and the Beast.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 4, 2019
The Peabody Institute's 2019-20 concert season continues with Peabody Opera Theatre's staged premiere of Pride and Prejudice, an opera by Kirke Mechem, based on the novel by Jane Austen. The production will be performed November 20-23 at 7:30 pm in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall under the stage direction of Samuel Mungo, accompanied by the Peabody Opera Theatre Orchestra conducted by Joseph Young.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2019
The Resident Theatre at Edge of the Wood presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Janet Munsil's fast-paced adaptation of the beloved romantic comedy, in their space at the Edgebrook Community Church, November 8-23.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2019
Fans of Downton Abbey, Hallmark Christmas movies, or Jane Austen will delight in Open Book Theatre's latest offering, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, running November 15 – December 14 at their intimate space in Trenton, which will be transformed into a beautiful English Manor for this witty and fun holiday romp.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 19, 2020
This December Main Street Theater is bringing back the holiday favorites Miss Bennet and The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley via live, staged readings on Zoom. Main Street has been offering the Pemberley plays - based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and written by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon - for the last few seasons.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 15, 2019
Artistic Director Marissa Wolf makes her Portland Center Stage at The Armory directing debut with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a delightful Jane Austen-inspired comedy from playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Portland favorite Lauren Modica (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility and Twist Your Dickens at The Armory) will star as middle sister Mary Bennet, who takes center stage in this charming and clever sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. When the Bennet sisters gather at the home of Lizzy and Darcy for the holidays, an unexpected guest sparks brilliant, bookish Mary's hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and perhaps even romance. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of 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. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 52 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020. TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm ET via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2021
TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm ET via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19. Ask questions, bring answers, be part of a community - it's an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about keeping theater alive during these challenging times.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the return of Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production 2020 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10am to 5:30 pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio A. Tickets are $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Early- Bird tickets are $25 off thru 3/4. Tickets can be purchased online at https://truonline.org/events/practical-playwriting-2020/.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2020
The Guthrie Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the playful world premiere of Emma, written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Meredith McDonough. In this Guthrie-commissioned work, Hamill's fun and creative adaptation of Austen's social commentary on British life is a fresh take on the beloved classic.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 11, 2020
Quibi has given the greenlight to Fire Island Comedy Series TRIP.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Guthrie Theater today announced its 2021–2022 Season, including the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me by famed writer Heidi Schreck; a world-premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring all-new creative design; Lorraine Hansberry’s heralded A Raisin in the Sun, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
As part of the Gala celebration, the evening will feature musical selections from the new musical Austen's Pride performed by Broadway's Mamie Parris (School of Rock) and Bobby Conte Thornton (Company), along with Olivia Hernandez, who was seen in the production at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 6, 2020
Welcome to the Bennet household, where love is a game and the stakes are higher than ever. MainStage Irving-Las Colinas kicks-off the new year with Kate Hamill's inventive adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice directed by Dennis Yslas Trainor. Performances run January 24-February 8 in the Dupree Theatre at Irving Arts Center. Tickets range from $19-$28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972-252-2787 / www.IrvingArtsCenter.com).
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020
Seattle Theater Writers Seattle's theater reviewers circle announces the Winners of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found across the area.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 24, 2020
Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited has announced a second term of the Producer Development & Mentorship Program. Previously a once-a-year opportunity for aspiring producers to hone their skills, TRU has compressed the 9-10 class course, reformatted it to be virtual during COVD, as is now open for submissions for a Spring session due to popular demand.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited has announced a second term of the Producer Development & Mentorship Program. Previously a once-a-year opportunity for aspiring producers to hone their skills, TRU has compressed the 9-10 class course, reformatted it to be virtual during COVD, as is now open for submissions for a Spring session due to popular demand.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020
This December, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice swept into The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and charmed theatregoers from every corner of the region. In the process, it shattered The Rep's preexisting sales records and grossed more than $1 million.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2020
A Sensible Theatre Co. presents The Sensible Cabaret - once a month, every month - aiming to elevate Queer & Allied artists here in New York City. This Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00P at The Duplex, Sensible will feature the luminous Cayman Ilika, fresh from her west coast Sensible Cabaret in November! Grab your tickets for this tight hour - laden with Broadway melodies, quirky delights, and tales of Cayman's plans to conquer both coasts.
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2020
The 5th Avenue Theatre presents Sister Act, March 14 - April 5, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 22, 2021
Rhymes Over Beats Hip Hop Theater Collective is premiering its third new play for Black History Month, Rodney Hick’s MS. PEARL’S CABARET, as part of CreateTheater’s Monday Night Reading Series on Monday, February 22 at 7PM/EST, 4PM/PST. This Zoom reading is directed by DeMone Seraphin. The reading will  stay available to the public until Friday, February 26.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2021
ACT of CT is excited to announce their newest endeavor, a world premiere musical experience exclusively for ACT of CT audiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 12, 2020
Last night, The Duplex Cabaret Theatre welcomed with open arms Cayman Ilika, and special guests Olivia Hernandez, Charlie Johnson, and Ethan Andersen on keys. The set featured the leading lady's bicoastal journey as she reclaims New York in full-throated measure.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019
MRT celebrates the holidays through December 22 with the imaginative and radiant The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, a new companion piece to last season's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley – both based on the characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of 'Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,' the romantic comedy sequel to Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice,' by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, on Monday, December 16, at 7 p.m. The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 5, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre is excited to announce initial casting for its disco ball and sequin-studded brand new production of Sister Act! Leading the cast as Deloris Van Cartier is the celebrated actor and singer Lisa Estridge, who returns to The 5th after starring in Mamma Mia! as Tanya. Her other 5th Avenue Theatre credits include Into the Woods, Company, and Most Happy Fella.
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 4, 2019
Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents the second installment of what will become a trilogy co-written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, about the close-knit sisters from Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Paralleling the upstairs Christmas-time festivities featured in last year's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Pemberley Estate, the lives, loves, and intrigues of the downstairs denizens take center stage in THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY. Mr. Darcy, lord of the manor, his wife Lizzy, and her sister Lydia are all back to link the two worlds, and they are joined by Lydia's roguish husband, George Wickham, and three of the hard-working house staff.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019
The New York Pops performs the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. The concert spans all eleven of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic collaborations, including 'People Will Say We're in Love' from Oklahoma!, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel, 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'I Have Dreamed' from The King and I, and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from The Sound of Music.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 2, 2019
Artistic Director Marissa Wolf makes her Portland Center Stage at The Armory directing debut with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a delightful Jane Austen-inspired comedy from playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Portland favorite Lauren Modica (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility and Twist Your Dickens at The Armory) will star as middle sister Mary Bennet, who takes center stage in this charming and clever sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. When the Bennet sisters gather at the home of Lizzy and Darcy for the holidays, an unexpected guest sparks brilliant, bookish Mary's hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and perhaps even romance. 
by Alyson Eng - Dec 18, 2019
This month, I had the pleasure of attending Arts Club's production of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at the Granville Island Stage in Vancouver. Written by playrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, the play features the characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice highlighting the love life of the middle Bennet sister: Mary. With her sisters Elizabeth, Jane, and Lydia all together again, Mary is reminded of how she is the only single Bennet sister at the Pemberley this Christmas. Although she takes pride in being on her own, Mary's love life takes an unexpected turn when a guest arrives to spend Christmas with the family. Playing from December 5th to January 4th, this show is perfect for a night out with loved ones during the holidays!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 13, 2019
MTV Studios, a unit of MTV and ViacomCBS's (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) and Quibi announced today that multifaceted entertainer Keke Palmer will host 'Singled Out' alongside co-host Joel Kim Booster. MTV's wildly popular dating show reimagined for the short-form mobile video platform is set to launch in Spring 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December Panel, The Good Shepherds: How Producers Guide the Development of New Work, on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30pm at Polaris North Theater, 245 W. 29th Street. E-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com or register online at https://truonline.org/events/the-good-shepherds/.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019
West Side Story is officially in previews on Broadway! The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019
The life and times of legendary showman George M. Cohan explode into the 21st century in a sensational musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy! For the first time, the complete recording of this remarkable new musical is available on CD, digital and streaming formats. The Seattle Times called the show, 'Irresistible!' It features a book by David Armstrong (Artistic Director Emeritus of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle) and new songs inspired by unfinished Cohan melodies, including the heartbreaking ballad, Pick Up Your Dreams, by Albert Evans (Nite Club Confidential, Pageant).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2020
This Friday, August 7, 2020, offers a conversation entitled 'Producer Basics: What You Need to Know, COVID Edition,' an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about keeping theater alive in the age of COVID-19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited will host a free meet-and-greet info session about their Producer Development and Mentorship Program on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 6pm ET. TRU is The only theater production program to offer in-depth instruction from accomplished producers at an affordable price.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present the August Panel, a free Introduction to the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP) on Thursday, August 20, 2020 via Zoom. The panel will be led by instructors Erin Craig of La Vie Productions; and Broadway producers Jane Dubin and Jennifer Isaacson.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 13, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the August Panel, a free Introduction to the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP) onThursday, August 20, 2020 via Zoom. The panel will be led by instructors Erin Craig of La Vie Productions; and Broadway producers Jane Dubin and Jennifer Isaacson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), in collaboration with four-time Tony Award-winning producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (The Heidi Chronicles, Rocky, All the Way, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated), has announced the Producer Development & Mentorship Program.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021
Raleigh Little Theatre’s 2021-22 Season of New Heights was announced on April 30, 2021, during a live video on the theatre’s Facebook page. The season is a revised version of the theatre’s previously announced 2020-21 Season of Great Heights, which was originally postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 15, 2020
Quibi announced today that Bowen Yang ('SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE') has joined Joel Kim Booster's comedy series 'TRIP.' Stephen Dunn is attached to direct the comedy series that is created and written by Booster.
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020
5th Avenue Theater is continuing its Fridays @ The 5th Long Distance! series, with a healthy singing workshop from Sarah Rose Davis.