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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 BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the full cast for its new production of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, which is now in rehearsals and begins performances in Seattle on October 4, 2019.
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019
Laura Michelle Kelly and Clifton Davis lead the cast of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Park Square Theatre rings in the winter holidays with its first ever production of a Jane Austen novel with the regional premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Nov 15 a?" Dec 22, 2019) adapted from the classic by Kate Hamill (SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, LITTLE WOMEN) and directed by Lisa Channer in her Park Square debut. This clever comedy offers a decidedly progressive take on the trials of Lizzy, Mr. Darcy, and the whole Bennet clan, with a few dance breaks thrown in for good measure.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Artistic Director Marissa Wolf will make 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 BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Laura Michelle Kelly and Clifton Davis lead the cast of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Check out the cast in action in all new photos!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Laura Michelle Kelly and Clifton Davis lead the cast of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
by Jay Irwin - Oct 19, 2019
Most people are familiar with Jane Austen's a?oePride and Prejudicea??. Whether it's from the book, the mini-series, the movies (even the zombie one), or just from general pop culture, most people know the story. So, turning this into a musical is a bit risky especially with so many Austen-philes out there. But writers Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, have pulled it off (to an extent) with their new musical a?oeAusten's Pridea??, currently at the 5th Avenue Theatre, and have even tripled the daunting task by making the melodies soar while fitting in the period, combining it with a story of Austen herself, and still retaining the charm and heart of a?oePride and Prejudicea?? along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will celebrate the holidays with the imaginative and radiant The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, a new companion piece to last season's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley a?" both based on the characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, according to Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Quibi has given the greenlight to Fire Island Comedy Series TRIP.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) proudly launches its 2019 season with the smash hit Grease. The show runs June 5 through June 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) proudly launches its 2019 season with the smash hit Grease. The show runs June 5 through June 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. Get a first look at production photos!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) proudly launches its 2019 season with the smash hit Grease. The show runs June 5 through June 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. This year marks the company's 61st season which also includes Grand Hotel, South Pacific, Working, A Musical, and Loch Ness, a New Musical.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2019
Today's top stories: Full casting has been announced for The Rose Tattoo starring Marisa Tomei, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre announces that Laura Michelle Kelly and Clifton Davis will lead the cast of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice as Jane Austen and as Mr. Bennet.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a Free Introduction to TRU's Producer Program on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Polaris North Studio, 245 W. 29th St, 4th floor, NYC.
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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Linnae Medeiros - Aug 23, 2019
The cold never bothered them, anyway! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the first national tour of the Tony-nominated musical Frozen has found its citizens of Arendelle, from Anna and Elsa to Hans and Kristoff. To prepare you to let the storm rage on, we're getting to know the production's cast, including Caroline Bowman, Caroline Innerbichler, F. Michael Haynie, Austin Colby, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 TRU Producer Mentorship & Development Program, deadlineSeptember 1, 2019 for both the Foundations Class and Master Class.Questions about the program? Come to a Free Introduction to the program and meet the program directors on Tuesday evening August 20th, 6:30 to 9:00. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit:https://truonline.org/events/intro-to-pdmp-2019-20/
by TV News Desk - 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.