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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.


IAM Theatre Announce National Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical
by Liz Cearns - Sep 7, 2016

IAM Theatre Company has announced its fall production--the National Premiere of Pride and Prejudice - The Musical, to run at the Southside Theatre at Fort Mason Center from September 23rd to October 9th. Pride and Prejudice - The Musical, based on Jane Austen's famous novel, features lyrics and music by Marin County's two-time Emmy Award winning Rita Abrams, with book by best-selling San Francisco author Josie Brown. The show is directed by Lexie Papedo Gasparini. This will be the musical's first production in the United States since its recent world premiere in London. (more...)

BWW Feature: New Theatre Jacksonville Technical Director Designs Austen
by Michael Lipp - Sep 26, 2016

Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & PREJUDICE posed significant scenic and lighting design challenges for Theatre Jacksonville's new Technical Director, Tim Watson. 'You've got about 25 locations and you can literally change from one to another on a single line,' Watson explains. 'There's no way you can do full sets for each location, but it's written that way - to be minimal. It's difficult to jump between so many locations and be so fast and so fluid. Jon Jory didn't want black-out scene changes, so it's more of an environment rather than actual locations.' Director Amy Canning agrees and calls the show 'very minimalist, but seriously complex with lots of moving parts and pieces.' (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2015 Ovation Awards - SPRING AWAKENING Earns 16! Ceremony Set 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Nominees for the 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Thursday, September 24 on @ This Stage Magazine [ThisStage.la]. This year's Ovation Awards ceremony will take place Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. The curtain will rise at7:30pm. (more...)

Houses on the Moon Theater Company Slates AMPLIFY 2017 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company, the New York-based not-for-profit theatre company that through creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions help communities come together by making meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories, will honor R. Erin Craig and David Rothenberg and present the 2017 Leyton Award to Save Our Streets: Bronx at its 5th Annual Amplify Benefit on Monday, October 16th at Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues. (more...)

CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

CPCC Theatre has announced the cast of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice by Jon Jory. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, THE BLUEST EYE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More Headed to Guthrie Theater in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Artistic Director Joseph Haj just announced his inaugural mainstage season with The Guthrie Theater. (more...)

CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

CPCC Theatre has announced the cast of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice by Jon Jory. (more...)

Jungle Theater to Stage First Holiday Show MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

To close the 2017 Season, the Jungle presents its first holiday show - Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Christina Baldwin. Opening on November 18, this enchanting romance reunites Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice characters at the Darcy home for the holidays. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2nd Annual MST BROADWAY CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents a very special fundraising event, The 2nd Annual MST Broadway Cabaret. Current stars from Broadway will perform songs from Broadway past and present on the Mile Square Theatre stage. Proceeds from the event will benefit MST's 2017 season. (more...)

PHOTO: First Image Revealed of Renee Zellweger in Third BRIDGET JONES Movie
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Universal Pictures has released the first image of Renee Zellweger in the third installment of BRIDGET JONES.  (more...)

Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens at Cal State Fullerton on November 4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, is directed by Professor Mark Ramont and runs November 4-20, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. Adaptor Jon Jory was the longtime producing director of Actors Theatre of Louisville who helped form the Humana Festival of New American Plays that produced several notable plays such as "The Gin Games" by Donald L. Colburn, "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley and "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies. In 2000, Mr. Jory's successful career led him to be inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Sequel Comes to Santa Barbara's Ensemble Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) announces their new holiday show, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a creation by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, this regional-theater hit is a sequel to Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', and reunites its characters to place the bookish middle sister, Mary Bennet, in the limelight. The production will debut on Thursday, November 30, and will run until December 17, 2017. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens at Cal State Fullerton on 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, is directed by Professor Mark Ramont and runs November 4-20, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield; Plus a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade, will be directed by Tamara Harvey at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this summer. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Colin Firth to Take On Henry Higgins in Broadway Revival of MY FAIR LADY?
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2015

Reports of an upcoming Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY from James Nederlander Sr continue to surface and according to Page Six of the New York Post, the lead role has already been cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Isabella Laughland, James Northcote and More in Sheffield's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade, will be directed by Tamara Harvey at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this summer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, THE BLUEST EYE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More Headed to Guthrie Theater in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Artistic Director Joseph Haj just announced his inaugural mainstage season with The Guthrie Theater. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICE
by Herbert Paine - Mar 28, 2017

If, perchance, you had never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, you'd be none the worse for the delight you'd glean from Southwest Shakespeare Company's scintillating and brainy production of PRIDE@PREJUDICE, Daniel Elihu Kramer's clever modernization of the 1813 classic. (more...)

Sondra Luger Releases ENTER VENUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Sondra Luger has noticed that romantic, upbeat, happy literary reads for adults are rare. The result? Enter Venus (published by AuthorHouse), a fairy tale for adults. Not only does Enter Venus explore human nature and end happily, but it will also appeal to a wide audience, as it touches on themes of mythology, romance, fantasy, philosophy, religion and art. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker are thrilled to announce the 50th anniversary season for the North Bay's leading non-profit professional theatre. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces New Season
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce its exciting autumn 2016 season. This season the theatre has cut its £2 transaction booking fee. Instead, customers who want their tickets posted will be asked to pay a small charge to cover postage costs.  (more...)

Jeffry Denman to Launch New Theatrical Company, Denman Theatre & Dance Co
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Jeffry Denman, has announced the launch of his brand new theatrical company, Denman Theatre & Dance Co., a company dedicated to blending the multi-faceted aspects of theater with movement and dance as its primary story telling device.  The announcement took place yesterday at THE VINE, a Laurent Tourondel restaurant located inside the Eventi Hotel, where a launch party was held to celebrate the event.  (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Lisa O'Hare, Kara Lindsay, Ryan Silverman and More to Lead Lab of New 'Pride & Prejudice' Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Austen's Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice springs to life when the author re-imagines the world of her novel. As the love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy unfolds, Jane Austen learns to see both the story and herself in a new light. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival launches their dynamic 2016 season with four premieres, as well as four beloved Broadway classics.  The eight-show season opens with Oklahoma! on Wednesday, June 1. It has been 18 years since "Broadway in the Finger Lakes," visited the prairie and is excited to announce the return of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit classic. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Cast Announced for Comedian Sara Pascoe's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal announce casting for their brand new comic adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Sara Pascoe. (more...)

Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Plays Main Street Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's AUSTEN'S PRIDE: A NEW MUSICAL OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Inc., headquartered in Auburn, N.Y., presents Austen's Pride: A NEW MUSICAL OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Nazareth College Arts Center's Callahan Theater from tonight, July 13, through July 24 as part of its regional expansion project and dynamic 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of AUSTEN'S PRIDE: A NEW MUSICAL OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Inc., headquartered in Auburn, N.Y., presents "Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice" at Nazareth College Arts Center's Callahan Theater from July 13- 24 as part of its regional expansion project and dynamic 2016 season.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below! (more...)

BWW TV: Jonathan Brielle, Roz Ryan & More Perform at Annual Broadway Under the Stars
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2015

The Development Wing presented its fourth annual Broadway Under the Stars benefit concert on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The exclusive, one-night-only event was hosted by acclaimed writer/lyricist Jonathan Brielle, Artistic Director of The Development Wing and Vice President of The Johnny Mercer Foundation, and featured musical performances by Broadway's best, including Roz Ryan (Chicago, Ain't Misbehavin'), Cole Burden (Murder Ballad), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Threepenny Opera), Ken Prymus (Cats, The Wiz), Patricia Noonan (Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice), along with young artists,Jenna Downs, Jake Swain, and more. With Musical Direction by Jeffrey Klitz, Broadway Under the Stars took place on the grounds of the historic Vala Maison, an exquisite country-style estate located in Tewksbury, New Jersey. (more...)

Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Main Street Theater, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. (more...)

Main Street Theater to Host Staged Reading of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. There are two performances: Saturday, July 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, July 19 at 3pm at Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. All tickets are $10; seating is general admission. Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at 713.524.6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Bring Jane Austen Romance to Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Sense and Sensibility, a Jon Jory adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic novel, plays in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis February 10 - 26, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 28
by Audition Roundup - Feb 28, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 28, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Engin Inel Holmstrom Shares HOUSE OF DAUGHTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Engin Inel Holmstrom first read Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' as a sophomore in college when she was learning English, and every year since then, she picks up the novel to read it once more. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Bring Jane Austen Romance to Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Sense and Sensibility, a Jon Jory adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic novel, plays in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis February 10 - 26, 2017. (more...)

2017 TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). Created in collaboration with 4-time Tony 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), this monthly program runs one night a month from September through July, and offers ongoing support and education for producers at all levels of experience. The program is designed to offer a sophisticated but accessible range of information to educate and guide career producers, not-for-profit producers and self-producing artists. Details are available at https://truonline.org/tru-event-category/pdmp/. (more...)

2017 TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). Created in collaboration with 4-time Tony 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), this monthly program runs one night a month from September through July, and offers ongoing support and education for producers at all levels of experience. The program is designed to offer a sophisticated but accessible range of information to educate and guide career producers, not-for-profit producers and self-producing artists. Details are available at https://truonline.org/tru-event-category/pdmp/. (more...)

TRU Seeks Submissions for 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). (more...)

2017 TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). Created in collaboration with 4-time Tony 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), this monthly program runs one night a month from September through July, and offers ongoing support and education for producers at all levels of experience. The program is designed to offer a sophisticated but accessible range of information to educate and guide career producers, not-for-profit producers and self-producing artists. Details are available at https://truonline.org/tru-event-category/pdmp/. (more...)

2017 TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). Created in collaboration with 4-time Tony 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), this monthly program runs one night a month from September through July, and offers ongoing support and education for producers at all levels of experience. The program is designed to offer a sophisticated but accessible range of information to educate and guide career producers, not-for-profit producers and self-producing artists. Details are available at https://truonline.org/tru-event-category/pdmp/. (more...)

TRU Announces Deadline for Submissions for Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP).  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. (more...)

Matthew Kelly To Star In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Edward Baker - Aug 1, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice which, after sell-out performances in 2013, returns this year to conclude the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/26/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/26/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings the Russian revolution to Broadway tonight, and this year's Drama League nominees will be announced today! (more...)

BWW Feature: CAROLYN BOWMAN WOMEN IN THEATRE SYMPOSIUM at Roberts Wesleyan College Department Of Music And Performing Arts
by Student Blogger: Madalyn Owen - Apr 10, 2017

On April 7th, 2017, Roberts Wesleyan College hosted the Carolyn Bowman Women in Theatre Symposium, a day dedicated to female empowerment in an industry with a severe lack of gender equality. (more...)

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