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April 28, 2006


Jane Eyre's 'Southwest Premiere'

It has actually played Texas several times by now, however, people are determined that each show is a premiere nowadays! The Irving Lyric Stage, Irving Texas is presenting the Gordon/Caird musical starting today. Here is what the founding producer of the company has to say about his early impressions of the work:

The book of this musical was written by John Caird, co-director/adapter of the Broadway smash LES MISERABLES. Lyric Stage's Founding Producer Steven Jones first saw JANE EYRE during its Toronto run in 1996. “I loved it. I was in Toronto to see the pre-Broadway engagements of RAGTIME and JANE EYRE. I saw JANE EYRE the first night and RAGTIME the following afternoon. I was so moved by JANE EYRE that I returned to the Royal Alexandra Theatre to see it a second time.” After sold out runs in Toronto and at the La Jolla Playhouse, JANE EYRE opened at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on December 10, 2000 and was nominated for 5 Tony Awards. Lyric Stage’s production will be only the third professional production since its Broadway engagement.

It is nice to know that others besides myself still admire that early version of the show!

Performances dates for JANE EYRE are April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 @ 8:00 PM and April 30, May 7 & 13 @ 2:30 PM. Tickets are $24-$30, with discounts available for students and groups, and are available by calling the box office at 972-252-2787 or CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE. All performances are in the Irving Arts Center’s Dupree Theater, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, Texas, 75062.



  1. WHEEEEE!!!!! I’m going on Sunday! And I owe it all to you because I never would have known about this production if you hadn’t posted about it a while ago. Thanks!

    Comment by rinabeana — April 28, 2006 @ 7:51 am |Reply

  2. The producer has good taste, so it should be very nice 😉 You must report back to me in full!

    Comment by Brontëana — April 28, 2006 @ 10:34 am |Reply

  3. Yes, yes, of course! My friends will think I’m insane, but I will have to bring a notebook so I can take notes.

    Comment by rinabeana — April 28, 2006 @ 11:51 am |Reply

  4. Only don’t be distracted on my account! Only write during intermission. 🙂

    Comment by Brontëana — April 28, 2006 @ 11:56 am |Reply

  5. Of course I won’t write during the show! (hee hee) The problem is that I’m rather forgetful so I should make notes while everything is fresh in my mind.

    Comment by rinabeana — April 28, 2006 @ 6:33 pm |Reply

  6. I understand. I had to take reviews when I took Drama in high school. I was a vicious critic. *hee* The teacher had advised me to be a little more pointed and so I went a little overboard. 😉

    Comment by Brontëana — April 28, 2006 @ 8:33 pm |Reply

  7. Thanks so much for posting about this! I just bought my tickets and am very excited.

    Comment by sonia — April 29, 2006 @ 1:12 pm |Reply

  8. to Sonia:

    Let me know what you think of it after you’ve seen it. I’ve never had the chance to actually see it myself.

    Comment by Brontëana — April 29, 2006 @ 8:55 pm |Reply

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