I tend to tweet most of my minor updates these days, but here’s a roundup for the sake of completeness. 🙂
Paul Gordon’s Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy is now running at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre! The show – which has already enjoyed successful runs in the Bay Area, Cincinnati, and St. Louis – previewed earlier this month and officially premiers this weekend. The run will continue through February 27 (with an extension to March 6).
Emma is directed by Jeff Calhoun and stars Patti Murin as the eponymous heroine and Adam Monley as Mr. Knightley. For more…
In other Emma news, a new Jane Austen horror mashup novel hit Kindles last week. Emma and the Vampires, written by Wayne Josephson, takes another stab at the novel of manners-meets-horror movie literary genre.
Aisha, starring Sonam Kapoor, opened this past weekend to fairly positive reviews and strong box office receipts. Opinions on this film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma ran the gamut from “meh” to glowing. Have you seen it? What did you think? Was it the Clueless rehash some people expected? Does it matter?
Bits and bobs from around the net relating to Aisha‘s premier:
“I am prepared for all the comparisons that are going to come my way but ‘Aisha’ is very Indian. If you remember Jane Austen said ‘Emma’ is a heroine only she is going to love. As a filmmaker when I read something I imagine it and that inspires me to make a film. A good literature, if you adapt it well makes a very good film,” says Ojha.
An Aisha teaser is out! The film is still set for an August 6 release.
Keep up with the latest Aisha promotional activities at the official site, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Those who are registered with the official website have been receiving digital postcards introducing the various characters from the film…
Those interested in reading more about the production might enjoy this short Times of India piece featuring young co-producer Rhea Kapoor:
Producer Rhea Kapoor, sister of star Sonam, announced yesterday that the Aisha official site is live. There doesn’t appear to be much there at the moment, though you can register for email announcements while you’re there.
Rhea Kapoor is updating the Aisha Facebook page with production stills and other information as it’s available. On the wall, she recently wrote, “Register with your email address at www.AishaTheFilm.com and something interesting might come your way tonight ;-)”
According to the Facebook, the original August 6 premiere date is still a go. I haven’t heard whether or not the film sneak-previewed last weekend as initially hoped – my guess is that it wasn’t ready.
Twitter twits can find the official film account at @AishaTheFilm …