Blake Edwards News

Date Of Birth:
July 26, 1922
Date Of Death:
December 15, 2010 (88)
Birth Place:
Tulsa, OK, USA
Gender:
Male
50th Anniversary Limited Edition of THE PINK PANTHER Soundtrack to Be Releaed 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Sony/Legacy Recordings will celebrate American composer Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 - June 14, 1994) with a variety of collectible commemorative titles to be released throughout 2014. (more...)

MGM Developing Live-Action/Animated PINK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is developing for production a full-length hybrid animation and live-action feature film based on the animated 'Pink Panther' character, it was announced today by Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM and Jonathan Glickman, president of the studio's motion picture group. Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the original 'Pink Panther' films and television series will serve as the producer of the new film, along with Academy AwardŽ-winning actress, Julie Andrews, wife of the late director Blake Edwards. David Silverman ('The Simpsons Movie,' 'Monsters, Inc') will direct. The Pink Panther character originated a remarkable fifty years ago. (more...)

910 Telecom Announces Low-Latency Route via Pinpoint
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

OMAHA, NE - 910 Telecom announced at the Spring COMPTEL Plus Expo that Pinpoint Network Solutions would be providing a low latency route between 910 S 15th St in Denver and the Omaha Carrier Hotel at 1623 Farnam. 910 Telecom will offer this route to current and new carrier hotel customers in the Denver Gas and Electric building who desire a low latency interconnect with the new Internet exchange established in Omaha. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Line-Up for Film Comment Selects
by Movies News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for the upcoming 14th edition of Film Comment magazine's essential and eclectic feast of cinephilia, Film Comment Selects, taking place from February 17-27, 2014. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Details On Theatre Under the Stars' Season of Audience Favorites
by David Clarke - Jan 18, 2014

Proudly announcing Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) 47th season, Artistic Director Bruce Lumpkin says, 'As Houston's largest homegrown musical theatre organization, there's a lot to be excited about!'Certainly, there simply is no denying that the season features a truly diverse array of audience favorites from Broadway's golden classics to contemporary hits. Bruce Lumpkin adds, 'We're presenting some of the most exciting things happening on the musical theatre stages! We've got some of the classics, some of the edgier shows, and we've got some of the freshest productions from New York. I don't think it gets any better than this! Trust me when I say that TUTS is moving and shaking things up!' At the bottom line, TUTS is in a unique position to offer Houston audiences 'both self-produced shows as well as national tours, so I think that the Houston audiences are going to enjoy the best of both worlds.' (more...)

Kate Fodor's 'Rx' Makes LA Premiere at the Lost Studio, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Rx, a new comedy by Kate Fodor, has been set for its Los Angeles premiere today, January 10 through March 2 at the Lost Studio on La Brea. Directed by John Pleshette, there will be one preview performance tonight, January 10 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, January 11 at 8pm. Rx will play a limited engagement through March 2 only. (more...)

Kate Fodor's 'Rx' to Make LA Premiere at the Lost Studio, 1/10-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Rx, a new comedy by Kate Fodor, has been set for its Los Angeles premiere January 10 through March 2 at the Lost Studio on La Brea. Directed by John Pleshette, there will be one preview performance on Friday, January 10 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, January 11 at 8pm. Rx will play a limited engagement through March 2 only. (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award from Art Directors Guild
by Movies News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Fulton's MARY POPPINS - A 'Practically Perfect' Version of the (Flawed) Mackintosh Musical
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 24, 2013

Marc Robin's edits improve, though they can't perfect, the Broadway musical that tinkers with millions of childhood memories (more...)

NBC's GRIMM Casts Dee Wallace as Monroe's Mother
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

NBC's GRIMM has cast Dee Wallace as Monroe's mother. (more...)

WILD WILD GENTLEMAN Among Warner Archive Collection New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Warner Archive Collection announces new releases including NICHOLS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1971-72) (more...)

It's Official! Michelle Williams to Star Opposite Alan Cumming in CABARET, Opening April 24 at Studio 54
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has officially announced that Oscar nominee Michelle Williams will star for the first time on Broadway as 'Sally Bowles' in its upcoming production of Cabaret. She will take the stage at Studio 54 alongside Alan Cumming as the Emcee, reprising the role that won him a Tony Award in 1998. (more...)

John Williams, Julie Andrews Bring Music of the Movies to the Hollywood Bowl This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

The incomparable John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a spectacular program of music from the silver screen, tonight and Saturday, August 30 and 31, at 8 pm. This year, Williams is joined by legendary actress Julie Andrews for a tribute to the legacy of director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini. Monica Mancini joins the program to perform The Days of Wine and Roses. (more...)

Hollywood Museum Presents a Special Exhibit Spotlighting John Williams' Film Score Legacy
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

In honor of 'John Williams: Maestro of the Movies' concerts at the Hollywood Bowl on August 30 and August 31, The Hollywood Museum is showcasing a special exhibit tying John Williams' ever popular music scores with costumes, props, posters, and photos from his blockbuster movies (more...)

John Williams, Julie Andrews to Bring Music of the Movies to the Hollywood Bowl, 8/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

The incomparable John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a spectacular program of music from the silver screen, Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31, at 8 pm. This year, Williams is joined by legendary actress Julie Andrews for a tribute to the legacy of director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini. Monica Mancini joins the program to perform The Days of Wine and Roses. (more...)

Carol Burnett and Marilyn Horne Coach Performers for Music Academy of the West CABARET Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

Carol Burnett, America's beloved comedienne, is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West this month for coaching sessions with the young vocalists who will headline this year's Cabaret gala on August 8, which benefits the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. Ms. Burnett, as the Academy's Cabaret Creative Contributor, and Ms. Horne, Voice Program Director, will instruct Music Academy Voice Fellows in the art of musical comedy, both in private classes and individually. The renowned Summer School and Festival, now in its 66th season, runs through August 10 in scenic Santa Barbara. (more...)

Carol Burnett and Marilyn Horne Coach Performers for Music Academy of the West CABARET Gala, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Carol Burnett, America's beloved comedienne, is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West this month for coaching sessions with the young vocalists who will headline this year's Cabaret gala on August 8, which benefits the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. Ms. Burnett, as the Academy's Cabaret Creative Contributor, and Ms. Horne, Voice Program Director, will instruct Music Academy Voice Fellows in the art of musical comedy, both in private classes and individually. The renowned Summer School and Festival, now in its 66th season, runs through August 10 in scenic Santa Barbara. (more...)

Chad Kimball to Star in Retrop Productions' JULIAN PO at NYMF, 7/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Retrop Productions will present JULIAN PO, a new musical with book and lyrics by Andrew Barrett and music by Ira Antelis, from July 8 to 14, 2013. JULIAN PO, which mixes comedy and drama, opens in New York after a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was nominated for "Best Book of a Musical." JULIAN PO, based on the book La mort de monsieur Golouja by Branimir Š?epanovi? and the screenplay "Julian Po" by Alan Wade, features elements of pop, rock, country, bluegrass and gospel. JULIAN PO is an official selection of The New York Musical Theatre Festival's "2013 Next Link Project." The show is directed by Kirsten Sanderson with music direction by Mark Hartman. (more...)

FIRST LOOK at THE SPOLIN PLAYERS Presenting AN EVENING OF SPOLIN GAMES at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by Shari Barrett - May 28, 2013

If you see only one Comedy Improv show during The Hollywood Fringe Festival, go to the source, The Spolin Players, touted by the LA Times as presenting 'Improv as pure and unpredictable as you will find it.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Julie Andrews is Practically Perfect on Her First Trip to Australia
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 18, 2013

For so many of us, Julie Andrews loomed large in our childhoods, a constant presence through repeated viewings of those two iconic films, MARY POPPINS, and THE SOUND of MUSIC. In this way, it is hard to believe that it's the first time Julie Andrews has ever actually been on Australian soil. She is so familiar to us, so much a part of the collective childhood experience that one feels like she must have been here before. (more...)

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