Gene Hackman News

Date Of Birth:
January 30, 1930 (84)
Birth Place:
San Bernadino, CA, USA
The Academy Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of 'Young Frankenstein' With Mel Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of 'Young Frankenstein' with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Film historian Leonard Maltin will introduce the comedy classic and host a live onstage discussion with Brooks, Leachman, Garr and Gruskoff. (more...)

BONNIE AND CLYDE Among REEL 13's August Line Up
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Arthur Penn's acclaimed if romanticized biographical crime film Bonnie and Clyde, leads the August Reel 13 schedule. (more...)

Short North Stage Announces 2014-15 Season - SUNSET BOULEVARD, FUGITIVE SONGS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Short North Stage will present its 2014-15 season starting on October 2 with Sunset Boulevard, the musical version of Billy Wilder's Academy Award-winning 1950 movie of the same name. The score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is considered by many to be one of his finest. The book and lyrics are by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Sunset Boulevard is a Hollywood legend about a faded 1920s silent-screen star, Norma Desmond, who lives in a decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. A chance meeting with a down-and-out screenwriter, Joe Gillis, feeds into her dream of writing a film that will be her comeback to the silver screen. Winning Tony Awards on Broadway for Best Musical, Best Book and Score and Best Actress in 1995, Sunset Boulevard opened originally in London starring Patti LuPone and later productions featured such stars as Betty Buckley, Glenn Close, Diahann Caroll and Petula Clark. Actor Hugh Jackman made his first stage splash as Joe Gillis in the Australian production. Performances run from Oct 2-19 on the Garden Theater Main Stage. (more...)

Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

According to Variety, acting teacher George Morrison, who throughout his career worked with such stars as Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Edie Falco and more, recently passed away. He was 86 years old. (more...)

JUST IN: Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins Cast of CBS's CRIMINAL MINDS!
by TV News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Jennifer Love Hewitt has joined the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS as a series regular. Her character will be introduced in the series' 10th season premiere, Wednesday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Jennifer Love Hewitt to Join CRIMINAL MINDS as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Jennifer Love Hewitt has joined the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS as a series regular. Her character will be introduced in the series' 10th season premiere, Wednesday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

SNOWPIERCER Screening Among Film Society of Lincoln Center Upcoming Highlights
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER have announced upcoming highlights (more...)

Empire Steak House NY to Host Celebration of FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Empire Steak House NY Hosts, A Celebration of 'First Blood' Director, Ted Kotcheff, 9/20/14 (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mel Brooks' Hysterical Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Is Alive In Simi Valley
by Shari Barrett - May 12, 2014

It's ALIVE!!! A hilarious, high energy Broadway musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. A Tony award-winner in 2008, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is just what the doctor ordered - a real prescription for outlandish humor, now onstage at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. (more...)

THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA to Debut at Edinburgh Festival 2014, Starring Golden Globe Winner Anne Archer, Jul 30-Aug 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Anne Archer will make her Edinburgh Festival debut starring as 'Jane Fonda' in the world premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written and directed by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow. (more...)

Robert Duvall Presents Gift to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

When Robert Duvall was inducted into the Actor's Hall Of Fame last Sunday, February 9th, 2014, he announced that he would be donating the $10,000 grant that accompanies that honor to his acting alma mater, The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. Executive Director, Pamela Moller Kareman released a statement saying - 'We are thrilled that Mr. Duvall thinks so highly of the school. We're still going strong after 85 years and Mr. Duvall's generosity will help train the next generation of remarkable actors.' (more...)

Angel Light Pictures to Produce Documentary THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff). The film will track the cinematic journey of the legendary Canadian film and television director, by Antonio Saillant in his debut as a director (Heterosexual, The Ascension). (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff). (more...)

THE TRIP BACK DOWN to Open 2/21 at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Groupies, trophies and fast, beautiful cars. Is winning all there is? Terri Hanauer directs a rare revival of the celebrated Broadway drama that kick-started playwright/screenwriter John Bishop's career. Nick Stabile (Bride of Chucky, Dennis Wilson in ABC's award-winning The Beach Boys) heads the cast as once-great NASCAR racer Bobby Horvath in The Trip Back Down, opening Feb. 21 at the Whitefire Theatre. (more...)

Gateway Acting School Will Host Open House, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

The Gateway Acting School will hold an open house for interested students on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bette Midler a Triumphant Sue Mengers at the Geffen
by Don Grigware - Dec 06, 2013

Bette Midler and Sue Mengers. Two iconic Hollywood female personalities of the last fifty years. Midler scored with her first movie The Rose in 1979, after many successful years in New York, on and off-Broadway. She was and has remained an iconic performer for the Gay community, and with strong choices, hard work and perseverance has become a super star in every medium she has played from New York to LA to Las Vegas. Super agent Mengers came to Los Angeles from New York with a German background and from a poor family and worked her way to the top as one of the strongest, gutsiest, hard-working and caring agents Hollywood has ever seen. So, the two ladies have a lot in common; Midler certainly fits the bill to play Sue Mengers in John Logan's one-person play I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, now at the Geffen through December 22 only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dustin Hoffman & More Attend I'LL EAT YOU LAST L.A. Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Bette Midler brought her solo show I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles for a three-week run through December 22, 2013. Below, check out photos from the L.A. premiere of the hit show! (more...)

Diane Keaton to Accept Woody Allen's Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2014 Golden Globes
by Movies News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Deadline writes that filmmaker Woody Allen will not be attending the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on January 12 and that actress and friend Diane Keaton will be accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award on his behalf. (more...)

FIST IN MOUTH to Begin 12/10 at the Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Cherry Lane Theatre, under the direction of Angelina Fiodellisi, presents the world premiere of Fist In Mouth, a new play written and directed by Dan Hasse. (more...)

Review Roundup: Frankenstein Junior ritorna al Brancaccio!
by Nino Prattico - Nov 20, 2013

"Potrebbe andar peggio… potrebbe piovere" e, di fatto, diluviava ieri sul tanto atteso ritorno a Roma di Frankenstein Junior, accolto calorosamente da un pubblico numeroso ed elettrizzato che ha letteralmente invaso il Teatro Brancaccio. Frankenstein Junior (titolo originale Young Frankenstein) e un musical del 2007, trasposizione teatrale dell'omonimo film di Mel Brooks con musiche e liriche dello stesso Brooks, libretto di Brooks e Thomas Meehan e regia originale di Susan Stroman. La versione italiana, curata dalla Compagnia della Rancia, si avvale della regia di Saverio Marconi e Marco Iacomelli e di un cast capitanato da Giampiero Ingrassia (Frederick Frankenstein), Mauro Simone (Igor), Valentina Gullace (Inga), Giulia Ottonello (Elizabeth) e Altea Russo (Frau Blucher). Seguono Fabrizio Corucci (la Creatura), Felice Casciano (Ispettore Kemp), Roberto Colombo (Victor Frankenstein), Davide Nebbia (Abelardo), Michele Renzullo (Ziggy), Giorgio Camandona, Paola Ciccarelli, Anna Bodei e Francesca di Cresce. L'intento di queste pagine e di raccogliere i pareri della critica, pressoche concorde, relativi a questo spettacolo dal suo debutto nella passata stagione ad oggi. (more...)

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