George Chakiris News

Steven Spielberg to Helm WEST SIDE STORY Big Screen Reboot?
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

A big screen revival of the clasic film WEST SIDE STORY may be in the works at Fox. (more...)

Tamala Jones, Margaret O'Brien, Edward Saxon and More Set for 2014 HOLLYWOOD NETWORKING BREAKFAST Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Cast your pre-Oscar ballot along with Academy Award winners to win prizes and perks at Raleigh Studios during the Hollywood Networking Breakfast today, February 27th, 2014 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theater is located at 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

Tamala Jones, Margaret O'Brien, Edward Saxon and More Set for 2014 HOLLYWOOD NETWORKING BREAKFAST, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Cast your pre-Oscar ballot along with Academy Award winners to win prizes and perks at Raleigh Studios during the Hollywood Networking Breakfast on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theater is located at 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

George Chakiris to Host Miami City Ballet's West Side Story
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner, George Chakiris, is headed to Miami to host the Miami City Ballet for West Side Story. (more...)

Phenomena Experience vuelve a Madrid con grandes clásicos del cine musical
by Roberto Rodriguez - Jan 20, 2014

Los cines Callao acogerán la sesión 'Hollywood Musical!' el próximo 2 de febrero. Se proyectarán las películas 'Siete novias para siete hermanos' y 'West Side Story'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Senior Star Power Teases New Revue WE HAVE A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Kirk Douglas, Debbie Reynolds, George Chakiris, Carol Channing, Rip Taylor, Florence Henderson, Michael Learned and more, offer encouragement to Senior Star Power Productions, as they embark on a mission to establish a year-round theatrical performing arts complex for seniors. (more...)

Stars, Such as Lily Tomlin & George Chakiris, Gather for Senior Star Power Productions Friend Raiser WE GOT A DREAM Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

The Pink Lady and Barbara Van Orden, as well as guests Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, George Chakiris, Larry Mathers and more, will gather for a Senior Star Power Productions 'Friend Raiser' and Teaser for a New Musical Revue entitled 'We Have A Dream.' (more...)

Harrison Ford & More to Celebrate 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Katharine “Kat” Kramer, producer of Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World, will celebrate the film series' Fifth Anniversary on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by presenting a one night only screening of the North American Premiere of FALLOUT (more...)

Stars, Such as Lily Tomlin & George Chakiris, To Gather for Senior Star Power Productions Friend Raiser WE GOT A DREAM, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

The Pink Lady and Barbara Van Orden, as well as guests Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, George Chakiris, Larry Mathers and more, will gather for a Senior Star Power Productions 'Friend Raiser' and Teaser for a New Musical Revue entitled "We Have A Dream." (more...)

AVO Playhouse Premieres GOODNIGHT, MR. BARRYMORE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

If audiences today know the name of John Barrymore, it's most likely as the paternal grandfather of movie star Drew Barrymore. They may have a vague idea that he was a great actor from a family of great actors, but do they know he was also an infamous world-class drunk? (more...)

Photo Flash: Margaret Cho, Raleigh Studios & HNB help PROTECT and H.E.R.O.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony winners, as well as just about every former child star gathered to help PROTECT help abused children by placing their signature on a bike donated by Margaret Cho that will be auctioned in November. (more...)

UCLA to Host An Evening with George Chakiris, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

UCLA Film & Television Archive salutes the extraordinary career of actor, singer and dancer George Chakiris in this exciting screening and discussion. Trained in Los Angeles, Chakiris first distinguished himself as a dancer in Hollywood films, displaying an athleticism and grace that helped bring renown to West Coast dance styles. Best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in West Side Story (1961), Chakiris has enjoyed a multi-faceted, international career on stage, screen and television. This program assembles a selection of his sparkling television appearances drawn from the Archive's holdings, including excerpts from "The Garry Moore Show" (1961), "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" (1962) and "The Andy Williams Show" (1967), followed by a screening of Jacques Demy's The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), foregrounding Chakiris' command of song, dance…and our attention. Chakiris won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the role of Bernardo in the film and in Nov 2012, Chakiris received what many refer to as the highest honor in Hollywood - His Hand & Foot Prints were placed in cement (with colleagues Rita Moreno and Russ Tamblyn and placed along side friend and co-star, Natalie Wood) for all history in connection with the 50th anniversary of classic film West Side Story which premiered at Grauman's 50 years ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cancer, Coffins, Death and Doublewides Combine For Big Laughs in 'The Big Woop'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

James Hardy, who served as a producer on more than forty Bob Hope television specials (including the iconic USO shows) offered patrons a unique staged reading experienced of a new production entitled, "The Big Woop." (more...)

Photo Flash: MARILYN ... MADNESS & ME Extends Through Oct 20 at El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

The writer who gave television some of its favorite moments in entertainment with 'Flamingo Road,' 'Dallas,' 'Falcon Crest,' 'The Colbys,' 'General Hospital,' and 'Dynasty,' Frank V. Furino, has brought Marilyn Monroe back to life ... on stage in 'Marylin ... MADNESS & Me,' which is based on an original concept by Didier Bloch, under the direction of Joe Leonardo. Opening in the Monroe Forum at the El Portal Theatre on Sept 26th for a limited run, the overwhelming response from the public and press alike, has resulted in the production's extension through October 20th, 2013, at which point the destiny of the show, with an eye on Broadway's Great White Way, will be determined. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: MARILYN ... MADNESS & ME Celebrates Opening at El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Among the guests attending the opening night gala for the West Coast theatrical premiere of 'Marylin ... MADNESS & Me' were those who worked with the plays subject matter, Marilyn Monroe, such as Dawn Wells who appeared as an extra in Monroe's last film, 'The Misfits' and Oscar winner George Chakiris, who danced with Monroe in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.' Other noted guests in attendance for the celebration included Judy Tenuta, Ilene Graff, Jerry Mathers, Florence Henderson, Michael Learned, Geri Jewell, Erin Murphy, Kate Linder, Jane Kean, Mrs. Dick 'Cari' Clark and more. Scroll down for photos from the production and the festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Celebrates Opening at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

THE WIZARD OF OZ national tour, with old standards and new music written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book adapted by Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, opened at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre last week on September 18. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW TV: Robin Evan Willis, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Lee McDougall & More on the Red Carpet of THE WIZARD OF OZ Opening at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Sep 24, 2013

The Wizard of Oz, featuring some of movie music's most unforgettable standards, along with new music written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; a book adapted by Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams... and everything else that is good made its way successfully to Hollywood's Pantages Theatre last week (September 18) for a high flying opening night celebration which drew a full house of young and old alike. Among those involved with the festivities were BWW TV's own Los Angeles correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans on the red carpet walk of fame. Among the celebrities in attendance were Rico Rodriquez (ABC's Modern Family) and his sister Raini Rodriguez (Disney's Austin and Ally), Fox TV's Lauren Potter (Glee), Academy Award winner George Chakiris (West Side Story), Kate Linder (The Young and The Restless), Jane Kean (The Honeymooners), Ann Jeffrey's (General Hospital, Topper), Corbin Bleu (One Life to Live), RJ Mitte (AMC's Breaking Bad), Michelle Dockery of the BBC's Downton Abbey and others of note. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Poitier & More at UCLA Film & TV Archive Film Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Below, check out photos from Opening Night of the film series, along with comments from Sidney Poitier about the influence and legacy of Stanley Kramer. (more...)

AVO Playhouse to Premiere GOODNIGHT, MR. BARRYMORE, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

If audiences today know the name of John Barrymore, it's most likely as the paternal grandfather of movie star Drew Barrymore. They may have a vague idea that he was a great actor from a family of great actors, but do they know he was also an infamous world-class drunk? (more...)

UCLA Film & Television Archive Kicks Off CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL Series Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

Opening Night of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Film Series: 'CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL' is set for tonight, August 9, 2013 at the Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the corner of Westwood Boulevard), Los Angeles, Calif. (more...)

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