George Cukor News

Date Of Birth:
July 07, 1899
Date Of Death:
January 24, 1983 (83)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Cindy Williams to Star in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Laguna Playhouse this Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

ANOTHER HOT FLASH! GFour Productions, winners of 57 Drama Desk and 47 Tony Awards have announced the cast for the special Laguna Playhouse return engagement of the international hit show Menopause The Musical® with 'Laverne and Shirley' star Cindy Williams making her 'Menopause'-al debut with this production! The cast will also feature Sandra Benton, Beth Buczkowski and Playhouse favorite Marsha Waterbury. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL will preview on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00pm and will now open on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm and run through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BORN YESTERDAY Now Available In Blu-ray Edition
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

A new Blu-ray edition of the popular stage-to-screen adaptation of Garson Kanin's celebrated comedy BORN YESTERDAY is now available to order. (more...)

Tenth Ave Arts Center Presents David Bottomley's PEACOCK AND THE NIGHTINGALE, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

1953. Eccentric English poet, Dr. Edith Sitwell is in Hollywood working on a blockbuster movie script for George Cukor about the Tudors. She meets rising young film star, Marilyn Monroe who yearns for a break out role. Sitwell holds the key with Anne Boleyn. But in a battle of supreme egos, who will let her get her hands on such a great part? (more...)

San Diego International Fringe Festival Presents PEACOCK AND THE NIGHTINGALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

A cross cultural UK exchange project for San Diego International Fringe Festival #sdff14 of the world premiere of black comedy by British playwright, David Bottomley (more...)

Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Kevin Kline, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Celebrating its 50th anniversary of saluting the greatest talents in world cinema, The Chicago International Film Festival will honor Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline with a Career Achievement Award on Saturday, June 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, at a special Summer Gala celebration. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Last October, The Napa Valley Opera House celebrated the 10th anniversary of its extensive renovation and reopening. Since then, the Opera House Board of Directors entered into a long term lease with City Winery who have just completed a transformation of the venue which now features a full 100-seat restaurant and wine-on-tap bar. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ & More Set for TCM's Classic Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has announced that six of their classic films with upcoming tent-pole Blu-ray anniversary and special editions will be featured at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival from April 10-13 in Hollywood. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces CHAPLIN AWARD Presenters
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Academy Award nominee Rob Reiner (more...)

THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, Now thru 2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from today, January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed... big! (more...)

THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, 1/24-2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed… big! (more...)

From Stage to Screen - BWW's Favorite Musicals Adapted for the Cinema
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 17, 2013

With LES MISERABLES' stirring success at the box office last year and upcoming, all-star film versions of INTO THE WOODS, JERSEY BOYS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ANNIE and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, we couldn't resist rounding up a few of our favorite stage-to-screen adaptations. (more...)

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL Among New Warner Archives Releases
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

The Warner Archive Collection announces its newest releases: (more...)

Luke Yankee to Present DIVA DISH! APACF Benefit Performance at Fox Pointe Manor, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Did you ever wonder what it was like to be a part of showbiz history? You know, Ethel Merman teaching you how to make martinis while Paul Newman gave you acting tips. And then, fielding all those annoying telephone calls from reporters the night your Mom won the Oscar? Welcome to the world of Luke Yankee, son of Broadway and Hollywood actress Eileen Heckart. In DIVA DISH, his one-man show playing a one night only benefit performance for the ANAHEIM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FOUNDATION at Fox Pointe Manor on September 21, 2013, that's exactly what you'll experience. (more...)

Dead Writers Theatre Collective Presents LOOS ENDS Benefit Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Dead Writers Theatre Collective shall present a benefit-staged reading of Brenda Kilianski's Loos Ends: A Hollywood Memoir directed by Charlie McGrath. Performances are tonight, July 10 & Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 7:30pm at Stage 773 Cabaret, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. (more...)

Dead Writers Theatre Collective to Present LOOS ENDS Benefit Reading, 7/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Dead Writers Theatre Collective shall present a benefit-staged reading of Brenda Kilianski's Loos Ends: A Hollywood Memoir directed by Charlie McGrath. Performances are Wednesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 7:30pm at Stage 773 Cabaret, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are $35.00 (501(c) (3) deduction letter will be presented to patron). To purchase tickets please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/396817 or call (773) 350-8221. (more...)

THE ROYAL FAMILY, Starring Geer Family, Opens Today at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic directorEllen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-law Abby Craden in an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. Originally written as a thinly disguised parody of the Barrymores,George S. Kaufman andEdna Ferber's winsome spoof about a thespian dynasty is the perfect vehicle for Topanga's first theatrical family. Also in the cast are 'defacto' Theatricum family members Alan Blumenfeld, Tim Halligan, Aaron Hendry and Earnestine Phillips, and longtime company member Susan Angelo directs.The Royal Family opens today, June 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, the centerpiece of the company's 40th Anniversary Summer Repertory Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatricum Botanicum's THE ROYAL FAMILY, Opening 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic director Ellen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-law Abby Craden in an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. Originally written as a thinly disguised parody of the Barrymores, George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's winsome spoof about a thespian dynasty is the perfect vehicle for Topanga's first theatrical family. Also in the cast are "defacto" Theatricum family members Alan Blumenfeld, Tim Halligan, Aaron Hendry and Earnestine Phillips, and longtime company member SusanAngelo directs. The Royal Family opens on Saturday, June 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, the centerpiece of the company's 40th AnniversarySummer Repertory Season. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE ROYAL FAMILY, Starring Geer Family ro Play Theatricum Botanicum; Opens June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2013

Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic directorEllen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-lawAbby Craden in an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. Originally written as a thinly disguised parody of the Barrymores,George S. Kaufman andEdna Ferber's winsome spoof about a thespian dynasty is the perfect vehicle for Topanga's first theatrical family. Also in the cast are "defacto" Theatricum family members Alan Blumenfeld, Tim Halligan, Aaron Hendry and Earnestine Phillips, and longtime company member Susan Angelo directs.The Royal Family opens on Saturday, June 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, the centerpiece of the company's 40th Anniversary Summer Repertory Season. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Broderick, Lane & More Featured on PBS's MEL BROOKS Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2013

Premiering nationwide tonight, May 20, 2013 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on PBS (check local listings), American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise features new interviews with Brooks, his friends and colleagues, including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman and Joan Rivers. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

VIDEO: Must Watch - Mel Brooks AMERICAN MASTERS on PBS May 20!
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2013

We've got a MUST WATCH reminder for Monday night - American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, the newest film in the American Masters series, will premiere nationally Monday, May 20 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS(check local listings), and will be released on DVD by Shout! Factory on May 21. (more...)

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