George Cukor News

 

George Cukor News

Date of Birth: July 07, 1899
Date of Death: January 24, 1983 (83)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW CD Review: WAR PAINT's Beauty Is More Than Skin DeepBWW CD Review: WAR PAINT's Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
by Remy Holzer - May 30, 2017

It's not often that listening to a cast album makes one think of Richard Strauss, but such is the genius of Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. The composer-lyricist team best known for the brilliant GREY GARDENS is back with WAR PAINT, the story of rival beauty moguls Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Here both story and emotion are thinner, but the music is gorgeous--Straussian in its elegiac beauty and bell-like notes--and worthy of its two stars, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, two of the most unique and exciting voices in musical theater. Like a golden-age Hollywood director 'managing' the two stars of a women's picture, the score has to find ways to manage its two leads, giving each an equal role. Ebersole gets an old-fashioned entrance--her Red Door spa staff sings breathlessly, 'She's coming, she's coming...,' bursting into a triumphant 'She's here!' LuPone's entrance is less heralded but equally dramatic (and separate), as she steps off a ship in New York. From then on, many of the songs are duets, in which one star sings half of a song about her own experience, and the second sings the other half, with lyrics expressing her different but parallel experience. Occasionally they sing in unison. What sounds tedious as a show (a narrative in which two separate characters have similar, not highly dramatic arcs and don't meet until the very end) enchants on the album. Without the strain of the storytelling, we can simply enjoy the gorgeous songs and their peerless purveyors. (more...)

NBC Exec and Broadway Producer Robert Greenblatt Joins Center Theatre Group's Board of DirectorsNBC Exec and Broadway Producer Robert Greenblatt Joins Center Theatre Group's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Center Theatre Groupwelcomes NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to its Board of Directors. (more...)

Night Express Live to Present World Premiere of TO BE OR NOT TO BE SCARLETT O'HARANight Express Live to Present World Premiere of TO BE OR NOT TO BE SCARLETT O'HARA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Night Express Live , under the direction of Raffaele Cericola, is pleased to announce the World Premiere ' To be or not to be Scarlett O'Hara' by Simone Leonardi, with adaptation and direction by Raffaele Cericola. (more...)

Angela Lansbury, Chelsea Handler and Diane Warren Will Be Honored at LA Press Club GalaAngela Lansbury, Chelsea Handler and Diane Warren Will Be Honored at LA Press Club Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Three trailblazing women will be honored by the Los Angeles Press Club at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 4 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in BrazilBWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 1, 2016

Regarded as one of most popular musicals of all time, the classic My Fair Lady turns 60 and receives this month a new theatrical production signed by the Director Jorge Takla. With a great cast and live orchestra, the show - based on the classic Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - tells the story of an aristocrat teacher, Mr. Henry Higgins, who takes up the challenge to transform the poor Eliza Doolittle, street vendor without any refinement, in a society lady. With luxurious scenery and costumes, the show will have place at the Santander Theatre, in Sao Paulo, between August 27 and November 6, 2016. (more...)

George Cukor Classics Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Lead REEL 13 May LineupGeorge Cukor Classics Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Lead REEL 13 May Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Director George Cukor's romantic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Holiday, both based on hit Broadway plays by Philip Barry,open the May lineup on Reel 13 (more...)

Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller to Star in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY on Broadway?Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller to Star in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY on Broadway?
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Bradley Cooper and SiennaMiller may co-star in a production of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, set to hit Broadway this fall or spring 2017. (more...)

New Restoration of Godard's BAND OF OUTSIDERS to Screen at Film ForumNew Restoration of Godard's BAND OF OUTSIDERS to Screen at Film Forum
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Jean-Luc Godard's BAND OF OUTSIDERS (1964), starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey, and Claude Brasseur,will be shown in a new restoration at Film Forum from Friday, May 6 through Thursday, May 12. Star Anna Karina will appear in person for an onstage interview and audience Q&A following the 7:30 show on Friday, May 6. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces La Magnani, a series dedicated to the film work of iconic Italian actress Anna Magnani, May 18 June 1. The 24-film series will screen entirely on 35mm and 16mm. (more...)

FSLC & Locarno Announce Participants for inaugural Industry Academy International U.S.FSLC & Locarno Announce Participants for inaugural Industry Academy International U.S.
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Locarno International Film Festival announced today the participants and details for the inaugural Industry Academy International U.S., taking place March 20-23. (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. (more...)

FSLC & Locarno Int'l Film Festival Launch Inaugural Industry Academy International in U.S.FSLC & Locarno Int'l Film Festival Launch Inaugural Industry Academy International in U.S.
by Movies News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Locarno International Film Festival announced today the launch of a new joint initiative in the U.S., the Industry Academy International. (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. Directed by Artistic Director Lane Savadove, EgoPo Classic Theater continues their season of influential female playwrights with Luce, a woman who led an extraordinary life as a Broadway playwright, war journalist, congresswoman, ambassador, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The Women previews March 3 and opens Friday, March 4. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday March 20. Tickets start at $25. All performances are at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015. (more...)

Martin Kildare and Katharine McDonough to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Musical Theatre West This Fall; Cast Set!Martin Kildare and Katharine McDonough to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Musical Theatre West This Fall; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2015-2016 season with Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical MY FAIR LADY, October 23-November 8, 2015, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Opens 2015-2016 Season with MY FAIR LADY This WeekendMusical Theatre West Opens 2015-2016 Season with MY FAIR LADY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2015-2016 season with Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical My Fair Lady, October 23 - November 8, 2015, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Tickets are now on sale, as well as season subscription packages (to include West Side Story, Sister Act, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) for subscription savings. For tickets, go to www.musical.org or call (562) 856-1999, ext. 4. Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/17/2015
by - Oct 17, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/17/2015. (more...)

Martin Kildare and Katharine McDonough to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Musical Theatre West This Fall; Cast Set!Martin Kildare and Katharine McDonough to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Musical Theatre West This Fall; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2015-2016 season with Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical MY FAIR LADY, October 23-November 8, 2015, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Newly Restored MY FAIR LADY Set for Theatrical Re-Release & Special Blu-ray/DVD This OctoberNewly Restored MY FAIR LADY Set for Theatrical Re-Release & Special Blu-ray/DVD This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Iconic American film "My Fair Lady," starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison and directed by George Cukor, has emerged from a $1 million restoration process in time for a limited theatrical re-release with more than 800 screenings nationwide beginning October 18. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Opens 2015-16 Season with MY FAIR LADYMusical Theatre West Opens 2015-16 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 20-15-2016 season with Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical My Fair Lady, October 23 - November 8, 2015, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Single tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 16 at 12:00 pm, or order now for a season subscription (to include West Side Story, Sister Act, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) for the best seats and subscription packages savings. (more...)

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