George Lucas News

Photo Flash: First Look at Feathered Beasts in WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Arena Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR will be performed at Honda Center from a limited eight-performance engagement from Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7 and STAPLES Center for a limited eight-performance engagement from Thursday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15. Check out new photos of the show's feathered dinosaurs below! (more...)

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...)

Pixelworks Joins the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

“High value video content is increasingly consumed across a broad range of devices, including tablets, notebooks and smartphones,” said Graham Loveridge, Pixelworks' SVP Strategic Marketing and Business Development. “Yet reproducing the content creator's intent requires the sophisticated display processing and picture quality tuning that is only found in televisions and projectors today. The ETC provides a great collaborative forum that will help us to ensure that our display processors provide the best video experience on all screens, including mobile devices.” (more...)

Red Pipe Gallery to Present SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Red Pipe Gallery presents a debut solo exhibition by Los Angeles based painter Charles Swenson entitled SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST. For this series of work, Swenson uses toy soldiers as models, photographs them, and creates the paintings from those photos. The resulting images are wistful, sad and stoic, while slightly disturbing. These compelling paintings are meant to honor all soldiers but also call in to question the abstractions of war and what constitutes service. The edgy and contemporary art in the SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST series, occupy a space between nineteenth century portraiture and more recent pop art - using the toy models and treating them as though they are real people. (more...)

Caleb Deschanel to Recieve Lifetime Achievement Award at Camerimage
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd. (more...)

ALL THE WAY's Christopher Gurr to Direct Staged Reading of BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON at Joe's Pub, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Christopher Gurr from ALL THE WAY will direct a staged reading of a new play with music, BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON, at Joe's Pub for one night only, August 4, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Puddles Pity Party, John Early, Natasha Diggs and More to Play Joe's Pub, 7/30-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 30 - August 10, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Beijing-based MAD Architects to Design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Following a global search, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced today that Beijing-based MAD Architects has been selected as the principal designer for the LMNA site while Chicago-based Studio Gang will design the landscape and create a bridge to connect the LMNA to Northerly Island. VOA Associates, based in Chicago, will serve as the executive architect and lead the implementation of MAD's design. (more...)

MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS Adds Second Performance at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a 3:00 p.m. performance of the all-new live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths will be added on December 6, 2014 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph). Starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters," Mythbusters: Behind the Myths will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre December 6 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

Award Winning JERSEY BOYS Songwriter Denny Randell and Partner Biddy Schippers Casting New Theatrical Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The new theatrical musical " Posthumously Yours," with words, music and original story and dialogue by hit songwriters Denny Randell and his partner and collaborator Biddy Schippers, brings to life in the words of the writers, "The magic of renewed stardom through death". (more...)

The Trek of Queen Mary 2 to Begin with George Takei Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Before Queen Mary 2 sails her 28 July Transatlantic Crossing, select Cunard Line guests will take an enlightening journey through the life of actor, activist and social media superstar George Takei. (more...)

George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Finds Home in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced today that it intends to join Chicago's vibrant cultural arts scene by locating on the city's Museum Campus. (more...)

LMNA to Become 'Vibrant' Presence in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) today announced its intention to become a member of Chicago's vibrant cultural arts scene by locating on the city's Museum Campus. LMNA will be a gathering place to experience narrative art and the evolution of the visual image - from illustration to cinema to digital arts. (more...)

Vice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, House Majority Leader Elect Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, actress Debbie Allen, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The gala performance was followed by a seated dinner at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives' longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell. The award was given in recognition of their extraordinary character, service, accomplishments and work reflecting Lincoln's legacy of humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hayley Faith Negrin, June Lockhart and More at 41st Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

On Friday, June 20th, the brightest stars of televisions below the line talent in Daytime gathered at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles to honor their own at the 41st Daytime Creative Arts EMMY Awards. Although many of the individuals associated with nominated projects may not have been household names, there were many recognizable personalities such as Ron Howard, George Lucas, Leeza Gibbons, Jack Hanna and even Cookie Monster (David Rudman). On hand to disperse awards to over 50 categories were such noted performers as Melody Thomas Scott, George Chakiris, Ashley Tisdale, Lauralee Bell and June Lockhart, who has started her 81st year as a paid actress that included her role of Maria Ramirez on General Hospital for many years. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

2014 Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners Announced!
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Last night, June 20, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a sold-out, grand gala for over 1,200 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches Campaign for the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti has launched a campaign for the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts. The museum, a legacy project of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, was originally a two-way battle between Chicago and San Francisco for the director's private art collection. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington Among WIF Award Recipients
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Since 1977, Women In Film, Los Angeles has annually honored exemplary women in the entertainment industry – women who lead by example, who are creative, groundbreaking, and who excel at their chosen fields. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: James Earl Jones Talks DRIVING MISS DAISY, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, STAR WARS, THE LION KING & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 07, 2014

Today it is BroadwayWorld's extreme honor to bring you an exclusive and extensive discussion with one of the finest American actors in history all about his legendary career onstage and on screens large and small - the commanding and versatile two-time Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-winning James Earl Jones. Touching upon much of his internationally regarded iconography as well as looking ahead to current and future endeavors, Jones eloquently expresses his observations on acting, art, humanity and life itself. Focusing on the ScreenVision presentation of Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY starring opposite fellow icon and InDepth InterView participant Dame Angela Lansbury, Jones astutely outlines the themes of the touching Southern drama depicting the unlikely friendship between an uptight society woman and her dedicated chauffer as well as opens up about his own experiences with culture clashes and race in his life. Additionally, Jones juxtaposes his observations of working alongside Vanessa Redgrave on the Broadway and West End iterations of the play versus the Australian tour with Lansbury which has now been preserved on film and is being shown in movie theaters across the country throughout this month. Plus, Jones reveals some of his own favorite moments in the powerful play and dissects the dynamics of his dense and complex characterization of Hoke in the piece and how he sees Hoke's relationship to that of Daisy (Lansbury) and her son, Boolie (played by Boyd Gaines). Besides all about DRIVING MISS DAISY, Jones also previews his upcoming Broadway return in the recently announced revival of the classic Kaufmann & Hart chestnut YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and expresses his thoughts on the multi-racial casting planned for the hotly anticipated production. Furthermore, Jones looks back at some of his most fondly remembered roles to date - ranging from the voice of Darth Vader in STAR WARS and Mufasa in THE LION KING, to his seminal work in films such as DR. STRANGELOVE, CLAUDINE, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY, FIELD OF DREAMS and more. All of that, his thoughts on the upcoming STAR WARS sequels currently in production, observations on his role in the new feature film comedy THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, memories of his Shakespeare In The Park KING LEAR (available on DVD), his Tony Award-winning work in August Wilson's FENCES as well as much, much more! (more...)

Cuba Gooding Jr. Joins Martin Luther King Film SELMA
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2014

According to Deadline, Cuba Gooding Jr. has joined the cast of Paramount's SELMA, directed by Ava DuVernay, and co-starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey and Martin Sheen. (more...)

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