Glenn Close News

Date of Birth: March 19, 1947 (68)
Birth Place: Greenwich, CT, USA
Gender: Female
Stage Door Theatre to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 9/4-10/11Stage Door Theatre to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 9/4-10/11
by Carol Kassie - Aug 18, 2015

When The Fantasticks opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village on May 3rd, 1960, no one, least of all its creators, had any idea this simple yet stylistic musical would become the longest lasting production in theatrical history, running in its original incarnation for 42 years, and 17,162 performances. (more...)

DirecTV's KINGDOM Season One Arrives on Digital HD TodayDirecTV's KINGDOM Season One Arrives on Digital HD Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

DirecTV's KINGDOM season one arrives on digital HD today. The series stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas and Joanna Going. (more...)

Matthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This SpringMatthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) with a sparkling new production, March 8 - March 20, 2016. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Wanting One More Hit, New Song for CATS, Plus Return of JOSEPH, SUNSET, & MoreAndrew Lloyd Webber Talks Wanting One More Hit, New Song for CATS, Plus Return of JOSEPH, SUNSET, & More
by Sally Henry - Aug 2, 2015

With long-running smash hits like THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and CATS, Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready for a new musical hit- and a fresh take on his classics. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Glenn Close 'Wants To Do' SUNSET BOULEVARD in West EndAndrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Glenn Close 'Wants To Do' SUNSET BOULEVARD in West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Glenn Close may be returning to the stage to star in a new West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Reflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live SpectacleReflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live Spectacle
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 28, 2015

When compared to SUNSET BOULEVARD, which follows the same classic film-to-stage pedigree as SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and tackles the same dilemma of making the transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s - albeit of psychological melodrama in genre compared to the latter's rollicking parody - SUNSET BOULEVARD had big stars of stage and screen who headlined West End and Broadway. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN did not delve into such stunt casting from the onset - unless you consider Tommy Steele, who originated the role of Don Lockwood in the West End, as big as Elvis Presley or Gene Kelly, the silver screen's original Lockwood. (more...)

Vice President Joe Biden Spotted at HAMILTON Days After President Obama's VisitVice President Joe Biden Spotted at HAMILTON Days After President Obama's Visit
by Jessica Showers - Jul 27, 2015

According to several reports on Twitter, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, were spotted at Broadway's Hamilton tonight, July 27, just days after President Barack Obama gave the musical a rave review and continued to gush about it on THE DAILY SHOW. They were greeted by a standing ovation just before the performance. (more...)

THE ENGAYGEMENT Heads to the Met Room, 8/14, 8/19 & 9/9THE ENGAYGEMENT Heads to the Met Room, 8/14, 8/19 & 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

'The EnGAYgement', starring David Auxier with Seph Stanek, is set for The Metropolitan Room, August 14 at 9:30 p.m., August 19 at 7 p.m. and September 9 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 More Norma Desmonds Ready For Their SUNSET BOULEVARD Close-UpSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 More Norma Desmonds Ready For Their SUNSET BOULEVARD Close-Up
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 20, 2015

Last week, I selected ten top picks for a major headliner to star as Norma Desmond in a potential future stage and/or screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD in honor of both the show's anniversary of its West End opening and recent news that Glenn Close is considering a return to her Tony-winning role in an upcoming revival. As a result of that column, BroadwayWorld readers took the title of this column to heart and sounded off on some of their ideal choices for a leading lady with major star quality to tackle the unforgettable role in a future production - and, what fabulous choices they are! Among the reader submissions, Ilene Argento posited, 'If not Patti Lupone, maybe Meryl Streep (with some more singing lessons!), but it should be Patti (although Patti plus ALW will probably never happen again).' while Brian Lipensky wrote, 'Glenn Close can still play her. That said, Meryl Streep can pull it off. We know she can sing and play characters with psychological problems. Susan Sarandon also. Maybe even Emma Thompson.' Furthermore, Jonathan Caplan offered, 'ANNIE LENNOX. Period. Well, if it can't be Elaine Paige, then absolutely, Annie Lennox. I said this before the musical ever opened, and I stand by it....ANNIE LENNOX!!!!!!' whereas David Macaluso relayed, 'Seriously. With a good director, in a film. LIZA! she could be AMAZING.' Other suggestions sure to inspire discussion included Cher, Lady Gaga, Ruthie Henshall, Donna Murphy and even Caitlyn Jenner. So, without further ado, here are ten more delectable choices for a new Norma Desmond for 2015. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARDSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

With breaking news arising late last week of Glenn Close being considered for a return to her Tony Award-winning role in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD as well as the show's anniversary of its original West End world premiere opening on July 12, now is an absolutely opportune time to turn back the clock to 1993 and see what precisely makes SUNSET BOULEVARD so spectacular - and muse on some of the major talent that could bring the type of big-time attention that would warrant a major revival of the musical, whether on Broadway, the West End or even the silver screen. Given that the original Billy Wilder film was penned with Gloria Swanson in mind and ultimately became a roman a clef of sorts for the unique star as well as considering the sordid history of original lead Patti LuPone and her odyssey in starring in the show, not to mention the victorious and memorable highs achieved by the leading ladies who have headlined the show - which, post-Close, included Betty Buckley, Rita Moreno, Diahann Carroll, Elaine Paige and more - the role is ripe for a star of epic proportions to introduce one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed musicals to a new generation. And, the time is now. The possibilities are virtually endless, but here are some particularly delectable ideas as we begin to consider who would be absolutely ideal for a new Norma Desmond fit for 2015. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015
by - Jul 14, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Penn & Teller officially come back to New York this Sunday, a crazy cat lady invades 47th Street and more! (more...)

Glenn Close to Reprise Role in SUNSET BOULEVARD at English National Opera?Glenn Close to Reprise Role in SUNSET BOULEVARD at English National Opera?
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

It could be magic in the making for Glenn Close at the English National Opera next spring. (more...)

Horror Thriller FATAL ATTRACTION to Be Rebooted for Event TV SeriesHorror Thriller FATAL ATTRACTION to Be Rebooted for Event TV Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Paramount is rebooting the 1987 psychological thriller FATAL ATTRACTION for a one hour event TV series at FOX. (more...)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sequel Gets TitleGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sequel Gets Title
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The title to the sequel of Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY has officially been revealed. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting SuggestionsSOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting Suggestions
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 24, 2015

The hottest news of the week as far as plays for the new season are concerned is the surprise announcement that the mainstage adaptation of Stephen King's iconic best-selling novel and its subsequent Academy Award-winning feature film adaptation, MISERY, would be coming to Broadway with Hollywood headliner Bruce Willis and a new leading lady in place of the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel - no less than three-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen notable Laurie Metcalf. Of course, Metcalf will be essaying the operatically dramatic role of the ultimate all-time uber fan Annie Wilkes in the tale of a writer rescued from a horrific car accident by his number one fan only to be trapped and tortured at her secluded cabin in the deep backwoods of Maine. Kathy Bates memorably took home a Best Actress Oscar for her turn in the 1990 film and acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman told me himself in our InDepth InterView about the new stage version of the story that he originally wrote the role in the film explicitly for Bates, as revealed in our exclusive 2012 conversation here. Surely, now is the ideal time to consider some spectacular dramatic actresses who just might be the right replacements should the run of the play extend beyond Metcalf's involvement in the production - and Willis's, too, for that matter. (more...)

Christian Slater Joins SPAMALOT at the Hollywood BowlChristian Slater Joins SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Christian Slater has been announced to play Sir Galahad in the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python's Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005. (more...)

BARNUM to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyBARNUM to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

BRIAN Conley stars in Barnum, at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month (June). (more...)

BARNUM to Play Atlanta Lyric Theatre, 6/12-28BARNUM to Play Atlanta Lyric Theatre, 6/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the spectacular musical of the greatest showman on Earth BARNUM June 12 - 28, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). Tickets and group discounts are available by calling 404-377-9948 or visit www.AtlantaLyric.com. (more...)

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