Henry Fonda News

Date Of Birth:
May 16, 1905
Date Of Death:
August 12, 1982 (77)
Birth Place:
Grand Island, NE, USA
Theatre At The Center's 25th Anniversary Season to Include BIG FISH, SPAMALOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2015 by bringing to the stage hilarious spoofs, rock n' roll musicals and heartwarming stories, each with a close relationship to iconic films. The season opens with ON GOLDEN POND, the touching, funny, and warmly insightful story that went from a Tony Award on Broadway to the Oscar winning film, running February 26 through March 29. Overflowing with heart and humor, the extraordinary new Broadway musical, BIG FISH, will inspire audiences to live life to the fullest May 7 to June 7. Fans of "the King" of Rock n' Roll will be thrilled to join in song and dance at ALL SHOOK UP! THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY. Inspired by the movies and songs of Elvis Presley as well as the William Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night, the musical runs July 16 through August 16. SPAMALOT, the uproariously hilarious Monty Python-inspired farce about King Arthur and his band of raunchy knights runs September 17 through October 18. Returning to Theatre at the Center during the holiday season is the nostalgic family favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY, running November 19 to December 27. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

LA Phil to Present BIG PICTURE: HITCHCOCK!, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents The Big Picture: Hitchcock!, a thrilling tribute to the groundbreaking films of Alfred Hitchcock, at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Hosted by Academy award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), the evening will feature mesmerizing, haunting and psychologically gripping scores by Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, Miklos Rozsa and more. Iconic scenes from such Hitchcock classics as Vertigo, Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Rebecca, Spellbound, North by Northwest and more will be projected in HD on the Hollywood Bowl's big screens while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, performs selections from the films' magnificent scores. (more...)

TCM to Honor Lauren Bacall with Film Marathon this September
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart. (more...)

ALMOST, MAINE Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 8/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Almost, Maine, the popular romantic comedy, wraps up 88th season of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis. Written by John Cariani and directed by Skip Greer, Almost, Maine plays August 18 through 30. (more...)

Carm Grisolla and Tom Hickey to Star in Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE, Running 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the first production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler's Fail/Safe, adapted for the stage by ensemble members Nikki Klix and Anderson Lawfer, September 14 to October 14, direction by Anderson Lawfer at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. (more...)

VIDEO: SAG Foundation Releases Archival Interview to Honor James Garner
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

In honor of James Garner's tremendous contributions to film and television, the SAG Foundation has made available an excerpt from his two hour interview in which the actor discusses his many career paths (more...)

Grit & Escape Acquire Rights To 157 Motion Pictures From NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The country'sfirst-ever male-centricand female-centric over-the-air broadcast television networksGrit (For Men) and Escape (For Women) have acquired the television rights to 157 demo-targeted motion pictures in a multi-year licensing agreement with NBCUniversalTelevision & New Media Distribution, U.S. & Canada, it wasannounced today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Split Decision for Soulpepper's TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by Catherine Kustanczy - Jun 18, 2014

The celebrated 1957 film 12 Angry Men is a drama that began its life on television as part of a CBS series, Studio One, where it premiered in 1954. The work, penned by ex-serviceman Reginald Rose and inspired by his direct experience as a juror, went on to win an Emmy, and in its later form, an Academy Award nomination. It tells the story of twelve jurors who debate the fate of a sixteen year-old Latino boy on trial for murdering his father. The work starts out with one Not-Guilty vote, and explores the various prejudices of each juror (none of whom are given names) while simutaneously examining the nature of justice on both epic and intimate levels. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Admonishes Disruptive Audience Member At CLARENCE DARROW Opening Night Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 05, 2014

Two-time Academy Award-winning stage and screen superstar Kevin Spacey is capping off his tenure as artistic director of London's acclaimed theatrical venue The Old Vic with a performance of the play CLARENCE DARROW and on opening night earlier this week the actor wittily lashed out at an audience member whose cellphone interrupted an important moment in the drama. (more...)

Melville Theatre Presents TWELVE ANGRY MEN, 5/2-17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The timeless courtroom classic Twelve Angry Men comes to Melville Theatre this May, twisting from an open-and-shut case to an edge-of-your-seat drama. (more...)

Melville Theatre Presents TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The timeless courtroom classic Twelve Angry Men comes to Melville Theatre this May, twisting from an open-and-shut case to an edge-of-your-seat drama. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TCM Giant Robert Osborne to Host S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies May 10 at the Saban Theatre
by Don Grigware - Apr 30, 2014

getTV Honors Beloved Filmmaker Frank Capra Every Thursday Night In May, Including a Nine-Film Marathon on What Would Have Been His 117th Birthday, Sunday, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  getTV pays tribute to the legendary filmmaker Frank Capra, highlighting 12 of the three-time Oscar winner's most influential films in the month of May. Thursdays in May, at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, tune in for themed lineups starting on May 1 with 'Capra's Leading Ladies,' starring Jean Harlow in PLATINUM BLONDE; and Barbara Stanwyck in LADIES OF LEISURE. On May 8, spend an evening with 'Capra and Gary Cooper,' in the Oscar-winning MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, followed by MEET JOHN DOE. 'Capra and James Stewart' are the focal point on May 15, in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, which earned Capra his third Oscar for Best Director; alongside MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. (more...)

KISS ME, KATE Completes Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE, directed by Epps, will open the 2014 - 2015 Season and run from September 16 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

TCM Greatest Classic Films Releases Four New Collections Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. (WBHE) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are adding four new collections to their TCM Greatest Classic Films line, which spotlights Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses in classic cinema. (more...)

JIMMY STEWART GOES TO HOLLYWOOD Plays Covey Center for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The old stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood will be shining at the Covey Center for the Arts on March 28th and 29th as a new play about the life of Jimmy Stewart performs on their main stage. Jimmy Stewart Goes to Hollywood, written by national Kennedy Center award winning playwright Mahonri Stewart, and directed by Utah theatre veteran Scott Bronson, is being produced by Zion Theatre Company at the Covey, marking the first time the group has been produced at one of Utah County's most prominent theaters. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actor Bruce Davison Talks About His Role in Coward's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by Don Grigware - Mar 27, 2014

Actor Bruce Davison certainly needs no introduction. He has starred on stage, screen and television in a multitude of complex roles over the last almost 50 years. He is most remembered for his early film Willard in the 60s and his stunning Oscar-nominated role in Longtime Companion from the early 90s. Davison is currently onstage in Noel Coward's A Song at Twilight at the Pasadena Playhouse, co-starring Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart. In our chat, he talks about his wonderful role in the Coward play and other fascinating career tidbits. (more...)

STOP KISS, WHERE WE BELONG World Premiere and More Set for Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced their 2014-2015 Season today, which includes the critically acclaimed STOP KISS by Diana Son; William Gibson's rarely produced TWO FOR THE SEESAW; a new production of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION; and an Artistic Director's Choice to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart Star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and RoxAnne Hart to star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT by Noel Coward, the fifth production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. A SONG AT TWILIGHT is performed tonight, March 18 to April 13; the press opening is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

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