Larry McMurtry News

This Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many things for all ages. Highlights include Beth Howard with buttery pie recipes from American Gothic, World Book Night, Jonathan Miller with a Rattlesnake Lawyer's Memoir and more. Go www.bkwrks.com/event for more information on all of these events. (more...)

Madrid's Teatro Real to Present BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN World Premiere,Today-Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Under the direction of Gerard Mortier, the Teatro Real is fast becoming one of the world's most innovative and exciting opera houses. With eight performances scheduled for early 2014-January 29 to February 11-Teatro Real will mount the first-ever production of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - Daniel Okulitch, Tom Randle & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. Check out some clips and behind-the-scenes video below! (more...)

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, With Libretto by Annie Proulx, Premieres Tonight in Madrid
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises Introduces Its First Virtual Pop-Up Store for the Holidays – Mom & Pop-Up Records!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

At specific outdoor locations on the streets and in subway stations in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, shoppers using their smartphones will be able to virtually interact with physical murals. They'll be able to see, feel and virtually touch titles by using the UView Augmented Reality app (download at http://umusic.ly/downloaduView or http://bit.ly/1fEgzvd) and scanning the box-sets cover art featured in the murals as well as purchase their favorite box sets instantly. As a free bonus, shoppers will receive exclusives with any purchase (while supplies last) such as special edition flexis, shirts, posters, and lithographs. The virtual store will be open 24/7 throughout the holidays including Christmas, and New Year's Day. (more...)

James McMurtry to Play Bridge Street Live, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

James McMurtry will play Bridge Street Live on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $22 GA, $32 VIP and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/347689. (more...)

Madrid's Teatro Real to Present BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN World Premiere, Jan 29-Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Under the direction of Gerard Mortier, the Teatro Real is fast becoming one of the world's most innovative and exciting opera houses. With eight performances scheduled for early 2014-January 29 to February 11-Teatro Real will mount the first-ever production of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. (more...)

Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - All the Details!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Under the direction of Gerard Mortier, the Teatro Real is fast becoming one of the world's most innovative and exciting opera houses. With eight performances scheduled for early 2014—January 29 to February 11—Teatro Real will mount the first-ever production of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. (more...)

Annie Proulx Writes BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Libretto; Set to Premiere in Madrid, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere January 28, 2014. (more...)

THE SOPRANOS Tops WGA's 'Best Written TV Series of All Time'; Full List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Recognizing the essential role that writers have played in creating and elevating the medium of television since its inception, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the list of the 101 Best Written TV Series (more...)

TOUGH BY NATURE Exhibition Opens Today at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West opens today, May 9, and runs through Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy Street in the Cultural District. The exhibition of 65 of Lynda Lanker's drawings, paintings, works on paper, and prints documents a vanishing way of life that affirms the role of women in the economy and ecology of the American West. (more...)

Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West Opens, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West opens Thursday, May 9, and runs through Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy Street in the Cultural District. The exhibition of 65 of Lynda Lanker's drawings, paintings, works on paper, and prints documents a vanishing way of life that affirms the role of women in the economy and ecology of the American West. (more...)

Sam Shepard to Star in Discovery's First Scripted Mini-Series KLONDIKE
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

It was announced today that Academy Award nominated actor Sam Shepard will be joining the cast of Discovery Channel's first-ever, scripted mini-series KLONDIKE (wt). Shepard will be playing the role of Father Judge. (more...)

Sony Movie Channel to Air Music Film Marathon This March
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Friday nights are taking on a new tune as Sony Movie Channel (SMC) features music-themed blockbuster films each week in March. (more...)

ARGO Navigates to USC Libraries Scripter Win
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2013

Authors Joshuah Bearman and Antonio J. Mendez and screenwriter Chris Terrio received the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for their contributions to "Argo." Selection committee co-chair Howard Rodman announced the winners at the black-tie event on Saturday, Feb. 9, at USC's Doheny Memorial Library. (more...)

Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Ang Lee to Receive VES Visionary Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 04, 2013

The Visual Effects Society announced today that it will honor Academy Award winning filmmaker Ang Lee with the VES Visionary Award at the 11th Annual VES Awards on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (more...)

Kritzerland Presents Special Edition Soundtracks for CARRIE, THE MATCHMAKER, & More
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Kritzerland Records has just announced their plans to re-release special editions of some of Hollywood's classic movies. The full list of upcoming releases, are below: (more...)

Blythe Danner, Annie Potts and More Set for STEEL MAGNOLIAS NYC Reading, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Producer David Youse and Four Things Productions in association with L.A. Works has just announced a celebrity staged reading in celebration of The 25th Anniversary of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias to take place on Monday, 3 December 2012 at 7pm to benefit The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This special one night only event will take place at the Lucille Lortel Theater located at 121 Christopher Street in New York City, where the original production performed. Directed by Judith Ivey and starring Blythe Danner, Annie Potts as M'Lynn, the original Truvy, Margo Martindale as Ouiser, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Shelby and Sarah Stiles as Annelle. Additional cast announced soon! Music for this production has been generously donated by Bonnie Raitt and Pat Boone. With support from the 25th Anniversary Honorary Committee including Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts and sponsored by Lifetime Television, Magnolia Bakery and Veranda Restaurant. A VIP reception with the cast and crew will follow this special performance. (more...)

The Gourds & James McMurtry Play the Fox Theatre, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2012

Z2 Entertainment will present The Gourds & James McMurtry at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, September 23rd. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 6th for $18.00 in advance and $21.00 day of show. (more...)

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