Marilyn Monroe News

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Reduced Shakespeare CompanyEDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Reduced Shakespeare Company
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2016

We speak to the Reduced Shakespeare Company about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play. (more...)

Romeo Castellucci, Forced Entertainment and more at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2016Romeo Castellucci, Forced Entertainment and more at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to announce the full program for the Crossing the LineFestival 2016, the tenth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world. Crossing the Line runs from September 22 through November 3 in venues and public spaces throughout New York City. Tickets will go on saleAugust 15. (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Direct Husband Kevin Bacon in STORY OF A GIRL for LifetimeKyra Sedgwick to Direct Husband Kevin Bacon in STORY OF A GIRL for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) will have her directorial debut with Lifetime's STORY OF A GIRL, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 SeasonAbrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to Host 20th Annual QFest, 7/21-24Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to Host 20th Annual QFest, 7/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

From Thursday, July 21, to Sunday, July 24, Houston will host the 20th annual QFest, a LGBTQ film festival programmed by artistic director Kristian Salinas, with screenings in venues throughout the city. This year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, screens six films examining familial bonds and connections, a recurring theme in this year's festival. Selections also include a tribute to Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, director of The Skin, an Italian war film, and The Night Porter, which follows the story of a former concentration camp victim who encounters a previous abuser. Visit www.mfah.org/qfest or www.q-fest.com for more information. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Marilyn Monroe Musical to Receive One-Night-Only Premiere in GlendaleBWW Exclusive: New Marilyn Monroe Musical to Receive One-Night-Only Premiere in Glendale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

? Prospect House Entertainment, in association with Glendale Arts Productions, presents MARILYN!, a new original musical commemorating Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday at the historic 1400-seat Alex Theatre in Glendale. The one-evening-only July 29 event, celebrates the life Marilyn Monroe with a short documentary film featuring Monroe's former boyfriend Bill Pursel, Monroe's Bus Stop co-star Don Murray, Monroe author, Michelle Morgan, President of 'Marilyn Remembered' Greg Schreiner, and Actors Studio classmate, James Karen, among other key figures. (more...)

Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra's Relationship Exposed in New PlayMarilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra's Relationship Exposed in New Play
by Edward Baker - Jul 5, 2016

This acclaimed new play tells the little known, exhaustively researched, story of the relationship between showbiz icons Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, who lived together for five tempestuous weeks in 1955 and remained close right up until her death. On the night she died, Marilyn played nothing but Sinatra albums on her record player. It turns out the last voice she heard meant a great deal to her. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 24, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A CHORUS LINE in Connecticut, the pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, and SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive & PodcastTHIRTEEN's American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive & Podcast
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

On this day in 1986, THIRTEEN's American Masters made its series debut on PBS with Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman,' a cinéma vérité documentary about the making of Arthur Miller's masterpiece for network television, and its stars Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich. (more...)

Dr. Mary Ruggiero Pens ROGER ETIENNEDr. Mary Ruggiero Pens ROGER ETIENNE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Mary Ruggiero has had the opportunity to touch someone's life and benefit from it as well. She relives her life and times as well as her encounter with Roger Etienne in this absorbing memoir. 'Roger Etienne: Journey in Search of an Artist' (published by AuthorHouse) tells how one man's incredible journey became his greatest artwork. (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This JulyCreative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets 2016 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival Lineup59E59 Theaters Sets 2016 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

59E59 Theaters announces the 2016 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival. EAST TO EDINBURGH begins on Tuesday, July 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 31. The performance schedule varies.  Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets to each EAST TO EDINBURGH show ranges from $12 - $20 ($10 - $17 for 59E59 Members). Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online via www.59e59.org. (more...)

SQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo CelebrationSQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Greenhouse Theater's 'Solo Celebration!' continues with 'Squeeze My Cans,' a limited engagement autobiographical solo-play written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg and directed by Shirley Anderson. Making its Chicago premiere, Schenkelberg shares a glimpse behind the velvet curtain of Scientology in this strangely hilarious and unbelievable story of resilience, loss, and extraterrestrials. 'Squeeze My Cans' runs July 14 - July 24 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Avenue); the press performance is July 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long BeachJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special, one-day-only Saturday, June 25th, performance of the critically acclaimed SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN at Arts in the Plaza in Long Beach, NY. (more...)

BWW Review: Dallimore prefers Blondes (and brains!) in DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK  at Hayes TheatreBWW Review: Dallimore prefers Blondes (and brains!) in DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK at Hayes Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 20, 2016

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BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: DITA VON TEESE - BURLESQUE: STRIP, STRIP, HOORAY! Thrilled Her Many FansBWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: DITA VON TEESE - BURLESQUE: STRIP, STRIP, HOORAY! Thrilled Her Many Fans
by Barry Lenny - Jun 17, 2016

For burlesque fans, this will surely go down in their diaries as the event of a lifetime. (more...)

Gallery@Spring To Present Iconic NY Fashion Images from Time LIFE Archives, 6/16Gallery@Spring To Present Iconic NY Fashion Images from Time LIFE Archives, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

New York, NY (June 14, 2016) – Spring Studios has announced the launch of The Gallery@Spring, an open-to-the-public exhibition featuring more than 50 exceptional fashion photographs from the LIFE Photo Archives from the 1940's to 1970's, providing a unique and rare perspective into the history of fashion in the city. The exhibition takes place June 16th through August 30th at Spring Studios in TriBeCa, New York City. (more...)

Write Act Repertory Extends JOE & MARILYN: A LOVE STORYWrite Act Repertory Extends JOE & MARILYN: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Write Act Repertory extends the well-received world premiere of JOE & MARILYN: A Love Story written by Willard Manus, directed by T.J. Castronovo, a passion-filled two-character play about the volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood super-star Marilyn Monroe.   (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

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