Marilyn Monroe News

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HOLLYWOOD PARTY Turns Farce Into Fanciful Fluff That Fizzles
by Shari Barrett - Sep 15, 2014

Multiple award-winning fashion designer to the stars, Octavio Carlin, is playwright, director and costume designer of his new world premiere comedy HOLLYWOOD PARTY now at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. Carlin states in the program he has been eternally captured by Hollywood icons from Marilyn Monroe to Mae West, by their inherent glamour and how beautiful clothes worked on their bodies. I think he should just stick to designing costumes in the future as they are definitely his greatest skill as an artist - and the star in this production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FRAGMENTS Tantalizes
by John Walker Ross - Sep 12, 2014

The basic premise of Fragments–a collection of Marilyn Monroe's writings that ranges from bits of poetry and thoughts on psychoanalysis to rehearsed answers for upcoming interviews and favorite recipes (all complete with cross outs and noodlings)–is that the “mind of Marilyn” was, by definition, an interesting place to be. (more...)

Quin Hotel Launches Creative Chaos Exhibit by CORNO, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - The Quin hotel has announced the launch of Creative Chaos, a new collection of work from internationally renowned painter, CORNO. Co-curated by Channing Norton of MOCA Miami and DK Johnston of the Arts Fund, the exhibit is presented as part of Quin Arts cultural programming, a multidimensional platform that honors the hotel's artistic history while connecting patrons with distinguished contemporary creators. Creative Chaos opens with an invitation-only reception and artist salon at the Quin on September 17th and will be on display throughout the month. The lobby-level exhibit is open to the public September 18 through October 6. (more...)

Warner Bros Debuts WIZARD OF OZ Haute Couture Dolls In Celebration of Film's 75th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

In celebration of the 75 th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Tonner Doll Company, Inc. today unveiled haute couture dolls by high-end fashion and costume designers. (more...)

SCERA to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/12-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Reserved-seat tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children (age 3-11_ and seniors (age 65 and older). They are available at www.scera.org, by calling 801) 225-ARTS, in person from 10am-6m weekdays at SCERA Center, 745 South State, Orem, or at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Riverside Center's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend to Life in Story and Song
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 02, 2014

Robbie Limon's uncanny performance as hillbilly blues crooner Hank Williams is reason enough to take a trip down LOST HIGHWAY at Riverside Center through September 14. Tuner gives glimpses of the singer's troubled life and inspiration while featuring a soundtrack of legendary tunes. (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Presents CALM DOWN, DEAR Festival of Feminism, Sept 24-Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Camden People's Theatre's Calm Down, Dear, The Festival of Feminism returns for a second year of theatre, performance, comedy, cabaret, dance and discussion at Camden People's Theatre, 24th September to 12th October. (more...)

Marti Pellow Returns in BLOOD BROTHERS Nov 3-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow reprises his role of Narrator in Blood Brothers exclusively for Glasgow audiences, starring alongside Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone, November 3-15. Performances are: Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. (more...)

Never-Before-Published Photo of Marilyn Monroe Found in a Shoebox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Marilyn Monroe is arguably one of the most iconic figures of the 20 th century. It is not often that a never-before-seen pristine image of her from her prime emerges. But one such photo was discovered in a shoebox of old family photos from more than half a century ago. (more...)

Vandor Adds Doctor Who to its Legendary License Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Vandor, LLC, an industry leader in the design and marketing of licensed consumer goods, recently added the longest running sci-fi television series ever - the famous Doctor Who - to its roster of legendary licenses. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sunny Thompson and MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE! are More Than Wonderful
by Katricia Lang - Aug 23, 2014

Marilyn wiggles, flirts, giggles and quips her way right into your heart in MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE. In this one woman show with more drinking than an O'Neill play, Sunny Thompson, playing Marilyn, takes us on a trip through Monroe's life of sex, storybook romances (if you judge a book by its cover), sho-biz pain and real-life tragedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part One
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

Jen Danby in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Play Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions proudly present Sharon Tate in Heaven on the West Coast. Making its Los Angeles debut, Sharon Tate in Heaven runs for four performances only at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, October 9-12. (more...)

Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photo to Debut at 'GOODBYE MARILYN,' 9/5-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A never-before-seen picture of iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe has been discovered in Los Angeles. The image will be unveiled at intermission of each show during the run of "Goodbye Marilyn: A Love Letter," which will enjoy its world premiere and run in Los Angeles September 5 through October 12. (more...)

THE APARTMENT Among Top 10 Classic Movies Featured on TCM Classic Film Tour
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The TCM Classic Film Tour of NYC is celebrating its first year anniversary. As a TCM Classic Film Tour Guide, I'm so proud to collaborate with the preeminent leader in the curation and presentation of classic film. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sunny Thompson Talks MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE
by Katricia Lang - Aug 17, 2014

Marilyn Monroe, Hedda Hopper, Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio. I got the chance to talk about them all with the sultry and savvy actress Sunny Thompson who brings the famous blonde alive and to Houston next week in MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

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