Marlon Brando News

Date Of Birth:
April 03, 1924
Date Of Death:
July 01, 2004 (80)
Birth Place:
Omaha, NE, USA
Gender:
Male
STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/14- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2014

Today in 1992, the second Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 1143 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. (more...)

WSU's Bonstelle Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Tonight, April 11, Theatre and Dance at Wayne rolls back the clock to the era when the Bonstelle Theatre became a part of Wayne State University, with the production of the 1950 classic, Guys & Dolls. Based on Damon Runyon's story and characters, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy features one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, and is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. (more...)

Kate del Castillo, Miriam Colon & Angelica Vale Among First Stars of Off-Broadway's LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The producers of Los Monologos de la Vagina, Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, have announced the stars joining the show for the first four weeks at New York's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

How Did They Transform Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER? Take a Look!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

According to The Huffington Post, Marlon Brando was just 47 years old when he starred in The Godfather in 1972. However, the role he was playing, Don Vito Corleone, was that of a much older man. In order to fully accomplish the transformation from actor to character, makeup artist Dick Smith was called in.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences posted an Instagram photo in honor of Marlon's birthday, showing the transformation side by side. Check below to see the picture! (more...)

Gersh to Represent Writer Budd Schulberg's Estate as Centennial of His Birth Approaches
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On the centennial anniversary of the legendary Academy Award winner Budd Schulberg's birth, Gersh announced today that they have signed a deal with his widow Betsy Schulberg to represent the estate of the late author and screenwriter. Though Schulberg died in 2009 at the noble age of 95, the impact of his writings and the legacy of his works are as alive today as ever during his lifetime. Gersh and Betsy Schulberg will work together to shepherd the multiple adaptations and revivals currently in preparation. (more...)

Reviews Are In for Broward Stage Door Theatre's GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Every ethnicity, nationality and religion prizes its heritage, but Jews put a special value on honoring a direct bond with their forebears stretching across 6,000 years. That cornerstone of Passover also underlies James Sherman's 1985 comic drama The God of Isaac, enjoying an enthusiastic and effective revival at Broward Stage Door. But the search for roots - regardless of our background - makes the show easily relatable to anyone living in this nation of immigrants. (more...)

WSU's Bonstelle Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/11-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

On Friday April 11, Theatre and Dance at Wayne rolls back the clock to the era when the Bonstelle Theatre became a part of Wayne State University, with the production of the 1950 classic, Guys & Dolls. Based on Damon Runyon's story and characters, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy features one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, and is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Light in My Heart for THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by Teresa Rodrick - Mar 10, 2014

Going to a production at BSU is always exciting. You never know the configuration of the show until you walk in the doors. This time, there was a soft warm light and the stage was an elongated diamond. The seating was face-to-face but with slight angling to follow the diamond shape. There was a fun brick pattern on the floor that the actors were able to play with a bit (following the path, almost like labyrinths). There were arches at either end of the diamond and under one was a 5 person/6 piece orchestra (more...)

Mark Ruffalo Named New School for Drama's 2014 Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Acclaimed actor and director Mark Ruffalo will share his reflections on for stage and film to students and faculty as The New School for Drama's 2014 Artist-in-Residence. As Artist-in-Residence, Ruffalo will join a master class for The New School for Drama's community of graduate students of acting. He will also speak with undergraduate and graduate acting, directing and playwriting students and faculty in an open forum on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 5th floor, moderated by Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama. (more...)

Diablo Theatre Company Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, Guys and Dolls comes to Walnut Creek for the Arts in Diablo Theatre Company's exuberant production that captures the romance and humor of Damon Runyon's Depression-era urban fables about fancy-talking gamblers and the "dolls" who love them. (more...)

Eva Marie Saint to Appear on CBS SUNDAY MORNING this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

A tell-all book about Academy Award winner and acting legend Eva Marie Saint probably wouldn't sell because she's lived a normal life and been married for six decades, she tells Mo Rocca in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast March 2, 2014 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Elaine Stritch On New Doc, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, Plus Sondheim Stories, Broadway Memories & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2014

Today we are setting our sights on one of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies alive and looking back at her astonishingly rich and varied career onstage and onscreen, having worked with many of the most important entertainment figures of the 20th and 21st century over her 60-year career and winning multiple awards and honors in the process - the one and only Elaine Stritch. Touching upon her time in many notable theatrical entities ranging from her early work at The New School under director Erwin Piscator to rubbing elbows with legends like Bertolt Brecht, William Inge, Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando to her unforgettable turns in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY and FOLLIES IN CONCERT, Stritch also shines a light on her indelible performances in the plays of Edward Albee and looks ahead to a staged reading of THREE TALL WOMEN she is pursuing later this year. Most importantly, Stritch opens up about the multi-year process in creating the stunning and awe-inspiring new all-access documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, directed by Chiemi Karasawa, and outlines how she dealt with cameras documenting her every move for more than two years. Additionally, Stritch comments on her memorable moments in the films of Woody Allen byway of SEPTEMBER and SMALL TIME CROOKS, as well as shares insights into some of her most famous and fabulous co-stars - Ben Gazzara, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Steve Buscemi and many more included. Plus, Stritch details her recent move back to her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, and shares details about her recent recuperation from hip surgery and ongoing battles with alcoholism as well as learning to see with only eye. As if all of that were not enough, Stritch also imparts her thoughts on why she appeals to the younger generation and how her Emmy-winning 30 ROCK role has raised awareness for her in the last decade and whether she would ever consider pursuing a reality series or new solo cabaret act. All of that, why she hates the word diva and much, much more in this career-spanning conversation with the veritable reigning queen of Broadway herself. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting Partners with 'Getting Out and Staying Out'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The studio is currently partnering with advocacy organizations Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) and Phoenix House, one of the country's most prominent drug rehabilitation centers. The studio also recently received a three-year, 21st Century grant from the U.S. Department of Education to bring a traditional theater school program into seven New York City low-income middle schools, which is considered a non-traditional setting. (more...)

Barney's New York Launches Spring 2014 Campaign BROTHERS, SISTERS, SONS, AND DAUGHTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, launched today the Spring 2014 campaign, Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters, shot by iconic photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber. The campaign features 17 transgender individuals with diverse experiences and unique personal stories, and will be showcased as a limited edition portfolio and through a series of short films by Weber. (more...)

Diablo Theatre Company Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, Now thru 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, Guys and Dolls comes to Walnut Creek for the Arts in Diablo Theatre Company's exuberant production that captures the romance and humor of Damon Runyon's Depression-era urban fables about fancy-talking gamblers and the 'dolls' who love them. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents Leonard Bernstein's ON THE TOWN, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong present Leonard Bernstein's On the Town today, January 31-February 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with soprano Georgia Jarman. The program features Bernstein's Three Dance Episodes from On the Town and On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite, Foss's Time Cycle, and Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host 'MASSA GAZE,' 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

In response to the interest and discussion surrounding the recent releases of 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Django Unchained (2012), Museum of the Moving Image will present Massa' Gaze: Screenings and Critical Discussions of the Depictions of Slavery in Film and Television. The event, on Saturday, February 1, from 1:00 to 8:30 p.m., opens with a rare screening of Solomon Northup's Odyssey, Gordon Parks's 1984 film adaptation of Northup's memoir (the same source material as 12 Years a Slave), and closes with Burn!, Gillo Pontecorvo's 1969 film about a Caribbean slave rebellion starring Marlon Brando. (more...)

Diablo Theatre Company Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, Guys and Dolls comes to Walnut Creek for the Arts in Diablo Theatre Company's exuberant production that captures the romance and humor of Damon Runyon's Depression-era urban fables about fancy-talking gamblers and the "dolls" who love them. (more...)

BAD BOYS & SAD GIRLS Among Warner Archive New Releases
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Warner Archive Collection announces new releases including Bad Boys & Sad Gals! (more...)

Renee Taylor to Bring MY LIFE ON A DIET to The Grove Theatre, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

My Life on a Diet opens at The Grove Theatre on Friday, March 7th. Starring Hollywood legend Renee Taylor, and based on the book, My Life On A Diet: Confessions Of A Hollywood Diet Junkie, written by Ms. Taylor, it takes the audience on a trip through her 60+ year career from movies, Broadway, & her iconic role as Sylvia, Fran Drescher's over bearing, food loving mother on the hit TV series, The Nanny, The Tonight Show, and as Ted Mosby's neighbor, Mrs. Matsen, on How I Met Your Mother. Throughout this trip, her perseverance and dieting, as well as her 47 year marriage to actor/director Joe Bologna, are the true constants in her life. (more...)

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