Nora Ephron News

 

Nora Ephron News

Date of Birth: May 19, 1941
Date of Death: June 26, 2012 (71)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
FLASH SPECIAL: A Nora Ephron RemembranceFLASH SPECIAL: A Nora Ephron Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2012

In light of this week's news of the passing of noted author, playwright, producer and director Nora Ephron, today we are highlighting some of the most memorable moments from her accomplished and versatile career onscreen and onstage. Ephron's artistic output consisted of collections of essays, memoirs, novels, screenplays, feature films, plays and producing duties on projects close to her heart, as well as a considerable amount of awareness raising for women's causes and general charitable work for the arts. While perhaps best known for her much-loved trio of romantic comedies WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and YOU'VE GOT MAIL, Ephron also penned the screenplay for the Mike Nichols biopic SILKWOOD about whistleblower Karen Silkwood, as well as wrote and directed the recent hit comedy JULIE & JULIA, re-teaming with her friend and consistent collaborator, three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep. Incidentally, Streep actually played Ephron - or at least a thinly-veiled version of her - in the 1986 Mike Nichols film HEARTBURN, based on her novel of the same name. While BEWITCHED, LUCKY NUMBERS and HANGING UP may have failed to ignite, Ephron created fine films with the angelically-themed John Travolta starrer MICHAEL and the Julie Kavner vehicle THIS IS YOUR LIFE, as well as crafted indelible characters in screenplays such as COOKIE, MIXED NUTS and MY BLUE HEAVEN. Closing out her career, Ephron showcased Streep once again and rising star Amy Adams shone brightly in the fun and frothy JULIE & JULIA, ending Ephron's film output with a hit to go along with her successful early beginnings as an essayist, humorist and cultural commentator - having penned essay collections in the 1970s such as WALLFLOWER AT THE ORGY, CRAZY SALAD: SOME THINGS ABOUT WOMEN, SCRIBBLE, SCRIBBLE: NOTES ON THE MEDIA, and, more recently, I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK: AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON BEING A WOMAN and I REMEMBER NOTHING: AND OTHER REFLECTIONS - who famously parlayed those skills into TV writing, and, then, her Oscar-nominated work on SILKWOOD - arguably her finest dramatic work of all in film. As far as Ephron's stage ventures are concerned, besides the forthcoming musical adaptation of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE currently being developed under director Lonny Price and her writing of next season's purportedly Tom Hanks-headlining Broadway bow in LUCKY GUY, Ephron penned the 2002 Jack O'Brien play with music (by no less than Marvin Hamlisch and Craig Carnelia) IMAGINARY FRIENDS, starring Cherry Jones and Swoozie Kurtz, as well as the recently-closed Off Broadway smash, LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, co-written with her sister, Delia Ephron. JFK White House intern to New York Post columnist to celebrated essayist to Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director and producer, Ephron left a significant mark on society and also crafted some heartwarming - or, should that be: heartburning - stories along the way. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Donna McKechnie and Mary Testa Remember Nora EphronSTAGE TUBE: Donna McKechnie and Mary Testa Remember Nora Ephron
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2012

Ephron's Love, Loss And What I Wore is currently playing at Asolo Rep in Florida, starring Loretta Swit, Donna McKecknie, Mary Testa, Roni Geva, and Rosalyn Coleman. Art Whisperer recently caught up with two of the show's stars, McKecknie and Testa, who shared their thoughts on Ephron's untimely passing and what they love most about her work. To hear their thoughts, click below. (more...)

DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week, June 23-29DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week, June 23-29
by BWW - Jun 29, 2012

This week's topics: Survivor: Broadway Edition, Most Recent and Next, Nora Ephron, Hit and Flop, VIVA Forever, Lyrics That Sound Suggestive, Gavin Creel in the BOM (more...)

Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY Still Coming to BroadwayNora Ephron's LUCKY GUY Still Coming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

In early May, BroadwayWorld reported that Tom Hanks will be heading to Broadway in 2013 in Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY. According to the New York Times, the production will still happen, despite Ephron's recent death. A new production timeline has not yet been announced. (more...)

Playwright and Filmmaker Nora Ephron Dies at 71Playwright and Filmmaker Nora Ephron Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2012

As confirmed by The New York Times, playwright and filmmaker Nora Ephron passed away today, June 26, 2012. She was 71. Ephron is well known for her films When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Go Mail and more recently, Julie & Julia. For the stage, Ephron has written Short Talks on the Universe, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Guy, and more. (more...)

Loretta Swit Joins Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE at Asolo Rep, 6/22-7/15Loretta Swit Joins Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE at Asolo Rep, 6/22-7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Swit is the first cast member announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre's summer production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Swit is known by audiences for her quick-witted and impassioned portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on television's beloved series, M*A*S*H. Swit has been honored with two Emmy Awards and ten nominations, a People's Choice Award, and eight Golden Globe nominations. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Direct Colin Firth & Cate Blanchett in SKINNY AND CATBarbra Streisand to Direct Colin Firth & Cate Blanchett in SKINNY AND CAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

Showbiz411 reports that Barbra Streisand is set to direct SKINNY AND CAT, an epic love story starring Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett. The film will mark the singer's first directorial project in 16 years. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Kristin Chenoweth and Hoffman Auto Group; Alan Cumming to PresentGoodspeed Musicals to Honor Kristin Chenoweth and Hoffman Auto Group; Alan Cumming to Present
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will proudly honor the Hoffman Auto Group on Saturday, August 11, 2012 with the very first Goodspeed Musicals Arts & Business Partnership Award. Goodspeed will also honor Emmy and Tony-Award winner Kristin Chenoweth with The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Lonny Price to Direct SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical, Premiering June 2013 at Pasadena PlayhouseLonny Price to Direct SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical, Premiering June 2013 at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

Lonny Price has been named the director of Sleepless In Seattle - The Musical, it was announced today by producer David Shor. (more...)

Mel Brooks and David Lynch to Receive AFI Honorary DegreesMel Brooks and David Lynch to Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon American comedy icon Mel Brooks and celebrated surrealist David Lynch for 'contribution of distinction to the art of the moving image' during AFI Conservatory commencement 2012 at Hollywood's landmark Grauman's Chinese Theatre. (more...)

LORETTA SWIT In LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORELORETTA SWIT In LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
by Beau Higgins - May 25, 2012

Emmy® Award-winning actress Loretta Swit is the first cast member announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre's summer production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Swit is known by audiences for her quick-witted and impassioned portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on television's beloved series, M*A*S*H. Swit has been honored with two Emmy® Awards and ten nominations, a People's Choice Award, and eight Golden Globe® nominations. (more...)

Fellow Oscar-Winner Dean Pitchford Joins Stephen Schwartz in WHEN YOU BELIEVE at Annenberg Theater, 5/19Fellow Oscar-Winner Dean Pitchford Joins Stephen Schwartz in WHEN YOU BELIEVE at Annenberg Theater, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford will be participating in When You Believe: A Conversation With and Tribute To Stephen Schwartz May 19 in Palm Springs. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorldSaturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2012

Looking for a quick roundup of this week's events in the theatre world? Look no further - here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

ABC Cancel's Kristin Chenoweth's GCBABC Cancel's Kristin Chenoweth's GCB
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

Sad news for BWW's legions of Kristin Chenoweth fans tonight as ABC has passed on renewing GCB for a second season, as first reported by Deadline.com. The only silver lining is that perhaps now Broadway will get the in-demand star back. (more...)

LORETTA SWIT In LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORELORETTA SWIT In LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
by Beau Higgins - May 9, 2012

Emmy® Award-winning actress Loretta Swit is the first cast member announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre's summer production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Swit is known by audiences for her quick-witted and impassioned portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on television's beloved series, M*A*S*H. Swit has been honored with two Emmy® Awards and ten nominations, a People's Choice Award, and eight Golden Globe® nominations. (more...)

Tom Hanks to Make Broadway Debut in LUCKY GUY in JanuaryTom Hanks to Make Broadway Debut in LUCKY GUY in January
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Tom Hanks will make his Broadway Debut in LUCKY GUY by Nora Ephron, according to Michael Riedel of the New York Post. The play, previously titled Stories About McAlary, centers on the life of the late New York Post and Daily News columnist Mike McAlary. A full production of the revised script directed by George C. Wolfe is slated for a limited run at the Shubrt theater in January. (more...)

LORETTA SWIT In LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE LORETTA SWIT In LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
by Beau Higgins - May 1, 2012

Emmy® Award-winning actress Loretta Swit is the first cast member announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre's summer production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Swit is known by audiences for her quick-witted and impassioned portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on television's beloved series, M*A*S*H. Swit has been honored with two Emmy® Awards and ten nominations, a People's Choice Award, and eight Golden Globe® nominations. (more...)

Loretta Swit Joins Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE at Asolo Rep, 6/22-7/15Loretta Swit Joins Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE at Asolo Rep, 6/22-7/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Swit is the first cast member announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre's summer production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Swit is known by audiences for her quick-witted and impassioned portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on television's beloved series, M*A*S*H. Swit has been honored with two Emmy Awards and ten nominations, a People's Choice Award, and eight Golden Globe nominations. (more...)

Fellow Oscar-Winner Dean Pitchford Joins Stephen Schwartz in WHEN YOU BELIEVE at Annenberg Theater, 5/19Fellow Oscar-Winner Dean Pitchford Joins Stephen Schwartz in WHEN YOU BELIEVE at Annenberg Theater, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford will be participating in When You Believe: A Conversation With and Tribute To Stephen Schwartz May 19 in Palm Springs. (more...)

TV Land Orders Additional Episodes of Fran Drescher's HAPPILY DIVORCEDTV Land Orders Additional Episodes of Fran Drescher's HAPPILY DIVORCED
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

TVGuide.com reports that TV Land has ordered 12 additional episodes of the comedy sitcom HAPPILY DIVORCED starring The Nanny's Fran Drescher. (more...)

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