Orson Welles News

Date of Birth: May 06, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place: Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender: Male
THEATER TALK to Welcome Ben Yagoda & Margot Harley This WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Ben Yagoda & Margot Harley This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

On an all-new THEATER TALK, journalist Ben Yagoda discusses the history of the record industry in his new book, The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of Great American Song (Riverhead Books), and Margot Harley, Co-Founder and Producing Director of The Acting Company, shares rich stories of the company's history upon her retirement after 43 years of inspired artistic leadership. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

So Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School ClassicsSo Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School Classics
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

They might not be Orson Welles caliber; you probably won't study many of them in film classes, and they certainly wouldn't receive Oscars, but despite all that, high school-centric movies are still close to our hearts. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at BirdlandLiliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Cabaret star Steve Ross will debut STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY: Songs He's Always Wanted To Sing and Songs You've Always Wanted to Hear at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, July 7th at 7pm. Mr. Ross' very special guest star will be International icon Liliane Montevecchi, featuring Jesse Bielenberg on bass. The wide-ranging program includes songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ORSON'S SHADOW, Southwark Playhouse, July 6 2015BWW Reviews: ORSON'S SHADOW, Southwark Playhouse, July 6 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jul 7, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a play that explores the impact of early success and the clash of egos as Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier joust for influence. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival's The Encore! Producers' Awards AnnouncedHollywood Fringe Festival's The Encore! Producers' Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Encore! Producers' Awards return for the sixth year with extended runs of the best productions of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 5-31, 2015 at six Los Angeles venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work performances at Theatre Asylum, The Complex, The Hudson Theatre, The Lounge, Actors Company, The Three Clubs and Bootleg Theater. Catch over 50 of the top productions from this years explosive Hollywood Fringe. (more...)

FSLC Announces Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema IconoclastFSLC Announces Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces a celebration of films from the Swinging Sixties (and beyond) with the retrospective Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast (more...)

Moving Image to Present 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, 7/3-8/2Moving Image to Present 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, 7/3-8/2
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Starting fittingly on July Fourth weekend, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker. Ford made his reputation on westerns, but worked in many genres, creating films of depth, beauty, and ambiguity. From July 3 through August 2, the Museum will present 20 movies directed by Ford-all on film, with some restored archival prints-including his masterpieces Young Mr. Lincoln, My Darling Clementine, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

Bold New Voices to Screen Royal Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR, 6/22Bold New Voices to Screen Royal Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Bold New Voices: Past, Present and Future, a collaboration between My Image Studios Harlem (MIST Harlem) and Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group will present a film screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed Pan African production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring an all Black British cast, on June 22 at 7:00pm at My Image Studios Harlem (MIST Harlem), 46 West 116th Street. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

GORILLA TANGO THEATRE presents the premiere of WAR OF THE WORLDS by Robert Eric Shoemaker, July 9th 2015 at 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Please call (773) 598-4549 to reserve tickets; visit gorillatango.com; or purchase in person at the box office. Visit Gorilla Tango Theatre online at www.gorillatango.com. (more...)

The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. (more...)

Full Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOWFull Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Final casting is announced today for the European premiere of Orson's Shadow, a critically acclaimed comedy by Austin Pendleton, about the time when Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier worked together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan.  (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonBMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a wide range of events in the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Emmy(R)-winning television event, which this year will celebrate the career of actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician Steve Martin, will continue premiering on TNT or TBS through 2018, with encores each year on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the transformative power of Shakespeare with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier. (more...)

TCM to Present 'Summer of Darkness' Film Noir Programming EventTCM to Present 'Summer of Darkness' Film Noir Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is returning to the shadowy world of film noir with the return Summer of Darkness, the network's ultimate film noir programming event. (more...)

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