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Orson Welles News

Date of Birth: May 06, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place: Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender: Male
PODCAST: Mark Rylance, Derek Jacobi Among Signers of Declaration Doubting Shakespeare's AuthorshipPODCAST: Mark Rylance, Derek Jacobi Among Signers of Declaration Doubting Shakespeare's Authorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The two great Shakespearean actors are patrons of an organization that has serious doubts about the authorship of The Bard's plays. (more...)

Steve Nicholson's Story of Censorship Wins 2016 Theatre Book PrizeSteve Nicholson's Story of Censorship Wins 2016 Theatre Book Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Last year's best book about British theatre, according to the judges of this year's Theatre Book Prize, was a fascinating study based on the files from the Lord Chamberlain's Office now held in the British Library. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This WeekTHEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro returns to THEATER TALK for a timely Shakespeare 400th Death-Day Anniversary Special, culled from two previous Shapiro appearances on the series and merged to celebrate Shakespeare's 452nd birthday next week and acknowledge the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23, 1616. Shapiro discusses two of his books in separate segments, Shakespeare in America – An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (with Shapiro as Editor, published by the Library of America) and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (published by Simon and Schuster). (more...)

MIKE & MIKE Hosts Greenberg and Golic Inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of FameMIKE & MIKE Hosts Greenberg and Golic Inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio's weekday morning show Mike & Mike, were inducted today into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Las Vegas (more...)

2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in BrooklynBrave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of THE IMMORTALS, a trilogy of one-act plays by legendary Brooklyn playwright Charles L. Mee, presented over three weeks, May 11-26 at Glasshouse, a unique art/performance space in Williamsburg, including five free performances open to the public. (more...)

SCI-FI SUMMER Set for Crest TheatreSCI-FI SUMMER Set for Crest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square is preparing for an alien invasion this summer! WLRN Radio Theater's Sci-Fi Summer will give sci-fi lovers, of all ages, thrills and chills, as three of the most popular science fiction stories of all time are brought to life on the Crest Theatre stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ashley Shaw and Matthew Bourne in the World Premiere of THE RED SHOESPhoto Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ashley Shaw and Matthew Bourne in the World Premiere of THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

New Adventures are delighted to announce the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the promo shots below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

New Adventures are delighted to announce the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December. Full tour schedule below. www.new-adventures.net (more...)

THE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary SeasonTHE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The company opens the season with a revival of Dorothy Bryant's DEAR MASTER, directed by acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin and featuring Kimberly King and Michael Ray Wisely. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN with Jen Danby to Play 124 Bank Street Theatre, 4/22SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN with Jen Danby to Play 124 Bank Street Theatre, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a one night only April 22nd Earth Day performance of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN in NYC. (more...)

2 BROKE GIRLS Star Beth Behrs Will Make NYC Stage Debut in MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...'2 BROKE GIRLS Star Beth Behrs Will Make NYC Stage Debut in MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

MCC THEATER has announced that Beth Behrs, the star of CBS's '2 Broke Girls,' will lead the cast of the world premiere of Halley Feiffer's comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.  Behrs will be joined by Obie winner Lisa Emery, most recently seen on the hit Netflix drama 'Jessica Jones,' as well as stage veteran Jacqueline Sydney.  Additional casting will be announced at a later date.  Obie winner Trip Cullman directs the production which begins previews on May 19, 2016 ahead of a June 7, 2016 opening night.  Tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org.  (more...)

Jungle Theater's CONSTELLATIONS Opens 4/15Jungle Theater's CONSTELLATIONS Opens 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Jungle's 26th Season continues with the regional premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by British playwright Nick Payne, starring Ivey Award-winning Anna Sundberg (Venus in Fur, Detroit) and Ron Menzel (Macbeth, Orson Welles Rehearses 'Moby Dick'). Gary Gisselman, who directed last summer's Jungle hit, You Can't Take It With You, is at the helm of this sophisticated, sexy two-character drama. Constellations opens April 15 and runs through May 29 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour DatesJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the Florida 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, with additional tour dates to follow in New York City on April 22nd for Earth Day at 124 Bank St Theatre and in Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. (more...)

Maggie McCollester to Star in World Premiere of THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS at the Roxy Regional TheatreMaggie McCollester to Star in World Premiere of THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS at the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Following months of workshopping, John McDonald's stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS is poised for its world premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, March 25, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Back to East High: Disney Preps for a HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Reboot- Where Are They Now?Back to East High: Disney Preps for a HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Reboot- Where Are They Now?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney Channel is getting ready to return to East High one more time. A nationwide casting search has begin for a planned Disney Channel Original Movie, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 4, that will continue the story of the global sensation HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - and introduce new East High Wildcats and their cross-town school rivals, the West High Knights. (more...)

The Public Theater's ROMEO AND JULIET, Julie Taymor and More Set for NYPL Shakespeare Exhibition EventsThe Public Theater's ROMEO AND JULIET, Julie Taymor and More Set for NYPL Shakespeare Exhibition Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

As part of the international celebration of the quadricentennial of Shakespeare's death, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center is presenting a new free multimedia exhibition, SHAKESPEARE'S STAR TURN IN AMERICA, which documents the on-going popularity of Shakespeare's plays in North America from Colonial times to present day using materials from the Library's vast collections. (more...)

University of Michigan Acquires Archive of Filmmaker Nancy SavocaUniversity of Michigan Acquires Archive of Filmmaker Nancy Savoca
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another veteran filmmaker to their growing archive of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film. (more...)

The City Theatre to Present A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, 2/12-3/6The City Theatre to Present A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, 2/12-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?The City Theatre is thrilled to announce the special stage presentation of Robert Bolt's celebrated drama A Man for All Seasons, the thought provoking and timely play of politics, religion, and power. CTC's resident director Jeff Hinkle, (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Hair, Cyrano de Bergerac, and the acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desire) directs the production lead by an all-star cast of Garry Peters, Roy Mullin, Rick Felkins, Scot Friedman, Mick D'Arcy and Wendy Zavaleta. Performances begin February 12th through March 6th at The City Theatre. (more...)

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