Orson Welles News

Date of Birth: May 06, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place: Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in ManassasBWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 6, 2016

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the quartet of seasonal spectres - if these characters are back in action, it must mean A CHRISTMAS CAROL has returned to spread humbug and cheer in the Kellar Family Theatre in Manassas. The resident community theatre at the Center for the Arts, Rooftop Productions, is offering their annual revival of the Dickens classic to delight audiences young and old. As a matter of fact, at the Sunday matinee I attended, there were nearly as many youngsters as grown-ups, which is a wonderful thing to see at a live theatre event. (more...)

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures Commemorates 30 Years with a Year Long CelebrationMatthew Bourne and New Adventures Commemorates 30 Years with a Year Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Matthew Bourne, New Adventures and Re:Bourne are delighted to announce a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the company. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at AbingdonAustin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town HallJamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Co-production of JANE EYRE at Theatre RoyalNational Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Co-production of JANE EYRE at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The National Theatre will be touring Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre from April to September 2017 with a week-long stop at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 5-Saturday 10 June. (more...)

Peter Engel to Sign I WAS SAVED BY THE BELL Memoir Next Week in NYCPeter Engel to Sign I WAS SAVED BY THE BELL Memoir Next Week in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

SAVED BY THE BELL creator Peter Engel will appear at The Shop at NBC Studios (30 Rockefeller Plaza) on November 15 from 11 a.m. to Noon for a book signing of his memoir I WAS SAVED BY THE BELL. (more...)

Orson Welles' First Play to Premiere at White Bear Theatre This AutumnOrson Welles' First Play to Premiere at White Bear Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The White Bear Theatre, recently reopened following a £1.3m redevelopment, presents Brice Stratford's professional world premiere production of Orson Welles first play, Bright Lucifer - the first in the White Bear's Lost Classics Project, running November 8th - December 3rd 2016, White Bear Theatre. Press night: November 10th, 2016, 7.30pm. (more...)

Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE 75th Anniversary Blu-ray Arrives 11/15Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE 75th Anniversary Blu-ray Arrives 11/15
by Movies News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To mark the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles' cinematic masterpiece CITIZEN KANE, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release a new Blu-ray and DVD on November 15 (more...)

Mike Daisey's Last-Ever Performance of THE TRUMP CARD Streamed Live Tonight from NYC's Town HallMike Daisey's Last-Ever Performance of THE TRUMP CARD Streamed Live Tonight from NYC's Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Mike Daisey's acclaimed solo show The Trump Card will return to New York City for one final performance tonight, November 1, at 8pm at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Foothill Theatre Arts Presents OUR TOWNFoothill Theatre Arts Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winning American classic OUR TOWN  by Thornton Wilder comes to life in a vibrant new production directed by Bruce McLeod for Foothill Theatre Arts.  Proclaimed 'One of the finest achievements of the current stage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 22, 2016BWW's On This Day - October 22, 2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROLSimon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Presents 6th Annual Live Radio Show FundraiserMain Street Theatre Works Presents 6th Annual Live Radio Show Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The finest radio drama of the 1930's was The Mercury Theatre On The Air, founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Their brief run, just shy of two years, presented many classical pieces of literature, created many memorable moments, and shook an entire country with it's terrifying portrayal of "War of the Worlds." This October, Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating another one of their literary classic radio plays with a live stage production of The Immortal Sherlock Holmes, October 21st, 22nd & 23rd at the Native Sons Hall, in Sutter Creek. (more...)

Playwrights Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting Tapped for Abingdon's Inaugural Residency ProgramPlaywrights Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting Tapped for Abingdon's Inaugural Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In an ongoing mission to nurture and develop new work by emerging artists, Abingdon Theatre Company proudly announces Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting as recipients of its inaugural Residency Program. (more...)

Erin Davie and Krysta Rodriquez Invade WAR OF THE WORLDS Reading at NYUErin Davie and Krysta Rodriquez Invade WAR OF THE WORLDS Reading at NYU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company has added Erin Davie, Dominique Fishback, and Krysta Rodriguez to its benefit reading of Orson Welles' WAR OF THE WORLDS. (more...)

Mike Daisey's Last-Ever Performance of THE TRUMP CARD Will Be Streamed Live from NYC's Town HallMike Daisey's Last-Ever Performance of THE TRUMP CARD Will Be Streamed Live from NYC's Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Mike Daisey's acclaimed solo show The Trump Card will return to New York City for one final performance on November 1 at 8pm at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Works by James Lecesne, Anne Bogart and More Set for Abingdon's 24th SeasonWorks by James Lecesne, Anne Bogart and More Set for Abingdon's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company will present two world-premiere plays and a new musical in the June Havoc Theatre as part of its 2016-2017 Season of new works by established and emerging writers, marking the first full season programmed by Artistic Director Tony Speciale. (more...)

Rich Little Shares 'Little by Little (People I've Known and Been)'Rich Little Shares 'Little by Little (People I've Known and Been)'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Growing up in Canada in the 1950s, Rich Little never dreamed that he would eventually turn his love of movies and storytelling into a career in show business. His ability to impersonate celebrities led to a career that has lasted more than five decades, and he continues to perform. He describes how he got into show business and shares stories about the many people he impersonated along the way in a new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Relayed as if it's just a story, 'Little by Little (People I've Known and Been)' shares Little's early days from imitating his teachers as a teenager to a successful record spoofing Canada's prime minister to hit shows in Vegas and everything in between. One highlight was his appearance on 'The Judy Garland Show,' his second U.S. television appearance. Little went on to work with - and imitate - hundreds of celebrities. A short list of stars appearing in his behind-the-scenes stories includes George Burns, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Benny, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Burt Lancaster, Ed Sullivan, Carol Channing, Howard Cosell, Paul Lynde and Orson Welles. Politicians also weren't immune from his act: George H.W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all have been immortalized by his impressions. Little also shares memories of his loving family both growing up and his wives, children and grandchildren. Dozens of photos with celebrity friends and colleagues as well as family shots complete this compelling look at Little's incredible career and passion. This is the first book for Little, known as the 'Man of 200 Voices,' who has appeared on television and stage for more than five decades and is one of only a few entertainers to have stars on all four Walks of Fame: Hollywood, Las Vegas, Canada and Palm Springs, Calif. Rich, who was born in Ottawa, Canada, is performing 'Rich Little Live!' in Las Vegas and touring around the country. Little also is launching his new self-written show 'Little by Little,' which takes the audience on a trip down memory lane - a show he hopes to take to Broadway. For additional information, please visit www.LittleBookByLittle.com 'Little by Little (People I've Known and Been)' Rich Little Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4439-2 252 pages $24.95 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis. Dog Ear Publishing - self-publishing that actually makes sense. (more...)

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