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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
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ORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark PlayhouseORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

1960. Backstage at London's Royal Court Theatre. Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier have been persuaded to work together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan. Welles has agreed to direct Olivier and Joan Plowright in a production of Eugene Ionesco's masterpiece Rhinoceros. But with Olivier's eccentric wife Vivien Leigh added to the volatile mix, legendary egos collide both on stage and off. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

'BURNT OAK' Returns to Leicester Square This Spring'BURNT OAK' Returns to Leicester Square This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

After a sell-out run at Leicester Square Theatre in 2011 and back by popular demand, BURNT OAK has been revived to mark the first in a series of contemporary writing to come out of Soho. (more...)

The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Following successful showings in the past two seasons, The Old Globe will offer an encore presentation of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare, on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

Back to East High: Revisiting the Cast of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL- Where Are They Now?Back to East High: Revisiting the Cast of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL- Where Are They Now?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

It's been almost ten years since the Wildcats first crowded the halls of East High School, singing of a new start, the status quo, and of course, the big game. The first of three HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL movies debuted on January 20, 2006, quickly becoming the most successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced. Launching the careers of a then-unknown set of teenagers, lots has happened to the cast since the last film wrapped in 2008. Much of the cast has continued in the musical tradition of the trilogy, taking on various roles in other musicals on stage and screen. Later this Spring, Vanessa Hudgens will become the second of the group to make her Broadway debut, as the title character in Gigi. In honor of her big debut, BroadwayWorld is recapping you on what's been up with the rest of the gang since Senior Year! (more...)

Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson to Host Creative Art EMMY AWARDSAlex Trebek & Florence Henderson to Host Creative Art EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that “Jeopardy!” game show icon, Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson, stage and television star of “Oklahoma” and “The Brady Bunch,” will host the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 24, 2015. (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Returning to Los AngelesSHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Returning to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the spring return of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Los Angeles April 24-25 for two shows only at the James Dean Soundstage at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Con Is on in KING OF SECOND AVENUEBWW REVIEW: The Con Is on in KING OF SECOND AVENUE
by Jan Nargi - Mar 6, 2015

New Repertory Theatre in Watertown revisits Yiddish Theatre with Robert Brustein's new Klezmer musical comedy THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

21st Annual Sedona International Film Festival Director's and Audience Choice Awards Announced21st Annual Sedona International Film Festival Director's and Audience Choice Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

Till Then (Bis Gleich), a 21-minute narrative short film capturing the unspoken connection between two elderly neighbors who share a daily ritual - but never actually met - that deepens when they face the inevitable together, won both the Director's Choice and Audience Choice Awards at the 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King LearBWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King Lear
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 23, 2015

Didn't get to Canada last year to see Feore play Lear? No problem, catch it in the cinema as the Stratford Festival launches film releases of its stage shows. (more...)

Fourth Installment of SPRING/BREAK Art Show is Presented in NYC, 3/3-8Fourth Installment of SPRING/BREAK Art Show is Presented in NYC, 3/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Conceived for the 4th installment of SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York City's curator-driven art fair—held during Armory Arts Week and running concurrently with The Armory Show March 3 - 8, 2015—AKArt curators Amy Kisch, Ricky Lee, Lizzie Jones, and Alexandra Wagle, present the group exhibition Transgressive Inversions + Identities. With its commitment to appropriating historic and culturally relevant non-traditional exhibition spaces, this year, SPRING/BREAK Art Show will inhabit a new location within the third and fourth floors of Skylight at Moynihan Station in the former offices of the Post Office at 307 West 31st Street at 8th Avenue. (more...)

The Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial CelebrationThe Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a full roster of great plays in its regular season and a Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, along with our popular ongoing programs. (more...)

21st Annual Sedona International Film Festival Dedicated to Orson Wells21st Annual Sedona International Film Festival Dedicated to Orson Wells
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

?The 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival will celebrate the 100th birthday of film icon and former Sedona resident Orson Welles with screenings of Citizen Kane, Othello, Touch of Evil, Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight, several documentaries about his life and career (more...)

Ed Asner, John Waters & More Set for 21st SEDONA FILM FESTIVALEd Asner, John Waters & More Set for 21st SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

?From Citizen Kane, considered by some to be the greatest film of all time, to classic films starring Richard Dreyfuss (who will be on hand) to films about food and food waste and from Sophie Tucker to Dean Kamen (more...)

Stage and Screen Actress Mary Healy Dies at 96Stage and Screen Actress Mary Healy Dies at 96
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The New York Times reports that Mary Healy, an actress and singer who, alongside her husband Peter Lind Hayes, performed on television, at the cabaret and on Broadway, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015. She was 96. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthyBWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthy
by Don Grigware - Jan 29, 2015

Author/actor/TV talk show host Dick Cavett will star at Theatre 40 in the controversial play Hellman v. McCarthy beginning February 6. Cavett is best known for his TV talk shows from the 70s to present time on CBS, ABC, PBS, USA Network and currently on TCM hosting reruns of his classic 70s interviews. He is known for his laid-back conversational style with such celebrities as Groucho Marx, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Benny and Mel Brooks among many others. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner. He also currently writes a blog published by the New York Times. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable SongsBWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable Songs
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 25, 2015

After seeing the new INTO THE WOODS movie twice over the holidays, I posted on Twitter about how two of the songs had stuck with me. After a tweet conversation, my BWW colleague Jeff Walker and I decided to put our heads together to try and come up with a list of Sondheim's most hummable tunes. Despite not discussing it beforehand, Jeff ended up picking songs from the 1960s and 70s, and I filled in the gaps with numbers from the 80s and 90s. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 SeasonTHE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside is proud to announce American Blues Theater's 2015 -- 2016 30th Anniversary Season, "Seeing is Believing." All main stage performances take place at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

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