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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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Dick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the CityDick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary television personality and New York Times columnist Dick Cavett at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

New John Steinbeck Story Discovered and MoreNew John Steinbeck Story Discovered and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Those who love the works of OF MICE AND MEN author John Steinbeck are in for a treat. Found in the University of Texas at Austin archives by The Strand magazine managing editor Andrew F. Gulli, Steinbeck's book WITH YOUR WINGS was published in the magazine's holiday issue. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John HustonFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston, December 19 - January 11, (more...)

Irina Maleeva to Bring ILLUSIONS to Hudson Theatre, 11/1Irina Maleeva to Bring ILLUSIONS to Hudson Theatre, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Veteran actress and cabaret artist Irina Maleeva returns to the Los Angeles stage with her one-woman musical revue, 'Illusions,' on the mainstage at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, beginning November 1, 2014. The show will have a three week extended run playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sunday afternoons at 3pm. (more...)

Sci-Fi Author Discusses 'War of the Worlds' Radio Scare on 76th Anniversary of the BroadcastSci-Fi Author Discusses 'War of the Worlds' Radio Scare on 76th Anniversary of the Broadcast
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

October 30th marks the 76th anniversary of the scariest and most remembered radio drama of all time, 'War of the Worlds.' Orson Welles and his cast were so convincing that thousands of citizens panicked, flooding police switchboards with calls, boarding themselves in their homes, and - in an extreme case - taking rifle shots at a New Jersey water tower, believing it to be an invading alien craft. Prometheus Rebound sci-fi author R.L. Akers says that tales of alien attacks are still fun and relatable. (more...)

Tangent Theatre Sets Final Selections for 2014 NEWvember Festival, Running 11/6-9Tangent Theatre Sets Final Selections for 2014 NEWvember Festival, Running 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Tangent Theatre Company, in co-production with AboutFACE Ireland, announce the selected plays to be featured in their 4th NEWvember New Plays Festival (Nov. 6-9) -- a showcase of original plays by promising playwrights to be read at the Carpenter Shop Theater, their 50-seat space in the center of Tivoli village. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Returns 10/23SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Returns 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Sharon Tate in Heaven, presented by This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions, returns for a special one night only NYC performance Thursday October 23rd @8, just back from Los Angeles. 'Sharon Tate in Heaven,' written and performed by Jen Danby, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Perspective Media Launching Provocative News Magazine Featuring Speculative, Reality-Based Stories From Earth's Possible FuturePerspective Media Launching Provocative News Magazine Featuring Speculative, Reality-Based Stories From Earth's Possible Future
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ What might the headlines say five or ten years from now? That's the question Perspective Media hopes to answer with its forthcoming publication, Perspective Magazine (http://www.perspectivethemag.com/). A Kickstarter campaign for the magazine kicks off on December 1, with a launch set for early 2015. (more...)

El Capitan Theatre Tours Now AvailableEl Capitan Theatre Tours Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Beginning this Friday, October 10, 2014, Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will offer exclusive tours of the historic Hollywood landmark daily from 8:30am on. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd Talks The Original Vampire Play - DRACULABWW Interviews: Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd Talks The Original Vampire Play - DRACULA
by Katricia Lang - Oct 10, 2014

In this interview, Alley Theatre Artistic Director, Gregory Boyd and I discuss the deep roots and broad influence of DRACULA, the genius and uniqueness of Edward Gorey, and, just for kicks, what it's like to work with David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

Orson Welles Iconic CITIZEN KANE Jacket Among Highlights of Profiles in History AuctionOrson Welles Iconic CITIZEN KANE Jacket Among Highlights of Profiles in History Auction
by Movies News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The signature “Podium” jacket Worn by Orson Welles in his Oscar nominated role as “Kane” from the legendary 1941 Citizen Kane film will be included in Profiles in History's October 17-20, 2014 “Hollywood Auction”. (more...)

Randy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Greater Lakes Theater Presents LES MISERABLES and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in Repertory, Thru 11/09Greater Lakes Theater Presents LES MISERABLES and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in Repertory, Thru 11/09
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2014-15 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare's uproarious battle of the sexes, The Merry Wives of Windsor and a new production of Boublil and Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical epic, Les Miserables. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 26 - November 9, 2014. (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement AwardSteve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees, announced today the Board's decision to honor Steve Martin with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Farcical THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Doesn't Leave Well Enough Alone at Great Lakes TheatreBWW Reviews: Farcical THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Doesn't Leave Well Enough Alone at Great Lakes Theatre
by Roy Berko - Oct 2, 2014

'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' a version of which is now on stage at Great Lakes Theatre, is considered by many literary critics to be one of Shakespeare's 'lesser' plays. Not bad, just not up to the dramatic level of the great writer, though its farcical nature is often praised. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

The Old Globe Presents BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, KISS ME KATE, and More for Summer '15The Old Globe Presents BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, KISS ME KATE, and More for Summer '15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare onstage and in film. 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to direct the spectacular musical classic Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and choreography by Peggy Hickey, in association with Hartford Stage. (more...)

TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Skip E. Lowe, the comic, raconteur and perennial TV host whose weekly public access cable program has been airing in Los Angeles, New York and other major markets for more than 35 years--the longest in television history--and is generally credited as the inspiration for the Martin Short character “Jiminy Glick,” died in his home at Kingsley Manor Apartments in Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments, though he never smoked, but blamed years of working as a comic in smoke-infested nightclubs. Lowe had conducted more than 6,000 interviews, often two a week, with guests that included Orson Welles and Bette Davis. (more...)

getTV to Present Monster Halloween Marathon Featuring Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price & More, 10/31getTV to Present Monster Halloween Marathon Featuring Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price & More, 10/31
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Trick or Treat with getTV this Halloween, as the network conjures a monster marathon loaded with witches, ghosts, vampires, and a slew of genre icons, on Friday, October 31. (more...)

American Blues Theater to Host 'RIPPED' Play Festival for DCFS, 10/5American Blues Theater to Host 'RIPPED' Play Festival for DCFS, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, present a special edition of RIPPED: The Living Newspaper DCFS Stories, Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. This RIPPED edition is a night of short plays, poetry and spoken word inspired by DCFS stories and headlines. (more...)

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