Orson Welles News

Date Of Birth:
May 06, 1915
Date Of Death:
October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place:
Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender:
Male
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New CW Series MASTERS OF ILLUSION, Premiering 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

With national and international performances now under his belt, Michael is set as one of the stars in the new CW series 'Masters of Illusion'. (more...)

getTV to Celebrate Independence Day with HELLCATS OF THE NAVY & CRASH LANDING
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Let freedom ring withgetTV this 4 th of July, as the network presents an Independence Day double feature devoted to actress, former First Lady, and humanitarian Nancy Reagan. (more...)

This Week's THEATER TALK to Feature Authors James Shapiro and Carolyn Quinn, 6/20 - 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

This week, THEATER TALK welcomes authors with two unique takes on American culture - James Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, whose new book is Shakespeare in America, an anthology of writing about the Bard's impact on U.S. history; and Carolyn Quinn, author of Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother, whose book illuminates the life of the character central to one of America's greatest musicals, Gypsy. (more...)

Nicholas Parsons & Simon Callow Celebrate THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL, July 4 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed sold-out concert, Ivor Novello - The Great British Musical, award-winning Musical Director Ross Leadbeater returns to the St. James Theatre with The Great British Musicals - in Concert. (more...)

Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Kevin Kline, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Celebrating its 50th anniversary of saluting the greatest talents in world cinema, The Chicago International Film Festival will honor Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline with a Career Achievement Award on Saturday, June 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, at a special Summer Gala celebration. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Admonishes Disruptive Audience Member At CLARENCE DARROW Opening Night Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 05, 2014

Two-time Academy Award-winning stage and screen superstar Kevin Spacey is capping off his tenure as artistic director of London's acclaimed theatrical venue The Old Vic with a performance of the play CLARENCE DARROW and on opening night earlier this week the actor wittily lashed out at an audience member whose cellphone interrupted an important moment in the drama. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Welles and Olivier Battle in Burbage's Superb ORSON'S SHADOW
by David De Almo - May 30, 2014

Burbage Theatre Company is proving to be a gem of a small company. Last season's "The Liar" was one of the funnier, tighter, and most professional shows I saw all of last year, and this Spring's production of "Orson's Shadow" by Austin Pendleton is every bit as good. The show is the 2nd in a shortened, 3-play season BTC is staging at the Artists' Exchange in Cranston, bookended by the recently closed "Doctor Cerberus" and the about to open "The Bald Soprano," by Eugene Ionesco. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VOODOO MACBETH Misses Its Performance Mark at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2014


Ensemble Theatre and Cleveland Shakespeare Team for VOODOO MACBETH, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Ensemble Theatre's TheatreCLE concludes its 2013-2014 season with VOODOO MACBETH in collaboration with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival. Originally written by William Shakespeare and adapted by Orson Welles, the production will be directed by Celeste Cosentino and Tyson Rand, opening May 23. The production plays Thurs.- Sat. at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm through June 8th. Preview performance: tonight, May 22nd. (more...)

Patti LuPone & Son Josh Johnston Star in Acting Company's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Patti LuPone steps back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, tonight, Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre and Cleveland Shakespeare Team for VOODOO MACBETH, 5/22-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Ensemble Theatre's TheatreCLE concludes its 2013-2014 season with VOODOO MACBETH in collaboration with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival. Originally written by William Shakespeare and adapted by Orson Welles, the production will be directed by Celeste Cosentino and Tyson Rand, opening May 23. The production plays Thurs.- Sat. at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm through June 8th. Preview performance: May 22nd. (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 4th Annual NEWvember New Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

AboutFACE Ireland, in partnership with Tangent Theatre Company, are delighted to announce the Call for Submissions for their 4th annual NEWvember New Plays Festival - a showcase of original plays by promising playwrights to be held at the Carpenter Shop Theatre in the historic village of Tivoli in upstate New York. The NEWvember Festival will showcase these works over a four-day weekend in November, presented via rehearsed readings and featuring established actors and directors bringing these works to life. (more...)

PATTI LUPONE Heads to Broadway for 'Cradle Will Rock' One-Night Only, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Patti LuPone-with all the sensitivity and fight she's famous for-steps back into the role that led to her Olivier Award (and being cast as the original Fantine in Les Miz) on Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Acting Company's CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Concert with Patti LuPone, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Patti LuPone will step back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, on Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street, it was announced today. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - Scott Alan, Marilyn Maye, LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 06, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Scott Alan releases his new EP today, Marilyn Maye tributes Johnny Carson at 54 Below, and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES returns off-Broadway -- in Spanish! (more...)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Deborah M. Dryden and More Receive 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Scenic designer, writer and professor, MARJORIE BRADLEY KELLOGG, and costume designer DEBORAH M. DRYDEN are among the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony tonight, May 2, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). (more...)

Brave New World Rep's NEW WORKS Series to Continue with #THEREVOLUTION, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Brave New World Rep announces the latest in its NEW WORKS series featuring Brooklyn playwrights, #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz. The production, directed by Liesl Tommy, will play May 5th, 2014 at 7 p.m. at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY (F/G to Bergen Street). Admission for all events is free (more...)

Richard M. Sherman, Hollywood Christmas Paradeand More Honored at 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council will present the 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon today, April 25, 2015 starting at 11:30 a.m. in The Blossom Room (the site for the first Academy Awards ceremony) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at Orange Street); Hollywood, CA 90028. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

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