Orson Welles News

Date Of Birth:
May 06, 1915
Date Of Death:
October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place:
Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender:
Male
American Blues Theater to Host 'RIPPED' Play Festival for DCFS, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 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...)

Henry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of Henry Mancini's The Classic SoundtrackCollection (http://smarturl.it/HM_TCSC_amzn) on Tuesday, November 18 th. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Henry Mancini (1924-1994) became synonymous with catchy, jazzy, romantic music for film and television soundtracks. The Classic Soundtrack Collection, showcases all of Mancini's soundtrack albums for the RCA, Epic and Columbia labels, including several of his most iconic and beloved scores. (more...)

Henry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of Henry Mancini's The Classic SoundtrackCollection (http://smarturl.it/HM_TCSC_amzn) on Tuesday, November 18 th. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Henry Mancini (1924-1994) became synonymous with catchy, jazzy, romantic music for film and television soundtracks. The Classic Soundtrack Collection, showcases all of Mancini's soundtrack albums for the RCA, Epic and Columbia labels, including several of his most iconic and beloved scores. (more...)

SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

After a successful run of SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS, Hawkeye Plainview Productions reteams with multiple Jeff Award winning Oracle Productions' B*Sides program with SUPER-WELLESIAN at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival at the Early and Often Stage, 4751 N. Milwaukee for only three performances September 4 @ 10pm, September 6 @ 7pm, and September 7 @ 8:30pm . Directed by Christopher Marcum, who also stars as Orson Welles, the full original cast also includes David Coupe as Superman, Natalie DiCristofano as Lois Lane, Linsey Falls as original Superman announcer Jackson Beck, and Kevin Crispin as Martian actor Clark Marble. Tickets for SUPER-WELLESIAN are free at the door with a suggested donation and a one time purchase of a $5 Chicago Fringe button. Tickets can purchases in advance for $10. (more...)

Jen Danby in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Play Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions proudly present Sharon Tate in Heaven on the West Coast. Making its Los Angeles debut, Sharon Tate in Heaven runs for four performances only at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, October 9-12. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Film Noir: 10-Movie Spotlight Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug.19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection, containing must have films, that helped define the genre, debuts on November 4, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Film Noir - the dark, suspenseful style of filmmaking from the 1940s and 1950s - left an indelible imprint on the world of cinema as we know it. Whether it was the driven private eye, the flawed hero or the hapless schemer, these artistic films and unforgettable characters came to define a genre laced with murder, jealousy, intrigue, corruption, forbidden romance and double-crosses. The Film Noir: 10-Movie Spotlight Collection showcases a selection of defining movies including Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil, This Gun for Hire, Criss Cross, The Killers and more. Starring Hollywood legends such as Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Veronica Lake, Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, these classic films represent one of the most intriguing eras in cinema history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Bronx Museum, Sze It Now and Burcaw's Street Mural
by Barry Kostrinsky - Aug 18, 2014

Hop on the 4 or the D train and travel north young men and woman to see art in the South Bronx. No, that's not a typo, I did not mean to say go see the Yankees. Like many inner cities including Detroit, the Bronx is best known for high crime, poor health condition and low test scores; However these inner cities are also the breeding ground for countless innovative film makers, music makers, visual artists and thought provoking thinkers. The why and how the tough conditions of these neighborhoods breeds an aesthetic flourishing is perplexing to figure out. (more...)

Cinedigm Inks Deal for Simon Wiesenthal Center's Documentary Film Collection
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) and Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced today they have entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal for the award-winning Moriah Films' documentary film collection (more...)

Filming Wraps on New Docu-Drama WHAT DOES ANNE FRANK MEAN TODAY?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Filming has now been completed on internationally-acclaimed Croatian film director Jakov Sedlar's new docu-drama WHAT DOES ANNE FRANK MEAN TODAY? (more...)

Jen Danby's SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Finds New Performance Venue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Sharon Tate in Heaven has a new home in New York City for the August 8-11 run. The White Box Studio C at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Sharon Tate in Heaven, presented by This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions, returns for a limited special New York City run this August 8th-11th, followed by two special dates in Lido Beach, New York August 16th and 17th at Theresa Academy for Performing Arts. (more...)

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...)

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