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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 Welles News

Date of Birth: May 06, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place: Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: WAR OF THE WORLDS at Scena Theatre Will Have You On the Edge of Your SeatBWW Review: WAR OF THE WORLDS at Scena Theatre Will Have You On the Edge of Your Seat
by Jeffrey Walker - May 20, 2016

Taking a trip to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street will also transport you to a time when radio was king and one of the princes of the medium was the maverick actor-director Orson Welles. Welles and his Mercury Theatre Company on the Air produced a series of classic dramas on CBS Radio in the 1930s. Their most infamous broadcast was their adaptation of the H.G. Wells scifi classic "The War of the Worlds, sent over the airwaves on October 30, 1938 from New York City. That historic and iconic radio play has been translated to a new medium - the stage - by Scena Theatre in a riveting adaptation by Robert McNamara who also directed the production. Crackling with the excitement of live radio, Scena captures the ingenuity, talent and drama of that night. (more...)

American Blues Theater to Host RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL, 5/17American Blues Theater to Host RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, hosts 2016 Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (more...)

CFA to Open Summer Festival with SILK ROAD STORIESCFA to Open Summer Festival with SILK ROAD STORIES
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Columbia Festival of the Arts 2016 Summer themed Festival "Silk Road Stories" runs from June 10 through June 26, including a kick off for the first Columbia Film Festival June 24-25, Koresh Dance Company on June 17th, a Bollywood Dance Spectacular, Mystic India, on June 18, classical pianist Sejoon Park on June 11, and Sundance Film Festival Shorts on Tour, June 12th, among others.  (more...)

Print Room at the Coronet to Stage UK Premiere of HAIM - IN THE LIGHT OF A VIOLINPrint Room at the Coronet to Stage UK Premiere of HAIM - IN THE LIGHT OF A VIOLIN
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

With Deathwatch currently running in the theatre and Beckett in London due to open on the 17 May, The Print Room at the Coronet today announces the UK premiere of Haim - In The Light Of A Violin, written and directed by Gerald Garutti, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton. This production marks the return of French writer and director Garutti to the Print Room, after his 2014 production of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, starring Harry Lloyd. (more...)

PODCAST: Mark Rylance, Derek Jacobi Among Signers of Declaration Doubting Shakespeare's AuthorshipPODCAST: Mark Rylance, Derek Jacobi Among Signers of Declaration Doubting Shakespeare's Authorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The two great Shakespearean actors are patrons of an organization that has serious doubts about the authorship of The Bard's plays. (more...)

Steve Nicholson's Story of Censorship Wins 2016 Theatre Book PrizeSteve Nicholson's Story of Censorship Wins 2016 Theatre Book Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Last year's best book about British theatre, according to the judges of this year's Theatre Book Prize, was a fascinating study based on the files from the Lord Chamberlain's Office now held in the British Library. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This WeekTHEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro returns to THEATER TALK for a timely Shakespeare 400th Death-Day Anniversary Special, culled from two previous Shapiro appearances on the series and merged to celebrate Shakespeare's 452nd birthday next week and acknowledge the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23, 1616. Shapiro discusses two of his books in separate segments, Shakespeare in America – An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (with Shapiro as Editor, published by the Library of America) and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (published by Simon and Schuster). (more...)

MIKE & MIKE Hosts Greenberg and Golic Inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of FameMIKE & MIKE Hosts Greenberg and Golic Inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio's weekday morning show Mike & Mike, were inducted today into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Las Vegas (more...)

2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in BrooklynBrave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of THE IMMORTALS, a trilogy of one-act plays by legendary Brooklyn playwright Charles L. Mee, presented over three weeks, May 11-26 at Glasshouse, a unique art/performance space in Williamsburg, including five free performances open to the public. (more...)

SCI-FI SUMMER Set for Crest TheatreSCI-FI SUMMER Set for Crest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square is preparing for an alien invasion this summer! WLRN Radio Theater's Sci-Fi Summer will give sci-fi lovers, of all ages, thrills and chills, as three of the most popular science fiction stories of all time are brought to life on the Crest Theatre stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ashley Shaw and Matthew Bourne in the World Premiere of THE RED SHOESPhoto Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ashley Shaw and Matthew Bourne in the World Premiere of THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

New Adventures are delighted to announce the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the promo shots below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

New Adventures are delighted to announce the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December. Full tour schedule below. www.new-adventures.net (more...)

THE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary SeasonTHE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The company opens the season with a revival of Dorothy Bryant's DEAR MASTER, directed by acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin and featuring Kimberly King and Michael Ray Wisely. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN with Jen Danby to Play 124 Bank Street Theatre, 4/22SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN with Jen Danby to Play 124 Bank Street Theatre, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a one night only April 22nd Earth Day performance of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN in NYC. (more...)

2 BROKE GIRLS Star Beth Behrs Will Make NYC Stage Debut in MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...'2 BROKE GIRLS Star Beth Behrs Will Make NYC Stage Debut in MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

MCC THEATER has announced that Beth Behrs, the star of CBS's '2 Broke Girls,' will lead the cast of the world premiere of Halley Feiffer's comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.  Behrs will be joined by Obie winner Lisa Emery, most recently seen on the hit Netflix drama 'Jessica Jones,' as well as stage veteran Jacqueline Sydney.  Additional casting will be announced at a later date.  Obie winner Trip Cullman directs the production which begins previews on May 19, 2016 ahead of a June 7, 2016 opening night.  Tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org.  (more...)

Jungle Theater's CONSTELLATIONS Opens 4/15Jungle Theater's CONSTELLATIONS Opens 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Jungle's 26th Season continues with the regional premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by British playwright Nick Payne, starring Ivey Award-winning Anna Sundberg (Venus in Fur, Detroit) and Ron Menzel (Macbeth, Orson Welles Rehearses 'Moby Dick'). Gary Gisselman, who directed last summer's Jungle hit, You Can't Take It With You, is at the helm of this sophisticated, sexy two-character drama. Constellations opens April 15 and runs through May 29 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour DatesJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the Florida 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, with additional tour dates to follow in New York City on April 22nd for Earth Day at 124 Bank St Theatre and in Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. (more...)

Maggie McCollester to Star in World Premiere of THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS at the Roxy Regional TheatreMaggie McCollester to Star in World Premiere of THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS at the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Following months of workshopping, John McDonald's stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS is poised for its world premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, March 25, at 8:00pm. (more...)

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