Orson Welles News

Date of Birth: May 06, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place: Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Book Review: Alex Sheremet's Insightful WOODY ALLEN: REEL TO REALBWW Book Review: Alex Sheremet's Insightful WOODY ALLEN: REEL TO REAL
by Chris Gibson - Aug 28, 2015

One of the things I truly enjoy about being a critic is not just the fact that I get to cover the St. Louis theater scene, but also that I receive countless opportunities to review other mediums within the artistic world of creation. I've had the request to deliver my thoughts and opinions on concerts, CDs, DVDs, art, and books. The printed word is something I've always enjoyed, and when that book concerns music, theater or film, it touches on subjects that are especially near and dear to my heart. So, when I was contacted by Ascot Media Group about Alex Sheremet's ebook, Woody Allen: Reel to Real (Take2 Publishing), I naturally jumped at the chance. Not only because I've always admired Woody's movies, but because I feel he's never been given a truly honest and thorough examination of his vast body of work. Writer Alex Sheremet has taken on the task, and since it is truly a digi-dialogue, it will be an ever evolving piece that will continue to grow as Allen continues to make films, and as discussions occur concerning their validity and worth. (more...)

Oscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next WeekOscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

George Chakiris, who won an Oscar for his breakout role of 'Bernardo' in Jerome Robbins's WEST SIDE STORY, will be our Guest of Honor at the Free Summer Shakespeare screening of the film on Monday, August 24. (more...)

The Music Hall Sets Screening Details for SeptemberThe Music Hall Sets Screening Details for September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The Music Hall continues its tradition of offering a variety of outstanding cinema this month, all being shown at either the splendidly restored Historic Theater on Chestnut Street or at the chic Loft on Congress Street, both acclaimed for their architectural design. (more...)

Jerry Lewis' Unreleased Holocaust Film THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED Acquired by Library of CongressJerry Lewis' Unreleased Holocaust Film THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED Acquired by Library of Congress
by Sally Henry - Aug 8, 2015

Hey movie buffs! We've got good news and bad news. The good news? The only remaining copy of Jerry Lewis' THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED has surfaced! The bad news? You still might not be able to see it. Ever. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Ben Yagoda & Margot Harley This WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Ben Yagoda & Margot Harley This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

On an all-new THEATER TALK, journalist Ben Yagoda discusses the history of the record industry in his new book, The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of Great American Song (Riverhead Books), and Margot Harley, Co-Founder and Producing Director of The Acting Company, shares rich stories of the company's history upon her retirement after 43 years of inspired artistic leadership. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

So Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School ClassicsSo Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School Classics
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

They might not be Orson Welles caliber; you probably won't study many of them in film classes, and they certainly wouldn't receive Oscars, but despite all that, high school-centric movies are still close to our hearts. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at BirdlandLiliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Cabaret star Steve Ross will debut STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY: Songs He's Always Wanted To Sing and Songs You've Always Wanted to Hear at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, July 7th at 7pm. Mr. Ross' very special guest star will be International icon Liliane Montevecchi, featuring Jesse Bielenberg on bass. The wide-ranging program includes songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ORSON'S SHADOW, Southwark Playhouse, July 6 2015BWW Reviews: ORSON'S SHADOW, Southwark Playhouse, July 6 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jul 7, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a play that explores the impact of early success and the clash of egos as Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier joust for influence. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival's The Encore! Producers' Awards AnnouncedHollywood Fringe Festival's The Encore! Producers' Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Encore! Producers' Awards return for the sixth year with extended runs of the best productions of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 5-31, 2015 at six Los Angeles venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work performances at Theatre Asylum, The Complex, The Hudson Theatre, The Lounge, Actors Company, The Three Clubs and Bootleg Theater. Catch over 50 of the top productions from this years explosive Hollywood Fringe. (more...)

FSLC Announces Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema IconoclastFSLC Announces Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces a celebration of films from the Swinging Sixties (and beyond) with the retrospective Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast (more...)

Moving Image to Present 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, 7/3-8/2Moving Image to Present 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, 7/3-8/2
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Starting fittingly on July Fourth weekend, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker. Ford made his reputation on westerns, but worked in many genres, creating films of depth, beauty, and ambiguity. From July 3 through August 2, the Museum will present 20 movies directed by Ford-all on film, with some restored archival prints-including his masterpieces Young Mr. Lincoln, My Darling Clementine, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

Bold New Voices to Screen Royal Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR, 6/22Bold New Voices to Screen Royal Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Bold New Voices: Past, Present and Future, a collaboration between My Image Studios Harlem (MIST Harlem) and Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group will present a film screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed Pan African production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring an all Black British cast, on June 22 at 7:00pm at My Image Studios Harlem (MIST Harlem), 46 West 116th Street. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

GORILLA TANGO THEATRE presents the premiere of WAR OF THE WORLDS by Robert Eric Shoemaker, July 9th 2015 at 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Please call (773) 598-4549 to reserve tickets; visit gorillatango.com; or purchase in person at the box office. Visit Gorilla Tango Theatre online at www.gorillatango.com. (more...)

The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. (more...)

Full Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOWFull Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Final casting is announced today for the European premiere of Orson's Shadow, a critically acclaimed comedy by Austin Pendleton, about the time when Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier worked together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan.  (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonBMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a wide range of events in the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)

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