Pedro Almodovar News

FOR A WOMAN and CANNIBAL Set for DVD Release, 10/21
by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that FOR A WOMAN and CANNIBAL will be released on DVD on October 21. Both dramas, from France and Spain respectively, earned critical and audience acclaim following successful theatrical runs (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly Received
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 28, 2014

David Yazbek has shown himself to be a Broadway composer-lyricist to be reckoned with, after a splashy debut with 2000's "The Full Monty," and a meaningful follow-up with 2005's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Both film adaptations, they won Drama Desk Awards for him, as well as Tony nominations. 2010's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", also a film adaptation, was Tony-nominated for its score as well, though it suffered a truncated run of only 69 performances. Theatre at the Center in the Chicago suburb of Munster, Indiana, is the location for the show's world regional premiere. (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre en Bloc's BETHANY is Challenging and Disturbing in the Best Way Possible
by Brian Losoya - Jun 25, 2014

Theatre en Bloc's recent production of 'Bethany' offers macabre results in a wonderfully dark show that gives a face to the victims of the recent economic downturn. (more...)

Tamsin Greig to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in the West End This Winter; Bartlett Sher to Return in Director's Chair
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Tamsin Greig will star in the West End in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film. Bartlett Sher returns in the director's chair for the production -- he helmed the Broadway cast in 2010. 'BREAKDOWN' begins previews at the Playhouse Theatre on December 20, with an opening slated for January 12, 2015. (more...)

Ennio Morricone Cancels 2014 U.S. Tour Due to Health Issues
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Complications from a back injury have forced Italian composer Ennio Morricone to cancel his highly anticipated U.S. tour, which was to consist of performances June 13 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater in Barclays Center in Brooklyn and June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The concerts, in which Morricone would conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers in performances of his legendary film scores, would have been the Maestro's first New York appearance since 2007 and his first-ever Los Angeles concert. (more...)

LA SOIREE Closes at the Union Square Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

LA SOIREE leaves town this Sunday, May 11. Last chance to hurry to The Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) to see the naughty and outrageous show that you will never forget. (more...)

Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE Makes Chicago Debut at Harris Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

France's leading contemporary dance ensemble, Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence, will perform the Chicago debut of the company's mercurial Snow White, a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Bessie Award-winner Angelin Preljocaj with costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Performance dates for this limited engagement are tonight, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 4 at 2PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

GRACE OF MONACO to Open Cannes Film Festival; Full Line Up Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up of films for the 2014 festival which this year takes place from May 14 to May 25th. (more...)

Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE to Make Chicago Debut at Harris Theater, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

France's leading contemporary dance ensemble, Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence, will perform the Chicago debut of the company's mercurial Snow White, a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Bessie Award-winner Angelin Preljocaj with costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Performance dates for this limited engagement are Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 4 at 2PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The Harris Theater is one of only three venues that will present Snow White during the company's U.S. tour, which will also include performances at New York's Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Music Center. Tickets for the Harris Theater presentation of Ballet Preljocaj are $40-$95, available at HarrisTheaterChicago.org, or by calling the Harris Theater Box Office at 312.334.7777. (more...)

Composer and Conductor Ennio Morricone Suffers Back Injury; Postpones LA, Brooklyn Shows to June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who turned 85 in November, has suffered a back injury that has forced the postponement of concerts originally dated March 20 in Los Angeles and March 23 in Brooklyn. The shows have been rescheduled for June 13 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, where he will conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers in performances of his legendary film scores. The concerts will be, respectively, his first New York appearance since 2007 and his first-ever Los Angeles concert. (more...)

Ennio Morricone Conducts Ensemble of 200 Musicians and Singers Tonight at Nokia Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Ennio Morricone, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, will have a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE tonight, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. Morricone has composed the scores for more than 450 films including five of Sergio Leone's westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite - and The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer, among hundreds of others. (more...)

Ennio Morricone to Conduct 200 Musicians and Singers at Nokia Theatre L.A., Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Ennio Morricone, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, will have a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE today, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. Morricone has composed the scores for more than 450 films including five of Sergio Leone's westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite - and The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer, among hundreds of others. (more...)

Composer Ennio Morricone Postpones Los Angeles Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, has suffered a back injury that has forced the postponement of his Los Angeles concert to June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. At the concert, Morricone will conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers. (more...)

Ennio Morricone to Conduct 200 Musicians and Singers at Nokia Theatre L.A., 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Ennio Morricone, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, will have a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. Morricone has composed the scores for more than 450 films including five of Sergio Leone's westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite - and The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer, among hundreds of others. (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted for Fifth Annual United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

The fifth annual United Solo Theatre Festival invites local and international artists to submit their shows to the world's largest solo theatre festival. World premieres and already-produced shows are equally welcome. Submitted proposals may represent storytelling, improv, dance, musical, puppetry, multimedia, stand-up, magic, tragedy, comedy, and other forms of solo performance. Selected shows will be presented between September 18 and November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row in New York City. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3, 2014. (more...)

Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and More Set for Latin American Cultural Week 2013, Now thru 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman (and this year celebrating its 30th Anniversary!) has announced the 8th annual Latin American Cultural Week, a sumptuous list of events showing the rich culture of Latin America, with music, dance and theater performances, films, visual arts, and auctions, today, November 15-24 all around town, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theater in NYC, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Queens Theater, with a couple of trips to the Ritz Theater in Elizabeth NJ and Symphony Hall in Newark NJ. (more...)

Ennio Morricone to Conduct 200 Musicians in First LA Performance, 3/20 at Nokia Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Ennio Morricone, celebrating his 85th birthday on November 10, will be conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, for a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. (more...)

'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk' Opens at the Brooklyn Museum Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

For almost four decades, Jean Paul Gaultier has shaped the look of contemporary fashion with his avant-garde creations and cutting-edge designs. The Brooklyn Museum will be the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition of this celebrated French couturier's work. On view in Brooklyn from today, October 25, 2013, through February 23, 2014, this spectacular overview of Gaultier's extensive oeuvre will include exclusive material not exhibited in previous venues of the tour, such as pieces from his recent haute couture and ready-to-wear collections and stage costumes worn by Beyonce. (more...)

Ennio Morricone to Conduct Ensemble of 200 Musicians and Singers 3/20 at Nokia Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Ennio Morricone, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, will have a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. Morricone has composed the scores for more than 450 films including five of Sergio Leone's westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite - and The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer, among hundreds of others. (more...)

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