William Holden News

SUNSET BOULEVARD to Run 5/16-6/14 at Blackfriars Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit Broadway musical based on the classic Billy Wilder film comes to Blackfriars this May! Sunset Blvd. follows departed star of the silent screen era and tortured soul, Norma Desmond. Her glamour and fame have faded all but in her mind and she longs for her grand return to the silver screen. When she accidentally crosses paths with Joe Gillis, a struggling Hollywood screen-writer, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to a startling conclusion. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's GOLDEN BOY, Now Playing at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company presents a revival of Clifford Odets' Tony Award-nominated drama of life, in and outside the boxing ring, GOLDEN BOY, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry, playing now through April 6, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

Photo Flash: Griffin Theatre's GOLDEN BOY, Now Playing at Theater Wit Through 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company presents a revival of Clifford Odets' Tony Award-nominated drama of life, in and outside the boxing ring, GOLDEN BOY, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry, playing through April 6, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7 pm. (more...)

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By Barco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it is teaming with both Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Barco to mix The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the highly anticipated next chapter in the story of Peter Parker, in both the Auro 11.1 system and the Dolby Atmos cinema sound system, to deliver a more natural and realistic soundtrack that moves sound around and above audiences. These innovative technologies open new possibilities to enhance storytelling through sound, giving the moviegoer a more immersive, exciting and compelling experience. The picture will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014. (more...)

12 YEARS A SLAVE Named Best Picture by Las Vegas Film Critics' Society; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

12 Years a Slave has been named Best Picture by The Las Vegas Film Critics' Society. The film also picked up nods for Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. (more...)

Eleanor Parker, the Baroness in THE SOUND OF MUSIC Film, Dies at 91
by Movies News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Eleanor Parker, who played 'Baroness Elsa Schrader' in the 1966 film The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews, passed away today, December 9, 2013. She was 91. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NURSERY CRIMES an Inventive Twist on Film Noir
by Jeff Davis - Nov 19, 2013

It seems mash-ups, particularly in music, have become more and more popular in recent years, and the crazier the idea, the better the mash-up usually is. The same goes for theater mash-ups. On paper, the idea of mixing a film noir-esque mystery with Mother Goose characters may sound bizarre, but the world premiere of Nursery Crimes, produced by Last Act Theatre, manages to poke just enough fun at both genres while still maintaining a level of respect and reverence for each. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Theatre Group at SBCC's BUS STOP, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Theatre Group at SBCC continues the 2013/2014 season with William Inge's classic play, BUS STOP, directed by R. Michael Gros, tonight, October 16-November 2, 2013 in the Garvin Theatre. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Billy Rose's JUMBO Among Warner Archive's New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Warner Archive Collection announces new releases including James Garner, Space Ghost, Jumbo & more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Theatre Group at SBCC's BUS STOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

The Theatre Group at SBCC continues the 2013/2014 season with William Inge's classic play, BUS STOP, directed by R. Michael Gros, October 16-November 2, 2013 in the Garvin Theatre. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Sony Movie Channel Celebrates 60th Anniversary of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 04, 2013

Film lovers will be getting extra treats from Sony Movie Channel (SMC) in August, as the high-definition network presents such award-winning classics as FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. (more...)

Sony Movie Channel to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 8/4
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Film lovers will be getting extra treats from Sony Movie Channel (SMC) in August, as the high-definition network presents such award-winning classics as FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (more...)

BWW Reviews: MTW Stages Evocative Return of Norma Desmond and SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Don Grigware - Jul 16, 2013

1993's rarely produced Sunset Boulevard is a flawed, somewhat boring musical play that satisfies best with the casting of an actress of great star quality as Norma Desmond, one whose face could have convincingly lit up a silent film screen. MTW has found its star in Valerie Perri, and under Larry Raben's strong, resourceful staging, Sunset Boulevard is 5-star entertainment. (more...)

Sardi's Caricaturist Donald Bevan Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

According to The New York Times, Sardi's caricaturist Donald Bevan passed away on May 29, 2013, in Studio City, Calif. He was 93. (more...)

Valerie Perri & David Burnham to Lead MTW's SUNSET BOULEVARD; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Casting for Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's international hit musical Sunset Boulevard , has been announced by MTW Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman and Director Larry Raben. The 1950 Oscar-winning motion picture of the same title first starred screen legends Gloria Swanson (as Norma Desmond) and William Holden (as Joe Gillis) before it opened as a musical in London's West End starring Patti LuPone and Kevin Anderson at the Adelphi Theatre July 12, 1993 where it ultimately ran for 1529 performances. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Sunset Boulevard, the Musical Theatre West (MTW) production of the Broadway hit based on the 1950 Oscar-winning movie about a former star of the silent screen era living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street, has its much anticipated Southern California 20th Anniversary revival July 12 through July 28, 2013 at the exquisite 1,070-seat Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. MTW Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman has appointed Larry Raben as Director with Musical Direction by David Lamoureux and Musical Staging by John Todd. MTW's Sunset Boulevard opens exactly 20 years to the day of the show's world premiere in London at the Adelphi Theatre where it ran for 1529 performances. (more...)

Will Smith to Star in THE WILD BUNCH Reboot
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2013

According to The Wrap, Will Smith will star in an upcoming reboot of the classic film THE WILD BUNCH. The actor will produce the film with his Overbrook Entertainment company along with Jerry Weintraub at Warner Bros (more...)

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2013

Sunset Boulevard, Minneapolis Musical Theatre's (MMT) production of the Broadway hit based on the 1950 Oscar-winning movie about faded glory and unfulfilled ambition, debuts May 31-June 23, 2013 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre (Street Level of City Center in downtown Minneapolis). Directed by Steven Meerdink, MMT's artistic director, this is the second production in the partnership between Hennepin Theatre Trust and Minneapolis Musical Theatre. The original Broadway musical, directed by Trevor Nunn with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, won seven 1995 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Single tickets are on sale now. For tickets or more information, visit www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787. (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer, Recording Artist and Popular Radio Personality Joey English Stars in PCT's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by David Green - Mar 08, 2013

Singer, recording artist and popular radio personality Joey English stars as Norma Desmond in The Palm Canyon Theatre's 'Sunset Boulevard' March 8-24, as part of the PCT's 16th season. The production is directed by Judith Chapman, star of television's 'The Young And The Restless'. I sat down with Ms. English in her beautiful Palm Springs home to chat about her career, the upcoming production and 'all things Joey'. Here are a few highlights from that conversation: (more...)

Turner Classic Movies Celebrates Career of Actress Kim Novak Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2013

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the extraordinary career of actress Kim Novak with an entire night of programming tonight, March 6, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET). The evening will open with the premiere of Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival, a one-hour interview special hosted by TCM's Robert Osborne and taped at last year's festival in Hollywood. (more...)

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