Rita Moreno Set for Q&A on SUMMER AND SMOKE, Honoring Director Peter Glenville in London, Nov 3
According to the Daily Mail, Rita Moreno (West Side Story) is set for a Q&A on November 3 to talk about her role in the 1961 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE. The discussion will take place at the BFI Southbank and is being held in honor of the film's director Peter Glenville.
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Moreno starred in SUMMER AND SMOKE opposite Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page in 1961. James Poe adapted the script from Williams' play, which was written in 1948. SUMMER AND SMOKE is set in Mississippi at the turn of the century and follows an unmarried minister's daughter through her spiritual and sexual awakening with the young doctor next door.
Moreno -- one of the few performers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony -- has appeared on Braodway in The Odd Couple, Wally's Cafe, The Ritz -- for which she won a Tony Award in 1975 -- The National Health, Gantry, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window and Skydrift, as well as She Loves Me in the West End and The Vagina Monologues off-Broadway. She is well known for her portrayal of Anita in the movie West Side Story. Her upcoming film projects include Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks with Cheyenne Jackson and Rio 2. She recently appeared on TV in the series Happily Divorced.
Glenville's other films from theatre works include Becket, The Comedians, Term Of Trial and more. Kevin Spacey is also currently hosting an exhibition related to Glenville's work at the Old Vic. Additionally, a symposium for Glenville is slated for London's University of Notre Dame next month, featuring Richard Eyre and more. Glenville passed away in 1996.
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