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William Friedkin

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Nick Ullett’s The Birthday Party: A Theatrical Catastrophe world premiered March 2, 2024 at the Rogue Machine at the Matrix. Lisa James directs Nick in his real-life account of the cancellation of The Birthday Party in 2014. After a successful opening weekend, Nick found some time to answer a few of my queries.

Hollywood Creative Alliance to Present Willem Dafoe With the Excellence in Artistry Award at the 2024 Astra Film Awards

The Hollywood Creative Alliance announced they will be honoring Willem Dafoe with the Excellence in Artistry Award, celebrating his 2023 performances such as Nemo from “Inside,” Saltzburg Keitel from “Asteroid City,” the voice of Noble Pelican from “The Boy and The Heron,” and Dr. Godwin Baxter from “Poor Things.”

Photos: Michael Shannon Honored at the Denver Film Festival

Michael Shannon was honored that the Denver Film at the 46th Denver Film Festival. Shannon accepted the Breakthrough Director award for Eric LaRue alongside Eric LaRue screenwriter, Brett Neveu. Check out photos from the awards show!

After 50 Years, Memorable and Important LGBTQIA+ play THE BOYS IN THE BAND �" OS GAROTOS DA BANDA Opens a New Production in Brazil

After 53 years, a new production of the important LGBTQIA+ play The Boys in the Band opens in Sao Paulo, at Teatro Procopio Ferreira. Directed by Ricardo Grasson, the play stars Bruno Narchi, Caio Evangelista, Caio Paduan, Heber Gutierrez, Heitor Garcia, Julio Oliveira, Leonardo Miggiorin, Mateus Ribeiro, Tiago Barbosa and Otavio Martins.


THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL is a gripping WWII drama starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, and Jake Lacy. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and stage play, it explores the line between valor and duty in the face of a high-stakes court-martial. Directed by William Friedkin. Genre: Drama, Military, War, Independent.

Video: Watch THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL Trailer From Showtime

Featuring an outstanding ensemble cast, THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL stars Kiefer Sutherland (24), Jason Clarke (Oppenheimer), Jake Lacy (White Lotus), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick), Jay Duplass (Transparent), Tom Riley (The Nevers) and Lance Reddick (John Wick). Watch the new video now!

THE EXORCIST Comes to Open Stage in October

Open Stage, a theatre company in downtown Harrisburg, will present The Exorcist on its Capital Blue Cross Main Stage from Oct. 7-31. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL Coming to Showtime In October

Featuring an outstanding ensemble cast, THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL stars Kiefer Sutherland (24), Jason Clarke (Oppenheimer), Jake Lacy (White Lotus), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick), Jay Duplass (Transparent), Tom Riley (The Nevers) and Lance Reddick (John Wick).

New Immersive Horror Experience, NIGHTMARE DOLLHOUSE, Begins October 13

Psycho Clan and ETR Ventures present Nightmare Dollhouse, a theatrical immersive horror experience inspired by the weirdest and scariest roadside oddities, returning to its original home in the lower east side of Manhattan at Teatro SEA @ The Clemente (107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey).

William Friedkin, Director of THE EXORCIST and THE FRENCH CONNECTION, Passes Away at 87

Director William Friedkin, best known for his work on The Exorcist and The French Connection, has passed away at the age of 87. 

Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills Celebrates 86th Anniversary With 1937 Ticket Prices

The Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills with celebrate the 86th Anniversary of the historic theatre with retro 1937 ticket prices of twenty-five cents per movie ticket and fifty cents for Double Features during a month-long celebration screening of 11 classic films from April 2 – 30, 2023.

Tangerine Dream to Perform First U.S. Concert in a Decade at SXSW 2023

The show is an official SXSW event. This will mark Tangerine Dream’s first North American concert since 2013, when they appeared in New York City to celebrate the launch of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. With music composed by Tangerine Dream, the title is the third most successful video game of all time with 175+ million units sold.

TheaterWorksUSA to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF Theatre for Young Audiences Edition at Five Angels Theater

TheaterWorksUSA new, 60-minute production of The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition will perform in New York City before heading out on its quest around the country. Performing two shows only on October 1, 3 PM and 7 PM at Five Angels Theater.

The Academy Museum to Celebrate First Anniversary With THE WIZ Screening

Director Sidney Lumet followed a string of Oscar®-winning 1970s classics with this lavish adaptation of the popular Broadway musical The Wiz, noted for its lively score and all-Black cast.  The Academy Museum’s first anniversary screening of The Wiz will feature live dance performances by the Debbie Allen Dance Studio youth performers.

Beyond Fest Announces Complete 2022 Line Up

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its complete slate of 2022 programming comprising 63 features, including 10 world premieres, 3 US premieres, and 25 West Coast Premieres.

Alison Pill, Tracy Letts, Judy Greer, Alexander Skarsgard & More to Star in Michael Shannon-Directed ERIC LARUE Movie

Judy Greer, Paul Sparks, Alison Pill, Tracy Letts, Annie Parisse, Kate Arrington and Alexander Skarsgard will star in the movie adaptation of Eric Larue, directed by Michael Shannon. Michael Shannon is making his directorial debut with this film.

Michael Shannon to Make Directorial Debut With ERIC LARUE Movie, Based on Brett Neveu's Play

Michael Shannon will be making his directorial debut with Eric Larue, a movie based on the Brett Neveu play that debuted in 2002 at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago. Neveu is also adapting the script.

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Announces 2022 Award Winner And Grant Recipients

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation today announces the 2022 recipients of its prestigious Richard Tucker Award, Richard Tucker Career Grant, and Sara Tucker Study Grant.

Meet the Cast of THE MINUTES

Previews for THE MINUTES begin tonight, April 2, 2022. The play officially opens on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Meet the cast here!

Leslie Odom Jr. to Lead Sequel to THE EXORCIST

The sequel will serve as the first of three new films in the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will be released in theaters on October 13, 2023.


How many shows has William Friedkin written?

William Friedkin has written 1 shows including The Night They Raided Minsky's (Source Material).

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