Date of Birth: May 10, 1931 (88)

Birth Place: Trevico, ITALY
Film Movement Acquires a Treasure Trove of Digitally Restored British Classics for Release on Loaded Blu-Ray Film Movement Acquires a Treasure Trove of Digitally Restored British Classics for Release on Loaded Blu-Ray
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Since its launch in 2015, the Film Movement Classics label has been dedicated to seeking out distinctive films of the past from around the globe, and offering these digitally restored classics to cineastes everywhere. Following the recent theatrical releases of FRITZ LANG'S INDIAN EPIC and Bill Forsyth's coming-of-age classic GREGORY'S GIRL and the home entertainment releases of French farce THE MAD ADVENTURES OF RABBI JACOB and King Hu's pioneering wuxia film, THE FATE OF LEE KHAN, Film Movement has acquired a baker's dozen of British classics from the '40s-'60s for Blu-ray and digital release on the Film Movement Classics label beginning this December. (more...)

Boston Court Pasadena Announces Sondheim's PASSION And More For 2020 Spring Bonus Series Boston Court Pasadena Announces Sondheim's PASSION And More For 2020 Spring Bonus Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

Boston Court Pasadena announces a 2020 Spring Series, celebrating the birthdays of Ludwig Van Beethoven, Stephen Sondheim, and William Shakespeare.  (more...)

Road Trip Dramedy ULYSSES & MONA on Digital Oct. 15 Road Trip Dramedy ULYSSES & MONA on Digital Oct. 15
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

A Lonely Artist and His Young Admirer Find a New Lease on Life in the Deadpan Road Trip Dramedy: Ulysses & Mona comes to on DVD/Digital on 10/15. (more...)

Pioneering Independent Distributor, Film Movement Launches New SVOD Service, FILM MOVEMENT PLUS Pioneering Independent Distributor, Film Movement Launches New SVOD Service, FILM MOVEMENT PLUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Pioneering Independent Distributor, Film Movement Launches New SVOD Service, FILM MOVEMENT PLUS (more...)

FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway's Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. As previously announced, this fiercely funny production features ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) and Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who appeared together in Steppenwolf's The Doppelganger (an international farce) last season. Rounding out the cast are Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira). (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Film Movement Classics Delivers Derek Jarman's Landmark EDWARD II in a Stunning, Digitally Restored Blu-ray Film Movement Classics Delivers Derek Jarman's Landmark EDWARD II in a Stunning, Digitally Restored Blu-ray
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2018

In 1593, Christopher Marlowe penned 'Edward II,' based on the life of Britain's only openly gay monarch. In 1991, legendary artist and director, Derek Jarman (Wittgenstein, Caravaggio) radically adapted the Elizabethan drama in a highly stylized feature starring Jarman muse and Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton and Steven Waddington.   And, on June 12, Film Movement Classics delivers this iconoclastic New Queer Cinema landmark in a stunning digitally restored version, available on Blu-ray for the very first time in North America. (more...)

GRAND HOTEL, PASSION & More Will Be Featured in Signature Theatre's 2018-19 Season! GRAND HOTEL, PASSION & More Will Be Featured in Signature Theatre's 2018-19 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2018/19 season. (more...)

Utopia Opera Presents Sondheim's PASSION In NYC Utopia Opera Presents Sondheim's PASSION In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

On March 9 at 8pm, March 10 at 3pm and 8pm, and March 11 at 3pm, Utopia Opera presents PASSION with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, based on the film 'Passione d'Amore' by Ettore Scola, in a fully-staged production performed with a 15-piece orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). Benjamin Spierman stage directs and Utopia founder William Remmers conducts. (more...)

Chromolume Theatre Announces 2018 Season of Musicals Chromolume Theatre Announces 2018 Season of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

The Chromolume Theatre at The Attic in Los Angeles has announced a season of musicals for 2018, kicking off in February with the off-Broadway hit Dessa Rose by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, followed in July by Jane Eyre (book and additional lyrics by John Caird with music & lyrics by Paul Gordon), and concluding with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, opening in November. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

FSLC Announces 'Shot by Carlo Di Palma, From Rome to New York', Coming This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Shot by Carlo Di Palma, From Rome to New York, a retrospective of the late cinematographer, July 28 - August 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A SPECIAL DAY at Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre is pleased to announce the return of A Special Day, the critically acclaimed, award winning play co-starring and co-directed by Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. Based on Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, A Special Day introduces the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor.  (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting For The Second Play Of The 2017 Mentor Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. Nathan Yungerberg's ESAI'S TABLE, will be presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 22 - April 1, 2017, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors. Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brunella Platania parla di 'Antonietta e Gabriele'
by Francesco Vittorino - Feb 24, 2017

Parliamo oggi di 'ANTONIETTA E GABRIELE' di Simone Sibillano, in scena del 27 febbraio al 1° marzo al Teatro Altro Spazio di Roma. Ne parliamo con una delle protagoniste: Brunella Platania. (more...)

Miami New Drama Tackles Fascism with Whimsical Humor and Hope
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre is pleased to announce the return of A Special Day,the critically acclaimed, award winning playco-starring and co-directed by Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. Based on Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, A Special Day introduces the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor. (more...)

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