Date of Birth: September 15, 1907
Date of Death: August 08, 2004 (96)

Birth Place: Near Cardston, AB, CANADA
BWW Interview: Erik Lochtefeld Takes His Lumps in a Jaw-Dropping KING KONGBWW Interview: Erik Lochtefeld Takes His Lumps in a Jaw-Dropping KING KONG
by Naomi Serviss - Dec 27, 2018

You've never seen a Kong like this, but there's more at play than Beast Meets Girl in the latest incarnation of the 1930s classic. (more...)

BWW Review: KING KONG: It Was Inept Writing Killed The MusicalBWW Review: KING KONG: It Was Inept Writing Killed The Musical
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2018

Using Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's 1933 cinema classic 'King Kong' as the inspiration for a musical theatre piece really isn't such a bad idea. Among the film's notable achievements is the extraordinary dramatic underscoring music by Max Steiner, that supplied the title character's tragic death plunge from atop the Empire State Building with the kind of heartbreaking emotion that would make any operatic tenor jealous. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Boyles, Lindsay Bretz, Mamie Covell, And Brian Viera of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Harrisburg Midtown Arts CenterBWW Interview: Ryan Boyles, Lindsay Bretz, Mamie Covell, And Brian Viera of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 30, 2018

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Target Margin Theater Presents THE MAKING OF KING KONGTarget Margin Theater Presents THE MAKING OF KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf) will present the world premiere or Lisa Clair's The Making of King Kong, a subversive dark comedy that reimagines the making of the classic 1933 film King Kong. Directed by Eugene Ma (The Baltimore Waltz, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, CSV Cultural Center), The Making of King Kong is a theatrical journey into the cultural monster behind the myth. The play takes a brutal look at America's history of white patriarchy, imperialism, and sexism through the eyes of original King Kong creators Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, and Hollywood starlet Fay Wray. (more...)

Brief 9/25: BERNHARDT/HAMLET Opens, THE WAVERLY GALLERY Begins Previews, and More!Brief 9/25: BERNHARDT/HAMLET Opens, THE WAVERLY GALLERY Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 25, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Bernhardt/Hamlet officially opens, The Waverly Gallery begins previews, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Images of KING KONG on Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look at New Images of KING KONG on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Get a first look below at Christiani Pitts, following screen legends Fay Wray, Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts into King Kong's hand, plus hear what she has to say about role! (more...)

Acclaimed Broadway Filmmaker Rick McKay DiesAcclaimed Broadway Filmmaker Rick McKay Dies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

BroadwayWorld is sad to share the news today that legendary filmmaker Rick McKay has passed away earlier this week. A longtime friend of the web site, and constant presence in the theatre world, McKay has long been at work on two sequels to his 2004 hit film, Broadway: The Golden Age. (more...)

VIDEO: Filmmaker Rick McKay Captures a Legendary West End Backstage Meeting in Memory of Peter HallVIDEO: Filmmaker Rick McKay Captures a Legendary West End Backstage Meeting in Memory of Peter Hall
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2017

In this rare footage, Dame JUDI DENCH introduces screen legend (King Kong) FAY WRAY (1907-2004) to Sir PETER HALL (1930-2017) backstage in her dressing room in London when Dame Judi was performing in the play FILUMENA in the West End in November, 1998. The legendary director, Sir Peter Hall passed away on September 11th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: KING KONG (A COMEDY), The Vaults
by Gary Naylor - Jul 4, 2017

King Kong (A Comedy) tries a little too hard for laughs, but captures some of the pathos of its 1933 movie inspiration in a breathless 80 minutes show.. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KING KONG Parody at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Meet the cast with the first production photos released for the world premiere of King Kong, which is bringing terror - and laughter - to The Vaults tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KING KONG Parody at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Meet the cast with the first production photos released for the world premiere of King Kong, which is bringing terror - and laughter - to The Vaults tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station! (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of KING KONG at Waterloo Station
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

As rehearsals start today, final casting is announced for the world premiere of King Kong, who will bring terror - and laughter -  to The Vaults tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station from Thursday 22 June. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. The free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 19 and running through August 21.  (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. (more...)

BWW Review: I Got Bit by Talent at This LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by David Edward Perry - May 6, 2017

Spain Park High School Theater delivers a killer performance of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. (more...)

Daniel Clarkson's New Comedy KING KONG to Terrorise London this Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Ever since Fay Wray first charmed the great gorilla in the original 1933 film, King Kong has been a byword for epic cinema, challenging successive filmmakers to outdo the last with bigger and better special effects to impress and terrify audiences in equal measure. (more...)

Rover Dramawerks Continues 16th Season With KONG'S NIGHT OUT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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TOWARD ZERO, 'FOUR WEDDINGS' & More Set for Rover Dramawerks' Sweet 16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Rover Dramawerks has announced their SWEET 16 Season of plays "off the beaten path." Rover will present eight mainstage plays, two festivals, and a One Day Only as part of the season, plus a bonus Valentine's Day murder mystery (not included in the season). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Richard White and More to Join Michael Feinstein and Pasadena POPS at Los Angeles County Arboretum, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS kick off their one of a kind, simply cannot miss popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, June 7th with 'Feinstein's Favorites.' A POPS trademark, Feinstein brings a wealth of rare musical gems and premieres from his personal treasure hunts from archives found in basements in Brooklyn, garages in Hollywood and the personal family collections of Peggy Lee, Leo Arnaud, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle and more. Audiences of all ages will indulge in a priceless opportunity to hear these definitive performances of great songs in classic arrangements that carry a freshness and excitement in a one of a kind setting. (more...)

John Landis to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda at United Palace Screening of KING KONG, 4/27
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Legendary filmmaker John Landis will introduce a free screening of the 1933 classic KING KONG as part of the 'Sunday Movies at the United Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda' series on April 27, 2014. (more...)

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