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Orson Welles News

 
Date Of Birth:
May 06, 1915
Date Of Death:
October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place:
Kenosha, WI, USA
 
Date of Birth: May 06, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)

Birth Place: Kenosha, WI, USA
BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features 
VOODOO MACBETH Photo BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features VOODOO MACBETH
by Herbert Paine - Jun 12, 2021

A bold and refreshing initiative by USC School of Cinematic Arts claims the title of Welles’s legendary stage production, VOODOO MACBETH, for a full-length film that chronicles the making of the staging. The film is scheduled for showing at the Sedona International Film Festival (June 12th-20th).

92Y Online Announces Upcoming Lineup of Virtual Events Photo 92Y Online Announces Upcoming Lineup of Virtual Events
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2021

92Y has announced its upcoming lineup of virtual events.

Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre Photo Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2021

Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT's newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Will Come To Mast Mayflower Studios in June Photo THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Will Come To Mast Mayflower Studios in June
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

Rhum and Clay will at last bring their critically acclaimed adaptation of HG Wells' The War of the Worlds to MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton. This follows sold-out runs in London and in Edinburgh. 

Rose Theatre to Reopen in June Photo Rose Theatre to Reopen in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021

Rose Theatre has announced it is reopening its doors once again on 27 June 2021. Following three national lockdowns, the Rose is reopening to the public with a series of summer shows and events, including The International Youth Arts Festival by Creative Youth from 1 July 2021 and more.

BWW Review: ORSON WELLES at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Photo BWW Review: ORSON WELLES at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
by Timothy Shawver - May 5, 2021

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre debuts their new venue with ORSON WELLES, a one-man theatrical biography of the acclaimed actor/filmmaker. It’s a pleasant 80 minutes featuring Keath Hall’s expert performance of an unambitious script. 

BWW Review:  Shakespeare Theatre's BLINDNESS a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theatrical Experien Photo BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre's BLINDNESS a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theatrical Experience
by Andrew White - May 1, 2021

Director Meierjohann has choreographed Juliet Stevenson’s movements through a space as palpable as it is imaginary. The quality of the sound recording is so acute that you know exactly where she is at every moment. Stevenson’s performance is a marvel as she careens from the soothing, caring, den-mother to a shrieking, blood-soaked avenging angel, unafraid of what she has to do to survive.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Marilyn Michaels Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Marilyn Michaels
by Nicholas Adler - Apr 26, 2021

In this interview, I am lucky to uncover some new facts about the legendary funny lady, Marilyn Michaels.

Area Stage Company Presents ANNIE Reimagined Photo Area Stage Company Presents ANNIE Reimagined
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 21, 2021

It's Annie like you've never seen it before! Area Stage Company has announced its newest Mainstage professional production, performed by eight actors and no children.

Robert Fletcher, Costume Designer For Stage and Screen, Dies at 98 Photo Robert Fletcher, Costume Designer For Stage and Screen, Dies at 98
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Robert Fletcher, the prolific costume designer for both stage and screen, died in Kansas City, MO on April 5 at the age of 98.

BWW Interview: ORSON WELLES at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre ~ A Conversation with Dire Photo BWW Interview: ORSON WELLES at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre ~ A Conversation with Director Lee Cooley
by Herbert Paine - Apr 9, 2021

On April 22nd, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre brings Michael Druxman’s play, ORSON WELLES, to the stage. In advance of its upcoming premiere: a conversation with director Lee Cooley about The Great One and the production.

Student Blog: How 'Othello' Influenced A Young Black Man Photo Student Blog: How 'Othello' Influenced A Young Black Man
by Student Blogger: Cris Blak - Apr 9, 2021

One play changed my perspective on Shakespeare, theatre and the part that race plays in our creative and popular culture.

Sheffield Theatres Launches The Together Season Festival Photo Sheffield Theatres Launches The Together Season Festival
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021

Sheffield Theatres today launches The Together Season Festival, a programme of work from local artists; curated by a panel of artists, audience members and theatre representatives. The Festival of thirteen works takes place from Monday 24 May – Saturday 5 June at the Crucible Theatre.

Ralph Fiennes to Star in FOUR QUARTETS at MAST Mayflower Studios Photo Ralph Fiennes to Star in FOUR QUARTETS at MAST Mayflower Studios
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021

MAST Mayflower Studios today revealed selected highlights from its inaugural season of productions to play in their largest performance space, Studio 1. MAST has announced six performances of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets starring and directed by acclaimed actor Ralph Fiennes, in July 2021.

Mid-World Players At The Found Theatre Presents Stephen Dolginoff's PANIC: A LIVE RAD Photo Mid-World Players At The Found Theatre Presents Stephen Dolginoff's PANIC: A LIVE RADIO MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2021

With special permission from Mr, Dolginoff, MWP were able to film a one-night only, filmed production, of this comedic musical, celebrating that momentous occasion where radio became a realistic event when Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre presented the infamous radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.

The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents AN INSTITUTION by Daniel A. Takacs Photo The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents AN INSTITUTION by Daniel A. Takacs
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021

The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents AN INSTITUTION by Daniel A. Takacs and directed by Van Dirk Fisher, on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8PM EST and 5PM PST on Zoom.

10 Student Blogs to Check Out This Week - A Glee Analysis, The Queen's Gambit Musical Photo 10 Student Blogs to Check Out This Week - A Glee Analysis, The Queen's Gambit Musical & More!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 2, 2021

Our student bloggers write about how they're coping with the current global health crisis, give insight on their school's performing arts programs, share their opinions on the latest theater news, and so much more. An interview with a Broadway producer, a look into choreographing a production in the pandemic, advice to the class of 2021 and more-- read what our bloggers have written about this week!

Student Blog: Just Another Minute: An All-New Musical Celebrating Connection in An Al Photo Student Blog: Just Another Minute: An All-New Musical Celebrating Connection in An All-Virtual World
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Curnyn - Mar 25, 2021

Orson Welles once said that 'the enemy of art is the absence of limitations.' Creators of theatre, such as University of Delaware music students Tara O'Connor and Liz Vex, have proved this to be as true as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dryden Theatre Announces Reopening on April 2 Photo Dryden Theatre Announces Reopening on April 2
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2021

The Dryden Theatre has announced that it will reopen its doors on April 2, after shutting down in January 2020, first for construction, and then due to COVID-19.

Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis Will Lead TREASURE ISLAND at Theatrical Drive-in Radial  Photo Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis Will Lead TREASURE ISLAND at Theatrical Drive-in Radial Park
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021

Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis will lead a live outdoor performance and broadcast of the pirate classic Treasure Island as part of the month-long residency at the theatrical drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play.

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