Michael Ritchie
Michael Ritchie
Michael Ritchie is the artistic director of Center Theatre Group, overseeing the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
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A Look at the Resurgence of Williamstown Theatre Festival
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
With Living on Love opening tonight, I thought it was a good time to write about the resurgence of Williamstown Theatre Festival. This season alone has seen three productions -- The Elephant Man, Living on Love and The Visit -- which began life on the Williamstown stage taking a Broadway bow. Now people are going to say there was no need for Williamstown to make a comeback, because it never went anywhere, but let me lay out my case below. When I began really following theater, Williamstown was the place to go if you wanted to see high-quality starry productions in a bucolic regional theater setting. Gwyneth Paltrow won an Oscar; she went to Williamstown. From 1999-2002, six Williamstown production graced the Broadway stage. Many others were noteworthy enough to bring New Yorkers in droves. That was all under artistic director Michael Ritchie. In 2004, Ritchie left to become the artistic director of Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group. Roger Rees (The Visit's male lead) took over an ...
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Center Theatre Group headed for fifth straight budget deficit
LATimes - over 3 years
Center Theatre Group's Michael Ritchie and Edward Rada say they expect a $500,000 loss. As the nonprofit's nest egg shrinks, it needs a fundraising push. By some measures, L.A.'s Center Theatre Group is the busiest nonprofit stage company in the nation — and it's the biggest by far outside Manhattan. But now this theatrical giant is in serious need of more than a little help from its friends.
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Kate Burton: Books, theater run in family
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Kate Burton: Books, theater run in family For about 10 years, you could usually find a book narrated by Kate Burton on the best-seller lists. Burton will step in as host, replacing the show's founder and host, Isaiah Sheffer, who died last month, when "Selected Shorts" is performed at Berkeley Repertory Theatre this weekend. Burton, who will read Edna O'Brien's "Violets," will be joined by Linda Lavin, Michael Imperioli (of "The Sopranos" fame) and René Auberjonois, who has a long history with Bay Area theater stretching back to the early days of American Conservatory Theater. Like so many stage actors, and because she excels at disappearing into character roles, Burton wasn't well known on a national level until she got a regular gig on TV. The first was the recent publication of his diaries; the second was a much-reviled Lifetime TV movie called "Liz & Dick" about his two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor. Burton would rather talk about the image of her fat ...
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Kim Morgan: Four Men, Forty Years, Unforgettable: Deliverance
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Because they're building a dam across the Cahulawassee River. They're gonna flood a whole valley, Bobby, that's why. Dammit, they're drownin' the river...Just about the last wild, untamed, unpolluted, unfucked up river in the South. Don't you understand what I'm saying?...They're gonna stop the river up. There ain't gonna be no more river. There's just gonna be a big, dead lake...You just push a little more power into Atlanta, a little more air-conditioners for your smug little suburb, and you know what's gonna happen? Were gonna rape this whole god-damned landscape. Were gonna rape it." -- Lewis (Burt Reynolds) John Boorman's Deliverance is a seminal picture from that plays just as jolting, powerful and oddly beautiful today. Released in 1972, the movie was a shocker, not solely for the infamous rape scene that's haunted men and women for decades, but for its bold choice of layering its story with such darkness and soul wrenching detail. With a screenplay adapt ...
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First Night: The Ides Of March - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Adapted from the play Farragut North, by Beau Willimon, the film harks back to the character-driven political thrillers that Michael Ritchie and Alan J Pakula used to make in the early 1970s during the Watergate era – films like The Candidate and The
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College sport: First-timers blaze into winter-fest history - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Goals scored by Hamish Wu, captain Ben Horne and Michael Ritchie laid the foundation for Kings' first triumph in the tournament contested by the top 16 boys' schools in the country. It was the school's fifth Rankin Cup victory following wins in 1980
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LA's onetime Latino theater project assessed in new book - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
The narrative goes on to recount the 2005 decision by Michael Ritchie to eliminate the Taper's play development programs after he replaced CTG founding artistic director Gordon Davidson. And it offers an assessment of LA theater in subsequent years,
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Kyles win MacAulay Cup - Inverness Courier
Google News - over 5 years
But with just seconds remaining, Roddy MacDonald sprinted on to a crossfield ball to fire a 20-yard drive beyond Michael Ritchie in the 'More goal. Newtonmore fans were left in disbelief as for long periods of the match they looked on course to
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As He Turns 75, Thoughts on the Legacy of Robert Redford - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Ritchie's underrated debut film finally gets a first-rate DVD release from the Criterion Collection, and not a moment too soon. Racer holds up beautifully, thanks to a script that dispenses with all the sports movie clichés about hero athletes,
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Why Cultural Literacy Is Dying - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Those hallowed artifacts -- the Thomas Pynchon novel and the Michael Ritchie film -- had a place in earlier social environments. While they may one day resurface as relevant, they are now chiefly of interest to cultural historians
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Stoddart softens blow for Kilmallie - Aberdeen Press and Journal
Google News - over 5 years
And Newtonmore will be without goalkeeper Michael Ritchie as they face Inveraray to try to take the Eilean side in to this final for the first time in 21 years. Both ties are due to be played at Spean Bridge, with Newtonmore v Inveraray at 12.45pm and
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Hidden Gems in Netflix Streaming: Smile and The Golden Child - SF Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bucky Sinister Michael Ritchie's best known film is The Bad News Bears. The film is much bigger than his own legacy. While almost everyone can reference the film, only film buffs know who directed it. What's not very well known is Smile, a film about a
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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Google News - over 5 years
Anthony Michael Ritchie, 20, of 403 Emerson St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to access device issued to another who did not authorize use and theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to probation for two years, was ordered to undergo a drug and
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Building tax in Pembrokeshire national park will 'kill rural investment stone ... - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Ritchie, MD of housing developer Dragonsway Wales Ltd, said the move would bring a halt to the development of homes for locals. “Although this is a decision that will affect single-builds, we believe that in times of economic difficulty such as
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High Tech Gadgets Get First Cradle-to-Grave Electronics Recycling Program in - Newsday (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Media contact: Michael Ritchie Program Director E-World Online o: (760) 599-0888 x217 michael.ritchie@eworldrecyclers.com Rebecca Chappell Account Executive (W)right On Communications o: (858) 755-5411 rchappell@wrightoncomm.com Copyright 2011 The
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Ritchie pays for moment of stupidity - Aberdeen Press and Journal
Google News - over 5 years
NEWTONMORE goalkeeper Michael Ritchie will be suspended for shinty's Camanachd Cup semi-final and Kingussie defender Ian Borthwick is out for seven weeks after breaking two bones in his foot. That was the aftermath to Saturday's Badenoch derby in which
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Youth travel - Chatham Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Mitchell DeJong knocked in two runs with a double and two singles, Dylan Haddock added three singles and two RBIs, Michael Ritchie had a single and an RBI, and Nolan Topping and Austin Haddock had the other RBIs. Reliever Jordan DeHaw fanned three in
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Sports Briefs - Chatham Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Casey Reaume and Michael Ritchie each had two RBIs and a double. McCready and winning pitcher Doran also had two hits apiece. Wiseman was the game MVP. The Chatham Diamonds went 3-2 at the Hall of Fame Classic 'AAA' tournament in St. Marys on the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Ritchie
    FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 47
    On January 1, 2005 Ritchie joined Center Theatre Group as artistic director.
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  • 2002
    Age 44
    In 2002, the Williamstown Theatre Festival was the recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 38
    In 1996, Ritchie was appointed producer of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
    More Details Hide Details New plays that began their lives in Williamstown and moved on to off-Broadway runs under his direction include Corners by David Rabe, Far East by A.R. Gurney, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick, Chaucer in Rome by John Guare, The Glimmer Brothers (Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine) by Warren Leight and The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan. American premieres during this time include The Late Middle Classes by Simon Gray, Misha's Party by Richard Nelson, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness, Under the Blue Sky by David Eldridge and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan by Arthur Miller. Rediscovered American classics include Dead End, Johnny on the Spot, Street Scene and, 50 years after it was first presented on Broadway -- The Man Who Had All the Luck by Arthur Miller, a production that moved to Broadway and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the year's 10 Best Productions in 2002.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 27
    They married in 1985 and have two children, a son, Morgan, born in 1988 and a daughter, Charlotte, born in 1998.
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  • 1980
    Age 22
    Ritchie began his professional career in the theatre in 1980 as a production stage manager in New York.
    More Details Hide Details Over the next 15 years, he stage-managed more than 50 shows on and off-Broadway including productions at Lincoln Center Theater, Circle in the Square, Circle Rep, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, New York City Center and the National Actors Theatre. Among the notable productions he stage managed were Our Town with Spalding Gray and Eric Stoltz, Timon of Athens with Brian Bedford, Heartbreak House with Rosemary Harris and Rex Harrison, Candida with Joanne Woodward, You Never Can Tell with Uta Hagen and Philip Bosco, Arms and the Man with Kevin Kline and Raul Julia, A Streetcar Named Desire (two productions: one with Blythe Danner, Aidan Quinn and Frances McDormand, and the other with Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin and James Gandolfini) and Present Laughter with George C. Scott, Nathan Lane, Christine Lahti, Jim Piddock, and Kate Burton.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on October 17, 1957.
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