CINDY KAZA’S NOT SUPPOSED TO (BUT SHE DOES, WITH OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON AND JOE DELEAULT) “I love writing love songs,” Ernest said. “And I love Cindy Kaza, nuff said.” This is the third one Ernest has done with Cindy, but it’s really more like the eighth since a song he wrote with his buddies Mark Sparky Elbaum and Dave Henderson they had Cindy record six different times in six different genres. Ernest used Make
AND A MEADOW FULL OF MUSICIANS SINGING FOR ‘TIME AND CHARGES’ TIME AND CHARGES is all about going home. There’s a lot of nostalgia in the movie, from the 64 cop car to the mysterious clues leading Ernest’s character Jeremiah back to his roots, to his long lost compatriots, and to the daughter he never knew he had. There’s no amount of incisive dialogue or brilliant cinematography that can tell the story as effectively as music
DIRECTOR FINDS NEW HAMPSHIRE IS PERFECT SPOT FOR MAKING MOVIE, TEACHING AND FILMMAKING by George Pelletier ~ There are few erudite men who couldn’t be less intrigued by the Hollywood propaganda machine than award-winning writer and director Ernest Thompson. Huddled in New Hampton with a roster of Boston actors, unknown acting students, crew members and his production company, Whitebridge Farm, Thompson is about as far away from the box-office mentality of Tinseltown as any
MIGHTY SAM McCLAIN RECORDS ‘FIND THE SUN’ FOR ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW MOVIE Because many of the central characters in Time and Charges met and matriculated in the Age of Aquarius, Ernest wanted to create a song that could echo the idealism of the 60s but speak to the 21st Century as well. As the lyrics began to present themselves – When the fires rage, when the skies burn brown, when the buildings shake and come tumbling down
The 2005 Tony Awards will air Sunday. James Earl Jones has been nominated for best actor for his role in the Broadway play On Golden Pond. His leading lady is acting veteran Leslie Uggams. The two portray an elderly couple who visit their summer home in Maine and deal with a number of family issues. Ed Gordon visits with Jones and Uggams at Corte Theater on Broadway. To listen, click here.
Broadway.com meets the cast and creators of the 2005 Broadway revival of “On Golden Pond” which played the Cort Theatre. Interviews with James Earl Jones (“Norman Thaylor, Jr.”), Leslie Uggams (“Ethel Thaylor”), Linda Powell (“Chelsea Thaylor Wayne”), Peter Francis James (“Bill Ray”), playwright Ernest Thompson and director Leonard Foglia.
This 2001 television adaptation of the play ON GOLDEN POND, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, originally aired on April 29, 2001 and was promoted as a live television event. Directed by the Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson and filmed on a sound stage in Los Angeles, CA, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunited for the first time since starring together in the highly successful 1965 film, THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
COVER STORY by Susan King, Times staff writer ~ There is a genuine warmth, affection and playfulness between Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as they relax in Plummer’s dressing room at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The two have just completed a long day’s rehearsal for a new production of “On Golden Pond,” which is to be telecast live Sunday on CBS. (The play will be seen tape-delayed on the West Coast.) The performers
by Barbara Vancheri, Post-Gazette Staff Writer ~ When someone proposed that Christopher Plummer reunite with Julie Andrews in a production of “On Golden Pond,” he was adamant: Thanks, but no thanks. He had not seen a script but he remembered the sentimental 1981 movie starring Oscar winners Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. But then Plummer realized this “On Golden Pond” would be closer to its original stage incarnation, and he had a change of mind.
JULIE ANDREWS AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER REUNITE FOR TV’S ‘ON GOLDEN POND,’ LIVE, APRIL 29 by Kenneth Jones ~ When the beloved play, On Golden Pond, gets a live CBS television presentation with “The Sound of Music” alums Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer April 29, executive producer Craig Anderson promises the senior couple of the story will not be frail old folks. Widely known for its Academy Award-winning film version starring spunky and weathered Katharine Hepburn and Henry