Aaron Sorkin News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1961 (55)
Birth Place: Scarsdale, NY, USA
Gender: Male
ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC TheaterONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama presents MAJOR BARBARASyracuse University Department of Drama presents MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

"The greatest of evils and the worst crime is poverty," declared George Bernard Shaw in the introduction to his famous play "Major Barbara". Written in 1906, this deliciously provocative comedy is the next offering in the Syracuse University Department of Drama season. Performances in the Storch Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/Drama complex begin March 31, with the official opening night on April 1. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning MoviesBWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

Halekulani Announces Partnership with Dramatists Guild Fund, Opening Performances by Andrew LippaHalekulani Announces Partnership with Dramatists Guild Fund, Opening Performances by Andrew Lippa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Halekulani, Oahu's most acclaimed luxury hotel just steps away from Waikiki Beach, is pleased to announce its partnership with New York's renowned Dramatists Guild Fund. This partnership will encompass a series of musical performances at the hotel's fabled Lewers Lounge and will commence with two special performances by Mr. Andrew Lippa, acclaimed award-winning Broadway composer,performer, and President of the Dramatists' Guild, on March 10 and 11. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Announces 2017 DREKFEST, National Contest for the Worst Ten-Minute PlayStage Left Theatre Announces 2017 DREKFEST, National Contest for the Worst Ten-Minute Play
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Stage Left Theatre announces Drekfest 2017, which performs on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30pm at CSz Theatre, 929 W Belmont. Stage Left is proud to again partner with CSz Chicago for DrekFest 2017. CSz team members will be joining Stage Left company members and guest artists in staging the four finalists. (more...)

BWW Review: A FEW GOOD MEN at Central Florida Community ArtsBWW Review: A FEW GOOD MEN at Central Florida Community Arts
by Geoffrey Lawrence - Mar 1, 2017

In six short years, Central Florida Community Arts, has grown from a small community choir to a much larger arts organization with a school of performing arts, multiple choirs, orchestras, and a theatre season. For their second season, they have taken on A Few Good Men, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Donald Rupe, it has a few good moments. (more...)

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the PantagesMelissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that celebrated actors MELISSA GILBERT and TIMOTHY BUSFIELD are joining the cast of the Minnesota premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This one-night-only event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create six new theatrical plays within 24 hours. (more...)

Sitcom Stars Join Experts for MASTERCLASS: SEAT FILLERSSitcom Stars Join Experts for MASTERCLASS: SEAT FILLERS
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

A new comedy video premiering today on FunnyOrDie unveils the latest experts teaching wanna-be's in the original spoof, MASTERCLASS: SEAT FILLERS. The parody comes from ShowFriends and guest stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Derek Theler, 2017 People's Choice Award winners for Freeform's BABY DADDY. (more...)

BWW Interview: Donald Rupe on Directing A FEW GOOD MENBWW Interview: Donald Rupe on Directing A FEW GOOD MEN
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 21, 2017

The play, A FEW GOOD MEN, preceded the film, but bubbled up in popular culture with the line, "You can't handle the truth." BroadwayWorld Orlando chatted with Director Donald Rupe to get some perspective about bringing this play to life. (more...)

12th Annual Final Draft Awards Honorees Announced12th Annual Final Draft Awards Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Final Draft, a unit of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, now in its 26th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the selection of Robert McKee as its Hall of Fame Award honoree for the 12th annual Final Draft Awards. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement AwardJane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Asks 'What's Next?' in Musical Ode to NBC's THE WEST WINGVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Asks 'What's Next?' in Musical Ode to NBC's THE WEST WING
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

This week's THE WEST WING weekly podcast features an ode to the long-running NBC drama created by Aaron Sorkin. (more...)

BWW Preview: Courtroom Drama Starts up TBR's New YearBWW Preview: Courtroom Drama Starts up TBR's New Year
by Tara Bennett - Jan 16, 2017

A touch of Hollywood magic comes to Baton Rouge next week as local actors step into roles made famous by some of Tinseltown's biggest names. Theatre Baton Rouge will bring a gripping courtroom drama to the stage with their production of A FEW GOOD MEN. (more...)

John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street PlayhouseJohn Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of American Son, an award-winning, ripped-from-the-headlines drama, on stage February 7-26, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Gallery Players Offers Free Tickets to Military & Veterans for A FEW GOOD MENGallery Players Offers Free Tickets to Military & Veterans for A FEW GOOD MEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Gallery Players, Brooklyn's premier Off-Off Broadway Theater has announced a new ticket donation program for the USO.  For the duration of A Few Good Men, Gallery Players is donating tickets to both active duty and retired military personnel for all remaining shows.  This program gives soldiers and their families visiting New York a chance to see the Aaron Sorkin Classic.  It tells the story the gripping story of of subpar Guantanamo Bay marine PFC William Santiago who mysteriously died after his platoon mates Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and PFC Landon Downy give him a "code red."   (more...)

WEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel AwardWEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (more...)

Photo Coverage: Annette Bening & David Rockwell Honored at New York Stage and Film GalaPhoto Coverage: Annette Bening & David Rockwell Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 5, 2016

New York Stage and Film just held its annual Winter Gala honoring two titans of the entertainment industry: four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer David Rockwell. (more...)

James Patterson to Host MasterClassJames Patterson to Host MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Online education platform MasterClass announces today that the world's bestselling author, James Patterson, will hold a second writing competition for MasterClass students. MasterClass invites aspiring authors across the nation to put their skills to the test for a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with the bestselling writer. Earlier this year, Patterson selected another student from his MasterClass, Kecia Bal, to co-author a book with THE DOLLS will be published in June 2017. (more...)

The Addams Family Are Coming to King'sThe Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

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