Aaron Sorkin News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1961 (54)
Birth Place: Scarsdale, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Geffen Playhouse's 'Backstage' Fundraiser, Honoring Morgan Freeman & Jeff Skoll, Grosses More Than $1.4 MillionGeffen Playhouse's 'Backstage' Fundraiser, Honoring Morgan Freeman & Jeff Skoll, Grosses More Than $1.4 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Sunday's Backstage at the Geffen, star-studded fundraiser at the Geffen Playhouse and the pre-show host committee dinner grossed over $1.4 million for the Geffen Playhouse's education, outreach and artistic initiatives.  Norman Lear presented the Distinction in Service Award to social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll.  Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn presented the Distinction in Theater Award to Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman. (more...)

How Does Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Do Broadway? By 'Sprinting Face First into the Wall 8 Times a Week'How Does Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Do Broadway? By 'Sprinting Face First into the Wall 8 Times a Week'
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet. (more...)

HAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Production Deal with Universal TelevisionHAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Production Deal with Universal Television
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Universal Television has signed a deal with esteemed 'Hamilton' producer Jeffrey Seller and producing partner Flody Suarez to produce upcoming projects for the studio, it was announced today. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016
by - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From BLACKBIRD to THE NEWSROOM - Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Shares Advice for Actors!Backstage with Richard Ridge: From BLACKBIRD to THE NEWSROOM - Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Shares Advice for Actors!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet. (more...)

VIDEO: Chelsea Handler &  Peter Krause Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Chelsea Handler & Peter Krause Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James tried his hand at matchmaker, surprising staff member Tiffany by setting up a game of live Tinder, with some dating advice from Chelsea Handler. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The new edition of THEATER TALK presents an interview with actor Jeff Daniels, now appearing opposite Michelle Williams in the revival of David Harrower's gripping play, Blackbird, on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Reveals Artwork for Live Production of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN!Photo Flash: NBC Reveals Artwork for Live Production of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

At today's upfront presentation, NBC debuted the artwork for its upcoming live presentation of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN, set to air in early 2017. Check it out below! (more...)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Set for Theatre Royal GlasgowTHE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Set for Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following its hugely successful launch last year, Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 21 until Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain in Talks to Lead MOLLY'S GAME Movie, Directed by Aaron SorkinIdris Elba, Jessica Chastain in Talks to Lead MOLLY'S GAME Movie, Directed by Aaron Sorkin
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

Stage and screen vets Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain are in talks to lead playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut MOLLY'S GAME, based on Molly Pope's high-stakes poker memoir. (more...)

VIDEO: Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford Make a 'West Wing' Entrance on JAMES CORDENVIDEO: Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford Make a 'West Wing' Entrance on JAMES CORDEN
by - May 5, 2016

Excited for former 'West Wing' stars Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford to be on the show, James Corden took a very Aaron Sorkin approach to his monologue on last night's LATE LATE SHOW. (more...)

TexARTS Sets 2016-17 Theatre SeasonTexARTS Sets 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, those fabulous girl groups of the 50's and 60's and an Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama will light up the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre during the 2016 - 2017 Professional Series.  (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 SeasonNINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

VIDEO: Allison Janney Reprises Iconic WEST WING Role in the Actual West WingVIDEO: Allison Janney Reprises Iconic WEST WING Role in the Actual West Wing
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Before actual White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest showed up to reclaim his duties, Janney shot off a number of references from the long running show, including the promise of a performance of The Jackal should anyone 'who remembers or cares.' Check out her appearance, via ABC, below! (more...)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION to Launch UK Tour, Aug. 30THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION to Launch UK Tour, Aug. 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Following its hugely successful launch last year Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 from 30th August at Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

Naomi Livingstone Will Now Lead BUTTERFLY as Part of Brits Off BroadwayNaomi Livingstone Will Now Lead BUTTERFLY as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Due to an injury sustained in a bicycle accident, Nicola Daley reluctantly has to pull out of Ramesh Meyyappan's BUTTERFLY, which is receiving its NYC premiere at Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Naomi Livingstone (Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention at Sydney's New Theatre) will step into the role for the Brits Off Broadway run. (more...)

Offstage Drama Divides Community Over Annual Alabama Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDOffstage Drama Divides Community Over Annual Alabama Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2016

An annual production to raise funds for a local museum now benefits a non-profit set up by Harper Lee. (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron At Work on Flint Water Crisis Film for LifetimeCraig Zadan & Neil Meron At Work on Flint Water Crisis Film for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are working on a television film for Lifetime based on the drinking water contamination disaster in Flint, Michigan. (more...)

Can You Handle the Truth? History of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MENCan You Handle the Truth? History of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Emmy and Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, the creator and mastermind behind the beloved NBC drama 'The West Wing,' is returning to the network with a live presentation of A FEW GOOD MEN, set to air in early 2017. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/31/2016 - THE CRUCIBLE, TUCK EVERLASTING and More!Broadway AM Report, 3/31/2016 - THE CRUCIBLE, TUCK EVERLASTING and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 31, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE CRUCIBLE and TUCK EVERLASTING bow on Broadway! (more...)

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