Aaron Sorkin News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1961 (54)
Birth Place: Scarsdale, NY, USA
Gender: Male
VIDEO: First Look- STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINEVIDEO: First Look- STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, check out this trailer for STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE, a new documentary! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender Stars in STEVE JOBS BiopicVIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender Stars in STEVE JOBS Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Below, check out the official trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, hitting theaters on October 9th! (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

Tony Nominee Andrew Lippa Elected President of The Dramatists Guild FundTony Nominee Andrew Lippa Elected President of The Dramatists Guild Fund
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that The Dramatists Guild Fund, the charitable arm of The Dramatists Guild of America, has elected Tony nominee Andrew Lippa as its new president, succeeding Gretchen Cryer, who has held the position since 2005. (more...)

Bradley Whitford to Host 35th Anniversary of A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBSBradley Whitford to Host 35th Anniversary of A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

This July 4 th, America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country's 239 th birthday as A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS welcomes Emmy and SAG Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford as host of the 35 th edition. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/2015 - ON YOUR FEET! Opens in Chicago and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/2015 - ON YOUR FEET! Opens in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 17, 2015

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: ON YOUR FEET! opens in Chicago, Broadway vets lend their talents around the country and more! (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 – 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

A FEW GOOD MEN and More Set for Reel 13's June 2015 Lineup on THIRTEENA FEW GOOD MEN and More Set for Reel 13's June 2015 Lineup on THIRTEEN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Rob Reiner's 1992 legal drama A Few Good Men makes its Reel 13 debut on THIRTEEN in June. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second StageTHE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender Stars as STEVE JOBSVIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender Stars as STEVE JOBS
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2015

Below, check out the first official look at STEVE JOBS, hitting theaters October 9th. (more...)

Flat Earth Theatre to Present Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, 6/12-27Flat Earth Theatre to Present Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, 6/12-27
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Brilliant minds go head to head in THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION by Emmy Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and The Social Network. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' THE FARNSWORTH INVENTIONPhoto Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by Jerri Shafer - May 11, 2015

It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called 'television.' Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to compelling life in The Farnsworth Invention, the play from Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Makes Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in THE WAY WE GET BY, Beginning Tonight at Second StageAmanda Seyfried Makes Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in THE WAY WE GET BY, Beginning Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production begins previews tonight, April 28, 2015 and officially opens on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO, Opening Tonight in the West EndDamian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 play American Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will run at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited, opening tonight, 27 April and playing through 27 June 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Elisabeth MossBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Elisabeth Moss
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Elisabth Moss, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at The Heidi Chronicles, how she feels about the end of Mad Men, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Elisabeth Moss Reflects on SPEED THE PLOW-  'It Was Very Difficult'BWW Interview: Elisabeth Moss Reflects on SPEED THE PLOW- 'It Was Very Difficult'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 25, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with Elisabeth Moss, currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, about her career. Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which she discusses what went on while she was in Speed the Plow in 2008, in which Jeremy Piven infamously left the production due to 'medical issues.' Check back Sunday morning (April 26, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

Gallery Players to Open THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, 5/2Gallery Players to Open THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Gallery Players' latest play takes big ideas and historical events -- who invented television and how -- and turns them into a very intimate look at two men and their race to make the impossible possible. From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, The Farnsworth Invention is equal parts character study, history lesson (albeit not 100% historically accurate), and moving drama. Premiering May 2 at 8 pm in the Roth/Resler Theater of the JCC, the play tells the story of the invention of television from the perspective of its inventor, Philo T. Farnsworth, and his rival, RCA president and early radio pioneer, David Sarnoff. (more...)


by Richard Ridge - Apr 24, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge" recently sat down with Elisabeth Moss, currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, about her career. Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which she discusses what she enjoys the most about playing the role of "Heidi" and the cast and crew. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Elisabeth MossBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Elisabeth Moss
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On Monday, April 20 (8-9:30pm), join us for a career Conversations with Elisabeth Moss currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway and moderated by Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge,' at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway). (more...)

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