Aaron Sorkin News

Date Of Birth:
June 09, 1961 (53)
Birth Place:
Scarsdale, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Producers Guild of American to Honor MARK GORDON with the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that prolific television and film producer Mark Gordon will be honored with the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. The award will be presented to Gordon at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. (more...)

Comedy Central Orders New Series IDIOTSITTER; Renews 'AMY SCHUMER' & Much More
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Comedy Central has given series orders to "Another Period" and "Idiotsitter" and renewed "Inside Amy Schumer," "Review" and "TripTank," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. (more...)

VIDEO: MOM's Allison Janney and Anna Faris Take on the AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Course
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Ellen Degeneres just brought MOM stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris out to her AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR course -- watch the ladies conquer the obstacles, with commentary from ANW co-hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, below! (more...)

HBO to Premiere New Seasons of 'NEWSROOM', 'COMEBACK' & GETTING ON, 11/9
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of THE NEWSROOM, THE COMEBACK and GETTING ON will debut back-to-back on SUNDAY, NOV. 9, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

2014 Emmys: Allison Janney Wins 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stage veteran Allison Janney, well known for her performance as C.J. Cregg on Aaron Sorkin's long-running political drama THE WEST WING, was the recipient of the 2014 Emmy 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series' award for her role Anna Faris' former alcoholic - and estranged - mother, 'Bonnie,' on the CBS sitcom MOM. (more...)

VIDEO: First Teaser for Final Season of HBO's THE NEWSROOM
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

HBO has released the first teaser for the final season of Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM - check it out below! (more...)

Sylvester Stallone, Seth Rogen, and More Hollywood Stars Sign Statement Against Hamas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

Almost 200 Hollywood personalities from celebrities to executives, including Aaron Sorkin, Greg Berlanti, Josh Charles, Amy Pascal, Sylvester Stallone, Seth Rogen, Kelsey Grammer, Jerry Weintraub, Ivan Reitman, and more have signed a statement criticizing Hamas. (more...)

BWW Profile: Jeff Daniels Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Aug 23, 2014

BWW takes a look at the Emmy nominated performances of some Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we look star Jeff Daniels, nominated for a second time for his work as news anchor Will MacAvoy in HBO's THE NEWSROOM. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 - October 19, 2014. The press performance is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Profiles: The Tony Nominated, Four-Time Emmy-Winning Allison Janney
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 18, 2014

In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter. (more...)

Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Volume 2 of writer and musical theater historian Jennifer Tepper's 'THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters' series is in the works, and the author just took to Twitter to announce the eight theaters featured in the second installment. Learn all the details in her announcement, plus check out the table of contents below! (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present MELISSA ARCTIC, Begin. 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of their 24th season, the West Coast Premiere of MELISSA ARCTIC written by Craig Wright and directed by Scott Alan Smith (Sovereign Body, That Good Night, Lady). MELISSA ARCTIC will preview on Sunday, September 21 at 2pm; Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm and Thursday, September 25 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 26 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 15 at The Road On Magnolia 10747 Magnolia Blvd. (inside the NoHo Senior Arts Colony) in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Goes to the Frat House in Post5 Theatre's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by Patrick Brassell - Jul 21, 2014

The lines aren't ancient at all; the dialogue makes perfect sense, the jokes become hilarious, and the physical comedy is as well-played as a Three Stooges routine. (more...)

Theater Works NewWorks WESTival Begins Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Theater Works at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts announces the opening of its NewWorks Festival "WESTival" this Friday, July 11, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FEW GOOD MEN a Compelling Courtroom Drama
by Paul Hyde - Jun 26, 2014

Centre Stage's 'A Few Good Men' is taut, muscular and sharply acted by a cast of Upstate South Carolina actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Lippa, Ray Rothrock and More at 2014 TheatreWorks Honors Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

A glittering group representing theatre and technology worlds celebrated a beautiful friendship Saturday night when TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, staged its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala June 21 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, this year paying tribute to Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) and Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus of pioneering venture capital firm Venrock. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Michael Lewis' FLASH BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has signed Aaron Sorkin to adapt the New York Times Bestseller by Michael Lewis titled Flash Boys. This will be the second project that Sorkin worked on with Sony. He also wrote the screenplay for Moneyball, which was released in 2011. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Opens Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION Today, 6/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The fifth, and final, show of Palo Alto Players' 83rd season is The Farnsworth Invention. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Moneyball, The Social Network, A Few Good Men), this fast-talking, witty drama tells the story of two men locked in an epic competition to lay claim to the most influential invention of the last century: television. (more...)

BWW Interview: Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert Talk Stage, Screen, Sorkin, and Working Together
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 11, 2014

Recently married, actors Timothy Busfield and Melisa Gilbert, now transplanted to Michigan, have had big careers so far, and huge plans upcoming. (more...)

Comedy Central Orders Two New Series, Renews INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, REVIEW & More
by TV News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Comedy Central has given series orders to “Another Period” and “Idiotsitter” and renewed “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Review” and “TripTank,” it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. In addition, Comedy Central has ordered five original digital series to be produced byCC:Studios and distributed across multiple platforms including cc.com and the recently released Comedy Central App. The digital series are “6 Guys 1 Car,” “300 Sunnyside,” “New Timers,” “Pie Guys,” “Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler” and “Team Tiger Awesome” and they will premiere on various dates throughout 2014. (more...)

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