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Date of Birth: June 09, 1961 (54)
Birth Place: Scarsdale, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

Zadan & Meron to Bring Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN to NBC Live in Early 2017!Zadan & Meron to Bring Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN to NBC Live in Early 2017!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

BWW has just learned that 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...)

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks Tackling Tough Subject in Broadway's BLACKBIRDVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks Tackling Tough Subject in Broadway's BLACKBIRD
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Jeff Daniels stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about tackling a tough subject matter in Broadway's BLACKBIRD. (more...)

Andrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works FestivalAndrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 29 - May 1. THE READINGS ARE FREE. Reserve seats online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Jane Krakowski, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. & Hank Azaria to Take Part in Drama League's Spring UP CLOSE SeriesJane Krakowski, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. & Hank Azaria to Take Part in Drama League's Spring UP CLOSE Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Drama League has announced its Spring 2016 'Up Close' Series, to be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca. (more...)

NERDS' Patti Murin, THE RESIDUALS' Michael Paul Smith, THE HAMILCAST's Gillian Pensavalle, BWW Staff Predict Oscar WinnersNERDS' Patti Murin, THE RESIDUALS' Michael Paul Smith, THE HAMILCAST's Gillian Pensavalle, BWW Staff Predict Oscar Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2016

Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, star of the upcoming Broadway musical NERDS, Patti Murin, will have her own Red Carpet live blog, Senior TV and Film Critic Matt Tamanini will live-blog the ceremony, we will also have a regularly updated article looking at Broadway Twitter's reactions to the broadcast, we will look back at all of the winners and the ceremony's best moments, and we will be live tweeting from @BroadwayWorld and @BWWTVWorld. (more...)

BWW's 'Some Like It Pop' Podcast Wishes, Wants, Wills, and Wagers of Oscars 2016BWW's 'Some Like It Pop' Podcast Wishes, Wants, Wills, and Wagers of Oscars 2016
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2016

Hello Pop Culture Prognosticators, it is time to turn your Office Oscar Pool in to Gary in Accounting. If you still haven't finished filling out your sheet, don't worry, 'Some Like It Pop' has you covered. In this special mini-episode, Jennifer McHugh and I discuss the six major categories (Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Picture). (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's John Gallagher Jr. Appears on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIREBWW TV: Broadway's John Gallagher Jr. Appears on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2016

Broadway's John Gallagher Jr. appears on this Thursday's WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and BWW has a sneak peek at the episode (more...)

BWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips Talks About His New Play, BURNING DESIREBWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips Talks About His New Play, BURNING DESIRE
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 23, 2016

The actor is starring in the world premiere of a play he's written, 'Burning Desire', in Connecticut. (more...)

Cast Announced for SEX WITH STRANGERS at George Street Playhouse, 3/8-27Cast Announced for SEX WITH STRANGERS at George Street Playhouse, 3/8-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Laura Eason's Sex With Strangers, which runs March 8 through March 27 at the New Brunswick theatre.  Kyle Coffman (Newsies, West Side Story on Broadway) will portray young, brash writer Ethan Kane; JoAnna Rhinehart (TV's Elementary, Damages) will play novelist and teacher Olivia Lago.  The production will be helmed by George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint. (more...)

Broadway Roundup - Februar Edition: FROZEN THE MUSICAL, Cate Blanchet und FREAKY FRIDAY MusicalBroadway Roundup - Februar Edition: FROZEN THE MUSICAL, Cate Blanchet und FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
by Iris Moebius - Feb 16, 2016

Wie schon im letzten West End Roundup erwahnt gab es uber den Jahreswechsel nicht all zu viele Neuigkeiten zu berichten, deswegen fasse ich in diesem Broadway Roundup die News der letzten 2 Monate zusammen. Dieses Mal berichte ich von Hollywoodstars wie Claire Danes und Cate Blanchet, Revivals von Broadway Klassikern wie FIDDLER ON TH ROOF und HELLO, DOLLY, sowie von neuen Adaptionen bekannter Inhalte, darunter FROZEN, SPONGEBOB, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD und FREAKY FRIDAY. Los gehts! (more...)

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