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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the World Premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS: MIKE NICHOLSPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the World Premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS: MIKE NICHOLS
by Walter McBride - Jan 12, 2016

Winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys, nine Tonys, three BAFTAs and many other awards, director, actor, writer, producer and comedian Mike Nichols (November 6, 1931 - November 19, 2014) was an artistic trailblazer. As the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, Nichols and his partner Elaine May revolutionized comedy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Now, May has directed the first documentary about her former partner, Mike Nichols: American Masters, premiering Friday, January 29, 2016, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to launch the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series. BroadwayWorld was there for the NYC premiere and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Jason Biggs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's TIPPING POINTS Staged ReadingJason Biggs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's TIPPING POINTS Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

For tickets visit www.sweetchaostheater.org or call the Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400. Proceeds from the event will fund home libraries for families living in low-income housing communities in Harlem in association with LitWorld. (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Ends Extended Run on Broadway TodayLarry David's FISH IN THE DARK Ends Extended Run on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy Fish In the Dark, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, closes today, Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Alexander in FISH IN THE DARK!Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Alexander in FISH IN THE DARK!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander recently assumed the role of 'Norman Drexel' in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Alexander steps into the role created by David in the comedy about a death in the family. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). Below, check out new production shots of Alexander in action! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 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: The pre-Broadway engagement of BEACHES opens in the Windy City and more! (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Extends for Two More Weeks on BroadwayLarry David's FISH IN THE DARK Extends for Two More Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

USA Network Welcomes Transgender Teen Nicole Maines for ROYAL PAINS Episode TonightUSA Network Welcomes Transgender Teen Nicole Maines for ROYAL PAINS Episode Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Transgender teen Nicole Maines makes her acting debut as a guest star in ROYAL PAINS episode 704, 'The Prince of Nucleotides,' airing tonight, June 23. (more...)

VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Jason Alexander stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about returning to the Broadway stage after 25 years in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

USA Network Casts Transgender Teen Nicole Maines for Special ROYAL PAINS EpisodeUSA Network Casts Transgender Teen Nicole Maines for Special ROYAL PAINS Episode
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Transgender teen Nicole Maines makes her acting debut as a guest star in ROYAL PAINS episode 704, 'The Prince of Nucleotides,' which will air on Tuesday, June 23 (more...)

BWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Montage! Jason Alexander Returns to Broadway in Larry David's Comedy PlayBWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Montage! Jason Alexander Returns to Broadway in Larry David's Comedy Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander recently assumed the role of 'Norman Drexel' in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Alexander steps into the role created by David in the comedy about a death in the family. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Sunday, July 19. Click below to watch a montage of Alexander in the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Alexander Talks FISH IN THE DARK; Performs Magic Act on 'Live'VIDEO: Jason Alexander Talks FISH IN THE DARK; Performs Magic Act on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Jason Alexander stopped by this week's 'LIVE' and spoke about taking over the lead role for Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Alexander and Larry David Talk FISH IN THE DARK on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Jason Alexander and Larry David Talk FISH IN THE DARK on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Larry David and Jason Alexander stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk to Jimmy about their Broadway play Fish in the Dark. (more...)

SEINFELD Star Jason Alexander Returns to Broadway in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK TonightSEINFELD Star Jason Alexander Returns to Broadway in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander returns to Broadway tonight, June 9 when he assumes the role of Norman Drexel in Larry David's hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Mr. Alexander steps into the role created by Mr. David in the comedy about a death in the family. Larry David will play his final performance in FISH IN THE DARK on Sunday, June 7. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Sunday, July 19. (more...)

Glenne Headly Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in FISH IN THE DARK TonightGlenne Headly Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in FISH IN THE DARK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning tonight, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK Sets Rush PolicyBroadway's FISH IN THE DARK Sets Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

A $35 rush policy will be launched on Tuesday, June 9th when Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander assumes the role of Norman Drexel in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). A limited number of rush tickets will be available the day of the performance at the box office of the Cort Theatre. The $35 rush tickets will be limited to 2 per person and will be available when the box office opens. (more...)

BWW TV: Jason Alexander Surprises Larry David Onstage at FISH IN THE DARKBWW TV: Jason Alexander Surprises Larry David Onstage at FISH IN THE DARK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2015

            Tony Award winner Jason Alexander, who joins the cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK on Tuesday, June 9, surprised the author and star of the hit comedy with a cameo appearance during the Thursday, June 4 performance at the Cort Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Alexander Surprises Larry David with Cameo Appearance at Last Night's FISH IN THE DARKPhoto Flash: Jason Alexander Surprises Larry David with Cameo Appearance at Last Night's FISH IN THE DARK
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Tony Award winner Jason Alexander, who joins the cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK on Tuesday, June 9, surprised the author and star of the hit comedy with a cameo appearance during the Thursday, June 4 performance (more...)

BWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Finds Its New Larry David! Jason Alexander Begins Rehearsals!BWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Finds Its New Larry David! Jason Alexander Begins Rehearsals!
by TV - Press Previews - May 30, 2015

Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Alexander and the rest of the company met the press earlier this week to talk about the cast switch-up and you can check out all the interviews below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 23-29THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 23-29
by - May 29, 2015

Still trying to perfect your 2015 Tony Awards scorecard? Ate way too many Schmackary's cookies at Broadway Bakes this week and you are just coming out of a sugar coma? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

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