Ben Stiller News

Greta Gerwig Replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal in MCC Theater's THE VILLAGE BIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that indie film star Greta Gerwig will now lead the cast of the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. The Village Bike will be directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home. It will premiere at The Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning May 22, 2014 with an official opening on June 10, 2014. (more...)

Carol Channing, Cher, Stephanie J. Block & More React to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Today, stars of stage and screen reacted to the passing of the stage and screen legend (more...)

Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

According to TMZ, Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)

Ben Stiller to Star in I AM CHIPPENDALES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Ben Stiller will star in 'I Am Chippendales.' Alan Ball ('True Blood,' 'Six Feet Under'), adapting the book by Rodney Sheldon, will produce and direct the film. (more...)

StyleHaul Hires Mia Goldwyn Former VP, Paramount Studios As Chief Content Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, StyleHaul, the leading multi-platform marketing solution for fashion and beauty brands with scale, announced Mia Goldwyn as the company's new Chief Content Officer, StyleHaul. StyleHaul has 138 million YouTube network subscribers and attracts 53 million monthly unique visitors. Goldwyn will assume her post in StyleHaul's Los Angeles headquarters on April 1, 2014 and report directly to Stephanie Horbaczewski, president and CEO, StyleHaul. (www.stylehaul.com) (more...)

Gersh to Represent Writer Budd Schulberg's Estate as Centennial of His Birth Approaches
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On the centennial anniversary of the legendary Academy Award winner Budd Schulberg's birth, Gersh announced today that they have signed a deal with his widow Betsy Schulberg to represent the estate of the late author and screenwriter. Though Schulberg died in 2009 at the noble age of 95, the impact of his writings and the legacy of his works are as alive today as ever during his lifetime. Gersh and Betsy Schulberg will work together to shepherd the multiple adaptations and revivals currently in preparation. (more...)

Company Freak, Jesus on the Mainline, Storm Large and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Looking ahead at Joe's Pub at The Public, now, March 24, through April 6, performances will feature: VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & DANA LYN - TRANS FORMATIVE: AN EVENING OF SONGS THAT PROPEL US - PT WALKLEY - UBU SINGS UBU - CHARLES YANG - COMPANY FREAK - JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND - BRIDGET EVERETT - NEVER SLEEP ALONE - MATES OF STATE - JESUS ON THE MAINLINE / NATALIE CRESSMAN - CARMEN SOUZA - SUSANNA - KYRA MILLER - THE STRAY BIRDS - BEN WATT W/ BERNARD BUTLER - ROY NATHANSON & SOTTO VOCE - STORM LARGE - THE LOSERS LOUNGE - CHAMPAGNE JERRY - ISLE OF KLEZBOS and EARL DAX & FRIENDS. Details below! (more...)

Patton Oswalt Heading to 'AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.'
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Oswalt, who's set to recur on Joss Whedon's series on ABC, will play 'Agent Eric Koenig, who first appeared in SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #27, was a part of Fury's original team of World War II soldiers in the comics.' (more...)

IFC Renews COMEDY BANG! BANG! for Fourth Season; Greenlights New Series from Fred Armisen
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Ahead of its annual Upfront event tonight, IFC announced a slate of new and returning comedy projects, as well as shows currently in development (more...)

VIDEO: Patton Oswalt Spoofs 'True Detective' in New Comedy Special Promo
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Patton Oswalt shared his own spoof of the hit show portraying the role Matthew McConaughey's Detective Rust Cohle. (more...)

PATTON OSWALT: TRAGEDY PLUS COMEDY EQUALS TIME Premieres 4/6 on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Two-time GRAMMY® nominee Patton Oswalt returns to Comedy Central in the network television premiere of “Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” debuting on the network on Sunday, April 6, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special will be available in advance of the on-air premiere on Tuesday, April 1 on CC: Stand-Up Direct. (more...)

Actress And Model Dree Hemingway is the New Face of Cole Haan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Cole Haan announces a multiyear partnership with Dree Hemingway, who will make her debut for the brand in its Fall 2014 advertising campaign. In addition to her collaboration on and appearance in advertising, Cole Haan and Dree Hemingway will co-create a pinnacle collection of women's footwear and handbags. (more...)

Gabourey Sidibe to Join Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Hensen in Fox's EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Just coming off of her AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN run, Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is remaining put on the small screen. (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Wahlberg to Receive MTV MOVIE AWARDS 'Generation Award'; Watch Promo
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

MTV announced today that Academy Award® nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlbergwill be honored with the MTV Generation Award at the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" for his brilliant body of work in the film and television industry. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Dayton (more...)

Stephanie McKay, Greg Proops, Murray Hill's Oscar Party and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, February 24-March 5, will feature: Fly: A Musical Tribute to Damon Intrabartolo, The Return of Radiant Baby, Stephanie McKay, Bridget Everett, Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini, Dawn Landes, Greg Laswell, Henry Wagons, The Hot Sardines, Ramya Ramana, The Greg Proops Chat Show, Schoolhouse Rock, Murray Hill Oscars Party, Kelly Joe Phelps, Shirve Alive, Queen of the Beatniks, Gia Mora & Einstein's Girl, Juan Perro and the Employee of the Month Show. Details belo (more...)

Judd Apatow to Receive 2014 PaleyFest Icon Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Paley Center for Media today announced acclaimed writer, producer, and director Judd Apatow as the recipient of the 2014 PALEYFEST Icon Award, which is named for William S. Paley, the pioneering media titan and founder of The Paley Center for Media, and recognizes individual creative achievements in television. Apatow will receive the award at a celebration hosted by Pat Mitchell, president & CEO of The Paley Center for Media on Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Center's Beverly Hills location, which will serve as the kickoff event for PALEYFEST. (more...)

Noche Flamenca, Erin Markey, Pete Seeger Sing Along and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, February 17-26, will feature performances by: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Cabaret Awards, Erin Markey, Fly: A Musical Tribute to Damon Intrabartolo, The Return of Radiant Baby, Stephanie McKay, Bridget Everett, Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini and Dawn Landes. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Poster Art for AFTER THE DARK, In Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Phase 4 Films has announced that AFTER THE DARK, formerly known as THE PHILOSOPHERS, will receive a national theatrical day-and-date release today, February 7, 2014. The film was penned and directed by John Huddles, and stars James D'Arcy, Bonnie Wright, Daryl Sabara, Sophie Lowe, Rhys Wakefield, Freddie Stroma, Maia Mitchell, Katie Findlay, Jacob Artist, and Erin Moriarty. George Zakk, Cybill Lui, and Huddles produced, with Eddy Sariaatmadja and Balaji Rao serving as executive producers. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Winter Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 02, 2014

Winter usually isn't the busiest time of year for incoming Broadway shows, but that doesn't mean that there is any lack of fresh talent making their debuts! The Broadway Winter has arrived, and while a solid number of new faces are treading the boards, dozens more are on their way in the coming months. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

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