Bill Irwin News

Date of Birth: April 11, 1950 (65)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender: Male
The New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring ProgrammingThe New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The New School's newly formed College of Performing Arts, led by"firebrand" (New York Times) Executive Dean Richard Kessler, is pleased to announce winter-spring public programming highlights for the College's three schools: Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and The School of Drama. Performances will take place at the College's new performing arts hub-designed by Deborah Berke Partners at Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street)-as well as at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at University Center (63 Fifth Avenue), The Theater at the School of Drama (151 Bank Street) and venues throughout the city. Please see below for a schedule of events for each school.   (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

HBO to Debut New Drama CONFIRMATION, 4/16; Kerry Washington StarsHBO to Debut New Drama CONFIRMATION, 4/16; Kerry Washington Stars
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

   HBO has confirmed the debut date for CONFIRMATION, with the HBO Films drama scheduled to debut SATURDAY, APRIL 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and MarchSan Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and March
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera partners again with Sundance Kabuki Cinemas to present the latest installment of the San Francisco Opera Grand Opera Cinema Series for winter 2016. (more...)

SCAPIN to Run 2/19-27 at UofSC's Longstreet TheatreSCAPIN to Run 2/19-27 at UofSC's Longstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the outrageous comedy Scapin, February 19-27 at Longstreet Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/26/2016 - New Lead in NEVERLAND, PHANTOM Hits 28 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/26/2016 - New Lead in NEVERLAND, PHANTOM Hits 28 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 26, 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: FINDING NEVERLAND welcomes a new leading man, CABARET hits the road, PHANTOM marks a milestone and more! (more...)

Signature Theatre's OLD HATS, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Begins TonightSignature Theatre's OLD HATS, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Signature Theatre presents a special return engagement of OLD HATS, created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub, directed by Tina Landau. The production begins performances tonight, January 26, and will now play an extended run through April 3, 2016 with a Thursday, February 18 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

VIDEO: Classic Vaudevillians Bill Irwin and David Shiner Mix With Rising Songstress Shaina Taub in OLD HATSVIDEO: Classic Vaudevillians Bill Irwin and David Shiner Mix With Rising Songstress Shaina Taub in OLD HATS
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

It's a classic mix of old and new as the 2013 hit returns to the Signature. (more...)

Talkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERSTalkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Signature Theatre has just announced Supplemental Programming for the upcoming productions of OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS. Scroll down for information about talkbacks, book club and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/16- WAITING FOR GODOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/16- WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2016

Today in 1957 Waiting for Godot opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 6 performances. An absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, it revolves around two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere. Since its US premiere in 1956, several notable revivals have been produced, including the 1988 production featuring Robin Williams and Steve Martin, and the 2009 revival starring Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo Guests on Next 'Law & Order: SVU'VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo Guests on Next 'Law & Order: SVU'
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Below, watch a preview on next week's episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU, featuring SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo. The episode airs Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Shaina Taub Set To Clown With Old Pros Bill Irwin and David Shiner in OLD HATSVIDEO: Shaina Taub Set To Clown With Old Pros Bill Irwin and David Shiner in OLD HATS
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2016

The Jonathan Larson Grant recipient is excited to be a part of the 2013 hit's return engagement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Joshua Henry, Sheldon Harnick, Joel Grey and More Walk the NOISES OFF Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: Laura Osnes, Joshua Henry, Sheldon Harnick, Joel Grey and More Walk the NOISES OFF Red Carpet
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's NOISES OFF opened last night, January 14, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the night. Below, check out the evening's starry guests on the red carpet! (more...)

2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Held at Lincoln Center2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Held at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

It was a big night under the big top as Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, presented the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circusat the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016. For the second year, the Celebration of American Circus boasted an impressive roster of honorees, all of whom have spent decades furthering the appreciation of circus arts in America. Four prominent artists and organizations were recognized for distinguished achievements in the American circus arts. (more...)

Kerry Washington, Jennifer Hudson & More to Star in HBO Film's CONFIRMATIONKerry Washington, Jennifer Hudson & More to Star in HBO Film's CONFIRMATION
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The film details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations. (more...)

VIDEO:  Bill Irwin and David Shiner Bring Hilarious OLD HATS Back To The SignatureVIDEO: Bill Irwin and David Shiner Bring Hilarious OLD HATS Back To The Signature
by Michael Dale - Jan 7, 2016

"This is a young person's form," Bill Irwin insisted when Signature's James Houghton insisted he and Shiner create a new show together. (more...)

Signature Theatre's OLD HATS ExtendsSignature Theatre's OLD HATS Extends
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced a four week extension for the special return engagement of Old Hats, created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub, directed by Tina Landau. The production begins performances January 26 and will now play through April 3, 2016 with a Thursday, February 18 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets start at $45. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. - Sun., 11am - 6pm) or visit www.SignatureTheatre.org. (more...)

Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 OpeningsAround the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual GalaKathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala will honor Vineyard Board President and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Awards with Honoree Bill Irwin to be Held in January2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Awards with Honoree Bill Irwin to be Held in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

To honor and spotlight the distinguished achievements in the American circus arts, Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus at the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016 at 8pm. Part ceremony, part performance, the Celebration of American Circus will honor four artists and/or organizations that have been prominent in the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts across the nation, and will feature Emcee Thom Wall, with performances from a variety of breath-taking acts.  Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.circusnow.org/CELEBRATE2016. (more...)

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