Bill Irwin News

Date Of Birth:
April 11, 1950 (64)
Birth Place:
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender:
Male
Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

2014 Winner of the Terrence McNally New Play Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company is pleased to announce Martin Zimmerman as the recipient of the third Terrence McNally New Play Award for the development of his play Let Me Count The Ways. The Terrence McNally New Play Award is a cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art. The Award will also include a year of development support at PTC, including readings as well as administrative support and networking to help manage the future of the play beyond its time at PTC. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - New Poster Art for Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - May 06, 2014

A new teaser poster has been released for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film INTERSTELLAR has been revealed. Check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 30, 2014

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New York's Signature Theatre to Receive 2014 Regional Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that it will present the 2014 Regional Theatre Award to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. The 2014 Tony Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER at The Marsh Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Marsh announces that Geoff Hoyle's hit solo show GEEZER will extend at The Marsh Berkeley through April 26, following its current sold-out run previously scheduled to close March 1. This vivid look at NOT "going gentle into that good night" by one of the era's most acclaimed physical comedy actors will play Thursdays at 8pm and Todays at 5pm at The Marsh Berkeley Main Stage, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($25-$50), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All proceeds from the final performance Today, April 26 (tickets $50-$100, include reception) will benefit The Marsh. (more...)

SuperGroup, Nichole Canuso Dance, NAKA Dance Theater and More Set for Velocity's SCUBA 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Velocity's SCUBA 2014 features performances by four nationally emerging talents in contemporary dance: Minneapolis's 'excessively smart, super imaginative' SuperGroup, Philadelphia bright light Nichole Canuso Dance Company in a solo work influenced by her mentor renowned British movement/theater artist Wendy Houstoun, and San Francisco's NAKA Dance Theater performance inspired by their research trip to Northern Japan in response to Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. PLUS a SCUBA-commissioned world premiere, Paraphrase, by Seattle's own Elia Mrak + Erica Badgeley, (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

A.C.T. kicks off its 2014-15 season with the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats (September 10-October 5, 2014), starring Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Using music, technology, and movement - plus a few other tricks up their sleeves - Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theater for generations old and new. Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats was the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon, which set A.C.T. box office records during its sold-out 1998 run and their return engagement in 2001. Press night for Old Hats will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (more...)

CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its acclaimed production of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, will extend through Sunday, May 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT features Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 16, 2014

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Annette Bening to Join John Lithgow in KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Showbiz411 writes that Annette Bening is allegedly in talks for the role of 'Goneril' opposite John Lithgow in KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park in New York City this summer. (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 14, 2014

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Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 11, 2014

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Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 09, 2014

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Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 09, 2014

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Mike Judge's SILICON VALLEY, Featuring Christopher Evan Welch, to Air 4/6 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Mike Judge ('Office Space,' 'Beavis & Butt-head,' 'King of the Hill') brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in the new comedy series SILICON VALLEY. The series features late stage and screen actor Christopher Evan Welch ('The Master', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'), who passed away on December 2, 2013 of lung cancer at the age of 48. Five and a half of the eight episodes were filmed before Welch's death and the plot will continue as planned for Season 1. (more...)

Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its popular First Look Festival, a series of one-night only staged readings, this year focusing on the remarkable work of playwright Caryl Churchill, whose plays have provoked, captivated and astounded audiences since she burst onto the scene in the late 1960s. (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 02, 2014

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Soho Rep's Spring 2014 Gala Evacuated After Venue Mishap
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Off-Broadway's Soho Repertory Theatre was forced to evacuate and cancel its Spring 2014 gala last night, March 31, after a support beam of the second floor balcony at the Angel Orensanz Center cracked around 7:15 p.m. According to New York Magazine, the floor began to sag on the left side of the balcony at the Lower East Side synagogue. (more...)

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