Bill Irwin News

Date of Birth: April 11, 1950 (65)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media.†To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)

Composer/Musician Wayne Horvitz Releases New Album Inspired by Poet Richard HugoComposer/Musician Wayne Horvitz Releases New Album Inspired by Poet Richard Hugo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Known for his multifaceted musical personality, composer/musician†Wayne Horvitz†ventures into progressively-inclined acoustic jazz and ultra-modern classicism in his latest album,†Some Places Are Forever Afternoon.†Written in honor of†the iconic Northwest poet Richard Hugo (1923-82),†Some Places Are Forever Afternoon†is a full-length suite of 12 compositions influenced by different poems of Hugo's. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray TodaySan Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's quintessentially American masterpiece Show Boat comes to full life in a new DVD/Blu-ray recording from San Francisco Opera to be released by EuroArts Music International today, June 30, 2015. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out TodaySan Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

A new SHOW BOAT sails onto Blu-ray! (more...)

TCG Honors Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference This WeekendTCG Honors Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland this weekend,†June 18-20, the following awards will be presented: (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

BROADWAY RISING STARS Set for The Town Hall, 7/13BROADWAY RISING STARS Set for The Town Hall, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Town Hall presents†Broadway Rising Stars: a national showcase that introduces New York audiences to the next generation of up-and-coming talent as chosen by a panel of discerning judges from among the most outstanding new graduates from schools such as the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, CAP21, Circle in the Square Theatre School, Marymount Manhattan College, The New School, NYU's Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and other acclaimed institutions.†The 2015†Rising Stars†is spearheaded by Scott Siegel, creator/writer/host of Town Hall's beloved†Broadway by the Year†series. Nightlife-winner Scott Coulter directs and acclaimed singer/songwriter Howard Fishman provides musical direction. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight,†June 15, through June†21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.† (more...)

Ananda Bena-Weber Brings Solo Show to Z Below, Now thru 6/14Ananda Bena-Weber Brings Solo Show to Z Below, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Actor, dancer and clown Ananda Bena-Weber returns to San Francisco, her hometown, this June in a two-week engagement of her original solo showFANCIFOOL!. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray, June 30San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray, June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's quintessentially American masterpiece Show Boat comes to full life in a new DVD/Blu-ray recording from San Francisco Opera to be released by EuroArts Music International on June 30, 2015. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT Begins Next MonthL.A. Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Raucously witty and devilishly ribald, love and money are at stake in David Ives' hilarious, rhyming 'translaptation' of The Heir Apparent by Jean-Francois Regnard. Comedic director extraordinaire Matt Walker directs the Los Angeles premiere of Regnard's newly rediscovered 18th century comic masterpiece for a June 19 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews are set for June 17 and 18. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/30San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/30
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2015

A new SHOW BOAT sails onto Blu-ray! (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic†My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The MarshGeoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Marsh has announced award-winning actor/playwright Geoff Hoyle's newest solo show Lear's Shadow will extend, with continuing performances through June 27. It may be business-as-usual when great tragedians such as Laurence Olivier, Sir Ian McKellen, and Paul Scofield perform in King Lear, but this time a great†clown tackles Shakespeare's masterpiece. Audiences experience†King Lear†like never before as the Jester (played by Hoyle), recently unemployed, tells his side to Shakespeare's most tragic, cosmic, and human of stories in this poignant solo performance. Lear's Shadow, written in collaboration with and directed by the master of the solo form David Ford, will run Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm through May 30. Beginning June 4, Lear's Shadow will be performed Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh (1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco).† For tickets ($20-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

HYPOCRITES & STRIPPERS Set for Downtown Urban Theater Festival at HERE TonightHYPOCRITES & STRIPPERS Set for Downtown Urban Theater Festival at HERE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The hilarious one-woman tour de force HYPOCRITES & STRIPPERS will be part of Downtown Urban Theater Festival at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013) tonight, May 21 at 8:30 PM--one night only. (more...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This WeekendDavid Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This WeekendDavid Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating a quarter century of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts through innovative performance, education and outreach programs, welcomes 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee Gala. This special evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, takes place July 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. (more...)

ARMS AND THE MAN Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeARMS AND THE MAN Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

The Old Globe†presents†George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, helmed by celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

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