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Date of Birth: August 16, 1945 (70)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
DVR Alert: PBS's American Masters Airs Mike Nichols Documentary TonightDVR Alert: PBS's American Masters Airs Mike Nichols Documentary Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 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 tonight, January 29, 2016, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to launch the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Meryl Streep Pays Tribute to Mike Nichols in Upcoming PBS DocumentaryVIDEO: First Look - Meryl Streep Pays Tribute to Mike Nichols in Upcoming PBS Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

In PBS's upcoming AMERICAN MASTERS:MIKE NICHOLS documentary, airing Friday, January 29th, Oscar winner Meryl Streep recalls working with the acclaimed director. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Matthew Broderick & More in AMERICAN MASTERS Mike Nichols DocumentaryVIDEO: First Look - Matthew Broderick & More in AMERICAN MASTERS Mike Nichols Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Below, watch clips from the documentary including Alec Baldwin, Neil Simon, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Frank Langella remembering Mike Nichols' famous laugh and Dustin Hoffman and Paul Simon sharing stories about The Graduate. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This WinterEllen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Alley Theatre's ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL, January 28 - February 7, features six playwrights and more than 25 actors from around the country who will be presenting new work through a series of readings and workshop performances. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of Comedy Central's BROAD CITY, Premiering 2/17VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of Comedy Central's BROAD CITY, Premiering 2/17
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BROAD CITY is back bb! Season three of the hit Comedy Central series returns with ten all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

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...)

Comedy Central Renews 'Broad City' for Fourth and Fifth SeasonsComedy Central Renews 'Broad City' for Fourth and Fifth Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Yaaaas Kweens! The ball has dropped and the broads of NYC are kicking off 2016 in a big way! Comedy Central has renewed the critically-acclaimed scripted series “Broad City” for a fourth and a fifth season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central. (more...)

Comedy Central Gives BROAD CITY Multi-Season RenewalComedy Central Gives BROAD CITY Multi-Season Renewal
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Yaaaas Kweens! The ball has dropped and the broads of NYC are kicking off 2016 in a big way! Comedy Central has renewed the critically-acclaimed scripted series BROAD CITY for a fourth and a fifth season (more...)

SONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 LineupSONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Alley Theatre announces the full line-up for the inaugural Alley All New Festival, featuring recent additions - Songs from Mrs. Mannerly, a musical in progress, music by Michael Moricz, lyrics by Jack Murphy, based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd; The Harassment of Iris Malloy by Zak Berkman, directed by Alley Resident Assistant Director Brandon Weinbrenner and a special Early Draft Preview, featuring works in progress by Kenneth Lin and Janine Nabers.  (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Mike Nichols Documentary 1/29THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Mike Nichols Documentary 1/29
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

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. (more...)

Scarlett Johansson to Receive 2016 Renaissance Award From Gene Siskel Film CenterScarlett Johansson to Receive 2016 Renaissance Award From Gene Siskel Film Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will celebrate one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses when it pays tribute to Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson, Saturday, June 11, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson St.). 'Celebrate Scarlett' will pay tribute to Johansson's accomplishments as an actor as well as give attendees the opportunity to hear an intimate conversation providing insights into her creative process and influences, favorite roles, upcoming projects and more. A retrospective of film clips from some of her most memorable performances will accompany the conversation highlighting her illustrious career. The evening will culminate with the presentation of the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award to Johansson by SAIC President Dr. Walter E. Massey and GSFC Advisory Board Chair Ellen Sandor. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Read 'Love Letter' to Brian Dennehy at TCG Gala Next WeekNathan Lane to Read 'Love Letter' to Brian Dennehy at TCG Gala Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Who wouldn't want to see this? BroadwayWorld has learned that Nathan Lane will read a love letter to Brian Dennehy onstage at Threatre Communications Group's gala this coming Monday, November 9, 2015 at The Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum Sign On to Upcoming Wes Anderson FilmBryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum Sign On to Upcoming Wes Anderson Film
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Wes Anderson will reunite with three of his 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' collaborators, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban and Edward Norton for his next film, a stop-motion animation project. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Host First Annual Alley All New Festival in 2016Alley Theatre to Host First Annual Alley All New Festival in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Artistic Director Gregory Boyd is pleased to announce the first annual Alley All New Festival,  January 28 - February 7, 2016, featuring new plays by Karen Hartman, Boo Killebrew, NSangou Njikam (aka Glenn Gordon) and Lawrence Wright. All presentations are free and open to the public. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Larry Kramer & More Will Be Featured at 16th Annual New Yorker FestivalLin-Manuel Miranda, Larry Kramer & More Will Be Featured at 16th Annual New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

On October 2, 3, and 4, 2015, The New Yorker will present its sixteenth annual Festival, a three-day celebration that brings to life the magazine's rich reporting and incisive cultural coverage, plus live performances, film previews, and one-of-a-kind excursions throughout New York City. Drawing together an acclaimed and exciting group of writers, artists, and thinkers from a range of fields-including film, music, television, politics, architecture, science, food, and literature-the Festival is New York City's foremost cultural event of the season. (more...)

Milly Shapiro, Joshua Colley and More Bring YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to 54 Below TonightMilly Shapiro, Joshua Colley and More Bring YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

A school favorite comes to 54 Below! (more...)

Paul Haggis Discusses Show Me a Hero, Debuting Sunday on HBOPaul Haggis Discusses Show Me a Hero, Debuting Sunday on HBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

From David Simon (HBO's “Treme” and “The Wire”) and Paul Haggis (“Crash”), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by two parts on both of the subsequent Sundays – Aug. 23 and 30 – at the same time. (more...)

David Simon Talks Upcoming HBO Miniseries SHOW ME A HERODavid Simon Talks Upcoming HBO Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

From David Simon (HBO's 'Treme' and 'The Wire') and Paul Haggis ('Crash'), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CYMBELINE in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CYMBELINE in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 11, 2015

The Public Theater presents Cymbeline, the second show of The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Directed by Tony Award winnerDaniel Sullivan and featuring the previously announced Hamish Linklater as Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Lily Rabe as Imogen, Cymbeline runs through Sunday, August 23, and opened last night, August 10. The Public began the Free Shakespeare in the Park season with THE TEMPEST. (more...)

Oy Vey! David Schwimmer to Produce TV Pilot About Orthodox JewsOy Vey! David Schwimmer to Produce TV Pilot About Orthodox Jews
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

David Schwimmer is producing a new TV pilot which will follow 'ultra Orthodox Jews who live in the insular community of Fishkill, New York.' (more...)

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