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Date of Birth: August 16, 1945 (70)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Scarlett Johansson to Receive 2016 Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film CenterScarlett Johansson to Receive 2016 Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

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 honors Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson (more...)

Nigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire AwardsNigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film, takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

Andrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works FestivalAndrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 29 - May 1. THE READINGS ARE FREE. Reserve seats online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Hillary Clinton's Full Guest Appearance in Last Night's BROAD CITYVIDEO: Watch Hillary Clinton's Full Guest Appearance in Last Night's BROAD CITY
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Last night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on all-new BROAD CITY. In the episode, the girls have a freakout-worthy run-in as Ilana prepares to leave Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Tonight's Season Premiere of Comedy Central's BROAD CITYVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Tonight's Season Premiere of Comedy Central's BROAD CITY
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Comedy Central will air the BROAD CITY Season Premiere tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out All-New Season 3 Trailer for BROAD CITYVIDEO: Check Out All-New Season 3 Trailer for BROAD CITY
by - Feb 10, 2016

On February 17, Abbi and Ilana are back with new adventures, new special guests and the same unbreakable bond on Comedy Central's BROAD CITY. (more...)

PB POETRY FESTIVAL to Host Community Outreach EventsPB POETRY FESTIVAL to Host Community Outreach Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today invited local poets and poetry fans to 11 upcoming public events: (more...)

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...)

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