Bob Balaban News

Date of Birth: August 16, 1945 (71)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINEThe Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents the music theater production Schick Machine September 23-25 on San Francisco's Z Space Main Stage prior to tour. Directed by Rinde Eckert virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick inhabits a fantastical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures - including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Field of Flowers and the Peacock (a deconstructed pipe organ). After the performance, the audience is invited onstage to engage and explore a kind of audio "maker" sound and visual domain. The production was described at its debut as 'fresh and surprising...often mind-blowing' LA Times (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing and More Read Eugene Pack's POETS OF AMITYVILLE in The HamptonsPhoto Flash: Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing and More Read Eugene Pack's POETS OF AMITYVILLE in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Treat Williams and more appeared in an all-star staged benefit reading of Poets of Amityville, a new play by Drama Desk Award-winner & Emmy Award-nominated writer Eugene Pack which took place on Sunday, August 28th at Guild Hall in The Hamptons. Scroll down for photos from the reading! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for Christopher Guest's MASCOTSVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for Christopher Guest's MASCOTS
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Check out the trailer and key art for MASCOTS, premiering on October 13 in select theaters and everywhere Netflix is available. (more...)

VIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key & Bob Balaban Help John Oliver Explain Crooked Auto Lenders on LAST WEEKVIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key & Bob Balaban Help John Oliver Explain Crooked Auto Lenders on LAST WEEK
by - Aug 15, 2016

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban helped John Oliver show exactly how! (more...)

Christopher Guest's MASCOTS to Launch on Netflix on 10/13; New Poster ArtChristopher Guest's MASCOTS to Launch on Netflix on 10/13; New Poster Art
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

MASCOTS is a new comedy from Christopher Guest, director of Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT This AugustHBO to Debut Documentary HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

In 1962, French New Wave auteur François Truffaut spent a week in Hollywood with his idol, Alfred Hitchcock, discussing the director's rich and extensive body of work, including “Psycho” and “Vertigo.” (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2016

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW began performances on May 24 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production officially opened last night, June 13 and will run through Sunday, June 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary, totake place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (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 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...)

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