Christopher Walken News

Date of Birth: March 31, 1943 (72)
Birth Place: Queens, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and Smash. Their Broadway credits include Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include Hairspray, Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun and Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of Pippin and much more. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

 In 1998, Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner became the first actresses ever nominated together for a Best Actress Tony Award, for their performance as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the original Broadway production of 'Side Show.' On September 1 & 2 at 7:00 PM, Mark Cortale will reunite the two heralded stars of that musical for his ground-breaking Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, featuring SiriusXM Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.  What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Disney D23 Expo Roundup- PETE'S DRAGON Remake, New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Songs, Ben Kingsley Set to Lead JUNGLE BOOK, and Much More!Disney D23 Expo Roundup- PETE'S DRAGON Remake, New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Songs, Ben Kingsley Set to Lead JUNGLE BOOK, and Much More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Disney's annual D23 Expo is underway this weekend with exciting announcement after announcement! (more...)

Comedian Bill Burr to Appear at Detroit's Fox Theatre This FallComedian Bill Burr to Appear at Detroit's Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Country Comedian Bill Burr announces fall tour dates including a stop at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 25 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carefree PETER PAN Soars at ARTPARKBWW Reviews: Carefree PETER PAN Soars at ARTPARK
by Michael Rabice - Aug 1, 2015

Whether you grew up with Mary Martin , Sandy Duncan or Cathy Rigby flying on your TV screen or on a stage near you, children and adults alike still love escaping with the boy who never grew up. Neverland and it's inhabitants of Lost Boys, Indians and Pirates is usually a sure fire chance for a light hearted evening. Happily Artpark's 2015 polished musical offering of PETER PAN is flying high, and for all the right reasons. (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away' at 54 BelowVIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2015

Below, watch Taylor Louderman (NBC's PETER PAN LIVE, Broadway's BRING IT ON) sing the superstar's, 'The One that Got Away.' (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner to Teach Master Class in Ada, 7/19Tony Nominee Emily Skinner to Teach Master Class in Ada, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Chickasaw Nation presents a Master Class "How to Audition and Song Interpretation," led by Broadway star Emily Skinner, from 1:30 - 4 p.m.,  Sunday, July 19, at the arts & humanities building. (more...)

New York Stage and Film to Launch Inaugural Filmmakers' WorkshopNew York Stage and Film to Launch Inaugural Filmmakers' Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

New York Stage and Film has announced its inaugural Filmmakers' Workshop, which launches July 7th on Vassar's campus as part of New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse Season. Designed to support early-career screenwriters with creative development and mentorship, the Filmmakers' Workshop features a tailored, process-oriented approach akin to Powerhouse's celebrated development of plays and musicals. (more...)

New Film LOVE OUT LOUD to Receive Live ReadingNew Film LOVE OUT LOUD to Receive Live Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Love Out Loud, the first feature film from New York-based filmmaker John Sylva, will have its first live reading headlined by a cast of celebrated actors from the worlds of theater, television, and film on Monday, July 13 at The Creative Center at MTC Studios at 7:30pm EST in Manhattan. (more...)

Brand New 'Be Who You Want To Be' Pride-tastic KINKY BOOTS TV SpotBrand New 'Be Who You Want To Be' Pride-tastic KINKY BOOTS TV Spot
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Salute the landmark Supreme Court decision along with KINKY BOOTS! (more...)

ANNIE HALL, KRAMER V KRAMER Among Reel 13's July LineupANNIE HALL, KRAMER V KRAMER Among Reel 13's July Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Reel 13 summer schedule opens on July 4 with Robert Benton's drama Kramer vs. Kramer about a just-divorced career man who must learn to take care of his son on his own and then must fight in court to keep custody of him. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/29/15- Emily SkinnerSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/29/15- Emily Skinner
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Emily Skinner! Emily Skinner was nominated for a Best Actress TONY Award for the Original Broadway Production of Side Show. Other Broadway credits include the original casts of Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce's The Dead (with Christopher Walken) The Full Monty, Dinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle nomination, Drama League Award). Most recently, she starred in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Don Cheadle, Brad Garrett & More to Play in Super High Roller Celebrity ShootoutDon Cheadle, Brad Garrett & More to Play in Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Poker Central, the world's only 24/7 Poker TV network, today announced that celebrities Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, Brad Garrett, Norm Macdonald and Kevin Pollak will play in the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Reveals KINKY BOOTS Music Inspired by Her Husband & SonCyndi Lauper Reveals KINKY BOOTS Music Inspired by Her Husband & Son
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Tony Award winner Cyndi Lauper reveals that her original score for Broadway's KINKY BOOTS was inspired by her son and husband, David Thornton. (more...)

VIDEO: Cyndi Lauper Talks KINKY BOOTS and Sings 'I'm Not My Father's Son' on Graham Norton ShowVIDEO: Cyndi Lauper Talks KINKY BOOTS and Sings 'I'm Not My Father's Son' on Graham Norton Show
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2015

Singer-turned-Broadway-composer Cyndi Lauper (KINKY BOOTS) recently visited the Graham Norton show to discuss her Tony Award-winning Broadway venture and of course perform. Check out the interview and her rendition of 'I'm Not my Father's Son' below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Seth MacFarlane Perform Lauper's 'True Colors' as Peter Griffin!VIDEO: Watch Seth MacFarlane Perform Lauper's 'True Colors' as Peter Griffin!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 13, 2015

MacFarlane gave Lauper his rendition of her hit song, 'True Colors', as performed by 'Family Guy's Peter Griffin. (more...)

HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards TodayHAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2015 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You).  (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

BalletCollective's 2015 Season to Feature World Premieres, Vail Intl FestivalBalletCollective's 2015 Season to Feature World Premieres, Vail Intl Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

BalletCollective's 2015 season will include its first performance at the Vail International Dance Festival, a residency at the Millbrook School, a residency at the Palm Theater in Telluride, and performances in New York City that will feature two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration, today announced company director Troy Schumacher. (more...)

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