Frances McDormand News

Date of Birth: June 23, 1957 (58)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
Broadway's Mary Louise Wilson and More to Appear at Chicago's REELING Film Festival This MonthBroadway's Mary Louise Wilson and More to Appear at Chicago's REELING Film Festival This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

REELING, the second-oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for more than 30 years, features a host of events of interest to the theater community. GREY GARDENS Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson will be present for the Chicago premiere of SHE'S THE BEST THING IN IT, a documentary about Wilson also featuring Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Valerie Harper and Charlotte Rae. (more...)

Broadway's Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Rooney Return from Zara Aina Trip to MadagascarBroadway's Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Rooney Return from Zara Aina Trip to Madagascar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Broadway actors Lucas Caleb Rooney, fresh off of a run in Classic Stage Company's production of Doctor Faustus, and Bryce Pinkham, after a run of The Heidi Chronicles and before returning to his Tony-nominated role in the Tony award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, have recently returned from Madagascar, where they worked to secure a permanent home for their non-profit organization, Zara Aina.  Also joining them in Madagascar was puppeteer, Annie Worden. (more...)

LOOKING's Frankie J. Alvarez Among Lineup for The 52nd Street Project's HERE. ME. NOW. This MonthLOOKING's Frankie J. Alvarez Among Lineup for The 52nd Street Project's HERE. ME. NOW. This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. For its One-on-One series, the its cornerstone acting program, the Project takes a group of ten kids out of town to a country retreat for a week in the summer. Each child is assigned a playwright who is charged to write a musical specifically for that child. The shows are rehearsed over the course of the week and performed informally for the community in the retreat setting. Upon returning to Manhattan, the plays are performed at the Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, NYC), supported by professional designers and crews who volunteer their services. (more...)

HBO Receives 126 Primetime Emmy Nominations Including 24 for GAME OF THRONESHBO Receives 126 Primetime Emmy Nominations Including 24 for GAME OF THRONES
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

HBO received 126 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row, for the upcoming 67th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Darren Criss & More Among Broadway's 2015 EMMY Nominees!Alan Cumming, Darren Criss & More Among Broadway's 2015 EMMY Nominees!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2015

This morning, Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba announced the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards from the Pacific Design Center. (more...)

67th Annual EMMY AWARD Nominations Announced; Full List!67th Annual EMMY AWARD Nominations Announced; Full List!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2015

This morning, Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba announced the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards from the Pacific Design Center.  (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson Releases New Memoir TodayON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson Releases New Memoir Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Mary Louise Wilson has been a luminary force in the theatre world for nearly five decades. The veteran actor's performances have ranged from a Tony Award-winning portrayal of Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens to a Drama Desk Award-winning role as legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, which she co-authored with Mark Hampton. But she hasn't limited her talents to the stage. Wilson's astonishing resume also features roles on Louis C.K.'s award-winning television show Louie, Amazon's recent hit Mozart in the Jungle, and the Academy Award nominated film Nebraska. The biting wit and brutal honesty that Wilson brings to her many outstanding performances is once again illuminated in her forthcoming memoir MY FIRST HUNDRED YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS (Published by The Overlook Press / Hardcover / $28.95 / ISBN: 978-1-4683-1085-6 / Publication Date: July 13, 2015). (more...)

Berkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th SeasonBerkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August. (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson to Release New Memoir in JulyON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson to Release New Memoir in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Mary Louise Wilson has been a luminary force in the theatre world for nearly five decades. The veteran actor's performances have ranged from a Tony Award-winning portrayal of Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens to a Drama Desk Award-winning role as legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, which she co-authored with Mark Hampton. But she hasn't limited her talents to the stage. Wilson's astonishing resume also features roles on Louis C.K.'s award-winning television show Louie, Amazon's recent hit Mozart in the Jungle, and the Academy Award nominated film Nebraska. The biting wit and brutal honesty that Wilson brings to her many outstanding performances is once again illuminated in her forthcoming memoir MY FIRST HUNDRED YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS (Published by The Overlook Press / Hardcover / $28.95 / ISBN: 978-1-4683-1085-6 / Publication Date: July 13, 2015). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/2015 - Peters Signs 'STELLA & CHARLIE', HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/2015 - Peters Signs 'STELLA & CHARLIE', HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 23, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Bernadette Peters signs her new kids book in NYC, HAIRSPRAY dances into The Muny and more! (more...)

Anna Paquin Among Voice Cast Announced for Disney/Pixar's THE GOOD DINOSAURAnna Paquin Among Voice Cast Announced for Disney/Pixar's THE GOOD DINOSAUR
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Disney•Pixar's upcoming movie “The Good Dinosaur” revealed its roster of voice talent today. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney/Pixar Share First Look at THE GOOD DINOSAURVIDEO: Disney/Pixar Share First Look at THE GOOD DINOSAUR
by Movies News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Disney Pixar has shared the first teaser trailer and poster for THE GOOD DINOSAUR via Yahoo! Movies. (more...)

Allison Janney, Shark Tank Among Winners of CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!Allison Janney, Shark Tank Among Winners of CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) last night announced the winners of the Critics' Choice Television Awards. (more...)

Tate Donovan to Guest Star on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX, 7/12Tate Donovan to Guest Star on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX, 7/12
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

Tate Donovan will guest star in two episodes of the third season of MASTERS OF SEX premiering July 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Tate Donovan Joins Showtime's MASTERS OF SEXTate Donovan Joins Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tate Donovan will guest star in two episodes of the third season of MASTERS OF SEX premiering July 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Michael Sheen and Emmy nominee Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, MASTERS OF SEX chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop-culture trajectory. Masters and Johnson's research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Donovan plays Graham, a confident scientist whose relationship with Margaret Scully (Allison Janney) brings them to Masters and Johnson's clinic. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr & Brooklyn Gypsies to Present OYE! Avant-Garde Night, 6/5-6The Bushwick Starr & Brooklyn Gypsies to Present OYE! Avant-Garde Night, 6/5-6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

OYE! Avant-Garde Night is an annual festival devoted to the development of new performances by artists from Bushwick and surrounding areas. Brooklyn Gypsies created OYE! as a platform to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick's converging arts communities. Join us for a night of eclectic theater, dance & film, including a reasonable daydream of the fall of nations, Patti Smith, and other cannibals and the story of a Broken Bachelor. Performances followed by music, conversation, food and dancing. (more...)

Twyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 SeasonTwyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis -- Tania Camargo, Managing Director; Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director; James D'Asaro, Interim Producing Director) announce Artistic Advisors and programming for the 2015-2016 Season, opening October 1-3 with Twyla Tharp: a 50th Anniversary Celebration, a program of new work by Ms. Tharp, co-commissioned by The Wallis (in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theatre, Ravina Festival Association & Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Texas International Theatrical Arts Society). (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDSTituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2015

Broadway stars were well represented among the list of this year's nominees. Tituss Burgess received a nod as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his side-splitting performance of Titus Andromedon in the new Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. (more...)

Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT), with a one-hour Red Carpet Special preceding the awards show. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance to Present 70th Anniversary Revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 5/8-6/14Greenway Arts Alliance to Present 70th Anniversary Revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 5/8-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance presents a 70th Anniversary production of one of the greatest plays of all time, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, by Tennessee Williams and directed by Jack Heller. (more...)

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