Frances McDormand News

Date of Birth: June 23, 1957 (59)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events WorldwideTheater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In an unprecedented effort to bring arts-based public health projects to communities around the U.S. and globally, Theater of War Productions is partnering with government, community, and educational organizations to stage over 65 events in 2017, in more than 20 cities worldwide. (more...)

New York Film Critics Series Announces Next National In-Theater Screening SeriesNew York Film Critics Series Announces Next National In-Theater Screening Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. (more...)

Raul Castillo, Billy Crudup, Nancy Giles and More to Star in Plays by 10-Year-Olds in ALL TOGETHER NOWRaul Castillo, Billy Crudup, Nancy Giles and More to Star in Plays by 10-Year-Olds in ALL TOGETHER NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by the Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen menses - 9- and 10-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education - writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time.  (more...)

Theater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In ResidenceTheater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Department of Cultural Affairs today named Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the City's newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aasif Mandvi, Marisa Tomei and More Set for THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAMMaggie Gyllenhaal, Aasif Mandvi, Marisa Tomei and More Set for THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

BAM presents two stimulating evenings of history and ideas in March that focus on traditionally marginalized voices. (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura LinneyThe League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV.  (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura LinneyLeague of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.   (more...)

Buffaloe Theatre Ensemble Continues 2016-2017 Season with David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLEBuffaloe Theatre Ensemble Continues 2016-2017 Season with David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) continues its 2016-2017 "Year of the Phoenix" Season in the McAninch Arts Center's intimate Playhouse Theatre with David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People," directed by BTE Ensemble Artistic Director Connie Canaday Howard,* Feb. 2-March 5. There will be a preview performance onThursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.; press opening is Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. Performances run through Sunday, March 5. (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film FestivalJury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Celebrates Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold ChoicesPhoto Coverage: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Celebrates Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 11, 2017

To celebrate Yale Rep's 50th anniversary season, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts just unveiled a photo exhibition titled 'Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices'. (more...)

Tom Holland, Lucas Hedges Among BAFTA's 2017 Rising Star Award NomineesTom Holland, Lucas Hedges Among BAFTA's 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

BAFTA has unveiled this year's selection of its EE Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by upcoming actors, and is the only award voted for solely by the public. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 SeasonAbigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Sue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-OldsSue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-Olds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-nine- and ten-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Sue Jean Kim (theater: Aubergine; film: Maggie's Plan, Bachelorette), Omar Metwally (film: Twilight: Breaking Dawn II, Rendition; TV: "The Affair," "Mr. Robot"), Stephen O'Reilly ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Orange is the New Black," "Girls"), Annie Purcell (The Coast of Utopia, Awake & Sing) and others will perform in Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Plays, the Project's Fall 2016 Playmaking show. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC TheaterMANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that breakout actor Lucas Hedges -- whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release -- will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Sean Penn Narrates BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFFSean Penn Narrates BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of actor, director and writer Sean Penn's audio interpretation of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. As imagined by Pappy Pariah and voiced by Penn, this depiction of America on the verge of political upheaval is by turns comedic and absurd, and is ultimately a haunting allegory for our times. This audiobook recording, which also includes cameo performances by Frances McDormand, Ari Fliakos and Leila George, is now available for free download at audible.com/bobhoney. (more...)

Decadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMANDecadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Having written eight plays –most recently the multi-award-winning play Hangmen staged in 2015 – and with a solid film career including box office hits In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh will soon see his third feature in cinemas, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (more...)

Sean Penn Narrates Pappy Pariah's BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF for AudibleSean Penn Narrates Pappy Pariah's BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of actor, director and writer Sean Penn's audio interpretation of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. As imagined by Pappy Pariah and voiced by Penn, this depiction of America on the verge of political upheaval is by turns comedic and absurd, and is ultimately a haunting allegory for our times. (more...)

Yale Rep to Host Exhibition, Starry Panel to Celebrate 50th AnniversaryYale Rep to Host Exhibition, Starry Panel to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre announces a series of special free public events on the Yale campus, in New Haven, and in New York City, to celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

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