Fritz Weaver News

Date of Birth: January 19, 1926 (90)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
HBO to Present Encore Plays of MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHTHBO to Present Encore Plays of MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

HBO will remember Muhammad Ali with encore plays of the HBO Films drama MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, which will be presented on the main HBO channel this Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Friday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff AwardBen Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)

Symphony Space to Present 'Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer Documentary,' 3/26-4/3Symphony Space to Present 'Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer Documentary,' 3/26-4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

This new documentary by Catherine Tambini had its world premiere at Lincoln Center as part of the prestigious New York Jewish Film Festival, to great acclaim.  (more...)

Symphony Space to Present Documentary ART AND HEART: THE WORLD OF ISAIAH SHEFFERSymphony Space to Present Documentary ART AND HEART: THE WORLD OF ISAIAH SHEFFER
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

This new documentary by Catherine Tambini had its world premiere at Lincoln Center as part of the prestigious New York Jewish Film Festival, to great acclaim. (more...)

Met Museum to Present Premiere Inspired by Its Percussion Collection Next WeekMet Museum to Present Premiere Inspired by Its Percussion Collection Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Next week at the Metropolitan Museum will be a premiere inspired by the Met's Percussion Collection, and a performance of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare. (more...)

Blair Brown, Stephen Lang and Fritz Weaver Perform LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE at Metropolitan MuseumBlair Brown, Stephen Lang and Fritz Weaver Perform LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE at Metropolitan Museum
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2016

Our 16th president was a great fan of the performing arts and educated himself by reading Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents CHEKHOV & SHAW!Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents CHEKHOV & SHAW!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 22, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, just presented its 106th production, A Chekhov and Shaw Comedy Night, last night, September 21 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

John Cariani, Jackie Hoffman, Christine Pedi, George S. Irving and Fritz Weaver Among Stars of A CHEKHOV-SHAW COMEDY NIGHT TonightJohn Cariani, Jackie Hoffman, Christine Pedi, George S. Irving and Fritz Weaver Among Stars of A CHEKHOV-SHAW COMEDY NIGHT Tonight
by Michael Dale - Sep 21, 2015

A reading of George Bernard Shaw's feminist comedy, PRESS CUTTINGS, preceded by two short plays by one of his major influences, Anton Chekhov. (more...)

John Cariani, Jackie Hoffman, Christine Pedi, George S. Irving and Fritz Weaver Among Stars of A CHEKHOV-SHAW COMEDY NIGHTJohn Cariani, Jackie Hoffman, Christine Pedi, George S. Irving and Fritz Weaver Among Stars of A CHEKHOV-SHAW COMEDY NIGHT
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

A reading of George Bernard Shaw's feminist comedy, PRESS CUTTINGS, preceded by two short plays by one of his major influences, Anton Chekhov. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Reed Birney & More to Join Primary Stages in Celebrating Elizabeth WilsonCherry Jones, Reed Birney & More to Join Primary Stages in Celebrating Elizabeth Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Primary Stages presents, 'A Celebration of Elizabeth Wilson,' a memorial tribute to the Tony Award winning actress and Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, on Monday, June 29 at 2PM at NYU Skriball Center for the Performing Arts located at 566 LaGuardia Place.  Cherry Jones, John Glover, Reed Birney, A.R. Gurney, Joyce Van Patten, Fritz Weaver, Casey Childs, Elizabeth Morton and other friends and colleagues will offer tributes. (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...)

HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent AwardsHAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 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...)

MY WIFE IN A CHADOR Premieres Tonight at TNCMY WIFE IN A CHADOR Premieres Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Claudio Angelini is the well-known Italian TV news anchor known as the Dan Rather of Italy. He has written a seriocomedy, 'My Wife in a Chador,' in which a Pulitzer Prize nominated author resembling Norman Mailer is recruited to run for Mayor of New York. Coincidentally the author's wife, who is half Arabic, is mugged on the mean streets and is so traumatized by the crime that she decides to return to her Islamic roots and adopt the chador (head covering). The question then becomes: can a man campaigning with an Islamic wife win the mayoralty of our city? When his main opponent is revealed to having been funded by an Emir with terrorist ties, the Mayoral race becomes more than a frolic for the writer -- and the stakes rise considerably higher. Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere tonight, November 6 to 23, directed by Stephan Morrow. (more...)

Amanda Peet, Katie Finneran & More to Co-Chair HB Studio's 70th Anniversary Benefit; Peter Gallagher to HostAmanda Peet, Katie Finneran & More to Co-Chair HB Studio's 70th Anniversary Benefit; Peter Gallagher to Host
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

HB Studio, one of New York's original acting schools, will kick off its 70th anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. on November 3 with a benefit dinner at the Manhattan Penthouse. (more...)

MY WIFE IN A CHADOR to Premiere at TNC, 11/6-23MY WIFE IN A CHADOR to Premiere at TNC, 11/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Claudio Angelini is the well-known Italian TV news anchor known as the Dan Rather of Italy. He has written a seriocomedy, 'My Wife in a Chador,' in which a Pulitzer Prize nominated author resembling Norman Mailer is recruited to run for Mayor of New York. Coincidentally the author's wife, who is half Arabic, is mugged on the mean streets and is so traumatized by the crime that she decides to return to her Islamic roots and adopt the chador (head covering). The question then becomes: can a man campaigning with an Islamic wife win the mayoralty of our city? When his main opponent is revealed to having been funded by an Emir with terrorist ties, the Mayoral race becomes more than a frolic for the writer -- and the stakes rise considerably higher. Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere November 6 to 23, directed by Stephan Morrow. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has exclusively learned that Sherlock Holmes may be headed to the stage in the coming Broadway seasons. Tony Award Nominated producer Antonio R. Marion (Big Fish, Evita) is said to be sheparding the project that is currently in the developmental stages. The production is set to be a brand new version of the beloved stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that will be presented in the format of a play while a live orchestra underscores the drama and action. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA TonightChris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. Tonight, August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MAChris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay O. Sanders' UNEXPLORED INTERIOR at the Museum of Jewish HeritagePhoto Flash: Jay O. Sanders' UNEXPLORED INTERIOR at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

In recognition of the 20 year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, actor/writer Jay O. Sanders' play Unexplored Interior, directed by James Glossman, received an unprecedented presentation on Sunday, May 11 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (www.mjhnyc.org). This first of its kind, technological and creative partnership with Google+, allowed the play to be seen in NYC and at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (www.kigaligenocidememorial.org) in Rwanda. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE ReadingPhoto Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2014

Heartbreak House, one of Shaw most admired of curious comedies, is packed full of extraordinary roles. Each member of the cast gets to take a bite out of this rarely produced and provocative piece. Set just before WWI, the action of the play takes place in and around the Shotover home, built like a ship on top of a hill on the English countryside. In the course of the play, everyone learns to face the future, however tumultuous it may be. (more...)

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