Hal Holbrook News

Date of Birth: February 17, 1925 (92)
Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA
Gender: Male
FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW and RODNEY KING Return to Bootleg TheaterFREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW and RODNEY KING Return to Bootleg Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Award-winning actor, writer and director Roger Guenveur Smith announced today that he will be performing two of his critically acclaimed and award-winning one-man shows FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW and RODNEY KING in March at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Holbrook Talks ROMEO AND JULIET and His Famous GrandpaBWW Interview: Will Holbrook Talks ROMEO AND JULIET and His Famous Grandpa
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Will, your grandpa is a truly great actor, one of the best. What is it like to perform for him? How has he inspired you? Is he attentive to your needs - both giving and constructively critical ... or does he leave you on your own to overcome your own failures? Is he happy or unhappy that you have chosen the acting profession? It isn't particularly different for me having him in the audience. He is an inspirational figure to me because he loves what he does and he works hard. There are many lessons in watching him work at his senior age, and observing his passion to keep moving is an incredible thing. I am very glad we get to have the grandfather-grandson relationship we do, and he is always asking me how he can help or if I have any questions. He has always been my grandpa first, and it is very comforting to know that I have someone who I can ask anything, about life or about the business. I think he is happy for me that I am pursuing my passion, and he sees where my heart is at, in the work and (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

Hal Holbrook's Grandson to Star in ROMEO AND JULIET at Archway TheatreHal Holbrook's Grandson to Star in ROMEO AND JULIET at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Actor Will Holbrook says he knew what he wanted to do with his life from a very early age. As a boy of 5, he used to put on shows for his parents, and developed a love for performing that continues to drive him today at age 19. (more...)

Tony and Oscar Winner Mercedes Ruehl to Lead Scene Study at HB StudioTony and Oscar Winner Mercedes Ruehl to Lead Scene Study at HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

This winter, Tony- and Oscar Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl returns to the faculty at HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, to teach an advanced scene study class for professional performers. (more...)

Not Your Grandmother's ROMEO AND JULIET to Take the Stage at Archway TheatreNot Your Grandmother's ROMEO AND JULIET to Take the Stage at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Fast becoming the North Hollywood Arts District's premiere classical theatre company, the Archway Theatre is known as an 'outside of the box' black box theatre with a resident company of actors who embrace, and indeed often tackle with ferocity the texts of classical works. (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott to Lead A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Benefit for HB StudioAustin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott to Lead A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Benefit for HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice, will present an exclusive HB alumni benefit reading of A Life In The Theatre by DAVID MAMET, featuring the extraordinary talents of Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott. (more...)

HB Studio Joins THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT with Open Mic EventHB Studio Joins THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT with Open Mic Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

HB Studio joins The Ghostlight Project this Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 5:30pm. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALOBrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its sixth season - Classic Broadway. Moon Over Buffalo will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville March 10-26, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Today, January 17, 2017Scoop: BONES on FOX - Today, January 17, 2017
by - Jan 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on today, January 17, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Watergate's Deep Throat Sings Again In MARK FELT, SUPERSTARBWW Review: Watergate's Deep Throat Sings Again In MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2017

While the title MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR may receive befuddled reactions from those not fully familiar with American political scandals, you can't blame bookwriter/composer/lyricist Joshua Rosenblum for not naming his smart, breezy, informative and extremely enjoyable show 'Deep Throat, the musical.' (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

The Drama Book Shop Enters its 100th Anniversary YearThe Drama Book Shop Enters its 100th Anniversary Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The historic Drama Book Shop, located just steps from the heart of Times Square, has been an important part of the theatrical community for 99 years. Now, with the arrival of 2017, the historic book shop begins its 100th Anniversary Year. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom Story Is Fully Committed As 40 Characters In FULLY COMMITTED At MetroStage, A Tour De ForceBWW Review: Tom Story Is Fully Committed As 40 Characters In FULLY COMMITTED At MetroStage, A Tour De Force
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 19, 2016

Written and first presented two decades ago, FULLY COMMITTED was revised and revived in New York recently with Broadway veteran and one of the costars of TV comedy hit 'Modern Family,' Jesse Tyler Ferguson. This brought enough interest in the show to warrant additional productions and Carolyn Griffin, artistic leader of MetroStage thought it was the perfect vehicle for two of the DC areas hardest working artists: Tom Story and Alan Paul. (more...)

HB Studio to Hold First Spanish-Language Acting Class This JanuaryHB Studio to Hold First Spanish-Language Acting Class This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, launches its first acting class conducted entirely in Spanish this January. (more...)

HB Studio to Host Community Conversations on Race, Racism & Social EquityHB Studio to Host Community Conversations on Race, Racism & Social Equity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is hosting a series of community conversations on race, racism, and social equity: 'BLIND SPOT: Speaking of Race,' organized and facilitated by actor/educator Russell G. Jones. (more...)

Convergence Continuum to Present World Premiere of THE KNIFE IS MONEY, THE FORK IS LOVEConvergence Continuum to Present World Premiere of THE KNIFE IS MONEY, THE FORK IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Convergence-continuum concludes its 2016 Season with the world premiere of Cleveland playwright Jonathan Wilhelm's noir comedy mystery thriller, THE KNIFE IS MONEY, THE FORK IS LOVE. It's 1932, and Tobias, a young man enamored with radio serials and pulp fiction, receives a puzzling package which leads him on a search for the members of a secret society. In the theater, meanwhile, a group of actors struggle to provide historical context and work with the audience to solve Tobias' Depression-era enigma. Confusion, and much comedy, ensues as both the characters and actors try to untangle this mysterious and thrilling tale for us. (more...)

HB Studio to Produce 2016-17 Benefit SeriesHB Studio to Produce 2016-17 Benefit Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is shaking things up this year for their annual benefit. This year HB Studio is bringing attention back to its roots, and back to the process of making great theater. Instead of one big benefit bash honoring esteemed alumni and colleagues (such as Fritz Weaver, Austin Pendleton, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Eric Bentley and David Hyde Pierce, Amanda Peet and Lee Grant, Tony Walton and Katie Finneran, Alfred Molina), HB will be hosting a series of intimate benefit performances featuring notable HB alumni and friends, exclusively produced in the HB Playwrights Theater. First up for the exciting 2016-17 season is: (more...)

Jazz Age Lancaster Hotel to Celebrate 90th Anniversary at Houston Symphony with "Rhapsody in Blue"Jazz Age Lancaster Hotel to Celebrate 90th Anniversary at Houston Symphony with "Rhapsody in Blue"
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Houston's historic Lancaster Hotel will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the Houston Symphony Friday, November 11 with a pre-concert reception that includes an appearance by Houston Symphony Pops conductor Michael Krajewski, birthday cake and a nod to the evening's performance of George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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