J.J. Abrams News

AILEY SPIRIT GALA Benefit to Support Scholarships and Arts in Education ProgramsAILEY SPIRIT GALA Benefit to Support Scholarships and Arts in Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 15th. This one-night-only benefit performance and party honors Ailey Board Vice Chairman Stephen Meringoff for his longtime support of Ailey, and his instrumental role in strengthening and sustaining AileyCamp. Critically-acclaimed actor Andre Holland, who most recently appeared in the eight-time Oscar-nominated film Moonlight, has just been announced as Honorary Chair. Holland will be seen in the upcoming Ava DuVernay film A Wrinkle in Time and Hulu's Castle Rock, produced by J.J. Abrams. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - HBO to Debut TOUR DE PHARMACY from Andy Samberg, 7/8FIRST LOOK - HBO to Debut TOUR DE PHARMACY from Andy Samberg, 7/8
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport's most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. (more...)

JITNEY Star Nabs Starring Role in New Hulu Series CASTLE ROCKJITNEY Star Nabs Starring Role in New Hulu Series CASTLE ROCK
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

André Holland, who recently starred in August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway, has landed the lead role in Hulu's upcoming original series CASTLE ROCK. (more...)

TNT to Present AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON, 6/15TNT to Present AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON, 6/15
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

Following the 45th AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON on June 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Turner's TNT will televise the celebration as a one-hour special (more...)

Jennifer Morrison Announces Exit from ABC's ONCE UPON A TIMEJennifer Morrison Announces Exit from ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

Actress Jennifer Morrison, who portrays Emma Swan on the popular ABC drama series ONCE UPON A TIME, turned to Facebook today to announce her departure from the show. (more...)

THE CRYSTAL METHOD Return to the Road this June as Support for Tool and to Headline Select DatesTHE CRYSTAL METHOD Return to the Road this June as Support for Tool and to Headline Select Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

This June, Grammy Award®-nominated, platinum-certified electronic dance music innovator THE CRYSTAL METHOD (Scott Kirkland) will join TOOL as special guest on a two-week North American summer tour. (more...)

Hulu Orders MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS; Greenlights Second Season of HANDMAID'S TALEHulu Orders MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS; Greenlights Second Season of HANDMAID'S TALE
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2017

Today at the Hulu Upfront Presentation at Madison Square Garden Theater, Hulu announced a multitude of innovative advertising tools, original series orders and content licensing agreements, and reported significant audience growth to 47 million total unique viewers. (more...)

THE SPOILS' Jesse Eisenberg to Write, Direct & Star in New TV Comedy SeriesTHE SPOILS' Jesse Eisenberg to Write, Direct & Star in New TV Comedy Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Jesse Eisenberg and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions have teamed up a new half-hour single-camera comedy TV series. (more...)

Disney Studios Announces Release Date for STAR WARS: EPISODE IXDisney Studios Announces Release Date for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Disney has today unveiled a May 24, 2019 release date for the highly anticipated STAR WARS: Episode IX (in 3D). Not much has been revealed about Episode IX, other than that the script will be penned by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. (more...)

J.J. Abrams Bit By Theater Bug;  Wants to Produce More Broadway Shows!J.J. Abrams Bit By Theater Bug; Wants to Produce More Broadway Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Following the success of his first venture into the world of Broadway producing with the hit comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, prolific director J.J. Abrams tells The Hollywood Reporter that he is excited to produce more Broadway shows in the future. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

VIDEO: First Official Look at STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Has Arrived!VIDEO: First Official Look at STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Has Arrived!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will arrive in your galaxy on December 15, 2017.  The next chapter in the Skywalker saga is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen KENNEDY (more...)

Inconceivable! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Until 2018 on BroadwayInconceivable! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Until 2018 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

In an inconceivable turn of events, The Play That Goes Wrong will continue wrecking havoc at The Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Broadway until at least 2018. Below, watch what happens when Mischief Theatre's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer get a hold of this new block of tickets! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Goes Right! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates Broadway Arrival!Photo Coverage: Opening Night Goes Right! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates Broadway Arrival!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 3, 2017

The play within the play might have gone oh, so wrong last night, but opening night couldn't have gone more right at the Lyceum Theatre. Following their first official Broadway curtain call, the company of  the Olivier Award winning West End comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, headed to Guastavino's to celebrate! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2017

The Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End comedy, which officially began performances Thursday, March 9, opened on Broadway last night, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Attempts to Open on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Attempts to Open on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 2, 2017

The Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End comedy, which officially began performances Thursday, March 9, opens on Broadway today, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Will Opening Night Go Right? Meet the Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!Will Opening Night Go Right? Meet the Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong opens tonight, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre.  Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Try to Go Right on Opening Night This WeekendTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Try to Go Right on Opening Night This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End comedy, which officially began performances Thursday, March 9, opens on Broadway this Sunday, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC TheaterONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

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