Jake Gyllenhaal News

Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC Partners Raise Approximately $12 Million On Annual Charity Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

NEW YORK, LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, announced today that Cantor Fitzgerald, together with its affiliate BGC Partners, Inc., raised the same as last year at approximately $12 millionfor charities around the world, at the companies' annual Charity Day on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Each year, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC donate 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world. (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

DVR ALERT: Hugh Jackman to Guest on NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Hugh Jackman will guest on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON tonight, September 10. Nick Offerman and musical guest Luke Bryan are also scheduled to appear on the broadcast. (more...)

VIDEO: Lena Dunham Talks Bringing Her Parents to the Emmys on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

'Girls' star Lena Dunham stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE to talk about being hungry at the recent Emmy awards and what it was like to bring her parents to the awards show. (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins previews tonight, September 9, and opens Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel & Sarah Silverman Remember Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, guest Sarah Silverman and Jimmy shared their thoughts on the passing of comedy legend Joan Rivers. Check out the clip below! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2014 New York Film Festival Opening Acts
by Movies News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today NYFF Opening Acts, a ten-day series from September 15-25 celebrating the films of some of the directors who will be showcasing their bold new works at the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (more...)

MTC Will Bring Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY to New York Following Chicago Run; Joe Mantello to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of AIRLINE HIGHWAY, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman Go Completely Bald in Morocco
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

In his recent travels through Europe, the 'Les Mis' star stopped into a local Moroccan barber and asked him to take it all off, his facial hair that is. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Talks Return to Broadway in THE RIVER: 'I Was Really Affected by the Story Emotionally'
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Hugh Jackman will make his return to the Broadway stage in THE RIVER, a new Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, co-starring Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran to Play ANNIE in Live ABC Production?
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE last night, Kimmel announced that in order to compete with NBC's PETER PAN, who would be played by a woman, ABC would be producing a live production of ANNIE, starring, music superstar Ed Sheeran in the title role. (more...)

VIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Stages 20th Anniversary FRIENDS Mini-Reunion
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Beleive it or not, but the iconic sitcom debuted 20 years ago on NBC, and to celebrate JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE staged a mini-reunion with the show's three lead women, and a few special guests. Needless to say, the results were a little different than the original show. (more...)

Walden Media And Weinstein Company Partner With NEA's Read Across America To Launch 'Ticket To A Better World' Benefitting Children's Literacy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As part of its continuing efforts to promote literacy and in order to provide books to those children in America most in need, Walden Media and the Weinstein Company (TWC) have partnered with the National Education Association'sRead Across America to launch the 'Ticket to a Better World' initiative. Fifty cents of eachThe Givermovie ticket sold during Labor Day Weekend will be donated to the Ticket to a Better World initiative to raise up to a quarter of a million dollars to buy books for those children most in need. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Audible Releases John Scalzi's New Audiobook LOCK IN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Audible, Inc., the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the simultaneous release of two brilliant performances of New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi's new thriller, Lock In. The story of Chris, an FBI agent and victim of a mass contagion resulting in a fully functioning mind locked in a non-functioning body, is a gender-bending tale in which Scalzi never identifies the character as male or female. To address this ambiguity, Audible Studios produced two entirely different recordings of the book. Listeners can enjoy the narration of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory star Wil Wheaton; of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural star Amber Benson; or both. Download either version of Lock In at www.audible.com/LockIn. (more...)

Jones and Merkle to Host THE BROADWAY CAGE MATCH, Starring Platt, Foster, Pardo, and More 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The famous Rockwell Table and Stage Los Angeles presents its inaugural competition cabaret; THE BROADWAY CAGE MATCH on August 26th at 8 pm. (more...)

Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo to Star in New Syfy Space Opera THE EXPANSE, Coming in 2015
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Syfy and Alcon TV today announced that Steven Strait (Magic City) and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog) will star in The Expanse, the new 10-episode space opera based on the international best-selling book series, premiering on Syfy in 2015. (more...)

50 Cent Kicks Off Debut Season of Episodic Series CHRONICLES
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Beginning August 26th, Music Choice-the multi-platform video and music network-will debut Chronicles, its first artist-focused episodic series on its linear TV channel Music Choice Play (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Nominates Mayor Tom Ford
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel took on the #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and played it forward by nominating Kerry Washington, Ben Affleck, Mayor Rob Ford and "Matt, Effing, Damon" (more...)

Trailer for A24 & DirecTV's REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

A24 and DirecTV have teamed up on REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS, directed by Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. (more...)

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