Jason Alexander News

Date of Birth: September 23, 1959 (55)
Birth Place: Newark, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
'Pro99' Actors' Equity Members Send Open Letter to AEA President'Pro99' Actors' Equity Members Send Open Letter to AEA President
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Members of the “Pro99” movement of Actors' Equity Association have issued an open letter to AEA's newly elected president, Kate Shindle, in response to her victory and to her inaugural address as president of the national union for actors and stage managers. The open letter is signed by over 400 Equity members (listed below), including such notable names as Ed Asner, Francis Fisher, Sally Kirkland and Alfred Molina. The “Pro99” movement formed in late 2014 in opposition to AEA's rollout of a new plan that will effectively force “intimate theaters” in Los Angeles to pay Equity actors minimum wage, go “non-union” or even close – despite an overwhelming vote against the plan by 66% of the Los Angeles membership on an advisory referendum. “Pro99” members around the nation, who take their name from the current AEA “99 Seat Plan” that allows members to volunteer in smaller venues, oppose AEA's new promulgated plan. They are requesting that Equity leadership put a moratorium on the plan until local members' voices can be heard, and that the union work with its members to develop an alternative plan that will more realistically address the needs of the Los Angeles theater community. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal ShowtunesBWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Gerard Canonico to Star in Reading of Richard Vetere's New Play THE WALL This SundayBryan Fenkart and Gerard Canonico to Star in Reading of Richard Vetere's New Play THE WALL This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Claudia Feldstein will direct a developmental reading of Richard Vetere's new play THE WALL on Sunday, August 23  at 3PM in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Claybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This FallClaybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, today announced the casting for the lead roles for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominee Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show, Allegro) will lead the cast as George, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance in Signature Theatre's award-winning 2014 production. Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow) has been cast in the legendary role of Dot. Rosen will direct the production, to be produced in a unique partnership with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pamela Shaw Talks Working With Jason Alexander, Bringing LUCKY STIFF to the Screen, and MoreBWW Interview: Pamela Shaw Talks Working With Jason Alexander, Bringing LUCKY STIFF to the Screen, and More
by Sally Henry - Aug 4, 2015

Not many actors get to revisit a role they played in the past, much less reprise it on the big screen, but Pamela Shaw is the exception. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere Season Three of DRUNK HISTORY, 9/1Comedy Central to Premiere Season Three of DRUNK HISTORY, 9/1
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

"History is written by the victors!" …Or sometimes by the drunk narrators. The Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central series "Drunk History" returns for a 13-episode third season on Tuesday, September 1 (more...)

BWW TV: Christopher Ashley, Nikki M. James & Pamela Shaw Talk LUCKY STIFF!BWW TV: Christopher Ashley, Nikki M. James & Pamela Shaw Talk LUCKY STIFF!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2015

With a screenplay by Ahrens, and directed by Christopher Ashley, the new movie version of the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LUCKY STIFF is now in theaters and On Demand. This hysterical musical comedy with a romantic heart stars Tony Award-winners Jason Alexander (JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, FISH IN THE DARK) and Nikki M. James (THE BOOK OF MORMON, PRELUDES), along with newly elected Equity president Kate Shindle (LEGALLY BLONDE, WONDERLAND), Dennis Farina, Pamela Shaw, and Dominic Marsh.  Below, watch as Ashley, James and Shaw chat with BroadwayWorld about the new film! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/1/2015
by - Aug 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/1/2015. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic to Release Tickets for Upcoming Season, 8/8Buffalo Philharmonic to Release Tickets for Upcoming Season, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

BUFFALO, NY -- Saturday, August 8 marks the first opportunity for non-subscribers to obtain tickets to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 season, with performances by Lang Lang and Celtic Woman, a spectacular Holiday Pops show with the debut of Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, and tributes to Journey and to the music of the 'Mad Men' era. Tickets range from $29-$83 and are available by visiting bpo.org, calling (716) 885-5000, or visiting the BPO Box Office at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. (more...)

Charles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & DiningCharles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Screen Actor.  Stage Actor.  Soap Star.  Blogger.  Voice-over talent.  Celebrity Jeopardy Winner.  Social media star. Philanthropist.  It turns out Charles Shaughnessy is a lot of things, and will add the Alhambra Theatre & Dining to his list of credits as he stars in a retooling of the classic drama/comedy, 'Harvey.'  As if it weren't interesting enough, Shaughnessy will be joined at the Alhambra by his wife, Susan Fallendar. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/25/2015
by - Jul 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/25/2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway divas are heading out across the country and the globe today, and LUCKY STIFF premieres in NYC! (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

Christopher Ashley On Bringing LUCKY STIFF From Stage To Screen & MoreChristopher Ashley On Bringing LUCKY STIFF From Stage To Screen & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 23, 2015

LUCKY STIFF is coming to NYC and VOD this weekend and the director reveals all in a new chat! (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Cellular Sales to Open Store in WilliamsvilleCellular Sales to Open Store in Williamsville
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

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Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Spotlight Series with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, 10/1-4Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Spotlight Series with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, 10/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

 Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2015 - 2016 Spotlight Series opens with the sidesplitting savagery known as Forbidden Broadway October 1 - 4, 2015. There will be just four performances of a special adaptation of their recent hit edition, Forbidden Broadway Alive and Kicking! The cast includes members of the Tony Award®-winning New York company, including Forbidden Broadway stalwarts Gina Kreiezmar, Marcus Stevens, Kevin B. McGlynn and Trisha Rapier (who hails from Orange County!). This touring edition is presented by John Freedson and Harriet Yellin. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods,' 'Company,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'South Pacific' receive local stagings, as do 'Loving Repeating' and 'Goblin Market.' New shows include 'Stanley In The Name Of Love' and the musical episode of 'Buffy.' Plus the latest on new screen versions of 'Lucky Stiff,' 'The Wiz' and 'Grease!' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Tam, Lauren Marcus, A.J. Shively and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Sharon PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Jason Tam, Lauren Marcus, A.J. Shively and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents a rare staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along from July 15 through 19.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

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