Jeff Daniels News

Date of Birth: February 19, 1955 (60)
Birth Place: Chelsea, MI, USA
Gender: Male
Fountain Theatre to Host 25th Anniversary Gala, 10/3Fountain Theatre to Host 25th Anniversary Gala, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

In celebration of a "silver" theatrical milestone, "The Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala and Auction" will honor co-artistic director and award-winning playwright/director Stephen Sachs on Saturday, October 3 at Hollywood's Redbury Hotel. City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell serves as honorary chair. (more...)

Angelina Fiordellisi, Lauren Velez & Jonathan Walker to Star in CATCH THE BUTCHER at Cherry Lane TheatreAngelina Fiordellisi, Lauren Velez & Jonathan Walker to Star in CATCH THE BUTCHER at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

CATCH THE BUTCHER - a new play by Adam Seidel about what happens when a single woman sets off to find the serial killer of other single women - will be given its Off-Broadway premiere this fall when Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) kicks off its 92nd anniversary season with the production, directed by Valentina Fratti.  (more...)

Applications for Purple Rose's 2015-16 Classes Available Beginning 9/1Applications for Purple Rose's 2015-16 Classes Available Beginning 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company is accepting actor and playwright applicants starting on September 1 for six classes during their 2015-2016, 25th Anniversary season. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Matt Damon Featured in New TV Spot for THE MARTIANVIDEO: First Look - Matt Damon Featured in New TV Spot for THE MARTIAN
by - Aug 24, 2015

Below, check out an all-new TV spot for THE MARTIAN, titled 'I'm Alive.' (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain Star in New Thriller THE MARTIANVIDEO: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain Star in New Thriller THE MARTIAN
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

NASA offers a declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the ARES 3 crew for their journey to Mars in the new thriller THE MARTIAN (more...)

European Premiere of STEVE JOBS to Close 59th BFI London Film FestivalEuropean Premiere of STEVE JOBS to Close 59th BFI London Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year's Closing Night film will be Steve Jobs. (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Present ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHTChenango River Theatre to Present ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Written by Michigan native (and film start) Jeff Daniels, this hilarious laugh fest is a hunting story to beat all hunting stories.  If you're looking for a hysterically funny glimpse into a traditional male rite of passage, all roads lead to the Soady deer camp. (more...)

Purple Rose to Open Season with World Premiere of Jeff Daniels' CASTING SESSIONPurple Rose to Open Season with World Premiere of Jeff Daniels' CASTING SESSION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will kick off its 25th Anniversary season with the world-premiere comedy, Casting Session, by theatre Founder Jeff Daniels! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Matt Damon in New Teaser for THE MARTIANVIDEO: First Look - Matt Damon in New Teaser for THE MARTIAN
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

NASA offers a declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the ARES 3 crew for their journey to Mars in the new thriller THE MARTIAN, in theaters this October. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Piper Perabo Joins Cast of Bay Street & Hamptons Shakespeare Festival's TWELFTH NIGHTPiper Perabo Joins Cast of Bay Street & Hamptons Shakespeare Festival's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative and Hamptons Shakespeare Festival are proud to announce that Piper Perabo will star as Viola in their upcoming co-production of outdoor staged readings of TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL by William Shakespeare on August 14 and 15 at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY. The two readings are free to the public and will start at 7 pm. A VIP Benefit performance will take place on August 16 at a private, oceanfront estate. Contact Kim Fink, Bay Street's Director of Development, at 631-725-0818 Ext. 112 for tickets to the VIP Benefit. Sponsored also in part by Mashashimuet Park. (more...)

Snubs and Surprises from the 67th Emmy Nominations!Snubs and Surprises from the 67th Emmy Nominations!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 16, 2015

The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards were just announced, and well, let's just say there is a lot to talk about! Many good, promising things for the future of TV, but also some things that worry me. There are so many categories in which I have something to say, but for the sake of your time, we will stick to the main categories: Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Lead Actor/Actress, and Supporting Actor/Actress: (more...)

Alan Cumming, Darren Criss & More Among Broadway's 2015 EMMY Nominees!Alan Cumming, Darren Criss & More Among Broadway's 2015 EMMY Nominees!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2015

This morning, Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba announced the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards from the Pacific Design Center. (more...)

67th Annual EMMY AWARD Nominations Announced; Full List!67th Annual EMMY AWARD Nominations Announced; Full List!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2015

This morning, Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba announced the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards from the Pacific Design Center.  (more...)

Jeff Daniels Returning to the Purple Rose, 7/28-8/2Jeff Daniels Returning to the Purple Rose, 7/28-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will present Jeff Daniels' Onstage & Unplugged for a limited eight-show engagement from Tuesday, July 28 through Sunday, August 2, 2015. (Editors' Note: Please find a full performance / pricing schedule on page 2). All performances will be at The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, MI 48118. This glorious week of Jeff Daniels' Onstage & Unplugged performances will conclude with the 4th annual Purple Rose Backyard BBQ fundraiser on Sunday, August 2nd at the beautiful Zingerman's Cornman Farms in Dexter, MI. Guests will enjoy cocktails and BBQ, live/silent auctions, live music by The Ben Daniels Band during the day, and Jeff Daniels' Onstage & Unplugged with dessert reception at 8pm. (more...)

'Empire', Taylor Swift & 'Pitch Perfect 2' Among Wave Two Nominees for TEEN CHOICE 2015'Empire', Taylor Swift & 'Pitch Perfect 2' Among Wave Two Nominees for TEEN CHOICE 2015
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Wave Two nominations have been announced for TEEN CHOICE 2015. Television's breakout hit, “Empire,” leads with seven nominations (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender Stars in STEVE JOBS BiopicVIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender Stars in STEVE JOBS Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Below, check out the official trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, hitting theaters on October 9th! (more...)

Andy Weir to Speak at NewSpace 2015 Awards Gala This JulyAndy Weir to Speak at NewSpace 2015 Awards Gala This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

?The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) will host its 10th annual NewSpace conference in San Jose, Calif., this July, where author Andy Weir will accept the 'Best Presentation of Space' award for his New York Times bestselling book, 'The Martian', published by Broadway Books. The movie adaption of Weir's book, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels, is scheduled to debut on October 2, 2015. Weir will be presented with the award at the NewSpace Awards Gala taking place on the evening of July 18th. (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre on August 1. (more...)

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