Jeremy Irons News

Date of Birth: September 19, 1948 (66)
Birth Place: Cowes, Isle of Wight, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 On Monday, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in "A Cabaret Evening" at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House® New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

WB CEO Discusses Batman v Superman Release DateWB CEO Discusses Batman v Superman Release Date
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Comingsoon.net reports on the release date changes of upcoming superhero flick, Batman v Superman. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- New PHANTOM, James Barbour!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- New PHANTOM, James Barbour!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 9, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's newest leading man, James Barbour. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Majestic Theatre, some of his career highlights, and so much more! (more...)

ERC Presents Regional Premiere of VAN GOGH'S EAR Concert in Conjunction With Art ExhibitionERC Presents Regional Premiere of VAN GOGH'S EAR Concert in Conjunction With Art Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Hailed recently by The New York Times as "ingenious," New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall. (more...)

First Look: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage, 8/10First Look: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage, 8/10
by Shari Barrett - Jul 24, 2015

Fraser Entertainment Group's critically-acclaimed ongoing series AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY returns to Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 10 at 8pm, the ninth installment of the successful concert series, produced by Dianne Fraser. Acclaimed musical director Brad Ellis (from the hit television series GLEE, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, etc.) leads a cast of superb singers from Broadway, television, and film. (more...)

ERC to Perform VAN GOGH'S EAR in the Berkshires, 8/20ERC to Perform VAN GOGH'S EAR in the Berkshires, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

New York City, NY (FOR RELEASE 7.20.15) --- Hailed recently by The New York Times as “ingenious,” New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall. (more...)

ERC to Return to the Berkshires with VAN GOGH'S EAR, 8/20ERC to Return to the Berkshires with VAN GOGH'S EAR, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 12, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Aaron Lazar in 'Look For Me In the Songs;' Broadway Loves Katy Perry; Charles Busch: That Girl/That Boy; Dan'yelle Williamson in 'All of Me;' and 54 Sings Starmites. (more...)

BATMAN's Ben Affleck in Talks to Co-Write Standalone MovieBATMAN's Ben Affleck in Talks to Co-Write Standalone Movie
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 9, 2015

According to Variety, Ben Affleck is in talks to co-write a standalone BATMAN movie with DC's Geoff Johns. (more...)

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. & More Set for Warner Bros. Comic-Con Line-upMAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. & More Set for Warner Bros. Comic-Con Line-up
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures continues its tradition of delivering its most anticipated tentpole properties and their biggest stars to Comic-Con International: San Diego with this year's Hall H presentation. (more...)

VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Has 'An Emotional Core' in BATMAN V SUPERMANVIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Has 'An Emotional Core' in BATMAN V SUPERMAN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Off-Broadway playwright (THE SPOILS) and actor Jesse Eisenberg will soon appear in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE as 'Lex Luthor'. Click below to hear how his interpretation of the role will be brand new! (more...)

RHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next MonthRHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Marti Webb, Debbie Kurup, Cedric Neal and John Barr are to star in Rhythm of Life, a brand new song cycle celebrating many of the greatest hits by master of the catchy show tune, Tony Award-winning Cy Coleman.  (more...)

THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN Starring Meryl Streep Set For Criterion Blu-ray, Out 8/11THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN Starring Meryl Streep Set For Criterion Blu-ray, Out 8/11
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2015

Harold Pinter and Meryl Streep together onscreen! (more...)

HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer & Puppet 'Tyrone' Host 2015 Drama League Awards Today- Tune In to BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage!HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer & Puppet 'Tyrone' Host 2015 Drama League Awards Today- Tune In to BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League welcomes the star of Broadway's smash production of Hand to God, Steven Boyer, 2015 Drama League Distinguished Performance nominee, as the host of the 81st Annual Drama League Awards, alongside his special guest Tyrone. One of the high points of the season, the Drama League Awards Luncheon will be held today, May 15, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) beginning at 12:00 p.m. (more...)

Michael A. Alden Named Broadway Global's Producer of the YearMichael A. Alden Named Broadway Global's Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

It's getting harder for many people in the Arts to feel creative and nurtured as an Artist, as modern culture seems to be celebrating quick disposable 'stars.' It's been said, New York City is not a place to find yourself as an Artist! In the past you could find cheap housing, cheap food, and cheap drinks. Cheap, is that too crude? I shall say affordable in order not to offend. (more...)

HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer & Devilishly Funny Puppet 'Tyrone' to Host 81st Annual Drama League AwardsHAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer & Devilishly Funny Puppet 'Tyrone' to Host 81st Annual Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Drama League has announced that the star of Broadway's smash production of Hand to God, Steven Boyer, 2015 Drama League Distinguished Performance nominee, will host the upcoming 81st Annual Drama League Awards, alongside his special guest Tyrone.  One of the high points of the season, the Drama League Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) beginning at 12:00 p.m.  Official sponsors for the 81st Annual Drama League Awards include Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of The Drama League; MAC Cosmetics, the Official Makeup Partner of The Drama League; National Life Group; and GenSpring Family Offices. Tickets for The Drama League Awards, which includes a nominees cocktail reception and the star-studded afternoon luncheon awards presentations, are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or visiting www.dramaleague.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elisabeth Moss Reflects on SPEED THE PLOW-  'It Was Very Difficult'BWW Interview: Elisabeth Moss Reflects on SPEED THE PLOW- 'It Was Very Difficult'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 25, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with Elisabeth Moss, currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, about her career. Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which she discusses what went on while she was in Speed the Plow in 2008, in which Jeremy Piven infamously left the production due to 'medical issues.' Check back Sunday morning (April 26, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)


by Richard Ridge - Apr 24, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge" recently sat down with Elisabeth Moss, currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, about her career. Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which she discusses what she enjoys the most about playing the role of "Heidi" and the cast and crew. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

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