Joan Allen News

Date of Birth: August 20, 1956 (59)
Birth Place: Rochelle, IL, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/20/2015 - WAITRESS Opens in Cambridge and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/20/2015 - WAITRESS Opens in Cambridge and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: WAITRESS brings pie and the sounds of Sara Bareilles to Cambridge tonight! (more...)

The CW Developing TV Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' THE NOTEBOOKThe CW Developing TV Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' THE NOTEBOOK
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Nicholas Sparks' hit romance THE NOTEBOOK may soon be coming to the small screen. (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...)

Jeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TVJeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2015

Some of our favorite Broadway stars will be trading in the neon lights of the Great White Way to drop into our living rooms this fall when the the highly anticipated new TV season kicks off. (more...)

The REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 SeasonThe REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The 2015-2016 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include critically acclaimed and recent popular comedies and dramas by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 550 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015, raising more than $1.2 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

13 New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2015-16 Season13 New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2015-16 Season
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

 "We are extremely proud of the series the studio is producing for ABC and other networks. This TV season is especially exciting as we have increased the number of quality shows over last season," said Patrick Moran, EVP, ABC Studios. (more...)

ABC Officially Unveils 2015-16 Primetime Schedule!ABC Officially Unveils 2015-16 Primetime Schedule!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

ABC Greenlights 8 New Series Including Shonda Rhimes Drama & THE MUPPETS!ABC Greenlights 8 New Series Including Shonda Rhimes Drama & THE MUPPETS!
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2015

The ABC network has picked up eight new series for its 2015-16 season. Included in the new shows is a return of THE MUPPETS. (more...)

You Did It! Productions Secures Motion Picture Rights to NOGALESYou Did It! Productions Secures Motion Picture Rights to NOGALES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Independent production company You Did It! Productions ("YDIP") has secured film rights to the novel NOGALES, the harrowing true-life story of Steve Wilson who, along with his friend, are wrongly imprisoned by Mexican authorities in the early 1970's as part of President Nixon's War on Drugs. (more...)

Joan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama PilotJoan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

According to Deadline, stage and screen veteran Joan Allen has signed on for Jenna Bans' upcoming, untitled ABC drama. (more...)

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & 5/1SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is making a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for two nights only on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. (more...)

Steppenwolf's 'Women in Arts' Luncheon to Honor Laurie Metcalf Next MonthSteppenwolf's 'Women in Arts' Luncheon to Honor Laurie Metcalf Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts Emmy and Obie Award-winning actor and original ensemble member Laurie Metcalf as the guest of honor at the 2014/15 Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 noon at The Standard Club (320 S Plymouth Court). (more...)

Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Creative Teams Behind 'HONEYMOON' & WOLF HALL Coming to 92Y in MarchCast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Creative Teams Behind 'HONEYMOON' & WOLF HALL Coming to 92Y in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

92Y has announced its upcoming Broadway events for March, including Wolf Hall's Hilary Mantel & Jeremy Herrin, the creative team behind Honeymoon in Vegas, and the cast of the upcoming revival of The Heidi Chronicles, including Elisabeth Moss and Jason Biggs. (more...)

Ross Valley Players to Stage IMPRESSIONISM, 1/15-2/15Ross Valley Players to Stage IMPRESSIONISM, 1/15-2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Ross Valley Players starts the New Year with the romantic comedy, Impressionism by Michael Jacobs. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces award-winning star of stage and screen Laurie Metcalf as the guest of honor at the 2014/15 annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 noon (location TBD). (more...)

William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Cast of ROOMWilliam H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Cast of ROOM
by Movies News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to Deadline, William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have signed on to join Brie Larsen in the upcoming film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel ROOM. Lenny Abrahamson directs the film for Element Pictures and No Trace Camping, which is currently shooting. (more...)

All Aboard - Meet the Full Cast of THE LAST SHIP, Setting Sail Tonight on Broadway!All Aboard - Meet the Full Cast of THE LAST SHIP, Setting Sail Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 26, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opens tonight, October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch the company onstage in a commercial for the show below! (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Set for 2014 Gold Coast Int'l Film FestivalTony Winner Phylicia Rashad Set for 2014 Gold Coast Int'l Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

From November 3-9, 2014 the Gold Coast Arts Center, in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead, will present the 4th annual Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF), and everyone's invited-again-to join us for this special week of films, parties, panels, and glamour! (more...)

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