John Lithgow News

Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1945 (68)
Birth Place:
Rochester, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Photo Flash: New Poster for Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Warner Bros and Paramount have released a new poster for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film INTERSTELLAR, starring Matthew McConaughey. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks New Broadway Play 'A Delicate Balance' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Jimmy competed against Glenn Close in a contest to see who could wolf down the most food using odd utensils, like spaghetti with whisks and nachos with salad tongs. Later, Jimmy talked to Close about her Broadway play, A Delicate Balance (more...)

Country Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Our National Anthem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Martin O'Malley and an extensive roster of celebrities and elected officials joined visitors from across the United States as they flocked to Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor and the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine last night to take part in the centerpiece events of the week-long Star-Spangled Spectacular. (more...)

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY Playing Aurora's Paramount Theatre Friday, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Girls, gather your book club or your martini gang, get a drink at the bar and get ready to be SPANKED! SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, the hilarious musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life, is playing the Paramount Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Arrivals for THIS IS OUR YOUTH
by Walter McBride - Sep 12, 2014

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth, just opened on Broadway last night at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The limited engagement of This is Our Youth runs through Sunday, January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tommy Lee Jones Stars in Western Drama THE HOMESMAN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

A new trailer for THE HOMESMAN, starring Tommy Lee Jones, is now available to review, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies . The film hits theaters on November 14, 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/8/14 - 'IMAGINE' Benefit, Christine Ebersole, Teal Wicks and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 08, 2014

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: A starry 'IMAGINE' concert benefits cancer research, Christine Ebersole returns to 54 Below and more! (more...)

John Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to Perform
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 13, on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Open 19th Season with SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 2014-2015 season with the multiple Tony Award nominated musical SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. The one-night-only concert will take place at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: New IMAX Spot for Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Warner Bros has released a new IMAX spot for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film INTERSTELLAR, starring Matthew McConaughey. Check it out below! (more...)

Counterpoint TV Features Education Advocate and Local Movie Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

An education advocate and local movie producer will be featured on the August 26 live broadcast of Chicago Counterpoint TV, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (CST). Fathers' rights attorney and advocate Jeffery M. Leving will host the show, which broadcasts on Channel 21 of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV). (more...)

Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder & John Bernthal Board HBO's Upcoming Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

According to Deadline, HBO has added Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina, and John Bernthal to its six-hour miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, based on the book by Lisa Belkin. Ther project, which comes from THE WIRE's David Simon, has already enlisted Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener. (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/22/2014 - 8/22/2014
by BWW - Aug 17, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/22/2014 - 8/22/2014! (more...)

Jim Brickman to Play Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Jim Brickman is the most charted Billboard Adult Contemporary artist in music. How's that for a cool credential? Brickman celebrates his two decades of musical chart busters the only way he knows how - with his fans - with Jim Brickman: The Platinum Tour 'Celebrating 20 Years,'one-night-only at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Saturday, October 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Jordin Sparks to Co-Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Jordin Sparks (Broadway's In the Heights) will join acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow to co-host Star-Spangled Spectacular (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 08, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include The Public Theatre's KING LEAR, Constantine Maroulis' return to ROCK OF AGES, the opening of the Off-Broadway production of PHOENIX, and more! (more...)

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