John Pankow News

Date of Birth: April 28, 1954 (61)
Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOTTammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis.  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT begins performances Thursday, October 15 and opens on Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Showtime Orders Fifth Season of EPISODESShowtime Orders Fifth Season of EPISODES
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

SHOWTIME has ordered a fifth season of EPISODES, consisting of nine, half-hour episodes. The announcement was made today (more...)

InDepth InterView: Alfred Molina Talks The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Upcoming Roles & A Career RetrospectiveInDepth InterView: Alfred Molina Talks The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Upcoming Roles & A Career Retrospective
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 1, 2015

Today we are talking to a world renowned stage and screen star who has excelled in playing a dizzying array of recognizable characters onstage and onscreen over the course of his unique and diverse career - the affable Alfred Molina. Besides discussing his many upcoming endeavors, Molina points out the importance of The Actors Fund in Los Angeles and highlights his participation in the upcoming LA Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, which will be held on June 7, and reflects on some of his fellow honorees, as well. Offering news on many of his current and forthcoming projects, Additionally, Molina also looks back at some of his most memorable roles to date ranging from his work with Paul Thomas Anderson on both BOOGIE NIGHTS and MAGNOLIA to his recent rapturously reviewed indie hit LOVE IS STRANGE co-starring John Lithgow to the Joe Orton stage-to-screen adaptation PRICK UP YOUR EARS and much more. Besides of all of that, Molina also comments on his time spent on stages around the world, notably Broadway headlining the most recent revival of Golden Age classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, as well as outlines some future roles he would like to pursue onstage, as well. All of that and much, much more with one of Broadway and Hollywood's very best! (more...)

Photo Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and MorePhoto Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre celebrated its 22nd Anniversary at its annual Spring Gala last night, May 11th at The University Club (One East 54th Street @ 5th Avenue). The celebratory evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction and the popular 'Pick-a-Prize' Raffle, followed by dinner and live auction featuring celebrity auctioneer David Silverman. Scroll down for phtoos of honoree Cynthia Harris and more! (more...)

Mamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance WeekMamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Following critically-acclaimed runs at London's National Theater and Philadelphia's The Wilma Theater along with recognition in Israel and throughout Europe, The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center and the Polish Cultural Institute New York present a one-night-only staged reading of Our Class by Tadeusz S?obodzianek. The cast includes Emmy, Oscar and Tony-winner Ellen Burstyn; Obie winner Alvin Epstein; Tony-nominee Boyd Gaines; Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Emily Owens, M.D.); Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk); Grant Kretchik; Obie winner Brian Murray; John Pankow (Episodes, Mad About You); Obie winner Austin Pendleton. The staged reading is directed by Cosmin Chivu and includes original music by Jesse Selengut performed by Tatiana Eva-Marie (vocal), Marius Mihalache (cimbalom) and Stefan Zeniuk (clarinet). Previously announced performers, Nina Arianda, Kim Cattrall and Hunter Parrish, are no longer available to participate in the reading. (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Thursday, April 9, 2015Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Thursday, April 9, 2015
by TV Scoop - Mar 25, 2015

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC on Thursday, April 9, 2015! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

Nina Arianda, Ellen Burstyn, Kim Cattrall & More to Lead Staged Reading of OUR CLASS During Holocaust Remembrance WeekNina Arianda, Ellen Burstyn, Kim Cattrall & More to Lead Staged Reading of OUR CLASS During Holocaust Remembrance Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Following critically-acclaimed runs at London's National Theater and Philadelphia's The Wilma Theater along with recognition in Israel and throughout Europe, The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center and the Polish Cultural Institute New York present a one-night-only staged reading of Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek. The cast includes Tony-winner Nina Arianda; Emmy, Oscar and Tony-winner Ellen Burstyn; Golden Globe winner Kim Cattrall; Obie winner Alvin Epstein; Obie winner Brian Murray; television stars John Pankow and Hunter Parrish; Obie winner Austin Pendleton. The staged reading is directed by Cosmin Chivu with original music by Jesse Selengut. (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Showtime to Offer Samples of SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and EPISODES Season PremieresShowtime to Offer Samples of SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and EPISODES Season Premieres
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Today, SHOWTIME is giving viewers an early opportunity to sample the season premieres of SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and EPISODES across multiple platforms before their debut this Sunday, January 11 starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Showtime Free Preview Weekend Begins FridayShowtime Free Preview Weekend Begins Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

SHOWTIME will be available to over 70 million households during a Free Preview Weekend this Friday, January 9 through Sunday, January 11. Viewers nationwide will be able to sample the network's award-winning programming on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME On Demand, SHOWTIME ANYTIME and select distributors' TV Everywhere portals. The Free Preview weekend will include sampling of the season premieres of the hit comedy series SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and EPISODES, hard-hitting sports programming, as well as feature films, including the television premieres of Philomena and Last Vegas. (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Wednesday, January 14, 2015Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC on Wednesday, January 14, 2015! (more...)

MUSIC MAN Among Reel 13's Classic Movie Musicals This OctoberMUSIC MAN Among Reel 13's Classic Movie Musicals This October
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Viewers may find themselves singing in the shower, and pirouetting around the house all month as Reel 13 presents a classic song-and-dance film each week in October. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival, Beg. TodayKeith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Samuel French previously announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from today, August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play FestivalKeith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Takes First Bows at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre!Photo Flash: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Takes First Bows at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing officially opened tlast night, Monday, June 16. The production will run through Sunday, July 6. Obie Award winner Hamish Linklater and Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Opens at Shakespeare in the Park Tonight'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Opens at Shakespeare in the Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing officially opens tonight, Monday, June 16. The production will run through Sunday, July 6. (more...)

BWW Interview: MUCH ADO's John Pankow, From Shakespeare to Sitcoms & Back AgainBWW Interview: MUCH ADO's John Pankow, From Shakespeare to Sitcoms & Back Again
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 13, 2014

Back at the Delacorte for his fifth Shakespeare in the Park, the TV star talks about playing the fool, getting typecast and living in L.A. and Italy. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park, Featuring Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park, Featuring Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2014

The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING began performances on Tuesday, June 3 and runs through Sunday, July 6, with an official press opening on Monday, June 16. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

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