Liev Schreiber News

John Turturro to Replace Robert De Niro in HBO's CRIMINAL JUSTICE Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The drama is based on the BBC BAFTA-award winning series from Peter Moffat and is to be adapted for HBOby Zaillian and Richard Price. The original series, set in New York City, followed a person through the justice system as they went on trial for murder. Turturro will portray Jack Stone, a downtrodden jailhouse attorney who frequents police stations for clients. There, he finds a client: Naz, an American-born Pakistani. (more...)

Judith Light & Christopher Sieber Will Announce 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream on 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Drama League has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream here at www.broadwayworld.com. (more...)

Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith to Star in THE GOOD LORD BIRD Film Adaptation
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Deadline writes that Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith have signed on to star in an upcoming film adaptation of THE GOOD LORD BIRD, based on the book by James McBride. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Almost Played a Nun in John Turturro's Movie FADING GIGOLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an interview with Vanity Fair, director John Turturro talked about a shocking and hilarious idea he had for Broadway and film star Elaine Stritch in his movie FADING GIGOLO. (more...)

TCG to Publish 100 MONOLOGUES by Eric Bogosian, May 2014; Website Features Monologues Performed by NYC Actors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Next month TCG Publications will release 100 (Monologues), a collection of all of award-winning writer-actor Eric Bogosian's monologues from the series of acclaimed solo shows he wrote and starred in off-Broadway beginning in the mid '80's. The publication will include monologues by the three-time Obie Award and Drama Desk winner from his solo shows Drinking in America; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee, FunHouse and Men Inside, as well as selections from his play Talk Radio (more...)

SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL Opens 6/7 at Plays and Players
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Like a hard rock track turned all the way up, this hilarious and riveting one-man tour de force about masculinity, capitalism, and the great American way explodes on to Plays & Players' stage. In a nonstop, 'brilliant' (New York Times) collection of monologues, characters from top to bottom of the eat-or-be-eaten food chain delve into all matters of adult behavior. After a lengthy run Off-Broadway in the 1990s, Obie Award winning playwright Eric Bogosian's creation is remounted with Philadelphia's own Eric Scotolati, bringing the era of cable, wall street, and 'just say no' perfectly back to life and reminding us how little things change about the larger issues that define our time. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Host 80th Annual Drama League Awards, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Drama League has announced that the Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family and Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the upcoming 80th Annual Drama League Awards. Considered one of the high points of the theater season, the Annual Awards Luncheon includes a nominees cocktail reception, luncheon ceremony, and awards presentation and that will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Financier Patisserie, GenSpring Family Offices, and National Life Group are the 2014 Event Sponsors of the 80th Annual Drama League Awards. (more...)

RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX to Return to Showtime This Summer
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

It's going to be a hot summer of drama on SHOWTIME, when the network premieres RAY DONOVAN at 9 p.m. ET/PT and MASTERS OF SEX at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, July 13. (more...)

John Tiffany, Barbara Cook & Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America to be Honored at 2014 Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Drama League will honor three theatre luminaries at this year's 80th Annual Drama League Awards set for Friday afternoon, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). (more...)

First Annual 'Hollywood Heals: Spotlight on Tourette Syndrome' a Star-Studded and Successful Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

BAYSIDE, N.Y., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The first annual 'Hollywood Heals: Spotlight on Tourette Syndrome' hosted by the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) was an incredible success, with over 400 guests gathering at the Conga Room at LA Live on February 27. Incredible awareness was raised for the Association and the misunderstood, life tormenting disorder, Tourette Syndrome. The event also raised much needed funds for TSA's research and support programs. (more...)

Hollywood Legend Ann-Margret Joins Showtime Drama RAY DONOVAN
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Emmy-winning and Oscar®–nominated actress Ann-Margret (Tommy, Law &Order: SVU) will guest star in a recurring role on the second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series RAY DONOVAN. (more...)

NBC Olympics to Air Three Documentaries this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

NBC Olympics will present three documentaries as a part of its coverage of the final weekend of XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia: Lokomotiv, which chronicles the tragedy surrounding the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club (airs tomorrow within NBC's afternoon Olympic coverage); Long Way Home: The Jessica Long Story, which profiles Paralympic athlete Jessica Long's quest to find her Russian birth parents (airs tomorrow within NBC's primetime coverage); and Nancy & Tonya, which examines the events surrounding the ladies' figure skating competition at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games (debuts Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on NBC – immediately prior to the Closing Ceremony). (more...)

Wendell Pierce Joins Cast of 'Ray Donovan'
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Wendell Pierce has joined the cast of “Ray Donovan” in a recurring role for the Showtime drama's second season. (more...)

Marriage on Stage
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 14, 2014

Dinner with Friends offers an intimate view of two marriages and four friendships, examining the loyalties, fears, passions, and habits that keep couples and friends together. Marriage is a popular onstage subject, the backbone for many of the last century's most iconic plays. Domestic drama as we know it today may be traced back to Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House. The play, which follows an unequal and eventually unsustainable marriage, was a radical critique of 19th-century marriage norms and set the stage for the realistic plays (many of them domestic) of the 20th century. Below are a few examples of notable marriage-centric plays from the last hundred years. Whether funny or heartbreaking, they are inherently, undoubtedly dramatic. (more...)

Hank Azaria Joins Hit Showtime Drama RAY DONOVAN
by TV News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Emmy(R)-winning actor Hank Azaria and acclaimed actress Sherilyn Fenn will guest star in the second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series RAY DONOVAN (more...)

Hank Azaria Joins Second Season of Showtime's RAY DONOVAN
by TV News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Azaria will 'play James Cochran, head of the L.A. division of the FBI. The character, on track to become the national director, becomes entangled with Ray (Schreiber) in a conspiracy about the death of Sully Sullivan (James Woods). James is described as a worthy adversary for Ray, with each trying to control the other. Wily and vain, he enjoys holding power over others and is a surprisingly good musician who plays in a cover band with other agents, though he has some other arcane interests that may be his downfall.' (more...)

BWW Photo Special: Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 02, 2014

Very sad news today in the theatre world: Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Beloved by audiences, and colleagues, we are sad to present a photo flashback of BroadwayWorld.com's 10 years of photo coverage of this one of a kind talent. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: MACHINAL's Morgan Spector
by Walter McBride - Jan 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20 and opened on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Below you can check out photos of Morgan Spector in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

LOVE GONE BAD, New Plays by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, and Don Nigro Set for Nylon Fusion's ASPCA Fundraiser, 2/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

NYLON FUSION THEATER COMPANY presents Two evenings of Love Gone Bad - A fundraiser for the ASPCA Featuring new works including World Premier play 'Two Minute Warning' by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, Kristina Poe and Don Nigro (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/24- A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2014

Today in 2010, A View From the Bridge opened at the Cort Theatre, where it ran for 81 performances. Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, the show was first staged on September 29, 1955 as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway. The play is set in 1950s America, in an Italian American neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It employs both a chorus and a narrator (Alfieri). Eddie, the tragic protagonist, has an improper love of, and almost obsession with, Catherine. The 2010 revival starred Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht. (more...)

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