Louis Zorich News

New Book About Backstage Theatre/Film Stories THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

In his forthcoming memoir, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK, a veteran publicist confronts all aspects of his life including bouts with depression from 1978-2013, 4 hospitalizations between 2004-2012, the paralyzing and overwhelming fear of becoming homeless in 2011, his gay relationships from 1978-present day, in addition to his PR career in the fine and performing arts with backstage stories. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera & More RAISE THE ROOF at National Yiddish Theatre Benefit Concert
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 11, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, were just some of the stars who took part in Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, last night, June 9 at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the special night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/10- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2014

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy Jordan and More to Star in OUTLIVING EMILY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Variety writes that stage and screen vet Phylicia Rashad has joined the film OUTLIVING EMILY, along with Andre Braugher, Alexis Bledel and Kal Penn. Eric Weber writes and directs with Josh Sugarman producing via Tenafly Film Co. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba & More Join National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's RAISING THE ROOF Lineup at Town Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the lineup of Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and the 100thanniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene - on Monday, June 9th, at New York's The Town Hall. (more...)

Topol, Jerry Zaks, and Andrea Martin Lead Cast of 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on 6/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 15, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be honored and will perform with the largest-ever reunion of original, revival and film cast members as part of an all-star benefit concert for The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene on Monday, June 9th, at New York's Town Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LADY DAY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of MANDELA: A NEW MUSICAL, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young. (more...)

Ethan Hawke, Olympia Dukakis & More Set for Austin Pendleton Tribute TOAST, BOAST, OR ROAST, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Oberon Theatre Ensemble will present 'TOAST, BOAST, OR ROAST - A Tribute to Austin Pendleton' - the company's annual benefit on Monday, January 13 at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan, doors open at 7:30pm and the tribute is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/10- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2013

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Ends LA Run Tonight; International Productions in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2013

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, will end its triumphant limited engagement tonight, February 10th at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles. Starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freud and Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis, FREUD'S LAST SESSION is directed by Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. The show's west coast premiere is presented by The Broad Stage & Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Completes LA Run 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, will end its triumphant limited engagement this Sunday, February 10th at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freud and Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis, FREUD'S LAST SESSION is directed by Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. The show's west coast premiere is presented by The Broad Stage & Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Opens Tonight in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, New York's long-running hit play by Mark St. Germain, is set to open in Los Angeles tonight, January 16th starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freud and Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis under the direction of Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. Presented by The Broad Stage & Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas, FREUD'S LAST SESSION will play a strictly limited engagement through February 10th at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. (more...)

Judd Hirsch and Tom Cavanagh Star in FREUD'S LAST SESSION LA Premiere at The Broad Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center present FREUD'S LAST SESSION, New York's long-running hit play by Mark St. Germain, is set to open in Los Angeles tonight starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freudand Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis under the direction of Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. Presented by The Broad Stage and CRC Productions, FREUD'S LAST SESSION played preview performances January 11(th) through January 15(th). Opening Night is tonight, January 16(th) and will run for a limited engagement through February 10(th) at The Broad Stage. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Louise Lasser, Louis Zorich and More Set for ADVANCED CHEMISTRY Reading at National Arts Club Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club today, January 14th. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Begins Tonight in LA, Starring Judd Hirsch and Tom Cavanagh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, New York's long-running hit play by Mark St. Germain, is set to open in Los Angeles starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freud and Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis under the direction of Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. Presented by The Broad Stage and CRC Productions, FREUD'S LAST SESSION will begin performances tonight, January 11th for a strictly limited engagement through February 10th at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Louise Lasser, Louis Zorich and More Set for ADVANCED CHEMISTRY Reading at National Arts Club, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club on Monday, January 14th. (more...)

Shakespeare With Benefits Presents Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show, Feat. Olympia Dukakis, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Shakespeare with Benefits (http://shakespearewithbenefits.org/) presents Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show, a special performance to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims via New York Cares. This one-time benefit performance will take place at The West End Theatre, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street at West End Avenue, 2nd floor tonight, December 17th at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00). (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for FREUD'S LAST SESSION in LA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, New York's long-running hit play by Mark St. Germain, is set to open in Los Angeles next month starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freud and Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis under the direction of Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. Rehearsals begin today in New York City. Presented by The Broad Stage and CRC Productions, FREUD'S LAST SESSION will begin performances January 11th for a strictly limited engagement through February 10th at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. (more...)

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