Meryl Streep News

VIDEO: International Trailer for THE HOMESMAN with Tommy Lee Jones & Hilary Swank
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The first international trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' THE HOMESMAN, starring Hilary Swank, Miranda Otto,James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Meryl Streep, and Hailee Steinfeld has been released. Check it out below! (more...)

Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE Earns Series High
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Bravo Media broke record ratings on Sunday night as “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Watch What Happens Live” were the two highest-rated unscripted cable telecasts for the day among all key demos, with both shows beating out competing telecasts that night. (more...)

Streep, Redford & More to Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIRE
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Kathy Lee Gifford Joins NextStop Theatre's INTO THE WOODS as the Giant's Wife, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NextStop Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, running May 1-June 1, 2014, makes a major announcement for the season-closing production. Directed by NextStop's Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann, the production team is announcing the addition of TODAY Show Co-Host, Kathie Lee Gifford, as the voice of the Giant's Wife. The addition of Ms. Gifford is a significant achievement for the emerging company as they close out their inaugural main stage season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 14, 2014 - Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman in ANNAPURNA, SUBMISSIONS ONLY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 14, 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: husband and wife acting team Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman star in ANNAPURNA, beginning previews off-Broadway, plus the fourth episode of SUBMISSIONS ONLY airs tonight on BWW! (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 13, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill opens tonight on Broadway. Lady Day stars five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald under the direction of Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act), will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement with only 70 performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, on 50th Street btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.). (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Exhibition Celebrating the O'Neill Center's 50th Anniversary, 5/17-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

To celebrate the O'Neill's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery May 17 through September 16, 2014. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative development of its playwrights, composers, students, puppeteers and performers. (more...)

Kate del Castillo, Miriam Colon & Angelica Vale Among First Stars of Off-Broadway's LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The producers of Los Monologos de la Vagina, Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, have announced the stars joining the show for the first four weeks at New York's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Plays at Seward County Community College, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Theatre Department has announced their production of Into the Woods, a Tony Award Winning Production with a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy this Tony-award-winning witty and irreverent reimagining of classic fairytales. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the complex characters in this fractured fairy tale. (more...)

ELLEN's Oscar Selfie Reportedly Worth Up to $1 Billion!
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Publicis CEO Maurice Levy has now valued the selfie at between $800 million and $1 billion. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Available on Blu-ray/DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY is available on Blu-ray and DVD today. (more...)

Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS' to Offer Special Mother's Day Weekend Performances, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

This Mothers' Day weekend, the acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man will offer two unique performances especially for Moms! Based on the international best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is written by Matt Murphy and directed by Tim Drucker. Specially priced tickets ($45 - which includes a cocktail) are available for both the 3 PM and 8 PM performances on Saturday, May 19th, and are available now by using the code MOMTIPS at www.SexTipsPlay.com. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is performed at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets). (more...)

New York Stage And Film, Vassar Set 30th Anniversary Season: 'BABYLON LINE,' THE LISTENER & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are pleased to announce the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Subscriptions go on sale May 7; full programming and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star as RICHARD III in Upcoming BBC Two Film
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

BBC Two recently announced that it will air three filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History plays including a new version of Richard III. Today, BBC Two confirmed on its Twitter feed that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will take on the role of the titular king. (more...)

Bob Costas, Anjelica Huston And Mariano Rivera Receive 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del., April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Three renowned achievers were honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

Anjelica Huston Receives 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

VIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Scares the S*** Out of People with Giant Hasselhoff Replica!
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

With the 14-foot Hasselhoff replica in their possession for the day, the host thought he'd have some fun with it and hid it in the alley behind his theater to surprise people when they turned the corner. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TETELESTAI Rises Up Again for Five Columbus Shows
by Paul Batterson - Apr 04, 2014

Russ Nagy recalls going to the Lakewood Civic Auditorium in Cleveland in 1971 and being blown away by one of the first performances of a new musical called GODSPELL. (more...)

ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Dominates 'Fallon' in NY, L.A.
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Featuring a first-ever visit by former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' matched a near 6-month high on the night in Households (2.4/6) - since 10/9/13. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 15th Anniversary in London on 6 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

On Sunday 6 April, the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will celebrate its 15th birthday in London. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who have rarely performed together since ABBA disbanded in 1982, will join the cast of MAMMA MIA! in a musical finale at this year's Olivier Awards as part of the birthday celebrations. This historic performance will be televised for the ITV highlights show, which will be broadcast at 22:15 on Sunday 13 April. MAMMA MIA! has also extended its booking period to 25 April 2015. (more...)

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