Meryl Streep News

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Nominates Mayor Tom Ford
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel took on the #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and played it forward by nominating Kerry Washington, Ben Affleck, Mayor Rob Ford and "Matt, Effing, Damon" (more...)

BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 19, 2014

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO THE WOODS, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)

Review Roundup: Best-Selling Novel THE GIVER Hits Theaters Today!
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 15, 2014

Adapted from Lois Lowry's novel of the same name, 'The Giver opens nationwide today, August 15th. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared (more...)

New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall reveals that a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Meryl Streep's character 'The Witch' did not make the film's final cut. (more...)

VIDEO: Brenton Thwaites Talks 'Powerful Message' of New Film THE GIVER
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Twenty-four year old Australian actor Brenton Thwaites stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the 'powerful message' of his new film 'The Giver,' (more...)

VIDEO: Odeya Rush Talks Starring Alongside Meryl Streep in THE GIVER
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Seventeen-year-old actress Odeya Rush stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about her experience starring alongside Hollywood legends Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in the new film 'The Giver.' (more...)

Schiff and Lindsay Join Lohan In SPEED-THE-PLOW, Opens Sep 24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions is delighted to announce actors Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay are to join Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW at London's Playhouse Theatre from 24th September for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Present AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY MACLAINE, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Academy Award winner, singer, dancer, writer and activist Shirley MacLaine makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her remarkable one-woman show, sharing personal stories, photos and film clips from her illustrious Hollywood career and fascinating personal life on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Comments on Passing of Robin Williams: 'He Was a Generous Soul'
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Meryl Streep stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about her new film 'The Giver,' but took a few minutes to comment on the tragic passing of Robin Williams. (more...)

The Weinstein Company & Photobucket Launch The Giver Color Splash Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Color is transformational in The Giver, the upcoming film from The Weinstein Company (TWC), representing the pull and the push between individuality and conformity. In support of the film's release, TWC and Photobucket have partnered together to create a 'Color Splash Contest' where users can add color to their favorite, most meaningful photo using the 'Splash' tool in the Photobucket editor. (more...)

Culture Project's Charity Auction Items Feature THE REAL THING's Cynthia Nixon and Broadway's THE LAST SHIP; Bid Through Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Culture Project announced today its 18th anniversary charity auction. Featuring donations from visual artist Peter Tunney, actress/director Cynthia Nixon and composer Sting, the auction is now up and ready for bids on Charity Buzz. The auction will be taking place live online on the Charity Buzz website until August 26, 2014. Pictures and estimated values for various for sale items can be seen on the site. (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Swift in New Clip from THE GIVER
by Movies News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

THE GIVER is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on the 1993 novel of same nameby Lois Lowry. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. Below, check out a new clip from the movie, featuring Swift at the piano! (more...)

BROADWAY THEATRE ARCHIVE: GREAT PERFORMANCES Set 1 Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 09, 2014

An impressive collection of filmed plays featuring a host of world renowned performers is now available to order via BROADWAY THEATRE ARCHIVE: GREAT PERFORMANCES Set 1, which includes the plays DEATH OF A SALESMAN, FOR COLORED GIRLS..., UNCOMMON WOMEN and ALICE AT THE PALACE. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of August 11, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 08, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of August 11, 2014! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt to Join Meryl Streep in RICKI AND THE FLASH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

A member of the Broadway 'MORMON' community will soon be teaming up with Meryl Streep. (more...)

VIDEO: Levar Burton Plugs '@Tweeting Rainbow' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Since Levar Burton succeeded in getting his "Reading Rainbow" app funded for schools, he's now setting his sights on another popular form of web-based communication. #TweetingRainbow (more...)

Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

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