Mike Nichols News

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Costume Designer Ann Roth Releases New Book THE DESIGNS OF ANN ROTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Designs of Ann Roth, a new monograph that the legendary costume designer helped launch at USITT 2014 in Fort Worth, is now available at USITT's online bookstore. (more...)

Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview tonight, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Welcome Barbara Eden in SOCIAL SECURITY, 5/7-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On May 7, Barbara Eden will take her magic to the longest running professional dinner theater in the country when the Alhambra Theatre & Dining opens Social Security, a comedy that was originally directed on Broadway by Mike Nichols. Social Security is presented by WEJZ-FM (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: F. Murray Abraham
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2014

Today, we're featuring F. Murray Abraham circa 1982. Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for Godot, Malvolio in Twelfth Night for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice for the Off Broadway Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) in March 2007, which was performed at the Duke Theatre in New York and also at The Swan Theatre, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He reprised this role in February 2011, when he replaced Al Pacino in the Public Theater's production. In the 1997/98 Broadway season he starred in the new chamber musical Triumph of Love opposite Betty Buckley, based on Marivaux's classic comedy. (more...)

Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand and More Set for The Wooster Group's 2014 Spring Benefit, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Join Steve Buscemi, Buck Henry, Frances McDormand, Mike Nichols and Maura Tierney for dinner to benefit The Wooster Group on April 29 at 6:00 pm at 632 on Hudson, 632 Hudson Street, New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch One of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Performances - A MOST WANTED MAN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The domestic trailer for director Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John le Carre's A MOST WANTED MAN has been released. (more...)

Art Garfunkel Plays Ridgefield Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

For the first time, The Ridgefield Playhouse will welcome the six-time Grammy-Award winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Art Garfunkel, tonight, April 11, at 8 p.m. for an evening of music, poetry and an audience Q&A. (more...)

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

Caroline Aaron to Star in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, 4/17-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview on Thursday, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Syfy to Premiere New Topical Comedy THE WIL WHEATON PROJECT, 5/27
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Syfy has greenlit the 12-episode summer series, The Wil Wheaton Project (working title), a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor, blogger and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. (more...)

HISTORY Premieres New Series DOWN EAST DICEKRING Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

DOWN EAST DICKERING, a new 8-part series premiering tonight, April 2 at 10 p.m. (ET) on HISTORY®, follows four groups of New Englanders for whom “dickering” is a way of life. (more...)

Cornish College to Honor Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

President Nancy J. Uscher has announced that Cornish College of the Arts will award honorary degrees at this year's commencement to ground-breaking American playwright Tony Kushner and to Deborah F. Rutter, president-elect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kushner is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Awards, and a recipient of the National Medal for Arts. One of the nation's leading arts administrators, Ms. Rutter assumes leadership of the Kennedy Center in September. Most recently she has served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, prior to that, she was the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. (more...)

Christopher Durang to Star as Vanya in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA. From July 17 to August 10, it has been announced by the Playhouse's newly-appointed producing team -- Producing Director Alexander Fraser, Executive Producer Robyn Goodman and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. (more...)

USITT Honors Costume Designer Ann Roth and Lighting Designer Shirley Prendergast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Oscar- and Tony-winning costume designer Ann Roth and Broadway lighting designer Shirley Prendergast are among the winners of 2014 Distinguished Achievement Awards from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. (more...)

Review Roundup: MOTHERS AND SONS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 24, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tonight, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces CHAPLIN AWARD Presenters
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Academy Award nominee Rob Reiner (more...)

Tina Giorgi, Scott Bruce and More to Headline Bucks County Playhouse's March 2014 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) expands March programming through an array of comedy performances with tickets starting at just $15. Comedians include stand- up greats Tina Giorgi, Carole Montgomery, Scott Bruce & Patrick O'Donnell. (more...)

Second City Brings HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER to Lincoln Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, presents Happily Ever Laughter, a hilarious revue featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisation from its 53-year history. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, The Second City's Happily Ever Laughter is your chance to see comedy stars in the making in an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

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