Norman Lear News

Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (94)
Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA
Gender: Male
VIDEO: First Look - Rita Moreno Stars in Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME RebootVIDEO: First Look - Rita Moreno Stars in Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME Reboot
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This is it! This is life, the one you get, so go and have a ball -- and enjoy your first look at Netflix's much-anticipated original series ONE DAY AT A TIME with the season one trailer and official key art!  (more...)

Annette Bening and David Rockwell Will Be Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter GalaAnnette Bening and David Rockwell Will Be Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

New York Stage and Film has announced that its annual Winter Gala will honor two titans of the entertainment industry: four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer David Rockwell. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ART FESTIVAL Launches In New York CityINTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ART FESTIVAL Launches In New York City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The premier International Human Rights Art Festival, New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, will be presented by The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, co-sponsored and housed at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St, NYC), will take place March 3-5, 2017. Television producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts Winner, Norman Lear, is Advising Producer, and joins a roster of United States Senators, Congressman and local politicians on the list of honorary co-sponsors of the event. (more...)

Disney Junior Orders Fifth Season of Award-Winning Series DOC MCSTUFFINSDisney Junior Orders Fifth Season of Award-Winning Series DOC MCSTUFFINS
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Disney Junior has ordered a fifth season of its Peabody Award-winning hit DOC MCSTUFFINS. (more...)

International Human Rights Art Festival Breaks New Ground in 2017 NYCInternational Human Rights Art Festival Breaks New Ground in 2017 NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The premier International Human Rights Art Festival, New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, will be presented by The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, co-sponsored and housed at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St, NYC), will take place March 3-5, 2017. Television producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts Winner, Norman Lear, is Advising Producer, and joins a roster of United States Senators, Congressman and local politicians on the list of honorary co-sponsors of the event. Tickets are $10-25 and are now available online with full schedule and participant information at www.dixonplace.org. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights HorizonsA LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Photo Flash: VICUNA Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas with Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt, Norman Lear and MorePhoto Flash: VICUNA Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas with Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt, Norman Lear and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'Vicuńa,' directed by Robert Egan, opened this Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances for 'Vicuńa' continue through November 20. The cast includes Linda Gehringer, Brian George, Harry Groener, Ramiz Monsef and Samantha Sloyan. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

Norman Lear Tackles Politics & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENNorman Lear Tackles Politics & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, TodayDocumentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Today, October 25 (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', TodayPBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. (more...)

First Documentary About Legendary Showrunner, American Masters -- Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Premieres Nationwide Tuesday, October 25 on PBSFirst Documentary About Legendary Showrunner, American Masters -- Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Premieres Nationwide Tuesday, October 25 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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EMA launches Environmental Media Network with LineupMedia.fmEMA launches Environmental Media Network with LineupMedia.fm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

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ALL IN THE FAMILY Among TV Classics Set for SundanceTV's New Daytime ProgrammingALL IN THE FAMILY Among TV Classics Set for SundanceTV's New Daytime Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

SundanceTV today announced that it will feature some of the most iconic series in the history of television with a new daytime programming block, airing weekdays from 6a to 1p ET starting Monday, November 7. (more...)

Rita Moreno Joins California Symphony For PETER & THE WOLF, 12/20-12/21Rita Moreno Joins California Symphony For PETER & THE WOLF, 12/20-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera ring in the holiday season with two special concerts starring beloved actress Rita Moreno, who narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf in performances with the Orchestra December 20 at 7:30 pm and December 21 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. (more...)

Stage West Presents Holland Taylor's Unforgettable ANNStage West Presents Holland Taylor's Unforgettable ANN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Ann Richards was a true Texas original.  With a persona as big as the state from which she hailed, she earned legion of fans (and more than a few enemies) with her wit and outspokenness. And she will be brought to vivid life in a tour-de-force presentation of Holland Taylor's Ann, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West today, October 6.   (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. (more...)

BLACK-ISH, BORN THIS WAY Among 2016 Sentinel Award Winners; Full ListBLACK-ISH, BORN THIS WAY Among 2016 Sentinel Award Winners; Full List
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The winners of the 17th annual Sentinel Awards, honoring exemplary achievements in television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives, were announced in a glittering ceremony Sept. 28 in Hollywood. (more...)

SCAD Announces Line-Up For 2016 Savannah Film FestivalSCAD Announces Line-Up For 2016 Savannah Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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Call For Entries: 2017 Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence in Television Political JournalismCall For Entries: 2017 Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence in Television Political Journalism
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Stage West Presents Holland Taylor's Unforgettable ANNStage West Presents Holland Taylor's Unforgettable ANN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Ann Richards was a true Texas original.  With a persona as big as the state from which she hailed, she earned legion of fans (and more than a few enemies) with her wit and outspokenness. And she will be brought to vivid life in a tour-de-force presentation of Holland Taylor's Ann, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, October 6.   (more...)

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