Norman Lear News

Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (94)
Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80Photo Flash: The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. (more...)

Spend AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO at Feinstein's at the Nikko This SpringSpend AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Legendary actress and singer, Rita Moreno, will bring her acclaimed show, An Evening with Rita Moreno, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, April 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 22 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Planet Connections' 2017 Playwrights for a Cause Honors the NYCLU in JulyPlanet Connections' 2017 Playwrights for a Cause Honors the NYCLU in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, the annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit, hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, addresses powerful social and topical issues in our society through the works of prominent playwrights. This year, the event will be Sunday, July 23, and will benefit the New York Civil Liberties Union with 'The Protest Plays,' stories of standing up to injustice written by celebrated authors, CATHERINE FILLOUX, LYLE KESSLER, JOSE RIVERA, and REGINA TAYLOR. (more...)

The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York on Tuesday, April 4, is expected to attract more than 450 guests and raise more than $1 million for the nonprofit's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older adults of all faiths and ethnicities each year. (more...)

Scripps Awarded Three Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Political JournalismScripps Awarded Three Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Political Journalism
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

For extensive political coverage coordinated across its television station group, national news bureaus and digital news brands, and for its commitment to fact-checking political advertising (more...)

Ballet Hispancio Honoring Trailblazing Latina Women Rita Moreno And Nina Vaca, 5/15Ballet Hispancio Honoring Trailblazing Latina Women Rita Moreno And Nina Vaca, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Ballet Hispanico announced today it will be honoring Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

Netflix Gives Season Two Order to ONE DAY AT A TIME, Starring Rita MorenoNetflix Gives Season Two Order to ONE DAY AT A TIME, Starring Rita Moreno
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Netflix has give a Season Two order to ONE DAY AT A TIME, starring Broadway's Rita Moreno. The streaming network announced the news on Twitter over the weekend. (more...)

Tina Mabry to Receive Fusion Achievement Award at 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film FestivalTina Mabry to Receive Fusion Achievement Award at 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Writer-director Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned, “Queen Sugar”) as the recipient of their Fusion Achievement Award. Mabry will receive the award at the Fusion Gala during the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival (more...)

Rita Moreno to Launch 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at Kennedy Center; Talk Will Be Livestreamed!Rita Moreno to Launch 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at Kennedy Center; Talk Will Be Livestreamed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Kennedy Center today announces that philanthropist and Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein will host a new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field, beginning on April 29, 2017, with legendary actress, singer, EGOT winner, and 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree, Rita Moreno. (more...)

Paula Abdul to Receive Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2017 in NashvillePaula Abdul to Receive Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award to recording artist, television personality, and choreographer Paula Abdul. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno at 2017 Carnaval GalaBallet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Ballet Hispanico announced today it will be honoring Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award at its annual Carnaval Gala on May 15th at The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

Stage West to Bring Back ANN by Holland Taylor.Stage West to Bring Back ANN by Holland Taylor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Stage West is delighted to announce that its hit production of Holland Taylor's Ann will be returning to the stage for a 5-week run beginning June 9 at the Dupree Theatre, Irving Arts Center! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part IIExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Sneak Peek - Gloria Gaynor, John Amos & More Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Sneak Peek - Gloria Gaynor, John Amos & More Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

In this week's all-new episode of the popular series OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, celebrity updates include Disco queen Gloria Gaynor, singer Montell Jordan, “thirtysomething's” Mel Harris and actor John Amos, of “Roots” and “Good Times” fame. (more...)

Outfest Announces Lineup for the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film FestivalOutfest Announces Lineup for the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media, today announced its lineup for the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festiva (more...)

'Conscience for the tech world' Sherry Turkle Wins USC Annenberg's Everett M. Rogers Award'Conscience for the tech world' Sherry Turkle Wins USC Annenberg's Everett M. Rogers Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

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Global Green and FLAUNT Announce #StandForGreen Oscar Week EventGlobal Green and FLAUNT Announce #StandForGreen Oscar Week Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

On the heels of the new administration's anti-environmental directives that included Executive Orders greenlighting the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines as well as freezing the critically important work of the EPA to keep our communities healthy and safe, Global Green, a national environmental organization headquartered in Southern California, called on the Hollywood community to raise its collective voice to #StandForGreen on February 22nd. (more...)

BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary LineupBECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt's BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in Syria; Irene Taylor Brodsky's chilling BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN, exploring how the dark corners of the Internet can influence society's most impressionable young consumers of the media; and Erin Lee Carr's MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, the headline-grabbing story of Dee Dee Blanchard and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, touching on child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love. (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017 (more...)

LA LA LAND, FENCES Among Nominees for 2017 Producers Guild Awards; Full ListLA LA LAND, FENCES Among Nominees for 2017 Producers Guild Awards; Full List
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Today, The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture nominations for the 2017 Producers Guild Awards. (more...)

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