Norman Lear News

Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (94)
Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA
Gender: Male
Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval GalaBallet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will honor Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Hollywood Legend Norman Lear Hosts New Show All of the Above on PodastHollywood Legend Norman Lear Hosts New Show All of the Above on Podast
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Hollywood legend Norman Lear brings his progressive and boundary-moving voice to the microphone with an intimate weekly podcast. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim FamilyBWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim Family
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 23, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar returns to the Huntington Theatre Company with THE WHO & THE WHAT, a provocative drama that looks at differences around faith and identity within a Muslim-American family. Giving credit to Norman Lear and William Shakespeare for inspiration, Akhtar's own ability to draw well-rounded characters and insert humor into the equation adds up to a compelling and diverting piece of theater. (more...)

OJ: MADE IN AMERICA Among Winners of Peabody Documentary Awards; Full ListOJ: MADE IN AMERICA Among Winners of Peabody Documentary Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed today 12 winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2016. (more...)

Norman Lear, ITVS Named Institutional Winners of Peabody AwardNorman Lear, ITVS Named Institutional Winners of Peabody Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected Norman Lear to receive an Individual Award and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) an Institutional Award for their contributions to storytelling in television. (more...)

Paley Center adds Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME to PaleyLive LA Spring LineupPaley Center adds Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME to PaleyLive LA Spring Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills announced the addition of the Netflix series ONE DAY AT A TIME to its 2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season. (more...)

Carl Reiner Hosts IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST on HBO This JuneCarl Reiner Hosts IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST on HBO This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Debuting MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST celebrates the art of enjoying life after age 90, aided by a good dose of humor. Reiner's nephew, George Shapiro (“Seinfeld”), produces and Danny Gold directs. (more...)

GREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston WilliamsGREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group have announced the all new national tour of GREATER TUNA. GREATER TUNA will play The Grand 1894 Opera House for a limited three-performance engagement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

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...)

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