Norman Lear News

Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (94)
Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

New American Folk Theatre to Premiere DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNANew American Folk Theatre to Premiere DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, 'A Tuna Christmas, 'Red, White and Tuna' and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760. (more...)

STRANGER THINGS, HAMILTON'S AMERICA Among Nominees for 2017 PGA AwardsSTRANGER THINGS, HAMILTON'S AMERICA Among Nominees for 2017 PGA Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the 2017 PGA Awards for television. (more...)

Disney Junior to Air Special 'Winnie the Pooh' Episode of DOC MCSTUFFINS, 1/18Disney Junior to Air Special 'Winnie the Pooh' Episode of DOC MCSTUFFINS, 1/18
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

DOC MCSTUFFINS and her team have helped toys of all shapes and sizes, and on a particularly blustery day in McStuffinsville, they must help none other than Winnie the Pooh (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Gloria Estefan Sings Theme Song for Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIMEVIDEO: First Listen - Gloria Estefan Sings Theme Song for Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New family. New theme song! ON YOUR FEET!'s Gloria Estefan has put her own spin on the classic “This Is It” theme song for Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME. (more...)

New American Folk Theatre Presents DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNANew American Folk Theatre Presents DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, "A Tuna Christmas, "Red, White and Tuna" and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at the new Pride Arts Center (The Buena Theatre), 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 9, 2016 at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760.  (more...)

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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