Norman Lear News

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

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...)

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