Oliver Platt News

Date Of Birth:
January 12, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Windsor, ON, CANADA
Gender:
Male
Oliver Platt Joins Dan Stevens in Upcoming Drama THE TICKET
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Oliver Platt (Broadway's Guys and Dolls), has signed on to the cast of the upcoming drama THE TICKET. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS, Starring Robin Williams
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

In the wake of Robin Williams' death on Monday, the iconic actor left four feature films that have yet to be released, including MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS, set to be released on November 7th. (more...)

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 14, 2014

Recent animated movie musical LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN, starring Broadway headliners and recognizable breakout stars Lea Michele and Megan Hilty is now available as a digital download. (more...)

FX Greenlights Second Season of Drama Series FARGO Featuring All-New Cast!
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

FX announced today at the Television Critics Association that it has ordered a second season of the small screen adaption of Joel and Ethan Coen's popular film FARGO. T (more...)

Darren Criss to Lend Voice for TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

GLEE's Darren Criss will lend his voice to the upcoming English-language version of the animated film, 'Tale Of The Princess Kaguya'. (more...)

Queen Latifah to Portray Iconic Blues Singer in HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah ('Chicago') stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE (more...)

Bessie Smith Biopic with Queen Latifah to Premiere in 2015 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”). Currently in production in Atlanta and debuting in 2015, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. The cast also features Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo'Nique. BESSIE is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Lili Fini Zanuck, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. (more...)

Sean Hayes Joins CBS' THE MILLERS as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes has joined the cast of THE MILLERS as a series regular. His character will be introduced during the comedy's second season premiere, Thursday, Oct. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

New 52nd Street Project to Present WHAT'S MY LINE: THE PROFESSIONAL PLAYS, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. For its cornerstone acting program, the One-on-One series takes a group of ten Project kids out of town to a country retreat for a week in the summer. Each child is assigned a playwright who is charged to write a musical specifically for that child. The shows are rehearsed over the course of the week and performed informally for the community in the retreat setting. Upon returning to Manhattan, the plays are performed at the Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, NYC), supported by professional designers and crews who volunteer their services. (more...)

Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg and Tory Kittles Sign on For HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Deadline reports that Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg and Tory Kittles will now star alongside leading lady Queen Latifah in HBO's BESSIE, a biopic about legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of June 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 06, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of June 9, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jeremy Renner Stars in Thriller KILL THE MESSINGER
by - May 29, 2014

Focus Features has debuted the trailer for director Michael Cuesta's thriller, KILLER THE MESSENGER. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks New Film LEGENDS OF OZ on 'The View'
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2014

Broadway and 'Smash' star Megan Hilty stopped by yesterday's THE VIEW to talk about her new film 'Legends of Oz.' (more...)

Photo Flash: New York Theatre Workshop's 2014 Gala - Performance and Party!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)'s 2014 Spring Gala honored Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff and President of The Dodgers Michael David on Monday night, May 12, at The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel. Both are founding partners of Dodger Properties, which is responsible for over 150 productions of some of the most successful theatre on Broadway (56 Tony Awards), Off-Broadway and internationally. Scroll down for photos from the evening's performances and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: New York Theatre Workshop's 2014 Gala - The Arrivals
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)'s 2014 Spring Gala honored Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff and President of The Dodgers Michael David on Monday night, May 12, at The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel. Both are founding partners of Dodger Properties, which is responsible for over 150 productions of some of the most successful theatre on Broadway (56 Tony Awards), Off-Broadway and internationally. Scroll down for photos of the arrivals! (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Rights to Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut ROSEWATER
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2014

Open Road Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution to Jon Stewart's ROSEWATER (more...)

Dolphin Films & IM Global Ink MAX STEEL Distribution Deal
by Movies News Desk - May 09, 2014

On the eve of Cannes, Dolphin Films International and IM Global have announced robust sales for “Max Steel,” (more...)

Review Roundup: Lea Michele, Megan Hilty Follow Yellow Brick Road in LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
by Matt Tamanini - May 09, 2014

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN opens in theaters nationwide today starring Broadway favorites Lea Michele (Dorothy), Bernadette Peters (Glinda), Megan Hilty (China Princess), Patrick Stewart (Tugg), Hugh Dancy (Marshal Mallow), Oliver Platt (Wiser) and Martin Short (the Jester). Also supplying their familiar voice talents are Jim Belushi (Lion), Dan Aykroyd (Scarecrow), and Kelsey Grammer (Tin Man). (more...)

Series Premiere of FARGO is Rating's Winner for FX
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2014

With the complete Live+7 data now in, Fargo, one of TV's most critically-acclaimed programs has also become the most time-shifted premiere of any drama or miniseries in FX history, (more...)

PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S. Veterans
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2014

PBS and CPB today announced the launch of a new veterans' initiative that features national content rolling out over several years, and local community engagement efforts to increase dialogue and solutions as our nation's veterans transition to civilian life. (more...)

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