Oliver Platt News

Date Of Birth:
January 12, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Windsor, ON, CANADA
Gender:
Male
Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum & Oliver Platt Join Johnny Depp in MORTDECAI
by Movies News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The film, based on the popular three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, David Koepp's Mortdecai stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn. The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, and Oliver Platt have also joined the cast. (more...)

Broadway's Faith Prince to Play Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Faith Prince, the Tony Award winner who in 1992 stopped the show nightly with her rendition of 'Adelaide's Lament' in Guys and Dolls on Broadway, brings her one-woman show to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14. (more...)

'Hunger Games' Danny Strong to Pen GUYS AND DOLLS Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Deadline reports that following two and a half years of negotiations, 20th Century Fox is moving ahead with a remake of the classic musical GUYS AND DOLLS, featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Lea Michele, Megan Hilty & More in LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
by Movies News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN from Summertime Entertainment and Clarius Entertainment hits theaters on May 9, 2014. The film features the voice talents of Lea Michele (Dorothy), Jim Belushi (Lion), Dan Aykroyd (Scarecrow), Kelsey Grammer (Tin Man) and Bernadette Peters (Glinda), each giving new life to familiar Oz characters. Below, check out a trailer for the highly anticipated animated film! (more...)

Holiday Concert with Kathy Deitch, Michael Londra & Sarah Bolt Set for Robert G. Geim Theater, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

A holiday concert featuring three Broadway stars - including a Broadway success story from South St. Louis - is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkwood's Robert G. Reim Theater, 111 South Geyer Road. For ticket information, visit www.retreattobroadway.com. (more...)

Leslie Caron Stars in 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS at Laguna Playhouse, Now thru 12/29
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to present film great Leslie Caron (An American In Paris, Gigi, Fanny) in a comic and heartfelt valentine to the human condition, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). Additional exciting casting news to be announced shortly! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, November 26 and will open on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Stanley Tucci & Anne Tatlock
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 18, 2013

New York Stage and Film's Annual Winter Galawas held last night, November 17, at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), and honored Oscar nominated multi-hyphenate Stanley Tucci and business luminary Anne Tatlock. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Stanley Tucci & Anne Tatlock Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

New York Stage and Film have announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year tonight, November 17, 2013 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Oscar nominated multi-hyphenate Stanley Tucci and business luminary Anne Tatlock. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: GUYS & DOLLS Gets Dolled Up For Carnegie Hall With A High Stakes Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 08, 2013

Featuring a classic score overflowing with standards and a certain rat-a-tat syncopation and sassy style all its own, Frank Loesser's indelible musical comedy GUYS & DOLLS is one of the greatest musicals of all time and the incredibly exciting cast just announced for the upcoming Carnegie Hall concert is icing on the cake insofar as an ideal presentation of it - Nathan Lane as Nathan Detroit, Megan Mullally as Adelaide, Patrick Wilson as Sky Masterson and Sierra Boggess as Sarah Brown. (more...)

Stanley Tucci & Anne Tatlock to be Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter Gala, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

New York Stage and Film have announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Oscar nominated multi-hyphenate Stanley Tucci and business luminary Anne Tatlock. Biographies for each can be found below. It was also announced today that, at the gala, Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anika Noni Rose will perform selections from Miranda's upcoming The Hamilton Mixtape, which was performed in a concert reading this past summer during the 2013 Powerhouse Season, the annual highlight of the nearly three-decades long collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film to develop works for the American theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - New Images from Dramatic Thriller KILL THE MESSENGER
by Movies News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

USA Today has shared two images from Michael Cuesta's upcoming film KILL THE MESSENGER. The dramatic thriller stars Josh Close, Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Michael Sheen and Oliver Platt. Get a first look below! (more...)

Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh Join Cast of FX's FARGO
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh and Glenn Howerton are among the stars joining Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Colin Hanks in the FX limited series Fargo (more...)

Kate Walsh Signs On to FX's FARGO
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

TVGuide.com reports that Kate Walsh has signed on the the cast of FX's upcoming series FARGO. (more...)

English Touring Opera Opens Opera from Venice Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

English Touring Opera's Autumn 2013 season opens tonight, 28 September 2013 at Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala Cocktail Party!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the cocktail party below! Click here to check out photos from the red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the American Theatre Wing Gala Red Carpet with Honoree Harold Prince & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show 'Working in the Theatre.' (more...)

American Theatre Wing Gala Raises Nearly $700,000
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show "Working in the Theatre." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joe Orrach in Odyssey Theatre's IN MY CORNER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

A universal story, uniquely told. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents In My Corner, a singular new play byLizbeth Hasse and Joe Orrach that works boxing, tap dance and music into the story of a street smart, wise guy Puerto Rican kid from New York City who comes of age in the ring and at the barre. Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon, Diabolique) directs Orrach in an exhilarating performance that takes off to the beat of an original score by Matthew Clark, performed live on stage by Clark on piano, Eugene Warren on bass and percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez. In My Corner opened for a nine-week run at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Gary Gulman Set for Series of Shows at Comix at Foxwoods, Begin. 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The hilarious Gary Gulman will take to the stage at Comix At Foxwoods for four performances from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 5. Gulman will keep audiences laughing at 8 p.m. each night throughout the weekend, before ending things on a high note with a 10:30 p.m. performance on Oct. 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Faith Prince as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince returns to Broadway as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of Annie at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). She officially began performances on July 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Prince in action below! (more...)

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