Oliver Platt News

Date of Birth: January 12, 1960 (55)
Birth Place: Windsor, ON, CANADA
Gender: Male
Baldwin Heads to Paley Center, 10/27Baldwin Heads to Paley Center, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2010

This Friday, SPACE TOURISTS: Christian Frei (who made the Oscar- nominated WAR PHOTOGRAPHER) follows the adventures of Iranian-American entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari, who became the first female space tourist in the world. Her childhood dream of space travel is made possible not by NASA, but the Russian Federal Space Agency. The cost of Ansari's ten-day journey into space and onto the international space station is twenty million dollars, including a rough landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. (more...)

Lea Michele Sings 'Dorothy Of Oz!'Lea Michele Sings 'Dorothy Of Oz!'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2010

CLICK HERE to check out this newly released sneak peek of Lea Michele singing 'Dorothy of Oz' in an Entertainment Tonight clip! In the film, the title and beloved role of Dorothy Gale will be played by Golden-Globe nominated actress Lea Michele, star of television's hit series 'Glee'. Also known for her acclaimed Broadway roles in Spring Awakening and Les MisÚrables, Lea makes her feature film and animation voice-over debut with 'Oz' and will also be providing vocals on several original musical numbers. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents the final production of its 2009-2010 season, the Los Angeles premiere of ROCK 'N' ROLL, written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Barbara Schofield. (more...)

Baldwin, Linney et al. Head to Paley Center this FallBaldwin, Linney et al. Head to Paley Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

This Friday, SPACE TOURISTS: Christian Frei (who made the Oscar- nominated WAR PHOTOGRAPHER) follows the adventures of Iranian-American entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari, who became the first female space tourist in the world. Her childhood dream of space travel is made possible not by NASA, but the Russian Federal Space Agency. The cost of Ansari's ten-day journey into space and onto the international space station is twenty million dollars, including a rough landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nixon Joins Linney on 'The Big C' STAGE TUBE: Nixon Joins Linney on 'The Big C'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2010

As BroadwayWorld reported in June, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy-winner Cynthia Nixon ('Sex and the City,' RABBIT HOLE) has joined the cast of Showtime's 'The Big C' in a recurring role as Laura Linney's old school friend. 'The Big C' airs Mondays at 10:30pm EST. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lea Michele Does DOROTHY OF OZSTAGE TUBE: Lea Michele Does DOROTHY OF OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2010

Check out this sneak peek of Lea Michele as 'Dorothy of Oz' in an Entertainment Tonight clip. In the film, the title and beloved role of Dorothy Gale will be played by Golden-Globe nominated actress Lea Michele, star of television's hit series 'Glee'. Also known for her acclaimed Broadway roles in Spring Awakening and Les MisÚrables, Lea makes her feature film and animation voice-over debut with 'Oz' and will also be providing vocals on several original musical numbers. (more...)

Writers Guild, East Foundation Presents Jules Feiffer: FUNNY SIDE UP 11/15Writers Guild, East Foundation Presents Jules Feiffer: FUNNY SIDE UP 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010

On Monday, November 15, 2010, the Writer's Guild of America, East Foundation will host a benefit performance of Jules Feiffer: Funny Side Up. (more...)

 Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton To Star In DARLING COMPANION Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton To Star In DARLING COMPANION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Werc Werk Works, the independent production and finance company helmed by CEO Elizabeth Redleaf, and Likely Story, the New York based production company headed by Anthony Bregman, jointly announced today that they will produce DARLING COMPANION, written by Meg Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan and to be directed by Lawrence Kasdan. (more...)

Showtime Renews 'The Big C' and 'Weeds'Showtime Renews 'The Big C' and 'Weeds'
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2010

According to a report by Deadlinecom, both Weeds and The Big C have been renewed by Showtime. Both shows have been picked up by David Nevins for atleast 13 episodes. (more...)

The Paley Center for Media Announces Fall 2010 Season in New York and Los AngelesThe Paley Center for Media Announces Fall 2010 Season in New York and Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2010

Participants for the InsideMedia Series Include: Alec Baldwin, Robert Drew, Mark Burnett, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover, Bridget Moynihan, Will Estes, Jane Alexander, Mike Henry, Bob Newhart, Laura Linney, Baz Luhrmann, Tony Orlando, Gabourey Sidibe, Len Cariou, Barbara Cook, Albert Maysles, Kevin Conroy, Shirin Abadi, Jody Williams, D.A. Pennebaker, Vanessa Redgrave, Tammy Grimes, Tom Selleck, Donald Trump, and Frankie Valli (more...)

Raleigh's Burning Coal Presents TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, 9/9Raleigh's Burning Coal Presents TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2010

Burning Coal's 2010/2011 season will include: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (September 9 - 26, 2010), ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (November 4 - 21, 2010), CROWNS by Regina Taylor, directed by Rebecca Holderness (December 2 - 19, 2010), BLUE by Kelly Doyle, directed by Mark Sutch (January 13 - 30, 2011) and THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE by David Edgar, directed by Jerome Davis (April 7 - 24, 2011). (more...)

HBO's 'Bored to Death' Kicks Off Second Season, 9/26HBO's 'Bored to Death' Kicks Off Second Season, 9/26
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

Jonathan Ames has a 'day job' as a writer but there's plenty to keep him busy on other fronts. His work as an unlicensed private detective is flourishing, he's moonlighting as a teacher of fiction writing, and he's getting in and out of trouble with his best friends George and Ray. (more...)

Oliver Platt Joins 'X-Men: First Class' Flick Oliver Platt Joins 'X-Men: First Class' Flick
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Deadline.com reports that stage and screen vet Oliver Platt is the latest star to join the newest X-Men film, X-Men: First Class. He will be appearing alongside a growing list of stars including Kevin Bacon, who will play a villain who fights Charles Xavier, played by James McAvoy and Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Showtime With The Cinema Society Host A Screening Of 'The Big C'Photo Coverage: Showtime With The Cinema Society Host A Screening Of 'The Big C'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

August 7 was the Showtime with The Cinema Society screening of 'The Big C' at the private home of Donna Karan in Easy Hampton, New York. Those in attendance included Martha Stewart, Laura Linney, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more. Broadwayworld brings you coverage from the event below. (more...)

Raleigh's Burning Coal Presents TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, CROWNS, et al. in 2010-11 SeasonRaleigh's Burning Coal Presents TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, CROWNS, et al. in 2010-11 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2010

Burning Coal's 2010/2011 season will include: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (September 9 - 26, 2010), ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (November 4 - 21, 2010), CROWNS by Regina Taylor, directed by Rebecca Holderness (December 2 - 19, 2010), BLUE by Kelly Doyle, directed by Mark Sutch (January 13 - 30, 2011) and THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE by David Edgar, directed by Jerome Davis (April 7 - 24, 2011). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Linney & Sidibe Premere Showtime's 'The Big C' - Premiere Episode!STAGE TUBE: Linney & Sidibe Premere Showtime's 'The Big C' - Premiere Episode!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 29, 2010

As BroadwayWorld has perviously reported, Tony nominee Laura Linney leads the cast of the new Showtime drama, The Big C, premiering on the network on August 16. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the full pilot episode, directed by Academy Award-winning film maker Bill Condon! (more...)

Dancy, Hahn, Knight Join Cast Of MY IDIOT BROTHERDancy, Hahn, Knight Join Cast Of MY IDIOT BROTHER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2010

Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub of Big Beach announced today that Hugh Dancy ('Confessions of a Shopaholic,' 'Adam'), Kathryn Hahn ('Revolutionary Road,' 'Step Brothers'), Academy Award-nominated actress Shirley Knight, and Janet Montgomery ('Black Swan'), have joined the cast of the Jesse Peretz directed, 'My Idiot Brother,' a comedy about family and the sacrifices it takes to deal with them. (more...)

Warner Bros. to Run 'Nip/Tuck' in SyndicationWarner Bros. to Run 'Nip/Tuck' in Syndication
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2010

Logo announced today that it has acquired the off-cable syndication rights to the groundbreaking dramatic series 'Nip/Tuck' in a four-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. This deal marks the premiere for the series in syndication. The agreement includes all 100 episodes spanning the complete seven seasons of the Golden Globe(R) Award-winning and multiple Emmy(R) Award-nominated drama. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Co Annual Adult Acting Class Open For EnrollmentBurning Coal Theatre Co Annual Adult Acting Class Open For Enrollment
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Burning Coal Theatre Company's annual adult acting class, taught by Artistic Director Jerome Davis, is enrolling now. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Cast in Showtime's 'The Big C'Cynthia Nixon Cast in Showtime's 'The Big C'
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Deadline.com reports that Tony-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winner Cynthia Nixon ('Sex and the City,' RABBIT HOLE) has joined the cast of Showtime's 'The Big C' in a recurring role. There is no word on whether or not this will affect her chances of starring in a West End production of AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN, as was rumored and reported by BroadwayWorld earlier this month. (more...)

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