Oliver Platt News

Date of Birth: January 12, 1960 (56)
Birth Place: Windsor, ON, CANADA
Gender: Male
Inaugural Montclair Film Festival Set for 5/1-6Inaugural Montclair Film Festival Set for 5/1-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Montclair Film Festival (MFF) will feature live events including interviews with Oscar- winners Michael Moore and Olympia Dukakis, a conversation with actor Patrick Wilson, Oliver Platt, and a discussion with New Jersey native Michael Uslan, author of The Boy Who Loved Batman, on how he acquired film rights to the caped crusader and labored to bring the character to screen. Don't miss a special tribute to film icon Kathleen Turner during a wide-ranging conversation. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Megan Hilty, Lea Michele, Bernadette Peters Talk DOROTHY OF OZ!STAGE TUBE: Megan Hilty, Lea Michele, Bernadette Peters Talk DOROTHY OF OZ!
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2012

Broadway favorites Lea Michele, Megan Hilty and Bernadette Peters will all lend their vocal talents to the upcoming DOROTHY OF OZ animated film. In the video below, which features a portion of the yet to be released teaser trailer, they chat with ET about their respectivecharacters. Click below to check it out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Glee's Lea Michele & Bernadette Peters in DOROTHY OF OZSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Glee's Lea Michele & Bernadette Peters in DOROTHY OF OZ
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2012

Check out this interview video with Lea Michele, Megan Hilty and Bernadette Peters talking about their character work for the DOROTHY OF OZ animated film. (more...)

Confirmed: Donna Murphy to Star in INTO THE WOODS in Central ParkConfirmed: Donna Murphy to Star in INTO THE WOODS in Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

As first reported exclusively by BroadwayWorld.com last week, the Public Theater confirmed today that Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy has been cast as The Witch in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. Murphy last performed at the Delacorte in the Shakepeare in the Park production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood in 1985. INTO THE WOODS will begin previews on Monday, July 23 and continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25 with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

Nick Blaemire and The Hustle To Play Bowery Electric, 4/9Nick Blaemire and The Hustle To Play Bowery Electric, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

Nick Blaemire, currently starring in the Broadway Revival of GODSPELL, will perform a set with his band the Hustle at the rock venue Bowery Electric on Monday, April 9th at 8:30pm. The band recently released their debut self-titled EP, which will be available for purchase at the venue as well as digitally on iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Amazon and Spotify. Hard copies are also being sold at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where GODSPELL plays eight shows a week. (more...)

Showtime Screens Nurse Jackie, The Big C, And The Borgias 4/8Showtime Screens Nurse Jackie, The Big C, And The Borgias 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2012

On Sunday, April 8th, three hit SHOWTIME series will return to the network in a triple-header night of programming. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorldSaturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2012

Looking for a quick roundup of this week's events in the theatre world? Look no further - here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

Nick Blaemire and The Hustle To Play Bowery Electric, 4/9Nick Blaemire and The Hustle To Play Bowery Electric, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

Nick Blaemire, currently starring in the Broadway Revival of GODSPELL, will perform a set with his band the Hustle at the rock venue Bowery Electric on Monday, April 9th at 8:30pm. The band recently released their debut self-titled EP, which will be available for purchase at the venue as well as digitally on iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Amazon and Spotify. Hard copies are also being sold at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where GODSPELL plays eight shows a week. (more...)

Showtime 92Y Presents Laura Linney & Cast of THE BIG C, 4/9Showtime 92Y Presents Laura Linney & Cast of THE BIG C, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

See Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, Gabourey Sidibe, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Basso and executive producer Jenny Bicks of Showtime's hit 'The Big C' as they talk about the show and share clips from the new season-only at 92Y on April 9! (more...)

Amy Adams to Play 'Baker's Wife' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS; Oliver Platt, Robert Joy Join Cast of AS YOU LIKE ITAmy Adams to Play 'Baker's Wife' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS; Oliver Platt, Robert Joy Join Cast of AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced additional casting today for the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Robert Joy (Le Beau, Lord) and Oliver Platt (Touchstone) join the previously announced MacIntyre Dixon (Adam), David Furr (Orlando), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Celia), Omar Metwally (Oliver), Lily Rabe (Rosalind), and Stephen Spinella (Jaques) in Shakespeare's comedy AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Premiere Episodes of Showtime's BIG C, NURSE JACKIE, THE BORGIAS Now Available to Preview OnlinePremiere Episodes of Showtime's BIG C, NURSE JACKIE, THE BORGIAS Now Available to Preview Online
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Viewers nationwide can now sample the series premieres of the hit SHOWTIME returning series THE BORGIAS, NURSE JACKIE and THE BIG C, two weeks before they premiere on the network. (more...)

Showtime's Borgias, Nurse Jackie, and Big C Premiere Episodes Available OnlineShowtime's Borgias, Nurse Jackie, and Big C Premiere Episodes Available Online
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

Viewers nationwide can now sample the series premieres of the hit SHOWTIME returning series THE BORGIAS, Nurse Jackie and THE BIG C, two weeks before they premiere on the network. The premiere episodes can be accessed on the SHOWTIME website www.sho.com/preview, on YouTube www.youtube.com/SHOWTIME, and via select television providers' free On Demand channels and websites, reaching over 40 million digital households across 26 distributors. The series premieres are also available on Showtime ANYTIME®, Showtime apps on iPhone®, iPod Touch®, Android smartphones and tablets, and Nook® tablets, as well as the Showtime Social app for iPad®, on connected TV platforms, major web portals, and for download as a free video podcast on iTunes. The fourth season premiere of NURSE JACKIE airs on Sunday, April 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, followed by the third season premiere of THE BIG C at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, and the second season premiere of THE BORGIAS at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The first three episodes of all three series will be made available on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and Showtime ANYTIME the day after their series premieres. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents Business Speak Acting Class, 5/7-28Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents Business Speak Acting Class, 5/7-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents BUSINESS SPEAK - How Business People Can Use the Tools of an Actor's Trade, a four week class that presents the non-actor with the fundamental tools of the actor's trade: confidence, articulation, improvisation, and how to concisely convey ideas, using your voice and your body. Burning Coal Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Jerome Davis, and Education Director Ian Finley will teach this class on the art of public speaking. Dates and times are May 7- May 28, 2012, Mondays from 6:30-9:30 pm. The class costs $120, due at the first class. Classes will take place at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. For further information, visit www.burningcoal.org. To register, call 919-834-4001. (more...)

Nick Blaemire and The Hustle To Play Mercury Lounge TonightNick Blaemire and The Hustle To Play Mercury Lounge Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Actor/songwriter Nick Blaemire, currently starring in the Broadway revival of GODSPELL at Circle in the Square Theatre, will be performing a set with his band Nick Blaemire and the Hustle at the rock venue Mercury Lounge tonight at 7:30pm. (more...)

Faith Prince Replaces Klea Blackhurst in 42nd Street Moon's THE BEST OF TIMESFaith Prince Replaces Klea Blackhurst in 42nd Street Moon's THE BEST OF TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

Award-winning Broadway star Faith Prince is to replace Klea Blackhurst in The Best of Times, 42nd Street Moon's 80th Birthday salute to Tony-winning Broadway composer/lyricist, Jerry Herman. The Best of Times will be presented at the Alcazar Theatre on Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm. (more...)

Showtime Screens Nurse Jackie, The Big C, And The Borgias 4/8Showtime Screens Nurse Jackie, The Big C, And The Borgias 4/8
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

On Sunday, April 8th, three hit SHOWTIME series will return to the network in a triple-header night of programming. (more...)

Faith Prince Replaces Klea Blackhurst in 42nd Street Moon's THE BEST OF TIMESFaith Prince Replaces Klea Blackhurst in 42nd Street Moon's THE BEST OF TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2011

Award-winning Broadway star Faith Prince is to replace Klea Blackhurst in The Best of Times, 42nd Street Moon's 80th Birthday salute to Tony-winning Broadway composer/lyricist, Jerry Herman. The Best of Times will be presented at the Alcazar Theatre on Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm. (more...)

Faith Prince Brings 'Total Faith' to Northwestern University TodayFaith Prince Brings 'Total Faith' to Northwestern University Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2011

Faith Prince has won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her role as Ms. Adelaide in the critically-acclaimed revival of 'Guys and Dolls.' Today, Prince will present 'Total Faith,' a one-night only concert at Northwestern University. (more...)

Faith Prince to Appear on Northwestern Stage 12/3Faith Prince to Appear on Northwestern Stage 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

Faith Prince has won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her role as Ms. Adelaide in the critically-acclaimed revival of 'Guys and Dolls.' On Dec. 3, Prince will present 'Total Faith,' a one-night only concert at Northwestern University. (more...)

Faith Prince to Appear on Northwestern Stage 12/3Faith Prince to Appear on Northwestern Stage 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011

Faith Prince has won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her role as Ms. Adelaide in the critically-acclaimed revival of 'Guys and Dolls.' On Dec. 3, Prince will present 'Total Faith,' a one-night only concert at Northwestern University. (more...)

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