Oliver Platt News

Date of Birth: January 12, 1960 (56)
Birth Place: Windsor, ON, CANADA
Gender: Male
THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 5- 11THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 5- 11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: FOLLIES travels to LA, Sumissions Only wraps Season 2, Drama Desk Nominees celebrate, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Oliver Platt, Lily Rabe, et al. in Rehearsal for AS YOU LIKE ITPhoto Flash: Oliver Platt, Lily Rabe, et al. in Rehearsal for AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

The Public Theater yesterday announced complete casting today for AS YOU LIKE IT, the first show of the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, AS YOU LIKE IT will begin previews on Tuesday, June 5 and continue for four weeks through Saturday, June 30, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 21. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Daniel Sullivan Takes Part in Public Theater Salon Series Tonight, 5/10Daniel Sullivan Takes Part in Public Theater Salon Series Tonight, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

The Public Theater continues its popular Shakespeare Salon Series this month with an engaging conversation with Director Daniel Sullivan, who will talk about this summer's upcoming Shakespeare in the Park production of AS YOU LIKE IT. Moderated by Shakespeare Initiative Director Barry Edelstein, this intimate event is being held tonight, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Chinatown Brasserie (380 Lafayette Street). Member tickets, priced at $20, and single tickets, priced at $25, are on sale now and include a complimentary glass of wine. (more...)

Oliver Platt, Stephen Spinella, et al. Join Lily Rabe for Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT; Full Cast Announced!Oliver Platt, Stephen Spinella, et al. Join Lily Rabe for Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for AS YOU LIKE IT, the first show of the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, AS YOU LIKE IT will begin previews on Tuesday, June 5 and continue for four weeks through Saturday, June 30, opening on Thursday, June 21. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents 'Business Speak' Acting Class, Now thru 5/28Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents 'Business Speak' Acting Class, Now thru 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Jerome Davis, and Education Director Ian Finley teach this class on the art of public speaking. Dates and times are today, May 7 through 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...)

Inaugural Montclair Film Festival Set for 5/1-6Inaugural Montclair Film Festival Set for 5/1-6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 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...)

Daniel Sullivan to Take Part in Public Theater Salon Series, 5/10Daniel Sullivan to Take Part in Public Theater Salon Series, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

The Public Theater will continue its popular Shakespeare Salon Series this month with an engaging conversation with Director Daniel Sullivan, who will talk about this summer's upcoming Shakespeare in the Park production of AS YOU LIKE IT. Moderated by Shakespeare Initiative Director Barry Edelstein, this intimate event will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Chinatown Brasserie (380 Lafayette Street). Member tickets, priced at $20, and single tickets, priced at $25, are on sale now and include a complimentary glass of wine. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for THE 52ND STREET PROJECT, 5/7Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for THE 52ND STREET PROJECT, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Like Clockwork: The 52nd Street Project's Party Time Benefit is set for this Monday, May 7, hosted by Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale at Ars Nova. The benefit will feature songs with lyrics by Project kids, set to music and performed by professional artists. (more...)

Inaugural NJ Montclair Film Festival Runs now thru 5/6Inaugural NJ Montclair Film Festival Runs now thru 5/6
by Movies News Desk - May 1, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bernadette Peters' 'Glinda' in DOROTHY OF OZ!Photo Flash: First Look at Bernadette Peters' 'Glinda' in DOROTHY OF OZ!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

With an illustrious career spanning stage, film and television, Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters' voice will be heard in Summertime Entertainment's 3D CG animated feature, DOROTHY OF OZ as 'Glinda,' the powerful sorceress who once granted Dorothy Gale's wish to go back to Kansas. 'To have Bernadette Peters as ‘Glinda' is such a treat,' said Will Finn, one of the film's directors. 'She epitomizes the character who is known by Oz fans worldwide to have a very caring and generous heart.' (more...)

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...)

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