Oliver Platt News

52nd Street Project to Present MAKE IT SNAPPY: PLAYS IN A NEW YORK MINUTE, Begin. 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

The results of this year's Block Island One-on-Ones, Make It Snappy: Plays in a New York Minute, will run July 19-21. The evening comprises ten fully realized mini-musicals, each featuring original music by Eric March. (more...)

Faith Prince to Take Over for Jane Lynch as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE on July 19!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Photo Flash: Hamish Linklater, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More Celebrate COMEDY OF ERRORS Opening Night in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

The Public Theater officially opened THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, the first show of The Public's 2013 season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte last night, June 18. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS features Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater as Dromio and Antipholus respectively and runs through Sunday, June 30. BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from opening night below! (more...)

All-Star Marilyn Monroe Documentary Premieres on HBO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

One of the most enduring icons of 20th-century America, Marilyn Monroe invented an endlessly fascinating public persona, but also concealed a private side known only to her closest confidants. A half-century after her death, her creation still blazes brightly in the cultural imagination, while its creator remains in the shadows. (more...)

2013 Tonys - Michael Dale's Live Backstage Blog!
by Michael Dale - Jun 09, 2013

2013 Tony Awards Rehearsal - LIVE Blog from Radio City Music Hall!
by Robert Diamond - Jun 09, 2013

The big day is here! Follow our LIVE coverage starting from Tony Rehearsals starting at approximately 10am. Want to know who's performing what? What order to expect the awards in and other tidbits? Spoil yourself! (more...)

All-Star Marilyn Monroe Documentary to Premiere on HBO, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

One of the most enduring icons of 20th-century America, Marilyn Monroe invented an endlessly fascinating public persona, but also concealed a private side known only to her closest confidants. A half-century after her death, her creation still blazes brightly in the cultural imagination, while its creator remains in the shadows. (more...)

Leslie Caron to Star in 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS at Laguna Playhouse, 11/26-12/29
by TV News Desk - May 28, 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 on Tuesday, 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...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Announces 8-Week Classes for Adults
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company's artistic director, Jerome Davis, will conduct an eight week acting class based on the concepts the legendary acting teacher, Uta Hagen. The class will take place Mondays from 7 to 10 pm, June 10 through July 29th. The class is a scene study class which emphasizes ideas discussed in Ms. Hagen's landmark book Respect for Acting. Tuition is $200. To enroll, or for more information, please call 919.834.4001. Further information may be found at http://burningcoal.org/uta-hagen/. The class is open to people of all skill and experience levels age 16 and up. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - THE BIG C's Series Finale, Airing 5/20
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2013

Showtime has released a first look at THE BIG C's series finale, airing next Monday, May 20, at 10 p.m. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Adam Brody Joins THINK LIKE A MAN Sequel
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2013

Adam Brody, fresh off a stint on Showtime's HOUSE OF LIES, has officially signed on for Sony's upcoming THINK LIKE A MAN sequel, according to Deadline. (more...)

2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

Winners were announced last night, Monday, May 6, 2013, at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation's most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by popular American actor Oliver Platt at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, awards in the Restaurant and Chef and the Design categories were presented, as well as a number of special achievement awards. (more...)

GINGER & ROSA Set for DVD Release on 7/23
by Movies News Desk - May 06, 2013

Critics are raving about Ginger & Rosa, the 'exhilarating and heartbreaking' (Wall Street Journal) film that tells the emotional coming-of-age story of two best friends whose relationship is effected by the events of the 1960s. Led by a critically-acclaimed performance from Elle Fanning (Super 8, We Bought a Zoo) and the feature-length film debut of dazzling newcomer Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Ginger & Rosa arrives on DVD July 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. (more...)

HBO Documentary Films to Heat Up Mondays This Summer; Full Line-Up Announced
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2013

HBO Documentary Films heats up the summer with compelling new films on Monday nights, kicking off a new ten-week anthology series Monday, June 10, exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Warner Channel Developing Latin American NIP/TUCK Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

According to Variety, Warner Channel is developing a Latin American 'redo' of Ryan Murphy's stylish plastic surgery series NIP/TUCK. (more...)

Fox Planning GUYS AND DOLLS Remake; Channing Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star?
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

According to Deadline, Fox has landed the rights to the classic musical, and though no writer or director is attached to the project, execs reportedly have their eyes on Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to take on the original roles made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. (more...)

Tituss Burgess Performs COMFORTABLE Selections at The Cutting Room, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

TITUSS BURGESS - the rising R&B vocalist and songwriter who has starred on television in the Emmy Award winning NBC comedy "30 Rock" and on Broadway in Jersey Boys and The Little Mermaid - will celebrate his exciting and personal debut R&B/Soul album Comfortable with a special concert event at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street in New York) on Monday, May 13 at 9:00 PM. Tickets, $15 in advance and $20 at the door, include a copy of the CD and are available at Ticketfly.com. A full dinner is available and there is a $20 food and beverage minimum. Comfortable will be available on Tuesday, May 14 at iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com. (more...)

Crime and Intrigue Coming to Thirteen's REEL 13 This April
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2013

Crime, mysteries, and intrigue on REEL 13 in April on THIRTEEN. Several major indie actresses shine in strong performances throughout the month (more...)

Faith Prince to Release 'Total Faith' Album on 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

The first new album from Broadway legend Faith Prince in 13 years is set for release on Broadway Records. 'Total Faith: Live from the Royal Room at The Colony' was recorded live at the Royal Room of the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida in Spring, 2010 and will be released on April 16, 2013 and is available for pre-order athttp://amzn.com/B00BT0NPI4. The digital release will be available on April 12th. (more...)

Finn Wittrock, Sarah Wayne Callies and Shuler Hensley to Lead THE GUARDSMAN at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced Finn Wittrock as The Actor, Sarah Wayne Callies as The Actress, and Shuler Hensley as The Critic in the Kennedy Center production of The Guardsman in the Eisenhower Theater May 25 to June 23, 2013. Based on the 1910 comedy by Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar, The Guardsman features a new literal translation by Richard Nelson and is directed by Gregory Mosher. The press opening will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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