Oliver Platt News

Date Of Birth:
January 12, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Windsor, ON, CANADA
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InDepth InterView: Lea Michele Confirms FUNNY GIRL Revival! Plus, Talks New Solo Album LOUDER, GLEE S5, LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN, WICKED & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 04, 2014

Today we are particularly thrilled to present a wide-ranging conversation with one of the most attention-grabbing and notable Broadway/Hollywood crossover stars of the new millennium all about her theatre past, GLEE present and potentially spectacular future - the charismatic and committed Lea Michele. Sparing some precious moments while promoting her new solo album release, LOUDER, Michele comments on not only her studio work and the current season of her FOX hit musical dramedy series but also sheds some light on much more, including sharing first news of the new stage revival of FUNNY GIRL currently in planning stages following the rights being purchased by GLEE creator and mastermind Ryan Murphy, set to mirror the Season Five storyline of GLEE itself as it presents the spectacular theatrics, unforgettable songs and backstage backstabbing involved with the FUNNY GIRL revival starring Rachel Berry (aka Michele). Additionally, Michele analyzes some of her favorite tracks on LOUDER and offers a glimpse into the creative process in creating some of the album's standout tracks such as 'Cue The Rain' and 'The Bells'. Plus, Michele opens up about her role alongside fellow Broadway heavyweights Megan Hilty and Bernadette Peters in the hotly anticipated new animated movie musical LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN and clues us in on what we can expect from the multimedia extravaganza. Furthermore, Michele previews some upcoming GLEE showstoppers-to-be including two songs penned by Stephen Sondheim - 'No One Is Alone' from INTO THE WOODS and 'Not While I'm Around' from SWEENEY TODD - as well as the re-teaming with SPRING AWAKENING star Skylar Astin, while also offering the 411 on the show's big new move to a primary NYC focus. All of that, thoughts on GLEE co-star Idina Menzel's FROZEN performance on this week's Academy Awards telecast, opinions on a new LES MISERABLES revival, a look ahead to her upcoming autobiography BRUNETTE AMBITION and much, much more! (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN - Lea Michele, Bernadette Peters, Megan Hilty and More!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

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. Check out the latest trailer for the movie below! (more...)

Comedians Key and Peele Join Cast of FX's FARGO, 4/15
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated Fargo, which will debut April 15 on FX. (more...)

Open Road Renews Ancillaries Agreement with Universal Studios Home Entertainment
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Open Road Films and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE) have renewed their agreement in which Universal handles all marketing, sales and distribution services for Blu-ray, DVD, Electronic Sell-Through and VOD platforms of Open Road Films' theatrical titles through 2017. (more...)

Disney Channel to Debut Second Season of SOFIA THE FIRST, 3/7
by TV News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Season two of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Sofia the First,' 2013's #1 TV series among Girls 2-5 and the #2 cable TV series overall among Kids 2-5, debuts FRIDAY, MARCH 7 (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

FX's FARGO to Premiere in April
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

FX has announced that it will debut its limited series FARGO, based upon the Coen Brothers' hit 1996 film, on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 p.m. The news was announced at today's TCA event, according to Deadline. (more...)

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...)

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