Oliver Platt News

Date Of Birth:
January 12, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Windsor, ON, CANADA
Gender:
Male
English Touring Opera Opens Opera from Venice Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

English Touring Opera's Autumn 2013 season opens tonight, 28 September 2013 at Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala Cocktail Party!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the cocktail party below! Click here to check out photos from the red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the American Theatre Wing Gala Red Carpet with Honoree Harold Prince & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show 'Working in the Theatre.' (more...)

American Theatre Wing Gala Raises Nearly $700,000
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show "Working in the Theatre." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joe Orrach in Odyssey Theatre's IN MY CORNER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

A universal story, uniquely told. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents In My Corner, a singular new play byLizbeth Hasse and Joe Orrach that works boxing, tap dance and music into the story of a street smart, wise guy Puerto Rican kid from New York City who comes of age in the ring and at the barre. Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon, Diabolique) directs Orrach in an exhilarating performance that takes off to the beat of an original score by Matthew Clark, performed live on stage by Clark on piano, Eugene Warren on bass and percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez. In My Corner opened for a nine-week run at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Gary Gulman Set for Series of Shows at Comix at Foxwoods, Begin. 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The hilarious Gary Gulman will take to the stage at Comix At Foxwoods for four performances from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 5. Gulman will keep audiences laughing at 8 p.m. each night throughout the weekend, before ending things on a high note with a 10:30 p.m. performance on Oct. 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Faith Prince as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince returns to Broadway as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of Annie at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). She officially began performances on July 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Prince in action below! (more...)

English Touring Opera Presents Opera from Venice Season, September 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

English Touring Opera's Autumn 2013 season opens on Saturday 28 September 2013 at Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Faith Prince Chats Taking on 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2013

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince returns to Broadway as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of ANNIE at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). She officially begins performances tonight, July 19, and while she was attending Mimi Hines' recent 54 Below show, she chatted exclusively with Richard Ridge about joining the cast. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

Faith Prince Takes Over for Jane Lynch as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will return to Broadway as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of ANNIE at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). She will begin performances tonight, July 19. Emmy Award-winning 'Glee' star Jane Lynch will play her final performance as Miss Hannigan on Sunday, July 14. (more...)

52nd Street Project Presents MAKE IT SNAPPY: PLAYS IN A NEW YORK MINUTE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 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...)

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...)

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