Paul Feig News

2014 Emmys: Allison Janney Wins 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stage veteran Allison Janney, well known for her performance as C.J. Cregg on Aaron Sorkin's long-running political drama THE WEST WING, was the recipient of the 2014 Emmy 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series' award for her role Anna Faris' former alcoholic - and estranged - mother, 'Bonnie,' on the CBS sitcom MOM. (more...)

Nate Bargatze Comedy Night at Mesa Arts Center Offers Free Tickets to ASU Students, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Comedians Nate Bargatze, Adam Ray and Hampton Yount will take the stage in Mesa Arts Center's Piper Theater on Friday, September 5, at 8 p.m. for a special engagement presented in partnership with the ASU Polytechnic Programming and Activities Board. Tickets are on sale now and available at mesaartscenter.com or 480-644-6500. A limited number of free tickets are available to Arizona State University (ASU) students with a valid Suncard ID. ASU students can learn more about this offer and claim tickets at https://natebargatzeandfriends.eventbrite.com/. (more...)

BWW Profiles: The Tony Nominated, Four-Time Emmy-Winning Allison Janney
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 18, 2014

In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter. (more...)

DANCING WITH THE STARS Pro Dancers Announced; Celebrity Cast to Be Revealed 9/4
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The competition is already beginning for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. "Dancing with the Stars'" exciting new cast of pro dancers was revealed this morning (more...)

'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig to Direct Female GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 03, 2014

GHOSTBUSTERS is getting a makeover, and is seeking the Bridesmaids director to lead it. Variety reports that Paul Feig, also known for directing The Heat, has been in talks with Sony to direct a GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, starring comediennes in the lead roles. (more...)

Will Ferrell & More Among Winners of AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2014

The 'American Comedy Awards' aired last night, Thursday, May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. The awards honor those who have achieved new heights during the past year in both film and television and pay tribute to some of comedy's most enduring personalities. (more...)

The Mirage Presents Comedian Bill Burr, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

The Mirage welcomes back comedian Bill Burr when he makes his Aces of Comedy return at the Terry Fator Theatre June 27 – 28. Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation, achieving success in television and film as well as the live stage. The comedian recently had a recurring role on the hit AMC show “Breaking Bad” and appeared in the Paul Feig film “The Heat” alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. (more...)

Allison Janney to Join Melissa McCarthy & Jude Law in Paul Feig's SPY
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

According to Deadline, Allison Janney has signed on to join SPY, starring Melissa McCarthy and written and directed by Paul Feig. (more...)

Yahoo to Offer Two Original TV-Length Comedy Series Exclusively on Its Website and Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's chief executive, announced Monday evening that Yahoo is commissioning two original TV-length comedy series. These two series will be shown exclusively on its websites and mobile apps. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Among Winners of 6th Annual SHORTY AWARDS; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 08, 2014

The 6th Annual Shorty Awards, handed out in New York last night, honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long in Talks For SPY with Melissa McCarthy
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long are in talks to join SPY, starring Melissa McCarthy and written and directed by Paul Feig. (more...)

'A Little Piece of a Great Big Soul' Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's OF MICE AND MEN, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a sneak peek at the play below! (more...)

FOX Acquires Pitch for Ensemble Musical from Paul Feig
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Deadline reports that Fox has acquired a pitch for an ensemble musical to be written by Yana Gorskaya and Maia Rossini. (more...)

Second Season of MARON Debuts 5/8 on IFC
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

This spring, comedian, writer and podcaster Marc Maron is bringing his world of problems, attempts at redemption and brood of cats back to IFC for 13 new half-hour episodes of his comedy series Maron. Revolving around Marc's life and his successful WTF podcast (www.wtfpod.com), each episode lays bare the misguided attempts of a man who is trying to grow, but often finds himself asking, 'We good?' Maron season two premieres May 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT on IFC. (more...)

MODERN FAMILY, SNL, VEEP, HER & More Among 2014 AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS Nominees
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today the nominations for the 'American Comedy Awards,' airing May 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Give in to Your Nerdy Side with BAND GEEKS at Broadway Rose
by Patrick Brassell - Feb 03, 2014

Band Geeks is the kind of show you start out scoffing at for its simple-minded depiction of teenage problems, but the darn thing sneaks up on you, and you walk out cheering. (more...)

Fitz and the Tantrums Perform on Ellen DeGeneres' Birthday Show Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Fitz and The Tantrums will be rocking the party tomorrow as 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' celebrates its host's birthday. (more...)

Fitz and the Tantrums to Perform on Ellen DeGeneres' Birthday Show, Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Fitz and The Tantrums will be rocking the party tomorrow as 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' celebrates its host's birthday. (more...)

HBO to Pass on Patti LuPone's PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY Pilot
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The cable network has decided not to move forward with the project which was described as 'a hilarious, poignant look at life today as seen through the prism of a brother and sister living in New Jersey. (more...)

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