Rainn Wilson News

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

Blair Brown, Michael Potts, Maureen Anderman and More Set for The Acting Company's NUDE WITH VIOLIN Reading, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Nude with Violin, Noel Coward's satire on modern art, criticism, pretension and the value placed on art at 7 pm on Monday, March 24 at the Signature Theatre (Alice Griffin Jewel Box), 480 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

Patti LuPone Set to Play 'Moll' in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Concert for The Acting Company, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Patti LuPone steps back into the role that led to her 1985 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical as Moll in The Cradle Will Rock on Monday, May 19, 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The concert staging of Marc Blitzstein's iconic work will benefit The Acting Company, co-founded by John Houseman, Cradle's original producer in 1937, who directed Ms. LuPone and a cast of Acting Company Alumni in a revival almost 50 years later. Lonny Price (Lincoln Center's Sweeney Todd and Company) will direct; Michael Barrett (Caramoor, NY Festival of Song) will again serve as musical director and play the score as he did in the 1980's production. Tickets will go on sale next month; information on benefit tickets including dinner with Ms. LuPone and the cast is available from 212-258-3111. (more...)

Taraji P. Henson to Join Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama EMPIRE on Fox
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taraji P. Henson will join Oscar winner Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's upcoming hip-hop drama pilot EMPIRE for Fox. Howard recently starred in the pair's 2013 drama THE BUTLER. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine Set for New Season of Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Season 5 will begin with Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine who will discuss her latest book. (more...)

John Skelley to Star in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a sixth year, presenting Hamlet, Shakespeare's story of a Danish prince's search for vengeance, justice and truth, in repertory with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a reworking of the same tragedy from the point of view of two minor characters and their static existence in a world beyond their comprehension. This two-week engagement April 22 - May 4, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage, will conclude a successful seven-month 42-city tour, during which time these productions played to thousands of adults and students in large and small markets around the United States. Both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will showcase the talents of graduates of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, as well as alumni of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training. (more...)

Harriet Harris & More Set for Acting Company's MURDERERS Reading on 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of Murderers, a new play by Jeffrey Hatcher (Never Gonna Dance, Tuesdays with Morrie) at 7 pm on Monday, February 24 at the Mainstage Theater (Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10thAvenues). The performance-starring Acting Company Alumna and Tony-winner Harriet Harris (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Encores!Little Me), Marylouise Burke (TV's Alpha House) and Reg Rogers (The Big Knife)-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of The Acting Company. Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from 212-258-3111. (more...)

Jim Meskimen to Star in New YouTube Original Series THE IMPRESSION GUYS, Beg. 2/10
by TV News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Impressionist Jim Meskimen, whose appearances on America's Got Talent earned him a standing ovation at Radio City Music Hall in 2013, stars in The Impression Guys, a new YouTube original half hour series from Soul Pancake productions and Rainn Wilson. (more...)

Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Now in Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Atlas Distribution Company announced today that 'Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?' went into production on Monday, January 20th. The movie's release is slated for September 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Elijah Wood in New Film COOTIES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

New images have been revealed from Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan's COOTIES, premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Get a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Poster for COOTIES with Elijah Wood & Rainn Wilson Released
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The first poster for Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan's COOTIES, premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, has been released. Check it out below! (more...)

John Rando Helms 'ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN' in Rep with HAMLET for The Acting Company, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

After 27 years, Tom Stoppard's seminal work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the New York stage directed by Tony-winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story). Presented by The Acting Company in rotating repertory with Hamlet, directed by Ian Belknap, performances begin tonight, January 9 and run through February 1 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)

John Glover to Star in The Acting Company's Reading of THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND at the Pearl, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard at 7 pm on Monday, January 13 at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). The performance--starring John Glover (Macbeth), Francesca Faridany (Macbeth), Julia Coffey, Lee Aaron Rosen Acting Company Members Sam Tsoutsouvas, Michele Tauber, Andy Weems, Stephen Pilkington (The Winslow Boy) and Andy Nagosky--will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of The Acting Company. (more...)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Plays in Rep with HAMLET at the Pearl, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

After 27 years, Tom Stoppard's seminal work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the New York stage directed by Tony-winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story). Presented by The Acting Company in rotating repertory with Hamlet, directed by Ian Belknap, performances begin tonight, January 9 and run through February 1 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Rainn Wilson, Dan Savage & More Set for 'THE GOSPEL' Talk-Backs at Noho ACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), Independent Shakespeare Co. and Efficiency Studios announced today an extraordinary array of talk-back guest speakers following select performances of the world premiere play, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD, written by Scott Carter (Executive Producer/Writer - "Real Time with Bill Maher") and directed by Matt August. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD will begin previews on Saturday, January 11 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 17 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Fox Picks Up Procedural Drama BACKSTROM with Rainn Wilson
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has given a 13-episode series order to BACKSTROM, a one-hour drama from 20thCentury Fox Television, based on renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson's hit series of books of the same name. Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (BONES, “The Finder”), the series centers on Detective EVERETT BACKSTROM (three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson, “The Office”), an offensive, irascible detective, as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior. Throughout the series, Backstrom leads his team, the Serious Crimes Unit, as they navigate Portland's most sensitive cases. (more...)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD to Play in Rep with HAMLET at the Pearl, 1/9-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

After 27 years, Tom Stoppard's seminal work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the New York stage directed by Tony-winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story). Presented by The Acting Company in rotating repertory with Hamlet, directed by Ian Belknap, performances begin January 9 and run through February 1 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)

Finn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The Acting Company presents a benefit staged reading of Holiday by Philip Barry at 7 pm tonight, Monday, December 16 at the Mainstage Theater (at Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). (more...)

Films in Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, & New 'Sundance Kids' Section Announced for 2014 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and new 'Sundance Kids' section of films for younger audiences. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

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