Robert Benton News

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

All Star Productions to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, 4-22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

All Star Productions have announced their first show of 2014: IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, the UK premiere, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. (more...)

All Star Productions Presents IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, Now thru 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

All Star Productions have announced their first show of 2014: IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, the UK premiere, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. (more...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

Craig Berry Set to Lead UK Premiere of IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

All Star Productions will present The UK Premiere of IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, with muisc by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. The production will be directed by Randy Smartnick, and will feature Craig Berry as Superman and Michelle LaFortune as Lois, according to Whatsonstage. (more...)

Paul Mazursky to Receive WGA West's Screen Laurel Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Acclaimed screenwriter-director-actor Paul Mazursky is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2014 Screen Laurel Award, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures. (more...)

All Star Productions to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, 4-22 March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

All Star Productions have announced their first show of 2014: IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, the UK premiere, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. (more...)

Danny Glover to Receive Bahamas International Film Festival 'Career Achievement Award'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Dreamgirls, The Color Purple) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year's Film Festival, taking place December 5-13. Glover will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation at the Atlantis Theater on the evening of Friday, December 6th. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tickets on Sale Tomorrow; Creative Team and 'The Angry Inch' Band Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, November 2 at 10 AM for Neil Patrick Harris' return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. (more...)

WILD WILD GENTLEMAN Among Warner Archive Collection New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Warner Archive Collection announces new releases including NICHOLS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1971-72) (more...)

BWW Review: It's Time to Open Up Your Closet
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 20, 2013

Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents the Boston premiere of LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE under the direction of Paula Plum. Music is evocative, but it turns out that clothing serves the same function for many women. Writers and sisters Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron convey the important connection between what we wear and who we are in musings about mothers, bras, cowboy boots, and high heels. (more...)

Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton to Lead Comedy LIFE ITSELF
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2013

The film comes from Myriad Pictures, and is based upon Jill Ciment's novel HEROICE MEASURES. The studio recently tapped Richard Loncraine to direct. Freeman's Revelations Entertainment will produce alongside Latitude Productions. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Join Johnny Depp in TRANSCENDANCE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman has officially signed on to join Johnny Depp in Wally Pfister's directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, it was announced today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2013

Joining Edward Watts (Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman was Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Alli Mauzey, Adam Monley, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman played at City Center for seven performances only - check out photos from the closing night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2013

Joining Edward Watts (Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman was Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Alli Mauzey, Adam Monley, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman played at City Center for seven performances only - see the final curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Broadway Superman Bob Holiday Visits Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

Joining Edward Watts (Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman is Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Alli Mauzey, Adam Monley, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman plays at City Center for seven performances through today, March 24, and is directed by John Rando with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Rob Berman. Bob Holiday, the original Broadway Superman visited today's matinee, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos of him at the performance below! (more...)

Review - It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman: High Flying, Adored
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2013

The shorthand response for why the original production of It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's Superman only managed to eke out a three and a half month run on Broadway has traditionally been that the show opened during a newspaper strike. (more...)

Review - Cirque du Soleil's Totem & The Broadway Musicals of 1961
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2013

A human ball of silver glitter hanging from a cord is lowered above what looks like a bungalow-sized muffin top.  (It's supposed to represent a turtle shell.)  Before the glitter ball makes its landing the cover is removed to reveal what looks like a tribe of humanish amphibians bouncing on trampolines and twirling on the muffin/turtle's frame.  Shortly after, a sleazy-looking clown in a tropical shirt tosses a condom to a woman in the front row and says, 'Call me!'  Yes, dear readers, Cirque du Soleil is back in town. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Watts & More in Encores! IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2013

Superman will return to the stage in the upcoming New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman. The production will feature Edward Watts in the title role with Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Adam Monley, Alli Mauzey, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman will play at City Center for seven performances, March 20 - 24, and will be directed by John Rando with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights from the production below! (more...)

Edward Watts, Jenny Powers and More Star in Encores! IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Superman finds his Lois Lane! Joining Edward Watts (Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman will be Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Erich Bergen, Alli Mauzey, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman will play at City Center for seven performances, tonight, March 20 - 24, and will be directed by John Rando with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Rob Berman. (more...)

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