Robin Williams News

Date Of Birth:
July 21, 1952 (62)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Joins New York Comedy Festival, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch,? Comedy Central's newest late night hit '@midnight,'produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall, trading Silicon Beach for Silicon Alley. The social media sensation joins the stellar lineup of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival to tape a week of shows which will air Monday, November 3 throughThursday, November 6 at Midnight ET/PT. Hosted by Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), the special NYCF week of episodes will include visual and textual nods to New York and feature a coterie of comedians playing fan favorites such as #HashtagWars, Rapid Refresh and Sweet Emoji. The '@midnight' tapings will be filmed at ABC Television Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side and fans may request free tickets atwww.nycomedyfestival.com. 'Sure, we get a lot of comedians to come onto our show in Los Angele (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal & Jimmy Fallon Pay Tribute to Robin Williams on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Billy Crystal talked about his tribute to his best friend, Robin Williams, and Billy and Jimmy trade their favorite Robin stories. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Once's 'Falling Slowly' & More Set for New Nick Lachey Album 'Soundtrack of My Life'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Nick Lachey has announced the release of his fourth solo album 'Soundtrack of My Life,' dropping November 11th. The LP will consist of ten songs from some of the most memorable soundtracks in film history. (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Air from New York Comedy Festival This November
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch, Comedy Central's newest late night hit "@midnight," produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall (more...)

Pipeline Theatre to Bring STREAMING to Pleasance Islington, Nov 11-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Pipeline Theatre presents STREAMING. The world of web-camming is explored in a depiction of one teenager's initiation into the sex industry, written and directed by Jon Welch. The production will play Pleasance Islington, 11th - 29th November 2014 with a press performance slated for 8pm Thursday 13th November at Pleasance Islington (StageSpace). (more...)

Chazz Palminteri to Bring A BRONX TALE to MPAC, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Chazz Palminteri stars in 'A Bronx Tale,' his acclaimed one-man show that launched him to fame, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Friday, October 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-69. (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stand Up for Heroes, New York's most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

STG Presents DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR, January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell celebratory show at the Moore Theatre, January 15-18, 2015. Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye - The Farewell Tour will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to the incomparable Dame Edna, arguably Australia's greatest entertainment export. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

'Aladdín' y 'El Rey León' abren la nueva temporada de Phenomena Experience
by Siscu Valenzuela - Sep 16, 2014

Los dos miticos titulos de Disney con musica de Elton John y Alan Menken podran verse en Barcelona y Madrid. (more...)

Brian Copeland to Bring NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN & THE WAITING PERIOD Back to The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Marsh presents the return of award-winning performer Brian Copeland in two of his acclaimed solo pieces: NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN returns to The Marsh for a 10th anniversary revival performed in rep with THE WAITING PERIOD, Copeland's acclaimed, unflinching look at depression. Says Copeland, 'With the devastating loss of Robin Williams, I hope we can now finally start a national dialogue about this largely misunderstood disease.' Performances of THE WAITING PERIOD will honor the families of those who have lost loved ones to depression. Both shows, featuring humorous, poignant, and riveting insights, are written by Brian Copeland and directed by David Ford. Performances will take place Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets (individual shows: $30-$40, reserved: $60-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Emmy Tribute to Robin Williams: 'It's the Hardest Thing I've Ever Had to Do'
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Billy Crystal sat down with TODAY's Matt Lauer for an exclusive interview this morning and revealed that paying tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams at this year's Emmy Awards was one of the most difficult things he ever had to do. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs Tribute to Joan Rivers on Season Premiere of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late comic Joan Rivers with a performance of 'Borrowed Angels,' on today's season premiere of ABC's THE VIEW. Check out the moving appearance below! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Performs Tribute to Joan Rivers on Season Premiere of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late comic Joan Rivers with a performance of 'Borrowed Angels,' on today's season premiere of ABC's THE VIEW. (more...)

VIDEO: ELLEN Pays Tribute to Comedy Legends Robin Williams, Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

On the premiere week of her talk show ELLEN, host Ellen DeGenerees shared her feelings on pioneer Joan Rivers, and a montage of memories of the incomparable Robin Williams. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Bruce Cohen On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, PUSHING DAISIES: THE MUSICAL, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 15, 2014

Today we are talking to an Academy Award-winning producer all about his sensational career trajectory thus far as we look ahead to next week's LGBT awareness-raising charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, the talented Bruce Cohen. Discussing his friendship with noted composer and UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz, Cohen details what audiences can expect from the star-studded evening of information and entertainment, scripted by none other than Cohen's Oscar-winning MILK collaborator Dustin Lance Black. Furthermore, Cohen outlines how he first became involved with the UPRISING OF LOVE movement at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Additionally, Cohen shares his enthusiasm for the impressive slate of performers scheduled to take the stage of the Gershwin Theater, home of WICKED, for the one-night-only experience - including recording icon Sting, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, recent Tony Award winner Billy Porter, plus the casts of WICKED, I AM HARVEY MILK and more. Plus, Cohen also teases preliminary prospective plans to pursue a stage iteration of TV cult hit PUSHING DAISIES with creator Bryan Fuller, shares memories of working with Steven Spielberg on a number of projects, as well as reflects on producing last season's BIG FISH on Broadway, as well as comments on his Oscar-winning work on AMERICAN BEAUTY, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, upcoming projects and much more! (more...)

Julesworks Presents 30th Edition of JULESWORKS FOLLIES, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Julesworks presents edition thirty of Santa Fe's Monthly Variety Show, The Julesworks Follies, on September 29th at 7 pm. Our show continues at the Jean Cocteau Cinema at 418 Montezuma. (more...)

Maui Comedy Festival Partners with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Maui Comedy Festival has announced that it has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In addition to donating a portion of all event proceeds to the AFSP, the Festival hopes to provide a new platform for continuing the dialog surrounding suicide and depression. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

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