Robin Williams News

Date Of Birth:
July 21, 1952 (62)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
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...)

Comedy Legend Pauly Shore Launches New Website & Podcast
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Weasel is back with a vengeance. Comedy legend Pauly Shore launched his new website today, www.PaulyShore.com, a highly stylized, modern portal into the latest exciting events going on in Shore's orbit - and these events are many! (more...)

Michigan F.A.S.H. FEST Celebrates Fashion, Art And Sound, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

DETROIT, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Michigan F.A.S.H. FEST LLC's anticipated go-to event comes to Detroit for the 3 rd year on September 12. The two-day event kicks off with the Runway Industry Showcase/Gala from 8-11 p.m. at the Skillman Branch Detroit Public Library, 121 Gratiot and continues with the Free Fine Art Festival on September 13, noon-11 p.m., taking over Farmer Street. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host Evening with Ethan Hawke, 9/30
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host Ethan Hawke on September 30 and Richard Gere on October 8 as guests of honor for “An Evening With…” at the 52nd New York Film Festival. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/14 - Keke and Sherri Join CINDERELLA, THE COUNTRY HOUSE Begins and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 09, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Keke Palmer steps into CINDERELLA's glass slippers tonight, THE COUNTRY HOUSE begins previews, a whole slew of off-Broadway shows begin performances, Jujamcyn Theaters dim their lights to honor Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present A BRONX TALE with Chazz Palminteri, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, who brings his acclaimed one-man play, A Bronx Tale, to Brooklyn on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3pm. Tickets for this one-night-only event are $30-$40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Fran Drescher Ties the Knot in Intimate Weekend Ceremony!
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Fran Drescher, who recently made her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame in RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA, wed Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai at the couple's beach home over the weekend. (more...)

Exclusive BARBRA STREISAND Radio Channel to Launch on SiriusXM, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

SiriusXM announced today that it will launch The Barbra Streisand Channel, an exclusive channel featuring the works of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Tony award-winning artist Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SiriusXM announced today that it will launch The Barbra Streisand Channel, an exclusive channel featuring the works of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Tony award-winning artist Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Frank Caliendo to Play Orleans Showroom, 10/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Comedian, actor and impressionist Frank Caliendo will bring his high-energy comedy act to The Orleans Showroom October 17 and 18. (more...)

Philadelphia Film Society to Screen Robin Williams' THE FISHER KING as Part of National Suicide Prevention Week
by Movies News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Movie site eflixir.com and the Philadelphia Film Society, in partnership with Minding Your Mind and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), are memorializing Robin Williams and promoting mental health awareness with a screening of “The Fisher King” during National Suicide Prevention Week. (more...)

Robin Williams Remembrance Set for PBS's PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Series Next Week
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

In celebration of award-winning comedian, TV star, and film and stage actor Robin Williams, who lives on in fond memories of audiences worldwide, PBS will premiere Robin Williams REMEMBERED - A PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL on September 9, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). (more...)

Robin Williams Daughter Returns to Twitter to Share Fierstein's Anti-Bullying Quote
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting the social media site days after the death of her father Robin Williams. (more...)

Soma Stanford, Lesbian Physician, Releases Erotic Novel, Jade Wallace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Harlot Press is pleased to announce its publication of Jade Wallace, a lesbian erotica novel by Dr. Soma Stanford (http://www.somastanford.com). (more...)

Chris Trapper to Play Spotlight Cafe at Capitol Center For The Arts, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Former Push Stars front man Chris Trapper comes to Concord for an intimate performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts' Spotlight Café on September 12, at 8pm. With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time, the #1 selling song on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY Begins, Shapiro Sisters and RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, starring renowned stage duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, begins previews tonight, The Shapiro Sisters 'live out loud' and RELATIVITY gets a concert -- both at 54 Below -- and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD starts tonight at London's Open Air Theatre. (more...)

New York Times Writer to Pen Robin Williams Biography
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff, who wrote Robin Williams's obituary for the newspaper, will pen a biography on the actor. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starts its fireworks show tonight on Broadway, the DIRTY DANCING tour kicks off in D.C., NEWSIES' John Dossett travels over to PIPPIN and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy Awards
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Billy Crystal honored the late Robin Williams tonight at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. You can watch the heartfelt tribute below. (more...)

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