Robin Williams News

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

@robinwilliams - 7/21/14 08:08pm Happy Birthday to me! A visit from one of my favorite leading ladies, Crystal.

Nathan Lane to Receive Ustinov Comedy Award at Banff World Media Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today announced that Nathan Lane will be presented with the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at the 35th annual Festival, being held June 8-11, 2014. The Award recognizes a creative talent that has made an outstanding comedic contribution to the media industry. Past honorees include Ricky Gervais, Tracey Ullman, Chuck Lorre, Martin Short, and 2013 recipient Craig Ferguson. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - JENNIFER LOPEZ Releases 'First Love' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Jennifer Lopez has releaed the official music video for her new single 'First Love.' The artist will release her new album A.K.A. on June 17. Get a first look below! (more...)

Shakespeare Society to Honor Richard Easton & Hamish Linklater at Playing Shakespeare Celebration, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

On June 9 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their second annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Century Club (7 West 43rd Street). The Shakespeare Medal will be presented to Richard Easton, and The Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award will be presented to Hamish Linklater. (more...)

Comedian Brad Williams to Play New Show at Comedy Works South at the Landmark, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Brad toured with Carlos Mencia for five years as his opening act. (more...)

Billy Crystal Takes 'Audiobook of the Year' Prize for Best-Seller
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

700 Sundays star Billy Crystal took the top audiobook prize last night at a gala dinner and awards ceremony held in New York City. (more...)

Bobcat Goldthwait Comes to Comedy Works Landmark Village This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Bobcat Goldthwait will headline at Comedy Works South at the Landmark, this weekend, May 29 - 31, 2014. Fasten your seatbelts Colorado! Comedian, actor, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait is on the loose! (more...)

HBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - May 28, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

Stone's Throw Productions to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, July 3-12
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Stone's Throw Productions presents the Vancouver Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Rajiv Joseph's dark romantic saga Gruesome Playground Injuries. Directed by award winning director Chelsea Haberlin. Gruesome Playground Injuries follows the decades-spanning relationship of an accident-prone daredevil and a corrosive masochist who navigate friendship, love, and the wounds created in between. Gruesome Playgrond Injuries plays July 3 - 12 (Preview July 2) Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. For tickets ($15) call 604-731-5518 or visit (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Tony Nominees from A RAISIN IN THE SUN & ALADDIN this Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK celebrates TonyŽ Award nominees from A Raisin in the Sun and Aladdin, all moving toward the June 8 awards ceremonies with considerable momentum. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

CBS Renews THE MENTALIST, But Cancels 5 Including THE CRAZY ONES
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2014

CBS has made a verdict on six of its shows: The Mentalist, The Crazy Ones, Bad Teacher, Friends with Better Lives, Intelligence, and Hostages. (more...)

Jerry Adler and Richard Kline to Star in CRT's THE SUNSHINE BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the complete cast for its production of Neil Simon's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series onstage June 14-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. (more...)

JENNIFER LOPEZ Reveals Name, Cover Art for Latest Album
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez has revealed the name and cover art for her latest album (more...)

Marion Grodin Headlines Playhouse on Park's Final Comedy Night Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

The jokes are at their pinnacle at Playhouse on Park with this season's last Comedy Night at the Playhouse tonight, May 3rd at 8:00 PM. This evening of stand-up will feature Marion Grodin as the headliner, with Danny Cohen as the opening act. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Returns to Carnegie Hall with THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - May 03, 2014

Tonight, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with an all-new program entitled The Evolution of a Soprano. (more...)

Elizabeth Rodriguez Joins Chazz Palminteri in World Premiere of UNORGANIZED CRIME, Beginning Tonight in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC announces that Tony Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Rodriguez (Broadway's The Motherfucker With the Hat) will star opposite Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri ( 'A Bronx Tale,' 'Bullets Over Broadway') in the world premiere play, Unorganized Crime, written by Kenny D'Aquila and directed by David Fofi. Unorganized Crime will now preview tonight, May 3 at 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 7pm; Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm and run through Saturday, May 31 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

EPIX to Present Original Documentary on Filmmaker Robert Altman, 8/6
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Altman, a 90-minute EPIX Original Documentary on legendary filmmaker Robert Altman produced and directed by Ron Mann, will make its World Television Premiere on EPIX (more...)

Chazz Palminteri Stars in World Premiere Play UNORGANIZED CRIME, Beg. Tonight at the Elephant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC presents a world premiere play, UNORGANIZED CRIME, written by Kenny D'Aquila, directed by David Fofi and starring Chazz Palminteri ('A Bronx Tale,' 'Bullets Over Broadway'). UNORGANIZED CRIME will preview tonight, April 26 at 8pm; Monday, April 28, Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 1 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 25 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

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