Robin Williams News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1952 (65)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Filming On Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN to Get Underway This August!Filming On Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN to Get Underway This August!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

In a new interview with Billboard, award-winning composer and Disney mainstay Alan Menken discusses his upcoming projects for the House of Mouse, including live-action remakes of the classics, THE LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN.  (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's Tense, Timely Drama THE NORTH POOL Comes to Redwood CityRajiv Joseph's Tense, Timely Drama THE NORTH POOL Comes to Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

When Khadim, a Syrian-born student in a large U.S. high school is called into the vice principal's office to discuss recent absences, he soon becomes caught in a web of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed. This psychological thriller is a timely look at racial, cultural, and gender profiling in America. (more...)

DYLAN BRODY'S DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to New York Next Month at The PIT UndergroundDYLAN BRODY'S DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to New York Next Month at The PIT Underground
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist Dylan Brody in his solo show 'Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood' starting at The PIT Underground on July 6th running thru July 22nd. Nancy Carlin directs. (more...)

Don Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show Held Over for Extended RunDon Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show Held Over for Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Due to the popularity of his last performance in San Antonio, Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart returns for an extended engagement at The Improv Comedy Club at The Rivercenter June 21st - July 2nd. (more...)

BWW Interview: DEBBIE GIBSON: An  Electric Youth to a Nuclear WomanBWW Interview: DEBBIE GIBSON: An Electric Youth to a Nuclear Woman
by David Edward Perry - Jun 7, 2017

Debbie Gibson's career is one of consistent determination in the studio and on the stage. (more...)

#TheaterKidsUnite for The Trevor Project with SPEECH & DEBATE Film#TheaterKidsUnite for The Trevor Project with SPEECH & DEBATE Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

To celebrate the 71st Tony Awards, Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) is uniting theater kids with a social media viewing party of the hit teen comedy SPEECH & DEBATE. From Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11, celebrities and fans will join in a live online conversation using the hashtag #TheaterKidsUnite. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper and NEW GIRL Writer to Adapt WORKING GIRL for BroadwayCyndi Lauper and NEW GIRL Writer to Adapt WORKING GIRL for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Producers Fox Stage Productions and Aged In Wood Productions have announced plans to adapt the blockbuster film WORKING GIRL into a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper and book by FOX TV's 'New Girl' writer and Tigers Be Still playwright Kim Rosenstock. WORKING GIRL is based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture written by Kevin Wade. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gary Trainor Talks Leading SCHOOL OF ROCKBWW Interview: Gary Trainor Talks Leading SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Marianka Swain - Jun 5, 2017

Actor Gary Trainor, whose past work includes the West End productions of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, I Can't Sing and The Shawshank Redemption, has been playing the role of alternate Dewey in School of Rock since its London premiere. He's now leading the cast as Dewey. (more...)

Kat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLAKat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday, June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

Axelrod presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with Nat ChandlerAxelrod presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with Nat Chandler
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Speaking of 'birds of a feather,' this musical is not so much about birds, as it is about drag queens. Think Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in 'The Birdcage,' add a fabulous Broadway score by Jerry Herman (of 'Hello, Dolly!' fame), a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein ('Kinky Boots') and a few thousand feathers and sequins, and you have 'La Cage aux Folles,' the Tony-winning musical that too rarely gets a chance on stage these days! (more...)

A 19th Century Musical Gangster Comes to the Stage in MACAIREA 19th Century Musical Gangster Comes to the Stage in MACAIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Thomas G. Waites TGW ACTING STUDIO is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Thomas Waites' musical MACAIRE. Directed by Waites and musically directed by Steffani Bennett, the show will play a limited engagement at Teatro Latea (107 Suffolk St., NYC). Performances begin Tuesday, August 1 and continue through Sunday, August 13th. Opening Night is Friday, August 4 (8 p.m.). $25 tickets are available now at brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges TheatreNinth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall to Portray Jasmine in Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot?Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall to Portray Jasmine in Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot?
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall is on the shortlist to play the royal role in the studio's upcoming live-action remake, to be directed by Guy Ritchie. (more...)

Comedy Night at Playhouse on Park Continues 6/3!Comedy Night at Playhouse on Park Continues 6/3!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The last Comedy Night of Season Eight at Playhouse on Park is upon us! Tickets are now on sale for the show on Saturday, June 3. Hosted by Dave Sheehan, Comedy Night features two co-headliners, Pam Werts and Rob Steen. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Kristin Chenoweth & Neil MeronBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Kristin Chenoweth & Neil Meron
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On Monday, May 22 (6PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host a special screening of Hairspray Live! followed by a Q&A with Kristin Chenoweth and Executive Producer Neil Meron. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St). (more...)

Theater Director Michael Kahn Receives First Annual TENN AwardTheater Director Michael Kahn Receives First Annual TENN Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced American theater director, educator, and arts leader Michael Kahn as the recipient of the Festival's first-ever TENN Award. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andrew RannellsBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Monday, May 22 (2:30PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host Career Conversations with Andrew Rannells, Tony nominee for his performance in Falsettos. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St). (more...)

Sci-Fi Comedy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING Comes to DVD and Digital HD 6/27Sci-Fi Comedy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING Comes to DVD and Digital HD 6/27
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2017

Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale star alongside Robin Williams, as the Voice of Dennis the Dog, in his final film role... ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING arrives on Digital HD & DVD June 27th. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

Dylan Brody's DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to Canal Cafe TheatreDylan Brody's DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist Dylan Brody in his new solo show Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood coming to London's Canal Cafe Theatre June 9 thru 17. Nancy Carlin directs. The show's international tour which debuted at Chicago's Apollo Theater at the beginning of May will continue at Barcelona's Teatro Tinta Roja thru May 27 and move to New York in July at The PIT Underground following the London run. (more...)

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