Robin Williams News

Date Of Birth:
July 21, 1952 (62)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo to Star in New Syfy Space Opera THE EXPANSE, Coming in 2015
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Syfy and Alcon TV today announced that Steven Strait (Magic City) and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog) will star in The Expanse, the new 10-episode space opera based on the international best-selling book series, premiering on Syfy in 2015. (more...)

BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 21, 2014

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hand those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' and 'Lettice and Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Broadway's Nathan Lane sat down with CBS 2's Dana Tyler at Joe Allen restaurant in Midtown, New York and spoke about what it was like to work with the comedic genius that was Robin Williams. (more...)

Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Robin Williams at 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams at this Monday's 66TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. (more...)

Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO to Re-Air Robin Williams Broadcast; Watch Clip
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Bravo Media's "Inside the Actors Studio" hosted by James Lipton, commemorates the life and career of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams with a special broadcast of his appearance (more...)

Robin Williams Tribute Set for OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, 8/24
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Oprah's favorite moments from Robin Williams' 14 appearances on the 'Oprah' show, airing Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

ABC's MISTRESSES Up Week-to-Week in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

During the week of August 11, 2014, ABC aired 7 of the Top 20 broadcast programs in Adults 18-49: “20/20: Robin Williams” – No. 8, “Bachelor in Paradise” – No. 9, (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/14 - Mint's FATAL WEAKNESS, 'LA CAGE' at the Circus, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 19, 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: FATAL WEAKNESS begins off-Broadway, LA CAGE stars Broadway vets in Sacramento, the company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY meets the press, and Daniel Radcliffe appears on Ovation tonight! (more...)

VIDEO: David Letterman Shares Moving Tribute to Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

'It's like nothing we had ever seen before, nothing we had ever imagined before,' described Letterman of the first time he saw Williams' act. Check out the moving tribute below! (more...)

BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 19, 2014

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO THE WOODS, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)

Bravo to Air Robin Williams' INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Bravo Media's “Inside the Actors Studio” hosted by James Lipton, commemorates the life and career of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams with a special broadcast of his appearance on the Emmy Award-winning series on Thursday, August 21 at 8pm ET/PT. The episode originally aired on Sunday, June 10, 2001, and for the 250th episode of “Inside the Actors Studio,” fans chose Williams' appearance as their favorite in a poll on BravoTV.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Robin Williams Sent Well Wishes to Terminally Ill Fan Prior to Death
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

As one of his final acts of good will, Robin Williams recorded a video message for New Zealander Vivian Waller, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January. Meeting Williams, along with marrying her partner and seeing her daughter's first birthday, made her bucket list. The late actor recently discovered her wish, though Waller had become too ill to travel, according to the Sunday Star Times - instead, sending her the video below that was released yesterday. (more...)

NNDC and Altarum Partner to Implement Patient Registry to Address National Depression Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

“The untimely death of Robin Williams reminds us that depression is a serious life-threatening illness and needs to be recognized as a major public health crisis. It also highlights the overwhelming need for a registry such as this one,” said John F. Greden, MD, founding chair of NNDC and executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center. “By conservative estimates, one in six Americans has lifetime experience with depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders. An astounding 75–80% of deaths by suicide can be traced to these illnesses.” (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)

Petition for Robin Williams Statue on the GOOD WILL HUNTING Bench Nears 15,000 Signatures
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Fans of Robin Williams have started an online petition to create a bronze statue of the actor to place on the 'GOOD WILL HUNTING bench', which is featured in an iconic scene from the 1997 drama starring Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 16 - ROCKY Says Farewell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE LION KING, AVENUE Q, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL, ATOMIC, THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, CABARET and more! (more...)

TV Land to Air 20/20: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

TV Land will air '20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams,' ABC's special tribute to the late Emmy(R) and Academy Award(R)-winning actor and comedian, this coming Sunday, August 17th at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

Margo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His Impersonations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Following the tragic passing of actor and comedy legend Robin Williams on Monday, August 11, New York City gallerist The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. has found a unique way to honor the Mork & Mindy and Good Will Hunting actor: Through a rare audio recording featuring a string of the late comedian's trademark impersonations. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a special celebration of 1,000 performances of ONCE, commemorations of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, Tony Yazbeck at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

MRS. DOUBTFIRE Child Actors Remember Robin Williams
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

This week, the actresses used their personal blog posts to honor the actor who tragically passed away on Monday at the age of 63. (more...)

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