Ron Silver News

Date Of Birth:
July 02, 1946 (68)
Birth Place:
USA
Gender:
Male
Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

At a time when so many opera companies find themselves forced to cut back, Palm Beach Opera has succeeded instead in breaking new ground, presenting the first world premiere in its 53-year history. Set to a libretto by Nahma Sandrow, Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story - a dark comedy based on Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer's eponymous novel and the subsequent Academy Award-nominated film adaptation - marks a major new addition to the repertoire. Starring bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, now creating his fourth leading role in a Hollywood-inspired opera, Enemies, A Love Story will debut on February 20, with conductor David Stern leading Sam Helfrich's new production. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Looking Back at the 1994 Oscars
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 02, 2014

In celebration of Oscars Sunday, BroadwayWorld.com's Linda Lenzi is inviting readers to step back with her 20 years ago, to the 1994 Oscars. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present SPEED-THE-PLOW, 1/11-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

"Write what you know", they say. One thing the great playwright David Mamet knows is the inside story of Hollywood movies. Bergen County Players continues its "From Page to Stage" season with Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, a no-holds-barred look at the cutthroat world of the Hollywood film industry, over four weekends beginning Saturday, January 11th and concluding Saturday, February 1st. Performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm and Sunday performances are at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road during regular box office hours. Please note that this production contains mature language and themes. (more...)

La Fogata Celebrates the Holidays with 12 Spirits of the Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

La Fogata will feature a variety of holiday specials throughout the month of December, including their 12 spirits of the season. (more...)

KCSA Strategic Communications Launches Investor Relations Social Media Index
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ When it comes to using social media to disclose material information, the world's largest public companies aren't making the grade, according to a new quarterly index launched by KCSA Strategic Communications, a public and investor relations consulting firm headquartered in New York City. Following the third quarter earnings season, which officially ended November 15, KCSA's index determined that of Fortune's top 100 companies, less than 10 percent earned a 'C' or better in their use of social media with respect to investor communications. (more...)

NY-Based Selz Foundation Commits up to $150,000 in Matching Funds Grant for Controversial Film Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Jeff Hays, Executive Producer of Bought, today announced the New York City-based Selz Foundation has generously committed up to $150,000 in a matching funds grant for the controversial film Bought. (more...)

EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA Extends ThroughToday at Ruskin Group Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The original New York hit comedy is now a Los Angeles hit redux and LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE--from the company that launched the World Premiere and eight glorious months of Sideways The Play, and Paradise - A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy. EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA is an extravaganza of timeless humor, in five languages that you never knew you could speak. NOW EXTENDED through November 23rd at Ruskin Group Theatre. (more...)

Patron Anejo Adorned with David Yurman Limited Edition Bottle Stopper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

For the second time in a series of designer collaborations, Patron Spirits introduces a limited edition bottle stopper for this holiday season. The new collectible bottle accessory is crafted exclusively for Patron Anejo by Evan Yurman, Chief Design Director for David Yurman men's and timepiece collections. Patron's relationship with Yurman emerged from a shared commitment to understated luxury, meticulous craftsmanship and masculine elegance. (more...)

EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA Extends Through Nov 23 at Ruskin Group Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

The original New York hit comedy is now a Los Angeles hit redux and LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE--from the company that launched the World Premiere and eight glorious months of Sideways The Play, and Paradise - A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy. EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA is an extravaganza of timeless humor, in five languages that you never knew you could speak. NOW EXTENDED through November 23rd at Ruskin Group Theatre. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Meat Loaf Talks New Las Vegas Residency, Plus Broadway, Hollywood, Upcoming Album & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 31, 2013

Today we are talking to one of the most notably theatrical and animated performers in music history known for his operatic onstage antics as well as his acting in a number of notable stage and screen properties over his forty-year career besides his legendary recording work - the one and only Meat Loaf. Analyzing the magical musical ingredients that have made BAT OUT OF HELL one of the bestselling albums of all time, as well as the worldwide success of its sequel and its lead single 'I'd Do Anything For Love' and his ongoing relationship with the peerless rock visionary of a creator behind them both, Jim Steinman, Loaf nee Aday sheds some new light on his rich recording legacy, then and now. Additionally, Loaf shares first news of his upcoming re-teaming with Steinman on tracks for his new BRAVE & CRAZY album as well as shares some candid and vivid touring stories old and new involving the idiosyncratic and iconic rock pair. Most importantly, Loaf gives us the 411 on his new Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, ROCKTELLZ & COCKTAILS PRESENTS MEAT LOAF for six weeks beginning September 26 and also outlines what fans can expect catching him on tour, too. Plus, Loaf recounts his various experiences on the Broadway and Hollywood adaptations of the ever-enduring ultimate cult classic as it marks its fortieth anniversary, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, and also imparts memories from his early days in New York, recounting stage roles in musicals like HAIR and Steinman's own MORE THAN YOU DESERVE, as well as roles in Shakespearean drama and comedy byway of OTHELLO and AS YOU LIKE - not to mention the infamous ROCKABYE HAMLET '70s rock musical - among others. All of that, thoughts on the upcoming FIGHT CLUB sequel, choosing newcomer Michael Bay and casting Angelina Jolie for BAT 2 music videos, memories of appearing on GLEE as well as information on multiple upcoming film appearances and insights into show business in general - and much, much more! (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre Extends EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

The original New York hit comedy is now a Los Angeles hit redux, and LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE--from the company that launched the World Premiere and eight glorious months of Sideways The Play (now at La Jolla Playhouse), and Paradise - A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy. EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA is an extravaganza of timeless humor, in five languages you never knew you could speak. (more...)

New Film 'Bought' Asks - Is Your BBQ Food Genetically Modified?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 04, 2013

Is the traditional Fourth of July BBQ meal wrought with food that is genetically engineered (GE) and genetically modified (GMO)? How do you know? President Obama stated publicly in 2007 on the campaign trail that he would push to require all GMO food be labeled. However, in 2013 Americans cannot claim to celebrate a sense of freedom of choice with the food they are consuming since the U.S. does not require labeling of GMOs on food products. (more...)

Carrollwood Players Announce 2013-14 Season: NOISES OFF, NUNSENSE, & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

The Carrollwood Player have announced their 2013-14 season, featuring nine shows, and two additional musicals. Check out the full schedule below! (more...)

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Surf Shack Summer Program with Art Production Fund
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], celebrated the launch of its limited edition Surf Shack capsule collection and collaboration with Art Production Fund (APF) - an ongoing partner of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation - at No. 8 in New York City. The event also announced the cross-continent Surf Shack bus tour starting in San Diego in June. The customized Surf Shack bus will travel to cities across North America, opening up as a mobile pop-up shop to sell the capsule collection, the artist-designed surf boards and other specialty product. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Madonna in SPEED-THE-PLOW's 1988 Opening on Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 03, 2013

Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow premiered on Broadway in 1988 at the Royale Theatre, starring Madonna. This was the pop sensation's first theatrical role on the Great White Way. Below, watch interviews and more from opening night in 1988! (more...)

Phyllis Diller's Final TV Appearance on Bravo's DUKES OF MELROSE to Air 5/1
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Phyllis Diller, the legendary actress and comedian, makes an appearance on the May 1st episode of Bravo's "Dukes of Melrose." In her last television appearance ever, the comedic genius opens up her home to "…Melrose" star CameRon Silver to give a rare glimpse inside her home and closet. (more...)

The Flea Theater Presents UNEXPLORED INTERIOR, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The Flea Theater has announced a unique collaboration between The Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Public Theater, The Flea Theater, and individuals, Luna Kaufman, Emmanuel Ruranga, M.S. L.P.C., Daniel Neiden and Erika Feldman. In commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, the group will produce a one time only public reading performance of a new play by Jay O. Sanders. (more...)

RACHEL ZOE & More Gets Bravo Red Carpet Ready, Beginning Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2013

Bravo Media gets red carpet ready every Wednesday from 9-11:00pm ET/PT beginning tonight, March 6, 2013 with 'Fashion Night by Bravo.' 'The Rachel Zoe Project' kicks off the most stylish night on television with fashion from head to Zoe, followed by the return of brilliant bowties on 'It's a Brad, Brad World,' and new series 'Dukes of Melrose' scours the globe in search of the crown jewels of fashion. (more...)

Bravo Media Offers An Exciting Lineup This March
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Bravo Media will have you fall back and spring ahead as the network moves into March with compelling finales, dramatic reunions and premieres of new and returning docu-series. (more...)

VERSAILLES '73: AMERICAN RUNWAY REVOLUTION to Be Released on iTunes, 2/12
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

FilmBuff and Coffee Bluff Pictures today announced the release of the critically acclaimed documentary film, VERSAILLES '73: AMERICAN RUNWAY REVOLUTION. The film will be released on iTunes, Amazon Instant View, and other VOD platforms on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by digital entertainment curator, FilmBuff. (more...)

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